December 24th, 2008


We're only making fish for Nigel

I really like my local Long John Silver's! Not only is it the closest place to get some nice artery-clogging fried fish (plus somewhat healthier menu items like the grilled tilapia they recently started serving)... but the last two times I've eaten there, I heard XTC songs playing on the sound system! Specifically, "Generals and Majors" and "Making Plans for Nigel". I think I was the only one in the place who recognized them. :}

This is a Long John Silver's in Houston. And it's not near Rice or anything; it's on Main Street (okay, it's not that far from Rice, but not within what I'd call walking distance), and most of its clientele seems to be black. Why are they playing an eclectic mix of songs that includes early XTC?

I dunno! But I'm not complaining.