Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Your so vain and the oldies...

NOTE:  Go to bottom of post first for special treat and then come back up and read it!

OK, so I'm driving in the car today shuffling through the radio channels and I hear Carly Simon's "Your so Vain" (BTW, I came home and uploaded this song from i-tunes since I did not have it).  I get excited because I have not heard that song in like forever!!!  So I start singing away at the top of my lungs & getting into the groove of that song, feeling pretty cool because I know ALL the words.  Then the radio announcer comes on and says "your listening to 103.7 the oldies".  What, the oldies? You mean the songs I listened to as a child are now considered oldies?  What went through my mind was, "hey, wait, I'm only 41, I'm not old, I'm in the prime of my life here."  But, I guess music wise; songs from the 70's are considered "the oldies."  It brought me back to when my parents would be singing to their favorite growing up songs and my brother and I would cover our ears and say" that song is so old, turn it off, gag me."  I have not had to deal with that yet, as my 11 year old loves my music.  She is not into Pop at all.  She loves my alternative, rock and oldies!  Eli on the other hand loves my music style but also is totally into Pop music!  Anytime the song "Moves like Jagger" comes on, he is singing and doing the moves!

OK, so lets get back to age here.   To tell you the truth, I honestly feel physically like I'm 29, I don't know why I always go to that number but that is how I physically feel.   I have wisdom like a 41 year old, which I am thankful for, but I don't feel like 41 physically, does that make sense?  I know so many moms my age that feel this way as well.  When I was younger, 40 seemed so old, but now 40 seems so young.  I feel in the prime of my life.  I love being 41 :).  Its like you allow your true self to emerge.  You no longer care what others think of you so much and you follow your own guidance, wisdom and self.  I have also become comfortable over the years in my own skin.  I love all my different selves.  I have my spiritual "ohm" side, my practical, care taking, loving mother & wife side, my happy go lucky "Whoo hooo" side (which my friends know me best), my rocker chick side (Go Cathie!), my hippie organic side, my designer and chef side.  There are many more, but I can't think of them all right now.  I mean we all have so many different parts/personalities to us that make us who we are and those different sides come out all the time.  I have learned to embrace all my sides and let them shine when they want to shine.  I use to hold back some aspects of my personality to fit in with whatever crowd I was with at the moment, but that got tiring and I was not feeling true to myself.   I now say and be who I am.  If someone doesn't like or get me, then their loss, right?  So basically I'm saying, embrace and love all your different selves and go listen to some Carly Simon :)

I've made it easy for you and uploaded the song from You Tube for your listening pleasure.

What are some of your favorite Carly songs?

7 comments:

  1. Ah! I happened upon that same station just yesterday, and thought "Great. I love oldies form the '50's". Guess what they played...The Pretenders!! What??!! I listened to The Pretenders in late high school and early college. I am not old!!!

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  2. And, yes...I love my rocker side ;)

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  3. Ha Ha ! Love it Cathie. I know, when I think of oldies, I think of music from the 50's :) See, we are still young sister ;) Wondered if you would catch the reference to you in the post!

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  4. LOVE Carly Simon, and if I didn't know better, I'd think you were 29!!

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  5. I really never listened to her but I like reading about your love for her.

    sandy toe

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  6. Thanks Lynn! Your looking pretty amazing yourself! Hi Sandy! Thanks for reading. Funny about Carly, I haven't really listened to her in years and I realized when I heard her song yesterday that I kind of had forgotten about her music :) Its nice to re-introduce it back into my life!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I so relate to everything in this post! I could sing most of this song too! Girl, we were both children of the 70s and 80s - I can sing so many songs from those decades but songs from 5 years ago, I can hardly remember the words. :) I love singing out loud in the car when a song inspires me like one you haven't heard in ages. I also love hearing about all your different "sides" - we would totally have a great time driving in a car together. I love that you have the rocker chick side, I love my rock too! :) xoxo, Sharon

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