Hold out, and keep the faith

I see where the Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday night. Hundreds of artists have been nominated for the top awards in the music industry.

Lula Collins never won a Grammy. Hold out, and keep the faith.

I hope she got her reward elsewhere.

– Jay Bookman

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Steve-USA (I don't have all the answer's, I don't even know all the questions)

February 8th, 2013
4:09 pm

I was expecting a stoned/unstoned Bob Dylan for some reason. ;)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
4:09 pm

Common Sense isn't very Common

February 8th, 2013
4:17 pm

I think I am taking Jamvets idea and take a break from Jay’s hug fest

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
4:26 pm

Another babe (a very young Diane Lane) lip-syncing to Holly Sherwood’s distinctive voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJk61DfPOug

Scott

February 8th, 2013
4:35 pm

Jay, It appears as though you have been left off of the list of Christopher Dorner’s favorite liberals and there are quite a few. What gives man? I think you need to step your game up. The hypocrisy is just astounding. Gabby Giffords get shot…all we hear is that it was a tea party reacting to talk radio hosts(All of which was proven to be completely false). This guys actually admits to what personalities and causes are inspiring him to kill and we hear nothing but crickets. No bias in the media though, right?

josef

February 8th, 2013
4:38 pm

Well, I’m not sure how long I can be here…gotta go sling my tits over a hot stove…tomorrow’s the school’ big wing ding, out international dinner, and it is, after all the real Mardi Gras weekend…so, to get myself in the mood…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDj7VfU3368

josef

February 8th, 2013
4:40 pm

IMAM

I know why it got blocked. You’re here…wanna free it up? -)

Logical Dude

February 8th, 2013
4:40 pm

Nobody nominated for a Grammy this year is worth FNTM??

I was hoping. . .

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
4:41 pm

Whoever had #6 in the “which comment will be the first turd in the punchbowl” contest, you are the winner.

Staying with celebrating the wimmen folk who sing theme (no lip-syncing on this one!), my favorite Scottish lass.

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

Jay

February 8th, 2013
4:41 pm

Really, Scott?

In that same diatribe, the madman mentioned his love for the Hangover movies, and expressed deep regret about not being around to see Hangover III. Maybe THEY inspired his murderous spree, right?

Please don’t post further on this blog regarding Dorner. This is an apolitical music blog on Friday nights; if you wish to comment further, do it on the previous blog post.

Thanks.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

February 8th, 2013
4:45 pm

I see where the POTUS is coming to the ATL next week. He should have come today. He could have attended the rally downtown and brought his skeet shooting gun with him.

TBS

February 8th, 2013
4:50 pm

curious

February 8th, 2013
4:56 pm

From the Christian Science Monitor

“He has kind words for President and Mrs. Obama, but also for former president George H. W. Bush (“always one of my favorite presidents”) as well as certain journalists, athletes, and entertainers.”

Dorner must be a Bush lover also.

Time for Roy Orbison and Jack Daniels.

josef

February 8th, 2013
4:59 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
5:06 pm

Nobody nominated for a Grammy this year is worth FNTM??

I was hoping. . .

Ok, still staying with the female persuasion. Nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmqSf9qEL8g

JamVet

February 8th, 2013
5:07 pm

Common Sense isn’t very Common, IMUO you are one of the good guys and always worth reading.

As for the FNM hugfest, this is where I am at my best. (As opposed to being at my worst the other six days of the week! LOL!)

Fifty years ago next week, recording began on an album that forever changed the world. (Released March 22, 1963) This song hit the top of the UK album charts in May 1963 and remained there for seven months!

And I’m glad I was around to experience it! The memories are STILL magical.

Long live rock and roll…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MWVo1fjRsQ

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:12 pm

josef

February 8th, 2013
5:14 pm

pogo

February 8th, 2013
5:19 pm

Ohhhhh. Jay proclaims Friday evening as “apolitical”. How touching. Especially considering every other waking moment of his life is devoted to the advancement of liberal and socialist politics. One party rule, right Jay?

JamVet

February 8th, 2013
5:20 pm

I know and fully appreciate that he was easily one of the most important figures in modern American music, but I found a great deal of Bobby Zimmerman’s music to be insufferable.

This is not one of those songs…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3-fhgHDbkM

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:21 pm

I think she won a Grammy for other songs, but who cares, I lve this one…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NwP3wes4M8

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
5:21 pm

Still staying in the wimmen and 2013 Grammy fields: the title track from Soul Shadows by Denise Donatelli in my favorite field jazz — a nominee from the Best Jazz Vocal Album category. (Disclaimer — I haven’t heard this one yet.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp2h_GVzPys

TBS

February 8th, 2013
5:22 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:24 pm

Pogo, FNM is why Liberals live longer…we can forgive and forget…all you need is …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTF_wJW7N4g

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:28 pm

Just wanted to remind all y’all that yesterday was the 49th anniversary of the Beatles invading the USA.

As was said back then…”To go together is wonderful, but to come together is divine…”

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

josef

February 8th, 2013
5:29 pm

CORBIN

One of your faves along the 5:24 line..
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMS2uMUQNnQ

josef

February 8th, 2013
5:32 pm

Logical Dude

February 8th, 2013
5:33 pm

pogo: One party rule, right Jay?

hmmm, I wonder whose name is at the top of the page. . .
http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog

:)

Do you have a musical preference for stating your request for rejecting authority?

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

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:33 pm

Two things I know about this girl…she has a Grammy or four and this song is about me…Before my knee gave out, I could dance to this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9gUspn6gc

indigo

February 8th, 2013
5:37 pm

pogo

If you don’t like it here, go to Kyle’s posts, where everything is conservative.

Bud Wiser

February 8th, 2013
5:39 pm

The only faith I am keeping about the Grammy’s is that the good looking females pay no attention to the fashion police.

getalife

February 8th, 2013
5:39 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
5:43 pm

From her 2013 Grammy nominated album Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding and “City of Roses”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLdQWpT3DGU

indigo

February 8th, 2013
5:43 pm

I’ve always wished they had done more songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8s9dmuAKvU

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 8th, 2013
5:46 pm

Jam: Here’s another good Dylan song.

http://youtu.be/1f1_1vEomck

JamVet

February 8th, 2013
5:47 pm

Well gang, I’ve had a bad case of the blues lately. And I’ve played this one more than a couple of times this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz68mjIreH0

And with that, I leave you good folks to soldier on without me for the rest of this evening. I’m off to do something I have to do to – spend the night with good friends and get good and rip roaring drunk.

(Lord, please help my poor head tomorrow morning!)

josef

February 8th, 2013
5:49 pm

indigo
@ 5:43

one of my favorites of theirs….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0yvQxr2p2A

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:49 pm

Josef,

Great picks, Love is the word…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB_DOA2AL7Q

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:50 pm

KAM!

I would have loved to have been that bass fiddle!

Logical Dude

February 8th, 2013
5:51 pm

Jamvet, take extra headache meds with you for the morning!

Common Sense isn't very Common

February 8th, 2013
5:53 pm

Jamvet

Thanks. I can always read but might not comment :-)

josef

February 8th, 2013
5:56 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:57 pm

Jam,

Good vibes coming your way. Peace, my friend…

getalife

February 8th, 2013
5:57 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
5:59 pm

getalife

February 8th, 2013
5:59 pm

This is a music thread cons.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
6:02 pm

Corbin

Variations on an old joke: A man is granted one wish by (enter you magical being here) ____________ and the guy says, “I want to be between Esperanza Spalding’s thighs. Magical being transforms him into a stand up bass.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 8th, 2013
6:05 pm

My friend’s husband’s band was nominated for a Grammy last year. I forgot the category, but Betty White won.

http://youtu.be/tEtUC7oBHcg

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
6:06 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
6:02 pm

:lol: :lol: L:lol:

Skip

February 8th, 2013
6:07 pm

Observation not a strong con trait.Then again maybe they just don’t like music.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
6:09 pm

Skip,

“Music has charms to soothe the savage breast”

Maybe they are just too beastly… :)

getalife

February 8th, 2013
6:09 pm

We need a new Don Kirchner’s rock concert show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY21HQ7AulM

TBS

February 8th, 2013
6:10 pm

Tom Middleton

February 8th, 2013
6:11 pm

I guess I’ve discovered more new great artists here on your blog than anywhere else ever. So thanks for Lula, one more for the list, and now it’s time to find more of anything she’s done!

Meanwhile… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-FoZt95D4

Jay

February 8th, 2013
6:13 pm

Good luck, Tom. Not much out there from her, unfortunately.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
6:14 pm

Canadian Loreena McKennitt from her 2013 nominated Best New Age Album, Troubadours On The Rhine: “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSnotTGr9ME

Jay

February 8th, 2013
6:16 pm

Or, to paraphrase Spencer Tracy on Katherine Hepburn, “there’s not much out there from her, but what there is, is choice.”

indigo

February 8th, 2013
6:23 pm

JamVet – 5:47

You might need this tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxjb2UJZ-5I

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
6:24 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
6:27 pm

JAM,

Whatever is eating at you, you will always be this to me… :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksa4VjKE3RY

Tom Middleton

February 8th, 2013
6:37 pm

Jay

Did you see where Alabama Shakes is rapidly rising to the top and will be featured this year at the Grammys? I’d never heard of them before you posted them on your blog and I’m in freakin’ Alabama. :)

josef

February 8th, 2013
6:39 pm

stands for decibels

February 8th, 2013
6:40 pm

Cool song, Jay.

If any a’ yuz have geetar around and feel like playing along, it’s about 3 minutes jamming on an Em, then shifts to E major – A as it gets to the “work it out” bit.

One of those songs (like, say, the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer”) that sounds a lot more complex than it is…and just goes to show if you’ve got a decent melody and a good set of pipes you can make something out of not-a-heck-of-a-lot.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
6:46 pm

Jay

February 8th, 2013
6:48 pm

I did see that, Tom! Cool! Another group we put up earlier, the Lumineers, is one of their competitors. I like the Shakes better though.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
7:06 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 8th, 2013
7:10 pm

Diana Ross….no grammy

February 8th, 2013
7:43 pm

This group never received a grammy but still has a strong fan base...

February 8th, 2013
7:51 pm

Enter your comments here

This group never received a grammy but still has a strong fan base...

February 8th, 2013
7:52 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
7:59 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 8th, 2013
8:12 pm

“Sometimes to keep it together, we got to leave it alone”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBBm7adNM8U

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
8:15 pm

grammies whammies.

Jam, I think I feel ya.

Not too long ago, I had to do the same thing….

say goodbye forever or temporarily depending on how you look at it, to a friend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VastXQ_hPb0

Tom Middleton

February 8th, 2013
8:23 pm

This is a good night for great music! Here’s Bonnie and Aretha..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kjZjTcUHxU&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
8:31 pm

josef

February 8th, 2013
8:33 pm

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
8:46 pm

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
8:49 pm

josef

February 8th, 2013
8:52 pm

moonbat
@ 8:46

Indeed, it do…

Jm

February 8th, 2013
8:55 pm

Happy Friday peeps

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
8:56 pm

josef,

I was thinking recently about how many of the greats may be passing soon and how it may (or may not) effect the future of music.

For many, sad days to come when so many great artists are going to check out.

I guess someone will step up and take their place?

Get Real

February 8th, 2013
9:01 pm

Obama is here on Thursday…getalife has rented a big van to take everyonre down to visit with the progressive messiah……all aboard..

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
9:01 pm

josef

February 8th, 2013
9:03 pm

MOONBAT…

“I guess someone will step up and take their place?”

My contender for that…yeah, I know I link it a lot…but the mark of a great song to me is one that gets in your head and rolls and roils there and won’t leave you alone…this one fits those criteria for me..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
9:08 pm

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:09 pm

josef, great tune and I love how they shake the glasses of water in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:11 pm

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
9:15 pm

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:23 pm

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
9:32 pm

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:39 pm

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
9:43 pm

Soothsayer

February 8th, 2013
9:45 pm

A sweeping captivating question will dominate in 2013: What happened to the United States? The answer cannot be made simple. As preface, the key to comprehension must bring focus to extreme banker thefts in the multiple $trillions, which began in a virtual theft of the bulk of the national home equity in the mortgage bond fraud. The problem is far more pervasive, if any degree of depth is to be grasped. It was the refusal to liquidate the broken sacred banks steeped in criminal activity, the extreme corrosion to the economy from adopted sanctioned urgently requested hyper monetary inflation, the burdensome war costs hidden within the mammoth unfixable federal budget deficits, the compromised Congress whose constituents are lobbyists, the cancerous growth of the state which is realized in higher taxes, onerous regulations, an expansive welfare network, and a forced tiresome war on terrorism that conceals a broad confiscation of gold hoards during a global capture of the narcotics trade [think Aghanistan], upon which the New York banks are hopelessly dependent. A military element has been prevalent in the breakdown, an extension of the Fascist Business Model into the business sector. It saw impunity of big banks from prosecution, devotion to war, permission of narcotics by the security agencies, the obfuscation of liberty as it vanished, the perversion of patriotism (including honor guards at sporting events), the subjugation of the press, the salute to an aggressive national socialism (often dubbed nazi by the enlightened). Enter systemic failure from a military standpoint.

Oooops! I’m sorry, I forgot that it was FNM. Please, sheeple, whatever you do, don’t read this!

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:49 pm

Sooth,

If you post a good song at the end, someone may read it…

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:50 pm

I bet old soothy has a couple “fire arms”

Orange13

February 8th, 2013
9:50 pm

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:54 pm

Soothsayer

February 8th, 2013
9:54 pm

Moony: I have millions of “fire ants.” They’re all poised to crawl up your leg and bite you on your “lips” if you try to stomp on them.

moonbat betty

February 8th, 2013
9:55 pm

ARMS, soothy, ARMS!

Not ANTS

lol

Soothsayer

February 8th, 2013
9:59 pm

The short answer on what went wrong would cite the departure from the Gold Standard, the advent of war beginning with Vietnam War and continuing through the Cold Soviet War and transitioning into a deceptive War on Islamic terrorism. The overly strong and active US labor unions caused a reaction to seek Asian outsources. The overly dominant financial sector led to dependence upon a series of aberrant asset bubbles, each and every one blessed by the wayward heretic US central bank, which owns a giant responsibility in the systemic failure in progress. The devotion to war has resulted in an added $3 trillion in the USGovt deficit just since 2003, and half the overall $17 trillion in total. A deadly decision was made in late 1999 that assured the demise of the nation, questioned by few, never having sat well with those in possession of an active economic brain stem. The discharge of the bulk of US factories to Asia, mostly to China, sent the legitimate income producing capability away, only to be replaced to a deeper dependence upon asset inflation. The resulting deficits for the USGovt cannot even remotely be repaid, nor even financed. Creditors have fled. The forced endless 0% rate is kept in place to enable debt service itself. Enter systemic failure from an political and fiscal standpoint.

You could read this article or you could watch “Honey-boo-boo.”

Nah! You won’t ever read this article. You’re too busy watching Honey-boo-boo!

Friends, enjoy these “good times” while they’re still here. Only later will you realize that these really are “good times.”