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Re: Tennessee Soybean Festival...!?!?

Postby bisontuba » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:58 pm

Where I use to live is having their last day of their Corn Festival today. Where I live now had their Burger Fest Festival...even talking about painting the water Tower like a Hamburger for a mere $500,000 :roll:
Actually, small town festivals are quite enjoyable and relaxing....
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Re: Tennessee Soybean Festival...!?!?

Postby tofu » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:46 pm

The Monkees recommend you take the Last Train to Clarksville.

I've always enjoyed the out in the country festivals - especially the ones with operating steam threshing machines and hit and miss engines.
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Re: Tennessee Soybean Festival...!?!?

Postby Mike C855B » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:35 pm

Somewhat recent to the rural scene, I'm sort of amazed by the number of local harvest festivals. The awful summer band I'm in only to keep active - I've been told by many in and out of the group that the band is an excuse for free beer, at all practices and performances - has a "Wheat Festival" and a "schlactfest" on the calendar, schlactfest a German ceremonial tradition observing harvesting of livestock. I think two other now-named "fall festival" performances on the schedule were originally post-harvest parties.

bloke wrote: I'm thinking that train service to Clarksville, TN (probably, Louisville & Nashville Railroad...??) ended about a year before the song was released.


Yes, L&N. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia (not!), the Clarksville, TN reference was not the original thought, it just worked better with the lyrics, and the Fort Campbell proximity just happened to fit the soft-protest nature of the song.
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Re: Tennessee Soybean Festival...!?!?

Postby Three Valves » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Soybeans nust be more topical and less controversial than Cotton??

Looks like a great gig to me!!

I may even be able to play some of those parts. :oops:
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Re: Tennessee Soybean Festival...!?!?

Postby hup_d_dup » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am

bloke wrote:That was a Vietnam War era protest song . . . with obvious references to a draftee shipping out from Fort Campbell


I'd say it was more of an obscure reference. Generally Vietnam War protests were pretty clear in their message, whether on the street or in song.

If no one gets the message, it's not much of a protest.

It will be very interesting to see if, how, and when soybean farmers protest the new tariffs. The Soybean Festival could be an interesting place to be.

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Re: Tennessee Soybean Festival...!?!?

Postby Three Valves » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:28 pm

bloke wrote:
Three Valves wrote:

bloke "You think I'm kidding, don't you...??" :|



I’ll be pulling stunts like that 3X a week when I’m retired....

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