ANA POPOVIC • Ana’s Shuffle • 3/26/17 – Blast Furnace Blues – Bethlehem, PA

Mar 30, 2017


*Filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad 3/26/17. Blast Furnace Blues Festival – Bethlehem, PA

Ana is a Blues Goddess.



David Holt: How to Play the Spoons

Oct 15, 2010

David Holt is a Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist, historian, television host, teacher and entertainer. As a child his father taught him how to play bones and spoons, a skill that had been passed down in his Texas family for five generations. Frequent guest on Grand Ole Opry and other television programs. David won his second Grammy as an artist and producer for “Legacy,” his 3- CD set with long time friend and collaborator Doc Watson

Gotta try it!

Spoons Music – Spoon Solo – the Spoon Lady

Abby the Spoon Lady
Jul 23, 2017

on Patreon: www.patreon.com/spoonlady OUR ALBUM HAS FINISHED!! suitcaseandspoons.bandcamp.com/ ABBY THE SPOON LADY abby@spoonladymusic.com on the web: spoonladymusic.com/ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AbbyTheSpoon… . Streaming and store links: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/album/id13040… Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/6y8cMs… Google Play: play.google.com/store/music/a… Deezer: www.deezer.com/us/artist/1347…


Ben Shirley and Abby The Spoon Lady – Barefoot Nelly

Abby the Spoon Lady
Sep 28, 2013

This is a clip from 2013 in Asheville, NC. We actually recorded an album. Ben is a great banjo player. turnedearth.bandcamp.com/ Ben Shirley and Abby The Spoon Lady performing Barefoot Nelly spoonlady.com/


You Got To Move – Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady

Abby the Spoon Lady
Jun 3, 2018

Eventually, it is inevitable. Everyone will have to move. We created this video using a single camera and just the Camera mic, one take. We used a Nikon D3200: amzn.to/2CzF0cM The guitar Chris is using: Recording King dirty 30’s resonator. amzn.to/2E6VNpI The harmonicas that Chris uses: – Hohner Special 20 amzn.to/2E6VNpI – Lee Oskar Major Diatonic amzn.to/2I7jDFJ #ChrisRodriguesandSpoonLady #SpoonLady #SpoonLadyFriends Find a copy of our latest album right here: suitcaseandspoons.bandcamp.com/ – – – Sign up for our mailing list: eepurl.com/cvgUQv ABBY THE SPOON LADY abby@spoonladymusic.com on the web: https://spoonladymusic.com/ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AbbyTheSpoon… on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thespoonlady/ on Twitter: twitter.com/AbbySpoonLady CHRIS RODRIGUES chrisrodmusic@gmail.com on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisRodmusic/

This stuff is just too awesome for words. Shows the deep need we humans have for music … creating beauty with two pieces of metal. Excellence!












Viva Terlingua !

Now, this is a Shelby’s Shelby.

An iconic and powerful conveyance that changed the American car scene forever.



Dance of the Thistledown – Mean Mary

Mean Mary
May 18, 2018

Flashback Friday video. This recording is from the original banjo & guitar tablature book and DVD – The Sparrow and the Hawk (available at meanmary.com and Amazon).

Dance of the Thistledown – written and arranged by Mary James. Performed by: Mary James (Mean Mary), Frank James, and Norton T. Miller

Ahhh, this hit the spot!



Mean Mary – Thunder Song

Mean Mary
Oct 29, 2019

by Mary James and Jean James

I wandered far from hurt but found no place to go
Like a river in the desert, like a flower in the snow
I heard a sound from somewhere, unexplained, unreconciled
Not of earth, not of air, something more, something wild

Something longing, something lost, something wounded, something sad
Like a fool who paid the cost and lost all that she had
I heard the sound grow strange, and strong, so very strong
And it began to shift and change into a song

Some were made to sigh and cry but some will look up higher
Instead of always asking why they’ll set the world on fire
Sometimes we only lose to win to find where we belong
This pain in me, this hurt will be – will be my song

I wandered far to nowhere, I left my world behind
Just so I could go where days are not unkind
But the storm tried to follow me, stronger than before
The night tried to swallow me and the wind it waged a war

Colder, colder, blows this gale, colder grows the night
But more than trails are known to fail and more than wolves can bite
More than horses break their halters, more than birds take wing
If a voice wavers or falters sometimes the heart must sing

Some were made to sigh and cry but some will look up higher
Instead of always asking why they’ll set the world on fire
Sometimes we only lose to win to find where we belong
This cold, this wind, this storm has been – has been my song

Sometimes we only lose to win
To find where we belong
I had to learn to sing again
With thunder in my song

So sweet!

Mary is simply stunning.



Vauclair’s Whaler

Vauclair’s Inktober Day 18 – Whaler

Source: dr-vauclair-art

A fine character, no?



big ufo

The illustration is from STAR SHIELD and the Legacy of Ronald Reagan By Michael Schratt [PDF]

Art by John MacNeill.

It depicts the famous Hudson Valley UFO during one of it’s appearances, this particular one over the Taconic State Parkway in New York on March 24, 1983.

It can be seen just after the 1:15:00 mark in this video www.youtube.com…, wherein Michael Schratt discusses the Hudson Valley Boomerang.

Very nice artwork. Captures the scene well. I quite like it.



armscor vr80

Oh, baby.

THIS is what I need.

Think of just how many Demoncraps can be dispatched with this gorgeous Armscor VR80 shotgun.




Buddy Guy and Samantha Fish – “Goin’ Down Slow/Close to You” – Vienna VA, 6/23/2019

Jun 24, 2019

Buddy Guy and Samantha Fish jamming to end Buddy Guys set playing Goin’ Down Slow/Close to You/ Cheaper to Keep Her at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Vienna VA on 23 June 2019.

www.buddyguy.net/     www.samanthafish.com/

A wonderful performance by these two Blues titans… dig it.



Danielle Nicole Band Boca Raton, Florida December 04 2015 – AWESOME!

Dec 5, 2015

Danielle Nicole Band Live in Boca Raton, Florida on December 04 2015 For more information on Danielle visit: www.daniellenicolekc.com/


Hotter than Hot.



beetles from Rama

Rendezvous with Rama. Illustration by Jim Burns from the book, Alien Landscapes (1979).

I imagine in some way this is illustrating the Arthur C. Clarke story. Rama is the name of the alien spacecraft featured in the tale, which, sadly, I have yet to read.

Be well.



The Healers – “I Put A Spell On You” BONUS Track | Live at Knuckleheads CD+DVD Combo

JRumans Photography
Feb 22, 2013

The Healers – This is a Man’s World

JRumans Photography
Nov 5, 2013

The Healers – “I Still Want To Be Your Man” BONUS Track | Live at Knuckleheads CD+DVD Combo

JRumans Photography

That’s right! You can NOW pre-order one of the most anxiously anticipated releases of the year! Purchase your copy TODAY! (They also make great gifts!!) Here’s what you’ll get: • A beautiful digipak DVD case, containing a CD & DVD of The Healers’ LIVE performance at Knuckleheads in KC last November • FREE Shipping on all pre-orders (Continental US only. Customers from outside the US will be contacted with further instructions.) • A FREE commemorative laminate – just like you were there! • The satisfaction of knowing that all Net Proceeds go to benefit Blue Star Connection, Giving the Gift of Music Since 2005! Purchase CD/DVD – bluestarconnection.org/the-hea… Visit Blue Star – bluestarconnection.org

Wow, Frank sent the first one to me and … wow, this is a wonderful discovery for me.

The Healers are sublime and they’re playing with the glorious Samantha Fish!

Must investigate further!



Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe in 1946.

Marilyn Monroe had a completely unique face, didn’t she. Like Elvis, or JFK. Biopics never capture the charisma these people had.

Via talesfromweirdland

Wow, what a Super Sweetheart…!



The Solo Show
Indiara Sfair Harmonica Solo 😍🔥, Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds, June 14, 2018


Indiara Sfair Harmonica Improvisation

Wow, this is great!

Might open some eyes about harmonicas.



What a day – Ginger Baker’s Air Force – Live 1970

Russell Faraday
Apr 22, 2012

Record from a german TV Show. Available on DVD. Just look at Amazon or ebay. If you know any other videorecords from any Ginger Baker’s Air Force – Shows: Please inform me. I’m always looking for stuff like that.

Such lovely music.

Music was and is my only refuge … and Ginger was there.

RIP, Sir.




Cream – Toad (Royal Albert Hall) (18 of 22)

Jul 12, 2011

Cream – Toad live at Royal Albert Hall, London. May 2, 3, 5, 6. 1080p 18 of 22 In May of 2005 Cream returned to London’s Royal Albert Hall-to the same stage where they had completed what was thought to be their final performance in 1968. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated, hard-to-get tickets in rock history. With the exception of a brief reunion set at their 1993 induction into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame, Cream had not played together in nearly four decades. This DVD documents Cream’s momentous London shows. Performances from each of the four nights are featured and much more. Also included are alternate performances and interviews with Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton. Cream formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1968. The band were a prolific and thrilling live act and toured incessantly in their short but remarkable history.

Thank you for the gift of music.