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  • I Believe That I Am Unofficially “Crotchety”

    I was driving around early this afternoon, doing several local errands, and I suddenly realized that, through the eyes of others, I must be
    officially considered as “crotchety.”

    Synonyms for CROTCHETY include: bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous, short-tempered, tetchy, testy, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-natured, cross-grained, peevish, cross, fractious, pettish, waspish, crabbed, crabby, crusty, prickly, touchy, snappish, snappy, cranky, ornery

    They use it in this sentence, which certainly fits the bill personally, “it’s the dreadful arthritis that has made him so crotchety”

    I’m not sure how this happened, probably slowly over time, but here I have a crabby, snappy, ornery sort of personage.

    There are quite a few things that tick me off these days, and frankly, most of the things that piss me off really aren’t new or have suddenly turned up. My list is partial, and I expect it to grow very long indeed.

    BAD DRIVERS (including way to slow drivers, no lights at night drivers, servers and lane changers, lots of trucks and delivery vans with bad drivers
    at the wheel, and those that ride their brakes for no apparent reason.)
    POOR SERVICE
    BAD ATTITUDES
    PEOPLE WHO WALK WHILE TALKING ON THEIR PHONES
    PEOPLE WHO DRIVE WHILE TALKING ON THEIR PHONES
    LITTERBUGS
    SMOKERS
    CLERKS WHO GIVE YOU 99cents IN CHANGE
    THINGS THAT BREAK OR NO LONGER WORK
    AUTO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
    ALL THE BAD TV SHOWS
    HORROR MOVIES, THEIR ADS, AND GROTESQUE VIOLENCE
    PAULA EBBEN AT WBZ TV4 IN BOSTON (please don’t call her a journalist)
    WEATHERMAN PETE BOUCHARD AT NECN (I guess better that he forecasts)
    AND I DON’T WANT TO HEAR A THING ABOUT IOWA POLITICS FOR AT LEAST 4 MORE YEARS
    LOSING. I AM ALL THE MORE CROTCHETY SINCE THE PATRIOTS LOST A CHANCE TO DEFEND THE SUPER BOWL AGAIN.
    PERIODONTISTS WHO KNOCK OFF YOUR CROWN AND EXPECT YOU TO PAY FOR A NEW ONE
    RCN, MY CABLE COMPANY
    ALL THE ROBOCALLS AND UNWANTED CALLS ON MY CELLPHONE AND MY HOME PHONE
    NO DOUBT, THE LIST WILL GROW EVER LONGER, I AM, AFTER ALL, UNOFFICIALLY, A GRUMPY SORT.


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  • The Patriots Loss

    I have a different take on why the Patriots lost to Denver. Lack of Imagination. Utter lack of offensive imagination.


    Tom Brady has been hurried, sacked, pressured more this year than any in his incredible career. When you have no running game to speak of and your offensive line can’t protect the QB, you have to make an in-game adjustment. If you can’t pass block then you resort to screen passes, misdirection plays, or draw plays. How often did the Pats even attempt to do any of those things. Zippo. Not once, if memory serves.
    Those are the ways to counteract a pass rush like New England faced today in Denver.


    And I don’t know why? It was a tough game to watch because from the first series. Denver was gunning for Brady as we all knew they would be, and once he got knocked down a few times, he got a little skittish and that was basically the ball game.


    I don’t blame Brady and I don’t really blame the offensive line altogether. I fault the game plan by the coaches, and the utter lack of in-game adjustments. All year long we utilized the no huddle offense to our advantage. Didn’t see it today. Our cadence was so routine that Denver looked like they were offsides on some plays when they were just anticipating the snap.


    A little trickeration might go a long way to overcome an outclassed offensive line and a non-existent running game, both the result of a long list of injured Patriots this season. We started the year by going undefeated for the first ten games. We limped home from that point, the nadir being a bad game plan against lowly Miami in our last regular season game. Today’s game looked similar in our total lack of offensive imagination and what got us beat in Miami, got us beat today in Denver.


    Truthfully, I think Carolina would have beaten the Pats in the Super Bowl. Guess we’ll never know.
    It’s a real shame that we made it easier for Denver with a game full of lousy play calling. C’mon Coach, do your job.


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  • The Crimson Tide

    Last night,  Coach Saban won his fourth National Championship at Bama (in just the last 7 years) with a great win over plucky Clemson, about as worthy an opponent as there can be.  Clemson came to win and almost did.  Kudos to Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers.  Great fans, those Tigers.  Kudos also to Coach Saban for that surprise onside kick that changed the momentum of the game in our favor.


    It remains my contention that Bryant-Denny Stadium should now be, as was my contention three years ago, renamed Bryant-Saban Stadium.

    No disrespect to Dr. George Denny, who presided over Alabama, also known as The Capstone, from 1912-1936, and again from 1941-42.  The most prominent structure on the Alabama campus is Denny Chimes with its carillon high above the quadrangle.  So Dr. Denny is well remembered, forever and always, and highly honored for his leadership, and it would be no knock on his legacy if we just gave him the Chimes and not the football stadium.


    It is always great to be a lifelong fan of the most highly decorated football program of all time.  Sixteen National football championships place Alabama at the pinnacle, above the storied programs at Notre Dame, Southern Cal, Michigan, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, among others who have garnered multiple national football championships.


    The two greatest college football coaches of all time (Paul Bear Bryant and Nick Saban) both coached at the same school, Alabama.  Of our 16 National football championships, Bryant and Saban have accounted for ten of them, and Coach Bryant probably deserved a couple more that were taken away back in the day.


    For 7 decades, beginning with J.B. Whitworth, I have been a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan.  And I passed that on to my children and hopefully they will do the same someday.


    Coach Saban deserves the honor of having his name on the stadium with Coach Bryant.  I don’t know if the Board of Regents or the State Legislature needs to make the decision, but let’s get this going.


    Coach Bryant is a legend that remains larger than life and in that sense, I continue to revere his coaching legacy, although it is hard to compare his era to Coach Saban’s.  As far as they go they have to be 1 and 2 all time, with all due respect to Knute Rockne and all the coaching greats that have gone before.


    It’s time for “Bryant-Saban.”


    Bryant-Saban Stadium has a nice ring to it!  A perennial National Championship ring.


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  • September 11, 2001

    911Hard to believe it has been 14 years. We need to remember as a way of honoring those we lost. How could we not? It really happened. It wasn’t just “close to home,” – it WAS home.

    Fourteen years ago, my town, Boston, like all cities, small and large, came to a halt. No planes flying, no trucks or trains. We all went home and watched the news all that day and into the night. Then we did it the next day and the next and here we are fourteen years later.

    It was the utter silence, in Boston on 9-11, that I remember. A city gone suddenly quiet, no delivery trucks, no cars, no planes, no trains. That silence was broken, periodically, by F-15s, Screaming Eagles with afterburners aglow, making passes over Boston.

    Here we are, 14 years later to the day. I don’t think it is ever going to be the same, at least in our lifetime. That was truly a watershed moment.

    Of course, we remember those who were lost and we give our thanks to all those brave first and second responders. Thanks to those who serve our country and are always vigilant. Local, State, and Federal. We are mostly a grateful nation.


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  • President Jimmy

    Truly sad to hear that President Jimmy Carter, now 90, has liver cancer that has spread. He’s had a long life, a good life by almost every possible measure, and I wish the best for him, as I always have.

    I met him twice when he was running for President and became a lifelong fan.

    Over the years, I’ve had a couple of other chances to shake his hand and talk with him.
    Although President Carter was a victim of bad luck regarding the hostage taking in Iran, when the US Embassy was overrun, and the Middle East oil crisis, he was, and is, a truly great person, as his post presidential life these past 35 years has shown; having been the world over, promoting fair, honest elections, primarily in Africa and both Central and South America. But he has also spent significant time wherever freedom needed his assistance. Jimmy’s efforts with Habitat For Humanity show yet another example of a life dedicated to helping others.

    All the best to him. – Harry>

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  • FIXING THE RED SOX. A MID-SEASON COURSE CORRECTION

    SOXHere are the fifteen things, regarding the Boston Red Sox, that I would do immediately, charting them on a better, a new course

    1. Fire John Farrell as the club manager.

    2. Fire Ben Cherington (club GM) and Bill James.

    3. Go out and get multiple frontline starting pitchers.

    4. Fire some scouts and talent evaluators and replace them.

    5. Hire John Farrell as the club general manager.

    6. Retire the song “Sweet Caroline” and never play it at Fenway.

    7. Bring Jackie Bradley Jr. up from AAA. Make him your permanent CF.

    8. Move Alex De Aza to LF. Move Mookie Betts to RF

    9. Bolster the bullpen. Trade Breslow.

    10. Platoon Hanley Ramirez / David Ortiz, one being the DH, the other playing 1B. Both start but have Alan Craig in the wings.

    11. TRADE: Sandoval, Porcello, and Victorino. Release Mike Napoli.

    12. Send Eddy Rodriguez (P) back to AAA for more seasoning.

    13. Have Brock Holt play 3B on a daily basis and bat lead off.

    14. Hire a new manager, maybe Ozzie Guillen, who is a little feared, a little crazy, and who will bench anyone who isn’t hustling, playing fundamental defensive baseball, making good base running decisions, and can’t successfully drive runners in and/or move them along. Maybe Ozzie, maybe not.

    15. Hire me as a team consultant.


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  • CRITICS CORNER

    THOUGHTS ON FOX SPORTS’ TV COVERAGE OF THE US OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

    There are three golf analysts who unfailingly speak the truth: Johnny Miller, Paul Azinger, and Brandel Chamblee. All have their critics, but no one can deny they say what they think and are quick to point out shortcomings of players, courses, even themselves. To a much lesser degree, Nick Faldo can sometimes be an honest analyst, not consistently as unafraid as Miller, Azinger, and Chamblee are.

    Without one of these three, any important golf event is much more vanilla. Knowing what the players are really saying about the course conditions, behind closed doors, is the difference between reality and something less than that.

    Fox was pretty terrible compared to the three major networks or ESPN. What Fox thought that Steve Flesch, Tom Weiskopf, or Brad Faxon would bring to the tournament was a huge overexpectation on their part. Greg Norman wasn’t going to make waves and seemed coached to some degree. Weiskopf can be ascerbic, but certainly wasn’t with Fox.

    David Duval was surprising in his reticence to speak without a voice in his ear telling him to say the sweet nothings that popped out of his mouth. I know Duval can do a lot better and perhaps he can become the truth teller that Fox needs in order to bring great golf commentary to important events.

    I’m no great fan of Joe Buck, nor am I a great detractor either, but suffice to say that from my perspective he was generally pretty good.

    Chambers Bay was a beautiful place and a pretty cool layout, but the greens were woeful for a US Open. Brandel Chamblee on the Golf Channel’s air, was forthright in his criticisms. Fox could not bring itself to criticize either the USGA or Mike Davis and both deserved a whole heap of grief for the conditions of the putting surfaces. Mild mannered Ernie Els said, post event, that the greens were mostly just dirt.


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  • On Jordan Spieth

    JORDAN SPIETH – THE GAME OF GOLF HAS A NEW SUPERSTAR
    “He is a walking extension of the traditions of this game.” – Brandel Chamblee, The Golf Channel
    Chalk another one up for the good guys. This humble kid, just 21, is in full possession of all the requisite skills to end up in the pantheon of Golf’s greatest players ever. He’ll need to keep up the good work, and I fully expect him to, for the next 15 years or so, to equal and surpass the likes of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones, Old Tom Morris, and Phil Mickelson; but the sky is the limit for Jordan Spieth.
    The Kid, as I will from now on call him, (a not so subtle reference to the baseball legend, Ted Williams, who was known throughout his Hall of Fame professional baseball career as “The Kid.”) turned pro in late 2012. This is his third season on the PGA Tour where he has played in 75 tournaments, made the cut in 62 of them, and has now won four of them, including the first two majors of 2015.
    For non golf fans, there are four majors every year, and they are: The Masters Tournament, The United States Open, The British Open which is also referred to as the Open Championship, and the PGA Tournament. That is all there are. Four events that every great player in the world wants to play in and win.
    In a time when Tiger Woods’ star seems to be descending, from almost out of nowhere comes this fresh faced, self effacing, young pro who has a star that is ascendance, to say the least. There is only Northern Ireland superstar, Rory McIlroy, as the other young golfer who plays and wins regularly at the Majors. McIlroy is now in possession of four Major titles, at the ripe age of 26. Rory turned pro in 2007 and has won 11 of the 95 PGA tournaments he has played in. Rory is a world golfer and has now played in 151 European Tour events, taking first prize eleven times. Overall, Rory has played in 26 major tournaments and has won four of them.
    In my lifetime, Arnold Palmer arrived on the golf scene, taking the reins from Ben Hogan. Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, and most especially Jack Nicklaus, universally given credit as the greatest golfer of all time, came to prominence in the second half of the 20th century. And those great major champions gave way to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. That brings us to Rory McIlroy and to Jordan Spieth, who as a self professed “amateur golf historian” understands better than most what he has accomplished and the historic golf company he is keeping.
    In about three weeks, the great golfers of the world will tee it up at St. Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” at The Auld Course, for the 2015 British Open, which is the third of golf’s four majors. Then in August the PGA will be played, this year along the shores of Lake Michigan, at Whistling Straits, in Kohler, Wisconsin. Tiger will be there, Phil Mickelson too, and Rory and Jordan, and all of the best players, each trying to win golf’s next major, and carve their name in golfing history.
    Going back a ways, my favorite golfers were Payne Stewart and Paul Azinger. For the past ten years or so, I have exclusively been for Phil Mickelson, now 45 years of age, with his meter running on his chance to win another major or two, before Time erodes his skills.
    From this point going forward, I will be rooting equally for Philly Mick and Jordan Spieth, and I promise to telepathically will putts in the cup for both of them. They say nice guys don’t finish first, but whoever thought that one up, doesn’t know a thing about either Phil or The Kid. –
    Harry Lipson
    6-22-15


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  • LESTER HOLT

    LESTERCongratulations to Lester Holt for being named the permanent Anchor of the NBC Nightly News.

    photo by Harry Lipson


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  • THE JUDGE: a movie reviewed

    JUDGEYeah.  Hell yeah.  The best movie I’ve seen in a good long while.   THE JUDGE.  Brilliantly acted, drilled right down with a nearly perfect script.  I love good writing.  Robert Downey, Jr. was better than I have ever seen him.  Vera Farmiga was tender and wise and she nailed it.  And then there is Robert Duvall.   Son of a Bitch can flat fucking act.  He is as close to pure as an actor can be.

    I heard that Nicholson turned down the role and, while we all love Jack, I’m most appreciative that he said no, because the role was tailor-made for Robert Duvall.  And then there is Mr. Thornton.  Ol’ Billy Bob.  Everything he does is good and worth savoring.  Small town Indiana never looked so good.  Let me ask you, can a movie be as bittersweet as can be and also be about as sweet as a piece of homemade pie.  This movie is a paean about family and love and loss and grief and it’s a lot about anger and jealousy.

    Directed beautifully by David Dobkin, with cinematography by Janusz Kaminski who made great use of light, space, and a handful of drones that slowly rise just to make a point, which is what good film making is essentially about.   Well done, gentlemen.  And in a cookie cutter age when movies have to be two hours or less, Dobkin and his editors end up with 2 hours and 22 minutes.  Thanks for not leaving it on the cutting room floor just to satisfy industry timeframes.

    I hope this movie wins awards, for two reasons, first so it will attract a wider audience; and lastly, because it might bring more scripts, more well acted roles, more lovely visuals.  THE JUDGE is one of the best movies in the past ten years.  Just my opinion, what’s yours? –  Harry Lipson, 6-7-15.


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“Diamond Joe” and “Christmas Time’s A Comin'” written by Dr. “Tex” Logan – R.I.P.

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GCBoth of these classic songs were written by Dr. “Tex” Logan, a bluegrass pioneer, who died recently at the age of 87.  The New York TimesTEX referred to his musicianship as a “hare quick bluegrass fiddler.”  He performed for years, off and on, with the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, as well as with Joe Val and the Bluegrass Boys, and Peter Rowan among many others.

Diamond Joe” is oft covered and has truly become a classic;  and the composer of the song is apparently, however, in some doubt.  You can read that it was written by Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Tex Logan, etc.  I can’t prove it, one way or another, but The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan, as well as The New York Times give Tex the writing credit.  Dylan, Mellencamp, Jerry Garcia and literally hundreds of others recorded “Diamond Joe,”  also known as “Willie’s Diamond Joe.

Tex, for sure, wrote “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” which is among my favorite of Christmas songs.  I have more than a dozen versions on this elhvery computer, which I offer as proof that  I love the song, and tonight I recognize it’s creator, Dr. Benjamin “Tex” Logan, who, among other things, earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University.  So, here is Emmylou Harris’ version, from her album Light in the Stable.

Rest in Peace, Tex. –  Harry, in Boston, on Cinco de Mayo.

 

 

” Texas Cookin’ ” LIVE by Guy Clark

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gcgcDamn, when you start to get up there in years, and you are Guy Clark;  people get all mushy, and you hear things like “national treasure.”  I know that Guy cringes when he hears that shit and I know that he hears it plenty.

Well, he is treasured, this Texan gone to Tennessee.  He ain’t so famous as Willie.   But them that know;  them that love the songs and their Texan songwriters, they all will agree that Guy Clark should be in the pantheon of Texas music and Texas musicians.

Guy has recorded a bunch of version of Texas Cookin’    This is the one I like best.  – Harry Lipson




“The Guitar” by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

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My old friend, Jack Elliott was one of the stars who showed up to fete Guy and Susannah Clark on Guy’s 70% of the way to 100 birthday.  All of the music was Guy’s and the talent list was a mile deep.  This is a special song, one of those Guy tunes that probably just about wrote itself.  We all respect what Guy can do with a pen in hand, and that got me to thinking about Jack Elliott.

Jack is under appreciated, semi respected, and generally overlooked by far too many of us.  He was a true disciple of Woody Guthrie and did some hard travelin’ with Woodrow.  Not many can say that.  Pete can, and a few others, but the list has dwindled down to less than a handful.  I had the pleasure of presenting Jack in concert way back when, (and a handful of Guy Clark shows too) and Jack stayed at my house for about a month,  (my wife calls him “Non-Ramblin’ Jack”) so I got to know him a little and pick his brains with questions about his life and Woody, Bob, Cisco, et al.  Both Guy and Jack are heroes to many, myself amongst em.

So here’s to you Guy.  And here’s to you Mr. Elliott.  Jack’s here now and it’s time to give him his due too.

The Guitar” is a great Guy Clark song and Jack Elliott does it proud.  I hope you enjoy it ’cause it’s the Song of the Day at HarryShots.   HL



“Tennessee Blues” by Steve Earle

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Once in a while, I gotta go to my favorite player, so today, it’s “Tennessee Blues” which was written and is performed by Steve Earle.  Those not familiar with Steve Earle will find certain truths that make him who he is in the fact that he is a Texan, living for the past 35+ years in Nashville;  has had seven marriages to six women, been in jail for heroin posession, sang back up on Guy Clark’s “Desperado’s Waitin’ For A Train” with Emmylou, was a friend to Townes Van Zandt, and his son Justin Townes Earle is a singer songwriter as well.  Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt, and Steve Earle all played for FolkTree (my concert company) way back when, and my memories of them are each varied and wonderful.

Steve Earle is a songwriter’s songwriter and a musician’s musician, as well as a political activist.  He wears his music and his heart on his sleeve.  He is the best of the best in my opinion.  Hope you like ‘Tennessee Blues” a Steve Earle tune and the Song of the Day.  HL


“She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” by Guy Clark

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Well my old friend.  I wish you a happy 70th birthday.  Ain’t no better writer of songs than you, Guy.  The shows you did for FolkTree all had a bit of magic to them, which you were always pretty good at doin’.  “Texas, 1947”, “Desperados”, “Homegrown Tomatoes”, “Randall Knife”, “L.A. Freeway”, “Texas Cookin’ “, the list is long and you wrote ’em all.

Today’s HarryShots Song of the Day is Guy Clark’s “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”  Check out the lyrics if you are new to Guy Clark.  Then you’ll know.

Wish I could have been in Austin for the concert and the afterparty.

Happy Birthday, Guy.  HL


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  • The best comedy I ever did was when people didn’t know who I was.” – Chevy Chase (I’m Chevy Chase and you’re not)




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  • I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.” – Joan Rivers




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  • When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I’m sure it made the work seem that much more urgent” – George Carlin

     

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  • IN HONOR OF THE 39TH RYDER CUP. GO USA!

    John, one of the older club members, was about to putt when he noticed a funeral procession driving slowly past the golf course. In response, he took off his cap and solemnly bowed his head. Another member of the foursome asked, “Did you know the deceased, John?” Nodding, John donned his cap and started to putt again. “In fact,” he said, “today is our fiftieth wedding anniversary.”

     

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  • For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.” – Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter




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  • Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.” – Robert Redford




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  • Why are they called apartments if they are all stuck together?

     

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  • I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi, U.S. Open Golf Champion




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