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Funny story. I told a friend one time I was enjoying a record by the Tubes. She mocked me.
Okay, more a sad story. I was enjoying the Tubes. I remember seeing them on SCTV & although I didn't like the song they played ("Sushi Girl") as much as their lone radio shit ("She's A Beauty"), I found them charming. But I didn't listen to their records until many years later. When mockery would be one of the responses.
You probably won't hear the Tubes on the Self Help Radio show about tubes. I don't play bands whose names fit the theme. But wait, you say! Because you're a fan of the Tubes, you know: The Tubes have a couple of songs that namecheck themselves. It's true. "Tube Talk" & "Tubes World Tour." I could play those, right? Yes, I could. I might play one of those. I don't know yet, though. The show is far from finished.
But it's not a show about the Tubes. I'm not sure, actually, just why I wanted to do a show about tubes. Maybe because tubes are ubiquitous. Maybe because I was certain it would be difficult to find two hours of good songs about tubes. Maybe I knew & forgot because I am old. But I do know there will be a show about tubes & that it might feature the Tubes, even if my friend, with whom I haven't spoken in quite a while, mocks me for playing them. She might even contact me for the first time in ages just to say something snotty. But I'm still doing a show about tubes. That might feature The Tubes.
Tomorrow. Noon. Self Help Radio dot net. The internet is a series of tubes, you know.