If I told you that I could sing along to almost any Cole Porter song, and ALSO recite the lyrics to Eazy E’s “Give Me that Nut,” would you believe me?

It’s true. I grew up listening and singing to the same music as my grandparents grew up listening and singing to. Not sure why, but from a young age, I was drawn to standards… songs that evoked romance and hope. While at 16 I could be seen/heard blasting “I’ve Got a Crush on You” or “Fly Me to the Moon” from the borrowed 1980 Camarro (Nerd alert!), I could also be heard rolling through the streets of Beverly Hills with my girls listening to DJ Quick and Eazy E. We were gangsta like that, me and my little Jewish girlfriends. 😉 I mean, seriously. We absolutely knew all the words to “Sweet Black P*ssy” (and to this day, I can still sing it for you).
Anyway, the point is, when it comes to music taste, I’m seriously all over the place… (though I can, with certainty, say that Christian Rock is not for me). But every now and again, we all hear a song that gets us going…. It might not be the kind of music you’d typically go for… but it’s a song that invigorates or motivates you… or… strikes a chord on an emotional level… Maybe it’s a song that makes you want to dance… or evokes some memories…
The other day, I discovered that song. I’ll spare you the details on how/ why I decided I needed to have a singer (or is he a rapper?… Hello, aging myself) named Pitbull in my life. But thank god I found this song. Not only does it make me want to workout hard and run my ass off, but it drums up such memories…. Bahamas. College. Spring Break. Conch shells. Red Hurricanes. Red vomit. Lots of cigarettes. More vomit. Me having sex with another girl’s boyfriend. Getting confronted by the girlfriend–10 years later– at a bar. In New York. While visiting with my ex-husband. ANNNNNNYWAAAAAAY, the point is THIS SONG, this song– it stirs all that up and more. And discovering this song RIGHT NOW, at a time in my life when my taste in music isn’t the only thing all over the map, is just too perfect.
The only thing missing with it is a cold Red Stripe. Enjoy.


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  1. Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
    Giiiiirrrlll...if you like that, start checking out everything else he does.

    My motto, "Want a hit on the radio? Just add Pitbull."

    I've been following his hits for some time and he never lets me down. Ever.
  2. Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
    We were separated at birth, weren't we?