Tuesday, February 7, 2012



"You wanna hear 'Waymore’s Blues'"?
"I never heard it."
"You never heard it? - You produced it!"

If you wanna get to heaven gotta d-i-e
You gotta put on your coat and t-i-e
If you wanna get the rabbit out of the l-o-g
You gotta make a commotion like a d-o-g
A-like a d-o-g
["D'ya understand that?"]
Like a d-o-g

When Waylon Jennings asks his sexy wife, Jessi “I’m not Lisa” Colter, “D'ya understand that?”, he seems so much like my Pa [may he rest in peace]. In fact, throughout most of the conversation with Jessi after the song ends, Waylon seems just like my Pa!

Waylon Jennings . Waymore’s Blues solo acoustic


He was - by far - the most charismatic singer I ever saw on a stage. Got to see four shows and I loved ‘em all, but my favorite was probably the first one: standing-room only in this little cowboy joint. And at one point Waylon said to the idiot standing next to me:
“You! Shut up!”
He did.

I grew up with long and lean and hungry looks
I learn’t you can't go nowhere when you go by the book!
People all around me earthbound; I learned how to fly
Upside, downside, outside, sailin’ on by!

Waylon Jennings - Trouble Man


Waylon kicks Grace Slick’s ass.

I don't explain if you don't understand
I'm my own man - trouble man

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.


farawayeyes said...

Everyone apparently went to bed. Now blogger likes me again. Lucky me.

Thanks Stephen - I like 'Trouble Man', a lot.

A thousand thanks yous for the Grace Slick remark.

Em-Musing said...

Hi..yes Waylon would be an alpha for me sans the twang. I'm a New Yorker (though lived in OH till recently) and his accent hurts my ears. Most women are physically attracted to Alpha males but somewhere between their heart and head they turn their attention to a more sissified version. Just one woman's opinion.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I just now came across your comment... in my "SPAM" file!

Apparently Blogger doesn't like you that much.

Your comment very nearly got deleted with 5 others that really were Spam. It's a good thing I glance at each comment in the Spam file before deleting them, otherwise yours would have disappeared. You would have always wondered why I hadn't posted it, and I would never have known you sent it.

This "misfiling" thang has happened to me a couple times previously, and that's why I've gotten in the habit of skimming comments in the Spam file first, rather than just deleting them all en masse.

What do you mean about the Grace Slick remark? Do you dislike Grace Slick for some reason, or what? If I had said "Waylon kicks Eminem's ass" would it have worked for you just as well?

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

That's kinda funny, because when I listen to Waylon (which is often), I hardly ever even notice any accent... and I'm from Southern California.

Now Hank Williams Sr. and some of those really Old-School Country dudes, that's some serious twang. Dwight Yoakam, too... serious twang.

I actually like a little twang, as long as it's not artificial and put on over-the-top.

>>..."but somewhere between their heart and head they turn their attention to a more sissified version."

Ha! And that's almost all that's available anymore.

However, that's also probably why so many women read all those "Romance" novels in their spare time - to fantasize what it would have been like had they not settled for the sissified version, eh?

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Karen Peterson said...

Waylon Jennings brings back memories of the longest road trip of my life.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Was he really that much of a bear to travel with? You mean even Jessi couldn't calm him down?

(Seriously... am I to perhaps assume that your Dad was a Waylon fan and played that outlaw's stuffs to death on a family vacation or sumpin'?)

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

farawayeyes said...

Yeah, well, you know me and blogger, it's a love hate thing. Even when they love me...

At dinner a few weeks ago someone made a rather rude remark involving Grace and me. So your remark struck me as funny. It's probably just sleep deprivation. Besides, I'm sure Waylon could.

Oh and blogger,could we have a little spell check in the comment block? First, you make me a 'spell check junkie'. Like now I can't spell anything without it and then you leave it off the comment block. Sheesh! All those i's and e's and my dyslexia. They come together to make some real interesting words.

Oh, and Stephen; What no Beatles for you? You're the one that axed.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Yeah, same thing with Blogger and me.

>>...At dinner a few weeks ago someone made a rather rude remark involving Grace and me.

Ha! Really? What weird timing then. I really MUST know. Email?

>>...Besides, I'm sure Waylon could.

Uh, yeah, well, DUH! Could there possibly be a safer bet?

>>...Oh, and Stephen: What no Beatles for you?

If this was the screenplay for a great Film Noir movie - instead of "real life" - I would write the (perfect) answer:

"Curtis. Remember?"

But since it's not, I'll write this answer instead...

Same album; same side; different song:


>>...You're the one that axed.

I did? I don't remember. But then I AM a gin-soaked boy. Where and when did I axe?

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

farawayeyes said...

Probably that muse thing.

No e-hijacking until I speak with Muddy.

Thanks - Apparently I walk right into those screenplay situation. Which reminds me - I could use some good reading material. (I'm sure it's good)

You'll either have to send me a link or explain how to copy and paste out of the comment block (This ought to be interesting) cause I'm trying everything I know and it is just not happening.

The song in the restaurant. Some post of mine last week. OK maybe it wasn't the love song of the day, but the Beatles are supposed to be timeless. Aren't they?

Would that be Bombay you're soaking in?

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>...No e-hijacking until I speak with Muddy.

Sheesh! By the time I get my act together and get to it, I will have forgotten all about the Grace Slick remark. C’mon, goil, do da right thang!

>>...Thanks - Apparently I walk right into those screenplay situation.

Well, for people like us, life seems like a movie a good part of the time anyway.

>>...You'll either have to send me a link or explain how to copy and paste out of the comment block

Copying & Pasting is Copying & Pasting. It ain’t no different in a Comment Section, so the problem must be with your Internet service.

Here’s comes a link; I hope it works. If it doesn’t work from the Pop-Up Window, try going to this blog bit’s separate page (by clicking on the blog bit title) and see if it gives you a full-screen view that way. This is probably my favorite YouTube video:


>>...The song in the restaurant. Some post of mine last week.

OHHHhhhh! Gotcha! When the answer comes this late, I’m bound to forget I ever axed! But yer right, I did axe, didn’t I?

That blog bit IMMEDIATELY made me think of a scene in an episode of ‘Frasier’. I meant to tell you that then, but looking for a clip of the scene seemed too complicated and time-consuming at that moment. But here it is now [I hope it works]:

FRASIER: ‘What Would You Say?’.

It seems you enjoyed the serenading more than Frasier’s gal did. Ya know, sometimes when one steps out on that highwire without a net, it leads to an embarrassing death.

>>...Would that be Bombay you're soaking in?

I wish! I can’t afford Bombay. Nor even Tanqueray.

I’m soaking in ACME Gin. (It’s the same brand Wile E. Coyote drinks.)

~ D-FensDogg
‘Loyal American Underground’

farawayeyes said...

Ok,I'll tell ya 'bout Gracie,but not here and not now. I't 4:25AM (Atlantic Time Zone). I've got to go back to bed for a few hours. It's cruise ship day tomorrow, I'm working.

The Beatles Video is the cutest thing I've seen on You Tube.

The Frasier Video is just plain sad. Somebody steps out on a wire like that you, at least, could be polite. But then she had beady eyes. Never trust a woman with beady eyes.

ACME gin. I kinda had Wiley figured for a whiskey man, myself.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>...The Beatles Video is the cutest thing I've seen on YouTube.

See? Now ya know why I said it's probably my favorite YouTube video. (I gots good taste 'n' sh!t!)

>>...The Frasier Video is just plain sad.

Under normal circumstances I would agree with you. But this scene comes toward the end of the episode, and you don't know all that preceded it. Frasier was indeed laying it on WAY TOO THICK. I mean, "suffocation" hardly even describes how thick and heavily he laid it on her.

As always... Frasier kinda got what he had coming to him.

>>...I kinda had Wiley figured for a whiskey man, myself.

I, myself, kinda had him figured for a coyote. Kinda hairy for a whiskey man, don'tcha think?

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

farawayeyes said...

Haven't watched TV for years, so I'll give you the Frasier thing. But I am not kidding you about the beady eyes.

And that 'whiskey man' thing. I don't know. I tended bar for a couple of years - some of those 'whiskey men'? Well, let's just say some of 'em made Wiley C.Coyote look pretty good. Canine or not.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Somehow I doubt many men would have even noticed that woman HAD eyes, beady or not.

I have been a loud proponent of the "Kill Your TV!" idea for a very long time. Mine gets turned on ONLY in order to watch DVDs I own (e.g., I have every season of 'Frasier' on disc) and the occasional sporting event (e.g., last Sunday's Super Bowl). Otherwise, I would have no need for a TV whatsoever.

"Whiskey Men" - Ha!-Ha!
OK, and I'll give you that one. I can just imagine.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'