Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Best of Harri

I’m passing through Laspapi’s living room a couple of weeks ago when I accidentally knock down some paperwork, newspapers and several CDs. On picking up, I notice the CDs were similar promotional copies of the same song titled ‘No more Yahooze’, a title that grabs my attention. So I take one of the CDs with the intention of telling him and… well, now you know ‘Papi, if you ever get to read this post.

As soon as I collect my car at the airport I slot it in and the song strikes an immediate melodious resonance with me. I play it over and over, making private fun of the intro:

Phone rings.
Girl: Hey Baby, how about that Gushi you promised me?
Boy: Oh no! Things are a bit tigh' right now, can you call me back next week?
Girl: Nest week? No more Yahooze?

Now, I’m one of those unrefined ones who mostly listen to the rhythm and beats in music, with the songs and lyrics complementing the experience if they were lucky, however, "> it strikes me with it’s intelligence and style. For some reason, it reminds me of Gladys Knight’s Midnight train to Georgia, in which the refrain sometimes takes the lead and then everything ties together like one of Einstein’s theorems. I remember also blogville idol winner, Abbie and her voice.

I recognise my limitations (yes, even I have one or two) and I know I am no song critic, so I decided to share the song with my friends because I still listen to it everyday, doing an Internet search so I could get a link. I got his MySpace page where Harri Best shows his photo, well cut ‘pecs and all. (The link I use is You Tube but a Google search for Harri Best reveals a lot). I was in the process of making fun of myself, sharing that the only reason he looked like that was because he had not had pizza for lunch and Chinese for dinner like I did that day. Then I took a closer look…

This is Harry! Laspapi’s Harry. They were best friends at Baptist Academy and he was so small-framed then. Once I saw him in London and he remained his pleasant self. He sings? And so well?

Good luck Harri. May you get to the top and then become my claim to fame.">

16 comments:

THIRTY + said...

I am first

THIRTY + said...

Gushy

Pizza for Lunch, chinese for dinner...how healthy.

Off I go to listen to no more yahooze

Jinta said...

30+ - let me know if you enjoy it as much as i do

bumight said...

i think i listened to the song once but it didnt leave that much of an impression on me :(

darkelcee said...

you are perfecting the art and act of stealing abi? taking laspapi's cd or is it stealing by trick? just kidding.

this no more yahooze na wa! but the video is ok sha.

How are you doing?

FFF said...

Harry Best! never heard of him. will do as u said, google him up

Ms. emmotions said...

are u tryin to put on some weight jinta?

the food combo i mean? well i dont knw.....

merry xmas in advance jinta

Ms. emmotions said...

on no more yahozee, i will hav to wait to hear it....not to say that i dont trust on judgement when it comes to music tho...lol

Isi said...

i know there's a song like that, people talk about it alot around me, but i have never heard it. and curiosity hasn't led me to find out what its about.
i guess i just imagine it'll sound like how they are all sounding -either like D'banj or faze....

fantasy queen said...

i rememeber listening to the song on youtube, never stopped to judge if it was actually really good or not, all i know is i was smiling to the words.

and please return the stolen cd...lol

Buki said...

Read your blog, checked up on Harri, the guy is good.

Afrobabe said...

hmmmmm me not sure which part of the song u are loving so much...I had a redevous once with him....it ended after that one time!!! I doubt he has anything nice to say about me either...but the song sucks...

money maker was the only one I liked...

Afrobabe said...

or maybe I am just player hating....


doubt it!!!

Jinta said...

* afro - i'll be mindful to ask him what your 'rendevous' was like when next i see him. you never know, you might have left a lasting impression. lol

Afrobabe said...

good heavens..no....


I would hate to have him remember me.....kai..I don fuck up...but then again he cant link me to Afrobabe or blogging...

harriBest said...

Hi Jinta ..this is Harri Best..somone actually sent me a link 2 this blog..nice write up,thanx very flattering,hope i live up 2 your xpectations...and thanx 2 thsoe who liked the song as well..as per those who dont..i hope u like the nxt one..
Afro babe..im not really sure who ur..but u got my curiosity juices flowing..send me a message on facebook..i promise not 2 bite..lol
peace