Monday, June 29, 2020

Geography Div (Exploration subsection)

Today in 1534 Jaques Cartier discovered Prince Edward Island. Neither Prince Edward nor Anne of Green Gables was around then and it was originally part of the French colony of Arcadia. It's name was Ile Sainte-Jean, but the Mi'kmaq called it Epekwitk, meaning "cradled on the waves" (much more poetic, eh?).

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Furrin wimmen subsection)

Midnight Skyracer from across the pond, doing I Don't Make the Rules.

Leanne Thorose on mandolin, Charlotte Carrivick on guitar, Laura Carrivick on fiddle and reso-guitar, Eleanor Wilkie on bass, and Tabitha Benedict on banjo. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Geography Div (Threat subsection)

Results of a survey asking the world who they see as the biggest threat to world peace.
Discuss among yourselves ...............

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

From John Lowell's February album Long Stretch of Gravel. He's backed here by an all-star group doing Without You Being Here With Me.

John Lowell on vocals and guitar, Missy Raines on bass, Ron Block on banjo, John Reischman on mandolin and Stephen Mougin and Chris Jones on backing vocals.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Geography Div (Bribery Subsection)

Compared to m major portion of the world, we here in the US of A (despite the Orange Menace) are relatively clean.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Winners of the 2020 SPBGMA Band Championship, Coyote Ugly, from Kingsport, Tennessee doing Good Morning Country Rain.

Tom Horton on guitar, Beverly Horton on vocals, Joey Cox on banjo, Crystal Shipley on fiddle, Mitch Bentley on bass, and Vince Bullins on mandolin.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Jake Workman with a track from his recently released, all insturmental album Landmark. 

Jake Workman - Guitar, Sierra Hull - Mandolin, Stuart Duncan - Fiddle, Russ Carson - Banjo and
Jeff Picker - Bass

Friday, June 5, 2020

He is what he is Div (from the idiot's mouth subsection)

“Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this a great thing that’s happening for our country. “There’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody. It’s a great day for everybody. There’s a great, great day in terms of equality.” -- donald trump,  5 June 2020.

I rest my case.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Geography Div (Matrimonial subsection)

Here it is June bustin' out all over. Traditional month for marriages. Well, here's a map for the blessed state of Matrimony:

 Likely made by John D. P. Douw in 1827—highlights several potential destinations in a journey from courtship to marriage. Some seem lovely; who wouldn’t fancy an afternoon in the Vale of Gladness? Others are much less appealing: The Land of Spinsters, for instance, sounds like a cruel and sexist place to be, and the potential for disaster is high in the Str. of Flirtation, where the map warns of “dangerous navigation.” As you sail around, try not to crash ashore on the Isles of Jealousy.