Saturday, January 11, 2014

It's Saturday~!

Wow, here is the prophetic 45th, Local Malcontent blogpost, 
from March 6, 2007:

Won't be around the Internet too much today, 
waitin' to see what the gang has in store


Mike said...

That old 45 piqued my interest, haven't thought about that song in years and I was wondering how much it would be worth. I found one on Ebay f/ right at twenty bucks. I have an old "Purple People Eater" record by Sheb Wooley from Erick, OK, but it's only worth about 13-15 dollars.

I worked at a liquor store while going back to school several years ago and was cleaning up the back room, looking for some papers my boss needed and found an old record "Marijuana, You've Ruined My Life". For some reason, it struck me as hilarious and my boss told me I could have it. Several yrs. later, still working at the store, I struck up a conversation with a man who was buying some booze for a jam session he was sitting in on that night. Long story short, he was the guy who had wrote the song and put out the record! Of course, I had to ask him the back story about the tune and he said his son had got involved w/ weed and all the troubles his son had got into had ruined his (the man's) life. I did a little asking around and found out the young man had been trouble all his life, even before he had started smoking grass. I think the old man had to blame anything else other than his son or even himself, JMO.

Funny about old songs, old records; just yesterday, a Facebook friend had posted a photo of an 8-track tape deck, wondering if anyone knew what it was. Sad to say, I did and wrote about how they used to eat tapes and also that there was a 4-track tape that came out around the same time, the Betamax of tape formats. I also wrote about having a 2-track tape player when I was a kid, two sides w/ two songs on ea. side. I saw the exact model I had f/ sale on Ebay f/ $30, so it made me feel a lot better about giving mine a pitch several yrs. ago.

Hope you have a great weekend! I'm gonna watch football, I can enjoy it now that the Cowboys aren't playing...can watch a game and not agonize over the outcome!

The Local Malcontent said...

That story is priceless; what a memory, Mike, thanks for sharing it here.
Really incredible.
I turned 45 Saturday, obviously a significant number.
My best friend Marty James went to the liquor store however, not I.
If I could've scripted "Old No. 7" into the post, I would've.

No weed was abused in the celebration of this weekend.