Call Me Bob

One of the best things about listening to “Bob 92.7” – one of those “we play random stuff all day” stations – is eating my banana* while listening to “Renegade” by Styx. Boy Chris once made me a CD with that song on it and I always think of him and “Billy Madison” when I hear it. Today Bob is playing songs from the soundtrack of my life and it’s taking me back.

For example:

“Groove is in the Heart” by Dee-Lite: Listened to this song at least twice a day for most of 1991, thanks to Elisabeth, and therefore associate it with teaching her how to fast dance and trying on our new outfits from Contempo Casuals. Also, I danced to this song with my dad at his wedding because that’s how we roll. No, seriously, Dude is in a wheelchair and he almost rolled over my foot while we were dancing. I was 19 and probably 5 drinks into the evening at that point, so there may have been some stumbling on my part. It is a miracle my father acknowledges me as his child.

“Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips: Did anyone else love that show “It’s Your Move” starring a post-“Silver Spoons” but pre-“Hogan Family” Jason Bateman?** Just me? OK then. Well, there was a scene in one episode where part of the cast sang this song at karaoke or something and I still crack up when I hear it. Guess you need to see it in order to get it.

“Ragdoll” by Aerosmith: Probably my favorite song ever and the guitar solo makes me want to lick Joe Perry’s face. Heroin problem, shmeroin problem. I love him and I don’t care who knows. Normally I only get it up for drummers but in this case an exception has been made. And a restraining order against me has probably been issued. Had to turn this one up extra loud today to drown out the sound of Sinatra coming from my officemate’s computer. I adore Sinatra, but there are some misty water-colored memories associated with him now and I can’t deal until I can reclaim Frank as mine.

*Not a euphemism. Old Lady DeFazio needs more potassium in her diet.
**I loved Jason Bateman when everyone else was into Ricky Schroeder. Even in first grade I liked my men sarcastic and edgy. Well, edgy to a six year-old.


3 thoughts on “Call Me Bob

  1. I was just thinking back to the days when we used to go to Pizza and Pipes, pretend it was Kim’s birthday, and request songs like “Ragdoll.” Good times, real good.

  2. Oh no! I’m imagining Yoda doing the karate kid pose. I won’t tell you what you can and can’t do, but I will warn you that Lynn is not as forgiving as I am. 🙂

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