My favorite bad/great song!
Two quick things I associate with this legend:
- When I was living in New York and walking around the West Village, I saw Rod Stewart walking down the street carrying what looked like a bag of groceries. He was being followed by two other guys yelling “Rod Stewart! Damn, Rod Stewart!!!”
- One night while also living in New York, I was fast asleep when my roommate Andy came home with a bunch of people. They woke me up, so in a haze I marched into the living room and told them to shut up. They left, and I went back to sleep. The next morning Andy told me I’d told Rod’s daughter Kimberly Stewart to shut up while wearing just my underwear.
This evening I introduced a friend of mine to the band Ween. I described them like this:
“They’re sort of like Paul McCartney and John Lennon if they’d huffed gas. They have amazing songs like ‘Baby Bitch’ followed by ‘Mister Would You Please Help My Pony’ as the next track. They had a nautical-themed album called ‘The Mollusk’ and a country album called ’12 Golden Country Greats’ that only had 10 songs and featured professional Nashville studio players. One of their other albums has a bunch of skits. The guys from South Park directed one of their music videos. They appeared in the ‘It’s Pat’ movie, and while they were broken up, one of the lead members hosted a fishing show with Les Claypool.”
When I was done, I thought to myself “Very overt, but damn…”
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