Song of the Day #648: ‘Pac-Man Fever’ – Buckner & Garcia

1982’s ‘Pac-Man Fever’ is an important touchstone for me because, at 10 years old, I was a chronic sufferer of the ailment described by the song. My friends and I used to play Pac-Man at the Sav-a-Step convenience store a mile or so from our school, walking there as soon as the bell rang.

Here’s where I channel generations before me and write about how I used to walk two miles home from school every day. At least, living in Miami, it wasn’t uphill both ways and it wasn’t in the snow.

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