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Wednesday Wind-UP

 

Yes……I’m Back!!!!!!  Rather than throw back music…..I decided to post a different kind of throw back! Enjoy–JerzeeChick

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August 12, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I kind of forgot about them for a minute, so thanks BET Awards for dusting them off–JerzeeChick

July 1, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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Who knew Door Knockers would make such a come back–JerzeeChick

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I saw them perform live a couple of summers ago…..they still got it!!!!!

JerzeeChick

 

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I love this song-and video-but had trouble finding a version clear enough to post on the site. Let’s just say you get 2 for 1, a trip down memory lane and a chance to learn a new language. Work with me here-kp

May 28, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | 1 Comment

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Gotta love that chair move!!!!

JerzeeChick

May 21, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I really need a pick-me-up. kp

May 14, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | 1 Comment

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To everyone out there going through it…….sing along with me!

JerzeeChick

May 7, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

If I Could…..

I am sure many of you received the “close your eyes/you’ll like this” email this week. It’s a power point slide show filled with all the things we used to do. It talks about your mom yelling for you from the front porch and catching lightening bugs in the summer. It talked about the days of popsicles that had 2 sticks so you could break it in half and share with a friend. It mentioned Red Rover and Mother May I. There was even a little eeny-meeny-miny-mo! 

            If you’ve seen the email you can attest to how cute it is and I’m sure the nostalgic moment made your day. I pretty much smiled as I watched the slide show because it brought back so many good memories. In a world where gas is $3.55 a gallon, where tiny tears has no concept of “bowing out gracefully” and it took Star Jones how many years to see the light…..that little email slide show was right on time!

            I started thinking about those good old days and wondering what it would be like to go back. I wouldn’t want to alter anything just maybe spend a few days as my former self. So my question this week simple if you could re-live a period in your life, what would it be and why?

            I wouldn’t go back to elementary school. Don’t get me wrong playing hide and seek was fun but I’d rather go back to something a little more substantial.  Those transition periods in my life when I was moving from one thing to another for some reason hold particular significance to me. The summers of 1995 and 1996 were fun!  I was pretty much carefree. I could take I-95 to the turnpike whenever I needed to go home, and those were the summers of some of the best hip hop mix tapes ever created. (I still have my DJ Clue mix tapes somewhere around my house)!  *pauses to play the Get Money remix*

            If I knew then what I know now, I might have studied in college a little more, or maybe been a computer science major.  If I could go back, I wouldn’t have signed up for that first credit card freshman year!  The last thing I needed was ANOTHER squeegee bottle in my dorm room, and that first credit card was a slippery slope for me. Like most of us at that age, I had no concept of interest rates, credit reports, and late fees…..nor did I fathom how persistent those credit card people could be when you didn’t pay on time!

            If I went back even further, I might want to visit the summer of 91.  That was the break between high school and college when I was counting down the days until I left for school, but enjoying every minute of summer league basketball.  I am not sure where you all are originally from, but in my part of Jersey, summer league basketball was IT in the summer.  We had all the “all-stars” from Scott and Essex Catholic.  Those Seton Hall Prep boys could ball, and Orange High represented too.  Sometimes we would go down to the “hole” to watch the games, but most of my summer evenings were spent in parks or high schools in East Orange and Orange, watching the homies compete!  We’d watch several games, and then walk home (or jump on the New Jersey Transit bus).  Some nights I’d be lucky and get a ride home after a detour to Applegate Farms, but regardless, there was no better past time for us than watching summer league basketball games. 

            Will kids growing up now have those memories in seventeen years?  If the right club song came on right now I could do the “give it up” or “stolen car” all night, but will kids really be repping Soulja Boy in the year 2025?  How many of us are really going to want to lean with it and rock with it twenty years from now?  I know our parents probably said the same thing about hip hop back in the day as they did the “jerk” and “shot gun”, but I think we can all agree Slick Rick/Dougie Fresh/Boogie Down Productions/P.E./New Edition et al have stood the test of time!  Those artists created the soundtrack to our lives, and when we reminisce, often times it’s the music that makes us smile even bigger.  *pauses to do the wop*

            Okay Epiphany back to my original question….if you could go back in time where would you go and why?  I’d like to think I wouldn’t change anything, because ultimately all those experiences brought me to where I am today, but would you change your own history if you could?

JerzeeChick

 PS: Many apologies for missing the Wednesday Wind-UP this week.  The “NFL” drama kind of threw me off track.  At any rate, this song never released a video, but I thought it was worth a listen…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2008 Posted by | Life, Old School, Society, Wednesday Wind-UP | 7 Comments

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In need of message…enjoy!-kp

April 16, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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Can you imagine L’il Wayne, Webbie, and Souljah Boy pulling something like this off??

JerzeeChick

April 8, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | 1 Comment

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Yep, but what do you remember about the dance break?-kp

April 2, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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This video reminds me of my high school days. I knew all the words to every song on the top 8 at 8. I watched Rap City and/or VJ Ralph McDaniels whenever I could and I loved to listen to Cool DJ Red Alert on the radio–JerzeeChick

March 26, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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On Tuesday, March 18, Senator Obama delivered “A More Perfect Union” and addressed our nation’s most divisive issue. I am encouraged by his valiant effort to bring to light the need to deconstruct oppression in order to reconstruct our general perception of inequality.

Peace, kp

March 18, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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To everyone out there having a bad week….Jill says some people are never satisfied so go ahead and do you!

JerzeeChick

March 12, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I heard this the other day and can’t get it out of my head!-kp

March 5, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I still blast this song every chance I get–JerzeeChick

February 27, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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Boy, oh boy, the memories!-kp

February 20, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I figured I would post one of the greatest love songs ever…..LIVE!

JerzeeChick

February 13, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I needed something a little “chill” this morning. Enjoy-kp

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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Okay, we’ll lay off Michael in a minute, but this is one of my all time favorite movie scenes…and yes I know ALL THE WORDS!!!!

JerzeeChick 

January 30, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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I wanted to get my rock on this morning.  Join me in a Wednesday 2-step.

kp

January 23, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | 1 Comment

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The shags and those Star Trek inspired sweatshirts KILLED ME….but I am a New Edition STAN!!!

January 16, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | 1 Comment

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I have no idea why… this one just popped into my head…

kp

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | Leave a comment

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Happy Wednesday everyone,

For those that don’t know, I am a Mary J Blige STAN…..I rep her HARD!!!!!!  Anyway, her new album came out yesterday, and I love it.  This video pretty much pulls together shots of her entire career.  I love this song, and the video is a great shout out to her career.  Enjoy–JerzeeChick

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Wednesday Wind-UP | 1 Comment