Today I’m inviting you on a very special trip. A journey into one of my wildest, outrageous fantasies. Join me as we step into the technicolor film loop with surround sound that plays inside my head every time I step into the shower or get behind the wheel. Get your minds out of the gutter, my little Sex-O-Matic Venus Freaks. This is a self-indulgent fantasy starring yours truly that’s actually quite family-friendly. In fact, I think every family should share one of these fantasies.
I can’t believe I’m about to share this with you all, right out here on the big ol’ internet, but here goes. My true confession. I have this crazy fantasy of having my own lounge act. And I’m not half bad, I’ll have you know! In my fantasy I’m a sultry voiced alto in a Jessica Rabbit dress, singing my heart out in a Holiday Inn. I’ve got a guy who can play pretty much anything in my key on a baby grand, a stand-up bass player and a drummer who really knows how to use that little wire brush on the snare drum when it’s called for. The audience loves me, and I’m crooning to a full house. Thomas Lauderdale is sitting in the back, and he’s so impressed, that he’s asking me to go on tour with Pink Martini while China Forbes recovers from surgery on her vocal chords. And I am in heaven.
If you’ve ever been stopped at one of those insanely long red-lights that Redding’s intersections are famous for, and you happened to glance over at a vaguely familiar looking blonde woman singing at the top of her lungs in a silver Hyundai, that’d be me, living out my fantasy. If I’m on the road for more than five minutes, my fantasy film reel always starts playing as long as I’m picking out the music.
On my iPod I actually have a playlist called We Sing In The Car, and that is where today’s list comes from. Straight outta my iPod. The playlist is filled with songs that fit right into my nightclub chanteuse fantasy. Songs that have great harmonies, that I have somehow learned all the words to, and have lasted the test of time. Some of these go back to my teenage years. The last few songs on the list date back to my daughter’s infancy. I used to tape song lyrics to the wall above her crib and her diaper changing table so that I was always singing to her as I changed her or put her down for a nap. Today we have some of our best moments on long road trips singing along to these songs. It’s quite possible that we sound absolutely awful, but nobody would ever know if they pulled up beside us on the freeway. We’re just two chicks having a blast, singing along to Doris Day.
If you ever decide to make a family road trip singalong playlist, I wanna know what you put on it! Otherwise, feel free to steal from mine. They’re all great (if you’re an alto, that is).
Enjoy today’s playlist on Grooveshark!
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