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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

* Don Harmon playing with the Boat Drink Caucus at the 2014 Phases of the Moon festival

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

59 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 2:55 pm:

    “…’cause I’m as free as a bird now, And this bird you can not change…”


  2. - Not again - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 2:57 pm:

    Is this from Tryon’s lobbying website?


  3. - Tom Collins - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 2:59 pm:

    ‘Cause they told me, when I was younger,
    Sayin’ “Boy, you’re gonna be president”
    But just like everything else, it kind of came and went. Ah, but ain’t that America…


  4. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:00 pm:

    Remind me why it’s never a good idea to get dressed in the dark again


  5. - Todd & Margo - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:00 pm:

    “Don’t step out of this house if that’s the clothes you’re gonna wear. I’ll kick you out of my home if you don’t cut that hair. Your mom busted in and said what’s that noise? Aw, mom you’re just jealous it’s the new Senate President.”


  6. - Anon y mouse - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:01 pm:

    “Florida man auditioning, yet again, to join Mickey Mouse’s Dixieland Band.”


  7. - SpfdNewb - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:03 pm:

    Two captions.

    1. I didn’t know the Senator was a Parrothead.

    2. “Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup…”


  8. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:04 pm:

    “The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will now come to order.”


  9. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:06 pm:

    LP made a funny? Will wonders never cease? /s


  10. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:08 pm:

    We’re the Good Ole Boys. I’m Don Harmon, Senate President and driver of the Winnebago.


  11. - DadRockApologist - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:10 pm:

    “Cheeseboomer in Paradise”


  12. - Barnaby Wilde - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:10 pm:

    Very bad when drumming stops–bass solo.


  13. - Drake Mallard - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:11 pm:

    Did he lose a bet or something?


  14. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:12 pm:

    ===Cheeseboomer===

    He’s GenX


  15. - Bruce (no not him) - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:13 pm:

    I tried to find a hat that coordinated with this shirt. I gave up.


  16. - Steve Rogers - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:15 pm:

    It’s obvious the moon was full.


  17. - Don Gerard - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:16 pm:

    “Even I wouldn’t wear THAT Hawaiian shirt or that hat…” ~ David Dahl


  18. - Rutro - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:17 pm:

    His hands look like he playing an accordion, his hat looks like its from Dick Tracy, and his shirt may possibly be the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:17 pm:

    Ridin’ down the highway
    Goin’ to “a show”
    Stop in all the byways
    Playin’ for a role
    Whipin’ votes
    Gettin’ stoned
    Gettin’ beat up
    Broken boned

    Gettin’ close
    Gettin’ near
    I tell you folks
    It’s harder than it appears

    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role

    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role

    If you think it’s easy doin’ head counting
    Try keepin’ peace without being too mean
    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role

    Hotel, motel
    Make you wanna cry
    Members try the hard sell
    Know the reason why

    Gettin’ old
    Gettin’ gray
    Gettin’ ripped off
    Underpaid
    Gettin’ bold
    Second-hand
    That’s how it goes
    Makin’ them try to understand

    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role

    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role

    If you wanna be a be a star of the winning team
    Look out it’s rough and mean

    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role
    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role
    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role
    It’s a long way to the top
    If you wanna Prez’s role…


  20. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:19 pm:

    Leader of the Pack


  21. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:20 pm:

    First order of new business on the Senate calendar should be banning casual Fridays


  22. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:27 pm:

    Jimmy Buffett is the new Senate President?


  23. - Chad Hays - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:28 pm:

    President Harmon playing bass on this occasion as our bass player went down with illness and Don stepped in admirably.

    He was named Boat Drink Caucus MVP at the Phases of the Moon Festival.


  24. - Stones - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:32 pm:

    Not proud to admit that I own that same shirt. Not the yellow fedora however.


  25. - Steve - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:37 pm:

    “Elvis Costello without Diana Krall at his side”


  26. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:39 pm:

    Way up in Cook County close to She-Caw-Go
    Just down the street among the bungalows
    There stood a headquarters made of earth and wood
    Where lived a Senate guy named Donny B. Goode
    Who never ever learned to read or write so well
    But he could play a guitar just like a-ringing a bell

    Go go
    Go Donny go
    Go
    Go Donny go
    Go
    Go Johnny go
    Go
    Go Donny go
    Go
    Donny B. Goode

    He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
    Go sit beneath the tree by the Green Line track
    Oh, the engineer would see him sittin’ in the shade
    Strummin’ with the rhythm that the drivers made
    The people passing by, they would stop and say
    “Oh my, but that Oak Park Senate Dem could play”

    Go go
    Go Donny go
    Go
    Go Donny go
    Go
    Go Donny go
    Go
    Go Denny go
    Go
    Donny B. Goode

    His friends told him, “The Senate you will go one day,
    And you will be the leader and have a say
    Many people comin’ from miles around
    To hear you play your chamber until the sun go down
    Maybe someday your name’ll be in lights
    Sayin’ ‘Donny B. Goode tonight’”

    Go go
    Go Donny go
    Go go go Donny go
    Go go go Donny go
    Go go go Donny go
    Go
    Donny B. Goode


  27. - Another nut in the batter - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:39 pm:

    “Speakin’ of fruitcakes, how ’bout the government?
    Your tax dollars at work.”


  28. - Unpopular - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:40 pm:

    Tragic Sam


  29. - pool boy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:46 pm:

    Apparently 9 million in legal fees doesn’t go as far as it use to!


  30. - Northsider - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:46 pm:

    ===He’s GenX===

    Well, then, he’s clearly fronting for the GenX Ambassadors.
    .
    .
    .
    I’ll show myself out.


  31. - Montrose - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:53 pm:

    As my first official act as President of the Illinois Senate, I am happy to introduce the new uniform for all Senators and staff. You are welcome.


  32. - Montrose - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:53 pm:

    Henceforth, the State Senate shall only hire staff that are graduates of the School of Rock.


  33. - DIstant watcher - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 3:59 pm:

    OW is the best…

    But I can’t imagine the new Senate President harmin’ his voice doing Bon Scott…


  34. - City Zen - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:00 pm:

    Sprawling on the fringes of the city…


  35. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:05 pm:

    “I won this hat from the claw machine.”


  36. - Been There - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:07 pm:

    I haven’t been to Harmon’s fundraiser at Fitzgerald’s in a couple of years but I remember the first time he had his kid come on stage to play with his group. My guess is the kid is better than the old man by now if he kept at it. He was pretty young but really good.


  37. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:08 pm:

    - DIstant watcher -

    Thanks, and I think the Boat Drink Caucus has a voice synthesizer somewhere… :)

    “Caption?”

    “It’s not mine, it’s too big, and they want a solo coming up? I’m not The Edge, k?”


  38. - City Zen - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:09 pm:

    For those about to clout…


  39. - SAP - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:09 pm:

    The Red Rocker


  40. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:10 pm:

    “You can do this, you can do this… Stairway to Heaven… you can do this… “


  41. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:14 pm:

    Will Don be performing at the Sangamo Club on Jan. 29?


  42. - Practical Politics - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:16 pm:

    I don’t know
    I don’t know
    I don’t know where I’m a-gonna go when the volcano blows


  43. - The Magnificent Purple Walnut - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:22 pm:

    “Bring me four fried chickens and a coke”.


  44. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:23 pm:

    “Dazed and confused”


  45. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:25 pm:

    “G, F, C, B, … G, F, C, B,… G, F, C, B,… “


  46. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:26 pm:

    Oh, you’re the bass player?

    Never mind.


  47. - Ginhouse Tommy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:27 pm:

    Maybe he can play a song for Rep. Madigan


  48. - A Guy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:28 pm:

    Speak softly and wear a really loud shirt.


  49. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:29 pm:

    Want to hear sone lightfoot


  50. - Blazer - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:41 pm:

    “Cheeseburger in paradise, some proper recognition from Mike would be so nice…”

    With an outfit that bad, the music has to be good.

    “I got this costume from Bruce…”

    At least it’s not a MAGA hat…


  51. - LBJ - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:43 pm:

    Think a dude from Oak Park can’t bring the funk?!?!?!?

    You’re right.


  52. - Ginhouse Tommy - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 4:52 pm:

    Its five o’clock somewhere


  53. - Jocko - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 5:04 pm:

    Despite it’s re-release, “Don Harmon Unplugged” has yet to find it’s way to billboard’s top 100.


  54. - 37B - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 5:05 pm:

    Pretty sure I’ve got got all those wardrobe elements in my closet. Would never wear them all at once though.

    Observation: Figures he’s a bass player. Usually (not always) the guys who lay back and, literally, provide the band’s base. Low ego, low histrionics, the adult in the room.


  55. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 5:10 pm:

    X factor


  56. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 5:18 pm:

    I rented this outfit from the local Goodwill Store. It has to be back on Monday by Noon.


  57. - West Sider - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 6:05 pm:

    “Our House is a very very fine House…..”


  58. - Bobby McGee - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 7:45 pm:

    Giving his all for the group, holding the caucus together with solid, if unimaginative bass lines.

    Plus demonstrating fiscal austerity by using the old acoustic-electric bass for a live gig instead of throwing cash around on a real electric bass.


  59. - Rich Hill - Tuesday, Jan 21, 20 @ 9:29 pm:

    The Senate may regret elected Steve Dahl to lead the chamber.


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