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Saturday, November 06, 2004 :::

Music to Break a Lease

My gramma turned 91 last week. At her birthday party, someone found her stash of old records, which I proceeded to pillage. One odd find was Led Zepplin's Houses of the Holy. I can't imagine my gramma and Jimmy Page understanding each other, so its inclusion in her LP collection is inexplicable. I also found this:

Music To Break A Lease. Included in the track listing are foot-stomping numbers like You Are My Sunshine, Oh You Beautiful Doll, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, and The Beer Barrel Polka. Apprently it didn't take much more than a whisper to break a lease in the fifties. Back at my old apartment, the loud bitches upstairs wouldn't think twice about aerobicizing in clogs. But I do remember K-Mack getting instuctions from our downstairs neighbor about the proper method for effective tip-toeing. "Toe to heel, toe to heel, toe to heel." So maybe things haven't changed much after all.

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Ah, but how much more will your own grandchildren wonder at you when they see this online diary of Grandpa's containing apes having oral sex? :P

By Blogger Raine, at 10:56 PM  

Hmmm, that is a good point. I wonder what's on my gramma's blog?

By Blogger dan, at 11:40 PM  

Also to consider, maybe gramma had decided, at the time of the album's release, to live a little since she was gettin' old. Maybe she smoked a bit of weed, watched "The Wall" and partied with hippies. Heck, maybe she WAS a hippy. *flashes peace sign*

Or maybe she just thought she was buying a gospel record. :)

By Blogger Raine, at 12:11 AM  

It is hard to judge someone by his or her audio and visual preferances.I would never think of you as a fan of crocodile Dundee....but you must be you own the movie.

By Blogger Stacy, at 7:33 AM  

Then again Jenny owns Blessed union of souls.

ummm,sorry Jenny...I couldn't help it.

By Blogger Stacy, at 7:35 AM  

Just like if someone were to own Deuce Bigelow on DVD. I might think that was weird.

By Blogger dan, at 9:40 AM  

Stacy- ummm, as I recall, I purchased the Blessid Union of Souls CD under duress while you were standing next to me telling me how much you wanted to buy it & totally thought I should buy it, too. I think you opened the wrapper & popped it into your CD player before the ink on my check even dried.

By Blogger hot babe, at 3:50 PM  

Hey,Dan,what is all that shit on the floor upstairs?--Elayne

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:18 AM  

During my junior year of college, I lived in the attic apartment of this big house. The guys downstairs told us that the previous year, a girl was doing aerobics and fell through the floor. You could see where their ceiling had been fixed and in our apartment, the floor was a little lower where she had fallen through. The weird thing is that she was doing aerobics between the kitchen & living room...I hope she got her deposit back.

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 9:33 AM  

You're Granma sounds like she kicks ass-Led Zepplin AND the BeerBarrel Polka...maybe the Zepplin album was an impulse buy at a concert in which she met Jimmy Page? It could be hereditary...

By Blogger lynne, at 9:57 AM  

According to Mel, I see him at the Bee's from time to time; the lady who moved into our apartment after us was unbearable. He moved out, she must not have taken his advice on tip toeing, or maybe she had a dehumidifier. Either way...she was just noisy.

By Blogger Kristina, at 12:06 PM  

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