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music monday: guilty pleasures

This week's theme on Music Monday is Guilty Pleasures.

Now. I actually own a copy of a cd entitled, "Guilty Pleasures," aka, "the cd that the Attorney and the Librarian made the weekend they discovered you could buy single tracks online." And it is a doozy. It's got everything from Ronnie Milsap's "Smoky Mountain Rain" to "Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John to Prince crooning "When Doves Cry" to Poison doing "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

I can't top that. I can, however, offer you this classic 1991 track, "Love of a Lifetime," by Firehouse. The girls in my carpool thought this was the absolute most romantic song ever (and was even cooler because K's then-boyfriend who she was gonna marry's ex-girlfriend had DATED THE LEAD SINGER OH MY GOSH), it was the awkward slow song at many a junior high Model UN dance (which were all we had, as they had banned dances at FJHS before we got there), and I remember being significantly less enthralled by it six months later when my cousin used it as the music to the slideshow at her wedding. Learning that it was written while C.J. Snare was playing at a Holiday Inn just makes it that much more special.

Oh, the memories:


Blogger The Secret Life of Kat said...

Nice. Love the hair!

Sunday, February 10, 2008 10:23:00 PM

Blogger euphrony said...

Ah, Firehouse. It's been so long since I heard you.

It's been longer since I heard Xanadu, though. Much, much longer. Scenes from the movie still cause me brain damage.

Monday, February 11, 2008 8:17:00 AM

Anonymous the librarian said...

Glad our CD provided inspiration for Music Monday!

I also had many awkward junior high slow dance events involving hair bands, but not, alas, this one. The most memorable being to "Angel" by Aerosmith at a teen "club" called Smoochie's.

Monday, February 11, 2008 5:10:00 PM


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