Category Archives: Introductions

She, She, She, She’s Got It…

I met WH in 1999, and a few years later, just in time for the ’02 World Cup in South Korea, he introduced me to the infectious genius that is Air Miami’s “World Cup Fever.”

Whether or not the D.C. band actually gave a crap about The Beautiful Game, the song could just as well have been a clever attempt at connecting with the biggest sporting event in the world, and cashing in on the international obsession.

Sadly, of course, this tune never stood a chance against the truth-telling hips of Shakira, or even her African encore. And for the current World Cup, with so much good music coming out of Brazil in the last decade… do I really have to listen to Pitbull and J. Lo?

No, no I do not. I’m streaming the hell out of every game I can, clinging tightly to a narrow lead in my World Cup pick ’em pool, and alternating between my Forza Azzurri attire and Red White & Blue regalia. But the audio is all 1995.

Hey, hey, hey, I’ve got it…

There’s Room on the Internet for One More Music Blog

No, the internet doesn’t need another music blog.

But I do.

After a solid decade of heated, friendly debate with my Idle Time cohorts, the energy peaked, the real world got crazy, and the empire imploded.

But the enthusiasm didn’t die. Nor did the music.

We still love it, follow it, and react to it. We have no plans for another List, much less the completion of the long-delayed and ultimately forsaken Ultimate Mixtape project. But we’re still family, and out of the ashes of a challenging 2013, this family is having a reunion of sorts in 2014.

My contribution will start here, on another rarely visited corner of the internet. Heavy rotations, shows of note, and assorted rankings. To be honest, I’m not even entirely sure what’s going to happen here, but it feels good to start something again.

And with that, I just dropped five CDs in the mail for my Idle Time brothers and sisters. New music for a new start.

Happy New Year