Happy St. Patty’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

The Dubliners – Seven Drunken Nights

You may notice only five nights in the song. The other two verses were always considered too vulgar. Not here though.

As I went home on Saturday night as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw two hand upon my wife’s breast where my two hands should be.
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: “Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns those two hands upon you breast where my two hands should be?”
“Ah, you’re drunk, you’re drunk, you silly old fool, still you can not see. That’s an English tax collector that the Queen has sent to me.”
Well, it’s many a day I’ve travelled a hundred miles or more,
But but an Englishman who can last til three, I’ve never seen before.
As I went home on Sunday night as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a thing inside her thing where my old thing should be.
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: “Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that thing inside your thing where my old thing should be?”

“Ah, you’re drunk, you’re drunk, you silly old fool, still you can not see. That’s a lovely candle that me mother sent to me.”

Well, it’s many a day I’ve travelled a hundred miles or more,
But a set of balls on a candle, I never saw before.

Get Your Monday Off On The Good Foot!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

“The Godfather of Soul” James Brown

“We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.” – Donald “Duck” Dunn

Posted in Influences, The Great Enlightenment with tags on March 15, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

Booker T. and The Mg’s

The late Al Jackson Jr. and Donald “Duck” Dunn were one of the greatest rhythm sections of all time. Dunn and fellow MG Steve Cropper would gather more fame when the played with Jake and Elwood Blues in The Blues Brothers.

Happy Ides of March

Posted in Influences, Not Your Standard Holiday But... on March 15, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

Hail Ceasar – AC/DC

My Friday Jam

Posted in The Great Enlightenment with tags on March 14, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

Ramsey Lewis Trio’s The In Crowd

The Song That Made Me Want To Learn The Bass

Posted in Influences with tags on March 14, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

When I was a kid, my mother was a fanatical Beatles fan. Was? Hell, she still very much is. I remeber being four years old and walking in on my mother crying her eyes out. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that this guy that was in a band that she really liked had just died. I asked her who. She said his name was John Lennon. The name meant absolutely nothing to me other than the fact that his passing upset my mother. She put me to bed with tears still in her eyes. Then her and my stepfather went into the living room, smoked a joint, and listened Abbey Road (vinyl, not cassette) over and over again. This song in particular must of been played 10 times that night.

Worst part was that John Lennon wasn’t even her favorite Beatle. Mr. McCartney, you had better hang around a while. I’m not looking forward that day.

Boys and Girls, please stand….

Posted in The Great Enlightenment on March 13, 2008 by Mike and His Four Noble Truths

It’s time for your Thursday morning Mingus.

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