Friday, May 18, 2012

Keep Me Posted

As you may have noticed, the first three Midnight Rambles featured songs from the very earliest part of Knees' career. I plan to do the songs in the order in which they were written. This way you can see the progression from rank amateur to seasoned professional to jaded slugabed -- and beyond!

It's going to be a long and arduous 60 nights with some ecstatic peaks and a few godawful valleys, but at the end of the journey you'll have the complete Knees Calhoon songbook and I will know that somewhere in the cloud the whiney voice of Knees Calhoon will warble on long after I have been deleted from the Recycle Bin.

I just added the live version of this song by the Mighty Calhoon Brothers. I'm pretty sure this was the only time we ever played the song.

Written: White Rocks Dorm, NMSU, Las Cruces NM, fall 1965
Recorded: Shreveport LA, 1989
Remixed: Vancleave MS, 2012

Knees’ first C&W song. He didn’t really like this kind of music in 1965 but figured if he played it, he might as well write it. At the time he had sworn to always have the word “Mojo” in every one of his songs but fortunately, he dropped this particular quirk after this song. Harry Batchelor, the other guitar picker in the Torques, thought the line “doncha get in nobody’s car” was deliciously ominous.

Keep me posted baby
On where you goin to
Keep me posted baby
On everything you say and do
No I don’t trust ya baby no not one bit
Cuz I happen to know that you’re not worth it
So keep me posted baby
An I might keep lovin you.

Keep me posted baby
Let me know just where you are
Keep me posted baby
Doncha get in nobody’s car
Well you might fool me baby for a little while
But it won’t be long befo I find out chile
So keep me posted baby
An I might forget you’re such a liar.

Yeah keep me posted if you want yo man
Yeah keep me posted I want no Mojo hand.


(Sometime in the late 70s at the Las Cruces Inn, Las Cruces NM)

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