Couldn't locate my scheduled workout this AM so I figured out, when the going get's tough... the tough do 3x 8 minute Anaerobic Capacity intervals. Song for the day: Hurt So Good, John Cougar. (Or was it John Mellencamp then? Or John Cougar Mellencamp? I get so confused). It's not embedded here because they think that if they don't allow embeds, we'll be forced to buy it. Well, John Mellon CougarCamp, if that is in fact your real name, screw you! We don't need your stupid song. It ain't good enough to buy. Jerk!
I was talking music with one of the women I work with the other week. She told me she's into "old school hip hop." I asked her what she meant by that - Sugar Hill Gang? Run DMC? "No, who are they? More like late 90's stuff. Or around 2000."
Man I felt old.
Anyhow, here's some real Old School. Some of it holds up okay. The videos were pretty goofy though.
LL Cool J always has great lyrics. "Girlies wanna ride with a brother like me, 'cuz they know I'm gettin' funky fre-quently." Awesome. Hey, did he just say funk? I believe he did. And if there's anything I know, it's that y'all want the funk.
No, I don't have a freakin' clue what the hell all those people are doing on stage. You don't have to be drivin' the Mothership to know it works though. Now look at the Kurtis Blow, and see if you can't spot where he's standing on the bridge between funk, and today's hip-hop.
Yeah man, that's Don Cornelius, your host, on Soul Train. Remember that? I didn't groove on the disco that much but he used to have some sweet jazz acts on the show, and in my weirdo non-conformist musical tastes, I'd watch the show for them. I liked blues and jazz and funk, but only started appreciating hip hop in my mid-20's.
A little further on, around '83 or '84, you have the Sugar Hill Gang. They were the first rappers to hit it big with a crossover audience.
Now that's some old school. Pretty awesome, huh? BTW, "Raper's Delight" is a typo. I'm reasonably certain it's supposed to be "Rapper's Delight."
Unfortunately, that devolved to this:
I know, terrible, isn't it? That we didn't rise up as a people and chase Rob Van Winkle into the sea when he came up with that song, is a terrible mistake that will haunt the American people longer than any of our other tragic mistakes.
Well, perhaps not as long as this:
Um, yeah. I can't stop that feeling either, Dave. But with me, I've been hooked on the feeling of nausea, and yes, I can hardly believe it either.
Have a nice weekend folks.