Futures Made Of Virtual Insanity…
by Winston "Stone" Ford
I remember as a young’n when BET used to show all types of videos, especially during the day. As a young lad growing up in Arizona, summers were spent inside during the day (believe Arizona summers during the day avg 110 between june and august, f-ck that) so BET got tons of burn. I distinctly remember around 12:30 every day they would show a crazy video called Space Cowboy from a group, Jamiroquai. This was some funky ass non-hip hop music at a time when hip hop music was thriving on top. This was a dope alternative to the gritty grimy east coast hip hop that was crackn as well as the gangster heavy west coast that was dominating the video and airwaves.
Now I really haven’t kept up with Jamiroquai since 1996 (futures made of Virtual Insanity) but according to Amazon they have dropped a few albums since, with much less American fanfare. They are still solid and Jay Kays car collection will forever top mine, but I can still pop in an old VHS tape and watch “Space Cowboy” and remember the hot summers of Arizona.