My "deferred listening" posts are about songs that I heard long ago, and liked, but didn't get to hear again for a long time, owing to the rarity of the recording, my misidentification of the song, or a total lack of identification. It was a total lack of identification of the song that makes tonight's revelation so powerful: I didn't even know it was a real song! Richard Metzger wrote a post about Marsha Hunt on the excellent Dangerous Minds blog today. I did not know who she was, but in a nutshell she was an iconic Vogue cover model, mother of Mick Jagger's oldest child and the subject of "Brown Sugar", Hair cast member, and recording artist. She had a hit single in 1973 with "(Oh No! Not) The Beast Day"; the blog post includes a recording of it as an embedded YouTube video. I listened to it and had my mind blown, because it is the song the girls in my elementary school sang when jumping rope! I never had any idea what they were singing, I just remembered the tune and the apparent nonsense words! Holy mackerel, it took me 37 years to find out it was a real song, and what a fantastic, funky footstomper it is! I am going to listen to it over and over! It is moments like this that make me believe that all the mysteries of the universe will eventually be revealed to me! Hallelujah! Can you tell I'm excited? Feast your ears!