Monday, March 17, 2014

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

We're early today due to a confluence of events... abed at 2130 hrs, up at 0530, and the magnificent weather here on The High Plains of New Mexico... so we called Happy Hour just about an hour ago.  And then there's this, besides:
innominatus has left a new comment on your post "Yowza!":

Apropos of almost nuttin', I've had this stuck in my head all morning. So I'm counting on you to come up with a most excellent Happy Hour Soundtrack today to chase that earworm back to hell.
Aiiieee!  Well, OK, then.  We're under the strictest of moral obligations here and it's incumbent upon us to do our best... and what passes for our best today includes two takes on the same song.  First up is the original by Warren Zevon:


Well, I met a girl in West Hollywood
I ain't naming names
She really worked me over good
She was just like Jesse James
She really worked me over good
She was a credit to her gender
She put me through some changes, Lord
Sort of like a Waring blender
Poor, poor pitiful me
Poor, poor pitiful me
These young girls won't let me be
Lord have mercy on me
Woe is me
Well, I met a girl at the Rainbow bar
She asked me if I'd beat her
She took me back to the Hyatt House...
I don't want to talk about it
Poor, poor pitiful me
Poor, poor pitiful me
These young girls won't let me be
Lord have mercy on me
Woe is me
We relate to almost all of the above, except for the BDSM bits.  I've never understood that aspect of sexuality... whatever floats yer boat, eh?  But the blender bits?  Oh, my... yes.  Nearly every woman I've known in my life put me through that Waring blender.  I don't regret a single minute, either.

And then there's La Ronstadt, who made Warren's composition sort of a signature tune of hers.



Oh, my... the images in that vid!  Was Linda a hottie in her prime, or what?  That brings to mind an event that happened in the way-back, wherein my best friend Chip and I were sitting in our lil house in Westby, Montana, listenin' to Linda during a late, late night of drinking and assorted other things when Chip gets this brilliant ideer that we should call Linda  up and tell her just how much we love her.  So, we tried.  Long story short, La Ronstadt had an unlisted number (big surprise, eh?) and there was NOTHING we could do to convince the El-Eh operator to give us said number... and we most certainly tried.  Oh, yes... we DID.  That was prolly a great good thing, Gentle Reader.

12 comments:

  1. Quand le cafard tourne en rond dans ta tĂȘte17 March, 2014 14:40

    Here's something to attack thunder island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TCfr-fw4SU
    If you wonder if she had any talent 11 years ago, here's a kid video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-7FpTL6mBU
    P.S. I'm an accordion nut...

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    1. Most interesting, Quand. I do believe you've linked her before.

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  2. Buck/

    OT, but have you any Mississippi Fred McDowell? (That was part of the post blogger swallowed) PS: I know I've been distracted from my promise to provide posts, but I'll alert you and your readers to two new posts I''ll be sending you. The first, a one part called "A death in New Orleans." and the second a two (or three) part post entitled: "The Day in 1971 when the 78th TFS @RAF Woodbridge, UK., pulled the functional equivalent of a (very serious) Mutiny" ( sort-of) And why the "Big Kids" couldn't do anything about it.

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    1. In re: Mississippi Fred: Nothing but covers, Virgil. See the main page for the other thing.

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  3. What a long way down for Jay Ferguson after playing in a great band like Spirit.............................

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    1. Or up, depending on yer point o' view. ;-)

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    2. Hmmm, our tastes may diverge a bit there for once. I guess great minds don't always agree. That's what makes the world go round.......

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  4. Linda was a hottie when she was with the Stone Poneys before she later went full-porker alright. But to show you how times have changed, when she came to USL in Lafayette, La in 1972 for a show she was criticized for performing bearfoot in a Cub Scouts uniform as being "unserious" and "disrespectful" to her audience and subject matter by older local (even student) conservative critics--*I* wanted to rip her clothes off right on stage! WOOF!!

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    1. I'm right there with you on the ripping of clothes, Virgil.

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    2. ex-peripateticion17 March, 2014 18:13

      I got her merit badge... Hang... Nope, better not say it...

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