April 01, 2004

The New Repetition

While I was away did someone install a system in all NYC bars and clubs that just plays Vanity 6's "Nasty Boy", Laid Back's "White Horse" and Joan Jett's "I Love Rock-n-Roll" on endless repeat? This is worse then top 40 which at least has the poetic twist of using numbing repetition to both create and destroy all it touches. This is deliberately finding lost gems of a songs and recklessly destroying through overplay. Its some 1984 for override of history shit, strip mine the cutout bins until there is no music left...

Actually the real algorithm is a bit more complex then just the 3 songs, hence forth known as "the trio". With a bit of investigation I think I've uncovered most of it:

Play the trio
Play random Timbaland/Missy track
Play the trio
Play random crunk track
Play a "surprise" (this is the DJ equivalent of a guitar solo, enjoy it please)
Play random Prince/Michael Jackson hit
Play the trio
bonus for hipper locations only, play a random New Jack Swing hit, generally Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison", but if you're really lucky you might get Boyz II Men's "Motownphilly". Lucky until its been drilled into your head a million times, again.

In writing this it has become clear, the club DJ's are jealous of the wedding DJ's...

Posted by Abe at April 1, 2004 10:55 PM


Faces --

Justin Guarini, the 1st American Idol #2, is a young version of the current Michael Jackson.

Fefe (sp?) Dobson is a young old Janet Jackson.

Is there a Emmanuel Lewis, Tito Jackson link?

You've hit the nail on the head 100% with this one. Also depending on location they throw a Madonna/Britney song in there so the "dancing" can get really wild.

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