march 16, 2021

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“Even if we disagree on everything we can still be kind to each other.” ~ TinyBuddha

peas in a pod

BFF Scott McClatchy completed an incredible goal yesterday. When the pandemic lockdown hit, he was forced to cancel his live shows, and because he’s a perceptive dude, he could sense people was hurting, searching for hope in the face of extreme uncertainty. On March 15, 2020 he broadcast to the world – via Facebook – his first pandemic-inspired Mission To Civilize Internet Guitar Pull. It was something to help us through. He – we all – thought it would be just a few weeks until the world reopened. Yesterday, he sang his 365th guitar pull. A full year, ya’ll, and not one song repeated. Not one. Then, he sent me the photo above. I sent him one back (also above). We got through this together with his songs and without cutting our hair. Songs and hair: it’s all part of his Mission to Civilize. 


ADDENDUM: Scott posted a list of every song he did for his guitar pull. Check it out:

The Mission To Civilize Internet Guitar Pull:
One Year’s Worth Of Songs:
Scott McClatchy (40)
The Legend
Wedding Day Dance
Take A Walk With Me
Toasting My Friends
Ian’s Question
A Dark Rage
Rocking In Your Momma’s Arms
Good Man’s Spirit
Boothill Graveyard
Watching Us Now
Just One Kiss
Tonight Mary
Come Sunrise
Shut Out The Night
Goodnight Bobby
Break Even
Come Across The River
Back To Love Again
Late Night Rodeo
Rock And Roll Romeo
Roving Eye
Take A Walk With Me
Suite: Laura Blue Eyes
Ian’s Question
Call Out My Name
Twilight Years
Margaret Ruth
Quarantine Room
Gone But Not Forgotten
Written In Stone
I’ll Follow You
A Little Irish Grace
The Reason
The Emperor Stands Naked (McClatchy/Snyder)
Cathedral (McClatchy/Toones)
Bob Dylan (14)
The Times They Are A Changing
Blowing In The Wind
A Hard Rain
Chimes Of Freedom
Shelter From The Storm
Forever Young
The Death Of Emmitt Till
Masters Of War
Lilly, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts
Billy #4
Only A Hobo
Tomorrow’s Such A Long Time
Positively 4th Street
Where Are You Tonight?
Bruce Springsteen (14)
Tougher Than The Rest
Ghost Of Tom Joad
Independence Day
The Rising
Land Of Hope And Dreams
American Land
Man At The Top
My Father’s House
Jesus Was An Only Son
No Surrender
We Take Care Of Our Own
Pony Boy
Incident On 57th Street/Rosalita
Warren Zevon (9)
Gorilla, You’re A Desperado
I Was In The House
Jeannie Needs A Shooter
Tenderness On The Block
Johnny Strikes Up The Band
Mamma Couldn’t Be Persuaded
Keep Me In Your Heart
Hasten Down The Wind
John Prine (7)
Angel From Montgomery
Hello In There
Lake Marie
Please Don’t Bury Me
When I Get To Heaven
Robert Earl Keen (6)
Jesse With The Long Hair
Merry Christmas From The Family
The Road Goes On Forever
Swerving In My Lane
Jennifer Johnson And Me (Silverstein)
Senora’s Death Row (Blackie Farrell)
Peter Case (5)
Two Angels
Steel Strings
Walk In The Woods
Put Down Your Gun
Traveling Light
Steve Earle (5)
Angry Young Man
Nothing But A Child
Hard-core Troubadour
John Fogerty (5)
Fortunate Son
Rambunctious Boy
Bad Moon Rising
Tom Petty (5)
The Waiting
Anything That’s Rock & Roll
Something Big
The Blasters (Dave Alvin) (4)
Border Radio
Marie, Marie
4th Of July
Help You Dream
The Del Lords (4)
Heaven (Scott Kempner)
Love On Fire (Scott Kempner)
Soldier’s Home (Scott Kempner)
Stay With Me (Andy Shernoff)
Mark Germino (4)
Broken Man’s Lament
Felix Tucker’s Biggest Lie
Exalted Rose
Rex Bob Lowenstein
Rod Stewart (4)
Farewell (Stewart/ Quittenton)
Gasoline Alley (Stewart/Wood)
Every Picture Tells A Story (Stewart/Wood)
True Blue (Stewart/Wood)
Tom Waits (4)
House Where Nobody Lives
Downtown Train
I Hope That I don’t Fall In Love
In The Neighborhood
The BoDeans (Sammy Llanas) (3)
Looking For Me Somewhere
Go, Johnny, Go
Don’t Cha Just Know
Willy DeVille (3)
Love Me Like You Did Before
Storybook Love
Just Friends
Joe Ely (3)
Settle For Love
Me And Billy The Kid
Goodnight, Dear Diary
Steve Goodman (3)
Video Tape
Men Who Love Women
City Of New Orleans
John Gorka (3)
Branching Out
Down In The Milltown
Heart Upon Demand
The Grass Roots (3)
Live For Today
Heaven Knows
Temptation Eyes
Jason Isbell (3)
24 Frames
Dress Blues
Super 8
Nick Lowe (3)
Raging Eyes
I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
What’s So Funny
Rolling Stones (Jagger/Richards) (3)
Salt Of The Earth
Sympathy For The Devil
Steven Van Zandt (3)
I Am A Patriot
Native American
Bed Of Fire
Jackson Browne (2)
Before The Deluge
For A Dancer
Mary Chapin Carpenter (2)
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
I Feel Lucky
Johnny Cash (2)
Man In black
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
Slaid Cleaves (2)
Broke Down
One Good Year
Gear Daddies (2)
I Want To Drive The Zambonie
Don’t Forget Me
Justin Townes Earle (2)
Mama’s Eyes
Harlem River Blues
Dave Edmunds (2)
JuJu Man (Jim Ford)
Nanci Griffith (2)
It’s A Hard Life
Love At The Five And Dime
Butch Hancock (2)
If You Were A Bluebird
She Never Spoke Spanish To Me
Tonio K (2)
Girl Crazy
Sons Of The Revolution
Carole King & Gerry Goffin (2)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Going Back
John Lennon (2)
Jealous Guy
Working Class Hero
Nils Lofgren (2)
Across The Tracks
The Sun Hasn’t Set
The Long Ryders (2)
Run, Dusty, Run
I Want You Bad (Terry Adams)
Lucero (Ben Nichols) (2)
Van Morrison (2)
Tupelo Honey
And It Stoned Me
Dan Penn (2)
The Dark End Of The Street (Chips Moman)
I’m Your Puppet (Spooner Oldham)
The Royal Guardsmen (2)
Snoopy Vs The Red Baron
Snoopy’s Christmas
Simon & Garfunkel (2)
April Come She Will
Sound Of Silence
Son Volt (2)
Tear Stained Eye
Richard Thompson (2)
Woman Or A Man
Waltzing’s For Dreamers
Townes Van Zandt (2)
Tecumseh Valley
Pancho & Lefty
Lucinda Williams (2)
The Night’s Too Long
Passionate Kisses
Roy Acuff (Traditional)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Alarm (McDonald/Peters)
The Spirit Of ‘76
Terry Allen
Give Me A Ride To Heaven
Arthur Alexander
You Better Move On
Terry Anderson
I Love You, Period
Joan Armatrading
Down To Zero
The Avett Brothers
I & Love & You
Aztec Camera (Roddy Frame)
Birth Of The True
The Band
The Shape I’m In
Bay City Rollers (Martin/Coulter)
Saturday Night
Beat Rodeo
Just Friends
The Beatles (McCartney/Lennon)
Let It Be
Chuck Berry
Run, Run, Rudolph
Big Country
Bobby Bloom
Montego Bay
Blue Rodeo
Till I Am Myself Again
Boomtown Rats
Rat Trap
Bottle Rockets
Peter Bruntnell
You Won’t Find Me
Buffalo Springfield (Stills)
For What It’s Worth
John Bunzow
The Power Of The Word
T Bone Burnett
River Of Love
Buzzin Cousins
Sweet Suzanne
The Call
What’s Happened To You?
Chairman Of The Board
Give Me Just A Little More Time
Kasey Chambers
Cry Like A Baby
Cher (Bob Stone)
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
The Clash
Hitsville UK
Jimmy Cliff
Wonderful World, Beautiful People
The Connells (Michael Connell)
Choose A Side
Elvis Costello / Paddy Malone
Long Journey Home
Marshall Crenshaw
Cynical Girl
The Cuff Links (Pockriss & Vance)
Danny And Dusty
Song For The Dreamers
James Dickinson/John Hiatt/Ry Cooder
Across The Borderline
Abraham, Martin & John
Florence Dore
No Nashville
Dr. Hook (Shel Silverstein)
Sylvia’s Mother
The Dropkick Murphy’s
The Season’s Upon Us
Bob Dufford
Be Not Afraid
Eddie & The Hot Rods
Do Anything You Wanna Do
John Eddie
Kathleen Edwards
The Cheapest Key
Roky Erickson
The Wind And More
Chris Erikson
Ear To The Ground
Mark Evans
Tearing Down Our House
The Everly Brothers (Raspberry)
Always Drive A Cadillac
Adam Ezra
Daniel The Brave
Fleetwood Mac
I Know I’m Not Wrong
Ellen Foley (Ian Hunter)
Don’t Let Go
Steve Forbert
Grand Central Station
Radney Foster
Texas In 1880
David Gates (Bread)
Guitar Man
Eliza Gilkyson
Beauty Way
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Gin Blossoms (J Valenzuela)
Cajun Song
Kevin Gordon
Lucy And Andy Drive To Arkansas
Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five
The Message
RB Greives
Take A Letter Maria
Dobie Grey
Drift Away
Guadalcanal Diary (Murray Attaway)
Always Saturday
The Guess Who (Cummings)
Star Baby
Arlo Guthrie
Alice’s Restaurant
Woody Guthrie
This Land
John Hadley, Kevin Welch, Scott Dooley
Too Old To Die Young
Merle Haggard
Sing Me Back Home
David Halley
Rain Just Falls
John Hiatt
Buffalo River Home
Peter Himmelmann
Will Hoge
Baby Girl
Buddy Holly
Crying, Waiting, Hoping
The Hoodo Gurus
I Want You Back
Indigo Girls
Shame On You
Chris Isaak
Somebody’s Crying
Joe Jackson
One More Time
The Jam
That’s Entertainment
The Jayhawks (Rhodes/Louris)
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Garland Jefferies
Mickey Of Alphabet City
Billy Joel
Everybody Loves You Now
David Johansen (Johansen/Sylvain)
Elton John
Country Comforts
Johnny’s Dance Band
Tommy Keene
Places That Are Gone
Bap Kennedy
The Shankill And The Falls
Hal Ketchem
Small Town Saturday Night
Andy Kim
Rock Me Gently
David Kincaid (The Brandos)
Pass The Hat
Al Kooper / Bob Brass / Irwin Levine
This Diamond Ring
Kris Kristofferson
Me And Bobbi McGee
Sonny Landreth
Bayou Teche
Billy Lee
The One
Little Feat (Lowell George)
Long Distance Love
Los Lobos (Hidalgo/Perez)
Will The Wolf Survive
Lyle Lovett
God Will
Alan Mann
Christmas On The Block
Curtis Mayfield
People Get Ready
Martina McBride (Cason & Douglas)
Love’s The Only House
Robin McNamara
Lay A Little Loving On Me
Meat Loaf (Jim Steinman)
Bat Out Of Hell
Tuning My Guitar
Frankie Miller
When I’m Away From You
The Monkees (Michael Nesmith)
You Just May Be The One
Mott The Hoople (Ian Hunter)
Golden Age Of Rock And Roll
Michael Martin Murphy (1)
Geronimo’s Cadillac
Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now
Ricky Nelson
Garden Party
Willie Nile
Vagabond Moon
Scott Nolan
Bad Liver And A Broken Heart
Harry O’Donoghue
That’s Life
Graham Parker
Fools Gold
When You Were Mine
Joe Pug
Stay And Dance
Queen (Brian May)
Turn The Other Way Around
Radio Rodeo
So The Story Goes
Rank And File
Long Gone Dead
The Rascals (Brigati & Cavaliere)
People Got To Be Free
Liam Reilly
Second Violin
The Replacements (Paul Westerberg)
Here Comes A Regular
Tom Robinson Band
Up Against The Wall
Teacher, Teacher
Tommy Roe
Linda Ronstadt (J.B. Coats)
The Sweetest Gift
Tom Russell
Blue Wing
Scruffy The Cat
My Baby
Bob Seger
You’ll Accompany Me
The Silos
I’m Over You
Joe South
Down In The Boondocks
Spanic Boys
Keep On Walking
Goodbye Girl
Stealin’ Horses
Pralltown Café
Stomping Tom Collins
The Good Old Hockey Game
Jim Stringer
Write About Stars
Joe Strummer
Long Shadow
Marty Stuart
The Supremes (Holland, Dozzier, Holland)
Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
Chains Of Gold
Sylvain Sylvain
Teenage News
James Taylor
Fire And Rain
R Dean Taylor
Indiana Wants Me
The Tee Set
Ma Belle Ami
Three Dog Night
Bonnie Tyler/David Jo
It’s A Heartache
Vanity Fare (Callander/Murray)
Hitching A Ride
Vulgar Boatmen
Don’t Mention It
Wadsworth Mansion
Sweet Mary
Fisherman’s Blues
The Werewolves (Brewster/Poppageorge)
Throw A Little
Tommy Womack
We’ll Get Through This
Trisha Yearwood (John Charles Ims)
She’s In Love With The Boy
Harvey Thomas Young
Deep Dark Wells
Neil Young
Long May You Run
Get Together
Traditional (John Newton)
Amazing Grace
Traditional (Giltrap/McGhee)
Black And Tans
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

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