Allah's Unholy Trousers! I haven't been this relieved to see a year end and a new one begin since 1986! 2015 was disastrous for me, and that's being charitable. It started with such high hopes and ended with me working unholy hours, sick as a dog, and crawling toward the Finish Line. I thank God it's finished!
|'THE CATTLEMAN'S' AS I KNEW AND LOVED IT. PHOTO OF A PHOTO, LOOKING ALONG THE BAR TOWARD THE FRONT DOOR.|
The 'Cattleman's' was just a very narrow hole-in-the-wall joint where the scent of cooking steaks from the back of the place used to tempt even me – a vegetarian since 1985. It was a real working-man’s, local hangout, not the sort of place where you’d find tourists or people looking for 'Sex On The Beach'. There was no sex and no beach, just cheap beer on tap, wine from Modesto and the aroma of grilling meat mingling with the scent of spilt whiskey. My kind of place.
I was banned by Amazon.scum, and soon afterwards, I started blogging. Arlee decided to take up blogging after seeing that I had and the idea of it appealed to him. So, if you know and like Arlee Bird, you probably have the song 'The Battle Of New Orleans' to thank for that.
|'THE EL COYOTE' MARGARITA: EVEN WARREN ZEVON FOUND IT NOTEWORTHY!|
|'EL COYOTE MARGARITA ': LIVING DEATH BY CANDLELIGHT.|
After Hank Williams died in 1953, Mr. Don Helms embarked on a long career as a performer and songwriter. His guitar can be heard on the Patsy Cline hit "Walking After Midnight." In his later years, he did recording sessions with younger musicians like Rascal Flatts, Bon Jovi and Kid Rock. At the time of his death he was working with Vince Gill on an album of uncompleted Hank Williams songs. Helms died on August 11, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
'THE BALLAD OF HANK WILLIAMS' by Hank "Bocephus" Williams, Jr.
Alright now, “you know the gig”... I welcome you (whoever you are) to vote for your favorite of these songs in the comment section below. And feel free to tell us WHY you chose one song over the other.
After voting here, I suggest - actually I insist - you pop over to the blogs of the other 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' participants to see which songs they have chosen and vote there also. (If their ‘BOTB’ blog bits aren’t posted yet, pour yourself a MARGARITA – do it twice – and then return to their blogs to
Voice Your Vote @ ‘FAR AWAY SERIES’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
@ 'BOOK LOVER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'MIKE'S RAMBLINGS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CURIOUS AS A CATHY' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JANIE JUNEBUG, RIGHTING & EDITING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'NOVELBREWS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'BE REINVINTAGED' by clicking HERE.
@ 'HOLLI'S HOOTS & HOLLERS' by clicking HERE.
As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy
DogGtor of Alcohology and King of Inebriation Nation