With today being Thursday, it's obvious that my goal of posting every Wednesday hasn't exactly gone to plan. So here is "Remember This? Thursday." Enjoy!
I’ve come to realize that I didn’t have a typical music education growing up - thanks to my dad. There was always some kind of music on in the house. But not just the typical Top 40 hits everyone knows. There were bonus tracks, B-sides, and of course – silly songs. Over the years I would listen to these songs with friends thinking they, too, knew the words to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. But alas, I often got blank stares. What was wrong with these kids? Everyone knows the song "Does Your Chewing Gun Lose Its Flavor (on the bedpost overnight)"- right?
So when this song popped in my head the other day...
...I asked my husband to help me remember which song it was. I only had the “Why is everybody always picking on me” part stuck in my head, so I tried to describe it to him. When he still had no idea, we did the only thing you can do in a situation like this – Googled it. The first few notes took me right back to my childhood. And the words came flowing back from some recess of my memory. Charlie Brown! That’s it! I was pumped. My husband…not so much. I got the same blank stare as so many times before. But I didn’t care. I just relished the fact that I had a great teacher to expose me to such musical masterpieces – thanks dad!