Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Musical Flashbacks and Burgers

H and I took the kids to a local burger place the other night because a.) he suggested it and b.) there is nothing better to my always nauseous stomach than a cheeseburger (handmade), fries (handcut) and a coke.  Seriously. It's like manna from heaven right now and keeps me content for hours. 

I digress.  While there I noticed the smattering of people throughout the restuarant were all various ages and backgrounds.  There was the military Dad with his two middle school age girls, the teenage boy stopping by with his mother, another teenage boy silently chomping away with his parents, just as silent seated next to him and a few random college age kids.  Throw in a few guys alone and in their middling 30s and 40s and you had quite a collection of people.  The one thing we all had in common beyond the burger joint?

We were all jammin' to the 80s music that played from the restaurant's XM Radio.  TD could not control herself over Bon Jovi's 'You Give Love a Bad Name' and The Comedian wiggled along while I noticed myself singing aloud, as were others throughout the place, to Phil Collin's 'Billy Don't Lose My Number'.  When Duran Duran and The Police played back to back I thought the whole place might go into neon light mode and everyone would just start dancing like we were auditioning for 'Footloose'.  Toes were tapping, heads were nodding and there was a lot of lip synching and singing aloud.  Minus the teenage boys who just looked on sullenly embarrassed for us all. 

I looked at H and said, "I feel like I'm in my friend Eric's white Volkswagon Rabbit and we are driving to school right now!"  He looked at me and said, "Gah! Didn't you grow up in the 90's?!"  Uh yeah... but like 'Wild Boys' was too cool to be lost in all the Gin Blossoms and Cranberries whining and melancholy even then.  And sometimes you just need 'The Reflex' before first period to pump yourself up for the day.  Am I right?

What song did you HAVE to listen to before school?


  1. Anonymous12:28 PM

    It's so true. You can always catch someone, no matter who they are, jamming out to an 80's song! I remember singing "Take On Me" by a-Ha all the time. Wow - Meredith

  2. Anonymous10:02 AM

    LOVE it! It's so funny how music will pull everyone together. Everytime I hear "OPP", I think of our drives to school in Emily's big, old beast of an Explorer. Good times.


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