Monday, June 22, 2009

Entry Vinyl Art Contest

A story about Music? I don't think i have any wait no maybe this will do.

Classic Rock Less Talk

I was a young lad with father issues you know the classic cliche Daddy was a Rollin Stone sorta, he was gone a lot. He drove a truck, never went far but still he was gone for must of the day and wouldn't arrive till sunset, so any moment hangout with him without my other brothers to spoil it was a choice. When Summer came around and school was out of session Dad would take one of us(i have 2 other brothers) in his truck that had one seat and a bucket irresponsible yeah a little bit but i didn't care because it meant that I got to hang with my Pops.

Now how does this tie in to music or a chance to win Mr. Elden's story contest?
Don't Rush me I'll get to the point, I was just trying to convey an image in your head now if you quit bugging voice in side my head I'll get back to the story.

The Truck was red and white and in it had wood paneling inside with an old fm radio and a bunch of other nobs near it and a scanner that made everyone sound like C.W. McCall's Convoy.

Do you get an Image? ok lets move on.

98.5 KFOX was... is a classic rock station in the local San Jose area and in my dad's truck. We rarely spoke except in those rides mostly comments and questions about songs and bands that had just played. In a weird way you can say he introduced me to bands like The Beatles, The Rollling Stones, The Who, and yes without shame Styx he really dugg their track Renegade and would kill me if I told anybody he listend to Styx. Those were some of my favorite summer memories and i cherish them dearly and whenever stumble on a station playing whatever top 40 song i quickly change it to whatever station is playing the Stones or the Boss.

Now i know what your not really thinking, your dad didn't really introduce you to any of theses bands the DJ at 98.5 KFOX did. Well im not writing about how Greg Kihn made me love the Beatles or how I chuckle when Renegade starts playing in one of Adam Sandler's moives.

I hope this is eligble for the Contest or at least sorta funny and not completly trite.


d.edlen said...

Dude, wonderful. Perfect entry.

d.edlen said...

Thank you so much for entering my contest! I loved your story. You set the scene really well and conveyed what it meant to you, that time with your dad. I'd love to send you a thank you along with linking your post in my blog, so please let me know your mailing address!