complimentary: spitting feathers

Spitting feathers. In between wads of hardened yellow phlegm, that is. This morning I had to stop at the side of the road and cough into a pile of dead leaves. Like Johnny Pneumonic. Without a car for cover, one\’s antisocial behaviour is alarmingly exposed.

pneu•mo•nia |njuːˌməʊnɪə| noun lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia), one lung (single pneumonia), or only certain lobes (lobar pneumonia).

DERIVATIVES pneumon•ic |njuːˌmɒnɪk| adjective

ORIGIN early 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek, from pneumōn ‘lung.’

From the promotional label (because I\’m such a lazy bastard):

\”Charlie Feathers was encouraged by his friends and family to record because of his different style of singing. At the age of 21, in 1954, he made his first professional appearance in Florence, Alabama. Beside being co-writer on these two sides, Charlie has also written some fine songs, including the hit \”I forgot to Remember to Forget\”. Charlie is married and has two children; a boy and a girl.\”

Written by Feathers, Chastain and Huffman. And famously covered by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy. Charlie Feathers was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1932. He died in 1998.

CHARLIE FEATHERS: CAN\’T HARDLY STAND IT from \”Everybody\’s Loving My Baby b/w Can\’t Hardly Stand It\” Promo 45 (King) 1956 (US) OUT OF PRINT


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