Thursday, August 16, 2007

Punk Rock Girl

Anybody remember that song? Punk Rock Girl? The Dead Milkmen? I used to love that song, Bitchin' Camaro. "Bitchin' Camaro, bitchin Camaro, donuts on your lawn! Bitchin Camaro, bitchin Camaro, Tony Orlando and Dawn!" Classic! (And I"m not going to go into the "Taking the Retards to the Zoo song....)

So anyhow, I started thinking about this last week, when I went to the Crowded House Concert. (Which was absolutely positively GREAT!) and was reminded when I read this post by MetroDad -- how I used to go to concerts all the time. I used to be so hip. So cool. So up on music. I'd go to CBGB. I'd go slam dancing. (OK. Once. At a Dickies concert @ CBs - when I soon realized that my 5'2" frame was far, far too small to do that with those BIG BOYS with combat boots....) (And how random is it that they have a Dickies posting on Wikipedia?!?)

So there I was, sitting in my $50 seat, at the Beacon Theater. Sitting. With other people who were also sitting. Nicely. Drinking bottled water. Listening to music that was very nearly easy listening. Augh!

(Yes, yes! I admit it! I'm a music snob! A terrible, horrible music snob!!!)

I'd go to a concert a month. We (my friends and I - mostly my friend Susan -- but I brought and converted everyone!) were Fishbone groupies, would go to bars just to hear random bands...

And OK. The point is. Here I am now, at the concert and it's 9:30 pm and I'm looking at my watch. "It's 9:30! It hasn't started yet! I'm already tired!" I got home after 1 am and was dead the next day.

What happened? How did it happen? When did it happen? I didn't notice it happening!!

I'm still kinda cool, right? Right?

(And don't get me started about the CBs closing & that bloody Hilly Kristal not doing anything, and the press not picking up at all that he wasn't paying rent to a organization that serves the homeless, for crying out loud. Yeah, I have a couple of strong opinions. Just don't get me started on Whole Foods....)


MetroDad said...

I had no idea Crowded House was in town last night! Their first album back in '86 was practically the soundtrack to my summer that year.

And I'm totally with you. Last night (at the JT concert,) my buddy and I were talking about all the great shows we'd seen together (dating back to the WHO at Shea Stadium.) We used to go to concerts all the time. Can't tell you how many times we'd close out our nights at CBGBs.

But yeah...last night I started to fade around 10:30. It was a school night for chrissake!

Tracy said...

I'm ashamed to say that I have never been into music very much... at least not enough to go to concerts... Here's a list of the concerts I've seen in my lifetime, so we are all crystal clear on what a dork I am/was: (not in chron order) The Hooters, Shaun Cassidy, James Taylor, NSYNC, The Beach Boys, Chicago and Bryan Adams. Sad, right? So don't worry -- as long as I'm around, you'll always be MUCH cooler!!

Lisa said...

Yep you're much cooler than me. I've never even listened to Crowded House although my editor is always nagging me to do so

Mishster said...


I have no idea how you found me, but you sound a lot like me. Little woman, ostensibly grown up parent, but loads of inner spunk.

Thanks for your kind words on yarzheit. As to your question - yes! You seem pretty cool to me.

-- Poker Chick

Lucy said...

It's okay to be a music snob! I'm a music snob. I admit it, too! I'm also a comedy snob, but I'll reserve that more my blog, seeing as I'm a standup comedienne.

Nice coming across your blog!