Wednesday, December 07, 2005

So, This is Christmas Song #7

This is a special track for many reasons and should be in everyone's Christmas mix. Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death. One can't help but wonder how many more great songs John had in him had he been givin the chance to simply live his life.

Back in December of 1980 I was a waiter at a place called the Magic Time Machine (a theme restaurant where we wore costumes. I was Bam Bam). I'll never forget getting off of work that mild December night. We (Wayne Kitchen's, King Tut back then, now an attorney) and I were on our way over to a little bar to meet everyone else that worked that night for a drink. On the short drive over we had the radio on 99.5 KISS and they played 2 Beatles songs in a row. As we pulled into the parking lot we heard the sad news. We were shocked as we both just looked at each other in total disbelief.

It wasn't until that night that I realized that the Beatles were much more than just a great band. At the time, I was 19, Wayne was about 26 and John Lennon was 40. Most of the wait staff from the Time Machine were a few years older than I. I remember spending the rest of the tear filled night listening to them talk about John and the Beatles. A few had seen them in concert and most everyone seemed to have some kind of connection with the band or a story that involved a Bealtles song that touched them in some special and positive way.

Now, so did I. Imagine that.

Listen very closely to the super quiet personal intro. I've had several request for this one and so here it is. I'll get back to the more unusual and obscure stuff in the next few days.

We miss you John!
Song Number Seven

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