Where Oh Where- in the Final Frontier...


#1

Some will remember the long-running country-and-western variety show Hee Haw, and others may have seen it in cable reruns. Archie Campbell’s “Where oh Where” ditties (with a new verse every time) inspired me to come up with three verses with a Star Trek theme:


She was a head nurse, the finest in Starfleet;
Thought she would serve the entire five years.
But there’s no competing with alien charisma;
For her eyes were only for a pair of pointed ears…

Where, oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me in the Neutral Zone?
I searched the Federation, and thought I found true love;
But you met a Vulcan, and
Raspberry
You was gone…

Starfleet is served by the Next Generation;
Leaving the old-schoolers cross and annoyed.
For amorous ambitions are forlorn and fruitless;
When your romantic interest is a pale-faced android…

Where, oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me cyber alone?
I searched the Data banks, and I thought I found true love;
But you met a robot, and
R2-D2 sounds
You was gone…

The only home she knew was in the Delta Quadrant;
I thought with enough love that she would be mine.
But nanotechnology make resistance futile;
There’s no
Winning the affection of Seven of Nine…

Where, oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me light years from home?
I seached the Borg collective, and thought I found true love;
But you met a nanite, and
We are the Borg
You was assimilated…


#2

Hee haw was the greatest music show ever to grace the TV screen.

Even being the Heavy Metal fanatic that I am (and that’s not a joke), I have a great appreciation for country and bluegrass guitar. I don’t play it much, outside of Charlie Daniels and Hank Jr, but let me tell you, it’s doggone hard. I would say when you get into Roy Clark, Jerry Reed and so on, you are in some shredding territory that very few musicians of any genre get to.
If they played more in E minor with some Phrygian and Mixolydian modes, they’d shred the fingers off of many metal and jazz players.


#3

Check out Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins here… Chet’s playing a Fretless guitar. Not too many doing that today. Guthrie Govan has a few doublenecks that he plays, usually the top neck is fretless.

Some nice jamming here:


#4

Roy Clark, ranks up there with Chet Akins, Les Paul and some of the very best who can pluck the strings. I have seen him in Concert and that guy can play!


#5

Been a long time since I heard the name of Chet Atkins. He was fantastic.


#6

The days of good music: Chet, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Ole Blue Eyes, Dean Martin, Les Paul & Mary Ford and so many more…