Saturday, November 17, 2018

Everyone's entitled

Though I didn't watch the CMAs this past week - I'm not much into awards shows, or even much TV for that matter - I read that Mac McAnally won his 10th CMA award. Although Mr. Mac is well-known as a country music tunesmith, and long-time member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, I mostly remember this song from 1978, recorded when he was about 20 years old. In the D/FW market, it got some minor airplay on 92.5 KAFM and 102.9 (I don't remember the call letters at the time), and possibly even 103.7 KVIL, although I'm not certain of that. I can remember hearing it while driving on the D/FW turnpike - or early post-turnpike I-30 - on my way to or from school. This is a more recent recording of the song:

Here's another of his songs that was a hit for the Sawyer Brown Band:

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Well, it's been more than a few yesterdays since I was young.

I'm heartbroken to learn today of the great Mr. Roy Clark's passing. I was blessed to have been introduced to his music as a child, well before he gained wider fame as the co-host of Hee-Haw. Just last week I watched a clip of him making a guest appearance on the TV sit-com version of The Odd Couple, doing a fantastic, riveting performance of Malague├▒a. At the end of the song, Tony & Jack were clearly spellbound.

I don't believe there was a stringed instrument that Mr. Clark did not master.

Thank you for the great music and memories, Godspeed Mr. Roy Clark!