Crazy enough, they still wanted me on their list. Five gets ten that I get throwed off within six months.
LFG and I are getting ready for dinner the other afternoon and she says “Daddy, I can wear my Jack Rogers if you want me to”…Who? So I check in with my aggravating-ass cousin over at Summer is a Verb…AllieVonFiftyPairs. Here’s the 411 on the quick email exchange…..
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:21 PM, D___G_____<> wrote:
Who the hell...is Jack Rogers and why does L___refer to these as such and how much did they cost me?
On Jul 12, 2010, at 5:43 PM, Alice_____ <> wrote:
good girl l___! she is getting off on the right foot. and they cost you a smidge less than $100. but, the drawback is, she'll want a pair in every color. i have gosh, prob 12-15 pair. but i have the bonanno's brand which are the originals. but they are identical and both equally acceptable. pale pink as the inaugural pair, very good choice. my first pair were all white. still my favs. newest edition are my platinum pair. and ya better hope her feet are finished growing or else you can start the whole collection allllll over again in a few years...XXOO
Good girl? Are you kidding me? Her feet are still growing. What happened to fake Crocs from Target? And ersatz Liberty of London rain boots? Her mom bought these Jackie Rogers thangs for her but even post marriage...I end up paying the freight...somehow. Oh and Allie, if LFG gets word that the next proverbial level of authenticity is manifest more precisely in the Bonanno's brand, I'll cut ya. I'm not sure where you currently live but I don't think your pastel-linen-Bonanno clad a_s would be too hard to track down around Fenwick. Just look for me...sparks flying from my mouth...astride the Butt Police quad buggy. Even though you'd pass the Butt Police scale-caliper roadside test, and surely walk away without a ticket, the shame of having half of Fenwick standing there watching the event would be too much for you.
More later when I’m in the mood but for now, from the beach…we’ve got…
Belgians and Bumper Cars
And another bit of closing randomanalia…The David Ruffin song in the last post motivated a few folks to shoot me an email about the music, the genre and a story or two therein provoked. I loved this from one reader….
“…What carried today's post for me was your link to David Ruffin's "Walk Away from Love." What memories. I first saw The Temptations during Penn's Skimmer Weekend in spring of '67 when I and some of my local West Philadelphia homeboys (then a long month short of graduating from high school) snuck into Franklin Field for the big weekend concert. Opening the show were the Young Rascals and the Isley Brothers. Not bad for the price! The great highlight for me was hearing David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks exchange the lead on a song that the Temptations never recorded to my knowledge, Deon Jackson's "Love Makes the World Go 'Round." La Scala itself has witnessed few more transporting moments.
My own favorite of David's oeuvre was his mid-Seventies solo, "First Round Knockout." Always makes me think of a famous West Philly watering hole of that era frequented by local celebs like Wilt Chamberlain, Mr. Silk's Third Base Lounge, so named because "before you go home, you gotta touch third base." Now, that's some fuzzy dice.”
Fuzzy indeed and with that, I’m channeling a bunch of southern boys who had a great, but unfortunately a one off, one hit contribution to the aural nourishment of the world. Smoke from a Distant Fire was and is one of my faves... Ladies and Gentlemen, the Sanford Townsend Band...
ADG and LFG
Ps…Young Fogey, I apologize for calling you a pecker yesterday.