Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm getting old for the 201598438th Time

So I went out with Kurt for his birthday this weekend.

He took me to a ‘Soul Night’ at a British pub put on by some of his scooter buddies.

First Impressions:

Most of the people there were crazy mod and in their early twenties, in which I heard 3 separate conversations about how they spent their 21st birthdays. This made me laugh at first, and then sigh.

The bar was very small and VERY crowded, which lead to difficulty in getting a beer, standing room only, and no where to hang my huge winter coat (as it was 6 degrees outside).

The music was good – so I was able to relax, drink beer, and have fun.

Then things started to change.

People started leaving, so we were finally able to procure seats, hang up our coats, and finally take a load off. Beers were flowing more easily and I was all warm and cozy with decent tunes.

Until I heard it.

One of the worst songs in history.
Sugar by The Archies

Blech!
I looked up, the DJ had changed. Instead of an older, ‘huskier’ scooter guy with a Dickies jacket, there was a young 20 something girl jamming away pulling out records left and right. Why would she pull out THAT song?

Well, this started in a downward spiral of trying to have a ‘soul’ night, but instead listening to Cool 105. Everything this chick played was straight off the Clear Water channel, and right into my beer. I couldn’t tell if people actually thought it was ‘hip’ or not – but I wanted to vomit with all the soft ‘oldies’ she was belting out.

Needless to say, I drank more beer to drown out the Beach Boys, Twist and Shout by the Beatles* and all the other crap I didn’t need to listen to at the British pub.

*as some of you may know, I LOVE The Beatles – so this is further stating that this was by far NOT one of their better songs – but popular on the radio.

But on a lighter note – some of the songs I heard earlier in the evening gave me some good memories.

One that I loved the most was "25 Miles" by Edwin Starr

Oddly enough, I’ve loved this song ever since I first heard it in the movie, Adventures in Babysitting. This one makes me get my groove on.

I’d love to hear some good 'Gettin' Yo Groove On' songs I could check out. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So I guess you are feeling better...having been able to go out and partake in crappy music.

locomocos said...

Yes anon - i'm feeling a little better. But my twin is still with me - vigilant as evar!!!!

this and that said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoSH2ETS3-4

have no idea if that link will work but when clubbing I LOVE this song and never knew it was a remix of a slow (of course)Tori Amos song. And any Moby circa early 90's will do.