WHAT YOU MAY FIND HERE

RANTS, RAVINGS and RUMINATIONS along with
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Monday, April 8, 2024

Geography Div (Eclipse subsection)

 Today, there will be a total eclipse of the sun viewable over much of the South-Central and Eastern US.


I observed the 2017 total eclipse in Broken Bow, Nebraska (over 3 minutes) and it truly was breathtaking.
The small dot on the lower left side of the photo is the planet Mercury.






Saturday, April 6, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Bears subsection)

Kyle O'Brien and his band and an animated video Bear in the Trash.


Kyle O'Brien - Fiddle
Dylan Kober - dobro
Joey Purmort - banjo
Ian Haeglele - bass

Saturday, March 30, 2024

New release from Kenny Stinson& Perfect Tymin' , Another Train, featuring its writer Daniel Norton.


Daniel Norton on lead vocals, guitar, and resophonic guitar. Kenny Stinson on baritone vocals and mandolin, Ronda Stinson on harmony vocals, Kyle Dodson on banjo, and Gavin Stinson on bass.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Saturday, March 23, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

England's Urban Folk Quartet doing Peter Gabriel's Solbury Hill.


Dan Walsh - banjo, vocals Paloma Trigás - fiddle, vocals Joe Broughton - fiddle Tom Chapman - percussion

Monday, March 18, 2024

Geography Dvi (Gotta get there subsection)

Traveling by air can be .... well, exciting. ....  depending on where you start, finish or connect thru.

Here's some ratings ........


Saturday, March 16, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Traditiona Tribute subsection)

A tribute to Jim & Jesse from Bluegrass Express, Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me.

Greg Underwood - Lead Vocal, Bass Jacob Underwood - Tenor Vocal, Mandolin Gary Underwood - Guitar Andrew Hunt - Fiddle Jonathan Hunt - Banjo

Monday, March 11, 2024

Geography Div (Falling Water subsection)

Most of us who've traveled by highway across the US have seen tose signs saying  CONTINENTIAL DIVIDE, that is on one side rainfall flows to either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.

Here's a look at what happens in Europe............



Saturday, March 9, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Furiners subsection)

Swedish threesome the New Valley String Band doing Sandy Boys from their debut album New Valley.


Fiddler Adam Bülow, guitarist Michael Nyberg, and banjo player Lukas Lindberg

Monday, March 4, 2024

Saturday, March 2, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

An unusual band from Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie, here doing Self Control.


Augie Dougherty - Banjo,  Ben Majeska - guitar, Eli Frieders-bass, and Denzel Connor - drums,

Saturday, February 24, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Deep Hole Subsection)

Heard this the other day on Bluegrass Country. Have always liked Sister Sade ( and other all female bands).  Here's Well. ........ could easily be applied to a host of other subjects!


Gena Britt - Banjo, Deanie Richardson - Fiddle, Jaelle Roberts - Guitar, Dani Flowers, Guitar, Maddie Dalton - Bass. 
Sorry, don't know the name of the mandolinist 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Geography Div (Polygamy subsection)

 I couldn't explain to the Minibears why anyone would need (or want) more than one !!

Legality of Polygyny (having multiple wives) across the world



Saturday, February 17, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( More sidemen-andnwomen subsection)

Woodbox Heroes, anothe talented group of Nashville, Bluegrass sidemen(and women) who decided it might be fun to form a band of their own. Here's Made Up My Mind. Nice tune, hope they make it.


Josh Martin -- Lead Vocal, Guitar Jenee Fleenor -- BGV, Fiddle Barry Bales -- BGV, Bass Seth Taylor -- Mandolin Matt Menefee -- Banjo

Monday, February 12, 2024

Geography Div (Hungry? subsection)

I've been watching the eating habits of the Minibears ..... seems some intervention is needed



Saturday, February 10, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Appalachian Smoke, a new group of bluegrass sidemen, doing Good at Gone, 



Jamie Mason plays guitar and sings lead on this new track, Kenneth Rymer is on resophonic guitar, Mikel Laws is on banjo, BJ Taylor is on mandolin, and Tim Williams on bass. 

Monday, February 5, 2024

Saturday, February 3, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Out there subsection)

Some really non-traditional bluegrass from the Kitchen Dwellers, Seven Devils (Limbo)


Torrin Daniels on banjo, Shawn Swain on mandolin, Max Davies on guitar, and Joe Funk on bass.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( 10 years past subsection)

Minneapolis - St Paul's The High 48s doing Great Northern Railroad.


Clint Birtzer - guitar & vocal Rich Casey - bass Eric Christopher - fiddle & vocal Mike Hedding - mandolin Anthony Ihrig - banjo

Monday, January 22, 2024

Geography Div (Definitions subsection)

Most searched words by definition in Europe.

 I think "Pegging" is the relation between one country's currency and anothers ... but it could be cribbage.



Saturday, January 20, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Tony Trischka's tribute album to Earl Scruggs' 100th birthday, Earl Jam: A Tribute to Earl Scruggs, features Brown's Ferry Blues.


Tony Trischka - Banjo, Billy Strings - Guitar and vocal, Sam Bush - Mandolin, Michael Cleveland - fiddle
and Mark Schatz - Bass. Producer Bela Fleck also gets in some non-Scruggs licks 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Geography Div (Let the games begin subsection)

Today, Iowa conducts its presidential primary caucuses. From all the Horse Race / Goat Rodeo reporting, it's very likely that an indicted criminal will be selected. The biggest speculation is about who will come in second. DOG help us !!



Saturday, January 13, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

 British Columbia's Under the Rocks with their latest video Honest Try.

Jordan Klassen on guitar, Chloe Davidson on fiddle, Chris Baxter on banjo, and Nils Loewen on bass. For this song, Honest Try, album producer Andrew Collins joins them on mandolin, as does Miles Zurawell on reso-guitar.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Geography Div (SchoolDaze subsection)

 Seems like the MiniBears partied too much for the holidays and didn't get a post in for 1 Jan   - -  well, it was a holiday.

Time for them to get back to school and study their geography.... but when ??




  • 7:30 a.m. – Louisiana’s sleepy-eyed students shuffle into class.
  • 7:36-7:45 a.m. – Lessons start at public high schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, and New Hampshire.
  • 7:46-7:55 a.m. – It is not even 8:00 a.m. yet, but high school students are already taking classes in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • 7:56-8:05 a.m. – Now it is the turn of high schoolers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.
  • 8:06-8:15 a.m. – Well past the hour, students file into class in Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Vermont.
  • 8:16-8:25 a.m. – Just two states start school this late: Iowa and Minnesota. But they are not the latest.
  • 8:26-8:35 a.m. – That is how late high school starts in Alaska and South Carolina. But wait…
  • Only in Washington DC, Alaska, and South Carolina does the school day start at or after the recommended earliest time of 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The East Coast Bluegrass Band doing Gone, Gone Gone. Appears that Chris Luquette has found another group after leaving Frank Solvan and Dirty Kitchen.


Ellery Marshall - Banjo Cesar Moreno - Mandolin Max Johnson - Bass Chris Luquette - Guitar