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This track was a straight-to-tape inspiration. Max and I were having a saucy chat, I started to rhyme it, Robert laid down the blues progression and a couple hours later we had this little gem. We never really formed a band, but if we had I would've called it Da Doity Boyds.

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Even though I'm on the rag
He still gave me a mornin' shag
Said "High Five, my brutha!"
When I saw my friend
Cuz I'd had a mornin' shag
And I don't need to pretend
Haven't gone to work
I Haven't even called in
Cuz I been doin' what a sinner does best
And baby that is sin
*
Isn't ordinary life a drag?
Shouldn't everybody have a mornin' shag?
Isn't ordinary life a drag?
Shouldn't everybody have a mornin' shag?
*
It wasn't a sleazy situation
He wasn't one of my relations
We didn't spread any diseases
I mean,
how do you define what "sleaze" is?
I know you all think he's a real bad guy
And that I'm eatin' pie in the sky
But let me tell you
When we're alone
He thrills me to the bone
*
Isn't ordinary life a drag?
Shouldn't everybody have a mornin' shag?
Isn't ordinary life a drag?
Shouldn't everybody have a mornin' shag?

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from Miscellany, London, L​.​A​.​, Oakland, Germany, track released August 8, 2008
Max Mezzowave - organ, drum machine and BVs
Robert Bell - drunk guitar

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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