He'd been on "The View" the day before, a bit of daytime television thrown in between concerts. He's catching a flight in a couple of hours back home to Fort Worth, back to his wife and four children.
He's fighting off a feeling of . . . what? Mid-career blahs?
Franklin, restless, in that trademark rasp: "God allowed me to come out of the gate with platinum albums, things at number one, and those extraordinary things become normal. For an addictive personality like I have, you begin to think you're really liked and accepted, and anything less than that makes you feel that's not true."
These blahs, the worries about acceptance, aren't idle talk. It's been eating at him, friends say.
blah blah (blah) Show phonetics
a phrase used to represent boring speech:
Oh blah blah blah - I've heard it all before!
- Worthless nonsense; drivel.
- blahs A general feeling of discomfort, dissatisfaction, or depression: “Monday morning Oscar woke up with the blahs” (New Yorker).
- Dull and uninteresting.
- Low in spirit or health; down: sat around all day feeling blah.
[Imitative of meaningless talk.]
- A book with blank pages for the insertion and preservation of collections, as of stamps or photographs.
- A phonograph record, especially a long-playing record stored in a slipcase.
- A set of musical recordings stored together in jackets under one binding.
- The bound set of jackets for such a set.
- A recording of different musical pieces.
- A printed collection of musical compositions, pictures, or literary selections.
- A tall, handsomely printed book, popular especially in the 19th century, often having profuse illustrations and short, sentimental texts.
[Latin, blank tablet, from neuter of albus, white.]
album-oriented ━━ a. アルバム曲指向の ((ラジオ放送など)).