James Brown – “Sex Machine”

When: November 2004
Where: Nolan Ortiz’s world history class, DBTI
Who: Several classates
Weather: Sunny

Whenever he wasn’t lecturing, Mr. Ortiz wanted to expand our musical horizons, so whenever we took a test he would play us something he judged to be important. Zeppelin, KRS-One, The Doors. People really go into The Doors. To this day, Tech radio automatically plays The Doors when nobody’s DJ-ing. This wasn’t always the case. I remember laboring in Electronics lab under a tinny speaker feebly blaring the morose tune of Steely Dan.

As for “Sex Machine,” my first thought was “oh, that’s the song from the Toyota commercial.”

Next: The Marian Day Games

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