Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass (Busker ? subsection)

2019 IBMA Instrumental Recording of the Year ---

Missy Raines and Alison Brown cover the classic bluegrass duet "Little Darlin', Pal Of Mine" live from Station Inn in Nashville, TN, from Raines' album 'Royal Traveller.' Featuring Mike Bub and Todd Phillips.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

2019 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year - Kristin Scott Benson. Here (with the Grascals) doing
Shenandoah Breakdown.

A Little (Early) Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Obit subsection)

Saburo ‘Sab’ Watanabe passes

I've always enjoyed Bluegrass 45 from Japan. Sorry to hear this.

Tsuyoshi “Josh” and his older brother Akira Otsuka (mandolin); two other brothers Toshio (bass) and Saburo Watanabe (Inoue) (banjo) and; Chien-Hua Lee; and Hsueh-Chieng “Ryo” Liao 

Racism Div (sadly subsection)

Here in South Dakota, we don't have an overabundance of black people. Our people of color are predominately the Native Americans from which we went out of our way to get rid of in so many continuing ways.
Mrs Bear recently received this from a long-time acquaintance:
Sociology 101
A young black kid asks his mother, "Mama, what is Socialism and what is Racism?"

"Well, Child… Socialism is when the white folks work every day so we can get all our governmental entitlement stuff for free.

You know… like our free cell phones for each family member, rent subsidy, food stamps, EBT, WIC, free school breakfast, lunch, and in
some places supper, free healthcare, utility subsidy, and on and on… you know, that's Socialism."

"But, Mama, don't the white people get pi--ed off about that?"

"Sure they do, Honey. That's called Racism."

(Never was it more simply explained.)
My wife (and I, when informed) was shocked, hurt and disgusted.
Her reply to the sender:

                          I am appalled that you sent me this horrid, racist story.

                           Surely you do not condone such hateful nonsense. 
                           It is clearly something espoused by white supremacists,
                           by the Ku Klux Klan
                           Seriously, do you really believe that “white folks” work to support 
                           programs for “black folk”.

                           Surely there is nothing Christian in what you have emailed:
                            it only fuels hatred and racism. 

                            I am sick at heart that a friend of mine would propagate such hateful rhetoric.

                            Please remove my name from your list of “forwards”.

I don't know what else I can say about this blatant, racist piece of shit (I won't deign to give the sender that much dignity), We've known the sender for years and have always valued her friendship despite her politics.You can probably  imagine what she thinks of the thug occupying the the Article II office and which political party she supports.
Needless to say, she's no longer welcome in our home.

We have a problem here in South Dakota ...... and it ain't Meth (even though "We're on it").

Monday, November 18, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

IBMA Vocal Group of the Year - Sister Sadie doing Losing You Blues.

Sister Sadie: Dale Ann Bradley - Guitar, Tina Adair - Mandolin, Deanie Richardson - Fiddle, Gena
Britt - Banjo and Beth Laerence - Bass.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Question and the Answer (Impeachment subsection)

The Question:

Yovanovitch: The President had a right to withdraw me, but was it necessary to smear my reputation? 

The Answer:

'nuf said 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

2019 IBMA Entertainer of the Year: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers doing Fiddle Man's Delight.

Joe Mullins, Banjo, Mike Terry, Mandolin, Duane Sparks, Guitar, Jason Barie, Fiddle and Randy Barnes, Bass

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Boston based Lonely Heartstring Band doing their original The Tide.
This from 2014

George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals), Matt (now Maddie) Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo).