I am now 31 years old and a father so it is probably safe to assume that I do not go to clubs anymore. It should also come as no surprise that the club scene wasn’t really my thing. Still, there was a phase back in high school where some friends and I would go every couple of weeks. I always felt awkward in clubs and would spend a lot of my time sipping on expensive drinks while keeping to myself. It wasn’t until university that I discovered how fun it was to go to a club with a big group of non-douchey friends. At my age, clubs have been replaced with weddings, which I very much look forward to.
Nowadays, there are songs that bring me back to my awkward club days in high school. Artists like Sean Paul drum up images of dark sweaty rooms filled with tight dresses and aggressive testosterone. With so many examples of club mainstays of that era, there is one song that always brings up those very specific memories. ‘Turn Me On’ was a song done by Kevin Lyttle and Alison Hinds that would play every time I went to the club without fail. The song would blast into my buzzing ears and Lyttle’s high pitch whine would drive itself deep into my psyche. I wouldn’t say I love the song, but I decided to post about it because it has such powerful ties to my past.