A friend of mine got this from his father a while back. It came from West Virginia back in the 60′s or 70′s.
There are four holes with a flap and peg that can pivot to fit into any of them.
The end has three drilled tubes, that have had corks inserted into them. All of these holes have bottoms, they do not go anywhere, to lead one to believe this could be a musical instrument.
Although the photo is fuzzy, you can see there are two holes in the side as well. The one on the right has a cork broken off in it. The one that is open and exposed, has a bottom. It does not go anywhere.
Does anyone know what this may be?
There are those that are not believing that this is a Muzzleloader block. Here, for those doubters, are the instructions, for this exact object.
Last week, we took a road trip up to Denton, Lucky Lou’s, and the 16th (I think) Annual Mudbug Boil.
Mudbugs are crayfish, for those outside the southern United States. I had only one purpose for being there, to see the MIGHTY MIGHTY Slobberbone. We were treated to a new song from Brent, Jess, Brian and Tony. It’s called Top Five.
I first got to know Chris Holt, when he joined the lineup in Sorta. His guitar and keyboard skills were a wonderful counterpoint to Carter Albrecht.
This recording is from a home show last winter. Sorry about the lighting, but there was virtually NO lighting at this show. It was an interesting “intimate” setting, but since the recording is virtually nothing but black, this is the ONLY clip I will show from that event.
Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was a favorite of mine for years. To know that Chris was as fond of it as I was, and did this song such justice, I just couldn’t let this clip sit ignored. I hope some of you love this song, as much as I do.
Thank you Chris.
Todd Mankin is another good friend of ours. I have seen many an opening band, but none that has ever just blown me away, like Todd and el Guapo did with their set. Now he is the headliner, and he well deserves the top spot. Here he is, at the Cowtown Bar and Grill in Fort Worth, on 09-17-2010. He starts off with “Soul Shine”, and segues into Fred Eaglesmith’s “Time To Get A Gun”. Many thanks to Scott Miller, from Slacker Country, http://slackercountry.com/ for the song info.
One of the main reasons I have wanted this page, is to expose other people to what “I” think good music really is. To me, good music doesn’t come from American Idol, The X Factor, or whatever other “reality” ilk is spewing onto the music masses. Am I any more qualified than all the record company executives to tell you what you SHOULD listen to? Probably not, but there is one MAJOR difference between them, and myself. I do this for the love of music, not the love of a paycheck. When I tell you that you should check out this band, it isn’t for money, it’s because I truly LOVE the band. I have been going to shows for nigh on a decade now. I started out taking photos, then upgraded to a slightly better camera that would shoot video. Now I have moved to an HD unit. This is the VERY FIRST song, from my very first show, with this new camera. I love the band, I love the song, and Colin is one hell of a good friend to my wife and I. It is my pleasure to offer up, THE BAND OF HEATHENS!!!
If you have ever attended a Slobberbone show in Dallas or Denton over the past decade or so, you might be aware of the legendary Tequila Brad and his trunk full of fine tequilas. A genuine music fan, and an aficionado on the spirit of blue agave, TB can often be spotted running video at a local show, and is always cordial and open to sharing good times and good spirits with friends and bands and fans.