Archive for June 3rd, 2006

Does He Or Doesn’t He?? You Be The Judge


I’m kinda thinking that Travis Tritt has been hitting the Botox Bar. Why? Cause tonight on the Grand Ole Opry, as he was straining, veins a’poppin in his neck, singing Ray Charles songs, his face did not move. Not once. I mean, not a crows foot to be seen. He did “Georgia” pretty good. His “What I’d Say”…well, lets just say some Ray Charles songs should just be left alone. Even more entertaining and humorous was the Carol Lee Singers doing the “Heys” and “Ho’s”. Whitey white folks trying to sound soulful and emulate the Raelettes. They put the honk in honkytonk. Heh.

I tell ya one guy who doesn’t do Botox is Mike Compton. He doesn’t need to cause he is one mandolin pickin’ fool. You know that most cool mandolin intro on “Man Of Constant Sorrow” on the “O Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack? That would be Mike. He has a new cd with David Long called “Stomp.” You should get it. You should also read his most interesting blog about his adventures on the road. He has an almost Rainman kinda memory when it comes to details about people he comes across. Mike notices little things in the world that most of us don’t take the time to give a second thought to. Fascinating reading.

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Knuck Watch

According to everybody’s favorite Knucklehead, the Mothership will soon be launching. I don’t have an official start date but it appears the handicapped ramp is near completion and Uncle Knuck hisself has invited us all to come clog on it. Get on your tap shoes and frilly skirts….I myself can’t wait.

I am hoping and praying it’s not that God-awful Memphis style of barbecue cause I just don’t like it. It’s too spicy hot and has that dark sauce. I’m more of the Carolina style and for that, I blame Mr. Smiff and his North Carolina origins for making me thataway.

According to the in law Smiffs, the best place to eat barbecue is a little place called Short Sugars in Mr. Smiff’s hometown of Reidsville, NC. It is pretty doggone good and they have some great cheese dogs. I’ve never had a cheese dog in the state of Tennessee and the only time I ever partake in those delectible delights is when we go east to the Piedmont region.

Here in the greater Naishful area, I dig me some Whitts and Center Point Barbecue (Home of the Three Little Pigs) in Hendersonville is good too.

I have high hopes for the Knucklehead and can’t wait to ingest what he promises to be the best ever. So, we have to tell all our friends, neighbors and kinfolk about it.