Friday, August 31, 2012

Stay tuned to this station


Portions of the day's programming are reproduced by means of electrical transcriptions or tape recordings

(Intro by Jean Knight)

You could hear the music on the AM radio!

The VCR and the DVD
There wasn't none of that crap back in 1970


We didn't know about a World Wide Web
It was a whole different game being played back when I was a kid

Wanna get down in a cool way
Picture yourself on a beautiful day
Big bell bottoms and groovy long hair


Just walkin' in style with a portable CD player ...

No ...

You would listen to the music on the AM radio
AM radio
AM radio
You could hear the music on the AM radio
AM radio
AM radio


Flashback, '72
Another summer in the neighborhood
Hangin' out with nothing to do
Sometimes we'd go drivin' around
In my sister's Pinto
Cruisin' with the windows rolled down
We'd listen to the radio station
We were too damn poor to buy the eight track tapes
There wasn't any good time to want to be inside
My mamma wanna watch that TV all goddamn night

I'd be in bed with the radio on
I would listen to it all night long
Just to hear my favorite song
You'd have to wait but you could hear it on the
AM radio
AM radio
AM radio
Yeah you could hear the music on the
AM radio
AM radio
AM radio

I can still hear mama say, "boy, turn that radio down!"

"Aw, mom! Not that show again! I don't wanna watch that show!
Can't we watch Good Times or Chico and the Man or something cool?
Turn it off!
(Turn it off!)
(Turn it off!)
(Turn it off!)"


Things changed back in '75
We were all growing up on the in and the outside
We got in trouble with the police man
We got busted gettin' high in the back of my friend's van


I remember 1977
I started going to concerts and I saw Led Zeppelin
I got a guitar on Christmas day
I dreamed that Jimmy Page would come to Santa Monica
And teach me to play
Teach me to play
Teach me to play
Teach me to play
Teach me to play

There isn't any place that I need to go
There isn't anything that I need to know
I did not learn from the radio

Yeah when things get stupid and I just don't know
Where to find my happy
I listen to my music on the AM radio
AM radio
You can hear the music on the AM radio
AM radio
You could hear the music on the AM radio
AM radio

I like POP



I like SOUL



I like ROCK



But I never liked disco



I like POP



I like SOUL



I like ROCK



But I never liked disco



We like POP


We like SOUL



We like ROCK



But we never liked disco


We like pop
We like soul
We like rock
But we never liked disco!

We like pop
We like soul
We like rock
But we never liked disco!

No, I never liked disco!

No, I never liked disco!

No, I never liked disco!

No, I never liked disco!

No, I never liked disco!


(Sometimes it has to be said in card form).

(Enjoy your long weekend).

7 comments:

  1. wait a minute - you like pop, but you don't like pops?

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  2. You can't see it but I'm standing at my work desk applauding you right now. Well done sir, well done.

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  4. You should be a writer for Mad Magazine!

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  5. dang that is an awesome willie stargell card that i dont have.....

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