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Boney Fingers
Monday, September 02, 2013      7 comments

Hoyd Axton, 1974 See the rain comin' down and the roof won't hold 'er Lost my job and I feel a little older Car won't run and our love's grown colder But maybe things'll get a little better, in the mornin' Maybe things'll get a litt... Read more
Take This Job and Shove It
Sunday, September 01, 2013      11 comments

Classic for Labor Day. Written by David Allen Coe, and first recorded by Johnny Paycheck in 1977. Doesn't really reflect my mood today - we're having a fairly mellow night (so far!) Take this job and shove it, I ain't working here no... Read more
Five O'Clock World
Friday, August 30, 2013      8 comments

For Labor Day weekend. For me, Monday is just a day off, without mail delivery - The Vogues, 1965 Up every morning just to keep a job Gotta fight my way through the hustling mob Sounds of the city pounding in my brain While anot... Read more
Get Down Tonight
Thursday, August 29, 2013      7 comments

Samurai, my Papillion, has a toy that he constantly leaves in the kitchen. Every time I step on it, it starts singing "baby, baby, do a little dance ..." K. C. and the Sunshine Band, 1975 Baby, babe, let's get together Honey, honey,... Read more
Desiderata
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      12 comments

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. ... Read more
Don't Get Hooked On Me
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      11 comments

Mac Davis, 1972. (Sorry, Princhessa - you put it in my head!) Girl, you're gettin' that look in your eyes And it's startin' to worry me I ain't ready for no family ties Nobody's gonna hurry me Just keep it friendly, girl, 'cause I ... Read more
Loving Her Was Easier
Monday, August 26, 2013      7 comments

(Than anything I've ever done before) Kris Krisofferson wrote it and recorded it in 1971 - many others have covered it, too. I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the skies. Achin' with the feelin' of the freedom ... Read more
Blue Bayou
Sunday, August 25, 2013      9 comments

I saw an article saying Linda Rondstat has Parkingson's disease and cannot sing at all anymore. I feel so bad I got a worried mind I'm so lonesome all the time Since I left my baby behind On Blue Bayou ... Read more
Wonderful World
Saturday, August 24, 2013      13 comments

Also known as "Don't Know Much About History" - Sam Cooke, 1959 Don't know much about history Don't know much biology Don't know much about a science book Don't know much about the French I took ... Read more
Halley Came to Jackson
Saturday, August 24, 2013      11 comments

I have this one on my playlist for walking the pups. The last time Halley passed through our skies was 1986, and the next predicted visible passage should be July 2061. Halley is not the brightest comet in the sky, but it is the one that has the... Read more
Ahab the Arab
Thursday, August 22, 2013      12 comments

I heard this one on the radio today - Ray Stevens covered it in 1962. Stevens rhymed "Ahab" with "Ay-rab" Let me tell you 'bout Ahab The Arab The Sheik of the burning sand He had emeralds and rubies just a dripping offa him And a ring... Read more
Honey I'm Home
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      10 comments

A Shania Twain hit that I like, especially when I'm dragging butt &/or having a bad night at work. Songwriters: LANGE, ROBERT JOHN / TWAIN, SHANIA 1997 The car won't start-it's falling apart I was late for work and the boss go... Read more
Busy Night - Random Pix
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      4 comments

A little too busy tonight to work on a song - here are some random jokes my friends have sent me. ... Read more
The Highwayman
Monday, August 19, 2013      9 comments

Written by Jimmy Webb in 1977 - most famously recorded by the quartet of Willie Nelson. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson - who took the name of the song for the name of their group. The song is about a reincarnated soul. I ... Read more
Tomorrow
Monday, August 19, 2013      9 comments

From the musical Annie, 1977. It'll be better tomorrow! The sun'll come out tomorrow Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun Just thinkin' about tomorrow Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow till there's none ... Read more

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