I used to be that girl: the one who played her favorite single over and over for days on end, annoying everyone else in the household and some summers, the entire neighborhood (no air conditioning = heat = open windows, much to the dismay of the neighbors). Also, I tended to keep the volume a little higher than necessary. I drove with my windows down, singing along to the pop tunes playing on the radio. I was often spotted by a friend stopped at a red light immersed in a song, oblivious to my friend’s attempts to get my attention. So it’s somewhat a mystery to me how somewhere along the way I quit listening to music while I drove. Instead I started listening to books on CD in the car. At this point, you’re probably wondering where I’m going with this. . .
My daughter is an “official gleek” -- a follower of the new TV show “Glee.” She has every “Glee” CD and DVD and listens/watches them constantly. Now that she’s home from college, it seems that I must also be a “gleek.” I’m surrounded by the music of “Glee” (she seems to take after me in obsessing over her favorite songs…unfortunately).
From my second-hand exposure to “Glee,” I’ve learned what’s so great about it. All the songs that made music so great back when I was growing up are being remade by “Glee”: “Dream On” by Aerosmith, “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, “One Less Bell to Answer” by The 5th Dimension, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Beth” by Kiss, and the list continues. Not only that, but I’m discovering all the recent music I’ve been missing, listening to books on CD rather than the radio in the car. This past episode exposed me to Lady Gaga and her music.
Any other “gleeks” out there?