Monday, May 09, 2011

Music Monday --Flashback to My Year in Spain

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Today I begin my descent into grading hell. I will be spending the next six days correcting final papers 24/7. It's the dark side of being a professor. So, I have not a moment to write, but I wanted to leave you with my current musical trip down memory lane. I found The Counting Crows CD at a Borders Closing Sale and snapped it right up. This song, Mr. Jones is what sustained me during my lonely days as a college student in Salamanca, Spain. I think because the song mentions "Spanish dancer" I felt it was somehow relevant to my experience. (whatever!). Enjoy and wish me and my red pen good luck.

Do you remember where you were when this song was hot? Tell me about it.


Anonymous said...

One year out of High School and in the Air Force. I worked in computer maintenance on some highly specialized equipment. One of the retirees worked as a contractor for our shop. He was a very nice guy and an excellent trainer. His name? Mr Jones. The younger folks would sing this song to him. Thanks for the memories.

@RVSNewark said...

This video is currently in my YouTube faves - When I added it several months ago, I was on this obsessive kick re-watching it constantly-I did get over it, but seeing it now might retrigger me (Thanks-I think).

I had a bit of a crush on him at the time (when it 1st came out). What amazes me about the video now as an adult is I'm attracted to the energy of his performance and his seeming lack of pretense. In other words, I really feel the joy because he looks so "free" (it's hard to describe).

Anyway - the lyric is "Show me some of that Spanish dancin' (not dancer)". My fave line is "When I look at the television, I wanna see me staring right back at me" I wonder how many showbiz careers has that line launched?

@RVSNewark said...

Don't mean to double-post, but had to add this considering this site.

At the time, I thought he was mixed (so when he says "Grey is my favorite color, I felt so symbolic yesterday..") so I thought the line was his way of informing us that he was mixed - since to me he looked it. Imagine my shock when YEARS later I find out he's not mixed, but Jewish. Talk about mind-blow. LOL!

Waiting for Zufan! said...

Hanging out with you in grading Hell! Good luck, to both of us.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, I finished up grading last week! I have 5 weeks off until I head to Salamanca for 6 weeks! <3 I thought this post was timely.

PS. Does anyone else ever have a real difficult time replying to this blog? It keeps telling that I wrote the word wrong, but I haven't. I have actually written replies before that never get posted because I get tired of rewriting the ever changing word.

LT said...

You're welcome!

Thanks for the lyric update! and I thought he was mixed too!!!!

Thanks for the love. I finished on Friday, sweating and swearing but done!!!

Thanks for the support, have fun in Salamanca( so jealous) and I'm sorry you're having trouble commenting. I'm considering a switch over to wordpress. thanks for trying.