Artist: N’awlins Gumbo Kings
Album: UFO Saloon (2006)
Song: “UFO Saloon”
“Way up at the UFO Saloon, I hope they take me back there real soon…”
I first heard this song sometime in 2010. I was in the office of my favorite college professor/advisor, Dr. Michael L. Thurwanger. As we were planning my courses for my final courses in my first and second semesters of my senior year I was entertained as the doctor’s streaming radio played this incredible number. I couldn’t help but smile. There I was in a holy place in my life: Eureka College hearing a bizarre juxtaposition of science-fiction and jazz.
“They played that song they played it all night long…” Cue the cantina theme from Star Wars. That song played as he and I printed out my schedule for the final academic year of my undergraduate years.