The Kinks – Face to Face (1966) & Something Else by The Kinks (1967)
[Albums 250 & 251/1001]
Yesterday my daughter found a copy of Mad Libs and naturally asked, “What’s Mad Libs?”
So we attempted a story and (perhaps unsurprisingly as she is all of three years old) our story drifted away from the Mad Libs framework & ended up considerably more tame than most others I’ve heard. Spoiler alert: The Witch cast a spell but then the Prince arrived.
That writing experience inspired me to create a fill-in-the-blanks, non-fiction story (with slightly fewer Princesses) of my own. See below for two alternate versions, enjoy!
The Mad Libs-esque Story:
And Two Possible Word Lists (one immediately relevant to this post, the other had a lot of parallels that surprised me):
POST-SCRIPT: In the event the story was too cryptic, I was a big fan of both records. Especially the two aforementioned ‘Afternoon’ songs, the bass line from Afternoon Tea is one for the books. Terrific.
If The Kinks are underrated, considering Detroit acquired him for $1, Kris Draper was perhaps the most undervalued player in NHL history.
I’d be very interested in hearing if other athletes/actors/artists from other genres would fit within this framework. I’m guessing there are plenty of equally under-appreciated talents out there.
In addition to life being generally busy, I blame these records (as well as The Pixies & Rolling Stones records I’ve been continuously listening to) for my relative lack of October blogging!