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I will start this Chapter with a song about something a few people wrote me and suggested we should have.
Hint: it is built to be outside.
Don't really know why we need one, I wouldn't use it, lol!
Then it is on to a serious topic.
We have Built The House, and have Moved In!
With a spouse or a mate, married or unmarried, whatever- you are living together.
But things don't work out, and suddenly one of the two Moves Out!
It can get very lonesome real fast in an Empty House.
And that's what I will be dealing with here.
Pay particular attention to the lyrics of the two songs I'll point out by The Poets- Our Poets, for and from Our Generation.
Some very touching Music about what can be a devastating situation in this one.
It's enough to make you consider putting up a sign, House For Sale!
Here are the links to listen, about something that sadly happens far too often, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

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Comment by Jon on June 19, 2013 at 2:17pm

For some reason when you mentioned Lucifer, I immediately thought of Coven.

Comment by Mike Pell on June 19, 2013 at 1:59pm
Yes, Stafford seems to have gotten hold of your stash, lol!
Not to disagree, but that is probably the Hello Walls you heard.
I can'tr think of any others offhand, and it is the definitive hit version.
No I didn't know Baby Davis was the vocalist on the Buddy Banks song- and I like the way you causlly drop that we all should know, lol!
I mean, what's WRONG with me...heheheheh!
Didn't intend for you to cry (that soft heart underneath the crusty, cranky exterior, lol), but those two songs flow together exceptionally well.
And they are The Poets!
And I see you like that Dutch group simply because they are named Lucifer.
You are going to Hell Jon, lol!
As for Frank, he could sing, but I disliked him so much personally for the moronic bullying things he did that it is only in the past few years that I have started playing him.
Guess I wanted to make sure he was DEAD!
You'll meet hin in Hell Jon, lol!
You know, the funny thing was I knew I was running over time- you can see I went well past 29 minutes- so I didn't say what I wanted to say, Music To Freakin' Commit Suicide By, lol!
A few guys did indeed write me about an outhouse.
As to what part of the country were they from, Georgia maybe.
I know one guy is from Minnesota, hard to tell with the others, there's no accent in the writing.
Hey I have to remember where you are from!
Thanks for listening and writing, first one in on both days.
And they have pills for that depression...Jim Stafford endorses them, lol.
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 18, 2013 at 3:17pm

This thing was a nightmare.  I'm tellin' you.  But I loved going up there.  Both my Aunt and Uncle are both passed on now, but their daughter and her husband still live there.  Back then, their house was tiny.  Maybe 3 rooms at the most.  And one of those rooms my Uncle (he was a professional fisherman, fished for catfish) used one of the rooms as a bait room.  It was full of grub worms.  Just a wild place.  Even had the one and only coo-coo clock I've ever seen in my life.

Comment by Jon on June 18, 2013 at 3:12pm

See? I was right about Georgia!

Yeah, I did use one many, many years ago. Forget where it was, could have been at a campground, but maybe that's considered a porta-potty.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 18, 2013 at 3:10pm

Truth be told, this show was a little slow to start, what with the outhouse thing and the Jim Stafford thing.  Have you (or Jon for that matter) ever even used an outhouse (I'm not talking about a port-a-potty)?  I'm talking about a real, functioning full-time outhouse.  I, being from Georgia and all, had and Aunt and Uncle whose only toilet was an outhouse.  They lived at the lake.  And although I used it, I was pretty scared of it, because it was usually dark when I had to go.  And it was a good 20 yards from the house.  And you always had to dodge this huge hole in the ground that only had a piece of plywood over it, and that sheet of plywood never covered the whole hole.  Anyway, for a small child it was a nightmare.

I hadn't heard that Farren Young song in a long time, so that picked me right back up.

Those four closing songs have to be the saddest four songs in a row you have ever played.  There's another theme, nothing but tear jerkers.  Anyway, I really liked all four of them.  And I can't make up my mind which one I liked best.  I think maybe the one about putting the house on the market every Wednesday morning.  Who did you say that was by, either Peter, Paul and Mary or John Sebastian?  That's the one that wins the Golden Pell.  I wouldn't mind having those four songs if you get some time, no hurry. 

Oh yeah, the song by Lucifer was great too.  Kind of reminded me of Grace Slick maybe.  And one staple today, John Sebastian.

Comment by Jon on June 18, 2013 at 7:42am

Jim Stafford was on serious drugs when he wrote that song. A talking cat that barricaded him in a room? Really?

"Hello Walls"....heard this before but by someone else. Someone country. Someone else country. Johnny Cash maybe?

Buddy Banks was cool, Baby Davis was the vocalist. You didn't know that??!!

The next two songs were thoroughly depressing and they made me cry. The first one because I didn't like it much, the second because it was too damn depressing. What was interesting was that they blended into each other quite nicely, doesn't seem like two different songs but one really long one.

Oh's still depressing.

Lucifer! Yes!

And Frank...what can I say? IT'S FRANK!

The last 4 songs made me want to go to the garage close all the doors and start the car. Gee, thanks?

Seriously? People really requested an outhouse song? What part of the country were they from, I wonder. Georgia, maybe?

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