Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Quintessential Boomer Band (FF)

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
"Wouldn't you know it, Michelle?  Just as we get to the concert it starts really storming!"

"Sure is, Perry! I move we wait in the car until it slows a bit."

"Agreed.  Although I hate to be late for Steely Dan." 

"I still can't believe you talked me into this."

"Michelle, Steely Dan is the quintessential Boomer band!  Second only to the Beatles." 

"Need I remind you, Perry, it's only our second date and I'm a post-Boomer?"

"Okay, okay.  Say Michelle ..."

"Yes?"

"Since we're stuck here in the rain and .. um .. we're totally alone, how 'bout you and me ..."

"Wow!" I thought.  "I've never seen anyone bolt that fast out of a car and into the pouring rain!  I guess she really does want to see Steely Dan after all."

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Well, it's raining, it's pouring, and it wouldn't have worked out with Michelle anyway. I'm a Boomer and she's a post Boomer. I'm formerly cute and she's currently cute. She's Jewish and I'm a Jehovah's Witness. Lots of problems.

I don't really know if Steely Dan is the quintessential Boomer band, but I think a lot of Boomers who grew up with them dig their off-beat style, intriguing lyrics, and just plain catchy music. I can't speak for millennials.  What I can do, howeveris speak for the Friday Fictioneers, whose work is always quintessential and available for you to check out by clicking here.

"Michelle, wait, come out of the rain!  I'll do anything for you.  I'll even become Jewish!"

36 comments:

  1. Dear Perry,

    You're a Jehovah's Witness? Funny you don't look it. Cute story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Sounds like you've overplayed your hand somewhat. Still, as long as you're the one holding the tickets... Nice one.

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    1. You're right. I've still got the tickets! Finally I'm a winner! Oh, damn, my car's just been swept off the roof in a downpour...

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  3. ha ha. Aren't you glad Michelle escaped from the formerly-cute paws of Perry and vice versa ? Nice one.

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    1. NO! I'm not particularly glad anybody is swept from my formerly cut paws! They get swept enough!

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  4. Perry, I don't get it. She didn't want to smoke the joint you were offering her?

    Randy

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    1. He was going to ask her to braid his ear hair, Randy.

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    2. Now that's funny.
      Would that be a earing aid? Or just an erring braid?

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    3. She said she would but we couldn't find the tweezers.

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    4. Whatever it is, I'm now combing my ears up too inches higher to get the ear hair up on my head.

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  5. In desperate times a little rain never gets in the way.

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    1. That's good to know. I'm not as desperate as I thought then.

      Yes, I am, get me a golf umbrella I'm going after her!

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  6. Personally I'd rather take my chance in the car with a JW than listen to Steely Dan, especially in the rain.

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    1. You dare say this about the quintessential Boomer Band?! I dunno, how tuneful are those JWs?

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  7. Perry Block has a second date with a post-boomer girl? This truly is fiction, actually more like fantasy. The only believable part was you passing out Watchtower tracts at the concert.

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    1. Really more like science fiction if you ask me.
      Randy

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    2. And passing out at the concert too!

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  8. Ha ha! Guess you got your answer.

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    1. Yeah, she did love the group after all. And HATED me!

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  9. Perry,
    Your FF friends are so cruel. I think you're formerly cute and I like your fantasies about women that you can't have.
    Tracey

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  10. "I am another gentleman looser"
    Great stuff Perry.

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    1. Thanks, Mick. We should get together and lose sometimes.

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    1. I would go for it, but it's still drizzling a bit.

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  12. Steely Dan has to be great in pouring rain.. It has to be that...

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    1. You're right! That's gotta be it. Gotta be.

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  13. Steely Dan? Really?? No wonder she bolted! Play some Rolling Stones, and she might just stay in the car :-)

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    1. Now, now ... You can call me Deacon Blues!

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  14. Perry, oh I love Steely Dan! If Michelle won't go, I'll join you. Jan doesn't know what she's talking about. Funny story and commentary.

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I knew you'd appreciate good music. Just please don't tell me you also like ABBA!

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  15. Wow, Perry, a younger woman. Did you plan that date for a rainy night and a band she wouldn't like? You're an eternal optimist. Too bad it didn't work. Better luck next time. I think you're as formerly cute as they come. I guess that doesn't sound good. Hilarious and well done. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Younger woman? Two decades is younger?

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