We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I saw and heard Jarreau in person in Milwaukee, where he grew up. Small venue, fundraising for his brother's charity. He asked us to move the tables near the stage so that we would stand and dance. He sang at the edge of the stage and danced. When his sweat flung into the audience, he smiled and said, "eau d'Jarreau."