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Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Little Saturday Nie Bluegrass Div (Broadway Show Subsection)

Bobby Osborne doing They Call the Wind Maria, the Lerner and Lowe song from Paint Your Wagon (you just gotta picture Clint Eastwood performing this in the film).


. He’s assisted by Sierra Hull on mandolin, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Alison Brown on banjo, Trey Hensley on guitar, and Todd Phillips on bass. Jim Lauderdale and David Mayfield sang harmony. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Occasional Mid-Week Molly

Seems that secession is still alive and well down there in the Confederate Republic of Alabama.
Don't like that integration demanded by Brown vs Board of Education ? Fine, secede from the existing district to ensure yours is pure.  Simple, eh ?? No blah people, no problem,

• I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point -- race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything. 
- -  Molly Ivins

... and this ..........

• If you grew up white before the civil rights movement anywhere in the South, all grown-ups lied. They'd tell you stuff like, "Don't drink out of the colored fountain, dear, it's dirty." In the white part of town, the white fountain was always covered with chewing gum and the marks of grubby kids' paws, and the colored fountain was always clean. Children can be horribly logical.     -- Molly Ivins








Egads, how far we've come.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

I heard this song a few weeks ago and loved the words and sentiment. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers doing All Dressed Up.



The Radio Ramblers: Joe Mullins - Banjo, Mike Terry - Mandolin, Jason Barie - Fiddle, Duane
Sparks - Guitar and Randy Barnes - Bass

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Special to the Geography Div (Does we know which way to go? subsection)

Seems that when Kim Il Don ordered that "massive armada" (Really big ships and lots of them, really yuge) to go threaten that other Kim in North Korea, the task force left Singapore and immediately sailed south through the Sunda Strait. Go figure.



The Sunda Strait is that narrow gap near Jakarta at the bottom of the map. North Korea is at the top.
Maybe the plan is to circumnavigate the globe via the poles (passage will be easy, global warming and all that, eh ?

Going Peacefully and Hopefully. Div (Obit subsection)

What more can one say ...............

Michael Garland Elliott (1941 - 2017)

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Michael Garland Elliott
July 21, 1941 - April 6, 2017
Michael Garland Elliott passed away peacefully, April 6, 2017, surrounded by people who loved him dearly and cared for him selflessly during the last months of his life. He was born in Charlottesville, Va., in either 1940 or 1941 (he honestly didn't know!), and attended Lane High School, where he shined on the basketball court. After college at University of Virginia, he moved to Long Beach, Calif., where, among other things, he joined a semi-pro basketball team that toured the country playing exhibition games, dressed as women. At such times Mike was called Skaggy Maggie and continued round-ball domination, albeit with a different uniform. 
Mike was a Porsche enthusiast, owning a dozen of them over the years, but nothing touched his heart like "the ancient game," golf. He was a founding member of The Reserve and spent countless weekends doing what he loved most with like-minded friends. He was very passionate about the game. One time (that we know of) he was angered by an errant shot and threw his club into a tree. Eventually every club in his bag was in that tree. Mike's health had declined over the past decade, and when he was no longer able to golf he accepted it with grace and humor, and threw things at the TV instead. Mike was also the sharpest dresser in town, single-handedly keeping Nike's apparel wing in the black.
Though Mike had no family remaining, he stayed close to the people he'd worked with in the plastics industry, especially Danny Velansky and Sean O'Brian, who was by his side at the end. Also present were Larry Smith, Judy Wiley, lovely neighbors Russ, Sandy and Garrett, and his devoted caregivers Alisha Alex, Sara Young and Leslie Kampmann, angels in human form. No patient ever, ever had more loving care.
Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott. Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was "Donald Trump has been impeached." Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded. Mike will be forever missed but never forgotten. A proper memorial is planned for August.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published in The Oregonian from Apr. 11 to Apr. 16, 2017
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The Virginia Luthiers doing one of my favorites, Temperance Reel. Drink Up !!



Wayne Henderson, Guitar
Spencer Strickland, Mandolin
Gerald Anderson, Bass
Tyler Andal, Fiddle

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Tribute subsection)

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen doing a tribute to banjo pioneer Bill Keith



Dirty Kitchen: Mike Munford-banjo, Frank Solivan-fiddle, Chris Luquette-guitar, Danny Booth-bass - October 24, 2015
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