We sat around the table sipping our root beers and coca-colas, and we laughed. We dipped square after square of the fluffiest focaccia bread ever made into little pools of olive oil with garlic clove rafts, and gorged ourselves on broccoli con pasta. Because in this particular italian restaurant, there are no such things as carbs. Nope. None at all. So we ate and we laughed and we just enjoyed being a family. It had been WAYY too long since we had been able to sit down like this. And tonight, it was all about the Marantzes.
After the whole THREE ziti shells that I hadn’t yet devoured had been wrapped up to take home and my glass was filled to the brim with coke one last time, I sleepily announced that Justin & I had discovered our brand new all time favorite song while we were out in Vegas.
“Oh yea, what’s that?” my lil’ bro (in law) asked with an amused look on his face.
“Oh, it’s by this new singer…uh y’know….M…I….B…or something like that?”
“Umm, do you mean MIA?” he asked biting his lip to keep from laughing. He’s really good to me like that.
“Yea that’s it! I just love her brand new song with the POW POW POW POW…CLICK…DING. Do you know what I’m talking about??? Is it out here yet? Have you heard it”
He hid a laugh behind his root beer and cleared his throat.
“Yeaaaaa…..that’s been out for a while now actually. (Really??) Yea, at least six months.” he said smiling.
Ohhhhhhhhh. Well can I tell you about this new dance called the Macarena then?? :)
Yea, I’ll admit it. When it comes to music, I am ALWAYS the last to know. I feel like there must be some magic website that everyone else knows to go to find out all the latest songs (helloooo iTunes?!), while I just sit back and wait for the “flashback” compilation to come out. I mean c’mon, who knew Coolio wasn’t cool any more?!
So in an effort to make myself ever so slightly more relevant, I thought I would share with you the NEWEST of my new all time favorite songs, which I just heard on the radio yesterday. And this time I swear, if someone tells me this song actually came out 17 years ago, I’m just going to chuck it all and go back to disco.
I’m serious people.