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r.i.p. balinese room

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Sep. 15th, 2008 | 06:35 am

Galveston, TX has become one of our favorite vacation spots of late so we spent a good part of the weekend monitoring various media for clues as to the island's condition in the wake of Ike. One of the first things we learned was that a most interesting landmark, and location we celebrated our anniversary this year, the Balinese Room, was destroyed. Obviously the loss or property is less important than the loss of life, the extent of which is still perhaps to be determined in the coming weeks. The loss of the Balinese is sad nonetheless.



ZZ Top - Balinese

Deep in the South of Texas
not so long ago,
there on a crowded island
in the Gulf of Mexico

it didn't take too much money,
man, but it sure was nice.
You could dance all night if you felt all right,
drinking whiskey and throwing dice.

And everybody knows
it was hard to leave.
And everybody knows
it was down at the Balinese.

Yeah, I remember Ruby,
she always dressed in red
wearing skintight pants, Lord, and how she could dance
with a rag wrapped around her head.

And everybody knows
it was hard to leave.
And everybody knows
it was down at the Balinese.




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date: Sep. 15th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
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O NO Where will "Leo's Trio" and "Open Mike" find work now?

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