Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In Savannah on January 26, 1861, both Ft. Jackson & Oglethorpe Barracks were taken by Georgia troops.
Buie, Nixo & Ole Ox's song made it into a movie called THE FIGHTER about low life Lowell, Massachusetts (Kerouac's home town). Fortunately, their song gave them credits in a movie now nominated for BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST EDITING, BEST DIRECTOR & BEST PICTURE.
Congratulations, dudes!
Frank, get something up on youtube so I won't have to post this stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXsVcTdviY8
Here's the ST. ANDREWS BAY t-shirt tuned up with some color. I'm looking to find a sponsor for the back of either shirt. Hey, & we can print on demand but I don't know how profitable that will be but you can get some great sample shirts CHEAP!
After YOUR SHIRT succeeds, I wanna get sponsors from St. Marks to Grand Bay to print this type of geographically themed shirt of their part of the coast on the front & then their logo & website addy on the back.
My old yard sale camera wasn't able to get the color right but Sunday's sundown on Aloe Bay behind THE PELICAN PUB was SUPERB! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHvf20Y6eoM&feature=related
I just kept playing this Jimmy Cliff song in my head all weekend @ THE BEACH even though I was listening to OTIS LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP '66! Before the BP GUSHER in April I had spent 20 days @ the beach in twenty ten. I gittin' a pretty good jump on '11. Since Kritmuh, I been to the beach four times & walked to Land's End on Pelican Island 4 times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqLsGT2wbQ

Friday, January 21, 2011

Got this image off of an incredible Library of Congress site filled with images of 1861. William Waud drew these Charleston slaves mounting a cannon in Ft. Sumter in March of 1861. I'm sure the slaves were rented from the citizens of Charleston by the Federal government. This was before the Yankees KNEW that "THE REASON FOR THE WAR" was TO FREE THE SLAVES.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Today the 150th anniversary of Mississippi troops sailing out to Ship Island & TAKING Ft. Massachusetts. I won't be able to go out there & commemorate that event this weekend but I'M DAMN SHO' GOIN' BACK TO THE COAST!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKRIo4s73PE&playnext=1&list=PLA714D10FE9980ED8&index=31
(somebody WID WET WILLIE need to git EVAH THANG THAT CHA DO on YOUTUBE!!!!)
Yesterday, January 19, 2011, marked the 150th anniversary of Georgia voting to secede from the Union. http://gathkinsons.net/sesqui/?p=1808

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Confederate water battery in Ft. Barrancas @ Warrington, entrance to Pensacola Bay, Feb.,1861, showing OLD COLUMBIAD GUNS OF ABOUT 1812, mounted on Gribeauval carriages, and sandbag parapets, the gun crew in the act of loading and the drummer about to roll the drum
Oxford American's website features ME on their BEST OF BAMA'S RECORDED HISTORY
page. I'm the last one & they heated up TANTON's name in my interview so you can click on it & go to his SOUND CLICK page & listen to 40 of his songs FOR FREE! http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2011/jan/12/record/