Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Midnight Rider Returns/"BeBop" Evans

The Presidential Debate, Inmates & Muskrats
By: The Midnight Rider
The Presidential Debate
We watched the 2nd Presidential Debate last night and it was something else. This year is the only time that we have watched a Presidential Debate. While we are not going to endorse a candidate at the moment, we have to say that the Debate last night was interesting. We would have to define it as semi-disorderly. We were very disappointed in the moderators. We expected more out of Anderson Cooper.
But here is a thought. The Debate was almost like WWE Monday Night Raw. So let’s get Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jim Ross to moderate the next one. That will definitely make it interesting.
Jerry “The King” Lawler and Good Ole Jim Ross

Inmates picking up trash in Colbert County
There was an article in this morning’s Times Daily about the Colbert County, Alabama Sheriff’s Department using inmates to pick up trash along the highways and streets. We think this is a great idea. We are sure that paid labor raises that budget of the Colbert County Commission each year. This will help reduce that cost.
The article further stated that non-violent and short time inmates will be used. Whatever the inmate’s crime is, getting some fresh air has to be a relief from a jail cell. Of course, an armed Sheriff’s Deputy will be supervising them.
Good idea Sheriff Frank Williamson.
Spring Park
We visited Spring Park in Tuscumbia last week for an event. This event was held on a bright and sunny afternoon. We looked very hard but did not see the first Muskrat. Maybe they have migrated to Florence and Delbert Park.

Until next time…..
I am and always will be, the Midnight Rider.



Earlier today we linked a Shoals Insider article on the passing of Jimmy "BeBop" Evans, a Shoals drummer. The article stated that Evans was an original member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

Soon after we were contacted by our favorite consultant who informed us this was in error. Evans was a member of Jimmy Johnson's first band formed when both men were at Sheffield High School. Mr. Roger Hawkins, considered by some the finest percussionist of his day, was the original drummer with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.


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