While the girls and I were having dinner last night, The Tragically Hip’s “New Orleans is Sinking” came on the radio. For those of you who aren’t Canadian and haven’t heard The Hip, you should check them out. They comprised a significant component of the soundtrack of my youth and young adulthood.
When the song came on the radio and since my wife – who is a fantastic singer – wasn’t with us for dinner, I started singing along with my best I’ve-sung-this-song-thousands-of-times-alone-in-the-car-and-at-concerts version to entertain the girls.
They obviously enjoyed my vocal stylings. They asked if this was a song I listened to a lot when I was younger. When I said yes, my six-year old immediately started singing/shouting “drop the needle” and my eight-year old asked if I listened to it as much as Thunderstruck. I was happy to see that my earlier music appreciation lessons had stuck with them.
New Orleans is sinking and I don’t wanna swim.
DROP THE NEEDLE!