Something different…

I don’t post a lot of music because I can’t hear most of it anymore, but I stumbled across this yesterday in a research wiki wander…

Saw them live at Winterland in 73… They were originally from San Jose, and used to play up in the hills above Santa Cruz at a biker bar, and occasionally at the Odyssey in San Jose.

And some humor…

John Lennon’s Yesterday — variation for programmers.

All those backups seemed a waste of pay.
Now my database has gone away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.

There’s not half the files there used to be,
And there’s a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly.

I pushed something wrong
What it was I could not say.
Now all my data’s gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.

The need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay,
Now I believe in yesterday!

Y’all have a good week, and don’t get hooked on the news. The real story isn’t being told…yet…


Something different… — 9 Comments

  1. Hah – that computer version is based on experience I think. I once deleted an entire HARD DRIVE years ago, working on DOS. I was formatting floppy disks (5.25) and switching back and forth viewing the contents, I zigged when I should have zagged. Curbed my enthusiasm really quick, lol. Computer was a 286 from late 80’s.

  2. I listened to music like the Doobie Brothers when I was in high school. No wonder I didn’t fit in with the Valley Girls.

  3. Haven’t heard that song in a decade or two… loved it then, love it now. Where’ my Harley?

  4. jrg- LOL, those old Zenith laptops were notorious for ‘dumping’ their hard drive contents. Hated those things with a passion!

    JMI- 🙂 Ya think???

    Ian- Sigh, if only!

    SoCal- True!

    Sam- LOL

  5. I also saw the Doobie Brothers in early 1973. It was my first rock concert. They and Steely Dan were the warmup bands for Rare Earth. Rare Earth’s plane was delayed in arriving, so after they played their sets, both the Doobies and Steely Dan came back out on stage together and jammed for another 45 minutes while Rare Earth was on their way from the airport. Unfortunately I had to leave about 20 minutes into Rare Earth’s set. I had to go to work.

  6. They had an album cover with a pair of overpasses that stood by themselves in a field. No connecting roads. The band was standing on top, possibly by helicopter. This was in San Jose, CA, and the freeways weren’t finished there for maybe another ten years. Seems the state ran out of highway funds.

    This was the intersection of Highways 101 and 280/680. Album was around ’70-73, and when I moved to the South Bay in ’77, they were still standing by themselves, and did so for a few more years at least.

    Might have been the “China Grove” album. I recall putting the stereo speakers in the windows of our apartment on the second floor overlooking the main drag of Wildwood NJ and cranking up the volume to entertain the tourists, summer of ’73.