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My lyrics got new usage...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jakedog, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Just received this in the mail.


    I have a song on my Belmont Sessions album called "August Day". It was inspired by the summers in the early-mid 90's when I worked in the backcountry for Philmont Scout Ranch, in New Mexico. Where I also met and fell in love with my wife. I often introduce the song saying that everything truly good that has ever happened to me in the last thirty years, started in the Sangres. It's the truth.

    Several years ago some of the ranch staff alumni asked me to put it on a compilation record, and I guess it's become somewhat of an anthem for folks who want to return, or just can't get over what a magic place it is.

    Last fall I was contacted by the PSA (Philmont Staff Association) about using a lyric from the tune on some of their merch. I agreed, on the condition that all proceeds directly benefit the ranch in some way.

    This shirt is exclusively for PSA members, and all proceeds go directly to the PSA Scholarship fund. PSA scholarships pay out $2k per person, up to $50k a year in college tuition, for exceptional staff members who agree to return to work additional summer seasons while in school.

    I was so honored to be asked at all, being able to help with the proceeds is icing on the cake. When I write a song, I do it to get things out of my head and into the world. I never put any other expectations on them. Sometimes, they end up doing the damndest things...
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  2. TeleTucson

    TeleTucson Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Awesome! What a tribute to your music, dedication, and roots - all in one!
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  3. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 11, 2007
    Congrats, really cool!

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  4. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2016
    Florida USA
    Good on ya!!!
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  5. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    What a great story. There's something that no one can ever take away from ya, Jakedog.

    I never made it to Philmont as a scout. By the time I made Star I discovered the guitar and Scouts got left by the wayside. But I've got a good friend who's been many times and as an adult he's taken his son many times. I'm sure he'd love to have one of those shirts. Do you have a link?
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  6. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Good on you JD
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  7. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Meister

    Nov 20, 2017
    Yoakum, Texas
    Very cool!
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  8. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Not sure they're available to anybody who's not a PSA member... but they'd be available through the PSA website, which is

    Funny you mention discovering guitar. Playing and singing is the main thing that kept me employed there for four summers.
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  9. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Whenever I hear a brilliant turn of phrase I have to admit that I sometimes just react like it came out of the "Amazing and Profound Phrase Machine"....

    Nope...they come out of Amazing and Profound People. Congrats! That is so cool!
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  10. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    I never get tired of saying it . Good people make great things happen !
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  11. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Nice tribute brother!
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  12. don71

    don71 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2009
    Central Missouri
    Thanks for sharing the good news. My brother is heavy into scouting and Philmont is a yearly event for him and has been for some time. I bet he knows all those folks.

    It must be a magical place because he won't stop going there.:D Enjoy the ride Jake!
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  14. televillian

    televillian Tele-Holic

    Oct 3, 2013
    Clarkdale, AZ
    nice start for 2018
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  15. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX

    I've been on 3 Philmont treks (2003, 2007, and 2015). Now my kids are grown, I won't get to return.

    But I want to go back to Philmont
    Where the old Rayado flows
    Where the rain comes a seepin'
    In the tent where you're a sleepin'.
    And the waters say hello.

    Maybe I can be an adult volunteer at Philmont someday. Congrats again GS on having part of a song live on there. Well done...
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  16. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Let me be the first to say it. I knew the great Jakedog, the poet for the common man when he was just a regular guitar slinger in a band. Good for YOU!!
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