Here’s some long-distance travelin’ music for ya’ll

For time immemorial, mankind has found something cleansing and redemptive in rivers. Well, far be it from me to break that tradition.

This is my official checking-out-to-go-on-vacation music, folks. For the next week, I’ll be floating and white-water rafting through the high desert canyons of the Deschutes River in Oregon ….

deschutes

No Internet, no cell phones, no guides.  Just a group of good friends, some beautiful scenery, great fishing for very large and feisty native rainbow and, oh yes,  a cooler or two filled with cold beer. Somebody oughtta write a book about it.

Oh wait. Someone did.

Take me to the river.

Drop me in the water.

See ya’ll in August.

119 comments Add your comment

Bud Wiser

July 24th, 2009
4:05 pm

I am jealous…of a democrat, no less.

Have a good trip. Nothing beats cooking your catch on an open fire by the river.

That’ll cost you 7 carbon credits for the open flame, send your check payable to Al Gore, and save a little extra for the value added tax on the trip.

But really, have fun!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:11 pm

Who’s in charge?

Of the blog?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:12 pm

Is it a free for all?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:13 pm

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:14 pm

Whiner gone wild!

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

TnGelding

July 24th, 2009
4:21 pm

Well, we can all welcome it. A good dunking is what a lot of us need to clear our heads. Enjoy, Jay, it might be your last paid vacation for a while if the conservatives have their way.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:21 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he should have chosen his words more carefully when he said police “acted stupidly” in arresting a prominent black Harvard scholar, touching off a debate over race.

Duh, you reckon?

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:22 pm

Wait till PETA finds out what Jay is doing!

j$

July 24th, 2009
4:25 pm

Bring back the Chattahoochie Ramblin’ Raft Race!!

A little river music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:25 pm

Good idea, TN, we need the National Vacation and Recovery Act giving vacations to those who don’t work and are already on one.

Paid for by the millionaires, of course.

Bud Wiser

July 24th, 2009
4:26 pm

I think that was a picture of Jay releasing a trout back into the wild just before removing its intravenous feeding tube.

RW-(the original)

July 24th, 2009
4:30 pm

That must be some book. According to the link it costs $0.01 new.

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:33 pm

I’m with on that raft race j$. Great music too!

Brad Steel

July 24th, 2009
4:35 pm

@@

July 24th, 2009
4:38 pm

BEe…u…tee…ful!!!

Hands down, trout is my FAV-O-RITE fish. It’s the only thing I’ll head north of Atlanta for. Cook it simple. No need to get all fancy.

Mm mmm mmm mm m

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:39 pm

It ain’t huntin season Brad. Get out of the woods and give us some river music man!

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:42 pm

@@, not even a little butter and lemon!

Normal

July 24th, 2009
4:42 pm

Here’s my river song, check out Crosby…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v5E27Fp59c

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

July 24th, 2009
4:43 pm

Well, I thought Bookman just had a vacation. He must have more vacation time than My President use to have when he went off to cut brush in Texas every other week. I don’t know who’s going to mind the blog, what with him gone. Bookman, that is. Somebody needs to ride herd on the Whiner. My bet’s on the name-calling starting within the next 24 hours. Have a good night everybody.

Normal

July 24th, 2009
4:44 pm

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:42 pm
@@, not even a little butter and lemon!

SCOOTER, @@…I do like to put fresh onion and lemon inside the trout, wrap thjem in foil and toss them on the coals…yummy

getalife

July 24th, 2009
4:47 pm

Cool.

Take pictures and post them.

I have been down in the van by the river.

jt

July 24th, 2009
4:47 pm

SUBSTITUTE!!!!!

TnGelding

July 24th, 2009
4:49 pm

And me starving to death!

Normal

July 24th, 2009
4:50 pm

Am Vet, The River subject did it to me again..Remember this one?
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd2cy_the-end-apocalypse-now_extreme -

RW-(the original)

July 24th, 2009
4:51 pm

Was somebody requesting river music?

Normal

July 24th, 2009
4:51 pm

I never did watch that whole movie, but it’s what I did…

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
4:53 pm

Normal,never heard of onion in trout but I’ll try it. Good selection of river music. Brings back memories!

Normal

July 24th, 2009
4:53 pm

josef nix

July 24th, 2009
4:56 pm

RW–see post 201 below :-)

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:56 pm

“Waxman simply does not have votes in committee and process should not be bypassed to bring the bill straight to floor,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the lead Blue Dog negotiator, said on Friday. “We are trying to save this bill and trying to save this party.”

It’s a good thing this dude is a dimocrat, too dull to realize that he can’t have both.

Pass the bill, lose the party.

I’ll pay for a few scam Botox sessions to get that job done.

DebbieDoRight

July 24th, 2009
4:57 pm

Well, I was about to harass Jay on putting on ANOTHER oldies song from the 70’s; BUT since this one was a good choice I guess I’ll stifle.

Here’s some traveling music that I like to drive down the interstate with…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i-gcWdBUb8&feature=related

getalife

July 24th, 2009
4:59 pm

TnGelding

July 24th, 2009
5:00 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
4:56 pm

We need a bill, just not anything like what they’ve been working on.

Dusty

July 24th, 2009
5:01 pm

Bookman going on vacation!! :roll:

I hope it is better than that awful music. (If they dropped their sticks there wouldn’t be much left!) The river is beautiful. The scenery wonderful. That trout was special. Hope he made it home.

Anyway, cheer up confederates, losers, posters and pagans.

Wooten has a great blog although cluttered up with schoolteachers but full of great discussions (even though a lotta libs show up). Try it! You’ll like it! Even RedNeck is over there “showing off” as usual.

ALSO, Kyle Wingfield is going to have a blog starting AUGUST!! A good dose of conservatism will do some of you a lot of good. Yes, indeed.

So, have fun, Bookman. No keel hauling, dunking dimwits or drunk paddling!. And do not worry. We’ll take care of Obama’s stufus while you are gone. .

RW-(the original)

July 24th, 2009
5:02 pm

josef,

That one almost looks planned. Good job!

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:04 pm

Thanks for the happier one Normal. Whew!

josef nix

July 24th, 2009
5:04 pm

RW–yeah, too bad I called myself planning it NOT! :-)

TnGelding

July 24th, 2009
5:06 pm

“McCain Lawyers Investigated Obama Citizenship”

Said Potter: “To the extent that we could, we looked into the substantive side of these allegations. We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States. We saw rumors, but nothing that could be sourced to evidence. There were no statements and no documents that suggested he was born somewhere else. On the other side, there was proof that he was born in Hawaii. There was a certificate issued by the state’s Department of Health, and the responsible official in the state saying that he had personally seen the original certificate. There was a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, which would be very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance.”

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2009/07/24/mccain_lawyers_investigated_obama_citizenship.html?referrer=js

Brad Steel

July 24th, 2009
5:07 pm

Tom

July 24th, 2009
5:10 pm

Better hurry out there, Jay. Before the Republiscum destroy it somehow.

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:10 pm

RW, thanks for the Tenn. river music!

N-GA

July 24th, 2009
5:12 pm

I’ve listened to Bill Sheffield sing this cover countless times in Atlanta clubs (Northside Tavern, Moonshadow Saloon…..Have a wonderful time, Jay!

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:13 pm

There ya go Brad! Iknew you could do it.

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:18 pm

Dang Tom, give it rest dude! Post some music and relax.

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
5:19 pm

Oh, one of my favorite bands of all time, singing one of my most favorite songs of all time.

Thanks Jay! And have a good trip.

Speaking of good trips – I’ve been on some cool drugs today. And sense it took me about an hour to type this, I will just read for a while.

getalife – opiates ARE real nice.

getalife

July 24th, 2009
5:19 pm

CNN President Writes Dobbs Staff: Obama Birth Certificate Story “Is Dead”

Lou is giving Independents a bad name.

Freakin birthers.

Geez.

getalife

July 24th, 2009
5:21 pm

Bosch,

Rookie.

My tolerance is very high.

Dusty

July 24th, 2009
5:21 pm

I think I will write a new song. How about “Empathy on the Innertube”? “Bottles By the Boatfull”? “The pouty trouty”? “I’m hooked on YOU”? “Don’t Sink My Sugar!” la la la la la How’m I doing? Gettting the spirit of the thing here? I have some sticks I can hit together for music.. Any suggestions?

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
5:24 pm

I hope Jay isn’t putting me and Paul in charge like last time – I’m too stoned right now. Kind of like the last time I saw the Talking Heads. Weird.

josef nix

July 24th, 2009
5:25 pm

HEY BOSCH–Great to hear ya! How’d it go?

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:25 pm

getalife, did that van have flowers,peace signs and pot leaves on it?

Dusty

July 24th, 2009
5:26 pm

Hi Bosch,

Still sailing down the river I see. The rest of us don’t have an excuse. Well, maybe getalife. He “sails” a lot. Enjoy and take care.

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:29 pm

Bosch, this Buds for you. Goes great with drugs! Hope you are OK.

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
5:30 pm

josef nix,

Fine. Thanks. I don’t have cancer which was what was worrying me into a panic attack almost every night. It’s been hard trying to keep that from my family – I’m sorry I’ve whined about health problems here, but it’s been a good way of dealing with it.

I do have some other issues, but nothing too serious that can’t be dealt with, that wasn’t dealt with today. And the drugs are tre’ cool. Can totally see why they are so popular!

Scooter,

Why ya’ want to know about my van?

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 24th, 2009
5:31 pm

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
5:33 pm

getalife,

Okay, you and Paul are in charge! :-)

Hey Dusty! How’s your day been? Couldn’t tell you much about mine until about 20 minutes ago.

Thanks Scooter. I like Budweiser, but I’ll pass on that tonight. Thanks for drinking one for me though.

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:36 pm

Dusty, how bout 99 bottles of beer!

eagle scout

July 24th, 2009
5:38 pm

As a native Oregonian, and one who has rafted the Deschutes. I’m green with envy! Have a great trip.

Finn McCool

July 24th, 2009
5:39 pm

NASDAQ decline today ended the longest positive run in more than a decade. And it will be headed north again next week.

Hehehehehe. Smoke that!

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:42 pm

Bosch, dang I didn’t know that was your van. Why did you always park it at the front gate of Travis AFB?

Dusty

July 24th, 2009
5:44 pm

Hey, Scooter,

About the 99 bottles of beer…..

That’s a pirate song, isn’t it? Am I thinking of the right one?

Yeah, Bookman the BlueBeard of the Deschutes.. Or maybe “The Cutest on the Deschutes”. I tell you. That’s inpsirational!!

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 24th, 2009
5:46 pm

Scooter

July 24th, 2009
5:49 pm

Dusty, ON topic. Yeah it is a river pirate song!

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

July 24th, 2009
5:50 pm

Well, all I want to know is where Bosch got the stuff. I can take it from there.

eagle scout

July 24th, 2009
5:54 pm

Jay… If you get a chance, you might want to take in this concert. it’s Sponsored by one of the best brewerys in Oregon the Deschutes Brewery….mmmmmmm good. Friday, July 31st & Saturday, Aug. 1st

Tower Theater and Breedlove Campus (Bend, OR)
The Festival will be jam-packed with performances by:
Ed Gerhard, Grammy award winning artist
Chris Hilman, Former member of The Byrds
Jay Roberts & Bend Lacy, a guitar duo
David Knopfler, Dire Straits founder
California Guitar Trio, Misty River, and more!

Not a bad lineup, and I’d bet they have plenty of beer on tap!

josef nix

July 24th, 2009
5:56 pm

Anybody catch the Publix ad to the right of the video post? Hmmmm

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
5:57 pm

HIllbillly Deluxe,

Wow! That was awesome. I’ve never heard Al Green do that tune. I always wanted to be on that show. American Bandstand? Patooie – Soul Train was the boss!

Kamchak

July 24th, 2009
5:59 pm

Bosch

Chelsea v. A.C. Milan 8:00 pm tonight ESPN—–GO BLUES!!!!!!!!!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
6:01 pm

Do I always have to get the party started?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ww60uHNYRE

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
6:04 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 24th, 2009
6:05 pm

Bosch

Not 100% sure but I believe Al was the original. Glad your medical situation went well.

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
6:06 pm

Kamchak,

Oh sweet! I did not know that! I’ll be rooting for the Blues — to the chagrin of my middle son. My oldest isn’t here tonight, so me and the middle guy can be rivals!

josef nix

July 24th, 2009
6:07 pm

Would love to stay and play, but gotta go have dinner with my white heterosexual male GOP Yankee Episcopalian brother-in-law. I do get to bring the wine and it’s not barbecue, so I ought to be able to survive. We all have our cross to bear and I’m his and he’s mine. Equality? Ain’t it grand? Have fun.

Jay–as we say, rest!

getalife

July 24th, 2009
6:07 pm

Bosch,

I will relay the words my doctors keep telling me. Never give up.

I say, I am not Sarah Palin, now give me some more opiates.

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
6:08 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe,

Didn’t know that either. I always assumed David Byrne wrote that song. Isn’t that funny? I have to tell my kids when they hear re-makes now that they are re-makes and they’ll be all like, “WHATTT?”

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
6:11 pm

joseph,

Just so you know, for future reference, Episcopalians usually drink red wine with their BBQ!

getalife,

LOL!!! Shut up and pass me the opiates. I’ll remember that.

Bosch

July 24th, 2009
6:11 pm

I think I’m gonna sit outside and stare at the trees for a while.

Finn McCool

July 24th, 2009
6:11 pm

The Committments version is my favorite

Normal

July 24th, 2009
6:12 pm

Tn Gelding, form downstairs, nope, she really did lock herself out. Irony, huh?

Gotta go Ribs are awaiting…

getalife

July 24th, 2009
6:16 pm

Welcome to my world Bosch.

Take two first thing in the morning, then two more for lunch and two more for dinner with a few Crown and sevens.

Dusty

July 24th, 2009
6:19 pm

Hmm lyrics..(Should I dedicate this to Bookman?)

I was rafting down the river

As daft as I could be.

A great white bird flew over,

And before I could get some cover

I was soon to discover

Them birds aint eating blubber.

But, dear sisters and brothers,

When you talk to one anothers,

Keep tellin’ ’bout that river

How it makes you all aquiver.

And if you make it back to shore

You sure won’t be caught out there no more.

Chorus:

River river I’m coming home.

Soon as this jailhouse let’s me roam..

I’ll wade your waters and hook the trout,

and; keep that bottle close about.

River river I’m coming home.

Soon as this jailhouse let’s me roam.

(Doesn’t that just make you wanna cry? Sniff.)

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
6:26 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 24th, 2009
6:27 pm

Paddle faster.....

July 24th, 2009
6:30 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
6:31 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

July 24th, 2009
6:42 pm

Well, I was going to post “Shall We Gather at the River?” It’s a favorite of the Rev. Jim Bob Buice at every revival meeting. But I can’t find it nowhere.

Eddy

July 24th, 2009
6:45 pm

Deliverance….anyone hear a banjo? Wonder which one Jay is gonna be!!

RW-(the original)

July 24th, 2009
6:53 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 24th, 2009
6:53 pm

Paul

July 24th, 2009
7:12 pm

Jay

Enjoy, reflect, regenerate. The best to you!

@@

Oh, trout is wonderful. Have some great recipes with leeks, champagne, cream… that’s why God invented cholesterol meds!

Scooter 4:53

Shallots. Not onions. Shallots

TnGelding 5:06

Well, I say forget the birth certificate nonsense. we should go back to the tradition of picking out one or two families around the world to rule the countries and then having all the cousins marry. I have it on good authority it works just fine in Georgia and Arkansas!

Bosch!!!! Hi!!!! How are you? Off the liquid Jello? And I promise not to say “BOHICA” for a week!!!!

Getalife

Jon Stewart the other night – birther stuff – mostly pulled from CNN – had a woman documenting the entire thing, said “well that’s over”. Next night Dobbs came back to his show (the one the woman filled in for) and said “Birth certificate – the story that won’t die.”

Geez. Even CNN employees don’t watch CNN….

Bosch 5:24

[[I hope Jay isn’t putting me and Paul in charge like last time - I’m too stoned right now.]]

And I’m doing my gosh-darned darndest to catch up!

Josef nix

[[HEY BOSCH–Great to hear ya! How’d it go?]]

Bosch – be glad I’m not so far gone ‘cause I’m showing some restraint. Some straight lines are just toooooooo good.

Bosch 5:33

Me and getalife? Whoa – the internets’ll never be the same! Huffpo, eat your heart out!

Oh, and forget about all this travelin’ music. Abba. You’ll feel much better. Especially if you put on a video of Agnetha!

TnGelding

July 24th, 2009
7:22 pm

josef nix

July 24th, 2009
5:56 pm

Yeah, I noticed that, too. Think it was planned?

On DADT, you have to consider the culture Obama grew up in, too. I’m confident he’ll do the right thing, eventually.

Normal

July 24th, 2009
6:12 pm

I was particulary intrigued by your “white knight” reference.

TnGelding

July 24th, 2009
7:27 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
7:54 pm

Barak Nifong, heh.

Dusty

July 24th, 2009
8:22 pm

I hate Friday nights. Besides the awful music here, the sons have wrestling on TV. I don’t know which is worse. I think I will go work on the bird feeder. The squirrels have finally knocked the bottom off the thing. This call for ACTION. ..OOOpppsss!! The wrestlers are now lying on the floor. Oh no, one’s trying to break the spine of the other. Ohhh off to the bird feeder…..while they kill each other.

getalife

July 24th, 2009
8:31 pm

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
8:34 pm

I almost hate doing this, but respect where respect is due-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ien507T3Y&feature=fvw

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 24th, 2009
8:40 pm

Friday night is my favorite time on the blog.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 24th, 2009
8:41 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

July 24th, 2009
8:50 pm

Well, I thank Hillbilly for thinking of all us religious folk. Not everything has to be heathen. Once in a while I can listen to the Grand Old Opry and hear a good spiritual tune, but it’s becoming less and less. I just wish you all were Saved, like some of us. If you were Saved you would all be godly Republicans.

Tell that guy there ain’t a thing a squirrel can do to a bird feeder that a 12-gauge shotgun won’t fix. And squirrels are good to eat. Tastes like chicken. Have a good night everybody.

@@

July 24th, 2009
8:55 pm

No thanks to all your trout recipes. Put it in a shallow roasting dish, salt & pepper, drizzle with olive oil, roast until the skin is crispy. Pour off the oil, add butter to the oil, brown it up with capers and a lemon squeeze. Pour it on the trout and watch it sizzle.

Did the almondine thing once. So rich I could only get four bites down. Felt as though I’d wasted a perfectly good trout.

I don’t know any river songs except one they sing up Boston way. Muddy water…dirty water…somethin’ like that. There’s another one by Billy Joel. Don’t know the name of it either.

Paul:

Cream with trout!!?!! Just the thought makes me wanna…