Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Big Bad Cherry Peppers

Today my mother and I went Christmas shopping. While driving to the mall, we passed a new restaurant and I asked her if she had eaten there. This is our conversation:

Me: Oh, Miguel's. Have you ever eaten there?

Mom: No, not that place, but Frank and I went there before they refurbished it. We did some swing dancing there.

Me: Oh really? It was a restaurant too?

Mom: Yeah. We had dinner and then later on, there was swing dancing. There were a lot of young people, I was surprised. We danced to a band called The Red Hot Cherry Peppers.

Me: You mean The Red Hot Chili Peppers??

Mom: Yes.

Me: No, I don't think it was them.

Mom: Don't tell me.

Me: Well, Mom, The Red Hot Chili Peppers don't do swing music.

Mom: Oh, yes. It was Red Hot, Red Hot Chili....Red something....I'm sure it was them.

Me: I'm sure it was not them. They don't do that kind of music. I know the band you're trying to think of, but it wasn't The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Mom: How do you know they don't do that kind of music? What kind of music do they do?

Me: I just know. They don't do swing. They do sort of like alternative rock stuff. Definitely not swing.

Mom: Well.... (trailing off, with a tone that says she still doesn't believe me)

What she was trying to think of was Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Clearly, you can see where the confusion came in.

I was just informed that the group she was most likely thinking of is Cherry Poppin' Daddies. OK, now you can REALLY see why she was confused. As was I, apparently!


Anonymous said...

OMG, that is SO funny, I love Mommy!!!

lime said...

BBVD ohyeah. isn't there swing band with some name like cherry poppin' something or other too though?....ok, i'll stop before i get like your mom, hehehe

The Daily Rant said...

Lime..'re right! How funny. Now I have to go revise my post!! LOL

Thanks. I guess even when I Googled it, I was on the wrong track! lol

alwswrite said...

Oh, yeah, Cherry poppin' Daddies had a few tracks on the "Swingers" soundtrack. I didn't know they were doing the dancehall circuit.