But all that got me thinking — may be it's time to update the honky-tonk canon. For the most part, it's the same songs every time, with the same sentiments and a relatively small segment of recorded music's history being represented. But awesome things happen when you expand the repertoire! Like that time I saw Heath Haynes make a crowd of wasted SEC basketball fans freak the fuck out over "I Wanna be Your Dog." And let's face it, at this point in history punk rock is pretty much a non-stop nostalgia trip — which makes it a perfect fit for Lower Broad!
Maybe if we rejigger the canon, tensions won't run so high at the end of the night, or maybe tensions will run so high that we bring the beach to Lower Broad. Either way, it's better than another shitty version of "Margaritaville." So let's delve into my suggestions for updating the playlists on Lower Broad. Feel free to drop your own in the comments section.
* "Police, Police / Bring back the friendly police" seems like a rather pleasant proposition, doesn't it?
* Maybe all parties involved need to just come together and hug it out. We're all somebody, right?
* The kids just wanna play, man, if they gotta park on the street, they just don't care.
* This would probably be a closer, a nice mantra to get you from the door to the car without causing any "vandalism."
(And yes, this is just an attempt to regain some cred after yesterday's transgressions.)