Night owl chat – The late, great, JJ Cale

JJ Cale, regarded by no less than Eric Clapton as one of the major influences on his music, died this past weekend. In honor of his memory, a few of his performances.

“After Midnight”



With Leon Russell, “Going Down”

“Devil in Disguise”

“Crazy Mama”

This is your bluesy night owl chat.

108 Responses to “Night owl chat – The late, great, JJ Cale”

  1. July 31, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    The sweetness of music into the night…

  2. 7 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 31, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Good evening all. Lord, I have some catching up to do — I’m just about to start 3 threads back… Last banking day of the month is always a bitch!

  3. 9 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Saaaaa-weeeeeeeeeet! Thank you SO much LL!

  4. 10 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  5. 16 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  6. 17 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  7. 20 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    • 21 nathkatun7
      July 31, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      I love this tweet from GOD! It’s so true.

      • 22 Dudette
        July 31, 2013 at 11:55 pm

        Hey nath! Good to see ya! How ya doin’? 🙂

        • 23 nathkatun7
          August 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

          Other than the kinks from the aging reality, I am doing fine Dudette, Thank you so much for asking. I always enjoy your comments and the fabulous music you share, but since I am a late night, early morning, visitor I usually don’t comment as much. I love music. I still wish I was young enough to be able to have the opportunity to party with you. Your knowledge of the different genres of music is absolutely breathtaking!

  8. 25 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:51 pm

  9. 26 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:53 pm

  10. 27 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  11. 28 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    R.I.P Mr. Cale.

    Good night, TODobots. My eyes are not responding to the prop-ups. 😀

    ‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.’ ~Dr. Suess

  12. 30 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  13. 31 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  14. 32 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:46 pm

  15. 33 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  16. 34 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:49 pm

  17. 35 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    • 36 99ts
      August 1, 2013 at 12:46 am

      The widening of the gap is horrifying. (Now it is obvious why the right got rid of unions) When I got my first job (after university) in 1960s the CEO of my company earned 10 times my salary. Today the CEO of that company earns 100 times the basic employee salary. Greed – no other word describes it. No person is worth a salary in the millions of $$ – no-one. In the US the President is the person who most earns his salary. No-one should ever be paid more than the President – no-one else has a job that comes anywhere near his level of responsibility.

      If folks want to earn money through investment, entrepreneurship fine – but when you are simply paid a salary – no way you EVER work harder, or have more responsibility than PBO.

      • 37 arkluvspbo
        August 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        The other day I was talking to a coworker and we were discussing how our company overworks and underpays. (It is a wonderful company that has been around for 50 years, but because it is now a corporation, we — the employees and our customers are getting shafted). They cut corners to give the CEO his big bucks. I said to her how I’m just so sick of the corporate environment and the big CEOs getting all the money, (now this is a woman, mind you, who was complaining about how crappy our pay is)…her automated response was, something to the effect of the union leaders being the greedy ones and her eyes glared at me, it was just a moment, but enough to not want to make a deal about it. What I wanted to say was, “but we’re not even unionized, why would we bring them up?”
        It’s just an automatic response because that’s what Fox has told them. This is an otherwise very bright woman.
        I shouldn’t be surprised though — this is Texas.

  18. 41 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:54 pm

  19. 43 Dudette
    July 31, 2013 at 11:57 pm

  20. 44 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

    • 45 nathkatun7
      August 1, 2013 at 5:26 am

      You know, Dudette, I wish people would seriously study the history of African Americans. They would quickly discover the incredible odds many had to overcome to accomplish impressive successes.

      • 46 LDS
        August 1, 2013 at 8:02 am

        So true, Nathkatun7, so true.
        They are the real meaning of the word “heroes/ sheroes”

      • August 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

        GM nath…

        White Supremacy is a belief system..a complicated one at that…how do you go about breaking thru…oftentimes when you try to challenge that system that person just holds onto it tighter…that belief system has a tendency to define them…it is something that they have clung to all their life….and it has been reinforced by policy…and the dominant culture…

        you have folks like Limbaugh and Hannity spewing Hate and Hate rhetoric every single day…and who challenges it…

        We CHALLENGE it every day of our lives thru organized protests and individual interaction…i fear that this strugle for human dignity…economic and racial equality…is everlasting…

        But so be it!

        The President has waged a battle against these same forces since he won office in 2008…with an untiring spirit…i take solace from him…and say…that I am NO Ways Tired!


        • 48 ericfive
          August 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

          Beautifully stated.

        • 49 arkluvspbo
          August 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          Pretty foot — ditto what Eric said.
          I want to add to it — there WILL come a day when the struggle will not be as difficult. I will assume there will always be conflict and strife, poverty, racism, bigotry, sexism…but I do believe that we are approaching a period of enlightenment, where we will understand each other better, where we WILL live in harmony. I see the future, and it’s good. The GOTPs will be defeated this next mid term, and by the time 2016 rolls around they will be on their way to complete extinction and THAT will be the time when we will finally feel that peace that we’ve been looking forward to — President Obama’s vision, MLK’s vision, JFK’s vision, Abraham Lincoln’s vision.

          I ask everyone to check on YouTube “The Amazing Racist”. I know it sounds horrible, …but you have to suspend your disbelief and see what this guy is doing. We have to be able to laugh at the haters — laugh in their faces because that is what they fear the most.
          Also, I have to wonder if they actors or real people?
          It’s very much like Sascha Baron Cohen.

  21. 50 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Now this is cool.

  22. 51 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

  23. 53 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Elmo’s first lesson kinda sounds like mine, except without the celebrity cellist. 🙂
    This is from 1986. Look at Yo Yo Ma — he looks like a baby in this video.

    • 55 Sandy1110
      August 1, 2013 at 4:47 am

      With the exception of a few states, it looks like the electoral map split for President Obama.

  24. 56 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

  25. 60 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:27 am

  26. 61 idon
    August 1, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I love JJ Cale’ sound amazing. Y’all you have got to see this Chris Hayes segment – seriously. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251318072#post1

  27. 68 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 1, 2013 at 12:46 am

    • 69 arkluvspbo
      August 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      “…should pay attention to legislation such as The National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the president to “assassinate Americans.”

      These bozos are lucky they live in the United States of America, where they have the right to show their ignorance.

  28. 70 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:48 am

  29. 72 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Time for me to roll out… just want to remind you all that YOU are the greatest! Love you!! 🙂


  30. 73 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:56 am

  31. 76 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 12:57 am

  32. 77 Dudette
    August 1, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Good Night Everyone!

    • 84 LDS
      August 1, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Mr. Bobfr, spot on!
      Sick and tired of these idiots. I just heard that they paid for Zimmerman’s legal team. I do not process BS well.
      But if that is true, they are evil and so is their money.

  33. 85 LDS
    August 1, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Ms. Dudette, you bring tears of joy to my eyes. You keep reminding me how precious this thing called “life” is.
    Your parents must have been the best (next to mine, of course) …….your appreciation for beauty in all forms is remarkable.
    “May the path you choose, lead to something memorable and wonderful. Choose well.”

    Excellent positive words to wake up to……..so glad we chose President Barack Obama to be our President.

    • 86 Dudette
      August 2, 2013 at 6:14 am

      Okay, that made tears squirt out of MY eyes. Thank you so much LDS!
      I did kinda hit the jackpot in the parent-department. 🙂
      I’m immensely grateful for them. I count them, this great country, our great President, and my TOD family among many blessings!

  34. 87 lisalovesobama
    August 1, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Been out of commission for almost a week with some weird flu/cold mixture. But imagine my surprise at being woken from my Walgreens knockoff Vicks/ NyQuil Multisymptom cold and flu relief stupor, by the loud clanging of my phone’s breaking news app, telling me that Rusian gave Snowdirt asylum…………..yeah. 🙄

  35. 88 LDS
    August 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Good morning, Lisa. Does that mean they will keep him forever?
    Well, good. Pass the Vicks/NyQuil. I’ll drink to that.
    I have a better solution: flush his ass down the toilet in the bathroom he has called home with all the other crap. What a waste!

  36. 89 57andfemale
    August 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • 90 99ts
      August 1, 2013 at 8:54 am

      He will learn what government surveillance/repression is truly about – he will also find the lifestyle rather different to that of a well paid computer analyst in the US. Sad what he was talked into doing – he will suffer the most from his actions.

      • August 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

        Right as rain. He would have been better off staying at the airport terminal or just surrendering but as is being proven he’s too much of a coward for that. Emo’s trying to pretend he’s a hero when anyone with eyes and common sense can see he’s running like a scared dog.

  37. 92 LDS
    August 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

    P.S. I hope you feel better. Have you seen a doctor for that to make sure it is not pneumonia?
    My brother-in-law just got over that and did not know he had it. Please check it out.

  38. 94 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Morning! Happy August! Here’s some very cool science stuff for your early morning read:)


    It’s official. NASA is investing in warp speed research:

    NASA has invested $50,000 in equipment for “warp speed” research that would allow space travel faster than the speed of light. The research remains in the science phase and is unlikely to produce a practical application in the near future, but the team’s intention is to get the ball rolling.

    Buckle up!

    • 95 LDS
      August 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Can’t wait to send the repugs, tea party, emoprogs out to oblivion!
      Hurry up and obey this done!
      Tired of their evil asses….

  39. 96 99ts
    August 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Sometimes the law is truly crazy – Castro sentencing – the judge spent 10 minutes going through what Castro will have to do when/if he is released from jail. He will NEVER be released from jail & the judge well knows that.

  40. 97 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 9:36 am


    Jobless claims plunge to lowest in six years

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the lowest level since January 2008, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported.

    Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to rise to 345,000 last week.

    • 98 99ts
      August 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

      GM df – imagine if the governments (state, local) were doing their job (or in the case of the Fed – allowed to do their job) – the figures would be so much better. The only thing left for the GOP is to attack govt employment – everything else they have tried has failed.

      • 99 desertflower
        August 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

        Morning to YOU, 99:) How’s things in your part of the world today? I know…imagine. I try to imagine everyday….so much good would be going on right now, it would amaze and transform, not just the US, but the world. We have one more chance to make that happen in the midterms….we NEED to make this happen!

        • 100 99ts
          August 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

          I am slightly distraught about our politics – don’t like the new PM at all – and the opposition is worse. Our state government is GOP Inc., $ is falling in value & I believe it could all be better – but then I see PBO facing all they throw at him & STILL your employment grows – so while he is your President – there is hope and good thoughts. Enjoy your day

  41. 101 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 9:43 am

    More EXCELLENT news!!

    Mitch McConnell Loses Control
    First Read: “A month ago, McConnell had a strong command over his Senate GOP conference; a month ago, he had no general-election challenger; and a month ago, he had no GOP primary. Now everything has fallen apart for the GOP leader. And the one thing his team had been trying to avoid — a primary challenge — has now become a reality. He’s in a big political bind: McConnell has a Republican conference that now regularly breaks with him on enough things that it only energizes some of the conservative skeptics who have been trying to go after McConnell for years. We’re guessing there’s no one that might be looking less forward to the August recess and the coming fall budget battles than Mitch McConnell.”

    Of course, there’s also that new poll that shows him losing to Democratic challenger Alison Lundergran Grimes.

    Karma is a wonderful thing:)

  42. 104 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Over on the House side…………………….


    Top Republicans halted debate on the House’s version of a bill to fund the Departments of Transportation and House and Urban Development “once they realized it had no chance of passage,” Roll Call reports.

    “The bill foundered not only because a couple dozen conservative Republicans thought it would spend too much, but also because a small but pivotal number of Republican moderates had joined virtually all the Democrats viewing the depth of the proposed cuts as too deep.”

    First Read: “We’ve made this point before, and we’ll make it again: Congressional Republicans aren’t on the same page right now on, well, ANYTHING… And if they can’t pass this bill, it’s hard to imagine how they can pass any kind of legislation relating to funding the government, which only strengthens the White House’s hand in the upcoming fiscal fights.”

  43. 105 JER
    August 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

  44. 108 desertflower
    August 1, 2013 at 9:58 am


    Man At Michigan Movie Theater Had Body Armor, Gun, Fake CIA Badge

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