Old School

Old School Friday

Well I’m back from a little family vay-kay to the beaches of San Diego, and the crowded, expensive, but still fun destinations of $eaworld and Di$neyland. We happened to be at Disneyland to experience the phenomenon that is Disney’s High School Musical. The premiere of High School Musical 2 took place on Tuesday while we were there. Before the premiere, the kids from HSM rode in a little cavalcade through Disneyland. I’ll have you know that Vanessa Hudgens totally looked right into my camera as she rode by with Ashley Tisdale. See?

I assured my wife that there was nothing between us, that she just had an innocent crush on this studly 37 year old father of 2 from Arizona. “Some things I just can’t control, babe” I coyly remarked. After the ladies came the latest cover subject of Rolling Stone, Zac Efron.

I also assured Zac that nothing was going on between me and Vanessa, ’cause she’s like totally his girlfriend in real life and stuff.

So is that a great segue into another installment of Old School Friday or what? Sometimes, we all just need a little Midnight Star, don’t we?

Midnight StarFreakazoid (mp3)

Midnight StarNo Parking on the Dance Floor (mp3)

Buy No Parking on the Dance Floor.


  • Jennifer

    Loving Midnight Star vibes. I am doing some old school neck movements that may injure me for the rest of my life but listening to Freakazoid brings back great memories of fun music videos back in the 1980s.

    No Parking on the Dance Floor is another jam.

    Whenever I hear these songs, I have to bust out with an entire old school play list.

    Thanks, Pete!!

  • Eric

    Hey Pete,
    Small world. I was in the same area as you last week with my family. San Diego the 11th-14th, and Anaheim for three days after that. First time, and we had a blast. We fell in love with San Diego – kind of reminded me of Seattle, the way so many of its attractions are relatively close together. Saw the Avett Brothers in Solana Beach at the Belly Up Tavern on Sunday the 12th – if you haven’t heard them, you need to. Very cool stuff.
    As usual, love your site, and your writing, and, unlike some of the other bloggers, who tend to drown in their own self-importance, you sound like a really nice person. Take care, and keep up the good work.
    Spokane, WA
    (If my name or location rings a bell it’s because I won the Bruce boot from you last fall. Thanks again for that!).

  • Pete

    Eric – Nice words! Thanks a bunch. I envy you getting the chance to get away to the Belly Up Tavern. I thought of that place as we were passing Solana Beach on the 5.

    As for the Avett Brothers, I discovered them a couple months ago and picked up their latest on eMusic. I even posted about ’em.

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