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Ah-haaa

Excerpted from Nashville’s Mother Church:  The History of Ryman Auditorium by William U. Eiland, ©1994: One such act gaining nationwide exposure was Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, whose song San Antonio Rose (YouTube Link) was the best-selling record of 1939. One of his guest appearances at the Opry caused an incident which Minnie Pearl …

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Two Daughters of the Devil

Excerpted from Nashville’s Mother Church:  The History of Ryman Auditorium by William U. Eiland, ©1994: None was more famous or gifted than preacher Billy Sunday, who led revival meetings in the Tabernacle (later Ryman Auditorium) in the 1920s and 1930s. Once, as prominent Nashville attorney and author Jack Norman, Sr., relates, the Reverend Sunday held …

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ETC

One of my first dates with Mona was to an Earl Thomas Conley concert.  We heard about it at the last minute, dropped everything and took off.  I’m so glad we did. It was an unforgettable night. Mona took an album with her, and he signed it for us after the show.  It’s framed and …

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Playing

“I have found that in life, playing dumb and innocent can get you a long way.”  ~Howard Bellamy

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Where have all the flowers gone?

We tried to go to a Bellamy Brothers concert last night. The evening began with a rousing tribute to our brave and glorious troops, after which the crowd burst into spontaneous applause because they, too, love our brave and glorious troops. Then we were compelled to rise and recite the pledge of allegiance (I declined), …

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Does it mean you don’t love me anymore?

“Don’t Pass Me By” first appeared on The Beatles (aka The White Album).  On his latest album, Give More Love, Ringo Starr slowed it down and made it much, much better: Interestingly, the Georgia Satellites took the same song, sped it up, and made it much, much better: Full lyrics HERE.  

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Trump Wants a Parade

We went to see John Conlee sing last week, and it was a very good concert– at the age of 71 his voice is as strong and clear as it was forty years ago– but there was a strange interlude in the middle. For some reason he quit singing songs and went into a sermon …

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With Juanita On My Lap

Full lyrics HERE.

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It isn’t raining rain, you know…

A happy little song, written in 1921, that you can sing to cheer yourself up whenever you need to. You can read a little about it at Wikipedia, and read the lyrics HERE.

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That fence is too high…

It’s not a very good video, really, so close your eyes and let your imagination make its own. Full lyrics HERE. (As an aside:  I wish Johnny Paycheck were alive to do a cover version.)

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All the mountains and the rivers And the valleys can’t compare…

Full lyrics HERE.

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This.

“Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.”  ~Joko Beck Which …

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