Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tribute, accent and ridin' music

- Mr C's paid tribute to the life of Patrick Swayze earlier in the week while displaying one of my favorite movie lines ever!

- A mid-week trip to Macon, Georgia. The people there are so NICE and have a lovely and distinctive Southern accent. It is an accent I can pick out of a crowd anywhere and have. You are from Macon, aren't you? How did you know?

- Listening to Emmylou Harris's CD "Heartaches and Highways" on the drive, I decide that the song "One of These Days" is my favorite song to sing along to. A little twangy, but I love it. Great ridin' music.*

* Phrase coined by a student DJ on Album 88.

17 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

I have in the past enjoyed the Macon Villages wine, but never been to Macon, GA. Or Macedonia.

I've never been to GA at all. But I think I have a real calling card in you. I might head over and pop in n you later this morning. Sound good? I'll be flying to you on the Bulgarian equivalent of the Concorde. Direct non-stop.

I'll bring the Snickers!

Lynn said...

Come on over! You can do a ride-along on my client calls. You bring the Snickers. We can go to Mr C's for lunch. :)

I've never been to Texas, but have flown over it before.

LL Cool Joe said...

Whenever we travel to the States people always comment and say "Wow you have an accent" and I always want to say back "No, you are the one with the accent!"

Even I can tell the differences in accents as I travel around the States and I'm sure Americans can do the same as they travel around the UK. I still have problems understanding a strong Scottish or Irish accent.

Would the world be a dull place if we all sounded the same?

Lynn said...

Joe -

It would be a dull place indeed if we all sounded the same. The Southern US accent varies so much - I always think about Henry Higgins standing behind a post and listening to theater goers and picking out their accents.

I used to have a more Middle Georgia accent, but have developed a more North Georgia urban accent as an adult. But when I am around my cousins in Macon I sort of lapse back into it. :)

For a remarkable South Georgia accent, check out Paula Deen (celebrity cook) on YouTube. She annoys some people, but I think she is delightful.

G-Man said...

Lynn...This is spooky!
I nearly posted the recipe' for those VERY SAME muffins last week!
I nearly tried making them, I will for sure now...(Last post)

Paula Dean drives me nuts...Y'all!!

Lynn said...

Galen -

That IS spooky! They are so delicious. My niece made the regular large version way. She said they didn't rise well, but were good anyway. The mini-muffins were a perfect mouthful. Let me know how your turn out.

We love our Paula - niece Abby and I even went to a Paula Deen "show" - she seems to be as genuine as she acts.

Cookie said...

That is one of my favorite movie lines too!
But never been to GA.

Lynn said...

Cookie -

I secretly enjoy the movie "Dirty Dancing." I guess the secret is out now. :)

I've never been to Washington state either. My niece Rebecca lives in Portland, Oregon - I hope to visit her at some point. That would be at least the northwest.

Talon said...

Lynn, I can see you twangin' and cruisin'. I made a CD that I use for highway driving. Music just makes a day good.

Accents are so fascinating. My Mom is English so we grew up teasing her and still do. She never lost her accent though she's been in Canada for 57 years. When cousins came to visit us we'd spend hours asking each other to pronounce things just to laugh at each other's accents.

Joe's right - we always think the OTHER person has an accent :)

Lynn said...

Talon -

My nieces and nephews are from very different regions of the US and it is fun to hear them together. Three of them live in the north and the other two live in the Florida panhandle where the southern accent is very southern.

Yes - I agree with you and Joe - everyone else is accented. :)

Riot Kitty said...

It should be "No one puts Baby in *a* corner" - tell them! He actually said he hated that line - funny, because so many people remembered and liked it.

Lynn said...

Good eye, RK!

I did not pick up on that. I will tell them.

Mama Zen said...

That's one of my favorite movie lines, too!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

What ever happened to Baby, I wonder?

Snaggle Tooth said...

I saw Jennifer Grey (Baby) in an interview after his death, where she said they thought they were in the middle of nowhere doing a little film they thought no one would see...

I taped Dirty Dancing off HBO, I think, in the early '80s- n my girls watched that movie n played the cassette music so often, it was the most worn VHS ever in my vast collection-

Patrick Swayze was a great actor n Dancer, n will always hold a place in who I am.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful post !!Lovely !!Unseen Rajasthan

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I'll bet I've watched that movie 50 times. I'm with you on that.

Bharat -

Thank you! I hope you are having a good day.