Great Story Telling Songs

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Hugo Drax wrote: 15 Nov 2022, 20:51
Del wrote: 15 Nov 2022, 20:42

Nov 10, 1975. 47 years ago, this week.
Two demerits and a refresher course entitled "Remedial Seamanship," Del.

Also double secret probation!
I understand. But IMO the song is some of the best poetry and verse that GL ever wrote.

The song always reminds me of the Texaco Oklahoma, out of Port Arthur, which sank in a storm off of Cape Hatteras. The subject line from a subsequent investigation:
"MARINE ACCIDENT REPORT: STRUCTURAL FAILURE AND SINKING OF THE TEXACO-OKLAHOMA OFF CAPE HATTERAS ON 27 MARCH 1971, WITH THE LOSS OF 31 LIVES. At 0330, March 27, 1971, the tankship SS TEXACO-OKLAHOMA, fully loaded with a cargo of black oil, broke in two, about 120 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina."
The son of the chief engineer on board lives around the corner from me, and we play golf sometimes. When you know some of the surviving family members it hits home.
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RWH may deserve his own thread.

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One of the great story tellers. A real poet. Here's a few of my favorites:





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"Get off my cloud, man." DL
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This story telling song came up today when I was discussing this morning's Artemis launch - it brought me back to the first Columbia launch which was (re)told in this song by RUSH which I shared with my colleague. I've always thought the song did an excellent job of capturing the excitement and anticipation that everyone felt watching the launch of the first reusable spacecraft. NASA communication peppered throughout.

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How did I miss this golden nugget of goodness? Time to listen to some cool songs.

Yo, Biff. Get all these songs together and get the rights for them to be combined and published as CPS Songs of Coolness V. 1, mm-kay?
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jmg wrote: 15 Nov 2022, 21:10

I clicked anticipating badness and disappointment. The first minute was tough for me to get through. But then the story started happening in beautiful prose and imagery.

My fears of bogusness abated and a smile crossed my face as I very much enjoyed the rest of the presentation. Immediately thereafter, I leaned left and farted loudly. Then went and got some bourbon.

Life impacting. True story.

<clicking submit with bourbon in hand>
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Nothing destroys cowboy boots faster than mare's urine. - JimVH as published in Equine Quarterly September 2022
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