Thursday, January 20, 2005

Truck Driver's Coffee Shop

If it's Thursday, it must must be time to haul out the big rigs for a little convoy.

This post goes out to "Kat" at Keep the Coffee Coming, one of my favorite sites in the whole world wide web. If you haven't visited yet, you really oughta. I'm not telling you what to do, of course. Just suggestin'.

What strikes me most about Keep the Coffee Coming is how untainted it seems. No pretense. Just really fantastic music that she seems to really like for the sake of the song, not for the sake of selling a product (or selling oneself). An increasingly novel idea. Richie Havens, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Thats' just a small sampling. It seems to me that her site comes the closest to what this whole blogging thing is all about...that moment when you tell yr friends "You've got to hear this song."

So, coffee, coffee, coffee. Truck drivers and coffee. The legal way to drive.

"That waitress done brought me some coffee
I thanked her then called her back again
I said you know that song it sure does fit me
cause I'm a truck drivin' man

Pour me another cup of coffee
for it is the best in the land
I'll put another quarter in the jukebox
and play the Truck Drivin' Man"

Dick Reinhart and His Lone Star Boys: Truck Driver's Coffeeshop (mp3)

Claude Gray: I'll Have Another Cup of Coffee(Then I'll Go) (mp3)

Jimmy Martin: Truck Driving Man (mp3)

(yousendit on from site)

Support local independent businesses, purchase truck driving music here.


Chris yn Wheaton said...

I agree KCC is good.
Did you ever hear a song "Backward Truck Driving Man?" Not hard to guess the situation. I heard the song once, but have never seen it recorded. Very funny.
Lots of great music this weekend in Chicago - Sunday is Mark Dvorak at Ballydoyle in Downers G.
Plank Road is where it's happening!!

Anonymous said...

Having a cup now! That Lone Star Boys track is the great, just what I needed today.

Yeah, Kat's selections are always choice. Got it bookmarked next to bigrockcandymountain here.

That Independent Record Store Directory link at the bottom of the post is one of the saddest things I've seen. I knew it was bad, but... yikes. Even assuming there are 5 or 10 times that many that just didn't get listed.... that still is sad. Thanks for posting their link, will be handy... when we're our out hauling our laods.