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Friday, May 19, 2006

But I Kinda Like The Beatles

How bout a great song for a Friday evening? I love this song. Why has somebody not picked it up of late and brought it back? On second thought, the original is so good (and Elvis laid a good hurtin' on it, too), I don't know what commercial artist of today would have the oomph and soul to do it any justice.

Hoyt Axton, who wrote "Never Been To Spain", was a brilliant songwriter, recording artist, and succesful character actor.
I had the chance to meet Hoyt a time or two, but, like so many other amazing people I've met, at the time I met them, I didn't realize how special they were and how important they were with their art. When I met Hoyt, I had not yet discovered Jeremiah was a bullfrog, either. I'd have probably gurmed him to death.

I did know Hoyt's mom, Mae Boren Axton, rather well and spent a lot of time with her over the years. Mae was almost like those old Hollywood actresses...full of bs, but, absolutely a great personality and character. I miss her.

Never Been To Spain: "1. Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night"


jag said...

I've never been to Spain either, but I have been to Oklahoma.

I haven't heard that song in a fafillion years.

Dak-Ind said...

what a great song... takes me far far back.

I can still recall drunkenly singing joy to the world in the back of a pick up truck filled with other drunken revelers, driving through town for no particular reason at all.

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