Late Night FDL: La Grange

ZZ Top – La Grange

The Boyz are headed to that East Texas town…

And in today’s meta-news, ZZ Top will play La Grange for the first time, where it’s likely that they’ll perform their classic 1973 song “La Grange.”

On Sept. 5, the group will perform at the Fayette County Fair, just west of Houston in La Grange, Texas. Yes, it is a real city.

The song, however, wasn’t exactly about the town; it was about the Chicken Ranch, located in La Grange. And the Chicken Ranch, it should be noted, was not a venue in which to purchase produce. In fact, it was a—how to say it?—bordello. The song, from their third album Tres Hombres, would become their biggest hit to date.

Frontman Billy Gibbons recently spoke with about the song.
“Well, it’s fair to say we liked the blues groove,” he said. “And, of course, the subject matter. It was a pleasant surprise when it began making its splash.”

He noted that similar establishments requested that the band consider writing about their places of business as well.

It worked out well for the Chicken Ranch, though, which went onto to further fame as the inspiration of The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. That musical debuted on Broadway in 1978, and four years later was adapted into a film starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.

“What goes around came around… so to speak,” said Gibbons.

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  1. June 4, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Aloha, LN pups…! Hot off the Grey Lady’s presses… Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

  2. June 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    This was my anthem very early on, I even wore a FFA jacket that had Vice President embroidered on it above my name(and I grew mostly weed !)… I’m Bad…

  3. dubinsky
    June 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    there’s a lunatic named Gordon Duff who runs a crackpot site called veteranstoday and who posted the lunatic claim that the Saudis have nuked Yemen.

    ” Saudis have begun to wipe Yemen off the map.”

  4. dubinsky
    June 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    excellent link, Tuttle. thank you.

  5. June 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    It’s sad that so much of Tres Hombres was left by the wayside by the Boyz…

  6. June 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    I do hold a similar level of skepticism to Gordon Duff’s reporting, as well as Alex Jones, dub…!

  7. June 4, 2015 at 11:37 pm
  8. dubinsky
    June 4, 2015 at 11:39 pm
  9. dubinsky
    June 4, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    fersure the Saudis and the Israelis both have an enemy in Iran…. just as

    the US and the Iranians had a common enemy in the Afghan Taliban and held secret talks about cooperating in the ouster of the Taliban…

  10. June 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Can you say Cognitive Dissonnance much, dub…?

    IDF hints that Iranian nuclear threat may dim with deal

    The Israeli military sees potential security benefits in an expected
    international deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program, a senior officer was
    quoted as saying on Thursday in an unexpected analysis of the issue.

    Minister Netanyahu has presented the planned deal as a threat to
    Israel. But in a closed-door briefing to Israeli reporters published in
    part by local media, the officer said the deal – if agreed by its June
    30 deadline – could provide clarity on whether Iran is on course to a

    Fancy that, eh…? 😉

  11. June 4, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Sorry, time for a beer run, literally…! 😉

  12. Suzanne
    June 4, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    i love these two songs back to back… thanks tut

  13. June 5, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Aloha, Suz…! I knew ya loved ’em…! How’s your hamlet tonite…? 😉

  14. Suzanne
    June 5, 2015 at 12:12 am

    warming up… gonna be 90’s this weekend and into next week. will be singing praises to the inventor of air conditioning

  15. June 5, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Starting to stew already, eh Suz…?

  16. June 5, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Degüello is my all-time fave ZZ album…

  17. Suzanne
    June 5, 2015 at 12:16 am

    not looking forward to it…. today was my kinda day — low to mid 70’s with a soft warm breeze. ya gotta remember, i carry around my own personal summer and don’t need extra.

  18. June 5, 2015 at 12:24 am
  19. Suzanne
    June 5, 2015 at 12:30 am

    that’s what a hot flash is like dub…its all about the fire woo woo wooooo

  20. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 12:35 am
  21. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 12:40 am

    childbirth seems painful enough….. hot flashes just seems like gratuitous abuse

  22. Suzanne
    June 5, 2015 at 12:44 am
  23. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi
    June 5, 2015 at 12:53 am

    (The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades?)
    hell we’ll vote La Grange FDL

    damn it’s all so good
    we love us some China Girl too dubinsky

    Legs Gimme All Your Lovin’ SHARP DRESSED MAN Tush

  24. June 5, 2015 at 12:57 am

    In notable EU newsPropaganda…

    Ukraine crisis: Heavy fighting resumes as Russia is accused of using ceasefire to strengthen separatists

    To wit… Heavy fighting resumes in Ukraine’s east

    From the AP… Eastern Ukraine tense after outbreak of fighting

    That would be the Kiev Coup crew ramping up the hostilities, as the Saker succinctly points out today…

    Ukrainian forces have violated the ceasefire regime 60 times in the
    last 24 hours, the DPR Defense Ministry spokesperson Eduard Basurin told
    the Donetsk News Agency.

    “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian army committed 58 ceasefire
    violations, using heavy weapons in a massive bombardment of the DPR
    territory. Ukrainian forces fired once from multiple rocket launcher
    systems, eight times with artillery, eight times from tanks, 36 times
    with mortars, once from anti-aircraft guns, and four times with grenade
    launchers and small arms. They fired at Donetsk (Kievsky, Kirovsky, and
    Petrovsky districts, Tochmash plant, Oktyabrsky settlement, Donetsk
    airport, Abakumov, Skochinsky, Zasydko coal mines), Gorlovka,
    Dokuchaevsk (Yasnoye settlement), Kurganka, Veseloye, Shirokino,
    Lozovoye, Spartak, Novaya Maryevka, Zheleznaya Balka, Yelenovka,
    Signalnoye, and Sakhanka. Currently, we continue to clarify data on
    civilian and military casualties,” — Eduard Basurin said.

  25. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 12:58 am

    even Netanyahu ain’t crazy enough to be sincere in his public comments about the negotiations with Iran.

    he’s just bullspitting

    as is Khamenei fairly often

    ” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said today he will not allow any inspections by foreigners of its military base.
    “They (P5+1 countries) are making new comments in the negotiations. Regarding the inspections, we have said we will not allow foreigners to carry out inspections of any military sites,” Khamenei said. “The enemies should know that the Iranian nation and officials will, by no means, give in to excessive demands and bullying,” he added.”

  26. June 5, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Aloha, bb…! It’s going down mighty smooth like…! 😉

  27. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 12:59 am
  28. June 5, 2015 at 1:02 am
  29. June 5, 2015 at 1:05 am

    You do realize you’re barking up the wrong tree, eh dub…?

  30. starrynight
    June 5, 2015 at 1:05 am

    he’s putting the ball in isreal’s court. isreal has nukes. ya i know

  31. June 5, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Funny how that works, eh starry…? Could you just imagine Bibi letting the IAEA unfettered access to Dimona, 24/7…? 😉

  32. Pluto
    June 5, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Hey, Firedogs. Sup?

    How come no one ever attacks West Ukraine? The murder and mayhem all takes place in the East, where the ethnic Russians live, and where they voted for the overthrown democratically elected President.

  33. June 5, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Aloha, Pluto…! Great question…! 😉

  34. June 5, 2015 at 1:16 am
  35. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:16 am

    ain’t barking and here in these woods I don’t see any trees, just a mess of leaves

  36. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:20 am

    yes, about a dozen countries have nukes…… don’t know why the “ball is in Israel’s court”.

  37. June 5, 2015 at 1:21 am
  38. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi
    June 5, 2015 at 1:24 am

    kid brother Peter Kaukonen
    Jefferson Starship

  39. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:24 am

    any nation not wanting to allow access to IAEA inspectors merely has to not sign on to the NPT.

    it’s not rocket science.

  40. Pluto
    June 5, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Yeah. Saw the stories you linked. I generally keep an eye on the Saker, but I have a few intelligence sources.

    What we’re looking at right now (from the US FP POV, as they circle the drain) is the fact that the sanctions against Russia are expiring in the EU, and all the countries need to climb back on board to keep them going.

    So, the US is all Yosemite Sam and hysterical about everything, Ukraine.

    I was shocked the other day to discover (– am I the only one who didn’t know this?? –) that the sanctions are in place until Russia turns the ethnic Russians of Crimea (who voted for reunification, as per the Universal Human Right of Self Determination) back over to the Kiev Neo-Nazis so that they can be executed. These people have already lost all their life savings and property to Kiev, but they still don’t want to die in Ukraine.

    Anyway, I had to LOL at the US over that.

  41. starrynight
    June 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    well the nukes that took down the twin towers were ours, before the pits were smuggled out to isreal. there with with precise info they were refurbished into small energetic nukes for demolition

  42. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:30 am

    when our son Spencer moved out of our home, he took that album with him

  43. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:37 am
  44. Pluto
    June 5, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Okay, some late night Shopping with Pluto.

    For another hour and 20 minutes, you can buy this head pillow for 53% off, or $12.69. Free shipping.

    I’m flying a lot of long-hauls lately, and it really does make sense for the cheap seats.

    The only question I have is:

    Would this pillow make my head look like a Muslim terrorist?

    Buy it here at this price for another hour:

  45. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:40 am

    starry, if you think that nukes were used against New York ……you’re either too drunk or not drunk enough.

  46. June 5, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Some other notable NATO news… NATO To Begin Huge Exercise In Baltic Sea That Will IncludeGeorgia, Sweden And Finland

    Information Warfare: NATO Is Lost In Cyberspace

    And last, but not least.. Trade documents can stay secret

    In other words all the EU Parliamentarians can’t disclose the TTIP to their own constituents…! Sound familiar…? *gah*

  47. starrynight
    June 5, 2015 at 1:47 am

    well i’ve taken physics. i know what it takes to make concrete and steel in to dust. get busy

  48. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:49 am
  49. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 1:51 am

    buy a couple of extras to sit on and you might not need a seat

  50. starrynight
    June 5, 2015 at 1:51 am

    well dub, thank you

  51. starrynight
    June 5, 2015 at 1:55 am

    any nation, any nation

  52. June 5, 2015 at 1:57 am
  53. June 5, 2015 at 2:01 am

    ZZ’s very first vinyl track…

  54. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 2:03 am

    I was standing on a rooftop and saw the second plane hit the WTC, starry.

    didn’t notice any nuclear weapon being detonated….. and everyone in my school was required to take a year of physics.

  55. June 5, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Well-placed thermobaric explosives made short work of the Twin Towers, dub…! 8-(

  56. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 2:12 am

    you mean like a real large fuel-air sort of bomb?

  57. June 5, 2015 at 2:13 am
  58. starrynight
    June 5, 2015 at 2:21 am

    well magical thinking hasn’t reached the edgemactional department. we are thankful. what ever you where standing on, hope it can support bullshit

  59. June 5, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Funny how Kerosene(jet fuel) can’t melt steel beams, dub…!

    maximum flame temperature increase for burning hydrocarbons (jet fuel)
    in air is about 1,000°C—hardly sufficient to melt steel at 1,500°C.

  60. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 2:24 am
  61. Pluto
    June 5, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Oh yeah. That was another condition of removing the sanctions:

    Russia has to turn their only warm water naval base — which Russia built and has used continuously for longer than the United States has existed — over to NATO so that NATO can install nuclear warheads pointed at nearby Moscow, and so that Russia’s navy no longer has access to the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans via the Mediterranean.


  62. June 5, 2015 at 2:32 am
  63. June 5, 2015 at 2:34 am

    That’s about the size of our much-failed Foreign Policy, Pluto…! Sad, no…?

  64. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 2:38 am

    nice one. fine work by Trucks.

  65. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 2:43 am

    a sing that somehow reminds me of zztop

  66. June 5, 2015 at 2:46 am

    She’s got Legs…

  67. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 2:56 am

    think I read somewhere that structural steel softens at 450 and at 600 loses about half of its strength.

    don’t think that the steel would need to melt for collapse to occur.

  68. Pluto
    June 5, 2015 at 2:59 am

    A follow up on migration locations for USians:

    Expats Enjoy Low-Cost, High-Quality Healthcare In Ecuador

    Bobby and Becca spent much of their lives devoted to educating Tennessee schoolchildren. They rented a comfortable three-bedroom in Cotacachi, Ecuador to explore retiring early and living well. Their total housing cost, including utilities and Internet, comes in at just $575 a month.

    They took a trip to the Amazonian town of Tena, where Becca broke her leg. “It was night, it was dark, and I just stepped in a hole,” she explains.

    “We went to the hospital in Tena, where staff X-rayed Becca’s leg and explained what needed to be done,” says Bobby. “Realizing that she would need surgery, we opted to transfer to a private clinic in Quito the next morning. When we asked how much we had to pay for care at the public hospital in Tena, we were told there was no charge.

    All services — including X-rays, doctor’s care, pain medication, and an overnight stay — were free,” says Bobby. (Public health care in Ecuador is basic. It is, however, available free of charge to everyone in the country, whether you are a citizen, resident, or simply a tourist passing through.)

    When they reached Clínica Pasteur in Quito, they were delighted at the level of service. “My nephew is an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. and everything they were doing here was exactly what he would have done. We were sending X-rays to him on the phone.” In addition, “She had a private room, everything was clean, the nurses were very attentive, and her doctors would come in a couple of times a day to see her,” says Bobby.

    Switzerland is my latest favorite, however.

  69. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 3:01 am
  70. Pluto
    June 5, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Ecuador looks very nice, but I have a right-of-return EU passport, and I feel more at home in Italy.

  71. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 3:15 am

    the coochie dancing was pretty good and I never before seen any of them what was like to up and disappear for an encore!!!

  72. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 3:22 am
  73. June 5, 2015 at 3:30 am

    any nation not wanting to allow access to IAEA inspectors merely has to not sign on to the NPT.

    Funny how the IAEA has never inspected a single US facility, despite ratifying the NPT, btw, only four nations in the World, haven’t ratified it, naturally, Israel is on the list…!

    Four UN member states have never joined the NPT: India, Israel, Pakistan and South Sudan.

  74. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 3:35 am

    and North Korea, which pulled out.

    and Iran might end up going that route.

  75. June 5, 2015 at 3:37 am
  76. June 5, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Oh yeah, NK will nuke us all to death…! With what, one warhead, dub…? Meanwhile, Israel had offered up three separate Nuke sizes to Apartheid SA in ’75…! Fancy that, eh…? 8-(

  77. June 5, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Quote/Unquote… The “top secret” minutes of meetings between senior officials from the two countries in 1975 show that South Africa’s defence minister, PW Botha, asked for the warheads and Shimon Peres, then Israel’s defence minister and now its president, responded by offering them “in three sizes”. The two men also signed a broad-ranging agreement governing military ties between the two countries that included a clause declaring that “the very existence of this agreement” was to remain secret.

  78. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 3:55 am
  79. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 3:57 am

    we’re in far more danger of being nuked by the Norks than by the Israelis.

    and, of course, the Norks are far more likely to ACTUALLY sell nuclear weapons or materials than are the Israelis

  80. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 4:07 am

    right. after some friendly chat….. there never was anything more to it.

    Russia signed a contract to deliver the S300 to Iran……and never did.

    some schmoozing by Peres ain’t even nothing like an actual binding offer.

  81. June 5, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Precious and Grace…

  82. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 4:10 am
  83. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 4:12 am
  84. June 5, 2015 at 4:16 am
  85. Andy_Lewis
    June 5, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Where’s the radioactive fallout, Ace?

  86. June 5, 2015 at 4:29 am

    right. after some friendly chat….. there never was anything more to it.

    *wow* Like Israel didn’t just have to happen to have three (or more) different Nuke packages, to offer Botha in ’75…? No harm, no foul, eh…? Clean slate and all…

  87. June 5, 2015 at 4:40 am
  88. June 5, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Don’t let the door knob hit ya, dub…!

  89. June 5, 2015 at 4:55 am
  90. June 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

    B.B.(R.I.P.!) and Billy…

  91. June 5, 2015 at 5:16 am

    *heh* “But, B.B., I’m white…!” 😉

  92. June 5, 2015 at 5:38 am

    One last tune for the nite, a most fitting tribute to Jimi…

  93. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

    it really would have been terrible if the Israelis actually sent any nuclear weaponry to Botha……

    ….let me know when you find any evidence that they ever did.

  94. dubinsky
    June 5, 2015 at 10:56 am