A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 23, 2007
“Lubbock Or Leave It”

“Lubbock or leave it” is a takeoff of the familiar phrase “love it or leave it.” “Lubbock Or Leave It” was the title of a 2006 song by the Dixie Chicks.
The origin of “Lubbock or leave it” is unknown, but the saying was on bumper stickers in the 1970s.
Artist/Band: Dixie Chicks
Lyrics for Song: Lubbock Or Leave It
Lyrics for Album: Taking The Long Way
International airport
A quarter after nine
Paris Texas, Athens Georgia’s
Not what I had in mind
As I’m getting out I laugh to myself
Cause this is the only place
Where as you’re getting on the plane
You see Buddy Holly’s face
I hear they hate me now
Just like they hated you
Maybe when I’m dead and gone
I’m gonna get a statue too
Free Republic
Posted on 01/26/2006 3:58:09 PM PST by WestTexasWend
Dixie Chicks’ new album for ‘people that want to hear’
NASHVILLE, TN Thursday—Entertainment Weekly reports that The Dixie Chicks are releasing their new album without expectations that country radio will play their music.

The trio reportedly addresses “the incident” (The 2003 UK comments about President Bush), on the song “Not Ready to Make Nice”—and a tune called “Lubbock or Leave It,” addresses radio’s boycotting of their music.
Lest anyone mistake it for an original thought, “Lubbock or Leave It” was a bumpersticker in the late 60s/early 70s,
11 posted on 01/26/2006 4:06:45 PM PST by WestTexasWend
I thought it was “Lubbock through my rearview mirror?”
34 posted on 01/26/2006 6:14:14 PM PST by newconhere
That was the name/chorus of a Mac Davis song…but there was a bumpersticker that said “Lubbock or Leave It”, along with one featuring a flat line with a single-strand barbed-wire fence running above it that read “Ski Lubbock”. These days it’s “Keep Lubbock Flat” (a counter to “Keep Austin Weird”). Maybe we need “Keep Natalie in Austin” next.
35 posted on 01/26/2006 6:27:01 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Bob Soron)
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 1994 04:31:15 GMT
Local: Tues, Mar 29 1994 11:31 pm
Subject: Re: David Rodriguez Info?
DejaDisc will no longer be rereleasing indie tapes on CD, the owner told me during SXSW, so you’ll have to hunt up a copy in Austin. I’m sure that Butch Hancock’s shop, Lubbock or Leave It, has copies available for sale, unless they sold a whole bunch in the week since I was there.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Friday, February 23, 2007 • Permalink

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