For any you- good readers- who accidentally happened upon this blog. You've stumbled into a, "GET YOUR HEAD OUTTA THE GLUE BAG!", gong show.
We just now, fired it up and it's lookin' like it's gonna take a while to figure out. Society members- present and accounted for- have the collective IT IQ of a gold fish, floating on it's side all x-eyed. Nuthin' but water heads in these parts ... WHAD? ..... WHAD?? ........ WHAD???
So please, try again in a couple or a few more days. Hope to be cookin' by then, and we'll catch up on happenings with the Rider O-Line.
Least we can do, is provide a, "HEARTFELT HOWDY", with a sample of-
THE DILKE OLE OPRY.
First, a very important public service announcement.
"For a more complete story of the loon, why not contact the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa?"
HEY! .... OTTAWA!!! ... IT'S ME.... YA... I'M CALLIN' ABOUT THE LOON!
WHADYA MEAN YA DON'T HAVE A LOON? BUT YA GOT MILES GORRELL??......... BIG- "HALL OF FAME"- MILES???
THAT AIN'T MILES!!!.... WHAT THE FUCK???.... WHAT'S A HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY/ DEBATE TEAMER DOIN' IN THE HOF?
NOW, THIS IS WHAT A HALL OF FAMER IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE! YA, OK.... PUT THAT 4X LARGE MAMMAL- MILES ON THE HORN THEN!!!!
While we're on the Hall Of Fame
What's the deal here?
These exceptional linebackers aren't in the HOF but a high school debater/cross country runner is? Something fundamentally fucked up there!
Now we got that sorted, time for some tunes.
This cat kills!
Gary Clark Jr.- "Bright Lights"
Fella name of Prairiechickin' Shingoose, said it best- "Bobby Gentry made my ten year old loins ache back then. But what a spooky song and dark content. Dead babies, teen suicide, they sure don't write 'em like they used to."
Bobbie Gentry- "Ode to Billie Joe"
With thanks to File Hills RyeRider.
Sturgill Simpson & High Top Mountain Boys- "I Wonder"
That is real, real good stuff right there! Their best song. Look forward to the album release.
Honestly, this was the first time we'd heard of Sturgill Simpson & High Top Mountain Boys or Sunday Valley. But no matter, when something this good comes down the pike- STOKED! Can't miss, not with Che Guevara on bass and Ginger Baker on drums?
Awesome lyrics and incredible picking in a soulful bluesy punch packin' country offering.
Love the lyrical style. Bending and belting out segmented buzz words.
Makes sense too, given the evolution from elegant prose of past generations to current distilled tweet messages. From William Shakespeare to Charles Dickens to Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson to whoever the current tweet sensation is. Bit of a Luddite and a curmudgeon here so no idea.
Timeless classic here. Never gets old.
Merle Haggard- "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down"
Check this...... Lake Street Dive- "Let Me Roll It"
Isley Brothers- Who's That Lady
Both versions back to back. The first '64, the second '73. Different according to the times and the Isley Brothers evolution, both very good. SCREW THAT- they're awesome!
Both stand tall to the test of time.
Isley Brothers- "Who's That Lady and That Lady"
An all-time standard.
James Gang. Funk #49
With thanks to Lotus Petals Pelltier.
John Prine & Iris DeMent- "In Spite of Ourselves"
The CRTC recently had a quiet word.
So, to satisfy appropriate content..... no quality compromise here, like this a lot!
Lee Harvey Osmond- "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
The original crown jewel.
Some folks cottoned to this song after the George Clooney movie. We're of the opinion the Stanley Brothers did it best.
Man of Constant Sorrow- "The Stanley Brothers"
100% acoustic, no vocal amplification- nothing. Live and outdoors.
Love these guys. Ever get a chance to catch one of their shows ya won't regret it. Tell em' Elmer sent ya. Gonna see them play in three weeks. Stoked!
Hauntingly similar vocals to the Stanley Brothers.
Dengue Fever- "Sleepwalking Through The Mekong"
Totally mesmerizing if listened to- not watched.
Erik Satie- Gnossienne No 1- Seth Ford- Young