Tag: <span>James Brown</span>

Not as hungover as I thought I might be although the Tokyo Long Island Iced Tea has certainly left a slight ‘fuzziness’ – can’t find a recipe for it, but from memory, it’s a Toyko Tea, minus the Midori, and topped up with Coke a la the Long Island Ice Tea. It was more drinkable than it sounds. Promise.

It was also my first visit to the Liquid Lounge in Glasgow. If you want a decent bar, with some very very funky music (old skool James Brown, Sly Stone and so on) then check it out. £1.80 for a Guinness isn’t too shoddy, even if it there was something decidely not quite right with it. I had to have four or five to check but still couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

Highlight of the evening was on the walk to the train station. Passing one of Glasgow’s many dark alleys it was fairly obvious that one of the ‘ladies of the night’ was ‘entertaining’ a ‘client’ (shagging a punter) as said client’s screams of ectasy were reverberating off the buildings and echoing out into the street.

So, in typical Glasgow style, someone gave him some encouragement: “Gon yerself big man!!”.


Today is website day. For once it’s nothing to do with this site, but I’ll be doing a little maintenance over at Scottish Blogs and pulling together another mockup for a site design that, hopefully, will be used by a site you all know and love. No names yet, I want to build some excitement first.

Musical accompaniment is being provided by (in random track mode): Lemon Jelly, The Futureheads, Bloc Party, and Kasabian.

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Because I can’t find it anywhere else on the internetweb, here is the opening text from Fats Gonder’s introduction for James Brown (Live at the Apollo in ’62).

“So now ladies and gentlemen it’s star time, are you ready for star time?!

Thank you and thank you very kindly, it is indeed a great pleasure to present to you at this particular time national and internationally known as the hardest working man in showbusinesses, here to sing I Go Crazy!… Try Me!… You’ve Got The Power!… Think!… If You Want Me!… I Don’t Mind!… Bewildered!… million dollar seller Lost Someone!… the very latest release Night Train! Let’s everybody shout and shimmy! Mr. Dynamite, the amazing Mr. Please Please himself… the star of the show, James Brown and the Famous Flames!!”

All in the name of public service.

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What’s Your Theme Song? Mine is “(WOAWWW….) I Feel Good… (dunna dunna dunna dun) by James Brown y’all…

And funnily enough it DOES make me feel good, the power of music ehh? I can go home with a smile on my face now!

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