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I’m not a fan of Traffic

June 4, 2022

Over at the Ragtag Daily Prompt the word of the day is TRAFFIC.

There was a girl, I don’t remember her name now, who was kind of nice. We never hung out together or anything like that, but I’d see her at parties, and in school, and when we passed in the hall, we were familiar enough to know each other’s names and say hello.

So I’m at a party and I see her and say hi and she says hi and then out of nowhere, in response to the music that was playing, she says, “I love this song.” The song was “Low Sparks of High Heeled Boys” by Traffic. Maybe you’ve heard it, I don’t know, but I couldn’t stand the song. Or the band for that matter. I didn’t say, “Well, that’s pretty weird”, but I thought it and I smiled and walked away. Looking back now I guess that was a jerky thing to do, but when you’re a kid who just got his driver’s license and drove to a party himself instead of getting a ride, or worse, riding his bike, you kind of feel like maybe you can’t do anything wrong? It was a long time ago. Who knows.

I can’t say that I ever developed a taste for Traffic.

There was a guy who played in Traffic – Dave Mason – and for a period of time he played with Delaney & Bonnie, and I really liked Delaney & Bonnie. Like I know all the lyrics and I had the 8-tracks and I still listen to them today like. Dave Mason wrote a song that Delaney & Bonnie played, and you’ve probably heard it at some point in your life. It’s Only You Know and I Know. If you want to listen to more of D&B then Bonnie is at her best signing Groupie and Piece of My Heart. Yeah, I think Bonnie’s better than both Karen Carpenter and Janis Joplin.

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  1. June 4, 2022 3:07 pm

    Delaney and Bonnie…I’ve not thought about them in like forever. I did like their song–that’s all I remember about them is “Only You Know and I Know.” Better than Janis…? I’m Team Janis.
    You didn’t like Traffic? I loved Steve Winwood’s voice, so I was a fan.
    Good thing I wasn’t at that dance, huh? No telling who’d have walked away first. 😆


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