Goddesses

 

Joan Beauchamp Procter

What an absolutely fabulous woman!

Joan Beauchamp Procter

Her best friend was a Komodo dragon and if that doesn’t entice you to read this, I don’t know what will.

Joan Beauchamp Procter

Joan Beauchamp Procter is a scientist every reptile enthusiast should admire.

Joan was an incredibly intelligent young woman who was chronically ill (and as a result of her chronic illness, physically disabled by her early thirties). Her health issues kept her from going to college, but that did not stop her from studying and keeping reptiles. She presented her first paper to the Zoological Society of London at the tender age of nineteen, and the society was so impressed that they hired her to help design their aquarium. In 1923, despite having no formal secondary education and despite being only 26 years old, she was hired as the London Zoo’s curator of reptiles.

Now, that in and of itself is an awesome accomplishment, but Joan was absolutely not content to maintain the status quo. Nosiree, by the age of 26 Joan had already kept many exotic pets (including a crocodile!) and knew a thing or two about what needed to be done to improve their lives in captivity.

So Joan got together with an architect, Edward Guy Dawber, and designed the world’s first building designed solely for the keeping of reptiles. She had some really, really great ideas. Her first big idea was to make the building differentially heated- different areas and enclosures would have different heat zones, instead of having the whole building heated to one warm temperature.

She also set up aquarium lighting- the gallery itself was dark, with dim lights on individual enclosures to make things less stressful for the inhabitants. She also insisted on the use of special glass that didn’t filter out UVB. This meant that reptiles could synthesize vitamin D and prevented cases of MBD in her charges.

The above is just a snip of the article… read it!

I so love this lady… so smart… so lovely… so wow!

 

 

Samantha Fish- Cassie Taylor – Dani Wilde: Girls With Guitars

inakustikPR
May 13, 2011

“Girls with Guitars”. Der Name ist Programm. Beim Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2011 betreten drei der heißesten Gitarristinnen der heutigen Szene gemeinsam die Bühne.
Google (eww) translation (such as it is):
The name is program. At the call Records Blues Caravan 2011, three of the hottest guitarists in the scene today join the stage together.

Bitchin’!

Beautifully Badass!

Posted on my birfdae!

Hat Tip to Frank S Petrilli!

Lyrics

Feeling so tired, can’t understand it
Just had a fortnight’s sleep
I’m feeling so tired, I’m so distracted
Ain’t touched a thing all week

I’m feeling drunk, juiced up and sloppy
Ain’t touched a drink all night
I’m feeling hungry, can’t see the reason
Just ate a horse meat pie

Yeah when you call my name
I salivate like a Pavlov dog
Yeah when you lay me out
My heart is beating louder than a big bass drum, alright

Yeah, you got to mix it child
You got to fix it must be love
It’s a bitch, yeah
You got to mix it child
You got to fix it but love
It’s a bitch, alright

Sometimes I’m sexy, move like a stud
Like kicking the stall all night
Sometimes I’m so shy, got to be worked on
Don’t have no bark or bite, alright

Yeah when you call my name
I salivate like a Pavlov dog
Yeah when you lay me out
My heart is bumpin’ louder than a big bass drum, alright

I said hey, yeah I feel alright now
Got to be a
Hey, I feel alright now
Hey hey hey
Hey hey yeah
Hey hey hey
Hey hey yeah
Hey hey hey
Hey hey yeah
Hey hey hey
Hey hey yeah
Hey hey hey

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger
Bitch lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc

 

 

Orianthi

Talented and lovely Blues guitar wizard Orianthi.

Hot as a pistol.

Orianthi: According To You – KAABOO – Del Mar, CA – 09/16/2016

Royal Vision
Sep 18, 2016

The audio on this one is really pretty awful but somewhat listenable… I chose it because she is wearing the hot outfit she sports in the lead-in picture. Hehe. Loooong legs…

 

 

 

 

Sierra Hull ~ Secrets

john sandiford
Nov 17, 2019

Country Music From the 2008 CD Secrets

Oh, wow!

Sierra Hull – Someone Like You

sierrahullmusic
Sep 13, 2011

Sierra Hull covers “Someone Like You” by Adele

Another beautiful young girl with virtuosity in her voice and her instrument. So sweet and down to earth. I love this girl.

 

 

Willow Osborne – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

WillowOsborne
Nov 5, 2012

A beautiful girl playing a virtuoso banjo. Simply sublime. Posted it too long ago, needed to hear her and see that spectacular smile. He swoons…

 

 

John the Revelator (electric) – Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady

Abby the Spoon Lady
Dec 15, 2018

John the Revelator is one of our favorite songs to play so we turned it up to 11.

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ABBY THE SPOON LADY abby@spoonladymusic.com on the web: spoonladymusic.com/ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AbbyTheSpoon… on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thespoonlady/ on Twitter: twitter.com/AbbySpoonLady

CHRIS RODRIGUES chrisrodmusic.com/

UPCOMING SHOWS:
? Dec 12 2019 – JOHNSON CITY TN – The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room – Bill and the Belles presents the Jinglebell Jamboree
? Dec 31 2019 – WINCHESTER VA – The Bright Box Theater – New Years Eve Dinner with Abby the Spoon Lady & the Tater Boys

Beautiful to hear and the virtuosity is a delight.

 

 

Emma Peel, John Steed

The Avengers – Emma Peel & John Steed

Daniel Patrick Macnee (6 February 1922 – 25 June 2015) and Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938)

My yootful megacrush wuth my major influence on my definition of Gentleman.

True Heroes fo this lad.

 

 

The Sparrow and the Hawk – Mean Mary with Frank James

Mean Mary
Jul 27, 2017

This song is from the original banjo & guitar tablature book and DVD – The Sparrow and the Hawk (available at meanmary.com and Amazon). Song written and arranged by Mary James & Frank James.

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Mary is so delightful… but, you knew that, eh?

 

 

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

BluesBroad’
Mar 30, 2017

anapopovic.com/home

*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

banjofolk
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!

 

 

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

THUNDER SONG
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

CHORUS:
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

CHORUS:
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.