I’ve been away from the blog, and the Feel Good Fridays, for a while; I just haven’t been motivated to write, sorry guys. I don’t force myself to do anything even if it’s something I love (hooping, writing, cooking) b/c it makes it not as fun for me. But no fear, I”m back and I feel a slight bit motivated again so I may be writing more here in the next few weeks. But back to the FGF post!

Today is my 25th birthday and I thought I would share a double-header today. First up is the song that was Number One on the charts the week I was born — Kenny Loggins “Footloose.” I have *never* seen this movie, if you can believe it, but I’ve heard this song millions of times. One of the dance classes I took as a kid used to play this song during practice and we may have done a routine to a snippet of it but I don’t really remember. Here’s the original music video, just like how it used to be played on MTV back in the day when MTV played music videos!

The second is a song I’ve been rocking for a bit, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend. The band is originally from Murfreesboro and it’s leader is now fairly famous, having created several notable songs, jingles and has played with Beck….. I’ve got Self’s “Trunk Fulla Amps,” motherfucker! This is actually a video for the edited/”no fucker” version as I wasn’t able to find an official video that wasn’t edited. The whole Gizmodgery album is brilliant; they played kid’s instruments on this! When I moved to the Boro in 2002 for college, I hadn’t heard of any of the bands in this area. Then I started hearing about a few: Neo, Folk Medicine, Boo Boo Bunny, The Features (once they signed and then were dropped which sucked)…. It wasn’t until I started dating my boyfriend in 2007 that I was introduced to the wonders of the Spongebath era — Self and The Features are his focus, but there is also The Katies, Fluid Ounces, Count Bass D and others — and I love it. The music is great, lyrics are sometimes goofy but you sing along no matter what and eff it, Matt Mahaffey is a genius.

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