A little music, and a little perspective

It’s been a rough if interesting week in the world of politics and here on the blog as well. Emotions have flared, expectations have been dashed. Time for the healing power of music, I would say.

But as important as politics might seem to some, a little perspective might be in order. I’ve got a couple of folks in my personal life — relatives by marriage, technically, but over the years they’ve become much more than that description could ever imply — who are facing health issues. One of them has already gone through the fire, so to speak, and has emerged safely on the other side; the second is about to begin that voyage, and we’re gonna make sure she comes through it as well.

So … this one is for Wendy, and for her best friend Ted.



– Jay Bookman

449 comments Add your comment

stands for decibels

June 29th, 2012
2:51 pm

Jay, fine band–heard ‘em for the first time, live on Sound Opinions, a coupla months back.

http://www.soundopinions.org/shownotes/2012/041312/shownotes.html

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
2:52 pm

Jay

Well wishes going out to your loved ones.

curious

June 29th, 2012
2:52 pm

Roy Orbison is my pick.

getalife

June 29th, 2012
2:53 pm

Good song Jay.

stands for decibels

June 29th, 2012
2:53 pm

…and, like TBS said, @ 2.52.

stands for decibels

June 29th, 2012
2:54 pm

Wish I still had my old SG. Dang.

Peadawg

June 29th, 2012
2:54 pm

Wow Jay, starting early? Guess we’re not getting an apology for the “partisan” and “activist” comments about the SCOTUS earlier this week. Roberts certainly gave you the finger on that one.

Great band and great song by the way! I will be on vacation next week so everyone have a good 4th!!

Jay

June 29th, 2012
2:57 pm

Peadawg, as posted earlier, I think Roberts saw what I and others saw, that the court was indeed in danger of losing the credibility from which its authority flows. So he acted to prevent that outcome, and I laud him for it.

Now … back to the music!

LUCIFER

June 29th, 2012
2:57 pm

Let’s start gearing up for Independence Day. We live in the greatest nation on earth, bought and paid for by hard work and blood on our battlefields. LET’S SALUTE OUR FREEDOM with a little of patriotic marching music. http://bit.ly/LW0NKP Happy Fourth of July everyone!!

Peadawg

June 29th, 2012
3:00 pm

Jay
June 29th, 2012
2:57 pm

Seeing as that’s the main reason he voted the way he did…I’d say they’re (his especially) credibility still sank. Do something just to prove a point imo is worse than the comments made by Scalia on Monday.

Peadawg

June 29th, 2012
3:01 pm

How about ‘Comeback’ by Redlight King –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGmOz2MQPh4

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

June 29th, 2012
3:01 pm

Here’s an old song but with a new twist. It’s a song about survival, hope and optimism — and a little “diss” too. I think it’s perfect for Jay’s topic and for all the ups and downs of this week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMyCXqM8AKM

Atlas Shrugging

June 29th, 2012
3:02 pm

Enter your comments here

bill arp

June 29th, 2012
3:03 pm

i’m still confused…is it a tax or not a tax? surely the President wouldn’t lie to me?!?

Wishing your kin folk get better soon!

JamVet

June 29th, 2012
3:03 pm

Jay,

Outstanding call to crank the music up ealy this week.

Alas, on behalf of one of my customers, I am in Dell hell!

Hope to be back later and join the merriment…

Jay

June 29th, 2012
3:04 pm

If you wish to discuss it further elsewhere, Pea, that’s fine. Just not here.

getalife

June 29th, 2012
3:04 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 29th, 2012
3:05 pm

skipper

June 29th, 2012
3:07 pm

Jay, great selection!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 29th, 2012
3:08 pm

Peadawg

June 29th, 2012
3:09 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
June 29th, 2012
3:08 pm

I totally had to re-read the title of that song :lol:

maximum

June 29th, 2012
3:12 pm

Such a pleasant break from the usual right-wing Chicken Little hysteria …

Jefferson

June 29th, 2012
3:13 pm

I don’t know where you find this stuff, good stuff.

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:13 pm

josef

June 29th, 2012
3:13 pm

JAY

Thoughts, prayers and best wishes for your loved ones…

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:15 pm

Peadawg

June 29th, 2012
3:16 pm

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:17 pm

Regulars or anyone

Left you a message downstairs

getalife

June 29th, 2012
3:19 pm

Joseph

June 29th, 2012
3:19 pm

A little music, and a little perspective and not a word about Eric Witholder….

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:20 pm

stands for decibels

June 29th, 2012
3:21 pm

Another band I heard recently on Sound Opinions, also fronted by an fabulously talented young lady.

Doesn’t quite have Brittany Howard’s amazing voice, but man, can Marissa play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4plnmLd8Y4E&feature=related

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 29th, 2012
3:22 pm

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:17 pm

Meh, you shoulda been next door at CT’s during it’s heyday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6jss730okQ

Looney Bin

June 29th, 2012
3:22 pm

I don’t usually chime in on this thread, and unfortunately aren’t good with links. However the Van Morrison song ‘Virgo Clowns’ helped me recently as I went through something similar to what Jay mentions. The song reads like a prayer and really hits that spot for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp4dXOK3lmU

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:26 pm

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 29th, 2012
3:28 pm

Long week

Good fights

Peace out

josef

June 29th, 2012
3:32 pm

Unmentionable turned me on to this the other day…neat…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO3jYSm1kRI

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:33 pm

Matti

June 29th, 2012
3:34 pm

Nice pick, Mr. Bookman. I also have a good friend fighting the fight…. Braver, stronger than I. It’s an honor to be there for her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyxmhe1NJr8

(PS: We miss you, Michael! Can’t believe it’s been three years.)

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
3:34 pm

Jay

Thanks for the heads up on this group. Wishing a full and speedy recovery for your fam. I’ll keep you all in my prayers. Since you kinda opened the door for me, I’ve gotta throw on a few tunes from some other groups from the Great State of Alabama.

ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHdXQAQHjd8

Tom Middleton

June 29th, 2012
3:35 pm

That’s music like it used to be, Jay, and greeeeat. I don’t know where you keep finding your stuff, but thanks very much!

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:39 pm

Bro

Back at you with a “melanin enhanced” twist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5rG6gXCE9c

Jay

June 29th, 2012
3:40 pm

Good cut, Looney, thanks

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:41 pm

My gf got me listening to these guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aMzESSNDYQ

Smooth gospel…. even for the non believer

Skip

June 29th, 2012
3:43 pm

I’ve never hung around for the music, looks like I’ve been missing something.

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
3:43 pm

First one was by way of Ft. Payne, and this one comes courtesy of Huntsville….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4z1erejykA&feature=related

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
3:45 pm

They BOTH…

Tuskegee was next on my list. Since you come with one person, I’ll counter with the whole group…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPQz5nCn158

josef

June 29th, 2012
3:45 pm

Tom Middleton

June 29th, 2012
3:47 pm

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:47 pm

Bro: Some righteous picks

Skip: Join in, we pretty much get along on FNM. Good camaraderie.

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

June 29th, 2012
3:48 pm

ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!

OMG! Can you PLEASE give us a heads up next time you want to blaspheme this blog! At least give us a head start so that we can hide all the trees! Or the poison………..

WARDAMNEAGLE!!!!

getalife

June 29th, 2012
3:49 pm

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:50 pm

josef: nice selection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-es4Q8AJaU

Couple of these dudes came from Alabama

godless heathen

June 29th, 2012
3:53 pm

Ya’ll ready for a little summertime in Georgia?

http://youtu.be/wvUQcnfwUUM

josef

June 29th, 2012
3:56 pm

Another of Alabama’s gifts to the world of song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4bufWfOnuA

Matti

June 29th, 2012
3:56 pm

DebbieDoRight,

Word! We still have two months to go, anyway. No sense getting all riled up for Autumn Saturdays when it’s this hot!

Ahhhh, a little something to cool y’all off:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNI0ZKPA48A

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
3:56 pm

godless

ready or not, it is here this weekend

good pick

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
3:58 pm

DDR

I gave you a bit of ‘Skeegee. Don’t I get some credit for even mentioning that place??? ;)

With 3 members representing Birmingham, Union Springs, and Montgomery….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV97roslmt0

Adam

June 29th, 2012
4:00 pm

Paulo977

June 29th, 2012
4:00 pm

Thomas

June 29th, 2012
4:01 pm

Many of the proposals Mitt Romney favors to make health care affordable — tax breaks, increased competition and devolving decisions to states — reflect a growing consensus among Republicans.

Really, so we are going to simplify the tax code by adding tax credits to make health care affordable.

Well- there you go. Instead of standing up and doing a healthy debate the Repubs are going to duck and run under tax credits.

Jay- liberals don’t like ending Fridays with any heavy metal ever?

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:02 pm

josef

back at you

I prefer Micky Gilley’s version but this one is good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt6HqZrsnOI

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
4:03 pm

Jay- liberals don’t like ending Fridays with any heavy metal ever?

Not really a liberal, but here ya go…..

Based on how Obama’s changed Mitt’s campaign message and the direction of Congress, he should play this everytime he comes to the podium until the election. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

June 29th, 2012
4:04 pm

Thanks Matti!

SoCoBro – Even though I love Tuskeegee, and all of their frat parties, step shows, and Quad Call-Outs (holla!), I still throw up when I read, see, or even SMELL a BAMA lurking around!!

hey josef! Happy Friday!

Ya’ll be nice to each other. Have a great weekend! I’m out!

godless heathen

June 29th, 2012
4:06 pm

Phhthhththtttt! (That’s a whistle) 15 yard penalty on Adam for spiking the ball and excessive celebration. Penalty to be assessed in November.

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:06 pm

carlosgvv

June 29th, 2012
4:06 pm

Peadawg – 3:00

That’s really a profound obsevation. It reminds me of that old Indian saying:

Teepee never empty when frost is on nose of Buffalo

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 29th, 2012
4:07 pm

“Wow! Is it ever hot out there today!”
–Thomas Jefferson

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

godless heathen

June 29th, 2012
4:08 pm

BOTH, My middle Georgia thermometer says 103 right now. They better be filling up another coal train in the Powder River Basin and sending it to Georgia.

josef

June 29th, 2012
4:08 pm

TOM
@ 3:47
Awwwright!

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:09 pm

godless

The a/c repair man is in the “I’m about to get paid” mode

:-)

G Mare 71(PLEASE VOTE NO ON TSPLOST)

June 29th, 2012
4:09 pm

Hi, Tom Middleton. Thanks for that!

Rightwing Troll

June 29th, 2012
4:09 pm

Had to go do some work for a while, checked back in, and what did I find?!???

The place has all broke out in civility, humility, and good manners, what the hell???… I’m confused… and a little frightened…

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
4:10 pm

godless

The temp on my dash hit 107 earlier when I was out and about. Passed a bank not too long after, and their display had 104. Best believe I had the A/C set to “Arctic”. :)

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:10 pm

Adam

This is FNM…….. Politics downstairs, please

Rich

June 29th, 2012
4:11 pm

Jay. I lost my mother a few years back. Really a drag when loved ones are under threat. All the strength in the world for a speedy comback to your endangered family members.

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:12 pm

Jay

June 29th, 2012
4:15 pm

“BOTH, My middle Georgia thermometer says 103 right now. They better be filling up another coal train in the Powder River Basin and sending it to Georgia.

I drove near the Powder River Basin a couple of summers ago on a cross-country trip, and the number and length of trains pulling coal out of there is unbelievable.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 29th, 2012
4:16 pm

godless heathen

June 29th, 2012
4:16 pm

The a/c repair man is in the “I’m about to get paid” mode

This is a repeat but it deserves repeating. The a/c guy be “Takin care of bidness.”

http://youtu.be/-9-R9S1m4dA

[...] A little music, and a little perspective [...]

Brosephus™

June 29th, 2012
4:18 pm

Gotta run for a min.. but here’s one from the same geographical area as Jay’s group.. They’re from the Muscle Shoals area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv03V5SVT1w&feature=related

And of course, no tribute to the Great State of Alabama is complete without this one here….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWaXmiYC9r8

josef

June 29th, 2012
4:18 pm

BOTH

Two great cuts…and I wish it would rain, too!

HEATHEN
One of my favorite ’summer songs…’

carlosgvv

June 29th, 2012
4:19 pm

It’s 103 degrees outside!!!!

Gosh darn it, that Socialist Communist pinko liberal global warming just won’t go away!!

It’s all Obama’s fault. He is controlling Govt. scientists into warming the weather so we will all fall for his Black African Socialist Communist Muslim anti-American global warming myth.

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:21 pm

godless

Sweet video

;-)

godless heathen

June 29th, 2012
4:23 pm

Jay, 3 to 5 trains >100 cars each are unloaded at Plant Scherer every day. Gonna take a lot of windmills to replace that.

http://youtu.be/6ETiQvL6alI

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 29th, 2012
4:23 pm

Geez that was Gato’s cover of Santana’s Europa

If’n I was gonna link that song….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Mrp6wuSwk

Or this great duet from them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmqxRRw50Q

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:24 pm

josef

June 29th, 2012
4:24 pm

Soothsayer

June 29th, 2012
4:24 pm

JamVet

June 29th, 2012
4:27 pm

Wish I still had my old SG. Dang.

stands, and me, my Les Paul Deluxe!

In some ways it sucked growing up, starting a career and family, huh?

So after five hour sin Dell hell, (how in gawd’s name did that POS company become one of the biggest PC makers in teh world???!!!) I go out to my car and the temperature reads 118.

Fortunately as I drove home it cooled down to 109…

josef

June 29th, 2012
4:29 pm

D*mn! Hard to keep up here…great tunes, folks…

BRO
Great Temptations pick and loved that acoustic version of the “state song…”

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:29 pm

Jay

June 29th, 2012
4:31 pm

The birds are hopping around outside with their beaks wide open, a sure sign that it is damn hot out there!

They BOTH suck

June 29th, 2012
4:34 pm

Soothsayer

June 29th, 2012
4:35 pm

My birds are all out by the pool sipping Mai-tais with those little umbrellas in them.

JamVet

June 29th, 2012
4:36 pm

And Jay, as I tell everyone who’s going through some of life’s troubles, hang tough.

What else can we do?

“cept dig each other and share some joyful noise…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3I_YfcY48

Thomas Heyward Jr.

June 29th, 2012
4:36 pm

I wonder how much that chick’s cronic obesity is gonna cost me now.

josef

June 29th, 2012
4:38 pm

Summer…? Jackson, Mississippi 1976, cruising in the van…shout out to Linda the BANB, Gold the Choctaw Arab Jewess, Miss Woodpuss, ‘Nisse from Goldilocks and Mr. Pockets…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSQAlfyaKyc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL6FBD40E3B8FBB674

godless heathen

June 29th, 2012
4:38 pm

BOTH: +1 on that Skynyrd at 4:24. There are some good videos on YT from that concert.