Saturday, June 09, 2012

Trouble with a Capital "T"

As a sign of how old I am, I'm reduced to Facebooking the children of my friends just to talk to my friends.
So I met my two closest childhood friends, Todd and Billy when we were 4 years old and our mothers decided to carpool us to nursery school together at the Presbyterian church in Metuchen.
That's just background.
Anyway, at some point when we were c. 19 years old, Billy had a cassette tape of a band that was a progressive/Celtic/something band. And starting about 10 or 15 years ago I started asking Billy what the name of that band was.
He didn't remember.
I thought the band was called something like Horseheads or something and I started conflating the fact that Billy lived Upstate New York with maybe the band being from Upstate or maybe Billy just heard of them there or something (saw them there?)
Well this has been haunting me for a very long time. And irritating me. And then back to haunting me. I mean, seriously, what is this band?
While looking up versions of "Locomotive Breath" on Spotify I found a band... and I realized that the band was this band I've been trying to find all this time.
The band is "Horslips" and the actual album (which I never knew 'cause it was on a cassette) is called "The Book of Invasions."

1 comment:

Dave Bellware said...

I had a similar experience a few days ago, finding out the title and author of a short story that I'd read about 40 years ago. Another sign of age is finding such rewards so satisfying. The short story was Robert Heinlein's "Life-Line". Until I guessed who the author might be, Google searches using plot elements were getting me nowhere. When I announced my success to some friends, one of them rewarded me with a link to the story on Reddit. It can hardly get any better than this!