Colorado is known for Hunter S. Thompson, skiing and the hit TV show Mork And Mindy and, of course, John Denver, who wasn't actually born there but adopted the state in a moment of incredible benevolence. Thank you, John. That John is now dead and the state continues to live on and the city he named himself after continues to thrive is one of life's rich ironies that makes no sense whatsoever. But did you know that ten cents of every tax dollar collected in the city of Denver is given to a fund that preserves John's legacy? I was blown away. I'm changing my name to Bobby Sacramento before this year is out!
"Rocky Mountain High"--John Denver: Sitting around the campfire and everybody's high. Yeah, high on life. Uh huh. Enjoying the "thin" air. Your honor, can I get a blood test? A urinalysis? A hair sample? I want to get to the bottom of this "Rocky Mountain High." They're growing something up there.From Boulder To Birmingham"--Emmylou Harris: This is apparently a song about leaving Colorado since it starts in Boulder, but then again I could be wrong. After all it does sound like she's singing "And I will rub my a-hole in the bosom of Abraham" during the chorus and I'm pretty sure she isn't. This is Emmylou, after all. Not the Sex Pistols.
"Romance In Durango"--Bob Dylan: This is one of those Bob Dylan songs that I've heard but never really listened to. It comes from his album Desire which has two songs--"Hurricane" and "Joey--that each last about a half hour, at which point you're not listening to anything anymore. You're either asleep or have figured a way out of the room. But I'm sure it's a nice song. At least as nice as that one about the cup of coffee.Rocky Mountain Way"--Joe Walsh: Joe Walsh is the one guy who's in the Eagles that people seem to like. I've never met any of them. Who's to say Don Henley wouldn't be nice to me and offer me a soda? I think it's presumptuous to assume someone's a jerk just because they make more money than you. I would just hate them on principle.
"I'm From Colorado"--Dirty Game Boyz: Even I can tell you that being a hip-hop group from Colorado isn't going to cut it. And letting people know you're from Colorado and trying to make it sound menacing? Try again, fellas. What next? Tough talk from the harrowing world of Figure Skating?
- John Denver