Recently, Mark and I were in the car, listening to music, playing Who’s this on the iPhone. This is a game that Mark and I have played for years. He puts on a song to play, asks, “Who’s this?” and I guess who the group is. Now, I’m not very good at this game, although I am getting better. For years, Mark would put on some 80’s sounding band and I would guess “Bon Jovi?” It never was. Listen to Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leopard) or Here I Go Again (Whitesnake), and tell me they don’t sound like Bon Jovi!
(as an aside: here’s how bad I truly am at this game. When I asked Mark what the songs were on his Bon Jovi playlist, I got the Def Leopard one… and then I asked, “what was that one by the White Stripes?!”)
This became such a joke between us that Mark finally put together a Bon Jovi playlist… and there’s not a single Bon Jovi song on it!
Here are a couple of examples that I’m especially proud of, because they show real growth on my part:
Mark: “I’ll give you $10 if you can name this group.”
Lori, before singing even starts: “Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam… $10, BABY!!” (pause)… “I’ll give you $100 if you can tell me what he’s saying.”
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6 months later, same song (Yellow Ledbetter).
Mark: “Who’s this?”
Lori, starting to mumble, roughly, the tune of the song during the intro (before the singing starts… and not remembering the past discussion): “Pearl Jam.”