When All Else Fails, Play Music #socs

“Can” can be used as a verb, meaning “is able to.” Like the Pointer Sisters said back in the ’70’s, “Yes We Can Can.”

Or it could be used to indicate a possibility, like Men At Work’s “Who Can It Be Now?”

Or it might be used as a noun, as in a beer can or can of vegetables. I like the beer can aspect.

“The can” is another nickname for jail, as used in the second verse of “The Streets of Bakersfield.”

And it’s a handy nickname for the bathroom… listen at 2:34…

And it can even be used as a nickname for your backside. Like I said, useful word.


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22 thoughts on “When All Else Fails, Play Music #socs

  1. Great Stream of Consciousness on ‘Can.’ I am going to try and take part in next week’s soc since I’ve just run across it today, or at least re-noticed it today.

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        1. I think there are stations like it in different markets. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the same thing in all of them, where it’s all done in one location and gets piped in to all the stations, with scheduled breaks for traffic reports, commercials, station ID’s and EAS tests. That seems to be the trend now. We had an ’80’s station like that a few years back. The only way I knew it was I went to another city and there was the same on-air personality we had in Atlanta…

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  2. Music is always a good choice. There’s just something about Dwight Yoakum and that song. I’d almost forgotten about Sister Mary Elephant. My older brother had several Cheech and Chong albums. Mom didn’t want me to listen but I’d sneak a listen anyway.

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    1. A lot of people prefer the version of “Bakersfield” with just Buck Owens singing it. I don’t understand it: Dwight has a good voice and he’s keeping the Bakersfield sound alive. To me, that’s country, along with Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, etc.

      I bought the first Cheech & Chong album for my 16th birthday, and I guess while I was out one day my Mom listened to it, and did I ever get an earful about that. Didn’t stop me from buying “Big Bambu,” their second album, from which “Sister Mary Elephant” is taken. Something about “hey, Elephant, I gotta go to the can, man!” gets me laughing every time.

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