Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vacation Time

It's time for a road trip.
I didn't realize the 9-12 protest against Tyranny was scheduled for the Dist. of Disaster
Gonna see my grandchildren and be a general nuisance for a few days
We're driving soooo----------- where is the world's largest ball of aluminum foil located?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'll never complain again

I was reading where John Adam's daughter had a mastectomy at age 47 without benefit of anesthesia. If those were the good ole days ------

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pert Near Broke

Oops, the government missed it.
Our ten year budget was two trillion dollars low
What'a heck, crank up those presses

Heard this some time ago on radio--- picture this - Billy Bob Thornton's character in "Sling Blade"
He's a car salesmen - in his voice.

I'll tote tha note fer ye if I don't give out first, mmmm hmmmm

Friday, August 21, 2009

416 Main Street

Human Race

A man who's name I forgot stated the other day that America hasn't been great because of its diversity. Our Greatness comes from our Commonality.

Cubs Sold

I just saw where the Cubs and the ivy covered walls were sold, all but five percent to the Ricketts family, better known as TD Ameritrade

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Loudon Wainwright III

Wainwright is the profession of wagon making.
In this case it's music. Loudon Wainwright III has some beautiful stuff out there. I don't know if he is country, folk, or just himself, but I was impressed with what I heard today while rolling through Tuscaloosa.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

C'mon Lads, lets ride

Half a league, half a league

Half a league onward

All in the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred

Forward the Light Brigade

Charge for the guns, he said

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred

Crimean; what a war; lets see, Russia vs England, France, Ottomans, and some
Sardines (with hot sauce) did I leave out anyone? You get battle fatigue from reading it. The Rooskies did learn one thing. Their surfs who were thrown into the war got their buts kicked, by free men from France and Brittan. This was the beginning of the end for serfdom in Russia; you could say "surf's up"

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jus Stuff

I'm finishing a book that I started two years ago.
"John Adams" by David McCullough
He sure wasn't a rock star like some politicians of today
Actually he was a stick in the mud
The differences in the founders and the Richard Heads we have today is - They were truly educated. They would scoff at a Harvard Education in these times
These guys did fight like cats and dogs. Jefferson, a states rights man hated Hamilton who wanted Central Government to run everything.
It's interesting that we have been fighting about States Rights since the beginning. This past week prooves the point. This is one area the Founders should have nailed down beyond doubt.
Then again, the Tenth Amendment should have

Friday, August 14, 2009

Les Paul

Ain't got no house, ain't got no car

I got me a 1950 Les Paul guitar

Won't you take it Mister banker?

Won't you bury my papa for me

Lynyard Skynyard

Les Paul died yesterday at the age of 94

Every wild guitar riff you ever heard was brought to you in great part by Les Paul.

As far back as 1926 he was putting telephone receivers and phonograph needles beneath guitar strings to amplify the sound. He is credited with the beautiful studio overlays and reverbs.

Les came up with the first solid body electric guitar. It was a plank with a barn door hinge, a pickup, and a string. This eventually became the Gibson Les Paul. The 1950's vintage are worth over $ 30,000.00. Keith Richards and Jimmy Page used them to name just a couple. The Fender Company picked up the idea and many rockers played them.

Les earned 36 gold records. Just think, without Les there wouldn't be a Hendrix, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The next time you hear a great rock song, give a wink to Les up there rigging an electric pickup to a harp.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Broken Lawnmower

I'm really bummed. Saturday my lawnmower ran low on oil and the piston stuck in the cylinder. How I will have to fork out another $175.00 for another one. Note my cap placed at the bottom of the piston after it was removed.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Southern Word for today

The Scottish word - Faut =In today's English language it means Fault.

Down here in the south many will still say, "it's not my faut."

The more I look at words from the old country, the more I want to know about other words,
customs, music, attitudes etc our forefathers brought to this country.