Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

We're just in from a VERY enjoyable al fresco Happy Hour... and we were gonna put up Maurice Williams' "Stay" as a piece-part of today's Happy Hour Soundtrack until we did our research and find we posted that song about three months ago.  It's too soon for a re-run.

Which is too bad, because that song is the part of today's soundtrack that really resonated with us.  We're thinking specifically about Roxie, the 16 year old, bleached blonde German-American Queen of Our Teen-aged Dreams.  The song kicked off memories of the many afternoons Roxie and I spent in my room during my junior year in high school, with good ol' Maurice helping me on with my fumbling attempts to seduce young Roxie who was having none of that shit, thank ya very much.  Ah, unrequited love...

But the next song Pandora kicked out fast-forwarded us some 20 years beyond the voluptuous young Roxie and invoked memories of me and my very own Sweet Jane, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof.  Like this:

But anyone who ever had a heart
they wouldn't turn around and break it
and anyone who ever played a part
They wouldn't turn around and hate it
Sweet Jane, Sweet Sweet Jane

The tune was released in 1978 but it was a part of the soundtrack Sweet Jane and I grooved to in London during the '80s.  Which is why I selected the video above out of all the possible takes on this song available on the Tube of You.  It's London-centric and features many, many places that invoke fond memories of Former Happy Days.  We find ourselves doing a lot of that sort of reminescing during Happy Hour these days.  It is what it is... mebbe it's the holidays.


  1. It is difficult to picture you in jr. high. Seducing young girls is more easily imagined.

  2. Roxie. Fits, doesn't it. The Season does make one more susceptible to reverie, huh?

  3. Lou: It's difficult for ME to picture me in junior high. AND seducing young girls, too, now that I think about it.

    Moogie: You should have seen young Roxie. I ain't exaggerating when I say she was a "teen-age dream."


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