Get your groove on…

I’m not really on-line right now. I’m just hopping in after a couple e-mails to give a more general update on something appearing in my Facebook messages with enough regularity to merit a note.

I’m a big guy, but that don’t mean I don’t like to get on the dance floor and bust a move. Recent-like, I shared some of my favorite hip-hop and world beat with folks in Maine who often asked me what that awesome music was, because it was new to them.

Herein I recommend some of my favorite groovy tunes.

N.A.S.A. was discovered via BoingBoing, and won me over with the Tom Waits+Kool Keith collaboration “Spacious Thoughts”, but many solid numbers will get you moving, including the excellent “People Tree” with David Byrne hook and smart, smart rap lines.

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Not so much for disco dancing, but groovy nonetheless, I first encountered Gjallarhorn at a Goth Club in Dallas, and have not forgotten it. It’s great fantastickal sounds for your strange fantasy, and it’s also got a beat that you can move to, if you are crazy enough to try it.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=httpjmmcdtrip-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000MTFEZU&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Most SF/F fans are well aware of Janelle Monae, but if you aren’t, get thee to the youtube videos and educate yourself in one of the most impressive R&B acts of our time, with lots and lots of SF-nal goodness layered on thick and smart with a beat that’s impossible to ignore.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=httpjmmcdtrip-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001DQF5KA&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Anyway, not really on-line much, what with three pressing deadlines. That’s what’s playing while I work, though.

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