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Album of the Week - 1-28-23

Afternoon folks!

Another week, another fine mess of blues. This week there's some old country-blues banjo style from the 20's. Dock Boggs was an early country blues player and you'll find lyrics and patterns in his music that show up in later blues compositions. There's also some more modern country blues from Doc Watson.

There's some serious Chicago blues from Eddie Taylor. There's a bunch of blues rock from Roy Buchanan, Free and Evan Johns and the H-Bombs.

There are also albums from Emmylou Harris, It's A Beautiful Day and Renaissance for a little variety in your listening.

I will be adding tunes to the Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and Eddie Taylor playlists. the former sometime next week the latter two over the weekend.


Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 1-28-2023

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Why the continued focus on Ukraine conflict? Because it has accelerated the reshaping of our world and not in the direction desired by the World Economic Forum (WEF or Davos crowd). Economic instability and rising energy costs are two of the direct effects on our personal futures.

Friday Night Photos Foreign Feathers Edition

Happy Friday everyone. Hope everybody is doing well. Post any photos, memes, or music you like.

Due to the Avian flu that's been going around, many of the birds at the zoo have not been on display for almost a year. Luckily some of the more colorful birds don't seem to be effected and are still out. Hopefully the flu will pass soon and the birds in lock down can come out join the rest of their friends.

Golden-breasted Starling, Northeastern Africa

Open Thread - 01-27-23 - Angry Eyes

These old tired eyes have seen a lot. Never did I dream I'd see the things that I've seen the last three years. You know what I mean? I bet you do. The crazy has no limit, so it seems. It's as if the matrix software has been toggled to insane mode and we're living in some crazed oligarch's head.

We, the people, have been divided on so many levels, by design. If we agree on one thing, there's dozens of other things to disagree about. The dividers have had centuries to hone their skills. Divide and conquer has always been the tactic of those that wish to rule you and I and with the advances in technology and psychological manipulation it's a wonder that we still have any modicum of civility left in us. The division has gone much deeper than the left/right dichotomy with both sides being subdivided into multiple facets of hatred, diverging from the macro, to the molecular, to the atomic and sub-atomic. The divisions run deep. It seems like every day a new way to divide us is contrived.