Leave it to my old friend Joe to come up with a cure for what ails me.
After I wrote last week about being sidelined from skating because of gout, Joe passed along this suggestion:
“The best home remedy for gout is to simply add a lime to your Tanqueray and tonic. It’s all in the lime.”
Joe has been foisting drinks upon me for almost 35 years now — and still is in terrific shape, I might add — so I figure he might know a little about it.
I’ve long eaten dried cherries and drank unsweetened cranberry/cherry juice for gout, and I often put lemon in my Coke, so why not a little lime?
Joe’s note went on to remind me of Harry Nilsson, whom we both enjoyed when we were in high school in the early ’70s.
A little lime in the coconut, anyone?
“Coconut,” Harry Nilsson, from “Nilsson Schmilsson,” 1972.
Here’s the same lime, the same coconut, but with a twist.
There’s no middle ground with this cover. You’ll either dig it or you won’t. Either way, it’s memorable. This is Fred Schneider of the B-52s, from a Nilsson tribute album.
“Coconut,” Fred Schneider, from “For The Love Of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson,” 1995.
This album has a bunch of good performances from a wide variety of folks. It appears to be out of print, so we’ll be sure to stop back for more cuts from time to time.