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07/09/2004: I'd never expect.....

to get geek-type news from a website like Thursday Night Fever, which is what I've been using as a substitute for a real live social life lately, but this post interested me immensely: Nashville News from The Tennesseean

Evidently, Conway Twitty--eleven years dead--has recorded a new single, recently written by Anita Cockerham [sic The original article gives her last name as "Cochran", but check the comments for the explanation]. Engineers have figured out how to break down old recordings, separate out syllables, and then splice them together into new words, thus allowing Conway Twitty to sing entirely new songs. Horrible. But, at least the world gets to finally hear Conway and Ms. Cockerham sing together.
I'll second the "horrible", though as a geek the process intrigues me. If you want the gory details, you can find them here: Twitty 'duet' touching or tacky? As motivation to click through the link (at least motivation if you are, like me, male with a normal hormonal balance), The Tenneseean's article includes a picture of Ms. Cochran, who is definitely extremely easy on the eyes.... Underneath the picture we have the caption:
Anita Cochran said she would never have used Twitty's voice in her record without his family's approval.
Damn straight, Ms. C.; if I remember some of what I learned in torts class first year of law school correctly, had you used Twitty's voice without the family's permission you'd be on the receiving end of one dandy lawsuit soon.....

As long as I'm mentioning TNF, I am happy (being a native of St. Louis) to note that the proprietors of TNF seem to love St. Louis almost as much as I do. Wish I could help them out with the name of "the world's greatest bar", but unfortunately even when I was still living in St. Louis (as recently as April 11, 2001 or so) I wasn't doing the bar scene often enough, and when I did I was into a slightly different bar aesthetic than Captain T. and Roboto. Still, I eagerly await their promised update, when we learn the name (or so I read this post) of "the world's greatest bar".

I also second their endorsement of "the throwed roll restaurant", though I'll point out that the actual name of the place is "Lambert's Cafe". Good, hearty food, huge portions, they'll give you even more if you ask, and best of all only about a two hour drive north o'Memphis, so if you locals are itchy for a Sunday afternoon drive topped off by lunch or dinner, it's eminently doable. Check it out.

Len on 07.09.04 @ 10:34 AM CST


Replies: 3 comments

on Friday, July 9th, 2004 at 11:17 AM CST, Roboto said

Cochran's real name is Cockerham. No lewdness there, just that I had to deal with her in real life a few years ago, disliked her, and thought it was appropriate to post her actual name. No good reason.

on Friday, July 9th, 2004 at 11:20 AM CST, Roboto said

I will most definitely update you on that bar. It's become mythic in our eyes, because we had such a good time there.

We were shocked by The Lambert's secret. They always ask, "Hey, you want some more?" and the Captain finally said "sure." So what happens next? They bring him a whole new plate of food. It was shocking. Don't tell anyone.

on Friday, July 9th, 2004 at 11:39 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

AACK... sorry for fat fingering "Roboto" (since my middle name is "Robert" it's probably a brain fart; I'll fix that pronto). Thanks for the explanation of "Cockerham", which counts as an in-joke of sorts. And do let me know about the bar; I'm now curious if it's someplace that I may have been back in my dissolute youth, or is it a recent addition to the STL bar scene since I migrated to Memphis.

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