Mike Trigg | Those Are Not Pants

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Those Are Not Pants

by Mike Trigg

"Those Are Not Pants" is a song that will beg for video, yet offers a rollicking eyeful of one leggings adventure.
Genre: Folk: Drinking Songs
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Album Notes
“If Roger Miller and Shel Silverstein had had a baby, it would be Mike Trigg”.
— J.Chesnut - former Staff Writer, Acuff-Rose

“I was laughing so hard I had to go in the house.”
— P.Lewis - Rancher and B&B Owner

"Mike Trigg is like Monty Python meets Roger Miller at Sarah Silverman's house with a gallon of espresso."
-----W.Ross Wells, Filmmaker, Producer/Director, Singer/Songwriter

A Note From Mike Trigg:
"Those Are Not Pants" is a pretty close to true story that mostly occurred on a trip back to San Antonio after a few days at Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance in Taos, New Mexico. It is one of my most requested songs. Obviously, a lot of people still find the leggings movement most entertaining.
It is from my album "I See Naked People" which was produced with an extremely light touch by Grammy Award-winning friend, Lloyd Maines. Together we declared the album our stand against over-production and in that process we had a blast leaving out almost everything. Thanks to the most kind and efficient Pat Manske on the board and to my buddy Terri Hendrix for pointing me toward something, backed by a nice firm shove.
Thanks All!
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Backstory:
So how did this brand of songwriting come to be? Mike Trigg was raised by funny parents, and draped in fundamentalism in Brownwood, Texas, a small town of cowboys, hippies, lawyers, preachers, sneaky drinkers, and one small Baptist College. For 30 years, he had mostly behaved; family business, Jaycee president, United Way Chair, etc. He did not own a guitar. It never entered his mind he'd need one. Then came an event that guaranteed he would never get to bed early again. Glen Campbell’s long time bass player, Bill C. Graham, moved in next door. That sounds stupid, but it happened. Along with Mr. Graham came songwriters from all over. Trigg now had a late night front row seat to the Brownwood music scene and whatever mischief came with it. After observing pro writers in Mr. Graham's studio, Trigg pulled a guitar, three chords and a deep breath from somewhere and wrote a first tune called “Why Are Cowboys Stupid”. The other writers got a kick out of it, but promised it would be a bad idea to sing it inside the Brownwood City Limits.

At first, he stayed in the funny lane, thinking it was his ticket into the studio. He didn't have 30 or 40 years under his belt like the others guys, but writing funny seemed to give him bonus points. Over time, his thinking changed. He didn't need to mature into a writer of serious songs. He found a lot of people were looking for reasons to laugh and so was he.

Mike Trigg songs are often about love, cheating, chickens, cows, dogs, cats, nudity, therapy, fashion, food, politics, aftershave, aging, religion, and any variety of bad choices or strange habits.

His first real live gig was in a storefront on Broadway in Times Square, New York, piped out onto the sidewalk and on-the-air for the live weekly radio broadcast of “The Real Radio Show”. That’s not an easy place for a fella with stage fright to start. The show’s hosts had listened to a download of his new album, “Cowboy Logic by Trigger And Some Dudes Named Roy” which was intended to be a one-off keepsake kind of project with no intent for live performances…ever! So “The Real Radio Show” calls Texas and says, “You guys gotta come up here and play this stuff on our show.” Went, played, sang, people laughed. Onward and upward.



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