There is a bit of an age discrepancy between Craig and me. 10 years to be exact. Yes, I'm the older one.
Last Saturday, after the Inter:Play panels were over, we enjoyed the musical stylings of Fundamental Elements. They ended their set with a cover of a song by one of my favorite artists, Stevie Wonder.
I was 8 years old when Songs in the Key of Life came out. My hip and trendy music teacher introduced us to it. She would bring in various pop albums on Fridays. I remember her bringing in Kiss, Kansas, Donna Summer, Hall and Oates. She was tres cool.
One of her favorites was Songs in the Key of Life. This album has such great songs on it such as Sir Duke, Isn't She Lovely, As, and my favorite - the one the band covered.
When the band started the bass line, I immediately knew the song. However, Craig did not. Here's our conversation:
ME: OMG, I love this song! I was 8 when this came out.
Craig: Who is it?
ME: (A bit agog) Stevie Wonder.
Craig: I wasn't even born when you were 8.
(I guess I should be glad he didn't say "Isn't that Will Smith's Wild Wild West?")
But by then the lyrics were starting and I sang along - every word. My favorite line - "smoking cigarettes and writing something nasty on the wall. (You nasty boy!)"
So I enjoyed myself, singing and grooving to the band. They did a great job on the cover. I don't have a video of it, but here's the original. Try to resist the jazz-infused funkaliciousness that is Stevie Wonder.
I wish those days could come back once more.