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TVT3: Teton Valley Trip Tunes Two

Trademark “TVT3” as another outdoor sports media acronym? Uh…maybe not.

Back to Idaho, sans pressed collared shirt (overdressed last go-round), deck (someone else did it this time) and/or pile of fly rods (I can indicator nymph my heart out at home). But, holding 5-hour Energies (a road trip must have) and another full CD changer (handpicked instead of “dart-boarded”). The playlist, dubbed the Plethora of Mix Redux2, was produced over a breakfast burrito, after significant analysis as to what meshed with a half case of field loads.

The Beastie Boys get top billing on each and every disk, and a true masterpiece of jazz flute and piano wraps it all up. One hundred percent scientifically designed.


The Road to the Teton Valley is Paved With Six Discs

Drove to Idaho, with a collared shirt and deck, a pile of fly rods, a few 5-hour Energies, and a full CD changer to keep things interesting. In last regard, below is the playlist, dubbed the Plethora of Mix for a previous road trip, recreated (and enhanced) over a few fingers of Small Batch Bulleit Rye. Some oldies, some goodies, but mostly just darts on a board…


Tunes for those tricked into heading to South Andros Island with a bunch of professionals

Cry a river for the poor chap that must hang around for an entire week with a bunch of professional fly fishing guides and outdoor journalists. Such a person must first have their head examined, and then scoot over to the practice range to ensure they’ll have at least moderate tendinitis in their right elbow by the time the festivities kick off. The ultimate excuse for poor casting performance means being able to lounge around, play dominos with the locals, and subsequently enrich the readership with photos of the underside of the bar after falling off the stool.

The highlighted example of the action-packed drama to come requires music – we’re talking rich-media experience here. And since the RIAA would probably have a hard time with me dubbing THEIR creations over my soon-to-be-released video entitled Don’t Kick the Kalik (Just Drink It), the following playlist for the upcoming Deneki FIBFest is being provided lie royalty free:

My personal theme song on the bonefish flats…

1 ) I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow – Soggy Bottom Boys

What Colorado trout will be singing while I’m gone…

2 ) Miss You So Badly – Jimmy Buffett

Someone’s going to play it during our all-night poker sessions…

3 ) All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

The rest of the crew will be crying this one while watching my casts whiz by…

4 ) Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones

Reels will sing this to backing all week long…

5 ) Only A Memory – Smithereens

What fish are going to sing to my poorly tied flies upon strike…

6 ) Casual Affair – Tonic

What barracuda sing most all of the time…

7 ) Lonesome, On’ry and Mean – Waylon Jennings

Everyone at Andros South will be singing and dancing to this the moment I arrive depart…

8 ) Conscious Party – Ziggy Marley

What will play in the backs of everyone’s head when that chunky bonefish turns for the mangroves…

9 ) Flirtin’ With Disaster – Molly Hatchet

Because what’s the use of a fly fishing trip to beat all fly fishing trips without at least two Waylon Jennings songs…

10 ) Honky Tonk Heroes – Waylon Jennings

What bonefish sing most all of the time…

11 ) I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar

Why I’m (actually) carting a fine bottle of scotch along to FIBfest…

12 ) The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails

What fly fishing bloggers sing most all of the time…

13 ) Info Freako – Jesus Jones

After a barrage of hero shots, fish will rue the day this song was ever written…

14 ) Celebrity Skin – Hole

And last but certainly not least, a request from host Andrew Bennett himself…

15 ) Funky Town – Lipps, Inc.

…remixed as Congo Town, because we wouldn’t have it any other way.

MG signing off (hoping to finish a report and bill the client so I don’t have to borrow my antes)

Must-have tunes for those who haven’t caught a permit on the fly (yet)

Three sets of dorsal fins head up the beach of Mary’s Bay, Little Cayman Island. You’ve blown three shots this morning already and aren’t about to miss another. Standing in waist deep water sixty feet from the sand, you cast perpendicular towards shore, betting the permit will cross your fly’s path. You’ll give that Merkin a twitch, and then wham!

When the group are no more than ten feet from your line they stop dead, take a 90 degree turn right, following your line’s path towards you. You are a statue. They swim around you, not ten feet away, and you can see each is pushing the 20 el bee mark. They then follow your line’s path back towards the beach, and when they reach the point where they initially changed direction, they make another sharp right hand turn and continue their prowling up the shoreline. You are at once bewildered and downtrodden. And amazed at what you’ve just seen take place.

What do the following songs have to do with that [true] story? Absolutely nothing before I compiled the list, and it’ll only make sense to you after you’ve hit yourself in the back of the head with a crab pattern just when what you really needed was one perfect cast.

Methodically mixed…

1 ) And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison
2 ) Dirty Laundry – Don Henley
3 ) Exodus – Bob Marley
4 ) Going Back to Cali – LL Cool J
5 ) Landfall – Jimmy Buffett
6 ) Long Training Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
7 ) Rat in Mi Kitchen – UB40
8 ) Rock the Casbah – The Clash
9 ) Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty
10 ) She Talks To Angels – The Black Crowes
11 ) Shelter – The Brand New Heavies
12 ) Steppin’ Out – Steel Pulse
13 ) Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
14 ) The Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
15 ) The Fly – U2
16 ) Rat Race – Jeremy Cameron
17 ) Tribute – Tenacious D
18 ) Trouble In My Brain – Sunnyboys
19 ) What Difference Does It Make – The Smiths

MG signing off (to show reverence to permit – they be my nemesis)

Tunes most likely to coax a 30-pound carp onto the end of your fly line

Assuming you have an iPod (you technophile), are willing to risk your so-called thrasher brownlining reputation by carrying it out on the water (you tool), and haven’t been mugged for it yet (you lucky !@#%), the following tunes will very likely put you in the frame of mind to dodge sewage hook some thugs from the urban goldfish bowl.

Scrambled for your listening pleasure…

1 ) No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
2 ) Torn – Creed
3 ) Delivery Man – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
4 ) Lying From You – Linkin Park
5 ) We Just Wanna Party With You – Snoop Dogg & JD
6 ) Breathe – Sugar Ray
7 ) Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle) – Limp Bizkit
8 ) Cowboy – Kid Rock
9 ) Me So Horny – 2 Live Crew
10 ) Waiting To Die – hed pe
11 ) Guilty – Gravity Kills
12 ) Hash Pipe – Weezer
13 ) Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe – Whale
14 ) La Grange – ZZ Top
15 ) The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson
16 ) Bring The Noise – Public Enemy
17 ) Whatever – Godsmack
18 ) Pure Massacre – Silverchair

Warranty against rod breakage is not included. Explicit lyrics are.

MG signing off (to spin some vinyl at a nursing home)

An old fart’s dream soundtrack for a flyfishing video

I’ll first apologize to Mr. Buffett (and all the islanders). I love ya’, and acoustic guitar and steel drums certainly fit the bonefishing motif. But I was hell bent on selections that would really get the blood pumping, since that’s precisely the reason I flyfish in the first place.

Not necessarily in order of appearance…

1 ) Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
2 ) It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll – AC/DC
3 ) Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
4 ) Enter Sandman – Metallica
5 ) Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue
6 ) Rock Rock Till You Drop – Def Leppard
7 ) Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
8 ) Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
9 ) Living After Midnight – Judas Priest
10 ) Gator Country – Molly Hatchet
11 ) No More Tears – Ozzy Osbourne
12 ) Even Flow – Pearl Jam
13 ) Unchained – Van Halen
14 ) Behind Blue Eyes – The Who
15 ) You Can Still Rock In America – Night Ranger

I’d had venues in mind when I cooked this list up, but I’d rather leave them to the imagination. Thoughts?

MG signing off (to burn a tweed jacket, a creel, and some panda food)

Festive Audio for Players in the Deal Economy

Great tunes, compliments of the merchant bankers at Headwaters.

I particularly like the steel drums for Ben Bernanke.