Monday, February 3, 2014

"....Play It Again, Sam.......Pharrell......As The Case May Be....."

Everything old is new again.

A while back, one FB friend or another posted a link to this song and commented that

a) they liked the song

b) they were curious as to why

Well, a) you like what you like when you like it because you like it.

b) that's a little trickier, kind of like why you think a joke is funny.

Usually, the fact that it made you laugh would seem like answer enough.

Enjoy the song.

And then I'll tell you the real reason you liked it.


Here's the thing.

Pharrell's a talented guy.


Maybe not so obvious, though, to fans under the age of say, thirty, is that he is, also, either a fan of 60's and 70's music or he grew up in a household filled with 60's and 70's music.

Because this tune is, to these initiated into the pop music world by the Fab Four a long time ago ears, a wonderfully catchy casserole of, at least, two fairly iconic attitudes/presentations of 60's and 70's pop.

Bobby McFerrin's sing along, while not syrupy, optimism.

And Marvin Gaye's way with a groove.

To wit...


a) me, too.
b) that's why.

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