Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I love (most) flashbacks.

I was on the bus this morning and had an amazing memory. It involved Jane Siberry and Rideau Valley Middle School (I went there during those oh so painful years of grade six to grade 8). Anyhoooo, we used to have these school dances over the lunch hour, and the “d.j.” (I believe it was our geography teacher) would spin the latest hits. You know what I’m talking about, a little Corey Hart, a little Huey Lewis, and a whole lot of Chicago. Well, one of these dances occurred when Jane Siberry’s “Mimi on the Beach” was a hit. That’s what I’m going to leave you with. Picturing a bunch of pre-pubescent kids wearing stirrup pants and colours you’d only find in government issued highlighters, trying to figure out how to dance to Mimi on the Beach.

I’m sure there were other awkward songs to dance to, I’m going to make a list.



Jane Siberry - Mimi On The Beach lyrics | LyricsMode.com

5 comments:

alison said...

I LOVE 'Mimi on the Beach"!

An awkward song list would not be complete without Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" which was a highschool dance staple at our school. It starts out slow and ballad-y, just right for one of those 'hug each other and turn slowly around in a circle' kind of dance moves, but the tempo picks up, and somewhere about 3/4 of the way through, you were forced to break apart and shuffle around separately, usually with very self-concious looks on your faces as the guitars started wailing into a full-on not-danceable solo.

Good memories.

meanie said...

Alison - oh, Free Bird would be painful! Stairway to Heaven also caused some romance issues.....

~Jobthingy~ said...

lol trying to figure out how to dance to that AND not breaking too much of a sweat to ruin the HUGE bangs LOL

xup said...

You guys get issued brightly coloured highlighters? Wow..luckyyyyyyyyy.

mamatulip said...

Oooh, I'm back in grade 8 in the gym that smelled like pencil shavings and sawdust, watching the lunch lady try to break up the few couples slow dancing to Every Rose Has It's Thorn.