I love music. I love it so much. And I love lots of different types of music. I wish I had the ability to retain heaps of information about the music that I love but I simply don't retain all those facts: years, names, and titles. But I have a very deep, visceral reaction to music and that's all I need to get by. I've always wanted to DJ because I also like parties. If a party were a bus, DJs are the bus drivers. I suppose that would make the bartender the gas pumper.
Always the gas pumper, never the bus driver.
Thanks to the ageless power of nepotism, I, the humble Kym Bernazky, slipped quietly into her DJ alter ego - DJ Kill-A-Bee.
DJ Kill-A-Bee doesn't do mash-ups and doesn't wear headphones. She hasn't learned any fancy fingerwork...yet. She relies on the power of surprise: those magical moments when a DJ plays a track and, all of a sudden, you are up and you have become a dancing fool. It's the "Damn, that's my Jam" effect.
Right now, she is plumbing her memories of her early years of pop music. When she dreamt of being a roller-skating dancing queen and slow-danced in darkened gyms in Dover, DE. Those were formative years and occasionally nostalgia stirs up more than just regret or wistfulness. Her favorite songs instantly transport her to back to innocence and guilelessness. When she dipped her toes into those first shy tastes of freedom at the All Nite Skate. These songs smell just like Love's Baby Soft and skating rinks.
Enough philosophy, Bee. Drop the damn tunes, already.
DJ Kill-A-Bee's Ode to the Seventh Grade (real, imagined and otherwise)
Sometimes I rhyme slow by Nice & Smooth
Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang
It's Tricky by Run DMC
Don't Go by Yaz
Feel Me Flow by Naughty By Nature
Flava In Ya Ear by Craig Mack
Glamorous Life by Shelia E
Kiss You Back by Digital Underground
Back to Life by Soul II Soul
Hypnotize by The Notorious BIG
Show Me by The Cover Girls
(We Like The) Cars That Go Boom by Old School Players
Supersonic by JJ Fad
I Wanna Sex You Up by Color Me Bad
Nuthin But A G Thang by Dr. Dre
Children's Story by Slick Rick
Chief Rocka by Lords of the Underground
Funky Cold Medina by Tone-Loc
Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest
Set Adrift On Memory Bliss by PM Dawn
Going Back to Cali by LL Cool J
Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & The Boys (RIP)
Silent Morning by Noel
Rebirth Of Slick (CoolLikeDat) by Digable Planets
Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe
I Want To Know (Pure Energy) by Information Society
Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan
Treat 'Em Right by Chubb Rock
I Know You Got Soul by Eric B & Rakim
Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool
Catch Me I'm Falling by Pretty Poison
Rumors by Club Nouveau
No Diggity By Blackstreet & Dr.Dre
Rock Dis Funky Joint by Poor Righteous Teachers
Situation by Yaz
The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground
When I Hear Music by Debbie Deb
Paid In Full by Eric B & Rakim
I Feel For You by Chaka Khan
The Breaks by Kurtis Blow
That's the Joint by Funky Four Plus One
.....And, of course, you have to play Summertime by (HRM) The Fresh Prince Will Smith
Quietly, DJ Kill-A-Bee slipped into the night jauntily whistling "When I Hear Music" happily to herself.