Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lyric of The Week

Blaze Foley
"Rainbows and Ridges"

"Interstate highways and buses and planes

they only take horses down memory lanes

if everything passes what past will remain"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jonny Corndawg interviews Billy Joe Shaver

A few months back I teamed up with Davis from American Songwriter Magazine to go interview Billy Joe Shaver in Chattanooga. It's taken a while to restore the audio and edit this but here it is!

BILLY JOE SHAVER! from Kornman on Vimeo.

---------------------------------The Star in My Heart

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Couldn't Be Me Without You

One of the best love songs ever sung. Written by Billy Joe Shaver for his wife Brenda Shaver.
Ive heard him sing this song several times and he always does it a'capella. He does a wonderful job but I really love the melodic guitar accompaniment in this YouTube version. The singer is singing the song to a cat which we can only guess is no longer with us. The video gives no unneeded explanation to the well being of his furry friend and the recording is pretty good (considering it's a slide show video).
Well worth blogging about I plan on trying my best to extract the audio from this track and look forward to numerous mix tapes with this as a hit amongst friends.
Please enjoy Joseph Cormier's version of "I Couldn't Be Me Without You"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lyric of The Week

Lyric of The Week - Jimmy Cousins "I believe that a fool has got more sense than the wisest sages, cause a fool does just what he's cut out for and never gets in no cages, my life story got wrote by the good Lord and I'm just turning the pages, striking out for a home where the road becomes the sky" Fools and Sages

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Joe Diffie - Honky Tonk Attitude

Classic - Honky Tonk Attitude 1993

Clint Black - Killin' Time

This may be my favorite album of the 90's. I think it was actually released in 1989 but it really changed the pace of 80's overproduced-garbage-country. This is a throwback album with real stripped down production, unlike Nashville at the time. This album came straight out of Houston. Clint Black's debut album, he wrote every song on here!!! I might add that they are all really good songs.
Video for Killin' Time - notice how out of time his strum is with the video

Friday, July 31, 2009

Keith Whitley - Hard Livin' Video

Tracy Byrd - No Ordinary Man

Watermelon Crawl!!!

Aaro Tippin- You've Got to Stand for Something

You've Got to Stand for Something or You'll Fall for Anything!

Lyric of The Week- Jimmy Walker "The Legend of Skull Lake"

Lyric of The Week - "by the buzzard roost and the gator creek where the white man's life has little worth/ there's a sacred place to the red man where the earth around him shakes/ there's a hole in the middle of the quaking earth/ they call this place SKULL LAKE" From Skull Lake written by Jimmy Walker from the album Swamp Country

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Billy Joe Shaver - Old Five and Dimers Like Me

Billy Joe Shaver's first album. Produced by Kris Kristofferson.

Billy Joe Shaver - Restless Wind

One of the best albums known to man.

Lyric of The Week - Billy Edd Wheeler

Lyric of The Week - Billy Edd Wheeler "Blistered"

"I got great big blisters on my blood shot eyes from looking at that long legged female up ahead. What she does simply walking down the sidewalks of the city makes me think about some stray cat getting fed /She's got a whole lott'a motion in her soul I know but her soul's not the place she let's it show/SHE'S got a body/she's got a motion she's gonna get me she gonna burn me she gonna tear my soul apart put big blisters on my heart, what a mighty crazy cookin' way to go"

Blistered by Billy Edd Wheeler

John Anderson - Seminole Wind

Feb. 1997

Video for Seminole Wind

John Michael Montgomery

Label: Atlantic
Released: 3/28/95

I like this album - a quintessential 90's country album. Good production, evident of a new decade, somewhat overdone but not nearly as bad as it would have been had it been recorded 10 years earlier. Best songs are 'Sold - The Grundy County Auction' and 'I Swear'. I think he may get the award for one of the weirdest/stupidest videos of all time - must watch until the end to understand.