March 2007

They come through every time.

I actually mustered up a little bit of respect (maybe not respect, exactly — what’s the opposite of white-hot contempt?) for crazy old Mitch McConnell after reading this earlier this morning. But then I read this and everything’s back to normal.


“Drinking Tequila,” Jim Reeves
“Little Demon,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
“Fine Line,” Paul McCartney
“Hymn Of The Big Wheel,” Massive Attack
“Montego Bay,” Bobby Bloom
“Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles,” Captain Beefheart
“Eh Las Bas,” Dr. John
“On Bended Knee (Human Rhythm Remix),” Boyz II Men
“Dear Mr. Supercomputer,” Sufjan Stevens
“Sister Moon,” Herbie Hancock feat. Sting


We swam in that. Yuck.

Victor Willis, the cop/naval officer from the Village People, continues his downhill slide.

Thank God Clair Huxtable got out of that relationship.

This is really messing with my head.

This could be yours!

(hat tip: Steven)

After listening to the Louvin Brothers’ box set and Jerry Lee Lewis’ duets CD all morning, I found myself checking out the Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall of Fame. Turns out, it’s chock full of interesting tidbits. Here are some of the better ones — see if you can tell which one has been fabricated.

– Conway Twitty’s real name was Harold Lloyd Jenkins.

– On June 17, 1978, Marty Robbins drove his brand new custom-made Panther deVille onto the Grand Ole Opry stage to show his fans. Roy Acuff went after the police and Robbins received, on stage, his first parking ticket for the car.

– Roger Miller has won 11 Grammys. His domination of the Grammys was so pronounced that the rules were changed to prevent such domination of the awards in the future.

– Merle Haggard was granted a full and unconditional pardon for “past crimes” on March 21, 1972. It was signed by then Governor Ronald Reagan.

– Mel Tillis wrote Caddyshack 2.

Read them all carefully. And then check your answers at the Hall of Fame. Were you right?

(Field agent John Bierly contributed to this item.)

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