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Friday, February 22, 2013

Where's My 8 Track?

Yesterday morning I hopped in the Jeep driving carefully through the neighborhood till I hit the main road.  The sun was shining (at 7:30am WhooHoo!) and on impulse I hit the power button to the radio.

I must've had it on a classic rock station the last time I was in the car.  The timing was perfect.  That "tapping" started and I was tossed back in time 30 years.

VanHalen Dance The Night Away.

It was almost as if I'd popped in an 8 track tape.  I turned it up.


For those of you who drove past the middle aged lady cranking and singing, dancing in her seat, nodding her head yesterday morning...I apologize.

You see, for 3 minutes and 25 seconds she wasn't middle aged.  She was that young kid with big 80's hair jamming in her Plymouth Tourismo to one of her favorite tunes.

Does make me wonder though if one of these days I'll be a bent over, blue hair crawling down the road at 15 mph jamming to Led Zeppelins Kashmir.

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed.


  1. Bwhahahahahah!

    Yep - 100% guilty of drumming on my steering wheel too - blue rinse or not. Have the feet leaping about in the footwell at the same time - seriously, if the beat gets me, I can't help it.

    But "We will rock you", "Radar Love" and "Hey Jude" are the worst. That's when I'm considerate enough to wind up the windows and screech along.

  2. Yep, I do it all the time, even when stopped at traffic lights, especially to any classic rock song that takes me back ....

  3. The generation now will have some funky old songs to listen to when they are gray haired. Glad I won't be around to hear the oldie but goodies.