Sunday, April 01, 2007

19, 19, 1985

Sometimes, synchronicity is the only explanation.

I am in full-on, nearing 40, stay-at-home mom, midlife crisis mode. I am having a hard time seeing any value in the way I spend my time. And I just want to sleep. It's not a great way to go through your days...distractible, cranky, frustrated; it's hard to shake, and on days when I can't shake it, I get hardly anything done. And on days when I've gotten hardly anything done, I feel...

You get the picture.

Son #1 and I have been engaging in a playful give-and-take in musical education. Youtube is great for this--you can see music videos that haven't been on MTv in decades. So last night Hubby and I introduced him to Rush--which he appreciated, which is cool. He says none of his friends at school would ever like it, because they are all into death metal and rap. But HE liked it.

Earlier in the evening, he asked me about Bowling for Soup. Now, I have never been really good about knowing what band performed which song. I have loved songs for years before realizing they were performed by the band that performed OTHER songs I loved. I just never make the connection. So I had no idea who Bowling for Soup was.

Then he played it for me, and it is my theme song:

She was gonna shake her ass
On the hood of White Snake's car
Her yellow SUV is now the enemy
Looks at her average life
And nothin', has been...
all right since

Springsteen, Madonna
Way before nirvana There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she's uncool
'Cause she's still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

He was surprised to find that not only did I know the lyrics better than he did, but that I also graduated high school in 1985. We sang and danced in the kitchen like a couple of dorks. It made me feel better. Son #1 is a good kid.


Andrea said...

I know this song! I know this song! The play it own Disney Radio and Josiah is always singing it...

Of course it's been Disnitized and they have changed or left out the part about the ass shakin'.

Rock on, dude!

Christine said...

Oh, but Andrea, it is all ABOUT the ass shakin', from back when we had an ass that only shook when we WANTED to shake it.

Not that Josiah needs to know that.