Oct 27, 2008

Long Live Rock

Had a fun weekend with Gia and my family. I made sauerbraten (it rocked) for our family Oktoberfest/birthday celebration and my world famous macaroni and cheese for the kids. My mac and cheese should be its own food group it is so good! Lots of other German style dishes from the rest of the family and a bunch of great beers. Nice get together.

I was a little buzzed on the way home. Relax...Gia drove. Now we usually listen to talk radio in the car. Opie & Anthony re-runs, Ron & Fez stuff or whatever they are playing on Air America (lefty, liberal radio). But we felt like hearing some music, and since I was the navigator and a bit buzzed I was picking whatever I felt I could sing to best.

The ride home was rainy and crazy windy, so Gia had to pay close attention to the road. But at one point while I was singing along with The Who, she looked at me and said the nicest words anyone has ever said to me.

"You know...I never noticed it before. but when you sing you sound a lot like Roger Daltrey. You know, back when he could actually sing."

Now THAT is a compliment, in my book. What a woman I have.

15 comments:

badgerdaddy said...

That reminds me of the nicest thing anyone ever said about me, though it's entirely unrelated to any rock bands. So thanks for that.

Slyde said...

You know...I never noticed it before. but when you sing you sound a lot like Tiny Tim.

B.E. Earl said...

badger - you are most welcome, I guess.

Slyde - If you said "looked" like Tiny Tim, I would have given you props for a funny one. But since it has already been established that I sound like a young Roger Daltrey and Roger Daltrey sounds nothing like Tiny Tim then your piece of comedy doesn't work very well. Keep trying, kiddo. I know you can do it!

Dr Zibbs said...

The Who rocks. I saw them a few times in Philly back in the day.

ajooja said...

Someone made fun of my wife's singing when she was little, so she very rarely sings with anyone around. I make sure I compliment her every time she forgets but it still doesn't sink in.

I usually imitate whoever I'm singing with, so I would kinda sound like Daltrey with the Who too. (Of course, most of that stuff is too high for me so my version is pretty horrible.)

Paige Stanton said...

I love those car rides! Where you sing your little heart out and sometimes you actually come out sounding good!

B.E. Earl said...

Zibbs - I've seen them a few times too, but mostly after their prime.

ajooja - I know that I can't impersonate anyone so I usually sing just as myself. That is bad enough, usually.

Paige - Well, I wouldn't actually call it good. :)

Michelle J said...

I LOVE singing to tunes in the car!!!

So, was it your BD being celebrated scorpio??

You must share your Mac and cheese recipe with us!!

Also, you must make a video of you singing and share that with us as well!!!

OK, you don't must anything but i'm just sayig!!

Bruce said...

Damn Dude, multipule kudos for Gia for even knowing who Roger Daultry is. I know my wife wouldn't have a clue (she was raised in Kansas by blue-nose church goers). I would mark that day in my calendar as a good day (Today I was Roger Daultry).

mikeb302000 said...

Great compliment.

B.E. Earl said...

Michelle - No, three of my sister's were born in October. That's what we were celebrating. I'm the lone November b-day in my family.

Bruce - Well, we are children of the 70's and big music fans so Daltrey and The Who are some of our favorites. Quadrophenia is our favorite album.

MikeB - Isn't it just?

pure evyl said...

I'd watch out if I were you. You might end up having to pay for that compliment.

B.E. Earl said...

Evyl - whatever it is, she deserves it. :)

teeni said...

That is a true compliment. So will we get to hear a podcast of you singing?

B.E. Earl said...

Teeni - I don't think your speakers could handle it. I'm THAT awesome. :)