Sometimes it only takes one word for you to know exactly what you are gonna get.
It reminds me of a story…
I went to see a Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band with my buddy Half once. In between sets one of the band members was standing near us at the bar, and Half struck up a conversation with him that went something like this:
Half: When ya’ll gonna play “Lodi”?
The Guy: We don’t play “Lodi”.
Half: *with full contempt* If you don’t play “Lodi” you ain’t no damn CCR tribute band!
I’m resting my mind fingers to get ready for a barrage of posts beginning tomorrow night. As soon as a winner is declared I’m gonna turn it on, turn it up, and turn it loose.
For now, enjoy this Dwight Yoakam video from 1990. It features something for everyone: Dwight Yoakam for the ladies, and an El Camino for the guys. I think Sharon Stone is in there too. They dated for a while, right?
There’s really only one way to tell. Gain a bunch of weight, sit on a stool, sing a song that expresses your desire to take an old gray haired woman in curlers and “lay her down.”
If you do these things and have chicks screaming, you have Conway Twitty level game.
If you don’t want to gain the weight or sit on a stool, take it to the karaoke stage on a Tuesday night. If a woman buys you a beer within the next few minutes, you may have Conway Twitty level game. We can’t be sure though…not without the weight and the stool.
LL Cool J is hard as hell. Â But apparently he didn’t start off that way. Â Rumor has it when he’s alone in his room sometimes he stares at the wall and in the back of his mind he hears hisÂ conscienceÂ call.
This is a sad day for me.Â Jerry Reed was the first musician I really connected with as a kid.Â I wore the Live From Exit-In album out.Â I mean, son, I Wore. It. Out.
When I was a kid I liked him because he was funny and charismatic, and I loved him as Snowman in Smoky and the Bandit.Â But when I got older and started playing guitar I became a true fan.Â The guy was a real genius, and a lot of people don’t really know just how great a musician he was and how many great songs he wrote (“Guitar Man”–Elvis, “Thing Called Love”–Johnny Cash).
And I’ll tell you folks about the way I feel
Too lazy to work and too scared to steal
B’sides pickin’ and singin’s all I ever done that’s ever been worth a damn!
Son!Â Thank you Jerry Reed for being you all of those years.Â East Bound and Down!!!
This article says free online radio, specifically Pandora, may be in trouble.Â I really hope this isn’t the case.Â I’ve found so much cool new music on Pandora recently, and it’s great to hear old favorites there too.Â I would think with the number of people using it they could become make some nice coin.Â Even though it’s free for listeners, they have ads and also let you buy music through iTunes and Amazon, which they get commissions for.Â Â According to the article, it’s the heavy web legislation that’s giving them a problem:
Last year, an obscure federal panel ordered a doubling of the per-song performance royalty that Web radio stations pay to performers and record companies.
Traditional radio, by contrast, pays no such fee. Satellite radio pays a fee but at a less onerous rate, at least by some measures.
Let’s hope they’re able to stick it out.Â Pandora is the best thing to come along for music on the web since Napster in the late 90s.