King Cobra … of the Red Centre
somewhere north of Oodnadatta
From him even the monkeys scatter
And King Scoob De Dude . . .
the Yogi Master of Mind-Under-Matter
Retired 80’s Reggae band leader
of ‘King Scoob & the Safari Suits’
on one last reunion tour of India
Where they played their unique brand
of Jamaican style Disco-Punk fusion at the wedding of Shantanu & Akanksha in Delhi.
Congratulations to the exhalted Maharaja and the new Maharani of Agra
Now for the party . . .
“Dress Code! Wait a minute Mr. Doorman.
How much for those shiny shoes of yours?”
“If I said you had a beautiful sari
would you hold it against me …?” ~K.C.
“Ha! Yes . . . I mean NO!”
Despite the loss of his natty dreadlocks
(confiscated by order of the Department
of Sanitation) King Scoob still has it!
When the King does his thing with that crazy white man safari suit dance, leaving the audience stunned and in a trance, the support act doesn’t stand a chance . . .
. . . The support act
‘King Cobra and the Mongoose’
Infamous for their cover versions
of Jimi Hendrix hits …. unplugged
“K.C. & the Sometimes Band”, as their fans
affectionately refer to them, were once a trio (just like ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’
… only unplugged) till Pratik packed up his
genuine Indian teak didgeridoo, and went off on a Himalayan trek. Plus, he and the Mongoose hated each other (“Creative differences”, as they say in the industry). Sadly, Pratik hasn’t been seen since … ?
Back to the Royal Wedding Reception
The catering was remarkable … and clean
The plates were remarkably clean of food
Even the Croquembouche was deconstructed
. . . and decidedly sparse!
Followed up by a spicy curry sorbet for desert
Compliments to the Head Chef
Five o’clock in the morning & the young
Maharaja decrees the party keep going.
But the Best Man, in his complimentary
hotel slippers, seems to have other plans.
On the road again the very next day
with transport fit for royalty
the two kings are soon on their way . . .
But alas, the Maharaja would not loan
the Kings of Quirk his two white horses.
So a less fuel efficient alternative was
soon found . . .
to get through the crosstown traffic
of every description.
For a consultation . . .
with the High Swami of Much Substance
under the Bo Tree of Realisation
. . . that size really does matter
in avoiding an open toe footwear splatter
. . . or the occasional impromptu inspection
( . . . The journey continues )
David & Linda Redpath © 2019
Mark & Natalie Clarebrough © 2019