My Musical Obsessions

I hate organizing my vinyl. It’s something that always gets out of order and I never know where anything is. Also, I don’t follow the correct protocol with band names or album names that start with the word “The”. For example, I will sometimes put “The White Stripes” in the “T” order, but other times I’ll file it under “W”. Sometimes, when I’m extra ADD, I’ll put it under “S”.

I’m my own worst enemy sometimes.

Today, I might re-organize my vinyl. This time, I want to order them in original release order, that way I can feed my newest and most thrilling obsession. 

Hey, Lesley, whats’s your newest and most thrilling obsession?

Ok, I’ll tell you. I am obsessed with figuring out what song people were conceived to. 

I’m not necessarily talking about music being on while the parents were actually doing the deed… no, I am talking on a broader scale. Like, what was the song that was important to them in that era.

For me, it was probably Maneater by Hall & Oates or something.

So, take your birthday, and go back 40 weeks (9 months, duh) and google top music hits from the month you were likely conceived in. Pick the song/group that you want to believe you were conceived to, and viola! For added fun, google the importance and back story of the song. I learn so much about songs I’ve heard my whole life but never really understood why it was popular. 

The last boy I dated was a human Rick Roll, which is hilarious to me.

It’s a fun party trick to go up to your friends and tell them what they were probably conceived to. Give it a try today and report back with your stories. Maybe that’s why I don’t have as many friends? Maybe it’s why I’m single?

If you need me, I’ll be messing up the order of my records way worse than they are currently ordered.

Also, to quote Wikipedia:

Hall also opined,[3] “We try and take chances. Our new single “Maneater” isn’t something that sounds like anything else on the radio. The idea is to make things better.”

John Oates has explained that while it is natural to assume the lyrics are about a woman, the song actually was originally written “about NYC in the ’80s. It’s about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches. But we have it in the setting of a girl because it’s more relatable. It’s something that people can understand. That’s what we do all of the time”, after describing how they took a similar approach with the earlier song “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)“.[4][5

Don’t forget to have fun today!

<3 Lesley