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Nov 8

Poet for the Common Man

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, November 8, 2013 in Music, Open Thread

Yeah, late today. But better late than on some other day, like Monday.

Son has an interesting assignment for History. He has to pick a current music artist and defend the Walt Whitman idea of a poet for the Common Man. Some of the singers he had to choose from were questionable, such as *ahem* Kanye West. Others were a bit puzzling, like Bob Marley. Well, puzzling to me because I can’t understand him.

It got me to thinking about musicians, and which among my favorites comes close to being a poet for the every day Joe.

paul simon cover

There is not a song of his, solo or duo, that isn’t poetry to me. Carrie Fisher did a one-woman show not too long ago, and spoke of her marriage to Paul Simon. It wasn’t very pretty, and she mentioned the songs he wrote about her after the break-up. And as she recounted all the pain and heartbreak, she told the audience that if any of them had the opportunity to have Paul Simon write a song about them, to just DO IT!!!! Why? Because it is an immortal tribute, that’s why.

So, what music artist do y’all think is a poet for the common man?

May 13

Dropping like flies

Posted by ArmedGeek on Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Icon, Music

We’ve lost a couple of greats recently.

Auto legend Carroll Shelby died Thursday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas at the age of 89.

From Autoweek:

Carroll Shelby’s shadow stretched out Texas tall across nearly the whole of the world’s automotive landscape. A natural as a race driver, he won three U.S. sports-car championships in Ferraris and Maseratis, and for Aston Martin he won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with British co-driver Roy Salvadori.

From The Washington Post:

Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as “In the Midnight Hour,” ‘’Hold On, I’m Coming” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” died Sunday at 70.

Dunn, whose legacy as one of the most respected session musicians in the business also included work with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers as well as with Levon Helm, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, died while on tour in Tokyo.

And apparently, none of you fuckers had either of them in the pool. I am disappoint.

Dec 27

A Bit of Music

Posted by ArmedGeek on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Entertainment, Music

I ran across this in my internet travels:

I certainly understand the intent behind this image. I also agree that Bohemian Rhapsody is a great song. I have to take issue with the comparison of lyrics though.

You want good lyrics in a song?

Here:

And completely different, but always one of my favorites:

Dec 25

Merry Christmas, Y’all!!

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, December 25, 2011 in holiday, Music

We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas!!

May you be blessed in the coming year, and thank you all for making H&B a fun place to be :)

Aug 16

Booze of the Year

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Booze Links, BOTW, Music, Teh Funny

Only the coolest thing since chocolate-covered cherries!

They’ve sold millions of albums as one of the greatest all-time bands and now AC/DC hope to do a similar trade in wine.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have teamed up with Australian winery Warburn Estate for a national release of AC/DC The Wine.

(Insert “ZOMG!!!” here)

Photo courtesy of Warburn Estate.

There will be four wines issued: Back in Black Shiraz, Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon, Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc, and my favorite, You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato. The first issue will be solely in Australia come August 18th. I can only hope they launch them here in the US.

The only thing that would make this even more perfect would be to have a Whole Lotta Rosie Rosé.

Jul 30

Saturday Groove

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Music, Randomness

Once again, I got nuthin’. But it’s Saturday, and since I’m cleaning, I will have some music playing. So, I thought I would share my awesome taste in music with y’all :D

Now, for something with more pep:

And finally, winding down after a long day of laundry and scrubbing toilets:

And yes, I’m drinking coffee in a cup with a saucer, and my pinky is out!!

Have a great Saturday :)

Apr 17

Citizen Soldier

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Everyday Hero, Music, War

(Guest post by LC Draco)

As a soldier who has been Reserve, National Guard and Active….this video (yeah, it’s a bit old) still makes my eyes mist a bit. It used to be (Pre 9-11) that the Guard and Reserves were considered second class soldiers. I know, because when I went from Active Duty to a short stint in the Guard, I had the same opinion. We all used to hear stories of Reservists and the Guard guys taking beer chests and coolers to their two week AT (Annual Training). And hell, they only met one weekend a month!! How can you be ready for combat with THAT limited time?

But I can assure you that mentality WILL never be like that again. Some Guard and Reserve units have deployed more than most Active units. I have personally trained Guard and Reservists on going on their third, fourth and fifth deployments. (I also deployed as a Reservist, so I have seen the look we get from Active soldiers! Little did they know I still had more Active and combat time than they did!!)

But to the video….and BTW, 3 Doors Down did this video for FREE!!! They did not ask for ANY money from the National Guard!!! TRUE PATRIOTS!!!

(I personally love the Blackhawk coming in with an Apache package support!! Been there, done that!!! And it IS a rush!!)

“Hope and pray that you never need me,
but rest assured I will not let you down….
I walk beside you, but you may not see me….
The strongest among you may not wear a crown!”

Bonus points if you can name the left shoulder patches in the first scenes without Google!! HINT- it is NOT New Mexico! And I trained this unit! :D

Mar 13

There Are Signs Everywhere

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Everyday Hero, Music, terrorism, War

Yesterday, I was taking the kids out for dinner, and Eldest brought up a group whose music she and her brother enjoy. I was tickled by the band’s name, Five Finger Death Punch, and we were talking about the origins of the name, and the movies where we had heard the term. She came home, and pulled up YouTube for a bit, to listen to it. As I sat there, listening to it, I started thinking of those far away from us, doing a job some Americans are too bitter to do. And my heart hurt.

This morning I find a YouTube link in my email. Same group, same song, and my heart broke all over again:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBMT3OMEPwk

Thanks to LC Draco.

Feb 12

Weekend Playlist

Posted by ArmedGeek on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Music

Hookers and Booze Radio is up!

Click Play on the Radio widget in the upper right sidebar.

I’m not sure yet if H&B Radio will be up all week or just on the weekends. It totally depends on the server load. The contest is a real deal, I’m just not sure what the prize will be yet. I’ll have to discuss that with my coblogger.

If you have requests, feel free to email me.

vvvvvv — Original post below — vvvvvv

I nuked the youtube stuff to prepare this space for the new Hookers & Booze Radio!

Ok. If you look on the upper right sidebar, you’ll see the music player. It should be fairly self-explanatory although it doesn’t work just yet. I’m still uploading music and I still have to tie in the IceCast server.

Soon…

Also, intermixed with the songs are 17 15 (i miscounted) movie quotes. I’m considering a prize for the first commenter to correctly identify all of the quotes. I’ll be adding more as time goes by.

Jan 16

Song for Sunday!

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, January 16, 2011 in Entertainment, Music

Saw this video at H2, and just had to share.

No, I don’t wear the pants in the house. I do wear  the apron ;)