Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Be my little baby

I am totally stalked by Eddie Money.
It started like two years ago when I told my neighbor (the very famous Parker Paul) that I kinda liked the song "Walk on Water" by Eddie Money. I was very drunk but it was true. It holds great musical ties to Route 328 in Hocking County. There is this really long road that connects the cow town metropolis of Logan, Ohio to the country backwoods I am from. We refer to it as the straitstretch. I know. I just shake my head at shit too.
Anyhoo. I must have been just driving and that song was on the radio and it just stuck.
I don't care. I like it.
Well soon after that I started hearing Eddie Money every damn place.
Shopping malls. Elevator Musak. Pubs. Grocery Stores. I mean all the time.
I swear one time Eddie Money came out of Pandora from nowhere.
It was so inside of my head that I made an art piece for the babies room that year with the lyrics of "I Wanna Go Back" and it is all groovy and still hanging and people come round and always look at it and kinda move their heads in funny ways.
It was like a ridiculous thing this noticing Eddie Money.
And then it was gone.
Like a small tic.

And now it's back.
Like full on
Tourette style.
I have heard Eddie Money six times this week.

And as I climbed the stairs to wake Blaise from his nap today I could hear the big Money on the radio. Blaise listens to local crap soft rock station every day from 1-3pm. I know I could raise him on Dylan like Finnian or some afternoon NPR- but it's what he likes!
He likes the Hall and Oates! He loves Genesis! He purrs to sleep to Heart!
I heard the music and I just opened the door wide to "Take Me Home Tonight" and Blaise was still kinda sleepy and all crazy eyed and I just stood there and let Eddie have me.

I totally used my best air guitar moves and
shook my hips like Blaise has never seen me do.
I held my hair back dramatically with one hand and sang
and he stood straight up in his crib and said:
And I kinda had one of those moments that really should have been slapped right on some film.

I am so fluctuating between being Eddie Money or Helena Bonham Carter for Halloween.


maya | springtree road said...

so much to say about this; i don't think i can get all of it out.

first of all - helena bonham carter!

i don't mind a little eddie money.

i love some old hall & oats (sara smile & she's gone). and some old genesis (the lamb lies down on broadway & misunderstanding). and some old heart (magic man & barracuda). not so much with the biggest hits, though. i hope he's not listening to what about love? poor bebe.

last but certainly not least - shake it, mama, shake it! ;)

Laurie said...

Hall & Oates has been stalking me for months, to the point that I went out and bought Rock & Soul Part I recently. Say It Isn't So! ;)

My sister texted me last year and asked, "Who sang Take Me Home Tonight?" And I answered Eddie Money but I was really thinking, how could you NOT KNOW THAT? ;)

I loved this post, genuinely.

Melisa Wells said...

Thanks for the smile! I just came up with a brilliant idea (that happens alot, haha)...

Why don't you dress your boy up like Eddie Money, and you can be Ronnie Spector? :)

I'd pay to see that.

kpettinger said...

Oh eddie money...did you know I met him about two years ago?? I have the family pic w/him to prove it!

kpettinger said...

Oh eddie money...did you know I met him about two years ago?? I have the family pic w/him to prove it!

Jill said...

I cannot think about Eddie Money without remembering back when I was in college and a friend of mine saw him in concert and the only thing she remembered about the show what that he kept shootin' the finger guns at the audience. So for me Eddie Money = finger guns, which is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I had a crush on Eddie Money when I was in ninth grade. It lasted about 3 weeks, but my sister still teases me about it. What can I say?! The man can sing!

I agree with Melissa: Blaise as Eddie and you as Ronnie. Genius!

Jill, I love to know that Eddie uses finger guns - of course he does!

This whole post makes me happy. I love soft rock/pop. Sigh. Blaise and I seem to be are musical soulmates. And we agree that you should shake your moneymaker! :)

Petit Elefant said...

oh, you would make a wicked helena bonham!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Eddie Money....
and you! Great post!

E... said...

I'm not sure you'll believe me, but I am so glad that this song is now in my head. Love it.

avesta said...

I love the music Blaise loves...I'm cheesy like that! :)

you do have the BEST air-guitar know you could win that international contest they have!!!!

village mama said...

Fantastic visual, movie scriptish post.

Helena Bonham Carter, especially her character in 'Getting it Right'

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kacy faulconer said...

You should be Bellatrix Lestrange for sure.


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