March 21, 2020
Vodka, Cherry Coke, and an SKS Rifle
All the worries these days. So here is James McMurtry's "Choctaw Bingo." You know who his daddy is, right?
I mainly like this song because aside from being drenched in Southern Plains au-then-ti-ci-ty, it is the only song that I know of that name-checks my mother's birthplace, Baxter Springs, Kansas. And bois d'arc/bowdark trees.
Of course, she was one of the good girls, and her grand-daddy was the postmaster, as long as there was a Democrat in the White House. She would be horrified.
The lyrics, if you need them, are here. The Russian navy still uses SKS rifles for some parade units, without steel-cased Tula ammunition.