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(WFAA Fort Worth)   'Small Town Saturday Night' singer didn't make it to this week's Saturday night   (wfaa.com) divider line
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2020-11-24 7:43:19 PM  
I loved the riff and lyrics of that song. He looked mid 40s in his early 30s. Dementia doesn't surprise me.
 
2020-11-24 8:06:18 PM  

WTFDYW: I loved the riff and lyrics of that song. He looked mid 40s in his early 30s. Dementia doesn't surprise me.


"We're going ninety miles an hour down a dead end road. What's the hurry, son... where you gonna go?"

I've always loved that line. Distilled the feelings of being trapped and wanting to break out and the futility of it because you know you never will into one catchy verse.

Or maybe I'm just projecting my own issues onto it.

...nah.

/Farewell '90s country singing man.
 
2020-11-24 9:20:54 PM  

WTFDYW: I loved the riff and lyrics of that song. He looked mid 40s in his early 30s. Dementia doesn't surprise me.


He was almost 40 when he hit the big time radio playwise.  Country music used to be one of the few places someone over 20 might make it.  Now I think it's only jazz or maybe Americana that will let some life lines and rough edges show.
 
2020-11-24 9:26:28 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: WTFDYW: I loved the riff and lyrics of that song. He looked mid 40s in his early 30s. Dementia doesn't surprise me.

"We're going ninety miles an hour down a dead end road. What's the hurry, son... where you gonna go?"

I've always loved that line. Distilled the feelings of being trapped and wanting to break out and the futility of it because you know you never will into one catchy verse.

Or maybe I'm just projecting my own issues onto it.

...nah.

/Farewell '90s country singing man.


Lucy you know the world must be flat. Cause when people leave town they never come back.
 
2020-11-24 10:36:09 PM  
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RIP funny cartoon-drawin' guy
 
2020-11-24 10:41:22 PM  
Hal Ketchum Small Town Saturday Night
Youtube 7D2LKCvx3KQ

RIP
 
2020-11-24 10:54:44 PM  
Ketchum?

Damn near killed 'um!
 
2020-11-25 5:35:15 AM  
I spell it Catsum.
 
2020-11-25 5:47:12 AM  

WTFDYW: FirstNationalBastard: WTFDYW: I loved the riff and lyrics of that song. He looked mid 40s in his early 30s. Dementia doesn't surprise me.

"We're going ninety miles an hour down a dead end road. What's the hurry, son... where you gonna go?"

I've always loved that line. Distilled the feelings of being trapped and wanting to break out and the futility of it because you know you never will into one catchy verse.

Or maybe I'm just projecting my own issues onto it.

...nah.

/Farewell '90s country singing man.

Lucy you know the world must be flat. Cause when people leave town they never come back.


"They go 90 miles an hour to the city limit sign,
put the pedal to the metal 'fore they change their mind."

I really do love the lyrics in that song. Even though I grew up in suburban NJ town, I know that precise impulse. The feelings are pretty universal.
 
2020-11-25 6:50:38 AM  
RIP:

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2020-11-25 8:57:53 AM  
I used to listen to Past The Point of Rescue album.  I love the lyrics of  I Miss My Mary:

Hal Ketchum, "I Miss My Mary"
Youtube 7X0OqtWU164


They call me the old man in this bar, sleeves rolled up and showin'
Faint blue souvenirs of love and places I have been
One says "US Navy" and there's one says "Darling Mary"
Now my Mary's turned to ashes and the ocean's turned to gin
 
2020-11-25 10:07:32 AM  
What I posted in the other thread:

Hal Ketchum was from my neck of the woods:  Sort of.  I lived in a different town in Washington county, NY.

The most distinctive thing about Washington county is it has almost as many cows (49,807) as people (63,216) than people.  If you take out the city slickers in the Hudson Fall/Fort Edward metropolis, there are slightly more cows than people (49,564).

I didn't know him, but I've been through his home town often enough.

Oh, and if you go there and pronounce it "Gren-itch", you'll get laughed at.   It's pronounced "Green Witch".
 
2020-11-25 11:50:46 AM  
Saw him years ago at a venue of about 50 people. I was play a CD of his in the truck just the other day.

Many more miles were behind him
Than he had left to go
Closing in upon that last one
That we all must walk alone
It's the one across the end of the line
So we held on and we told stories
Of the good and bad in all
Of the power and the glory
And the lonely days that crawled
And we prayed Heaven holds true love
And a satisfied mind
 
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