MUSIC BLACK HOLE
I had a wonderful dinner with my sweet wife on Tuesday (07/23/19) to celebrate out 20th wedding anniversary. Man it just seems like yesterday we were in that drive-in window in Vegas asking for Elvis to marry us. He was busy so we got a guy named Robb Wayne Hickey instead. I wonder where he is today?
We ate some amazing food (Ellie’s), had a few drinks, re-wrote much of a movie we saw recently, plotted our escape to France and, as with most of our dinners, talked music. You see, we both love music a lot and our tastes vary just enough so that it is always fun and refreshing. We really like many of the same artists and others, not so much. Plus she spends a couple hours in her car every day so she learns about new artists that way while I just dig around the internet.
Eventually, for some unknown reason, the conversation turned to the fact that I have gaping huge holes in my music knowledge. She laughed about me retaining so much specific and detailed knowledge about certain artists, time periods and things and know zilch about music that the world knows 1000’s of times over. Our fun then turned into a kind of quiz with her asking the questions and me failing miserably… Here’s three of the takeaways from the quiz with music that I don’t really know attached.
It turns out that Matchbox 20 and Maroon 5 are not the same band. For some reason in my thinkin’ box they were the same entity. Eventually she realized I was also confusing the lead singers as well. Has anyone ever seen them in the same room? I may be right about this in the long run. From now on they are Maroon Matchbox 25.
Denise asked me to name a Janet Jackson song… this proved difficult. My final Jeopardy answer was the one about the panther or tiger. At this point I made a ‘huge gnashing teeth’ movement with my hands. She laughed. That song turned out to be Black Cat. Oddly enough I saw JJ at the Fabulous Forum on this tour. They played this very version of the song over the P.A. and she danced and lip-sang. It was not my favorite show by a long shot. People were happy though, so what the fuck do I know?
I was told that I could wipe the slate clean and be declared the winner if I could name a Katy Perry song other than “I Kissed A Girl.” I asked if she was the hot woman who shot whipped cream from her nipples in a video. As you can tell that was the high point in this conversation/quiz. I did not wipe the slate clean.
THERE’S A LOT OF MUSIC I DON”T KNOW
(I am so happy she didn’t ask a Bon Jovi question… I can’t remember the names of his songs..