The Evening Blues - 8-20-19



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The day's news roundup + tonight's musical feature: Joe Carter


Hey! Good Evening!

This evening's music features Chicago blues guitarist Joe Carter. Enjoy!

Joe Carter and his Chicago Broomdusters - I'm Worried


No News - Opinions aplenty in the comment section


A Little Night Music

Joe Carter - Stormy Monday

Joe Carter - Talk To Your Daughter

Joe Carter - Honey Bee

Joe Carter with Big John Wrencher - You're The One

Joe Carter - Anna Lee

Joe Carter - Blow Wind Blow

Joe Carter - Bobby's Rock

Joe Carter - Sloppy Drunk

Joe Carter - Joe's Boogie

Joe Carter - Take A Little Walk With Me

Joe Carter with Big John Wrencher - Rock Me


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joe shikspack's picture

Yasgur Barn 20190816

howdy folks, i'm back now. i got in late last night, unpacked today, so maybe back to regular programming tomorrow or the next day.

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@joe shikspack  
So lucky !!

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joe shikspack's picture

@lotlizard

heh, you could put it that way. Smile

it was a very pleasant experience.

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@joe shikspack  
getting out in nature, away from civilization. Well, our excuse was, supposedly it was to pay a surprise visit, dropping in on someone who had taken a summer job as a camp counselor up on the west branch of the Penobscot river.

Only heard about the chaos on the radio.

“New York Thruway’s closed, man!”

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@joe shikspack
before you left to stay away from the brown acid. Word has it that it was bad.

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@JtC  
We’re all feeding each other.

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joe shikspack's picture

@JtC

so that flaming apparition of richard nixon eating donuts with satan wasn't real?

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@joe shikspack  
Just two years after Woodstock, a fulsomely worshipful interview with that “playboy of the western wing,” Henry Kissinger, in Women’s Wear Daily, a trade journal of the fashion industry.

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/celebrating-henry-kissinge...

You know, because hatching war crimes and green-lighting genocides is so sexy. Yeesh.

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janis b's picture

Revisiting Woodstock ; )

Hope you enjoyed the beauty, peace love and ...

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joe shikspack's picture

@janis b

yep, i am still processing it all, but the 50th anniversary of woodstock was celebrated and i had a wonderful time. there are some concepts that were live tested there that still seem to persist in the culture, thankfully.

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janis b's picture

@joe shikspack

with your wonderful spirit, to re-enforce those enchanted visions.

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joe shikspack's picture

@janis b

it was a very diverse crowd, but a happy one. most were the sort of people who meet your gaze with a smile of recognition.

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janis b's picture

@joe shikspack

those smiles of recognition that touch the heart and leave warm impressions. I'm happy for you, and all who enjoyed that experience.

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Revisiting Woodstock were you, joe? Ah - must have been a great time. I was 17, living with my parents in Taos, NM where I never heard a word about the festival. I might have gone, which is why it was probably kept from me, lol.

Enjoy your evening! Pleasantry

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“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

-- Voltaire

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@Raggedy Ann

yep, i was a few years too young to hitch up there for it. i really wanted to go, but there just was no way for me to get there.

have a great evening!

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Azazello's picture

Max & Stacy discuss credit card interest.
Here's the article: US Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Highest Level In 25 Years As Economy Slows, Fed Eases, ZeroHedge

Matt Taibbi: Trump 2020: Be Very Afraid , Rolling Stone

America is messed up, sure, but are we this messed up? What if we didn’t have a perma-tweeting Archie Bunker president, or turned off our TVs? Trump’s 2016 victory only happened with a slew of unwitting accomplices. Republicans split the primary vote, Democrats nominated a high-negatives insider, and the media not only tossed to Trump billions of dollars in free coverage, but also constantly validated his mockery with snooty mis-predictions. A child knows not to fall for the pull-my-finger joke a second time. But the assembled brainpower of institutional America seems determined to clear a path for Trump by playing straight man again.

Peter Bolton: Biden’s Complicity in Obama’s Toxic Legacy, Counterpunch

But there is a bigger reason why Biden would be the worst choice for the Democrats to face Trump in 2020: the fact that he served as vice president under Barack Obama. Establishment Democrats and faux-left figures like to reminisce about Obama’s presidency as if it were some kind of golden era in US politics. And some pseudo-progressive publications treat comments he makes denouncing the Trump administration as the words of a wise old sage whose counsel we should seek in this time of darkness. The reality, however, is that Obama’s presidency was a sordid compendium of reactionary policies that barely deviated from those of his predecessors or his successor. The attempt to characterize Trump as an aberration obscures the fact Obama’s legacy is one of death and destruction abroad, and austerity and graft at home. Far from representing the beginning of the imperialist spread of tooth-and-nail neoliberalism across the globe, the transition from Obama to Trump is more akin to ripping off the mask that obscured the hideous face of the monster beneath.

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@Azazello before regarding Obama, but Bolton makes a very good point. Many people hate Obama with almost the same level of loathing as they did Hillary - one of my friends who lost her house to a short sale absolutely reviles Obama and she's a "liberal" who loathes Trump more. She will in no uncertain terms NEVER vote for Biden and this is someone who did vote for Hillary when all was said and done. Biden is not only tainted with Obama's "legacy" but his own ugly policies as well. The Democrats just must not even want to win, once again, if they put that up against Trump. And I am in NO WAY justifying Trump by saying Trump will destroy Biden in any "debate" with relative ease. I myself am prepared for another Trump term and I personally think we all should start preparing ourselves for that.

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@lizzyh7

to play president anymore because we still loose no matter what party is in power. See the article ggersh posted. Congress changes the senate rules to help either pass legislation or to block it. This is why Nancy wants to do pay go and just raised the debt ceiling until after Trump's first term. If a democrat gets to play president she will bring it back. If Trump wins a second term she will leave it off. How is it that people bitching about McConnell ramming through federalist judges don't know how many democrats are helping him do that?

I just read a tweet about Obama being the best president in 50 years and whoboy the responses toasted the guy who wrote it. The best president dropped over 26,000 bombs during his last year in office. Overthrew 3 elected governments. Invaded 5 more countries on top of the two wars he inherited. Pivoted to Asia which now is over flowing with terrorists. Destroyed the richest country in the Middle East and brought slavery back to it. This from America's first black president. This first black president...................and yet people refuse to see how bad he was and that his presidency setup the conditions for a Trump to win.

And because he stood in front our pitchforks the banks are getting ready to crash the global economy again. Like they seem to do every time a republican is president.

Might need to fill my pipe again....

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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snoopydawg's picture

@Azazello

Central to this narrative is the presentation of the difference between Trump and Obama as akin to the difference between Hitler and Gandhi. A better analogy – especially when it comes to foreign policy – would be the difference between John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer who was known for dressing up as a clown at public events, and Ted Bundy, the tall, handsome serial killer who enticed his victims into his car with his charm and good looks.

This is what blackwater dawg failed to see when she posted those many diaries of Barack and his nice family. Sure he is probably a great dad and husband, but behind that he was a ruthless killer who bragged about being "good at killing people."

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joe shikspack's picture

@Azazello

thanks for the articles. heh, the only thing that runs through my head after looking at them is this song from the 80's:

We're setting sail to the place on the map
from which no one has ever returned
Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool
by the light of the crosses that burned.
Drawn by the promise of the women and the lace
and the gold and the cotton and pearls
It's the place where they keep all the darkness you need.
You sail away from the light of the world on this trip, baby.
You will pay tomorrow
You're gonna pay tomorrow
You will pay tomorrow
Save me. Save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools. No, no
Oh, save me. Save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools
I want to run and hide right now
Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless sea
They will leave you drifting in the shallows
or drowning in the oceans of history
Traveling the world, you're in search of no good
but I'm sure you'll build your Sodom like you knew you would
Using all the good people for your galley slaves
as you're little boat struggles through the warning waves, but you don't pay
You will pay tomorrow
You're gonna pay tomorrow
You're gonna pay tomorrow
Save me. Save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools
Save me. Save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools
Where's it comin' from?
Where's it goin' to now?
It's just a ... It's just a ship of fools

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Azazello's picture

@joe shikspack
Ship of fools sail away from me.
Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools.
Welcome back, joe.

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joe shikspack's picture

@Azazello

thanks!

and thanks for providing news content while i was off having fun!

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snoopydawg's picture

And no, Amy being a fighter pilot that dropped bombs on innocent people is not a great qualification for being in congress.

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joe shikspack's picture

@snoopydawg

not everybody can be as talented as obama and instinctively know just how to encourage voters to believe that they are going to do the things that the voters want and need done, while giving not a hint of a "promise" or "commitment."

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snoopydawg's picture

even if his platform isn't as great as other candidates. Now here's his doctor telling us that Joe doesn't have brain damage. lol.. okay I'm convinced.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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@snoopydawg At least HER crew waited until after she was installed as the primary winner to start with the “yeah, I know she sucks but TRUMP BAD.” Seems curious to roll this out well in advance of the first vote.

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snoopydawg's picture

@Dr. John Carpenter

Why did Warren think that she needed to start running so soon after the midterms? Easy answer. The election fighting would take everyone's attention to what congress is and isn't doing and it has wiped children being held in cages off the media's attention. Look at how many bad things are happening that no one is talking about.

But..lol

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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@snoopydawg Back when all the Creepy Uncle Joe stories were popping up, there was an article interviewing a bunch of Onion staff sorry for their role in creating their fantasy version of Biden that helped normalize a lot of his BS, not just me too issues but a career of bad votes and decisions.

While I don’t doubt they feel badly, I kind of wonder if they learned their lesson.

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joe shikspack's picture

@snoopydawg

i was paying attention 31 years ago, joe biden was a corrupt jackass with a penchant for gaffes then, too. even if the years have not caused a decline in his mental faculties, i can never remember a time when he was fit to be president.

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Harry Reid is ok with getting rid of the filibuster

“EXCLUSIVE: Harry Reid: ‘Of Course’ Medicare for All and Decriminalizing Border Crossings Are Bad Ideas” [Vice]. “Nearly all of the 2020 candidates have made a point to kiss the ring of the man who built Nevada’s vaunted Democratic political machine and still holds immense power in the state — he’s had long conversations recently with candidates including Pete Buttigieg and his old Senate colleague Joe Biden.” And then there’s this: “[H]e recently penned an op-ed calling for the elimination of the filibuster, a controversial view even among Democrats.” • That lets the cat out of the bag; there would have been a path to single payer if Reid had abolished the filibuster in 2009. So when Reid asks, of Medicare for All, “How are you going to get it passed?” the answer was right in front of him, all the time.

And this, seems like empty suit wanted obstructuionism

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/07/the-obama-enablers-big-lie-we-ne...

The bottom line is that “Republican obstructionism” is entirely of the Democrat’s making. What Reid (and Obama) want — or say they want — to do in 2013, and butchered doing in 2010, could and should have done in 2009, immediately after Obama’s inauguration. Republicans would have had no ability to obstruct had Obama and the Democrats not deliberately given them the power to do so. The gridlock is a gridlock of choice.

And look at the outcomes: A miserably inadequate stimulus package, no jobs program to speak of, a health care plan written by the health insurance companies and first implemented by a Republican, and on and on and on. Why, you might almost think the Democrats wanted to drown government in a bathtub! (Oh, wait…)

Were Obama and the Democrats stupid, or evil? I don’t know. If they were stupid, “nobody could have predicted” that the party that impeached Bill Clinton over a blow job wouldn’t play nice. If they were evil, what we see is what we get: The policies that are in place are the polices the Democrats, and Obama, want to see in place. Most days, I go with evil.

To return to our “progressive” antagonists, and their talking points. Both miss the point, as is so often the case with D factional battles: Westen disinforms because he misses the most “crucial error” of all**: failure to abolish the filibuster. Drum disinforms when he writes: “When he took office Democrats didn’t have a filibuster-proof majority,” because he ignores or suppresses the “nuclear option” which, again, was just as available to the Democrats in 2009 as it will be in 2013.

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trump will be amerika's last president

ameriKa's been crapified and yes that
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snoopydawg's picture

@ggersh

Obama’s first mistake was inviting the Republicans to the table. … The second mistake was squandering the goodwill that Americans felt toward the new president and their anxiety about an economy hemorrhaging three-quarters of a million jobs a month.

I've been saying this since Obama decided to be a republican after he was elected. He hid behind the republicans for two terms so that he and the republican democrats didn't have to pass legislation because they never intended to. How many times did we gnash our teeth over Obama caving to the republicans and giving them more than they asked for? The best statement I saw that took the blinders off was, "if Obama played strip poker with the republicans he would have shown up with his shirt and pants off and his shoes untied."

There was a way that democrats could have forced McConnell to bring Garland up for a vote. They just didn't want to use the options available to them. How was it that lone senator Rand Paul was able to stall the 9/11 bill for weeks? He placed a hold on the bill. The democrats could have done that with the GOP's tax bill, but shh they don't want us to know that. And this goes for McConnell blocking Obama's judicial picks which he is now filling with help from Schumer and enough democrats.

The policies that are in place are the polices the Democrats, and Obama, want to see in place. .

Amen to that. This is a great way for Trump's judges to roll back any progressive legislation that democrats passed in the past, but they can't look like they want them gone. Worker's rights have been gutted by the courts. Even marriage equality is on the chopping block with 3 very important cases in front of the Supreme Court now.

Most days, I go with evil.

It is evil. That we have 535 people who are supposed to be representing us doing everything they can do make our lives miserable whilst enriching their donors and fellow 1 percenters is just pure evil. This is why I hang on to my catholic teaching that there is a hell. Damn them all for betraying us.

Grrr, ggersh you got my blood boiling. Good job.

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@snoopydawg consider that for an essay on it's own

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joe shikspack's picture

@ggersh

the only real question is "what sort of evil?" the eyes that glow in the darkness, burning with a fiendish, malevolent intensity - or the utterly banal evil of the paid lackey, a functionary, a soulless technocrat with a fiduciary duty to his 1% masters?

i would say that it is the latter. there are no republicans or democrats, there are only paid lackeys.

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dystopian's picture

Great to hear you were out in good vibes land... I read Arlo played somewhere up there...
Great Joe Carter... loved his 'Elmore James' style with the slide. He was a good player.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

yep, arlo played at bethel woods (which contains the site of the original woodstock stage) on thursday night and also showed a movie.

i missed that because our brakes decided to take up smoking on the way up there, so we lost a day.

i camped at yasgur's farm, a remnant of the original acreage that wasn't sold by the family later. i was about 50 feet from max yasgur's barn and about the same distance from his house.

friday night, melanie (who performed at the 1969 woodstock) played at the farm/camp along with a bunch of other bands including a really good ny area prog rock band, the breakfast. saturday night at bethel woods, i saw the doobie brothers (with bill payne - little feat keyboard player) opening for santana, who put on an incredible show. sunday night, also at bethel woods, i saw grace potter and the nocturnals and the tedeschi-trucks band who opened for john fogerty who also put on a great show.

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@joe shikspack WOW JS, that sounds amazing! Too cool! Outstanding. Must have been fantastic. Except the brakes... Melanie had an amazing voice and her original performance at Woodstock was over the moon. Trucks is awesome too! Great stuff! Thanks for sharing a bit!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@joe shikspack

I bet I'm not the only one who would love to see them.

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@snoopydawg

actually, i didn't take many pictures. i didn't bring my camera because concert venues generally won't allow me to take it in. apparently it's "too professional looking." i took a few photos with my cell phone, which i'll share, but mostly i just wanted to be in the moment rather than taking pictures.

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@joe shikspack  
First, as you mention, there’s the aspect of feeling “in the moment” versus being in an achievement-oriented, “I have this task to do which is to take technically and esthetically excellent photos” frame of mind.

Second, there’s the aspect of marking yourself as “the mark” for criminals who prey upon naïve tourists preoccupied with touristy things.

Got mugged twice in three days in Rome, ages ago, including an instance of the “band of children working with a grown man who rides by on a Vespa, catches the loot, and scoots away” technique.

That taught me never to be a stereotypical East Asian–looking tourist with camera, travelling alone.

After that I either always travelled with male companions or took pains to look scruffy and local, someone with nothing worth stealing.

After that I understood the security aspect of why Japanese and Chinese tourists always travel in organized groups.

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mimi's picture

Your experiences must have been a real huge flash back enlightening your spirit. And it's great you shared so many personal things with us about your trip.

I really love the song and lyrics of the 'Ship of fools'. Nothing could express my own feelings better.

Ah gosh, I am just glad you are back.

Have a wonderful 'getting back to the usual program' ... because that's what I long for.
Smile

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TTTT (too tired to talk)