This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

March 6, 2009

Old School Friday: You’ll Find Me in Da Club

Filed under: Old School Friday — Tags: , — pprscribe @ 9:36 am

"Day 033/366: My Record Player." Great Beyond,

The Old School Friday theme for this week is “Songs with Heart”–tunes with the word heart in the title.

Seeing as it is Friday, I thought I would take everyone to the club for my old school selections for this week. Let’s see what the DJ has cued up…

First up on the turntable is “Heart of Glass” by Blondie from 1979. Deborah Harry and the crew were staples at my high school. Theirs were among the few songs that the Black kids and the White kids could agree on. Any homecoming dance, musical or play after-party, celebration of a basketball victory, whatever–and Blondie would be pumping through the speakers.

Although–I must admit–it was incredibly annoying when the White kids thought that Harry’s bit on “Rapture” was “rapping.” (Just like they thought that Bo Derek in the movie 10 invented cornrows…)

“Heart of Glass” by Blondie


Next in the mix, another club classic: “Heartbeat” by Taana Gardner. Kindly raise your hand if you, like me, received great and unnatural pleasure¬† saying the line “Now you know this just don’t make no kinda sense...”

“Heartbeat” by Taana Gardner


Okay. Now for one of my guilty pleasures from The Eagles. This one works in the club at this point in the evening because now you are good and tipsy and will have a great time putting your arms around the shoulders of the stranger next to you and belting out the the lyrics. Somebody’s gonna hurt someone before the night is through… Indeed.

“Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles


Finally, we’ll prepare to leave the club for the night. You do not, as they say, have to go home butchu gots to get the hell outta here. So, grab a partner, hold on tight, and sway to the real Rev. Al and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”

“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by Al Green


Y’all drive safely, now.


  1. Oh man! You remembered some great ones that I wish I’d remembered! Especially Blondie! And they would have worked in my nostalgia theme too. Great ones, thanks!

    I did find 3 HEART songs that are among my favorite songs and the last one might take you by surprise!

    Comment by Pop Art Diva — March 6, 2009 @ 10:55 am

  2. You pulled out the whole egg crate of albums. If I had to chose between these songs, I think I choose Al Green. My college roommate and I would fall asleep and play dominoes to the best of Al Green, and it also reminds me of Ally McBeal, we use to love that show…

    Comment by MrsGrapevine — March 6, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

  3. Green’s version is classic. I like all your picks, and I love the title of of your blog, “This So-Called Post Post-Racial Life.”

    Have you looked at the most recent post at BlogHer on the Limbaugh/Steele flap? Yeah, we’re so post-racial. If you do take a look, have your Excedrin handy.

    Comment by Verite Parlant — March 6, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

  4. Thanks, all, for dropping by the club today!

    Pop Art Diva, your “inner child” pick was classic. I will admit to having a few playlists on my iPod that have “children’s songs” mixed right in there with grown-up ones.

    Mrs. Grapevine, please do not speak of egg crates of albums. Many moons ago I “lost” all of my crates of LPs in one of my many moves. The thought of my lost gems is still enough to bring a tear to my eye.

    Verite Parlant, merci beaucoup! Rev. Al is definitely the man. And I will definitely check out the BlogHer post. I see it is up to, like, 70 comments or something. I may check my blood pressure first before stopping by to read them! LOL

    Comment by pprscribe — March 6, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

  5. Great choices. Rev Al is my favorite. Happy OSF.

    Comment by hagar's daughter — March 6, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

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