Jan 1, 2009

Thursday music

Cover tunes of 80s pop hits are a mixed bag for me. While some work there are many that fail horribly. Although I like a lot of 80s music most of it weren't exactly what you call hits if they got any radio play at all.

Still there was one place where 80s tunes ruled the day and that was the local roller rink. Back in elementary school there wasn't much to do in my small town, but the place to lace up the skates was the scene. Many a youngster fell on their asses to songs by Van Halen and for whatever reason they played the Ghostbusters theme as much as humanly possible.

The event that turned nerve racking for many a shy boy was the couples skate. The DJ would dim the lights and the rink was illuminated by a disco ball. Young lads were encouraged to man up and ask a girl to hold hands with them as they skated to slow songs. I recall my first time nervously proposing the idea to a cute girl, one I thought would never say yes. Thankfully she took pity on the little chunky youngster and we had our moment on skates to Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time'. It's a small memory, but one I still hold in my brain.

So today I bring you Rob Thomas' cover of 'Time After Time':

"I'm in the business where you get the business all the time." - Cyndi Lauper


Miss A said...

I thought I had seen and heard every morsel from our hometown boys, we in Orlando are very proud, but you brought me something new.

Thank you...a new slice of music for a brand new year :-)

Happy New Year Erik!

JLee said...

I always liked that song and that's a great cover. I don't know if it's your cup of tea, but I also liked this one that came out last year.


Kelli said...

Nice song. I used to love going to the roller rink ... ahhhh the memories of the "slow skate". I still wish I learned how to skate backwards without hurting myself!

Happy New Year, Erik!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like Matchbox Twenty, I really like Matchbox Twenty. That is all.