13.10.04

I live by the river

London Calling was released 25 years ago. Imagine that. I'll probably be forgiven for not rushing out and buying it when I was nine, but I think it's inexcusable that I waited another nine years before buying a used copy at Salt of the Earth Records and Skateboards.

I took it with me the following summer when I stayed with my parents in between semesters. On evenings when they were out of the house, I would put it on the stereo and turn it up while I made dinner for my grandmother and myself. Gram was almost entirely deaf and a little out of her mind, but you could never be sure. Once in the middle of 'Wrong 'Em Boyo' she squawked 'Now that's what I call music!'

7 Comments:

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

I'm looking forward to being a John Peel-style geezer/hipster, personally. That way, when I ask with my best Rock Critic Sneer, "yeah, but have you heard their early stuff?" I can really _mean_ it.

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon Theo, it's been fifteen days since you posted

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Theo said...

Thou pray'st not well.
I prithee, take thy fingers from my throat;
For, though I am not splenitive and rash,
Yet have I something in me dangerous,
Which let thy wiseness fear: hold off thy hand.

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger terrette said...

Helluva Grandma you got there.

 
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