Posts Tagged ‘Deliverance’

Saturday Matinee – 100 Rock Guitar Riffs, Ricky Skaggs, 16mm Clogging in the UK & Dan Hicks

Saturday, 14 July 2012

So what if it’s a clandestine advert, it’s cool. I recobanized 95% until he got into No. 66 or so, but I got more than I expected after that. Now let’s talk about some serious pickin’.

That’s Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, playing in a cave in Cumberland Kentucky in 2010. “Salty Dog Blues” is a traditional song with traditional innuendo that dates to the early 1900s.

Imported from the UK ( and elsewhere):

Clogging is the official state dance of Kentucky and North Carolina and was the social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 18th century. [Wiki]

The Banjo Boy scene from Deliverance shows a local clogging at about 02:50 [link]. Although the movie was entertaining, it promoted the false and insulting stereotype of southerners as a bunch of inbred ignorant hicks.

Speaking of hicks, here’s one of the better ones.

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks with “Milk Shakin’ Mama” from the Flip Wilson Show 1972.

And with that, we’re out of here until tomorrow. Have a great weekend, folks.

Duelling Hot Links

Monday, 19 July 2010


Remember the banjo boy from Deliverance? His name is Billy Redden.

Shannon asks the wrong guy to do a missing cat poster.
[Update 20 July 2010– David Thorne’s website is here. Expect to be entertained for the next few hours.]

Awesome model train museum in Germany is awesome.

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear often: Virtual Centipede Head.

Here’s another phrase you don’t hear often: Virtual Sinus Surgery Simulator.

This blog is rated PG because I used word “fart” once and said “crack” three times, according to this site.

The world’s most annoying parrot?

[Update– Deleted reference to FaceBook probs.]


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