Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
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.
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?
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?
And completely different, but always one of my favorites:
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
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
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
(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!
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:
Thanks to LC Draco.
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.
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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.
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.