American Guns

American Guns.

This is a TV cable show that hasn’t even started yet.  It starts October 10th on the Discovery Channel.

Problem is–I already hate it.  Just from the commercials.

It seems like a rip-off of my favorite show (or nearly favorite), Sons of Guns.  At least they could have named it something dissimilar.

A cable show about a family that runs a gunsmithing shop and makes guns.  And then shoots the guns and blows shit up.

Nah….that’s not a rip-off.

As soon as some show gets big-time followers and has loads of peeps watching it, everyone wants a rip-off show.

This time it’s the Discovery channel ripping off a Discovery Channel show.

WTF???

OK I watched it
Still think it is a ripoff of Sons of Guns.

Don’t think I will watch again.

December 4th:

I am glad that Sons of Guns is back for another season.

I hope they cancle American Guns fast.  I just don’t like it.

February 17th:

They had a marathon a few days ago.  I tried to watch it.

I like the guns.  I don’t like the show.  I try to put up with it because they show a lot of “regular” guns vs Sons of Guns which mostly shows custom weapons that I would never get a chance to buy.  Or shoot.

But the firearms that Red Jacket manufactures and sells are different.  Like that great combat 1911.  I can buy one of those!!

And I still like Sons of Guns better.

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Sons of Guns??? Really?????

I’ve been blogging for awhile.  About shit that interests me.  Having folks read, comment and subscribe is nice.  But really, I don’t care.  It’s just something to do and I will continue even if Mr. Zero is my only visitor.

I really like the Sons of Guns show on the Discovery Channel.

Peeps build wicked weapons, shoot things and blow stuff up.  I have been liking the idea of that since I was like 5 years old.

And I like the theme song a lot.  I find myself singing along every time it comes on.

So I wrote a post about the theme song.  I had written a different post about the show awhile back, when they built the tri-mese..

But I’m dumbfounded that the theme song post has gotten more hits than probably all of my thousand + other posts.

I guess I know good music when I hear it??

Got a song you’re trying to get published?  Lemme check it out and I’ll tell you straight up.  I can make you a star if it’s any good.  If it’s shit, don’t waste my fucking time.

I don’t much like people, as a group of screwed up humanity any way.  I’m too screwed up myself.  Individuals I like.  Maybe.  Sometimes.  Some of em.  I think.

Being a badass makes you a loner for sure.  And being a loner makes you a stupid ass.  But apparently it makes you a smartass about music.

But thank you to @sonsofguns and @tabbenoit.  Great show, great song.  And thanks @me, great wordpress post about the theme song asshole.

The Sons of Guns Theme Song: songwriter, singer & lyrics

Buddy & Julie Miller

Image via Wikipedia

You know I like  The Discovery Channel‘s show Sons of Guns a lot.

Well. I like the theme song a lot too, so here it is for ya

Tab Benoit sings Shelter Me on the version used as the theme for Sons of Guns.

Shelter Me was written by Buddy & Julie Miller.  Buddy is a well known country music songwriter, singer and guitar player.  Not only has he played on many albulms/CDs/DVDs with other country stars, he has appeared with rock stars like John Fogerty (kinda rock) and Robert Plant (definitely rock.)  Buddy & Julie wrote a lot of songs together and the Shelter Me lyrics might actually be hers.

You can listen (and purchase) to Buddy’s original song here on his MySpace site.

Buddy Miller in 2010:

Check out the large brother playing bass.  He is dancing his ass off isn’t he??  I couldn’t find anything about the inspiration for the song’s lyrics, but it  certainly fits the post-Katrina world in Louisiana.

“Shelter me Lord underneath your wings”

Benoit is from Baton Rouge where the Red Jacket Firearms shop is located.  He was born in Houma, Louisiana which is a Native American community that you may know from the History Channel’s show the Swamp People.

You can Twitter Benoit @tabbenoit

The lyrics by Buddy & Julie Miller:

the earth can shake the sky come down
the mountains all fall to the ground
 but i will fear none of these things
shelter me lord underneath your wings

dark waters rise and thunder pounds
the wheels of war are going round
and all the walls are crumbling
shelter me lord underneath your wings
shelter me lord underneath your wings

hide me underneath your wings
hide me deep inside your heart
in your refuge – cover me
the world can shake
 but lord i’m making you my hiding place

the wind can blow the rain can pour
the deluge breaks the tempest roars
but in the storm my spirit sing
 oh shelter me lord underneath your wing
shelter me lord underneath your wing

hide me underneath your wings
hide me deep inside your heart
in your refuge – cover me
the world can shake
 but lord i’m making you my hiding place

now on the day you call for me
someday when time – no more shall be
 i’ll say death where is your sting
shelter me lord underneath your wing
shelter me lord underneath your wing

hide me underneath your wings
hide me deep inside your heart
in your refuge – cover me
the world can shake
 but lord i’m making you my hiding place

now on the day you call for me
someday when time – no more shall be
 i’ll say oh death where is your sting
oh shelter me lord underneath your wings
 i say shelter me lord underneath your wing
shelter me lord underneath your wing

And here it is with (I think) a studio version and a static vid someone made of a portion of the shows opening.

And here is the actual opening from the show.

“God made man and Sam Colt made them equal”

In the show, you also hear Ten Million Slaves by Otis TaylorHere you will find Otis Taylor singing the great blues standard Baby Please Don’t Go.   Taylor was featured on the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Blues set, available on Amazon and other sites.

But this post is about the song used as the theme in the opening of Sons of Guns.

Long as we are at it, here’s a Q & A with Will Hayden.

Interested in the bios of the Sons of Guns staff?  Click here.

American Chopper smooshed with Sons of Guns on the Discovery Channel

On the Discovery Channel, PJD (Paul Jr Designs) helps Sons of Guns design, build and shoot a new wicked machine gun.  You know these are 2 of my fav shows but sometimes…

Check the photos my fam the Discovery Channel has some sweet photos of the gun design, build and the final snake weapon.  Nice!!

Here is a tidbit video from the Sons of Guns show about their American Chopper gun: