Ain’t Nothing Like The Old Skool…

The professor charged with gaining his doctorate in beat boxing, Dougie Fresh taught a lesson on media memory as he sung and commissioned the dj(a real dj, not the play ones you see on youtube) to play the theme songs of various 70s and 80s shows such as Good Times, Fat Albert, and even Cheers. I was only slightly distracted by his performance by the guy in the cheesy leisure suit sitting in front of me cuffing what had to be a women half his age. This caused me to scan the audience and take in the student body(my puns are always intended…*smiles*). Typically, I only get distracted in class by twitter, but I was impressed by a show of style, elegance, and a sense of nostalgia by the dress code of those that turned out. And when I returned to taking notes, I was in the process of losing my voice screaming,”Go Dougie” as the present teacher closed his set out by teaching the assembly how to dougie.

Salt and Pepa will be sexy in the elderly clinic. My fault, even in grade school I had trouble focusing when the teacher was looking right. Salt taught a class on marriage and relationship as she invited her husband of 20 years to the stage as an opening to “What A Man.” While Pepa reminded us of the virtues of balance, stopping the dj as Salt serenaded her spouse. Of course, Dougie came back out and to give a Pep a reason to keep the music going. It was a fun set. And I was reminded towards the end of it, the value of a passionate dream, longevity, and being able to work with someone over the years. I’d have to imagine sticking it out with someone as long as they have came with a multitude of disagreements.

The class ended promptly, and I wasn’t embarrassed for those that actually came out of pocket for their tickets. In fact, I thought about my tuition debt and felt pangs of regret…too bad C, couldn’t get us free tickets to college…

…ain’t nothing like the old skool…

Before you click away, do me a favor and read my partner’s review of the concert here.