JUNE 2017




AM: What is your favorite song?

SB: Smile by Durand Jones and the Indications

AM: Were any of these songs or artists familiar to you?

SB: Outside of Durand Jones, which was also on my June playlist, The Palms were the only other guys I've come across.

AM: You're single. It's Friday night. You just got paid. You go to a pool hall (because let's face it, that's where you'd go if you were single), order a bourbon, and spot a beautiful girl at the bar. Before you go over to talk to her, you decide to stroll over to the juke box and put on something to set the mood. What song do you put on and what pickup line do you use when you walk over there?

SB: Well first of all, the fact that I'm single and just got paid means the song would be "Just Got Paid" by Johnny Kemp because odds are she's heard the NSYNC version and this would be a nice homage to it but still new to her. Unfortunately, that's not on your playlist, so my backup would be The Cure by Lipstick Gypsy. I'd hit play, then slowly shuffle/dance over to her with my awkwardly sexy dance moves while "I think your love might be the cure" played. If that doesn't persuade, I've got no shot anyway and it's back to running the pool tables.


SB: What is your favorite song?

AM: The Outfield, The Night Game (I like how bittersweet this song is, so many moments in life are the same way.)

SB: Were any of these songs or artists familiar to you?

AM: Prez Hall Jazz Band, Obliques, Trombone Shorty, and Durand Jones & The Indications, also on my list this month.

SB: If you had to use one of these songs to win back an old fling, which one would it be?

AM: Winning back an old flame is an interesting concept because, as you know, I tend to leave it all on the floor when I’m seeing someone if I think he’s lights out. Which means, if it inevitably ends, I’ve already told him he’s lights out and I move forward with a clear head. And so, inevitably this question becomes, if I were to run into someone I hadn’t seen in ages and I wanted him back, what would I want to be playing? What I’d be playing would be highly dependent on what I’m doing, and ideally I’d be on the dance floor, alone, dancing my heart out to Renegade by Axwell /\ Ingrosso, living my best life, and he’s watching. [See Layer Cake]