Friday, February 03, 2006

A trip . . . fall . . . tumble down memory lane

Ya'll know I love music, especially black music (and no, Hootie does NOT count as black music). I even like bad black music (and apparently, I'm not the only one. It's no coincidence that Three 6 Mafia, who brought us hits like Sippin on Some Syzurp, Tear the Club Up, and Stay Fly, was nominated for and OSCAR!?!?!). Why? Because it brings back memories, and mostly happy ones since I've had a really good life.

On that note, I may be dating myself here, but I'm really excited that Keith Sweat is coming to town. Now, now. I know I don't look a day over 21, but I'm old enough to remember Keith and his whining, moaning voice that made all the ladies cream (back then, I think I was too young to cream). Make it Last, I Want Her, Twisted, Nobody . . . all of these songs bring back wonderful memories. Even though I've always thought that Keith wasn't much of a singer, I love me some Keith Sweat. He's an R&B icon because his music provided the soundtrack for a lot of baby makin in the late 80s and early 90s.

Anyhoo, I was having drinks with some of my peeps last night and The Rock told me that Keith would be joined by Shai!! Even Scrappy, the rocker chick, said she wanted to hit the show. Who didn't slow drag to If I Ever Fall In Love? I wondered what happened to them. Now I know. They're opening for Keith Sweat at a casino, where once-popular singers go to die with their old ass fans (myself included I guess cuz I'm goin to see Keith and Shai!).

After most of the group took off, me, The Rock, and Qtee headed over to The Rock's new place, had a few beers, and took a musical trip down memory lane. He broke out all the 90s hits. Jodeci (my absolute favorite group of all time). TLC. Montel Jordan. Mary J. Blige. Hell, he even had Adina Howard and Domino. Even I didn't buy those CDs!!!

We laughed and drank and sang along with the songs. All the while, I was thinking "Self, you're getting old and turning into your parents." I'm now at the point in my life where I mostly listen to older music. I talk about how much most current music is shit. My I-Pod is filled with old school hits (from just about every genre) from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I love my parent's music.

When did this happen to me? Am I the only one turning into my parents? I'm not even 30 yet for Chrissake!

So, I pose the following question to you: Am I the only one?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I'm turning into my parents too. -La Isla

2/06/2006 1:20 AM  
Anonymous 76leo said...

You sound like the female version of me. My boys and I are always talkin' bout how garbage a lot of this new music is, and we like to reminisce on the old school ('88-'96).

2/06/2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger foxxxylove said...

Agreed. One guy emailed me this weekend talking about how 95 was the height the hip hop era. I couldn't agree with him (or you) more!

2/06/2006 6:25 PM  
Anonymous jexline said...

102 Jamz had a "throwback" weekend here the other day and I was so excited!! It brought back lots of memories hanging out at the HJ bball court. And who can forget the Jodeci concert (w/ Biggie, Adina, Mary J, etc) we went to. To be in college again....

2/07/2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger foxxxylove said...

Awww J, those were the days!

2/08/2006 12:17 AM  

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