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"I just bought a Flo Rida CD, is that weird?" -me, in a text to my 20 year old daughter
on January 16, 2014
"Uhm, yeah. A little." - 20 year old's reply.
Well, I did. I bought a Flo Rida CD and I must say, I am not disappointed. You see, I learned years ago, that when one of my kids tells me: "Hey, Mom, listen to this..." that I should just shut up and listen. Why, without them, I never would have found Bowling for Soup, Say Anything..., Panic! at the Disco, Steam Powered Giraffe, 3oh!3, and eventually- Flo Rida.
I chose this particular CD because of the song "Right Round". You see, two of my three kids are girls and there's a prerequisite when you're a young, early-20s female and that is you must love the movie "Pitch Perfect". So, whenever it comes on cable, it is usually being watched. Especially during winter break because the 20 year old is home from college.
I heard a familiar sound from my childhood- well, not childhood so much as my teen years- but it was infinitely better than the teen-years version. "Is that... 'Right Round'?" I asked.
"Yes, Mom, it is." was the reply with an eye roll because how dare I inquire something during a moment in the movie when a cute boy is singing!
Through a Google search a few days later, I learned that the cute boy in that movie was singing THIS version of "Right Round" and not the version I heard back when I was in high school. (you remember the 80s, right? We only had a few dinosaurs left on earth and they were revered as royalty). I came to Amazon to download just the one song and I discovered it was part of an entire album.
"Well, alright then..."
So, I bought the entire album, sent off that text to my kid- who was back at college doing college things. I was told in a followup text that I'm once again considered "the cool mom" because apparently, no other mom known to the kids at that particular college would ever buy a Flo Rida CD and actually enjoy it. In fact, one girl is quoted as saying: "My dad calls him Florida, you know, like the state." Yes, I do know, unnamed friend of my youngest child. I certainly do know.
Expand your horizons, parents. You might enjoy the music. I know I do.