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olddude 25 Jul 09 - 12:58 PM
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Subject: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 12:58 PM

so I wrote that song Lightning Road about the famous moonshiner who passed away. Anyway, I got this email from some of his buddies. They downloaded it and now play it in their trucks when they make their illegal hooch runs.

LOL ... can I now say I have a hit record? can't stop laughing


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 01:09 PM

Hey, olddude, I have scores of hit records. I wasn't as creative as you...I just bought them.

baddabing!


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 01:17 PM

LOL
John one guy said if I was ever in the area I could free sample some of the product ... wonder if I have to bring my own jelly jar


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Alice
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 01:18 PM

cool!


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 01:26 PM

Note to self ... never never never write a song about prison love


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 01:45 PM

They have women's prisons that need guards that are aware of and tuned into the needs of the intimatemates.


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 01:57 PM

Congratulations! You have completed the trifecta of Moonshining "Road" songs...Thunder Road, Copperhead Road, and now Lightning Road. I'd love to see the lyrics if you would print them.


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 02:04 PM

Try this.


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 02:09 PM

Appalachia is right under Lightning Road... not to be missed!


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 02:13 PM

A hit song cause 3 moonshiners like it ... LOL ... wow I wonder if they will ask for a movie ... Laughing. Just a simple silly song. They like it cause I mention popcorn that's all

Ok here it is for fun:
it is out here if you haven't heard it ...

Youtube Lightning Road


Lightning Road

A moonlit highway, a dusty road, past the hollow at miner hill
The smell of whiskey, a heavy load, straight from Popcorn Sutton's still

You can say that the law will find me here one day, thats a story I been told
Till that day, I'll drive the load and collect my pay, running shine down lightning road

Sheriff Barkley, Deputy Joe, try and catch me if you can
I know the highway, and every turn, 500 horsepower in my hand

You can say that the law will find me here one day, thats a story I been told
Till that day, I'll drive the load and collect my pay, running shine down lightning road

In the hollow, the whiskey flows, he makes the finest in the land
In the forest, when darknes falls, far away from the revenue man

You can say that the law will find me here one day, thats a story I been told
Till that day, I'll drive the load and collect my pay, running shine down lightning road


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a struck record
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 03:39 PM

Dan,

I thought lightning "struck" rather than "hit", so I guess I've been welcomed into the Age of Enlighteningment.....


"Famous moonshiner who passed away", indeed! You mean to tell me this is NOT autobiographical? You'll have to show usa significant amount of proof, 100 at least, to show that it's not really you that does the Monster Mash and your songwriting inspiration is not truly still-borne.


When your kids go to church, will they struggle to keep from singing their favorite hymn as "Faith IN Our Father's Living Still"?

Does this make you want to change your billing to "White Lightnin' Hopkins"?

Or how about becoming the new equivalent to Michael "Almost White Through Lightening" Jackson? (He was barely still dark enough to keep being called "Shine" down South). Of course you'd "Moon Walk" in a slightly different manner than he did......


Would your success put you into motion pictures, or would you keep on settling for discreet still photography?


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 04:36 PM

OMG Severn ... can't breathe laughing ... great one my friend


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Peace
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 04:42 PM

Good one, Dan.


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Tootler
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 03:15 PM

Shouldn't this be above the line. It's about music after all.


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 03:59 PM

Naw it is more about guys who run illegal moonshine than about the song .... lol ... I guess there is a real art to making the stuff. If the fire is too hot then impurities can get evaporate and condense instead of just the alcohol and you can get sick ... so the fire has to be exactly correct .. and the copper tubing exactly so long etc ... never realized it is a complex process ... Popcorn was the true master from what I was told ... One of the guys is sending me some original photos
now that is really cool ... love to have them ... PBS did a special on the guy shortly before he died ... it was called moonshiners ... he was considered the king and a real throwback to ages past ..

JT told me that "good shine" has no taste. It is like water going down then burns like fire and knocks ya on your arse ...


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: robomatic
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 04:59 PM

olddudge, this is one of my favorite subjects of country music, and is right up there with losing breaks on a long long downhill:

Casey Jones
Wolf Creek Pass
30,000 Pounds Of Bananas

All The Best!


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 07:37 PM

Enjoy it while you can, Oldster... It's folk music afterall an' folk music these days has a very limited shelf life... Wish it weren't so but it is...

Back in '96 I co-wrote a song entitles "Youngstown Night" with my dieing wife, Judy... She had a large extended family and she wanted everyone to have a copy before she died... So while I was at work she patiently made copy after copy on 5 minute cassettes and I did a nice little water color for the cover and it was a decent little package...

Anyway, we sent out over a 100 to her family in Youngstown, Ohio and it got played over and over and got sent to the local radio station that also played it and it got played in churches and all that...

Yeah, it was fun... Yeah, it was a decent folk song... Yeah, it hasd a nice little folkie hook in it... But if ya' asked each and every one of those 100 plus people when the last time they played it I'd reckon that no one, other then her 90 year old mom who is still alive, has played it since Clinton brought us over the bridge in 2000...

But it nice to have people diggin' yer stuff but don't go out and put no deposit on that Porsche or Taylor you been eyeing...

But, on the other hand, enjoy every minute of yer fame...

"I should have known it
but nobody told me about this part
Yeah they told me all about the pretty girls
And the wine
And money
And the good times
I should have known it
Nobody told me about this part" (Buddy Miller)

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 07:37 PM

Thanks Robo
first time Harry played 30,000 lbs of bananas for me I said What !! then busted out laughing at the mashed bananas line ...


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 08:13 PM

Bob my friend
it is 3 moonshiners with a free download LOL   I don't think I can say I have following with those numbers ... or quit my day job yet still ... laughing ...

fun fun fun however knowing they are drivin hooch to it


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 08:38 PM

Listen. oldster... Screw the song fir now... Can ya' hook me up with some shine??? No apples or peaches 'er fruit of any kind... Just some straight up shine... Lotta tiny bubbles whebn you shake it... That's what thyis ol' hillbilly needs... Used to be that a hillbilly could find shine in every holler... Now the boyz wanta grow weed??? hey, weed works but ain't no shine....

Write a song about that and get yer boyz playin' that on their radios and get them boyz back into what they do best and this turning corn into gold...

That's the way I see it...

BTW, I had thid boy who got me a mason jar of the good stuff so I stuck it way back in the Kelvinator where I thought it was safe... 'Bout a fe wmonths later I go to get me a nice cold swig 'casue I had some chainsaw work to do - I love a little shine when I do chainsaw work - and my mason jar was gone??? Hmmmm???, I asked myself and then went to the P-Vine... I says, "Hey, I had some shine in the refrig and it's gone" and she says, "Yeah, mighty tastey..."

That's why I am a bluesman...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 08:51 PM

Good Shine is FUN - but NOT when you have a hundred mile drive back from the Bluegrass Festival in a Hire Car ! I just had a TINY taste , Honest Officer !! LOL !!


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:07 PM

Yeah, okay, Terry...

That yer story??? Just sniffed the stuff, heh??? Ya' don't get a .020 blood acohol from a sniff... 'er tiny taste... Take you a couple good shots to get there but...

...nice try...

My rule of thumb is one shot is fine for the chainsaw and two??? Ya' ain't worth much of any thing...

Gotta draw the line, Lead... Gotta draw the line...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: dwditty
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:35 PM

Well, olddude, you certainly targeted the audience on this one. Think of the possibilites...there are lots of other niches that need a song....get busy, man.

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:56 PM

Bobster, I will talk to the fellers in the holler, heck if they ran with Popcorn then it has to be the good stuff right.

I will offer to aud-e-graph their mason jars ... LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 07:08 AM

Good one, Dan, keep it up.


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 07:27 AM

Dan, you have more than one hit record.

love this


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: dwditty
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 08:24 AM

Geez, eanjay, just when I was able to listen to Dan's singing this without crying, you had to get me going all over again....Great song ... great job.

dw
(who has 4 kids - all daughters)


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 09:18 AM

DW I think you are on to something my friend .. nitch music ..
how about one for plumbers ... the hook could be
Oh baby baby .. I want to clean your pipes ... LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Willie-O
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 03:41 PM

"500 horsepower in my hand"?

You may want to edit that...the image I'm gettin may not be the one you were trying to put across...or...?

W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Peace
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 03:43 PM

LOLOL


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 03:53 PM

CAn't stop lauging Willie ... Priceless


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 04:03 PM

500 horses on the throttle?


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Peace
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 04:05 PM

Dan, you da man!


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 04:10 PM

hey Peace
lets get a jelly jar full and forget the worlds troubles for awhile. I will talk to the Shiner Boys .. LOL By the way ... Amazing job at Apple Hollow ... wow incredible performance But like I told you, I love the song too much it stick in my head and I hum it all night long ...


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: GUEST,stringsinger
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 08:01 PM

Dan as you probably know, these road runners were the basis of
NASCAR.

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 08:42 PM

No I didn't know that Frank ... Just searched the web ... I don't follow Nascar in anyway and I was surprised to find out that it came from the moonshiners and their hopped up engines ... how cool is that

wow


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: Peace
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 09:46 PM

So, why isn't it called Mashcar?


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Subject: RE: BS: wow I have a hit record
From: olddude
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 11:42 PM

LOL ... today it is called "Extenze" for making your exhaust pipe bigger


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