Friday, October 17, 2008

In Defense of Cheesy Music

When I was in 2nd grade, I rode the school bus. There's only a few things I remember about that - the embarrassing sign my mom made me wear around my neck on the first day on the bus with my name, bus #, and address; the girl I sat next to from a different school who shared her cough drops with me (we pretended they were candy); and this song: I Love Rock & Roll by Joan Jett.
Somewhere in the 1st-3rd grade range, I missed a school field trip to the James A. Garfield homeplace. (He was a US president.) So my mom took us there for a family trip. I remember sitting on the grass eating our picnic, and watching a really tall "cool dude" walk by with an enormous jambox on his shoulder. Just Beat It by Michael Jackson was blaring.
Memories...
And that's why those two songs are on the playlist to the right. Just be glad I didn't put this song on there...

6 comments:

Chris said...

You are an absolute loser for evening placing them on your blog. That was a low point in music history. And, another proof that the end is near, they have actually returned to the music scene to destroy us all!

Elisarose said...

Nevertheless, it is another childhood memory...
My friend, April, who lived down the street and used to call me up nightly to see what I'd had for supper, used to sing this song and try to breakdance in her front yard.
Which is why you should be grateful I didn't put it in the song selection. Hee, hee!

Elisarose said...

And how could I forget about my friend Malinda's lifesize poster. She couldn't decide if she thought Jordan or Donovan was cuter.

Chris said...

Ya know, I can't decide which one is either...

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

You didn't put it on the side, but you took all the effort to find in on YouTube. There is something to be said for "Cheesy Music Memories!"

Elisarose said...

You're right! Once I had the song in my head, I couldn't get it out until I found it and listened all the way through. Ugh!