Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. But given that you can now legally commit gun murder in Florida, I'm not about to tell you guys where I'm going or who I'm going to see until I get there, if you know what I mean. And that includes my charming Oriental Annie Oakley impersonator Fah Lo Suee, who happens to have a condo in Boca.
That being the case, and since things will be mostly quiet around here for the time being, here's a fun little project to help us all through the hours when you're out of ammo and there's nobody you hate in the immediate vicinity:
Best or Worst Pop or Rock Song or Album About Starting the Show or Just Shows In General!!!.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is/are:
5. Nick Lowe -- Rollers Show
This seemed pertinent after our discussion of the other day, obviously.
4. Emerson Lake and Palmer -- Welcome Back My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends
I dislike this crap so profoundly I refuse to post any audio or video from it. And may I simply say that the title of this bloated live double album always sounded kind of like a threat to me.
3. Wings -- Rock Show
You know, these Wings guys were pretty good. I wonder if any of them ever did anything else?
2. Grand Funk -- We're an American Band
This may count simultaneously as best AND worst, but that's just me, probably.
And the number one Hello-Cleveland!!!! song of them all simply has to be....
1. Warren Zevon -- When Johnny Strikes Up the Band
Nothing else even comes close, IMHO. Seriously -- if I ever find myself performing live rock-and-roll again, this is the song I want to open with.*
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?
*Don't worry -- not gonna happen.