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Once Again, a Little Rock From Arkansas [Gov Huckabee and the FR Inaugural Ball]
Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 16, 2005 | Richard Leiby

Posted on 01/17/2005 2:10:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson

He (hearts) rock-and-roll: Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won't just be another Republican party animal during inaugural festivities. He'll be part of the entertainment. Huckabee brings his rock band, Capitol Offense, back to Washington this week to play at a ball put on by Free Republic, a conservative news and activism Web site.

"We played four years ago," the bass-playing governor told us. "It's one of those wonderful situations where it's rare to be invited the first time and even more rare to be invited back." The band's three-hour set will include boomer-pleasing songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Eagles.

The eight-man Capitol Offense formed shortly after Huckabee took office in 1996. They're all state politicos -- "just some guys going down to the basement of the governor's mansion and jamming," he said. But now the band is polished enough to have opened for Willie Nelson,Percy Sledge, .38 Special and Grand Funk Railroad this year alone.

Must be some heavy musical mojo flowing through that Arkansas mansion. Former governor Bill Clinton enlivened his own inauguration in 1993 by playing "Your Mama Don't Dance" on the saxophone. "We don't have a sax player," Huckabee noted. "Maybe we can get him to sit in sometime."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: balls; congrats; frball; freerepublic; huckabee; inauguralball; junglemusic; w2; w2ball; woohoo

1 posted on 01/17/2005 2:10:10 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Now those are songs I can relate to. I think I'm gonna love this! Correction...I KNOW I'm going to love them!


2 posted on 01/17/2005 2:13:48 PM PST by queenkathy (We'll have a BALL at the BALL...)
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To: Jim Robinson
"We played four years ago," the bass-playing governor told us. "It's one of those wonderful situations where it's rare to be invited the first time and even more rare to be invited back." The band's three-hour set will include boomer-pleasing songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Eagles.

What? No Linda Ronstadt or Dixie Chicks?

3 posted on 01/17/2005 2:15:07 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: Jim Robinson

Can we invite Kid Rock? ;-)


4 posted on 01/17/2005 2:15:14 PM PST by TheBigB (Life is good. It'd be better if Jaime Pressly was here naked with a pizza. But it's still damn good.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sheila is gonna love this! Tell her to have a great time listening to songs from our favorite group! (The Eagles) (sigh!) Oh yeah, you have fun too Jim!
5 posted on 01/17/2005 2:17:11 PM PST by ladyinred (Jan.20th is a day to celebrate!)
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; ironman; Pete'sWife; stand watie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Tami; ...

"We're getting the band back together. We're on a mission from God!"


6 posted on 01/17/2005 2:17:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

LMAO! A classic line!


7 posted on 01/17/2005 2:18:31 PM PST by Repub4bush (Hey DU.......Saint Rove....Patron Saint of all your votes!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am, like, totally pumped for this.

Kewl!

(Ecch! Did I say that?)


8 posted on 01/17/2005 2:23:07 PM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Huckabee brings his rock band, Capitol Offense, back to Washington this week to play at a ball put on by Free Republic

Hey, I thought Huckabee was a good Southern Baptist...Doesn't that require you to play either country or western?

9 posted on 01/17/2005 2:23:59 PM PST by opus86
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To: Jim Robinson

It was one heck of a party four years ago. This Thursday is going to be a lot of fun again!


10 posted on 01/17/2005 2:24:38 PM PST by ironman
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To: Jim Robinson

They were outstanding four years ago and I know they will be even better this year. They are a super group. Looking forward to Thursday!!!!!!


11 posted on 01/17/2005 2:30:51 PM PST by ramseye (Stop the witch from NY in 08)
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To: Jim Robinson

A note the Governor sent with the photo reads, "I wanted you to have a photo of our band "Capitol Offense" playing in the Governor's Conference Room during a bill signing ceremony honoring Arkansas native Johnny Cash.

:^D

12 posted on 01/17/2005 2:34:14 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT: From the same movie, Donald 'Duck' Dunn: We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.


13 posted on 01/17/2005 3:00:34 PM PST by X-USAF
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To: Jim Robinson

I can sit in on drums/vocals if anyone needs a bar break ;)


14 posted on 01/17/2005 3:07:24 PM PST by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god)
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To: Jim Robinson
"We're getting the band back together. We're on a mission from God!"

My other favorite quotes from the Blues Brothers:

Elwood Blues:
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses"

"It's got a cop motor: a 440 cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is this the new Bluesmobile, or what? "

Used to have a '73 400CU Chevy Caprice Demo Model Beast. Bought it after my final motorcycle crash. What a tank!

It got taken out by a Philly snowplow during an ice storm (unbeknownst to me). They towed it off the lot and stole all my Craftsman tools as part of the RAT-city deal.

15 posted on 01/17/2005 3:09:48 PM PST by benjaminjjones
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To: Jim Robinson
"The band's three-hour set will include boomer-pleasing songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Eagles."

Nice mix of bands...do they have a CD out yet?!

FReegards...MUD

16 posted on 01/17/2005 3:39:09 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Devolve Power Outta the Federal Leviathan!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...
Cool!

The Post said something nice about us. Well, they didn't say anything bad about us. We're making progress.

I wonder if Condoleeza Rice read her Post yesterday?

;-)

17 posted on 01/17/2005 5:27:04 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: ironman

Caught part of Governor Mike giving the Arkansas State of the State address the other day. Good speaker plus he quoted local hero George Brett. Really wish I could be there Thursday ;-(


18 posted on 01/17/2005 5:40:26 PM PST by barker (I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home, Zell Miller on G.W. Bush)
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To: barker

It must be pretty neat to have your own high powered security around your band all the time.


19 posted on 01/17/2005 5:57:34 PM PST by AGreatPer (Steelers 27.....Pats 24)
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To: tgslTakoma; Jim Robinson

This is one party I am really, really sorry I have to miss.

Y'all have a good time for me!


20 posted on 01/17/2005 6:34:56 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman
Everything OK down there?

Though we could use your manpower on the parade route, we'll also miss you at the Ball. We'll raise a toast in your honor.

21 posted on 01/17/2005 6:37:17 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Jim Robinson

22 posted on 01/17/2005 8:18:56 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: dirtboy
What? No Linda Ronstadt or Dixie Chicks?

More like good old Harley Davidson music.
23 posted on 01/18/2005 2:28:46 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Jim Robinson

We're headed out this morning (01/18). Looking forward to it.

leofl


24 posted on 01/18/2005 3:13:37 AM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, We don't dial 911)
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To: Jim Robinson
Off-topic - sorry.

My family and I plan on standing with other Freepers during the parade. Are any tickets necessary to access this area? Thanks.

Eugene H Scott (Earlysville, VA)

25 posted on 01/18/2005 6:24:36 AM PST by hscott
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To: Jim Robinson

Leeeaving on a jet plane woops I mean train...rto


26 posted on 01/18/2005 6:46:37 AM PST by visitor (...and the dems wonder why they lost and will continue to lose, good riddance)
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To: tgslTakoma

Doing just fine, TYVM. Schedule too crowded to make this Road Trip, and I know I'm gonna regret it, but just cannot get away.

FReegards to all!


27 posted on 01/18/2005 7:29:45 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: tgslTakoma

Getting excited here! :)


28 posted on 01/18/2005 7:50:08 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: tgslTakoma
in DOUBT that Dr Rice cares a damn what the COMpost says.

C U at the ball!

free dixie,sw

29 posted on 01/18/2005 9:29:17 AM PST by stand watie ( being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: stand watie

Hey there my friend--dance one for me and the mister, please? Wish we could go...we want to celebrate our first Bush vote together!
(watch out for those libbie protester types)


30 posted on 01/18/2005 9:33:03 AM PST by ariamne (reformed liberal-Shieldmaiden of the Infidel)
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To: ariamne
wish we could TOO!

free dixie HUGS,sw

31 posted on 01/18/2005 9:35:00 AM PST by stand watie ( being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Flight leaves at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (19th). Hate early mornings, but getting excited about the whole trip.

Love the choice of music.


32 posted on 01/18/2005 10:05:51 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: Jim Robinson

Bless your little pea pickin' heart- bump ! (leaving in hours)


33 posted on 01/18/2005 11:50:30 AM PST by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am sooo looking forward to this trip. Initially, I thought "boomer" music meant 50s and early 60s rock and roll. Now that I realize we'll be celebrating to the great music of my teen+ years, I am really excited!! Can't wait to see all y'all.


34 posted on 01/18/2005 1:27:11 PM PST by lyby (stay-at-home mom)
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