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November 13, 2004


I occasionally thumb through my vinyl records, looking for the odd album I haven't heard in years. Today? Hocus Pocus, by Focus. Yodelling! Thankfully I just put a new drive belt on the Yamaha turntable, and I am able to confirm for the chirren what a real geek the Old Man really is.

Yodelling! Somewhere I have some Lawence Welk accordion music, but one must break in the kids gradually. Come yodel with me to the mesmerizing stylings of Focus, people. And may I be banned from this site forever.

posted by Velociman on 07:22 PM | Comments (5)

Please tell me you don't have any Slim Whitman albums...

Posted by: Evilwhiteguy at November 14, 2004 07:31 AM

Dear Key:

Some years back, before I became Legitimate, I was in a band, played bars, and actually worked for a time for a local radio station. (twenty years later, I did a volunteer New Age/Ambient radio show called "New Vistas in Music", but that doesn't count as "back in the day").

We did an informal station-poll about the Top Ten Worst Rock Tunes Of All Time.

Hocus Pocus by "Focus" was literally the undiscussed pick for #1. Why?

1. Bad Acid Guitar. The Dutch make great cheese; run a damn fine country where nearly eveyone is educated and employed, and they're hellaciously Libertarian. What they can't do is make rock music like us good ol' Amurrican boys.

2. Harmonica. Yes. Harmonica. It's not Bob Dylan, either, folks.

3. Bad; bad lyrics. Atrocious.

4. Accordion. Believe it.

5. Yodeling (as you said). YODELING!!!!

We concluded that this song had it ALL. Every qualification for BAD ROCK -- this beats EVERYTHING.

Some time, I'll write with the Other Nine when there's an appropriate post.

Meantime -- enjoy that vinyl!!!



Posted by: Will at November 14, 2004 03:55 PM

You give me far too much credit! The last vinyl I owned was "Music Machine." I was eight! That would be the almighty Velocigod shining his love upon my lonely site, as I am forced to remain offline on the weekends.

And Velociman, honey, if I didn't ban your ass after posting that "half rubber uniform", I ain't banning it, so enjoy your free reign.

Posted by: Key at November 14, 2004 09:50 PM

Dear Key:

Shoot me, I didn't read the fine print. I will, however, honor my pledge and post the Whole Damn List someday soon if you're amenable. Funny as hell.



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