Chopped Liver – Cool Ruler

This blog is becoming more of an homage to musicians I have followed and cherished over the years who are passing away one after the other. So, another day, another iconic singer/songwriter moves on – Gregory Isaacs, known as the Cool Ruler, who recorded over 500 albums!

Ok, they couldn’t have all been that good. And there’s surely nobody out there who could have heard them all – at least once, never mind the “growers”, and lived to tell the tale. Let’s face it, he died at the age of 59 (from lung cancer, natch!) – let’s say he recorded his first album at 18 – his last was 2 years ago – so that’s 500 albums in 40 years. 50 every 4 years. 12-ish a year. 1 a month. Add to that all the touring. Maybe a holiday or two in there somewhere? Skeggy for a weekend? How about sleeping, eating, pooing and a bit of sex now and again – he was, a bit of a ladies’ man – look what do I know? You do the Mathfthfthfth.

Anyway, his biggest hit, you may know, was Night Nurse. Covered by various British pseudo-reggae garb like UB40 and Simpurley Red – and used to advertise a cure for the common cold – called something very similar indeed to … Night Nurse.

Ah, now I see a pattern evolving – 500 albums in 40 years? Cure for the common cold? He was probably Santa Claus in his spare time.

And talking of cures – I am feeling back to abnormal again. Thanks to Ciproxin? Or just coincidence? It’s just nice to be doing normal things again – like eating my wife’s gorgeous cooking.

And it’s nice to not be the one who’s bringing down the tone of those around me – I was beginning to be like one of those sacks of potatoes I go on about, lying around the house being tripped over by anyone who moved.

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But no more – I am now a crispy plate of chips with lashings of salt and vinegar – and all out of a paper bag!

Now there… are 3…. steps to… carry a donor card – ooh, wap wap!
Just follow steps 1, 2 and 3.

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