Thursday I'm in Love...a chance to share some of my favourite tracks, memories and maybe bag Vanessa Paradis in the process...
De La Soul - 'Say No Go' (1989)
A classic track taken from the seminal debut album from De La Soul, 'Three Feet High and Rising'.
This however will always remind me of my school exchange trip to France in 1990. The mayor of the village where we were staying decided to throw on a disco at the local hall for our final weekend. For me it was a great opportunity to finally win the heart of this Vanessa Paradis lookalike (well I say lookalike, she had long hair and spoke French). Because of the bands Daisy Age sentiment I was dressed accordingly, in a ridiculous flowery shirt and leather peace medallions. I felt like I was a missionary in the Amazon about to educate the local tribe with the message of De La Soul, through the medium of dance and a 12' mix of this song. Instead they obviously thought I was a buffoon as I remained alone on the dance floor desperately trying to catch the eye of my potential mate. Needless to say 6.16 minutes of the 'Running Man' failed to bag me Vanessa Paradis too. Despite my best efforts, the local village of St Ferriol failed to embrace the charm of De La Soul but thankfully the rest of the world did.
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De La Soul - 'Say No Go'
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