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A good piece of cheese

August 7, 2007

First off, I have to give props to the UMC’s who gave me my first slice of blue cheese back in 1991. Aside from listening to the Wild Pitch classic, I really love to eat blue cheese as well. To be honest, I have no idea why I would ever eat something that has mold spores purposely injected in it, but for some reason it just tastes so delicious.  

The same is true of another great piece of cheese, the 1977 “disco-folk” classic, “Party Line” by Caroline Peyton. Hands down, this is one of the most unintentionally funny songs of all time.  This tale of a boyfriend who refuses to answer the “party line” is filled with the same lyrical elements that made 80’s soft rock so popular.

On a historical note, the song appeared on the album Intuition, which was released on BarBbq records. Based out of Bloomington Indiana, the label was started by the granddaughter of pharmaceutical powerhouse, Eli Lilly. The album’s standout track, “Just as We” was featured on Volume 1 of Gilles Peterson Digs America and is truly an amazing song. Intuition was recently reissued on CD. I highly suggest picking up a copy for all of the non-vinyl users out there.

That’s all for now. I plan on doing a monthly segment on cheesy songs–anyone have ideas for what I should call it? Oh, and don’t worry, I will continue to bring you wine to go with the cheese.