Freestyle Friday: The 80s Edition

I had to start last week’s Freestyle Friday by apologizing when I started writing at 5:02. Today, my clock says 4:58. Jerry Seinfeld would call that ‘even Steven’.

The thing is, I don’t even have to be up early this morning. This is one of those days that I get go to work a little late, so I can have breakfast with the kids, see Jack get on the bus, and drop Layne off at preschool. I don’t need to be up for another hour, but I said the Freestyle Friday was from 5:00 to 5:30, so here I am.

It’s fun to see the kids in the morning. They’re like real people with their routines, their “I’ve got to be here at this time”, and their car line that you better not mess up.

The icebreaker in Sunday school this week was “Name and Favorite Song from High School.” The class is attended by people in their early 30s to people in their mid 40s. The average age is probably 37, so I’m probably one of the older people in the class. Point being, a lot of music happened between my high school years (’85-’89) and the mid to late 90s when some of the younger people graduated. Not all of it was good.

A lot of people in the class grew up on grunge. I never liked having that much guitar screaming at me. (I just googled ‘Courtney Love’ to see what ever happened to her. She’s still around.) So after CandleBox, Nine Inch Nails (is that right) and even, ironically perhaps, an Alanis Morissette reference, it was my time to go.

“My name is Jammy Erwin, and I’m going to say ‘Kokomo’.”

They laughed like I was joking. It came down to a choice of “Kokomo”, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel, or “At This Moment” by Billy Vera and the Beaters. (What did you think I would do at this moment). Solid choices all, if you ask me – which the teacher did. If you knew me in high school, you know I wasn’t joking.

So what’s your song from high school? Leave it in the comments, or just smile all day thinking about it.  Either way, have great day!

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3 thoughts on “Freestyle Friday: The 80s Edition”

  1. Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns & Roses
    Trip thru your wire- U2 (Deep Cut)
    Great Post – thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  2. Next To Be With You by Mr. Big
    Down To My Last Teardrop by Tanya Tucker
    Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Hard to Handle by the Black Crowes
    You Look So Good In Love by George Strait

    When in doubt pick a sign about unrequited love and I probably had it on repeat. (Think Chicagos Greatest Hits, Air Supply, etc.)

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