Friday, September 01, 2006

Name That Lyric: Episode 18:

To quote Bill and Marty from KBBL in Springfield, "Hot dog, we have a wiener !!"
That's right, the lovely C2 correctly identified(and Blackwyrm confirmed):

"Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet "

as being from "Desperado", written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey, and first recorded by the Eagles. Way to go, C2 !!!
Interesting story about this song...On my way to work last Friday, I was listening to Howard Stern, and they were playing an old clip of Joe Walsh performing "Desperado" on Howard's old Television show on Channel 9 in New York from 1989.
Apparently, Joe had been performing th song for awhile, which Don Henley did not appreciate for some reason. At the time of this appearance byJoe, there reportedly was an agreement in place for the Eagles(Henley, Frey, Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmidt) to reunite. Howard asked Joe if performing "desperado" would piss Henley off, Joe said yes, but played it anyway(he was drunk, apparently). Joe then spent the rest of the day trying in vain to reach the prioducer of the show to beg him not to air the show.
The story goes that Henley saw/heard about this performance, called up the Eagles' manager and said "And then there were four."- meaning that he was no longer in on the reunion.
So Joe Walsh's drunken rendition of "Desperado" put the kibosh on the Eagles reuniting for 5 years. Man, I love Joe Walsh. he does a great rendition of the song, by the way.

Okay, on to this week's lyric:

"Until you're tired looking at all the flags
And all the banners waving
This is some parade, yesiree Bob."

Good luck, Crimestoppers !!!

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