It was a hard lesson on the bike this morning: if you’re going to mount a suicide breakaway off the front of the group, try and not take such a long pull into the wind before doing so. Having said that, I only got caught in the last 15-20m or so so, yeah, not bad for fat guy on an old bike right?
Anyway, I’m also going to attempt a short run this evening before flying out to Burnaby, BC in the morning to help with the second SunRype Tri-Kids event of the season so I want to make a clean sweep this week of afternoon core workouts so, Day 112 on the mat it is with the ‘Bawdy Songs and Back Room Ballads, Vol.2‘ by Oscar Brand.
This, obviously, was another Goodwill Hunting find at the Fort Erie Salvation Army a month or so ago. It’s pretty worn but for 50 cents, what are gonna do?
It just goes to show how much someone really liked their dirty folk songs.
I say that because that’s exactly what this album is: a collection of raunchy folk songs by Canadian-born American folk singer-songwriter and author.
In his career, spanning 70 years, Brand composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums, among them Canadian and American patriotic songs. Brand’s music ran the gamut from novelty songs to serious social commentary and spanned a number of genres. He also wrote a number of short stories.
This album just happens to be more of the novelty variety.
How else would you classify an album with such heart-warming tracks as ‘Winnipeg Whore‘, ‘A Gob Is a Slob‘, and God only knows what a ‘Darby Ram‘ is.
Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, this is volume TWO meaning that there’s even more folky filth out there somewhere so, yeah, definitely something to keep an eye open for on my future Thrift Shop hunting excursions.
Today, however, it’s just a little light core work while indulging in “a tantalizing, titillating medley of musical lasciviousness”.
Let’s go with that.
Or, as it says on the back of the album cover:
About 225 years ago John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, said “It is a pity that the devil should have all of the good songs”.
So, okay. I can roll with that.