Nostalgia with Animal Bands
Even though they misspelled leopard, these guys used to rock. I still remember being able to play them on the jukebox at my favorite bowling alley! They have many great songs, but Photograph is still a classic. I remember listening to this song with a girl I met in Colorado. I was there visiting my cousin and I called cute girls out of his yearbook and told them I was trying out for Ozzy Osbourne’s new guitarist. This girl liked my story and we hung out.
I’ve only seen leopards in the zoo. Not sure if they were deaf.
A Flock of Seagulls
I don’t know much about these dudes, other than they have cool hair and used to rock. I still remember dancing to I Ran late at night at a club in Texas. It was a three level club and I went to the club with one girl and ran into a different girl that I liked. I tried to keep them on different floors and split my time between them without getting caught!
I’ve seen many seagulls, especially while on Spring Break at South Padre Island, Texas. They are annoying, especially when you’re hung over!
This band rocks hard and is one of my favorites, plus they have a rad name!
I’ve seen many porcupines in Colorado.
I used to like Ratt a lot and seem to remember a lot of controversy in the metal magazines about Stephen Pearcy (lead singer) stuffing socks down his pants to create a bulge in his tight leather pants. They have many great songs, but Round and Round is a fav. A friend of mine used to hate the song, because Ratt says they’ll “tell you why”, but never do.
I’ve seen many rats…well some may have been mice. I remember a long time ago I had a mice/rat problem in my house and the girl I was with at the time didn’t want to be “mean” to the mice. So, traditional traps were out of the question…we had to use these stupid boxes, where the mice would get trapped in. The main problem is that it was up to me to take these boxes with the caught mice, put them in my car, drive a few miles away, and let the mice loose. I did this a few times, but one day I was convinced that the mice were returning to my house…making the 3 mile journey back. Out of frustration, I decided to put the traps with the mice in them on the road and I ran them over with my car. I know this sounds bad, but I didn't see it any worse than traditional traps. I had to explain to the girl that I threw the traps out because they were dirty. I still feel pretty bad about doing that to the poor mice.
Remember Here I Go Again, featuring the lovely Tawny Kitaen! This video rocked! Whitesnake (with Great White) was the first concert I ever saw in Little Rock, Arkansas, of all places! They rocked.
Spending time in Arkansas, Texas, and Colorado I’ve ran into many snakes. Even ran a few over with the lawnmower in Arkansas.
The Eagles are classic. Great harmonies and many great songs…one of my favs is Take It Easy.
I’ve seen lots of Bald Eagles outside St. Louis, in Illinois.
Three Dog Night
The story goes that the vocalist’s girlfriend read an article about Australian dogs that slept in holes in the ground for warmth. On particularly cold nights, they slept with two other dogs. My fav is One…the loneliest number!
I used to have a Black Lab, German Shepherd, and Doberman. Small dogs are silly.
Hootie and the Blowfish
These guys were infectious back in the 90s. I saw them in concert in Austin. I was living in San Antonio at the time and won tickets from the local radio station. We took a bus to the show. I wasn’t that impressed with the show, but they have a few great songs. Also, the bus broke down on the way back to San Antonio from Austin! We had to wait on the side of the road for almost two hours for another bus. Let Her Cry is one of my favs.
I’ve held a Blowfish (also called Puffer Fish) in Jamaica and seen many while Scuba diving.
These guys were pretty famous in the 80s. Great fashion sense :) Bryan Adams even pitches in on this song.
I’ve only seen a tiger in the zoo.
They’re from Germany and Rock Like a Hurricane. I used to love these dudes. They have many great songs, but Still Loving You is one of my favs. I never saw these dudes live, but used to love their live Tokyo Tapes. I remember "cruising" to them in a hick town in Arkansas.
I’ve seen scorpions in California and Arizona.