Howdy! This is a compilation of short clips from the videos I shot along the past five years on this channel (give or take). These clips are leftovers so to speak, which were sitting on my hard drive for quite some time now, basically collecting digital dust, and I never actually made a "blooper-like" type of video on this channel or a mixture of funny stuff with good ol' Country music in the background. These were shot accidentally when I was recording footage for various projects. I later just set them aside (when the times comes they will serve their purpose) in a different folder and voilà! The video you're now watching contains my past. This is "that type" of video, so I encourage and recommend you enjoy every second of it! Alright son? Alright ma'am? It's short yes, and heavily edited yes, and it's awesome yes, yes I know no need to tell me all these things, and it contains a few good songs from two of my favorite Country musicians in the field. It is not a secret that I am an enormous Bluegrass and Country music fan and I have been for many years. In fact, these days I listen to mostly Country and Bluegrass (sometimes a bit of Jazz) almost every single day and for the past 2-3 years I have discovered even more great musicians, so I ain't planning to stop listening and digging in the past. That's the quest I undertook years ago and I intend to do it over and over again. Country music is not just "sound" coming from your speakers or your headphones. It's a way of life! (at least for me) It's just sad and quite unfortunate that I was born in a country (no pun intended) that is vaguely familiar (and flat-out ignorant) with such a historical, vast and important genre of music such as Country music is. In my case it seems this is the the worst joke that can happen to a man in his lifetime, and I ain't even kidding. Fate and circumstances (some other things too) have played a dangerous game of poker and sometimes those two can be very, very nasty sumbitches. But life's tough and we just gotta try to escape our bad luck, our circumstances that led us to where we stand at our current existence, get away from our unwanted surroundings, and then recognize the bars, get familiar with the "code" and change our points of views for our self-betterment and for the good of the ones we love and cherish.
This video is a tribute to that, a tribute to change! It is a tribute to Country music, a tribute to my past mistakes in life and to myself. A self tribute? Yeah that's right son! I am that kind of crazy sumbitch, so deal with it or don't! Anyways.
Thank you very, very much for sticking around and holding on to this channel, and thank you for subscribing! Cheesy or not, corny as it may be, it really means the world to me!! So stay safe out there and look after youselves. See you 'round boys an gals!
Music by: Buck Owens and Austin Sterling
Buck Owens - Truck Drivin' Man, from the compilation Buck 'Em! The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) (2CD) (2013)
Austin Sterling - Intro, from the album "Under the Floorboards" (2013) (as "The Hangdog Hearts")
Austin Sterling - Ground is Shaking from the album "Under the Floorboards" (as "The Hangdog Hearts")
All music material belongs to the artists. I am just huge fan who likes their stuff.
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"Streets of Bakersfield" is a 1973 song written by Homer Joy and popularized by Buck Owens. In 1988, Owens recorded a duet version with country singer Dwight Yoakam, which became one of Yoakam's first No. 1 Hot Country Singles hits.
Homer Joy, the song's writer, was approached in 1972 by representatives from Buck Owens' studio in Bakersfield, California, about recording a "Hank Williams Sr. soundalike-album". Joy initially refused, saying "I don't want be like Hank, I just want to be me!" Eventually, he agreed to come in and record it, on the condition that he would also get to record some of his own songs as well. After the recording, however, the studio manager told Joy that he'd forgotten that the Buckaroos (Buck Owens' band) were practicing for an upcoming tour, and that Joy would have to wait to record his original songs.
Refusing to back down, Joy would show up at the studio at 8 AM every morning, only to be told that the Buckaroos were busy and that he would still have to wait. One night, Joy decided to take a walk around downtown Bakersfield, only to have the brand-new cowboy boots he'd been wearing give him blisters all over his feet: "I barely made it back to the car, and on top of that, I was still upset about everything, and I went back to my hotel room and wrote "Streets of Bakersfield"".
As usual, Joy went to the studio at 8 AM the following morning, and the studio manager, out of frustration, grabbed a guitar off of the wall and gave it to Joy, saying, "Sing me one of the songs that you'd record if we could get some time to record it." As kind of an "in-your-face" gesture, Joy performed his eight-hour-old "Streets of Bakersfield". Afterward, the studio producer went into the back of the studio, brought out Buck Owens, and had Joy play it again. Owens then said to the manager, "The Buckaroos have the day off, but you call them and tell them that we're going to do a recording session on Homer this afternoon."
Buck Owens released a recording of the song in 1973, and while that version wasn't a major hit, the re-recording he did with Dwight Yoakam in 1988 (with slightly changed lyrics) reached #1 on the Billboard Country Music charts.
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