Talkin' trash to the garbage around me.

14 March, 2007

I'm not sure that word means what you think it means

This little throwaway graf at the end of the NYT's discussion of whether Colorado's newly-enshrined second state song, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High," refers to the doobage or the delightful lack of oxygen at 9,000 ft caught my eye:
“It’s certainly going to appeal to a lot of young people,” Mr. [Richard] Grant [spokesman for the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau] said. “It’s just a cool thing to take a rock song and make it the official song.”

By positing that John Denver's mash note to Colorado is a rock song and will appeal to "a lot of young people," I believe Mr. Grant has shown that the Rocky Mountain High - whether its source be picturesque landscapes or piles of hash and cocaine - affects one's on-the-job performance.

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