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David Grisman Quintet – 10.23.77 – Santa Cruz, CA

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Published on Apr 9, 2014

01 Opus 12 00:00

02 Japan 03:20

03 Dawg Patch 06:58

04 Pneumonia 10:54

05 Cedar Hill 17:57

06 Swing 51 22:01

07 Band Introductions 27:14

08 Minor Swing 29:48

09 Barkley’s Bug 33:52

10 Spain 37:09

11 Blue Midnight 44:22

12 Move 48:03

13 Thailand 52:34

14 Dawg’s Bull 01:05:05

15 Limehouse Blues 01:08:07

Oh the diversity! Oh the talent! Oh the Joy!

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David Grisman -Acousticity (Full Album)

mandobanjoguitar
Published on Oct 24, 2016

David Grisman Acousticity album 1985

1) Acousticity 0:00

2) Dancin’ 3:58

3) Brazillian Breeze 8:20

4) Blue Sky Bop 12:50

5) Dawgalypso 17:40

6) Tango For Django 21:35

7) Ricochet 24:42

8) New Monia 27:03

9) Pamela 33:30

The Quartet – David Grisman, Rob Wasserman, Jim Buchanan, Jon Sholle, Hal Blaine

Simply delicious! Dawg is just so good and this quartet is fantastic.

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Old & In The Way Reunion “Land of the Navajo”

Jerry
Published on Dec 31, 2008

Old & In The Way was a bluegrass super group of the 70’s (1973-1974)that included Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements and David Grisman. [And John Kahn! -Ed.] This reunion concert had Herb Pedersen replacing the late Jerry Garcia (banjo) and Bryn Bright on the bass. The reunion concert released the “Old and In The Gray” CD in 2002.

The original band is entwined so deeply in my Heart and Soul that it is one with it. Legendary musicians. And this reunion band is just super, the new guys fit like a glove and they really nail it. The long instrumental is gorgeous… and Vassar… OMG, the best violinist ever in the history of the world, man… he has passed now, too. Let’s just say that Vassar is deeply embedded within my Heart and Soul and I miss him so.

I need to seriously get back into this stuff … bluegrass … this music is where my Soul feels right.

Enjoy!

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Country Gentlemen – Bringing Mary Home

HEDGEHOGGAS
Published on Jan 6, 2009

Classic Country Gentlemen Reunion at Woodstock 1992

Tears streamin’ down my face… like always.A bit of Forteana in your bluegrass is a beautiful thing.

And my long-time heroes do it so well, don’t they? Man, they are good. Always have been.

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The Seldom Scene 1979 – Rider (Bluegrass)

BluegrassLibrary
Published on Dec 16, 2007

Members of the 1979 Seldom Scene: John Duffey (Mandolin), Ben Eldridge (Banjo), Mike Auldridge (Dobro), Phil Rosenthal (Guitar), & Tom Gray (Bass)

I am dedicating this post to my dear friends Barbara and the late John Bisset… who actually know these boys personally.

Seldom Scene – Wait a Minute – 1996

scene95
Published on Nov 16, 2008

John Duffey sings lead on this clip from 1996 at the Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY

I have a special place in my heart for these boys… I don’t know, they can just reach right in there, you know?

Enjoy.

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Down to seeds and stems again blues – Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen

rollinthunderoad
Published on Oct 28, 2010

Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen……………………………………Down to seeds and stems again blues

Yep. This song has always been in the soundtrack of my life. Mostly the seeds and stems part. But the general feel… oh yeah.

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The absolutely delicious Lola GT MK6, designed by Eric Broadley.

For reasons unknown it never got much ink, despite it’s actual awesomeness.

Said awesomeness was such that this car became the basis for the legendary and iconic Ford GT40. Just so you know how good this car is…

I always loved it from the bottom of my heart and I still do.

How ’bout them Cortina taillights, eh what?! Heehee!

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NRPS – Glendale Train

Istofn
Published on May 30, 2011

song about a robbery of a train

I bet this uploader is very young. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t matter I think it’s wonderful to have new blood in the world of the Dead. I wonder if he or she knows the full name of the band? Not being awful, I am just enjoying the wonder of youthful disvoery. If my feeling is right, that is.

NRPS – Friend of The Devil

Istofn
Published on May 30, 2011

Good version of a good Grateful Dead song

I wonder too if he or she knows that this fantastic band is a direct spin off of the Dead and that Jerry Garcia played on stage and in the studio on many of the songs, usually on steel guitar? Oh, bless you, Istofn!

I salute you and thank you kindly for keeping the goodness alive!

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This just in!

Guitar Player magazine

A Young Eric Clapton Delivers the Goods for Aretha Franklin in 1967

22-year-old Eric Clapton delivers the goods on an Aretha Franklin classic.

8 hours ago

 

In December 1967, while he was still a member of Cream, 22-year-old British guitar phenom Eric Clapton was brought into a recording studio in the U.S. and asked to add a guitar part to Franklin’s powerful “Good to Me As I Am to You.”

It represents Clapton’s first official American recording session as a “famous guest guitarist” lending his skills—and, to some degree, his name—to someone else’s recording. That’s Clapton’s guitar—we assume it’s a Gibson of some sort—in the left speaker; note that you might have to turn it up a bit for the full effect.

“Good to Me As I Am to You” was released January 1968 on Franklin’s Lady Soul album. Other musicians on the track include Spooner Oldham (organ), Tommy Cogbill (bass) and Roger Hawkins (drums). Enjoy!

Aretha Franklin – Good to Me as I Am to You

Trip Hop Universe
Published on Mar 27, 2012

Aretha Franklin – Good to Me as I Am to You album: lady soul (1968)

Who knew?! The awesomeness knows no bounds…

Not a one.

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Maynard Ferguson – Birdland

malawolf85
Published on Jul 31, 2008

Walter Maynard Ferguson, best know for his extreme high register control on trumpet, was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. Born in Verdun, Quebec (now part of Montreal) Maynard by the age of four was playing piano and violin but at 9 years of age he switched to cornet. At age thirteen, Maynard first soloed as a child prodigy with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra and was heard frequently on the CBC, notably featured on a “Serenade for Trumpet in Jazz” written for him by Morris Davis. Maynard won a scholarship to the French Conservatory of Music where he studied from 1943 through 1948 with Bernard Baker. Maynard dropped out of Montreal High School at age 15 to more actively pursue a music career, performing in dance bands led by Stan Wood, Roland David, and Johnny Holmes. During this period, Maynard came to the attention of numerous American bandleaders and began receiving offers to come to the United States. Maynard moved to the United States in 1949 and initially played with the bands of Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey, and Charlie Barnet. The Barnet band was notable for a trumpet section that also included Doc Severinsen, Ray Wetzel, Johnny Howell, and Rolf Erickson. When Barnet temporarily retired in 1949 and disbanded his orchestra, Maynard was free to accept an offer to join Stan Kenton’s newly formed Innovations Orchestra, a 40-piece jazz concert orchestra with strings. While the Innovations Orchestra was not commercially successful, it made a number of remarkable recordings, including “Maynard Ferguson,” one of a series of pieces named after featured soloists. When Kenton returned to a more practical 19-piece jazz band, Maynard continued with him. So popular was Maynard with Kenton that for three years running, 1950, 1951, and 1952, he won the Down Beat Readers’ Poll as best trumpeter. In 1953, Maynard left Kenton to become a first-call session player for Paramount Pictures. Ferguson appeared on 46 soundtracks including The Ten Commandments. Ferguson still recorded jazz during this period, but his Paramount contract prevented him from playing jazz clubs. While he enjoyed the regular paycheck, Ferguson was very unhappy with the lack of live performance opportunities and left Paramount in 1956. In 1956, Maynard was tapped to lead the Birdland Dream Band, a 14-piece big band formed by Morris Levy as an “all-star” lineup to play at Levy’s Birdland jazz club in New York City. While the name “Birdland Dream Band” was short-lived and is represented by only two albums, this band became the core of Maynard’s performing band for the next nine years. Following the path taken by many jazz artists in the 1960s, Ferguson left the United States. Feeling that he needed a period of spiritual exploration. Maynard formed a new band and it made its North American debut in 1971. Maynard latched on to the burgeoning jazz education movement by recruiting talented musicians from colleges with jazz programs and targeting young audiences with performances and master classes in high schools. This practical and strategic move helped him develop a strong following that would sustain him for the remainder of his career. In 1988, Maynard formed the group Big Bop Nouveau, a nine-piece band featuring three trumpets, one trombone, two reeds and a three-piece rhythm section. The band’s repertoire included original jazz compositions and modern arrangements of jazz standards, with occasional pieces from his ’70s book and the Birdland Dream Band; this format proved to be successful with audiences and critics. In 1992, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. Just days after completing a weeklong run at New York’s Blue Note and recording a studio album in New Jersey, Maynard developed an abdominal infection that resulted in kidney and liver failure. Ferguson died on the evening of August 23, 2006 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California.

Maynard gives Birdland a whirl… and it is good. Of course! My cuz played bass with Maynard for a good while.

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Joe South – Coming Down All Alone (brilliant song!)

Published on Jun 14, 2016

At last one of Joe South’s best songs has been uploaded on Youtube. The song is the opening track on his 1972 album ”A Look Inside”. (I didn’t have access to the original vinyl album or CD release when I uploaded the song, but I hope this sounds OK anyway.)

An insight into the aftermath of addiction and the tragedy thtat rips lives apart. Very powerful. Joe was such a brilliant man. He moved upstairs way too soon.

Dig it.

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“Games People Play” – Joe South – 1969

murphicus
Published on Feb 24, 2007

Make sure to visit www.joesouth.com

There is also a wikipedia.org page on “The Games People Play” that has some great info on the song. The lyrics below are from that site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Games_Pe…)

“Games People Play” is a song written, composed and performed by singer/song-writer Joe South. In 1968, the song was released on Joe’s debut album: Introspect. It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970. The song has been covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Tesla, The Georgia Satellites, Big Tom and The Mainliners, Bill Haley and His Comets, The Tremeloes, Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon, Ike and Tina Turner, Dreadzone, Hank Williams Jr., Inner Circle as well as others. It was also mentioned in the Brian Wilson song “Games Two Can Play” from his unreleased album Adult Child.

Noteably, in Singapore circa 1969, an instrumental version showed-up on a single by The White Crane Orchestra. The reggae band Inner Circle also released a cover version which was quite popular in Europe for a while in the mid-90s. In 2006, it was covered by Jools Holland on his album Moving Out to the Country with guest vocalist Marc Almond. The Scottish singer, Dick Gaughan, covered it on his album A Different Kind of Love Song.

Whoa–the games people play now.
Every night and every day now.
Never meanin’ what they say now.
Never sayin’ what they mean.

While they wile away the hours
in their ivory towers,
’till they’re covered-up with flowers
in the back of a black limousine.

[Chorus]

La, da, da da, da-da da;
La, da, da da, da-da de…
talkin’ ’bout you-n-me
and the games people play–now.

Whoa we make one another cry,
break a heart then we say goodbye;
cross our hearts and we hope to die
that the other was to blame.

But neither one will ever give-in,
so we gaze at an eight-by-ten
thinkin’ ’bout the things that might have been
and it’s a dirty rotten shame.

[Chorus]

People walkin’-up to ya,
singin’ glory hallelujah
‘n’ they’re tryin’ ta sock it to ya,
in the name of the Lord.

They’re gonna teach you how to meditate,
read your horoscope, cheat your fate.
And furthermore to Hell with hate
Come-on and get-on board.

[Chorus]

Look-around tell me what you see.
What’s a-happenin’ to you and me?
God grant me the serenity to jus’ remember who I am.

’cause you’ve given-up your sanity
for your pride and your vanity,
turn your back on humanity;
Oh and you don’t give a da da da da da.

[Chorus x 3]

-Joe South

I loved it then… I love it even more now. Still 100% true and relevant.

I have never heard anything by the late Joe South that I didn’t like. Rest In Peace, Sir.

A brilliant singer/songwriter and guitarist, who was so terribly underrated. He did great session work, too, check the credits on Chain of Fools by Aretha.

Dig it.

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Australian anti-aircraft gun in action at Tobruk during an air raid at night. Gun flashes provide the only lighting for this photograph.

1941

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via machtzumsieg’s reblogging of a post by mjdvr

Out in a far away land, in the middle of the desert, at night. While planes are dropping bombs on you. Not a good way to spend your evenings, but sometimes necessary. Because humans suck. And they also let elite fat cats order them to go and die so they can have another yacht or two.

Lord make it stop.

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She’s moved upstairs. Nice write up with her background history at Ultimate Classic Rock.

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Aretha Franklin, the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died according to the Associated Press. The cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

A canny ability to blend soaring gospel and soul-deep R&B, city attitude with country values, gritty feminism and stark emotion transformed Franklin into a towering figure in popular music. “No one can copy her,” Jerry Wexler, Franklin’s legacy-defining Atlantic Records producer, memorably argued. “She’s all alone in her greatness.”

Chain Of Fools

Aretha Franklin – Topic
Published on Feb 9, 2017

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group

Chain Of Fools · Aretha Franklin

Aretha’s Gold ℗ 1968 Atlantic Recording Corp.

Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Johnson
Backing Vocals: Ellie Greenwich
Backing Vocals: Erma Franklin
Backing Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
Bass Guitar: Tommy Cogbill
Drums: Roger Hawkins
Guitar: Joe South
Organ: Spooner Oldham
Piano, Vocals: Aretha Franklin
Producer: Jerry Wexler
Arranger: Alex Shaw
Writer: Don Covay

Auto-generated by YouTube.

Hey! She’s bringin’ Soul to all them Souls!

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phgI hope you feel like this lovely girl must do for a smile like that. I am not quite that happy, especially as I messed up earlier (social boneheaded idiot, you know), but I am doing pretty well for a welcome change.

This is due to my discovery that setting my environmental controls in a certain way allows me to have once again, the bizarre dreams that I used to when I quit cigarettes years ago and when I had run out of ganja. I had chain smoked it and it shut off my dreaming. I hadn’t even realized, to be honest, which I find unusual.

I think if I can discipline myself to not chain it, I could enjoy the wonderfulness of the gift God’s given us again without the dulling. I had never noticed any dulling before, but then again I’d never done it like that before.

My dreams can really be out there. My Type II has me getting up every so often to pee but the dreams can usually be continued through much of the night. Which is fantastic.

Another result of the change is that my periods of sleep between interruptions has increased in duration, which, naturally, is fabulous. Feeling the positive effects of that, too.

The awesomeness knows no bounds.

Oh. Yes. Sorry!

The environmental change was turning the A/C off at night so it was not noticeably cold in the room but not warm enough to sweat. Also turned off the path directing fan in the living room, for noise and the bedroom fan to low, also for noise.

Wa la!

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bealeiderman Last year’s leaves get festive with tiny mushrooms/slimemold.

image via voiceofnature

They’re beautiful! And they’re blue!

Fungi are extraterrestrial in origin, you know.

I think that’s simply wonderful. In the most awesome way possible.

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If You Get This Plant at Home, You’ll Never See Mice, Spiders, or Ants Again

BRIGHT SIDE
Published on Jul 17, 2018

How to Get Rid of Mice, Spiders, and Ants. How to keep pests out without hurting yourself with chemical repellents? According to the Canadian Center of Occupational Health and Safety, the chemicals in pest repellants may cause headache, diarrhea, mental confusion, weakness, loss of reflexes, unconsciousness, and even death.
How about we go “au naturel” and try out some pest repellents that you can find right in your kitchen cabinet or garden? Try eucalyptus essential oil to keep spiders away, peppermint oil to wipe away ant trails, marigold to repel all kinds of pests like mosquitoes and flies, and aluminium foil or original scented dryer sheets to keep mice out.

TIMESTAMPS
How to use peppermint oil 1:03

How to use basil 1:36

How to use lavender 2:13

How to use catnip 2:40

How to use rosemary 3:06

How to use eucalyptus essential oil 3:34

How to use baking soda 4:02

How to use marigold 4:37

How to use dryer sheets 5:01

How to use peanut butter 5:34

How to use aluminum foil 6:11

How to use ultrasonic repellent 6:28

How to use borax 7:21

How to use steel wool or copper mesh 7:50

How to use cayenne pepper 8:19

How to use neem 8:51

How to use lemon thyme 9:47

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SUMMARY
-Add some peppermint oil to your cleaning solution and mop your floor with it to wipe away ant trails.
-Lemon basil and cinnamon basil can effectively repel the Anopheles gambiae complex, a group of mosquito species known to carry malaria.
-Lavender scent can protect your home, pets, and other plants from being infested by bugs.
-According to research, nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that your kitty loves so much, acts as an irritant against these common household pests.
-Rosemary is commonly used in cooking and has medicinal properties. It also attracts butterflies but deters flies and mosquitoes.
-Apply a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to some cotton balls and put them in areas where you often find spiders.
-Mix baking soda with sugar, and place a bowl of water near it. This lethal trio creates a chemical reaction inside the roaches’ stomach, which, let’s just say, won’t end well for the little buggers.
-Marigold contains pyrethrum, a compound that’s commonly found in commercial bug sprays.
-Put original scented dryer sheets in these places to keep mice out. -Protect yourself and your family by setting traps with peanut butter for mice and rats.
-Mouse-proof your house by placing sheets of aluminum foil in their hideouts.
-Try ultrasonic repellents if you’re willing to spend the money. These things emit high-frequency sounds that are only sensitive to a mouse’s ears.
-Borax is used as a cleansing agent and in glass-making. It can also kill ants, roaches, termites, spiders, and even mold.
-Use steel wool or copper mesh to mouse-proof your house and seal the deal with caulking.
-If you need to keep wild animals out of your garden, cayenne pepper is a perfectly safe way to keep them at bay. Sprinkle it on the topsoil to keep rabbits and squirrels from munching on your fresh veggies.
-Burning neem leaves gives about 76% mosquito protection for up to two hours. You can also heat the leaves up for 25% protection.
-Another plant that’s proven to fend off mosquitoes is lemon thyme. Smash it and apply it to your skin after running a test on a small area.

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Thought this was pretty well done and likely of use to many. As for myself I’ve got little tiny ants and more skeeters than normal this year. The occasional mouse but I try to keep stuff they’d be into locked away, which works well. A bowl with peanut oil in the bottom will get you a bunch of mice.

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NASA’s TESS Catches a Comet

NASA Goddard
Published on Aug 6, 2018

This video is compiled from a series of images taken on July 25 by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The angular extent of the widest field of view is six degrees. Visible in the images are the comet C/2018 N1, asteroids, variable stars, asteroids and reflected light from Mars. TESS is expected to find thousands of planets around other nearby stars.

Read more: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/…

This video is public domain and, along with supporting multimedia, may be downloaded from NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio at: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13030

Video credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Lead Public Affairs Officer Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Lead Science Writer Padi Boyd (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

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This is pretty darn cool… short but jam packed with great info for our knowledge banks.

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“So Near To Nowhere” from Rough Cut by Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager.

Released: 2018. Track 2 of 13.

Six original songs imbued with the spirit of the blues’ greatest traditions and seven vibrant takes on classic tunes by Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Son House and more.  From front porch acoustic finger-picking to swaggering Chicago shuffles and dark, swampy blues, Curtis and Alan play with the joy of kids in a candy store, delighting in the rich, captivating legacy of the blues.

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Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Alan Hager’s guitar expertise has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. “Alan is the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says.

Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers. “We did it for the love of the music,” says Salgado. “This is where our hearts are. These are deep songs that we love to play.”

With Curtis’ inspired singing and world-class harmonica playing and Alan’s spellbinding guitar, Rough Cut is the album Salgado and Hager have always wanted to make together—soulful, sparse, haunting—a blues lover’s dream come true. The music is a moving exploration of the joyful, emotionally uplifting power of passionately played and soulfully sung acoustic blues, the music Hager calls “American Classical.” “This type of music moves us the most,” says Salgado. “You believe it when you hear it.”

Wonderfully wonderful. Oh my, yes,

Dig it.

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