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While my colleague Justin Moyer and his Antelope pals traverse America bringing art-rock to the hinterlands, others make different use of music. For instance, Saturday evening at the Hilton (recently the Doubletree) on Rockville Pike, the Bar Association of Montgomery County held its annual “Barrister’s Ball.” Music was provided by an oldies band consisting mainly of lawyers, with some doctors and accountants in the horn section. And me on drums.
The evening’s highlight was a quintet of Maryland judges dubbed the “CONTEMPT-ations,” who indeed performed several Motown classics with gusto and synchronized dance moves. This you never see on Court TV.
But what continues to surprise me is how very much people enjoy singing the “Laaaa-la-la-la-la-laaaa” part of “Crocodile Rock.” And now that you’ve read that, it’s in your head, too. My sincere apologies.