Monday, April 16, 2007

Southern Rock is Rockin'

I had a reference question that made me feel old, yet cool, at the same time Friday. A kid, all of 22-years, asked me if I could help him find a book.

“Sure, what ya lookin’ for?”
“You spell it L-Y-N-Y”
“Do you mean Lynyrd Skynyrd?”
“I found this book, which I can’t believe y’all got, and it’s not on the shelf.”
“Mmm, let me look at the record. Oh, it’s checked out. Would you like to try some other Southern Rock?”
“You know what Southern Rock is?”
“I think we have some Allman Brothers.”
YOU know who the Allman Brothers are?”

This is when I say, "don't judge a book by the cover."

Now, who’s your blues, rockin' mama?


Anonymous said...

How about Marshall Tucker and Charlie Daniels ? Try some Howlin' Wolf too. :)

Anonymous said...

That's hysterical. My 15 year old loves the bands I listened to when I was his age (yes, Lynard Skynard, etc.)! Funny!

Isabel said...

Don't feel bad. Some kids don't know what carbon paper is and why it's useful.

Tiffany Norris said...

Southern Rock is absolutely the best!

And I wouldn't worry too much about the culture-gap thing. I had to explain to the kiddos what a typewriter was when I was reading Duck for President.

Amy said...

Too funny! My 15 year old loves Lynyrd Skynryd, Allman Brothers,and the like.

maggie moran said...

I guess I should be thrilled that this music is coming back in style. ;D

Jupiter said...

Haha! That's hysterical :) My son is 17 and he's absolutely in love with Southern Rock and the blues.Well, all music ,really. When he graduates, he's planning a cross-country trip and several of his key stops on the way have to do with musical history and such, many of them in the South. Devon Allmann came to our town and played a local pub this past fall and I thought sure my son was going to try to take off with them :P

Bookfool said...

What a hoot!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the kid knew who they were!