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A FRANK CARSON TALE : 3 gigs at carson’s pub

INTRODUCTION .
 
 
The following tale came from a conversation i had with a girl and i was telling her about when i met ” frank carson ” 
 
the irish comedian but as the original story is much longer so this is an excerpt of the conversation i had with ” frank ” 
 
when we first met him to sort out some gigs at his pub so read on … 
 
 
 
THE NIGHT WE SORTED OUT 3 GIGS AT FRANK CARSON’S PUB 
 

Many years ago back in 1986 i had my first band and we used to play gigs at a pub out on ” the kingston road ” and 
 
” the richmond road ” in kingston surrey in england and one night after having played a show our gang were walking 
 
home and one of the girls said to me : ” do you want to meet frank carson the comedian at his pub ” …
 
 
So after going to his pub which was pitiful considering he’s rich and famous and even the irish spit and sawdust style pubs 
 
were 5 star compared to ” carson’s ” we met his son and to keep it short and sweet he asked us if we wanted to play some 
 
gigs at ” carsons ” so after organizing a time to meet ” frank ” we went to his pub 2 weeks later and the excerpt that follows 
 
is part of the conversation that we had with him as you shall read … 
 
 

Frank carson asked : ” so what sort of music do you boys play ” …
 
 
 
Paris replied : ” well we play rock “n” roll you know little richard , some elvis , some beatles and chuck berry ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson said : ” i met chuck berry once ” …
 
 
 
Paris asked :” you met chuck berry what was he like ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” he was very tall ” …
 
 
 
Paris said : ” he was tall is that all ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” al’right then he was very tall and black ” …
 
 
 
 
Everyone laughed and then frank said his catchphrase 
 
 
 
 
Frank carson laughed and said : ” what a cracker its the way i tell ’em ” …
 
 
 
Paris said : ” talking of chuck berry we play two of his songs roll over beethoven and johnny b goode ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson said : ” i like johnny b goode but if you boys could play some U2 we’d appreciate it we like a bit of  U2 ” …
 
 
 
Paris asked : ” have you met U2 ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” oh yes if you go to dublin and the boys are home you can meet them quite easily we like bono 
 
he’s a bit of a revolutionary and he likes a drink ” …
 
 
 
Paris said : ” well that’s all important isn’t if yer irish so you must know georgie best superstar ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” oh yes georgie best we like georgie best everyone in ireland likes him cos if you want to have 
 
a drink then there’s no one better than georgie best to have a drink with ” …
 
 
 
Paris said : ” well on the U2 front we’d have to learn the lyrics and chords to their songs but i’ve always liked 
 
sunday bloody sunday its a very powerful song tells a good story ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” we like sunday bloody sunday its a very irish song and tells a story of our country’s history ” …
 
 
 
Paris said : ” well you would like it you lot hate the english ” ;;;
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” we don’t hate the english we just don’t like them ” …
 
 
 
Paris asked : ” is their a difference when you are holding the propeller shaft to lord mountbatten’s yacht , a nail bomb and 
 
piece of semtex ” …
 
 
 
Frank carson replied : ” when you put it like that not really ” …
 
 
 
  
Once again everyone laughed and frank once again said his catchphrase 
 
 
 
 
Frank carson laughed and said : ” what a cracker its the way i tell ’em ” …
 
 
 
 
And on that note after having this conversation with ” frank carson ” we eventually did 3 gigs at his pub and after learning 
 
the lyrics we sang the irish classic ” sunday bloody sunday ” to a bunch of drunk irishmen who halfway through thought 
 
we were singing ” the nolan sisters ” classic ” i’m in the mood for dancing ” which went down better than a pint of ice cold 
 
guinness and a bowl of hot irish stew and soda bread …
 
 
 
 
And they all sung when irish eyes are smiling happily ever after 
 

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