Back when I was cool I used to work at a record store.
People used to come in to my job and sing to me and I would try to find what they were looking for. Most of the time it was fairly simple. Most of the customers wanted something they had recently heard on the radio or seen on MTV. Being the MTV junkie that I was I could almost always help them.
My favorite was the year summer that “Rump Shaker” was popular. I loved it when grown women would walk up to me and say “All I wanna do is zoom-zoom-zoom-zoom and a boom-boom”.
Then they would blush.
But I found their cassingle and they left happy.
Working at Peaches was the best job I ever had. I loved going to work. I didn’t really like the part at the end of the night when I had to sweep or take out the trash, but other than that I loved it. I even liked alphabetizing the cds and running the cash register. Mostly it just gave me the opportunity to be around new music all day and get paid for it.
I think I would have liked to work there forever if you could make any money working in retail music stores.
And if retail record stores even exist anymore. I buy all my music from the iTunes store and the last time I drove by my old Peaches it was a Kinkos.
You can never go home again, Oatman but I guess you can make copies there.
So now I am in an awkward predicament.
It all started when I misplaced my car adapter for my iPod. I got stuck listening to the stupid radio.
I loathe the radio. All the “new rock” stations play The Beastie Boys Pearl Jam and The Offspring. It is all the same music that was on the radio when I was in college. 15 YEARS AGO!
Then I found my adapter and then promptly lost my iPod. Again, I am forced to listen to the radio in my car. Then I hear this song. It sounds kind of like Nirvana, but it isn’t Nirvana – I own everything they released. The chord progressions sound like Puddle of Mudd (who I think has the potential of being a really good band if they got someone decent in to edit them. They have good ideas and they just aren’t fleshed out properly).
Since I am far to embarrassed to ask anybody if they actually listen to “new rock” and I can’t remember any of the words and also since I only heard it once and it probably sucks and the people that know what song I am talking about are going to think I am a total tool. I just can’t get it out of my head.
I guess I’ll tell the entire internet. You guys are the people that know my deepest geekiness anyway. And who can make fun of me for liking Puddle of Mudd if they met me at a blogging convention anyway?
Oh right. You guys.
That is an extraordinarily long way to go to ask you this question: Does anyone know what song I am talking about? I think it has the words “that’s the reason why I” something or other near the end. I’d sing it to you if you worked at a Peaches but there is no way I am going to walk into the crappy record store in the mall with a four year old on each hand and singing to some random teenager who probably likes the new Metallica album or thinks Fallout Boy is awesome.
In the meantime I am making playlists on Pandora.com of Seether and Puddle of Mudd and Nirvana and they are just trying to bully me into listening to an assload of Third Eye Blind.
Please don’t make fun of me to my face.