EL84 Rock’n’Blues Band – Help Me

Mauro Samuel
Published on Jun 22, 2018

Festival Tudo Blues Teatro da Uff – Niterói – 24/05/18

Guitar Vocal – Mauro Samuel
Guitar – Zé Mauricio
Bass – Ednei
Drumms – Leonardo Israel
Keyboards – Carlito de Aquino


Beautiful, Mauro! Rock on, my friend =]

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Good to see them there. This is Car #81 which did quite well for a while.

It’s an M8 GTE and it is a testbed for a new road-going G series.


As the shadows stretch over the Dunlop Curves, the N°81 BMW M8 GTE finds itself in the top three of the LM GTE-Pro class in the 2018 24 Heures du Mans with night still to come.

Run by

It is coming out in November as the M850i xDrive. 4.4, 4×4, 530 bhp.

Expect at least a buck and a quarter.

Cars for the rich are more profitable, you know.

At least I’ll get to see them.

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Bestiarum Vocabulum, or, a Cryptozoological compendium

Plate 7: Demogorgon

via bogelbear

I like this guy…

He, she or it is just fabulously creepy!

Don’tcha think? Plus, it’s a new one for me! Never heard of this critter.

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I would have treasured being at the 24 Hours … even just once.

Such things cannot happen.

Congratulations, Toyota… just fabulous.

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Willow Osborne – SPBGMA 2013 Jamming

Published on Feb 6, 2013

Willow Osborne – SPBGMA 2013 Picking (with Isaac Moore, Danny Roberts, Lucas White, Monroeville and others) Nashville, Feb 2013. Video by John Matthews

A sure-fire gathering of talent featuring the future of bluegrass banjo, Willow Osborne picking away with a bunch of folks at what looks like a fine conference.

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via nerddecarro

The inimitable Lancia Delta High Fidelity Integrale. Best rally car ever.

snip from Wikipedia (sorry)

A special Delta HF Integrale version was a four-wheel drive hot hatch with a turbocharged petrol engine. Modified versions of the HF dominated the World Rally Championship, scoring 46 WRC victories overall and winning the Constructors Championship a record six times in a row from 1987 to 1992, in addition to Drivers’ Championship titles for Juha Kankkunen (1987 and 1991) and Miki Biasion (1988 and 1989).

hf logoSix times in a row. You may not realize how hard that is to achieve, what with other marques spending millions to beat you… No one has come close this record to this day, twenty-odd years on. The Group B versions were a whole ’nuther thing and even more exciting.

Too delicious for most.


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Speedo? LOL





Damn that is hot.


Oh, Carlo, how we love that voodoo that you do so well.

And look what you made Lancia do…

They’ve gone and made the all new 037 R8!

Thank you Team Abarth.

We can dream.

I’ll take one of each, please.



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Andy Griffith Show – 7 fantastic songs in a row

Published on Apr 29, 2015

The Darlings Hillbilly Bluegrass, Boil Them Cabbage Down, There Is A Time, Dooley, Shady Grove, Picking In Jail & Whoa Mule

Oh, yeah, see, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

They can’t make this stuff now… so sad.


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United States – North Korea Singapore Summit Video (English) (Destiny Pictures)

Published on Jun 12, 2018

“A Story of Opportunity” HD English version: https://youtu.be/XxBB1Il5rCo Korean version: https://youtu.be/Y3EBABDEPkk

This is the English version of the video “trailer” that President Donald J. Trump showed Chairman Kim Jong Un during their historic summit on 6/12/18. This is a rip from the official White House press conference live stream, where they showed the video to reporters before the President took questions.


Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact. And only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history.

History may appear to repeat itself for generations, cycles that never seem to end. There have been times of relative peace, and times of great tension. While this cycle repeats, the light of prosperity and innovation has burned bright for most of the world.

History is always evolving, and there comes a time when only a few are called upon to make a difference. But the question is, what difference will the few make? The past doesn’t have to be the future. Out of the darkness can come the light. And the light of hope can burn bright.

What if, a people that share a common and rich heritage, can find a common future? Their story is well known, but what will be their sequel?

Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity. A new story, a new beginning. One of peace. Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time, when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated. What will he choose? To show vision and leadership? Or not?

There can only be two results: one of moving back, or one of moving forward. A new world can begin today. One of friendship, respect, and goodwill. Be part of that world, where the doors of opportunity are ready to be opened, investment from around the world, where you can have medical breakthroughs, an abundance of resources, innovative technology, and new discoveries.

What if? Can history be changed? Will the world embrace this change? And when can this moment in history begin? It comes down to a choice. On this day. In this time. At this moment. The world will be watching, listening, anticipating, hoping.

Will this leader choose to advance his country and be part of a new world? Be the hero of his people? Will he shake the hand of peace and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen? A great life? Or more isolation? Which path will be chosen?

Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, in a meeting to remake history. To shine in the sun. One moment, one choice, what if? The future remains to be written.

This is lovely. From all my many moons researching North Korea, I can see Kim being positively influenced by this trailer in it’s Korean version. He was, after all, mighty impressed with the glitz and flashiness of a K Pop experience not long ago…

Rock on Mr Trump. Don’t forget the 25 million North Korean prisoners of North Korea! Here’s hopinng the “relatively brief” discussion of them was meaningful.


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Be Thou My Vision – Camille Nelson w/Alex Sharpe

Camille Nelson Music
Published on Jul 21, 2017

► Get Camille’s newest ALBUM, “Lead Me Home” on iTunes! https://itun.es/us/vyJykb ► Available now on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072R1SL8F/… ► Order from Deseret Book! https://deseretbook.com/p/lead-me-hom… ► Available on the Google Play Store for Android Devices https://play.google.com/store/music/a… ► Get a Physical or Digital copy from CD Baby! https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/camillene… —————————————- ► WEBSITE: http://www.camillenelson.com ► FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/camillenelso… ► TWITTER: https://twitter.com/camillenmusic ► INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/camillenels… —————————————- ► SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0SB65h… ► PANDORA: https://www.pandora.com/station/play/… —————————————- This track, “Be Thou My Vision” is a part of the new album, “Lead Me Home,” releasing August 18, 2017 at Deseret Book stores and everywhere online!!

There is a beautiful Irish poem that some attribute to St. Dallan in the 6th century. Shortly after he became blind, St. Dallan wrote the first line to this poem: “Be Thou My Vision, O Lord.” This beautiful Irish hymn stands for faith, hope and the relationship we have with the Lord in our lives. Thanks for watching!! 🙂 ~ Camille

Fingerstyle guitar piece featuring violin, a string ensemble and celtic vocals in the Gaelic language by former member of Celtic Woman, Alex Sharpe.

Music Track recorded at Stone Angel Music Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah by Trevor Price
Producer: Trevor Price Associate Producer: Paul Cardall
String and Vocal Arrangements by Shane Mickelsen (www.mickelsenmusic.com)
Video Recorded in Howth, Ireland
Videographer and Editor: Elias Jessop
Custom guitar by Stonebridge Guitars

Fingerstyle Guitar Player Camille Nelson is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist. Her music is fun and fresh, offering feel-good beats and moving melodies that any audience can easily relate to. Her pop/rock/folk style, which was influenced by artists including U2 and Alanis Morissette, evolved to her current style of percussive guitar elements integrated with violin and ethereal vocals, which has marked her as a fingerstyle guitar player. Camille’s first album, First Words, was released in 2009 and was engineered and produced by Nashville producer, Giles Reaves, for the independent label Dimmi Records. Reaves is currently working with Camille recording her fingerstyle work. Much of Camille’s music relates to her extensive world travel. She speaks German and Italian and has been to over 60 countries—gaining multicultural experiences that have strongly influenced her song-writing. She has lived around the world during and after earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah and a doctorate degree from Gonzaga University. She is now a college professor teaching MBA courses in management, communication, and leadership. Camille Nelson has worked with various fingerstyle guitar players including Andy Mckee, Billy McLaughlin, Antoine Dufour, Stephen Bennett, and Kaki King. She was deeply inspired by works by Michael Hedges and in particular, Andy Mckee’s “Drifting” and Kaki King’s “Playing with Pink Noise,” whose pieces both feature percussive elements that Camille also integrates into her compositions. She also incorporates and layers violin and vocal tracks into her songs.. As Camille Nelson’s guitar teacher, Kaki King helped Camille develop and master her guitar skills while encouraging Camille to continue working on more original compositions establishing her as a fingerstyle guitar player. Camille Nelson has performed all around the United States and various parts of the world. She completed a tour around Ireland where she performed in several venues displaying her fingerstyle guitar work and original compositions. She has also performed in a variety of venues around Europe where she has earned praise as a fingerstyle guitar player and pop/rock singer. Camille Nelson is also a well-rounded athlete that has earned praise as a competitive runner and triathlete having run over 15 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, Great Wall Marathon, and the Antarctica Marathon. Born and raised in Salt Lake, Camille is the youngest of six similarly musical children. She was strongly influenced by her father, a violist, and her mother, a professional opera singer. Camille continues to make music while she teaches to help further her goal of motivating and touching people. With Camille’s work in music as well as in academia, Camille’s dream is to use her Ph.D in communication and her music skills to impact people through her creativity and music as she has been deeply impacted by the music and people that have had a profound impact on her life.

Camille contacted me on twitter a cpl three days ago and I am just getting to it but I am glad because she is one heck of a picker!

What a cool style… picked up my energy a nice bit, eh!


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Ignore the media kvetching. Ignore the blue checkmarks and journos and op-eds.

Just… look at this.

This gentleman is excited as all get out! As you should be! He had to wait a long, long time, though, eh?

#north korea  #donald trump  #korea summit  #politics  #news

This is the most fabulous thing ever!

What happened?

Trump happened!


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Acts of vile heinosity require equally powerful acts of removal from our environs.

They have agendas deep and wrong. Only then can we truly have peace.

I am not an atheist, by the way. I believe in the force, that all things are sentient and connected by the force. Sorry about the name. I suppose I could use Æther or something, but it’s not adequate for describing the force.

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smooth R&B 7 8 Bb – N Zaganin – Boss Blues Driver Waza – DD7 – RV5

Mauro Samuel
Published on Jun 11, 2018

smooth R&B 7 8 Bb Coffee Break Grooves.com

Mauro Samuel – Blue Bossa II Gibson ES-339

Mauro Samuel
Published on Sep 1, 2014

Mauro never fails to satisfy. Smooth moves always.

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DANNY KIRWAN/fm – Sweetest solo ever – Live in Örebro – Sweden

Rob van Unnik – Amsterdam
Published on Nov 15, 2013

Fleetwood Mac live – Something inside of me (Audience recording)

I was taken by the most pleasant surprise when this musical genius friended me on youtube.

I was horrified to learn later that he had fallen on extremely hard times but never did find out what happened whilst in amazement that no one was helping him. Did anyone ever tell Peter?

Fleetwood Mac – Dragonfly

Eric Walter
Published on Jul 12, 2007

A Danny Kirwan song

A creative powerhouse and a major part of Fleetwood Mac.

Danny Kirwan – 1976 2nd Solo Album

Master Eddie
Published on Jan 12, 2018

Danny Kirwan Midnight In San Juan Sep. 1 1976

00:00 I Can Tell 03:02

03:02 Life Machine 02:27

05:29 Midnight In San Juan 02:37

08:06 Let It Be 02:30 (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)

10:34 Angel’s Delight 02:49

13:21 Windy Autumn Day 02:41

16:00 Misty River 04:01

19:59 Rolling Hills 02:27

22:24 I Can’t Let You Go 02:44

25:05 Look Around You 03:10

28:13 Castaway 03:50

Danny Kirwan – guitars, vocals
Steve Emery – Bass Guitar
Jeff Rich – Drums
John Cook – Piano

REVIEW/AMG Joe Viglione

This solo album from Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter Daniel David Kirwan has the future producer for Human League and Buzzcocks, Martin Rushent, utilizing those skills here, as well as engineering.

The sound is crystal clear, and a feather in the cap for Rushent as well as Kirwan. It starts off with an uncharacteristic “Ram Jam City,” which has more Lindsey Buckingham sounds than one would expect, especially since the two guitarists come from two different musical worlds.

“Odds and Ends” is more lighthearted, the kind of music Paul McCartney toyed with on The White Album’s “Rocky Raccoon.” What Second Chapter immediately sets forth is the importance of Kirwan as a pop artist, and how, despite Fleetwood Mac’s success after he left, his sounds could still have been beneficial to that supergroup. “Hot Summers Day” is a fine example of that, a beautiful song that could offset Buckingham’s gritty ramblings. It would have made a nice counterpoint as Stevie Nicks complemented Christine McVie’s tunes with her adventures, bringing an important change of pace to that popular band’s hits. The jacket looks like a dusty old family album-style book holding Kirwan’s Second Chapter. And the music reflects that old-world feel in titles like “Skip a Dee Doo” and “Falling in Love with You.”

Three of the best songs on this excellent outing are “Love Can Always Bring You Happiness,” “Second Chapter,” and a sleepy and beautiful number called “Silver Streams.” Kirwan’s tune is haunting as well with its lilting “all you need is love to show you the way from here” chorus. As on a follow-up album, he tends to sound a little like the group America, the vocals with that same America tone and warmth. They very well could have covered “Silver Stream” or “Cascades,” the album’s final track.

This material was crafted right in the middle of America’s run of hits, and maybe they should have replaced Dan Peek with Dan D. Kirwan? The artist’s three solo discs cut in the ’70s make for a very pleasant and thought-provoking listening experience, and that this collection is so good only shows he kicked his departure from the big band off with a vengeance.


Richard Wolf  13 hours ago

Rest in Peace Danny!

gml lar  1 hour ago

Where was all his friends when he was down ..and alone…living on the street ..🤔.are they now coming forward telling the world how good .🤴sweet.😇and how great 👼👼👼👼he was.. ..and how they miss him 😠 .a sick world this business of entertaining is..full of people just thinking of them self 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

John Mitchell  4 months ago

Excellent is all that needs to be said. An artist mature beyond his years. thank you.

And there is this link from the Ultimate Classic Rock newsletter…

Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dies at 68

“Danny was a quantum leap ahead of us creatively,” Mick Fleetwood once said. “He was a hugely important part of the band.”

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Think kind thoughts and be at peace

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This here’s my current 2-track, a long-discontinued ML-9600 (gen 1, even!).


And the one I’d like to get.


It’s kiester.


QUAD Elite series, kiester shot of one of my dream thingies, the QMP Mono monoblock power amplifier. Sweetness.

Trivia for ya… the company name has nothing to do with the number four in any way. An acronym, it stands for Quality Unit Amplifier, Domestic. Hey, it was 1936. Way different time than now.


Always had a thing for QUAD, like McIntosh, Ampex and a few others, you know… stuff that “sez wut it duz and duz wut it sez.”


Due to internal deficiencies these types of things have always been and will likely always be far above the level of availability to an ignitoid lifeform.


But great fodder for dreaming.


Oo, the deliciousness.


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9/11 Father Seeks Justice | The Bobby McIlvaine Act

Published on Dec 17, 2017

Support the Bobby McIlvaine Act. http://AE911Truth.org/Justice

The Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act is draft legislation that would establish a Select Committee in either chamber of Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

The Act is named after Bobby McIlvaine, who was tragically killed at the age of 26 while entering the North Tower of the World Trade Center and whose father, Bob, has been an outspoken leader in advocating for a new investigation.

Mr. McIlvaine and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth call on everyone who supports a new investigation to contact your members of Congress and urge them to introduce the Act. You can contact your members of Congress through our website at http://AE911Truth.org/Justice or directly on your own.

Contact information for your members of Congress can be found at https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.

I would hope that readers of this blog would support this. There is nothing better than or more powerful than the truth.

Which a few of us know. We need e v e r y b o d y to know, Then they will see the world in a stark. new light. That light will prove to be a very cleansing light, for it may just be the only thing that will sufficiently enlighten the majority of people as to what has been happening in the world they thought they knew.


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Forgive my tardiness

Seventy five years ago yesterday, 156,000 heavily armed teenagers stormed the beaches of Normandy to save Europe from a man who had gone off the deep end.

A Hell of a lot of them did not come home.

God Bless every single one of them.

They define the word Hero.

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Legend. Icon. The giant killer. The irresistible power.

As a friend quoted his friend last night… “There’s no replacement for displacement.”


Grateful to be alive during it’s birth and reign.



Loch Ness monster ‘seen cavorting in water for 10 minutes’ spotter claims

MH Documentary
Published on Jun 1, 2018

A “feature film length” video of the Loch Ness Monster from Ireland.Hospital clerical worker Eoin O’Faodhagain from Donegal took a ten minute video from the Loch Ness webcam.The creature moves from right to left and as it swims towards Urquhart Bay – a favourite haunt of Nessie – and is seen diving and surfacing with water splashes.

The sighting – the second record accepted this year by the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register – comes only days before DNA sampling is to be used to discover previously unrecorded organisms in Loch Ness.Eoin, 53, from Drumdoit Castlefin has wached the Nessie webcam for many years.

“I just click in now and then for 20 minutes – it’s better than watching Coronation Street,” he said.“I seen a couple of things over the years but they have been explained as a boat or something else.”But on April 30, Eoin had “a terrific shock.” “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said. “I just started recording it on my phone. I just followed it.”It was very unusual, it was certainly something big – it dived down and up again and dived and disappeared. It was not a boat and not a log. I would say it was Nessie.“I believe in Nessie but not as a plesiosaur – but as something that has evolved in Loch Ness over thousands of years.”

Mr O’Faodhagain has been to Loch Ness four times as part of Highland holidays.Gary Campbell, Keeper of the Official Register of Sightings at Loch Ness, said: “As far as Nessie footage goes this is a feature film.”Normally you only get videos of one of two seconds. It is remarkable in its length and again shows the increased sightings of Nessie from the internet.“Clearly it is something that dives in and out of the surface with water splashes and reflections. It is unexplained. The object would be no larger than 20ft. There is something there on the video that is clearly moving.”Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster set new global records last year.Nessie’s 11 accepted sightings in 2017 were the highest this century.Irish missionary St Columba is first said to have encountered a beast in the River Ness in 565AD. Since then there have been 1080 officially logged sightings.This month a team of scientists will collect tiny fragments of skin and scales from the loch.

Hey, now, this dude got the shocker, eh? Ten minutes! Madonne a mi!

Wish I wasn’t so close to blindness… it would be nice to see the goings on a bit better than I do.

Here is one of the articles from the interwebs…

Latest Loch Ness Monster Sighting Captured on an Unusual Video

Paul Seaburn June 5, 2018

Summer vacation season has arrived in Scotland, which means it’s time for tourists to point their cellphones at Loch Ness and claim that every log, fish, boat wake and bubble is proof of the Loch Ness monster. However, the latest video accepted by the Official Register of Sightings at Loch Ness was not taken by a tourist standing on the bank of the loch but by an Irishman sitting at home watching the live feed from the official Loch Ness CCTV livecam. Not only did he see something that looked monsterish, he took a video of the video which showed the anomaly for a long (by Nessie sightings standards) ten minutes. Is this the real deal or just another seal?

There is so much to discover out there.

So much.



Adam N. Signore is at Hyannis Resort and Conference Center.

June 3, 2016, 9:32am Samantha Fish – gone For Good @ #NEBS2016, Duration: 5 minutes, 54 secondsHyannis, MA

Samantha Fish. All you need to know

“All you need to know.”

Truth. The man understands.

You will, too.

This just in today via my friend Frank S Petrilli!



I needed to post this motorized conveyance. Needed to because it’s a Merkel and I have a dear friend who is a Merkel, too! Made me think of ole’ Ben.

Bin way too long since we talked.

And not only that… it’s… I mean… well… it’s a Flying Merkel!























Ultimate School Bus Conversions

© vanchitecture

I could live in one of these and drive around. It sounds wonderful and good for filling up on … wonders!

Cryptids, too, hopefully.

Some really nice, clever work… Bravo, eh!



Black Betty by LEADBELLY, Blues Legend (1939)

Published on Apr 15, 2009

Black Betty by LEADBELLY

= = = = = = = = =

The ” RED HOT BLUES ” (1925-1945)

Texas Alexander, Pink Anderson, Kokomo Arnold, Barbecue Bob, Scrapper Blackwell, Black Ace, Ed Bell, Blind Blake, Ishman Bracey, Big Bill Broonzy, Richard “Rabbit” Brown, Willie Brown, Bumble Bee Slim, Gus Cannon, Bo Carter, Sam Collins, Floyd Council, Gary Davis, Sleepy John Estes, Blind Boy Fuller, Son House, Peg Leg Howell, Mississippi John Hurt, Papa Charlie Jackson, Jim Jackson, Skip James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Charley Jordan, Luke Jordan, Leadbelly, Furry Lewis, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Tommy McClennan, Robert Lee McCoy, Blind Willie McTell, The Memphis Jug Band, Buddy Moss, Memphis Minnie, Hambone Willie Newbern, Charley Patton, Robert Petway, Jimmie Rodgers, Frank Stokes, Sonny Terry, Henry Thomas, Ramblin Thomas, Curley Weaver Casey, Bill Weldon, Peetie Wheatstraw, Bukka White, Josh White, Robert Wilkins, Big Joe Williams

The legend himself.

Singin’ one of my favorite songs.

What could be better than that?

Oh, hero dude George Harrison once remarked matter-of-factly… “No Leadbelly, no Beatles.”

That’s influence!