Wednesday, September 3, 2008

10-4, Snowman



Jerry Reed died yesterday. I always enjoyed his antics and lyrics, much as I do (did?) those of George Miller and Del Reeves. I suppose most obits mentioned what most people remember, Reed as Cletus the Snowman to Burt Reynold's Bandit. It was through Reed that I found out what a Gimme Cap was, its derived from a guy who goes to a wall display at a truck stop and tells the cashier "gimme cap." As we fixed up the house on 85th Street before getting the hell out of Dodge, this was 1999, we tore off old wallpaper in the kitchen. Inexplicably, I took the time to write on the old wallpaper the entire lyrics to "Amos Moses" in August of 1971. I must've had a lot of time on my hands that summer. When You're Hot, You're Hot, and all that. Well, I fell into the When You're Not, You're Not part of the equation. I think I shall purchase a gimme cap at a Thornton's tomorrow and eventually toss it into Bubbly Creek. Bring a cassette player with Elvis singing "Guitar Man," Jerry picking with his fingers as the cap hits the water...

4 comments:

HemlockMan said...

Jerry Reed was quite a good actor in the Burt Reynolds film GATOR. He played a gangster named "Bama McCall". He did a fine job in that.

Capcom said...

Aw yeah, that would be a good memorial service. Wish I could join you.

We got a kick out of singing that song "Amos Moses" in high school. :-)

Steve Malley said...

Aw man, I had no idea...

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

To all, he will indeed be missed.RCA put out an Elvis album after his death, GUITAR MAN, which is basically Jerry Reed and a few others in the studio with Elvis voiceovers or whatever they call them.