Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Schools Out

Today is my kids last day of school for the year. She is so happy it is palpable. It brings back memories for me. I recall that I used to run the entire six blocks home from school at fullspeed. My adrenaline was pumping so hard that it seemed like I could fly.

Another recollection my daughters happiness brings up for me is the song I would sing every last day of school:

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise'
Cause they found new toys

Well we can't salute ya
Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
That's a drag

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

Which also reminds me of a classic Alice Cooper rant from last year:

The 56-year-old Cooper says he was disgusted to learn the likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Sheryl Crow, James Taylor and Dave Matthews were hitting the road for a series of concerts designed to help defeat President Bush.

"To me, that's treason," Cooper told the Canadian Press. "I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics."

"When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I'd run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Thanks, Alice.

Obviously Alice Cooper is one rock star who actually grew up.