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Monday, September 08, 2008

Tiger's Eye

The year was 1982 and Marlina Watkins and I spent several days making up a dance to "Eye of the Tiger". We would work on it and try to perfect it and then perform it for our parents and ask them to judge us.

The song was on a little 45 and she had to put one of those little yellow plastic thingies in the middle so it would play on her record player.

I remember standing in her living room...on one wall was a large mirror..on the mirror was a painted picture of a tiger. While waiting for our "cue" to start the dance, we "had" to look right in the tiger's eye. LOL

There isn't a time that I hear this song that I don't think about that dance...and no I couldn't even begin to do it now! I love the way music does that..you can hear a song and be right back where you were so many years ago when you first heard it..or played it until you knew it by heart. I love thinking about the songs of my "girl-hood". I'll have to post more of my favorites and memories soon!!

3 comments:

Cindy said...

Hahahaha! OMG that is so cute and funny! I did the exact same stuff with my friends...silly stuff like "having to look right in the eye" etc. I love it!

Jennifer Merkel said...

I loved this.
My friend Julia and I were addicted to the Beatles. Anytime I hear anything by them I am taken back to those days, and how simple and silly we were.
Thanks for helping me remember!

Liz said...

That's too funny. And I'm pretty sure that my husband would still dance to that song. :)