Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Song of the moment

It was one of those nights we still talk about.

Sophomore year of college, I was living in a house with twelve other women. (Not a soroity, mind you) We wanted to throw a unique theme party, something no one had done before and something that strayed away from the norm.

"What about a "Marvin Gaye Party?"" one of my friends asked. 


Soul, 1970s R&B and funk music....classy, but creative attire was encouraged.

Now the mix - that was the real trick.

If memory serves me well, not long after the clock struck twelve, Eric Burdon & War's song "Pretty Colors" from the album "The Black-Man's Burdon" came on and everyone crazy.

Download it. You'll see what I mean.

I can still see everyone erupting as soon as the beat picked up. I can see the faces of my friends depicting the joy of a private (yet very public) dancing moment. You know what I mean. You've been there. 

So there I was late last night, jamming out to "Pretty Colors" and reminiscing about the old times...hooked on memories this week, aren't I?

1 comment:

  1. Do you remember when Ethan and I played pretty colors at our wedding, Erin? The floor went crazy! It was just like at Marvin Gaye! Every was asking, "what song is this!??"

    Oooh, good post, brings back great memories.