Tuesday, March 29, 2005

once upon a time. . .

guess i need to post . . .
here is a quirky little pop band i was in during the late 70's, the metry dukes, (well, it was just the dukes at the time, but times have changed, and there are not many alive or competent to disagree . . . ).
the band was like this ever living, evolving thing that had many faces and offshoots, (sorta an extended family).
we did some fun and amazing things in new orleans and on the 'chitlin' circuit', or playin anywhere in the south that would give us a shot, (we were lucky to open for the ramones, robert gordon and talking heads and probably some i forget).
i am sure i could prolly be incriminated for most of the stories i could tell, so i won't here. . . maybe later.
but here are some tunes we did that almost got us out of new orleans . . . , the rev. mr a.g. pain wrote the words to'star . . . ', the rest, my lame attempts at songwhining or whatever . . .
the mp3's:
beat girl
smile
like it or not
star of the galaxy*

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, did that picture bring back memories (from the 70's). Great story and pic! What an interesting life you've led. Talk to you later cutie! 

Posted by Sweetheart

11:05 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks sweet, but jeesh it makes me feel so old! 

Posted by sleepybomb

3:57 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you in age but have not had anywhere near the adventures. Not to tell you what to do or anything, but cherish every minute of those adventures! My life in comparison is quite boring. 

Posted by Sweetheart

8:15 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, I was there also, I think.

I seem to remember a trilogy of pop songs, written in the "McCartney" style (you wanted to be a pop/rock band, you had to master the "McCartney" style - besides what kid with a guitar in the 60's and 70's didn't aspire to be a "Beatle" - who in the Dukes didn't love Lennon/McCartney???):
Remember these?
Clown (boy wants girl)
You Really Should Forget That Girl (boy loses girl)
(I Know) I Want Love (boy gets new girl)

and say, I listened to You Really Should Forget That Girl 2 days ago for the first time in 3 years -- its on the first Dukes CD, Last Virgins In Metry. I was instantly transported to a back to a time more than 2 decades ago and I'd forgotten that how really wonderfully it was sung. Thank you (belately, 25 years after the fact,...but I hope you always knew how much I appreciated the life you breathed into my lyrics...)

And what about Hop in My Car, and the night you gave me the demo for it...

Or the other half of that song Like A Duck (If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck and it looks like a duck....) Why a duck? Well, that's another question, ain't it.

And remember that fat guy who used to scare the crap outta everybody while the "real" singer in the Dukes took a break, whatever happened to him...huh?
 

Posted by Mr. Pain

1:05 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there ya go a.g. dredging up the past again. hahahaha, too funny, a belated back pat, but i knew that already. it feels good to hear it still. when i get to it i'll dump some of those other oddities in here, as long as you don't mind.
and thanks sweet, but to me it was sorta mundane at the time, only now does it seem kinda exciting, in comparison to the dull existence that surrounds me now.
i am sure that'll change when we move back to the big easy! 

Posted by sleepybomb

7:29 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, there I was also, I think.

It might have been somebody else's memories, but wasn't there some tune about Fishing?

Oh, yeah, "Gone Fishing with Larry 'n' Ralph" or some such...

"I must'a been out of my drunken mind,
goin' out in a boat before the sun shines
God help us, 'cause no one here swims,
and I'm wondering Why, Why me again..."

The only Dukes' song that was never a Dukes' song.

Written just to show they were still the Dukes?

Maybe.

Maybe it should have been dedicated to the Beav?
Nah, he always knew it was for him...
him, and those "ten Billion Fishermen wet a line every year"



Who didn't know a Larry and Ralph, huh?

 

Posted by Mudhead

8:02 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a larry and ralph in every crowd. . . have you heard from the raff? he no talk to me anymore . . . last i heard from him he was in new mexico with a woman.. .
uh-oh. 

Posted by sleepybomb

9:47 PM CST  

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