This Ain't Hollywood

from by Danny Medakovic

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about

This is where I admit that I kind of missed the whole punk scene when I was young, so by the time I’d moved to Hamilton and started playing regularly with Fry Truck at the incredible rock and roll bar This Ain’t
Hollywood, I had no idea that it was named after an album (and song) by Canadian Punk legends Forgotten Rebels. I’d even met Forgotten Rebels members Chris Houston and Mickey DeSadist several times, and still had no clue.
Anyway – in my ignorant bliss, I thought “This Ain’t Hollywood” would make an amazing title for a song (turns out I wasn’t the only one). This song is an ode to both a venue and to the band. When I wrote it, I was
listening to lots of John Prine, and that influenced the sort of tongue-in cheek sketch-of-a-north-end Hamilton bar. It became a bit of an anthem for our band and we played it often – especially when gigging at
the bar that inspired the song. The “girl on the bass” is Fry Truck bassist Carrie Ashworth, by the way. The “dude on the drums” is Robin Pirson (her husband), and the “bums” up front would be me, Dave Pomfret,
Matt Coleman, and Chris Altmann. They are all a special bunch of people, and I still occasionally get the pleasure of performing with them. Three of the songs in our regular set list make an appearance on this
collection (the other two are Shake Hands with the Devil and I’m a Machine).
Anyway – special thanks to Forgotten Rebels for the song inspiration, and to Lou Molinaro for all the opportunities to play original music in an awesome venue.

lyrics

This Ain't Hollywood

I said ''hey bartender, how's about another pint?"
She looks into my eyes and says, "You had enough for tonight!"
It's only ten P.M. - I'm falling off my stool again
That bouncer looks like a hooligan
And I just smile like the fool I am

Well this ain't Hollywood, we're too poor and the winter's no good
But I like my neighbourhood and my neighbours like me

About midnight, I'm runnin' 'round like a chicken tryin' to take flight
To some kinda country band, I gotta dance 'cause I'm too drunk to stand
Hey - there's a girl on bass! And some dude on the drums
But them guys up front look like a bunch of bums

Well this ain't Hollywood, we're too poor and the winter's no good
But I like my neighbourhood and my neighbours like me

Well this ain't Hollywood, we're too poor and the winter's no good
But I like my neighbourhood and my neighbours like me

Well I like this music - I think it's called ‘easy listening’
‘Cause you can leave for a toke or a piss and know you're not missing anything
Two A.M., I stumble out to the Poutine Machine to get a bucket of fries
Smothered in cheese and chili beans

Well this ain't Hollywood, we're too poor and the winter's no good
But I like my neighbourhood and my neighbours like me

Well this ain't Hollywood, we're too poor and the winter's no good
But I like my neighbourhood and my neighbours like me
But I like my neighbourhood - and it tolerates me

credits

from The Years, released November 7, 2019
Danny Medakovic: Lead Vocals and Guitars
Alan Hinckley: Bass
Michael Scott: Drums
Mike Trebilcock: Arranged and sang Background Vocals
Chris Altmann: Pedal Steel
Denis Keldie: Piano
Dave Pomfret: Background Vocals

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Danny Medakovic Ontario

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer, Danny Medakovic has been gathering the respect of fellow musicians and music fans since moving to Hamilton, Ontario over 20 years ago. He has three full length albums out: Honeybucket (2002), Jolley Cut (2014) and The Years (2019). ... more

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