Tieway to Hell

When I was in junior high, I loved AC/DC. At one time, they represented 50% of my entire music library. In these days of iPods and other libraries holding thousands of songs, I actually remember my first 8 cassette tapes, and how they filled just over half of the wooden crate purchased especially for them.

  1. AC/DC – Back In Black
  2. AC/DC – For Those About To Rock, We Salute You
  3. AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  4. AC/DC – Highway To Hell
  5. Devo – Freedom of Choice
  6. REO Speedwagon – Hi Infidelity
  7. Styx – Paradise Theater
  8. .38 Special – Wild Eyed Southern Boys

Yes, that’s quite a mix, I agree. The reason I bring this up is that the song ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ was being played somewhere or other this past week. I was amazed that I still knew every verse (“42-39-56”), note and grunt, perhaps 27 or 28 years after I last played that song on a crappy turntable (oh, yes, I had albums, too), dozens of times over. I love that my brain has reserved…no, PREserved…that stuff (or garbage, as my dad probably put it) up in the old gray matter. May have to invest in the CD versions of some of that good ol’ AC/DC. And, would you look at that? ‘E’s wearin’ a tie! Angus Young–Rocker With Tie!

I went with the road theme for the title because I actually found my Tie du Jour in the street. Over the summer it caught my eye as I walked to my car to head to an appointment. It didn’t register with me that my life actually has something to do with ties until my return trip. So, I picked it up, and it looked remarkably clean for having been run over a couple dozen times. It’s not particularly good looking, but it went fine with my outfit yesterday–ironically it may befit an AC/DC concert (nahhh!). It’s very dark, with black and red diamond shapes, from Dockers, of all places. By the way, their tagline (“If you’re not wearing Dockers, you’re just wearing pants”) always kinda bugged me; does that mean, logically speaking, that, If you ARE wearing Dockers, you’re NOT wearing pants? Kinda creepy, especially if you’re wearing Dockers around children or unchaperoned young ladies. Aaanyway, I’ll leave the logic discussions to the logicians…and the pants discussions to the, um, pants-wearing people (of which I am one).

Thanks for reading…Brooke


One Response to “Tieway to Hell”

  1. Knockin’ me out with those American ties « 100 Days, 100 Ties Says:

    […] as well stick to rock, as I tramp back to the AC/DC well once more (Tieway to Hell was the other). This little ditty has anthem written all over […]

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