Time to set politics aside and ROCK!

Well, we made it through that week more or less intact, which means that the time has come to turn to more important things, things that aren’t dependent on politicians and voters and campaign strategists. Things that unite us, not divide us.

Here to kick off the festivities is a young man from Austin, Texas, where they claim to know a thing or two about the blues and blues guitar-playing. His name is Gary Clark Jr., and he’s in the process of pulling off something that hasn’t been done in a long time, which is becoming a more or less mainstream musical star by coming up through the blues scene. He even has a supermodel girlfriend to show for it.

Ladies and gentlemen, liberals and conservatives, I give you Mr. Gary Clark:

– Jay Bookman

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Musical Interlude

November 9th, 2012
3:27 pm

stay firsty my friends

YouLibs

November 9th, 2012
3:29 pm

My FIRST second.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 9th, 2012
3:33 pm

No Ted Nugent?

Adam

November 9th, 2012
3:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY

Any penalty for excessive celebration is immediately offset by rape comments from the other team. :D

WEEEEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONSSSS!

gogators

November 9th, 2012
3:34 pm

cia director resigns before he can testify

ZoSo

November 9th, 2012
3:36 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:39 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
3:40 pm

Jay

November 9th, 2012
3:41 pm

Wow, Zoso. Didn’t see that one coming.

Lady50

November 9th, 2012
3:42 pm

ZoSo

November 9th, 2012
3:43 pm

How’s that?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2012
3:43 pm

The conspiracy theorists are already at work on this blog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_02fCIMDjFY

ZoSo

November 9th, 2012
3:44 pm

Just would have been nice to hear what tha man had to say. You know, the truth.

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
3:45 pm

Ok, I want that hollow-bodied Epi.

/drive-by

Soldier Mom

November 9th, 2012
3:45 pm

One of my faves! Even if it isn’t rock, it makes all the more sense now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TwT69i1lU

Citizen of the World

November 9th, 2012
3:46 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:47 pm

alex

November 9th, 2012
3:47 pm

and a supermodel…wow that’s impressive………..Speaking of the “wizard of OZ”, previous picture: “if I only had a brain”….

Soldier Mom

November 9th, 2012
3:47 pm

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
3:49 pm

Jay, that Texas cat shonuff got some serious mojo goin’ for him! (And I don’t mean that skinny hottie!! LOL!)

Another kickass choice to get us going.

I notice that he uses no plectrum.

Neither does this guy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o_YI_PgK0o

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:49 pm

Soul Train 1975

November 9th, 2012
3:50 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:51 pm

Tom Middleton

November 9th, 2012
3:53 pm

Here’s some old-style, Jay, Mr. Lightnin Hopkins…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d49m6G9vOrI

Dunwoody Granny

November 9th, 2012
3:53 pm

On the CIA: For those who haven’t read Bergen’s or Bowden’s books, Michael Morrell, the assistant director who now becomes the acting director of the CIA, was with Bush on 9/11 because it was his job then to give the president’s daily intelligence briefing. He was also in the room when Obama made the decision to send the SEALs in to get OBL. Nice bookending, I think.

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:53 pm

Jeffrey

November 9th, 2012
3:53 pm

If the head of the CIA can get busted for an extramarital affair, we all can. Gary Clark jr? Who’s his senior? Robert Johnson.

Jeffrey

November 9th, 2012
3:55 pm

Elmore James?

DebbieDoRight - "Math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better" is essentially "mathturbation.

November 9th, 2012
3:55 pm

This guy is GOOD! He plays a guitar as well as, (please forgive me Gran), Jimmi Hendrix (sacrilege I know!)

However, he needs a little bit more soul to be a true blues singer. Oh and he needs to know about some pain. Only deep, lasting, hurtful pain can make the blues come outta ya!

Perhaps we can have some repubs singing some blues soon? :)

Some blue eyed “blues”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-f-l2Pbn8

PS — Fred THANKS for the ditty downstairs!! You have earned that boa! :wink:

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:56 pm

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
3:56 pm

JV @ 3.49 neither does this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEzKXW8q3Dw

/driveby, no I mean it this time.

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
3:57 pm

There is ALWAYS an asshat or two who are so ate up with their stupidity and hate that they can’t let go the politics on the music thread. Once again I dedicate this to them. Looks like tonight it’s Zoso:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_TyrEUpZ8Y

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
3:57 pm

Erwin's cat

November 9th, 2012
3:58 pm

stands for dB’s – Ok, I want that hollow-bodied Epi.

I am currently building a ES335 knock-off on the cheap… :D

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 9th, 2012
3:58 pm

Well, it ain’t rock but seeing what’s going on in Washington (and not wanting to be one of them things in a punchbowl), this one’s for somebody that earned four stars and couldn’t keep his pants on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hOGUdROlQk

Mike

November 9th, 2012
3:59 pm

They Both suck .That was really good. Some of the scenery in that video was the Pacific Coast Hwy. I spent a couple years in my teens in Laguna Niguel and Dana Point. That brought back some great memories. Thanks Dude

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:00 pm

Mike

You got it. Glad you enjoyed

MikeB

November 9th, 2012
4:00 pm

Right Jay, but as you know a much better time would have been January 2009….. Seems Speaker Boehner is willing to give it another try… Lets hope Pelosi, Reid and Wasserman-Shultz don’t gloat too too much this time around…. That and Obama not keeping them in check had a lot to do with the dysfunction in D.C. over the past 4 years…. Time has come to see if Obama has learned anything about governance….

DannyX

November 9th, 2012
4:00 pm

Excellent choice, Jay.

DebbieDoRight - "Math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better" is essentially "mathturbation.

November 9th, 2012
4:01 pm

For all my “red” friends who are suffering from a broken heart………..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XktaLh9bPtk&feature=related

josef

November 9th, 2012
4:02 pm

Set politics aside? No way, no how…if you’re a gay American, folks…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMQsTZkV9ns&feature=related

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:02 pm

Jay

November 9th, 2012
4:03 pm

I’ve published a Petraeus post for those interested, just to keep this thread reserved for music.

DebbieDoRight - "Math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better" is essentially "mathturbation.

November 9th, 2012
4:03 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:05 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
4:07 pm

josef

November 9th, 2012
4:07 pm

BOTH and FRED

Here’s mine for Wa-do Del, tonight :-)

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

godless heathen

November 9th, 2012
4:09 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:10 pm

Adam

November 9th, 2012
4:10 pm

On that note I think I will exit. Have a good weekend, all! I am in a celebratory mood ALL NIGHT LONG!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-M0hrJGHP4

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 9th, 2012
4:12 pm

What? No pic of the GF?

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:15 pm

josef

When he comes back to make up with you, this will be his peace offering song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe26IKNuMj4

:-)

Native Atlantan

November 9th, 2012
4:15 pm

oh Lawd Josef…..flashback to high school and college……

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:15 pm

DDR: No problem. I had never seen that video of the song before so I enjoyed it too. As to YOUR song?

Just damn. What an awesome “tribute” to Janis. Those two really tore it up, thanks.

She sure ripped up this Kris Kristofferson tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FMhnl0__Vo

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:16 pm

DebbieDoRight - "Math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better" is essentially "mathturbation.

November 9th, 2012
4:17 pm

Gloom despair and agony on me……………..

You are so wrong for that godless. So wrong…………… :lol: :lol:

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:18 pm

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:19 pm

Hey josef, when you called Dellie was this the response you got lol?

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

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:22 pm

josef

November 9th, 2012
4:23 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
4:24 pm

What? No pic of the GF?

Just click on the hyperlink provided and you’ll get all the pics you need.

moonbat betty

November 9th, 2012
4:25 pm

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:27 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
4:24 pm

What? No pic of the GF?

Just click on the hyperlink provided and you’ll get all the pics you need.
+++++++++++++++++++

Watchoo talking bout Willis? I ain’t see no nekkid pics……..

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

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:32 pm

damn that was awesome betty. I’ve never heard of him OR that song before. Here’s an oldie but a goodie. I never really thought too much of Angus as a guitar player til I heard him play the blues……..

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

moonbat betty

November 9th, 2012
4:33 pm

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:37 pm

I know betty, you are all out of tears…….

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

josef

November 9th, 2012
4:39 pm

moonbat betty

November 9th, 2012
4:40 pm

Fred, Rory rocks bawlz. Check out some of his other stuff when you get a chance.

moonbat betty

November 9th, 2012
4:42 pm

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
4:43 pm

BOTH, that Gary Moore piece was great…

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:45 pm

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
4:47 pm

Rory Gallagher?

Oh hell yeah!!

Walk on Hot Coals was to me, one of the hottest songs of it’s time.

He died young, but wow! What a legacy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKaiHamPT54

josef

November 9th, 2012
4:47 pm

moonbat…

Some kd back atcha…great day to be qu*er… :-)

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

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:51 pm

LOL josef, you should have more pity on that one tin soldier………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qswm7lHp7oY&feature=related

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:51 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
4:52 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
4:55 pm

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
4:56 pm

Wow josef, I never heard her version of that song before. This was on the side of yours and from the same show. I didn’t know she did this one either but she killed it. I’ve never heard anyone but Neil Young sing it. Damn she is SO good……. and SO butch lol. I’d love to jam with her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5KRVtjgMkM

josef

November 9th, 2012
4:57 pm

and some Friday night funk for the good folks in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington and Wisconsin…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTLfHo9QAnQ&feature=related

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
5:00 pm

Both this EJ cover of Jimi left my jaw hanging when I first saw it on Austin City Limits.

I became an instant fan!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urpQ5-CqJzM

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
5:08 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
5:08 pm

Jam

EJ can flat out do it.

Did you check out that Vai?

josef

November 9th, 2012
5:09 pm

FRED

D*mn! Thanks for turning me on to that kd…she just knocked that other great Canadian woman’s cover of NY’s best to number two…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_9gZEMQ2No

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
5:12 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
5:16 pm

josef

November 9th, 2012
5:18 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
5:20 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
5:22 pm

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
5:22 pm

One Tin Soldier! Wow, that one really takes me back!

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
5:26 pm

NEVER was much an MJ fan (after those real early days), but I saw that fine Scottish lass a few years back and she picked a great song to cover.

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

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
5:27 pm

Hey Josef: I need a recipe. My daughter picked, as a school project, making a ‘Native American” dish. She wanted me to help her. I could go online, but I figured you or St. Simon’s could hook me up with something thta you have personally made or eaten lol. Have you any ideas?

josef

November 9th, 2012
5:30 pm

FRED

Will catch you on that at St. Elsewhere…I do have an idea…

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
5:32 pm

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
5:35 pm

Another one from that astounding After the Gold Rush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHo07H7biuk&feature=related

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
5:36 pm

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
5:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynlW5_rnRVE&feature=related

Everyone have a great night and an even better weekend. Weather will be rockn………………..

Peace

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
5:46 pm

JamVet

November 9th, 2012
5:46 pm

Seeya TBS!

Keep on rockin’…

godless heathen

November 9th, 2012
5:48 pm

josef

November 9th, 2012
5:49 pm

FRED

Welcome. And thanks for that Johnathan Edwards…I’ve been searching high and low for a video of his version of “(Going Home) On the Morning Train.” Best version I’ve ever heard…anybody know?