‘cuz the devil knows your weakness, son!

One night, years ago, I wandered into this little jazz club in Seattle, and up on the stage at the end of the darkened room was this chunky little blind white girl, all by herself, playin’ piano and singing.

And she was just ROCKIN’ it!!

I turned to this guy standing at the doorway and gave him a “What the hell is THIS!?!?” look. He looked back at me, grinned and shook his head. He didn’t know what the hell it was either, except that it was damn good.

That girl, it turned out, was a young Dianne Schuur. Here she is doing one of my favorite songs, about Satan’s temptation of one “Reverend Lee.” The choice seems appropriate, given one of the week’s top story lines.

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jm

September 24th, 2010
3:50 pm

jm

September 24th, 2010
3:51 pm

Cuz he makes Congress look as stupid as they are…

AmVet

September 24th, 2010
3:58 pm

Nice funky starter this afternoon, Jay.

Something decidedly more upbeat…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nu6XznDP3s

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

September 24th, 2010
4:03 pm

Jay, are you saying “Reverend Lee” = “Bishop Eddie Long”?

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

September 24th, 2010
4:05 pm

AmVet
September 24th, 2010
3:58 pm

Giving my best “bandstand” impersonation…..I’ll give it an 85. It’s got a great beat and is easy to dance to.

Aquagirl

September 24th, 2010
4:12 pm

….And a 4th lawsuit has been filed on the bigot masquerading as a bishop. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. I’m sure he’ll play that congregation like a fiddle Sunday, those people will swear he’s innocent even if there’s overwhelming evidence. Ah, religion, clogging the brains of humans since 10,000 B.C.

getalife

September 24th, 2010
4:13 pm

“Christine O’Donnell Says She’d Stop The Whole Country From Having Sex”, HP

A whole lot of Rosie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCyJzI-6kc

AmVet

September 24th, 2010
4:14 pm

Preacher man, don´t tell me, heaven is under the earth,
I know you don´t know what life is really worth …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:18 pm

jewcowboy

In case you check in and want to know if any of us old f*rts know anything from this millenium…
This one jumped out and caught my undivided attention…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8FHwsATN0E

Hillbilly

was reading over the comments on this and your grandparents’….thought of this one…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRxCDOQfkw4

Mick

September 24th, 2010
4:18 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:24 pm

aquagirl

This is Friday night at Jay’s place…save the sermons for Sunday…give us a music post if you’ve got a bone to gnaw on, let somebody else sing your song….okay?

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:27 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:31 pm

course the devil’s already been to the oval office…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5J6dvMDvQA

AmVet

September 24th, 2010
4:33 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:36 pm

AmVet

A MOT tune for ya in reference to our exchange last p.m. bear with the poor quality of the visuals, but given when this was recorded, well…just seems appropriate…

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

N-GA

September 24th, 2010
4:36 pm

Loved it….add some brass!

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:38 pm

some musings from Andre’s true better half….

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

@@

September 24th, 2010
4:42 pm

Very unique voice. Is she sightless, jay?

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:42 pm

@@

September 24th, 2010
4:43 pm

do it to me, do it to me, do it to me, do it to me, do it to me, do it to me, do it to me.

Another question. Is she a rabbit?

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:43 pm

@@
There’ sight and there’s insight….

@@

September 24th, 2010
4:47 pm

I know that, josef. Just curious is all.

I could assume, but I’d rather know the facts.

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:52 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:57 pm

@@

Sorry, I should have put an ISH with that one!

SWAT Native

September 24th, 2010
4:58 pm

Wow, Jay! Are you old enough to have seen Diane Shuur as a little girl in a club? Did you see her at the Jazz Festival this summer?

md

September 24th, 2010
4:58 pm

@@ – I know it’s hard, but sometimes you just have to read everything in Jay’s post – there in lies the answer.

@@

September 24th, 2010
4:59 pm

O.K., before the music fest gets into full swing, I just wanted to clarify something. When Colbert’s testimony was mentioned earlier, I was thinking Keith Olbermann. I always get those two mixed up.

Colbert’s schtick certainly didin’t help the dem’s cause. They don’t have time to act on the the Bush tax cuts, but they’ve got time to entertain themselves with Colbert’s farse of a testimony.

That ain’t good.

Proceed.

@@

September 24th, 2010
5:03 pm

md:

there in lies the answer.

Oops! I didn’t “see the blind” reference.

Schnirt

Not sure why he had to mention her chunkiness though. Supporting Michelle’s campaign against obesity maybe?

Georgia Borned and Raised

September 24th, 2010
5:12 pm

Just one little oversight with your selection, Jay. I think you needed a male singer.

BADA BING

September 24th, 2010
5:17 pm

Looks likes Eddie Long got caught playing “Hide da Bishop”. Did anyone else notice all the newcomers today on the post about Bishop Long? They were all supporting him, and I felt it strange that so many new people were on today. My guess is that Long’s handlers had his minions out on line, on the radio, and TV doing damage control. Just seemed a little too contrived to me.

Bubba Bob

September 24th, 2010
5:17 pm

Aquagirl,

If you believe in evolution then you should blame evolution for evolving us to the point having religion. It’s not our fault. It’s obviously selected for some reason.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

BADA BING

September 24th, 2010
5:19 pm

So she is blind and fat? I bet she’s got a great personality tho. Right?

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:23 pm

josef

Thanks for the Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was a perfect fit, I remember Grandma saying, “Daddy held me up to the window and pointed it out to me.” :-)

This one is for all our carpetbagger and scalawags friends from the previous thread.

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

Soames

September 24th, 2010
5:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKqZZg2U6t4

I have always loved this guy and this song in particular….named my first born after him.

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:33 pm

FrankLeeDarling

September 24th, 2010
5:33 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:37 pm

AmVet

September 24th, 2010
5:37 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:40 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
5:42 pm

Hillbilly

This is mine for our Carpetbag-Scalawag friends…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfdQ1sXfG7o

Read about you in a Faulkner novel
Met you once in a Williams play
Heard about you in a country love song…

How many can make the crossover with no jolt from Faulkner and Williams to a country love song and identify completely with both? When they can, and some can, I do stop and listen…

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
5:45 pm

Soames

Good, you’re here…caught your feeling homesick post the other night. Here’s to you! Durant?

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

FrankLeeDarling

September 24th, 2010
5:46 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:46 pm

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

September 24th, 2010
5:49 pm

What is it with these sicko homosexual freak people, masquerading as a “preacher” so that they can molest little boys.

Y’all liberals need some serious freaking help.

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:53 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
5:55 pm

IR/YW

You and aquagirl need to get together…two peas in a pod…

Hillbilly

That @ 5:46 YO!!!

Growing up in Jackson there was a flop house downtown that had a big neon sign that flashed “Jesus Saves.” On the stairwell there was another sign that said, “Rooms Upstairs!”

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
5:56 pm

What is it with these sicko homosexual freak people, masquerading as a “preacher” so that they can molest little boys.

But, enough about Glenn Beck.

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

September 24th, 2010
5:58 pm

Second is the rise of women as a force. They “are the drivers in this election cycle,” Ms. Blackburn says. “Something is going on.” At tea-party events the past 18 months, she started to notice “60% of the crowd is women.” She tells of a political rally that drew thousands in Nashville, at the State Capitol plaza. She had brought her year-old grandson. When the mic was handed to her she was holding him. “I said, ‘How many of you are grandmothers?’ The hands! That was the moment I realized that the majority of the people at the political events now are women. I saw this in town halls in ‘09—it was women showing up at my listening events, it was women talking about health care.”

They don’t like little sick freakos either.

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
5:59 pm

josef

I was never much of a fan of Pam Tillis, until I saw her live. She’s quite good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8FBFLMOrnw

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
6:01 pm

Hillbilly
@ 5:53

Makes me want to put my dancing shoes on and go looking for the girl in the orange shorts…

carlosgvv

September 24th, 2010
6:02 pm

Will a time ever come in this country when the preachers and priests won’t be caught with their pants down?

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
6:02 pm

I heard Roberta Flack doing that same tune (”Rev. Lee”) way long ago, but can’t find a linkee…

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
6:03 pm

Jackie,

If you drop by that link you left me downstairs proves my point and disproves yours. Good job!

To recap, you claimed that children were being dropped from existing policies and I told you that wasn’t true. Companies were just going to stop offering children only policies.

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
6:08 pm

Hillbilly
@ 5:59

Thanks a million! I had heard the song, but had never seen this video. Amazing. Unmentionable says to tell you, “yeah that’s what I’m talking about!”

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
6:10 pm

carlos
@ 6:02

Them, politicians and assorted others who make it their business to tell us how we ought to live…I have known some good preachers and priests…I’ve never known a good politician….

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

September 24th, 2010
6:13 pm

“On November 3 . . . there will be in Washington, D.C., a Democratic majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate.”–Vice President Biden, quoted by WhoRunsGov.com, Sept. 23

Yeah, genius, why don’t we check again in January, geez what a mouthbreather.

Scout

September 24th, 2010
6:14 pm

Del:

Get your platoon over to Tucker’s thread most ricky-tick.

We got two Marines pinned down over there by a regiment of liberals.

Soothsayer

September 24th, 2010
6:15 pm

Amvet: That’s my favorite “Dead” song!

Scout

September 24th, 2010
6:15 pm

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

September 24th, 2010
6:17 pm

“Congress Changes Intellectual Disability Wording”

OK, so obozo is an individual with an intellectual disability and not a little tard, I regress.

For now.

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
6:23 pm

Speaking of….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs4y5si8DGs

“Preacher man talkin’ on the TV,
He’s a-puttin’ down the rock ‘n’ roll.
He wants me to send a donation,’Cos he’s worried about my soul.
He said: “Jesus walked on the water,”And I know that is true,
But sometimes I think that preacher man,
Would like to do a little walkin’, too.”

Soothsayer

September 24th, 2010
6:24 pm

Scout: give it a rest, dog! It’s Friday night already!

Pogo

September 24th, 2010
6:25 pm

Bishop will continue to take advantage of the black community and he will have their support because the black community only believes that there is only one evil in this world and that is white people. It is a strange thing. The blacks refuse to critisize one of their own race even when that person is clearly a predator and abuser of them. It is almost as if the blacks are willing to be taken advantage by their own race as long as they think that they are sticking it to white people. It is a relationship akin to that of the Democrat party and the blacks of America. One party knows that it can screw the other over again and again and the that the victim party won’t do anything about it because they perceive a greater evil and in this case it is white people. Look at Obama’s and Holders refusal to investigate and prosecute the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. Obama is nothing but a puppet of his own ideology but he pretty much speaks for most blacks in America (thus their continued 95% approval rating of him). Everyone should read the Manchurin President. It is quite scary. First and foremost he is a communist/marxist and it started when he was 11 years old in a “Church” in Hawaii supported and attended by his terrorist buddy, Bill Ayers. Obama uses racism (blacks against whites”) only to further his socialist views. He doesn’t really care about anything or anyone other than his own socialist anti-American ideology. It is in his blood.

Soothsayer

September 24th, 2010
6:26 pm

BADA BING

September 24th, 2010
6:34 pm

Hey everybody, send me your email address and I will send you some pix of me in my muscle shirts. It is OK, I don’t mean anything by it. Honest.

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
6:36 pm

josef @ 6:23

” a poor girl wants to marry, a rich girl wants to flirt; a rich man goes to college and a poor man goes to work”

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
6:39 pm

BADA BING

September 24th, 2010
6:42 pm

Hey girls, come for a ride with me in my Bentley, and I will buy you some clothes. It’s Ok, I don’t expect anything in return. You can trust me. Really.

Soothsayer

September 24th, 2010
6:50 pm

Gosh! Where’d everybody go?

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
6:55 pm

sooth

Things tend to slpw down a little around 7:00 and then pick back up…hoping Bruno makes it in tonight..

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
7:00 pm

Don’t know if any of you folks listen to the public radio show about rock & roll and suchlike, Sound Opinions, but their topic this week sounds intriguing…

After every successful debut comes the dreaded “Sophomore Slump.” This week Jim and Greg highlight artists that managed to defeat this streak and release a “Sophomore Success”.

anyway, the podcast isn’t posted yet so I have no idea of which artists they’re going to highlight. I’m trying to think of second albums that were actually decided improvement over the debut, and for some reason I’m kinda stuck.

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
7:08 pm

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
7:15 pm

j-nix, good sophomore pick.

I was thinking With the Beatles, while not necessarily more earth-shaking than their debut, is among those 60s lads’ most enjoyable.

(Of course most Americans heard it as “Meet the Beatles,” a rather different album.)

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
7:16 pm

Brett, why not take the political crap over to Cynthia’s where Scout and his shower buddies are playing? yer harshin’ my buzz, man.

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
7:17 pm

now I gots to run myself. Later… maybe.

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
7:20 pm

The Boner's Tan Line

September 24th, 2010
7:24 pm

This one goes out to the Boner. Maybe it’ll make him feel better. Debbie, Chrissy and Lizzie, how about you gals taking it easy on him. The Boner just can’t help himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN-4lX0QyZc

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
7:29 pm

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
7:32 pm

Tan Line
@ 7:24

:-)

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
7:34 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
7:40 pm

For those who can’t let it go on Friday Night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMAv1n8ieWE

jt

September 24th, 2010
7:52 pm

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
7:55 pm

Sufficiently Breathless was a damn fine second album.

Roberta Flack

September 24th, 2010
7:55 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
8:08 pm

This guy has reinvented himself again. Amazing voice.

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

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
8:14 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
8:26 pm

@@

September 24th, 2010
8:28 pm

I know this is music night n’ all, but does Eddie Long take steroids? I mean the man is 57 years old!!!!

Just kidding….kind of.

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
8:30 pm

@@

September 24th, 2010
8:55 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
9:16 pm

Scout

September 24th, 2010
9:17 pm

Soothsayer :

You NEVER let down !

“I will walk my post in a military manner keeping always on the alert and observing everything which takes place within my sight or hearing …………. sir.”

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
9:30 pm

Mick

September 24th, 2010
9:33 pm

HD

Saw that the other night on letterman – strong vocals, cool number-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_WymRKkFHg

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 24th, 2010
9:37 pm

Well, that poor Preacher Long. Another one’s decided to kiss and tell. You can’t hardly trust nobody nowadays.

It just goes to show the truth of what Daddy told me before I left for the Army. He said, “Son”—he always called me Son—”don’t never mess around with the hired help.” Anyhow, I don’t need to worry about it down at the warehouse. All the women that work in the office look like the Pillsbury doughboy.

I hope the Rev. Long comes out on Sunday and says, “Yup, I done it. I sinned against thee, Lord.” Then everybody can send in a double donation and everything will be OK.

Anyhow, I think we need to take up a offering to pay for fixing all these gays. It can be reversed for the right price. It would be kind of nice to see all the gay men and the gay women on this blog dating each other.

Have a good night everybody.

@@

September 24th, 2010
9:40 pm

Jack

September 24th, 2010
9:42 pm

I’m just a little bit surprised at the “hell” and “damn”. Reckon I’d better loosen up some.

Mick

September 24th, 2010
9:46 pm

It's for real...

September 24th, 2010
10:22 pm

Palin took aim at critics who said Palin had no business supporting Handel, a woman she didn’t know personally. “Yes it is true that I live outside the perimeter, okay? Way outside,” Palin joked.

Palin praised Handel’s accomplishments, having come from a broken home and becoming Fulton County Commission chairwoman and later, Georgia’s Secretary of State. “She made something of herself because she didn’t blame her circumstances. She worked hard to get where she is today,” Palin said of Handel.

“Some say that I endorsed Karen just because she’s a woman. Now that is just so stupid. It’s just so passe,” Palin told the crowd. “We’re endorsing her because she’s the best candidate for Georgia.”

Say ‘no’ to King Roy, no to Deal Real Incompetent!

Write in Karen Handel.

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
10:31 pm

Apparently I’m going to have to cart this post around for every time the Barnesbots try to get you to go the write in route.

~~~~~~~~

September 7th was the last day a candidate could file as a write in candidate in Georgia and votes for anyone that hasn’t filed for that status won’t have votes for them counted.

If you write in Karen Handel you are literally throwing your vote away. I’ve seen dozens of suggestions for doing just that and I suspect the vast majority of those suggestions are coming from Barnes supporters. Jay B would be well advised to remove comments suggesting that option and to alert his readers to the ramifications of such a write in vote.