Thursday, February 01, 2007

Love, Booze and Trains

Awhile back I posted a slew of railroad songs and casually postulated that love and trains may be the most sung-about topics in all styles of music. Our long time friend, Mr. Beer N. Hockey, pointed out that inebriation belongs high on that list.

Damn! How did I miss that? Along with folk music, inebriation has been a hobby of mine for many, many years.

I’ve been working on a series of posts relating these two interests that I hope to post soon. Being Friday, I thought it a good time for a little taste.

Three Tobacco Tags - Ain't Gonna Do It No More.mp3

Cliff Carlisle - Dang My Rowdy Soul.mp3

Note: The Blatz Beer advertisement above is from the good old days when beer was considered a health food. It still is on the Bus.

Y'all have a good weekend!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in those days, beer WAS a food, compared to how they mass produce it today.

February 02, 2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

*burp* whut? ;)

Have a good weekend yourself, Ed!

February 02, 2007 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that anyone missed this gem, but it's a dandy worth repeating.

"Being Friday, I thought it a good time for a little taste."

February 02, 2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Cheers, friends!

February 02, 2007 10:05 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

"If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice. The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generousity."

From Abraham Lincoln's address to the Washington Temperance Society, Springfield Illinois, February 22, 1842

February 03, 2007 8:16 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Great quote, Beer, and so very true. Some of the greatest writers, composers and other artists found inspiration in a bottle.

Some of us try like Hell and fall short of greatness. At least we had a good time, and plenty of company.

February 05, 2007 10:03 PM  

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