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Monday, 2000 February 14 : Volume 3, Number 6

So Solly, Lubba Duck
The Good News: Pioneer is releasing The Motion Picture "Convoy" on DVD. The Bad News: they're only releasing it in Japan.

According to their Japan web site, the disc will be released on 25 February, at a cost of ¥3800; that's about US$35.00. I'd tell you more, but those two bits of information are the only items that I can understand on a Japanese-language page.

Grumble, grumble...


Didja Know?
Citizens Band radio was introduced in 1947 as a way for truckers to be informed of open gasoline (okay, diesel) filling stations. Back in '47, the 24-hour fuel stop hadn't been invented.


Convoy 2000
Still looking for something to do during the week of June 6th? There's a short jaunt across the U.S.A. being organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the song "Convoy". You can find more information on the Convoy 2000 Information Page; or write to augustprty@aol.com.

I'm planning to go. It's a great excuse to buy a new Jeep. :)


Surfin' With The Rubber Duck
Today's search term is "convoy 2000". There are strange and wonderful sites out there...


Song A’ Th’ Week
It's Leftover Truck Songs Month at the Legend-News!

The road is dark and you've been drivin' for too many hours. But you've gotta keep movin' 'cause you're late.

Night Rider

(Bill Fries, Chip Davis)
From the album Wolf Creek Pass


[A ghostly chorus]
Night rider

Well, a-truckin' on the night line, quarter past five
Tryin' to get my rig an' me to 'Frisco alive
Fog lights up tight, a-givin' me the creeps
Just a Winnemucca trucka with a load a' black sheep

[A ghostly chorus]
Night rider

I got a belly full a' jelly and head full a' pain
Bennies spinnin' spider webs, a-messin' my brain
Tryin' ta get myself together with a shot a' black C
What I really oughta get me is an hour a' Zs

[Chorus, but not ghostly]
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights, 'til you've gone blind

Well, Alabammy Mammy got a spell on my life
Kansas City Kitty cut my heart out tonight
I lost a C-note in Reno off a' Keno and craps
And now Smokey's on the overpass a-settin' his traps
White lines laser burnin' holes in my eyes
Feel like I'm hypnotized, think I'm gonna die
Interstate 80, gonna get me no sleep
Just a-winkin' and a-blinkin' with a stinkin' load a' sheep

[Chorus]
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights, 'til you've gone blind

[A ghostly chorus]
Night rider

[Ghostly, but it's not the chorus]
Ba ba black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sah, yes sah, three bags full
One for my master, and one for my dame
And one for Jimmy Bowen who lives in L.A.

[Chorus]
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind (yeah)
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind

[Psychotic cackling here. He's losin' it.]

Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind

[Fade out]
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind
Night Rider, Night Rider, losin' your mind
Look at those lights 'til you think you've gone blind


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