I like reggae. I do. But it turns out I like it in small doses.
I went ice skating yesterday. It was great. There was hardly anyone there. But—as had happened on a previous occasion—the satellite radio was set to some reggae station, so I had to listen to it for a full hour.
Reggae’s just a little too slow (and dare I say monotonous, in the true single-tone sense of the word?) for skating, although every now and again a more lively tune would appear in the queue. An interesting one was a reggae version of “Movin’ On Up,” the theme song from the 1970s (and ’80s) sitcom, The Jeffersons.
I tried to find out who did the cover I heard yesterday, but I still don’t know for sure. Marley’s son Ky-mani has a song by that title, but it’s rappy—not it. It’s possible it was by Beenie Man, but I can’t find a sample. It was interesting, though, kind of fun.
Still, I would have skated a lot faster to the gospel choir version.