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The Polack MSgt

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Hometown: Appalachia
Home country: USA
Current location: Prairie
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Builders and Butchers. This is where Country Music should be going




Because this is all the traditional elements with a modern *Genuine* voice rearranging the bits and pieces as the singer tells you the real story.

This song is gorgeous. I mean it. The production is "Honky Chateau" level genius

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sun Apr 21, 2019, 07:57 PM (0 replies)

Released 25 years ago today. This changed the world, or at least the way I saw it...

On this whole track, "I don't know howta start this shit" was the only lie.

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:14 AM (3 replies)

I sometimes get into discussions about modern Country Music

"New Country" to it's fans, "Bro Country" or just Pop Country to its detractors.

I'm old, I don't care much for it, but they aren't trying to reach me anyway...

I'll tell you what does bug me though - There are so many great talents with twang that are just never on the radio. Country Rock?

Well if you believe that Rock and Roll is and attitude more than style, well my friend try this:


Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:38 PM (6 replies)

Bad taste and big riffs, what's not to love

The Cramps folks - With Poison Ivy at peak poison BTW

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:14 PM (1 replies)

Killing time until the wrap up meeting -

Then we build the After Action Report, brief the Commander and start tearing down packing up and shipping out.

I'll be home Friday.

This is Doyle Bramhall II. I used to think he was nothing much, that his dad was the reason he got a contract. I was wrong

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:35 PM (4 replies)

Mike Schildt did a kid a solid today in Monterey Mexico

In the eighth inning of Sunday’s 9-5 victory against Cincinnati, Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos emerged from the bullpen and slowly the chant became an ovation that spread through Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey.

Gallegos, the only Mexican-born player on either roster in the Mexico Series, pitched to two batters and finished his outing with a strike out. He left the field to another ovation. Gallegos became the fourth major-league player born in Mexico to appear in one of Major League Baseball’s games in Mexico.

“I’m super happy, really happy to go off with a win,” Gallegos said. “Super-proud to be here as a Mexican player playing in my homeland.”


Gallegos will likely go back to AAA Memphis as soon as Carlos Martinez gets off the DL but the Cards made sure to get Giovanny on the roster and Mike made sure he appeared in a game.

Nothing earth shattering, but being a decent organization just because you can be is a big reason I love the Cards.

Of course they'll still plunk a batter at a moments notice - It's still a "Play a hard 9" mentality.

Let's not get carried away

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinals-notebook-gallegos-super-happy-to-get-to-play-for/article_760caec5-f60e-5970-a740-63d7d64c9ef9.html
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:34 AM (0 replies)

Still sitting in the high desert far away from civilization - ALMOST COMPLETELY SOBER

Still 7 days away from a day off...But weather gives me a late start tomorrow, so as I try to transition from mids to days, - Billy STRINGS

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:56 AM (3 replies)

Billy Strings and his band at the Grand Ol' Opry. "Dust in a Baggie"

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:48 AM (4 replies)

In another thread, I was reminded that Steve twice replaced better known players in famous bands -

And wound up being the best player in that band's history.

Although, to be fair being the best guitarist in Kansas' history is not what you want on your headstone.

But Steve Morse is also - by far, yes BY FAR - the best guitarist in Deep Purple's history.

Sorry, not sorry Richie Blackmore fans.

Steve came to my attention in the late 70s, early 80s as the guitarist and creative pilot of a Jazz/Rock/Country fusion band called The Dixie Dregs:



He put out solo music (That sounded pretty Dregs -y, with more solo guitar)



Then played for Kansas.

In a side note, I said earlier that Steve never did a studio album with Kansas - I was wrong he did 2 - 'Power' and 'In the Spirit of Things' my fault. I had already shined off Kansas at that point and never knew...



And finally, he has been the guitarist for Deep Purple for 23 years. LONGER THAN ALL OTHER GUITARISTS COMBINED.

But I get it - no one even knows that Deep Purple still exists and Richie came up with the "Smoke on the Water" riff.

Here's the thing tho - Richie was an asshole of a bandmate who (more than once) quit in the middle of tours, fought every singer he ever played with, and was disinterested in the on going effort of writing and touring...

And now he dresses up as a Tolkien inspired wizard, and sits in a Scottish castle stoned and shunned by all... Or maybe he's over that phase, I don't know - He dropped off my radar long ago.

But Steve Morse always shows up ready to play. Steve is a true pro.

Steve is the best, sorry







Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:55 AM (0 replies)

Good covers that surprised the hell outta you? I'll go 1st

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Apr 12, 2019, 01:00 AM (82 replies)
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