Saturday, February 18, 2012

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY II


SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY II








OLD MAN GROWS DARKER, BEFORE THE DAWN......
AND NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP.........





I AM A LINEMAN FOR THE COUNTY.........
AND I RIDE THE MAIN ROAD.......

 SEARCHIN' IN THE SUN FOR ANOTHER OVERLOAD......

 (BASIC CABLE)

 I HEAR YOU SINGING IN THE WIRE....
 I CAN HEAR YOU THRU THE WHINE


AND THE WICHITA LINEMAN, IS STILL ON THE LINE....


 I know I need a small vacation.
But it don't look like rain.
And if it snows that stretch down south,
won't ever stand the strain.
And I need you more than want you.

AND I WANT YOU FOR ALL TIME,
AND THAT WICHITA LINEMAN,
IS STILL ON THE LINE.........





WICHITA LINEMAN
BY GLENN CAMPBELL
LYRICS: JIMMY WEBB
PICS: JOHN McELVEEN

LOVE YOU ALL


JMc

38 comments:

  1. Great shadow shots to go with the words! Haven't heard that one in a long time! It was good to see Campbell on the Awards show on TV earlier. Can't be fun for someone like him to have Alzheimers -- well, for that matter, it can't be fun for anyone! Have a great weekend, John!

    Sylvia

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  2. Sylvia- I was fortunate enough to meet him and have him play about 5 feet from me. I hate Alzheimer's, but he is fighting a good fight!

    Have a great week my friend,

    John

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  3. I love the fun and adventure in your shadow shots-that last one really nails it!

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  4. I like your unique way to create your pictures/posts! Can't wait what surprises us next weekend...
    Have a good week ahead!

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  5. What are you going to do when the sun don't shine? Great shots!

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  6. Now I'll have the song stuck in my head for the rest of the evening! Never mind, the shadow shots are excellent!!

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  7. so much fun...thank you for your kind comment on my post.

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  8. The singer Mr. Campbell has such a rich voice, the lyrics of Jim Webb weaving a rich tapestry. The loneliness of working pole to pole is what the song says. Happily, your linesman duties on the ground are fun instead...

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  9. Paula- Thanks soooo much!!

    John

    sage-- I don't know- but we are fixin to get nailed with rain--but boy do we need it!

    J


    frayed-- Thanks----feel free to hum along!! ;-)

    J



    Laura-- You are very welcome! Have a good weekend!

    J



    Ralph- The loneliness stuck me too. But I am safe and sound on the ground! Thanks for the visit!

    J

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  10. What a fun series of images for SSS, I found myself singing along with your photos..

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  11. I always liked that song and you illustrate it perfectly with your shadow shots.

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  12. The games shadow people play! Love the lyrics fragmented by complementing photos! A fascinating post!

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  13. I haven't heard that song in a long time! I'm sure I'll be hearing it in my head for the rest of the evening.

    Gee, you are almost as tall as that telephone pole! tee hee

    Like Ralph (my hubby) I also feel the sadness and loneliness of the song.

    Happy shadow seeking this week, John!

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  14. I'm not much into country music, but I do love Glen Campbell AND that song! Great series of pix, John!!

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  15. You are always creative John!

    Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

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  16. Before I saw that last comment (promise!) I was going to say you have a lot of creativity. Wish my mind worked like that. You find art everywhere.

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  17. John you are one crazy character!
    I always have a laugh when I see your posts .. keep up the good work and keep me laughing ? LOL
    Thanks !
    Joy : )
    PS .. great crisp shadows and fuzzy old man ! wink wink

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  18. Spooky - I can imagine some of these advertising one of those slasher horror films ...... you know the ones I mean, man goes mad, murdering teenagers in a secluded area.

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  19. Jimmy Webb sure is a prolific lyricist. I wikied him and was surprised by all the hit songs he has penned. Your Shadow Shots are very clever this week. I shared them with my hubby who has worked for a utility company for almost 40 years now...He was a groundman to the linemen when he first started with the company! Happy SSS & blessings!!

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  20. Very great shows post. That is a nice tribute to Glenn Campbell. I am sure he would be pleased.

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  21. Tatjana-- Thanks as always and please have a wonderful photo-filled week!

    Regards,

    J


    Sivinden- Thanks so much!!!

    J


    nana_ang_poppaphil- SING AWAY!!! It's still stuck in my "HAIR" as my 4 y/o niece used to say!!!!!

    J


    Lynn- It is indeed a classic isn't it? He is a very nice man to boot!


    J



    Carletta- Thanks my friend! I had fun with these!

    Blessings!

    John



    Gemma- You are just so sweet--Thanks as always for your support, and encouragement!

    J


    Patti--what a wonderful comment--I can see working alone, pole after pole just thinking about someone--BTW- I was on stilts!--NOT!

    John


    Tina´s PicStory- Tina--Thanks so much as always for your visit!
    Have a great week!

    J


    Kelly- Thanks my friend--I was going to do a lot of pole dancing jokes, but...... LOL

    Thanks my friend!


    J



    Rose--You are too sweet! Thanks- and I'm having trouble leaving comments on some Blogs. Do I need to sign up for those? I thought I had!

    Regards,

    John



    RK--I totally believe you--(cough, cough-BS) no seriously--we think alike in so many ways--you too have that "KIND OF MIND", and you keep me in stitches!

    Thanks for your friendship gal!

    J



    CanadianGardenJoy- I promise I will do my best just for YOU! Thanks so much for the positive feedback! You don't know how much it;'s appreciated. If I can make one person smile--I've WON!!!

    Regards,

    John


    Tracy- I am watching you through your kitchen window from a Pole down the street! Too late--I'm gone! LOL- Thanks so much for that awesome complement--now have a SAFE and FEARLESS--ahhhhhhhhhhh......kjleflwhooqg;b



    Cassie-- what an awesome compliment--My Step-Dad was a Lineman!! That was one hard working crew and most people take electricity for granted. Tell hubby thanks!!!

    And Blessings to you both this week!

    John



    LV-- He is a very nice man! I was fortunate to sit very near him at a Dave Thomas (Wendy's Founder-Charity Golf event in Cola SC, with just him and his Guitar and about 45 people for 2 hours. It was heaven!! And I didn't even know he was gonna be there!

    Thanks very much!

    John

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  22. I like the creativity you display in both imagery and prose.

    Your shadows are wonderful captures of humor and contrasts.

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  23. jewacious- what an awesome compliment! Thanks so much. This has made my rainy, wet, yucky day here in SC!

    Thank You!

    John

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  24. I cannot believe that your mom is in Burnesvillle. I cannot begin to count up all the times we went there over the 18 years in Asheville.
    It certainly is a small world. I really enjoyed this post of your shadows to Wichita Lineman. You really did one fab hob with it. I can’t believe it but we are actually getting our first real snow. Sadly the roads and ground had a 65 degree day yesterday so it is not sticking. T’is a different story in the trees. Please oh please let it keep snowing so I do not have to go keep the cellblock tomorrow.genie

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  25. fantastic!
    this would be awesome as a video
    or a slideshow to the song
    I loved it

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  26. Genie--Hope ya get a Snow Day!!! Thanks for the visit--I talked to Mom earlier today and it was just a wetish drizzle!

    J


    Kerri,

    Dianne

    & Rambling Round- Thanks so much guys!! I appreciate the support!

    Have a great upcoming week!

    John

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  27. ah...who doesn't like them some glenn campbell. nice shadows john.

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  28. Wow, these are fantastic shadows!

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  29. sarayutouched-- Amen to that & Thank you very much! ---it is a shame he is Fighting Alzheimer's, but is still singing and raising money to fight it!

    Have a blessed week!

    J


    Eden- What a nice comment- thanks so much!

    John

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  30. Great post, both words and photos.

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  31. Yes, interesting. I love this great game of shadows. Greetings and happy week.

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  32. A really great song, made even greater by Glenn Campbell. So sad to hear that he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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Incredibly smart relies: