Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tom Jones. Really? Tom Jones?

I love music. Pretty much all music. I'm not a big fan of Rap but then I don't consider that music.

I am back in Minnesota and was doing some canvassing in Bloomington today. I happened into a specialty store called "The Afternoon". As I was strolling through the aisles I caught myself bobbing my head to a great tune. Soon, I was snapping my fingers. Many times in these boutiques the owners will create their own playlists for their customers' enjoyment only - not for purchase. I took my chances and went to the counter to inquire about the catchy music. There propped up on an easel proudly displayed was Tom Jones' most recent release. I looked at the clerk and said, "Tom Jones? Really?" I couldn't get my credit card out fast enough.

NEVER in my wildest dreams did I EVER think I would EVER purchase a Tom Jones CD. I mean, that was music my mother listened to "back in the day". He was the guy, along with Elvis, that she looked at on the television with that goofy look on her face.


I can't get home fast enough to put these tunes on my shuffle. Running that 1/2 marathon next weekend is going to be a piece of cake with Tom crooning in my ear!!! Take my word for it, go to iTunes and listen for yourself! I can't wait to share this with my mom AND my daughter! How funny is that?! But he's singing Prince, people - Tom Jones singing Prince!!!! AHHHHH!!!!

Turn it up!!!


Chaya Bluma said...

Hey Joyce,
I'm with you on the rap. You know - you can't spell cRAP without it!
- Chaya

Sheila said...

Well TJ isn't my mom's guy but he is mine. I've been to see him twice @ Atlantic City,NJ. Once with my husband and again with my daughter. Surprisingly she said she had a good time.

I'm not one for rap either. Think it's terrible but TJ has a way of spinning the right kind of groove :)

Brandi said...

I did like the cd. :) You'll have to burn it for me!