Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Between the Ears

How do you go about discovering the Ebony Rhythm Band?

It's a funny thing to just let iTunes play sometimes. You chance on music you forgot you downloaded and you wonder if you might have snagged the song after listening to the music channels on cable because even Pandora doesn't come up with music like this.

You sat across from the TV with the remote dangling from your fingertips and the plasma bathing/maybe burning your face. And these guys came on and they weren't smiling in any of the photos. Their clothes looked drab like something Lamont would wear when he had a date.

When you googled them, the first thing that came up in the suggested results was the rhythm method. They didn't have a Wiki. You checked YouTube to get a wider sampling size and then grab a torrent that had them as part of a larger funk sample pack.

But you still had to free up space by moving stuff to your external hard drive so instead you left the torrent file on your desktop for some other day.

When you downloaded it a month later, you forgot why and then nine weeks after that you let iTunes keep going after listening to Dwele.

And it was good.

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