Do you like Pina Colada?

September 25, 2018
Jeri James Music

Hey there ; this is JJ with Red Dirt Roots Radio on a Dirt Hurt Tuesday and I have for you the Re-Cap of the Morning Cup! Today on Dirt Hurt Tuesday, we moaned the blues and released our woes and sorrows on songs with Lonely, Longing and Missing you tunes. Bleeding the wound with Music Therapy and by the way that’s every Tuesday on the Morning Cup ; so pencil in your appointment for Red Dirt Melodic Therapy. Tuesdays beginning at 5 am -8:00 and that’s specific and Pacific broadcasting right here out of the Great North WEst.

If you think you’ve ever felt longing , regret or discomfort; try holding your story to the flame with a few accounts of some real live Castaways.

that’s right ; today on Dirt Hurt Tuesday ; I shared a real Castaway blog from where I read accounts of folks stranded on islands living off of meager rations, surviving everything from Rat attacks to frostbite. That’s right and remember that old song released in 1979  called Escape?

Well , it was almost a prophecy and I’ll explain. You see The song lyrics  are about a guy who was tired of his lady and he likened her to an old worn out recording – Oh gee how flattering! So instead of suggesting a night out on the town with something new in mind, While she lay there sleeping , he read the personals in the paper about a romantic woman who loved Pina Colada and getting caught in the rain.

The person seeking love was not into yoga and perhaps if she  had held off on countless cups of champagne accompanied by her desperation for an escape , her wild desires could have been quenched with ; a word of caution or admonition washed up to in a bottle . This message would have been the true testimony of  Gerald Kingsland .

Gerald had a real life story of being a cast away. He had to learn his lesson of eloping from his own self imposed adventure. If the dates had lined up , I would have wondered if the writer of Escape was Gerald. But then again, it was in 1982 and 1983 when this fellow ended up stranded with his new mate.

Hope they got along well because there were not going to be many options of changing their minds  until they returned to civilization.  the drama manifested when he placed a real life  ad in a magazine and a 24 year old girl named Lucy; responded.

The two lovers not only found themselves on an adventure together  and drawing hearts in the sand but they chose to isolate further more on a deserted island . Possibly romantic if you’re a bird, I suppose and you fly away when the going gets tough; but these land dwellers  ended up quite thirsty even to the point of death when they forgot to pack plenty of clean water.

Moral of the story? I guess Your love better burn hotter than a signal fire; cause you might need it ! Or don’t go  getting yourself into a bind because of some mushy song on the radio. Besides, Paul Harvey had the Rest of the story and I say, Listen to the REST OF THE SONG.


AND…There you have it. A little off subject, but right on key . Thats me, JJ; right  here on the Morning Cup and you can catch everything under the sun and then some just for fun!  LIVE- music talk commentary , 5 days a week 5-8 AM, PACIFIC  on Red dirt roots radio. Playing music with the roots deep in the Red Dirt !

…and with that; Y’all have a good one !

-Jeri James

RDRR radio show host, owner, writer


Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

Rupert Holmes

I was tired of my lady, we´d been together too long

Like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song

So while she lay there sleeping, I read the paper in bed

And in the personals column, there was this letter I read

“If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain

If you´re not into yoga, if you have half a brain

If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape

I´m the love that you´ve looked for, write to me, and escape”

I didn´t think about my lady, I know that sounds kind of mean

But me and my old lady, had fallen into the same old dull routine

So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad

And though I´m nobody´s poet, I thought it wasn´t half bad

“Yes, I like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain

I´m not much into health food, I am into champagne

I´ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon, and cut through all this red tape

At a bar called O’Malley’s, where we´ll plan our escape”

So I waited with high hopes, then she walked in the place

I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face

It was my own lovely lady, and she said, “Oh, it´s you”

And we laughed for a moment, and I said, “I never knew”

“That you liked Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain

And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne

If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape

You´re the love that I´ve looked for, come with me, and escape”

“If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain

If you´re not into yoga, if you have half a brain

If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape

I’m the love that you’ve looked for, come with me, and escape”

Songwriters: Rupert Holmes

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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