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RANTS, RAVINGS and RUMINATIONS along with
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Monday, April 6, 2020

Geography Div (Passing on subsection)

Moe Lane from moelane.com has created this hilarious satirical map which shows the most common cause of death that keeps getting covered up, in each U.S. state.



... and if you look at Mike Pence you'll suspect this map has some truth to it .....

(Sad note subsection -- The late contributing mini-bear JS would have been 70 today .. RIP.)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Della Mae doing Bourbon Hound from their latest album The Butcher Shoppe.



  • Celia Woodsmith - vocals, guitar
  • Kimber Ludiker - fiddle, vocals 
  • Jenni Lyn Gardner - mandolin, vocals 
  • Courtney Hartman - guitar, banjo, vocals 
  • Zoe Guigueno - bass, vocals

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Pandemic Div (Supreme Leader subsection)

Well, it appears that the Mango Monster has, again, taken a test for the virus currently ravaging
the country. Like his first try, this one proved negative for the virus but once again proved what he's full of.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Little Mid-Week Bluegrass div (Obit subsection)

This seems to be happening more often lately. This isn't due to the current malady sweeping the
Nation, but I hold my breath.
Banjo prodigy Jimmy Henley here with Marty Stuart when both were much younger doing the old Bill Monroe standard Rawhide.
RIP Jimmy ..............

  
Jimmy Henley - Banjo, Marty Stuart - Mandolin, Roy Clark - Fiddle ..... Guitar player unknown
to me.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Geography Div (Future statehood subsection)

In 1867 the US purchased Alaska from Russia. If trump is successful and we purchase Greenland from Denmark (assuming it hasn't melted), Alaska won't be the largest state; and Texas (Readmitted to the Union today in 1870) will be #3.

I just couldn't resist .................


Saturday, March 28, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Furriners subsection)

Swedish bluegrass group Dunderhead doing Down the Line. Quite refreshing !!



Angelina Lundh (vocals, accordion), Mikael Grund (vocals, guitar), Agnes Brogeby (violin, vocals), Anders Ternesten (banjo), and Carl Karlsson (bass) 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mid-week Bluegrass Div (Obit subsection)

Eric Weissberg passed away on Sunday the 22nd.  He was an influence on so many banjo players. I still have my copy of New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass on vinyl !
Here he is along with Tom Paxton
RIP Eric.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Uplifting Div (Social Distancing subsection)

Since my gym is closed, went today for a walk (it's 60 degrees here, but supposed to snow tomorrow).
Came across this written in chalk on a sidewalk in my neighborhood.



Here's the part in the photo:

Sometimes the little things
Start closing in on me
When I'm feeling down
I wanna lose that frown
I stick my head out the window
And I look around
Those clouds don't scare me
They can't disguise
This magic that's happening
Right before my eyes
Soon Mr. Moon will be shining bright
So the best day ever can last all night
Yeah, the best day ever's gonna last all night now
Complete lyrics here 

Kind of a nice thought for our current situation.
Stay safe and healthy.

Monday, March 23, 2020