Saturday, January 27

Midnight Rider.

Clint on the Mini-Chopper I won at the 95 WIIL Rock Football Pool. It's pretty cool. Has four speeds, goes up to 60, can be ridden on the street (with limitations). Enough snow has melted, we'll probably take it out this weekend. Fun, fun, fun.

I couldn't tell you how many times I saw the Allman Brothers. Five, ten? Whatever the number, I was never disappointed. Sweet sounding jams lasting as long as an album side (half an hour). Gotta love the slide guitar.

(Quick Wiki note on slide guitars: The late Duane Allman played a key role in bringing slide guitar into rock music, through his work with the Allman Brothers Band ... Beginning in the 1960s, Allman used an empty glass Coricidin medicine bottle, which he wore over his ring finger, as a slide; this was later picked up by other slide guitarists such as Bonnie Raitt, Rory Gallagher, and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Such bottles eventually went out of production in the early 1980s (although replicas have been produced since 1985))

The Allman Brothers Band

Midnight Rider

Well, I've got to run to keep from hiding,
And I'm bound to keep on riding.
And I've got one more silver dollar,
But I'm not gonna let them catch me, no,
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider.

And I don't own the clothes I'm wearing,
And the road goes on forever,
And I've got one more silver dollar,
But I'm not gonna let them catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider.

And I've gone by the point of caring,
Some old bed I'll soon be sharing,
And I've got one more silver dollar,

Repeat three times and fade
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider.


Toccata said...

I hope you are able to take the Mini-Chopper out this weekend. What a great prize you snagged there.

I'm sorry but I had to ditch out part way through that song! Yikes, I think I need to restore my sense of balance with a listen to Nicky Hopkins. Yes, much better!

busterp said...

Nickys a great stablizer. Ha.

Deb said...

that's very cool. Football pool eh?...good job.

I love the Allman Bros. but never did see them. Interesting about the slide...I know my son was looking for something here to use in the toolbox.

Nice pic of whose mini chopper??

busterp said...

Hey. Deb. Right on about the chopper. Clint was telling me about his plans for riding out to friends house's in the country all day yesterday. Ha.