Tuesday, September 26, 2017
You May Be Stranded If You Stick Around, or: Seventy-Two Today
Bryan Ferry is seventy-fucking-two today. High Egoslavian Holy Day.
Sophomore year at Gaithersburg High School, 1975. Party at Corma Nahill's house - her parents out of town. Bring your two favorite albums we were told. My turn - Queen, Night at the Opera - turn those fags off! shouted Tome Adkins (to concurring guffaws). Took off Queen, put on Roxy Music, Stranded, the first song, "Street Life" - what the fuck is this faggy shit, shouted Tome Atkins (to concurring guffaws). Tome (he really did spell Tom this way, starting in eighth grade) was hitting on my girlfriend Reannie Jivera, one of his standard tactics in stealing girlfriends was humiliating the boyfriend. It was working. Fuck this, I said for first time, after three years of these fuckers. Fuck this.
Fuck this worked out. More songs Roxy and solo.