Thursday, August 4, 2011

Take Off Your Cool

"Baby take off your cool. I wanna see you. I wanna see you."- Andre 3000 featuring Norah Jones

I know that I spoke about a song that was ruined for me by someone.  Now it's time to tell y'all about a song that brings about a pretty vivid, satisfying memory.  Though I will not share all the gory details of the memory.  I've already had a TMI moment today. *smile*

Anyway, this song takes me back to my younger days at good ol' Howard University-THE REAL HU.  I was a college senior preparing to take the world by storm, working long hours at a campus newspaper.  Anybody who knows what a production night is like at a newspaper can tell you that you may want to have somebody on standby to give you a massage afterward because it is stressful and tiring as hell.

So on one of these nights, I fell for a "come over".  Everybody who has ever attended college should know what a "come over" is and you shouldn't be falling for them anymore long after college is over.  So I went and it was the same week that the Speakerboxx/The Love Below CD came out.  So he was playing it on blast.  One thing led to another and all I can recall was Andre 3000 was playing in the background, it was great and I got sprung.  He didn't reciprocate, but every time I hear that album (which of course I ran out and got that same week) I think of that time.  And despite the fact that he didn't reciprocate (well not the way he did during the come over), I still smile.


  1. Yep. Remind me to never blast this CD in your presence. Don't want you 'soiling' yourself.

  2. Sometimes bitter/sweet memories aren't that bad!