They Played What, Where? Vol. 1, No. 2

Was enjoying a spectacular game between the Wiz and Raptors at Verizon Center last night (Dominic McGuire, welcome to the league!) when during a break in action the Wizards Dance Team jogged out to center court for one of their ... routines? Forty-five seconds of semi-coordinated gyrating? Anyway, this usually means we are going to hear "Bust a Move," "Sexyback" or ... no, it's usually "Bust a Move" or "Sexyback." So imagine my surprise when M.I.A.'s "Boyz" started pumping over the loudspeakers.

The rhythmic thumper from M.I.A.'s much-loved "Kala" album made a bit of noise when it was released as a single last year, but that still didn't prepare me to hear it at Verizon Center. The best musical offering at Wizards games is usually Digital Underground's "Kiss You Back" (during the reliably entertaining Kiss Cam segment), so to hear a song that I actually have in my iTunes library was a treat.


By David Malitz |  January 30, 2008; 12:04 PM ET Randomness
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man i love M.I.A.! too bad i keep forgetting to buy her album on iTunes. i'll make that a priority now...

Posted by: around | January 30, 2008 12:58 PM

The most shocking thing about Malitz' post? Discovering that the Wizards don't us Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" for the Kiss-cam. 'Coz, c'mon, 6P is so much more street than DU.

Oh, and also that he called it "reliably entertaining".

Posted by: Huh? | January 30, 2008 2:20 PM

Sixpence had a nice, long run as Kiss-Cam soundtrack over the past few years, and maybe they switch back and forth between them and DU, but I can only remember DU so far this year.

And c'mon, Kiss-cam is solid Jumbotron entertainment, especially when they find people on first dates and when they end it by showing two guys on the opposing team's bench. Rafer Alston planted one on Aaron Brooks' (I think?) forehead a few weeks ago, funny stuff.

Posted by: David | January 30, 2008 4:35 PM

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