Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rick and the Military

Before the U.S. Army, Rick did a brief stint as a WWI Flying Ace. Fact:That war had been over for 50+ years.
Fact: Rick was 12 years old
Fact: Rather than the Maginot Line, this was suburban Rochester, NY.
Fact: The supposed "machine guns," though synchronized, were in fact nothing more than empty caulking tubes covered with aluminum foil.
Fact: Rick and his friends were successfully sued by Fokker aerospace for defaming the good name of Fokker with this travesty of aerodynamics.
Fact: Fokker. That's a funny name.
Fact: None of this seemed to bother either Rick or the German government.
Fact:Like most of Rick's schemes, this one never really got off the ground.
Fact: What a dork!

Springtime in New Mexico Pt. 2

the same view 4 hours later. the devestation is devestating! (But check out that green lawn!)

Springtime in New Mexico Pt. 2

The first day of Spring, 2010 in Albuquerque. I just had this funny feeling when I went to bed last night.This is 99 times the amount of snow we've had previously this winter.

Friday, March 19, 2010

How I spent my Friday afternoon.... No, serious.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

More music.....not really

Low Rider, The world is a getto and several other tunes marked this band in the 70's.
Focus was a band that seemed short lived but they had their own sound.
Looking back at the music of the 70's, there is really too much to cover by just Rick and I. Some of these groups you'll just have to look up yourselves. Happy hunting.

Episode 12B, "The Larch."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Here's a real blast from the past as well. Well, OK, this isn't really from the past, but the band is. Back in the day in Burque, the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band was the schizz for local stoners and psychiatric counselors.

Jerry Jeff

Vance's Mott the Hoople Post got me thinking about Olde-Tyme Musik like gramps used to listen to such as Jerry Jeff Walker's classic take on Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother." This is Ray Wiley Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lost Gonzo Band 1974 Willie Nelson's 2nd Annual 4th Of July Picnic. Bryan/College Station, TX.

This was from back in the day when Rock and Roll tried to save country music. Unfortunately, 30 years later Pop music tried to do the same thing and "succeeded."

Feeling his Irish roots tugging at him this St. Patrick's Day, Vance decided to head down to the the Catholic Church and hit the confessional. There he spied a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other wall was a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates. Then the priest came in.

"Father, forgive me," Vance said, "I've never really been to confession, but I must admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than the Protestants told me it was."

The priest replied, "Get out. You're on my side."

All the way to Memphis...

Mott the Hoople was a band that I liked, alot. David Bowie was around them in the Ziggy Stardust days and offered some help. The bands name was actually a title to a book written in 1968 and in '69 the bands leader read the book in prison. Anyway, "All the way to Memphis" was 'my' signature song when I left Memphis and moved to Albuquerque.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Faith and Begorrah!

This is all I've got to say about all of this. 
 
Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victorie.

Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;
See approach proud Edward's power,
Chains and slaverie.

Wha would be a traitor-knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a Slave?
Let him turn and flie:

Wha for Scotland's king and law,
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Free-man stand, or free-man fa',
Let him follow me.

By Oppression's woes and pains!
By your Sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud Usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow!
Let us Do - or Die!!!

Oh, and Erin go bragh!!

Happy St. Pats day.........*

May the luck O' the Irish be wit' ya this day.
Dance, drink and make merriment 'til yer hearts
content. May the sun rise to meet your smilin'
face and may all your women be pretty.

Don't fear the risin' tide and keep good cheer.



Have a drink on The Moonpie Chronicles today.
And have someone else drive ya home.

* I know, I posted a day early.

Canada rocks, eh?

My Chevy Luv truck almost blew my 6x9's when I had this cassette (thats right) in the machine and was jammin' down the highway with Ginny and Rick. We didn't care about hearing loss in those days and today, we just say "what?" alot. Besides, the dudes were from Canada and I had started listening to BTO back in Memphis.

Excellent example of classic rock and roll from the 70's.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What did ever happen?

videoAnd that, boys and girls, is why you never ever do drugs. Especially acid.

Sorry, but that's all my phone was able to pirate from the PBS Pledge-A-thon. It was just the worst ever lip-synching I've ever seen in my life. It was like the guy never even heard the song before and was just mugging for the camera.