Rice A Roni

Ummmmm, they don’t look like the San Francisco treat!

The Nest has one more week of Mecca Muzak Monday’s takeover from the Dusty Vinyl Archive to present for our version of March Madness.  Yes, we have one final new age shopping tune for DJ Scratchy to present that we hope will leave you dancing in the aisles!  Just watch out for that lady coming by in the scooter…

MMMMM will be going out with a bit of a bang, as I chose probably the most unusual of the five songs I chose for this month to close out on.  Chromeo is a dance/hip hop duo that formed in Montreal back in the early 2000’s featuring David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Geymayel.  Over the past two decades, Dave 1 (who is Jewish) and P-Thugg (who is of Arab descent) have shown that the power of music can bring even long time enemies together…. even if that music ends up being piped into retail stores once the deejays quit playing it in the clubs.

I never thought I’d be spinning records for elderly shoppers. At least I don’t have to wear a company vest.

As has largely been the theme of Mecca Muzak Mondays since I debuted in on this blog seven years ago, this isn’t your father’s canned muzak.  Chromeo released an album in 2007 titled Fancy Footwork, and the second cut from that record has seeped into stores around the nation in recent years.  The song is just as funky and fucked up as its title…. “Tenderoni”

Now isn’t that a goofy little earworm to brighten up your week?  Who needs Kenny G and Engelbert Humperdinck when you can check off your shopping lists to the electronic melodies of Chromeo?

You might even subconsciously purchase some of this…. even if you don’t have a dog.

OK, that’s a wrap for March Madness, Mecca Muzak Monday style!  The DVA returns next Monday with another great, forgotten earworm from the past…


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26 Responses to Rice A Roni

  1. Well if the shoppers don’t dance in the aisles with this one, they need CPR or a little something from the Pharmacy! Never heard it – but it’s got the moves alright.


    • After I decided to use it for MMM this month….. they haven’t played it again! At least not on one of my nights. The same thing happened with the song I led off with (Don’t Feel Like Dancin’). Someone in Bentonville is reading this blog and thinking, “Uh oh, he lieks that song! Make sure we never play that again and find something even WORSE!”

    • Of course, I post that they haven’t played it in a month…. and what comes on at 3:15 this morning? Yep!

  2. love it , it reminds me a little of delegation…and that guys have nice legs LOL

  3. Mer O'Leary says:

    I’m the lady in the zippy cart…oh shit, that nicely set up Rice A Roni display is going down…this sound blaring in the background. Good times!!

  4. Uh, well you came in like a lion with your multiple “M” venture and you went out the same way. Ain’t you supposed to go out like a LAMB? (which would be a popular meat choice for either of those two gentlemen I think, given their ethnic background). Um. Chromeo just disturbs me, and one doesn’t ‘drive disturbed’ on the zippy carts. Well one SHOULDN’T. Causes drivers to back into semi-creepy dolts standing far too close behind one. I haven’t heard from that guy’s lawyer though, so it’s all good. I BET if it’d had gone to court, they’d have been playing “Chromeo” and your song today on the court elevator….

  5. Your store plays that?? Hmm, I think I need to switch Mecca stores. F-u-n-k-y get down!

  6. Juliette says:

    This reminds me of a workplace Christmas party where all of the middle aged women in their party dresses were out on the dance floor… I hated those parties. Just poke my eyes out with a sharp stick. I don’t do the Electric Slide either. But that said it is definitely a fun song. I think my shoulders moved a little while listening to it.

  7. draliman says:

    They play that is a supermarket? Funky yet annoying. I would check out with all haste!

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