Musical Monday – Yo Yos, Heartbeats & Boogie Fever

Isn’t it amazing how your brain holds on to musical lyrics? Imagine how much brain power we would all have access to if we could just delete the song lyrics we retain? There are days I can’t complete a sentence never mind remember what I walked into a room for – the other day I was grasping for a word to describe something I saw to my son and sadly, with his help, I realized the word was clever.  Something I was definitely not in that moment!

However, I probably could best almost anyone with the volume of song lyrics I can access.  Through the beauty of XM Radio I can now prove my skill across six decades, most genres and of course this fete includes the Broadway Channel. Oh the joy my family has driving with me, a person with radio ADD to begin with – you know what that is if you have it or someone you drive with does: no one station stays on longer than three minutes unless the selection meets a fairly long list of requirements which are totally random and change from day to day!

Today’s serenade to my son while driving him to the train was Sylvester’s” Dance (Disco Heat)” – my family especially loves when I find something on the Studio 54 station where each tune is approximately 22 minutes long! On the way home my brain went through a sequence of events I was simultaneously truly proud of and terrified by – it all started with The Osmond’s ’70s hit “Yo Yo”.  Three beats and I knew the song, remembered every word and could picture the Saturday morning cartoon version of it (yes The Osmonds had a cartoon show as did the Jackson 5 but I digress). Next, I started hearing the DJ in my mind (if you don’t have this or don’t know what I mean I don’t know that I can help you understand) started mixing in The DeFranco Family’s “Heartbeat, It’s A Love Beat” which led to The Sylvers “Boogie Fever”. Whew, what a mix – I want to dance to this now!!  I even somehow  connected Al Roker singing “Boogie Fever” on Today at some point in time – when I told you my brain function when it comes to memory is scary did you not listen????

I LOVE MUSIC! The memories, moments and feelings that connect for me are priceless (even when they are scary) and this process provides me with a truly rich soundtrack to my life.

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