Friday, April 9, 2010

Coolness is OUT

When I was a kid my mom and Dad were what I would consider very strict. Especially when it came to music. They were 'so lame' I would have told you, everyone listens to Madonna. What is the problem?

The year was 1988 and we were in our Honda Accord on our way to Cleveland from Wooster ( about an hour) listening to my George Micheal cassette. Duh, like I didnt know trouble was looming. So "I want your sex" comes on and I remember sitting in the backseat trying to talk over the music so that my parents cant hear the over sexed language just oozing from the speakers.  In one second my dad takes the cassette out of the player and throws it out the window saying  "what in THE hell are you listening to?"

Another time I had written the words down to Salt n peppas "push it good".  I was trying to memorize them..I can't tell you for what. It was just cool to shout out a line to a cool song while in the lunch line.  So picture this,  my dad finds the words to the song on a piece of notebook paper (that I left by the phone!)  and thinks that it's a note to a boy. This is what the note says " yeah, you come here and give me a kiss, better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed." This is how they thought I talked to boys. I was grounded for weeks and weeks. They never did get that it was a song.

I have to say that I am shocked by some of the songs out there. They are way worse than the 80's. My niece was here last summer singing crazy songs like Flo-rida's "You spin me right round baby right round" a song I happen to enjoy,  but when her sweet little face is singing words that that I hate she knows,  I had to turn it off.

What has happened to me? I used to be so cool. I'm scared of the 2020's.


  1. Amy, Please know you have a whole family pulling for Matt,Addie,you and the baby. The regular listeners on the Link, I'm sure, feel like you all are our family. I know I do. God bless the whole family and that is my wish.


  2. This is so, so hilarious. (I had a similar experience with the lyrics to Baby Got Back - which I am ashamed to still flawlessly know.)

  3. Something about having kids and coolness don't seem to go together. Then there's the trap when you think, "yeah I'm still cool," (at least about some things)and BAM you realize you're not. (i'm not sure how my brother will handle this when the time comes he does have kids :-)
    I'm glad you're home and I hope Addie has begun to adjust to the old routine. ]\
    take care Amy
    Michelle McCague