Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mexicans, Chow Mien, and Led Zeppelin


Like Adelle my brain often works overtime. I’m not saying that when it works it works constructively. I’m often just thinking of stupid little things to amuse myself. And here are a couple of those things…

Yuke-oo-lay-lee or Ook-oo-lay-lay? This is often discussed and frankly, who gives a shit? I don’t…except when it’s abbreviated. Uke sounds a lot better to me than Ook. “I bought a new ook. Hand me my ook. I have ‘an’ ook.” It sounds like something really disgusting to me. “I used to go out with her, but she turned out to be a total ook”. “I was walking barefoot in the yard and stepped in a big pile of ook.” ”Don’t eat at that Chinese restaurant down the street, I found an ook in my chow mien.”

Arguably the most popular ukulele strings are Aquila. But how do you pronounce “Aquila”? L’Aquila is a town in Italy pronounced La kwilla. I’ve heard Ken Middleton pronounce it this way. I say a-key-la, because there is a city in Mexico named Aquila, and I am 3/4 Mexican. Some people use the gangsta pronunciation a-killah. Like “I’m a killa”. Ukisociety says Ahh-kwila. Like the Jethro Tull song.

Speaking of Jethro Tull, here is today’s trivia: Everyone knows that The Beatles are the greatest band to ever live. But did you know that Led Zeppelin is second? Followed closely by The Who? When you get to four through ten it’s not nearly as cut and dry. Most people put The Rolling Stones in there, but did you know that they aren’t even in the top ten? It’s true.

9 comments:

Adelle the Great said...

So let me see if I've got your point here, Boozie... The Stones are so good they can't even fairly be included in the top 10 bands of all time? They just like transcend all lists?

UkeNinja said...

I thought it was a Brit against USA thing like petater potater or ah dang lost track again...

How do you feel about Aqueelah? Like a female rap artist, but thin and white. Nice!

deach said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OamdHpkfyDs

greatest band ever!

RussBuss said...

1) it's pronounced "toy guitar"

2) you're actually onto something here booze. you wrote Chow Mien, whereas you usually see it written everywhere as Chow Mein and people read it as "chow main". your spelling is closer to the actual Cantonese pronunciation which is "chow meen" (meen like in mean as maori). in any case, it is auspicious to find an ook in your chow mein. something about 7 years of good fortune. that or the ostrich got loose in the kitchen. still auspicious though.

3) just because you've been to prison and had Mexicans in you doesn't make you 3/4 Mexican.

4) where do the Damn Yankees fall in this "list"?

Will Deuel said...

If you buy Beggar's Banquet, Let It Bleed, Exile on Main Street and Sticky Fingers you have all the Stones you need.

You need ALL the Fabs.

Will Deuel said...

And I like the Flying Burrito Brothers version of Wild Horses better than the Stones. Just sayin'.

RussBuss said...

UkeNinja said - "How do you feel about Aqueelah? Like a female rap artist, but thin and white. Nice!"

all hail Queen Aqueelah! well until she crosses over into hollywood anyway.

Boozelele said...

Isn't there some crazy Asian girl named Tila Aqueelah? or something like that? The Rolling Stones had a few good songs in the '70s. But The Who ROCKS!!!

Mugambismonkey said...

Tonight I prefer Tequila to Aquila. Both have some spirit though...

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