Party Animal and Braindead
I did an interview a while back at Berlin’s Szenesound Radio. Being a radio show I wasn’t expecting to be video’d but here it is……Raw Live and Unplugged. More on me and my songs here
Cheers! More about Jack Daniels…
Fast Cars and Jack Daniels – the story behind the song….
Sounds clichéd , but the inspiration really did come to me in a dream.
A girl was playing a video game in a dark sleazy bar. With typical dream logic, the other drinkers were simultaneously the characters in the game. They were NOT nice people. She knew she’d lose. She was destined to play victim. The game was pre-programmed. She was mourning her future before she’d even got there.
“And I will pay, pay, pay for the punishment that is to come”
Woke up with a feeling of desolation and the song followed within a few days. The dream’s message ? Throughout a one-track pursuit of all things exciting, shiny and dangerous, deep down I knew it would all go pearshaped and that none of the fun came without a price tag…..
“Don’t know where, and I don’t know when…but I know just how this story’s gonna end….
I was 18 years old, preparing to go to a party. And learning how to cook. Before leaving, I ate some home-made soup. The main ingredient? Parsnips. Bad move. From nine till late o’clock I was drinking God knows what. Chased down with a generous measure of Scotch. Not rocket science to figure out what happened to my stomach. Since that night I’ve treated parsnips with caution, and the taste of even the finest, Glenwhatever 12 Year single malt carries a faint warning note. But Jack Daniels was never a problem. For my digestion anyway.
For the last word on spirits raise your glasses to George Thorogood.
Over the years playing in bands I’ve come across a few folk who’ve sipped, snorted or gulped a wee bit too much from the rock goblet. Not a problem till their business became my business and I couldn’t extricate myself ….this song was written in not such fond memory of those times.
“…You’re a party animal and you always will be – You don’t look for trouble but it always finds you” Do you know this person?
“…It’s a different story – it’s the same old song” Someone told you a few stories. In which the details are different but the result is the same. The narrator is having a ball. The listener gets shafted.
“…..You’re a party animal. You’re a party vegetable.” Party boy just made the transition to horizontal.
“…And there are no secrets around this scene. Cause wherever you go – someone’s been.” He’s yours, he’s mine, he’s someone else’s too
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