May 14, 2004

I Like Disco!

So I bought a new CD today yesterday. It is another of the "Best Of" type of things, that are seen from the bands from the seventies. (Good Lowered am I an anachronism or what?)

So I'm prettey tickled that I finally have a copy of a song that's been running througn my head for awhile, so I let my roomate listen to it. His commentary is "Oh, the disco one." I get all defensive, and call it the "funk one" but upon further reflection, I think he's correct.

The song I was playing for him was written in 1978 (according to the liner's inside the CD cover), and it got me remembering that I was only seven at the time. I think I heard the tune on the bus while traversing from home to school, and the radio was either blaring it at a thousand decibels, or it just said something to me. (It's likely that it just mentioned the state that I was born in.)

So I was "free associating" at the time, and thought about another song. This one was released in the year "2K", by a group that everyone knows of, but are afraid to admit that they actually like. The song is titled "This is just where I came in" by....

the Bee Gee's. I recall that I was hanging out with a DJ (of a local radio station) at the time, and I tried to get her to play the tune on her station, but her response was "I'm not playing anything by the Bee Gee's on MY radio station."

That was the very first insight into her character. The fact that she hadn't even heard the song never even entered into her mind, only the stigma of the band.

The disc that I purchased today reminds me a lot of my youth, and it includes the cut that sealed the deal. "Back in the New York Groove" By KISS. I just don't care, this stuff just makes my blood run, and my heart beat.

I like disco.

I guess I'm a "walking, talking" anachronism after all.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at May 14, 2004 02:04 AM

I loathed disco with a passion in the 70's. It was the worst music I'd ever heard.

Somewhere in the 90's, I heard what was passing for "new" music.

Disco's not so bad.

Posted by: Harvey at May 14, 2004 02:56 PM

We're on the same wavelength, brutha.

I just went through Grandmaster Flash's 'The Message,' moved on to Blondie's 'Rapture,' and am now on The Gap Band.

You dropped a bomb on me, baby, you dropped on me.....

Posted by: maura at May 16, 2004 12:07 PM
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