My iPod Has Issues – All About the Birthday Girl

23 Mar

On Saturday night, we celebrated my stepdaughter’s 13th birthday with a gathering of her friends. We filled them with soft drinks, spaghetti, pizza and one of the coolest birthday cakes I have ever seen.image-24

A few of the girls spent the night, and, according to rumor, they stayed up for most of it. I also hear that they ate more of that cake.

Big fun was had by all, and my wife and I are worn out. In celebration of the big One Three, I am going to dig into my iPod and play a bunch of songs that my stepdaughter has never heard. After all, nothing compares to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

“I’ve Got To Use My Imagination” by Gladys Knight and the Pips

“Dancing Barefoot” by Patti Smith

“Sweet And Slow” by Carol Sloane

“For All We Know” by Susannah McCorkle

“What’s Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner

“He Thinks I Still Care” by Dorothy Moore

“Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell

“He’s A Rebel” by The Crystals

“Moanin'” by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

“What A Difference A Day Makes” by Dinah Washington

“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone

“What The World Needs Now Is Love” by Jackie DeShannon

“Black Enough” by Melba Moore

“Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be” by Big Mama Thornton

“Everything Must Change” by Oleta Adams

“Ready For Love” by India.Arie

“Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott

“I’m A Woman” by Christine Kittrell

“She’s Got You” by Loretta Lynn

“Texas (When I Die)” by Tanya Tucker

Happy Birthday to a fantastic 13-year-old girl!


9 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – All About the Birthday Girl”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong March 23, 2015 at 02:43 #

    My son knows some of the same music as I do, but I doubt my granddaughter knows any of it. I wish she did. It’s sort of like we don’t quite speak the same language. Happy birthday to your step-daughter. 13 is that misty mid-region between girl and woman 🙂 A strange and wonderful age.

    • Rick March 23, 2015 at 03:08 #

      She is definitely growing up. I guess it’s my job to introducer her to the finer music.

      • Marilyn Armstrong March 23, 2015 at 03:17 #

        I tried. The peer thing wins every time. It did when I was a kid, too. But when I got older, my taste got broader so there’s always hope.

  2. jcalberta March 23, 2015 at 17:23 #

    “it’s life’s illusions I recall.
    I really don’t know life at all”.
    O my … .

    • Rick March 23, 2015 at 20:12 #

      It’s a great song.

  3. Andrew Petcher March 23, 2015 at 21:35 #

    That is a good cake – looks like plenty of e-numbers!

    • Rick March 24, 2015 at 01:08 #

      It was an excellent cake. Well, I should use the present tense. We still have some left.

  4. Bantering Ram March 27, 2015 at 05:19 #

    Best wishes to your stepdaughter! And best wishes to the two of you too as she enters a very interesting phase of her life!

    • Rick March 27, 2015 at 13:59 #

      Thank you. It should be a fun ride.

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