Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hip to be square


Holy Moly. I have got eighties music on the brain. I am supposed to be listening to recorded sermons all day (for a preaching award the church is giving out), but approximately every 9 minutes, a new tune comes into my head.

And all I wanna do is pull on a pair of hot pink tights and go leaping around Central Park with a boom box (if I still had one) and rock out to some power ballads and a few rock and roll tunes the Carnies used to listen to at the Clark County Fair. Is "Carnie" a politically correct term?! I was always a little scared of, and slightly drawn to, these thin, tattooed world-wearied men with Camel cigarettes hanging from the corner of their mouths.

Here's to you, Carnies of my dreams, a little Bon Jovi to bring us back to the good ol' days:

I ain't got a fever got a permanent disease
It'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
I got lots of money but it isn't what I need
Gonna take more than a shot to get this poison out of me
I got all the symptoms count 'em 1,2,3....

...Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Shake it up, just like bad medicine
There ain't no doctor that can
Cure my disease...


jennifer anne said...

flashdance is the best. may I also recommend reconnecting with ELO.

Alissa Maxwell said...

Okay, this cracks me up! You are going to read this post in a couple days and think, "Whoa, maybe I should have just taken a nap." I can't imagine which sermons will be getting your vote-anyone with an 80's song reference is in! Hilarious!

Carmen Goetschius said...

You are right. The mood was all wrong for listening to sermons, but you would be happy to know the 80's music finally receded to the background and good work was accomplished. Glad I could give you a little amusement!