Sunday, 2007.03.18, 12:02 PM CST.
Is in the Heart.
are going pretty well. I'm getting over some sort of sinus
infection, but otherwise I'm okay. Lanna is doing okay, though
X has unfortunately positioned himself in the wrong position
for childbirth (he's in the "breach" position,
head-up). So, Lanna may
have to have him by Caesarian section. Stay tuned for future
wacky baby developments.
few days ago, I placed an order for an amazing new
remix of Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart."
first heard "Groove" back in 1990, when I started my first year
of college. I saw the video on MTV (this was back when MTV
showed music videos almost all the time) and at first, if I remember
correctly, I didn't like it much. I think it took a matter
of days - heck, maybe a week - before I was all wacky about it. So
were a lot of people. It was Deee-Lite's only really big
hit, and then they unraveled a short while after that.
Is in the Heart" is considered
one of those rare, bizarre little dance "gems" that doesn't
easily fall into any specific category. It wasn't
a standard "pop song," but it made a huge impact on the
pop charts and got metric buttloads of radio play. On
the other hand, it wasn't really a house or techno or electro track,
but it spread through the dance clubs like proverbial wildfire.
the years, "Groove Is in the Heart" has been one of those
tracks of which I've made a casual attempt
to collect every "good" remix out there. Now,
unlike other songs (like the works of Depeche Mode), I haven't
single remix ever made. My interest in "Groove"
much less of an obsessive fascination - I don't need to have every version ever
somewhere, then I want that remix.
recently, I was perusing one of my favourite music purchasing sites,
and I stumbled onto a remix that I had never heard before - a vinyl-only
mix that was released late last year. Somehow, I had managed
to completely overlook it. It was unlike any version of
"Groove Is in the Heart" that I had ever
heard - with a strong dance beat and (strangely enough) a rock/blues
guitar riff! Plus, it contained all of the lyrics, so it
was a full-vocal reconstruction. Whoever had put together
the remix had obviously put a lot of time and
was extraordinary. It just blew me away
I decided to buy it, but I waited a little too long and they sold
out of it. Aaargh. So, I started checking around at
other websites around the world. Just about everyone was
out of stock of this remix (I even checked on eBay!), and it didn't
like it was going to be reprinted.
could only find the record for purchase at two European sites -
one in Germany from which I'd have to pay about $25 shipping (!),
and another in Great Britain from which I would have to pay a pretty
good chunk as well. Both options were still "on the table"
if necessary. Even at $25 shipping, it would have been worth
it to get my hands on this vinyl. The remix was that good.
that wasn't necessary after all. On Thursday, I called the
first site at which I'd found it - the US retailer that originally
it but was now out of stock
- and asked if they knew if they would be getting any more in. I
lucked out. The gentleman told me that they did currently
have one in stock, but it had been misprinted, with only the "Groove"
remix on one site; the B-side (a different track which was nice)
was not pressed on this particular copy of the vinyl, and thus
they weren't expecting to
sell it. I
told him I would go ahead and buy it, and I got a great deal on
in a matter of days, that ultra-rare new "Groove Is in the Heart"
will be mine!!! Bwahahahahaha.
can't wait to play it at my next massive retro party. So,
when is that going to be, anyway?
I can say is that it's in the works, and it will have to wait until
quite a while after X is born. But, it is in the