Its been colder than a polar bear’s touch-hole this winter – another reason this song is appropriate. I could bitch about my propane bill but some people are actually cold. this song is kind of about this so called golden era of volunteerism, but even more important, the reality of resource exploitation based industrialism ravages the poor miners. Its just sick how they use these people up and spit them out, pollute their water. No liberty or justice in that. Here is my cover of Bob Dylan’s “North Country Blues” maybe the most poignant Dylan song.
Come gather ’round friends
And I’ll tell you a tale
Of when the red iron pits ran empty
But the cardboard filled windows
And old men on the benches
Tell you now that the whole town is empty.
In the north end of town
My own children are grown
But I was raised on the other
In the wee hours of youth
May mother took sick
And I was brought up by my brother.
The iron ore poured
As the years passed the door
The drag lines an’ the shovels they was a-humming
‘Til one day my brother
Failed to come home
The same as my father before him.
Well a long winter’s wait
From the window I watched
My friends they couldn’t have been kinder
And my schooling was cut
As I quit in the spring
To marry John Thomas, a miner.
Oh the years passed again
And the givin’ was good
With the lunch bucket filled every season
What with three babies born
The work was cut down
To a half a day’s shift with no reason.
Then the shaft was soon shut
And more work was cut
And the fire in the air, it felt frozen
‘Til a man come to speak
And he said in one week
That number eleven was closin’.
They complained in the East
They are playing too high
They say that your ore ain’t worth digging
That it’s much cheaper down
In the South American towns
Where the miners work almost for nothing.
So the mining gates locked
And the red iron rotted
And the room smelted heavy from drinking
Where the sad silent song
Made the hour twice as long
As I waited for the sun to go sinking.
I lived by the window
As he talked to himself
This silence of tongues it was building
Then one morning’s wake
The bed it was bare
And I’s left alone with three children.
The summer is gone
The ground’s turning cold
The stores one by one they’re a-foldin’
My children will go
As soon they grow
Well there ain’t nothing here now to hold them.
Listen to this one on a fine St. Patricks Day celebrations, pay attention to the drinking game, but you may want to stick to light beer, or just fake it because there are some party fouls that demand drinking with the bottles clinking.
It can’t be said enough, this is what podcasting is all about. Thanks again to the O’Changs for hanging out.
….oh yeah, and JR couldn’t help but steer the conversations towards a captain Marblehead classic. Jet Plane Vagina.
Part 1 of the O’chang podcast….Hanji and Atom were absolutely awesome guests, and we were able to interview them the night after their wicked awesome STAHMAGEDDON release party up there in Rockland. This is what podcasting is all about. We had a bit of a release party of our own with them down here in southern Maine.
There is a lot more where this came from, so you may as well call this the O’chang podcast for the next couple weeks. Get into the culture of Maine and has some fun with the Ochangs!!
Its a frenzy to catch up on mixing down some podcasts. A big shout out to all of our fans in Luxemburg. Sorry to keep you waiting. In this episode:
So much bad-mouthing of Russia in the news, who are we to criticize? How much is pure propaganda?
Some ahole’s fake news story of a “death blow” to Obamacare.
Oh yeah, and we friggin interviewed the friggin O’chang’s last friggin night, so Joe 30-Pack, hurry up and FTP me the friggin WAV files so I can roll up a big fat j-bone and mix that sucker down… some say podcast history was made last night.
LePage delivers with big time fraud with his Medicaid Expansion “Study” wink wink, to out-do Christie at the biggest fattest governor liar.
LePage is big, fat, a liar, and unfortunately, the Governor of the great state of Maine
The O’Chang Theme song is revealed…..big news, ATH PODCAST HAS BOOKED THE O”CHANGS TO BE OUR GUEST ON THE SHOW!
stay tuned…we can’t…and we won’t….and we don’t stop.
marijuana and superbowl…how about using reefer to help the brain trauma associated with football….and alcohol consumption for that matter because reefer grows brain cells.
-if weed was legal song
beer of the week. Baxter Brewing Company’s Stowaway IPA
my own drone song
Ray Lewis is following me on twitter – why I love ray lewis despite his violent past..hernandez..javan belcher
-From a gunshot costas song
inside the richard sherman rant teaser to Big governor
State who of who gives a crap? Hank Williams loses his gig…does it open the door for rc?
-Boehner Obama golfing parady song
NEXT WEEK SHOW
-Big Fat Bastard governor Liar song
LePage with fires back with big time fraud.
— Charles Bivona (@CharlesBivona) January 10, 2014
— Jay Schiavone (@jaytingle) January 24, 2014
— Stacy Cox (@stacysmithcox) January 24, 2014
-Big Fat Governor Watch
-Big Fat Governor Liar song for Chris Christie
hey little girl is your daddy home?Or is he stuck in traffic, I’m holding the cone,revenge, is what I desire,i’m a big fat governor liar,Is your democrat mayor doing good for you,He can’t do the things to you that I do,The Hurricane relief, that you desire,I’m a Big fat governor liar,yeah, i got to lose some weight.Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife baby edgy and dull,did liposuction and sucked out my soul.at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet,smell of meatballs and lasagna farts wafting through my head.I should resign, I should retire,Big fat governor liar,
-Weed Discussion on Majority Report- full clip
-Sherman Style Rants by Jimmy Reefercake
INTRODUCING JOE 30-PACK PREMIERE ON 420RADIO.ORG!!!!
reefer madness song
beer of the week review
- To Breitbart Twitter your Weiner Remix
Majority Report with Sam Seder Marijuana Discussion
i just want to say thanks song