18 December 2005

Born to be Wild (Cha Cha Cha)

Deanna's post, when there is one (and there surely will be one) will much more well-written than this could ever hope to be. But she's cool like that, and she's asleep, so I get to scoop her.

After meeting a friend of hers at El Arroyo and consuming many chips and several margaritas (well, they had real food as well), we walked a bit down Fifth to Donn's Depot, which used to be a MoPac train depot, and also has several train cars attached to it (the women's bathroom is in a caboose). Deanna had been there before and said it was cool (Deanna has good taste, incidentally, and the following is in no way, shape, or form her responsibility).

As we walked up next to the place, I started having feelings of trepidation; filtering through the walls and windows were the unmistakeable strains of a very bad cover of "She's a Lady". I eyed Deanna askance, but she was deep in conversation with her friend and didn't notice. We, or rather, Deanna, paid the cover and went in, and she wisely found a table far, far from the band. We ordered a round of drinks as the band stopped playing. We assuming that they were the opening band and relaxed.

Oh, no.

No, no.

They were on a break. This band is known as the Recliners, and they play lounge-style covers. Sort of like Richard Cheese, but he is obviously trying to be satirical. These guys were serious, I think. They covered "Fly Me to the Moon" (which I didn't feel could get worse until tonight), a song by Quiet Riot of which I do not remember the title at this time, and "The Boys are Back in Town" (mess with Thin Lizzy, will you?!) and at last, the coup de gras: "Born to be Wild".

After some frantic searching for the waitress, we paid the bill and made our exit. Deanna shivered the whole way to the car.

It was all in all, a successful evening, as time with Deanna always is, the hideous lounge music notwithstanding.


Blogger Deanna said...

Yep, you trumped me on this one! Bummer, I have a cool place, and we go the one night it's totally NOT cool. And the Quiet Riot song was "Come On Feel the Noise." Sigh.

They should have at least cleared a pool table for as at Slick Willie's after enduring THAT. Where, oh world, is thy justice?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous S. Ferrari said...

I'd recommend giving Donn's another try when the Nash Hernandez Orchestra are playing. Very old school big band swing, and the crowd reflects that, but they're a nice sound, I think personally. If you're into that sort of thing.

Stop looking at me like that, I like big band swing, dammit! ;-)

Haven't been to Donn's since the smoking ban went in. Will have to check it out after the New Year.

10:13 AM  

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