Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Music Story - Uncurl

A quick story from back in my days as a Rock-N-Roll Star ™.  Granted "star" is rather an overstatement, but humor me.  It was the summer of 1979, and we were The Reallys.  And we were From Pittsburgh.  We played New-Wave, or Power-Pop, or whatever label you would add.  A mix of originals, and wound up versions of 60's pop.  It was fun.

Anyway, we did an interesting thing one time to try to catch people's attention.  Maybe even get ourselves remembered.  Our singer/guitarist (as opposed to our guitarist/singer) had a box of bright orange buttons, bearing the simple word UN-CURL.  We wore them, and (more importantly) passed them out to folks in the crowd.  And people would ask us "What does Uncurl mean?"  I'd like to think that we came up with clever responses, and I'm sure some of the guys did.  I probably said something like "What do you think it means"...    I thought the whole thing was absolutley brilliant.  On the other hand, it's not like we became the next Rolling Stones.  Or even the next Eddie And The Hot Rods.

I still have one.  Wonder if I should wear it with the Church Praise Band?

1 comment:

Ol' Froth said...

I still have mine!