[thechat] "Eight Miles High" (was Re: Gotta new Mac - now what? i dunno!)

Morgan Kelsey morgan at morgankelsey.com
Mon Dec 8 13:12:23 CST 2003

> Papa John's started in Louisville, I think, and Pizza 
> Hut in Wichita. Tony's, Freschetta, and Red Baron 
> are from Marshall, Minnesota. I think of pizza as 
> having started in Chicago, but are there *any* pizza 
> chains that came from there?

whoa, pizza started in chicago?

i dunno....i thought it was NYC, little italy.
wait -- maybe it was big italy, ya know, the country?

can't think of any chicago chains though.

but i think the manhatten chain of "Ray's Famous Pizza"
is one of the countries oldest....

> You can't shake it (or break it) with your Motown
> You can't melt it down in the rain 

hmmm nagrom's been on a delta blues kick
ever hear Charlie Patton sing, "Shake it or break it" ?

uhh, he's more than a *little* hard to understand, but i think it goes:

"you can shake it, you can break it, you can hang it on the wall"
"my nuts are the size of footballs" [not sure about that line]
(above 2x)
"my jelly, my roll, sweet mama don't you let it fall"

then there's a later verse that goes something like
"you can scratch it, you can yank it, you can pull it, you can stroke it"

uhhhh, i think he's talking about his cat or something.

anyway, the guitar playing is really whacky, 
charlie was one of robert johnson's idols....
if you like RJ, go git yerself some charlie. he's funkier.

delta blues trivia-time:

can anyone name robert johnson's 'secret tuning'?
a secret so juicy, he took it to his grave. 
someone figured it out in the 90s.

"Dust my Broom"
"Phonograph Blues" use it....

(don't google you cheaters)


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