Squirl's Nest

Thursday, July 20, 2006

My Old Kentucky Home

this is an audio post - click to play

32 comments

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You mean there's another way to say it?

Also, how come we had a city southern accent, and all our cousins have country southern accents, even though we're all from the same city?

Thu Jul 20, 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You know, Bucky, I never could figure out where the twang came from. Maybe Shively is in the 'burbs.

And, no, there's no other way to say it.

Thu Jul 20, 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*applauds*

Well done, well said, well posted!!

And you know, this reminds me. Reminds me of something I've been to ask you and Miss Bucky both. And maybe you'll both shoot me for asking, but, I've had my dinner, I got a little energy this evening.

So, like, are you two STILL secretly working on the SINGING DUET POST you mentioned OH SO LONG ago? You know, right around that time Bucky posted that kick ASS song of hers and impressed the crap out of us all? Yeah, yeah? Bells are ringing? Tunes are singing?

Thu Jul 20, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Mr B. Um, Bucky and I haven't really had much time to work on that one.

Bucky???

Thu Jul 20, 08:28:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Made me smile!

Thu Jul 20, 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*peeks up from behind the couch to watch for Bucky's response*

Thu Jul 20, 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina,, that makes me feel good. :)

Mr B, we conferred. She doesn't remember promising that.

Thu Jul 20, 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Crap. I can't find it. I found where I thought I rememberd it, but...wait a sec...I don't know what conspiracy smells like, but it must smell like this!

Anyway, there you go, you guys should give it some thought.

Meanwhile, I have a thought of my own....*evil and demonic laughter*

Thu Jul 20, 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

What! No Louie-veal? GASP!

Thu Jul 20, 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Somewhat on topic here and along with the Waits references on Bucky's site, I will add that Tom says Louisville more gruff but his comes out more "Louie-ville" on Don't Go Into That Barn on the Real Gone album. Another thing you may notice is that he mentions going from Covington to Louisville and then it's Henderson, which totally skips right past Owensboro.

This is additional proof that the man is a genius.

Thu Jul 20, 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oh, he stops in Owensboro...but he doesn't like to publicly discuss his business there, know what I mean?

Thu Jul 20, 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hey Squirl-Bob! You gots a nice voice! I will have to start saying 'Lou-ah-ville' from now on.

Thu Jul 20, 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

How lovely is your speaking voice?! NOW I MUST HEAR YOU SING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My brother-in-law lives in Knoxville, TN, which, is natively pronounced in similar fashion to the town of which you spoke: NAAAAUX-vull. That's all I got.

Thu Jul 20, 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

OK, since I am sitting here burning up in Louisville heat, let me put in my 2 cents: The correct pronunciation is “Lou-ie-ville” because the city was named for the colonies’ ally, King Louis XVI (Louie) of France, by Col. George Rogers Clark, who was fighting against the British in areas north of the Ohio River during the American Revolution (1778).

Thus the “correct” pronunciation is “Lou-ie-ville.” . However, Squirl is absolutely on target so far as native Louisvillians are concerned!

Fri Jul 21, 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, watch those thoughts...

Bone, undoubtedly, the man is a genius. :)

Bucky, you know somethin' we don't?

Jim, why thank you.

Eclectic, thanks! One of these days I'll get my singing on here. It just won't be over the phone. And southerners don't usually say ville, it's vul.

Nick, you are, of course, absolutely correct. You know that when I say that I have the correct pronunciation that I'm being chauvanistic to my southern roots.

My mother used to work at Southern Bell as a long-distance phone operator. She had to pronounce it like that when she worked. That was in the old days when they manually plugged lines in like in the old movies. :)

Fri Jul 21, 08:00:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

He's probably afraid of stalking fanboys in Owensboro ready to ask a shitpile of questions.

Fri Jul 21, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ha! I hope those fanboys find him anyway. A post about your own personal interview with Tom Waits would be just too cool.

Fri Jul 21, 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It definitely would not be an audio post because I would be crying tears of joy. But it would be a great accomplishment if I could get him to contribute to YPS!!.

Fri Jul 21, 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Come see who I have over at my place!!!

Fri Jul 21, 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, I wouldn't blame you.

Eclectic, what a bizarre coincidence. I just commented at your site before I saw your comment here. :)

Fri Jul 21, 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I played your audio blog to our new kitty and I've got to say... kitty tested, gato approved :-).

I've also got to say that the similarities in you and your sister's voices are borderline amazing. I would have to concur... a duet is in order.

btw... I don't remember that promise either. I remember an inkling of the notion that you said you would do a song sometime but I don't remember any promises of a duet.

Sun Jul 23, 02:56:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Squirl and I talk a LOT alike, but I definitely have the lower-pitched singing voice.

A friend of a friend was listening to a recording of my old band, and asked in genuine puzzlement, "Why is that guy singing 'Come to Mama'?" Squirl, on the other paw, actually sings like a girl.

Sun Jul 23, 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Geez, when I saw the title of this post, I thought you'd be singin'!
Do you ever find your accent comes back... like when you're talking to other native Kentuckians? (Kentuckans maybe?)

Sun Jul 23, 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, I'm glad the gato liked it too. Don't know when duet would happen, or what it would be. She and I usually sing different kinds of music.

Bucky, yes, definite similarities, with yours being deeper. And, just one more reason that people call you sir.

Sierrabella, so nice to see you here. I think I've been away from Kentucky that I wouldn't pick it up again naturally. But it is an easy one to pick up if you try. And I think the word is Kentuckians. :)

Sun Jul 23, 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

The correct word for those that live in Kentucky is actually "Cursed." In a pinch, "Those poor bastards" will work nicely.

Sun Jul 23, 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

It is nice to hear your voice. And what a funny topic, having lived outside of Louisville for a while and learning the native pronunciation too. Just as you said it.

Mon Jul 24, 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, then I guess it's good that Bucky and I escaped early in life.

Danielle, nice blast from the past for you, then. Thanks

Mon Jul 24, 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

when I get a chance to go online at home I'm gonna listen to this one....

I'm curious!!

Hugs to you!

Mon Jul 24, 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, let me know what you thing. Hugs to you, too, sweetie. :)

Mon Jul 24, 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It is indeed a good thing. You both serve as inspiration to those of us left behind.

Tue Jul 25, 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

My husband calls it that, too. He lived there for a while and picked that up.

I called it different, but he has since converted me to the loullvull. I'm not even sure there is a way to spell the pronunciation. lol

Tue Jul 25, 09:21:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, that's cool. :)
It's easy to pick up after just a bit of practice.

Tue Jul 25, 09:31:00 PM  

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