I like some ELO tunes but never liked that one. Just a bit too whiny for my tastes.
I doubt if most young folks would understand it anyway.
If by “understanding it” you mean the lyrics, I think they are fairly self-explanatory. Some have ascribed deeper meaning to them, but Lynne said there wasn’t. If you mean waiting for an answer on the phone (no voice mail), maybe not.
I suppose the song could easily be modernized and changing the title from “Telephone Line” to “Text App” where it could be a one-way conversation. Maybe even “Twitter Thread”.
HV U been HIGHT through all lonely(x)4 n8s?
. . . and so on . . .
You’ve got a hit on your hands if you can somehow change the melody so that it doesn’t infringe on the copyright.
That’s all I need . . . adoring Text-and-Roll fans. No thanks.
Great idea the song correlating with th photo! I wonder if my kids would know how to use a rotary phone?
Maybe they would, Howard, if it wasn’t a party line. I know a person that can’t tell time on an analog clock.
Wooowwwww. You just sent me off on a Chuck Berry binge on YouTube. Thank you, Ken.
Good stuff to bing on, Linda! Have fun.
I am having fun continuing the binge with a Chuck Berry station on Pandora. I think I’ve missed him.
Rikki don’t lose that number.
I can’t believe I forgot that one! Steely Dan!!!
Going the other direction in time, there’s always “All Alone by the Telephone.” Here’s Frank Sinatra’s version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pimnpW_OHx4.
Good one, Linda. Here’s another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaE-sBJQixg
WOW! That takes me back!
Funny how some of us bloggers have almost simultaneously gotten into posting images with musical annotations. Something in the air or water?
Does that sculpture have a name, btw? Or any connection to the building — maybe a museum? — in which it hangs? Would be curious to know who the artist is as well.
Thanks, Alan. This is at the Village Gate, not far from the VSW. It’s a huge old warehouse and manufacturing building that was long abandoned and then given new life. I didn’t notice any plaques with information about the artwork. There is quite a lot of art, too, and I’ll provide some photos later.
If there is anything in the air here in Webster (Where life is worth living) it’s a stiff winter breeze and frigid temps (7 degrees (F) as I write). A good day to stay home and listen to music.
A good use for them! Love the Chuck Berry, thanks for the lift!
Thank you and you’re welcome, Lynn.
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