Colorful People/Bands

April 07, 2017

Yesterday morning, I was working on a table outside. I looked up to see two cars in the road at a funny angle, and I thought they had been in a little fender bender.

The driver of the first car was a well dressed black lady of about 30. The man at an angle behind her was well over 50, white, and had a loud New Orleans accent. He surprised me by shouting joyfully, "Hey! That's great! Thank you ma'am! God bless you!"

Now for two days, I can't quit trying to figure out what made him so happy. He was holding a coffee, but they weren't coming out of a drive through, and it seems like a lot of emotion for a free coffee. Some stranger paid for our coffee and donuts at Dunkin when I drove through before school with the kids a couple of weeks ago. Don't get me wrong -- it is nice. But I didn't jump out of my car to ask God to bring down blessings.

I really can't come up with anything satisfying.


No googling during the reading of this post.

A couple of weeks ago, on a long boring drive, I tried to think of band names that have a color in them. With apologies to Jack Black, Jack White, and Pink, individual names don't count. Here's the initial list I came up with.

  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Deep Purple
  • The Black Keys
  • The White Stripes
  • Pink Floyd
  • Green Day
  • Black Sabbath
  • Black Kids (from whom I know one song, but it's a winner)

I was with some of my family the next day, and we went through my list. While I was going through my list, my sister came up with Black Eyed Peas when I said The Black Keys. Huge oversight by me there.

A week later, my dad texted me this list...

  • Blues Traveller
  • The Blue Notes
  • Ruby and the Romantics
  • Moody Blues
  • The Limeliters
  • Maroon Five
  • Redbone
  • The Slivertones
  • Quicksilver
  • Vanilla Fudge
  • Cream

I only know half of those, but I'm sure the list is legit.

I just thought of Black Flag while sitting here tying this post.

Oh! and Pearl Jam. Pearl is a color, right?

You can play too, but you have to do it all from memory. No cheats please!