This shuffle thing just keeps dealing aces.

I bought “Songs in the Key of Life” when I was about 12 years old. I am almost positive that the format that I bought was eight track. I got it in the music department at Fred Meyer, the same place that my brother and I bought about 95% of our tunes until we were about 14 or 15 years old. All those 45 RPM singles that we spent our allowance on ($1.75 per week if we did all of our chores) were played relentlessly in our basement, stuff like: “Disco Duck,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Boogie Fever,” “Play That Funky Music,” “Kiss and Say Goodbye,” “Convoy,” and “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night).” That’s some good stuff right there. I think that my brother still has a bunch of that stuff in Hawaii. We need to have a listening party one of these days when I go visit. It’s true that the good old days weren’t always good but I would have to spend a ridiculous amount of time thinking over my last pre-teen year to conjure up one bad thing about being 12 years old.

This is such a fully loaded album that I almost forgot that this song resides within it.