Groove or Horse Hockey?

“They are right up my alley,” I said, softly swinging from one side to the other in my chair. Shoulder rolling, half-closed eyes, and all the other things this kind of music makes me do. “They have the groove,” I said and my husband laughed.

GROOVE! Nobody has the groove anymore these days I got informed. It’s an old outdated word, used by an elderly stubborn lady like me, who just doesn’t give a hoot about what words are in -or not. People change, language changes, and while I am all for it, it doesn’t mean I have to forget about my old treasures like calling things out as HORSE HOCKEY.

Mash GIF

What can I say? I watched M*A*S*H when I learned English, and Cornel Potter is responsible for a lot of my curse-word vocabulary. He was the master of clean swearwords, and I took on a few (too many.) Monkey Muffins and Buffalo-Bagels, you just can’t beat it!

I suppose I am not in anymore and that’s alright with me. I never understood it anyway. If there are in-words, are there out-words as well?

Well, as I said, I don’t care. I am older, I have been around the block numerous times, and I have a right to sound like it. Don’t you think?

So back to the music. What a smooth sound. The band greeted President Biden and Vice President Harris by name -which I found very charming- and they didn’t miss to introduce themselves by name either -which I found very clever. Both stuck with me. The band’s name, and the good manners.

Then they started playing and while I was GROOVING I looked over to my husband, who also got the wiggles in his chair. He grooves differently. The man-groove I suppose. He plays invisible drums, and sometimes even air guitar, which I find very humorous. An older gentleman with white hair, acting like a 20-year old rocker. It can’t get better than that.

He liked the band and the song as well. So before you think I might be mighty full of myself (which I am) I let you decide.

Groove or Horse Hockey?

10 thoughts on “Groove or Horse Hockey?

  1. Hockey in India is considered to be one of the most popular games in India. India has earned lot of recognition in all over the world by showing the excellence in the game of hockey. Hockey in India started its journey years back. The British introduced hockey in India in the 19th century. After this there was no looking back. Hockey in India established itself as one of the popular outdoor colonial games.
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  2. I have to say I have opened myself a bit more to some of the newer music and artists. I think that’s because the ones I like actually sound like music that we can groove to. Sometimes I have to remind the younger generations that some of the tunes they like now are mere remakes, either in whole or in part, of the songs I or even others before them or me grew up with.

    I really like Alicia Keys among today’s artists. John Legend a little less so. My favorite part of that show was the duet by Justin Timberlake and a new artist backed by a local high school choir. They ended up in the streets of Memphis, JT’s hometown and the birth of a very melodic form of blues music. All were very appropriate for our times.

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  3. I did a little grooving myself that day. And although I’m certainly a senior citizen, I know how to enjoy music. I used my Shazam app to identify any artists I didn’t know and then added them to my Spotify playlists. I may be old, but I can still groove! 🤣

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  4. I laughed when you said you learned English and curse words from MASH- now that’s smart! Yes, words come in and out of fashion, I like you own who you are and don’t care! 🙂 Poppycock! I’m feeling groovy from this post 🙂

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