Welcome to your super special Saturday edition of The Laptop Sessions! Tonight I bring you a song from the 90’s – and just in time for my return from vacation!
This song is somehow appropriate. The song is “Waitress” from the band Live, and it is from their album “Throwing Copper”. I have covered a song from this album previously (Lightning Crashes) and I do have a few more songs on my list to cover from this band. The album is a terrific one and it is unique in it’s song selection. You get quite a few types of songs on it such as the fast and angry “White, Discussion”, the commercially appealing “I Alone”, and one of the best song titles of all time “Sh*t Towne”.
This one I decided to post this time because we just came back from vacation and I have to lodge a complaint. We stayed at a wonderful resort for 4 nights and had terrific food in the main dining room of this hotel. We were told multiple times that tip is included in the price we pay. I even went ahead and asked “how much of a tip do the waiter and busboy each get?”, and for our calculations, the waiter gets $32 and the busboy $16, for $48 total. Now look, my wife and I very restaurant friendly people. We don’t have too many special requests, and we smile an awful lot when we are eating (especially here – holy crap the food was delicious), so i’d say that this is a sufficient tip for both. So why is it that when we eat our last meal and we thank our waiter and busboy we get a disappointed look? Come on, seriously. The tip that these people get PER MEAL to the people they serve is easily in the $300+ range. And w/ two meals per day, they’re raking in a really solid amount. Me deciding not to give you an extra $10 or $20 is not the end of the world. We were told tip is included. If there’s a problem, tell the hotel to not include tip if you really enjoy receiving it directly from the customer.
Ok, as I said the song is about what seems like a very seedy waitress, but the singer decides to implore they give her a tip anyway. I did omit one of the main curse words in the song, but the song isn’t the same without the other one. If you’re really turned off my bad words, pretend i’m talking about a female dog ok?
So I hope you enjoy this song – see you in 5 days for another throwback!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!