Friday Fives – back to the future edition

You have an extra $500 to frivolously spend each month, you cannot invest or save it, what do you spend it on?

Guitars, Cadillacs, Hillbilly Music.  Ok, good tip, Dwight… but I’ll just scratch out the Cadillac part.  We still cool, right?  Oh, and we can skip the hillbilly music, and maybe put boobs in its place.

What terrible alcoholic drinks did you try as a young adult?

Anything that was in front of me.  Like every young adult before, and after, me.  Cost and access were the primary concerns.  Are we now really all that different?

You wake up, current age, and it’s 1974. What are you going to do with your day?

Go see peak Zeppelin.  Then, catch Bob Dylan on tour for ‘Blood on the Tracks’***  Then, start saving up now for 1977, which is PEAK rock and roll live era… simple as that.  Then catch Bowie, and Queen, and Elton John.  Also, I am 2.   So… I can get in for free, right?

also, at this point… concerts are still a loss leader for record companies.  So, tickets are heavily subsidized.  and Bots don’t exist yet to eat up all the tickets.

In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

“a simpler time”, when people had equal access to the internet.  When poor people could google the same results as rich people.  When the speed of loading my uncle’s awesome blog was no different than loading AT&Ts ‘megaserver page’, which has chucked out all of my bookmarks and installed itself as my home page.  And the porn… oh the porn.  Back in the early 2000s, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting some boobies.  Man, men are pigs!

You have one-chance to steal anyone’s talent. Who’s talent do you steal?

  • Jerry Garcia’s guitar playing
  • Salvador Dali’s painting
  • Hunter Thompson’s writing
  • President Obama’s temperament, diplomacy, and his everything else


editor’s note to self

*** 1974-75, Dylan wasn’t touring on BOTT, unless you count that whole weird ass ‘Rolling Thunder’ traveling experiment.  I think we all know if you want peak Bob, live… you had to catch him by 1966.



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