Crazy day. Well, crazy isn’t likely the right word. Certainly filled up is what yesterday was. I finished up a track for a library CD I’m working on with my buddy Robert. Then I finished up a cue for a network thing, then promptly started another and got about 2/3 done with that one. I ran some errands, showed a couple of people how to play some things on the guitar, grabbed a bite to eat and finished yet another track with Robert. After that I dropped by a joint called Ireland’s 32. It’s a nondescript Irish bar in LA. Where on monday nights they have a thing called Monday Night Music Club.
I went with the intention of playing and scootin’ home as today I’ll be a guest speaker at a class at Cal State LA. I meant to get home by about midnight. Instead I closed down Ireland’s 32. A pretty good crowd was there and a guy who is known for some hit songs was hanging out (not the first time I had met him, but it was the first time we had spent a good deal of time talking). His name is Dillon O’Brian. My friends Aubrey and Patsy were there and got up to play with me at the end of the night. It was a good time.
I got home around 2:30 and proceeded to watch LOST seeing as how I missed the past two weeks. Ooops. Nothing like staying up until 4 a.m. with an 8 a.m. wake up call. Doh!
So without further ado I give you Michael Jackson. I was searching my library for a tune called Jam and this was the only one that came up. Of course the thing that kicks this in the butt is Michael’s great sense of timing and powerful pop groove writing. While I can’t even begin to tell you a single thing that he is singing about in the verse, when that chorus hits, it’s one of those things where I don’t care. The chorus is so groovin, slick and catchy that it’s hard not to want to bounce around to it. Don’t you agree?
Where are the unknowns with songs about Jam, or Jammin? Maybe I need to put another song on my plate…