Thursday, July 07, 2011
3 Chords & the Truth: Have a nice show
So far, it's been a crappy week.
I don't know about you, but I'm going to my happy place on this episode of the Big Show. Musically, my happy place -- oddly enough -- is my elementary and junior-high years.
Oddly, because elementary school and junior high were adolescent hell for me. Hated elementary school. Hated junior high. Hated what was a difficult existence at home.
Hated it, hated it, hated it. It's my happy place. This week on 3 Chords & the Truth, it's all about the happy place.
With a little popular insurrection thrown in as teenage drama.
BEFORE YOU call the men with the nets and white coats, let me explain. It's my musical happy place because then, my happiness was on the radio. The Top-40, No. 1, pick-hit, blowtorch, adolescent-escape-pod, AM-by-God radio of the 1970s.
School might be hell and everything absolutely all wrong at home, but the radio always was all right. In Baton Rouge -- where I grew up -- the Big 91, WLCS, was more than all right.
IN OMAHA, that distinction went to the Mighty 1290, KOIL.
We start out 3 Chords & the Truth with a middle-age tip o' the hat to those days and those stations . . . and Barry White, who channeled our pubescent thoughts -- only cooler.
OF COURSE, WLCS in Baton Rouge, the Mighty 1290 in Omaha, blowtorch Top-40 radio and my youth are all long gone. Of course, I'd like to have them all back -- especially after, as I said, a crappy week.
But the music remains. And I have this here show. We'll make do so that, maybe, you can find your happy place, too.
We're all in this life together, you know.
IT'S 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.