I dont get it. In most of the videos Ive seen, they arent even doing it right. Im referring to the new Harlem Shake craze that has swept over YouTube and Facebook this past week. Mercer University Bears forward Jake Gollon and I shared the same sentiment on Twitter about the dance and other two-week sensations.
I put this new Harlem Shake thing in the same category with the Aint nobody got time for that lady, the Jesus is my ----- song and whatever the third thing is out there. (They always come in threes.)
Maybe its the hip-hop in me that feels bad for G-Dep, the rapper that helped make the dance popular back in the late 90s in his video for Special Delivery. I was never a fan of G-Dep, but the song was pretty fresh. Ive only seen one interview where they actually asked him what he thought. Hes probably not even getting a check! Sigh.
Or maybe its after an old friend called me lame or a loner because I havent tried the latest substance every rapper is talking about. Telling me Im not cool because I dont like what everyone else does? What, are we in high school?
I am, however, interested in seeing what Roger Riddle comes up with as I hear he was planning a Harlem Shake video for Macon. (It may already be out by time you read this.) Since Roger is a hip-hop head, I would only hope that he pays homage to the original dance by breaking it out right before the end.
Anyway, Ill be on tour this weekend in the Carolinas. Greenville, S.C., on Friday, Asheville, N.C., on Saturday, Greensboro, N.C., on Sunday and Charlotte, N.C., on Monday! You can find more show information on my Facebook page or website. If you know anyone in those areas, please send them my way!
As for Macon, this weekend I suggest checking out the new Kashmir Lounge, 496 Second St. I attended one of the Macon Film Festival after-parties there last week and its a really nice place. They offer small plates and a cocktail menu inspired by a New York and Atlanta atmosphere. I do remember a gorgeous bartender, too. I dont remember her name though.
On the live music tip, Corduroy Road (from Athens) and the Deadfields will be at the Cox Capitol Theatre tonight. Corduroy Road is influenced by old time country and Americana, but they bring a punk rock energy to their stage set. The show is $10 and doors open at 9 p.m.
My buddy Louise Warren also will be hitting a stage in town on Sunday at the Macon Music store, 2389 Ingleside Ave. Louise has been working hard on a new album and much more, so make sure you keep an eye out for her. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Have a good weekend, everyone!
Floco Torres is an artist/songwriter. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.