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Sunday Song: Gramm-tastic

I’m a musical gal, from my wee days taking piano and drum lessons, to my current stint in a community choir. Listening to music is what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world along with a wee story why.

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Work required an errand to a location I had stopped at for work before. What I need to get / pick up is never ready, a trend that continued this particular morning.

Slightly grumpy from the thought of having to visit there again, along with having to bundle up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man due to winter’s bite, I walked into the location. I asked for what I wanted and, after the woman behind the desk couldn’t find it and had to go ask people (surprise, surprise!), I prepared to start sweating buckets in all my winter gear as I stood inside. (I didn’t bother to sit because it was hard enough to get out of the car in the 19 layers of clothes that kept my arms and legs from bending properly.)

I didn’t notice the music in the background through my annoyance and the office’s ineptitude. Once I was alone, though, the crescendo of the synth and the thumping bass drum beat became clear, and I heard a voice that I’ve always liked, belting out a classic tune.

I forgot about the wait that would last who knows how long. I forgot about the weight of my clothes that wouldn’t keep me from dancing and air drumming as best I could.

In that moment, there was only hair bands and guitars. A cold annoying morning improved greatly by that one guitar… And I started rockin’… ain’t never gonna stop…

(Side note: whilst looking for a video to use, I realized just how many Foreigner / Lou Gramm songs I know. Took me a nice little trip down a Foreigner YouTube wormhole.)

Sunday Song is a new series here at (check out all we do here). I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world. (Feel free to join in by posting in the comments — thoughts about my video/what it means to you, a video you’re enjoying this week, etc.)


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29 thoughts on “Sunday Song: Gramm-tastic

    1. Seriously. I don’t like summer’s heat, but I do appreciate not having to factor in an extra five or more minutes to get dressed to go outside, etc.

      I hadn’t listened to Foreigner in a while either!

      Yes, Rent. Tonight. Fingers crossed it’s good.

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  1. T-Siz,

    Foreigner is the only kind of cool I want to talk about when I layer up for a run later on. Juke Box Hero brings me back in time, to when going out to breakfast meant diners. And FM radio was THA thing. And my two tone leather jacket and big hair. Thank you for this way back trip, T.

    And did you see what those peeps in Chi-town are gonna be getting? A storm which is gonna bring minus forty degree temps! I’m pretty sure Dennis Quaid will be making an appearance in snowshoes . . .

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    1. Happy to provide a trip through my wayback machine! Glad you enjoyed. My two-tone leather jacket hangs in the back of my closet, like a museum piece. I gave up the big hair freshman year in high school. Too much work for this girl. My hair was one of just a few girls then to fit inside the photo boundaries in the yearbook. Wonder how high your hair got?

      I did see! According to the local news here, a large floating man’s head — made of clouds? — will be attempting to freeze the people in the midwest by blowing cold air on them. I suppose if you grew up there or choose to live there, you accept this as normal-ish and have the proper attire with which to deal with it.

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      1. I lost my two tone leather jacket to a girl who lived in Florida. I hadn’t worn it in years but for some reason, I held onto it. She loved it, and kept it. Whatevs.

        My hair WAS big. Until I went the slicked back route.

        Do you really get used to that? I mean, I spent a fair amount of time in Chicago, and it never felt normal. One of the coldest nights I ever spent at a sporting event was in July at a White Sox game. They ran out of hot chocolate. No kidding. When winds whip off the lake, it’s the coldest kind of cold I’ve ever experienced.

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    1. Your air guitar + my air drums = awesome!

      At least my cold gear is cute. I had a woman comment on my scarf the other day — rainbow stripes… “You stand out in a crowd, eh?” YOU HAVE NO IDEA, WOMAN!

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      1. Half a band already!!

        That is a wonderful thing. Ooo… rainbow stripes? I’m jealous. My ski coat is orange and my “dress up” one is bright red… I might like to stand out myself 😉

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        1. We’ll need to recruit an air keyboardist and lip-synching lead singer.

          Yes, ma’am! And blending is soooo boring. Love the idea of orange and red. My Winter in Pennsylvania coat (avg temps around 40) is green. My What the Hell Is This Hell winter gear (Winter in PA when Jack Frost has manopause/hot-cold flashes) is black. So rainbow! Brighten up a boring black coat. 🙂

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