Saturday, May 17, 2008

Something that I once overheard

One night when I was at dinner, I was eavesdropping on the couple sitting next to me. I wasn't doing it consciously, but I was doing it all the same.

This couple seemed really comfortable with each other, but something about their interaction told me that they had only been dating for a short while. I'm guessing they had been "an item" about two or three months. At some point the guy says to his paramour, "I want to say something. It's one of the hardest things for me to say."

Needless to say, I was intrigued.

Cabo and I were at this restaurant for a band meeting. We had just learned that our label wanted us to finish the album that we had been working on for over a year. The label had actually gone so far as to cobble together some of our tracks and they were just looking for us to pick a cover photo and to title the collection. (They have the right to this. They own us.)

So, being the iconic and ironic rock icon that I am, I knew we had to name the record after what this gentleman had said to his gal.

What he said was:
It's one of the hardest things for me to say. But, I really have to say it. Ok. Here goes... Olive Few.

Seriously, I have no idea why it was so hard to say this to his girlfriend. It's seems like such a simple non sequitur.

We hope you enjoy Olive Few.

- Choppers