Friday, July 24, 2009

The Pulley Bone


You were a child,
crawlin' on your knees toward it.
Makin' mama so proud,
but your voice was too loud.

We like to watch you laughing.
You pick the insects off plants.
No time to think of consequences.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

The water is warm,
but its sending me shivers.
A baby is born,
crying out for attention.
Memories fade,
like looking through a fogged mirror
Decisions to decisions are made and not fought
But I thought,
this wouldn't hurt a lot.
I guess not.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Has your education been neglected?

Have you ever sat in the back room of the fraternity or sorority house and not understood what some of the double-entendres meant?

Did you ever wonder how certain words could be put to melody or rhymed properly or utilized to make people laugh?

Have no fear, those NUTZ are here and they will clear the atmosphere.

With all the talk and concern these past few years about the need for education around the world, one area has now been more than adequately covered or uncovered- songs of sex and easy virtue, ribald, racy and reveling- or, to put it into the most understandable terms, the HOT NUTS sing songs that are not designed for children or for the chaste or the unchased.

These boys get right to the meat of life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

The Hot Nuts have been entertaining college audiences for some time now. They've been heard from Tufts to Tennessee, from Harvard to Hominy Grits U.
They mix music and mouthfuls of laughter.
They work to mixed audiences (male and female, that is). They mix up their own recipes for limericks and know those laughers that begin: There was a young lady from...or the roasts you might have raised that started like: If you are...and she is...then,etc.

They do not mix people up one slight whit or iota about what they are singing.
These boys lay it on the line, lyrically and musically.
Around co-educational campuses, the Hot Nuts have pitched camp and contraband, the unconventional songs and the unemcumbered witticism.

The Hot Nuts are a small, swinging group. They play music. Their forte is not folk songs, although there are references made about certain folk. There forte is not ballad although there are words that will bring a feeling of nostalgia and warm the cockles of your heart. Their force is not sublety although there are one or two instances when you are left to your own imaginations.

Their forte is fun and frolic and the bald and the ribald, the pure party spirit.
The Hot Nuts never cool off. They are not partisan. They play with the particulars.

If you are over-particular about the barest forms of language can take, if you are overly-proper about word-pictures of human relations, you are strongly advised NOT to listen to the philosophy here recorded.

If your education is most broad, you'll laugh heartily at the Hot Nuts and perhaps learn something new. If you education has been lacking in expressions and figures of speech and you are adult enough to take it, take time out and listen to HOT NUTS ON CAMPUS.
You'll find yourself repeating the things you hear every now and again.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Son Drew
out on the left coast found some skater duffases bustin' up this ax in the parking lot or something and rescued it. One of his pards at ZERO/SLAVE, resident artist Ben Horton did a little doodling about the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, loss of habitat in Dixie, endangered thingy. I just happened to think you might think it coolish. The letters on the guitar table are SACRED, the underlay on the tables' top left bout is a TV guide. Ben speaks to the lack of habitat for music on the box, i.e. reality nonsense scores, and our Ivory Billed Buddy.


Here is the pics! If you look close there's a TV guide behind the paint! This was a message by Ben saying music is dying to the TV and reality shows. Kind of like the Ivory billed woodpecker loosing their habitat to civilization.

This is some cool stuff I am sure we had this in history in the 9th grade at young jr but I don’t remember this …H

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Chronology of the Effort by Alabama to Annex Northwest Florida

1819: Memorial to Congress from the Alabama Constitutional Convention in Huntsville requesting that Northwest Florida be added to Alabama.

1821: Memorial to Congress from the Alabama Legislature in Cahawba (the official spelling of "Cahaba") asking for all of Florida west of the Apalachicola River.

1822: An amendment to the bill to establish a territorial government in Florida is introduced by Senator John W. Walker of Alabama. The amendment is a provision for Northwest Florida to be annexed to Alabama. The bill fails to pass. Walker responds by declaring "the country belongs to us by position and common interests. Nature has given it to us, and Congress will not always withhold it."

1826: Alabama's annexation efforts are viewed as detrimental to chances of statehood by the Florida Legislative Council. These lawmakers wrote that Alabama's annexation activity "is calculated to destroy that which is their best hope of becoming a state government."

1838: Alabama's Legislature in the Capitol in Tuskaloosa passes an annexation resolution that is presented to the Florida Constitutional Convention at St. Joseph.

1840: 255 Escambia County citizens petition Congress for annexation to Alabama.

1845: The Alabama Legislature in the Capitol in Tuskaloosa passes a joint resolution calling for the annexation of Northwest Florida.

1858: The Alabama Legislature in Montgomery passes the same resolution again and appoints an annexation commissioner. The commissioner reported that the Florida government refuses to approve transfer on any terms.

1868: The Alabama Legislature authorizes the Governor to negotiate for the annexation. A commission of three members is appointed.

1869: The Governor of Florida appoints a commission to negotiate with Alabama. They travel to Montgomery and approve an agreement for the cession of Northwest Florida to Alabama. Alabama claims that the price is too high (a million dollars and payment of unpaid taxes at the time of transfer). This is the "high water mark" of the annexation effort.

1869: Northwest Florida counties vote for annexation to Alabama. 63% of the voters approve annexation.

1870: Alabama Legislature postpones action on the agreement with Florida.

1874: Florida passes a resolution providing another annexation committee. It takes no action.

1883: The L & N Railroad trestle is opened over the Apalachicola River permanently linking East Florida with Northwest Florida.

1900: The Alabama Legislature asks the Governor to appoint another commission. The commission was never organized.

1963: State Senator John Tyson from Mobile proposes a resolution asking for annexation. Wallace kills it.

Source: E. W. Carswell. Holmesteading: A History of Holmes County, Florida.

I proposed this revision to the ASPLS logo over ten years ago.
The Tallahassee Meridian land in Alabama between the Conecuh & the Chattahoochee is still unrecognized on the ASPLS logo

'75 @ DOO RIDD

A Greene County Jersey Wagon From the Thirties

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