Grateful Dead

"This darkness got to give..." A Timely Admonition (from 1970)

Not that it's dark in Japan at the moment - sunny early summer, people engaging in high-risk behavior left and right - kids playing soccer in the park without masks, grandparents our walking with their kids. Probably some people at the re-opened malls or department store - not that anyone in their right mind would be there voluntarily on such a nice day.

Never thought I'd see the day when Japan looked like a bastion of civil liberty compared to Amerika.

The Grateful Dead on December 26

As I am currently in the process of being discharged from medium-term residential medical rehab, I almost forgot my old custom on December 26!

Anyone with Roman Catholic, "Old" Catholic, "High-Church" Protestant, or Eastern Orthodox Christianity in hir background knows what December 26 is: it's the Feast of Saint Stephen, Martyr (see Christian Scriptures, Acts of the Apostles, 6:8 -- 7:60 inclusive).

Sunday Open Thread: January 14th is the Medieval Feast of the Ass**

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History
This feast may represent a Christian adaptation of the pagan feast, Cervulus, integrating it with the donkey in the nativity story.[2] In connection with the Biblical stories, the celebration was first celebrated in the 11th century, inspired by the pseudo-Augustinian "Sermo contra Judaeos" c. 6th century.

Saturday Song Open Thread - Candyman

Hey, it's songday. I pick a song that I believe warrants it and publish an assortment of the covers of that song by various persons and or groups. Pick a few that are new to you and have a listen. It is also, of course, an open thread to talk about anything you feel like.

Today's song is: Candyman

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Mississippi John Hurt

Saturday Song Open Thread - Sitting on Top of the World

Hey, it's songday. I pick a song that I believe warrants it and publish an assortment of the covers of that song by various persons and or groups. Pick a few that are new to you and have a listen. It is also, of course, an open thread to talk about anything you feel like.

Today's song is: Sitting on Top of the World

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Mississippi Sheiks

Saturday Song Open Thread - Spoonful)

Hey, it's songday. I pick a song that I believe warrants it and publish an assortment of the covers of that song by various persons and or groups. Pick a few that are new to you and have a listen. It is also, of course, an open thread to talk about anything you feel like.

Today's song is: Spoonful

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Howlin' Wolf

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