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 Cherry....no, 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!

5 comments:

mdrock said...

Should have asked her if the song was "Californication" lol! That was a funny exchange, and yes, she was probably dancing to BBVD. They have a great sound! Impossible to keep your body still listening to those guys, ya just have to move something!

Anonymous said...

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

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..

omg...you'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

always write said...

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