Give it Away

 

What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mama
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your pappa
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water

Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now
Give it away give it away give it away now

I could continue, but the next verses are a bit rude. Or total gibberish. Or both.

Even so, I have quite a fondness for a bit of Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Especially this song. I get it in my head every gig. Near the end. Actually, at the very end. At the moment when I show a final trick to the “guest of honour” and then give away my deck of cards to them as a souvenir. See below…

Jack Strange | North East Magician

And as I do, I’ve always have this song running around in my head. (Often the rude verse. Or the guitar bit that goes “ee-oo, ee-oo, ee-oo, ee-oo, ee-oo”). And sometimes I even daydream about dancing topless in the desert while sprayed silver. (If you aren’t familiar with the Chilli Pepper’s recorded output, you’ll totally think I’ve lost it now. Or been having too much codeine based cough medicine. Google it – I’m not making it up!)

Anyway, this begs the question – “Why give away your deck, Jack?”

The reasons are many-fold.

I’m a bit fussy about cards. I love that “new deck feeling”. Gigging with slightly used cards just isn’t as satisfying. There’s a luxury feel of a freshly opened deck. They smell good too.

And I think they make a good souvenir. It all adds to that making magical memories thing. And it shows I don’t use dodgy cards.

And, I’ve got custom printed Ace of Spades with my phone number on, so it’s a good way of advertising.

OK. Three-fold. The reasons are three-fold. Four if you include giving me a good reason to get a good tune in my head for the next hour.

 

This blog is dedicated to Phil. I bumped in to Phil a little while ago, and it turns out he is one of my regular blog readers! (and there aren’t many of them) Anyway, Phil is a mad keen RHCP fan and a pretty useful guitarist. Like John Frusciante but with better teeth. So, this is a thank you for reading the blog.

If you are a regular reader, get in touch with a hobby or interest and you too can have a blog dedicated to you.

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