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62 degrees-gotta ride to a dive bar

Remember, when I say dive bar, I don't mean a dangerous bar. Just one that is old, a little rough around the edges and has great food.

It was a cool and somewhat damp day, but we headed north toward Florence on Hwy 79. We took Cactus Forest Rd west and then turned south on Attaway and west again on Martin. This takes you out to right across the street from The Gallopin’ Goose on American Avenue in Coolidge. This was all part of the continuing search of “dive bars” for great luncheon spots. As we pulled in to the parking lot we thought “This can’t be a dive bar, the parking lot is paved and there is a limo parked out front”. But once inside it was “Oh Ya, this IS a dive bar”. The inside is dark, the chairs are metal, they have a separate room that opens to the outside that has a dance floor and The Waylon Jennings room – more on that later. In addition to other things signifying this is a dive bar; the bathrooms are outback and beyond that is a rodeo arena. While covered, the open area also has the two pool tables. It is typical bar food, they serve coffee, but not creamer, and they don’t serve dessert. We both enjoyed our meals. The two waitresses were super nice and one brought out a copy of a Waylon Jennings autobiography that showed a mention to the time he spent in Coolidge. See photo – it explains the name for his room and that he actually played here. We will definitely return to this dive bar again.
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Do you know how the Buddy Holly reference fits in to the history of music??

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That dive bar looks like a great place to get ones drink on!

It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
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Do you know how the Buddy Holly reference fits in to the history of music??
FIRST story on that, that I heard MANY years back, was that Waylon had a seat on the plane but gave it to the "Big Bopper" because he (the "Big Bopper") was ill.

...And then carried a load of guilt figuring HE had been responsible for the Big Bopper's demise....

Is there MORE, Chuck?

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FIRST story on that, that I heard MANY years back, was that Waylon had a seat on the plane but gave it to the "Big Bopper" because he (the "Big Bopper") was ill.

...And then carried a load of guilt figuring HE had been responsible for the Big Bopper's demise....

Is there MORE, Chuck?
You got it 100% right Fast Eddie. Come on guys, you let a Canuck ace you out on US rock and roll history??
OK, you can redeem yourself. Who sang the 8 minute long song that mentions the crash day as "the day the music died"?? (Eddie, previous winners are ineligible)

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You got it 100% right Fast Eddie. Come on guys, you let a Canuck ace you out on US rock and roll history??
OK, you can redeem yourself. Who sang the 8 minute long song that mentions the crash day as "the day the music died"?? (Eddie, previous winners are ineligible)
Chuck - did I ever mention to you that there is a Canadian news magazine named "Macleans"? Sorta OUR version of "TIME". [I know, I KNOW - totally irrelevant to this thread.]

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BTW I was just over 15 when Buddy died, and as he and the Crickets were my FAVORITE group, it just tore my heart out.

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You got it 100% right Fast Eddie. Come on guys, you let a Canuck ace you out on US rock and roll history??
OK, you can redeem yourself. Who sang the 8 minute long song that mentions the crash day as "the day the music died"?? (Eddie, previous winners are ineligible)
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Congratulations Buffalo Bob!! You are correct. The next time you ride through AZ, I will buy you a beer.

Eddie, very subtle hint in your note about MacLeans Magazine.
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...Eddie, very subtle hint in your note about MacLeans Magazine.
Chuck - how come you didn't mention a beer for ME...?


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Chuck - how come you didn't mention a beer for ME...?

A major oversight on my part and my deepest apologies. The next time we gather at the Riverbottom or the Gallopin Goose, I owe you a beer.

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Believe it or not - I've NEVER been to the "Goose", even since I learned about the "Waylon Jennings" connection....

MY bad.

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