Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This Day in Rock History

copyright - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

August 12, 1962:

"I have an idea, mates," said Jeremiah. "From now on we only play rock n' roll."

"I don't know," said Pablo. "You mean forget about fox trots, waltzes, and polkas?" 

"Exactly.  Imagine all the people loving us when they see us!"

"You could be right, Jeremiah," responded Gerardo. "All things must pass and it's time for the new."

"Okay, I'm in," agreed Pablo. "Maybe they will love us do. What do you think, Rutger?"

"I think I might turn out to be the luckiest guy in history!" 

And so was born the greatest musical group of all time:   

Jeremiah, 
Pablo,
Gerardo, 
and Rutger  
The Beatles!  

John, Paul, George, and Ringo?  That's a parallel universe, dudes. 

What the hell have you been smoking?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I'm sure I wasn't alone in thinking of the Beatles when I saw the above prompt standing there for this week's Friday Fictioneers songfest, so I wrote about the four moptops, Jeremiah, Pablo, Gerardo, and Rutger and how they got their start.

All you need is love and a good mouse to click here for the entrees, Beatles-related or otherwise, of the other Fictioneers.

And you know what, Rutger?  Even though you were indeed the luckiest guy in history, Ringo - of the parallel Earth - may have been even a bit luckier!

34 comments:

  1. Interesting! Love the names!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. You'd think the names would be more similar but that's parallel dimensions for you!

      Delete
  2. Dear Perry, Good imagination and very clever to give them different names for the parallel universe. Sometimes, I think that this could very well be the case. Nan :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's odd, though; every famous group has different names in the other dimension except for Gerry and the Pacemakers.

      Delete
  3. That's funny. Imagine the variety show hosts having to get their tongue around all those syllables every time they were introduced.
    Marg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Plus the constant confusion with Gerardo Rivera.

      Delete
  4. I think I saw them standing here. Nice one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq8u0tnyDGI

    ReplyDelete
  5. We should all have such successful parallel universes! Clever, as always, Perry. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Dawn. BTW, is your name "Evening" in the parallel univeres? Boy, awful joke!

      Delete
  6. Good job, Pedro. Uh, I mean Perry. Gee, I hate to think of what might happen if we have a Perry Block in a parallel universe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd move out of that universe if I were parallel you. Or parallel anybody.

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Oh, thanks, Libby! Hope you are doing well.

      Delete
  8. Perry, I love this! I, too, live in a parallel Universes (is that the plural?) , but I'm in the midst of writing you something else. I shall get back to the other. I only wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this piece, Perry, and generally *all* your work. Indeed, you are truly the ~only Comedy-Writer I spend Time reading...You are most certainly worth that Time...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You make me blush with your compliments, CheryFaith. But I look healthier that way, so keep it up, please! See you in our parallel universe ...

      Delete
  9. Don't bogart that joint my friend... by
    Rural Jose wand the Fresh Phish.
    Another alternate universe - really,, dude.

    Randy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love them, the toast of all five dimensions! (and pass it on over to me already...)

      Delete
  10. Rutger, yes! Very funny. Oh, so do they end up singing the same songs in the parallel universe? This is wild, Perry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, with just a couple of exceptions like "Magical Mystery Toilet" and "All You Need is Cash." Same melodies though.

      Delete
  11. Good choice to change tracks like that.. Great use of song titles.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, it's important we all learn the rock history of both universes, don't ya think?

      Delete
  12. I love how you wove the Beatles songs into the story and the parallel universe, Perry. Great fun, especially for Beatles fans. Thanks. LHN

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And you're very welcome from Jeremiah, Pablo, Gerardo, and Rutger! And me.

      Delete
  13. Clever, Perry. Question is, what were YOU smoking when you wrote this?
    No, it was enjoyable. Very good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! I only wish it were 30 years ago and I WAS smoking something when I wrote it. It might have even been funny.

      Delete
  14. This is fun, but if you wave your knickers in the air and scream their names it doens't sound quite the same!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does for Pablo, the cute one. And Rutger.

      Delete
  15. Dear Perry,

    Great minds think alike...sort of, in a mixed up, skewed sort of way we went in similar directions. Well we both mentioned the Beatles.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd be surprised if some others didn't also ... but then again some others aren't as old as us. At least we didn't mention Benny Goodman! Thanks, Rochelle!

      Delete
  16. Ahahaha..love it Perry..one of your best!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Dawn. And in the parallel universe, of course, the Frankie Valli song is "Eve, Go Away You're No Good For Me." Lame, but it's the best I've got!

      Delete
  17. The Beatles or Tears for Fears--the Fictioneers are all telling their ages by which group they choose to feature in their stories this week. :-)

    Parallel universes are fun, aren't they? If I landed in one, I'd certainly want to make sure it was one that still had a version of the Beatles.

    Cheers!
    MG

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the truth. And when someone knows only one song by a venerable group that's been around as long as Tears for Fears, one is really telling his age! Meet you in any parallel universe you choose, Marie!

      Delete