Here at The Black Jacket Symphony headquarters, we have some rules. Some you may be aware of when you see a performance. The assembled band always wears black with a black jacket. There is no talking between the songs on the performance of the album being played (just like you were listening to it on vinyl) and other obvious rules.
But there are more general music rules as well. For everybody.
We thought we would share just a few….
Rule # 27: No matter where you are in the car, the most remote out-of-the-way no city or town around anywhere…you will be able to pick up one Country radio station.
Rule # 48: You can listen to Celine Dion, but all studies show doing so will eventually make you hostile.
Rule # 3: There is a real and probable possibility that Keith Richards cannot die.
Rule # 132: A drum solo is like a sneeze. You know it’s going to happen, but there is nothing you can do to prevent it.
Rule # 19: Don Henley is unable to smile
Rule # 26: Every human is uncomfortable with the correct pronunciation of “pianist”.
Rule # 97: Mariah Carey can sing 5 notes higher than what is on a piano. But nobody cares.
Rule # 129: Not ALL disco “sucked”. But it was fun to say.
Rule # 232: Linda Ronstadt is not in the rock and roll hall of fame. She should be, but now it’s too late for her to sleep with the right people.
Rule # 123: David Crosby and Wilford Brimley will never be seen at the same time
Rule # 133: Statistics show that there is only one thing more boring than a drum solo. A bass solo.
Rule # 38: Shows like “American Idol”, “The voice” and all the rest are bad for you and can lead to an extremely distorted idea of what “talent” is.
Rule # 76: The coolest brand of guitar made is the Rickenbacker. Period.
Rule # 186: Getting a tattoo is like sewing platform shoes to your feet. But go ahead.
Rule # 72: Robert Plant is the only male that can “prance” and get away with it.
Rule # 17: Headbands will never come back in style as a “rock and roll” fashion statement.
Rule # 152: If you are in a band with him, Glenn Frey will eventually want to kick your ass.
Rule # 43: You should never name your band after a song
Rule #44: You should never name a song after your band
Rule # 32: Never start a trio with a married couple.