MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Marnie watches VH1 or MTV in the morning. (She's also an ABC girl, meaning she watches Good Morning America too. I, on the other hand, grew up an NBC boy.)
Since Marnie watches videos, she is up to date on new music. I listen to the radio in the car, but that doesn't mean much since I barely ever drive. I used to listen to the radio when I walked to work, but not any more now that I have an iPod. Plus, I seem to have lost my walkman.
Anyway, my point, finally, is that I haven't listened to new music in a long time. And Marnie has.
I was hanging out recently in a Mexico City sports bar with some Chilangos. ("Chilangos" means people from Mexico City, but I didn't want the sentence to read: "I was hanging out in a Mexico City sports bar with some people from Mexico City")
Anyway, there we were in the sports bar. I was watching the Wisconsin football game, of course, and the Chilangos were watching a Mexican futbol game. At one point, we were discussing music and they started asking me about what "dontcha" means in Spanish.
After getting back to D.C., I discovered that "Don't Cha," a song by the Pussycat Dolls, has been on the Billboard charts for 18 weeks. Today, it was #40 on the iTunes Top Downloads. And every time I turn on the radio, it's playing.
Not only does Marnie hear music before I do, but so do the Chilangos.