Music To Turn 21 By: I’ve Heard It’s Fun To Be 21

**Since publication, I have found my original track listing and the singer of Wasting Time, or Sit Doin’ Nothin’ as I found it labeled, is Mo Mason. Googled her and found nothing so still a bit of a quagmire.

Here is the second installment of my Music To Turn _ By. This was the year following my college study abroad experiences. There are a handful of songs that were popular when I was overseas, despite being mostly American groups. You may also detect the yearning to spread my wings, as I now considered myself a proper adult, but apparently struggling to figure it all out. And I including one of my favorite song of all time, if not the favorite, Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding.

Cabaret  ♦  Liza Minnelli

Young, Fresh ‘N New  ♦  Kelis

Don’t Stop  ♦  Mariah Carey ft. Mystikal

Love Song for No One  ♦  John Mayer

Wasting Time  ♦  Unknown –>I have Shazamed, YouTubed, Googled the chorus of this song and I have come up empty. I don’t even know the actual title.  It came off of some movie soundtrack (I think). It’s RnB and sung by a woman. In the event that one of you out there might know, here is the chorus:  If you sit doing nothing, nothing comes to you. Repeated over and over sung by the backup singers. I don’t even like the song but the mystery is driving me nuts.

Crawling  ♦  Linkin Park

The Dolphin’s Cry  ♦  Live

Wide Open Spaces  ♦  Dixie Chicks

Do Your Thing  ♦  Basement Jaxx

Lapdance  ♦  N.E.R.D. ft. Lee Harvey

Family Affair  ♦  Mary J. Blige

Try A Little Tenderness  ♦  Otis Redding

Part Of Your World  ♦  Ariel (The Little Mermaid Soundtrack)

Just A Girl  ♦  No Doubt

Paid My Dues  ♦  Anastasia

Booti Call  ♦   Blackstreet

Dance Tonight  ♦  Lucy Pearl

Fool of Me  ♦  Me’Shell Ndegéocello

Queen of My Heart  ♦  Westlife

Jake’s Storytime Part 2

Previously on Jake’s Storytime: Jake “I”m Cool” Smythe established himself as an egotistical guy who loves to bowl. We last left him having made the decision that today was the day he would make his crush, Sally, see sense and fall for him.

Jake’s wind was knocked out of sails when he didn’t see Sally behind the counter. How would he make her like him? Everyone else does, why doesn’t she?

Jake sat down at his usual lane – #1 – and began to put on his bowling shoes. As he was slipping into the second shoe he happened to glance up and saw a strike being bowled about 6 lanes over. Jake forgot all about Sally when thoughts of finding a true competitor flooded his brain.

He got up to find out who this fella was that rolled a perfect hook. He wanted to see if the guy was interested in a little friendly throw down. If Jake was truly the best in town, he wanted to prove it.

When Jake arrived at the lane he was surprised to find Sally standing there. Who was she here with? Why wasn’t she working? Was this a date? Where did that guy go? Does she think he is a better bowler than me and that’s why she won’t go out with me?

Jake had never before seen such fury in another person’s eyes when he was finished asking his reasonable and logical questions. Must be typical female hysteria.

But his mouth couldn’t stop from dropping open when she said that it was her that was bowling in this lane and her alone.

A girl threw that hook?! Challenging another guy to a game was one thing; he had never had to challenge a girl. But he knew that was his only option. To be the best you had to beat the best.

Fury in her eyes was replaced by something else, something he couldn’t quite name when he suggested a competition. Whatever it was, she agreed with a handshake.

For every strike Jake threw, Sally would spare and for his every spare, Sally would strike. It came down to the final frame. If Jake turkeyed, he’d win.

He got his first two strikes. He needed just one more. He rubbed down his ball with his towel, let his fingers feel the gentle caress of the fan. With his mind focused, he stood three boards to the left, step, step, arm back, step, forward and release.

It felt like an eternity as the ball rolled down the alley…

finally hooking….

one pin, two, three four five, six, seven eight, nine….

the ten pin was left wobbling wavering back and forth…

and then…

it fell.

Jake had won.

And when he turned to look at Sally she was smiling

It was respect he had seen in her eyes. That he, with that huge chip on his shoulder, would deign to see her as an equal and not some girl he could win over with his charm.

to be continued…

© Lindsay M. Hinkle 2007

Get Up and Dance Part II

As sequels and follow ups tend to go Get Up and Dance Part II is not as filled out as Part I. I think I assumed everyone would be drunk or at least buzzed by the time the middle of this album played. C’est la vie. The songs are great though. 

Rump Shaker ♦ Wreckx’n’Effect

California Love ♦ 2Pac

Whoomp! (There It Is) ♦ Tag Team

Gin and Juice ♦ Snoop Dogg

Baby Got Back ♦ Sir Mix-A-Lot

Me So Horny ♦ 2 Live Crew

Freak Like Me ♦ Adina Howard

She’s Got Skillz ♦ All-4-One

Poison ♦ Bell Biv Devoe

Motownphilly ♦ Boyz II Men

Knockin’ Boots ♦ Candyman

Fantastic Voyage ♦ Coolio

Oooh ♦ De La Soul

Jumpin’ Jumpin’ ♦ Destiny’s Child

Party Up (Up In Here) ♦ DMX

Still D.R.E. ♦ Dr. Dre

Gimme Some More ♦ Busta Rhymes