Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tune In Tuesday

Because this blog deals with a lot of serious issues, it can get very heavy sometimes.  In an effort to lighten the atmosphere, I would like to start something I call Tune in Tuesday.  Music has the ability to trigger happy memories and much of our lives are marked by song.  To that end each Tuesday I intend to offer a song and tell you about what it triggers for me and in return you are welcome to share any memories that you have associated with it.

I know that this is an odd first selection but I cannot hear Danger Zone without smiling.  When I was a kid, my parents did not allow me to attend school dances.  To this day I have no idea why this prohibition existed.  The week of the spring dance when I was in eighth grade happened to coincide with their vacation..HE HE HE.  At any rate they left us with a sitter and  went off for some private time.  I informed the woman who was caring for us that I wanted to go to the dance and she colluded with me for this to happen.  She took my brothers out so that they would be none the wiser and I prepared for my first dance. 

While I was in the tub having a bath getting ready to go, I played this song over and over as I sang at the top of my lungs.  I knew that if I got caught that I would be in a world of hurt but the rebel in me wanted to be like the other kids.  Imagine that at the time I saw a dance as the ultimate sign of rebellion; little did I know of the trouble I would get into when the teenage years hit full force.  Ha,.. For me at the time, sneaking out to a dance was as dangerous as being a fighter pilot…..what a rebel eh?