Now That’s Damn Rock ‘N Roll

Mikey Mushroom & Studley P. Hungwell

Me and old Studley P. have made many trips around the Sun in our day! So, my brothers and sisters, to say that we may be seasoned, to say that we may have a few rodeos under our belt, to say that we have seen a few lunar eclipses, to say that we have witnessed several astronauts walk on the Moon, would be a vast understatement! Additionally, to say that we have witnessed/enjoyed some of the greatest musicians of our time, The Beatles, The Eagles, Neil Diamond, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Doobie Brothers, and Jimi Hendrix, just to mention a few, would also be a gigantic understatement!

Having made over seventy trips around the Sun, and truth be known me and ol Studley P. have needed every single orbit, I would like to think that we know our Rock ‘N Roll, dudes.In case you have some trouble comparing and contrasting, in case you may be misguided or somewhat unsure of your investigative skills, let me present to you a thing or two that ain’t Rock ‘N Roll before I give the the definitive answer!

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It ain’t a needle in a vein
It ain’t backstage sex
It ain’t lines of cocaine on a private jet
It ain’t havin’ a posse full of hangers-on following you around
It ain’t long hair, tattoos, playin’ too loud, nah… Ain’t a middle finger on a t-shirt
The establishment’s tryin’ to sell

It’s a guy with the balls who told the establishment to go to hell
It ain’t about the money you make when a record gets sold
It’s about doin’ it for nothin’, ’cause it lives in your soul… 

That’s damn rock and roll!!

-Eric Church-