Friday, September 03, 2010

Some 70's Music



We have a place down the street we really like to eat at, in fact, we ate there three times this week. They have a killer Cobb Salad which I ordered all three times we went there in the last few days. I've posted pictures of Glenn's Diner here before. click on the hypertext to see visiting with my daughter and one of her friends from Toronto. Glenn's Diner isn't really a diner but has some of the best and freshest seafood in the city. Which makes it kind of mental I always order Cobb Salad. I don't know if it's me or what but we've run into a number of places that are playing super cloying 70's music. The cafe I worked at was also playing it all the time but I figured that's because my boss really liked that era and style of music as it was popular with the U.S. invasion of Vietnam when she left to move here. Most restauarants and bars have to deal with how to play music and pay royalties so often they subscribe to a satelite music venue that they pay for which covers the royalties on songs. Maybe playing the top 40 70's tunes is some kind of cultural backlash against all the classic rock stations out there. Well, you can't really have a dinner restaurant and play classic rock unless you're the Hardrock. Most people don't want to hear The Killers, U2 or Dylan while they are eating or visiting friends in public eating establishments. (that's why i go to the Hardrock...they aren't playing Terry and Susan Jacks or the equivalent Britney Spears). Anyways, this era of pop music has been on in a lot of places lately. I don't mind it. I don't even hate it. Sometimes it even gives Stagg and I a good laugh, some Neil Diamond, Edward Bear, Al Stewart, Jackson Brown...sometimes a little cocaine-fueled overproduction makes for some humourous easy-listening. The thing is...what does put me on edge...I keep thinking my parents are about to start fighting.

4 comments:

tweetey30 said...

I have never had cobb salad but i do like 70's music.. both of us do and we like the doors and some other stuff from back then.. lol..

Candy Minx said...

Tweetey, The Doors I like a lot...not a big fan of say, Edward Bear...I can't listen with a straight face...

Furtheron said...

knocked out by the cereals in the photo...

found it so funny last year in the USA - Fruit Loops!!! Blimey they went from over here years ago - if you are marketing a cereal here you have to almost insist that yours is the purest - why they don't just put in ears of corn I don't know :-) - where over there they proudly state that it has loads of colouring additives! Hysterical - interesting look at the different attitudes to food - you try selling a GM tomato in the UK!

Candy Minx said...

Furtheron, that's awesome. Gee, these cereals are pretty crazy. I wasn't allowed to eat any of these amazing cereals when I was a kid...puffed wheat. GAG! Stagg loves this alter to cereal. The US is slowly learning about food in the mianstream with movies like "Food Inc."