Thursday, April 30, 2015

Musical Memories - ZZ Top?!?


My theme is Musical Memories:  The Memories that music brings rushing back. 

ZZ Top is a well known band who originated from Houston, TX.  Houston is slightly NW of a large petrochemical area and the town of Pasadena, TX. Pasadena is the town John Travolta's character traveled to for work from Spurger, TX.  In that movie, Mickey Gilley's  famous honky-tonk, Gilley's was featured in that movie.  At that time it was touted to be the largest honky-tonk in the world.

Every time I hear a Mickey Gilley tune, I recall my one trip to that establishment back in 1983. 

(Now, that my friends is how you bend the letter to suit your needs!)

This was BP, before Pete, when I was still dating Rocky - the boyfriend from my X post. One weekend, he wanted to take off and go to Gilley's for the evening.   It was huge!  Cavernous and mostly empty.  But was early in the evening and the rodeo they had there was going on.  So we went out to watch that.  One Houston boy after another was getting thrown from the bulls before they could get any where near the eight second trip they needed.  I found it rather boring and was, laughing and joking and saying how they needed someone from our area if anyone was going to stay on a bull. Finally, the announcer said the fellow mounting the bull was from a little town near my hometown and I loudly declared that he'd make it the whole eight and get a good score from the judges.  He didn't disappoint me, but rather, made me proud and somewhat of a prophet. 

We finally wandered back in.  Took a few turns on the dance floor.  Then wandered on down to a bar.  Rocky was ordering our drinks and I was standing behind his left shoulder.  A fellow next to him on the right, slid his hand over and squeezed Rocky's butt cheek!!  Rocky, glanced back at me with an expression like "cut it out!" I gave him my innocent look, which probably convinced him I was guilty, and Rocky turned back to the barkeep. The fellow who had done the squeezing, was turning away from the bar with his order and I stared daggers through him.  

I've always wondered if he was just a cowboy cutting up and trying to start at little something between me and my date, or if he was gay and looking to steal my date for the evening.  We'll never know.  And I never told Rocky it wasn't me.


32 comments:

  1. I used to love ZZ Top with their long white beards! I think he was trying to get your attention ;)

    Thank you for visiting me and the tweet outs!!!

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    ClarabelleRant

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    1. Ha! Well, if that was the case, he certainly did!

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  2. You've lead an exciting life. My Mama would have been shocked. lol

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    1. Heck, Paula, my poor Mama would have been, too, I imagine!

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    2. Neat! I picked ZZ Top today as well

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    3. Neat! I picked ZZ Top today as well

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  3. He was gay. Lots of guys who try to be tough are attempting to mask their gayness. Except when hitting up on other guys.

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  4. And thanks Barbara for helping every day with A to Z! It takes people to make this thing work by visiting other bloggers. Often, we are the only ones that stop by and leave a comment.

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    1. Seems the higher the number on the list I go, the less comments. Also, I've seen comments wane as we got near the end. Everyone is tired. LOL But thank you so much for your kind words, Stephen.

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  5. This was a fun and entertaining post to say the least!! I always wanted to go to Gilley's but i never did make it. They opened up one in Dallas for a very short time but it wasn't the same.
    I love ZZ TOP ! Sharp dressed man and all the fun cheesy videos they did in the 80's were awesome. La Grange is one of my favorites though.

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    1. ZZ Top is awesome! I'd have to say those are two of my favs of theirs. But I don't have any strong memories associated with ZZ Top tunes.

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  6. I agree with Stephen! Unless he was a football player, which I doubt.
    Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

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    1. Okay, Alex, football players slap butt, they don't squeeze it. LOL

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  7. ZZ Top is a great way to end the A to Z Challenge - hope you've had fun.
    Moondustwriter

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  8. Yea! ZZ Top just played at Laughlin River Run. Good music at the rallies. Glad to have stopped by on the A-Z. I will be visiting in the future :)

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    1. I hope you do Katy! I want to stay connected.

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  9. Congratulations on many levels,Barbara, thanks for visiting, co-hosting and providing such epic fun stories.

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    1. That's one of the sweetest comments I have ever received!

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  10. Great story! Now how can I get this story to Rocky?

    Congratulations on finishing A to Z and on all those blogs you visited! I know it wasn't easy!

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    1. No far telling off on me not telling. Thank you dear!

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  11. I wonder how Rocky would have reacted if you told him. Although, that might have gone badly.

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    1. Oh, Lord, I don't know don't if he'd of laughed it off or thought he had to defend his honor.

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  12. Oh my gosh what a story!! A good one to finish the challenge with, Barbara! You had a good theme and you did well with it!! Congrats for finishing and helping out too :) I agree with your comment to Stephen about the higher up numbers didn't have many comments; I ran through a lot of blogs that had no comments on their entries. I got blindsided with the overtime otherwise I would have visited more but there's only so many hours in the day :)

    Now to next year!

    betty

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    1. Thank you, Betty! I wish there were some way we could confirm blog participants are visiting at least 5 a day, starting with the blog under theirs. I pains me to read excellent posts that have garnered no comments other than mine.

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  13. Looks like we made it and I am happy to have found your site.. awesome posts.

    Jeremy

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    1. Thank you Jeremy! That means a lot to me coming from you!

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  14. Congrats on making it to the end. Would have loved to have found you earlier in the challenge. But alas, you found me. Cheers

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    1. The challenge may be over, but you can still read my posts and we can still visit! I found so many good blogs and great themes, it was impossible to keep up with them all!

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  15. That sounds like a mighty fun evening! Strangely I've always wanted to try a ride on a mechanical bull! Maybe it's because I live in the UK and am desperate to visit the US!

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    1. Well, Melissa, if you ever make it over the pond, we'll try to hook you up with that mechanical bull! ;)

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