Monday, February 22, 2016
Songs I Love in 88 Words or Less: “Rock Around With Ollie Vee”
“Rock Around With Ollie Vee,” Buddy Holly
The third installment in my bimonthly series. Some songs are good to dance to, some songs you have to dance to. Buddy and the band are doing some serious gravity-busting here that gives me the same kind of dance-y cosmic jitters I've only ever gotten from a couple Michael Jackson songs. Weird, but for reals.
This ain’t no sock hop, bud. The punch is spiked, the pants are tight and your corsage is a black dahlia and bleeding hearts…
You dance—squirm, a thrust, gasp—until your palms are pomade-wet. Dreams thump and grind to a hiccuping guitar, caress curves of the stand-up bass. This is the realm of the half-man, half-boy, and I’m just along for the ride because sitting still for 2 minutes 18 seconds is impossible.
P.S. Ollie Vee’s twin baby sisters: future muses for "Teenage Head" and "Orgasm Addict."
Well, I sure hope you want to listen to it now! Here you go.
Also in the series:
"Rock And Roll"
"Over the River"