And your kid has a face like a walnut from the ice cream.

I saw Leo Kottke perform this song in 1986 or so? Dunno. It was at McCabe’s. He introduced the song by saying that he’d stayed up really late one night and smoked a whole lot of cigars while playing guitar in an effort to become Joe Pass. He did not become Joe Pass. However, he woke up in the state of mind the next day that caused him to write this song.

This is how I, and many of us, feel in the morning.

Jack Gets Up (.mp3, 6.5 meg)

4 thoughts on “And your kid has a face like a walnut from the ice cream.

  1. Much to my horror, the meds have revealed my true nature: It seems I am a morning person. WHAT? Why yes, it’s 6:30am, I’m wide awake, and hell, I’m even chipper! NO NO NO NO NO NO
    Plus it means I conk out at about 11:30. Rad. Now I’m crazy AND boring. Wait, is that possible?

  2. Every day in the morning when you get up and you crawl out of bed. And you crawl out of bed. And you crawl out of bed.
    And there’s lint in the pocket and a breath mint and a car key…
    (It’s our wake-up song. When it isn’t “Good mornin’, good mornin’! We’ve slept the whole night through….” for those Debbie Reynolds days.)

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