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January 26, 2015 / thackersam

January 25 – Trivial Trivia

Cher &The other night a friend told me that, like her I have to tell the backstory first before I get to the point of the actual story. She was undoubtedly being kind as she is nowhere near as bad as I am, plus I don’t just have backstories, I have side stories going in all sorts of directions. Yes tangents, but with help I can find my way back and figure out the connection. I’m currently trying to write something, one of those things that reaches back and messes with one’s head a bit, dredging up stuff that takes me astray and clogs up the story’s gist. I can take it, I’ve been there, but for your sake I shall shake loose those clinging little side stories with deference to the larger ones. Not yet being there, and it being Sunday, a posting day, I thought I would treat you to some personal trivia about my likes and dislikes.

Inspired by a member of the WNEW-FM Fan Club, who touted “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John and Kiki Dee as a great old song, I decided to think of other songs that have been very popular which I cannot stand. That song my friends, is number one on my list. I’m really surprised at Bernie Taupin, who has been John’s writing partner and lyricist from years ago, for this piece of tripe. Some others that have made my list over the years are Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With,” Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town,” “Brandi” by Looking Glass (look where that got them), and Carlos Santana’s “Evil Ways.” C’mon, the woman is “evil” because she’s hanging out with her girlfriends when he comes home to an empty house and no one cooking him dinner. You think I’m going to like that? Then there are songs that I really, really like by very popular artists that I just never got into. As we now know, I am crazy about The Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’.” I also like “Pump it Up” by Elvis Costello, who I saw in concert in the early/mid 80s because Vicki was a big fan and got a bunch of tickets for a show at Jones Beach. Boring, boring, boring. Oh, except that was the concert we went to when Amy was flirting with the ex, or vice versa, as I was there with my new boyfriend at the time. That was the one who resembled Springsteen. I’m sorry, I don’t remember when I mentioned that I had a boyfriend who looked like Bruce, but I have a few times. I did get back with the ex afterward. Then we broke up again, and so on.

One of my all time favorite songs is “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers. And even though I also like Gregg Allman’s “I’m No Angel,” I don’t like him. He done Cher wrong and wasn’t there for his kid. Ptooey.

Another little bit of trivia about me that has nothing to do with anything, I sometimes try to end my workouts by 8pm so I can watch reruns of reruns of The Big Bang Theory, which is just about the only thing I do watch on TV these days because it never fails to make me laugh, and oddly enough, it has helped me understand certain people that have been in my life just a little bit better.


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  1. cjk / Jan 26 2015 6:03 pm

    I caught that!

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