Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gingers Pick of the Week....Cyndi Lauper

So I had a couple of things that I wanted to post about, but after a long night with Amber I've decided to go with this one. I have already taken the liberty of posting my love for Pat. Now, I want to share probably one of the greatest chick singers of all time. And if you think you have to sit through a bunch of Madonna videos now, then you don't know me very well.

When I was in the 4th grade my dad gave me a silver walk man for my birthday. You know one of those old ones that only had fast forward, so if you wanted to rewind you had to pull the cassette out, flip it around, fast forward it then put it back in. Along with it was, Cyndi Laupers She's so Unusual. Yes, this was my very first ever cassette tape. Everyday when I got home from school I would put on my roller skates, pop that bad boy in the walk man and be gone until the street lights came on. We weren't allowed to play outside after the streetlights came on. For safety reasons, of course. I was absolutely in love with this song. I burnt out that fast forward button rewinding it.

As I got a little bit older my fascination with Cyndi didn't fade. While all of my friends were using sharpies to draw Madonna moles on their faces,I was using orange kool aid packets to dye my hair. I don't remember if the color took as I was being beat to a bloody pulp for ruining my mothers towels. Note to reader...Kool aid stains terry cloth. Just thought you should know.

Then one of the greatest movies of all time came out. Back before Sean Astin was a fat little hobbit...he was Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and frankly, he was adorable. Best Line.."Oh, you idiot!!! You glued it on upside down. If God made us like that, we'd all be pissing in our faces." Classic..but back to the music. Cyndi and her wrestler friends made an appearance once again with "Good Enough".

You have to scroll in about 2 minutes to get past all the dialogue. And just for the record, I would have been smokin' hot with hair that color.

Now, I'm not going to pretend that she isn't kooky, because she is. But, I think that was part of the appeal for me. Plus, she's just fantastic. You will never hear another person and say..."WOW! She sounds just like Cyndi Lauper." I don't foresee that ever happening. Ever! So, one more song. Probably my most favorite. I can listen to it on repeat for days. Believe me, I've done it.

I think Jay Leno also got his hair inspiration from Cyndi. Just sayin...


amberd. said...

I love you girl. Im frickin tired though from staying up all night talking to you. I hear Cyndi and always think of you and me driving a suicide trip home from Texas! lol! Cyndi is some good stuff. Do you think your Mom would be me If I used her towels to die my hair orange? Just wonderin'

Ginger Snaps said...

She has hair dying towels now. That we use specifically for that purpose so probably not.

Sometimes when I say my prayers at night I like to thank God and Baby Jesus for getting us home safely from that trip. It is a friggin' Christmas miracle that we didn't die. 15 hours of sleep in a 4 day period, no food and an ice storm that shut down the entire mid west. FRIGGGIN CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!!

neilee said...

Hey Ginger Snaps, Its good to see you are still blogging somewhere. You have an uncanny way of expressing your thoughts. An attribute of yours that has utterly amazed me and at times intimidated me. Love you.

Chops McGee said...

Hey Gingie, just so's you know, being mean to me is not the only way to get my attention, but the other way involves at least partial nudity and.. well.. you know. we wont go there.

Second, Hell. Yeah. I love me some Cyndi Lauper! My big sister ( the cool one ) got me hooked back when you could wear 4 swatches on one wrist and 4 different colors of leg warmers without being mocked.

Also, did you know Cyndi's distinctive voice is partially attributable to when she damaged her vocal cords as a youngster? She was told she would never sing again but YOU CANT KEEP A CRAZY WOMAN DOWN!!!

Also, Kool Aid does not work on your hair. No matter how long you let it sit. Your scalp, forehead and surrounding skin, yes. But not your hair. Just FYI.....

Ginger Snaps said...

Neilee!! Why aren't you on vacation woman!!!! Don't be intimidated. I love your guts.

Chops...I am aware of the skin and possible brain problems that kool aid can inflict. Thanks though.

The Captain said...

love her. met her last year. love her more. cool as - she performed in bare feet, clip on plaits and plenty of 'tude. she rocked then, she rocks now.

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