We Want the Funk

Riley got two different Glee CD’s for her birthday. We were in the car a lot today and it was the first time I’d listened to them. Some of the lyrics are a bit “mature” for my sweet little petunia, and I wasn’t sure about the appropriateness. Then again, it ain’t rap with the nasty explicit language and misogynist message. It could be worse, and you can’t keep them from everything. I pondered these questions as we drove along.

Then a remake of Olivia Newton John’s Let’s Get Physical came on. Holy sexual innuendo! But you know what? As a kid when that song came out, I totally thought it was about aerobics. I actually thought it my whole life until today when I listened to the words. So…I’m guessing my girl will be okay. She’ll only hear what she’s ready to hear and the rest will go over her head.

I was so happy to hear the George Clinton remake, We Want the Funk…and we went cruising down the road, “turnin’ this mother out!”

Yeah, baby…that was us in the maroon minivan. Check it.

You’ve got a real type of thing going down, gettin’ down
There’s a whole lot of rhythm going round

I know. I need help. 

But I really do want the funk.  

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9 Responses to We Want the Funk

  1. Amanda says:

    Isn’t that the hardest thing? Avoiding those cotton-wooling moments?

    Enjoy gettin’ down wit ya bad ass!! 😀 LOL!!

  2. Niksmom says:

    OH, I SOOOOO needed to hear this this morning. This music got me up and moving around my dining room, jamming in my seat…TOTALLY turned my morning around! Thanks!

  3. Kerry says:

    When our foster child got into rap we just got him some christian rap cds – he really just like the beat and didn’t even notice the difference. We felt like rock-star parents that day. I think the only way to deal with the Olvia Newton John issue is to watch the original video – let the era of leg warmers and aerobics live!

  4. Courtney says:

    When I listen to Pat Benatar and Madonna and Laura Branigan and Cyndi Lauper now, I’m shocked! Hello, She Bop!!! We sang it in 2nd grade chorus … don’t think the chorus teacher got it, either.

  5. Carrie Link says:

    I thought it was about aerobics, too!

  6. Meg says:

    I am giggling as I write this because I had the 8-track tape of ONJ’s Let’s Get Physical album and I always suspected there was more to it back in 9th grade, but I wasn’t sure exactly what! BTW, if you like funk, get the 100% Funk CD for some serious base-thumping!

  7. Deb says:

    But what about the leg warmers?

  8. Betty says:

    Yeah, I thought that song was about aerobics, too. I like old George, too.

  9. graceonline says:

    Hahahahahahahah! Those boots! The diaper!

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