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Another question, this one about "Junior"
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Sunshine
1896 posts
Jan 25, 2010
12:08 PM
Is the song "How Junior Got His Head Put Out" about something that actually happened to JJ or someone he knows? I believe that most songs are written about people or events in JJ's life.

Thanks for y'alls in put!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
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Sunshine
1897 posts
Jan 25, 2010
12:34 PM
wow..........how sad.

thanks for your very quick response.
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UHollis
277 posts
Jan 25, 2010
12:39 PM
looks back at some bamboo room, and/or culture room shows for some good ramblings on this subject within the song.

really 2005 or older. i dont think he has told much of the story in the last few years.
Sunshine
1898 posts
Jan 25, 2010
12:42 PM
you are right, I don't think I ever heard a mention of the story behind this song. And I wasn't introduced to Mofro until 2006, so your dates align correctly.

I will now have to take a trip back in time, thanks for pointing me in the right direction UHollis!

:o)
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UHollis
278 posts
Jan 25, 2010
12:53 PM
goin back through the song in my head, it is actually 2 or 3 incidences about the same person.
UHollis
280 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:05 PM
wow. listening the 03 Purdy Lounge show from Miami, which was a blast, and it has George SLuppick on Congos, b4 Craig Barnette on drums still.
UHollis
281 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:14 PM
funk box 03 has a good JR related bullet evading story.

i used to love all those west side of jacksonville stories.
Sunshine
1899 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:20 PM
I klnow you have heard this before, but UHollis, you da mayan!!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
mofrofans1
Admin
3165 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:32 PM
Yeah there are several shows where he tells the story or tells some of the story. I wish I could remember which ones now, but I heard him still telling it in 06, maybe even a little into 07(?)

There's one where he explains what a 'jit' is (a brashy type that beats his girl) and 'dancing on the wire' (doing cocaine).

Junior (the jit) and his girlfriend were sitting in his pickup truck doing cocaine and some people drove up and shot him. Happened across from a McDonald's where JJ and a buddy were hanging. It may be the one that Mile High is talking about. I didn't listen to that one before I opened my yap here. From what JJ says, Junior wasn't liked much. JJ's has often either called him an asshole or referred to the song as a 'tribute to an asshole.'

Last Edited by on Jan 25, 2010 1:37 PM
Sunshine
1900 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:34 PM
Ok, 1st of all, I absolutley LOVE the sound the congos add to this song, wow. (Funk Box 2003)

2nd of all, I guess it ain't so sad, as Junior was a baaad dude.
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Jan 25, 2010 1:36 PM
mofrofans1
Admin
3166 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:38 PM
Sunny, next time you want to play "Stump the Hollis" you're going to have to do MUCH better than that...
UHollis
283 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:42 PM
hah hah too funny.
Sunshine
1901 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:47 PM
not to get off track of "Jr". but listening to this show from 2003......"She don't know" with just JJ & Daryl......... "Dew Drops".....they seem to have a more raw sound.

maybe it is the lack of horns or piano (and absolutely not taking ANYTHING away from Art, Dennis, Anthony, & Andrew) that give it that feel.

nice way to end my workday Monday!

:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
Sunshine
1902 posts
Jan 25, 2010
1:48 PM
ok now my wheels are turning...."Stomp the Hollis", I love it.

I will see what I can come up with. Heck any of you guys out there, lets play "Stump the Hollis"!!!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

 

 

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