Wednesday, April 8, 2009

15 Tons . . .

This ancient industrial structure had a capacity on the main hoist of 15 tons, and with the auxilliary, could take two more tons, so I guess 17 in all, which is one more than the 16 Tons that Merle Travis made famous in his song of that name . . . Amazing how the vines had taken this place over. Nothing resists Mother Nature . . .
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And as 15 tons is not far from 16 tons. . . well, this seemed appropriate. . .
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In keeping with the "Both Sides Now" theme expressed several times way back near the beginnings of this blog, not far from the Genesis chapter, here is the other side of the above structure . . .
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3 comments:

Walter said...

Wow! I love her voice...and the guy on the bass sax! Who are they? That is a great version of that song! And a perfect fit with the images.

Owen Phillips said...

Hey Walter, nice to see you showing up in here ! Thanks again for that great junkyard car cemetery site, excellent ! I don't know who this band is beyond what it says on YouTube, but this seemed to be about the best version I found in a quick search for a potable version of 16 tons... there are some Merle Travis & Johnny Cash versions, but they are dated, the Platters were alright, but a little too glitzy for my taste, so these guys & gal seemed a pretty good alternative, even if I have no idea who they are...

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