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A-Z Blog Challenge?? Why the heck not

So an old friend of mine is pushing this A-Z blog challenge at http://networkedblogs.com/VtCLK to get the blogosphere more bloggy and spherical, so I thought I would join in on the fun.  I traveled with this Testament-listening-to professional juggler and magician and his family and Noeltheoger 20-some odd years ago putting on a pre-recorded version of Pinnochio for Rotary and Lions clubs all across the US, a little bit of Canada and one fairly drunken day in Nuevo Laredo. Anyway, I”ll go into that in more details some other time..for now though its time for the……..

BATTLE OF THE BANDS< VOLUME ONE> Tom Waits VS. Tom Waits!!!

ok, as some of you know, I have a musical man crush on Tom Waits. I realize he is a polarizing figure for some music buffs, some who hate on his affected gravel-mouthed cookie monster singing voice.  I however find his songs wonderfully diverse and well crafted and the wide gamut of his recordings house an emotional mirror for most any frame of mind. So, here is one of my favorite songs my Mr. Waits, “Innocent When You Dream” Vote for your favorite version in the comments and give me a little idea of why you like one more than the other or maybe rant about blues riffs and Howling Wolf imitations, its really up to you.

 

So, you’ve got three choices! Why not four? Cause the Man won’t give me another one!

Remember, Vote Early and Vote Often

 

 

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One of the Best Songs Ever…Period!

if you don’t like this, you’re just plain dumb, but if you don’t know who it is, i reckon i forgive you. This is John Hartford, one of my dad’s favorites and one of the best reasons to watch Hee-Haw, outside of Archie Campbell of course. He wrote funny songs, wry songs, goofy songs and some very beautiful and moving ones as well. He could play anything with string and made darn fine washing machine noises. If you ain’t listened to him much, do us both a favor: Shoot Kenny Chesney in the face on your way to the record store to pick up Steam Powered Aeroplane.

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