Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chicago, You Are Killing Me

Cody loves music and goes through phases where he becomes fixated with one band. Just a few examples of his obsessions over the years are Phil Collins, Blues Traveller, Poison, The Eagles, Tears for Fears and INXS.

Cody's brother, Chase, learned the hard way NOT to ask Cody what he wants for Christmas and his birthday. One time Chase had to go to Wal-Mart to find Cody a Tina Turner CD. He felt like a complete moron going to the cash register with just Tina Turner, so he tried to counter it by purchasing Korn as well. Then there was the year Chase looked all over town for the song 'If You Leave' and finally had to order it from a local music store. Chase was mortified when an employee from CD Warehouse called to let him know his 'Pretty in Pink Soundtrack' had arrived. The next year Chase smartened up. When Cody's birthday rolled around and he asked Chase to buy him Bette Midler's 'Wind Beneath My Wings',
Chase opted to download and burn it from Limewire.

When it comes to Cody's random music requests, one particular Christmas really stands out. 'Dude Looks Like a Lady' was the only thing Cody asked for that year so, while the rest of the Christians in the world were playing Christmas tunes, we opened gifts at 6:00 a.m. to the sweet jingle of Aerosmith.

Cody's latest infatuation is the band Chicago. He particularly likes their song 'Along Comes a Woman'. To put it in proper perspective for you, that song has 489 hits on his iPod whereas all the others average around 30. He is driving me absolutely crazy with this particular fascination. Every single time Cody hears the word "Chicago" (mostly on television), he starts humming that song. Well, it's really not humming, it's more like "Da da da da da-da-da", but he's got rhythm and can carry a tune, so I know it's 'Along Comes a Woman'.

Let me just say, you may never realize how often the word "Chicago" is used unless you spend a day with Cody. Any takers?


carolinaheartstrings said...

Your Cody posts make me laugh. I will be right over to hear him sing/hum any Chicago tune.....

DeeAnn said...

carolinaheartstrings- The thing is, Cody CAN sing. He has a good voice and can carry a tune, but autism wins every time and he HAS to be different. :)

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