It started with a free t-shirt. My Mother-in-law was trying to get rid of a bunch of freebies from a recent charity event. In the pile: a mouse pad, a coffee mug, a chip clip, a bandana, a piggy bank, and a black t-shirt with a totally random graphic. A horder to my soul, the shirt came home, because who knows when it’ll come in handy? My daughter noticed it, “Mama, what’s that?” “That’s Jon Bon Jovi,” I replied. “Job Bovi?” she asked. “Who is that?”
Here’s where I made my fatal error. I could have said, “he’s a musician” or “he’s a man” or even “he’s a banana” would have likely satisfied her. Instead, I blurted the immortal lines, “Shot through the heart and you’re to blame, you give love a bad name.” As a result, I had to sing what I remember of the “job bovi song” 8 more times before she went to bed. Whoops, no one can save me, the damage is done.
So where did this shirt come from? The website on the shirt takes you to Jon Bon Jovi fan page- only $60 to join! How 200 of these shirts became thank-you gifts at a motorcycle ride for hospice remains a mystery.
Bon Jovi’s You Give Love a Bad Name is not a Tot Rocker, but right now my daughter enjoys hearing over and over and over. You may recall, an outbreak of a similar nature happened before. My kids’ obsession with Waterfalls? It’s still requested a few times a week, and that hasn’t killed me. We’ll see how this music snob manages JBJ.
If you saw an image of Jon Bon Jovi- what song would come to YOUR mind first?