Friday, January 23, 2009
I usually only listen to music when I am in my car running errands or at the Teen Dance that we sponsor at our church. Or on television. I remember music being so important when I was a young girl up until age 29 when I gave birth to our daughter. From then on it was usually Sesame Street songs or Wee Ones Sing Along. I guess every once in awhile I heard some popular music but I don't remember all that much about how or when I heard it. During various times in the past several years I have loaned my car to my son or son-in-law and found that they must have set the stations to their music styles. I listen to a lot of those stations still today. I do have to add while I am thinking about this, that I think St. Louis has the worst music stations for being a fairly big city. It is almost as bad as our local cable company. Anyway, every once in awhile I hear a song that I really love, weather it is the melody or singing style or the upbeat feel to it. Then I realize the lyrics that I am singing along to are slightly odd, or at least for someone my age. A few examples are some of Maroon Five. I love almost all of their songs, especially "Sunday Morning". But some of the others have some pretty provocative lyrics! A song recently that has really caught my attention is by a singer named, Adele, and the song I think is called 'Just Keep Chasing Pavement'. I love that song. But when I went to google it I was directed to her video on you tube. Very odd. I must not be a very creative artist. Well, I KNOW I am not. I just don't understand the meaning behind so much of these things. Either that or I should just admit that I am too old to GET IT. The Teen dances are a real challenge for us. At least I kinda know what the latest styles are and music and how they dance. For the 6th through 8th graders anyway.
Do you ever have those times when your mind actually doesn't register how old you are? Like you hear a song that makes you want to jump up and boogie at a nightclub somewhere, and then you remember how OLD you are. And if those visions in your mind were to be real, your fat arm wings flapping to the beat, along with your arthritic knees giving out, and over sized fanny trying to shake it.....GEEZZZZZZZ! My old mind does play tricks on me sometimes. I can still dream about and remember my youth. Still have that. Just memories. I was never much of a clubber even in my youth. But I did go to a lot of dances in high school, and was even on a dance show here in St. Louis called "St. Louis Hop". I wish I could find a tape of that, since I have never seen it. It was a show similar to "America Bandstand." Remember that one? They rated the songs. I give it a 8 because it was good to dance to. Okay I am off to see if there are any you tubes about America Bandstand.