Friendly Frank's Top Five Summer-Related Jams
If you've been to the Irvine Improv on any given night, then you've probably seen the sickest afro in Orange County. The man attached to this afro of awesomeness? Mr. Frank Robnett, a.k.a. "Friendly Frank." Also a staff member, every third Thursday, Frank graces the stage, spouting observational humor that is riddled with clever wit. Since he is rocking such a hot hairdo, and with the weather being soooo hot (seriously, Mother Nature, WTF?), we figured there was no one better to give us a list of summer-related jams. Get ready to turn up the volume and stand up, South Central Irvine!
5. JOHN TRAVOLTA AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, "SUMMER NIGHTS"
Grease! Back in the good old days, when black people were really popular . . . and you can tell because they were all throughout the movie. [Laughs.] This is a good song because at the end of it, they say, "Tell me more; tell me more" because they wanted to know what was going on! What did you do? Did you use a rubber? Was he big? Was he thick? Did he have foreskin? Tell me more; tell me more! That's what it was all about. But really, how could you have a movie named Grease with no black people? I mean, we use grease in our hair, and we cook with it!
4. DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE, "SUMMERTIME"
I bet Will Smith wishes his newest movie, After Earth, was just as popular as the song "Summertime." It's, like, the summer national anthem! I'm not that big a fan of Will Smith that I'd bump this song in my car, but I might have done it a couple of times just to say that I did. Like, "Hey, man, you ever bump 'Summertime'?" Oh, yeah . . . maybe once or twice. This song gives you a look as to where rap was and where we were as a society. It was all cool and chillin'. It was back when rap was more than just drinking and smoking. Now, it's all a big advertisement to drink. Shot! Shots! Shots! Patrón! Patrón! Patrón!