I was listening to my "Guilty Pleasures" channel on Pandora today. (For those of you unfamiliar with Pandora, it's a website where you can create your own radio stations, based on a song you like. You pick a song or artist, and they keep playing songs or artists that are musically similar. If you haven't tried it, you should. It's fab.)
"Guilty Pleasures" could basically be re-named my "Blue-eyed Soul" channel. I'm not ashamed to admit that yes, I love me some Hall and Oates. (If you don't, there's something amiss in your life. Seriously.) Other artists that crop up on this station are Michael McDonald (hearts!), The Police (not technically soul, but I'll take it), Chris DeBurgh (remember Lady in Red? So do I!!), Christopher Cross, I digress... Anyway, I was all, wooo, groovin on my elevator music, and heard this song that sounded SO familiar... but I couldn't place it. Then- I remembered. It's the song I had my tap-dancing recital to when I was like 7 years old! "Somebody's Baby", by Jackson Browne! This may not seem like a big deal to most of you, nay, any of you, but it almost brought tears to my eyes. And then, while it was playing, I could hear my teacher saying, "Fa-lap, heel-heel, fa-lap, heel-heel, rhythm step!" I can remember what a rhythm step is! I almost got up and did it out of habit.
Oh, man, and the outfit I had to wear- big surprise- was a red and white sequined leotard, with (strangely) one of those flapperesque headbands with a feather in the front. Not really time-compatible with the song, but we're talking tap-dancing here. And everyone HAS to look like they're a magician's assistant.
Wow. It's funny how a really detailed memory can pop up out of nowhere.
Well, on the off-chance that you actually like Jackson Browne, here's the song: