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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 Radio.com 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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  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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

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    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…

    https://youtu.be/7oxH0goaZ10

  • dubinsky

    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.”

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/29/pravda-saudi-israeli-nuclear-strike-hits-yemen/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTFVMMCwsss

  • dubinsky

    excellent link, Tuttle. thank you.

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

    https://youtu.be/uBC51qZkmYU

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

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  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

    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…

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    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.

    Prime
    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
    bomb.

    Fancy that, eh…? 😉

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

    https://youtu.be/KXswale5Kss

  • Suzanne

    i love these two songs back to back… thanks tut

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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

  • Suzanne

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

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Starting to stew already, eh Suz…?

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    Degüello is my all-time fave ZZ album…

    https://youtu.be/4vR-9NQAPIA

  • Suzanne

    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.

  • dubinsky
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  • Suzanne

    that’s what a hot flash is like dub…its all about the fire woo woo wooooo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47G-Wa4qfs

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFmQUIMaFuc

  • Suzanne
  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

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

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

    Legs Gimme All Your Lovin’ SHARP DRESSED MAN Tush

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    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.

  • dubinsky

    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.”

    http://www.uskowioniran.com/2015/05/iran-allows-no-foreign-inspection-of.html

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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

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

  • starrynight

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

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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

  • Pluto

    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.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, Pluto…! Great question…! 😉

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  • dubinsky

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyOnK-L19TM

  • dubinsky

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

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  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    BLOWS AGAINST THE EMPIRE
    kid brother Peter Kaukonen
    Jefferson Starship

  • dubinsky

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

    it’s not rocket science.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w

  • Pluto

    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.

  • starrynight

    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

  • dubinsky

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

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    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.

    http://g04.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1qBleIXXXXXaSXpXXq6xXFXXXg/Free-Shipping-New-2015-Mini-Glove-Pillow-Hot-Sales-Creative-Siesta-Pillows-Ostrich-Pillow-For-Travelling.jpg

    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:

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-Shipping-New-2015-Mini-Glove-Pillow-Hot-Sales-Creative-Siesta-Pillows-Ostrich-Pillow-For-Travelling/1294838_32302401522.html?spm=5261.7049941.1998509440.276.3VaiUl&sdom=101.422.483.0_32302401522

  • dubinsky

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hhU4XNuL2M

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    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*

  • starrynight

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

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

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

  • starrynight

    well dub, thank you

  • starrynight

    any nation, any nation

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    ZZ’s very first vinyl track…

    https://youtu.be/dfjAcPRrFfE

  • dubinsky

    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKC7ElkTUQ

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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

  • dubinsky

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8

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  • starrynight

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

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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

    The
    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.

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    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.

    ROFL.

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

  • dubinsky

    nice one. fine work by Trucks.

  • dubinsky

    a sing that somehow reminds me of zztop

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPZQ7ZLy3MI

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    She’s got Legs…

    https://youtu.be/HH85zttgbGg

  • dubinsky

    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.

  • Pluto

    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.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/internationallivingcom/healthcare-in-ecuador_b_7431726.html

    Switzerland is my latest favorite, however.

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

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

  • dubinsky

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZJdMzkY_C4

  • dubinsky
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    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.

  • dubinsky

    and North Korea, which pulled out.

    and Iran might end up going that route.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDWPvdW1NxY

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    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-(

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    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.

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

    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

  • dubinsky

    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.

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    Precious and Grace…

    https://youtu.be/prETo1ok-sA

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky
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  • Andy_Lewis

    Where’s the radioactive fallout, Ace?

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    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…

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

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    B.B.(R.I.P.!) and Billy…

    https://youtu.be/YLwPWYjuM0Q

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* “But, B.B., I’m white…!” 😉

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

    https://youtu.be/lAHGVK1AtnQ

  • dubinsky

    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.

  • dubinsky