Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Jerry Clower- Big Fish

Part of the catch and release program.

What made Jerry Clower funny? It's force of personality, not jokes, that made him a beloved Red State comedian. And while this is the first time I've posted a purely spoken word piece, it's not entirely random. Focus on Clower's musical cadence. I've heard several preachers use variations of this gag in their sermons. Just as Clowers' rhythm may be church-based, his Southern sensibility is part of the same culture that produced Elvis, Hank and Lynyrd Skynyrd. A complete understanding of the music and lives of these artists isn't possible without an appreciation of the likes of Clower.

I had intended to purchase the new Notorious B.I.G. release yesterday, but when I had it in my hands it just didn't feel right. The inclusion of so many "guest" vocalists alarmed me.

Kansas City Click: The Taking Back Sunday/Underoath/Armor For Sleep show at the Uptown appears to be sold out. So why not head down to El Torreon, where four bands of the same ilk are playing. Chances are pretty decent that a few members of the "star" tour will also be at El Torreon to check out Autumn Offering.


Casey said...

I was not familiar with Jerry Clower. Thanks for the sample. Quite a delivery he has. In fact...It is ALL about delivery. Powerful lesson to be learned.

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for stopping by, Casey. I dig that hostage-style photo of you with Freedy at your site.

Bill k said...

Jerry Clower was my favorite comedian. Yes, he had great delivery. But he was also genuine. I got to see him in Tulsa many moons ago and hope to never forget the experience. I miss him!