Saturday, January 12, 2008

Totally awesome 80s music

Wednesday night was excellent. The Bucks beat the Heat and the Chinese unicyclist flipped five bowls onto her head at halftime. But the night was off to a promising start before that.

Addie and I had dinner at Cafe Vecchio. I hadn't been there for years, but we figured we'd try it since it's close to the Bradley Center. They've revamped their menu, and I got the Chinese chicken salad — which, by the way, is especially good because it's topped with fried angel-hair pasta.

While we ate, peppy 80s tunes played. My favorites: "Oh Sheila," "All Night Long," and "My Prerogative." Yep, I currently have all of those. Though I don't have Richard Marx's "Hold on to the Night" — that'd be a little too high-school — it also made a nice addition to the ambiance. Addie and I agreed that Quiet Riot's "Cum on Feel the Noize" was not good. Head-banger anthems make me antsy when I'm eating.

We were only there for an hour, but I like to think that the playlist might have also included some Journey, Styx, New Edition, and Hall and Oates. It doesn't happen often, but the music enhanced my dining experience. Maybe because it wasn't 80s overkill: the music was from the 80s, but the place didn't have an outdated feel. Now I just need to make some mixed tapes so I can enjoy that stuff at home.

5 comments:

melissa said...

That is so funny that you mention "Oh Sheila"...I was singing that around the house last night. It is so much fun when Hal is gone because I can sing around the house....LOL. Don't forget ANYTHING by the Go-Go's!! I swore when I grew up that I was going to take Jane's spot!

Naomi said...

There is just too much great 80s music! Good point about the Go-Go's. Whatever happened to them? Also, I like INXS (in the 80s, not beyond).

melissa said...

INXS with Michael Hutchins (May he rest in Peace), not the crap after!! Pat Benatar too! And Joan Jett...Awesome music.

michelle said...

I heart Pat Benatar. She is my favorite to channel via karaoke. I'm so glad that others recognize the value of the 8os as background music. I will agree that the rock anthem is probably not the best companion music for dining, but you really can't beat a monster ballad...

Jean said...

Oh I LOVE Hall and OATES!!!!

Jean