At the end of a crazy week, a little travelin’ music to see y’all back home

Here’s a very nice version of a very nice song to kick off the latest chapter of Friday Night Travelin’ Music. (And while Willie wrote it, Miss Patsy owns it and always will. I don’t know if Willie wrote it specifically for her, but it was a perfect fit to that voice).

We haven’t done a night of dedications here before, probably because it might inject a taint of politics into the affair. But you sho’ could dedicate this one to any number of folks in the news in recent days. Enjoy the evening, and the weekend.

254 comments Add your comment

Gale

May 21st, 2010
3:41 pm

I can’t play this at work, but please tell me it is Patsy Cline’s Crazy. It was one of the few songs my dad played all the time that I really loved. What a fabulous voice.

Outhouse GoKart

May 21st, 2010
3:42 pm

Clean up the mirror and sharpen the blade…Daddys comin home!

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
3:48 pm

Man, those opening bars of this version give me goose bumps,,,

Mid-South Philosopher

May 21st, 2010
3:56 pm

Now, this ought to be something liberals, conservatives, progressives, radicals, socialists, and corporatists can agree on! It is almost 5 o’clock somewhere, so, hand me a beer!

@@

May 21st, 2010
4:00 pm

AmVet:

This is the only place where you shine so have at it!!!!!!!!!!

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
4:03 pm

Gale

May 21st, 2010
4:04 pm

Thanks josef. I will play it when I get home. Meanwhile, I will have to listen to my memory.

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
4:09 pm

Philosopher, you da man!

I’m gonna crack open a really good one here shortly.

Speaking of insanely great openings, I love how Entwhistle’s bass answers that calling guitar…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHtVaSmK38s

Obama supporter

May 21st, 2010
4:11 pm

Workers of the World Unite! The One is correct ,,,,as always. Our friends in Cuba agree with him.

By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA (AP) – Cuban lawmakers have passed a resolution denouncing Arizona’s new immigration law as “racist and xenophobic,” recalling an old dispute in the process: the argument that the United States’ purchase of Arizona from Mexico in the 19th century was tantamount to theft.

md

May 21st, 2010
4:11 pm

“It is almost 5 o’clock somewhere, so, hand me a beer!”

Shhhhhhh……..keep it down a little. Beer makes one fat, and with our new hc laws the tax nazi’s may hear you. Friday used to be my day for cigars down at the tanning salon, so don’t let them screw up Friday night beer time.

@@

May 21st, 2010
4:15 pm

Man, I hate it when politicians go looking for a scapegoat.

But Blair was most out of step with the White House when he told Congress that an inter-agency high value interrogation group that hadn’t been stood up yet should have been called in to interrogate Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian suspect in the attempted Christmas Day blowing up of a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. The administration said Abdulmutallab should be treated like a criminal and Blair later revealed that Abdulmutallab was giving information to the FBI.

In other Congressional testimony this year, Blair revealed the controversial information that an American-born Yemeni cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, linked to Abdulmutallab and the suspect in the November Ft. Hood shootings has been placed on the list of terrorism suspects targeted for assassination by the CIA.

Some intelligence community veterans argue the DNI position was itself a poorly thought-out and ill-defined post-Sept. 11 reform that Congress never gave the authority to be effective, and that the person who took the job was set up to fail.

The DNI position “never had the full authority to move personnel around” or budgetary authority over the 16 intelligence agencies the DNI nominally oversees, former senior intelligence official Paul Pillar told POLITICO.

They were short-changed on technology.

Enjoy the music, guys.

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
4:17 pm

“Friday used to be my day for cigars down at the tanning salon…”

Niiice!

md, I’ve quit more vices than most people have ever started.

I ain’t giving up the handful I have left!

Speaking of which, here’s for all us who blog to excess…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNYKxiRJ2LA

joan

May 21st, 2010
4:18 pm

So all these people who can’t play it now are slackers on their job??? What is that all about? I hope they aren’t working for me, the taxpayer.

moonbat betty

May 21st, 2010
4:22 pm

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
4:24 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:25 pm

Josef (in case you didn’t see it downstairs)

Thanks. The person in question has a name ending in “ia” just as the examples you gave me last night. I was just curious and since she wouldn’t tell me what it meant, just to aggravate me I think (in a fun way), I have taken to just calling her, “Tater”. :lol:

Jeff Fryer

May 21st, 2010
4:25 pm

I honestly never knew Willie wrote Crazy. Most impressive musical genius!!!

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:29 pm

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
4:29 pm

betty, hysterical!

Homer said it best, “Beer, the cause of and solution to all of our problems.”

Or was it this one, “Alright brain, you don’t like me, and I don’t like you. But lets just do this, and I can get back to killing you with beer.”

Then again, “Son, when you participate in sporting events, it’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how drunk you get.”

So much wisdom from one person…

Jeff Fryer

May 21st, 2010
4:30 pm

Short covering at the bell on wall street. It seems that we’ve entered a sweet spot for day trading, because even I can read the moves that seem to be telegraphed in plenty of time to buy and then sell. Today I got lucky with WIN. Yesterday, INTC. I know I’m doomed to lose big real soon, but so far this year I’m only down two percent. Oh, baby, I’m rolling in dough!!!! That’s the new millionaire. Hey, How’d I get so rich!!!

BTW: My nephew told me today something about a legal bag of a substance called “Serenity” that’s supposed to feel like pot feels when it’s smoked and is available at smoke shops and head shops. Anybody have any experience with “Serenity”?

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
4:33 pm

“Speaking of which, here’s for all us who blog to excess…”

Jus’ sayin’ :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1MgCV6uGuc&feature=related

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:34 pm

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
4:35 pm

Rightwing Troll

May 21st, 2010
4:36 pm

Serenity Now… Serinity Now… Serenity Now..

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
4:38 pm

Hillbilly

Gotcha!

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:39 pm

Heard this the other day. Hadn’t heard it in quite a while. Always liked this guy and especially this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W3wNyZhQYw

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:41 pm

Josef 4:38

When Johnny Russell came out with that song, Pabst was going to sue him for it. But then, their sales started to skyrocket as the song went up the charts. They decided not to sue after all.

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
4:45 pm

josef, a true Python classic. Comedy for the erudite; you gotta love it.

Hillbilly, man you can rock this house sometimes! Killer Kossoff, Rogers et al…IMHO one of the most seminal, if not under appreciated bands ever.

This one popped into my head for no reason yesterday, so I thought I’d crank it up…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ej6gIPlKo

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:50 pm

A couple more from Johnny Russell. Both of them are good story songs. He also wrote “Act Naturally” the Buck Owens and later the Beatles did. He was a talented man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgrSQESU4Zg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW0Og9foOFs&feature=related

Jeff Fryer

May 21st, 2010
4:54 pm

I just saw the new 3-D porn video. I think I crossed swords with the male star.

Ew.

Rightwing Troll

May 21st, 2010
4:56 pm

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
4:57 pm

Hillbilly
Second post @ 8:50

Love a good “story” song…

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
4:57 pm

Speaking of the Fab Four, I’ve always been in love with this one.

As I recall one of the first songs with a guitar solo. Right after the bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEUwZ21wts

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
4:59 pm

Jeff Fryer

May 21st, 2010
5:03 pm

Okay, that commercial for ALLY, where an obnoxious jerk give a real pony to the one girl and a toy pony to the other, or the same jerk holding a doll which asks the little girl, For broccoli, say ONE, for toys say TWO. Now the little girl says, “TOYS”. The instructions clearly told her to say TWO for toys. So the little girl was, sorry, a dope. She didn’t deserve any toys if she’s that stupid. Yet the voice over says, “Even little girls know it’s wrong to give someone the runaround.”

Well, that’s not what happened in the commercial. Nobody gave anyone the runaround. All the girl had to do was to say TWO. The entire import of what happened is completely lost. The whole premise of the commercial is wrong, wrong, wrong. The obnoxious jerk is the good guy. The mini-me doll he’s holding is the good guy too. The little girl is the greedy little beedy-eyed truant loser who don’t get no toys and I’m glad.

So whatever ALLY is selling, I ain’t buying.

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
5:03 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
5:04 pm

I was looking for another song when I saw this. I liked it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jBbCQwJ0g&feature=related

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
5:07 pm

HD, I do (kind of) and the horns really reminded me of another sweeet early soul sound tune….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXSocE_M1G4

We need Debbie Do Right about now…(That chick is way cool.)

Wow! I’m gonna leave that previous line up because I penned it before that second 5:03!

(The universe is such a powerful place…Welcome DDR!)

Normal

May 21st, 2010
5:09 pm

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:11 pm

DDR (and Jay and South Atlanta, too)

I finally found some stuff from her first album and thought of you when I heard this…

“…lots of laughs, all you want…that’s how it ought to be…but don’t take my word..”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx8UH4ocpfw

Normal

May 21st, 2010
5:12 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
5:15 pm

AmVet @ 5:07

“Rescue Me” has one of my favorite bass lines in all of music. Things don’t have to be complicated to drive things along.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

May 21st, 2010
5:17 pm

Some Democrats on the campaign trail have hit upon a winning campaign tactic: Run against President Obama and his agenda — especially the health care overhaul.

Just sayin….

Normal

May 21st, 2010
5:17 pm

Can’t think of more music, but here’s some apt politics for ya…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1agOiyflMhI&feature=related

Jay

May 21st, 2010
5:17 pm

The orchestration and mix on that song is such a product of its time, Josef. Thanks.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

May 21st, 2010
5:18 pm

What is this, stump broke redneck night?

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:19 pm

Anybody remember this one from back then…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBS86nDZasw

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
5:19 pm

Hey AmVet!! Happy Friday!! Great link!

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
5:20 pm

Welcome to Friday night, Normal!

(GO NAVY!)

Years ago when my son was in the Boy Scouts, we had some big gathering and the MC asked everyone who had served in uniform to stand, A goodly number of us did. Then he asked everybody who had a father, mother, brother or sister who had, to stand. More did of course, The extended families and so on. At the end virtually everyone was standing.

The point? We’re all in this crazy sh_t together.

For all the brothers in arms here – marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors. Conservative, liberal and neither. Black, white and every color. And their extended families.

A million old soldiers will fade away, but a dream goes on forever…(check out the Heineken bottle on the piano).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtV_VP-gvjA

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
5:20 pm

Once knew a guy who was DeKalb County fireman. He told me about going to a house on a medical call. He said, “It was just an ordinary house and when we walked in it looked normal. Then as we started down the hall, the walls were covered with gold records. You ever heard of anybody named Clarence Carter?” He was young; he didn’t know. Said he was an extremely nice fellow.

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

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

May 21st, 2010
5:20 pm

Country music is like fingernails screeching across the blackboard, in stereo.

No wonder rednecks always go to fighting in country bars, just sayin…

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:22 pm

JAY–

You’re more than welcome! Anybody who can appreciate her is definitely a friend of mine… the other two from that album I’ve been able to find…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2sc_hFNwGI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UODmptNidE&feature=related

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
5:24 pm

Country music is like fingernails screeching across the blackboard, in stereo.

Everything is good to somebody. If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. Problem solved.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 21st, 2010
5:26 pm

She’s better known for other songs but I thought this one paints a real nice word picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7HgO9QhAc

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
5:28 pm

hi josef!! happy friday!! here’s my pick for one of the best folk singers ever, altho he doesn’t get a lot of attention, this one song from him has inspired millions everywhere. (please forgive me, my sis-in-law’s keyboard is jacked and missing a letter, so I’ve got to try to be creative with my vocab tonight…..)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-i9CUAAHN0&feature=related

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:29 pm

Hillbilly:

Back when they were high school, Younger Boy’s band played this one…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3hGxTxVrKI

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
5:31 pm

josef, as you know I love JA! I saw her open for Supertramp when I was a 20 year old who knew nothing of her. Boy, did that change after that night.

And that Barbara Lewis song damned near made me cry when I was about 12 years old. It still does.

Normal, George Harrison is to me, without equal.

From later in his career. Helping us all to remember what we came here for, this is love…

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

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:35 pm

Hillbilly–
Agreed with you on that’s probably her best…it’s my favorite anyway…

DDR
Thanks! There’s this certain something in South African music that’s hard to put a label on, but it strikes something very deep in my soul…

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
5:38 pm

Hillbilly great Clarence Carter song……this one tho reminds me of my pop. Everytime he came home on leave he’d start singing this song to my mom. When I was little I didn’t nderstand what the song meant, now that i’m a little older…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gMkiOPSeA&feature=related

Henley's Heaven

May 21st, 2010
5:38 pm

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:40 pm

AmVet
One of the great regrets of my life to date is that I’ve never seen her in concert…and you lucky devil, you!

Ran across this one searching–the first two cuts are from that first album… a good “primer” for those who don’t know her

http://new.music.yahoo.com/joan-armatrading/tracks/whatevers-for-us-for-us–1632978

Pogo

May 21st, 2010
5:40 pm

Amvet, “All Things Must Pass”. And they will. Harrison was the best of the four.

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
5:42 pm

Greatest female cntry singer EVER!! Not even Dollie can toch her…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG-8uZg2uV0

Jeff Fryer

May 21st, 2010
5:45 pm

Love “you’re gonna lose that girl”.

Okay, how about the over-mugging CNBC stock pundits: They actually put “excitement” in their delivery when the dow goes up, and “worry” in their voice when it goes down. They mug mercilessly like bio-emoticons to reflect the trading action. Like take today: There was a short covering of a little over one percent in the last hour of trading, and now they’re all having a bull rally party, and everyone has stock picks and these people are crazy.

So Jay’s musical pick is perfect.

Ford (F) is a good bet here. Now they’ve got me doing it.

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
5:49 pm

“There’s this certain something in South African music that’s hard to put a label on…”

I discovered a program on NPR many years ago called Afro-pop Worldwide and was stunned at the authenticity of it. (Pardons to Sting, Paul Simon, et al…) Lots of really good stuff.

HD, something about Carly’s music. So sad but so sweet.

Very traditional, but not, kind of anthem, Debbie.

Often imitated. Never duplicated…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKuv5u55xzw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPA_VUE-Pto

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
5:49 pm

Pogo

May 21st, 2010
5:51 pm

Fly high peregrine triplets (and the tweeting Mockingbird twins outside my window). Life goes on.

Normal

May 21st, 2010
5:52 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
5:59 pm

Josef,
Just got a call from my daughter and it seems that my grandson was accepted into the AIM(?) program. She was so excited I never got exactly what it is, except that he placed in the top two percent. You know this program?

TnGelding

May 21st, 2010
5:59 pm

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
6:04 pm

Henley and Frey and a bunch of those other “SoCal”cats were monsters.

(Those Utopia tunes were supposed to be on this effort, but…you gottum earlier. They’re both superb.)

For Pogo. And kudos bud.

An obscure version…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raH8HBpkkpY

For purists…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4aP2iKa16g

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:05 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:07 pm

AmVet, “All Things Must Pass” alway makes me mist up…

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:09 pm

Tn, as far as openings go, I always liked this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dApIMjrn2Vg

Soothsayer

May 21st, 2010
6:09 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:15 pm

Soothsayer, Great pick.

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
6:18 pm

GREAT beer drinking song, Norm! (I’m doing my part.)

TnGelding, 2001 A Space Odyssey, with that Strausspiece, was one of the first films I ever watched. Man, have I had it good or what???

So many great movie soundtracks. Practically innumerable…

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

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
6:18 pm

Normal

An opening for ya!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh_6Dia1Rjo

Will get back with you later at St. Elsewhere on AIM

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
6:22 pm

AmVet

They’re probably foreigners with ways different than our own! :-)

TnGelding

May 21st, 2010
6:22 pm

Inspiring, all.

moonbat betty

May 21st, 2010
6:24 pm

to all you club 54′ers.

who knew they weren’t brothers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHGyokI6fMU

Soothsayer

May 21st, 2010
6:27 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:28 pm

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
6:31 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:33 pm

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
6:37 pm

josef: Never heard that one before, Debbie like!! Here’s another bunch of country ladies that I like, they’re my favorite country group…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a9mx1IVZzU&feature=related

Soothsayer

May 21st, 2010
6:44 pm

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
6:46 pm

Soothsayer

That’s the real deal!

Normal

:-)

DDR
Had it pulled up! Great minds again. My favorite all time of his. One of his later ones that I’m rather fond of..

“…in Jersey anything is legal as long as you don’t get caught…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBFsg93xtq0

DDR

SOUTHERN ATL

May 21st, 2010
6:48 pm

josef nix @5:11….that was cool!!

A little traveling music from the “Queen of Soul”…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYx-cMO_Ndc

Normal

May 21st, 2010
6:50 pm

San Diego, 1966…Main Street. What a sailor wouldn’t do. This song does bring back some memories for thjis old salt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1tstiCxybQ&feature=related

josef nix

May 21st, 2010
6:54 pm

Dylan is one great song writer who can tell a story, and sometimes others can do his material better than he…here’s one of my favorite of his story songs. Would love to see it made into a movie…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQJZys0cvI

RW-(the original)

May 21st, 2010
6:55 pm

Anybody know the parade route? After all, Candidate Obama said that 16 months after taking office all our troops would be out of Iraq. Today marks the end of those 16 months.

AmVet

May 21st, 2010
6:55 pm

Soothsayer and Debbie, I too wanted to play some sweet Zimmerman. So unique, so controversial, so relevant. And occasionally so very fine. Thank you.

betty, good funky change of pace.

(Braves get 7 in the bottom of the ninth to win yesterday!!! Their third consecutive walk off variety.)

Extraterrestrials, “Send more Chuck Berry.”

Saw JOE! at Music Midtown. He was a frickin’ Eagle! Bought all that early stuff.

Melissa, every guitar players wet dream.

Speaking of controversial. And in some ways I loved every minute of the “embarrassed” thing…

YEE HAW! Go Texas!

(Warning for Andy. Cornball country.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlDPPu53V80

DebbieDoRight

May 21st, 2010
7:00 pm

hmmm josef, that monkey man song sounds like something from the 60’s. If we’re going to the 60’s I’m breaking out the Janis Joplin…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-GFqhCq2HA

Soothsayer

May 21st, 2010
7:03 pm

Normal

May 21st, 2010
7:03 pm

Lately, when watching my great grand daughter play, this song runs through my head…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BiuIn0LmUA&feature=related

SOUTHERN ATL

May 21st, 2010
7:03 pm

Amvet that was nice…do you remember this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A

theyeshaveit

May 21st, 2010
7:04 pm

Debbie, if you’re going to do Janis, you have to do Jimi, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hSW67ySCio

RW-(the original)

May 21st, 2010
7:04 pm

theyeshaveit

May 21st, 2010
7:07 pm

Soothsayer, back in my college days, we did a fifties Halloween party. Slicked back hair and all. Then went out to a soda shop. When the fellow asked me what flavor ice cream I wanted, I started singing that song.