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[Aug. 29th, 2005|10:42 am]
Roy Janik
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I wanted to record an original song this weekend, but I didn't get anything done to my satisfaction. So here's Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?, originally by Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group.

Chewing Gum, Roy, Ukulele, mp3, 1M

Oh, and yesterday I mowed the front and back lawns, thus fulfilling my moonbase cleaning/rennovation productivity goal. I don't have any gripping pictures of it yet, though.

I think that just puts me 1 writing session behind. Hopefully I can catch up tonight.

UPDATE: Thanks to Howlin' Hobbit, I now now that real original was by Earnest Hare and Billy Jones and was called "Does Your Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight?".
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-08-29 05:56 pm (UTC)
Try to continue the noir thing. I liked it.
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-08-29 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I vote for the noir as well. Good stuff.
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[User Picture]From: munchor
2005-08-29 07:35 pm (UTC)
Do whatever you feel like doing. If it's the noir, so be it, but don't bow under the pressure of those two hosers.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-08-29 07:42 pm (UTC)
Pay no attention to the man with the scary horizontal vagina from hell as his user icon.
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[User Picture]From: munchor
2005-08-29 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ahem, do whatever you feel like doing. If it's the noir, so be it, but don't bow under the pressure of those two hosers.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-08-29 07:50 pm (UTC)
He said, standing in the shadows cast by the the blinds in his dank office, cigarette hanging from his lips and revolver resting on his lap.
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-08-29 07:52 pm (UTC)
Don't bothering listening to the quiche-for-a-skull freak, how could someone with eggs for brains know anything?
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[User Picture]From: munchor
2005-08-29 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ahem! Do whatever you feel like doing! If it's the noir, so be it, but don't bow under the pressure of those two hosers!
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From: howlinhobbit
2005-09-09 06:27 pm (UTC)
Earlier today I found your song mentioned in the Uke Club blog, downloaded and enjoyed it.

Then, as a result of an unrelated technorati search, found your site here.

Great job on the tune!

One thing though... it's not originally a Lonnie Donegan tune. Lonnie recorded it in 1958 and it went to #3 on the UK charts. A couple years later it peaked out at #5 in the US.

The original recording was a #1 hit in 1924 (when they measured hits differently for sure) by Earnest Hare and Billy Jones and was called "Does Your Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight?".

None of this makes any difference in the real world, of course. I'm just a raging pedant.

Howlin' Hobbit (www.howlinhobbit.com)
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2005-09-09 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the information! I should've known it went back further than that. I should track down the original. Just the other day I saw the Muppet version while watching the 1st season of the Muppet Show.

It's a bit frightening that my mp3s have been linked to. I was really just sharing with my friends to prove that I'm practicing and being productive. But ah, well. If the rest of the internet wants to watch me slowly get better at the uke, so be it.
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