Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The Grascals in the studio recording I Know Better from their newest album - and then there's this.

The Grascals: Danny Roberts - Mandolin, Terry Eldredge - Guitar, Kristin Scott Benson - Banjo,
 Adam Haynes - Fiddle, John Bryan - Guitar and Terry Smith - Bass

Friday, July 29, 2016

Campaign Div (vision subsection)

Two views, one picture - - read top to bottom and then bottom to top.
Like the Civil Rights Song, Which Side Are You On.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Little Anniversary Music Div

Two years ago, I reunited with a lady I first met on a blind date in 1979. We dated and then went our separate ways for the next 34 years.
Last year, we married and have never been happier. We're still having way too much fun !!
Last Saturday, we attended James Taylor's concert here in Rapid City (fabulous show). He closed his third encore with this new song, You and I Again. It seems so appropriate for today and to present it here.

Thank You Judy, the past two years have been the best of my life.. Better than I could have ever imagined ........... I Love You.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Geography Div (another convention subsection)

Well, now it's the turn of the "I don't belong to any organized political party. I'm a Democrat" of Will Rogers fame, to have their turn.

They'll be in the City of Brotherly Love to celebrate their togetherness and nominate Hillary for President.
The mini-bears will be anxiously awaiting the twitter comments from DDT.

Pennsylvania has been described as Philadelphia on one end, Pittsburgh on the other and Mississippi in between. Anyway, here's how Philadelphians view it:

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (between conventions subsection)

Well, you get what ya vote for, eh ? Feller and Hill with The Government Blues.

Tom Feller - Mandolin, Chris Hill - Banjo, Mark Poe - Guitar and Bobby Davis - Bass

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Political Rhetoric Div (OOPS ! subsection)

It appears that DDT''s wife gave a speech ..............
It was in passable English, but had a couple of problems.
True to form, it was originally spun and denied until someone fell on their sword and fessed up.
Of course, DDT had to let his tiny hands wander and twit:

“Good news is Melania’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!” 

This is sort of like saying: "The historic arrival of the German airship Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey yesterday received a great deal of coverage in the papers and on radio "

"Oh, the humanity !"

Monday, July 18, 2016

It's Convention Time !! (OOPS, subsection)

Well, it's time for the Grand Ole Party  - the party of Lincoln (this one I think),  to gather together and attempt to revive the corpse of St Ronald and make Murica Grate  - sort of like fingernails on a chalkboard, eh ??

One would think that convention organizers would have a bit of sensitivity and a rudimentary sense of historical perspective than to do this:

They've scrambled to remove the signs,  but in cyberspace nothing ever goes away.  Supposedly these "White" elevators were for delegate use -- Why not label them "Delegate Elevators?" but I digress.

Another twitter troll said that there were Red and Blue elevators also ("Oh say can you see, etc" - get it?) but I have yet to see pictures of their signs.

It really should be GRATE !!!

Geography Div (there's a gatherin' of crazies somewhere here subsection)

Today, what's left (sic) of the GOP holds it's convention - - which in this instance will be something between a church (you know which one) service, a high school pep rally, a reality game show and a an Irish wake. Hope you have lots of popcorn ready for the circus.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Happy Belated Birthday subsection)

June 19 was Lester Flatt's 102nd birthday (Lester passed away in 1979). Here's a vintage performance of Salty Dog Blues from the days when Lester and Earl had a TV show (1959 - 1969).


Lester Flatt - Guitar and Lead Vocal, Earl Scruggs - Banjo, Paul Warren - Fiddle, Josh Graves - Dobro, Curly Seckler - Mandolin and Jake Turlock - Bass

Friday, July 15, 2016

Political Campaign Div (Logo failure subsection)

TP ...... on everyone's shopping list. Same aisle as the Kleenex and Depends.
I wonder if it unrolls from the top or the bottom ??

Monday, July 11, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

One of the other groups featured at the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival a couple of weeks ago. The Bluegrass Patriots from Colorado doing Wild, Wild Rose.

Bluegrass Patriots:Ken Seaman - Banjo, Wille McDonald - Mandolin, Paul Kinney - Fiddle, Glen Zankey - Guitar and Danny Rogers - Bass.

On another note, This just in (well, yesterday anyhow) from the WaPo. Sorry to hear that.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Geography Div (Holiday subsection)

Well, here it is, that day that (probably) 60% of the population doesn't know why it's celebrated. If you're lucky, a local TeeVee station or one of the biggies will run an embarrassing segment. If not, I'm pretty sure you can find sumpin' on these here intertubes, eh ?

In any case, be safe.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Six Mile Road, a local band that was on the program last week at the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival. Here doing a cover of the Grateful Dead's Sweet Elem Blues.

Members: Jake Jackson (Guitar, Vocals, Fiddle), Trappor Mason (Banjo), Mike Brennan (Bass), Dan Cross (Mandolin), Ben Lemmay (fiddle)