Friend Lydia has issued a homework assignment. I'm always up for a challenge or dare (within reason). So, here's how it is to be played out: Go to your iTunes and shuffle your playlist. With the first five songs write something about it--a memory, why you like the song, does it remind you of someone? Was it a freebie download and you're cheap so you take anything that's free? You get the idea. Now, here we go......
::shuffling the playlist:::
1. Afterglow - INXS (With J.D. Fortune): I watched the entire reality show Rock Star: INXS and picked J.D. out of the bunch early on. However, I fell in love with Jordis Unga's rendition of Man who Sold the World. Brilliant! I have that downloaded, too. It's not in the first 5 songs to play, though. I wonder whatever became of Ms. Unga. I thought Marty Casey was super, but not right for INXS. He's still with his band Lovehammers. I highly recommend Trees. On the show, he did a wicked cool cover of Britney's "Baby One more Time."
2. I Think I Love You - David Cassidy: Yes, THAT David Cassidy. Oh how I loved to watch The Partridge Family. I was a tad young to have a crush on David, but I still adored the program. Now, Danny Bonaduce is all grown up and really quite creepy. I will have you know that I know the therapist who was on Breaking Bonaduce. In fact, we had lunch with a mutual friend and that friend's momma around Thanksgiving. Yep, my brush with fame, darlings.
3. Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney: My son sings this song with the most endearing sweetness and sincerity. Hearing him croon away with the headset on simply melts my heart.
4. Freedom 90 - George Michael: The video to this song is absolutely unforgettable. George refused to appear in it for some reason. I believe it was some kind of contract dispute. So, he had several of the most gloriously beautiful women of the day lip synching. I thought it was truly a work of art. LOVE the song. He was at his prime with this one.
5. Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen: I truly adore this song. This time a memory is attached. I was dating this guy named Don. He was the first boyfriend I had after my divorce. In fact, he and I had our first date on the day my divorced papers arrived in the mail. He appreciated that I wasn't afraid to order real food. After two weeks he declared that he loved me. I got a little freaked. I responded in a shocked fashion and let him know that I couldn't return such a strong emotion at that time, but I appreciated his openness.
He and I shared such an affection for the 80s. This song came on while we were sitting in the car after having met for lunch one day. We were making out and he kissed/sang to me. It wasn't long after that we broke up. He felt I wasn't ready to date seriously. So, we parted ways.
I ran into him a couple years later at a diner. He gave me his number. I called and it took him days to return the call. He informed me he didn't know what possessed him to give me his number as he was engaged to be married that summer...in retrospect, he said I was fate's ultimate test to his fidelity. And he rejoiced that he passed. WHATEVER!! I know that never would have happened if Lips Like Sugar had played. hahaha I hope he's delightfully happy.