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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Thank You Delilah

WARNING:  The following confession will probably destroy any and all Ridge boy rock and roll cred that I ever had or thought that I had.  However, I am at that point in life where that sort of thing doesn't phase me anymore.  You are what you are.  

Years ago, back in my bachelor days I had a semi-routine in the evenings where I would come home from work, have dinner, watch the local news and then around 7 p.m. or so tune the radio into the Delilah show and listen to her while I shot some pool.  I found Delilah to be the perfect background noise for shooting pool, decompressing and winding down my day.

Remember now, this was during my post-divorce, all-by-myself-period and Delilah served me as a sort-of-poor-man's-therapist.  She played sappy love songs for folks who called in to convey their troubles and have Delilah counsel and offer them advice.  It was hokey and dumb but I enjoyed listening to her I guess, in a misery loves company kinda way.  

Check out this video (click here) and you will get an idea of what Delilah and her radio show are all about:

As for Delilah playing a tune to accompany her caller's stories, I don't know for sure if that was where I got the idea to include a video/song in my Buzzyblog posts here, but I can't vouch 100% that it wasn't.  As I always tell folks "If you steal from me, you steal twice because I have already lifted it from someone else."   I didn't start the Buzzyblog until years later after I had stopped listening to Delilah but perhaps I had that song idea filed away in the ole cranium somewhere thanks to her. 

As for Delilah-related songs, I can't stand the Tom Jones one by that name so I'll pass on that one.  But the following one by Plain White T's seems very appropriate for here because as sappy as it is, it's still a pretty good tune.  Wonder if Delilah has ever played it on her show?

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