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... during one hot and humid evening back in the Summer, the members of the Social Club held a coup d'etat of sorts... yes, hard to believe, but they did it.. they rebelled against my musical taste... openly, vigorously, and loud enough that my neighbor ceased unloading groceries across the street to watch and listen... the troglodytes, it seemed, had had enough of Warren Zevon... it was truly a sad sight to see fully grown men crying, "we ALWAYS listen to that!.. don't you have anything ELSE?"...

... so, being at an impasse, I suggested that the ungrateful bastards bring some of their OWN music over... well, they did... Hell, I even went out the next week and bought about 20 CDs to add to the collection...

... for the following two Wednesday nights, we listened to The Cure, Hendrix, Cake, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Marley, and Lou Reed.. from the sublime, to the ridiculous, and all the way back again... some music is just is not meant to be played while shooting pool...

... on the third Wednesday, the "Genius" album by Zevon was played again.. followed by "Texas Flood" by SRV... followed by "Life'll Kill Ya" by Zevon... and, to this day, those three albums are evening staples... we may start out with The Doors, Willie Nelson, Fats Waller, or Butch Thompson, but we always return to the path of righteousness, and those three albums are played.. always..

... the rest of the CDs we bought as a result of the little rebellion?... never listened to... strange, that... those bastards screamed for the ability to choose from a larger menu, and once I bought the smorgasbord, they decided to hang on to every day's cheese sticks... shit, plead for diversity and choice, and never exercise it.. I'm not sure, but I think that a life-lesson might be hidden in the contents of that CD case in my garage...

by Eric on March 16, 2005 | Bullshit (4) | SWG Stories
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I went through about the same with my girls on our "poker night"..I always hosted the events and I always played The Allman Brothers and they let me know they were "sick to death" of it...but just like you...I bought some stuff and same damn thing happened...up 'till I left the states we were listening to Gregg Allman sing us some white boy blues while we played cards...laughed..and drank the night away :)

Bullshitted by Sandy on March 16, 2005 11:23 AM

Oh I could dig The Cure, Lou Reed, and Willie Nelson.

Bullshitted by Boudicca on March 16, 2005 11:26 AM

I *have* to make one of these...

Bullshitted by Harvey on March 16, 2005 03:42 PM

So... no Tom Waits? I'd a figgered you for a dose of Frank's Wild Years (I never liked that dog.)... or maybe that duet album that Waits did with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks (remember the Lickettes?). At least you could try to convert those slugs with a shot of Raindog... just for my sake.

Hmph!

Bob

Bullshitted by Bob Baird on March 17, 2005 10:16 PM