Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Thoughts Triggered by Today's Car Radio Playlist

While sitting in I-66 traffic:

Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega:

When I was in college, I went to one of those all-day festival concerts, put on by a local radio station. Lou and his band were one of the early acts. When he opened with his biggest (and only) hit, we were mildly surprised, but figured, "Hey give the people what they want." Needless to say, when he came back with the same song as song 3 in the set list, we were definitely confused. When the opening strains of Mambo No. 5 appeared as the FIFTH song in the set, the booing and anger forced him to leave the stage mid-tune. Maybe that's why we haven't heard from Lou since 1999.

Footloose - Kenny Loggins:

If Kenny Loggins was on tour and came through town, I think I WOULD make every effort to show up. I mean "Footloose", "Danger Zone", "I'm Alright", "This is It", etc...

The only thing better would be if Peter Cetera opened for him and sang "Glory of Love".

Oh wait, he IS touring... minor league baseball stadiums. Hell yes!

Rock This Town - Stray Cats:

Do you think Brian Setzer is okay with the fact that after making Big Band music relevant again for ohjustaboutthisverylongandnowthemomenthaspassed, now he's relegated to playing radio station New Year's Eve parties for the rest of his career? He was a rebel! Full-sleeve tattoos! Rockabilly Punk! And now, its nothing but bowties and tuxedos...

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd:

Well, at least it's not the Kid Rock version that blasphemed both Skynyrd and Warren Zevon. What an abomination that was...


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