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Knowing Salmon from Shinola #7880509
06/08/23 02:51 PM
06/08/23 02:51 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Gulo Offline OP
"On The Other Hand"
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Perhaps it's illusion, but I'd guess confusion
Over names of the myriad kinds
That inhabit the sea and the rivers near me
It's tough keeping straight in our minds.

There's those that think the right name is pink
But I get nervous; all jumpy
When I sit and I wish that this slimy fish
Would always be called just a humpy.

There's sockeye too, that when you're new
And don't realize what you've said.
That the sourdough's and us that knows
Simply call the fish a red.

And Oh! The chum, the handsome one
That fights like a veritable log
Should rightly be called by us less enthralled
By the more fitting name of dog.

The mighty chinook we all like to hook.
Now there's a worthwhile thing
That when cooked up to eat is a genuine treat
That should rightly be called the king.

My favorite though, some call coho.
Now there's some real game.
Them things'll bite, then put up a fight
But silver's the real name.

So if you're allowed to join the right crowd
Removed from those crunching granola
You'll keep this in sight, and name the fish right,
Only then you'll know fish from Shinola.

Jack


Re: Knowing Salmon from Shinola [Re: Gulo] #7880511
06/08/23 02:53 PM
06/08/23 02:53 PM
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grin grin Love it, Jack. I understand this, too . wink

Ain't no granola, Subaru drivin , Birkenstock wearin gal here wink

Re: Knowing Salmon from Shinola [Re: Gulo] #7880518
06/08/23 03:06 PM
06/08/23 03:06 PM
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McGrath, AK
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
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LOL ! That's great Jack ........but I think you misspelled FISH in the last line laugh

It reminds me of that dream I had years ago of sitting around a Tman campfire and someone asked me to do a rap song. grin

Perhaps I told you that story !

Thanks for the grins.


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Re: Knowing Salmon from Shinola [Re: Gulo] #7895035
06/28/23 05:53 PM
06/28/23 05:53 PM
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white17 -

Come on out with it. I wanna hear a white17 rap song!!! (or at least read the words).


Re: Knowing Salmon from Shinola [Re: Gulo] #7895757
06/29/23 01:57 PM
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Well it happened maybe 10-12 years ago. I had a dream that a bunch of TMAN people were sitting around a big campfire on the Alaska Peninsula....... in mid summer. As you might expect there were several music makers in the group and we were having a good time with some old-timey bluegrass like the Louvin Brothers and some more recent stuff like Bill Staines.

Out of the blue someone said....." Hey Ken do some rap music." Well I had to think fast but this is what I came up with.

You'll need to pull your jeans halfway down and turn you hat backwards for the full effect. Imagine. 3/4 time signature and in the key of NONE.

A-huh-huh

" Salvelinus Fontinalis is what they call me,
I live in fresh water,
I don't ever go to sea, A huh huh.

I'm eatin' bugs and worms,
Cuz that's what I'm all about.
Salvelinus Fontinalis, Yeah !
I'm a Brook Trout

A huh huh !

What really amazed me is that I remembered it after I woke up !!

I also know that in real life there are anadromous populations but the rapper in my dream didn't. laugh


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