Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6

The hits keep coming on the Birthday Blog; today's celebrant is Tony Scalzo, from alt-rockers Fastball. They're an Austin, TX band that hit the radio lottery with the
1998 smash "The Way," a song about an elderly couple cruising into the sunset; inexplicably, it was a top ten hit all over the world that summer. While they never duplicated that success, they made a few more splashes on the charts, and still play today, mostly around Austin.
"The Way" reminds me of my cruising days, when I had the car, the gas money, the stamina, and the legal documentation to just drive nowhere at all, for no reason at all; some of the best times of my life...

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