I have what I imagine is an annoying habit. Someone says something, and it often leads me to a song. Those references to music in my blogs are not an affectation, or looked up to be hip, it’s just THERE in my head.
The habit used to drive my dear late mother crazy when I was growing up, and I knew far fewer songs then. The Wife tolerates it, but The Daughter hated it. Or used to, until she started doing it herself.
The turning point involved a Subway commercial.
Periodically, the sandwich restaurant offers all their twelve inch sandwiches for five bucks each. Or as the maddeningly catchy repeated four bars go:
FIVE DOLLAR FOOTLONGS
It’s the minor key ending that’s the clincher.
The ad, in some variation has been around since 2008. WATCH THIS ONE, or several like it.
Not only do we sing it together, in harmony, no less, she’s now taken to coming up with new lyrics, such as:
SCHOOL IS SO HARD.
So I bug my daughter less than I used to. Is this, or is this not, a good thing?
A Motown medley my daughter and her classmates will be singing this month.