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Train or boat excursions

Have any of you folks ever gone on either a train excursion, or cruise where Americana, blues  or other music was featured? What did you think of it? ( If you know how to post links, we'll check them…Continue

Started Feb 24, 2012


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Hugh MacDonald replied to Darius Rips's discussion 'Great songs, terrible voices'
"There are tons of great songwriters with pretty iffy voices, if I were to start naming them  it could take quite a while...if someone comes along with a great voice, and great songs thats fine, but they are just lucky really. In any artistic…"
May 14
Hugh MacDonald commented on Jeremy Gaunt (music JJMG)'s blog post 'Confession: Musicians I Should Love – But Don't'
"You need to listen to John Hammond's album "Wicked Grin", all Tom Waits material, and one of the favorites in my collection.  He also assembled a grat band to go with the Wait's songs, and the arrangements can't be…"
May 8
Hugh MacDonald replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'Best Songs About Sports?'
"Jerry Jeff does one about Nolan Ryan, Todd Snider does one about a drugged up no hitter, but my favotite is Clair Hamil.s Baseball Blues,  '("cause my babys got no baseball shos...")"
Dec 18, 2013
Hugh MacDonald commented on Morgan Waynesworth's video

The Meadows Brothers - "Boomers Story"

"Saw these guys on facebook, and thought they did a great job with "Boomer's Story". This weekend their Aunt Judy clued me in they were the band that played at her house a few years ago. They were impressive back then as kids, great to…"
Nov 5, 2013
Hugh MacDonald replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'Most Emotional Vocal Performance'
"How about Billy Joe Shaver's Tramp on your Street?  Every time I see him do it , knocks me out."
Sep 12, 2013
Hugh MacDonald commented on Almost Out of Gas's blog post 'An Invitation to More'
"Nice post, thanks."
Sep 6, 2013
Hugh MacDonald commented on Barry Gilbert's blog post 'Curtis McMurtry, third-generation storyteller, begins his journey'
"Good story. Sounds like he has his act together as well..."
Aug 2, 2013
Hugh MacDonald replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'Most Popular Pop Song Ever: Sittin' On Top Of The World?'
"Would You Like to Swing on a Star, and He's in the Jailhouse Now come to mind because I like 'em."
May 10, 2013
Hugh MacDonald commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Steve Earle: An Urban Outlaw on the Low Highway'
"I enjoy Earle"s music, but I don't need to learn anything from him...if you are gonna preach to me, at least be worthy of my respect. Lots of people, especially musicians, live a less than stellar life, but they aren't blathering on…"
Apr 29, 2013
Hugh MacDonald commented on Rev. Eryk Pruitt's blog post 'Sins of the Perfectly Average -- I Hate New York (aka Top Ten Songs about Dallas)'
"Arlene is right. The worse thing about The City is the smell. So I don't go there much. But mostly people are pretty much the same all over, leading to the conclusion that this blog is the result of mean spirited gooberism."
Dec 5, 2012
Hugh MacDonald commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'revisiting the blasters' marie, marie'
"That was a great article...thanks."
Dec 3, 2012
Hugh MacDonald replied to Jamie's discussion 'Baddies & Crimes'
"Can't believe this has gone to five pages, and Stagger Lee hasen't come up...even have a book about it somewhere. My favorite rendition is the late Jim Ringer's version, on his album with the David Bromberg band backing him up. …"
Nov 26, 2012
Hugh MacDonald replied to Jamie's discussion 'Baddies & Crimes'
"Not only a great CD, but a neat tour with a super band.  "
Nov 26, 2012
Hugh MacDonald commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'Six Reasons Why You Should Go See Corb Lund This Winter'
"Neat piece. He's still too far away."
Nov 26, 2012
Hugh MacDonald replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Most annoying song of the year?'
"Would have to say the most recent of any of the geriatric pandering "songs" of Garrison Keillor. (sp?) Hope he's not getting paid for 'em."
Nov 16, 2012
Hugh MacDonald commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Jerry Jeff Walker: Dixie’s Bar & Bus Stop'
"Jerry Jeff rarely gets the credit he deserves. Notwithstanding all that "outlaw" balony, his songwriting and influence on others is unsurpassed.  Kind of funny, we've seen him more since he "retired" than in…"
Nov 16, 2012

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