Monday, April 28, 2008


Thank God that ordeal is over! Now I can get back to posting songs that mean sumthin'?

Don't Give A Damn

"Don't give a damn 'bout the whole State of Maryland...I'm from the Eastern shore Hell with Baltimore".
Those are the lyrics of one of six songs that I could not find to post. Oh well, I did find the following six and can close this chapter in my life(27 of 33 ain't too shabby)!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Picnic of Music from Thirty Years Ago

I am on a mission to find and post all 33 songs on this tape.Why? Why not?I have nothing else to do and it's keeps me occupied and off the streets. I know that I will never be able to find one or two of these songs.If any one out there can give me a lead on a song titled "Property Line",I would be appreciative.I was able to get an old tape player to come to life(some what) and found the following.
WARNING:If you do not like Bluegrass...Do not press play!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mystery Tape: Part 2

Oh Hell Yeah! This cassette has my sister's name written all over it! Fogelberg,Buffet and Bluegrass.

Friday, April 25, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

I stepped out earlier this week and THEY did not like what they saw.I posted comments on several blogs and only one or two were deemed worthy of posting.Nothing I said was rude,obscene or controversial to either of the blogs in question.I guess I have been BLACKLISTED.I could care less.

I will no longer comment on blogs (sans one). I prefer to stay here at my own blog: Like an old pair of shoes:comfortable.

I found an old homemade cassette tape(Picnic-Summer 1978) that I acquired when my sister passed away eight years ago.My cassette player is kaput, so I will pick and choose from youtube and try to post a few of the selections.

Here I go!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reelin' In The Years

I was born in the 50s, grew up in the 60s, played in the 70s, settled down in the 80s and matured in the 90s. The 00s are yet to be decided.Here are some tunes from a once mature decade.


If I had to pick a favorite album, I could not. I would have to pick a favorite album(s).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Kids Are NOT Alright

"Pronounced Le'h-Nerd Skin'-Nerd"

(Good Skynyrd tunes) 1 & 3 from 1 & 2 from 2. (Good mix) I hope I got that right?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pork in the Park

I have the weekend off and will be attending with two of my commenters tomorrow. I hope that the music is as good as this.

Danny Federici ("Phantom Dan"),58-R.I.P.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Justice For All (Juror # 88, Please Roll Forward!)

Guess who has been selected as a prospective juror for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Jury service is required by law. It is one of the cornerstones of our democracy and is an opportunity to be part of the administration of justice)?

Not me! If it was, they better provide transportation to Baltimore for two reasons: I don't DO bridges and the price of gas is what today?

Not my Boss! If only. We all could use a break from someone who talks out of both sides of his mouth. You would think that at least one of those mouths would know what it was talking about.NOT!

It is Grandma ! Yes, my 88 year old mother, who does not know what year it is, much less the month or day. If she is picked to be a juror, they better be ready to accommodate her needs.

Her needs:
Peanut Butter Crackers
Hot Dog with Mustard
Anything SWEET
Iced Tea (lots)
Depends (generic-they are cheaper)

I almost hope that Grandma is I could use the break!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Strange Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

I may have strange tastes in music,but my feelings remain the same.

Drunk or Sober...

I could not pass any of these tests.

Drunk #1
Z thru A as fast as you can? I could never do that.Tex aced it!
Physical dexterity? Tex can dance!
Lapse in mental dexterity? Tex,never tell them you're DRUNK!
(If I was that cop, I would have driven Tex home and torn up the ticket).

Drunk #2
Oh,Hell No!
Lock my ass up!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

We All Get This Way Sometimes (particularly a "third child")

I was born a "third child". I never had a chance from the start. My father was an "only" child who married a "first" child and by the time I came along the novelty was over. My older brother got all the attention and what was left was given to my older sister.
I'm not saying that my parents did not welcome my arrival(I was supposed to be born second), it's just that I became the forgotten kid.I remember one instance when my brother came home 10 minutes past his curfew and my mother went off. The thing was that I was not home yet and I was 5 years younger than him. Like I said, I was the forgotten kid. Actually, this sequence of birth events was a good thing. I never cared much for attention and thus I never was a selfish type. The surviving members of my family should be damn glad of that. One last thing. My mother, fortified with one too many glasses of sherry, once told me that I would never have been conceived except for the fact that my father did not adhere to the birth control method of that time.


Better than sunshine...better than moonshine...damn sure better than rain.

Friday, April 11, 2008


That Damn Revenue Cap!

Politics and music make strange bedfellows (unless you are Ted Nugent).
...I foresee an upswing in political posts as the year progresses.

Someone once said that all politics is local. I totally agree.
...that upswing begins today.

The Great Bureaucrat has spoken on the current state of affairs/budget in this county and according to him the picture ain't pretty. The schools, emergency services and public works(roads) will not get the money that they are seeking(scare tactics). He had to pare 2% from the budget because of "That Damn Revenue Cap"!

I will give him credit for saying ..."but we will live within our means". Damn right we will!
What do you think us plebeians have been doing for several years.

Hey Big Boy, put that repeal of the revenue cap up for vote and it will be soundly defeated and so will you. I will go door to door to assure it!

By the way, I see that county employees got their 3.5% salary increase this year. Where do I pick up an application?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm O.K.-Just Tired as Hell...

Can't think...Can't write...And never could sing. But this man from Tupelo, MS has no equal in my opinion!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

l * - * l

Crazy ? (part 2)

What is this world coming to?

Teenagers are beating the shit out of a classmate and filming it...Why?... They wanted to post it on YouTube. Pick up a guitar and learn to play it and then you can post on YouTube...Fuckin' cretins!

Is it spring yet?...My heat pump is still coming on every day...Global warming my ass!

The Simpsons yanked from TV... In Venezuela...The reason: It was inappropriate for children.No shit Sherlock, it was on at 11 a.m. Move it to 8 or 9 p.m. when the kids are asleep.

The Baltimore Orioles are atop the AL East and have the best winning percentage in MLB. Go figure.

I can't make heads or tails of this crazy world in which I live in 2008!

I need to take a step back to a time when I was comfortable with the world around me!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Crazy ?

I'm getting ready to begin a non-stop two week work marathon due to a vacation. Patsy, if you are out there, can you cover for me next Tuesday between 11 and 2 ? I need to rob a bank!

Here's An Easy One

Which word from Group B belongs with the words from Group A ?



The Greatest Week In Sports?

This has got to be the best week for sports fans since Mantle and Maris/McGuire and Sosa battled for the home run record (my memory ain't the greatest, so bear with me here).

Monday: Kansas v. Memphis for the Men's National Championship.
Tuesday: Stanford V. Tennessee for the Women's National Championship.
Wednesday: Spaghetti night, I guess.
Thursday thru Sunday: The Master's Championship at Augusta.This golf tournament,in my opinion is the greatest sporting event of the year.

The following vids are my opinions/prognostications only and are not for betting purposes (betting on sporting events are illegal except in certain venues like Las Vegas).Yeah Right!

Is Word Verification Needed?

Type the characters you see in the picture above.

I have only been spammed twice since last August, so the answer is NO to word verification.

This blog is not a commercial venture. If anything, it is more attuned to PBS (personal bull shit).

If I wanted to sell anyone's product, then you better have a real fuckin' funny ad like the following that I saw on Super Bowl Sunday.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Why I Blog ?

Basically, if I didn't I would go insane. This song is dedicated to my sister, who was a closet "Parrothead".

What Time Is It?

Two Legends of Film Passed Away This Weekend

Charlton Heston died yesterday at the age of 84. I was never a big fan of his movies.In fact,I can honestly say that I have never even watched one of his movies in it's entirety.He won an academy award as best actor in Ben Hur and he portrayed Moses.However, I think that he will be best remembered for uttering the following five words:

Mickey Carsotabel died today at the age of 77. He was a part-time script supervisor,best boy,key grip and "go-fer" on the popular 1970's TV show "Sanford and Son".He was credited with coining the phrase that became Fred Sanford's trademark.One day Redd asked Mickey to go to the corner Deli for a "Gefelte fish sandwich".M.C.,who was hard of hearing, thought Redd said "Get me a shit sandwich".Carsotabel replied,"Are You Crazy!".And the rest is history.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

MoRe HiGhWaYmEn

If you are not into Johnny Cash,Waylon Jennings,Kris Kristofferson or Willie Nelson then do not hit PLAY.

Friday, April 4, 2008

That Girl

And the original(lest we forget)!

Final Four (All #1 Seeds)

I am not a betting man, but if I was I would tend to go on "hunches".
My "hunch" for the NCAA Division 1 Champion can be found in the music that I selected for this post. Like I said, I'm not a betting man and I have never heard of a song titled "Hansbrough".

My "hunch" is the following:

Memphis over UCLA
UNC over Kansas

Memphis over UNC


"Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun's love,
In the spring, becomes a ROSE!

If you are a betting man, I would go the exact opposite of what you have read here, as I could not beat a blind man in a game of darts.

Today in History Sucked!

I lived thru this shit!
Several weeks earlier my grandmother died.
Two months later,we buried another.
1968 Sucked!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

JOURNALISM 101: the 5 Ws +1

WHO: Local Garage Bands (Toaster in Tub, Basic Sound, for example)
WHAT: 11th Annual "Battle of the Bands"
WHERE: JMB's Stage
WHEN: Friday, April 4, 2008
WHY: Why Not! (exposure & chance to win ca$h prizes)
WTF: "Bands (cover songs) from Zeppelin to Creed--and everything in between", said Doug Miles, JMB band instructor. "We also have those screamer bands, which is cool". "It's great that the kids get to experience a different genre of music", he added. "Even though I'm 50 years old, I like to listen to that head-banging music and pretend I have hair on my head".

I am not familiar with "screamer bands"(doesn't sound cool to me). I can take or leave SKA bands (I do like Reel Big Fish, however).

I'm 50+ years old and I still like to listen to that head-banging music like we did back in the day.
Are you ready to "PARTY HARDY" ?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thanks Folks!

I would like to take this time to thank my readers with a parting video for each (as my previous post will explain my quick exit).

To creepy mcgee:
You have been a mentor to me for what seems a lifetime. I now see "The Big Picture"!

To tim chaney:
We really are "brothers from another mother" when it comes to tastes in music.Now if I could only figure out what Mr. Hunter was trying to tell me, I would get me a guitar from the pawn shop and I could be on YouTube(if only I could sing)!

To swampcritter2:
What can I say? You are a walking and talking encyclopedia of "Blues" info(it ain't "Crazy Blues", but it is Mamie Smith)!

To ernest t:
Congrats on your matriculation!

That's All Folks!

I received an email this morning from a lawyer representing threatening some kind of legal action (cease and desist order???) if I continued to use the name "afterthegoldrush" for my blog. It seems that some of Mr. Young's fans have found their way to my blog while searching for his greatest album online and are upset with the confusion that the similarity of my blog name causes them. The email even stated that "If your blog posted even a sampling of our client's music and/or talked about him, this legal action would not have been precipitated". I have until 11:59:59pm today to cease and desist???
Fuck them and the crazy horse they rode in on.
As of tomorrow, I will be posting at
So they want more Neil Young music, do they? I'll oblige this one last time!