rocktoberfest

Probably not the best set for the elementary school kids ever, but quite possibly the most interesting? Maybe?

Halloween – The Misfits
Blood on his Lips – Scientist
‘Til the Following Night – Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages
Groovy is My Name – Pizzicato Five
I Gotcha – Lupe Fiasco
1 Thing – Amerie
Hit the Quan – iLoveMemphis
The Robots – Kraftwerk
While the People S.L.E.E.P. – Ebony Bones
The Monster – Bobby Please
Ghost Rider – Suicide
Count Five or Six – Cornelius
Mediocrity Rules – Le Tigre
Turn da Beat Up – Big Freedia
I am a Gummy Bear – Gummibar
Jimmy – M.I.A.
Evil Plans of Planet Spectra – Man or Astro Man?
Free Room – Ravyn Lenae
Ya Ness – Mutamassik
El Amor es Rosa – Natalia y La Forquetina
Time Warp – Little Nell
We Will Rock You – Queen
Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C. The Slide Man
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) – Silento
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
The Night Begins to Shine – B.E.R.
Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
Vogue – Madonna
Hit the Dab – MarQuis Trill
Move your Feet – Junior Senior
Soulja Boy Tellem – Soulja Boy
Raining Tacos – Parry Gripp
Juju on that Beat (TZ Anthem) – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zaylon McCall
Mi Gente – J. Balvin
Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (Wallpaper Remix) – Das Racist
Do the Zombie – Mr. Baseman and the Symbols
Gedawo – Ayalew Mesfin & Black Lion Band
The Magic Clap – The Coup
Spell It Out – Sammus
90s Music – Kimbra
Ta fete – Stromae
Telephone – Lady Gaga
Soy Yo – Bomba Estereo
Disturbia – Rihanna
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
Work 07 – DJ Rashad
I Wish – Skee-Lo
Tightrope – Janelle Monae
Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
Ladies First – Queen Latifah / Monie Love

 

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piano

Washing dishes. Water across plates. Food remnants in the trap. Water slow to drain.

He says he wants to play the piano. They walk through the kitchen from family to living room. Pass behind me. A sound. A felt sense.

Sponge and brush and soap. Tupperwares. Silverware. The cut on my thumb stinging in the water.

The notes from the piano. Expecting crash and bang. A cacophony of fingers slamming keys. I stop. Turn off the water. The notes are quiet. Searching. Loud, then soft. Legato continuous. He finds a melody. Repeats it. One hand accompanies the other. Exploring. Jumping octaves. Shifting dynamics. The sound of listening. He is paying attention to what he is doing.

I dry my hands with a towel. Lean against the wall. Hidden, so he doesn’t see me. So I don’t distract him. The song continues for a few minutes.

Joy. Emotion rushes through my head. My face. I smile. Enjoying this moment.

Him playing music.