Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cracklin' Rosie You're a Store Bought Woman but You Make Me Sing Like a Guitar Hummin'

OK dear readers, so we all know the blogosphere is a wonderful place to discuss our transgressions, our faults, and make admissions of things we wouldn't admit to the rest of the world.  So with that in mind I have a deep confession to make today (again writing off the cuff today due to inspiration from last night).

So I am driving home from work and feeling cool while listening to First Wave on XM radio.  If I am remembering correctly as the Inxs song I was listening to concluded the DJ Richard Blades starts to discuss a potential reunion of Berlin (you know he dated the lead singer Terri Nunn back in the day).  Anyway after discussing that he begins to talk about Neil Diamond's recent acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and then he says in celebration of that, XM radio has a Neil Diamond station through the weekend on channel 23.

And then I find myself at a moral crossroad.  Do I turn away from the Cure?  Do I change that channel from 44 to 23?  Oh, I think you know the answer!

Yes, I did it and it felt great!  Those beautiful Neil songs washed over my soul like Jennifer Anniston pouring warm fudge over my body and then gently licking it off :)

And the things you learn!  I didn't know that he wrote Red Red Wine (you know the one UB40 recorded back in the 80's).

Funny thing though, one of the songs that played was a Neil Diamond cover of "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," which is a Burt Bacharach song and performed by Dionne Warwick.

Anyway, I again enjoyed the Neil channel this morning and felt great as I listened to the song above!  So if you have XM radio turn to channel 23, you'll be glad you did even if a little embarrased :)

"Oh, I love my Rosie child you got the way to make me happy you and me, we go in style...."

Here's a clip from one of my favorite movies "Saving Silverman," another movie I identify with (and not because I look like Jack Black) - Shannon is a bit like the female lead (Judith).


Kat said...

Ok, I'll admit to indulging in a little Neil Diamond as a secret, private pleasure, but turn away from The Cure for it? I dunno.....

Anonymous said...

Ryan, no matter how shitty of a day I have had I can always count on your blog to make me smile (and sometimes laugh out loud). Thanks for that.