17. September 2017 By Walter Price 0

Billy Momo Says: Still Drunktalkin’ after all these years…

Drunktalkin after all these years, now on Billy Momo #30.


by Gramps


When a band makes an album, a song and a video called ’Drunktalk’, you can probably figure out that they’re not exactly teetotallers. Billy Momo’s songs are sometimes inspired by true bender stories, and some are results of drunken imagination. A night out with Billy Momo is typically a pretty simple affair, but a lot of fun for those involved.

We usually find a nice spot not too far away from the bar and engage in our favorite pastime, The Drunktalk. We have quite a few raconteurs in the band (myself being one of them), and we never want for entertaining stories. We take turns getting rounds and everyone has to deal with whatever is put in front of them.

If Coffa’s buying, we somehow always end up with Fernet shots, although no one really likes them, not even him!Most of the guys in the band enjoy IPAs and fancy hipster beers, but my drink is the Jack Donald’s. For those of you who don’t know, a Jack Donald’s is one part Jack Daniel’s and two parts Diet Coke. Not regular Coke. Not Zero. Diet Coke. I discovered years ago that if I stick to that formula, I can drink all night and not be hungover the next day. I don’t know if it works the same for everyone, but for me it does. But as soon as I throw anything else into the mix, all bets are off. Anyway, I digress…

More Billy Momo wisdom at The GTC archive

There’s a terrific movie clip that someone shot fairly late at night on my birthday, where Preach and myself are having a good time, but the drunk talk has escalated to the level where we are basically down to hand signals, grunts, and guffaws. You can tell that we are communicating and enjoying ourselves, but I dare anyone to explain what the ”conversation” is all about. That clip would make for an excellent ”caption this” contest.

Now, you are probably wondering where I’m going with this. The answer is: nowhere. I’m just letting you know what our orders are the next time you spot us in the bar and want to buy us a drink and join in on the drunktalk. Let’s have some fun! You might not wake up the next day where you expected to, but you will have had a fun evening. Mine’s a Jack Donald’s, please.



Recommended listening:
The piano has been drinking – Tom Waits
One scotch, one bourbon, one beer – Thurston Harris
I ain’t drunk – Jimmy Liggins
Up on cripple creek – The Band
Gin and juice – Snoop Dogg
Livet är en fest – Nationalteatern
Last call for alcohol – Julia Lee and her boyfriends
Armpit farts – Zilch Fletcher (Spotify link)
Just dropped in – Kenny Rogers & the First Edition


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