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Friday, 5pm

Posted in music by xx on March 12, 2010

By Chris Gayomali

No day of the week is more satisfying than Friday. None. Saturdays are carefree, sure, but they often get wasted away in fits of self-attributed (and probably well deserved) laziness. Sundays have Monday lurking annoyingly in the shadows, and are a day of mental preparation for the coming week more than anything.

But a 5pm on a Friday afternoon (or whatever time you happen to leave work) is probably the single most gratifying moment of anyone’s week.  It’s cathartic because you worked to get there.

In terms of weekend tunes, I never really liked The Cure. I’ll admit, though, that “Friday I’m in Love” has some zing to it. It’s fun. It’s a good song to start off the weekend’s festivities. But (and I dare anyone to prove otherwise) it pales considerably when held up against the above-posted remix of Ignition by Sir Robert Kelly.

This is his opus.  It’s underrated and brilliant the same way Kanye is.  It makes you feel like you can fly moreso than any song of his off the Space Jam soundtrack. Listen to it today (perhaps at 5pm) and try not to feel like you have your whole life ahead of you — even if it is only two days.


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  1. Wes said, on March 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    preemptively struck my “friday, 5pm”-moment by singing this at a karaoke bar in westwood last night.

    yeee, its the freeken weeken’

    • Chris said, on March 12, 2010 at 4:50 pm

      My favorite moment’s at 2:12, where they show his revolving head.

      It’s like D’Angelo but with better metaphors and shit.

  2. Wes said, on March 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    that IS d’angelo-esque huh?…i didn’t notice how random [-ly incredible] that brief part at 2:12 is…

    one of the best cinematic experiences is watching Trapped in the Closet 1-12 (and also 13-22) on DVD. it’s not even a guilty pleasure. it’s how stories should be told.

    • xx said, on March 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      “it’s how stories should be told.”


  3. Le said, on March 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    In recent years, R. Kelly has been reduced to a caricature of a pedophile, though in a somewhat humorous manner (or as funny as a pedophile can be — thank you, Dave Chapelle.). Kinda sucks because he’s been the era’s most prolific and possibly it’s preeminent R&B artist. He deserves that distinction and praise.

  4. 12fv said, on March 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm


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