Thursday, March 15, 2007

I Can't Complain, But Sometimes I Still Do

Joe Walsh is my (Stronger Than Dirt Pete Moss's) official fake uncle. Not one of the dour, hostile uncles; one of the fun uncles. I dunno how to describe him any more succinctly than that.

Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good

I remember the first time I heard this song on the radio -- which was the first time I heard it anywhere. I was riding in my dad's Pontiac in Gurnee in the late '70s, heading home from Gungler's Drug Store or some other small-town quaint independent business that no longer exists. I thought it kicked ass, rocked, and was hilarious. My dad thought the words were funny. One of many fond memories of pop-culture connection moments with my parents, who were, in retrospect, not all that uncool.

Maybe in the near future I'll do a post about how I took my mom's Redbone (not Leon; the band Redbone) albums in for show and tell in kindergarten. That went over okay. Although my dad's Rusty Warren albums would have killed.

Oh yeah, by the way, this is my favorite Joe Walsh song. (This placed here so I can watch it later when I masturbatorially read my own blog.)

James Gang - Walk Away

And as a chaser, here's this. Attention, serious Joe Walsh nerds, this live version contains the Bolero chunk forced off of the "James Gang Rides Again" album version by the thugs working for Ravel's estate. (Actually, it cuts in at that part of the song, with the first part missing, but you can't always get flawless.)

Joe Walsh's Barnstorm - The Bomber


Mr. Insert Namehere said...

Parents were not uncool... just like Leo Sayer?

Mr. Insert Namehere said...

>I Can't Complain, But Sometimes I Still Do


Har har hardy har har. I kid. Anyway, why cant you complain? Oh I guess if yer Joe Walsh you cant. But everyone else can. Well maybe not Linda Ronstadt. Or Glenn Frey.

OK nobody can complain but us two asswipes. There, I said it.