...because those damn nonchalant non-sequitors get all the glory!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME...
Belatedly, anyway. I turned 43 on Monday, against my better judgment. I share that rather special birthdate with cool famous folks like actor Chad Everett, HOF quarterback Joe Montana, drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top and actress Adrienne Barbell...
Nearly all I heard about on the radio (even on the sports stations) the whole weekend during my trip was the vaunted "Sopranos" finale. No offense intended to youse guys who are into dat show, but dose of us who don't watch it (let alone don't even have HBO) couldn't give an aardvark's sacrum about it!
I saw a poster at the President Casino in St. Louie for an upcoming performance by a band called the Well Hungarians. Best band name I've heard since My Dixie Rect...
RADIO, SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU...
Kudos to the station I picked up in Southern Illinois on Monday called 97.7 The Bear that played Van Halen's "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "Tears Are Falling" by Kiss during a 20-minute span. I dare our K.C. "classic" Rock stations to deviate even slightly from their regimented playlists to play songs like these now and then in place of "Jump" and "Rock And Roll All Nite"...
FAIR AND BALANCED?
Speaking of radio, one thing I always make it a point to do on road trips is scan through the dial (esp. during middays) to see what's going on in the way of talk radio, and all these people who complain about the "liberal media" are full of it when it comes to talk radio—it's nothing but conservatives! I'm not just talking national names like Limbaugh/ Hannity/Dr. Laura, either—it's local people too. And it's all this "us-versus-them" mentality, as opposed to actually discussing the damn issues. And if I didn't know any better, I'd swear that conservatives want this Iraq war to just go on forever and ever. Liberal media, my ass...
GET WITH THE TIMES, PLEASE
Memo to the states of Kentucky and Illinois: Please lose the damn 65 MPH speed limit on the Interstates! Everyone else does 70, why don't you? As the late John Lennon once said, "It gets on my tit!"
CLASSIC MISHEARD LYRIC #35
"Iron Man"--BLACK SABBATH (1969) Minor misinterpretations here, but worthy of note. I thought "Heavy boots of lead..." was "Having boots of lead..." and "Does he walk at all?" was "Does he walk and talk?" Ozzy never has been terribly easy to understand, has he?
IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS—EVER!
Seems that the Kansas City Royals are looking for suggestions for a signature tune to play during the 7th inning stretch right after the traditional "Take Me Out To The Ballgame". Apparently, the obvious choice of The Beatles' "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey" isn't good enough, and they are soliciting other suggestions. Tony's Kansas City blog suggested The Beatles' "I'm A Loser" and Phil Collins' "I Missed Again", among others, and I have a few choice picks of my own:
10) "Road To Nowhere"—Talking Heads
9) "Low Budget"—The Kinks
8) "Funeral For A Friend"—Elton John
7) "I'm Tore Down"—Eric Clapton
6) "No More, No More"—Aerosmith
5) "Rock And A Hard Place"—Rolling Stones
4) "I Can't Stand It"—Eric Clapton
3) "Crawling From The Wreckage"—Dave Edmunds
2) "Beautiful Loser"—Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1) "Rock Bottom"—Kiss