Sunday, January 30, 2011

oh lord, won't ya buy me a new western star......



a couple of friends on facebook are always posting first lines or verses to songs on their status and most of the time, other friends will fill in the rest of the tune.....some of them are fresh and modern....others take you on a trip down memory lane........tonite my friend, jody's status was the janis joplin hit.....oh lord, won't you buy me a mercedez benz........took me straight back to the mid america truck show in louisville, ky......1999, i think....or maybe 98.......


western star's booth was doing a promotion and giving away free prizes and perhaps even a chance to be featured in an ad campaign....and all you had to do was get up on stage and give them a slogan idea, sing a song or act something out...........


well, always having prided myself on being a quick thinker on my feet.....and never having been particularily shy.....and aided by enormous prodding, coaching and even a little double-dog-daring from the bunch i was with.....i found myself on stage......and this was my contribution.....




oh lord, won't ya buy me a new western star

my friends all drive volvo's

i need a new large car

worked hard all my lifetime

drove near and drove far

oh lord, won't you buy me

a new western star.......


well, i did get a hat...a couple of them....and a t-shirt.....but no recording contract....not even a discount on a new star.........

3 comments:

Lipstick Trucker said...

Well done!

Bud Jenkins said...

Hey Ruthann, I found your blog through a link on The Daily Rant. I got a kick out of your post about another mouth to feed. I'm driving an 04 Classic XL now and looking to buy a new truck this year - looks like DEF is here to stay anyway you go lol. I've heard a lot of good reports about the Cascadia, and I see a lot of them on the road, but I still love the look of the Classic, which they no longer make of course! Given your druthers, would you trade in your Cascadia for a Coronado?

Plum Trucker said...

I think you would have made Janis proud :)