Snow.. in August? Yeah, I thought it would be too 'on the nose' if I wrote about the Canadian reggae-rapper in February.
My musical interests were more wide-ranging in 1993 - much of that was based on watching a lot of MTV. And in the wake of that channel's 40th anniversary i was tempted to explore how narrow our listening habits have become without it.
We were a diverse group of lower-middle class boys: one Korean, one African-American, one Portugese, and three very uncool white kids, myself included. How do I know we were uncool?
This was our jam:
Anyone remember 3rd Bass? Their take on "Pop Goes The Weasel" got a lot of airplay. I think the one guy had a sports memorabilia shop in Cooperstown for a while.
My friend Ed used to ad-lib a lot of these songs. He'd say "Pop Goes the Weasel because the Weasel Goes Pop". Why do I remember that? Because I remember his ad-lib lyrics for "Informer" like it was yesterday.
Informer, ya' no say daddy me Snow me I go blame
A licky boom boom down
Ed's improvised lyric was:
I'm a farmer, I live in Idaho and grow potatoes
A there's a moo-moo cow
He was 10.