Saturday, March 10, 2007

Daddy Daddy

Who's that honking in the street below?
Ice Cream Daddy's got my chocolate cone
I need something cool
And ice cream Daddy's got it, I can't wait to get it
Oh, Daddy ring your little bell
Bring me my cone
With a sprinkle of nuts, and a little sugar goo
Oh yeah!
Ice cream Daddy.

That's what I did when I was a kid,
when I was a little girl
Then I grew up, a little bit older,
And up in this world.

I need a frosty glass and then a cold beer
And if you would, please have another one near
And if, I could get
Just one teensy tiny little cigarette
Put a nickel in the jukebox now
Play your favorite tune
Come here Baby, with your skinny little body
Oh yeah!
Ice cream Daddy.

Huggin and dancin, and singin and kissin me all night long
Huggin and kissin and dancin and suddenly, he was gone

Way up in heaven with his silver bells, he's twinkling
And sprinkling chocolate
I need some compensation for the things I've lost
I've given everything up at a high cost
The high cost of living
And
Of dying too
I've given everything up, every bit is gone
bring me my cone
With chocolate sprinkles, and silver balls twinkling
Oh yeah!
Ice Cream Daddy

Ice cream daddy, ice cream daddy,
Oh yeah!
Ice Cream Daddy.

Our great providers. The ice cream truck had it all on those long hot summer afternoons in Sunrise Terrace. And what sweet sounds he made.
 Ice Cream Daddy by jm. Illustration by Nicolette Ceccoli.

89 Comments:

Anonymous jane said...

I love it!

Wish I could hear you singing it! :-)

10/3/07 8:36 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

She's good.

And we could have ice cream after! :-) I like chocolate.

10/3/07 8:40 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I once worked in an ice cream 'factory', btw... :-)

I'm not much of an ice cream person myself, but I do love frozen yogourt...

10/3/07 8:43 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

I like yogurt, too. That reminds me, I just bought some. Mm-mm.

10/3/07 8:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh jane. Thank you so much. You know, I thought of you today when I posted this. I knew.

This one gets an almost universal response when I sing it, but some get it more than others..:-)

Ice cream factory?

10/3/07 8:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I just had some chocolate ice cream!

10/3/07 8:58 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

We made regular ice cream and also all kinds of 'dairy novelties' and popsicles...

Part of me has always been fascinated by factories of all kinds.

For a while, I wanted to be an industrial psychologist -- I was totally into improving 'time and motion economy' and such...

One day, my supervisor noticed I had developed a better way of doing a certain part of the work on a certain production line, and he got me to teach it to the rest of the 'girls'. I was still quite young, so I was tickled pink.

10/3/07 9:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Fascinating.

was totally into improving 'time and motion economy' and such...

I like this one too. I don't think I know anyone who is a factory lover..:-)

10/3/07 9:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm going nuts. Truly. When you said you wnted to hear me sing, I immediately wanted to pack my gear and go out and play. As soon as I get out, I go, "oh no", and want to head back in these days. It will pass.
but just hearing the words of interest will help. Once I get past the barrier and back out with regular gigs, I won't look back.

10/3/07 9:21 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Well now you've got me! :-)

(I've also worked in other 'factories' and those have all provided fond memories for me.)

10/3/07 9:24 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

It *kills* me that I can't hear you sing!!

So make someone else's day and get your butt out there and go sing for THEM, ok!!

10/3/07 9:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, man, do I need a kick! Factory people can be tough!

10/3/07 9:29 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I kick butts with the charmingest smile on my face. :-)

Off to bed now...

Start ~planning~... :-)

10/3/07 9:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jane. listen. I'm going to do something I rarely do, and ask for your advice.

I was traumatized last night when I went to the latest blues club in town.

Onstage was a big, grotesque woman, cleavage intact, flesh everywhere, with tatooed arms, trying to sing the blues in the worst voice I've ever heard. At least she wasn't shy.

I just wanted to get out, and I thought, "do I want to go in there and play?"

Does it make a difference, or should I ignore all those details, and just make it my own room?

I think I know your answer.

10/3/07 9:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Good night my factory lover!

10/3/07 9:34 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

The room is hers while she is performing.

The room becomes YOURS when YOU perform.

She has guts.

Do you?

:-)

xoxo

10/3/07 9:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG!!!!!!!!

Jane! You did it! The truth! Perfect. I just got zinged.

Thank for your smarts!

Sweet dreams. You've done your great deed for the year.:-)

10/3/07 9:45 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

~smooch~

:-)

10/3/07 9:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You're cute.

((((jane))))

10/3/07 9:54 PM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

This one gets an almost universal response when I sing it, but some get it more than others..:-)

Should one read more into your song than the superficial meaning? ...because it's all sexual if I do that. ;-)

11/3/07 5:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Acousticgod

It's absolutely sexual. But in a much larger context than the sexual act or parts of the body. The whole dilemma of pleasure and satisfaction is something I write about often. So the ice cream, the booze, the cigarettes, the body, the dancing, the hugging and kissing, and other references are all part of the big thing! There are many sexual references in my songs, but these are to be read in another way, I hope.

I often deal with the energy of our sexuality and how to transfer it to creativity.

I've seen that many are disappointed in their relationships, often with sex, too, although it's hard to admit, and I'm in favor of expressing the impulse in alternative ways. As well as the traditional.:-).

I'll be back on this, and respond to your other post, which is great, on the lower thread.

but some get it more than others..:-)

I think almost everybody gets the sexual references, but less get what I'm really suggesting about it all.

The song itself has a huge sexual feel in the way it's performed and this is the real key. Dancing and moving to the sensations in a real way.

I have a lot to say about the sexual malfunctioning in society at large, as our celebrities are truly sexless, but make a big production otherwise.

We have to deal with it, so I love song and dance as a good way.

11/3/07 5:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My music is very sexy since my rhythm is natural and perfect. It's exact, so I don't have to force it in any way at all. People feel this. They move their bodies unconsciously when I'm
playing,and couples often get up and dance spontaneously, without a dance floor. I love this part, and I'm always reminded of a common feel in all of us. And there's no pain involved, unless of course, some highly inebriated patron falls on his ass or face. That can cause a bruise!

11/3/07 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

jm, have you considered using YouTube to share something like this song?

11/3/07 8:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe!! Amazing!

I've been thinking long and hard about all of this and just had a talk with my brother in law, a smart Aquarius.

I decided against the Net for music. I think it would leave out too much of the fullness.

Cyberspace is so silent and I think that's one of it's assets. The music sounds thin and lifeless, but for the dead ones, it's the only way to her them. And with the walking dead that are the stars now, it doesn't matter..:-)

I want you all to hear me, so maybe I will give in and record. I don't even like CDs, as you know, because they don't capture the full bottom range of sound, and the bass is vital in my music.

So probably the best way to go, is to get back out there live, and follow whatever natural course is revealed. If it ends up on the Net, that's OK. But I'm going to start with the full dimension.

I have such beautiful. powerful speakers, that I can have them at a whisper and they fill every nook and cranny of the room. So you eare IN the music, it's so large. On the Net, of course, it's as tiny as a pinhead. Very distant and hard to feel.

11/3/07 8:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

BTW, I have Pluto in the 5th house of performance, and the name of the bass speakers are "Black Widows". Favored by rock "artists".

I wonder why bass is so Plutonian. Underworld?

11/3/07 8:46 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Girl, I understand all that you are saying.

HOWEVER, if I have a choice between NO YOU at all, and a recorded you, as 'incomplete' and 'inadequate' as that may be, I will ~settle~ for a recorded you.

signed,

your charmingest butt kicker who is DYINGDYING*DYING*!!!! to HEAR you

love, hugs, *SMOOCHES* and all that gooey stuff

your most ardent and *very Plutonian* fan

(Do it for ~me~? Please, pretty please?)

(And yes, you need to ~start~ with simply going over to that club's manager and booking yourself into that room. And I will be expecting you to dedicate one song to me, specifically. :-P )

xoxox

11/3/07 8:57 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I wonder why bass is so Plutonian. Underworld?

Wow. I had never thought of this. That explains 'me', doesn't it? I told you about me and the 'deep' sounds... And we know that my chart is all Scorp... Wow. Simply wow. (Thank you for this insight.)

11/3/07 8:59 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

And btw, me kicking your butt was good for ~me~ last night. In the same line as 'we teach best what we need to learn', we also kick butt best as ~we~ need ours kicked! (So thanks for providing the opportunity.)

11/3/07 9:01 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

And... I am gonna go out on a limb here... and tell you what I've been thinking all along... (because you and I seem to be cut from the same cloth in that respect)... (but I could be wrong)...

While I agree with you that a recording can never even come close to a live performance (100% agree), I think you are using that (undisputed) fact to not take a step that you are afraid to take (recording).

Fear of judgment? Being judged? Perfectionism? If it's recorded, any and all real or perceived flaw is captured for posterity (and judgment)... ?

11/3/07 9:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

She who kicks butt best, kicks butt last!!!!

You got your dedicated song!!

Maybe the one that starts...

I'm workin
Workin my head off
Workin
Workin till I get off
Everybody I'm a workin all the time!

Delerious
Tryin to get ahead
I'm serious
workin till I'm dead
Everybody I'm the Overworkin kind.


But the one you'll like the best starts:
Sugar Baby,
Oh so sweet


There are so many.
I think we've hit it in the bass idea.

And lots of motivation is coming from the kick-ass session.

11/3/07 9:12 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

You got your dedicated song!!

*huge huge smile*

(((((jm)))))

11/3/07 9:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Fear of judgment? Being judged? Perfectionism? If it's recorded, any and all real or perceived flaw is captured for posterity (and judgment)

Absolutely. Big part of it. All the above are true.

But I also don't like it in general. I don't listen to recorded music. It's dead to me.

Cab Calloway was one of the greatest live performers we've had. He didn't record. He said that it went against the thing he was trying to do.

He ended up recording a little though, and I probably will too.

11/3/07 9:16 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I'm workin
Workin my head off


Working on a jop app right now, as a matter of fact... ~sigh~

11/3/07 9:17 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

jop app = job app !

11/3/07 9:17 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

But the one you'll like the best starts:
Sugar Baby,
Oh so sweet


That sounds more Jane-ish, yes... :-)

11/3/07 9:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think you are using that (undisputed) fact to not take a step that you are afraid to take

You are speaking right now with the Master of Rationalization. None can compare. If I were as good at recording as I am at justifying my escapism, I would be utterly fabulous on disc!

11/3/07 9:19 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I'm that way too... hence I understand...

(I swear, I am my own worst enemy sometimes!!!)

11/3/07 9:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

JOB APP JOB APP JOB APP!!!!!!

Going deep an into the subconscious.....you are getting relaxed now, slowly, slowly....
A great job is coming.

11/3/07 9:21 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

You'll just have to come play here, in my town... :-)

11/3/07 9:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I swear, I am my own worst enemy sometimes!!!)

I'll tell ya one thing. This is GOOD. Better than the others taking that job.

11/3/07 9:23 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

A great job is coming.

Thank you, jm. I feel so alone in getting there. Your support is appreciated.

This app... is for a job I don't want.

But I'm trying to approach it as a step... that will take me to (or towards) where I'm supposed to end up...

11/3/07 9:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You'll just have to come play here, in my town... :-)

I like Canada.

It's easy. I'm getting a traveling van as soon as I get some money. I'm light, and I travel solo. Always show up on time.

11/3/07 9:25 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

You're on, baby!!!! :-) :-) :-)

You can come park in my driveway and use my shower!!! :-)

11/3/07 9:26 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Blues and jazz are both quite big in my city.

11/3/07 9:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This app... is for a job I don't want.

But I'm trying to approach it as a step... that will take me to (or towards) where I'm supposed to end up...


This is a good one. I think maybe most of what we do is this way. We do what we have to primarily, and hope we want to, sometimes.

I don't like any job for pay in the world. Some things are good about them, but overall it's pleasing others.. not a favorite of a NN in the 1st. And not a good idea, either. It should occur by happenstance. It will.

maybe I can learn to like the JOB. A lot like the biblical guy.

11/3/07 9:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You can come park in my driveway and use my shower!!! :-)

Yes! A driveway!

Blues and jazz are here to stay. It's a cakewalk.

11/3/07 9:30 PM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

I have Pluto in the 5th as well. I have Cambridge Soundwords speakers. They're good, but fairly old.

I used to be really into bass growing up. My mom would talk about how I always wanted my stereos to have a bass boost. I've kind of grown out of that, though. I play bass, and enjoy playing it, but it's the easiest type of sound to overdo.

11/3/07 9:32 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I'm light, and I travel solo.

I knew this elderly woman. An old-time fiddler. She was an icon in these parts. She was well into her eighties and pretty much deaf in her fiddle-side ear, and she would get in her little hatchback car and do all the circuits -- both sides of the border. There was no stopping her. She loved playing so much. Not sure if she's still alive, but boy, was she an inspiration!

11/3/07 9:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have Pluto in the 5th as well. I have Cambridge Soundwords speakers. They're good, but fairly old.

YEEEEEAYYYYYYY!!!!

You've got to play out there, acousticgod, with that Pluto.

I don't know those speakers. Mine are Peaveys. How big is your woofer?

11/3/07 9:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

but it's the easiest type of sound to overdo.

You are absolutely right. Sign of a good musician.

11/3/07 9:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jane!!!

Thank you so much for this! OMG!

I knew this elderly woman. An old-time fiddler. She was an icon in these parts. She was well into her eighties and pretty much deaf in her fiddle-side ear, and she would get in her little hatchback car and do all the circuits --

I've seen my path already and it is exactly like this. I'm going to be on the road and solo well into my old age.

This is wonnnnderfullll.

11/3/07 9:44 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

How big is your woofer?

This is getting... uh... private!!!

I'm outta here!!! :-P :-D

11/3/07 9:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!!!!! I've got a big one, myself. Woofer, that is. I need it for the tiny tot I am.

Later I have to tell you something related to the fiddler up above. You have no idea how much I love this.

11/3/07 9:50 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

OK. That was woofer-envy speaking! I don't have a woofer! :-D

Seriously... I need to go eat, then I will come back and I have something else for you... :-)

11/3/07 9:51 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

we cross-posted :-)

11/3/07 9:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Seeya kid!

11/3/07 9:55 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

This is not what I wanted to talk to you about, but... back to that fiddler. Looks like she is still alive and kicking (and traveling!)... :-)

Check out this link (notice her fiddle) and this one, just to stoke your fire. :-)

11/3/07 10:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OH MY GOD IN HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

94! And so beautiful! What a gorgeous fiddle!!!!

Thank you jane!

11/3/07 10:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is unbelievable. my heart is leaping.

11/3/07 10:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What a story. Classically trained. And into music all her life. Completely. It's so good to meet people who have made such great lives for themselves. I bet she does very little complaining.

11/3/07 10:16 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Here's something else I found while looking for the thing I wanted to talk to you about... something for you to consider...

CDs cut on demand, and custom-cut too

She thus remains in control. :-)

(Btw, she doesn't look ANYTHING like those pictures of her. She is now much older, greyer and heftier. Perhaps that's why she has stopped putting herself on her CDs, but I hate that... She is a wonderful woman.)

11/3/07 10:28 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I bet she does very little complaining.

Can't say I ever heard her complain, no. She was always way too busy doing what she loved, whatever shape that took at the moment. Teaching, playing, etc.

(I was once part of her intimate circle.)

11/3/07 10:30 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Maybe you could add teaching to your income-generating repertoire? Spread the 'jm way'...

All you need are a few receptive souls. I am convinced they exist.

11/3/07 10:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jane, this is great. talk about kicking butt.

The possibilities are infinite. Good idea on the custom CDs. Customer appreciation to the max.

11/3/07 10:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Can't say I ever heard her complain, no. She was always way too busy doing what she loved, whatever shape that took at the moment. Teaching, playing, etc.

(I was once part of her intimate circle.)


She's my role model. That's it.
I'm so glad you were a part of this. I would like to more about her personal style.

11/3/07 10:35 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Well, I can't find what I ~was~ looking for... but...

I don't know if it's done in your neck of the woods, but here... it is.. especially when starting out, or if you ~want~ to stay 'small and intimate'... people throw these 'house concerts'...

Basically, any joe blo like me gathers up enough interested friends, charges enough to cover the musician's flight or whatnot, puts the artist up in their own home or whatever accommodation the performer prefers, turns the loot over (all agreed ahead of time how much that will be)... you get the picture...

You are guaranteed a captive and intelligent audience who WANT to be listening to YOU.

:-)

11/3/07 10:39 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

I'm so glad you were a part of this.

That was a few lifetimes ago.

11/3/07 10:40 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

house concerts

11/3/07 10:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've heard about these. As a matter of fact, I was going to pursue it at one point, so I'm glad you brought it up.

I did a series of parties for some millionaires, in their homes, and they were a huge success. They paid me way more than what I asked.

It's simple. You just create your whole thing. Nothing really stops us' but thet internal enemy.

And I just remembered! Waaaay back, in the beginning, a Chicago lawyer was going to back me, and he introduced me at one of these parties.

11/3/07 10:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

All right! The house concerts. Those probably would be mighty enjoyable.

11/3/07 10:45 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Well there you go, girl!!!

THE TIME HAS COME! :-)

11/3/07 10:45 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Fiddler

When 92-year-old fiddle player Roma McMillan was inducted into the Fiddle Hall of Fame (in 2003), she was asked the secret to her longevity. Here is what she said...

[Sources: "Tonight Show with Jay Leno"]


And on that note, goodnight to all. :-)

11/3/07 10:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG! I love longevity sories.

'nite kad!

11/3/07 10:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/3/07 10:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Maybe I can sneak upstairs and make a salad before the convesation heats up again.

What a gal, our fiddler.

11/3/07 10:55 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Great clip, kadi!! :-D

And I'm off to bed.

Dream wild, jm! :-)

xoxo

11/3/07 11:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

"Where there's a will, there's a way."

11/3/07 11:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Nite jane. Thanks for everything, including the wild dream wishes.

There is a will, for certain. I can feel it rising.

11/3/07 11:04 PM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Hey! I just noticed that your chart for me is different from the chart I'm used to. What house system do you use? Placidus puts my Uranus in the 6th. It would be more fun for it to be in the 5th!

12/3/07 3:36 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Koch houses, ag!!!!

They work!! Always use 'em.

12/3/07 5:48 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Oh, I'm really glad you said that. I do feel that that is one system I can trust. That's the system that in similar to Placidus, but also corrects Placidus if I'm not mistaken.

12/3/07 2:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes, similar to Placidus. I've had good results with Koch.

In your own chart you can tell by experience which one works best.
It's important to me since I tend to use house rulerships quite a bit in analysis.

12/3/07 5:06 PM  
Blogger chrispito said...

Hey! Maybe you can go to Haida Gwaii this summer if you like Canada? I have some amazing friends there and it is a lovely place. You can drive from Seattle in 3 days and then take your van on the ferry.

http://edgefestival.com/perform.htm

12/3/07 9:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Canadians are converging. I really do like the place.

What a name! Haida Gwaii. Sounds interesting. Where and what?

12/3/07 9:53 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Ah the Haida, some of my very favorite people. The crooked beak of Heaven, wonderful myths and stories.

Northwest coast Indians, JM, north of my Salish people. Mostly up in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Very rainy, and temperate there.

Beautiful masks.

12/3/07 10:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka! Thank you so much. This caught my attention.

Wait!!!! I remember. The masks! I did a paper in my anthropology class in college on the NW Coast Indians and I drew the masks. I know exactly which ones you mean.

12/3/07 10:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The crooked beak of heaven.

Hmmmmm.

12/3/07 10:33 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Speaking of beaks, there was an article today about birds that fly long distances navigating spatially using their beaks. The beaks contain magnetic sensors.

"German scientists have found tiny iron oxide crystals in the skin lining of the upper beak of homing pigeons, laid out in a three-dimensional pattern."

14/3/07 10:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Aha! Back to magnetism.

14/3/07 11:43 PM  

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