Here’s to the ‘winner’, long may he reign

Watching the Fox debate/bar brawl last night, I couldn’t help but think of this funny little song by the multi-talented Shel Silverstein, a songwriter-poet-author-cartoonist who excelled in all those genres. It comes to us via Kris Kristofferson, whom legend says has thrown and taken a punch or two in his time.

Enjoy, and have a good weekend.

 

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gotalife
gotalife

Fat boy from Macon  to the trump:


You're fired from Red State events.


Hahahaha.

skydog12
skydog12

@gotalife


Said Trump had gone too far. 


We are tough over here in Ga.


If you go past Lester Maddox territory, we will kick you out.


skydog12
skydog12

I hope this ain`t a punchbowl splasher.


I think the Clintons have paid the Donald to do what he has done. Made the R party look bad. He will keep up the charade and at the last minute go 3rd party, taking his supporters with him. That will make it a slam dunk for Hillary.


Say what you want, Bill is a SMOOTH OPERATOR. Most of us males would be divorced or dead in the same situation.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TYv2PhG89A

josef
josef

@skydog12 

Not a punchbowl splasher if you got a tune to go with it!  LOL

 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@skydog12

I only disagree with the "theory" as posited to the extent that there's any payment, any quid pro quo, at work here.

Rather, I think Bill might've masterfully massaged Donald's ego at precisely the right time and convinced him that he was good/smart enough to run for President, and it might've been the wee shove Donald needed. which of course helps Hils.

If Donald does run independently of course it makes the GOP's job way, way, way harder. That's a big if, though.

skydog12
skydog12

@Visual_Cortex @skydog12


Would this conspiracy theory even be illegal? It would sure be easy. Just a business deal, right?


A few million to the Donald, Clintons win.


The only thing they couldn`t have predicted was Donald getting traction, especially this much traction. But, ol Bill may have been one step ahead of us checker players. 


Either way, I love it.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@JamVet

Another song you can play the heck out of in one box, this one in E minor, first position so the nut takes the place of your first finger, so it's even easier. Google E minor blues/pentatonic, practice playing that scale for ten minutes a day for two weeks. Really make yourself do it..


Then put this song on.


You'll be a lead guitar player.


Then you just try to get better and better.

skydog12
skydog12

@YouLibs @JamVet


Whoa!


"the nut takes the place of your first finger"


As a drummer I have no idea what you are talking about?


I have a bunch of punch lines, but gmare may be out there, so I can`t use them.  : )

Gmare
Gmare

Yes, I am here. Ask josef how I feel about punch lines!

skydog12
skydog12

libs, I know what you are saying below about the band. Our ex band guitar player refused to add any members. He was a great player, but it limited what we could play.


My son plays with this girl when she comes to Atl. She is from Charleston, SC


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87y7RDOaQkk

TBS
TBS

Jam 

I remember when you started posting the Darryl's House clips......... Some awesome collaborations to say the least

Thanks


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjbp_3CUPGE


Everyone have a great night and an even better weekend

peace

skydog12
skydog12

@josef


Emmylou in the audience.


Thanks, I had not heard of these guys.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@JamVet


Great singers really set a band apart. Man, thass two great singers.


They're great players, too, though.

skydog12
skydog12

@JamVet


Daryl is acknowledged as the best blue eyed soul singer. I think this guy is right up there with him. His oldest son is playing bass and his middle son is singing.

When he was with Wet Willie his brother played bass and his sister sang backup.

Now there`s a family man.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy95pYzLWYE

josef
josef

@skydog12 

Well it may be his hair, he did, I assume, pay for it! LOL

YouLibs
YouLibs

@skydog12


My recently defunct band played 4 and 20, Wooden Ships, Old Man, Triad, Treetop Flyer, etc. I loved playing those songs because Stephen Stills has always been such an inspiration to me and he taught me to dig out those treble notes and slide around in the boxes.


I've been playing with some of the other members one-on-one to see if something might happen, but it just ain't working. It was a huge fight that broke things up and there's just a certain pall that hangs over everything. It really sucks not to be playing with anybody.


Last night during the debates I went back to listen to the man that I consider to be the best guitar player I have ever heard, and keep in mind that I've heard Jimi and Duane. Here he is at the NorthAtlantic Jazz Festival playing with a full orchestra who just absolutely nail the music of his regular group:






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVfDhlXQaLs

YouLibs
YouLibs

@skydog12 @YouLibs


I saw a YouTube video a few years ago that was titled something like "Pat Metheny lesson at Berklee".


I had to click on it.


In the video, he never said a word., He walked out to where his guitar was on a stand next to a stool. He set a metronome down next to a mic on the floor  and turned it on and started playing scales.


Playing guitar with a metronome or a drummer (aka a human metronome) is a magical thing.


Props.

skydog12
skydog12

@YouLibs @skydog12


They bad ain`t they Libs? 


I met that girl playing washboard on a Blues blog. It wasn`t political, but it is was. There were some self avowed Blues Nazi`s in there. If you played something that was not Blues or in there minds wern`t Blues, they would attack and they knew their shlt.


I talked to this girl on the blog for 2 years before I went to see the band. Her name is Washboard Breezy. I asked her how she got her nickname? 

She said they were so broke on the road sometimes they would only make enough to eat pork and beans and Viana sausage.


The next day after a 5 hour van ride the band nicknamed her.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRWMwpPlm28