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I remembering hearing this song when it first came out. Over the years, however, about the only thing I remember about it were the “Oh No’s.” It got up to #16 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100. I hadn’t heard that song in decades until I heard it Sunday on Casey Kasem’s AMERICAN TOP 40, when it replayed the Top 40 from the first weekend in June 1974. Now it’s etched into my brain.
Music: See above
Book: NIGHT by Elie Wiesel.
This morning I was walking downtown when a saw a couple of police vehicles speed by, sirens blaring and their flashes glowing. They were on Wayne Street. The primary and high schools in this city are on Wayne Street, and the middle school is nearby. My imagination started ramping up. I was hoping that it wasn’t some sort of emergency or shooting at one of the schools, when I walked by schools later on, all appeared normal. Thank goodness.
What messed up times we are living in.
I’d heard of the group Rose Royce and their song “I Wanna Get Next to You,” in the late ’70s, when the movie “Car Wash” hit. They made a few songs to that movie’s soundtrack, including this classic and the movie’s theme, cleverly entitled “Car Wash.” The theme and the movie have stayed in the public consciousness. But I hadn’t heard “I Wanna Get Next to You” in ages–not until I heard it of Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” Sunday morning.
It deserves to be played more often.
Ahh…It’s been a decent morning. I’ve been listening to Casey Kasem count down the Top Forty hits from May 21, 1977. Plenty of Disco (including Joe Tex’s “Ain’t Go Bump No More (with No Big Fat Woman)),” but they’ve been a few goodies in the mix (including “I Want to Get Next to You.” by Rose Royce, which I hadn’t heard in years).
And guess what was at #29
J.J. Watt, you were already #1 on the Dougster’s Decent Human Being Top 40. Now you’ve movie up 22 big notches on the Dougster’s Cool Top 40. You may be challenging Buzz Aldrin for #1 next week. Keep your feet in the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.
Jean Houston said
Our senses are indeed
Our doors and windows on the world.
I wonder how many Americans
Have their doors closed
And their windows shuttered.
This morning I went outside to do an errand at about twenty till ten. The Weather Channel said rain wouldn’t come till 11:45.
The Weather Channel was wrong.
On my way back from the errand at about twenty after ten, guessed what happened? Yup, it rained. Fortunately not a Bob Dylan hard rain, but still enough to be annoying.
Mother Nature fooled us again.
Reminds me of the Chiffon Commercial from the 1970s:
Yeah Mom Nature, it’s not okay for us to fool rule, but it’s okay for you to fool us. Hypocrisy in action.
Song: “Margaritaville,” Jimmy Buffett.
Book: LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien.