Georgia has an incredible music heritage. James Brown, Little Richard, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, REM… The list, like the road, goes on forever.
While Ronnie Hammond and the Atlanta Rhythm Section weren’t as famous as those others they were a big part of the Georgia music scene back in the seventies. And their song Georgia Rhythm has always been one of my favorites. Today Ronnie Hammond died and so did a little piece of Georgia’s history along with a little piece of my youth.
Georgia Rhythm picks up at about the 44 second mark:
And before Doraville was known as ITP (Inside The Perimeter) the Atlanta Rhythm Section did a tribute to small town living on what was then the edge of suburban Atlanta. They could just as well have been singing about Alpharetta today.
According to the AJC the police chief of Dekalb county will be grounding their helicopter patrols. The article here says that it is to save money but based on the video captured by a Dekalb County resident below you can see the real reason. Be advised that you have to watch the whole thing to see the incident at the end.
Hat tip to a reader for the video.
Hide your kids, hide your wife… the GA state legislature is back in session! http://bit.ly/h5SxYf
Diggin’ some Aaron Neville this morning for some Christmas inspiration and thought I’d share. Merry Christmas.
It is a shame so many heroes are buried in Arlington, VA and so few heroes are alive in Washington, DC.
A little Slick Rick. Just because tomorrow is Friday. Or somethin’.
The federal government has been very generous with other people’s money lately. Billions to automakers. Billions to states. Billions to banks. Last week I even saw a woman ask Obama for a house.
So I thought I would post a video with my request for a handout. Just substitute “Obama” wherever you hear “Lord”.
Blues man Bukka White does a version of Aberdeen Mississippi Blues that echoes through my head as a great grandaddy’s version of Magic Bus by The Who. One man, one acoustic guitar is as pure as it gets.