Friday, March 31, 2017

The Time I Almost Heard AC/DC Live

By Ecklebob Chiselfritz

Thin Lizzy were breakout stars and AC/DC were just breaking big in the US.

I went to Comisky Park in Chicago's South Side to see them.

The home of the White Sox.

Lemme backtrack a bit here. If I get a couple names wrong it's because of the cloud time puts upon ones memory.

When the White Sox decided Comisky Park was too early 1800's to play in anymore, owner Bill Veeck decided to build a new ball park.

He decided to build the new stadium in the same area of Chi Town.

The South Side.

Construction was going along at a good clip when workers arriving in the morning began to notice something quite startling.

Bullet holes in the area where the upper bleacher seats were going to be located.

Turns out some of the fine residents of the Henry Horner high rise public housing projects...all the way across the Dirty Dan Ryan Expressway...were taking rifle target practice on the new stadium.

Construction plans were quickly redesigned.

Back to Comisky Park...

The sound system SUCKED.

I could see Thin Lizzy, but they may as well have just been waving to me because I couldn't hear a goddam thing.

I did see AC/DC's Bon Scott riding around on Angus Young's shoulders as Angus appeared to be playing a guitar.

Did I mention the sound system sucked?

Here is my favorite AC/DC song.

My Ian Hunter Story

By Ecklebob Chiselfritz

About a hundred years ago I saw Ian Hunter at Rockford, Illinois Speedway. Cheap Trick were the headliners as they were hometown boys and had just broken big nationaly with their album In Color and Black and White. Heart was on the bill too. They were on the charts with Dreamboat Annie. Well, Ann and Nancy Wilson came out smoking with Kick it Out and another one or two Zeppelin inspired songs since that's where they got their musical chops from and then...Ann Wilson asked the audience to get mellow for the next tune. Mellow?!? Probably Dog and Butterfly. Because what teenage boy doesn't go to a concert to drink beer and maybe do a couple other illicit substances mellow...while he's far from home? I have never heard a Heart song since that doesn't make me remember that day.

I'm getting ahead of myself.

Ian Hunter came on before Heart.

I still think that's a crime.

But at the time Heart was charting higher than Hunter and he didn't have breasts.

He had just released his album Welcome to the Club. It's a freaking classic.

He came out. Sat at the piano. Looked at the sky. Said, "It looks like rain. I don't care. I'll go back to my trailer. I already got paid."

Then he gave his famous Mott the Hoople laugh and rocked his ass off.

This vid features the late Mick Ronson on lead guitar. Ronson made David Bowie a star with his guitar work on the album Ziggy Stardust.


Angel of Mercy

Some Badass Friday Night Rock and Roll

When Cracker Said Goodbye to Virgin Records

It's Drink O'Clock: Chocolate Hair/Sugarloaf - Two Hit Wonder

The band "Chocolate Hair" came out of nowhere in 1970 and scored a hit with the now classic Green Eyed Lady...

...Just before the album's release, however, the legal department at Liberty [records] suggested the name Chocolate Hair might be taken as having racial overtones. The bandmembers agreed to change their moniker to Sugarloaf, the name of a mountain outside of Boulder, Colorado, where Bob Webber resided in an A-frame house...

And the rest is history. Green Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf is a mainstay on oldies/classics radio stations.

BUT there is more...

Eventually Liberty decided to drop all their artists and Sugarloaf was in limbo in 1973 as Jerry Corbetta signed to Neil Bogart's Brut Records label, which Bogart had created and distributed, via his Buddah Records imprint, for the Brut Fabergé company.

The next album, I Got a Song , released in late 1973, was started as a Corbetta solo record but ended up becoming Sugarloaf's third album when Webber and Raymond rejoined Corbetta, with drummer Larry Ferris, to play on the album and once again began making live appearances. This iteration of Sugarloaf played a spot on The Midnight Special that aired on April 19, 1974.

But after Brut folded, the group's future was once again in question as Corbetta and Frank Slay bought the album back from Bogart and went to a friend's recording studio in Denver in 1974 to record a new song, "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You", with session players Paul Humphries (drums), Max Bennett (bass), Ray Payne (guitar) and a group called the Flying Saucers (Jason Hickman, Mikkel Saks and David Queen) on harmony vocals. This song was notable because it contained a practical joke at the expense of CBS Records, which had just turned them down for a recording contract. The song includes the sound of a touch-tone telephone number being dialed near the beginning and ending of the song. Those numbers were an unlisted phone number at CBS Records in Manhattan ("area code 212" stated in the song) – coincidentally a public number at the White House as well (different area code). In addition, the recording includes snippets of the guitar riff of The Beatles' "I Feel Fine," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and a line of dialogue from disc jockey Ken Griffin imitating Wolfman Jack (who would later perform the song live with the group on their Midnight Special appearance) stating the call sign of a radio station ("Stereo 92" in the nationwide release); numerous tracks of this line were cut to match local markets. "Don't Call Us...", written by Corbetta along with John Carter, was released in November 1974 on Slay's Claridge Records label and after it took off and peaked at No. 9 in April 1975, the I Got a Song album was quickly re-released under the new title of Don't Call Us, We'll Call You with the hit single added in place of another track, "Easy Evil". But the album stalled out at US No. 152 on the Billboard Top 200.

Dark and Weary World

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Today is #nationalcrayonday

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We Now Conclude Our Broadcast Day: Confess

Medicine Jar (Live)

The BEST tune you will hear today: A Whiter Shade of Pale (Live)

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

10 Star Good: Edge Of Seventeen (Live)

ELO Kiddies (Live)

THIS is what got me locked out of my account. THIS

Rosalie (Live)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

We Now Conclude Our Broadcast Day: I'm Shippin' Your Ass Back To Arkansas

Right Next Door (Because of Me) - Live

Ain't No Sunshine (Live)

Tain't No Sin To Dance Around In Your Bones

Echo in the Valley

One of my Favorites: Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe (Live)

Son of a Preacher Man

Obamacare and Paul Ryan Plan: Lipstick on a Pigs Premiums and Deductibles

By Ecklebob Chiselfritz

Health insurance companies used to price policy premiums and deductibles utilizing criteria that included, but was not limited to...

(1) A cap on the policy holders annual benefits
(2) A cap on the policy holders lifetime benefits
(3) A "grading" of preexisting conditions

Obamacare erased all three parameters.

Now the consumer has a government mandated health insurance blank check for life that is blowing up in the policy holders faces like letter bombs.

Health insurance policies MUST cover policy holders even if their annual/lifetime claims exceed something as obscenely out of sight as our national debt. There is no limit.

The same with preexisting conditions. Insurance companies used to be able to say,  "Dude, you and your family all have leprosy. Therefore your premium is going to cost more than a family of non lepers."

Not anymore. Insurance companies have to accept everyone. No caveats or exclusions.

Insurance companies used to put a cap on annual/lifetime bennies so they would have a real world baseline formula to calculate premiums/deductibles.

Now that the sky is the limit on annual/lifetime benefits so is the sky on premiums/deductibles.

Someone has to pay the Socialist piper.

Anything the GOP does to fiddle and fart around with Obamacare is totally meaningless if these issues aren't addressed.

There is no simple or painless fix since Obama let the genie out of the bottle.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

John Stewart and Stevie Nicks - Gold

It's Drink O'Clock Thirty: Eighteen

It's Drink O'Clock: Follow Me

'Barack Obama Day' voted down by Illinois lawmakers

#GorsuchHearing - Dianne Feinstein Stirs the Cauldron

This is circa 2010, but to me it is timeless.
Not to mention priceless.

“Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re number one. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth’. The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.”
. . . . . columnist Burt Prelutsky, LA Times

Monday, March 20, 2017

Walk Away Renée

The BEST Rock and Roll I have ever heard

Many musicians rely on the bells and whistles studio recordings afford.
Personally I think Rory Gallagher never met a producer who knew how to produce his music.
Go figure.
Rory Gallagher's true musical genius came thru via his live performances.
The mans love and respect for his audience is clear.
I've never seen anyone like him who gave it their all from the opening note of a song to the guitar string bending end of it like he did.
Turn. It. Up.

Jesus' birthplace now a Muslim town

Good Morning: The Devil's Been Busy

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Liza Jane (Live)

I Talk To The Wind

Wishing Well (LIve)


Tattoo'd Lady


Chuck Berry Dead at 90 yrs old.

It's Drink O'Clock Thirty: Cheap Trick w/Daryl Hall

It's Drink O'Clock: Say You Will (Live)

One Thing Leads to Another (Extended Version)

Only The Lonely

Dark Horse (Demo Version)

Look Sharp

Good Morning: Papa Oom Mow Mow

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fried Hockey Boogie

This is one long ass jam, but it's damn good.

Trust yer old uncle Ecklebob.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Jeff Sessions Talks with Tucker Carlson

Andrew Klavan Explains if Russia is Good or Bad

Illegal Immigrants are the new indentured slaves

by Angela K. Durden

Illegal Immigrants are the new indentured slaves much adored by liberals who march in the streets and so-called experts who warn of dire consequences to our lifestyle if illegals go away. Quoted in newspapers from Britain (Who’ll pick our taters?) to Canada (Who’ll pick our maters?”) to the U.S. (Who’ll stock our shelves, build our houses, and pick our maters and taters and lettuce?”), it seems first-world countries sure do like their slaves. And its all the liberals and so-called progressives who want them.

Of course, the current president, Donald “The Hammer” Trump, gets all the blame for this. Yet every time Obama even slightly enforced immigration laws, why here would come reports of vast fields of perfectly fine crops rotting on the vines. Not that anybody blamed Obama because he was just the coolest president ever.
In other words, crops rotting in fields because of slave shortages is nothing new. Even after the Civil War, field labor was hard to come by. They changed the name to sharecropping, promised lots of benefits, but the results were still the same: Those who worked in the fields were used and abused. These included former slaves, white small farmers, and other immigrants with no resources but seeking a life better than what they had in the home country.Coming from people of all colors, races, nationalities, and citizen status on social media, in respected business periodicals, and from news outlets, their go-to argument for not enforcing immigration laws is all about losing their slaves and how their already strained pocketbook would be further negatively impacted.

“I owe my soul to the company store”

Anybody who trots out that argument should be ashamed, but they aren’t. Their follow-up argument is this: But their life is so much better here than in their home country. Oh, so that’s a good reason to make them slaves? Never mind illegal immigrants find a worse situation when they get here, living in run-down hovels, forced to shop at “the company store”, having their masters — I mean, employers — threaten them.
The hypocrisy is beyond self-evident, yet self-absorbed blinders make them oblivious.
“The Hammer” has made great strides in the amount of illegals crossing the U.S. borders. That’s good for everybody. It might take a while to bring back a balance, and yes prices might go up for a while, but aren’t we all supposed to be on a diet anyway? Here’s your chance.
You know, you would think all these eco-friendly liberals would want to pick their own tomatoes, right? Get close to the land? Soak up some of the sun’s rays before it implodes or SkyNet blackens the skies? But they aren’t. They perpetuate a bad situation for selfish reasons while claiming to care about their slaves and their “pickaninnies.”

How to Fake your Perfect Life on Socia Media

The FBI Won't Accept Your Emailed FOIA Anymore

Some Claim Giraffe Birth is Like Porn

by Kim D.

Yet another reason why we can't have nice things at times, animal rights' keyboard activists went on attack last week when it realized the Animal Adventure Park of Harpursville, NY was live streaming April the Giraffe in anticipation of her giving birth to a new calf. Within 12 hours, almost 30 million viewers had visited the the YouTube channel hoping to witness the event. Instead of being an amazing educational experience, SJWs reported the video as "sexually explicit or nude content" which shut down the live feed.

The latest reports indicate that April has not yet given birth but as soon as it happens expect updates on the park's Facebook page. The live feed appears to be up again documenting the birth experience.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rosie O'Donnell Tries to Troll Trump before Speech to Congress

by Kim D.

Obviously Rosie O'Donnell is still auditioning to mock Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live. Sans makeup, last night she took to the spotlight to give a resistance speech before President Trump's speech before Congress. She promised to keep going "down and dirty" from now on, like that's a change in the progressive playbook (insert eye roll here). 

Louder with Crowder's Prank Call: Target Transgender Bathroom Complaint!

Oui ils peuvent? Some French Say "Obama for President"

by Kim D.

Apparently this is no joke. Some in France are clamoring for Obama 2017.
According to Deutsche Welle, the current presidential race in France a tad bit boring, so in order to spice things up a movement for "change" is hoping for Obama (or an Obama-like candidate) to emerge. They've adopted the mantra "Oui on peut" (Yes we can) for goodness sake:

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