Friday, July 23, 2010

55 - Hi Doug

So I'll . . . Cherish the Old Rugged Cross

The first part sung, the last spoken with a deep, passionate vigor, almost holding back tears from the truth he speaks.  I listened through college to an old man sing old songs with a new heart, half spoken, half harmonic.

Shatner's got nothing on you Doug.

This is a tribute to Doug Oldham, a man who was passionate with his voice, singing and talking through every song I ever heard from him.  Through college he was a consistent guest at every large event.  Fun to imitate, he will be missed.

Tell a story in 55 words. Give it a try or just read more, go see g-man.

10 comments:

  1. smiles. nice tribute austin...gave me smiles.

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  2. It's only your body that gets old...My 55 here

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  3. Nice. You and I took similar routes into the past this week.

    I’m up here.

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  4. Well said... there are few things more powerful than the spoken/sung words of an old man with a new heart.

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  5. Shatners got nothing on anyone. *ducking and running for cover.*

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  6. Tribute in 55 way... Good one.
    Mine here

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  7. What a fine tribute to a fine man.
    Most excellent 55 My Friend..
    Thank You for this fine contribution,
    And please have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  8. nice words for an unforgotten man - good one

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  9. Nice. My Dad use to love to sing that song and it always makes me think of him.

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  10. Oh, I haven't heard him sing in decades! Nobody had a voice like him. The King Is Coming is the song that comes to my mind first.

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