ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS – Rich Paschall

But Sometimes We Do, Rich Paschall

You may have run into someone at the mall or in the supermarket who looked a bit familiar, but you were sure you did not know him. Then he comes up to you and starts talking as if you are old friends. If you are lucky he will say his name or give away a clue to help you place him. Of course, you do not want to admit you do not know the guy’s name, but sometimes you just have to fess up. If it does not seem important to you, the conversation may end without you know who you just talked to.

It can be particularly embarassing if it is someone you recently worked with. I seem to put a lot of people’s names out of my brain as soon as a leave a job. The problem with that is you keep running into the same industry people at industry events and other jobs. Sometimes you just can’t seem to leave a job behind.

It’s not just former colleague names that can be a problem. You can forget  family names too. After all, how can you be expected to remember cousin Harvey or Harry or Hargrove or whoever, if you only see him at one holiday party a year? Sometimes it is better to forget old Harris or Harper anyway. If you are lucky, Harlin or Harlow doesn’t remember you either. Maybe it’s Harpo.

Foggy?

Anyway, we all seem to suffer from the case of walking into a room and then forgeting why we went in there. If it is the kitchen, I may just grab some food. If it is the front room, I may just decide to turn on the TV. If I have gone to the basement, I usually get distracted by the cat, so I can blame any forgetfullness on him. If I go to the bathroom… well, I usually remember why I am there.

Unlike many people who fear their memories are fading with age, I just think I have too much on my mind and I let it wander. I don’t give into the notion that I am “losing it.” I know plenty of young people who forget names or why then went into a room.  OK, I know a few.

Some of us can’t remember what we had for lunch 30 minutes ago, but can remember all the words to a song from 30 or 40 years ago. I have seen people do karaoke from memory, and not by looking a the small monitor with the lyrics. It is in this spirit we bring good news.

In case you have forgotten some of the best rock and roll songs, we are here to prompt your memory. This weekend we will have the top 10 Rock and Roll songs. That’s right! The best Rock and Roll songs. What do you think they are? No need to worry your grey matter over this. We are on the case.

I have been searching for weeks to bring you this list, Righteous Brothers! We will work The Kinks out of your brains and restore you to The Human League. No need to go down to the Beach, Boys, because the memories will wash over you. We will bring the Top 10 and you can Kiss a few bonus plays too. The work was a Risky Business, but we managed to dodge the Silver Bullet. Set your channel to SERENDIPITY Sunday.

12 thoughts on “ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS – Rich Paschall

  1. Pingback: ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN – Rich Paschall | Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

    • I was at an airline event this week and there were a number of people there I probably knew. The problem was the font on the name tags was so small I could not read the names. Very frustrating.

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  2. A couple of years ago we went to a wedding of a friend of ours, a senior, who had remarried after his wife passed away. We saw people we hadn’t seen in years and, of course, they were much older, greyer, but non the less the same people. Still one was forced to say I know who you are but I can’t think of your name. It was the strangest feeling.
    Leslie

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  3. Memory is a strange thing. I’ve been having a worse than usual case of forgetfulness this week, putting things down and not being able to remember where on numerous occasions. I’m putting it down to the stress of packing but it’s not helping. On the other hand, I could sing you the theme tune to Gilligans Island at the drop of a (sailor) hat.

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  4. Imagine how complicated this gets for Garry. He worked this area for 31 years and I swear he interviewed everyone in New England at one time or another. But he was also on TV every day, so everyone felt like he was part of the family. And on top of that, he doesn’t remember people he used to really know, much less everyone he interviewed. It’s surprising how many people still remember him, even though he has been retired since 2001.

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