Good Luck, Good Luck.
I know I can come across like a grumpy old man, most of the time. I moan about the weather, complain about getting old, and generally like nothing better than to be grumbling about something or other.
But I have another side, and that’s my musical one. I have loved all kinds of music for as long as I can remember, and even now I am that age that I complain about, music brings out the youth still lurking in my soul.
In 2004, I was 52 years old. But I didn’t let that number affect my taste for funky music. Give me a good beat, some powerful vocals, add a catchy chorus, and I was on board.
Basement Jaxx was a British duo, and their forte was electronic music, sampling, and creating a very British version of Dance Music. Not the sort of band your average fifty-plus man was listening to at the time, I grant you. They wisely chose not to sing themselves, instead recruiting some of the most talented vocalists around at the time, and using many of them to front their lively record releases. One of those was Lisa Kekaula, an American singer with a retro sound, and huge voice.
They came together on this standout track, ‘Good Luck, Good Luck’, and I was on it as soon as I heard it played on the radio.
Fifteen years later, it still makes my feet go, and my body move.
Though perhaps a little more slowly…
And writing this reminded me of another one of their songs.
Great Bollywood/Dance Music fusion! And classy video too. 🙂