It was on our ill-fated voyage to West Virginia. The trip up there took something like 22 hours. Roxy had never had to sit in a vehicle that long, and was getting completely stir crazy. Actually she was bordering on full blown, just give me an F-ing excuse, crazy. Let's just say she didn't ride well.
Anyway, since we couldn't really get any rock stations in West Virginia, I had my I-pod playing. It was then that this song came on:
That's right. With chainsaw and guitars it must be, "The Lumberjack" by Jackyl. She just looked at the radio with disgust and said, "Is this some sort of joke?"
To which I replied. "No, you've got to rock me, roll me, Jackyl me off!!!"
It seems she had never heard of Jackyl before. That, and using a chainsaw as a lead instrument.
For those who want a good look at what Jackyl can do live, here's "Headed for Destruction" live from Woodstock 94'.
If you want a band that just oozes Southern Rock, grab their first album. There's not a bad song on it.
For the record, Roxy did enjoy quite a lot of the music I sent her. She didn't get to listen to the broad range of music that I did while growing up. So she was always thankful when I would give her a mix CD. On a side note, do you all remember making a mixtape for that person you liked? I didn't get to do that, but once I got my computer set up I was the king of making mix CD's.
Anyway, she was always thankful when I would make her a mix CD, or send her an MP3 via E-mail. However, after driving for so long, and going stir crazy, she was just not in the mood for Jackyl. And now we are no longer together, and I stand alone.
(For those that don't get the joke. "I Stand Along" was Jackyl's biggest hit off their first album.)