via Jean Louis Lebreton!
Yep. Rally is loco.
Thing is, though, it’s normal for them, see?!
These men and women are wired different. Can’t help but hold them in awe.
Like those motorbikers.
Clarinta Elda Elizabeth Moore
(aka Clare P. and Clarita)
May 12, 1922 – November 16, 2017
Growing up I thought of Aunt Clare as that happy lady who came over a lot, was my
Aunt and loved to pinch my cheek really hard, call me an embarrassing name and give
me tons of presents. She’d always be sure to remind us to never say nine but instead to
say ni-yun, so people would be sure to understand what we meant. That came from
being a teacher for Ma Bell, teaching all the girls how to be operators. She did that at
least two, maybe three decades…a lady not afraid to try new things.
Now I see her more as The Giver, The Helper. Always giving. To the Indians
especially, others,too. But wait…
She always brought tons of food, too, remember?
A passion for food took root in Clare early on… she’d tell stories of behind the scenes
happenings in the kitchens of her clients… when she was twelve years old. She was a
pro that early because she stepped up in support of her family. Her dad had been
called to the Lord very early on, you see. She took that support as a mission to heart…
to her Soul and kept at it right up to her last day here. That is so beautiful a thing.
But the food…
She loved food and cooking and seeing to it that every single person there; and
sometimes there were quite a lot; wound up stuffed and happy. I was always amazed at
how much food she could make on a moment’s notice.
Holidays always saw everyone pounding pound after pound of perfect pasta sarde,
serious shrimp cocktails, delicious Dolly breads for Easter, astounding apple pies and
of course, her glorious Baked Beans, which define the phrase “indescribably
delicious.” They are one of those treasures of a lifetime that simply can never be
duplicated, for not a one of us has that God-given magical touch.
Clare’s devotion to family especially her siblings was powerful right to her dying day.
There’s Orlando, who everyone called Tim, Anita and Louise, Evalyn and Lena, her
parents, husbands Joe Greco and Clay Moore, cousins, especially Bobby Morrell, as
well as friends she adored… with very deeply felt emotions for each and every one.
Her heartthrobs were Erroll Flynn and Randolph Scott and the music was by Gene
Autry, the Sons of the Pioneers and our very own Uncle Tim, who could hold his own
with those guys for sure.
Always the traveler, the adventurer, Clare would go out West, ride horses, stay at dude
ranches and just be toolin’ around in her Model A Ford, gobbling up life with gusto. She
must have been quite something back in the day.
Clare was never afraid to tackle any issue in order to keep us safe and secure no matter
where she was or what her situation was. Clare was likewise never afraid to spread her
love as far as she could with the hotspot being her family. She did these things with
remarkable success and her example lives on as inspiration for all of us to follow.
She taught me so much in those last few years. Taught me without even knowing she
was… about dealing with my profound sadness and inner anger and especially about
what love really is. And that is nothing less than giving solace and comfort, protection
and security with no expectation of return. But even in her final days she managed to
give me clear messages of love in return. Truly a remarkable lady.
Fare thee well, my dear Aunt Clare – I know you are up in heaven now, watching
over us, keeping us safe. I feel you here sometimes.
Enjoy your new journey knowing that you will live in love in our hearts forever.
— Iggy Makarevich
I read that today at Clare’s funeral. Made it to the end in one shot with just a couple of quavers toward the end! Thank you to those who hlped me get to where I could do that.
It was a small, intimate and lovely ceremony and just as I had hoped it would be. The crowd was small but the people there were the right people and that was definitely a welcome thing. All my love to everyone that was there. That goes for the man from St. Mary, too, who I sadly forgot to exchange names with. He was so pleasant, which was a good result as I had no clue what to expect.
I was blessed to have my dear friend Andy Raynor, (the holiest person I’ve ever met), do the interface with the divine. She is so good at that and then there came the fabulous, unaccompanied Amazing Grace sung by my dear cousin Jamie Petrone which gave us the sweet, soulful sound we needed at just the right time. Quite a few commented how great it was. Jamie is so inspiring.
Such wonderful family and friends … made me feel at ease and loved.
And then … wouldn’t ya know it…
There was a bit of paranormal in it, too, thank God, as Aunt Clare was there (!!!) in the form of a tiny bird seated at the peak of a nearby pointed monolith watching us and at just the right time chirped at us directly and then flew off, fortunately right after I got in a rockin’ thumbs up!
I will treasure it always.
photo by jerri Wiley mods by Iggy Makarevich
“LOST MYSELF” – SAMANTHA FISH BAND @ Callahan’s, Nov 2016 (BEST QUALITY)
Published on Nov 2, 2016
SAMANTHA FISH – guitar, vocals
CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER – bass guitar
GO-GO RAY – drums
Filmed in 1080HD quality and Callahan’s Music Hall, Nov 1, 2016
omg … no bounds for Miss Fish’s talent!
Nope, not a one.
via John Ripper
Samantha Fish plays the oil can.
DIY Cigar Box Guitars
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:13pm
Samantha Fish getting greasy with an oil can.
My God she is just so incredibly good…
via Frank S Petrilli!
C Dorian Mauro Samuel
Published on Apr 7, 2018
Coffee Break Grooves Acid Jazz 1-7
Boss DS-1W Waza
Marshall Class 5
N Zaganin Strat
Go Mauro! Sweet and smooth… really nice tone.
Simpatico with my bio.
Still very into gear I see, well, more power to ya, if you make sounds like this!
Rock on, amigo.
Alien Artifacts Recovered from Crashed UFOs are NOT of This World
Published on Mar 20, 2018
With a new focus on physical proof via the scientific study of known UFO crash artifacts, Jacques Vallée has been organizing isotopic and elemental analysis of evidence. Some of the samples Vallée had tested were found to be outside of the terrestrial norm, and so pure in their form that they appear to be fabricated in a method not possible on Earth.
There are many remarkable alien artifacts that have been hidden away in secret vaults, they could re-write history as we know it. These artifacts are highly controversial and need to be tested. We are constantly finding new ufo artifacts that defy our current understanding of the universe.
Jacques has always been a hero… an astronomer, an actual scientist (as opposed to a claimed one), a computer communications visionary, buds with Hynek and a writer of tomes that are intriguing on many levels. He’s not at all like your usual ufologist. And that’s good. Real good.
1ofthe9 noted and I agree that Its pretty strange and out of character for him to do this imho.
Hoping he’s just happy about findings, seems to be. It is true that he doesn’t do this sort of thing anymore as a rule. But I will give him room … we owe him a tonne.
Wm Michael Mott | Underground Entities, Beings From Below, & The True String Pullers Of Humanity
Published on Mar 12, 2015
Author, Wm. Michael Mott, joins THC to talk about the years of work and research he’s put into his book: Caverns, Caldrons, & Concealed Creatures now in it’s third edition.
We get into the idea that all the complex theories of aliens from other worlds, beings from other dimensions, divine revelation, non-human entities controlling the planet, and many other conspiratorial themes; could quiet possibly be manipulations from beings inside the Earth.
Watch out, strange, deep thoughts!
JC Johnson | Skinwalkers, Crypids, & The Book Of Enoch
Published on Feb 21, 2015
JC Johnson, the man behind Crypto Four Corners, joins THC to talk about their investigations into strange and anomalous creatures and beings, as well as the many things that have been reported to them by other witnesses and the possibilities for their origins.
Check out the Crypto Four Corners Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Cryptofourcorners
Check Out JC’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/cryptofo…
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Oh, RIP, my dear JC.
‘Never Cry Wolf’ w/ Jc Johnson, Cryptozoologist Sun Aug 6th 5pmPT
Beyond The Strange
Published on Aug 6, 2017
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/beyondt… Jc Johnson, considered by some to be the “Indiana Jones of Cryptozoology,” founded and leads a group of dozens of enthusiastic and determined researchers focused on a variety of strange and mysterious creatures in the Four Corners area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. This group’s research includes Bigfoot, Giant Snakes, Living Dinosaurs, Werewolves, Dragons, Giant Birds, Pterodactyls, Centaurs, Native American “Skin Walkers”, and other cryptids frequently reported in this wild and remote region. Johnson has been a professional river and outdoor guide for more than 20 years. His experience, knowledge, attunement to nature and undying faith make him a driving force in the field of Cryptozoological and Paranormal research. Learn more about Jc at https://www.facebook.com/CRYPTO-FOUR-…
Rest In Peace, JC. Thank you for the dreams and inspiration. Thanks, too, for the wonderful treasure chest of works you left for us to enjoy and learn from.
On this episode of The Existence of Strange Things we sit down with Larry Arnold of ParaScience. Larry will will discussing Spontaneous Human Combustion. There are some accounts of this phenomenon. Larry has been investigating the phenomena for many years. Larry has a book out and available through his website and on Amazon. Join us every Friday night at 11pm ET for a new show of The Existence of Strange Things on www.Radio-Memphis.com/Listen also available on chat at the time of the show. We can be found on Facebook page, our Facebook Group page, Twitter, and email. www.thexistenceofstrangethings.com www.Radio-Memphis.com www.Livestream.com/RadioMemphis Also, available on the FREE app TuneIn search Radio Memphis. Sean “ForkChop” Forker can be found on Facebook, his Bigfoot Project Facebook page, his Bigfoot website, ForkChop website and Twitter. Lon Strickler can be found on Facebook, Phantom and Monsters Facebook page, Phantom and Monsters Group page, Amazon, Phantom and Monsters website, Twitter and YouTube. Butch Witkowski can be found on Facebook, UFORCOP Facebook page, J.A.A.R. Facebook page, UFORCOP Facebook Group page and UFORCOP website. Strange and Beyond News Staff Vance A. Nesbitt can be found Facebook page, Caravan of Lore Facebook page, Caravan of Lore Facebook Group page, website, YouTube, podcast, and Twitter. DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions and topics of discussion expressed by hosts and/or guests in this episode of The Existence of Strange Things do not necessary represent the offical policy or position of Pirate Radio Studios Inc., Radio Memphis, The Existence of Strange Things, it’s host, sponors, producers or anyone associated with this broadcast or podcast. Rebroadcast/podcast or any other use of this program without the expressed written consent of Pirate Radio Studios Inc., is strictly prohibited. Any sponor offers/sales or announcements may not be valid depending on when this show is consumed. Listener discretion is advised. This show originally aired on March 2, 2018 at 11pm ET on Radio Memphis.
In the world we live in, strange things happen. Some, of course, are stranger than others.
You’d have to go a long way to find a phenomenon stranger than Spontaneous Human Combustion. That moniker definitely does not do it justice as it is far weirder than the visualization one might get from just those three words.
I’d been hoping the guys at The Existence of Strange Things; my buds Sean Forker, Lon Strickler and Butch Witkowski; would get Larry Arnold on. He is – without question – the world’s foremost authority on this subject.
He used to emcee most of the International Fortean Organization conferences I used to go to and do sound for. He is a good and honest man who really is passionate about finding out just what is going on.
This is a real phenomenon… I have seen the photos and listened to Larry live several times. I have seen the behind the scenes videos and seen the photos taken at the tragic events. It’s real, folks. And it’s mind bogglingly weird.
I am glad and relieved that Larry is staying the course… if only the firefighting, medical and scientific communities would lend a hand.
Hippie Jack brings hope and help to “invisible people”
Humankind Stories added a new episode.
Many of them don’t have power, water, or even food. But they have Hippie Jack and Mrs. Hippie, beacons of hope in a rainbow-colored bus.
Frank has found and sent a treasure.
This is love. Real, true, actual love. That is what this is. People like these two are needed for the future. Assuming of course that it might be more of a pleasant path than if we took on an action-packed Mad Max type of existence.
If the ratio of good people is high enough, the world can be a very nice place. I am certain that it has been so in the past, although probably not as a true living memory … just legend, like Shangri La…
Which was likely quite real.
We shall see.
My friend, who told me this guy was profound, suggested I look him up to put more meat on the intended healing which started with Lama Yeshe. That is kind of significant, methinks. Seeing as I was still… grumpy.
So I did. Here are some clips that relate to my demons. There are a bunch to look through, I’m sure yours are there, too.
CHOGYAM TRUNGPA SPEAKS ABOUT LONELINESS & LOVE
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on loneliness and love from the talk “Loneliness.” A short audio clip from talk six of the Vipashyana Meditation Seminar, September 12, 1974, Karme Choling, Barnet, Vermont.Chögyam Trungpa (February 28, 1939 – April 4, 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, the eleventh Trungpa tülku, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.
Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, he was a major, albeit controversial, figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method.
Among his contributions are the translation of a large number of Tibetan texts, the introduction of the Vajrayana teachings to the West, and a presentation of the Buddhadharma largely devoid of ethnic trappings. Regarded as a mahasiddha by many senior lamas, he is seen as having embodied the crazy wisdom (Tib. yeshe chölwa) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Some of his teaching methods and actions were the topic of controversy during his lifetime and afterwards.
Shunyata: Emptiness, between that and this, beyond concept -Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala
Published on Mar 19, 2014
The idea you are awake. Absence of bullshit. Beyond conceptualized mind. Possibilities of all kinds. Clear fantastic space. “That moment where you catch yourself between that and this you begin to realize that who you are is not particularly certain on the spot, but you begin to catch yourself between two points, which is not really two points, it’s one point, which is split already in two points. You begin to realize there’s this or that possibilities of it, on the other hand there might be some.. But so what? Try to find out. And let has have a good time with that, whatever it is.”
Talk 7 from “Viewing and Working with the Phenomenal World” Seminar, Naropa Institute, 1st July 1976.
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Surrendering Your Aggression -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche –Shambhala
Published on Oct 17, 2010http://www.youtube.com/user/TrungpaRi…
Aggression not in the sense of that you’re angry, you keep on loosing temper. But aggression in the sense of fundamental obstacle. …surrendering, seems to be the only way to overcome aggression.
Naropa University 1975
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“Tibetan Buddhist Path”. Boulder, Colorado; Naropa 1974 (14 talks – video) http://www.chronicleproject.com/CTRli…
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“Touch and Go”. Fifty years ago, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche led hundreds of Tibetans as they fled their homeland in a history-making journey. A documentary. http://chronicleproject.com/TouchandG…
Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project http://chogyamtrungpa.com/wp/
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I think I need to spend more time with this. It might stick.
I wonder if there are any current teachers who have achieved the heights this fella and Lama Yeshe did. Or are just good teachers.
Part 1: Introduction to Tantra – Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Nov 1, 2013
Part 2: Introduction to Tantra – Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Oct 30, 2015
This DVD forms a companion to the second half of our free book “The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.” See the DVD “Three Principal Aspects of the Path” for the first half. For more information, please visit www.lamayeshe.com.Subtitles in English.Introduction to Tantra: In 1980, in California, Lama Yeshe gave a commentary to the Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) yoga method. This video is Lama’s introduction to this series and constitute a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice.Please visit us at http://www.LamaYeshe.com
An old friend sent me the first part of this in a valiant attempt to soothe my tattered soul. As regulars may suspect, the demons have gotten some pretty good footholds of late. A playground, they have here.
She did well. as although this fellow has some unusual eye activity and swaying about a bit, which I was advised to look past; his message comes through and he managed to hit on some big ones affecting the comfort level of my stay here on earth. Thank you, dear heart. What the man says makes good common sense and is realistically presented.
I was impressed with the dude and figured part two should be up here as well. And so it is. Enjoy.
Let us have
edit: Oh dear I have learned that Lama Yeshe passed in 1984. He left us with a lot of good teachings, so we should give him a nice, grateful tip o’ the hat!
Too much death. Too much government fuckery. It has over whelmed me. I am now a basket case of tears. Regulars may have noted a gap in postings… even my mindless picture postings. (The pic posts quite often exist for that reason, blankness, but sometimes are for fun.)
Indeed, it is not good, mentally, here at the hauptquartier. Physically either, really. All as a result of the above. And 62 years of failure. Yeah, yeah, I know what you are thinking… “It is what you make it”… I just don’t have the energy anymore. Maybe I can convince myself to endeavor to persevere. Which is what the government told the Native Americans to do. And we know how that turned out.
I have wanted to write. Desperately so! First it was a tribute to a man I’d not yet met, but longed to at least talk to, Jc Johnson. Then just days later my old friend and occasional mentor, John Anthony West passed. I haven’t been able to write. Not one word.
And now… the State. F the God damned effing State. Connecticut specializes in effing it’s residents. And for the icing on this cake… my doctor, who has helped so much, refuses to listen to reality (reason?) and stressed me out so much on the phone while I was upstairs visiting that I snapped and yelled and scared the little baby. I love that little baby. Consequently, I don’t think the doc realizes it yet, but that was singularly NOT good for the doctor’s practice. No, not good at all.
For the Love of God,
The Mysterious Origins of Civilization: John Anthony West in conversation with Graham Hancock
Published on Jan 28, 2017
Filmed in New York, December 2016, a month before John was diagnosed with cancer. Please show your support for this great man and for his work by making a donation to his crowdfunding campaign, The John Anthony West Project, here: https://fundly.com/john-anthony-west-…
Filmed, produced and edited by Dave Steffey. Additional camera by Bill Cote.
Brilliant men, simply brilliant.
Sons of the Pioneers “Tumbling Tumble Weeds”
Published on Feb 27, 2008
Sons of the Pioneers singing “Tumbling Tumble Weeds”
Sons of the Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1934 original recording)
Published on Oct 1, 2016
Although one of the most famous songs associated with the Sons of the Pioneers, it was composed by Bob Nolan in the 1930s while working as a caddy in Los Angeles. Originally titled “Tumbling Tumble Leaves” the song was renamed Tumbling Tumbleweeds and rose to fame with the 1935 Gene Autry film of the same name.
The tumbleweeds are from facebook, via he who takes care of me, yep, our Frank, along with the first song!
Later other facebookers posted the rolling weeds, too…
The second song I searched for through a few Sons vids, because, well, the dang dude got me going and I love them to death (having been weaned on them) and look, Gol Dang It, I found the very first one!
There are a ton of others, these are the ones you guys deserve though… best of the best, yeah?
“Off The Rails” (Crazy Train / Crazy In Love / Black Beatles /…
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:42pm
Crazy Train//Crazy In Love//Black Beatles//Fancy
More delicious sounds provided by our dear friend Frank.
I count my lucky stars a lot because I am one lucky boy, regardless of how my local situation is at the moment.
She’s Italian. Ooh, I know.
She is really sweet so you better treat her nice or I will find you …
Look at her and melt 🙂
… give her page some love.
And if you are a photographer, give her a booking or maybe three!
Diana Griffin Ennis is with KC Fish and Sara Morgan at Carl Butler’s Gospel Lounge.
I am such a lucky boy!
Frank S Petrilli shared Ferd Di Ubaldo’s post.
Iggy, check this out!
I’ve been looking for this, Samantha Fish with Sara Morgan unplugged and incognito. ‘Go Home’, 2015
This is really sweet. Sammi is a darling for helping out.
If only I was a few thousand years younger…
And gosh, if it wasn’t for Frank, I am so scatter-brained and absent-minded I would simply miss the whole entirety of it. Of this there is no doubt.
Keely Smith – Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Published on Jan 30, 2015
From “The Big Night” soundtrack. Fantastic movie, fantastic soundtrack. Couldn’t handle that this song is nowhere to be found on the web; whether it be purchasable, stream-able, or pirate-able; it is nowhere to be found. I actually purchased this album years ago because it is so fantastic. Although it is tough to find please purchase somewhere if you enjoy :). Also, check out the movie, you won’t be disappointed.
Suggested by our dear Frank – and it is a fine suggestion as I am certain you will agree on listening. Frank was speaking about Miss Smith’s relationship with another Frank, (a Frank of the Sinatran variety) and about how this lovely young lady could easily outdrink the legendary Chairman of the Board.
I think thats f-ing cool, man.
Sorry, I just do.
World needs more ladies like that.
A lot more.
“Last September” SAMANTHA FISH BAND – 6/6/15 FTC
Published on Jun 7, 2015
StageOne – Fairfield Theatre Company /Fairfield, CT
Samantha Fish – guitar & vocals;
Chris Alexander – bass;
Go-Go Ray – drums.
“Wild Heart” – NEW release.
Order here: https://samantha-fish-merchandise.mys…
*Filmed in 1080p HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad
This song is really sweet as it is a bit different from the usual fare in it’s style …
I further think, with the utmost confidence, that you will be pleasantly surprised at the delightful sonic waves soon to caressing those cute little eardrums of yours.
Caldonia / Louis Jordan
Published on Aug 28, 2008
It is classic that became a source of rock ‘n’ roll. Also covers Bill Haley in 1959.
I love this song. And this artist.
it has a very special meaning for me…
I post it here on on Christmas Eve because it is my Mom’s favorite song, God rest her loving Soul.
I love you, Mommy.
Be on the lookout for Santa’s favourite Elf, FishElf, spreading Christmas cheer all over the world. Samantha Fish with Chris Alexander and Go Go Ray.
Appearing here for all of us via my dear friend Frank Petrilli, stage and screen director extraordinaire!
I am starting to realize just exactly how blessed I really am … and it is mind-blowing … and if a right proper a$$h∅!e like me enjoys such treasures, I implore you to look at your life and see just how blessed you are! Be amazed!
It is everything and it is all that matters.
ZZ Top – La Grange
Published on Jan 17, 2010
La Grange by ZZ Top with lyrics! Please comment and rate!
Rumour spreadin’ a-’round in that Texas town
’bout that shack outside La Grange
and you know what I’m talkin’ about.
Just let me know if you wanna go
to that home out on the range.
They gotta lotta nice girls ah.
A haw, haw, haw, haw, a haw.
A haw, haw, haw.
Well, I hear it’s fine if you got the time
and the ten to get yourself in.
A hmm, hmm.
And I hear it’s tight most ev’ry night,
but now I might be mistaken.
hmm, hmm, hmm.
Ah have mercy.
Heroes… these guys got it all.
Here we are doing this tune:
Ram Jam – Black Betty
Published on May 5, 2017
Music video by Ram Jam performing Black Betty. (C) 1977 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/sEP0WP
This song you need to crank it up LOUD, man, you dig?
Dedicated to the very nice young lady upstairs, who had a car named after this rollicking rock thang. 🙂
I’m just thankful were friends.
John Abercrombie – Timeless
Published on Oct 12, 2017
John Abercrombie – guitar
Jan Hammer – organ, synthesizer, piano
Jack DeJohnette – drums
John Abercrombie’s ECM debut ‘Timeless’ (recorded 1974) has proven to be exactly that. This fiery session with Jack DeJohnette and Jan Hammer still sounds as fresh as the year it was released. “Timeless comes as a major surprise in terms of its depth, scope and inventiveness,” wrote Tim Buckley’s guitarist Lee Underwood in the L.A. Free Press. “[It] indicates that John Abercrombie is a major musical voice of tomorrow.”
Photo: Roberto Masotti
This wonderful man was cousin Rick’s roommate in college and I am therefore quite sure that a heckuva lot of sweet, sweet music filled the air over there. I was saddened to learn that the lad has passed and some time ago, too. But his music is immortal, a gift to us all for all time.
Man, I very often hate being a g. d. hermit. I am trying to be better, with limited success, but learning of this reality made me sad.
Well, the title says it… sigh… enjoy, folks.
Jazz Funk – New York Mary – Zoo Mouth
Published on Sep 8, 2017
New York Mary – Zoo Mouth (Arista Records) 1976 www.facebook.com/groups/boogieland
From the second album, A Piece of the Apple, released in 1976… track number 4.
- Bruce Johnstone: Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, Flute
- Rick Petrone: Electric Bass, Phaser Bass
- Joe Corsello: Drums and Percussion
- Ron Friedman: Trumpet, Electric Trumpet, Flugelhorn
- Robert Aries: Electric Piano, Synthesizer
After touring the world with Maynard, Rick got together with some buds to form the group New York Mary, pioneering the way in and for the just-invented niche of jazz-fusion and hoo doggy did they do it well!
Sadly, the big wigs at the record label are the ultimate authority on who lives and dies musically and I guess my heroes didn’t sell enough platters for their liking, so they cut the boys off after just two albums.
I mean, really.
Money. It’s all only about tje money. I hate the stuff, personally. It causes pain. In the world our species has created one absolutely needs it, but I hate it nonetheless.
Bam Bam – Sister Nancy
As y’all know I am mostly blues-blooded with a heapin’ helpin’ of bluegrass and old country as a bedrock to build on but I do have a very soft spot in my heart for reggae.
It’s just that my brain gets stuck in ruts, deep ones, with much higher frequency now than ever before.
And I tell you now, folks… it is scaring the living snip out of me.
So my angels Willy and jerri were here the other day helping with the abode and Willy noticed the deafening silence, (very often I simply forget to play music… which sucketh royally)… so I mentioned the Blues and he suggested reggae as an alternate so being that I love reggae anyway I have it going through my system and it is a Good Thing.
I especially like this song and this artist… it is just wonderful! I love it!
I wonder if my angel Collette, (who actually knows the Marleys!), knows this lovely lady as well?!
Ya never know. Must ask.
I just hope I can handle the alone time that is my new Holiday season, although, my awesome doc has me medicated very nicely so that I can exist without running around like a headless chicken.
He drops the stick at the end.
But if anyone can have that much fun drumming, it’s great!
Anyway, isn’t the technique amazing?! Lol
Pentas to Frank for finding this little powerhouse!
The reality of the little darlings talent was then confirmed to Frank by our friend Go-Go Ray!
This girl is awesome.
Sure to be a fixture in the future. Oh yes.
La Fiesta – Maynard Ferguson
Published on Mar 17, 2017
from a live performance in Orange County, California — circa 1974
Been talking to Rick a lot lately as he has very kindly taken the reigns, (along with his awesome daughter Jamie Petrone*), of the service and obituary part of Aunt Clare’s proceedings. This is a more profound thing than you might be thinking because my mind was knocked off the rails so far that the angels are still using cranes and such to upright it. I want to get it in today because tomorrow is hip surgery day for Rick. Good Lord, it never ends for any of us, does it?
I have not experienced something that compares in power to this. I am still far from normal and have a really difficult time being alone. And I do mean difficult. Fortunately and thankfully there are multiple angels that have been keeping me afloat. Rick and Jamie are among them. They know not just exactly how deeply I love them.
Here’s a bit more on Rick… the man has had some fabulous experiences… and the beat goes on!
Rick Petrone played bass during what is considered by some to be Maynard’s most popular and creative period…the early and mid 1970s. Those that saw Rick play as part of Maynard’s band in concert undoubtedly remember his extended solo on La Fiesta. Since leaving Maynard’s band, Rick has had a successful and creative career. With the current release of Maynard’s “At The Top” DVD (which features Rick) as well as a new CD featuring Rick (see below for details), it seemed like a good time to talk to Rick and catch up.
- Let’s start with your musical background. Can you tell us about your musical education?I began as a violinist (horrible) moved to acoustic bass at 10, started playing gigs at 11 (no lie). Did the usual H.S. things in music. I was basically self taught until I went to Berklee 1964-69 and roomed with guitarist John Abercrombie, who was a friend from my hometown in Greenwich, CT. There I was one of 5 bass players (over 100 these days). I also met Lin Biviano and played in his Maynard band at Berklee. This band met every Saturday and little did I know where it would lead.
In 1968 I was fortunate to study and play with trombonist Phil Wilson who recommended me for Buddy Rich’s band. The band needed a fill-in for a few months while bassist Bob Magnusson dealt with some Viet Nam war problems. I stayed on for about 6 months and had blast. Buddy and I actually became friends and I saw him many times when I was on the MF band and we played on the same bill. I went back to school, graduated with a BA in Music and went on the road with the Glenn Miller band & then the Tommy Dorsey Band, both ghost bands by that time of course in 1969.
I had also gone to Berklee with old friend Joe Corsello from Stamford, CT. He recommended me to Marian Mac Partland and I joined and stayed with her for 1970 & early ’71. With her I got to play with Chuck Mangione, Sarah Vaughan, Jackie & Roy, drummer Mickey Roker, pianist Duke Jordan and Ralph Towner (when they filled in for her).
- Who were your musical influences?
Love man, just love.
Sometimes life feels like this:
At other times it almost feels “like it’s supposed to…”
I recorded some yammerings in audio.
Didn’t get all that far but got a good start…
Will need to cut into pieces as the files were way over the limits for upload here, which is 100MB. The main one is 384MB for about 15 minutes of Igular utterances. Soon… soon… tomorrow eve probably.
Note: I will stick them on here where they are supposed to be.
OK, fair warning… these are 100% unedited and will no doubt be borderline excruciatingly awful to listen to. But That is, in essence, what an Ig is. Learn why I only half a handful of friends. Learn why even uncontacted tribes in remote forests want me dead.
Well, there’s 15 minutes of not a lot. I will get the hang of it eventually, I would imagine.