Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack: Another Guilty Pleasure

These guys aren't (or weren't) in my sweet spot but I don't know anyone who doesn't think this is a great tune...

Why in the world
Would anybody put chains on me?
I've paid my dues to make it
Everbody wants me to be
What they want me to be
I'm not happy when I try to fake it!
Once again, it's set and setting that contributes to my love of this tune.  Many were those Sunday mornings back in '77 and '78 when I was MOST definitely easy.  And that worked to my benefit... most of the time.

Apropos o' not much... we heard this on Pandora's Al Green channel this afternoon.  And lest we let a day go by without bitching about sumthin', let me say this about that: Pandora plays about ten percent Al Green and 90% other stuff.  I suppose that's not a completely BAD thing, as long as I get to hear tunes like "Easy."  That's not always the case, however, and that leads to my angst.  Case in point: what in the HELL does Wild Cherry have in common with Reverend Al?  (Aside: we heard the linked tune on the Al Green station today, yes we DID.)  Answer: not a gotdamned thing.


  1. I was old school. You married and you compromised. It's not chains, it's two people who thought life was going to be easy. Today you just get a lawyer and flush it like a turd. Back in my day it was for better or worse until death. I don't see the queers doing much better, they are flushing their marriages just like the Baptists. The nice thing about being Catholic, is you have such low expectations. Then you die. Life doesn't get better with separate houses and state agencies distributing your wealth. Just die, forget about the chains.

    1. I read somewhere that the divorce rate is coming down, albeit very slowly.

  2. I remember that song... sigh...


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