Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Feels Like the First Time”

That’s the quote from Jerry Lee Lewis’ 7th wife after they married earlier this month. For Jerry Lee it’s been at least sixty years since his first one (there’s some discrepancy over the year) so who’s to say what this … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

Every church has a backdoor. Today, back in 1960, the Ryman’s opened into Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

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Earl Scruggs

Earl’s Breakdown, Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs was reckless. His banjo rolls were unworldly, almost too fast. It had a careening feel to it, as if it would jump the rails at any moment. This was wild man music belied by … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire is one of the oddest hit songs in country music with it’s droning chorus that spirals “down, down, down” with it’s dark idea of love and those mariachi horns kicking it off providing a heat and vitality … Continue reading

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Pickin’ Wildflowers and Butterfly Days Are Gone

Aunt Margaret was Springtime, Uncle Pete was Fall. They lived their lives by the seasons, as all farm people do. Uncle Pete, my Grandfather’s younger brother was born in the Fall of 1907 and perhaps his birthday cheered him and … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Toby’s Summer Tour Dates!

Attention. May I have your attention please. Summer has been cancelled.Repeat, Summer has been cancelled. That is all. Toby Keith-world just announced the big man’s upcoming tour dates and somehow, inconceivably, perhaps through some pencil pusher’s slight miscalculation on a … Continue reading

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Shaking the Bush

There are “Cool Hand Luke” spoilers in this post. I don’t say that so much to warn you if you haven’t seen the film, but to shame you. Maybe I’m just paranoid, but I seem to see a lot of … Continue reading

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