Tuesday, July 3, 2007

149/365 Movin’ On Up

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.


Helen said...

Can you skate that fast?

I still find the idea of skating in July a tad bizarre. But I guess it's no odder than swimming in winter, although nothing beats a polar-bear swim for craziness.

Indigo Bunting said...

I probably can't skate that fast.

I don't think I could ever do a polar-bear swim. I was quite bundled up for my July skate.

Bridgett said...

This (the original) was my senior class song. We were told we could not, under any circumstances, sing it at graduation (in church). We settled for some Boys2Men song. Establishment.