Had a doctor’s appointment Monday at 1:00pm and afterward, I did my Wal-Mart shopping. The day had not been warm to begin with and the afternoon was getting progressively colder as the latest cold front came through. Fortunately, I had dressed for the weather. After I got my shopping done, I decided to stop in at IHOP (which is just down the access road from Wal-Mart) for a set of eggs and a pair of toast. I don’t buy eggs, mostly because I don’t like them enough to eat a half dozen before they spoil, but every now and again I get hungry for some fried eggs (over easy) and toast.
They have “canned music” at IHOP (Sirius Satellite Radio?) that features a lot of “oldies.” I’m waiting for my food and they’re playing Led Zepplin’s “Dazed and Confused,” Rick Nelsons, “Teenage Idol,” Chubby Checker’s “Peppermint Twist;” and I’m eating my food and they’re playing Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son, “Percy Sledges’ “When a Man Loves A Woman,” Ray Charles’ “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and so on and so on. Right into the middle of this melange, they drop Dave Brubeck’s, “Unsquare Dance,” which is so jazz and so brilliant. (Try clapping in rhythm to this one!)
It was like an Easter egg from the universe.
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That Longhorn up top is fabulous! So’s that Brubeck, as a matter of fact. The Take Five album was my first jazz album, and I adored it. I can clap right along, but only because of the hours and hours I spent in our basement in the ’60s, practicing. Over and over and over. It drove my mother crazy.
I found another site that made me think of you this week. It’s the coolest thing ever — called Radiooooo. You can click on a country, and then on a decade, and hear what was playing in the time and place you called up. I started with Liberia and 1970, and got to listen to some of the great Afro-funk that was the standard street music. Then, I tried India and 1920. It was amazing. 1950s Egypt? Current Uzbekistan? It’s mostly all there. So cool!