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Wed May 23, 2012, 12:19 PM

Hello all. My name is Lochloosa.

My name comes from a song by a local group. You may have heard of them. J.J. Grey and Mofro.

This song is about the destruction of my beloved Florida. I grew up in the Panhandle of Florida and played on our beautiful Gulf beaches, explored the deep swamps and backwaters of some of the most diverse and beautifully mysterious parts of Florida.

I miss my it.



LOCHLOOSA by Mofro

Home sick but it s alright
Lochloosa is on my mind
She s on my mind
I swear it s ten thousand degrees in the shade
Lord have mercy knows how much I love it
Every mosquito every rattlesnake
Every cane break everything
Every alligator every blackwater swamp
Every freshwater spring everything
All we need is one more damn developer
Tearing her heart out
All we need is one more Mickey Mouse
Another golf course another country club
Another gated community
Lord I need her
Lord I need her
And she s slipping away
If my grandfather could see her now
He d lay down and die
Cause every minute every second every hour
Every day Lord she s slipping away
Home sick but it s alright
Lochloosa is on my mind
She s on my mind

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Reply Hello all. My name is Lochloosa. (Original post)
Lochloosa May 2012 OP
libodem May 2012 #1
Lochloosa May 2012 #4
Spazito May 2012 #2
Lochloosa May 2012 #7
SunsetDreams May 2012 #3
Lochloosa May 2012 #6
SunsetDreams May 2012 #10
MineralMan May 2012 #5
Lochloosa May 2012 #11
zeemike May 2012 #8
Lochloosa May 2012 #9
zeemike May 2012 #12
Lochloosa May 2012 #13
zeemike May 2012 #14

Response to Lochloosa (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:22 PM

1. Hi

Nice song.

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Response to libodem (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:32 PM

4. Thanks....

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Response to Lochloosa (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. Hi Lochloosa!

I clicked on your link and loved it. The melody is beautiful and the lyrics very powerful. After listening to it, I went searching for more information about Lochloosa and found it is a wildlife conservation area, giving even more meaning, if possible, to the song. Thank you for posting the link.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:40 PM

7. Your welcome. Florida has so much more than just mouse and beaches.

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Response to Lochloosa (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:32 PM

3. Hi Lochloosa

I hadn't heard of J.J. Grey or Mofro, but I love his voice and that music. Great song!!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:38 PM

6. You should check out some of their music. I think you'll like it.

Check out Beautiful World off their latest album...

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:52 PM

10. Nice! I love it!!

Thank you for turning me on to yet another awesome band!!

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Response to Lochloosa (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:37 PM

5. Cool song!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:54 PM

11. Glad you liked it MM

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Response to Lochloosa (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:44 PM

8. Hi Lochloosa

And I know what you mean....I lived in Pensacola and came there in 1965...when you could actually see the beaches and the sand dunes and walk for miles along them and see nothing but what nature provided...and where you could catch fish and shrimp and crabs and were not afraid at all to eat them.
Great song by the way...

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Response to zeemike (Reply #8)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:51 PM

9. zeemike...you may have seen me at Ft. Pickens. I was the kid learning to drive on the beach in the

chopped up Delta 88, w/o my parents in the car. I think I was 8 or 9 at the time. Of course I had my older brother in the car with me. He was 11. LOL

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:00 PM

12. That was you?

You could do things like that then...my friend had a beach buggy made out of an old Renault and you could drive all the way from Gulf Shores to that fort that I can't remember the name of right now...across from Pickins.....we used to drive down their and fish off the jetty.
I haven't been there in 20 years or more but I don't suppose it got better..

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Response to zeemike (Reply #12)

Wed May 23, 2012, 04:28 PM

13. I fished off the jetties for years. It's amazing that we lived walking on those rocks.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #13)

Wed May 23, 2012, 04:42 PM

14. Fort McCray....I just remembered it.

In those days you could buy fresh caught mullet for 15 cents a pound and they would clean them for you...and I knew a guy with a shrimp boat and could get shrimp for 50 cents a pound....and would sometimes go fishing for red snapper with him.
Life was great then...in that respect anyway.

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