Monday, May 22, 2017

Geography Div (You Deserve a break today subsection)

Last Monday, in 1940, the first McDonald's opened in San Bernardino California. I'm not sure if we should mourn or celebrate, but it sure has spread out, eh ?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The Bluegrass Album Band doing the Bill Monroe standard Cheyenne. 
That's where we'll be tonite; and I'll be listening to ladies barbershop harmony at the Sweet Adelines' Regional Competition. Miz Judy's chorus will be competing and I'm wishing them luck.

Tony Rice - Guitar, J.D. Crowe - Banjo, Doyle Lawson  Mandolin , Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Bobby Hicks - Fiddle, 
and Mark Shatz - Bass 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Geography Div (Health Coverage -- Lizard People subsection)

So, you're happy that "Obamacare" is on it's way out  .......... Happy now ??

Good interactive active maps -- per above link.. (I usually put up the maps themselves, but couldn't figure out how to get this in).

H/T Jenny -- Dakota Free Press - - Apprentice MiniBear status conferred

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Lexington, KY based NewTown doing Rounder

Kati Penn - Fiddle, Jr Williams - Banjo, Travis Anderson - Bass, Mitchell Cannon - Mandolin
and Hayes Griffin - Guitar.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Geography Div (Have a Real Beer subsection)

Thank whatever that the "Craft brewing" industry is finally gaining a foothold.

H/T - - MiniBear JS

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass div

The Seldom Scene from 1975's Live at the Cellar Door album doing a parody of the Jimmy Martin classic Hit Parade of Love.

The Seldom Scene (the original):

Monday, May 1, 2017

Geography Div (Google subsection - again)

There doesn't seem to be any end to the various categories  that may arise -- oh well (though I don't know anyone that is interested in exploding kittens!).

H/T minibear JS

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.