A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted this as his status update:
imunna luv you ferever an ever ferever an ever ayymennn
You recognize that? If you were a kid in the 80’s and your mama liked country music you do. So just like that, I read a status update and suddenly I’m nine years old again sitting on the avocado green carpet in the living room, maybe playing Lite Brite or reading, and my mom is cleaning and dusting and cooking and wandering around the house singing along with Randy Travis’ Always and Forever on the record player.
So of course, I had to go straight to iTunes and download Always and Forever and Storms of Life; albums which, along with The Judds Why Not Me, some album by Ricky Scaggs, and the soundtrack to Sound of Music, were on heavy rotation on the record player in our house circa 1988. And of course, I had to play Randy for The Kid in the car and see what she thought of him.
She’s obsessed now. Some quotes worth sharing:
“How does he sing ‘I Told You So’ so amazing? That’s a man.”
“When country singers say the H-E-double-hockey sticks word it’s ok because thats just country. They say those things”
And the song that inspired this blog title:
How about you? What songs time warp you back to childhood in an instant?