Monday, November 17, 2008

Last Night the DJ Saved My Life

I’ve just spent several nights at my parents’ house in my childhood bedroom while I was in town for work. I always find interesting things packed away in my room when I go home – my college application, an unused box of wedding invitations, my senior thesis, diaries filled with angst about boys whose faces and last names I can’t even remember, yearbooks, mile swim patches, and lots of great pictures.

But this visit I found the mother lode – my collection of 45 RPM records. I guess I always had wide-ranging musical interests, because it is an extremely eclectic collection. Most of these I bought myself with my own money, although some were gifts and one was a fantastic prize. I have such great memories of putting the adaptor piece onto the record player and listening to them in my room one after the other, most of the time singing along very loudly with Chick.

Here’s a sampling:

Waltz Across Texas – my first Ernest Tubb record given to me by my Daddy
Puttin’ On The Ritz – Taco
Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
Ebony & Ivory – McCartney and Wonder
Nobody – Sylvia; Never Been to Me – Charlene; ’65 Love Affair; and Mickey (bought this great group all at one time)
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Owner of A Lonely Heart – YES (won this for winning a dance contest with a really cute boy at cotillion – never had liked this song until then)

And to top it all off: Push It – Salt-n-Pepa


Shifty said...

"Never Been to Me"... now we might just have to make those lyrics a post unto itself! The only record I remember owning was Blondie's "Rapture" ! Wish I could still go back & find great relics in my old room!

Chick said...

I can honestly say I was rocking those 45s with LB back in middle school. And don't forget this classic love song circa 1982:

We had it all
(We had it all)
Just like Bogie and Bacall
Starring in our old late, late show
Sailing away to Key Largo

Here's lookin' at you kid
(Here's lookin' at you kid)
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know
Just like they did in Key Largo

LouisianaGirl said...

This brought back soooooo many memories of things that I honestly have not thought of in years. . . 45 records! Cotillion! 65 Love Affair (my FAVORITE song for around 3 months)! The ridiculously large Panasonic "stereo" that made me feel like a rock star when I got it for Christmas!

Thanks for the trip back in time LB!!!

Noob Mommy said...

Push It is one of my all time favs. In fact, was my ringtone for awhile! Loves it!

Magnolia said...

Oh Push It brings back some memories for me too. Remember Greece? Too bad my room at my parents has been wiped clean! I would have had some good stuff.

Legally Blonde said...

Oooh - I just remembered Heart Attack by Olivia Newton John!