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08-09-2009, 12:11 PM
Alabama, you got the weight on your shoulders
That's breaking your back.
Your Cadillac (http://blog.al.com/engine-block/2009/08/1957_cadillac_treasure_rusts_a.html) has got a wheel in the ditch
And a wheel on the track... (Neil Young)
08-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down.
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
a southern man don't need him around anyhow.
08-09-2009, 01:29 PM
Ronnie Van Zant was often seen onstage wearing a Neil Young Tonight's the Night tour t-shirt.
Neil wrote the song Powderfinger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAhg3Ge7TFM) with the intention of giving it to Ronnie for Skynyrd to record.
There are many misconceptions about both men (http://www.thrasherswheat.org/jammin/lynyrd.htm).
There are also many misconceptions about all three songs (http://www.thrasherswheat.org/2008/10/ronnie-neil-again.html)...
08-09-2009, 04:18 PM
Well my time went so quickly,
I went lickety-splitly
Out to my old '55... (Tom Waits)
Circa mid-'70s, my hometown (Charlottesville, VA):
This tasty '55 had a pretty stout 327 and four-speed in it. I used to run around with the son of the man who owned both the car and the auto parts store in the background.
They lived on a private road just outside the city limits. My buddy got into trouble one day not long after this photo was taken. After doing some work on the '55, he ran it down to the end of their road and did a drag-race style launch. Just as he was about to grab second gear, he discovered that he had failed to securely latch the hood down. How? The hood flipped up, wrapping itself over the top of the car's roof and obliterating the windshield...
Photo courtesy of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. I was extremely surprised to find this photo in one of their online exhibits.
08-12-2009, 12:31 PM
The Jalopnik article (http://jalopnik.com/5334515/twelve-ridiculous-celebrity-car-poses/gallery/) which spawned this...
Be sure to read the NSFW comments, especially the "Possible Captions"...
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