Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This Day in Rock History (FF)

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?

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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:

Alicia said...

Interesting! Love the names!!

nanclairefalkner said...

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 :)

margirene said...

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

Subroto said...

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

Dawn Q. said...

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

Russell said...

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.

Libby said...

Brilliant as always Perry!

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

Plus the constant confusion with Gerardo Rivera.

Perry Block said...

And I'm just seventeen!

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

Oh, thanks, Libby! Hope you are doing well.

CherylFaith said...

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...

thewritersvillage said...

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

Randy

amyreesewrites.com said...

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

Björn Rudberg said...

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

love HAPPY Notes said...

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

wmqcolby said...

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

lizy-expat-writer said...

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

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

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

Dawn said...

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

mariegailstratford said...

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

Perry Block said...

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 ...

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

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

Perry Block said...

It does for Pablo, the cute one. And Rutger.

Perry Block said...

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!

Perry Block said...

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!

Perry Block said...

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!