Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wasted Brain Space!!!

Warning, this post has no knitting content- except to explain why maybe I'm such a slow learner now as an adult.

2nd warning - anyone under 30 will probably not know who I'm talking about, and quite possibly many under 40... but here goes.

My sister just burned me a bunch of CD's to put on my iPod. 70's classics. We're talking Bread, ABBA, Bobby Goldsboro, Neil Diamond, and the Carpenters... just to name some of the fav's. Some of these you still hear from time to time, maybe some Neil Diamond, and ABBA has had a slight revival of late, but I haven't heard Bread, Bobby Goldsboro, or the Carpenters since I was a kid.

Now, I had all these albums, yes "albums,", LP's if you must... and I knew every word to every song. I sat in my 70's style bedroom, painted all green and yellow with groovy flowers and smiley faces plastered everywhere, and sang into my hairbrush - and my brother and I would switch off singing harmony. We wore the records out.

So, today I'm on my way to pick up one of the kids at a friend's, and I have that cool adaptor so you can play songs off your iPod through your car stereo, and I cue up The Carpenters. Honestly, I really can't remember the last time I heard "Goodbye to Love," or "Top of the World," or "For All We Know," probably not since I was about 11, and that was a long time ago.... but I knew ALL THE WORDS!!!

Complete wasted brain space, I tell ya - no wonder I'm such a blithering moron today..... no brain cells left, and I can't seem to clear out those "Carpenter's brain cells." I need to reformat my brain's hard drive.

Up side, though..... I still love the songs! My kids are screaming "Noooo!"..... but I'll wear my iPod out listening to my 70's pop! - and singing along!


At 6:36 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

ok you nut: I'm off to itunes to download the carpenters tunes. I have fond memories of laying on my friends "corner bed" with the 8 track player in the center console.

Don't get me started!

Oh, let me know if you and Kaity have decided to come to the shindig this weekend, the knit out in Pasadena. I'll give you the details.

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

hey, i can sing "top of the world" pretty good myself. i sound like an idiot doing it, but who cares. i love it! hehe

At 4:03 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

Yea for the oldies! I'm like that with 80's songs.

Talk about wasted brain space, I have the gift/problem that I can remember the words to just about every song I have listened to. No wonder I wonder from room to room not knowing what I came in there for.

At 5:38 AM, Anonymous Ariane said...

I'm huge on classic rock...I grew up listening to it on my parents record play...but they where more into Elton John, ZZ Top, The Doors, The Beatles also big on Reggae too...people in that era. And, well, you can only guess who's playing on my CD player (nope, not cool enough for and iPod yet...still dreaming). They really rubbed off on me. Though I do love the current stuff playing on the radio! Hey Amylovie, I'm big on 80's too...Lets just say I have an appreciation for ALL music.

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Yup...all the words to the Carpenters....and how about all the words to Tapestry and Carly Simon's great album...the one with The Carter Family....

Good songs...with words I could learn!


At 11:19 AM, Blogger keohinani said...

my favorite song is "yesterday once more!" and i love listening to "merry christmas darling" at christmas every year.


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