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A coder’s lament

Doing what I normally do when leading up to Gambler Tuesday, I search around Twitter looking for people talking about “The Gambler.” One day, a couple weeks back, I came across this twoot:

I thought to myself, “Self, this seems really interesting. You should click on it.”
So I did.
What I found was nothing short of magic. [...]

Jim Santanella gives us a new ‘Gambler’ and an interview

Do you hear that? Do your ears deceive you?
Oh, yes that’s a new cover of “The Gambler” by Seattle musician Jim Santanella who was kind enough to send it our way and let us feature it in the playlist. I gotta tell you, in the few years I’ve done this, this might be the best [...]

Punk version of “The Gambler” coming soon

According to Seattle-based songwriter, Scott Andrew, musician Jim Santanella is working on a “punked-up version” of “The Gambler.”
This is already album art:

According to Santanella’s web site, it should be coming soon and will be available at all the major online mp3 stores including Amazon, iTunes, and eMusic.
I can’t wait to hear this. I have a [...]

Mike Doughty explains when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em

About a week ago, Mike Doughty played a Question Jar show at The Independent in San Francisco. I was hoping he’d play “The Gambler” and even brought my Flip in anticipation that he’d play it.
Unfortunately, over two shows, he didn’t play it. I was a little disappointed.
Luckily, though, early in the first set, he was [...]

Penny Arcade loves The Gambler

Apparently, the fellas over Penny Arcade are just as excited as I am that “The Gambler” is hitting Rock Band.

Life’s little lesson

There’s no denying the greatness “The Gambler.” Just listen to the lyrics. They can help you come to a solution for any problem life hands you.
Girlfriend problems? You got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em.
Found a big satchel of money a few hundred feet from drug deal gone wrong? Know [...]

Hello world!

Welcome to the new
The site has been redesigned and reworked to act as more of a music blog and celebration Kenny Rogers’ epic classic “The Gambler.”
As with the spirit of the site, I will post performances of “The Gambler” I find on different social media sites including YouTube, Vimeo, MySpace, Facebook, and many others. [...]

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