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Whiskey Heaven

As a child it happened to me very often. A song got stuck in my head. Sometimes for two or three days. Sometimes for even longer. Usually it were the most ridiculous songs that I picked up from TV shows or commercials that made me feel like an idiot but I had to sing it. They could easily go away for a couple days and then come back again. Just when you thought you got rid of it.

This time it's even worse. For the past 8 months or so I have this song stuck in my head. Only this time it's different. I actually love the song. And just because it's makes me happy I would like to share it with you. No, eventhough I like to drink, I don't consider myself an alcoholic. (yeah right, that's what they all say...) but it's "Whiskey Heaven" by Fats Domino. So now if you hear me mumble "Every afternoon that I wake up" or just the two words "You know.... " and then stop, you will hopefully understand where it's coming from and think "Yep, it's still in there!". It will definitely appear on my new album. It just has to.

You don't know the song? Here's a link to it: http://youtu.be/e5UwtGRX_nQ

Every afternoon when I wake up I say a little prayer and I drink up And thank the lord for driving me home once more

There's an open bottle on the table And an empty bottle on the floor Last night I thought I'd died and went to Whiskey Heaven

You know the sun never shines in Whiskey Heaven It rains Jack Daniels all the time There's a price you pay, hangovers everyday Flyin' high with honkey tonk angels in Whiskey Heaven

There's a rundown bar open all night When me and my friends can get tight Underneath the neon lights in Whiskey Heaven

We drank a little beer and wine Stay drunk most of the time We're always raisin' hell all night in Whiskey Heaven

You know the sun never shines in Whiskey Heaven It rains Jack Daniels all the time There's a price you pay, hang overs everyday Flyin' high with honkey tonk angels in Whiskey Heaven

Fly high with honky-tonk angels in Whiskey Heaven Fly high with honky-tonk angels in Whiskey Heaven


As a touring musician I've received lots of compliments in my life. Some were funny, some were weird (my sister plays the organ as well) but in general they were all from people who meant it very well. My favorite thus far I got about 10 years ago after I played at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago when a big brother came up to me, gave me a 30 seconds lasting "dude handshake" and asked: "Hey man, is yo' momma black?" Today I got another one that I will remember for the rest of my life. I was making dinner when the phone rang. It was Mr. Jimmy Molière who had been playing guitar for Fats Domino for 25 years. A couple months ago I've send him my lastest CD "Fats" which is a tribute to the "Fat Man" himself. Jimmy: "Man, I've played with bands from the US and Europe but I've never heard a band that comes this close to the Fats Domino Band. I thought I was listening to the Fats Domino Band!" That Mr. Molière, is one of the biggest compliments I've had in my life. Thank you.

Jennifer Aislinn
Jennifer Aislinn  (about 5 years ago)

Wow... That is amazing! It's an amazing CD and I'm so glad he got to hear it. I got chills reading this. I'm so beyond happy for you and I know those words will stick with you for the rest of your life. Good job!

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