Letter to the Owners of Shot-and-a-Beer Corner Bars

Dear owners of shot-and-a-beer corner bars,

Every Tuesday night, at midnight or so, after the regulars have returned home to their neglected families, after the slumming hipsters and self-denying yuppies have shuffled on, after the cackling jokes have silenced, after the young- and old-in-love have linked arms and left, after the merely glum have mumbled their hesitant “Well, I guess I should…,” when all that’s left are men with their elbows on the bar and their head in their hands, nodding imperceptibly to your offer of “Another?”, walk around the bar, your pockets jangling, and put quarter after quarter into the jukebox.

And play this:
Booker T. and the MGs, “Ode To Billie Joe”


Noise Narcs

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2 Responses to Letter to the Owners of Shot-and-a-Beer Corner Bars

  1. Awesome track, Dave. I always liked “Green Onions,” but not enough to go back and check out the rest of their catalog.

    Speaking of a shot-and-a-beer, have you heard that Pabst Brewing Company has changed hands?

    • David G says:

      Yeah, I’ve listened to two of their best of albums now. There’s really nothing that gets close to this edition of “Ode to Billie Joe” (but well, what does?).

      I did hear that about PBR. I hope they don’t screw up the “taste.”

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