Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Occasional Mid-week Molly

Though originally said about her home state, it applies equally to South Dakota:

• It's a low-tax, low-service state--so shoot us. The only depressing part is that, unlike Mississippi, we can afford to do better. We just don't. -- Molly Ivins

Monday, February 26, 2018

Geography Div (2B or not 2B subsection)

"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them" W. Shakespeare.

Wanna guess the most popular tool ??

Saturday, February 24, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A group I haven't heard before, Claybank, doing an instrumental named for a car many have not heard of ... Studebaker.

Tyler Thompson - Banjo, Zack Arnold - Mandolin, Jacob Greer - Guitar, and Gary Trivett - Bass

Friday, February 23, 2018

Memories Div

Years ago (I'm sayin' 60's) when I was busy standing on a stage behind a Martin guitar and flunking out of Arizona State University; I used to occasionally appear and socialize with a guy who played bass and classical guitar who used to routinely do Oscar Brown, Jr's The Snake as part of his sets. He always got a good deal of applause (and attention afterwards) due to his presence and presentation. Rumor has it that one or two ladies ended their lives after receiving his attention and subsequent rejection, but that was just a rumor.....
Appears that Preznit Comb-over has made it part of his repertoire.

I guess donald of orange has finally admitted that he's one of the "reptile people," eh ? I knew it, Did you ?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Occasional Mid-Week Molly

"I am not anti-gun.
I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives." 
-----   Molly Ivins   -----

Monday, February 19, 2018

Geography Div (where from subsection)

Today is that thunk up holiday, President's Day. When I was a kid (oh, so long ago), we looked forward to the month of February and two days off from school: Lincoln's birthday (12th) and Washington's (22nd) - now those were REAL presidents.
Today we have what I call "Lincington's Washday" and a clown posing as president. Oh well.......

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Bob Dylan subsection)

The Infamous Stringdusters - winners of a Grammy this year (not the part shown on the tee vee) - doing Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.

Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi ( banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (double bass)

Monday, February 12, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Canadian subsection)

The Dead South -- a band from Regina, Saskatchewan -- about as far from "south" as one can get.
Oh well, at one point, New Grass Revival was considered "radical."

Nate Hilts - Guitar/Vocals, Scott Pringle - Mandolin/Guitar/Backup Vocals, Colton Crawford - Banjo, Danny Kenyon - Cello

Monday, February 5, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass (Black Gold subsection)

With all the talk of saving the coal industry ........
Flatt Lonesome doing Brad Paisley's haunting You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive.

Flatt Lonesome: Charli Robertson - Lead vocal an Fiddle, Kelsey Hargill - Mandilin, Buddy Robertson - Guitar, Paul Hargill - Banjo, Michael Stockton, Resophonic Guitar, and Domonic Illingsworth - Bass.