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RANTS, RAVINGS and RUMINATIONS along with
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

A little Saturday nite bluegrass Div (Celtic subsection)

Banjoist Robert Mabe using 3-finger style to play his arrangements of of Morrisons Jig, Banish Misfortune, and an unknown reel.



Robert Mabe - Banjo Ben Walters - Fiddle Jack Pugh - Bass Jack Dunlap - Octave Mandolin

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mid-week Stupidity Div (Orange menace subsection)




In 2009, Fourth of July fireworks at the Mt Rushmore National Memorial were suspended. The Black Hills National Forest was in the grip of the Pine Beetle infestation which was killing trees at an unprecedented rate and increasing the fire danger.
Well, the beetles are gone (they'll be back in 25 years or so) and fireworks will once again commence at the Memorial on July 4th of this year.
Previously fire suppression crews had to be stationed in the adjacent areas to put down the blazes triggered by the display. The chemicals associated with the fireworks also have impacted the soil and groundwater.
Anyhow, yesterday, Stable Jenius announced that he might possibly attend this year's display (Please, please don't let this happen).
He did mention that no one knew why they were terminated and went on to observe, “What can burn? It’s stone. Nobody knew why.”
So much for the sanity absent in the Oval Office. I'm not even sure that IMPOTUS could find South Dakota on a map.
Hopefully, by July Fourth, no one will want to see him.




Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass div

IBMA Fiddler of the Year for 2019, Michael Cleveland doing Fisher's Hornpipe  accompanied by Gavin Largent on Dobro.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Geography Div (Maybe Peace? subsection)

Results of a survey asking the world who they see as the biggest threat to world peace.


Saturday, January 4, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Fireball, featuring two IBMA Instrumentalists of 2019 - Phil Ledbetter on Dobro and Alan Bibey on Mandolin.



Phil on dobro Jason Burleson on banjo Alan Bibey on mandolin Steve Gulley on bass Claire Lynch on guitar

Monday, December 30, 2019

Geography Div ( Traveling subsection)

We'll be heading home to the Black Hills shortly. This isn't our itinerary.


Wondering what this red line is? This line shows how long can you travel in a straight line without crossing any water. Pretty cool, right?

Saturday, December 28, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div Furriners subsection)

Ms Bear and I just got back to England from Spain so thought I'd put up a Spanish group to close out the year. Grazztrio  doing Mosquito.



Lluís Gòmez - 5 string banjo Oriol Gonzàlez - Mandolin. Maribel Rivero - Double Bass.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Boxing Day Div (Traditional subsection)

Today is also St Stephen's Day and I can't let it go by without sharing this as I do every year.
Hope you and yours has a wonderful celebration yesterday.

 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Story Div

I post this every year (usuall on the day after Christmas, but thought I'd put it up for the day itself.

Monday, December 23, 2019