Archive for September 2nd, 2008

The Accidental What???

May I direct your attention here for a moment?  Please go visit The Gentleman Formerly Known As My Boss, who has taken up blogging.  I wish he’d blog some of his adventures in gospel music.  Har. He’s got lotsa stories and he especially likes old, Baptist men with reeeallly black hair. 

David is a man of many talents. I’d give anythang to be able to work with him again.  For real, David is a part of me getting this Piece of the Pie thang.  (Yes, you are, Dave, so shut up).  David was the first boss who appreciated my …oddness.  He never treated me as anything but an equal to him and I learned so much from him.  He has no idea. 

We worked hard.  Sometimes we had long hours but good lord we had a good time.  We laughed a lot.  The only time ever got visibly irritated with me, and really, it was more like a little impatient, was the times he was trying to show me something on Powerpoint.  He’d say “Sharon…just let me drive.”  Heh. 

So, go say hey to him and tell him I sent you.

A Swingin’ Guitar Man

When I think of Jerry Reed, I remember the times he would show up to Grassland Heights Baptist Church with his wife, Prissy and their girls, Sedina and Lottie, and this was during the era of “When You’re Hot You’re Hot” and he was pretty hot then…but I always wondered why he never opened his mouth and sang during the singing part. Never did. I’ve noticed that about Country Music folk. They usually don’t sing in church. (‘Cept Ricky Skaggs and the Whites do. They’re fun to sit next to in church, I tell you what. )

Anyway, Jerry Reed was SO hot, he was on Scooby Doo…movies, the obvious was the Smokey and the Bandit movies, but, I always dug him in “The Survivors” with Robin Williams, “The Waterboy” and a bunch of others; (he was a good character actor) he was a good songwriter, and to me, he was just an amazing guitarist. He had such a groove. Dang, I loved to hear that man play.

Jerry also had a short-lived television show in the 70’s that my Dad was the emcee of.

I hate that the Alabama (although he was from Georgia )Wildman is gone. He was something else.