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07 June 2005 @ 06:02 pm
we've got eachother, and that's alot  
Song: Livin' on a Prayer
Artist: Bon Jovi
Album: Slippery When Wet

I grew up on MTV. my dad thought he was a rockstar, managed bands and brought me to rock shows when i was 2. he also thought he invented the idea for MTV. music has always been a huge influence on my life, and it all began back in the day when i would watch music videos with my family. the one that stands out most vividly for me though, is "livin' on a prayer." i knew that song backwards and forwards. my brothers and i would sing along at top lung capacity. we knew the EXACT MOMENT when the key changed and the video shifted from balck and white into color. slippery when wet was the first album i ever owned. as in, i got it for my birthday when i was in third grade and i listened to it non-friggin-stop for probably a year or more. to this day, songs from that album make me stoopid happy. i know it's not GOOD music, but it was MY music. it was on MY MTV. and this was the sort of thing my family did together. we would fight over almost anything else. the last slice of pizza or who had to do the dishes would lead to WORLD WAR THREE and/or WWF wrestle-mania for resolution, i seriously still have the scars. but the thing we could always agree on - and today is still the only thing we all truly have in common - is a serious love of music. we could all rock out together, and well, that's alot... for love.

yeah, we were poor. yeah, we were crazy, rambunctious and maybe not even so clean all the time. we had bad haircuts and wore hand-me downs. but the baileys had love and talent and music and passion. my family has always been and will always be the most imortant thing in my life. even so, i rarely think about my childhood, especially not the good parts. but bon jovi makes me remember the good times.

plus, it always makes for a great night of karaoke. so who can argue?
Current Mood: amusedamused
Genius Monster Sparkle Pants AKA Missygolfshirt6 on June 8th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
The Baileys are a big bunch of Rock Stars it's totally true -
you guys are so rock star that you had the first "pod" - screw the I-pod all of us in the Hizzamptons know about the B-Pod.
I love this story because I can totally picture all of you as little kids screaming along to the music... and F what anyone says Livin on a prayer RULES!!!
Hambrosia: Widdly widdly wahhhwarheart on June 8th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
Oh hell yeah! This song was a big hit in my family too. We were all 80s rockers and my cousin even went to a Bon Jovi concert at the age of 7 with my aunt and uncle.