Deadsplinter Up! All Night: She Was Tall, She Was High

I recently got re-connected to an old girlfriend after many many years. We dated back in the late 90’s. It’s interesting how people mature. They don’t generally change, they just get older and wiser. Hopefully. She keeps bringing up things we did together that I have no memory of. Then I was reminded of all the weed we smoked together, so it makes sense.

The Pretty Things – She Was Tall, She Was High



  1. “She was vibrating…”

    Robyn Hitchcock – Vibrating

    • I haven’t heard that in years, but teenaged me was in love with that album when it came out.

  2. I’m not very good at staying in touch with those that pass through my life. Like my many jobs, they come and go but I do think of them from time to time and wonder what they might be up to. I do think people change quite a bit but it comes with life altering events like marriage, kids, homes and/or relocations.

    After reflections like this I’d typically post The Beattles In My Life but a discussion on the discord had me playing this most of the afternoon…

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome. Donovan….

    When I was a young man I learned not to care
    Wild whiskey, confronted I often did swear
    My mother and father said whiskey is a curse
    But the fate of their baby is many times worse…

    • I love that song. That and this are my favorite Donovan tracks.

  3. Peter Gabriel – I Don’t Remember

  4. So many options, been there done that . . . here’s some low-hanging fruit:

  5. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Timorous Me

  6. My love life before marriage was full of complicated relationships but one haunts me more than the others. We were in love but of different races & her parents were very much against our relationship. We tried in in public, we tried in secret but finally she chose family over love. We got back together a few times but we could never get past her families hate. The day we broke up for good she told me how much she loved me but she couldn’t be with me.

    • What a sad story. I’m the product of a mixed-religion marriage and my father’s parents didn’t talk to him for years after he married my mother.

  7. I will always love this beautiful Dobey Gray tune.

    • …long-time favorite of mine that one

    • love this. had the 45 and a few K-Tel LPs that featured this on them. Wiki said it was 1973 and I was thinking Dobie’s cover came around the same time as Afternoon Delight a few years later. I also thought they were the StarLIGHT Vocal Band……

      TIL; They’re called StarLAND Vocal Band….

      • …waitwhatnow?

        …starLAND, you say?

        …well, I’ll be damned*

        [*probably a good bet given the agnostic thing – at least according to Pascal’s advice about wagers…]

        • Yet, how do we reconcile Pascal’s wager with the Gambler’s Fallacy?

          • …I believe that was resolved by the Rodgers co-efficient?

            …that takes care of when to hold ’em & when to fold ’em as I understand it?

            • Holy cow! I never realized what a bum this Gambler was….

              For a taste of your whiskey
              I’ll give you some advice”
              So I handed him my bottle
              And he drank down my last swallow
              Then he bummed a cigarette
              And asked me for a light

              He was only supposed to have a taste, then it turned into a swallow. THEN a smoke and the MFer even needed a light…

              Leaving the burning question. Did Kenny ever get his lighter back before the guy died??

              I’ll bet no.

  8. Awesome intro and post! This beautiful song fits perfectly and I feel it is criminally underrated:

    • Ah, yes. Good choice.

  9. …I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable with the level of personal failings this might imply but the truth is I always rather liked this tune, as it happens

  10. Smash Mouth — Stoned

    For fun. I couldn’t think of too many songs on the subject right now and this one is on the nose about it.

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