Tuesday, August 07, 2007

One of These Days These Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over You

Lee Hazlewood passed away this weekend. Mr. Hazlewood was known for writing and publishing a number of works, most notably Nancy Sinatra’sThese Boots are Made for Walking.” He was 78 years old.

How (you may ask) does this have any connection to me? Well (I answer) I was singing “Boots” back in 1995, when a tragic—and all too common—karaoke accident occurred: I dislocated my knee. Yes. I dislocated my knee whilst mouthing the words, “Are you ready boots? Start walkin'!”

I have never sung that song again.

"These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."

Wherever you are Mr. Hazlewood: "get walkin'!"


JPRESTI said...

And let's not forget Mrs. Miller. God Rest Her Soul.

EGL said...

How the H E double toothpicks do you dislocate your knee while mouthing the words "are you ready boots?" There is more to this story and Enquiring minds want to know!

Chris said...

Karaoke is the number 7 cause of knee dislocations in the country. I believe it's just below Lambada and just above prat-falls.

Prat-falls surprised me--Lambada, not so much--after all, it is the forbidden dance!