I very clearly remember the first time I heard Doo-Wop (That Thing), the single from Lauren Hill’s break-out solo record from 1999. I was sitting in a car in horrible Portland Oregon rush hour traffic with my room-mate Mary, and after the song ended we looked at each other, nodding in wordless acknowledgement of how great the song we just heard was. I remember thinking that it sounded like the future of R&B, but as my life was in transition at that time, I never really followed up on exploring that.
16 years later we (by we I mean Me, Ryan and Kevin) sat in a hot garage and discussed why that Lauren Hill “future of R&B” thing never panned out.
As a side note, can I just say how much more fun it is to do this show in Kevin’s garage when he has a tiny window A/C unit? WOW! Now if we could have kept Ryan from whining about how isn’t the “target market” for this record, it would have been a down-right good time of a night!
Next Up: Mark returns from his New Orleans trip where he was complicit in letting his wife show her students how to create our future robot overlords. Oh, and we talk about Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Till then,