July 15, 2012

We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue

Summers are for dancing

That’s With-a-Why in the photo with Taekwondo Nephew and Dandelion Niece. They’re the three youngest of the grandchildren, and we used to call them the Littles. Shaggy Hair Boy, who thinks he’s grown up because he’s 21, still refers to them as the “young-uns.”

Even as teenagers, they’re pretty mature. Taekwondo Nephew teaches at the dojo, Dandelion Niece works as a model, and With-a-Why plays classical piano better than most adults. Yep, they seem like grown-ups now. That is, until they get on a raft out in the river and start singing and dancing and screaming with laughter.

7 comments:

Lilian said...

I think I remember photos of Dandelion niece from years back in which she was a pretty young girl... wow... times does fly, doesn't it?

Zhoen said...

You do know what that song is about, right?

jo(e) said...

Lilian: Yeah, I've posted photos of all three as little kids ....

jo(e) said...

Zhoen: No, actually, I don't. They were just screaming out that one line over and over again, so I didn't hear any other lyrics. It's possible they only knew that one line.

Tie-Dye Brother-in-law said...

I've heard them sing a lot more of it at other times; they were just using the tagline when they were rocking the "party island".

At other points, there were upwards of 8 people trying to rock each other off the raft, while shouting out that line. (We've had more people than that on it in past years, but they weren't being so boisterous.)

Lorianne said...

Thanks to your post, I'll probably have this song in my head all day...

Zhoen said...

It's about the Brixton riots in London, Eddy Grant was an immigrant from Guyana. Very political.