Wednesday, August 22, 2007

2 Years of Ass Whuppin

Two years to the day I started this blog with the following:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': August 2005:
"First Post This will be all things political, ridiculous, Drive-by Truckerish, Crimson Tide footballable, and whatever the hell else I decide to do with it."

A year later I posted this:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': 12 Months of Ass Whuppin':
"It all started with a trip to Palau. From there it became a forum for me to discuss politics, religion, music and most importantly The Drive-by Truckers. And for someone with a short attention span it has been an almost daily committment and ,well, I'm kinda proud of that."

Thanks to everyone who has visited (almost 18,000 unique individuals since November, 2005).

Another year has past and I'm still here and a lot more of y'all have stopped by (an additional 43,000 unique visitors since this time last year). I appreciate all y'all and the comments, emails and mailbox goodies y'all send.

I continue to meet some incredibly cool folks because of AAW and that makes every moment I work on this blog worth it.

The past year has been a great one in which I've gotten to do some very cool things in relation to this blog.

I got to go to Cooley's surprise birthday party where I met The Drams for the first time:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT Week in Review - 9/15:

"43 hours of consciousness that included 4 4 hours of airplane stasis (doesn't count as sleep) and 13 hours of Rock and Roll fantasy camp was the result of a whirlwind trip to Birmingham, Al last Saturday night for Mike Cooley's surprise birthday party."

Posted another DBT Lyrics tour...

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT Lyrics Tour - Metropolitan Buttholeville or.....

Bought a new camera and got to photograph some amazing concerts by DBT...

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT WIR - Shut up and Get on the Plane

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT Alabama Theatre 11/25/06

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT @ The Alabama Theater Part 2

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Dirt Underneath SF Preview

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT TDU - Great American Music Hall - SF - Night 1

Alabama Ass Whuppin': DBT TDU - Great American Music Hall - SF - Night 2

...and The Drams...

Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Drams in San Luis Obispo Part I:
"The car was rented (Impala, baby) the Canon SLR battery charged, fresh panties packed in a little ol' overnight bag... It was 230 miles to San Luis Obispo, we had a full tank of gas, Richard Pryor CD, it was over-cast, and we were wearing sunglasses. We were going to see The Drams and we were happy."
Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Drams in San Francisco Pt II

...and Jason Isbell....

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Sirens of the Ditch CD Release Show - 7/7/07

Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Opening Acts - Sirens CD Release Party

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - SF, CA 8/4/07 Pt. 1

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - SF, CA 8/4/07 Pt. 2

... and an Eddie Hinton Documentary and tribute concert...

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Eddie Hinton - Dangerous Highway

Got to work with MaddyC on an interview with Patterson and Cooley...

YouTube - DBT Interview by MaddyC - Mobile, AL 4/21/07

Got to email with an author of one of my favorite reads of the year:

Drive Like Hell

My good damn friend and world traveler David Shipper contributed a couple of stellar posts:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Boat Loads in Palau

Alabama Ass Whuppin': I'm Turning Japanese.....

I followed Stephen Colbert as he did a couple of segments from Colbert County, Al:

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Colbert County Values

Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Perfect Holiday Gift:

"Night 2 of the Colbert Report in Colbert County aired last night. They've done a great job with the skit. You know how skittish we Southerners are about being made fun of. C.R. has struck a perfect balance so far and the community in Tuscumbia has really let their sense of humor shine."

I participated in our Democracy on a daily basis and watch some sanity return to our government.

I also learned that a lot of work is still to be done...

Alabama Ass Whuppin': The Terrorist Have Won - Woo-Hoo!:

"Three cheers for the Terrorist! Way to get out there and vote my fellow Terrorist. Let's kick open those borders and legalize gay abortions! Woo-hoo!!! Party time!!!! Stephen Colbert, when he bitterly called the House for the Dems last night, said 'We should just give the country back the goddamn Indians'. And then this jewel, 'We were this close (thumb and forefinger held inches apart) to Jesus coming back'. It really has to be a rough day for the kool aide drinking Republicans. Let's take a look at some of the responses on a popular conservative posting board:"

Finally, I lost my granddad, a man I miss sorely

Alabama Ass Whuppin': Billy Neal Haddock - 1924-2007

These are just a hand full of the events I documented on this blog.

Keep on coming back because there could be some interesting changes occurring in the near future.

You never know what another year might bring.

Cheers to all y'all that come by. I really do appreciate every single one of you.




Anonymous said...

JPW---Thanks for another year of feisty intelligence, and for the laughs....

AAW said...

Thanks, Davy!