Tonight, travelin’ music from a true professional

Ladies and gentlemen, this evening’s guest host for Travelin’ Music is certainly well-qualified for the task, given the tens of thousands of miles he travels each year drivin’ that heavily laden beer truck over the byways, highways and backroads of Georgia, all just to keep our whistles wetted. He is a pillar upon which Western Civilization has come to depend, such as it is. Even now, I suspect, he’s making delivery after delivery on a busy Friday afternoon, stocking up the stores and bars before high-tailing it back to the missus at Simpson’s Trailer Park for supper.

So to Redneck Convert, SAAAAAH-loot!:

Well, Mr. Bookman, I ain’t much for writing, but I’d be mighty pleased if you could devote a Friday night to the music of Merle Haggard. We all know old Merle’s a fine singer, but he’s also about the best beer salesman we got. And it ain’t just a matter of “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down.” Count on it—when Merle shows up in Atlanta in August at that Conservatory or whatever fancy name they use, beer sales will shoot thru the roof. I’ll be busier than a one-armed paper hanger.

Anyhow, I don’t ask for much, and you know I don’t go out of my way to rile josef up. For some reason he takes offense when I even show up on your blog. I don’t call him names, but he sure tags me with one. But I’d be much obliged if you could play this Haggard song, which more or less says what alot of us Conservatives think about what’s going on today. This time, let’s play the music of someone’s that still alive:

– Jay Bookman

121 comments Add your comment

Logical Dude

June 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

thank you Redneck!

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
4:05 pm

Oh, niiiice ‘un.

Merle’s always welcome in Chez sfd.

Here’s my counter.

Got to thinking about this when it was revealed earlier this week that Carrie Underwood publicly supported marriage equality, and we were speculating as to whether it might hurt her career. I wondered if Garth Brooks’ career was harmed by what he’d sung quite a few years ago, which seems to offer very similar sentiments.

Anyway, I think it’s a nice tune in its own right, and the words… well, if you won’t listen here they are.

When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there’s shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free

When we’re free to love anyone we choose
When this world’s big enough for all different views
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
Then we shall be free

When money talks for the very last time
And nobody walks a step behind
When there’s only one race and that’s mankind
Then we shall be free

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
4:06 pm

One of his best lines is “that leaves only me to blame cause Mama tried”
Too bad that attitude is so rare today and pointing fingers at everyone but yourself to justify your troubles is very common, in more ways than one.

Rightwing Troll

June 15th, 2012
4:08 pm

I like Merle, but I gotta have a PBR and listen to a little waylon every now and again…

http://youtu.be/_72-7TFHEnU

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:09 pm

Mick

June 15th, 2012
4:10 pm

Mr redneck convert, no the good times they are just beginning, yes sireee-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6G-qb1RRCo&feature=related

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
4:11 pm

stands – 4:05

You might as well add this line:

When all fundamentalist Christians and Muslims become atheists
Then we shall be free

In other words, we’ll never be free.

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNpLSaCirj8

Take it home

Jay: Have a great time at the graduation and enjoy your time off. . Congrats and Happy Father’s day

Matti

June 15th, 2012
4:15 pm

I wish I could, but I just cain’t quit that Redneck man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cm3VyYy09A

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:16 pm

Bernie

June 15th, 2012
4:18 pm

Jay, while your choices of music would never rise to the level of my playlist. I am going to share with you something that 60% of the people that surround your office on a daily basis have heard and can relate too. While I have heard of all of yours, you have never been aware of some of their most revered artist.

Gil Scott-Heron: We Beg Your Pardon America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDCfEkopryo&feature=related

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
4:19 pm

For you know who…

It’s gonna feel so fine
’cause he’s the missing link, the kitchen sink–
Eleven on a scale of ten
Honey let me introduce you to my redneck friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNQ2FRzPCz8

getalife

June 15th, 2012
4:20 pm

He is still alive redneck?

For “I ain’t much for writing” that was some pretty good writing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA67y3mqjMs

Patrick

June 15th, 2012
4:27 pm

Redneck–Just like “Salty Dog”, that one made me cry…

I'll never

June 15th, 2012
4:28 pm

swim Kern River again.

getalife

June 15th, 2012
4:29 pm

Patrick

June 15th, 2012
4:33 pm

Speaking of making me cry, let’s listen to Charlene Darling sing. This one is beautiful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQtXEb7C30o

I'll be drinking

June 15th, 2012
4:33 pm

that free bubbalub and eating that rainbow stew.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
4:34 pm

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:38 pm

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:39 pm

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:41 pm

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
4:41 pm

Charlene Darling!!!

Wow, what a name. If I were to have a blind date with someone named Charlene Darling, I would expect to fall in love at first sight!!

Patrick

June 15th, 2012
4:44 pm

Carlos–watch the video and you WILL fall in love with her–I guarantee it!

Let me know what you think!

I grew up

June 15th, 2012
4:44 pm

in an oil town

I moved off

June 15th, 2012
4:45 pm

to the mountains to forget

markie mark

June 15th, 2012
4:54 pm

my favorite country song is still “If The Phone Dont Ring, It’s Me”

josef

June 15th, 2012
4:55 pm

All’s I can say is the Imam picked the wrong parent’s holiday weekend for the Du-k-sha-nee, but nevermind. I’ll be Frank, and here’s the band named for our star of the p.m. . I know his pore little heart must be broken the Imam starred me before him… soooooo, moving right along…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAZ1BSmAubU

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
4:55 pm

To all the fathers, once again Happy Father’s Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf_UV0TAjM8

Enjoy your weekend

I’m out

Peace

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
4:57 pm

Patrick – 4:44

I did. Be still, my heart.

pogo

June 15th, 2012
4:58 pm

Actually, Merle is a George Dickel (whiskey) man.

josef

June 15th, 2012
5:00 pm

SCOUT
@ 4:38

That gentleman, imauo, did more for race relations at a critical time than all the rest combined…and your choice is my favorite of his…

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
5:04 pm

josef

Happy Father’s Day to Unmentionable and yourself.

Peace and much love

Later

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
5:04 pm

With the awesome Rick Derringer on pedal steel guitar and the equally awesome Ronnie Montrose on lead guitar…

I try to love her
But she changes everyday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz5PYxEHb6o

josef

June 15th, 2012
5:04 pm

My own dad was pretty much an absent quantity in my life, but I had plenty of good male role models, guides, and protectors to take up the slack…but my song for all those whose dads are still with you and those of you who miss the ones who aren’t

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3PbMAo43-I

Patrick

June 15th, 2012
5:04 pm

Carlos–you’ll be hearing that song in your head for a while–it is hauntingly beautiful–just like Charlene. :)

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
5:07 pm

Jam

Happy Fathers Day…….. You haven’t been around much this week. Hope family time was a great time

As always, I have about 3 or more exits……….

:-)

pogo

June 15th, 2012
5:08 pm

As for redneck, he is only beloved by those who agree with his liberal anti-southern sarcasm such as Jay. As for the rest of us from the South, he is but a liberal gnat to be ignored. Interesting thing about those gnats though, they congregate in the strangest anatomical places on animals.

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
5:10 pm

Thanks, BOTH.

It was and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTXufk4ig4Q

That Black Guy

June 15th, 2012
5:11 pm

dB and Adam, I left you an answer downstairs at the end of the thread. You too josef.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
5:24 pm

josef:

Great !

josef

June 15th, 2012
5:25 pm

BOTH

Since you’re not gone yet, thanks, and we’re looking forward to a good one…

ZamVet
Glad it was a memory worth cherishing…mazel tov!

FORMAL BLACK GUY

Got it, yep, that’s it…

POGO
You be nice, now, it’s Friday. Say it in music. If I can, you can. :-)

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
5:27 pm

Someone may have already posted this but if not …………. in honor of our fathers (mine is gone):

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

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
5:31 pm

Patrick – 5:04

Actually, tommorrow I’ll probably be singing “I had too much to dream last night”.

josef

June 15th, 2012
5:35 pm

SCOUT

This one came up on my pandora bluegrass gospel station this week and I though of you…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXX0S9P1SUo

Logical Dude

June 15th, 2012
5:35 pm

pogo @ 5:08.
but what about the music choice for today?

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
5:38 pm

Scout

This one is for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFU27E1wlE4

With that, I make my 100th and final exit…. of course to the “left”

:-)

Soothsayer

June 15th, 2012
5:47 pm

That Black Guy

June 15th, 2012
5:49 pm

josef, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t putting words in your mouth, thanks. Happy Daddy’s Day to you and Unmentionable.

Can someone do me a favor?

I’m at work and can’t post from the Tube.

My Dad turned 84 this year (just started getting grey hair 2 years ago, I’ve been salt and pepper for 10). He’s been a great father and person. Can some one post a Charlie Pride (his fav singer) song for me?

Thanks

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
5:52 pm

josef

I’m glad you had all those good male role models, guides and protectors.

That’s more than I ever had.

Some things can never be forgotten or forgiven.

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
5:53 pm

TBG

Already hit him up twice

Here is one more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xaDfO4Fn3c

And for the 101th and surely the final time because I am shutting down

:-)

1811/0311

June 15th, 2012
5:54 pm

josef @ 5:35

Yes Sir Ree and I’ll up you one !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA4JyAONd_I

josef

June 15th, 2012
5:56 pm

FORMAL BLACK GUY…

We’ve already got some up…but for your Pop from my fellow native son…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdacMprd0ic

1811/0311

June 15th, 2012
5:56 pm

They BOTH Suck:

Hey !!!! I promise I sent my 5:54 to josef before I listened to your 5:38 !!!!

Now “that’s” scary !!!!

Jm-pass Tsplost unless you really love congestion

June 15th, 2012
5:56 pm

Redneck convert

Good choice, dig it

The good times aren’t over…. If we can make some sensible changes….

GT

June 15th, 2012
5:59 pm

Just git me off this LA Highway! Happy Father’s Day

josef

June 15th, 2012
6:06 pm

CARLOS

But you don’t have to let it consume you, okay, Bro?

josef

June 15th, 2012
6:08 pm

Let the good times roll….I might not feel this good again…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxap04Y82ko

That Black Guy

June 15th, 2012
6:09 pm

TBS and josef, thanks. I’ll check them out when I get home.

josef

June 15th, 2012
6:12 pm

@ 6:08

Didn’t mean to post anything more than the first cut…but, what the, if you’re a fan, the other two are fine listening, too…

Soothsayer

June 15th, 2012
6:12 pm

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
6:28 pm

dB and Adam, I left you an answer downstairs at the end of the thread.

saw it, ‘preciate it.

All the best to your pop. I try to never forget to tell mine that I love him, because you just can’t do that often enough.

later, kids…

Don't Forget

June 15th, 2012
7:08 pm

josef

June 15th, 2012
7:21 pm

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
7:34 pm

When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren’t much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T5NuI6Ai-o&feature=related

josef

June 15th, 2012
7:37 pm

ZamVet

That’s my second most favorite of the serious Prine…

My favorite…

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

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
7:46 pm

jonix,

I read that Prine was one of Bob Dylan’s favorite writers; called his stuff “Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs.”

I’ve always been a sucker for a pedal steel guitar and some sweet soprano…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tEu9vUemgI

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
7:54 pm

Thanks Redneck, for all you do, This Bud’s for You. Actually it’s for me after a week of pure hell, but it’s getting better 12 oz at a time.

I’m just glad the country suit has been broken tonight so that I can share the video below. If any of you were up late enough to see the end of Letterman last night, you saw the object d’ the Heathen’s affection, the lovely and talented Elizabeth Cook with husband Tim Carroll and the great bassman, Bones Hillman, perform this righteous number. GH about got religion listening to this.

http://youtu.be/WQ2skXJvauM

josef

June 15th, 2012
7:54 pm

Don't Forget

June 15th, 2012
7:59 pm

Josef,
“a bowl of oatmeal stared me down……..and won”

Always loved that song.

This one’s probably my favorite of his.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCsc3CU5ww

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
8:00 pm

Jam,

One of my fav Prine lines is “trying to save our marriage and perhaps catch a few fish”.

This is a HQ video of that song with some great strumming neat the end.

http://youtu.be/Exr-DOWJ3A0

Soothsayer

June 15th, 2012
8:01 pm

Jam-man: loved that Suzy Boggus. Never knew John Prine wrote that song. Great mandolin @ 2:38

Soothsayer

June 15th, 2012
8:08 pm

Yellow squash and onions from the garden sauteed in coconut oil (josef, your cardiologist would die — we belong in different camps!). Topped with romano cheese! DEE-licious!

Soothsayer

June 15th, 2012
8:17 pm

Well, if I post, everybody leaves. So I’ll leave. Good-bye.

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
8:32 pm

Sat in the shade today with my father today and watched the house his father built 60 years ago loaded into roll-offs and hauled away. Kind of an odd Father’s Day celebration, I suppose, but I’m so glad that my Dad is doing so well for his age. Them old cowboys like him and his father are tough. I’d like to dedicate this one to my Daddy and his Daddy.

http://youtu.be/0qBEYfhvrdg

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
8:37 pm

Never knew John Prine wrote that song.

Me either, Sooth. I always thought it was a Bonnie Raitt penned tune.

DF and gh, those are both some damn good songs.

heathen, thanks for sharing that story. Enjoy every last minute. Damn if I don’t miss my dad all the time.

He was a railroad man for the last 16 years…

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

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

Thanks, Jam. They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore. Not to get political, but my grandfather used to say that he was the only poor man that never voted for Roosevelt. LOL.

For your Dad, play a train song.

http://youtu.be/KxvKjy7LRsU

Tom Middleton

June 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

John Prine? Did somebody say JOHN PRINE? Here’s an early one, but imho, one his best ever. And who better to sing it with him than the extremely greeeaaat (and beautiful) Bonnie Raitt.

Dad liked this one, too. We definitely had a love of music in common. Love you, Dad, and thanks for everything, especially the gene!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOW-Eoms07c

ld

June 15th, 2012
8:58 pm

standsfordecibles: AMEN.

ld

June 15th, 2012
9:01 pm

stands for decibles
Tried to listen; link will not play; Garth Brook$ policy?

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
9:04 pm

In other words, we’ll never be free.

Carlos, I hear tell you’ve got to have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you going to make a dream come true?

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
9:06 pm

Tried to listen; link will not play; Garth Brook$ policy?

Dunno, just opened for me.

josef

June 15th, 2012
9:20 pm

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
9:27 pm

josef, Your Dad a dealer or a playa?

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
9:30 pm

sfd: Happy Talk, me like!!

josef

June 15th, 2012
9:36 pm

HEATHEN

Playa, and not a very good one!

Recon 0311 2533

June 15th, 2012
9:39 pm

This one goes out to Leon Pantynetta and the joint chiefs on behalf of their celebration of gay military day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvHMBkYg1sw&feature=related

St Simons - he-ne-ha

June 15th, 2012
9:47 pm

oh man, Paradise by John Prine

josef, finally got through that short film. Too deep for a left-brain.

my daddy’s fav songs, to follow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVN5kPjok3g

St Simons - he-ne-ha

June 15th, 2012
9:49 pm

Joseph

June 15th, 2012
10:00 pm

To bad Bookman and his lib buddies don’t think like ole Merle…..

Joseph

June 15th, 2012
10:01 pm

Interesting vid….. but we are doing fine… LOL… http://youtu.be/9D_4gsGoMUk

josef

June 15th, 2012
10:05 pm

He-ne-ha

Yeah, I was wondering what your take would be…it’s not the left brain thingie, it was, well, different…I’m still not sure the, uh, perspective! :-)

Two great cuts…I am just barely old enough to remember Buddy Holly in real time… Mom, gasp!, not only LET her kids listen to rock and roll, she listened to it WITH them… :-)

josef

June 15th, 2012
10:07 pm

JOSEPH

Who says we don’t like Merle…obviously you haven’t tuned in…and, well, welcome to FNM. but we do try and not beat our tin drums except in music…

Common Damn Sense isn't Very Common

June 15th, 2012
10:11 pm

Josef

Speak for yourself.

I will beat whatever I choose too. :-)

josef

June 15th, 2012
10:18 pm

Common Damn Sense

:-) Burn!

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
10:18 pm

josef,

21 is Daddy’s game also.

This injun song must be one of Daddy’s favorites because I remember him singing it often when we worked on the farm. Bad part was he only knew three words of the lyrics. LOL!

http://youtu.be/VL1MCqZQ5dU

JamVet

June 15th, 2012
10:37 pm

So Joseph is tonight’s turd in the punchbowl kid.

Not much of a shocker there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgxI3PT9IN8

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
10:43 pm

You say Gay Military Day? Gotta be this song:

http://youtu.be/MTwq1_9VH68

godless heathen

June 15th, 2012
10:47 pm

I just knew josef was going to beat me to the Muppets. LOL!

Josef

June 15th, 2012
10:53 pm