HEY Y'ALL~ WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! 'BOUT TO BUST SOMETHIN'!!!!
The old T~town were rockin' tonight. WE BACK!
I got the itch so I'm back on the road to the island SOON. But I Gotta be back to face BREAKIN' & ENTERING MONDAY @ Crime Scene Realty, a division of Pake Realty http://pakerealty.com
Got this image off of an incredible Library of Congress site filled with images of 1861. William Waud drew these Charleston slaves mounting a cannon in Ft. Sumter in March of 1861. I'm sure the slaves were rented from the citizens of Charleston by the Federal government. This was before the Yankees KNEW that "THE REASON FOR THE WAR" was TO FREE THE SLAVES. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/picamer/paCw1861.html
A HOUSE DIVIDED... The Capitol dome at Lincoln's first inauguration on March 4, 1861
"South Carolina has assumed her position among THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD!" Confederate
"South Carolina is too small for a republic & too big for a lunatic asylum." Unionist
Mobile in 1860 HEY, WATCH IT, LITTLE MARVIN! You don't wanna get on Ole Doc's SH*T LIST! Wonder whether Ole Doc's one of The Right Reverend Dr. Dr. Governor's brothers.
From the 1911 PRACTICAL HOME & SCHOOL EDUCATOR
Confederate water battery in Ft. Barrancas @ Warrington, entrance to Pensacola Bay, Feb.,1861, showing OLD COLUMBIAD GUNS OF ABOUT 1812, mounted on Gribeauval carriages, and sandbag parapets, the gun crew in the act of loading and the drummer about to roll the drum
The t-shirt I mailed you is signed by four of these guys(the back of the shirt promotes these guys. Wilbur Walton,Jr.,now sings with this group. Wilbur signed your T shirt) Willie Akridge is deceased but Carl Adams of the K-pers (featured band #4 in the Alabama music issue of OXFORD AMERICAN) has taken his place. Carl signed your T-shirt. http://thestrangersrock.com
THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KEWL! Oxford American's website features ME on their BEST OF BAMA'S RECORDED HISTORY page. I'm the last one & they heated up TANTON's name in my interview so you can click on it & go to his SOUND CLICK page & listen to 40 of his songs FOR FREE! http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2011/jan/12/record/
Send me a mailing address & I'll shoot ya a T-shirt like the one I'm wearing.
DOWN ON LAND'S END THEY BE DOIN' THE FUNKY CHICKEN!(ME,myself,personally,received FUNKY CHICKEN lessons from THE GREAT RUFUS THOMAS in Memphis' BLUES ALLEY during the POLICE & FIREMAN'S STRIKE OF 1978. THE CLUBS WERE REALLY ROCKIN'!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e9uk0fMNow
To me, this is the most disturbing image from yesterday. These are the casings from the worms that live on the bottom of the Gulf. Why are they swept up on the beach?
As you can see from the droppings & feathers, there's no shortage of cormorants, gull & pelicans @ LAND'S END of PELICAN ISLAND. You could go down there during the calm of the day when there are no birds & set up a blind & get INCREDIBLE SHOTS. As soon as the wind picks up, this section of beach is covered with hundreds of sea birds of all species. This is where they cool out during the windy part of the day.
Sonya Register LandSo... there can be beauty found in a plastic bag laying on the beach....it's all in the way we look at it. It can be done. Well done, Robert!
You can see from the bird tracks, feathers & feces that's there mo' pelicans on LAND'S END @ PELICAN ISLAND than this un. Guess BP sprays 'em orange fo' some reason & leaves 'em there to decay with the rest of the garbage they ignore.
Pelican Island (you can see Ft. Gaines to the right in this image on the east end of Dauphin Island) "Man, it were Sunday & it were our lunch break. We hadzzz to getzzz up before the crack of dawn in Prichard & meet the bus @ The Sacred Star of Bethlehem Church of God in Christ. What chew 'spect us to accomplish on a Sunday morning. Man, that the Sabbath Day!"
Naval forces off Fort Pickens ( 54 mounted cannon just east of present-day Pensacola Beach) in February of 1861~ left to right: ship-rigged, propeller-driven steam sloop of war BROOKLYN ( 22 mounted Dahlgren smooth bore & two rifled pivot guns ), sail-rigged frigate SABINE (56 guns), sail-rigged sloop ST. LOUIS, sail-rigged SUPPLY, steamer WYANDOTTE, chartered steamer ATLANTIC. "...war came at Fort Sumter only because the Confederates were neither subtle enough nor strong enough to begin it at Fort Pickens" ~ Grady McWhiney