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May 29, 2020 - 2:15:59 PM
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nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

I haven't been to the States...so I get all my information about it from TV and movies.....so is it true....that....

When driving into a gas station out in the desert, there is always someone nearby playing a few notes on a slide guitar and that a large bird, presumingly an eagle, fly's overhead going...yaw....yaw ?

May 29, 2020 - 2:35 PM
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figmo59

USA

31342 posts since 3/5/2008

I dunno ..bout playin ah few notes...

But I'd a sure bet on..Payin.. ah few ..notes... ;0)

May 29, 2020 - 2:51:57 PM
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DRH

USA

484 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass

I haven't been to the States...so I get all my information about it from TV and movies.....so is it true....that....

When driving into a gas station out in the desert, there is always someone nearby playing a few notes on a slide guitar and that a large bird, presumingly an eagle, fly's overhead going...yaw....yaw ?


Sometimes the gas station and slide guitar are associated with a pot-bellied sheriff, wearing mirrored aviator sunglasses, addresses you as "Boy". 

Even if your name is Karen. 

And the bird is usually a crow.

May 29, 2020 - 2:53:01 PM
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430 posts since 5/29/2006

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass

I haven't been to the States...so I get all my information about it from TV and movies.....so is it true....that....

When driving into a gas station out in the desert, there is always someone nearby playing a few notes on a slide guitar and that a large bird, presumingly an eagle, fly's overhead going...yaw....yaw ?


And when you ask the gas station guy for directions he turns & looks - real slow like - over to the two unshaven guys sitting with their chairs tilted back taking turns spitting tobacco into a coffee can & then turns back to you & says "[Place you asked directions to]? Not many folks go there these days . . ."

Edited by - howbah on 05/29/2020 14:54:01

May 29, 2020 - 3:11:15 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24484 posts since 8/3/2003

Don't believe what you see on TV.

May 29, 2020 - 3:21:36 PM
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rcc56

USA

2863 posts since 2/20/2016

There usually is a bird . . . most likely a buzzard.

May 29, 2020 - 3:22:48 PM
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nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by DRH
quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass


And the bird is usually a crow.


Is that the same bird that goes.... yaw.... yaw..... every time an Indian stands on top of a hill ?

May 29, 2020 - 3:33:20 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by howbah
 

........ over to the two unshaven guys sitting with their chairs tilted back taking turns spitting tobacco into a coffee can ......


About those two guys.....how come so many unshaven guys can sit around on chairs ...leaning against walls all day without going to work ?....does America have a generous comprehensive social security system?

May 29, 2020 - 3:35:48 PM
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Pfft. Repo Man is the real thing. The ORIGINAL Repo Man.

May 29, 2020 - 3:40:33 PM
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DC5

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If it is a bald eagle, out national bird, the sound you hear is from a red tailed hawk, because the eagle sound is kind of wimpy. Slide guitars are pretty standard in the southwest gas stations, but the real mystery is that whenever a singer with a solo guitar starts playing, quickly the sounds of other instruments, including violins, horns, and other strings join in. I've been trying to find one of these magic guitars but so far they have not shown up on Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day.

May 29, 2020 - 3:50:37 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by DC5

 but the real mystery is that whenever a singer with a solo guitar starts playing, quickly the sounds of other instruments, including violins, horns, and other strings join in. 


After years of watching American movies, I just assumed there was a lot of people there that loved to " flash mob "    You know......just strum a few notes on a guitar and nek minute a whole band forms around you.

May 29, 2020 - 3:58:02 PM
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DRH

USA

484 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass
quote:
Originally posted by DRH
quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass


And the bird is usually a crow.


Is that the same bird that goes.... yaw.... yaw..... every time an Indian stands on top of a hill ?


Yep, same bird. 

But it's  Caw!   Caw!

except in California where alternate spellings are protected.

May 29, 2020 - 4:02:35 PM

rcc56

USA

2863 posts since 2/20/2016

". . . does America have a generous, comprehensive social security system?"

Well ---
If you're a musician, you'll be about 5% above the federal national poverty level . . . until you deduct the cost of Medicare.
I'm not kidding.

Stewed buzzard [or crow] might be on the menu . . .

Edited by - rcc56 on 05/29/2020 16:11:25

May 29, 2020 - 4:03:51 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by DRH

Yep, same bird. 

But it's  Caw!   Caw!

except in California where alternate spellings are protected.


You seem to be an expert on birds....so you may be the man to ask something I've always wondered.....If a cowboy is looking for a settler family in a wagon that has been attacked by Indians...and there are no vultures around...how does he go about finding them ?

Edited by - nakigreengrass on 05/29/2020 16:14:01

May 29, 2020 - 4:08:41 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by rcc56

". . . does America have a generous, comprehensive social security system?"

Well ---
If you're a musician, you'll be about 5% above the federal national poverty level . . . until you deduct the cost of Medicare.
I'm not joking.

 


 

So..what are you saying......that...... none of those unshaven guys leaning up against gas station walls are musicians ?

May 29, 2020 - 4:08:55 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass

...so I get all my information about it from TV and movies.....so is it true....that....
 


There you go, if you get ALL of your information from TV and movies; it "must" be true then...

 

I guess that explains a lot

Edited by - banjoak on 05/29/2020 16:10:31

May 29, 2020 - 4:13:09 PM

rcc56

USA

2863 posts since 2/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass
quote:
Originally posted by rcc56

". . . does America have a generous, comprehensive social security system?"

Well ---
If you're a musician, you'll be about 5% above the federal national poverty level . . . until you deduct the cost of Medicare.
I'm not joking.

 


 

So..what are you saying......that...... none of those unshaven guys leaning up against gas station walls are musicians ?


If they are, razors are not in the budget . . .

May 29, 2020 - 4:22:10 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by banjoak
quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass

...so I get all my information about it from TV and movies.....so is it true....that....
 


There you go, if you get ALL of your information from TV and movies; it "must" be true then...

I guess that explains a lot

 


No...no....there's still a lot of stuff that needs to be explained.....e.g...why don't American cowboys learn to tie simple double half hitches to tie their horses up when they come to town ?      They just do that droop over the rail thing that doesn't seem at all a good idea for a man that needs his horse for his primary means of transport.  I would have thought that tying knots was part of a skill set required for a cowboy.

Oh silly me....I've just realized you are from Anchorage....you probably don't have cowboys there....

Edited by - nakigreengrass on 05/29/2020 16:33:03

May 29, 2020 - 4:36:27 PM

DRH

USA

484 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass

You seem to be an expert on birds....


That would be Helix.  My expertise in ornithology is limited to correctly spelling ornithology.

Sorry, I clipped the other part of your message and can't figure how to get it back.

May 29, 2020 - 4:42:41 PM

DRH

USA

484 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass
 ....If a cowboy is looking for a settler family in a wagon that has been attacked by Indians...and there are no vultures around...how does he go about finding them ?

OK I'm back.

Easy!  Ever smell roadkill after three days in the sun? 

May 29, 2020 - 4:52:59 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by DRH
quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass
 ....If a cowboy is looking for a settler family in a wagon that has been attacked by Indians...and there are no vultures around...how does he go about finding them ?

OK I'm back.

Easy!  Ever smell roadkill after three days in the sun? 


 OK...I can see that working some of the time...... but you are assuming he is searching down wind from the massacre...

May 29, 2020 - 5:00:27 PM
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DRH

USA

484 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass

 OK...I can see that working some of the time...... but you are assuming he is searching down wind from the massacre...


Cowboys always ride in to the wind, unless they're riding into the sunset.

I suggest you watch a good cowboy documentary, like Blazing Saddles.

You'd do it for Randolph Scott.

May 29, 2020 - 5:09:35 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by DRH

Cowboys always ride in to the wind, unless they're riding into the sunset.


That's an interesting cowboy factoid that I didn't know...it kind of makes sense in such a dusty environment......and it's probably the reason they went west against the prevailing wind.

May 29, 2020 - 7:18:49 PM

3430 posts since 7/8/2010

Like Gabby Hayes once said; "Yet darn tootin", which in cowboy talk means. No sh@& Sherlock.

May 29, 2020 - 9:55:48 PM

raybob

USA

13473 posts since 12/11/2003

Movie horses will probably ground-tie all day long. Throwing the rein over the rail is just for the camera.

May 30, 2020 - 5:18:47 AM
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Wyozark

USA

998 posts since 12/2/2012

This explains. . . .


 

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