By Jim Fusco:
**I hit 120,000 YouTube video views today! It’s another milestone and another testament to the popularity and success of the Laptop Sessions!**
Sorry for the late post tonight, but the video has been up on YouTube now for over 24 hours. I had to record the video late last night and publish it because I had a very, very busy day today. At least it wasn’t work! I had my usual “Luncho Marx”, followed by a trip to Becky’s house, a trip to my cousin Louie’s house, a trip to get my cousin Sarah (and see my cousin Gerry, of course), and then finally a trip up to Mohegan Sun casino for shopping, gambling, and a concert with one of my favorite bands: America! I got to get a t-shirt signed by Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley- always exciting!
I had fun playing on the new Star Trek slot machines, but not nearly as much fun as Chris “I win at everything I try except for PS2 baseball” Moore, who won big. I then had the task of dropping everyone off and am finally home. We had a great dinner tonight, too, at Sol Toro restaurant, which is a great authentic Mexican place. They have the best guacamole you’ll ever taste. The lime and the cilantro made it for me.
Tonight’s song is a great, albeit sad, one from Warren Zevon. Unless you’re a fan of his “Best Of” compilations and some of his albums, you’ve probably never heard of this song. It’s my favorite from him. I truly only listened to the “Best Of” CD, but I listened to it a lot. This song stood out the most.
One thing that I DON’T like about the song is one line in the chorus. He says, “Searching for a heart…searching everyone…they say love conquers all…you can’t start it like a *****…you can’t stop it with a gun.”
Okay, I bleeped out the word (don’t worry- it’s not a swear). Now, you would think by reading that line that the words “everyone” and “gun” would rhyme. They do! Now, that would leave the other two lines to rhyme: “conquers all” and the word in asterisks.
For me, I always thought that word was “call”. The idea I had was that love isn’t just something you can start up instantly like making a phone call. “Call” rhymes with “all”, so I thought it made sense.
As usual, I’m wrong, but I can’t understand why.
Instead, Zevon says, “You can’t start it like a car”. Same sentiment as mine, right? You can’t just turn love on like a light switch…or like starting a car…or like picking up the phone.
But it doesn’t rhyme! Since when does “all” rhyme with “car”? So, when I found that out, I was a little disappointed. But, it doesn’t take away the fact that I love this song and that it’s got a great message to it. Yes, I may have rhymed differently, but no one ever said Zevon was an “ordinary” guy like I’d like to think I am when it comes to matters like this.
Okay, I think I’m making less and less sense now, seeing that it’s 4 am. It’s time for bed and I have to just pray that tomorrow’s lunch meeting (our usual Burger King lunch today was halted by the fact that they LITERALLY had a sign on the door that read, “No beef or grilled chicken”) doesn’t begin with a call from Stuffy D. Bear at 10:30 am saying, “I’m hungry” over and over again! See you folks on Tuesday for another great acoustic cover song from yours truly, Jim Fusco.