Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Modern Love Story

Scene: In a blue Subaru, a husband and wife drive to her mother's to pick up their young, precocious boys.  The radio is playing and the air conditioning is on. The wife's perfume is intriguing, but not exotic. The husband drives cautiously and purposefully. There's a feeling of middle-class suburbia in the air.  A new song comes on the radio...

Wife: Oh, Stone Temple Pilots! [Hums along unobtrusively to a metaphorically offensive ditty]

Husband: I think they're touring again... [Rubs his open hand over his six o'clock shadow. Clears his throat.]

Wife: Are they back together? That Weiland character is all over the place.  [Then, absentmindedly, to herself] Great hair, though...

Husband: This band always seemed to be missing something in my opinion.

Wife: You mean lyrically or musically? [Furrowing her brow, trying to recall the key terms for describing guitar riffs that she'd seen in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork reviews]

Husband: Yes, musically. I've never been able to nail down exactly what, however...[Furrowing his brow, trying to recall they key terms for describing guitar riffs that he'd seen in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork reviews]

Wife: I bet it was...cowbell?

Husband: Yes, yes. Cowbell.  That's probably it.

11 comments:

  1. Hahahahahahahaha! I get it, because you were on the interstate and...yes, yes, very clever!

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  2. If there is one thing I know, it's that when something is missing, is is always cowbell.

    Or my cell phone. One of those.

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  3. I should buy a cowbell.....

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  4. More drugs, I think, too. They're missing more drugs. And a seedy back story.

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  5. I heard STP had their cowbell confiscated, on account of they were starting to get too douchy.

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  6. Cow bell is the answer to most rock music dilemmas.

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  7. cowbells and mullets, ooooooooh

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  8. Cowbell can help most of the time, but you know, so much depends on the weather. That's right, I got lyrical.

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  9. This made me poop my pants with recognition. In a good way.

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  10. Cow bell is the answer to most rock music dilemmas.

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  11. If there is one thing I know, it's that when something is missing, is is always cowbell.

    Or my cell phone. One of those.

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