Well that's that for the jukebox.
Somehow some pickled eggs fell into its innards, and it got stuck on '40 Days' - and that's all it would play. Be damned if I know how the eggs got in there, I'm the only one that eats them round here and they've been up on the bar since the Reagan Administration at least. In any event, after the machine played '40 days' for the 643rd time - WL lost his chit and put a bullet through it and finished it off for good! On behalf of the management, I would like to thank WL and assure him we will reimburse him for his ammunition costs!
In lieu of the jukebox, we've drug out the wifi, skype and internet gizmos so that we can take and play requests instead! Necessity is the mother of invention!
So - we have our first request, courtesy of BW Bandy whose gal is also an intrepid explorer and logs as miles as he does! For our special explorers on the long road trips:
Flak jackets, everyone! WL is losing it again...!
This next one comes from George W. Bush and is for his two favourite fan boys - Uncle Bob Wallace and Yours Truly! (Don't tell Bob - but I've been writing ex-president George W Bush long adoring fan letters and on some of them I've been signing Bob's name, HAR HAR HAR! HAR HAR HAR!) President Bush writes back:
Dear boys - as a former president I can only express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support of my very difficult administration. This song goes out to you, from Rummy, Cheney, Barb and most expecially - from me!
Don't take off those flak jackets! Now Uncle Bob's losing it!!!!
This next one is a request from the owner and proprietor of the Thunderbox - Yours Truly! Like Uncle Bob, Bruce Springsteen is a political putz but pretty cool otherwise. And - he's written a song that is just perfect for my wife and I.
We're older, slower tramps now ... but we're still runnin... :)