Hummmmmmmmmmmm it goes constantly, as I walk by. Then it hit me. It was the first haunting note in the Steve Miller Band song, “Jet Airliner!” The air conditioning was kicking off the classic rock song. So, of course, I had to continue and break into the song: “Leavin’ home out on the road…thinkin’ about my home…big ol jet air liner, don’t carry me too far away…”
This feeling did not go away, nor did the song, so I found it on youtube to listen. A quick pass through FaceBook found my high school and great musician friend Keith Reynolds to be logged in. Sending him a quick message about listening to the classic rock and needing to tell someone about the weird phenomenon, we got the inspiration to rhyme, and traded writing verses off the proverbial cuff:
Elaine: Thanks go to youtube, they got the greatest hits,
Whether you like that weirdo Ice Cube, or even a Ballroom Blitz.
Keith: Steve Miller was the sound I liked, no matter how hard I tried,
The sounds just kept flowin' by, takin' me to way up to the skies.
Elaine: When the ac unit started hummin,
I found myself a drummin,
Fought the urge to break into “Jet Airliner,”
People would a thunk I'd hit the Shiner.
Keith: Shiner is a beer, tequila puts you into gear,
Everclear just makes you queer,
And bourbon if mixed with all three will bring you where????
I certainly don't know....
Elaine: And I don't really wanna know,
Just wanna go out to the show.
The chicken's finger lickin',
Let's just dance, let’s GO GO GO!
(Note the song playing during the last verse, “Dance, Dance, Dance,” begins “My grandpa, he’s ninety-five, and he keeps on dancin’, he’s still alive.” So grandpa made an appearance…)
Ain’t it great when the music touches your soul, lightens your mood, brightens your day, and inspires you to be completely goofy? Most times people don’t see me be goofy, but it does happen… here’s a link to the song on youtube and the hummmmmmmmm… Jet Airliner