I have no idea why but I recently find myself slightly obsessed with Huey Lewis & The News. Hearing a Huey Lewis song fills me with an inexplicable joy. Truly, I have no way to explain this recent fascination. I have started a Huey Lewis channel on Pandora. I giggle when I randomly run across his music on the retro radio station I sometimes listen to, and I recently looked at his concert calendar.
WTF? Did I like this band that much when they were popular in the 80’s? I can’t remember. All I know is that this music brings me back to a time that was much simpler. Vivid memories rush back when I hear songs like “The Power of Love”. Memories of warm summer days, shorts and bright colors, a time when lyrics were simple and life was easier.
Huey Lewis was raised in Marin County. He went to Cornell University in Ithaca NY. He earned a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. He has (or had) big hair and a cleft in his chin. I’m going to be downloading his album soon so I can further indulge in my obsession.