Sunday, April 20, 2008

Settling a Bet

A friend of mine has been giving me the bizness for the last week because I'd never heard this song "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart before he played it at the last gathering.



I whole-heartedly admit that this is firmly situated within my musical purview, but I'm arguing that (1) I didn't *really* start listening to non-country music until 1987 and (2) I just don't think this song was big on the West Coast. (Mostly #2 -- apparently on the West Coast, we insist on clothes off.)

The only other West Coast guy at the gathering last night (who grew up in Berkeley) said he'd never heard it. And a quick phone call to my Cali peeps also confirmed.

So long story short, I lost the $5 bones I'd earned in the "Cocktail was released in 1988" bet over this nonsense.

4 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

You crazy Westerners and your insistence on nuditiy. As a right-coaster, I didn't even have to play the video to get the song stuck in my head...

KrissyGo! said...

That is just insane!!! You know this song?!

Gonzo said...

1) I hold that there's no bet to settle here. The bet has already been 'settled,' hence me breaking even.

2) Without a fully funded, comprehensive comparative qualitatve research study covering coastal populations and their familiarity with this song, I refuse your geographical argument! I mean come on, #5 NATIONALLY!

3) I resent 'poop' being a tag on this entry!

Na-na.

WayneT said...

I clearly remember NOT dancing to this song (or any other song) at a Grange dance so you are mistaken about its west coast appeal.