The RockBox: Pete Philly and Perquisite – Time Flies

April 30, 2008

For my first post, I thought I’d bring in some of that feel good music. It’s spring time. The weather’s nice and warm; the kids are starting to head to the park to play ball; the ladies are breaking out their spring and summer clothes (and lookin good if I say so myself). Everyone’s finally coming out to enjoy the sunshine.

For some of us, it’s been a minute since we were able to actually go out and really enjoy this time. With all the hustlin we have to do to make things happen, we now have to “plan” to relax. It wasn’t like that when we were younger. Back in the day, it’d be school (for a lot of us) and then run around with your knucklehead friends, doing whatever as the day goes by, not really worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow. It was those feel-good moments that got you through those days, and sometimes it’s refreshes you to remember them as you stress out over all the things going on now.

This is what Pete Philly and Perquisite perfectly captured with their track Time Flies. A friend of mine dropped this gem on me over the weekend and I thought this spoke to everything I mentioned above. It’s this decade’s Back in the Day, with Pete reminiscing on being that kid not trippin about what’s next, but what they’re going to do to chill. He takes you to when it was “all fun and games”, with his smooth, soulful voice and rich, deeply-layered-yet-light production that just makes you feel that ease you felt when you’d post up at the park with your beer and your boys.

Listening to Time Flies does make me realize how much time has passed since those days, all the while conjuring up those memories of what I used to do before the day-to-day life. After you hear Pete and Perquisite, I’m sure you will too.


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