A travelin’ music salute to those who taught us how

The REAL Jay Bookman, the first and the best Jay Bookman, happens to be my father, who’s been dealing with some medical issues this week. So, by the time this shows up on the innertubes, I hope to be driving down the interstate to spend some time with him and his lovely bride of some 55 years and counting.

So tonight’s travelin’ music goes out to my pops, and to my father-in-law Larry, out in California, who’s dealing with his own medical challenges this week. They taught us the way, and they teach us still, and I hope they’ll keep doing so for many years to come, because Lord knows we could still use the help.

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stands for decibels

October 22nd, 2010
3:49 pm

since someone’s gotta post “Father of mine”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9KCULT7YOc

(nothing like mine, of course.)

FinnMcCool

October 22nd, 2010
3:51 pm

rock and roll heart

Brad Steel

October 22nd, 2010
3:57 pm

my papa was a rodeo.

mama was a rock-n-roll band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZ50ptDpuQ

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
3:58 pm

Amvet

October 22nd, 2010
3:59 pm

Hang tough, JB. And best wishes, always.

Friends, treasure your dads every day.

Mine’s been gone for 22 years and I still miss his voice and laughter…

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
3:59 pm

Peadawg

October 22nd, 2010
4:04 pm

Man I could listen to Eric Clapton play the guitar all day long.

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
4:05 pm

Bosch

October 22nd, 2010
4:06 pm

Since me mum died this past summer, I’ve been spending lots of time with my pops — thanks for the JB.

HDB

October 22nd, 2010
4:08 pm

Safe travels, Jay…..and listen to “It Keeps You Running” by the Doobie Brothers….and “Mercy, Mercy Me” – either the Marvin Gaye or the Michael McDonald version….that’ll keep you going on the road!!!

Haywood Jablome

October 22nd, 2010
4:10 pm

Marvin Gaye

Probably not the keenest reference in this thread.

larry

October 22nd, 2010
4:12 pm

The orginal power trio, and have a safe trip and may they get better soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqh54rSzheg

md

October 22nd, 2010
4:13 pm

Harry Chapin – Hits home the older I get……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwjNBjqR-c&feature=related

jewcowboy

October 22nd, 2010
4:15 pm

larry

October 22nd, 2010
4:17 pm

Speaking as a frustrated air drummer , i could watch and listen to Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker and the great Neil Peart play all day long.
This was interesting and enjoyable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq684tmvd1A

Matti

October 22nd, 2010
4:19 pm

Nice! Drive safely, Mr. Bookman!

King of the world

October 22nd, 2010
4:20 pm

Me pappy died in my arms last june. Enjoy your your pappy while you can. Thoughts and prayers to both Jay Bookmans.

jewcowboy

October 22nd, 2010
4:21 pm

Haywood Jablome,

“Probably not the keenest reference in this thread.”

;)

Dusty

October 22nd, 2010
4:22 pm

Jay Bookman, sorry to hear about your father’s illness. I hope you can tell us some good news soon.

PS..I was hoping for “The Star Spangled Banner” sung by someone special. But in view of the situation, the music you picked is just fine. Best wishes.

Mick

October 22nd, 2010
4:24 pm

Hey jay bookman, we are both very lucky to have our parents still living – politics is nothing compared to that blessing. Enjoy some time with pops and try to pry out some more wisdom that hasn’t been mined-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PgRznuRseA&feature=related

paleo-neoCarlinist

October 22nd, 2010
4:26 pm

Wonderful Tonight was one of the first my guitar teacher tought me. That’s about as far as I got in the Clapton department. music is funny like that; some meant to play – others better suited to listen. actually got rid of 461 Ocean Blvd when I picked up the guitar.

md

October 22nd, 2010
4:34 pm

Or the video version of Cats in the Cradle……..cherish your time if your folks are still here to do so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un2EfjEJAOA

paleo-neoCarlinist

October 22nd, 2010
4:36 pm

JB, as I said, sometimes the music sounds better when we listen my dad turned 80 this year; got an early gift last year (Parkinson’s) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for his 80th. Good news, Parkinson’s is in check and as his Dr. observed; you don’t have to worry about the lymphoma for another 10-15 years, and with Parkinson’s you don’t have two worry about being around in 15 years. yep, I am as blessed as an agnostic can be to have known my dad for 50 of the 52 he’s spent with his bride, and as as Dewey Cox observed; medical issues, aside; being both a son and a father is “a beautiful ride”.

Paulo977

October 22nd, 2010
4:37 pm

Scout

October 22nd, 2010
4:43 pm

Jay:

Best to your Dad and family. Hope you have a very fulfilling visit.

Mick

October 22nd, 2010
4:47 pm

Scout

October 22nd, 2010
4:47 pm

Granny Godzilla

October 22nd, 2010
4:49 pm

marky mark

October 22nd, 2010
4:49 pm

Amen, Amvet……mine died when I was 5, so I never knew his voice and laughter.

Mick

October 22nd, 2010
4:57 pm

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
4:59 pm

Union

October 22nd, 2010
5:06 pm

safe travels jay. best to you and your family

Southern Comfort

October 22nd, 2010
5:09 pm

Sending prayers to your father Jay..

Paulo977

October 22nd, 2010
5:11 pm

Jay ..thanks for reminding us. Sorry to hear that your dad is ill, but I am sure your visit will energize him .

Daddy…Marvin’s Voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOQReUcrdvs

skydog

October 22nd, 2010
5:13 pm

What`s going on guys? I don`t know how to do the link thing. I`m a music lover and play out some.

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
5:14 pm

carlosgvv

October 22nd, 2010
5:18 pm

Sorry to hear your Dad is sick, hope he gets better. You are lucky to have a good father. Mine abandoned me and my sister when I was five. The clearest memory I have is of him driving by the house with his girlfriend and the both of them waving at me. Just the begining of so many showers of blessings from “The God of Love.”

@@

October 22nd, 2010
5:32 pm

Union:

You came to Bosch’s defense downstairs and I responded. Feel free.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 22nd, 2010
5:34 pm

Safe travels and best wishes to your father and father-in-law.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 22nd, 2010
5:35 pm

Well, nobody sings about Daddy better than Slim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcxfpW34wVM

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
5:36 pm

Enter your comments here

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
5:39 pm

Skydog go to jaybstutorial.blogspot.com

@@

October 22nd, 2010
5:52 pm

md

October 22nd, 2010
5:59 pm

skydog,

right click your mouse over the link in the address bar you want to copy – in the drop down menu select “copy”, then right click your mouse over the comment box on this page – in the drop down menu select “paste” and you are done.

Absher

October 22nd, 2010
6:01 pm

godless heathen

October 22nd, 2010
6:10 pm

Was glad to get a chance to drop in my Dad this week. He will be 80 in Nov. He says the days go by slowly, but the years go by fast.

SOUTHERN ATL

October 22nd, 2010
6:26 pm

Jay,
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your father and father-in-law as well as safe travels…I am thankful to still have my dad around and cherish each moment that we spend together….There is no place like home!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnKQN7TF4hQ&ob=av2e

Tech Man

October 22nd, 2010
6:43 pm

Best wishes.
You and your parents are in my prayers.

N-GA

October 22nd, 2010
6:47 pm

Jay…I genuinely hope your father gets through this and you (and yours)get to enjoy him for many more years. I posted the loss of my father a couple of years ago. Fortunately I had the opportunity to tell him how I REALLY felt. I said “Dad, if I could choose anyone in history to be my father, I would choose you without hesitation.”

And I spoke the truth……..

TGT

October 22nd, 2010
6:54 pm

Great song Jay. I hope all is well with your dad.

The Father’s Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrHl4cjhyFE

Southern Comfort

October 22nd, 2010
6:56 pm

SOUTHERN ATL

October 22nd, 2010
7:00 pm

TGT@6:54….that was beautiful and heart felt!

SOUTHERN ATL

October 22nd, 2010
7:01 pm

Thanks Southern Comfort because it was getting kind of sad in here!!

SOUTHERN ATL

October 22nd, 2010
7:09 pm

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
7:17 pm

You and yours are in out thoughts and prayers…

In case nobody else has

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

Southern Comfort

October 22nd, 2010
7:30 pm

SOUTHERN

I’m kinda insulated from the sad father stuff as I’m not close to mine. The man that raised me was my grandfather, and he was taken from this world almost 10 years ago. I try to remember only the good times I shared with my grandfather.

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
7:32 pm

“Well, Jody, your daddy was a rambling, gambling man. Better at the first than he was at the second.” —Mama

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

godless heathen

October 22nd, 2010
7:32 pm

“but did YOU ALL vote yet?”

DNC sent over a whole stack of absentee ballots but I haven’t got them all filled out yet.

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
7:34 pm

A hat tip to a car commercial for giving this song some exposure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53pc0rLBbuM

SOUTHERN ATL

October 22nd, 2010
7:37 pm

SoCo sorry to hear that..I grew up with my father and grandma and she passed away back in December. I felt like I lost my best friend.

SOUTHERN ATL

October 22nd, 2010
7:39 pm

“but did YOU ALL vote yet?”

Yes I voted “once” today and it was not by absentee. I was suprised at how fast I was able to get in and out.

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
7:40 pm

SoCo

My grandfather took up the role…he loved his classical music and this composer, so here’s to you, Granddaddy…I know I never said it often enough, but thank you…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ub4f5Pgm1Y

Southern Comfort

October 22nd, 2010
7:44 pm

S ATL

No problem. I felt like recently I got a chance to reconnect with my grandfather. Before his accident, he owned a white 1963 Impala. He purchased it in 1984 (I think), and it had 8k original miles on it. It still had the factory tires, and the a/c still worked. Last month, I came across a white 1963 Impala with a price tag of $8K. Without hesitating, I purchased that car, and it also is almost 100% original with 81k miles. Working on that car makes me feel closer to my grandfather now than I’ve felt in years. I know all about that feeling of losing your best friend. My sympathies on your loss as well.

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
7:50 pm

Try not to focus on the sense of loss, as hard as it can be. Be thankful for the time you got to spend and remember that many people were never fortunate enough to know the person you miss, but you were.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ocXin5f-Q

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
8:03 pm

Hey gang! Just got back from the gym.

GREAT Stones selection, Mick…

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
8:05 pm

marky mark, I’m so sorry to hear that.

What a tragedy.

As I age, I realize even more just how precious family is. (Even if we are somewhat dysfunctional!)

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
8:05 pm

Mamas and Daddies do this, even when we’re unaware.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI_h_IRfRe8&NR=1

getalife

October 22nd, 2010
8:07 pm

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
8:11 pm

carlosgvv, another tragedy.

Sometimes I think the human condition is just too sad to withstand, but then the sun comes up again in the morning, and I realize we all have no choice but to try and make our own way somehow and to live a good life…

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
8:16 pm

Speaking of dysfunctional “families”, @@ you and I fight like cats and dogs, but at least we can enjoy some great Joe C. And that one was new to me. Thanks…

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
8:17 pm

I reckon I’m old. When I think of Born Free, this is what comes to mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_89U-N-5w0g

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
8:19 pm

AmVet @ 8:16

Another song of the same name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_78cdmMR0s

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
8:20 pm

Amvet: how are those endorphins working for you? Your pal, Soothsayer.

@@

October 22nd, 2010
8:21 pm

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR

Dad?

(ISH)

Didn’t see this:

The REAL Jay Bookman, the first and the best Jay Bookman

Does that mean we can call jay, Jr.?

This is a song my Dad sang to my mother. Since he died when I was young, the “you’re my best friend” part goes out to my brother….my second Dad.

What is it they say? A girl will always marry a man just like her Dad? Worked for me.

My husband and brother are nothing alike, but they do have the same name. The best of both Dads.

@@

October 22nd, 2010
8:21 pm

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
8:22 pm

@@

October 22nd, 2010
8:24 pm

@@ you and I fight like cats and dogs, but at least we can enjoy some great Joe C. And that one was new to me. Thanks…

You’re welcome, Weenie.

Schnirt!

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
8:26 pm

Jonix: that’s hilarious. I once owned a cat who would literally attack any dog who got near him. His favorite weapon was a claw to the nose–very effective.

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
8:28 pm

Sooth

We used to have one who’d wait in the bushes for folks to come walking their dogs by and then run out and attack!

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
8:30 pm

You’re welcome, Weenie.

Just don’t ever forget, I’m the alpha weenie!

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
8:30 pm

josef @ 8:22

Which’n is which? ;-)

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
8:42 pm

Hillbilly
Still trying to figger that ‘un our myself!

josef nix

October 22nd, 2010
8:47 pm

Southern Comfort

October 22nd, 2010
8:49 pm

josef @ 8:22

Now that’s funny!!!!

@@

October 22nd, 2010
8:50 pm

Okey Dokey, Weenie.

I’ll throw a roast in your honor.

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 22nd, 2010
8:53 pm

@@

You probably ain’t old enough to remember this but some of us do. (IWH)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbPJ3Q9Tfbs&feature=related

Nice Guy

October 22nd, 2010
8:57 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe-

Good one.

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
8:58 pm

Sooth, it took me a minute to get that! Jeez, must be half-wasted from the workout!

And I’ve had to deal with several technical difficulties here. Nobody is immune from the wrath of the technology gods.

jonix, u da man. Some Dan F.

Here’s some more…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgkFA6WFnY

TaxPayer

October 22nd, 2010
9:07 pm

theyeshaveit

October 22nd, 2010
9:18 pm

TaxPayer,

Ouch. John Denver died in a plane crash. That reminds me….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozr-EItKGu8

Southern Comfort

October 22nd, 2010
9:18 pm

A tribute to the group that taught me how to find my groove.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8sHrA51fGc&feature=related

If it ain’t funky, then it ain’t me. :)

Catch up with y’all later..

theyeshaveit

October 22nd, 2010
9:25 pm

SoCo,

Do you remember Sinbad’s summer concerts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpglVFP55ZA&NR=1

Mick

October 22nd, 2010
9:32 pm

Jay – don’t know if any one played this yet by yosef islam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q29YR5-t3gg

Thanks amvet-

TaxPayer

October 22nd, 2010
9:33 pm

eyes,

You might like this one too.

AmVet

October 22nd, 2010
9:44 pm

theyeshaveit

October 22nd, 2010
9:49 pm

TaxPayer,

Yes, I did like that one. Now, for a change of pace….the show must go on, bu t where is the audience?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU

godless heathen

October 22nd, 2010
9:52 pm

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
9:56 pm

Guerrero double give Texas 3 – 1 lead!

Mick

October 22nd, 2010
10:00 pm

Soothsayer

October 22nd, 2010
10:01 pm

Cruz 2 run homer gives Texas 5 – 1 lead!