Friday, October 14, 2016

Rock and roll is here to stay

We bid adieu to our snowbird brother and to his significant other tonight over dinner and desserts. On the way out we heard some classic rock blasting from a tent pitched behind O’Brien’s Public House in Shakopee for an impromptu, just for fun, reunion of a bunch of old rock and rollers. “Calendar Girl,” “Gloria,” “Runaround Sue,” and other faraway faves rang in our ears. The group hasn’t played together for years, but they sounded great on the new parking lot, taking a break for the 7:30 p.m. freight train blasting its way through town behind them.

The voices may have been a bit worn, but the fingerings were true featuring some great licks during a couple of blues numbers. One of the members confessed to being a bit nervous. Years ago he performed buzzed. Can't do that now and get away with it.

They drew a nice crowd of “mature” rockers, drinking, dancing and singing along like old times. But don’t worry about your grandparents, kids. Shakopee was soon back to normal. Jody O’Brien, proprietor of the public house, set a strict curfew of 10 p.m.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Dylan to old rock. We were blessed with a richness of music in the times we grew up, especially if you count the previous swing, jazz, and blues. It always gives me energy to come across somebody playing old rock, though, and I appreciate it. Even when K plays country!