Old School Fridays: Let’s Cuddle Up…
The phrase “cuddle up,” doesn’t really compute in my mind properly, but thanks to a really overactive imagination the idea of spontaneously falling in love with someone who I thought was just a friend has always resonated with me. Maybe it’s because the whole “friends and then lovers” storyline is so essential to American sitcoms and during my formative years I had a bit of an obsession with the Dwayne and Whitley saga. I’ve always asked myself if there’s a Dwayne in my life that I’m missing out on and kept my eyes (and heart) open. At the age of 30 I’m pretty sure there’s not, but my musical tastes have always been influenced by the sort of silly, sort of practical idea of it all. Since I could never connect with it organically, “The Closer I Get To You,” by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack is the kind of song that I tried to force all of my boyfriends to accept as “our song,” even though none of the dudes really cared for it much and the content had nothing to do with our relationship. What a bunch of losers. Can’t anyone see that this song is almost perfect in every way, from the melody to their voices to the lyrics and just EVERYTHING about it? Take a listen.
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