Friday, October 8, 2010


One of my brother Norman's favorite songs is John Fogerty's "I Saw It On TV".

We were having a conversation with a group of people and we agreed that all the guys of my generation had crushes on Annette Funicello.

Norman started quoting:

"The coon-skin caps, Yankee bats, the Hound Dog man's big start
The A-bomb fears, Annette had ears, I lusted in my heart,
A young man from Boston set sail the New Frontier,
And we watched the dream dead-end in Dallas,
They buried innocence that year."

One of the women in the group, who happens to be rather dense, asked, "What's that from?"

Norman answered, "I Saw It On TV".

She asked, "But what's it from?"

Norman answered again, "I Saw It On TV".

He finally explained about the song.

He turned to me and said, "WHO'S ON FIRST?"

1 comment:

Mona Lisa said...

I like the part about the Beatles:

"Cause four guys from England took us by the hand,
It was time to laugh, time to sing, time to join the band.
'cause I saw it on TV."