Let’s raise a glass to the hard-working people! (You and me)

As we slide into the Labor Day weekend, I cannot think of a more appropriate way to mark the holiday than to enlist some exceedingly rich people — all of them self-made capitalists of course — to sing the praises of the hard-working people, the lowly of birth, the rag-tagged people, the salt of the earth.

So … SAAALLLUTTTTE!

– Jay Bookman

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josef

August 31st, 2012
3:54 pm

Excellent choice!

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
3:54 pm

Can’t we have forced retirement for these aged rockers?

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
3:57 pm

As awesome and relevant today as it was in 1971…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-8sCLWwLk

Peadawg

August 31st, 2012
4:01 pm

Ah yes, good ‘ol Keith Richards who fell out of a coconut tree while filming Pirates of the Caribbean.

A nuclear war could break out and the only things left would be Keith and a cockroach. Keith would say “you know what? I smoked your uncle one time.”

St Simons - he-ne-ha

August 31st, 2012
4:05 pm

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:07 pm

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
4:07 pm

Jay

Nice selection

have a great weekend

BADAss BING

August 31st, 2012
4:08 pm

In honor of Music Friday and Clint, I suggest a game of Musical Chairs.

142 more days

August 31st, 2012
4:09 pm

The best band ever……go Stones

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
4:11 pm

Everybody’s going off the deep end!

http://youtu.be/7E82ozXyNjk

josef

August 31st, 2012
4:12 pm

Mick Jagger is a scrotum with lipes…can’t remember now which cartoon strip character said it…and that was YEARS ago…

Matti

August 31st, 2012
4:13 pm

josef,

I believe it was from Bloom County. That segment where the Stones came to town was unforgettable!

josef

August 31st, 2012
4:15 pm

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
4:16 pm

A toast to Bookman’s FNM secret society…

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

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 31st, 2012
4:16 pm

Well, I reckon I’ve got soft in my old age, but I’m not much for the Rolling Stones. But this old Texas boy transplanted to New York sure can sing, and he brings back memories when movies were worth going to. Have a good FNM everybody. I might check back in with you from Billy Bob’s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDYAXKM828U

Patrick

August 31st, 2012
4:17 pm

This classic is for all the hard working coal miners out there!!

Have a nice weekend everybody!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6o1vuNQmIo&feature=fvsr

Matti

August 31st, 2012
4:17 pm

I hope the ANTI-UNION crowd does not plan on laying out of work on Monday!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYiKdJoSsb8

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
4:18 pm

skydog, loved that Dr, John.

Soothsayer

August 31st, 2012
4:18 pm

Chris Sanchez

August 31st, 2012
4:18 pm

Good choice Jay…enjoy your weekend!

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:20 pm

What do you mean there isn`t any good new bands out there. Again from the Big Easy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlYIQgvC-k

josef

August 31st, 2012
4:20 pm

matti

That was it! Thanks…I loved that strip…

The Snark

August 31st, 2012
4:20 pm

Speaking as a member of the Woodstock generation …

MICK, KEITH, HANG IT UP ALREADY!

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:22 pm

Dr is bad ain`t he Jam. Kick back, take a load off.

You and Fred deserve a break after the blitz today.

Tom Middleton

August 31st, 2012
4:23 pm

Sure would like to know what preservative they use to keep Keith Richards going. If it’s salt, then how much, anybody? :)

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
4:23 pm

TITPB Pool. I got pogo before post # 30.

getalife

August 31st, 2012
4:25 pm

There is only one party that votes for the middle class workers and their convention in Charlotte will prove this fact.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zEm-U1hC7E

Jerome Horwitz

August 31st, 2012
4:25 pm

Kam – Your Blues are falling apart. Probably should have stayed with the yardwork.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
4:25 pm

I disagree. Sure, some say they are embarrassing themselves. Hell, they are and always have been fearless to get up there in front of all those people.

So keep on keeping on you old rockers!

If people don’t dig it, they can look the other way!

My, my, hey, hey
Rock and roll is here to stay

Hey, hey, my, my
Rock and roll will never die

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeH8s_RAuTI

Li'l Aynie

August 31st, 2012
4:26 pm

Actually, entertainers are as close to “self-made” people as it gets. The least “self-made” people are the financial manipulators and the politicians; come to think of it, they’re nothing less than parasites on the US economy.

Jerome Horwitz

August 31st, 2012
4:27 pm

Bloom County – Where Bill the Cat lives on!

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:27 pm

Keith contributes his longevity to, good genes, mate.

getalife

August 31st, 2012
4:30 pm

Thanks skydog.

Great song.

This is a pretty good show about life in New Orleans after Katrina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IP1KVgtuAQ

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
4:31 pm

skydog, I always get stoked on Friday nights!

And this scene is a big part of the reason why.

Cool cats, cool kitties, killer music.

AND as an added bonus…Nebraska football starts tomorrow! GO BIG RED!!

(What can I say, I’m a cornhead!)

Heathen, LOL! (You are very bad!)

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

Matti

August 31st, 2012
4:35 pm

skydog,

You a Treme fan? New season coming up.

josef

August 31st, 2012
4:35 pm

getalife

A working song from your Louizianne…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9BHYvuWVl8

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:38 pm

Yes Jam, this is a good scene.

I wish we could get into a time machine and I could take ya`ll back to the strip(10th & P`tree) in 1970.
ABB, M.Tucker, ARS, W. Willie, every weekend!

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:40 pm

Yeah Matti, big Treme fan. I missed session 2, but I plan to catch up before the new season.

It's Friday....

August 31st, 2012
4:43 pm

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
4:44 pm

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:44 pm

pogo

August 31st, 2012
4:46 pm

Once again the bitterness and panic of the far left shows it’s ugly face. Labor day means exactly what it’s name infers. The only problem is, in the last four years there are fewer and fewer of us laborers to be honored by the holiday and more and more people who sit on their bums who exist on our effort. Social parasites if you will. Not many of Bookmans liberal worshippers have jobs. And that explains a lot. So, in closing, happy holiday to all of us who actually do work and pay the bills for all of us! To the rest, the debt will take of you.

skydog

August 31st, 2012
4:48 pm

WTF?
Not POCO dummy

Matti

August 31st, 2012
4:50 pm

skydog,

Yes, watch Season 2! I have a one word spoiler for you: Sazerac. That’s all I’m gonna say. Haha! (Shush, y’all…)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
4:52 pm

Jerome

Idon’twannatalkaboutit.

Patrick

August 31st, 2012
4:53 pm

Annnnndddd……..Pogo plays “Debbie Downer” for everyone’s good mood right on cue…

Waaa-waa.

We can allways count on you to pee in the pool, can’t we?

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
4:54 pm

Dang! Missed it by 12.

Jefferson

August 31st, 2012
4:55 pm

Again, like Jam Vet said still relevent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk3sURDS4IA

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
4:57 pm

heathen, are you pogo? (I smell a rat! LOL!)

The answer is surrender, every race, every gender
Beat our swords into plowshares on the anvil of a pure heart
We gotta have honest answers and the courage to take our chances
Opportunity’s knockin’ loud, give me your attention

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qruz4MO6lg

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
4:57 pm

Repost from previous holiday weekends, but as a Public Service Announcement I’m linking this one again.

If you are traveling this weekend, please be careful and remember, the Man is working all day and all night.

http://youtu.be/x_wLVCLPx0M

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
4:59 pm

Dang! Missed it by 12.

You owe me.

Last week you had it a 6, and I took the over.

getalife

August 31st, 2012
5:00 pm

Matti,

Yes, I like most of the shows on HBO and Showtime.

Since I am Sicilian, this one is my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5whz6p0BGE

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
5:01 pm

Yup, Kam. Next one’s on me.

getalife

August 31st, 2012
5:04 pm

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
5:04 pm

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMVN-rSTJtw&feature=related

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
5:05 pm

Dang! Missed it by 12.

:lol: :lol: :lo: :lol: :lol:

I must say though, pogo’s almost as predictable as ExLax, even as to the results.

skydog

August 31st, 2012
5:06 pm

Matti – I`ve been meaning to watch for the last 2 weeks, but Iv`e been patrolling or trolling the right flank at Jay`s. We almost had a “troup movement dude” break thru the wire today, but Fred got him so bad all we could find were little chunks.

E.W.F.

August 31st, 2012
5:07 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 31st, 2012
5:07 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
5:07 pm

Are they still doing illegal drugs in their old age ?

Matti

August 31st, 2012
5:11 pm

getalife,

I couldn’t get into that one. After seven seasons of the Sopranos, (and most movies available for our cable viewing pleasure), I feel well saturated with stories of uber-testosteroned gangsters murdering for profit and pleasure, subjugating and objectifying women, getting rich and comfortable doing evil things, while those with a lesser capacity for evil die screaming and begging for their lives. It’s not that I’m un-American or anything (violence rules, right?), it’s just that I got bored with the storylines.

Either that, or I’m getting old. :)

Still like this tune, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFyvNIyjyc

Patrick

August 31st, 2012
5:12 pm

“Are they still doing illegal drugs in their old age ?”

Why do you ask? Are you afraid it might hinder their careers or cut their lives short?

getalife

August 31st, 2012
5:12 pm

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
5:14 pm

skydog

August 31st, 2012
5:15 pm

“Why do you ask? Are you afraid it might hinder their careers or cut their lives short?”

WHAP! a rim shot for Patrick, good one.

One for you Mr Digets
Why do you ask? Are you afraid it might hinder their careers or cut their lives short?

Working Woman

August 31st, 2012
5:15 pm

Patrick

August 31st, 2012
5:18 pm

Thanks Sky!

It sorta “wrote itself”, however… :)

What a stupid comment!

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
5:18 pm

Matti

August 31st, 2012
5:18 pm

getalife,

That one may be the best opening sequence EVER produced!

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
5:18 pm

Man, I love that early R&B stuff – the OJays, EWF, Temptations, Isley Brothers and on and on and on!

One night Debbie Do Right and I got into a serious back and forth with those early black girl bands.

THAT was the stuff that I really loved and taught me that great music was really an awesome mocha blend!

(Gawd bless Carole King and Gerry Goffin…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvyOqKhKWQ4

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
5:21 pm

Like the pcitures here. The first is a Cherokee woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHqPGTMSn1s&feature=related

getalife

August 31st, 2012
5:22 pm

Matti,

Yes watched all the Sopranos and they are talking about more Godfather movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQBNq4vIo74

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
5:22 pm

Patrick:

“Why do you ask? Are you afraid it might hinder their careers or cut their lives short?”

Sure ……….. and there are certainly better role models.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQc5gDXQGIs&feature=related …………………… :o

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
5:23 pm

Jefferson, I just cued up that Monster again. I must confess I had forgotten how great that song was.

Although I always gravitated toward that heavy sound, I also really liked the more pop fluffy stuff…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj4R2PwC03w

Working Woman

August 31st, 2012
5:24 pm

rivercard

August 31st, 2012
5:24 pm

Axl turned out to be a bit of a twit, but I thought this was one of his better moments.

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

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
5:25 pm

Salute, Jay! Damn. I feel like going and making something, with my own two hands.

skydog

August 31st, 2012
5:28 pm

What kind of a place is Jay running here?…… there`s hookers, hustlers, they fill up the room. Is THIS the Spanish Moon?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qQnGfZpIfY

Thomas

August 31st, 2012
5:33 pm

Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove’s Billionaire Fundraiser

Uh- no thanks as I would rather a) having boiling acid dripped slowly on my forehead or b) stick my head inside the ass of a cow that go inside anything having to do with Rove.

Mr. Bookman- thank you for the good blog and hats off to the great American worker, taxpayer, and may the un employed have good fortune to find a job to support themselves.

skydog

August 31st, 2012
5:33 pm

Here you go Jam. Don`t spend it all in the same spot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGVzVm-AtDk

Mama Says

August 31st, 2012
5:34 pm

Jay,

Here’s to you and all you freakin libs.

Hope you all have a good Labor Day weekend (really)

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 31st, 2012
5:34 pm

skydog

Where are the hookers?

Dammit I turn my back for 1 minute and you invite hookers to FNM :-)

josef

August 31st, 2012
5:37 pm

DDR sent to the lower 40 of Big Daddy’s Liberal Plantation… oh no!! Well, here’s for her this weekend…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNpy6NoFFsk

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
5:39 pm

Why do you ask? Are you afraid it might hinder their careers or cut their lives short?

LOL! Post of the day. I think it stunted their growth.

bez

August 31st, 2012
5:40 pm

Cool choice.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 31st, 2012
5:40 pm

markie mark

August 31st, 2012
5:41 pm

hey skydog….I got a fun fact for ya…i got one of the two original master pressings of W Willie’s Keep On Smiling…..all it says is side 1 and side 2 in a white jacket with a rubber stamp “wet willie” on it…

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
5:42 pm

sky, Don’t know about a Spanish Moon, but there is a blue moon tonight.

http://youtu.be/7giOrKYIwpQ

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
5:43 pm

Yep, WW, they were really the group that knocked me out! And I suspect a whole bunch of other kids.

I must have been 10 or so and I would sit there looking at the TV screen absolutely transfixed by them. The way they moved so gracefully, their lovely smiles and those songbird voices. And of course, those fantastic songs. I really had heard nothing quite like them before.

Even then, I knew that my destiny was going to be very different from the generation before me…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQRIOKvR2WM

skydog

August 31st, 2012
5:45 pm

josef

August 31st, 2012
5:47 pm

COMMON SeNSE

What was that about bad girls at FNM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNpy6NoFFsk

ZamVET

I remember yours and DDRs night on the town with the women of soul/R&B…one of the best nights on record here at FNM

skydog

August 31st, 2012
5:49 pm

My son just thought of a good political cartoon.
A sign on that chair last night with an arrow pointing toward Clint.

The sign reads, “I`m with stupid”

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
5:49 pm

dog, you truly are one badass blues kinda rocker, ain’t ya?

I’ve gotten one helluva education here!

MY real knowledge of and love for the blues began with all those bluesy blokes – Beck, Clapton, LZ, John Mayall, Alvin Lee, etc.

And the occasional Irishman.

Though this one is more Representative of his kickass rock, influenced by that blues stuff…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csUXZngk99s

Jm

August 31st, 2012
5:50 pm

Ok jay. I’m not disparaging your work or work ethic.

But “you and me”?

I’m not sure how one considers blogging “hard work”. Enlighten me.

Maybe it’s only hard work once you get paid to do it….

josef

August 31st, 2012
5:52 pm

OSCAR

That woman’s story…have you ever read it?

Working Woman

August 31st, 2012
5:53 pm

JamVet I think that Darlene Love originally song this one. (classic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu3bKBIEypE

Gotta run but have a good weekend everyone!!

godless heathen

August 31st, 2012
5:53 pm

josef, That Lead Belly tune was incredible. Looked like he had a piece of baling twine for a strap on that 12 string.

Matti

August 31st, 2012
5:53 pm

A friend of mine just coined a new term: Eastwooding. verb: to carry on a conversation with another person who is neither physically present nor technologically connected to the conversation. Now here’s a song about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=812HHetzbe4

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
5:54 pm

Thanks, jo jo.

This one is for you and me…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoMi8aWLDCs

Matti

August 31st, 2012
5:57 pm

josef,

No need to correct me, Teacher. I acknowledge my egregious grammatical error in my 5:53. Eastwooding is a gerund. Eastwood is the verb.