Grooves get things done. We tend to think of us grooves as synonymous with ruts, those day in/day out routines that sap all of the fun out of life. Grooves certainly can be ruts, but they aren’t always. If you really want to tick off a musician, writer, or computer programmer, interrupt them in the middle of their work. “I was in a groove! It’s going to take me an hour to get back where I was!” might be their response.
And then there’s sweet, sweet love. That’s all about finding a groove, or so Marvin, Curtis, and the Reverend Al have led me to believe.
Yes, grooves get things done, so don’t chastise yourself for being stuck in a rut. You’ve just found your groove, and that’s a good thing.
“Wheedle’s Groove,” Anakonda.
“The Groover,” T. Rex.
“Groove Me,” The Blues Brothers.
“Groove Waltz,” McCoy Tyner.
“Groove Holmes,” Beastie Boys.
“Gospel Groove,” Shuggie Otis.
“Gentle Groove,” Mother Love Bone.
“Blue Groove,” Sir Isaac & the Do-Dads.
There you have it: Eight grooves to get stuck in your shoes. What did I miss? I’m listening.