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Saturday, December 12, 2009

If You're Going Through Hell...

Those of you who know me through this blog will recognize that I am turning the corner at the bottom of the pit and looking for a few handholds to start clawing my way back up the steep sides.
I turned on the radio this morning looking for a dose of uplifting country music. You can usually count on country singers to turn, crashing the car, running over the dog or having a cheating spouse into a valiantly warm and fuzzy ditty. I do think they are stretching when they have to use the word "Lighthouse" in the lyrics because it rhymes with "Holy Ghost", which is what they really wanted to sing about. I don't usually visualize lighthouses when I think of Nashville. My Bad, I suppose.
After wincing at the blast of Christmas music jingling away because someone changed the station I got back to my kind of song. Enjoy!


  1. Interesting choice of tune doll. Next door's dogs are still howling as we speak.

  2. Jimmy, It was all about the lyrics and any dog who is acclimated to bagpipes has an original perspective and a license to howl.

  3. Like the song, ER;
    seems to me that hell is a long way down and, from what I remember, not easy to get out of.
    So I wouldn't 'keep on going', I'd start climbing, before the devil got hold of my feet and tried to pull me back down again, and kick him in the teeth if he tried. That's what I did but it may not suit everybody. You'll have to go get that pony for yourself.

  4. Inspired.

    Definitely my kinda song and anytime you wanna ride shotgun for me through mid-America, just let me know.

    I must say, too, that this particular choice on your part satisfies that part of me that loves a full circle...

    If you are going through hell, keep going. ––Winston Churchill

  5. Hehe "valiantly warm and fuzzy" say it all. That song ROCKS! Hope YOU'RE not slowing down at all and that you'll be out before the devil even knows you're there!

  6. Goin' out in a Blaze of Glory will definately put you in a mood.

    I had never heard this one, I do agree.

    May you make it to heaven before the devil knows you're dead.

  7. I thought it would be a simple matter to go get you a link to a song. Not so. Seems as with many of the songs from the 60's and 70's someone has "re-worked" it into something unrecognizable.

    This may take awhile.

  8. Friko, Funnily enough, I know what the devil looks like. Mr Self-Indulgent Artist spent three years completing his vision of purgatory; a bachnalian version of The Gates of Hell. Guess who he cast in the lead role? The whole tryp-tich is full of vignettes of a very busy bad-boy version of himself with horns and a trident.

  9. Pliers, would that there were more Winnies in the world.

    Argent, Looking forward, not back, moving as fast as I can!

    @eloh, first I thought you wanted me to go out in a blaze of glory. Now I get that it was a song reference. I will try to find it on utube. Thanks.

  10. Have you starched the man's undercrackers yet ER?

  11. Dave, unfortunately he hogged the home computer all weekend. I am just reading your helpful advice.I may go so far as to add itching powder. Thanks for the smile.