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Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)

Peter T. 27 Dec 99 - 10:25 AM
Dave Swan 27 Dec 99 - 10:31 AM
DonMeixner 27 Dec 99 - 10:47 AM
MMario 27 Dec 99 - 10:48 AM
Margo 27 Dec 99 - 11:04 AM
Mbo 27 Dec 99 - 11:10 AM
DougR 27 Dec 99 - 11:49 AM
Neil Lowe 27 Dec 99 - 12:00 PM
Paul G. 27 Dec 99 - 12:03 PM
Big Mick 27 Dec 99 - 12:18 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 27 Dec 99 - 12:20 PM
catspaw49 27 Dec 99 - 01:04 PM
Bill D 27 Dec 99 - 01:30 PM
Metchosin 27 Dec 99 - 02:00 PM
Bert 27 Dec 99 - 02:53 PM
Mbo 27 Dec 99 - 03:14 PM
paddymac 27 Dec 99 - 03:28 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 27 Dec 99 - 03:41 PM
Bill D 27 Dec 99 - 04:10 PM
bbc 27 Dec 99 - 04:24 PM
Dave Swan 27 Dec 99 - 04:25 PM
MMario 27 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM
catspaw49 27 Dec 99 - 04:53 PM
DougR 27 Dec 99 - 06:20 PM
Llanfair 27 Dec 99 - 06:41 PM
Mbo 27 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM
Llanfair 27 Dec 99 - 06:58 PM
bassen 27 Dec 99 - 08:40 PM
TheMuse 27 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM
katlaughing 27 Dec 99 - 10:36 PM
Lonesome EJ 28 Dec 99 - 12:25 AM
Lonesome EJ 28 Dec 99 - 12:37 AM
alison 28 Dec 99 - 07:49 AM
Little Neophyte 28 Dec 99 - 11:02 AM
katlaughing 28 Dec 99 - 12:37 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 28 Dec 99 - 12:47 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Peter T.
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:25 AM

Although I am a quiet haunter of the Tavern, I am faithful to its stained countertops (the walls are something else). There have been a blizzard of Tavernas, Cantinas, Schooners, and what not, but perhaps a return to the old stamping ground is needed for a post-Xmas, mid-Boxing Week, pre-post Millenium small drink. LEJ? bbc? Anyone for a pint?
Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Dave Swan
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:31 AM

Nothing like the haven of a familiar old tavern. Well done, Peter. A pint of Anchor Christmas Ale if you please. Time for just a quick one. Did you notice the truck with the bobbing antlers in back sitting in the parking lot? The sign on the side says Knute's Racing Reindeer. I'll check this out and get back to you. Cheers, E.S.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:47 AM

The old tavern has changed since it was built some time ago. I have always wondered if the shine on the pine walls was from Man'O'War clear spar or Bailey's Real Tried Lard. The smoke in the air is more often a puff back from the Round Oak in the corner than from the line of stoagies at the bar. The bar tender hasn't changed either in so many years. "I'll have a cup of coffee Henry, and a shot of iron back." I never worry that Henry will have candy coffee ot Hazelnut. Just the black kind from the red can.

The same guys come and leave at the same time as jobs end for the day or are about to begin as the case may be. The farmers pull up in a harvester when the season is on and someone is alway grilling something outside at the gas grill that is chained to a locust tree year round. Checkers, poker, and darts are the only games ever played and they don't cost a dime unless you are foolish enough to bet against the house hardies. There is a space in the back where an old guitar leans in a corner. Its unknown lineage is unimportant because the strings are new and the action is good. Anyone is welcome to play and it doesn't matter what you play as long as its music. There's a couch that is old but solid. A haven for the cat and the birthing place for her kittens about twice a year. I'm the guy with the coffee and Iron at the back corner. Stop back and say hello.

Don


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: MMario
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:48 AM

Theme nights are fun, but the good-ol' atmosphere of the Tavern is nice too.....

My family got me the jumbo size discount CO'D for Christmas, so I'll dust brew mysev a dea, with honey and a fivth of scotch....thangs....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Margo
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 11:04 AM

Guiness, guiness, guiness, guiness. Extra stout. Four pints will keep me going through the entire performance of Shanghaied on the Willamette. And NO HANGOVER the next day. Ah, guiness. It's just two guys playing, but they fill the place with music song after song. And I know all the words, so I'm up front singing away! (Between swigs)
Margo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 11:10 AM

Wow, it's been a while since I was in the tavern. The walls have been given a fresh lick of varnish, so shiny are they, either that or someone's been licking them again. Howdy folks! Since I'm relatively new around here, I'd like say to those I have not met in previous locales--pleased to make your acquaintances! Hello, Don, how's everything? Mind if I play ye old guitar? Ooooh--like these strings! Hmmm...I just heard this great folksong by Paul McCartney called "Little Willow." Shall I venture?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: DougR
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 11:49 AM

Peter T: Great idea to open the Tavern! A Guinness, if you please! Christmas was great, but I'm ready to put the holdays away for another year.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:00 PM

I passed a fellow wanderer once, going in the opposite direction.
"Where are you going?" I asked.
His simple reply said it all. "Further."

..hell, for old time's sake, I'll raise a glass to the boys by the window, who's restless spirits haunt me still. I should still have a dram of absinthe left from last time - a treasured gift from the original proprietor that I've been saving for a special occasion. This seems just such an occasion.

Here's to all those who still haven't found what they're looking for. May you never find it, for the unmarked path takes you places you never thought you'd go.

Regards, Neil


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Paul G.
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:03 PM

Perfect timing, Peter. Gawd I could use a drink too. The holidays were warm and family filled, but they produce their own set of stresses. Kay and I bought ourselves one of those little pop-up campers to drag around the country as we travel to make our music...so we should be able to stop by here more often. Sorry that we now take up 2 spots in that patch of dirt out front that passes, when dry, for a parking lot. I'll share a cup of that coffee with Don, but kindly drop a double shot of Southern Comfort in it for me.

One of the many thought at the forefront of my mind as we drink our way towards the new century is, jeezus, I'm glad you all are here...

Paul G.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:18 PM

AAAAAHHHHHHHHH............home again. Anyone seen THE FAIR ONE? I would sing her "The Hiring Fair" as soon as that fella with the nice voice is done. Barkeep, you know the drill.........a jar of the vile, black stuff for me and whatever THE FAIR ONE wants, on my tab. In fact, I will buy the house a round now, before it gets to busy. Even those rather vague looking fellas by the window. Hello, Peter, nice to see you. Swanno, can't wait for June, hello Doug........leave THE FAIR ONE alone, she's with me tonight......LOL.........I love this place........


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 12:20 PM

I haven't had time to stop in since the first Tavern thread. I'll take a bottle of Sam Adams Winter Ale and just sit by the fire and listen to you-all banter and sing. Maybe I'll join in and harmonize if I know the song!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 01:04 PM

Ah what a pleasure to be back............Racing Reindeer? I can hardly wait...........Joint looks good though.....flamingos are doing well I see..........Leej is probably stocking and the Skiffler needs to bring a load by.........Hey Mario my man. Gotta' funny story for you later......Dougie!!! Gimmee a triple Jack my friend, hold the coke...........Still the same jello pit...bag of spuds in the corner, coupla' thongs hangin' on the wall.....Somebody ought to scour it out but what the fock........Beebs going to be serving up later or is she elsewhere? Don't see her...Probably out fixing up David....(THWOMP)....geeziz, I guess she is here..got an arm ain't she? What the hell did she throw at me, hurt like hell?.....oh....some kinda' petrified shellfish thing.........HEY!!! WOW, that's just GREAT>>>THE DOOR<<....FLING.....uh,huh...that's still bland alright......Maybe Kat will show up too and the whole gang.......Mick I think pigged out over Christmas so his thong's a bit tight..well not in the codpiece, but the waist is a stretcher.........And where's BB and Jeri......They hung out together in Toronto so maybe they'll share some hooter stuff like Jeri's dragonflies and BB's coconuts...that'd be great, a QUADRUPLE THREAT!!!........aw geez, not again Cleigh....I wish you hadn't eaten with Cletus, Paw and the Reg boys....kinda' runny too, but at least you did it in that bodhran.........Well, I gotta go, be back later...............oh gawd Cleigh, in the tiple too?..............................oy....................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 01:30 PM

seems silly to come into the Tavern carrying your own booze,,,but hey!! the company is good, and it'd a great place to sit and wait for the year clock to turn over!...I'll bet the fireplace and tap is Y2K compliant...

but today I am having nips from my Christmas present from Lorraine and her husband George,,,who went to Ireland this year and brought me back a bottle of Connemara Irish Pot Still Single Malt...(lightly peated)..not your standard Irish, but still wonderful! Anyone wanta taste?..I'm pouring...

and soon I'll have to get off the machine so Ferrara, bless her competant number-crunching mind, can work on taxes...(hmmm..if Y2K DOES knock out the URS..perhaps......)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 02:00 PM

Ahh Bill! As a fellow fan of the single malt, feel free to pour me a wee dram, I am in desparate need of the "hair of the dog". Even an Irish one, as I am rather catholic in my taste.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Bert
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 02:53 PM

Well I'm glad 'Youze Guys' are all back from your sailing trip, it's been lonely 'round here. No Kat, you don't need to put the shirt back on, you can be our figurehead in here as well.

No, that head on the wall with the fine set of antlers is NOT Rudolf. Despite the fact that Cletus painted it's nose red.

Pour a couple of inches of that dark rum into my mug and let's start singing the old songs that Ma & Pa used to sing.

Oh Mister Porter what shall I doooo....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 03:14 PM

I'm done now, Mick. You can play "Hiring Fair" now. Good Song. To accompany, I brought my old classical guitar (as opposed to my new one) and have turned the low E string down to low A, an octave below the 5th string--and voila! A classical guitar with built in bass! BTW those buzzy noises the slack string makes sound funky!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: paddymac
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 03:28 PM

Jeez, Mick, thanks fer the pint. I was just coming through the door when I heard you speak up and bu the round. It's a grand thing you do, lad, fer yer fellow man. Hi, Bill. I'll take ye up on you offer of a wee dram o that Connemara stuff. Last time I went through Shannon duty free I politely chastized the fair lass for encouraging people to buy Irish whiskey made in obvious imitation of Scotch whiskey. Mind you, I do enjoy the occassional bit o scotch, but why try to emulate an inferior product? I mean, the Scots are decent folk, but hey burnt that first batch and apparently got hooked on it. Well, the wee lass put me straight in a hurry. She said, oh so politely, and wid a smile that would melt an Orangeman's heart, "Sir, 'tis true that customers rarely ever ask for this by name,but we sell tons of it to people who seem to at least think they know something about good whiskey and ask for a single malt. Rather than sell them a bottle of Scotch, we sell then a bottle of Connemara. It satisfys their want, and keps the money in Ireland. Now, I ask ye, what the hell was a gintleman to do but buy a bottle himself. Here it is. We've two bottles of it now. That should get us through the night. Hey, Big Mick, come on over and sit a spell. I need you to tell me about James Connolly writing poetry and songs.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 03:41 PM

Connemara Dew? the passed out fella on the floor in the corner would be me mates. Someone be kind enough to throw a blanket on the old fella when you all leave. If by some chance I wake up and start singing bawdy sea songs, just put some steak and kidney pie in front of me with a pint, and I'll stop singing real fast. Wouldn't want to upset the ladies. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 04:10 PM

paddymac..(pouring a generous dram)..I'll confess, I DO prefer my Irish to be classic..(Tullamore Dew, if possible...and in the crock!)...but this stuff is not half bad, and that is a fine story!..now let ME tell one....

many years ago I was in Los Angeles, Cal, for a meeting, and after the meeting a group of us went to a 'daylight' bar in this fancy hotel..(wide open, lighted...lots of potted plants)...and up comes this waiter in a red jacket..a distinguished fellow with white hair and an English accent....and enquires what we woild like to drink.."Ahh.." says I, "I don't suppose you have Irish?"..

"Well, not really, " replies the VEDDY formal fellow, with a slight twinkle in his eye..."..we have Bushmills.."

so I grinned at him and ordered a brandy....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: bbc
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 04:24 PM

Hi, all,

Just dropping by for a few hugs. I'll be home most of the week, trying to catch up on my life & perfect a couple of new dip recipes for the 31st--spinach feta & portabello caviar. If they're good, I'll add them to my homepage. Christmas was great, but I could do w/ a little "down" time. I think I'll get myself a glass of house white wine, find an empty chair, & just watch for awhile. I'm due hugs from Mick & Doug, at least. Spaw, stop bad-mouthing me! You know I'm nice as pie & never give you the hard time (you deserve)! ;)

best to you,

bbc

P.S.--Those of you who've sent me resources stuff the last week or so, I really hope to get up-to-date this week. Sorry for the delay; Christmas took precedence in our household.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Dave Swan
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 04:25 PM

O.K., here's the deal. I just spent some time with Canute of Canute's Racing Reindeer and he's in a slack period in the racing season. Says he'll match his beasts against anything that moves, and he's willing to lend us a sleigh and harness. So, we start small, put a few bucks on the bar. First we race Cletus driving Catspaw's Wiemaraner and my Dalmation, they tangle the harness, dash off into the woods and cross the finish line well behind Canute. Further establishing ourselves as rubes, we up the bet and enter Catspaw and MMario driving a brace of opossums. Nothing happens. For a long time. Canute picks up the cash by default and is feeling pretty smug. We roll the bet way up on our last go. Now we enter the secret weapon. Alison, dressed in jockey's silks driving Big Mick. Picture him in harness pawning the snow like some read-headed Sasquatch as Alison toys with her riding crop. At the last minute we snatch Alison out of the driver's seat and shove in Koko. Mick, looking back over his shoulder one last time sees Koko, spooks, and in his blind panic to get away from her sets a land speed record. Bingo, we're in beer money for a month. I kind of hate to spring Koko on Mick again, but he has got Alison to defend him.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: MMario
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM

ehem.....Swanno? Secret plans ain't very secret when you post them in a public forum....or Cannot Canute read?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 04:53 PM

I think Koko will be out for the count when Mick turns and realizes its her and blows the spud out his ass which gives her concussion.

Spaw (and THAT was some of the funniest shit you've ever written man.....The "Nothing happens" line was classic!)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: DougR
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:20 PM

Big Mick: I learned a long time ago not to pursue the ones that were destined for somebody else. It's obvious you and The Fair One were meant for each other and I'd never try to ... Aw, you know. Compete.

bbc, love, I hope your Christmas was a wonderful one and here before God and every Mudcatter in sight is that hug you requested! I'd caution you though, Babe, don' be hard on Spaw. He means well.

Peter T., If you're still pouring its about Vodka on the rocks time out here on the desert. If you please!

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Llanfair
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:41 PM

Hullo, I haven't been in here for ages, but I need a short respite from my beloved family. Wall to wall relatives, all hungry, and me with a streaming cold. Mulled wine would be ideal, but, failing that, I'll have a coffee with something seriously alcoholic in it, please.
i was going to post in the "Mistletoe" thread, but was a bit shy, I don't know anyone well enough to be sure that they like 6 foot tall blondes, 'specially ones with middle age spread!!!!
I'll go and find a quiet corner, I love to hear "The Hiring Fair". Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM

I'll give you a kiss, Bron, if you don't mind short young red-headed guys with prickly royales and glasses! Whoa, I'm getting better with my chanter. On Christmas Day, I couldn't play anything, now I'm playing "Molendinar," "Mo Ghile Mar," and "Gardyne Castle"! Wheeee!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Llanfair
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:58 PM

Cheers Mbo, and here's one for the new year. Bron.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: bassen
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 08:40 PM

uh, Spaw, as a pro you know that trimming racing reindeer for speed entails crushing their testicles between two rocks, but does Mick? Nobody ever asks why Rudolf's nose is all shiny like that...

To get in touch with a Pro Reindeer Speed Shop, try getting in touch with these guys

bassen


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: TheMuse
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM

Soooo glad to be back at the Tavern! Good place to be to ride out the rest of the winter. Mick, I hope the offer still holds . . .I'll have a. . . . double hot chocolate with a shot of Kahlua. How's that for daring? Anyone for a game of darts? Heads up everyone, I have never played darts! :-)

TheMuse


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:36 PM

Hey, darlin's, give me a shot of something guaranteed to put me to sleep for the whole night, willya, please? And, Bert, if ya don't mind, I covered the rose as I really don't want it to get frostbitten! Whew! It's been a while since I've been in here. Peter, thanks for opening. I was thinking about opening the old Mountain Lodge, over LeeJ's way, no skiing, just a roaring fire in the huge, granite fireplace, soft, comfy, oversized chairs and a bar that doesn't ever close. Got upstairs rooms with feather beds and down comforters, heated towel bars, oh and there is a mineral hot springs, piped into the hot tub out on the deck off the bar. But, that'll have to wait for a while. All the staff went home until sometime in January; they expect those college-time vacations, ya know?

So, El Swanno, whadya wanta bet yer oxen could beat those reindeer??!! Just got to motivate them, man! Oh, thanks, Peter, here goes, I hope I am out like a light in two seconds flat. Lift one to the Tranzac, tonight, folks, where Rick, Jeri and the other Torontians should be having a grand time. G'night!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 12:25 AM

LEJ stomps a crust of snow from his gaiters n' boots, bangs his slats against the moss-rock hearth to loosen the ice, then leans them near the crackling spruce fire Alright, dammit, I'm ready for a turn behind the bar! Mick, Doug, Alison...still Guinnesses(Guinni ?) for you all? Spaw that'd be a giant Jack rocks? Hell,yes! Just came down through the trees where the powder's three feet deep, litte crust on top from a warm day yesterday and a cold one last night, but when you bust through, the crystals shatter and blast around you like little stars of light. I won't lie and say I made the run stone sober, because I had the bota full of warm cider and whiskey under my down vest. At the bottom of the Mountain, I could see the Tavern- little blue plume of smoke drifting from the chimney, sun shining warm on the comfortably indolent phoak soaking up sun and umbrella drinks on the deck. And who's the new waitress in the Santa Claus bikini?

Anyhoo, saw Cassady,Kerouac,Neil and seed smoking a giant Mexican ratweed splif under an enormous Ponderosa pine, so naturally I had to stop and...umm.. scold them (lotta good it did, lot it'll ever do), then I continued my leisurely ramble down to this hospitable abode, my altered consciousness causing the occasional crossing of my ski-tips which only once resulted in a quite refreshing face-plant.

Bottom line is HELL YES it's good to be among friends, and I will treat myself to a Carlsberg and a large juicy cheeseburger, all the while wheeling and dealing drinks to my loyal,hilarious,and quite enetrtaining clientele. And Spaw, NO- THE POSSUM MAY NOT BUY A ROUND! It's just an excuse for you to get double Jacks, and Bert still gets stuck with the tab...where the hell is Beebs? I can't sling all this hooch on my own!

And Lowe, you quaff that Absinthe with a clear conscience...I have reason to believe that Kesey has a litre stashed in the box marked Medical Supplies on the bus.

The once and future LEJ


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 12:37 AM

Oh, and Katlaf Darlin', here is especially for you one of those deliciously tart sloe gin/brandy alexander/kahlua concoctions of which you are so inordinately fond...note the little magic umbrella sticking out the top? You finish your drink and you can use that umbrella as shield against any sudden and unprovoked outgushings of certain notorious downspouts known to frequent these premises..:>)Put your money away, it's on the house. Well, on Bert's VISA anyway. Hey Bert! Good news! We just got your credit limit raised again!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: alison
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 07:49 AM

Thanks but no thanks LEJ...... I never touch that vile black stuff.... I'll just sit here in the corner and try to stop laughing at El Swanno's race..... good plan.... now where's that griddle of mine 'til I sort Koko out!!!

doug.. you pay that bid Irish eejit no mind.... my back and shoulders need a good massage......

something tall and cool for me thanks alice, (nice bikini!!)... and I'll just relax and listen to the "Hiring fair".....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 11:02 AM

Catspaw, it is way to cold out to wear my coconut bra at this time of year. How about a very tight knit sweater.
Unfortunately I missed the Gathering for Jeri last night. I felt burned out and need time to regenerate. Jeri and I were able to get together the day before. She is a lovely person. I very much enjoyed her company.

BB


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 12:37 PM

Ah, LeeJ, it's amaretto and sour, darlin'...never had any of those others you mentioned, and having been a bartender, can't imagine all of them mixed together, but there ya go, to each his own taste, eh?

Bonnielass, hope you're feeling regenerated today. If not, I am sure LeeJ could fix you up with something. Have a sit and relax, maybe over there by Alison, we can watch the race in safety!**BG**


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 12:47 PM

Ol' Two-ll's here will take a tall one of the Guiness- it's just about thick enough for watching the race and cozying by the fire. If you all knew what a flirt I am in real life you wouldn't believe how reticent I've been here at the Tavern- my brain is disconnected from my mouth, so in real life I spout just about anything you please, but somehow my fingers get in the way when the spirit would otherwise move me!
There's plenty of room here on the couch- and how about some tunes? Nobody's sung a thing since "Hiring Fair"- and that ws yestiddy! No one wants to hear my fiddle playing yet, as I started a few weeks ago, but let me warm up by singing harmony and I'll regale you with a song or two in a bit.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 01:43 PM

Can I interest anyone in singing "All For Me Grog"?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: DougR
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:07 PM

Lonesome L.J.: Another Guinness will do fine thank you. I got a job to do! The Fair Alison's back and shoulders is all knotted up and it's Doug to the rescue! Drat! Where did I put that WD40!!!??? If big old Mick comes nosing around Alison, I'll give him a shot of WD40! That ought to slow him down a bit.

bbc, my love, where art thou? And Miss Alice from the Big Sky country? Long as I got the WD40 out ...

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Alice
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:18 PM

Well, Doug, save the WD40 for the hinges on that door. I need some suntan lotion rubbed into these pale shoulders. A bikini in December... well, ok, I'm game, but I need to get out to whichever door leads to the BEACH!!

-alice


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: DougR
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:22 PM

ALICE! I GOT TONS OF SUN TAN OIL! Come on over here and sit down by Alison. You're next!

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Peter T.
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:33 PM

Here you go, the latest door from Catspaw Industries (Can, Ltd.)! Be sure and wear heavy, heavy sunscreen.DOOR TO BEACH!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: DougR
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:38 PM

Looks like Peter T will go to any length to get Alice into a binini, don't it? Well why not? I'll slather some of this suntan oil on you and you can have a go at it Alice! I KNOW, Peter T., YOU want to apply the suntan oil, but that's a job for an old man!

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Alice
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 02:46 PM

Ahem, um, well... thanks very much Peter, but I was thinking more along the lines of this BEACH

alice


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:00 PM

Ya know Dougie, I think Allison (Animaterra) with 2ll's could maybe get off on one of your foot massage thingys......and while we're waiting Allison, how about I sit down here with you and you can tell me about how the school year and your group and your son are all doing and we can watch El Swanno's Reindeer Races.......didja see where bassen has once again proven truth is stranger than fiction..............Hey Leej, bring Allison and I another round on Bert......say what?......well hell man just get ANOTHER extension on his limit........I gotta' think of everything?.........Hey Cleigh, I don't think Allison needs your possum butt on that outfit she's wearing..go play with the flamingos until Mario shows up with Dido.....damn possum trying to beat my time here............nah, I'm just enjoying your company Allison.....too old and too married, but you are one of my favorite 'Catters........Which makes me think what a great place this is and how many fine friends we have here, know what I mean............ah, another year, century, millennium....I dunno what to think sometimes...........'Course right now I think that El Swanno shouldn't have fed his team that cabbage slop he made up.....Hey Leej, make sure El Swanno washes up before he comes in here! He's really a mess.......I can hardly wait to see what's next................Hey bassen, I think I see Garg coming down the path for the races...go ahead and try the brick trick on him...worked before.......never saw a man suck up 39 gallons of water in 3 seconds .......might make him tha dark horse winner in the races...................Where's Skiff?....Supplies are gettin' low here...he's bringin' the Y2K staples in a tanker....................Beebs, another round for us over here please and tell Doug to get his carcass in gear too....hit him with one of those shellfish things.........ya'know, she's got one whale of an arm on her....the other day I just casually mentioned David and ..(THWING)....YEEOOWW....Stop it Beebs, or should I call you Toots?...(THWAP)....ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Just bring the drinks..............geeziz.........Maybe Kat and WW the MB will be in soon and join us.....and where the hell is Seed?...................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Peter....All proceeds from the sale of this fine work go to the worthy and needy beneficiaries of "Catspaw Industries Benevolent Fund"...a non-profit organization, unfortunately. A list of all recipients of this largesse is available and all reside in Bremen, Ohio.

Its great to have friends as whacked as yourself.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: MMario
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:16 PM

Mbo - I'd sing "all for me grog" but my Christmas Cold has my range down to about one croak and a gargle...and those are both off key...(more off then normal, I mean) I lost my upper range Christmas eve, and the rest of it has disappeared in the days since. Hoping they will recover SOON....[\xx xx/] see? all fingers crossed on both hands!

Sorry Cleigh, Dido didn't come out today...she muttered something about "gonna sleep 'till spring" and "only stone waterspouts should go out in weather like this"


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: paddymac
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:43 PM

Did I hear mention of sloe gin? A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, on the ice planet Hoth.... well, actually it was january in Korea, and we were up to our arses in snow, living in tiny two man tents and surviving on left-over WW II C rations. The item in the rats that we could always bargain for was powdered hot chocolate. But even that, after a time, lost its appeal. Then one day, I managed to acquire a bottle of a locally produced nectar said to be sloe gin, or a least an honestly attempted facsimile thereof. Awful tasting stuff. But with a bit of ingenuity, necessity the mother of invention, and all that, I discovered that the stuff made a marvelous addition to hot chocolate. It results in a concoction that tastes a great deal like chocolate covered cherries, with a suggestion of raspberry in there as well. Under the circumstances, it was heaven-sent and absolutely delicious. To this day, I find it thoroughly enjoyable on those cold, cold nights, and at any other winter-time gathering of decent folk, especially where there's at least the prospect of snuggling against the chill. Hmmmmmmm! Delicious!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 03:51 PM

Did somebody mention foot massage???!!! Now I'm feeling warm all over- sure, I'll join in on "All for me grog", tho' my capacity for harmony is getting a little shaky with each passing round (thanks, Bert- or 'Spaw, rather!) BTW, 'Spaw, as one old-and-married to another, as my sweet old Auntie-in-law Mame (really!) always sez, "Just because you're on a diet, don't mean you can't look at the menu!"


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 04:23 PM

Whoa! Sorry missed it on the other thread! Doug, my last name is Richards, and I'm from (a relative term) Jacksonville, North Carolina. As a former military brat (as of this year) I've been everywhere, but since my mother & father and 98.5% of both families are from Philadelphia, PA, I consider Philly my home. And we got a rocking hockey team this year! Are you possibly a descendant of the Pennsylvania coalminer Richards too? :}

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern (Some Number, Who Knows?)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 05:08 PM

Holy rusted tanktraps and exploding bangoleers,PT! I can't believe you'd set poor little bikini-clad Alice down in the middle of Omaha Beach... Saving Private Flynn indeed!"Look out,Hans! Zey are using zee most powerful zecret veapon in zer arsenal...a half-naked voman from Montana! Vot is next? A giant Union Organizer in a thong?!?"

Catspaw,can you not keep that possum from eating everybody's peanuts? He's got a practically full bowl of crickets over in the corner. I swear, if that varmint wasn't a Holy Mudcat Icon I'd kick his little musical butt outta here.

Somebody give me a hand with these Millennium Eve decorations. Oh, and RTS... we'll need a couple trucks of Guinness and Jello in case the grid goes down.


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