Saturday, March 24, 2012

Nu Shooz

Not sure the back story on how Nu Shooz became a hit record, or even a big record amongst the hip-hop crowd...but considering how addictive this song is, I'm not really sweating it too much. When my friend DJ Shame first put me onto this single back in the mid-90's, I had no idea what it was, but just picked it up on the strength of his recommendation...and I'm glad I did, because to this day, it's still something I play from time to time. "I Can't Wait" was first released around 1984, so I don't know that too many younger folks are familiar with it...but it's something that I figure anyone can relate to, so I think it's worth showcasing here.

I'm not going to post the original or one of the remixes that most DJs play, but instead I wanted to share this unplugged/acoustic version below. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do..
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait (unplugged)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'm comin out of the boooooth

For those of you that don't get the Adam Sandler/Tollbooth Willy reference there, check this out.

(BTW, Worcester/central MA is where I'm from..used to dig this album a lot back in the day.)

Anyway, Thursday I'm back at St Ex for my monthly jam "Like This 'n Like That."

And tomorrow (Wednesday) I'm kicking off an every-other-Wednesday happy hour at Blackbyrd (14th and U streets.)