That Old Time Country Music

What great weather we are having down here……the forecast is for light rain….

Light rain my ass!

Looking out my front door…..CCR “Who’ll Stop The Rain”……

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It is the weekend again and I need to flush the turds of American politics out of my mind…..

I have always enjoyed music…..of course the rock of my generation….I enjoy classical…..even some jazz but not all…..I even enjoy country music….not the crap of today but the music of Don Williams, Hank Williams (senior not that worthless lump of crap Junior), Conway, Waylon, Willie, Loretta and the rest of true country music.

Speaking of Loretta…..she has weighed in on today’s country music….and I agree with her 100%…..

Country music is dead, according to a legend of the genre. “I think it’s dead. I think it’s a shame,” Loretta Lynn tells fellow country singer Martina McBride on the latter’s podcast Vocal Point, per People. “I’m getting mad about it. I am. Because it’s ridiculous,” says the 87-year-old, whose career has spanned 60 years. “I think that they’re completely losing it. And I think that’s a sad situation.” This isn’t the first time the singer has offered her take on modern country music. “Some of these new country singers aren’t really country … I think some of them should be singing pop music and leave country alone,” she wrote in the introduction to her memoir, Coal Miner’s Daughter, when it was reissued in 2010, per the Boot.

But all hope isn’t lost. “I think that every type of music should be saved, and country is one of the greatest. It’s been around, as far as I’m concerned, longer than any of it,” Lynn tells McBride. And at 87, “I’m here to start feeding it.” Though the singer has suffered health issues in recent years—including a stoke in 2017 and a broken hip in 2018—her 2018 album hints at more gas in the tank. “Spring is just around the bend/Ain’t no time to go darlin’ … The children need your guiding hand/Ain’t no time to go darlin’,” Lynn sings in “Ain’t No Time to Go” from Wouldn’t It Be Great.

Modern country music is nothing more than what we use to call “Southern Rock”…..we need the old days to return to save country music from itself.

For a musical interlude….a few true country singers…..

Enjoy some TRUE Country music.

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Cleaning Up

Never now and then I will see, hear or read something that I feel I must share with my readers….and this one is a great one to share…….

I once was a co-owner of a small cleaning business…..it might of lasted longer if we had employed this type of business model….back in those days if a man lost his job he started a lawn service and women started a house cleaning service…..

Nikki Belton, 33, runs a cleaning company with her employees raking in up to £95-an-hour ($A185) by stripping off and polishing clients’ houses in lingerie or completely nude.

The successful businesswoman from the UK, transformed her £16.50-an-hour ($A30)

service when she realised a nude version would earn her more cash, The Sun reported.

The Naked Cleaning Company offers various domestic cleaning services from lingerie wearing, topless and fully naked cleaners from £75-per-hour ($A145) to up to £95-per-hour ($A185).

“I launched the Naked Cleaning Company as a branch off my main cleaning company because I noticed that there was nothing like it out there,” Ms Belton from Devon, England said.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/woman-behind-the-185-per-hour-cleaning-business/news-story/563f86cc9ba5199b06010a62c43aad9c

Maybe if I had been forward looking I would have tried this approach and my defunct cleaning business would be the stuff of special interest reporting……

Hind sight and all that…..

“lego ergo scribo”

February Dem Debate–2020

Debate 8

I once again apologize for deviating from my tradition of trying to be an FYI blog on the weekends…..but this year is choke full of news that cannot be ignored…..it can but at a peril that I for one do not want to be responsible for .

The voting has begun….the field is thinner now and thinning as I type…..the impeachment is done with the outcome as predictable as the seasons….and now we have the 2nd debate for the Dems for 2020 is in the bag…..

Pete Buttigieg emerged as a major target, while Amy Klobuchar was earning high marks Friday night for a strong debate showing as seven Democrats took the stage in Manchester, New Hampshire. Specifically, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer participated. Highlights follow, but also read about applause for two non-candidates and Sanders’ response to Hillary Clinton’s criticism.

  • Biden not hopeful: Right off the bat, Biden lowered expectations for himself in the state’s primary next week. “I took a hit in Iowa and I’ll probably take a hit here,” he said at the start of the debate, reports CNN.
  • Zinging Pete: Klobuchar (“one of the main aggressors of the night,” per Politico) went after Buttigieg in particular over the impeachment trial. Noting that three of the candidates on stage served as senator-jurors, she quoted Buttigieg as joking from afar that he would have rather watched cartoons than the trial. Knocking DC service is easy, but that’s not leadership, she said, adding that Buttigieg is trying to be the “cool newcomer.” Then she drew a parallel to Trump. “We have a newcomer in the White House and look where that got us.”
  • Big close: Vox adds that Klobuchar ended the night in “particularly strong” fashion in her closing statement: “There is a complete lack of empathy in this guy in the White House right now, and I will bring that to you,” she said. “If you have trouble stretching your paycheck to pay for that rent, I know you. I will fight for you. If you have trouble deciding if you are going to pay for your child care or your long-term care, I know you and I will fight for you. If you have trouble figuring out if you’re going fill your refrigerator or prescription, I know you and I will fight for you.”
  • Warren’s efficient slam: In a question about Michael Bloomberg (who wasn’t on stage) entering the race, Warren accused him of trying to buy the election. “I don’t think any billionaire ought to be able to do it, and I don’t think people who suck up to billionaires in order to fund their campaigns ought to do it,” Warren said. The New York Times sees that single line as a shot against Bloomberg, fellow billionaire Steyer, and Buttigieg, who has the backing of large donors. The AP thinks it also hits Biden for the same reason.
  • Sanders vs. Buttigieg: Sanders also took a shot at Buttigieg on donors: “Unlike some of the folks up here, I don’t have 40 billionaires, Pete, contributing to my campaign,” he said, per Politico. Buttigieg reiterated that he was the only non-millionaire or non-billionaire on stage. He also decried “my way or the highway politics” and answered yes when asked if he was referring to Sanders, reports the Hill.
  • On race: Warren had another pointed putdown of Buttigieg. After he defended his handling of racial issues in South Bend, particularly on arrests for marijuana possession, Warren was asked if his answer was sufficient. “No,” she said, to audience applause. Then: “You have to own up to the fact. And it is important to own up to the fact, about how race has totally permeated our criminal justice system.”
  • Buttigieg’s plea: The 38-year-old celebrated his lack of “Washington establishment experience,” saying he had plenty of real-world experience as openly gay man, a military veteran, and a former mayor. “We need a perspective right now that will finally allow us to leave the politics of the past in the past, turn the page and bring change to Washington before it’s too late.” Biden, 77, responded, “The politics of the past, I think, are not all that bad.”
  • Sanders gets hit, too: Biden warned that Trump would have a heyday if a Democratic socialist won the nomination, and Klobuchar also warned against nominating a divisive candidate. They won’t beat the “divider in chief” that way, she warned.
  • Strong line: Buttigieg had one of the better-received lines of the night in regard to the prospect of Republicans investigating the Bidens. “No, we’re not going to let them change the subject,” he said. “This is not about Hunter Biden or Vice President Biden or anybody. This is about an abuse of power by the president.”
  • Steyer warns: Steyer said Democrats were missing the boat on Trump. “If you look at what Mr. Trump is saying, he’s saying those words: ‘It’s the economy, stupid,'” Steyer said. “I trust every one of these people a million times more (than Trump). But we’re going to have to take Mr. Trump down on the economy, because if you listen to him, he’s crowing about it every single day. And he’s going to beat us unless we can take him down on the economy, stupid.” As Aaron Blake of the Washington Post notes, however, Democrats don’t seem to have an answer to Trump on the economy.
  • Yang’s complaint: Yang pushed back against the focus on Trump. “Donald Trump is not the cause of all of our problems. And we’re making a mistake when we act like he is,” he said. “He is a symptom of a disease.”

Pete is trying to look like a front runner but failed in my eyes……Yang was desperate…..Biden looked defeated…..and the rest of the crowd just went through the motion of being a Dem candidate.

Steyer had the most prophetic statement of the debate…..“I trust every one of these people a million times more (than Trump). But we’re going to have to take Mr. Trump down on the economy, because if you listen to him, he’s crowing about it every single day. And he’s going to beat us unless we can take him down on the economy, stupid.” 

If I lose my candidate then I will look elsewhere for none of those on that stage will fit my bill…..Trump will not get my vote …Hell I would vote for a shopping cart before him.  But where to go for my vote?

2020 is far from over……on to Las Vegas 19Feb20…….

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