March 31st 2018
Out with my son somewhere, the song “Wagon Wheel” is playing in the background. Perhaps due to my abject aversion to this song my son is unfamiliar with it. Hearing the refrain, he erupts, “Oh my god that’s so perfect! MAMARAZZI! That’s what you are mom!! The MamaRazzi!!!”
The words are actually, “Hey Mama ROCK ME.” But who gives.
“So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me”
In the movie Wayne’s World there is a sign that says, “NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.” I fantasize about wearing a sign -at least in Open Mic settings- that says, “NO WAGON WHEEL.”
Either way I am:
- Guilty as charged; “MamaRazzi.” and moreover,
- So relieved to finallly have a practical use for this infernal song. Gah!