06 June 2010

A Quickie

We attend a party on Saturday playing throwback music. On the boombox (yes, boombox) we hear Dexy's Midnight Runners.

Friend: Can you believe he's playing "Come on Irene"?

Hubs: Actually, that's "Eileen". "Come on Eileen". I knew things were going downhill earlier when he started playing "She Blinded Me with Silence".

Me: Actually, that's "Science". "She Blinded Me with Science". I blind you with silence.

Hubs: I wish you did.

19 comments:

blueviolet said...

You guys are hysterical!

NG said...

That's awesome; I wonder if they also played the "wrapped up like a douche, another rumor in the night" song. I loved that in the 80s.

Lemon Gloria said...

Ah! This is music I LOVE, even when I rarely got lyrics right myself!

Berto said...

More parties need to play this anthem of trying to get girls named Eileen to take off their clothes.

Also, boomboxes? Awesome. I found mine just the other day with TAPES in them.

The Bug said...

Oh no - now I have the "wrapped up like a douche" song in my head. Thanks. What does it really say anyway? I can never remember.

Sometimes Dr. M would be VERY happy if I blinded him with silence.

Barbara said...

Which just proves no one really pays much attention to the words. They are just out there to help keep the beat.

Little Ms Blogger said...

The true test of that party would have been if they played any of Mike and the Mechanics?

I can't remember what they sang, but remember my neighbor loving their music and hearing it all the time.

NG said...

@The Bug: You're welcome. :) Now I've got All I Need is a Miracle stuck in my head thanks to Little Ms Blogger.

They CLAIM it's "wrapped up like a deuce." I am pretty positive, however, that just told the censors that to get it played on the radio.

Alice said...

HA! she blinded me with silence. heeheehee.

when i was a kid, i thought the U2 song was "she moves in a serious way"

kansasmediocrity said...

I remember the girl (I-lean?) running around bra-less in those overalls. Every teenage boy was glued to that vid, waiting for her boobs to flop out.

Sean said...

I don't understand. This sounds like a great party!

Bilbo said...

It's not "she blinded me with sirens?" Damn.

spleeness said...

Ok help me out here: "Blinded by the light... stuck up like a _____ (douche??), another roller (?) in the night"??

You two crack me up!

kansasmediocrity said...

Like a deuce,
You know
Sherrola in the night.

Damn Kansas is great this time of year.
Just had a friggin tornado blow through here.
Sirens tried to go off in between power outages.
Heard some big boom out back and then the kitchen ceiling started leaking like crazy.
And we just painted everything in here, ceiling and all. Shit.
I’m not going outside to get in the cellar!
Trees blowing down and sheets of rain blowing sideways!

Jess said...

LOL and now I also have "Blinded by the light" in my head. kthx.

LiLu said...

ZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.

I heart you guys.

Pauline said...

I miss the 80s! Did they also play Mister Mister and Duran Duran?

P.S. What is with all the double band names back then? LOL

GreenCanary said...

Come On Eileen was an essential part of the Pitt frat party line-up. When that song came on, I knew it was time to throwing back the Milwaukee's Best.

lacochran's evil twin said...

All: Thanks for chiming in. :)