Sometimes, the apple doesn’t fall far from tree

Here’s a great rollicking blues number to breeze you into the weekend, from a group calling itself “Fistful of Mercy.” The song is “Father’s Son,” which takes on a little bit more significance if you listen closely to the vocals of the first lead singer in the group.

The voice will sound very familiar, and a glance at his equally familiar face will tell you why. It’s Dhani Harrison, son of George, playing with Joseph Arthur and the eclectic Ben Harper. “Fistful of Mercy” has been compared to the older Harrison’s work with “The Traveling Wilburys,” and there’s something about “Father’s Son” — the beat, the orchestration, the harmonies — that do sound very much like George’s work with that “supergroup” and his work in general.

Take a listen.


– Jay Bookman

295 comments Add your comment

Mick

August 24th, 2012
4:12 pm

Love to…but where is it?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 24th, 2012
4:13 pm

Jay, there do not appear to be any links.

King of Everything

August 24th, 2012
4:14 pm

Recon 0311 2533

August 24th, 2012
4:15 pm

Where’s the dang teleprompter

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:15 pm

Jay

Can’t start my air guitar playing until I have the song playing

josef

August 24th, 2012
4:16 pm

Big Daddy

“Too Much of Nothing…?”

Soothsayer

August 24th, 2012
4:17 pm

Mick

August 24th, 2012
4:18 pm

Aquagirl

August 24th, 2012
4:19 pm

Where’s the dang teleprompter

Recon scores a zing! Alert the media! :)

Soothsayer

August 24th, 2012
4:19 pm

weetamoe

August 24th, 2012
4:20 pm

While the roadies fix the problem how about a dedication to the superannuated Shirley Temple over at the DNC
It’s my party and I’ll lie if I want to, lie if I want to
You would lie too if Axe ordered you to

Soothsayer

August 24th, 2012
4:20 pm

Jay, are you drunk and runnin’ ’round nekkid down there at the AJC?

JamVet

August 24th, 2012
4:20 pm

Sweeet choice, Mick.

Uncanny how much he looks like his dad, huh.

For the War on Women cons…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asf4InKVo8k

Logical Dude

August 24th, 2012
4:21 pm

I got this great song in my head. . . . since I can’t see a link to another song.

skydog

August 24th, 2012
4:25 pm

We must have blown a 50 amp fuse?

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:26 pm

Mick

August 24th, 2012
4:26 pm

Matti

August 24th, 2012
4:29 pm

skydog,

Note downstairs.

Here’s Mr. Bookman’s missing link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKtQgdsC1GM

Lucifer

August 24th, 2012
4:30 pm

Jay, what you smokin’ dude?

Soothsayer

August 24th, 2012
4:32 pm

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:33 pm

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:34 pm

josef

August 24th, 2012
4:36 pm

matti

Big Daddy’s “missing link” in Ringo…

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

Tim

August 24th, 2012
4:36 pm

*********BREAKING NEWS*********************

Arkansas Sends Medical Marijuana Law to the Ballot

If voters approve the measure in November, Arkansas would become the first medical pot state in the South.

“Medical marijuana took one step closer to hitting the South on Wednesday, when Arkansas’ Secretary of State office confirmed that the issue will be on the ballot there this November. Arkansans for Compassionate Care handed in 69,000 valid signatures – well over the necessary 62,507 – for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, which would set up non-profit organizations to cultivate and sell pot, while allowing patients who live more than five miles from a dispensary to grow their own. The November vote will mark the first time that voters in a Southern state can decide whether to legalize medical pot, and could make Arkansas the U.S.’ 18th medical weed state.”

Rest of article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/arkansas-sends-medical-marijuana-law-to-the-ballot-20120824

A medical marijuana bill has been introduced in almost every state in the south except Georgia. But Arkansas is the first southern state to allow the people to vote on it. This is an issue that gets NO ATTENTION from the AJC or our state legislature. It’s just ridiculous. Why does Georgia have to be last on everything? Seriously, we just got Sunday alcohol.

skydog

August 24th, 2012
4:38 pm

Here is the best bass player of all time. Maybe not.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3EORyIoMsM

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:39 pm

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:42 pm

ByteMe - Political thug

August 24th, 2012
4:45 pm

Probably the video Jay wanted to post before he skipped out on us:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpunkt6E5kI

FrankLeeDarling

August 24th, 2012
4:49 pm

JamVet

August 24th, 2012
4:49 pm

Wooooo!

Thanks for that link, Matti.

Jump up, badass Americana music.

So good, I played it twice…

josef

August 24th, 2012
4:50 pm

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
4:51 pm

Greetings, blog dogs.

Here’s one for the nanny staters. I can’t decide what’s more disturbing; the dancing, the smoking, or Mama’s teeth.

http://youtu.be/OFL9dqqBUcU

Matti

August 24th, 2012
4:53 pm

josef,

Which do you suppose creeps Mr. Bookman out more: Me calling him Mr. Bookman, or you calling him Daddy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sj3FbfuFV8

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
4:54 pm

Arkansas Sends Medical Marijuana Law to the Ballot

Them razorbacks gonna have a glaucoma epidemic.

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:54 pm

N-GA

August 24th, 2012
4:56 pm

Another victim of the AJC budget cuts……..

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
4:57 pm

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
4:58 pm

Heck maybe that 4:51 video is Arkansas after the medical mj law passes.

southpaw

August 24th, 2012
4:58 pm

For JamVet and others who have to politicize EVERYTHING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCDWuSd4LMk&feature=related

Soothsayer

August 24th, 2012
4:58 pm

I’m sure Jay is off to a party in his honor. And, I’m sure he’ll tell all about it when he gets back!

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
5:00 pm

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
5:04 pm

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
5:05 pm

Another apple that didn’t fall far.

http://youtu.be/8cFZfaziYEk

FrankLeeDarling

August 24th, 2012
5:05 pm

it is widely known in music circles that the motor city madman likes his girls
VERY young

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:06 pm

So, Big Daddy, which band are you hangin with…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXHQErygXj8

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC_q9KPczAg

and matti…

That’s BIG Daddy… :-)

getalife

August 24th, 2012
5:09 pm

Medical weed is very potent and takes your mind off the pain.

It works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJwJUkb-QLo&feature=fvst

.

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:10 pm

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:12 pm

let’s pay homage to Daddy’s girls…maybe this is where Big Daddy is…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrUs_FWqj9s

Matti

August 24th, 2012
5:17 pm

josef,

TMI! Lalala… lalala…. ;)

getalife

August 24th, 2012
5:19 pm

Don Abernethy

August 24th, 2012
5:19 pm

I only listen to Christian music so I don’t have a clue what you are talking about.

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:21 pm

and another Daddy’s girl doing him proud…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HqQoLq5c2c

JamVet

August 24th, 2012
5:24 pm

Man, that song still gives me goose bumps, Frank. And that cover was really special.

When I was 21, I bought my first guitar and of course, one of the first music books I ever bought was a Beatles book.

And I remember how much I loved learning to play that song…

Thanks for the memories…

getalife

August 24th, 2012
5:25 pm

The birther convention will be hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3I2EVNE7Ms

southpaw

August 24th, 2012
5:27 pm

Don Abernethy
The first part of this might fit you pretty well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrykNdFa_Rc

Jseph

August 24th, 2012
5:27 pm

Are you referring to Obama and his Dad?

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:28 pm

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
5:28 pm

josef pulled out his Willie at 5:06 so to stay on the apple theme.

http://youtu.be/q38pDqPONws

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:33 pm

JamVet

August 24th, 2012
5:33 pm

Leftie, me?

Shirley, you jest!

josef

August 24th, 2012
5:39 pm

FrankLeeDarling

August 24th, 2012
5:58 pm

this will be confusing but let it be and don’t cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac1X16K5XlU&feature=related

Jay

August 24th, 2012
5:58 pm

Hi guys:

Sorry, was away from my computer and didn’t realize the video hadn’t posted. Then we had database problems, which may have contributed to the problem anyway.

Anyway, problem fixed, video posted, and my apologies!

Matti

August 24th, 2012
6:00 pm

josef,

Haha… Indeed. Sometimes, I’m not so sure that knowledge is a blessing. KnowwhutImean?

I'm Every Woman

August 24th, 2012
6:12 pm

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
6:13 pm

Brosephus™

August 24th, 2012
6:15 pm

They BOTH

Finally got a semblance of an answer to my question, but it was not a direct answer to the question.

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
6:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K63wVDEvGBA

______________________________

Bro

I read it. To be honest, it was a long deflection. There was even a part about parties when you distinctly said take that off the table in terms of perspective.

Oh well, to be honest I didn’t expect a direct answer because it wouldn’t meet the narrative he already has in his head, damn the facts.

Enjoy your weekend

getalife

August 24th, 2012
6:18 pm

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
6:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvDaJaU5My4

Everyone have a great night and an even better weekend.

Peace

Soothsayer

August 24th, 2012
6:21 pm

Brosephus™

August 24th, 2012
6:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB17uWuBrL0

Enjoy your weekend

You do the same, bro. I’m not too sure if anybody on this blog, other than josef, would want to venture down that historical path with me. If he thinks that I haven’t already looked deeply into that issue myself, as a Black American, then he’ll never comprehend what I know in relation to history. When you don’t know history, you can’t explain the present.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlP3mywBDz4

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
6:24 pm

As always, one more for the road

tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPdLb69-qk&feature=relmfu

later

They BOTH suck

August 24th, 2012
6:25 pm

JamVet

August 24th, 2012
6:26 pm

To get the maximum enjoyment, I recommend that you turn this one up LOUD, especially around the 5 minute mark…(The guitar work in the last couple of minutes is insane.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4owvyAwUVl8

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
6:27 pm

josef

5:12 pm: let’s pay homage to Daddy’s girls…maybe this is where Big Daddy is

touche josef.

I’ll see your Cash spawn and raise you with a pair of Daddy’s girls.

http://youtu.be/CF85rsdnJ0U

Arrested Development

August 24th, 2012
6:28 pm

pogo

August 24th, 2012
6:30 pm

November 7 will be an interesting day in this nation. Once again, the liberals have “Out Liberalized” themselves and the country ain’t buying it. The economic numbers are sinking daily and there is no hope of turnaround before election day.

Liberals and progressives just cannot contain themselves whenever they get into power and time after time after time that is their downfall. They want everything now and anything short of that is unacceptable. Clinton suspects that Romney will win this election and he is setting up his wife for 2016 hoping that the damage Obama has done will come to fruition during a republican administration thus leading to her victory. What he apparently does not understand is that the damage Obama has done is so severe that the people of this nation just may not be buying anybody at that point. Hillary understood that she didn’t want any part of Obama for the next four years whether he is in office or not because she knew that it is not going to be pretty. Smart lady.

Man Injured By Runaway Cow

August 24th, 2012
6:36 pm

Atlanta Band On Their Way Up — Chek ‘em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tel7yXwtXI8

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
6:36 pm

Jam: I love that tune. MK is a guitar genius. No, he is just a genius.

josef

August 24th, 2012
6:40 pm

BROSEPHUS

I must’ve missed it…in relation to?

HEATHEN
Aren’t those two sumpin else!? :-)

Brosephus™

August 24th, 2012
6:46 pm

josef

Downstairs, the question was brought up again about why Blacks support the Democratic Party with more than 90% of Black voters voting for (D)’s. Towncrier brought that question up earlier this week. I tried to point out the Lily White Movement as a beginning point to read up why things are the way they are nowadays. He, just like many others, either don’t know or don’t want to know the historical reasons why today’s vote is the way it is.

I can’t say that’s the definitive reason for today’s support, but it does go to show why the split between Blacks and the GOP began right after Emancipation.

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
6:46 pm

Aren’t those two sumpin else!?

Interesting, to say the least. There’s another Folkuke video where they are playing with Arlo and he says when he backs up Folkuke, his band is The Horse You Rode in On, as in Folkuke and ….

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Amy Nelson backstage at a Willie concert. Delightful young woman..

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 24th, 2012
6:47 pm

Well, my thanks to Sooth for giving me my wish to hear Randy Travis. And talking about the apple not falling far from the tree, this would of been my great granddaddy’s birthday. He was born in 1861 and they called him Jeff, tho that wasn’t his real name. He got the nickname because when the yankee soldiers went marching by the farm in 1865, he set on a rail fence and yelled “Hurray for Jeff Davis!” Anyhow, when I was a little fellow he would walk up to my grandaddy’s place and set on the front porch, real quiet. Use to walk down that dirt road at the time cars were a new thing. He would walk in the middle of the road, and when one of the new-fangled cars come up behind and honked a horn, he would turn around and give the driver a good cussing, then continue ambling on his way in the middle of the road. Ornery man, but we hit it off. He use to wink at me while he was setting in that rocker. I still miss him after all these decades. This one’s for Grandaddy Jeff, and have a good weekend everybody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeU2DAa23Kk

JamVet

August 24th, 2012
6:49 pm

Obviously, all of the cool, music loving kids were fairly distraught when the Beatles broke up in 1970.

This stunning triple album set that came out later that year took a whole bunch of the sting away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNLW2gjRiq4

USMC

August 24th, 2012
6:50 pm

Great music, check out Debbie Wassermann Schultz tap dancing… This is Hilarious!
http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/23/anderson-cooper-keeps-dnc-honest/?hpt=hp_tvbx

Anderson Cooper has her dancing all over the place… “keep it on the dance floor, Debbie!!” :-)

Erwin's cat

August 24th, 2012
6:54 pm

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
6:59 pm

Looks like Isaac may visit the Redneck Riviera by about next Tuesday.

This air-guitar stalwart is for Isaac.

http://youtu.be/6-WMbP1RcC4

USMC

August 24th, 2012
7:00 pm

josef

August 24th, 2012
7:08 pm

USMC

I caught that last night…girl oughta know, don’t go condescending to no f*ggot, you’ll get v*tch slapped into next Tuesday… :-)

BROSEPHUS

Yep. When they started getting uppity and ready, willing and able to define for themselves their direction in the world of freedom and equality, wham, bam thankyee ma’am, right back to the lower 40 with those great GOP POTUS decisions, Plessy v Ferguson and Williams vs Mississippi, in the former the only dissenting vote being the lone Democrat on the bench…but, hey, Sharia says and we believe… ask any “major historian.” :-)

Meanwhile, AETNA is doing well,,,

Man Injured By Runaway Cow

August 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

josef

August 24th, 2012
7:18 pm

BROSEPHUS

Meanwhile, off the plantation and….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UvqPC6wgR8

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
7:23 pm

teaven: Save it for some other time. Post some music and chill.

Man Injured By Runaway Cow

August 24th, 2012
7:23 pm

Doggone/GA

August 24th, 2012
7:26 pm

Josef – talking “Human” by the Human League (as we were the other day)…it’s now a theme song on a commercial for Liberty Mutual

godless heathen

August 24th, 2012
7:27 pm

too late for 2nite, but we should start a FNM TITPB pool on Friday afternoon.

USMC

August 24th, 2012
7:29 pm

“I caught that last night…girl oughta know, don’t go condescending to no f*ggot, you’ll get v*tch slapped into next Tuesday…”-Josef

LOL! I learned that lesson many moons ago.

Don’t “F” with a gay man. They can be VERY vindictive and always have the last laugh!

My co-worker, who constantly hit on me by the way, told me one time that someone pissed him off, so he defecated in the poor guys center console of his car!
That was enough for me to NEVER piss a gay guy off! :-)
Anderson Cooper whipped that Ar$e!

josef

August 24th, 2012
7:29 pm

josef

August 24th, 2012
7:32 pm

DOGGONE

Oy! Sometimes it makes you wonder what’s going on in the minds (?) of the ad men when they start putting songs to commercials…

Doggone/GA

August 24th, 2012
7:34 pm

“Sometimes it makes you wonder what’s going on in the minds (?) of the ad men when they start putting songs to commercials”

Yeah, sometimes it does. This one doesn’t bother me much though. As I said the other day, I think there’s a lot in that song beyond the surface story. And in this case, if you’re not familiar with the song…they don’t play enough to know much. Mostly the line about “born to make mistakes”