Thursday, February 4, 2010

I Wanna Shout It From The Roof Tops

Oh mes amis, this is the big one. The weekend to end all weekends. Yes, The Saints, are in the you-know-what(check the count down to the you-know-what ticker above). I can't say the name of the you-know-what, not for legal reasons, but for the more important jinx factor. It's just one of many rituals that I abide by during big games. Michael Jordan has me to thank for his six rings, especially his last one in Utah. I did everything but stand on my head throughout that entire series. But that was only practice/training for this weekend, the weekend I thought would never ever come. The Saints are playing in the you-know-what!

Now, that would be enough to cause a mild to severe case of anxiety. Maybe a small heart attack or series mini-strokes (shake it off! the Saints are in the you-know-what!) but your boy also picked this weekend to play his first solo show...ever in his miserable little life. That's right, on the eve of the you-know-what, I'll be opening the bill for John Cleary at the Blue Moon. My long time friend/cousin/collaborator Will Golden finally had to put an end to his brutal Houston to Lafayette commute. If you've ever had the pleasure, you know that drive is a killer. Really, its the section from Lake Charles to Winnie, that literally sucks your soul right out of your body. Anyway, Will was gracious enough to allow me to continue Sam Rey on my lonesome. Have no idea if I can pull it off, but I'll give it my best shot starting Saturday.

You-know-what weekend has started....and it's raining Black and Gold! Go Saints Go!



  1. And, mon ami, during this very first Only-You-Know-What the night before the We-All-Know-What, will you be so kind as to alert your unsuspecting audience to the possible appearance of one eye-dripping-dead-dog a moment or two before said eye-dripping-dead-dog has made his retinal scorching/PTSD inducing stage entry? Or, I fear you'll have projectile You-Know-What to clean up afterwards. Just a tip, from an ami.

  2. Wow. I like you so much, but I have no idea what you're talking about. Is this an "I Am The Walrus" reference? But why would that dog (or any dog) come to my gig? Clear this up before I freak the hell out.

  3. I know you are going to do a bang up job! Be yourself, let the music flow, and have fun! You've got this bro.

  4. By the way...I don't know what CFSH is on, but it'll be wise to stay away from that least Saturday night. It'll take all of your brain power to pull it off. I have a head ache just reading it...haha.

  5. It's all good. Just like that old song says: She ain't heavy, she's my cousin.
    Thanks for the well-wishes Juan, those are gonna come in handy.

  6. You are one funny guy, Mark. TOTALLY enjoy your column.