I could spend this post typing about how the only question we missed during trivia last night involved some little-known Packers quarterback named “Aaron Rodgers”. (side note: great to see ITP-Readers Steve and Debbie in attendance, as well as my old trivia friend Bill.)
Or, I could spend this post typing about how I once again overslept and didn’t ride my bike (which, given this gloomy morning isn’t such a bad thing).
No, instead I am going to type about connections, sadly not Connections, and how sometimes the Universe fucks with my head.
Let’s begin, shall we?
This week’s “Roderick On The Line” podcast talked about musicians, including referencing the drummer from a band who had a brief stint of popularity in the 1980s called “Lone Justice”. (side note: I loved their self-titled album, and one of my early crushes was on their lead singer Maria McKee.)
The cohost of “Roderick On The Line” is Merlin Mann. From listening to many of his podcasts I found out that Mann, much like me, spent his formative years in Florida. When hearing the name “Lone Justice” Mann exclaimed how much he loved the band.
This is not the first musical taste that Mann and I share, we are both on record declaring our love for the music of Hüsker Dü as well. (side note: tonight I will be joining ITP-Reader Terri at The EARL to see a Hüsker Dü cover band perform.)
I was introduced to Hüsker Dü and Lone Justice back int the 1980s by my friend Mike. Mike introduced me to most of the music I loved back then, including a band called “Jason And The Scorchers”. On my drive in I started thinking about going to see Jason And The Scorchers perform at the University of South Florida in 1986. (side note: I don’t remember much about that night other than having a really great time.)
BOOM! Mind blown!
Any guesses as to where I will be tomorrow night?
Have a great weekend friends.