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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Different Song Same Sentiment

In his book, John Fogerty writes about songs being so bad that they are good.  He used 96 Tears as an example when he stated:  "That song is one of those oddities - it's awful and it's really cool.  It held both positions!  What an awesome song!"

I always liked 96 Tears and never for a moment considered it anything but a great tune.  However, I do know what John was getting at regarding songs that are so bad that they are good because just the other day I stumbled upon a tune that I always had similar thoughts about. 

I arrived at the Store where my first official act is to turn on the XM.  Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was playing.  The tune is about 6 minutes long and that's about the time it takes me to unlock the front door, turn on the lights, sweep the floor and load the beer case, my second thru fourth official acts. 

As I putzed around doing my routine, Freddie did the "I see a little silhouette of a man....." portion of the song and I thought to myself "Man, I hate this song, change the channel."   However, I was on the other side of the Store from the radio so I let it play.  Plus, I knew that the best part of the song - the tempo change - was coming up.

So I continued to listen until the final verse and started on my 5th official act of opening and that is to take out the trash.  On the way to the dumpster I was humming "will not let me go, let me go, let me go..."  I thought to myself "Damn, that will be in my head for the rest of the day. I KNEW I should have changed the channel."  Too, that's when it dawned on me that I felt the same way about Rhapsody that Fogerty felt about 96 Tears,

Here for your listening pleasure then is a song that I hate but simultaneously like.
The break that I like is at the 4:15 mark.)

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