Newcleus' "Jam On It" is the origin of my Poolside series. That's because this song was literally wherein I became obsessed with rap. I'm old school if you don't know it. Remembering cousins Sean and Michelle bumping this from a mini-boombox by their backyard pool, and me, dancin' and wonderin' how I could inject more of this into my life. This is sad, especially since I think this is one of those bands that never got their due -- mixing Clinton's fantastical sci-fi Mothership with the burgeoning electro-funk/rap scene.