Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Happy Birthday, C.W. McCall

Actually, today is the 79th birthday of Bill Fries, the advertising genius who came up with the character of CB-in', tall-tale-spinnin', ratchet-jawin' trucker legend C.W. McCall. Fries and his musical cohorts wrote some amazingly funny songs, but it was a little ditty called "Convoy" that put C.W. McCall on the map.

If you like funny story songs (and if you're reading the Wall of Wheeze, I'm guessing you do), you might want to give C.W. McCall a listen if you're not already a card-carrying fan. The songs are hilarious; the music is country/bluegrass/weirdo. Belly laughs are almost 100 percent guaranteed.

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