Thursday, January 29, 2009

The I'm Fixin To Die Rag

13 comments:

themom said...

When Country Joe and the Fish performed this song at Woodstock...it got us so fired up, as we were rebelling aginst the Vietnam war...so appropriate today. Having lost so many friends back then, senselessly, to see it repeated is inexcusable. Have a great day!

Randal Graves said...

No, I am your pretzeldent.

The protest music back then wasn't loud enough.

Mauigirl said...

Great song and the protest music is as pertinent today as ever, unfortunately.

DH and I just watched Dr. Strangelove for the first time in ages and it hit me that the same attitudes the American generals and others were expressing about the "commies" then are being said now about the "Islamofascists" or whatever word they decide to use for the day. The more things change the more they remain the same.

Utah Savage said...

Hi guys, I'b sick again. Stress induced do doubt, but stuffy dose, wheezy, and I look sick, have do energy. I think I'b ready for Monday and the entry into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Now I have a Bio, a Pitch, a why I wrote this particular novel piece, the about me peice, which is different from the official Bio, a photo, the first 5,000 words, then the whole book. All entered in the proper order, all in a specific form.

Now I shall collapse upon my fainting couch.

Stella said...

Bravo, Utah! I'm so proud of you. That's a major accomplishment. You even write well in "sick." You know I wish you all the luck in the world.

Oh, yes, and thanks for Country Joe and the Fish. Randal's right: the protest music was not loud enough in the good old days, but was damn good satire.

Oh, the mom, you were at Woodstock? I think that's the greatest concert in history: what a memory to treasure.

Beach Bum said...

I think I'b ready for Monday and the entry into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Now I shall collapse upon my fainting couch.

Having a partial rat race meltdown and making an emergency trip to the coast. Will drink more than a few beers to toast you sending your stuff off to the contest.

Liberality said...

can you hear me clapping for you all the way over here? well done! now park the butt and brain and rest til you feel better.

Utah Savage said...

I've been a terrible friend lately. I will need to catch up on all your posts.

So appreciate your good wishes. If FranIAm were here I'd ask her to pray for me, since I have no juice at all with the Almighty, but I'm pretty sure she does.

Utah Savage said...

Hey Stella, thanks for the lovely compliment. I'm as nervous as a cat on a hot... Well, you know.

Randal Graves said...

I still think you're underutilizing our angry mob potential. They give you any guff about your book, we'll raise hell.

Stella said...

I'm with you Randal. Let's recruit an angry mob.

"I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser."
~Mother Jones

Utah Savage said...

I love you guys.

Phillip my generous blog mate and administrator and excellent, but reluctant, editor is helping far more than I deserve.

But if I don't get the prize let's storm the castle.

Kulkuri said...

That was one of my favorite songs at the time as anyday it could have been "next stop is Vietnam"!