True Story

{January 28, 2010}   Free Bird

True Story: Pump is musically illiterate.

When I met him he was a 22-year-old kid in college with Brittney Spears posters all over his dorm room and only knew the words to Backstreet Boys songs. Yes, he claims to be straight, and for all intents and purposes, appears to be.

In the almost 9 years we have been together I have TRIED to get him to embrace the music world a little more. Don’t get me wrong he likes music, he just… Well, here’s an example: 

We are riding down the road and some really fabulous, famous song from the ’70s will come on and he’ll go, “Hey, I like this… Turn it up… Is this new?”

True Story: I love music. All of it.

I Don’t claim to be a music history major or trivia buff, but I can sing the words to just about anything you can play and can usually be a pretty good competitor of “name that tune” on a road trip.

So, Pump is describing Conan O’Brien’s last Tonight Show Episode to me. He’s like, “Did you see it? You’ve got to see it”. He’s a terrible story-teller. He tries to describe his dreams to me all the time. It’s awful. I pretend to listen for a little while as he describes incoherent dream details, until I can’t take it any longer and scream, “STOP.”

Having him re-tell a television episode can go in the same direction most of the time.

Anywho, He says, “So Will Ferrell comes out and he’s dressed like, you know, a guy from like one of those famous bands, and like it’s that band, you know, I think they sing a song about Alabama, yeah, Sweet Home Alabama….”

Me: Lynard Skynard….

Pump: Yeah, Yeah, Lynard Skynard. That’s the one. So he’s acting like he’s from Lynard Skynard and they start singing this song about going away, and I’m gone, and it was really funny….

Me:  Uh, Free Bird?

Pump: Yeah, yeah, that sounds right…

True Story:  Anyone have a record collection they want to donate to the cause?

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