"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 5, 2011


Hot damn.

I finally found a good enough recording of the theme song of this silly little blog (a sizable quote from which used to form its header):

Go here, kindly.

So here's a tip of the glass to the late Jim Dickinson, to his brilliant version of the song, and in total contempt of the Leadville police, anywhere and everywhere you can find them...

"...Now assholes and bureaucrats, take my advice...You’d better walk clear and you’d better talk nice...‘Cause we’re hot on your trail and we’re not on your side...Better forward your mail, shoot your wounded and ride...‘Cause when we’ve got all you desk jockeys safe behind bars...Claimed some of the neon, and some of the cars...Me and Billy and Oscar and the girls and guitars...Will be down in the gutter, looking up at the stars..." ~ James Luther Dickinson, The Ballad of Billy and


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jack. Have had it on repeat pretty much every waking moment since it came across.

Mark S said...

Thanks, Jack. Have had it playing pretty much every waking moment since it came across.

Jack Crow said...

Sweet, Mark. Wish I could embed it here, but I'm stupid and haven't figured out how.

drip said...

You ever listen to Johnny Dowd?

Jack Crow said...

Sorry, drip.