Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw

why don't we get drunk and screwLooking back at my university career I can distinctly remember the moment I was really understanding I was shifting into a school career away from parents. It was during RUSH week in the greek system. One of the fraternities that I was being rushed by was Sigma Nu. I remember being inside their house during rush week and watching a slideshow thing they had put together of photos about their house and people. The song that stuck out in my mind was Jimmy Buffet’s “Why Don’t We Get Drunk And Screw.” It was coupled with images of guys from the fraternity and females from sororities all partying, getting drunk and well you can imagine the rest – thanks to the song. Jimmy has cornered the market on what is known as Yacht Rock, singing about an easier life and things that are on everyone’s mind without hiding it in some weird metaphor. Which brings me to today’s Throwback Thursday, I don’t know many people that don’t like sex. But I do know that more people that have sex thanks to booze. How about you?

Why Don’t We Get Drunk And Screw

I really do appreciate the fact you’re sittin here
Your voice sounds so wonderful
But yer face don’t look too clear
So bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o brew
Honey, why don’t we get drunk and screw

Chorus:
Why don’t we get drunk and screw
I just bought a water bed, it’s filled up for me and you
They say you are a snuff queen
Honey I don’t think that’s true
So, why don’t we get drunk and screw

— spoken: pick it coral reefers, here we go…

Chorus:
Why don’t we get drunk and screw
I just bought a waterbed it’s filled up for me and you
They say you are a snuff queen
Honey I don’t think that’s true
So why don’t we get drunk and screw
Yeah, now baby I say, (lord!)
Why don’t we get drunk and screw

Best Of Both Worlds

Growing up and learning to play guitar I remember hearing about these guys that just ruled on the instrument. Of course if you want to be an amazoid type of guitarist your going to pay attention to guys like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler. Then there’s guys from the 80’s who took over like Randy Rhoads, and Eddie Van Halen. I’ll stop right there as I could continue with my journey of guitarists that I paid attention to while learning and the list would take forever. Today I want to relive a song I loved when I was learning to play guitar. It featured the talents of Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar and it’s called Best of Both Worlds. I wish I would have been old enough to see this tour.

Best of Both WorldsBest of Both Worlds

I don’t know what I been livin’ on but it’s
Not enough to fill me up
I need more than just words can say
I need everything this life can give me

Come on baby close your eyes let go
This can be everything we’ve dreamed
It’s not work, that makes it work no
Let the magic do the work for you

Cause something heached out and touched me
Now I see that all I want…

I want the best of both worlds
And baby I know what it’s worth
We can have have the best of both worlds a little
Heaven right here on earth

There’s a picture in the gallery of a
Fallen angel looked alot like you
We forget where we come from sometimes
I had a dream it was really you

Cause something heached out and touched me
Now I see that all I want…

I want the best of both worlds
And baby I know what it’s worth
We can have have the best of both worlds a little
Heaven right here on earth

SOLO

You don’t have to die to go to heaven
Or hang around to be born again
Just tune into what this place has got to offer
Cause we may never be here again

I want the best of both worlds
And baby I know what it’s worth
We can have have the best of both worlds a little
Heaven right here on earth

Songwriter(s)Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Alex van Halen, Edward van Halen
CopyrightMugambi Publishing, WB Music Corp.

Birthdays In 5 Easy Steps

“Happy Birthday to Jody. Happy Birthday to Jody…” “You say it’s your birthday? It’s my birthday too.” “Happy Birthday to ya.” Birthdays in song.

Lines from some great and widely known birthday songs. Why? Well, in case you’re not in the know – today just so happens to be my birthday. Thus, it would be awesome to hear from you about my birthday.

Birthdays In 5 Easy StepsBirthdays

First, sending out a birthday wish on the various social networks is awesome!

Second, pledging to my Pledge Music campaign is even awesomer!

Third, telling others you’ve helped to support new music and got handwritten lyrics for it is a win/win situation.

Fourth, sing a little song.

Fifth, smile for bringing a little love and support into the world.

I’ll be out and about enjoying something special, some great food, and doing some music. What’s better than that? Nothing’s much better. Thanks, for checking out my site on my birthday, give the gift that gives back to you with music. Don’t forget to say “Hi!”

She's So High Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes

A few years ago, I was getting a lot of auditions for bands that were signed and going on the road. Or who were freshly signed and also going on the road. Some of the bands I auditioned for got some traction, some did not. I’ve got a plethora of stories about various auditions. But today I’m pulling out a little ditty about an artist by the name of Tal Bachman. Tal is the son of Randy Bachman, yes that musician you’re familiar with. Tal is one uber talented musician in his own right. Probably due to growing up in a musical situation.

I was called into his management’s office after they heard about me from an A&R guy named Barry Squire. The way they talked to me, it was as if I already had the gig and the jam I was to get to was merely a formality. But let’s back up a little. Before I got to that point, the label sent me a copy of his CD. From the moment I heard it I was like “Fuck Yeah!” It was awesome songwriting and great songs, so I was stoked on getting this audition. Especially when most of the music I hear and was getting was less than exciting.She's So High

At the audition, I walked in knowing the songs front and back. However, Tal had such a presence about him that I got a little unnerved. It also didn’t help that I was the odd guy out, the rest of them were friends. What I didn’t know about Tal was that he was Mormon at the time. Thus had I had know I wouldn’t have brought the guitar I did. A guitar that had an image of Jesus on the front and back, but the back side Jesus wasn’t in good shape. I’m not religious (Atheist actually). Tal grilled me a bit about it as it is really arty, my dad did the art on the guitar. Of course Tal asked about my parents, where they were from, and such. It all came down to me spilling the beans about how they were Mormon, but got divorced and left the church…

To shorten this up, they liked my playing, but I was 2nd pick and didn’t get the spot. His manager called me a month later and told me, it’s not bad that you didn’t get the gig, Tal just fired them all. Regardless, I still dig listening to his CD. This was the big hit of the CD, though I feel there are better songs on it. Much like peanut butter on pancakes, it’s alright, but I prefer organic syrup.

She’s So High

She’s blood, flesh and bone
No tucks or silicone
She’s touch, smell, sight, taste, and sound
But somehow I can’t believe
That anything should happen
I know where I belong
And nothing’s going to happen, yeah

‘Cause she’s so high
High above me
She’s so lovely
She’s so high
Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
Da-da-da-da-da
She’s so high
High above me

First class and fancy free
She’s high society
She’s got the best of everything
What could a guy like me
Ever really offer
She’s perfect as she can be
Why should I even bother

‘Cause she’s so high
High above me
She’s so lovely
She’s so high
Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
Da-da-da-da-da
She’s so high
High above me

She calls to speak to me
I freeze immediately
‘Cause what she says sounds so unreal
‘Cause somehow I can’t believe
That anything should happen
I know where I belong
And nothing’s going to happen, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

‘Cause she’s so high
High above me
She’s so lovely
She’s so high
Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
Oh, yeah
She’s so high
High above me

Songwriter(s):Tal Bachman
Copyright:Bachman & Sons Music, Emi Blackwood Music Inc.

Thanks for stopping by and reading about my brush with Tal and his song She’s So High. Enjoy!

– Jody

He's My Best Friend By Jellyfish

jellyfish - he's my best friend

There are times in a musician’s life when his or her mind gets blown. It usually happens when a trusted musician friend turns them on to a band and really gets them to listen. For me, I got the two prong approach from two separate groups of friends when it came to Jellyfish. I’ve chosen to introduce you to He’s My Best Friend by Jellyfish today as part of Throwback Thursday all because it came on in the car last night as I was driving.

The Backstory

Initially I was introduced to Jellyfish by a group of musician friends in Las Vegas. I didn’t give Jellyfish an adamant listen until I got schooled on their entire catalog by Jeff Scott Soto. At that point I became a huge fan of a band who had already parted ways by the time I had heard about them. What a drag. Their songwriting prowess is astounding. Pure amazing musical goodness that is easily on par with the likes of the Beatles.

He’s My Best Friend

Songwriters: Manning, Roger / Sturmer, Andy
I’ve known him all my life
It seems so inconceviable
At thirteen we shooks hands but we’ve
Been always inseparable
He’s cinnamon on my toast we’re so
CloseThat’s not to say we haven’t had our
Share of arguments
He’s so unpredictable he winks
Acknowledgments
When i would rather he closed his eye
Than push me asideMy hand’s a five leaf clover
It’s palm sunday over and over
I never had the luck of swingers
Till i was wrapped around your fingerHe’s my best friend
He’s my best friend
He’s my best friend
I’m his best friend
He’s my best friendYou don’t need a brain to have a
Stroke of genius
Or a beautiful girl to let down
Your curls
Cause growing up is hard enough
When your a powderkeg for
Powderpuffs
(whether we’re stayin’ in or hanging out)
I’d never ask another on a date to
The ball
He doesn’t need a rubber sweater or
Alcohol
Cause he gets tipsy from exchanging looks
And a little misty reading sticky
Blue dirty booksBut he’s my best friend
He’s my best friend
I’m his best friend
He’s my best friend

My hand’s a five leaf clover
It’s palm sunday over and over
I never had the luck of swingers
Till i was wrapped around your finger

He’s my best friend
(we could hold hands for hours)
He’s my best friend
(in the bedroom or shower)
He’s my best friend
(i pick him up when he’s feelin down)
He’s my best friend
(i guess he’s always been hangin around)
He’s my best friend
(he gets lonely now and then)
He’s my best friend
(and he gets shy around another men)
I’m his best friend
(it seems i’ve reached the end of my best friend)

Notice that they all line up in a line for the stage and that the lead singer is the drummer (Andy Sturmer) who is standing up at the set. That’s a fairly unique way to arrange a band on stage. I’m not familiar with anyone else that has done it. Added extra bonus points if you can actually figure out what this song is about. Definitely something most people and animals do on this planet.
Enjoy!
— Jody