How 'bout doing Dothan a favor & vote for their video...
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Help Dothan get a grant for new playground equipment!
Dothan is in the running for a $25,000 grant for new playground equipment! You can help by voting for the Play-Dothan video. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Register to vote here http://kaboom.shycast.com/accounts/registration/
2. Confirm your registration by clicking on the link in the e-mail Kaboom will send you.
3. Go to http://kaboom.shycast.com/contestant/18/ and vote for Dothan’s video!
[ed. note: this damn thing is worth the 3 minutes just to have the opportunity to listen to
THE DOTHAN KAZOO SYMPHONY!]
It’s that easy! But we need everyone’s help to get enough votes, so please spread the word to your co-workers, family and friends.
Please vote before 12/20/07 for it to count!
Thank you for your support of Dothan’s parks and recreation programs!
image of the Rec Center courtesy of Ray Hutto
Bama Queen http://myspace.com/fiddledeedeeme
talked to Dean Daughtry's sister, Teresa, last night.
Their brother, David Daughtry, is very ill right now so we need to remember the Daughtry family in our thoughts and prayers this week.
The History Channel was hitting on all eight this afternoon.
Watching Forrest Gump again really got me going...
Jimmy Carl Black http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carl_Black
called me Forrest Gump when he met me back about '95 when he played drums for Eugene Chadbourne at The Chukker. In fact, he autographed his "in drag" photo on the cover of The Mother's of Invention's WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY,
"To my good friend in Alabama, FORREST GUMP- Jimmy Carl Black http://www.jimmycarlblack.com/"
image courtesy of http://www.musicdirect.com
image courtesy of http://picnic.ciao.com
The film's allure relies entirely on Tom Hanks, an actor so appealing he makes stupidity seem an attractive option. With his low I.Q., Forrest Gump at first appears to be an idiot savant; instead he is a 20th-century American Candide, an innocent for whom everything turns out all right. The Gumpism "Stupid is as stupid does" sounds awfully convincing when it comes from a guy who survives Vietnam, becomes a shrimp tycoon and makes another bundle of money investing in Apple computers.
As he floats through decades of United States history, Gump embodies the American dream: he is an uneducated, self-made millionaire. Gump does have a kind heart. The film's bedrock belief, and most pleasant fantasy, is that simple virtue brings earthly rewards. As Gump stumbles into successes that wilier characters could never approach, his success is always tied to his lack of intellect.
Gump continues to stand the test of time as a superb film.
Between ads for Lipitor & Dr. Frank's Pain Spray for Dogs, the History Channel had a couple of talking heads calling the story of Ginnie & Forrest an allegory for America's Baby Boomers.
They talked about how the Ginnie & Forrest were continually having to come to terms with their situation and how Ginnie & Forrest represent two great strains in American life. Ginnie represents "The Innocence Despoiled Strain" & Forrest represents "The Innocence Strain".
Their love story shows how those two strains can come together to make something better.
Kinda sounds like the story of ZERO, NORTHWEST FLORIDA don't it!
I feel asleep during the Nostradomus show and didn't wake up until 45 minutes into Tom Brokaw's 1968 documentary. They're gonna replay it tonight so there will be plenty of opportunities to see 1968 http://www.history.com/states.do?parentId=1968
This was one of the most powerful documentaries I have ever seen. The archival footage, the music & the interviews with the survivors of 1968 are riveting. I experienced a flood of emotions watching the Chicago Convention Riots images accompanied by The Stones' STREET FIGHTING MAN or the footage of Bobby Kennedy's funeral train accompanied by Simon & Garfunkel singing BOOKENDS:
Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence
A time of confidences
Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Prison your memories
They're all that's left you
The History Channel ran about 10 ads during each break and one of the most sophisticated ads targeted our crowd. The ad pushed a website called http://boomertowne.com
which is supposedly completely oriented to our bunch.
What a disappointment...
It's a complete waste of time unless you like Levitra ads and an online dating service that asks the burning question:
DATING AFTER 50: Have The Rules Changed?
Whut a drag...
Bruce Springsteen probably said the most profound thing in the documentary when he summed everything up by saying that the events of 1968
"made room for outsiders & their ideas".
Amen, bro' man!
Lee bought a $3 stack of 45s for me at a garage sale yesterday & ,boy howdy, there are some gems in that stack.
Tommy Roe's SHEILA produced by Felton Jarvis on ABC Paramount in the original sleeve which pitches other ABC Paramount artists Fats Domino, the Appalachians, Frank Fontaine, Steve Alaimo, John Coltrane, The Tams, The Willis Sisters, Rosco Gordon, B.B. King, Tommy Sands, Tommy Roe, Ray Charles and The Impressions.
Jackie Wilson and Count Basie performing Sam Cooke's CHAIN GANG & FUNKY BROADWAY on Brunswick inside the original sleeve which pushes other Jackie Wilson albums & singles.
RIVER DEEP- MOUNTAIN HIGH by The Supremes & the Four Tops in the original Motown sleeve.
A really clean Atlantic 45 of Percy Sledge's TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER produced by Quin Ivy & Marlin Green with a flip side of IT'S ALL WRONG BUT IT'S ALRIGHT composed by Marlin Green and Eddie Hinton.
A Mala Records 45 of CRY LIKE A BABY(Penn-Oldham) by The Box Tops produced by Dan Penn.
An Etta James' Cadet 45 arranged & produced by "Rick Hall & staff" with Etta singing I WORSHIP THE GROUND YOU WALK ON (D. Penn & L. Oldham) & I GOT YOU BABE (S. Bono)
There's a whole lot more in this little collection including Johnny Rivers singing THESE ARE NOT MY PEOPLE ( Joe South- Lowery Music Co., Inc.), BACKFIELD IN MOTION by Mel and Tim on the Bamboo label, WATCHING SCOTTY GROW sung by Bobby Goldsboro, Dusty Springfield's WISHIN' AND HOPIN', CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION by Tommy James and the Shondells,
and lots more...
Well I have seen a couple of your blog sites and have
read a good portion of your Cotton Kingdom excerpts. I
am pleased to see you still speak with the same
exuberance and sarcasm you used to.
Great to hear from you. I guess it's been about 5 years since we last saw each other in Gorgas.[I always felt that your sales office trailer was kinda my own... I considered it my safe house- IT'S ALL YOUR F***KIN' FAULT 'CAUSE YOU GAVE ME FULL ACCESS!]
So you axe me whut happenin' wid me:
I walk in the rain & don't get wet.
I work in 90 degrees heat & don't eban sweat.
I'm teasing tan &
pleasing in the pants.
I got the sweetest thang in all dah land!
I'm teasing tan &
sweet in the pants!
I hope we live until 2013. The summer of 2013 will be an auspicious season for ALABAMA.
2013 [a little over 5 years away] will be the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of The Emancipation Proclamation, Chancellorsville, The New York Draft Riots, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga [all kinds of Alabama connections in this battle] & Chattanooga.
2013 will also commemorate the Bicentennial of THE CREEK INDIAN WAR which ended at Horseshoe Bend in March of 1814.
In terms of intellectual pursuits, my best advice is to share what you learn with the public but make the pursuit personal.
Craig, you cannot imagine how satisfying it was to look on the Internet & find my Grandpa Register's Grandpa's [John Young (J.Y.) Register]
widow's relief application he sent in to the Confederate government
About all I've learned is that it's best to just go ahead & pay for it.
Don't negotiate & don't accept promises.
MAN, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE CARTEL!
JUST GO AHEAD & PAY BEFORE YOU EVEN GET IT.
My son, Christopher, is now 19 & he's been living out on his own for over a year now. I worry about him all the time but evahthang been kewl so far.
Rite now he's all pumped up about this rumor that ZEP is gonna play Bonnaroo.
Man, keep in touch.
Cats like us don't keep a lot of company.