Friday, August 28, 2009

"...scarlet begonias tucked into her curls..." --The Song of the Day

Yesterday we showed you a 1977 song of the day from The Ramones, but if you were on the Rutgers campus in 1977, punk and new wave hadn't yet taken the place of Springsteen and Led Zeppelin and these guys (my guys) The Grateful Dead, blasting out of dorm-room windows. There were certainly a lot of my fellow Rutgers students at this show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic in April 1977, listening to this song that Garcia and Hunter wrote about a girl they met while walking around Grosvenor Square in London.

So what does this have to do with Rutgers football?

She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes,
And I knew without askin' she was into the blues
She wore Scarlet Begonias tucked into her curls
I knew right away she was not like other girls--other girls
No, she wasn't like other girls at all. She was obviously a Rutgers girl.

Enjoy your weekend everybody.
Next weekend it all begins again!

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