Typical night at the Shaw house: Singing, dancing and watching the Blues Brothers.
Melodi was intent on “giving a concert” when brother went to bed and she started with a stellar version of ’9 to 5′ by none other than Dolly Parton. Next up was Aretha Franklin’s ‘Think’. All it took was a few measures of the CD and Mike began the movie. This was a coaching attempt on his part, while Aretha is telling off McIntyre Murphy we watched her acting as well as her singing and dancing… Mike says, “Look at her attitude Melodi! Sing it with your face!”
Now we’ve moved on to ‘Shake a Tail Feather’ with Ray Charles. This is reminiscent of my childhood, dancing with my Dad. Doesn’t seem that long ago and now I’m dancing with my own daughter.
Before we eject this DVD we’ll end with the usual statement from Mike, “They just don’t make movies like this anymore.” And I think he is right.