Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boozy

I'm taking a blogging hiatus today, because I've got some writing related obligations, so here's something for you, my lovelies:



I don't know why he's drinking beer when he's singing about wine (in the music video version, which for some reason doesn't have the great dub verse), but at far as I'm concerned, as long as it gets you drunk, it's all good.

Have a wonderful day, friends.

34 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

Oh wow, I'm thirteen again! Ali Campbell looks so young :-)

maine character said...

Classic song. I saw UB40 in '85 and this album was the reason.

Just checked wiki, and found an interesting history to the song - Neil Diamond wrote it in '68, then UB40 covered a reggae version in '83, then it was released as a single in '88 and went to #1, and finally Neil Diamond did a cover of UB40's version.

maine character said...

Here's a funny bit - Neil Diamond live, singing his own song, and both mocking UB40's version and thanking them in the same verse at the end of the song.

Donna K. Weaver said...

That's funny. Whenever I hear 'bottle of wine' in reference to a song I think of this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EEaMZf_eUo

Stephen Tremp said...

I do like red red wine. Now I'll have that song in my head all day.

Bryan Russell said...

Classic.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm with Stephen. (Now I'm going to have that in my head all day)

salarsenッ said...

Okay. Morning wine?? I'm done for...

Old Kitty said...

Off I go to my pub lunch!
:-)

See you soon! take care
x

Em-Musing said...

Ya mon!

Slamdunk said...

Hope you have a productive day then Matthew.

Joshua said...

What has two thumbs, will have that song stuck in his head all day, and thinking about what wine to pick up on the way home? This guy. Honestly, every time I hear that song I think about sangria for some reason, but since I don't have any of that made, we'll go with the pinot noir.

Michael G-G said...

Loved Maine Character's research about the song. It always reminds me of Japan--because that's where I was living at the time, drinking more sake than red wine. Oh well, good times.

Hope your writing projects go well.

Shannon said...

Love this song. Listen to it weekly. <3

Barbara Kloss said...

Haha!

Happy Tuesday :) And here's to YOU being productive and prioritizing! *cheers*

Angela Felsted said...

It's a fun song.

Carolyn V said...

Ha! Love that song.

Jonathon Arntson said...

In second grade, my friend's house was the bus stop. We listened to that song over and over on cassette as we jumped on the trampoline and looked over her neighbor's roof for the bus.

Amanda Bonilla said...

Ah, nostalgia. They used to play that song at all of our middle school dances. LOL

D.G. Hudson said...

Musical interludes are great, it soothes the soul for some of us.

Music reminds us of those special moments in our lives. I wrote 'Music for the Soul' on one of my blogs if you're interested:

http://dghudson.blogspot.com/2011/01/music-for-soul.html

Good luck with your writing and thanks for the video.

Hart Johnson said...

I love UB40. It is on my neighbor's list for pool parties, so even if I hadn't loved it in college, I would now.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Having been exposed by the mutative energies of Weird Al Yankovic's music, I've grown the ability to spin the lyrics around of almost any given song. This one is too easy. It so becomes Red, Red Vines...a song dedicated to a most delicious confection.

Hannah Kincade said...

Man, I love me some UB40 and no, the video made no sense. Weirdos.

I Read Banned Books said...

Zomg, this is hilarious! I don't think I liked this song when it was on the radio. I don't know, soooo long ago.

Jen

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Nothing beats a good drinking song. Excellent choice :D

Michael Offutt said...

To have a blog break you must get approval from the blog nazi.

ali cross said...

ROFL! I totally remember dancing at an under-age dance club to this song. Good times :)

Copyboy said...

Good luck with your obligations!

Angela Ackerman said...

"but at far as I'm concerned, as long as it gets you drunk, it's all good."

Amen.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Jemi Fraser said...

And now that song's going to be stuck in my head for hours! Have fun :)

Kristen Pelfrey Faulconer said...

I salute you for doing That Which Must Be Done.I only hope that you're not wearing MC Hammer pants.

Kristen Pelfrey Faulconer said...

And I keep forgetting that we're in different time zones. That's weird, because I feel like you live in the neighborhood here.

Samantha Vérant said...

Awesome! I love how technology connected you! : )

Samantha Vérant said...

Yeah, that comment was for the above post. But I love red, red, wine! I think I'll go get me some!