WHAT YOU MAY FIND HERE

RANTS, RAVINGS and RUMINATIONS along with
RAUCOUS RIBALDRY and RAMBLING REFLECTIONS

Monday, May 2, 2016

Geography Div (Canadian subsection)

On this day in 1670, The Hudson Bay Company was founded by England's King Charles II.
It eventually went on to control approximately 15% of theNorth American landmass, known as Rupert's Land.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Tomorrow the April showers and May flowers appear (Probably bringing Pilgrims, eh)
Weeds of Bluegrass doing One Morning in May, at the Fox Valley Bluegrass Festival 2008.



Weeds of Bluegrass: Liz Carson - Lead vocal, Guitar, Julie O'Brien - Vocal, James Corsolini - Banjo, Wally Koch - Bass and Drew Carson - Mandolin


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Geography Div (My, how things have changed subsection.

Wisconsin  was once one of the most progressive states in the US. Consider what it is now.



After losing in the 1932 Republican Primary, Phillip and Robert La Follete split off to form the Wisconsin Progressive Party, an established wing of the Republican party active in other states at that time. In 1934 the Progressives took power in gubernatorial and federal senate races, and in 1936 swept into power in the state senate. The Republican and Democratic parties eventually ran a unified ticket in 1938 to break the back of the Progressives although several members lasted deep into the 1940s.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Well, it is April ......... Breaking Grass doing their own composition April Rain.



Breaking Grass:  Cody Farrar - Guitar, Britt Sheffield  - Bass, Tyler White - Fiddle,
Zach Wooten - Mandolin and Jody Elmore - Banjo

Monday, April 18, 2016

Geography Div (Tax Day subsection)

Due to various holidays, the IRS deadline for filing those dreaded tax forms is midnite tonite.
Ours is done !! And being retired, where would you want to live??

                                                              Retiree Tax Map

Geography Div (rockin' and a rollin' subsection)

While on our cruise this winter, we visited two of the places affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador, Manta and Guayaquil. We found the Ecuadoran people to be so very friendly and polite and hope that the pull through this disaster,


Saturday, April 16, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Nothin' Fancy doing the Herb Pedersen composition Wait a Minute, made famous by the Seldom Scene with John Duffy singing tenor long ago




Mike Andes - mandolin and vocals, Tony Shorter - bass and vocals, Jesse Smathers - guitar and vocals Chris Sexton - fiddle and Mitchell Davis - banjo

Monday, April 11, 2016

Geography Div (neighboring state subsection)

Like South Dakota, they also get two Senators, one Representative and one Area Code.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The instrumental winners at the 1992 IBMA awards doing the old Bill Monroe standard Rawhide.



Banjo--Tom Adams, Guitar--David Grier, Mandolin--Sam Bush, Bass--Roy Huskey, Dobro--Jerry Douglas and
Fiddle - Mark O'Connor

Monday, April 4, 2016