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I danced with these shoes once!
What’s an earworm?
“An earworm is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe an earworm include musical imagery repetition, involuntary musical imagery, and stuck song syndrome. The word earworm is a calque from the German Ohrwurm.“
A few weeks ago I was at an outdoor concert here in Las Cruces. There were two bands that played – the first was 24/7 (the sax player is my RV repair guy) and the other was Phat Soul. Phat Soul is comprised of former studio musicians, and they opened with “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.”
The song reminded me of days long ago when I had a secret life. OK, it wasn’t so secret. Would you like to hear my confession?
I was a former “Disco Queen.”
When I was in my mid-twenties, the Catholic school where I had my very first teaching job closed. Jobs were tight in education then, and I had five “out years” with the government in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was bored with my daytime “gig,” so I would go out dancing three to four nights a week. Recently, I connected on Facebook with one of my uh, “former dance partners” Josh. What a small world!
Where does a lifetime go?
I’ve sampled all forms of dance – from country western to Argentine Tango (my current passion).
So, with my gearing up to travel for the summer I’ve had this “earworm” of the above song. Somehow it seems appropriate…
“Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now!
We’re on the move!
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now!
We’ve got the groove!
There’s been so many things that’s held us down.
But now it looks like things are finally comin’ around.
I know we’ve got, a long long way to go,
and where we’ll end up, I don’t know.
But we won’t let nothin’ hold us back,
we’re putting ourselves together,
we’re polishing up our act!
If you felt we’ve been held down before,
I know you’ll refuse to be held down anymore!
Don’t you let nothing, nothing,
Stand in your way!
I want ya’ll to listen, listen,
to every word I say, every word I say!”