I’m left with one further souvenir of last Friday’s adventure, whether I really wanted it or not. I mentioned our 4:30 AM breakfast at Big Daddy’s, a chain of diners in NYC that’s got a fun, non-decade-specific retro kitch thing going on. To go with their décor, their overhead music favors oldies from the late ‘70s through the late ‘80s. Midway through our meal, we were treated to REO Speedwagon’s deathless AOR favorite “Keep On Lovin’ You”, which has been wedged securely in my head ever since. The situation is so bad, dear readers, that I ended up acquiring an REO compilation in an attempt at eviction that has not yet paid dividends.
That’s right, folks: I now have REO Speedwagon on my computer. God bless or help me, I’m not sure which.