all the music that took my attention in april of 2018. listen, won’t you?
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
June 7, 2017
As we eat dinner. He breaks out into uncontainable dance party. Now we’re gonna get funky funky funky! he yells. Then manically runs through half remembered segments of the Cha Cha Slide. Reverse reverse! Charlie Brown. Everybody clap your hands! Dancing from one corner of the front room to the other. Up on the couch. Up on the chair. Singing. And a non-stop run of words emanate from his mouth.
He breakdances. A few moves that he learned in his dance class at school. Drops to a pose. A peace sign with fingers. Lays on the floor and laughs. Then jumps up to begin again.
Early summer. Sunlight evening through windows. 95 degrees still. he in his Red Stars jersey from the game earlier. Us, we, his parents laugh from this unexpected turn of dinner events.
February 24, 2017
After dinner he asks if we want to have a band. He plays his cat piano. She plays a ukulele. Per his request, I play my guitar. A few plucks, strums and plonks and he declares this the worst band ever.
You know what the most important part about being in a band is? I ask.
Then he starts us gain and we play for a longer duration.