Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Honey Revisited

I know, I know. It’s particularly cruel to feature back to back comedy on Bobby Goldsboro, but I need to focus on his biggest hit too…Honey.

Still have those special ear muffs? Better double them. This song is both pathetically mushy but also sad! You can listen to it at your own peril here.

If you survived that, you should know that “Honey” is purported to have had angels visit her in the spring and now poor Bobby will never see her again. While this is true, what it leads you to believe is that “Honey” died. When in reality, she just left. Look at Bobby from the time.

Need I say more? Oh, and the angels Bobby spoke of? Yeah, they were the Hells Angels. Seems “Honey” was a little more rough than Bobby paints her out to be. She took off to be a biker chick.

Now the fellows down at the cold case files office felt bad about their last investigation. After all, Bobby wasn’t a bad guy…just a sappy singer/songwriter. So they did him a favor. They tracked down “Honey” for him.

36 comments:

Moooooog35 said...

How old ARE you?

The Incredible Woody said...

Rock on, Granny!!

Roy Scribner said...

I always liked to assume that the Ramones "The KKK Took My Baby Away" was an anti-tribute to "Honey". And no, I'm not clicking on that Youtube link!!!

Quirkyloon said...

Ha!

I've actually used that photo of "hawt shorts Granny" in my blog many moons (pun intended) ago.

And...

It's all because of you
I'm feelin' sad and blue
Cuz you took your blog away from me!

Sukiyaki by Taste of HONEY

Ha!

GC (God's Child) said...

that song shaped my youth to an extent--made me a mopey depressed kid--that and Diary (America) combined with Jacob Have I loved by Katherine Patterson and it's a wonder I didn't slit my wrists
thanks for clearing up some of my confusion

GC (God's Child) said...

woops, not America, but Bread

ryan field said...

I'd never heard that song before today. And now it's probably going to stay in my head all day.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Good God! I think that old woman has a bit too much
self-esteem.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Thank God that last photo isn't from the front! Ewwwwww!

VE said...

moooooog35 - Old enough to be cruising around with my friends listening to Boston on 8-track during high school...

incredible woody - I'll bet she has some stories...but somebody put a snuggie on her! Sheesh...

roy - Smart man. I was dumb and did so when I was making the last post. Unfortunately I'd heard the song before and it's a nasty earworm too

quirkyloon - Now you know I wouldn't take my blog away from you. The gnomes like you (they have a soft spot for zombie lovers)

gc - It's a wonder anyone lived through the dopey depressing songs coming out of the 70s. I had the TV on the 70s channel hoping I'd get some classic rock and some good old R&B but they kept playing these damn things.

ryan - Damn, sorry about that. I told you it was a bit dangerous. That stupid little melody is hard to shake...you start to talk like that after awhile...uggh

elizabeth - Either that or too little discretion...

perpetual chocoholic - Ha! There's my "Ewwwwww" for the day. I knew I could pull it off...

Beth said...

Oh, dear lord, I can’t believe I actually know the lines to that song. For shame.
And the number of times I’ve sat here at my computer laughing out loud at some (most!) of your posts? Countless! Thanks. ;)

AngelMay said...

OMG! I'm speechless. ;o)

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...Worlds. Worst. Song....Phfunny post!...

ReformingGeek said...

Just barfed lunch. Thanks for that.

Can I see some David Cassidy, please?

Jacki said...

Is that his O face?

Megan said...

My god I'm glad I missed the 70's.

Baino said...

I needed that on hump day!

Nessa said...

That Honey sure looks sweet - like uncooked cookie dough.

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nursemyra said...

If you're going back into the past for tearjerker songs how about "Leader of the Pack"?

Ronda Laveen said...

Help me! Help me! I've fallen and can't find my way out of granny's cellulite. Blub.

VE said...

beth - Go ahead, laugh out loud! You go, girl!

angelmay - And that's good. Speeches are stressful to most people...

phrankie - Phor sure one of the worst. But there are so many that it is hard to really choose!

reforminggeek - Sure, I'll send him right over. I don't need any details after that though...

jacki - Ha! Nice Office Space reference. Yeah, you didn't think I'd miss that, did you?

megan - You realize of course I can make you wish you'd missed the 80s just as quickly... ;)

baino - Excellent. Personally, I haven't humped yet today, but it's on my list of to-do's...

nessa - Some things don't get better with age and I think Honey is one of them...

nursemyra - I think of that song everytime I've ever gone backpacking because that damn heavy backpack has never once carried me down the trail. I always have to lead it...

ronda - It draws you in like a train wreck, doesn't it?

Gladys said...

Now don't go hatin on Bobby... I mean he did just sit around and watch Scotty grow.

I used to get Bobby and John Denver, Thank GAWD I'm a Country Boy, mixed up.

Uncivil said...

Now I know why I don't remember Bobby Goldsboro!!!!Jeeeeshhhh....he sucks!!!!!

Serena said...

I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing Honey revisited.:)

Janna said...

Notice how the booth in the background is selling binoculars.

I'm willing to bet no one is buying any.

VE said...

uncivil - Sometimes humor has to be painful...

serena - Ha! But the humor is out there even in dark scary places...

janna - Now if they switch to welder's masks...

VE said...

gladys - There I go again... skipping somebody...

He was sitting watching Scotty grow? Grow what? Weed?

Carla said...

That last photo...(shudder).

Mrsupole said...

My question is; What is the man in front of Honey looking at? His face is priceless. And I am thankful that I am not seeing what he is seeing.

What is wrong with Hells Angels? I used to have a guy on my bowling team who was a Hells Angel. He would ride his bike there and always had his big knife with him. He would tell me that if anyone ever bothered me to just let him know. I really liked him, he was nice. And no one ever messed with me there.

Even the other Hells Angels who would visit him at the bowling alley were nice. I mean after all aren't they just businessmen on bikes. But then again, I do live next to the city where they began as a group. I don't see as many as I used to. Wonder where they all went.

God bless.

lime said...

thanks for the bad flashbacks to a traumatic part of my childhood. mom was a BG fan. i thought i'd successfully blocked out that memory until today.

The Silver Fox said...

I always liked Dean Martin's version, actually.

And I still wonder why Bobby G. never said what she supposedly died from.

Anne said...

how did I miss commenting on this?

VE said...

carla - Sometimes I shock you back into reality...

mrsupole - Nothing wrong with the hells angels; they aren't even around where I live. I'm just sayin'...I don't think 'ol Bobby is really the biker chick type of guy...

lime - That's what I'm hear for...to expose all your childhood fears and confront them, one funny take at a time

silver fox - I'm suspecting depression leading to suicide...I mean...try listening to him singing for a long time...

anne - You didn't...you just did!

Jaime said...

NOOOOO!!!!! cover that ass up! i just want to run out there with my jacket and wrap it around that waist

Starrlight said...

That last picture is TOO wrong.

VE said...

jaime - We all want you to...

starrlight - Ha! Yes it is. Probably taken at the Fair in Eugene...