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Monday, 2001 January 15 : Volume 4, Number 2

What We Got Here

The World's Greatest CONVOY Movie Site Is Back Online; And Furthermore... follow-ups on past items; grab a bite at Al's Café, the New Exhibit In The Museum; time is almost up, if you want one of The Official Fan Club Membership Cards; or maybe you'd like some Commercial McCall?; for the obsessive fan, we're Making a List, Checking It Twice; and the road trip never ends in the Song A’ Th’ Week, "I've Trucked All Over This Land".


CONVOY Movie Site Is Back Online

CONVOY the motion picture The World's Greatest CONVOY Movie Web Site, produced by the World's Greatest CONVOY Fan, David Frederick, is back online at a new host, and looking a lot better than the old site. You'll find scenes from the movie, promotional posters, character biographies and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

This is a very graphics-intensive site, so be prepared for slow page loading. If you're lucky enough to have a high-speed connection ('My kingdom for DSL!', he cried), the experience is much better.

David has also started a petition to lobby the owners of the film — United Artists, maybe; but with the mergers and acquisitions in Hollywood, AOL Time Warner probably owns it by now — for a USA release on DVD. Pioneer released the movie on DVD last year, but only in Japan, and only in Japanese.

To sign the petition, follow the link from David's site, or go directly to PetitionOnline.


And Furthermore...

Follow-ups on past items of interest...

Last issue, we told you of an addition to our lyrics section of 'Truckers' by Corky and the Juice Pigs. But the album on which the song appears, the eponymous Corky and the Juice Pigs, is out-of-print. Thanks to Alan Chafin, we now have an MP3 audio file of the song available from our FTP site.

• We also mentioned Annemiek Wilson and her CD 'Changes'. Just for your information, her first name is pronounced 'Anna-meek'.

• 'Country-Roundup' is broadcast on Adelaide's Coast FM 88.5, but it's not yet available on the Web. Maybe, in a few months.


New Exhibit In The Museum

From Alan Chafin comes a new addition to the Museum: a promotional CD-single of "Comin' Back For More", and a menu for Al's Café. Click on the pictures for the large versions, and see the exhibit for more information.

'Comin' Back For More', the CD-single
The CD-single

The outside of the menu
The outside of the menu

The inside of the menu
The inside of the menu


The Official Fan Club Membership Cards

You may have noticed on some of the original C.W. McCall LPs that there was a membership offer for the C.W. McCall International Fan Club. About a month ago, we made an offer to the members of the Other Wild Places list in which they could acquire one of the original membership cards in exchange for a donation to the Boy Scouts of America, the favorite charity of Bill Fries. Well, the period of exclusivity is up for that offer, and to the thirteen people who expressed an interest in the cards, you'll be receiving instructions this week on where to send your donation.

C.W. McCall International Fan Club

As for the remainder of you at-large C.W. fans, here's your chance to own a small piece of history. The rules: (1) One card per person; (2) The cost is US$10.00, which will be donated to the Boy Scouts of America (we're paying for the postage).

There are sixteen cards which have not been claimed. If you are interested in obtaining a card, send your request to card@techren.net. First come, first served, until they're gone.


Commercial McCall

We're still gauging interest in a videotape of one of the original Old Home Bread commercials. The cost for the tape will be about US$5.00, not including our cost for acquiring the tape itself. We don't have any new information on the exact commercial, but we'll pass that along when we get it.

If you're interested in purchasing a tape, send a message to tape@techren.net. If you've already sent a message, don't worry, because we know who you are.


Convoy 2000 T-Shirts

Alan Chafin still has a few Convoy 2000 t-shirts for sale. Inquire about their availability from augustprty@aol.com.

These shirts may become collectors' items. Don't laugh; look at the stuff that you can find for sale on eBay. And if you buy a Convoy 2000 t-shirt, then you'll have the entire collection!


Making a List, Checking It Twice

We've also added a new page to the Old Home Look-It-Up An' Keep On A-Clickin' Library: a concordance of place names, people, and a few other items that appear in the songs of C.W. McCall, with references to the songs in which the terms appear.

The Concordance is a work in progress. So far, we've included only references to the songs of the album Wolf Creek Pass. The contents will be expanded in the future.


Song A’ Th’ Week

I've Trucked All Over This Land
(Bill Fries, Chip Davis)
From the album Wolf Creek Pass

[Clap your hands and stomp your feet.]

Well, I've walked the line on 89
In the Arizona sun
I've chased the moon and I've caught a star
On U.S. one-oh-one
I've seen the sights from the Northern Lights
To the bend in the Rio Grande
I've took in a lot of this U.S.A.
'Cause I've trucked all over this land

[Start the banjo pickin'.]

Well, I've changed a tire by the light of a fire
On the rock-bound coast of Maine
I've shoveled snow up in Idaho
Been stuck on the Kansas plains
I've been to the end of the world and back
With a wheel and a stick in my hands
I've passed the test and I've done my best
I've trucked all over this land

[Chorus]
I've trucked all over this land
From Maine to the Rio Grande
I've paid the price of a truckin' life
But I've trucked all over this land

[Lots of banjo pickin' here.]

I've heard the wail of a gallopin' gale
On the road to the Florida Keys

I've felt the roar of a thunderstorm
On the Oklahoma seas
I've set my sail on the Oregon Trail
I've camped in a redwood stand
I've loved the best and I've hated the rest
But I've trucked all over this land

[Chorus]
I've trucked all over this land
From Maine to the Rio Grande
I've paid the price of a truckin' life
But I've trucked all over this land

[More banjo pickin' here.]

I've said a prayer as I climbed the stairs
On the Rocky Mountain side
I've learned the words and I've sung my song
And I've travelled far and wide
I've fought the fight and I've done all right
For the likes of a wanderin' man
I've paid the price of a truckin' life
But I've trucked all over this land

[Chorus]
Well, I've trucked all over this land
From Maine to the Rio Grande
I've paid the price of a truckin' life
But I've trucked all over this land
Yeah I've trucked all over this land
From Maine to the Rio Grande
I've paid the price of a truckin' life
But I've trucked all over this land


The Legend-News is Copyright 2001 TechRen Enterprises, a wholly-fictitious entity with dreams of world domination. Thanks to Bill Fries and Chip Davis for the words and music.