Monday, August 31, 2015

Geography Giv (Small Screen subsection)

Lately, what with moving and all (and unpacking all the boxes!) there hasn't been much time to sit in front of the "boob-tube."
Can't say as I've seen many of these .............

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A Little "Local color" here with a South Dakota fidler - Kenny Putnam doing Dixie Hoedown accompanied by East of Westreville, a band from Sioux Falls.

Kenny Putnam - Fiddle. East of Westreville - Boyd Bristow, Kaija Bonde, Al Slaathaug, Brian Bonde

Monday, August 24, 2015

Geography Div (thanks for the Mini-bears subsection)

It's been a hectic week for an old Bear, what with driving (safely) across half the country (well, 1765 miles of it) and then dealing with a moving van  and all those boxes !!!
Thanks to Honorary Mini-Bear JS for sending this map .... just in time !! I know, there've been others like this, but this one is appreciated !!! (and I don't appreciate their opinion of our neighbors to the north).

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A wonderful set by Alison Krauss & Union Station  - -  (I keep hoping to sway Judy's Grand- Daughters to learn "Fiddle" as opposed to Violin or Viola !!).

Alison Kraus - Fiddle and lead vocal, Barry Bales - Bass, Dan Tyminski - Guitar, Ron Block - Guitar and Banjo and (of course) Jerry Douglas - Dobro.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

YGTBSM** Div (Embarrassing photo Div )

Last time, it was Michelle whatshername eating a corn dog.
Now, It's the indicted guy from Texas doing something with a barbecue.

Well, you certainly don't want it to flame up, eh ??
I'm gonna have a great time explaining this to the mini-bears.

** You Got To Be Sh*@ing Me

Monday, August 17, 2015

Geography Div (Road trip subsection)

Leaving this morning to drive across the state to the Hills. Schwartz and I are finally going home (and I've never been a happier Bear!)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass (Road Trip Subsection)

On the final trip from the GWTP to the new home in the Black Hills. Yesterday, I was on the Road to Columbus, an old Bill Monroe standard (here with Noam channeling Kenny Baker). Today it's the Road FROM Columbus and on to Iowa (nope, not running for President !).

Noam Pikelny - Banjo, Brian Sutton - Guitar, Barry Bales - Bass, Luke Bulla - Fiddle
and Jesse Cobb - Mandolin.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Geography Div (Gotta Eat Subsection)

No mistake, the United States of Pepperoni !
(Though MA, RI, CT, NH and NY look pretty cheesey

(Note: Domino's used to be pretty good pizza -back in the 80s. I'm pretty sure you can get pepperoni at your favorite parlor, eh ?)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience (DGBX) doing Billy in the Lowground.

David Grisman - Mandolin, Chad Manning - Fiddle, Sam Grisman - Bass, Keith Little - Banjo and 
Jim Nunnely - Guitar.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Geography Div (VROOOOOM ! subsection)

Today kicks off the official week of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This will be its 75th anniversary.
Those of us living here in the Hills usually try to go away on vacation for the event. It's already in full-swing with people having started arriving a week earlier and they'll be departing for a week after it officially ends. Emergency response crews, EMTs and police from a 200 mile radius will be working full time.
All the two-lane blacktop in and around the Black Hills will be crammed with bikes (and riders) of every description.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (VROOOOM! subsection)

In honor of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally starting Monday, here's an appropriate repeat (though Harley Davidsons will outnumber every other brand there).

Del McCoury - Guitar and lead vocal, Jason Carter - Fiddle, Rob McCoury - Banjo, Ronnie
McCoury - Mandolin and Alan Bartram - Bass.