Well, my first son Christophe asked me why the tagline for my blog was “In the beginning there was Jack”, and I can understand where he’s coming from, since my second son’s name is Jack.
So, if he can wonder about it I guess a lot more people can, too, so here is why:
Fingers Inc. – Can U Feel It
The A Capella
can u feel it
But here’s a secret: that track is one of the reasons my second son is named Jack (as well as for the fact that his great-grandfather’s nickname was Jack, and that Jack was a musician).
In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove.
And from this groove came the groove of all grooves.
And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared,
‘Let there be house!’ and house music was born.
I am, you see,
I am the creator, and this is my house!
And, in my house there is only house music. But, I am not so
selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes OUR house and
OUR house music!’ And, you see, no one can own house because
house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all.
You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless
you’re deep into the vibe of house. House is an uncontrollable
desire to jack your body. And, as I told you before, this is
our house and our house music. And in every house, you
understand, there is a keeper. And, in this house, the keeper
is Jack. Now some of you who might wonder.
Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?
Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body!
Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake.
Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm.
Jack is the one who learns you how to walk your body.
Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all
Jackers together under one house.
You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile.
It don’t make difference in our House.
And this is fresh!
3 thoughts on “In the beginning there was Jack?”
I got (most of) it tattooed on my right leg. Stamped for life.
Love this track to bits. Sums up the era so well.
In the beginning…