The World Revolves Around Special Feelings

I whistle this tune from time to time and only today realized that I have had the Harlem Globetrotters theme stuck in my head throughout my whole life even though I’ve never seen them perform live

The Globetrotters are magicians. They combine basketball and circus into a very unique, one-of-a-kind form of entertainment that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and at any point in history since 1926

The Globetrotters exist beyond traditional basketball. Basketball itself enjoys more forms of play outside of the NBA. Shooting hoops on a basketball hoop in your neighborhood, street ball, slam ball, and so on

I taught myself how to spin a basketball on my finger when I was a kid. This is a fun little trick I’ve used to impress myself and others. It’s all about spin. It’s all about the revolutions of spinning objects

When you shoot hoops casually and for fun, you’re running a “shooting hoops” loop. When the Globetrotters run a choreographed sequence of play, they are performing revolutionary loops. The world spins around like a basketball on the finger of special feeling

The Harlem Globetrotters are true magicians, real wizards, actual spin doctors, and whatever other phrases or terms we could come up with to describe the magic they perform for the world

I had “Trot” as a potential song for Thank You! (out on April 10) but it didn’t make the cut. It’s now sitting in my Garbage Gold pile of unreleased music. Trotting is about taking your time. In baseball, players get to trot around all the bases after hitting a home run or grand slam. It’s the only time they don’t have to rush. It’s the only time they get to round the paces at their own pace, fueled by cheering fans around the world

The whole topic of “revolve” revolves around special feelings. Trotting around the bases after a home run is a special feeling. The Harlem globe trotters create special feelings for fans all around the world

The world revolves around special feelings!

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