Saturday, November 27, 2010

One of the Dothan's unique attractions are fences constructed out of flintstones. Flintstone construction is big business in England. http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/features/meet_the_flintstones_1_634658






THE FLINTSTONES will fit right in with THE PEANUT for Dothan's mascot!

Thought you'd like this picture I took of your brother's mural. http://www.myspace.com/jaycscott

JAY SCOTT

Friday, November 26, 2010

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/news-events/news/2010/jul/14/alabama-headline-oxford-americans-annual-music-iss/

courtesy of
http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/2010-festival/authors/
Mason, Susan

Beyond creating extraordinary wedding and private event spreads, Savannah caterer Susan Mason has worked on movies filmed in Savannah, supplying food for crews, catering private parties for stars and “dressing” sets with food. Her catering is now in demand far from Savannah, desired by those who can afford to bring a bit of Southern hospitality to their private celebrations. Her book, Susan Mason’s Silver Service, demonstrates Mason’s exquisite taste and inherent sense of style. Her suggestions for quality ingredients and stunning presentations are included in more than eighty recipes, along with quotes from celebrity clients and humorous stories about catering for the rich and famous. Mason grew up in Dothan, Alabama, and her cooking has been highlighted in two previous cookbooks and featured in Elle Decor, Veranda, Southern Accents, GQ, Panache, and Saveur. Sponsored by Helen Downing, and by Dayle and Aaron Levy.

Before I left town Sunday, I took some pictures I think you'd like.

best,
r


http://enewscourier.com/features/x967711270/Dothan-s-early-days-recalled-on-125th-birthday.

Saliba built it with the floor at the height of the wagon body so you could pull your wagons through the grocery & they could be loaded right into the bed of the wagon.



W. Main Side of Saliba Grocery

Zoe

Frist Instance of Slavery in the Bible





Eban a mule don't work all dah timezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!



Robert Register Our good friend, Buddy Buie, likes what TANTON, BURKE & THE CREW did
with his song, DREAMY ALABAMA. I'm so glad Buddy likes TANTON'S effort.
This song, the first of 35 on this site, represents the initial effort
of TANTON & company to give Buie's music a new interpretation. Buie
says this is "very cool and interesting"... but he'd "still like to hear a
version with a Joe Cocker vocal approach and a nasty blues guitar."
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=769187



Robert Register Here's that blue moon rising over a cotton field between Brannon Stand
& Midland City yesterday evening. It was a great omen as I headed
down the road to Tuscaloosa after another wonderful weekend in my
hometown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV-Vw-K4WMI


Robert Register Reminds me of Selma's State Senator Sanders getting on that robo call during the campaign & hollering about "ain't going back to the cotton fields." Hank, what you going back for? Are you gonna try to kill the fire ants? https://theattackmachine.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/so-does-hank-sanders-have-a-new-gig-this-morning/. Yeah, the Freudian slip most people make is when they ask the question, " In which song did Zappa write 'WHAT'S THE DIRTIEST PART OF YOUR BODY?' "
ZAPPA never wrote that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXCvZ0cWM-w

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Los Angeles Times sports writer Chris Dufresne in his article, IF AUBURN LOSES, EVERYBODY WINS, invokes the spirit of Coach Bryant & calls upon THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT OF THE CRIMSON TIDE to whip Auburn & prevent a national nightmare in the world of college football.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-1125-dufresne-20101125,0,3750270.column?page=1

Wes Enzinna

to me
show details Nov 24 (1 day ago)

Dear Robert,


On December 1, the Oxford American will be launching a feature on our website devoted to celebrating the history and present of Alabama music—and we’re hoping you might want to participate.

For the past year, we’ve been digging through stacks of old 45s and dusty archives to find the best—and, sometimes, almost completely forgotten—that Alabama’s rich musical history has to offer. Our annual Music Issue and CD, to be published in conjunction with the website, will feature the best of what we’ve found.

Here’s where you come in: on our website, we’re hoping to feature the insights and commentaries of a select few Alabama musicians, enthusiasts and critics who might add their own thoughts to this quixotic project we’ve undertaken. Who are your favorite Alabama musicians? What are the five best songs, in your opinion, ever written or performed by an Alabama artist?

Below you will find a complete list of the questions we’re hoping you might answer. If there is any way you could respond by our deadline, Monday, November 29, that would be much appreciated.

The editors of the OA—and our readers—are excited to hear your thoughts on Alabama's rich musical history. Thanks, in advance, for your contribution!

1) What are the five best songs, in your opinion, ever written or performed by an Alabama artist?

2) Who, in your opinion, is the most talented musician/singer to come out of Alabama?

3) What do you think is the best album of all time by an Alabama artist?

4) What is the best unheard of Alabama artist or album?

5) What is your favorite historical moment or episode in Alabama musical history?

6) What is your favorite personal moment?

7) What is your favorite performance ever by an Alabama artist (or by a non-Alabama artist in Alabama)?

8) What is your favorite lyric from an Alabama band?



Tough questions,WES, but here goes:

A) The Five Best Songs Ever Written or Performed by an Alabama artist
ARE!

1) LOVESICK BLUES written & performed by Hank Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xu71i89xvs

2) DANCIN' IN THE STREETS performed by MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc

3) GEORGIA PINES written by Buddy Buie & John Rainey Adkins; performed by Wilbur Walton, Jr., & THE JAMES GANG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpVtW4cKvo&feature=related

4) RED HOT CHICKEN written by Jimmy Hall, Lewis Ross, John Anthony, Jack Hall, Ricky Hirsch, Wick Larsen & performed by WET WILLIE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKRIo4s73PE

5) 634-5789 written by Eddie Floyd (AL native) & Steve Cropper & performed by Eddie Floyd & Wilson Pickett (AL native) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEHV2HvKiGc&feature=related


B)
Who, in your opinion, is the most talented musician/singer to come out of Alabama?
Hank Williams
runner up: Jimmy Hall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mNfnTjWTOg&feature=related

C) What do you think is the best album of all time by an Alabama artist?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Rock_and_Roll_Alternative

D)
What is the best unheard of Alabama artist or album?
TANTON http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=769187

E) What is your favorite historical moment or episode in Alabama musical history?

When an Alabama cat named W.C. Handy witnessed another cat playing slide @ the depot in Tutwiler.
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/bottleneck-slide-guitar-and-the-history-of-the-blues.html

F)
What is your favorite personal moment?
When Buddy Buie came back to Tuscaloosa in '06!
http://robertoreg.blogspot.com/2006_03_12_archive.html.

G)
What is your favorite performance ever by an Alabama artist (or by a non-Alabama artist in Alabama)? Wet Willie opening for the Allmans back in the early 70's in Memorial Coliseum here in Tuscaloosa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqJ-mCpoJ9c&feature=related

H) What is your favorite lyric from an Alabama band?
From "MOMENT OF TRUTH" http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=769187
"Who's gonna have the last say
about what you take with you
when it comes down to THAT MOMENT OF TRUTH"



A & M~
Thought you two might appreciate this.
Lee found a bunch of copies of this entertainment newspaper (circa 1938) called THIS WEEK'S NEWS OF ALABAMA'S CAPITAL CITY. There's some Selma news in it. Mainly that a lot of Montgomery organizations like women's clubs and bowling leagues had Selma branches.
Anywayzzzzzzzzzzz...
Each issue has four of five Alabama History cartoons by Nathan Glick.
Here's Glick's view of the Yankee assault on Selma's earthworks.

http://www.archives.state.al.us/brnzdrs/about.html

best,
r