Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Still the One

Well, actually not.

John Hall -- two-term Democratic representative from New York's 19th congressional district and the author of the song in question -- lost his bid to return to the House last night.

The bad news (apart from the obvious) is that he was defeated by a retired opthalmologist. The good news is he can still console himself with all those royalties from the Burger King ads.

I should also add that, while I have never particularly cared for "Still the One," I once did a very pleasant stint in a backup band featuring the drummer on the record, Orleans' Jerry Marotta. A very nice guy, although on the way back from one of our shows he made excessively snarky fun of Robbie Robertson's guitar playing on whatever Band album had just come out, which I found irksome.