Lucy had a temperature of 105.1 last night, which was odd, not because she temporarily became the hottest human being I’ve ever touched, but because the rest of the night I couldn’t stop thinking about 105.1 FM, a radio station I loved when I was a kid. It was one of those stations that played all the new music first: REM, early Thompson Twins, Erasure, the Vapours.
Then one day they said they were switching to an “Urban Contemporary” format. And sure enough, I tuned in at 8am as the station switched over. Their first song? “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. I have never been so depressed by a song in my life, and now, when I hear it, I feel gloomy.
Lucy’s temperature is back to around normal – you know, because babies are made of rubber and titanium – but her worried parents need a little more time. Plus, I need a song to get “Celebration” out of my head. Suggestions welcome.