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As we crossed over the border into unconventional America, the road, as it usually does, became a muddy lane with axle-threatening ruts and crevasses - Alan Lomax, heads out to Panola and Tunica counties

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Offline Stuart

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Quote Drive 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 05:24:35 PM »
I saw this one earlier today:

"If We Don't Sin, Jesus Will Have Died For Nothing"

--From A Bumper Sticker

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 05:47:26 PM »
?Folklore is not as easy to collect as it sounds. The best source is where there are the least outside influences, and these people, being usually under-privileged, are the shyest . . . The Negro, in spite of his open-faced laughter, his seeming acquiescence, is particularly evasive . . . The Indian resists curiosity by a stony silence. The Negro offers a feather-bed resistance.?
                                                                        --Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men (1935)

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 04:35:59 AM »
"If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you?re going to the bank to borrow money".

- B.B. King

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
Hipsters, flipsters and finger-poppin' daddies: knock me your lobes. -Lord Buckley
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Eric

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 10:24:47 AM »
"Last call for the diner!" --Lord Buckley

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 11:52:23 AM »
Eric, Here's the transcription of the full snippet he did on Groucho's You Bet Your Life, demonstrating some of his translations of Shakespeare into Hip. We were huge fans of Buckley in the late '60s. There is a ton of his recordings on Youtube, as well as many covers by various actors. "Over the fence of now and onto the pad of the vance."

Hipsters, flipsters and finger (snap, snap) poppin' daddies: knock me your lobes
I came here to lay Caesar out, not to hip you to him
The bad jazz that a cat blows wails long after he?s cut out
The groovy is often stashed with their frames, so don?t put Caesar down

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"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 01:35:57 PM »
Wax,

Yes, quite a few evenings were passed in those days listening to His Royal Highness of the Far Out...if you haven't heard Jonah and the Whale, or the Nazz, or Marc Antony's Funeral Oration, well, you haven't lived life to the fullest.  I still have the Best of Lord Buckley on Elektra vinyl and play it from time to time.  I had no idea he appeared on Groucho's show, but that's perfect.
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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 07:57:38 AM »
"Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise".

- George Gershwin

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2019, 03:07:29 PM »
"Bebop? Avant-garde? Yeah, I heard of them. I also heard of these kids called the Bright Brothers ? Wright Brothers? Who claim they can make you fly. It'll never catch on, none of it".

- Art Hodes

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 04:20:54 PM »
Ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or define it, cannot say to it 'Go here,' or Go there, and make it obey; cannot save a shore which it has sentenced; cannot bar its path with an obstruction which it will not tear down, dance over, and laugh at - Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 09:36:04 PM »
Seen on a bumper sticker: "Rap is short, Blues are Forever!"
That's all she wrote Mabel!

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 02:33:06 PM »
Well I love you dear, I love you mighty.
Wishin’ your pajamas was just a little bit closer to my nightie.

      --Lottie Kate Bunkley and Jim Bunkley, "Black Gal", recorded by George Mitchell

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2019, 05:32:19 AM »
"Don't try to outplay your peers, just try to outplay your self"

- Paul Oscher

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Re: Quote Drive 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2019, 02:46:10 PM »
OK if you are going to include bumper stickers.  I saw this one many years ago. Let me put it in perspective on the left bumper was: Marines Need a Few Good Men", on the right side of the bumper it said: When you hear the shouting you will know He is coming.  How rich is that?

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