WHAT YOU MAY FIND HERE

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

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Sorta - - subsection)

What would Bluegrass be without the fiddle ?? Over the years I've grown to love the instrument more and more. Here's one of my favorite reels: St Anne's Reel. (and it does have a couple of -mostly- Bluegrass musicians, eh?)



Aly Bain - Fiddle, Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Russ Barenberg - Guitar and Todd Parks - Bass

Monday, February 1, 2016

Geography Div (Incan History subsection)

Yesterday, we disembarked our ship and flew to Cuzco. This morning we'll be heading for Machu Picchu, another one of those "would like to do" things.
Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and there will be a nice picture or two.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (James Taylor subsection)

The mini-bears are constantly bugging me to put more "new" stuff here - ah well, they're young and will get over it.
Anyway - here's a tribute to James Taylor. Carolina in my Mind done by Bluegrass masters Allison Krauss and Jerry Douglas.



And, congratulations to Mr Taylor for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Geography Div (Big Ditch subsection)

Yesterday, our ship passed through the Panama Canal. It's always been on the "hope to do" list, so I guess I can cross it off. Though it provides passage from east to west (or vice-versa) the Canal itself runs North-South.
Map by Clark Teagarden and John F. Herman circa 1940

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Liked this song from the first time I heard it. Dancin' Annie by Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie.



Sweet Dixie: Bill Emerson - Banjo, Wayne Lanham - Mandolin, Tom Adams - Guitar,
Teri Chism - Bass and Shelby Gold - fiddle.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Geography Div (Port of Call subsection)

Today, we arrive in Grenada. Famous for its spices (nutmeg) and the invasion sponsored by St Ronald Reagan in 1983 and immortalized by Clint Eastwood in the movie Heartbreak Ridge.
Hopefully, if the wait list clears, we'll be doing some kayaking before roaming around St George's.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Kind of a "Banjo Spectacular"from 2010 -- the old Earl Scruggs standard Groundspeed. 



Banjos (from left to right) - Alan Munde, Casey Henry, Ned Luberecki and Gary Davis.
Steve Kaufman - Guitar and Dick Daniels - Bass.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Geography Div (goin' on vacation subsection)

Time to escape the beautiful Black Hills and head for some warmth. My sweetie and her bear are on their way to Denver and thence to Miami and the ship taking them to Peru !!
Warmth, room service and lots to see and do. Bon Voyage !!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

One of the original "Newgrass" bands from the '70s. All are what ya might call ", Alan Munde ."



Country Gazette: Byron Berline - Fiddle, Alan Munde - Banjo, Roger Bush - Bass, Roland White - Mandolin, Joe Carr  and Jim Fish - Guitars.