Monday, February 28, 2005

tears in yer beers

Been off work today and went for lunch at The Compass in Leith, Edinburgh. It's one of the few places that don't rip you off. If you get the chance check it out.
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One of my favourite books ever has to be Vinyl Hayride Country Music Album Covers 1947-1989 by Paul Kingsbury.The covers are so wonderful you will want to frame them and have your very own tack bunkhouse. This is what country music was like before Garth went to business school and Dolly opened the themepark.There was a hell of a lot of albums with an alcoholic theme, check out Johnny Bonds Ten Little Bottles, Kay Adams Alcohol and Tears,Cal Smith Drinking Champagne,Del Reeves Down at Goodtime Charlie's,Portner Wagoner's The Bottom of the Bottle,and his Skid Row Joe Down in the Alley.
So, this staggering around blootered out of your box doesn't seem to be just a Scottish thing...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4302859.stm
this report would give you the impression that we are well ahead of the game.Part of the problem of course is our natural reserve that evaporates when consuming a wee bevvy and we talk to absolutely anything animal vegetable or mineral.
Fave sound today has been Travis Tritts Circus Leaving Town

1 Comments:

Blogger bigrockcandymountain said...

i coudn't agree more about garth brooks ruining country. bastard. dolly, though...well, i kinda like ole dolly. she was tough as nails back in the day...when women were supposed to "know their place".
i've got the vinyl hayride book, myself, and worship every page.
lovin' yr blog. consider me a daily visitor.

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