I got those low down, senile Chief Executive buh-loooo-oooze...

Posted On: Thursday - February 18th 2021 8:06PM MST
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[Four years of this? We've gonna need a bigger boat Humor section. - Ed]

I too, wake up occasionally wondering where the hell I am. Were I to find out that I were a resident of Washington, FS, I know I'd get the low-down blues.

Woke up this morning,
got them Federal Shithole blues.
Well, I woke up this morning,
got them Federal Shithole blues, now.
Asked the Lord above for mercy,
"Save me if you please!"

Da da da dah, di-da da da,
Da da da dah, di-da da da...

Dammit! Happened again! It started out with the tune of the Allman Brothers' Statesboro Blues, with a touch of Robert Johnson for lyrics. Yet it still somehow turned into Cream's Crossroads/Riverside Blues again.

A more favorite of mine blues, or at least bluesy, song by the Allman Brothers, is Dreams I'll Never See.

Friday - February 19th 2021 2:48PM MST
For Allman's fan, if you have Amazon Prime, I recommend the documentary "Duane Allman - Song Of The South: Duane Allman And The Rise Of The Allman Brothers." Very good history of the band and also Duane's time as a studio guitarist and his star turn on the "Layla" album (greatest rock guitar album ever recorded?).

Like many of these docs it goes a bit heavy on "those terrible times of segregation in the South...." yadda yadda. But otherwise, quite worth it.
Dieter Kief
Friday - February 19th 2021 2:45PM MST
PS - Blue Sky I love love love! - I do sing it a lot too. - My new neighbor invited me to sing in his church choir, since I sing aloud at times.
What else - oh: The six record collection I do not own, but I do own a 6 cd collection - in swamp green with rosé lettering - you couldn't find this combination anywhere else in the whole wide universe (as far as I know it), hehe- and it suits the band and their music perfectly well. - It most likely was also a big obstacle for quite a few customers. But: What the heck! Such is art. You're getting nowhere in this realm if you are not willing to take risks! It's for sure meant to be done that way.

So - the miracle is real. - And it still makes me wonder!
(Mr. Moderator - the .t.e.n.s.i.o.n. rises: What you found out while reading Our Lady of the Forest?)
Dieter Kief
Friday - February 19th 2021 2:18PM MST
PS @ PterIke -What a sonic peak the cut peaches / reaches - how's that? - Far hehe enough out enough to - - qualify as a pastiche in the spirit of the Allman Brothers Band = The Peach Eaters Collective?
Friday - February 19th 2021 2:16PM MST
PS: I was writing (OK, and listening to Blue Sky) as you posted, Dieter.

"(Peak Stupidity has the highest density of Allman Brothers admirers I came across so far. I wonder how that came about)." Interesting. With 10 to 20 regular commenters, I guess I can't do Audacious Epigone-style bar graphs on this.

I wouldn't bet money on it, but I'll guess that I'm the only one on here who has the 6-record compilation of lots of their stuff starting from when the were the Almond Joys. It's in very good condition too.
Friday - February 19th 2021 2:11PM MST
PS: PeterIke has beaten me too it, but agree on "One Way Out", Mr. Blanc. It's also the "Eat a Peach" version that's I've mostly heard. "Whipping Post" is a good blues one too, but now I'll mention a couple of jam songs that made the Grateful Dead the "Allman Brothers of the West". (OK, I jest, Mr. G.!)

"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Jessica" are two of my favorite instrumentals. There is one called "Pegasus" from "Enlightened Rogues" that I like a lot too.

Of all time, my favorite Allman Brothers song is "Blue Sky". It's got one of the best guitar solos I've ever heard (first with Duane playing, then both he and Dickey for a short while, then Dicky Betts with my favorite part).
Dieter Kief
Friday - February 19th 2021 2:07PM MST
PS - ahh, the Allman Brothers - may I say I like them too and am impressed to read hear (nice typo, isn't it) about worn out records of this band (Ganderson). What a scene! (Polythene Pam (The Beatles)).
I heard them in the late 80ies in the Eulach-Halle in Winterthur near Zürich. I vividly remember the eight or so rather beautiful women (and some kids) they had brought along simply to decorate the hall a bit? Or else: To admire the band - I still have the picture of them in my mind - a bit dazed and a tad bored and quite charming all in all (it is no easy task to admire - for years, I guess).

(Peak Stupidity has the highest density of Allman Brothers admirers I came across so far. I wonder how that came about).
Friday - February 19th 2021 12:56PM MST
@MBlanc "But their cover of... One Way Out. is surely on the short list for best six minutes (or whatever it is) of amplified music ever recorded."

Agreed. What a sonic peak that cut reaches (assuming you mean the live version from "Eat A Peach"). But I'll always be a "Whipping Post" guy!
Friday - February 19th 2021 12:10PM MST
PS The Allman Brothers did some excellent covers of classic blues songs, Blind Willie McTell’s Statesboro Blues included. Their cover of T-Bone Walker’s Stormy Monday is also very good, although I’m not crazy about the number (not keen on slow blues, generally). But their cover of Sonny Boy Williamson II’s (actually Elmore James’s) One Way Out. is surely on the short list for best six minutes (or whatever it is) of amplified music ever recorded.
Friday - February 19th 2021 10:12AM MST
@AdamSmith I love a good conspiracy as much as the next guy -- probably more -- but for some reason "the moon landing was fake" is one that I simply don't care about.

I could see the political point of it in the 60s. Buy why fake the Mars stuff? To what end? So we can show we have powerfffulllz people of color at NASA? Nobody even gives a crap about this space stuff anymore. At least until they put Beyonce on Mars.
Adam Smith
Friday - February 19th 2021 10:02AM MST
PS: One more thing...

Check out the "jet powered sky crane" that NASA used to safely lower the Perseverance rover into Jezero Crater...



"NASA’s plan is to follow the ground deployment of Perseverance with Ingenuity, a drone helicopter that would make the first powered flight on another planet."

I guess the flight of the magical "jet powered sky crane" doesn't qualify as "powered flight on another planet"...



Adam Smith
Friday - February 19th 2021 9:43AM MST
PS: Good morning everyone...

Mr. Alarmist, I didn't catch that photo.
Thank you for letting me know.
So inspirational it leaves me speechless...


Bidet looks so Presidential in his face diaper...
So Amazing! So Historic!

Remember when the Mars rover photographed a mouse on Mars?




In other news, NASA says Moon by 2024 ‘no longer realistic,’...


Too bad NASA taped over the original moon landing videos...





It's amazing that a third world country that cannot balance it's budget or keep the lights on and the water running when the temperature drops below freezing is the only country on Earth that can put magical machines on Mars.

So amazing, It's almost hard to believe...

Friday - February 19th 2021 9:39AM MST
PS: I haven't seen that one yet, Alarmist. I am surprised that these people are really being seen everywhere with face masks on. You'd think that 6 ft distancing thing would just help out the Secret Service, if anything. He'd have an excuse to not wear one. Or, maybe his handlers want the mask on to keep him less likely to blurt out stuff. (NOT WORKING!) Hey, how about a small speaker underneath that The Party could use to get him to "say" the right things.

BTW, a young foreign lady asked me and another guy for some suggestions (to buy a SIM card for her phone, it turned out - not so easy anymore). This was inside, but she had 2 masks on, one of the thick ones, and one medical type. She had an accent, but without the masks I could have understood fine. I truly couldn't get the words, so I just told her "could you take off the mask, so I can understand?" She didn't, but the other guy figured out what she was saying. Madness!
Friday - February 19th 2021 9:32AM MST
PS: I did get to see the Allman Brothers, at the end of the 1980s, as I recall. It was a pretty good show, but the venue had gotten a lot more uptight since earlier shows. I'm not a smoker, but you couldn't even smoke, cigarettes, I mean. More disappointingly, since this was the first time I'd ever gotten tickets for down on the floor, the ushers/bouncers wouldn't let people move up front toward the stage.

I have some of the "newer" albums like "Enlightened Rogues" and "Reach for the Sky". I suppose those aren't as good as "Eat a Peach", but it's OK.
The Alarmist
Friday - February 19th 2021 7:53AM MST

Did you catch the pix of Creepy Joe standing masked in front of a wall-mounted flat-screen watching the simulated Mars Perserverance landing?

Maybe not worth a thousand words, but at least a few.
Friday - February 19th 2021 7:06AM MST

One of my great regrets in life is missing the opportunities I had to see Duane in St. Paul- according to the concert database they played in St Paul 3 times in 1971- missed all three. What was I thinking?
Friday - February 19th 2021 6:56AM MST
Another thing, while I am definitely Team Duane all the way, the later renditions of the Allmans are really great with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks on guitar. Spotify has a ton of 2000s live shows, and they are really good. Spotify now also has loads of classic Duane-led 70s live recordings that were never released at the time, including extended Fillmore shows. Basically, Spotify is Allman Brothers fan heaven right now.
Thursday - February 18th 2021 8:29PM MST

Lord I was born a ramblin’ man
Trying to make a sentence and doin the best I can
When it comes to speaking I hope you’ll understand
That I was born a ramblin’ man

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