Sweet Home Alabama: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  1. Bubba Says:

    I like it !!

  2. Beto Says:

    I nearly got into a fight with Ronnie VanZant one night. I was bouncing at the old Soap Creek Saloon in Westlake , Texas and Lynyrd Skynyrd was in Austin for a concert the next day. The headliners that night, Delbert McClinton and Gatemouth Brown asked Mr VanZant to sit in. They decided to cover “The Green Green Grass of Home” and Ronnie mocked the song singing “I want to smoke the green, green grass of home.” This angered Gatemouth Brown so much he stopped the performance and ordered him off the stage. As Mr VanZant descended he started to push people who were dancing. I was the bouncer by the stage so it fell upon me to subdue him and get him to the door. At first he was combative but my plea to him, that I did not want to hurt him badly but would if he insisted, calmed him down. By then, the entire bouncer crew had arrived and he left trailing curses and threats.
    Some people just can’t handle their cups.

    • Kat Says:

      Beto,
      I love this story!! It was amazing. You handled everything so well. My favorite part was was how your pleas were enough to quiet the combative Van Zant!!

  3. Spaceman Says:

    Stand at attention and show respect!

  4. Spaceman Says:

    One of the two standard car license plate offerings in ‘Bama. The other is “In God We Trust”. Same message either way for some folks. Amen and Roll Tide.

    • Kat Says:

      Spaceman,
      I’m from Massachusetts where you can have an R for Red Sox, a right whale, a Cape Cod, Bruins and so many other license plates I can’t even name them. None sent a message as the ‘bama ones do.

  5. Spaceman Says:

    We pronounce it Massatussetts just to annoy northerners. Been to Boston on business a couple times, seemed like an alright place to me except drivers were all completely nutso.

    George Jones passed away today; Jones pure country legend with the likes of Hanks Williams and Johnny Cash.

    In memory;

    • Kat Says:

      Spaceman,
      Driving in Boston takes grit, nerve. First of all the roads were put where there used to be cow paths, and you really have to know the city to navigate. Luckily, it is a very walkable city and new bike trails have been added and more will be added. Boston is one of my very favorite cities.

      Thank you for posting this video. I didn’t know much about George Jones.; in fact, most of what I now know I learned today.

  6. Spaceman Says:

    I sincerely regret not taking some days off with those trips & spending more time there; the history is enormous. Still on the bucket list to do New England. Boston is only place I’ve been in that part of the country & hardly saw it.

    • Kat Says:

      Spaceman,
      The history is amazing. Walk the Freedom Trail, go to Lexington and Concord and any of the museums. Drive north into New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. They are beautiful and there is so much to see. The Mohawk Train in the western part of the state is also filled with history. I always feel New England has it all: mountains, albeit small ones, forests for camping and the mighty ocean.


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