Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Last week I was sitting in a meeting in a hotel lobby and Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" started to play. It was a fairly casual meeting but I guess it gives you a bit on insight into my personality that I not only started to sing along with the song, but eventually had to stand up to give my lip-syncing performance the emotional punch this anthem deserves.

I bought Journey's Greatest Hits when I was in high school and played it so much I wore the tape out. I did a story about people's after school jobs for our school news station and used "Anyway You Want It" even though it didn't really fit the story and let's be honest here, no one between the ages of about 28 and 40 can listen to "Faithfully" without dredging up memories of some long-lost love.

I was goofing around on You Tube today and found this and it made me very happy.


AP said...

It's right up there with Air Supply. Thanks for the flashback!

Mary said...

What a great sing along song!

cropstar said...

frankly it would be wrong if you didn't get up and lip sync!

and thank you for getting believe stuck in my head. good thing i like that song!

Dainon. said...

I assume you've heard the recent development involving one of Journey's band members finding a new singer on YouTube? A Filipino singer in the (duh) Philippines who has covered Journey tunes for years. New album with the new singer comes out in '08. There's a bit more to it than that, but talk about your greatest dream come true for that lil guy, am I right? It makes me happy.

f*bomb. said...

ummm...I HAVE that haircut!
If I had been at that meeting, I would've been right up next to you. So...What did Kelly Ripa do?

Whits said...

Reminds me of Boston for some reason. I love this story posted on ESPN.com's site (somewhat relevant, but just generally very funny):
While visiting one of our friends in Boston this past weekend, a few of my college buddies and I spent Saturday getting hammered at various bars near Fenway. When we called it a night, we took the T back to the Maverick station, a trip that included half of the train spontaneously singing "Don't Stop Believing." When we got off the train, we decided to step into this bar called Eddie C's, a dive with none other than Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap. When we got inside, we encountered a few regulars with the strongest accents imaginable, who asked us if we were Sox fans. We aren't, which was fine by them, until my friend Tommy proclaimed his allegiance to the Yankees. They all gasped immediately, and one of them shouted, while smiling ear to ear, "... let's tie him to a tree!!!" He proceeded to reach into his jacket and, I kid you not, pulled out a 12-foot rope. We went outside and my friend was, yes, tied to a tree, complete with some road cones. The scene was unbelievable. We decided to leave when the same guy showed us his knife and said that he could cut some more rope if we needed it.
-- John, Washington, D.C.