It’s an average summer day, not a cloud in the sky, I’m driving with the radio on, not a care in the world. But, alas something kicks me out of my daily zone out. “Where’s the groove?” You heard me, I perk up, look at my radio and again exclaim, “Where’s the groove?” Searching frantically up and down the station presets, no groove. “Okay,” I thought, “time to venture into no man’s land” I leave the home comforts of my radio presets and venture into the unknown. As I attack the scan button, all I keep hearing is the same mass produced drivel that’s always on the tuner. Is this it, are we destined for 600 track mixers, digital compressed synthetic music? Now, being a DJ and avid dance fan, let me set the record straight, tracks like that are fun have a quirkiness about them; I’m talking about the power tracks, the Britney’s, the Matchbox’s, that stuff.
Back in the day, music had feeling, it had soul, it had a heartbeat that set it apart from the rest. I miss those days, and am I the only one?
Bands with actual musicians who played actual instruments. Bands like P-funk, Dennis Chambers, and others. It didn’t even have to be a funk band, it could have been any old band who gave their songs life.
It may be just me, but I love that feel you get when you want to dance, when there’s that special feeling in your soul when the groove is unleashed. So many times it’s hard to explain, you just feel it and you know the groove is there.
If you keep asking yourself, “What is this alleged groove he’s talking about?” Listen, I’m going to give you the secret. Look to the rythmn section! Something about a good bass riff and a thick, fat, laid back snare drum. Just listen, I’m sure you’ll find it. If not, Lenny Kravitz could help you out. However, better wear a neckbrace, cause the stuff he lays down is pure groove. Best to start out with some Tower of Power and move up from that.
Anyways, back to the radio search.
Luckily, I found a Bela Fleck cd with that master Victor Wooten in my backseat and that proved just the triage I needed to get home. If you’ve never heard “New South Africa” from Live Art,you’re a lost cause.
So, go, now find songs that groove, don’t get sucked into the world where music thinks for you. Trust me you’ll be better off than where you started. Peace.
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