Thursday, September 14, 2006

I know now that getting over a hangover is a day long experience. I went STRAIGHT home after work, shunning a drink outing(sorry 'Nita), and completely forgetting about a lecture I wanted to attend as well. After I ate dinner and slept, I felt much better. I'm definitely laying off liquor for awhile. I'll stick to wine.

I also realized that this week I have neglected to write about Sept 11th and the 10th anniversary of Tupac's passing. I really dont have much to say about Sept 11th anymore. This sounds really insensitive, but the thing I remember most about that day, is that NO sports were on. I mean absolutely none. I remember turning to ESPN Classic, hoping that they would at least show an old game or something, and all I kept seeing was news and coverage of the "terrorist" act. For two straight days I had to endure this, and that combined with the paranoia that was already in place, made for a miserable week. If I admitted that outside the walls of this blog, I'm sure I'd be vilified though.

Watching 2pac during that 1990-1996 span was like watching Kwame Brown play basketball. At time he's display magnificent brilliance, intelligence and vision. And then at other times you'd be frustrated at how clueless he seemed to be at time, or you'd be let down by some of his decision. Either way, he was definitely a intriguing brother, and it's a shame he was taken away before we got to see his true brilliance. His 1995 song So Many Tears, will always be my favorite of his. Ok now I feel better..I covered an entire week of current events in two short paragraphs.

I have no personal drama to report to day. A relatively quiet night has that effect. Just like a rainy morning has this effect: I have decided to assemble a list of my top 5 rain songs(you can tell High Fidelity is one of my favorite movies. So here they are:

5) If You Were Here Tonight by Alexander O'Neal. There really isn't a mention of rain in the whole damn song, but the beat just sounds like something you'd listen to while you're at home or driving in the rain. He actually spends the entire song wishing someone were in his bed with him.

4) Making Love in the Rain by Herb Alpert, Lisa Keith on lead vocals, Janet Jackson on background vocals. Surprise, surprise, this song is all about sex, and everything about the music oozes with sex. Herb Alpert's trumpet, the vocals, and the rain sound effects. I've never actually had sex to this song, but I plan on it. I'll even write about it once I do

3) Pretty Brown Eyes by Mint Condition: The entire song has this teardrop sound to it that sounds just like rain. Very good stuff, despite the sad lyrics.

2) Rain by SWV: They spend the entire song asking their man to allow their love to rain down on them, which is quite a nasty, yet intriguing concept if you ask me. The best part about the song is the fact that it begins and ends with the sound of a downpour. Very sexy stuff.

1) Stranger in Moscow by Michael Jackson: This is actually one of my favorite songs period, but it is definitely my favorite rain song. Apparently, Michael wrote this song while he was in his hotel room alone in Russia. Apparently all of the little boys were sleep, so he figured why not write a song. The song is actually kind of sad, but it sounds like a rain song, and the video was actually shot in the rain, so it adds to whole effect. Great, great song.


Anonymous said...

i wish for one night there'd be streaming video to accompany your blog the next morning.

i'm cracking up @ mj wandering in the rain cause all the little boys are no where to be found.

good shit!

Raydiance said...

In the Rain by the Dramatics...come on man, you slippin!

Jo said...

RAIN???? Where do you find the time? You keep me laughing - thank you so much. . . as for Sept 11th - YOU VILLAIN - check out black river girl's blog . . . not so much for her blog, but for my comments . . .i give you a nice account of my memories for that day . . .oh, and by the way . . .you make the male mind seem more and more complex by the day! - By the way . . .if you remember this one, then you ARE REALLY dating yourself . . .

The Rain by ORAN JUICE JONES (check out the video AND the lyrics)

*I saw you (and him)
walking in the rain
You were holding hands
and I'll never be the same.

Tossing and turning another sleepless night
The rain crashes against my window pane
Jumped into my car didn't drive too far
That moment I knew I would never be the same.



Now here you are begging to me
To give our love another try
Girl I love you and I always will
But darling right now I've got to say goodbye 'Cause



(I saw you)
Hey hey baby how ya doin' come on in here
(Walking in the rain)
Got some hot chocolate on the stove waiting for you
Listen first things first let me hang up the coat
(You were holding hands and I'll)
Yeah how was your day today
Did you miss me
(Never be the same)
You did? Yeah? I missed you too
I missed you so much I followed you today
(I saw you)
That's right now close your mouth
'Cause you cold busted
(Walking in the rain)
Now just sit down here, sit down here
I'm so upset with you I don't know what to do
(You were holding hands and I'll)
You know my first impulse was to run up on you
And do a Rambo
(Never be the same)
I was about to jam you and flat blast both of you
But I didn't wanna mess up
this thirt-seven hundred dollar lynx coat
So instead I chilled -- That's right chilled
I called up the bank and took out every dime.
Than I cancelled all your credit cards...
I stuck you up for every piece of jewelery
I ever bought you!
Don't go lookin' in that closet
'cause everything you came here with
is packed up and waiting for you in the guest room.
What were you thinking?
You don't mess with the Juice!
I gave you silk suits, blue diamonds and gucci handbags.
I gave you things you couldn't even pronounce!
But now I can't give you nothing but advice.
Cause you're still young, yeah, you're young.
And you're gonna find somebody like me one of these days
Until then, you know what you gotta do?
You gotta get on outta here
with that alley-cat-coat-wearing,
punch-bucket-shoe-wearing crumbcake I saw you with.
Cause youdismissed!
That's right, Silly rabbit,
tricks are made for kids, don't you know that.
You without me is like corn flakes without the milk!
This is my world.
You're just a squirrel trying to get a nut!
Now get on outta here.
Scat! Don't touch that coat...