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Old 09-12-2004, 10:10 PM
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Whichita Lineman - what's a lineman?

In the Glen Campbell song, what's a lineman? Phone lines? Power lines?

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Old 09-12-2004, 10:38 PM
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:41 PM
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:58 PM
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I figured it was phone. The wichita lineman hears her singing in the wires, and he is still on the line.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:21 PM
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He claims to be a lineman for the county. I don't think county governments have ever been involved with phone service have they? Maybe he worked for a rural coop?
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:24 PM
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He claims to be a lineman for the county. I don't think county governments have ever been involved with phone service have they? Maybe he worked for a rural coop?
Yeah -- that sounds like Glen...
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:31 PM
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Careful, this 'lineman' has a hard time keeping it between the lines.

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Yeah -- that sounds like Glen...
Country singer Glen Campbell was arrested in November 2003 on drunk driving and hit and run charges. According to Arizona cops, the 67-year-old performer was nabbed shortly after plowing his BMW into another auto at a Phoenix intersection. He left the accident scene, but was arrested at his nearby home, where cops smelled booze on his breath and noted that Campbell looked smashed. After he was booked into a Maricopa County lockup, Campbell kneed a sergeant in the thigh--for which the country star was hit with an aggravated assault on a police officer charge. Campbell posed for the bottom mug shot in July 2004 after checking into a Phoenix lockup to serve the first of ten nights in jail. The singer, now 68, pleaded guilty in May to extreme DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:33 PM
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Yeah -- I recall. He's a local kid and really very popular in these parts -- not as popular as Alice Cooper, tho......
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:22 AM
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"Singing in the wires" probably refers to the singing that high tension lines produce. If you listen when near/under the big power lines you can hear the juice flowing.
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:26 AM
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not only that, if it snows that stretch down south might never stand the strain. Maybe that's what the wire is singing about.

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Old 09-13-2004, 01:36 AM
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Country singer Glen Campbell was arrested in November 2003 on drunk driving and hit and run charges. According to Arizona cops, the 67-year-old performer was nabbed shortly after plowing his BMW into another auto at a Phoenix intersection. He left the accident scene, but was arrested at his nearby home, where cops smelled booze on his breath and noted that Campbell looked smashed. After he was booked into a Maricopa County lockup, Campbell kneed a sergeant in the thigh--for which the country star was hit with an aggravated assault on a police officer charge. Campbell posed for the bottom mug shot in July 2004 after checking into a Phoenix lockup to serve the first of ten nights in jail. The singer, now 68, pleaded guilty in May to extreme DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
I don't think the reasons Glen looks like that are clearly expressed. Let me see if these will help:





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