Believe it or not I’ve actually been blending my own private label rum lately. I’ve always enjoyed drinking Dark Rum and Orange Juice and, many years ago, while Teresa and I were dating, I wrote a song on the beach in Negril, Jamaica called “Naked in Jamaica!”
I recorded a long, as well as a short version but have released neither. The long version is twelve-minutes long but has a parody at the end using the song “Rawhide” which I have yet to get approval for. I see the long version as an audio track for a film short one day but could release the short version as it’s all my material. It may have Spring Break cult potential!
Here’s half of one of the chorus’s –
I’m Naked in Jamaica while I work upon my tan . . .
Refresh my drink, got time to think, and could while I still can.
The sun, the breeze, my drink, the view, I soak them all within . . .
It’s time to turn, so I won’t burn, and tan my tender skin!
Anyway, I decided I needed to come up with my own private label rum brand and just started learning about the whole process at a local distillery. The first thing I learned is that it’s not a science . . . it’s an art! Can life get any better!