Wednesday, February 21, 2007

One of the Things Chevy Chase and I Have in Common...

...is that we both know all the words to "You Can Call Me Al"


So I finally got Graceland" on CD, after listening to it on tape since, what, I was five? So today, as I was standing at my secluded neighborhood bus stop where I always show up fifteen minutes early so I can sing along with my Ipod in privacy, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" came on, and I realized this was the first time in 22 years of listening to this song that I was not sitting in a car. I realized this because without hesitation, I found myself dancing along. And not just bobbing my knees, I was fully psuedo-subtle West Afrcian style stepping on the corner of 100th and 14th, with minvans driving by. This was a very good feeling. I suggest listening to "Graceland" standing up from now on.

But here's my question: Those of you who grew up on "Graceland" how do you picture her shoes in "Diamonds on the soles of her Shoes"? Please respond and tell me. If you don't, I will call you.

Here's my answer: they've always been burgundy brown cowboy boots to me, and the diamonds are three small diamonds in a row studding the sole of each boot.

7 comments:

Garth said...

This is a very good question. I'm not married to a particular type of shoe, though when I picture them right now, I imagine sand-colored high-heeled sandals, and the diamonds are many, and scattered throughout the sole.

Also, I'm really enjoying the idea of you dancing on the street to Graceland. Sort of reminiscent of Biggie Shorty in Pootietang (sp?).

Liz said...

I have no idea about the diamonds on her shoes. I am just laughing a little at the mental picture of you on dancing on the street corner.
You make me smile Katie Swanso!

Kj said...

HI Liz!

Liz said...

Hi KJ!!!!

Kj said...

Garth, I'm fascinated and flattered that something about me reminds you of a movie called "Pootietang" and if it was anyone but you, I'd be very disturbed.

Spiro said...

i don't think i've ever thought about it. although i absolutely love this album. definitely grew up with it on cd.

but i don't want to date myself.

Kj said...

Date yourself all you want- Heck, I'd date you if I was younger and a guy. Oh, I see, you mean DATE yourself not date yourself. Have you ever eaten a date? I'm not really big on fig-type nuty fruits.