“Can we have on the radio, Mr. C?” Brad asked. “Mrs. C wanted to play Barry Manilow. It was a unanimous veto on that.”
“What makes you think I don’t like Barry Manilow?” he asked over his shoulder.
“Because you’re too cool to think It’s a Miracle for Mandy to Be Somebody’s Baby over on Avenue C,” Brad replied.
The boys gave him an evil eye.
“You know an awful lot about Barry Manilow,” Maddie said. “Are you sure you aren’t a closet fan?”
“My mom listens to Manilow like—all day and forces me to pollute my mind with his lyrics. But when she’s gone, I put on some Hendrix or a little Jeff Beck and rock the rafters.”
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