Sunday afternoon YouTubes: The only way I can tolerate Journey

On this, the last day of the long holiday weekend that I’ve spent mostly holed up in my home office studying for my surgery boards recertification examination, I feel a bit too burned out to post anything much serious today, unless I happen to become aware of something that’s just too good not to post. Don’t worry, there’ll be a heaping helping of the usual Respectful Insolence™ tomorrow to start your post-holiday week off right. In the meantime, though, here’s some music. Anyone who knows me knows that I couldn’t stand Journey back in the days when the band was popular, and I still can’t stand Journey. However, thanks to Andrew over at Flavor Country, I’ve discovered one form in which I can not only tolerate the screeching that is Steve Perry, but even find it entertaining, especially since it looks a eerily like the original Journey. Check it out:

I love the tag line: “Journey’s seventh album, Escape, was released in August of 1981. Unfortunately for you, there is no escape.”

All too true, sadly enough.

And, in case that wasn’t enough for you, here’s one more:

You know, if these guys were Journey, I might not have been so hostile to the band.