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MP3 of the Day: Kenny "Roaster" Rogers at His Freakiest

Because of Tuesday's We Were Wolves/Satin Hooks show (our ears are still ringing), the Mink moved its weekly movie night to 9 p.m. tonight, but it's worth the wait. They'll be showing the Coen brothers' 1996 classic The Big Lebowski, with $3 White Russians and a pair of Sunny Day Real Estate tickets up for grabs.

Lebowski is an homage to White Russians, nihilism and slack - and, although Kingpin comes pretty close, probably the funniest bowling movie ever made. Rocks Off's favorite part has always been the dream sequence/production number scored to Kenny Rogers & the First Edition's "Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In)." Even if you're not stoned when you watch it - a condition most Lebowski fans know a little something about - these five minutes or so will sure make you feel stoned.

"Condition" has been memorably covered by Willie Nelson and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, but Rogers' original is still our favorite. We never get tired of bringing it up whenever someone argues that all the Roaster was ever good for was treacly pop-country ballads like "Lady" and "Through the Years."

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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