Wednesday, September 30, 2009

got a ticket today on the 7th row of the Bama for the Chuck Leavell & Randall Bramblett concert on Fri., Nov. 20. Back in the '60s, Randall was playing the frat houses in Athens with King David & The Slaves while Chuck was playing the frat houses in Tuscaloosa for The Misfitz. Igor told me yesterday that a lot of old heads are planning on coming to town that weekend. Hope I can get Chuck, Randall and some other cats to sign their pictures in my Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music book.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

heard the boss here at Pointless Exercise In Futility Real Estate (a division of Crime Scene Realty) say that even though he doesn't mind his family treating him like a human ATM machine, he's tired of getting milked because his nipples are sore.

Monday, September 28, 2009

is thinking about about taking off early Fri. afternoon in order to go over to Hal Hunt's place on Hwy. 43 in N'port to see the preview of the 90 fully restored juke boxes that will be auctioned off @ 10 A.M. on Saturday. This collection by the late John Gurrech also includes over 70 wall boxes like the ones we used to select tunes from our table @ Oscar's & Nip and Ernie's along with advertising signs, gas pumps, records, speakers, neon signs & barber chairs.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

remembers how the Dothan Gang always played that "Look At Your Own Face In The Mirror" trick on me all the time. Well... it happened again tonight except it was a member of the T-town Gang, Loyd Riley, who reminded me of how important Marvin Gaye is to me. I listen to Marvin almost every day & to think about the miserable turn his life took makes me sick! You've heard of "Suicide By Cop", well Marvin committed "Suicide By Dad."
Please remember that the smiles, laughter and ultra-polite manners of the FF camouflage a deep hidden rage & bitterness toward Selma, The Church & America.Every one of these knuckleheads is a couple of syllables away from snapping.They came to Selma wearing the mask of ecumentalism but underneath the "joy" of the "spiritual rights movement" lurks a dangerous arrogance produced by a warped, hateful "christianity." Humor is the way to deal with these people. Let 'em know you dearly love the traditions of Selma even as you work to correct her problems.
Laugh in their faces. Confront them with the fact that the joke is on them because they talk a good game but haven't done squat, won't ever do squat and their lives right now add up to squat. Have fun with these people. It'll be dangerous. They have guns. They're mad & they might just hurt someone before this fight is over but we should never be afraid of another person. All we need to do is keep things right with Our Maker & everything's gonna be all right.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

decided to walk down to the strip after the game to check out the 2009 Victoria's Secret Cocktail Dress Collection. I admired the new sidewalk as I crossed 22 Ave. but about that time some knucklehead started laying on his horn in bumper to bumper traffic. I also began to hear hollering. As soon as the honking stopped, I could hear the yelling. A cat on the sidewalk directly across the street was yelling,"Keep honking & see what happens next!" Pedestrian Rage! I walked another 10 blocks in "Leaving The Stadium" traffic & noone else honked their horn. Good Crowd!

Friday, September 25, 2009

got a call from Buddy Buie today & he put George Wallace, Jr. on the line and I got to tell George Jr. about how his Great Grandfather, Dr. George Wallace, delivered my Mother, Lucy Kate, into this world 90 years ago next month in Baker Hill. George Jr. told me stories his Daddy told him about traveling through Barbour County with Dr. Wallace in his Model T and collecting potatoes and chickens from patients as fees for house calls.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

got his act together when it comes to dealing with the pencil pushers. They've given up their government forms so they can become chained to the touch screen of their government Ipods that give them their daily schedule of events that allows them absolutely no flexibility. The key to subversion is to use your influence to get inside their Ipod at least 48 hours ahead of the execution of their rigid schedule. It's the only way to get your way & keep hope alive in these changing times.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

is listening to the best collection of early Dothan Rock-n-Roll ever put together thanks to Frank Tanton & Jimmy Dean. Two cuts by The Dothans (The Webs), four cuts by The Webs, two cuts w/The Webs featuring Justo, two cuts by Buie & Cobb, ten cuts by The James Gang featuring Wilbur Walton, Jr. and Beaverteeth doing Desperado. Muchas a mi amigos, Frank & Jimmy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

had read for years about how a staple of the Indians' diet during the Seminole Wars was the root of a cycad called coontie. I got to see it growing for the first time last week in the flower beds around the Ranger's Office @ Camp Helen on Lake Powell near Phillip's Inlet. It's a beautiful plant with an incredible history. It was one of Florida's first natural resources exploited by the Americans when they began to arrive in Florida in 1813.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

knows Buddy Buie taught Kanye West and John Legend a lesson they'll never forget. Kanye gave Legend a sample of "Stormy" and Legend stole the melody & pretended he wrote a new song called "Save Room." Buie challenged the plagiarism & now Buddy Buie & J.R. Cobb own 50% of "Save Room."
went down to the pub tonight & saw the original front page headline for the Monday, Sept. 14 issue of the CW. 'SKY IS THE LIMIT' FOR TIDE OFFENSE.

We High On The Tide In Tuskeeelooosee!

Monday, September 14, 2009

got his & Christopher's reservations for a Friday morning 5 A.M. 12 hour bottom fishing trip aboard The Florida Queen out of Captain Anderson's Marina. We'll be located in one corner of the stern & Captain Bobo Hobbs will put us on the fish but we'll have to throw all the red snapper back but we can keep everything else. Wish us luck!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

worked his tail off on Peanut Hill this weekend so he could take off Thurs. & Fri. & ,Lord willing & the creeks don't rise, a little piece of Wed. afternoon. My son, Christopher, turns 21 tomorrow so he let me plan a little trip & we gonna be @ Sugar Sands T., F. & Sat. nite. Anybody out there been on Capt. Anderson's party boat's 12 hour fishing trip lately?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

was amused when he saw the cones lining the left turn lanes on Univ. Blvd. heading south but then he was astonished when he saw EVENT MGMT pile 18 kids into a dually carrying a trailer full of cones and speed down Lurleen during the fourth quarter. Where could they be putting out cones @ that time of day? Another absurd moment I have witnessed! Need to talk to they inshowrunce agent 'bout puttin' those 18 souls in peril!

Friday, September 11, 2009

discovered that the music on McCarty's video is so subdued that you can click on his YouTube stuff and continue to listen to whatever you happen to be listening to. I recommend BAMA QUEEN's playlist on her page,
especially the fifth one from the top, "I'm Callin'"
which has Jay Scott wailing on the sax.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

hated to see old Tuskaloosa get papered with eviction notices today but it's gonna get a whole lot more worser Oct. 10 & then after that everybody's gonna want Christmas but nobody's gonna want to pay their bills. Better stock up on doors and door jambs because they're gonna be kicking 'em down in these crowded houses this winter.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

just finished watching The Beatles Anthology on VH1. What an impact those four cats have had on my life and they've been broken up now for over 40 years! Such a wonderful vibe! They opened the generation gap over 45 years ago and now they bring generations together!

Monday, September 07, 2009

35 th anniversary Roll Tide!!!

Buddy Henry & my sister, Becky Henry
used walking across the Hugh Thomas Bridge as an excuse to justify eating the Oyster Sampler Platter @ Wintzell's tonight. The reflection of the Wintzell's lights on the water & that big old orange moon rising in the east reminded me of the superb YouTube clip William Wheatley sent me of Roy Orbison's Estuarian Music.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

just got reservations @ Sugar Sands on Front Beach Rd. for Sept. 17,18 & 19. We'll be right next to the undisturbed, pristine sand dunes of the beach across 98 from Santa Monica. Looking forward to seeing the Bay/South Walton County gang as we close out the summer of '09.

Friday, September 04, 2009

I have uploaded four more segments of the video of the extraordinary artwork of Michael McCarty, Beaches of South Walton's Artist of the Year 2009. They are labeled Art4YouTube02, Art4YouTube03, Art4YouTube04 and Art4YouTube05.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


WTBC's number is 205-758-5523.

My cell phone number is 205-657-7724.

We're gonna kick it off @ about 8 Central Daylight time on WTBC

Pretty sure we've got about 45 minutes.

Jim Lancaster is going to talk about the European release of GEORGIA PINES.

Buddy Buie wants to get in there.

Mike McCarty's stuff is now on YouTube so we want him to talk about ARS & doing the cover for Myra's book.

Phoebe Lewis is coming on to push Jerry Lee's new country tune "Mean Old Man".

So dat'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz dah plan.

got some bad news from David Adkins this afternoon. His brother-in-law, Jay Scott, passed away this morning in PCB. Jay was one of the best sax players to ever come out of Dothan. He played sax on "I Love the Nightlife" by Alicia Bridges. It sold over four million . Jay also played with Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Alabama, Paul Davis and on Skynyrd's "What's Your Name."

I'm taking off Friday so I got to get my other enterprises in gear.

One hand washes the other & I really hope you can help me.

The only time I've ever done anything close to money on the Web wuz when I desperately pleaded to folks to help me out of the hole I dug for myself w/ Wilbur @ Cowboys July '08.

a blip on the screen...


I'm starting to get some attention but I still needzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz all the help I can get!

This Michael McCarty video on YouTube has run out of steam.

30-A Television has picked up the slack but we need all the help we can get.

Please help us get the message out!

I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine.


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

is grooving out with the Carole Hennessey Trio on She's belting out GOD BLESS THE CHILD with Jerome Hopkins on the keys. I'M HAVING A LEE'S TOMB FLASHBACK!!!!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

is hoping Buie can appear on Wally & Dave's show Friday morning on WTBC.Buddy's going in for surgery tomorrow so let's all keep him in our prayers this week.
Phoebe Lewis, Jerry Lee's daughter with Myra, has a agreed to go on the air to pitch Jerry Lee's new Kristoferson tune MEAN OLD MAN.