Whenever I find something I like, I’ll bury myself in it ‘til I can’t stand it anymore. This behavior applies to almost everything in life—e.g. Natalie Wood movies/biographies/anything (2003-2004), Herbal Essence lotion (fall of 2001), Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supremes (the surprisingly skinny 2006-2007 school year), the word “hella” (2010 to never)—especially music. When I find a song, artist, or album that I like, I’ll listen to it on repeat nonstop until it is forever burned into my psyche.
So every week, I will present to you, blog reader, tracks that have been playing on repeat on my Spotify and a quick explanation why. I might only have a single track, or an entire album; it might be a current mainstream artist, or someone old you’ve never heard of! You’ll just have to check in every week and see.
Week of Nov. 6 to Nov. 13, 2013
Band of Gold by Freda Payne
Fellow KTUHer, DJ Ross Jackson requested this track on my show last week, and it’s been on repeat ever since. Why? I love how the super groovy/happy melody and backing contrasts with the sad lyrics. Also, Band of Gold is on the soundtrack of “Now and Then”, the movie of my childhood.
(Kudos to you, blog reader, if you know what I’m talking about and were/still are a fan of that movie. Maybe we can hang out in a tree house together listening to some Freda Payne…?)
Gimme That Nutt by Eazy-E
Whenever I hear a new track I ask myself, “LNM is this meaningful? Does it have the ability to change the way I feel—or even how the whole world feels? Does the artist convey her/his thoughts in a poetic manner?” In general, I tend to like songs that hit all those points, but I also really enjoy Easy-E graphically rapping about sex over a funky beat.
Also, BEWAREEEE. This song is extremely NSFW, but it’s also extremely friggin’ catchy. Ten bucks says you’ll be singing, “Gimme that, that nutt” under your breath for the next hour.
Check in next week for more What’s On Repeat w/ DJLNM!