Congratulations and a resoundin’ YEEHAAAA to Christopher Nelson, who has been selected as the Vice President of the Dukes of Hazzard Institute.Â Â Some of y’all might remember the campaign of “Slick for VP”Â that appeared on a few fan websites, with a link to a webpage showing Slick’s unique qualifications.Â Evidently, it worked for ’em!
And vigilant we shall remain.
Now, onto Dukes news….
Busy week coming up Dukes fans! The 3rd Season DVD’s come out on Tuesday and Dukesfest begins on Saturday, June 4th. The hits just keep on comin’! LOL
Just a couple days away from the release of the 3rd season of the Dukes of Hazzard and with the 4th Season already scheduled for August 2, tvshowsonline.com has an image already of the 4th season box….and look who’s just Hoggin’ that cover! LOL
Awright, we’re a little behind the 8 ball heah but the movie poster has made it’s debut.
“There is a lot going on in those two days,” said Ben Jones, who played “Cooter” on the show and is one of DukesFest’s organizers. “There will be stars of the show, car stunts, a Mopar show, a hundred General Lees, plenty of dragracing, kids’ activities and the chance to ride around the track in a ‘General.’ But I’m really excited about the music. Among other things, DukesFest is a two day outdoor concert and we’ll have everything from classic country to bluegrass to the latest stuff from Nashville!”
Discovery Channel Looking for Dukes Collectors!
Do you have an impressive collection of Dukes stuff? Is your house filled with Dukes treasures from childhood? Have you mortgaged your house to buy more stuff from ebay? Do you own a hard-to-find Dukes collectible and want it appraised?
Then “Pop Nation”, the new program on the Discovery Channel, could be interested in you! Right now, this program is focusing on the television era from the 1960’s to late 1980’s. They are filming in 4 cities over the next few months including LA, Baltimore, Austin and Portland.
If you want to show off your collection, have an item appraised, or you want to buy more and hoard all the cool stuff for yourself – this is for you! If you are an extreme collector, you might even get Pop Nation to visit your home and film your collection. Yes, bragging rights to the world could be yours!
Steer your General Lee pedal car over to:
This information was supplied to HazzardNet by: Debbie Levin, Associate Producer, Discovery Channel’s “Pop Nation.” Thank ya, Ms. Levin!
For those of you who may have noticed, HazzardNet had some technical difficulties tonight, but I think we’re back in bidness. Yeehaa!
Been awhile since we’ve given ya an update. Things were a little quiet but are picking up again and rolling!! As y’all know, Cooter’s Place is gearing up for DukesFest June 4th/5th and The Confederate General Lee Fan Club is having their Dukes Day in Little Rock Arkansas starting today and going through tomorrow!
In the Arts department…
James Best has a new website dedicated to his artwork. You may recall that some of his paintings were featured in the Dukes of Hazzard episode “Dead and Alive”. Swing by and take a look at these gorgeous oil paintings at JamesBestArt.com.
Meanwhile, in movie news…..
THE DUKES MOVIE TRAILER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!!!!
We hear there’s a trailer for Dukes of Hazzard at Yahoo! Movies. Check it out!
And then check out some comments from HNet members. Nobody holds back in this joint, lemme tell ya.
In the Musical Notes and Nonsense department….
Also, for those of you who missed it the first time, they’re reissuing the Dukes of Hazzard album from the early 1980’s. It features Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Cathy Bach, Sorrell Booke, James Best, Johnny Cash, and Doug Kershaw.
Also given that Waylon’s original single release version of the DOH theme is used part of the back ground music for the trailer and the unwavering popularity of the DOH theme in general (heh!), we’ve noticed some folks asking about where they can get the theme song.
Well, if you want the one minute TV version of the theme song, your best bet is the paw through the “Soundtracks” or “Various Artists” or “Compliations” section of your favorite music store. The Dukes original TV theme can be found on “Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 6: Remote Control.” Along with the DOH theme there’s other great shows such as “The Fall Guy,” “Night Court,” CHiPs,” “Vega$,” “Knight Rider,” “MacGyver,” “BJ and the Bear,” “Hardcastle and McCormack” and bazillion other shows. The CD has a total of 65 theme songs from 70’s and 80’s tv shows.
Waylon Jennings’ single release (2 + minutes, the version you hear part of in the trailer) can be found on Rhino records “Tube Tunes Vol. 3: The 80’s” and also on “RCA Country Legends: Waylon Jennings“, which is an excellent two disc set featuring some of Waylon’s greatest hits.
And finally, in the pattin’-ourselves-on-the-back-department….
HAZZARDNET.COM GETS TOP BILLING IN YAHOO DIRECTORY FOR DOH WEBSITES!
Not only that, Yahoo defines the little sunglasses icon as follows….
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How kewl is that? Khee!
Yes, we are humble enough to know that a pat on the back is about 18 inches from a kick in the pants. But we know that HNet would not be as successful and as big as it is if it wasn’t for all of you out there that visit and contribute. So we want to THANK YOU!! for your patronage. =)
We’re not ones to toot our own horns (well maybe sometimes, but we’re mostly a humble bunch), but HazzardNet got a small mention in today’s USA Today. Click here to see the article.
I redesigned the site a li’l bit tonight. Hope y’all like it!
First of all…didja check out the CMT Music Awards last Monday? What a great show! And what a great sight to see the cast gathered to introduce one of the performers on the show (none other than a Dukes alum, Toby Keith).
CMT has some great pics posted at their website. Check them out!
Warner Brothers has unveiled the website for the Dukes movie.
Not much there at the moment, other than some buddy icons and wallpaper for your computer. (I’m partial to the Boss Hogg images mahself. ROFL)
Stop the presses and hold the phone. Jessica Simpson speaks about the movie…
Thanks to Wilson Morales at Blackfilm.com
Also WB is putting out abbreviated releases of the Dukes of Hazzard on DVD
The Dukes of Hazzard – Television Favorites. This is kind of a “Best of” type release, but obviously WB is looking to tie in as much publicity as possible with the release of the movie later this summer. One of the DVD’s even features some behind the scenes footage from the new movie along with the packaging featuring Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott. (Thanks to the several fans who let us know of this.)