Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The Wilson Banjo Co. doing 40 Years of Trouble

Steve Wilson - Banjo
Joey Newton - Guitar
Brandon Couch - Mandolin
Sarah Logan - Fiddle
Michael Hill - Bass

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse Div

Well, it really is as breathtaking as you've been told.
From Broken Bow, NE -- 2:27 of totality under a cloudless sky.
Mercury can be seen at the left.

That is all !

Monday, August 21, 2017

Geography Div (Solar Eclipse subsection)

If you're near that dotted line, it's gonna get dark this afternoon.

If you want to travel the entire track under the complete shadow, click here.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The first place band at the 2017 RenoFest State Bluegrass Band Championship (South Carolina)
Backline Bluegrass doing Carolina.

Travis Tucker, Dobro
Katelyn M. Ingardia, Guitar
Jason Belue, Bass 
James Shepherd, Banjo
Louis Hughes, Mandolin

Friday, August 18, 2017

Moral Clarity Div (Musical interlude subsection)

John Mellencamp doing his song Walk Tall at the Farm Aid Concert in 2004. The words are wonderful instruction for every one of us and are as true today as they were then. Share this with your friends and family and tell them to pass it on.

Lyrics here.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You Just Knew He Couldn't Resist It Div

Like I said on Monday, Donnie's denunciation of the haters wouldn't last long. I figured that one of his many surrogates and sycophants would do the "walking back" for him, but no, he saved that for himself (it is, of course, always all about him, eh?).

It hasn't seemed to have played so well with rational folks and many of those who have associated themselves are beginning to notice that the stink might not wash off. 

However, the trump team just can't let go and the republicans seem to be sticking with the idiot. I've got a feeling that many more will soon let go of this anvil and swim to shore pretending that they aren't wet. The whitesupremist house has released their talking points and skittered further through the looking glass in encouraging the republicans to stick with the prez. Egad !

David Rothkopf, writing in today's Washington Post sums it up pretty succinctly: "Trump must go."

Monday, August 14, 2017

SPECIAL to the Geography Div ( We Hate Something/Someone Subsection)

Well, our esteemed preznit took some time away from goofing  er golfing to finally say what rational folks have been saying since Saturday. Of course he read it from a teleprompter cuz if he had to use his own words, we'd all be thinkin' 'bout the next "White Sale" at Wally World (it's such a nice neutral color, eh?). I don't know what cocktail of pharmaceuticals had to be forcefully administered to allow these words to emerge from his (normally) unexpressive mouth. Oh well, kudos to whoever wrote it -
but I'm sure that Beltway Barbie, FAUX&Friends and Gobsmacka will be walking back the words and blaming the victims by tomorrow.***

Anyhow, lots of this hate made its way to Charlottesville from all over the country. There seems to be at least one group that hates someone in every one of these here United(?) States; Florida wins with 63 and North Dakota and Utah tie for last with only one. Want to know what's in your neighborhood??      Click Here and enter your state.

***UPDATE: Well that didn't take long, eh ? Only it's preznit motor mouth himself. Yep, them racists just gotta stick together.

Geography Div (Let's make fun of Canada subsection)

Our neighbor to the north expressed as stereotypes. At least they have universal healthcare.

h/t - Minibear JS

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Tribute subsection)

The late John Hartford once said that Gentle on my Mind "bought his freedom" to travel musical highways that he might never have gone down. Glen Campbell's hit recording was the vehicle that made that happen.
Campbell passed away last Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
RIP Glen.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Geography Div (but what does he really think subsection)

A couple of weeks ago, we had that map I called j"Judgmentally Orange." Well, the good folks at the Washington Post Have come up with another one:

Click here for the accompanying story and to get specific quotes for each state. How'd yours do ?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A young group from the Boston area, Twelve Mile  (oops) Mile Twelve doing the old standard Jack of Diamonds.

 Mile Twelve: BB Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, vocal) and Nate Sabat (bass) not playing - David Benedict (mandolin)