4.03.2014

SAD VAN FAN.

Over the course of your lives,

(I told the children),

a lot of people are going to give you advice, and you'll hear about many different ways to do things. Sometimes, there's a bunch of good ways to do the same thing.

But sometimes, there's a single solution. And one of the most important things you can ever remember that is that there's only one way to rock.

So that above monologue was my preface to Van Halen. Slammed on the gas, zero to 30 in under 15 seconds, cranked the volume one past Spinal Tap, and we blasted down the autobahn. Or, as the authorities call it, Highway 14.

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, Why Can't This Be Love?, So This Is Love?, Love Walks In, When It's Love,

...etcetera

(Hey, they love to love. I love that.)

At the end of my madcap recap of their greatest hits, I looked in the rearview mirror, and I was still the only Van Halen fan.

We continued in silence, but the song in my heart was unstoppable and it skipped a couple beats. Might have even Jumped. We'll try again in a decade.

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
1978
Van Halen

Why Can't This Be Love?
1986
5150




So This Is Love?
1981
Fair Warning

Love Walks In

1986
5150


When It's Love
1988
OU812


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