Cool Runnings by Tashaki Miyaki
The 2014 Jamaican Bobsled Team had a song called, The Bobsled Song, written by Sidney Mills from the reggae band Steel Pulse, Jon Notar and Groove Guild that had a music video featuring 8-bit graphics and was timed to sync up to the team’s Sochi bobsled run as an Olympics song. However, whenever I think of the Jamaican Bobsled Team, I think of the 1993 movie, Cool Runnings, with John Candy, Leon and Doug E. Doug as any other 90’s kid should. So when the California trio, Tashaki Miyaki, came out with a song of the same name, it became hard to get out of my head.
The Los Angeles group was born of an impromptu late-night jam session, which led to an impromptu recording session, which led to an impromptu band. Tashaki Miyaki ended up putting out a few EPs reminiscent of the soft sounds of the 1960’s. Their first album was released February 25 of this year.