Sunday, June 05, 2011

Musical thoughts of San Francisco, Boom Boom at the Fillmore, what do you want from life?


Staying in Japantown for this trip to San Francisco, I was in a hotbed of the musical scene. Just down the street from my hotel was the fabulous Fillmore Auditorium and the famed Boom Boom Room of John Lee Hooker.

I brought along the following California tunes to keep me in the right groove:

- A Postcard from California by Al Jardine
- Mad Dogs and San Franciscans and Glazed Popems by Mushroom
- A whole bunch of The Tubes

So, speaking of The Tubes, tell me, what do you want from life? What about ...

"Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple?"

The Tubes. "What do you want from life?"

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