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February 1st, 2007

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From:anderyn
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Not my first record, because I can recall having a orgy of listening to "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton when I was very very small -- three, perhaps?

But I think I either got a copy of this, or... no. There is a weird memory about this song, for me. There was a vibe going on with one of my classmates' younger sisters and the school janitor. He, ah, had a crush on her. She asked him for "the red rubber ball", thinking he would get her this record. He, instead, got her a red rubber ball and left it in her locker. I'm not sure what happened after that, except that she died of a drug overdose sometime later -- I think she was fourteen. I still don't recall what drug, or anything else, just that I'd heard that. I remember that. Junior high, what a trip.
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From:john_holton
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I had a similar listening orgy with "Bay of Mexico" by the Kingston Trio. Or was it Bent Fabric's "Alley Cat"? Or maybe it was Sy Zentner and His Orchestra's "The Stripper"...

I was spared the Junior High experience. St. Ignatius School was a K-8, though I remember that they tried to separate the 6th through 8th grades into the older of the two buildings, because the other building's staircases had landings. Incidentally, they closed my old school and sold the building to the Chicago Waldorf School (I had Abby's stepdaughters go there). Just thought you'd find that interesting...

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...