Let’s Karaoke to Pattycake…

No, I wasn’t presented with the opportunity to give a Matt Mahaffey meets Prince impression. If I was, it would be in an alternate, dream-like, fantasy world. Another realm, to be more specific. I watched someone this week absolutely kill it for six plus minutes while attacking the mic rhymin’ to Digital Underground’s Humpty Dance. This amateur was so good I wished for six minutes I was him, and he was me sitting in total amazement. This got me to thinking what tracks, if available, I could get up and anxiously impersonate. Pattycake, sElf’s ’00 ode to schoolyard rhymes and games with an explosion of carefree lyricism and beats, would be my go-to. And not because I’ll slay it, a la Humpty. My reasoning? It’s hard not to smile and take yourself back when Michael Jackson was black.

sElf :: Pattycake


1 Response to “Let’s Karaoke to Pattycake…”

  1. November 16, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I’ve been listening to this a lot lately, so it was ironic to see you writing about this (I need to check your page more). I got this in the dollar bin and was allowing it to grow on me slowly. I really didn’t dig it at all at first, but I think it just took the right frame of mind, and maybe a cover song. “What A Fool Believes” is insanely good, and that was the ticket into this record for me! I love his falsetto and I love that fact that Matt even attempted something this iconic!

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