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January 29, 2005

Who Here Wants Some Cowbell? [Dave at Garfield Ridge]

Hey everybody, how's it hangin' with Mr. Cooper this Saturday night?

I apologize for my absence today, but I had to catch up on some long-delayed socializing. I can't be a Blorg forever, ya know?

Blorg = Blogger Borg = Someone who must stay awake to post at all hours of the day & night because resistance to the blogging imperative is futile. Did I just invent a word here, or am I late to a word everybody already knows about? It hits on Google, but they're stupid hits. Thus, I will claim this word in the name of Incisor.

Anyways, I'm glad I did leave the house today, because not only did the sunlight replenish my Vitamin Dave deficiency, I learned some important news while visiting my buddy The Mallet.

First off, Miracle is a damn good movie. Lot of sports cliches throughout, but the hockey scenes-- particularly during the match against the Soviets-- are first-rate. It takes expert filmmaking to create suspense when the entire audience knows how the movie ends.

Second, I read the paper-version of the Washington Post, and I caught a story I missed earlier today online:

There was something missing the other night when Blue Oyster Cult, the '70s stadium rockers, kicked into their signature song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," in a gig at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.

Fans of the band, and of "Saturday Night Live," knew exactly what the song needed: More cowbell.

Guess who are fans of the cowbell?
Walken, an actor who has specialized in portraying the slightly unhinged, has described the six-minute sketch as career-defining. "People . . . I don't know . . . I hear about it everywhere I go," he told the Orlando Sentinel in October. "It's been years, and all anybody brings up is 'cowbell.' I guess . . . you never know what's gonna click."

Among the more amused viewers of the bit are the actual members of Blue Oyster Cult. "We didn't know it was coming," says Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, co-founder and lead guitarist of the group. "We all thought it was phenomenal. We're huge Christopher Walken fans." He adds, "I've probably seen it 20 times and I'm still not tired of it."

In honor of the late Gene Frenkle, I wish I could give you the cowbell you demand, the cowbell you deserve.

Alas, I am not Ace, so I can not give you cowbell on his site. That privilege is reserved for he alone.

However, to tide you over until Ace returns, you could always join me in Hulking out:

Hulkamaniacs gotta have more cowbell, brotha!

-- Dave at Garfield Ridge

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