Tuesday, April 08, 2014

"Did Someone Just Skip My Song?"

So I'm out drinking the other night and loading up the jukebox with songs with that application where you can pick songs from your phone.  It's great fun to not have to leave your friends to stand by the jukebox, and that way everyone can brainstorm songs together and pick them as a team.  So when we heard the first few thundering bass notes to our first song, "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead, we were very pumped and I was head banging as such.  Then before Lemmy can get through his hoarse voiced,  bellowing first verse, I hear the song being skipped and look up to see one of the bar maidens suspiciously setting down a remote.

I calmly walked over to the bar and said, "Did someone just skip my song?"

To which she said, "Yeah, that was awful."

I told her it's Motorhead and probably not for everyone, but I was excited to hear it.  I added that it would have been over in 2 and a half minutes, and surely she could have just waited that out.  Just then the other, much cooler, bar maiden handed me a dollar while not as cool bartender asked me if they had any other better songs?  I explained that they did have lots of other songs but they all sound: Just.  Like.  That one.

I told her she would hate them all equally and this was the only one other people in the bar were likely to know.

I had to add "And you skipped my song and stuck us with this Rascal Flats crap?"  All the while I stood there with my returned dollar bill in my hand, unsure if it had resolved the situation.

The cooler bartender said I looked familiar, and I said that I have been in there a number of times and I'm a pretty good customer.  Just then I heard the country song get skipped, and I heard the beginning of "Give It To Me Baby" by Rick James - it was my next song.  I smiled ear-to-ear, and they both laughed as I danced my way back to my table.

Then my friends and I laughed our asses off seeing Rascal Flatts guy getting hopping mad about his awful Rascall Flatts song getting skipped.

It's always more funny when it happens to someone else.


b.burjan said...

good god, mang. people who do not like this song or lemmy have no soul...hopefully you never step foot in this place again. and hopefully this place shuts down.

Gorilla Bananas said...

I don't normally like heavy metal, but 'Ace of Spades' is something else. The bar maiden who skipped it is lacking something - I bet she doesn't enjoy sex.

Jimmy Fungus said...

I've heard of Motorhead of course, but can't say I really know anything of their music. I am a rock and roll fan though, and that sounded pretty good to me, so I think it was pretty rude for them to skip it. We need stronger laws against skipping songs on jukeboxes (or at least need to enforce the laws already on the books).

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Burjan: Actually, it's a great bar. They just need to shit-can the one idiot bartender. Lemmy needs to come in there and squirt stuff out of his moles at her.

Gorilla: I bet she hates all things awesome. She is an awful human. May she go to hell where there is undoubtably metal on loop. Slayer, obviously. The Hell soundtrack.

Fungus: Yup. Should not be allowed. My thinking is say, "Hey, anyone here know who played this?" And if you don't get a response, it's okay to skip it. Then again, who can hear that over Motorhead? I guess the rule is, never ever skip Lemmy. Or Lemmy will find out. And Lemmy will murder you.