When I was a little girl in the late 1970s, CBing was all the rage! Both of my sisters had multi-band radios that allowed us to listen to people's CB transmissions while lounging around on our rust-colored corduroy couches as we snacked on popcorn from giant bowls boldly labeled "POPCORN" (so that nobody could ever forget what they were eating). That was considered highly entertaining in those days. Trucker films like Convoy, Every Which Way But Loose and Smokey and The Bandit had people in mainstream USA concluding all of their conversations with "10-4, Good Buddy!"
In honor of CB Radio Appreciation Day, I give you your Record of the Day, "The Bull and The Beaver" by Merle Haggard and Leona Williams. I'm a big fan of these "funky country" records from the 70s, and this one is filled with all the necessary references to help you daydream about the glossy, glamorized world of truckers depicted in Burt Reynolds' most popular films.
Take a listen and then meet me down at Queer Country Junction tonight at The World Famous Kenton Club in North Portland.