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Offline Russ McDonald

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RIP Merle Haggard
« on: April 06, 2016, 10:47:20 AM »
« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 11:05:39 AM by Russ McDonald »
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Re: RIP Merle Haggar
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 10:50:38 AM »
RIP SIR
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Re: RIP Merle Haggar
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 11:03:58 AM »
Just heard it on the radio.  Merle was a huge part of many of our lives over the years.  RIP Mr. Haggard, your music will live on forever. 
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 11:20:43 AM »
RIP he was a true legend
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 11:28:51 AM »
Down every road..........

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 11:52:00 AM »
Sad news indeed.   :(
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 12:05:56 PM »
Dang it! Sad news indeed
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 12:08:11 PM »
One of the favorites....now I know why I heard 3 on his songs on the radio at lunch

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 12:32:32 PM »
Lots of good tunes from that old boy.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 12:36:41 PM »
will be missed by me and many others..got to meet his daughter and her husband in Arkansas last year...was a testament to her raising...R.I.P.

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2016, 12:38:29 PM »
Give Johnny a Hello for me!!!   Sad day
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2016, 12:43:44 PM »
Gone forever is a legend.  Sad day. 

And he passed on his birthday.  RIP.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2016, 01:06:22 PM »
Wow.

Straight to the gut  :'( he has always been a favorite of mine.  For those of you interested, "Django and Jimmie" was a great album release by Willie and Merle last year.  He had it right up to the end  :tup:

Rest in Peace Mr. Haggard, we will all Sing you Back Home tonight.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2016, 01:39:03 PM »
Ruined my day hearing this, catching one of his shows was always on my concert bucket list.  Guess I waited too long  :'(  RIP Merle, you will be truly missed!
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2016, 02:18:27 PM »
I'll go be politically incorrect and watch some Dukes of Hazard later.

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2016, 02:28:45 PM »
A true country legend! :tup:

He could give these modern day rap country wanna be's a lesson or two.  :chuckle:
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2016, 07:33:05 PM »
Gone forever is a legend.  Sad day. 

And he passed on his birthday.  RIP.
I saw a post that his son posted on Facebook.  He said that his dad told him will pass on his birthday last week.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2016, 08:12:27 PM »
I'll go be politically incorrect and watch some Dukes of Hazard later.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2016, 08:13:56 PM »
It was!  Lol I'm lost and just want to watch the Dukes.  Merle and Johnny can wait for Willie.

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2016, 08:14:50 PM »
Damnit if I am not just maudlin tonight. Sitting around this fire and listening to 100 different Haggard songs. Really going to miss him and so is Willie.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2016, 08:21:54 PM »
A little taken back by the news  :'(
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2016, 08:34:19 PM »
He wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to see......

Poncho met his match you know, on the deserts down in Mexico.....

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2016, 08:40:43 PM »
My all time favorite, RIP Hag!!!!!

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2016, 08:41:45 PM »

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2016, 08:44:50 PM »
My favorite artist ever! No one can fill those shoes.


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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2016, 12:13:23 PM »
Sad news.  I have a little story to share, when I was at my first duty station, which happened to be China Lake, CA my buddies and I would often get out and about in the high desert, and we found ourselves at a little watering hole in Lake Isabella one night.  The juke box in the bar was playing nothing but Merle.  Wasn't exactly my speed at the time so I went toward the machine after some old gal had just dropped in like $5.00 worth of quarters, and well, after I slid 2 quarters in, she raced up to me and she appeared very buzzed, very serious, and was not in the mood to hear anything else be played I guess.  Little did I know at the time these locals lived in Merle's back yard.  We left the machine alone after that, no telling how many of her boyfriends at the bar were there...and the rest of the evening was fine as long as Merle was in the jukebox, our musical attitude was adjusted and no more problems.  Never forget that night. 

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2016, 12:18:19 PM »
 :chuckle: sounds like you got straightened out.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2016, 01:24:04 PM »
That's funny Kittman. :chuckle:
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2016, 08:40:57 PM »
I don't know how many times i turned to my spring bear hunting partner today and said "damn I can't believe Merle Haggard died yesterday". As usual we listened to him as we rolled through the mountains but this time it had a little more meaning.
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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2016, 11:19:14 PM »
It's not true that I am good for nothing---I can be used as a bad example!!

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2016, 07:24:29 AM »
I think everybody knows that Merle was an inmate in San Quentin at the time Johnny Cash played his famous 1958 concert there.  But what I just learned was that Merle was pardoned for his crimes 1n 1972 - by then-California Governor Ronald Reagan.  Neat little factoid about an incredible musicians life.

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Re: RIP Merle Haggard
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2016, 06:20:59 PM »
R.I.P. Merle.  Thank you for the great music and the wonderful memories...