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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Rose by Any Other Name ...

The whole scene impressed Venters
as a wild, austere, and mighty manifestation of nature

--Riders of the Purple Sage
, Zane Grey

Now I don't mind choppin' wood,

and I don't care if the money's no good

Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest

But they should never have taken the very best

--The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
, Band
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Redneck, cracker, hillbilly, Oakie boy, ridge-runner, hick, trailer trash . . . Call them what you will, every gun culture's got 'em, and they have a fan base. In the South, you're stylin' if you have a triple gun rack back of your cab. Often, a woman will occupy the passenger seat, but she is the secondary objet d'art; the true coups are the shotguns and hopefully, the carcass in the truck bed.

The latest entrant into this venerable grouping:


The Libyan Technical Riders.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

Sweet Spirit of Dixie

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 6:33:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Your musical span ... well, as they say (ca. 1996), you go, girl :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7:33:00 PM GMT-5  

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