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January 30th, 2002

Pool Hall Tunes

My friend Greg and I went out to shoot pool the other night. We went to an overall respectable establishment, and it was barely populated on a Monday night, which was icing on the cake.

As we started playing pool, though, the sounds of Gwen Stefani floated through the air. Then, a sampling of music that was popular about six months ago but is already feeling slightly dated. Then, more No Doubt. The music kept coming and coming, and the game we were playing seemed all the more difficult. Someone had loaded the jukebox with choice selections.

That is, it’s tough to concentrate when someone is pretending to sing over half-baked musicians.

But one thing Greg pointed out, and I concurred with, is that every time either of us has been in a pool hall, the music selection has been bad – except when one of us put some cash in the jukebox, of course. Has this been a common experience for Pingers? Do you find that other peoples’ tastes are quite far from your own when shooting pool? -pm

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FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday January 30, 2002 -- 2:03:36 pm
During my freshman year, I visited a pool hall in Fredericksburg, VA that had a tasty selection of 80's cock rock like Ratt and Bon Jovi. You can believe it was a working class alcoholic hangout, like any good place, really.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday January 30, 2002 -- 2:46:32 pm
Some of us went to a pool hall last year in Fredericksburg. This place also had a good juke box. Such notables as Pantera, Megadeth, and Sammy Hagar's "Mass Tequila" were there.



FROM: Scott [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday January 30, 2002 -- 8:20:31 pm
Whoa Matt and Roberto, I almost totally forgot about that pool hall in Fredericksburg. It had the awseomest selection, too bad I blew most of my money on playing, and promptly stinking, at pool.

Unfortunately, where I live, country musack is common..... anywhere..... everywhere, at any gathering hole. Thus I don't play much pool. Then again, something like No Doubt or even worse, George Thorogood, would haunt me during my sleep just as much.



FROM: Hardy
DATE: Sunday May 7, 2006 -- 12:00:51 pm
Dude, how dare ye. George Thorogood is easily THE quintessential pool hall music.

It's growling/howling vocals about getting trashed set to a massively overdriven honky-tonk guitar and a solid blues beat. What more can you ask for?



bent February 3, 2008, 4:09 pm

while downloading george thorogood, i actually typed in google “pool hall music”. being from nh and having lived in connecticut and mass i have deep respect for being white trash. he is THE quintessential pool hall music. pool… bar… drinking… HELLO

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