February 25, 2009

Stuff We Love: Music

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.

  1. Christa

    I’m with you on this one, I hear a song but I never know who sings it, the name of it, even the lyrics. It’s the worst!

  2. Derek

    Haha, lil’ bro (in law)! You make me sound so hip, like I know about popular music and stuff. ;) 1234 by the Plain White T’s is actually a remake of a song from 1957. Ok, so I made that all up, but c’mon. Just imagine if it was…

  3. Kelli M

    Don’t feel bad. I didn’t even know who MIA was until they were talking about her awful outfits when she performed at the Grammy’s.

  4. Maria

    Haha, you’re too funny!

    P.S. That’s a great song!

  5. Jackie

    I am so with you on the late to know about music thing…I’m always behind the curve!! But I like her new song too!

  6. Val McCormick Photography

    LOL, I am so glad I’m not the only one. I am horrible with remembering celeberties, movies, and music. HORRIBLE! I guess we wouldn’t make good team mates during entertainment trivia, lol.

    I LOVE that song!, See you tonight :-)

  7. Tira J

    I love that song. I heard it on the radio the other day for the first time and went crazy. Just wishing I would hit the back button on my car radio so I could play it again.

  8. Paige Green

    oooo, whats the Macarena? that sounds fun!

  9. Terrah

    "Hey There Delilah" was playing on my iPod as I was reading your post. Whoa. Craziness. :)

    Hugs from Texas!


  10. Kricia Morris Photography

    Love this song! It’s actually on my website jukebox.

  11. Melissa

    Love Plain White Ts. I found them a few years ago and fell in love with their music instantly!

  12. Tiffany

    That song is SO awesome! Love Love Love it :-) A friend of mine actually made a slide show for his wife using that song. It was super cute. :-)

  13. Amee Sorensen

    I absolutely love the city of Chicago and now this video! Millenium Park, especially, has a special place in my heart (well, for my boyfriend and me)! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. michelle cunningham

    don’t feel bad mary i can’t even put names to songs or singers to faces etc. my koolness factor is down by 6 degrees and it wasn’t even a positive number to begin with.

  15. Chelsea Nicole

    Awww, what a great song, and totally sweet video!

    And as much as I love music too – it can be hard keeping up with it all. So no worries, it’s not just you. ;)

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