Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Finally, a Flimsy Pretext to Post Some Songs about Waffle House!
Waffle House waitress shoots customer in dispute over food!
Yesireee, no clever write-up needed to spin random breakfast experiences into blog-gold. Nope, no clumsy segway into the virtues of gritts, nor tales of late night excursions bordering on Waffle Noir. No, just a plain ole' human interest story intoning what we, as spiritual beings, have known all along: to enter a Waffle House is to enter a parallel dimension of questionable taste and values, and it is very possible that one among you might get killed...or, at least in this case, suffer a flesh wound.
Just in case it didn't make the national papers - in the early nineties the fine people @ Waffle House commissioned some of the brightest (i.e. Cheapest) artists in the South to contribute tracks to their own line of 45rpm records for use in their in-store juke-boxes.The only criteria was that the songs be wholly about the Waffle House, or, at the very least, boast significant Waffle related slant, thus 'Waffle' records was born. The rest is, as they say, history.
Needles to say, most of these records are complete crap, but seeing as how I have located all but one ('I Saw Elvis at the Waffle House'), you get to benefit from my unique expertise and discerning ear as I present to you the cream of the crap. No need to thank me. Your happiness is thanks enough. Serve w/ syrup and enjoy!
Waffle House Hashbrowns (I Love You) - Billy Dee Cox
Good Food Fast - Eddie Middleton
Special Lady - Billy Dee Cox