“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#95 Jan 29, 2013
He runs the show wrote:
He runs the forum people. He has taken over this forum as his personal advertising site.
Not at all... if you have something to discuss, then post a thread.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#97 Jan 30, 2013
Your face wrote:
Your face? you say. Only the face a MOTHER GOAT could love.
Writes the anonymous troll who always keeps his "face" hidden.

Do I detect a twinge of jealousy in your bitter, hurt whinings?

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#99 Jan 30, 2013
Plantersaintthatnuts wrote:
He is on here every day whining and complaining and talking about hurt feelings. No one asks for or needs his input, help or promotion of anything. He just tries to hop on every coat tail so he can claim connection or be a part of some bigger thing. Can everyone only imagine the ambiance and image Doonanny and Hogbottom would be evoking in peoples' mind if he had no connection with it. Everyone would be talking nice and cordial. And the way he tries to nab a connection off people like trying to name check and tap into connection with Josh's stuff and bands like POANNA. Always talking about how he is gonna drop in to events just to say hey like he is a celebrity. And asking ROBIN about her little cousin. Man please.
No, the situation is nothing like that, this is your usual attempt to misrepresent and smear me on here, and of course I'm back now to correct your lies and set the record straight.

Fair enough?

I know your ilk too well that you'd never admit that events like Hogbottom or Doo-Nanny have any merit, your bitter jealousy wouldn't allow that.

Not at all, I'm a real person, posting under my real identity about real issues. You, on the other hand, are an anonymous, unregistered troll, who spends his days sniffing behind me trying to start an argument.

See the difference/

No, the particular phenomenon of the anonymous trolls that target Topix.com Forums is well defined, as this post made earlier elsewhere today explains, defined by no less than the New York Times.

The "problem and animosity" seems to be a widespread problem with anonymous trolls such as you and others, hiding behind fake names and posting lies and smears against people.

Unfortunately for you, I fight back and correct your lies and misrepresentations about me... and label you for the trash you are. Truth hurts, eh?

The fact is that I'm just a real person posting here, while anonymous trolls such as you whatever fake name you're hiding behind today, create these threads apparently from some obsessed agenda they have to attempt to smear my name, libel, and otherwise misrepresent me. And from further reading, it appears to be a sort of Topix.com phenomenon that some don't seem to be able to deal with as well as I have.

For example:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/us/small-to...

"...a social media Web site called Topix, where they write and read startlingly negative posts, all cloaked in anonymity, about one another. And in Dee’s Place, people are not happy... called Topix a 'cesspool of character assassination.'[...] In rural America, older, poorer remote population lagged the rest of the country in embracing the Internet, the growing use of social media is raising familiar concerns about bullying and privacy... hubs of unsubstantiated gossip, stirring widespread resentment in communities where ties run deep, memories run long and anonymity is a novel concept.'Something about rural culture seems to make people want to have conversations in public,' Topix, a site lightly trafficked in cities, enjoys a dedicated and growing following across the Ozarks, Appalachia and much of the rural South, establishing an unexpected niche in communities of a few hundred or few thousand people..."

And, of course, there's a difference between free speech and libel. The posts made here and elsewhere on Topix.com by the trolls you asked about generally tend to fall into the latter category.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#100 Jan 30, 2013
The Henry F. Conley story... the man, the legend.

Henry Conley's first album was released way back in 1996. Henry Conley's kept the "The Willfull Suspension of Disbelief" audio CD in print for almost 20 years now... first released way back in 1996:

http://www.artemisrecords.net/conley.html

==========Begin quoted text]=========

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Monday, July 29, 1996
"Henry Conley runs his sports card shop by day, but come nightfall, he turns into the soul of [...] a popular Columbus band...":

http://www.musik-news.org/post/3343/Henry_Con...

"By day, Henry Conley is the mild-mannered owner of a sports card shop
in Columbus. But as the shadows grow longer, the fingers on his left
hand begin to fidget. Chords from in the silent air, while his right
hand begins to strum at his side. Behind the huge, waist-high glass
cases of cards, his feet find a rhythm to notes only he can hear. By
nightfall, the transformation is complete. Henry Conley, sports card
guy; meet Henry Conley, jazz musician..."

[...]

Titled "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief," the cover shows a wide-
eyed, but detached Conley staring at a stripper on the front. On the
back, Conley stares with the same expression at a preacher n a
pulpit.

"Saturday night, Sunday morning," he says with a laugh. Songs
include "Pass Him Away," "It Ain't Bad to be Good" and "Mordecai" -
all written by Conley. "We really believe in his songs," says Gates.

[...]

Conley, 35, is a gentle, likable man about the size of a small bear.
His hands are so large, he had to have a special specially made. He
loves sports and often plays softball with area teams.
As a kid in Savannah and later in Columbus, he wanted to play
professional baseball, "but I couldn't hit the curve ball". He still
can't. But while his sporting needs are met by baseball and softball,
his soul finds its freedom in music. On stage, his is constant energy
and the critical element that triggers the group's obvious chemistry.

Sometimes, he will drop his guitar to his side and hunch over, his
feet pounding away in a secret rhythm.

==========End quoted text]=========

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn,
burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across
the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and
everybody goes "Awww!" -Jack Kerouac

--
"Idle Hour Night" / Shadowville All-Stars 2013:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#101 Jan 30, 2013
Here's a song I collaborated with The Conley Brothers on, and wish I'd been there to sing it for ya'll Saturday night... maybe next time:

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

Shadowville Speedway

In a taxi watching a sporting house
Beside a Linwood vacant lot
Silverdollar moon portspotting
Constellation like a sailor's knot.

The sky was black, ink and glitter in the night
Train whine saxophone out beyond the light.
I'm in love with a ghost blue turns to grey
Put a pyramid on my head to take my pain away.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Brown Reculse magic drifting around the shed
Someone has it in for me I must not lose my head
Moving with the speedo life several with me left behind
Burned too many bridges defragmented my time.

Somewhere in time I've seen all this before
In a magazine or a dream of a distant war.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Manifested destiny a manifesto and a part
All the actors still agree that ever had a heart.
Hazel knew the karma, she kept it in a bottle
Black tooth mojo marked index cards

Bundles over the side of Dillingham Bridge
Splashing as ripples reflect from the stars.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Don't look back, don't admit defeat.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/will-dockery-an...
LetsSingIt - Your favorite Music Community

Copyright Information at Library of Congress
http://www.wikinfo.org/Multilingual/index.php...
Shadowville speedway.
Type of Work: Entry Not Found Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23 Application Title: Shadowville speedway. Title: Shadowville speedway. Description: Compact disc + Print material. Copyright Claimant: Will Dockery, 1958-. Address: P O BOX 7394, Columbus, Georgia, 31908. Date of Creation: 2008 Authorship on Application: Will Dockery, 1958- ; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: collaboration of words and music.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#103 Jan 30, 2013
The Legend wrote:
Jack leg Quik Printing ran off a box of CD inserts. When he gets an order he burns a disc. The hair dryer does the shrink wrap. In print for twenty years, ppppplease. On the shelf at the GOOD WILL for twenty years from people tossing em' in the donation box.
Which is more than you'll ever manage, am I right, my bitterly jealous, anonymous little friend?

Here's the Henry Conley Wiki, something I doubt we'll be seeing your name in anytime soon... in fact, never, since you continue hiding behind fake names:

http://pennyspoetry.wikia.com/wiki/Henry_F._C...

At 6, I wanted to be either an astronaut or a garbage truck driver. They both got to ride around. I'm definitely a dreamer.-Henry F. Conley

Henry Foster Conley, 50, was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of a music teacher and a newspaper journalist in Savannah, Conley naturally took to playing, and then writing music. He is deeply influenced by the rural southern blues, & the early R & B and Rockabilly music of the 1950’s.

Conley moved to Columbus in 1967. He has been a regular in the Columbus music scene for two decades, both as a solo artist and in groups such as The Art of Fish, Overland Six,(with whom he released the CD “The willful suspension of disbelief” in 1996), Drive-Thru Karma, the Beavers, Katt Redd Band, Joey Allcorn and his Hillbilly Band, The Dillinghams, Glaz Wind, The Muff Tones, Seaboard Railroad and Fiddler Blues Band.
Henry released a Solo CD, Melancholy Accidents in 2000. And a CD, Shadowville Speedway with Will Dockery in 2009. A Conley Bros. CD is planned for 2012
Henry sings, plays guitar and occasionally harmonica.

Henry Conley's kept "The Willfull Suspension of Disbelief" audio CD in print for almost 20 years now... first released way back in 1996:

http://www.artemisrecords.net/conley.html

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Monday, July 29, 1996

"Henry Conley runs his sports card shop by day, but come nightfall, he turns into the soul of [...] a popular Columbus band...":

http://www.musik-news.org/post/3343/Henry_Con ...

"By day, Henry Conley is the mild-mannered owner of a sports card shop {C}in Columbus. But as the shadows grow longer, the fingers on his left {C}hand begin to fidget. Chords from in the silent air, while his right {C}hand begins to strum at his side. Behind the huge, waist-high glass {C}cases of cards, his feet find a rhythm to notes only he can hear. By {C}nightfall, the transformation is complete. Henry Conley, sports card {C}guy; meet Henry Conley, jazz musician..."

[...]

Titled "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief," the cover shows a wide- eyed, but detached Conley staring at a stripper on the front. On the back, Conley stares with the same expression at a preacher n a pulpit.

"Saturday night, Sunday morning," he says with a laugh. Songs include "Pass Him Away," "It Ain't Bad to be Good" and "Mordecai" - all written by Conley. "We really believe in his songs," says Gates.

[...]

Conley, 35, is a gentle, likable man about the size of a small bear. His hands are so large, he had to have a special specially made. He loves sports and often plays softball with area teams.

As a kid in Savannah and later in Columbus, he wanted to play professional baseball, "but I couldn't hit the curve ball". He still can't. But while his sporting needs are met by baseball and softball,{C}his soul finds its freedom in music. On stage, his is constant energy {C}and the critical element that triggers the group's obvious chemistry. Sometimes, he will drop his guitar to his side and hunch over, his feet pounding away in a secret rhythm.

Original Penny's Poetry Pages article, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0.

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Gone Too Far / Dockery-Mallard-Snipe:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#104 Jan 30, 2013
pronounced wrote:
How do you pronounce those brothers name.
Is it. CONE-LEIGH or CON-LEIGH, or CON-LUH, or CON-UH-LEIGH.
It would help if you could teach people how to pronounce their name.
"Conley", pretty much as it looks.
The Legend wrote:
Jack leg Quik Printing ran off a box of CD inserts. When he gets an order he burns a disc. The hair dryer does the shrink wrap. In print for twenty years, ppppplease. On the shelf at the GOOD WILL for twenty years from people tossing em' in the donation box.
Which is more than you'll ever manage, am I right, my bitterly jealous, anonymous little friend?

Here's the Henry Conley Wiki, which didn't seem to post the first time I tried:

http://pennyspoetry.wikia.com/wiki/Henry_F._C...

At 6, I wanted to be either an astronaut or a garbage truck driver. They both got to ride around. I'm definitely a dreamer.-Henry F. Conley

Henry Foster Conley, 50, was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of a music teacher and a newspaper journalist in Savannah, Conley naturally took to playing, and then writing music. He is deeply influenced by the rural southern blues, & the early R & B and Rockabilly music of the 1950’s.

Conley moved to Columbus in 1967. He has been a regular in the Columbus music scene for two decades, both as a solo artist and in groups such as The Art of Fish, Overland Six,(with whom he released the CD “The willful suspension of disbelief” in 1996), Drive-Thru Karma, the Beavers, Katt Redd Band, Joey Allcorn and his Hillbilly Band, The Dillinghams, Glaz Wind, The Muff Tones, Seaboard Railroad and Fiddler Blues Band.
Henry released a Solo CD, Melancholy Accidents in 2000. And a CD, Shadowville Speedway with Will Dockery in 2009. A Conley Bros. CD is planned for 2012
Henry sings, plays guitar and occasionally harmonica.

Henry Conley's kept "The Willfull Suspension of Disbelief" audio CD in print for almost 20 years now... first released way back in 1996:

http://www.artemisrecords.net/conley.html

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Monday, July 29, 1996

"Henry Conley runs his sports card shop by day, but come nightfall, he turns into the soul of [...] a popular Columbus band...":

http://www.musik-news.org/post/3343/Henry_Con ...

"By day, Henry Conley is the mild-mannered owner of a sports card shop {C}in Columbus. But as the shadows grow longer, the fingers on his left {C}hand begin to fidget. Chords from in the silent air, while his right {C}hand begins to strum at his side. Behind the huge, waist-high glass {C}cases of cards, his feet find a rhythm to notes only he can hear. By {C}nightfall, the transformation is complete. Henry Conley, sports card {C}guy; meet Henry Conley, jazz musician..."

[...]

Titled "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief," the cover shows a wide- eyed, but detached Conley staring at a stripper on the front. On the back, Conley stares with the same expression at a preacher n a pulpit.

"Saturday night, Sunday morning," he says with a laugh. Songs include "Pass Him Away," "It Ain't Bad to be Good" and "Mordecai" - all written by Conley. "We really believe in his songs," says Gates.

[...]

Conley, 35, is a gentle, likable man about the size of a small bear. His hands are so large, he had to have a special specially made. He loves sports and often plays softball with area teams.

As a kid in Savannah and later in Columbus, he wanted to play professional baseball, "but I couldn't hit the curve ball". He still can't. But while his sporting needs are met by baseball and softball,{C}his soul finds its freedom in music. On stage, his is constant energy {C}and the critical element that triggers the group's obvious chemistry. Sometimes, he will drop his guitar to his side and hunch over, his feet pounding away in a secret rhythm.

Original Penny's Poetry Pages article, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0.

--
Gone Too Far / Dockery-Mallard-Snipe:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#105 Jan 30, 2013
Sorry about the double post... turns out Topix.com is just a little flakey today.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#109 Jan 30, 2013
Critique wrote:
If you don't want a critique. Don't post.
The Beatles didn't yap when their albums were literally trashed and burned. John even held a press conference and apologized.
You seem confused, my anonymous friend.

I just wrote above that I appreciated good constructive critique.

--
"Over You" / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_132...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#110 Jan 30, 2013
For Twenty Years wrote:
For twenty years he must have at least a MILLION COPIES sold by now.
Henry's sold a lot of them right out of his briefcase propped open at every show.

--
"Over You" / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_132...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#111 Jan 30, 2013
Wow GENTLE HEN wrote:
He's a trend setter! The size of a small bear they say. He should call himself GENTLE HEN.
Grow a beard. He could say he was a ground breaker. One of the first BEARS!
One of Henry Conley's early bands was called The Beavers.

--
"Over You" / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_132...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#112 Jan 30, 2013
Robin wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose I was fooled by the one sidedness and lack of objectivity on this board when it comes to the local entertainment.
More likely you hit Henry Conley on an off night, every performer has one sometimes, and the empty house you describe is a good way to dampen the energy of any performer.

You're way off on your dismissal of the entire local entertainment scene just by allegedly observing a poetion of Henry Conley's coffeeshop gig, which sounds like must have been a struggle with no audience attending besides a snob like you.

Here's three more performers from the local entertainment scene that I feel have musical and artistic merit, for example... I challenge you to try and call their creative works and original songs excellent without making yourself a liar.

As I posted earlier, which I note you've pretended not to see...
Here are some individual examples of local singer-songwriters who, in my opinion, are creating some quality work, and put on a great performance, and very legitimate musicians:

Riley Yielding:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

Bibb City Ramblers:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

Fiddlers Blues Band:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

The above performers in the Columbus-Phenix City music scene are great examples of why this poll is bogus... there's a wealth of talent in the Chattahoochee Valley.

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"Over You" / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_132...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#113 Jan 31, 2013
Here's a song I collaborated with The Conley Brothers on, and wish I'd been there to sing it for ya'll Saturday night... maybe next time.

Special kudos to Riley Yielding for playing the trumpet on this one, and Doug Conley for his splendid clarinet.

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

Shadowville Speedway

In a taxi watching a sporting house
Beside a Linwood vacant lot
Silverdollar moon portspotting
Constellation like a sailor's knot.

The sky was black, ink and glitter in the night
Train whine saxophone out beyond the light.
I'm in love with a ghost blue turns to grey
Put a pyramid on my head to take my pain away.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Brown Reculse magic drifting around the shed
Someone has it in for me I must not lose my head
Moving with the speedo life several with me left behind
Burned too many bridges defragmented my time.

Somewhere in time I've seen all this before
In a magazine or a dream of a distant war.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Manifested destiny a manifesto and a part
All the actors still agree that ever had a heart.
Hazel knew the karma, she kept it in a bottle
Black tooth mojo marked index cards
Bundles over the side of Dillingham Bridge
Splashing as ripples reflect from the stars.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Don't look back, don't admit defeat.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/will-dockery-an...
LetsSingIt - Your favorite Music Community

Copyright Information at Library of Congress
http://www.wikinfo.org/Multilingual/index.php...
Shadowville speedway.
Type of Work: Entry Not Found Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23 Application Title: Shadowville speedway. Title: Shadowville speedway. Description: Compact disc + Print material. Copyright Claimant: Will Dockery, 1958-. Address: P O BOX 7394, Columbus, Georgia, 31908. Date of Creation: 2008 Authorship on Application: Will Dockery, 1958- ; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: collaboration of words and music.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#114 Jan 31, 2013
The Darling Family wrote:
THE DARLING FAMILY on The Andy Griffith Show were good archetypes of original talent.
Who were of course in real life The Dillards:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dillards

Though The Dillards were a tremendous influence on the main core of musicians who started Southern California's country rock movement in the late 1960s (which further extended from that genre into today's country music),[citation needed] their biggest claim to fame is playing the fictional bluegrass band "The Darlings" on The Andy Griffith Show, introducing many Americans to bluegrass who had never heard it.[2] This was a recurring role and the Dillards were led by veteran character actor Denver Pyle as their father and jug player, Briscoe Darling. Maggie Peterson played Charlene Darling, their sister and the focus for the attentions of character Ernest T. Bass, played by Howard Morris. The appearances of the Dillards as the Darlings ran between 1963 and 1966. In 1986, the Dillards reprised the role in the reunion show Return to Mayberry.[citation needed] As part of their current tour, Rodney Dillard answers questions about the TV series. He says the songs such as "Dooley" are about people the family knew.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Robin

Milner, GA

#115 Jan 31, 2013
True, I might of hit mr Conley on an off night but since you provided links to the music I can see that is not the case. It's really not that good Mr Dockery. Sorry

I see you've been busy rating my posts negatively, too bad that won't undo the truth.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#117 Feb 1, 2013
Robin wrote:
True, I might of hit mr Conley on an off night
That would have to be the case, since The Conley Brothers are well known for their musicianship.

Here's a video of The Conley Brothers backing me on a dong I collaborated with Henry Conley in writing, for example:

http://youtu.be/Hv6u6GNe6Kk

Truck Stop Woman

Pulled into Auburn, Alabama,
it was raining of course.
All I seemed to contemplate besides the weather
what a shame to be divorced.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
she'll be in my dreams tonight.
Fifteen minutes of eternal love
then she's back out of sight.

Rode past Buena Vista,
there was sand in the sky.
Plastic Jesus started trembling
then I seen her with my eyes.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
She'll light and warm my dreams tonight
Fifteen dollars worth of true love
man that girl was out of sight.

Something about her was familiar
there was smoke in her eyes.

Back outside of Phoenix City,
pimps and their ilk all around.
Then it turned negative
when I seen her bouncing around.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
she'll be in my dreams tonight.
Fifteen minutes of eternal love
then she's back out of sight.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
she'll be in my dreams tonight.
Fifteen dollars worth of true love
man that girl was out of sight.
She's right back out of sight.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/353082...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#118 Feb 1, 2013
Robin wrote:
I see you've been busy rating my posts negatively
No, I don't do the ratings thing, but that may explain why every post I make is flooded with negative ratings?

Perhaps you're accusing me of doing something you're guilty of?

Either way, the truth will stand, and that's what I'm here to do, to correct misinformation, misrepresentation and falsehood, and set the record straight with the truth.

Even more so when some anonymous person comes on here with these attempted smears.

But carry on, I know I will.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#119 Feb 1, 2013
Robin wrote:
It's really not that good Mr Dockery. Sorry.
Don't be sorry, "Robin", we put these works of art out here for the public, but none of us expects that everyone will love us.

I appreciate the fact that you did watch the videos, and that you did attend Henry Conley's show and tried to enjoy it... apparently his style of music just isn't up your alley.

As I responded to an earleir post elsewhere:

The absurd, the surreal, is a major part of the art, and the outsider art events like Doo-Nanny celebrates, so you did get that part right. If this isn't to your taste, of course you might consoder it in your opinion to not be good.

Other main elements you may have missec in your superficial mindset, is the realism and passion that fuels such folk art. As Lou Reed described the process:

"Passion--REALISM--realis m was the key. The records were letters. Real letters from me to certain other people." -Lou Reed, 1975

And thanks for watching and giving your thoughts... these threads wouldn't happen without them.

http://youtu.be/qBhcN1WK144

Red Lipped Stranger

Her creep crawls
the narrow stairway
of the Candlelight Motel
to watch for her
from a window.

Rethinking
his infatuation
but clinging
to his vision of her
as the red lipped stranger.

Downstairs
the desk clerk's cat
slithers through
the service entrance.

The vampirate
on a motorbike
passes below
to the westbound bridge
werewolf on her back.

Jennifer at riverbend
watches gunboats
smacks her foot
on the bright red clay.

Jennifer gives good lyric
she wrote this poem
she's no bum.

But she's not there
on the other side
of the greenish wall.

Through a three-inch-wall
he hears
bedsprings rattle
rustle of dry-hump,
some guy's mumbles.

Hears the fat blonde waitress
whip it in bondage
the sounds
lull him to sleep.

The hand of Uncle Sugar
still taking notes
as a new standard bearer
hands out trophies
to the winners.

His trillion dollar gash
flakes from the bone
as gravity tears
a pound of dust.

Clings to a picture book
the missing part of himself
as if perpetually
anchored
to his invisible erection.

At Lucky Seven Lounge
she tries
not to reveal herself
but she stubbornly clutches
her empty shoes.

Something
seems missing
in the broad daylight
when the details
are displayed.

All that remains are
her flat black hat
her oversized lantern
her broken laptop.

No poor boy on the street
can speak of her
or the island on the river.
Or about her return...
her resurrection.

-Will Dockery

Red Lipped Stranger by Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars / Written by Will Dockery, Brian Mallard & Henry Conley / Vocals - Will Dockery / Vocals - Gini Woolfolk / Guitar - Brian Mallard / Art - Gary Frankfurth / Produced by Robbie Wright © 2013

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#120 Feb 1, 2013
Citizens Understand wrote:
That local AIDS-HIV shindig they had recently even had the Sheriff providing security and the people there were so sketch cars were gettin' broke into in broad day light. I don't know if it was the location and that type people were the type in the area or if THE TYPE OF EVENT is what drew in the sketch type people which made car break ins bound to happen. Chattahoochee Valley Fair Event Planning considers a security off duty police officer for every hundred people. The cost increase is factored in so this is one reason our yearly FAIRS have been smaller. The city should require security by event planners or fines should be imposed. Also any live music performances that have more than 80 people should be required to buy a permit to cover security. These events are getting out of hand. If people are breaking into cars stealing in broad day light at an Aids Charity Event with the Sherriff there of coarse Security should be priority number one at public gatherings. Also the very young should not be left to free roam amongst these large crowds of adults. Juvenilles often have bad incidences even at the Chattahoocee Valley Fair when left to roam around amongst large crowds of adults. These hodge-podge sketch gatherings are no different.
Yes, that sort of violence is reflective of these chaotic modern times we exist in.

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#121 Feb 1, 2013
Slow Train Coming wrote:
It is said one of those guitar players became obessessed with bob dylan as an early teen. Started dressing like him and trying to act like him with the flat hat, curly hair, cigarettes, jeans and vest. Started walking around his neighborhood for years toting a guitar. Then he saw Willie Nelson's guitar with the worn spot so he tried to strum on his to wear spots in it. Like little league football kids bumping their helmets against bleachers to make it look like they play real hard in games though they are just bench warmers.
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