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David Bowie, Thursday's Child, music, video

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Go? Go where? Not to the weekend, surely! I’ve never really understood that poem*. I was a “Sunday’s Child” and as anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m not exactly “full of grace”. But I digress. Today’s musical interlude is brought to you by David Bowie and “Thursday’s Child”:

This morning, as I was getting dressed, a piece of jewelry sparked a memory of my time living in Richmond, Virginia in the early 80’s. My runaway train-of-thought led me from there to the time that I saw David Bowie at the Hampton Coliseum during his “Let’s Dance” tour. Soon I was singing that song, then a few other Bowie songs that I know the words to. I eventually landed on the song above. Probably because today is Thursday.

And, for your further musical enjoyment, just in case I’ve planted an earworm:

Ahhh, the 80’s. Neon colors, big hair, shoulder pads and probably most importantly for me, the advent of MTV. Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Tears for Fears, New Order… Hey, I have an idea! Before I meander too far down this path, let’s hear some of your favorite musical memories! (I’m still swaying to “Thursday’s Child”)

 

*“Monday’s Child”
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child must work for a living,
But the child that’s born on the Sabbath day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.
Author: Unknown

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