Early Show: Phoenix “1901″ (A Take Away Show)
Late Show: Seasick Steve “It’s All Good”
marymc, so glad to hear this. That’s gonna make a difference.
–Edit: about the check, from previous thread.
Good evening everyone..)
ES, I can’t get the songs to load properly….give me a poetic synopsis, if you will~~~~
I always argue that Eureka need to be more eclectic…
But really, I am fulla crap.
Oh my, Dearie… The first video set in Paris is just a wonderful thing to watch. La Blogoteque does fantastic video works of art… transforming every band they work with really. And the band.. well the song is a pop song in any other setting… but it just turns into some sort of acoustic U2 type of piece that makes you want to stand up, run through a field and sing.
Seasick Steve is just doing a very simple blues in the club bit… but it works. It’s All Good. *s*
Keep up the eclectic pressure… I love it. *s*
Thanks! I’m all for running through a field singing~~~~ I’ll try to reload it. Sounds wonderful. Indeed….all good! And don’t we need a bit of that!
For some reason, my series of tubes isn’t loading YouTubes very quickly tonight. And I like blogoteque stuff.
Mary, yer teh Zeddest . . . smooches and best to yer hubby . . . always. *G*
I have a mediocre internet connection speed. What I usually do is push play on a youtube in another tab… once it begin to load I press pause… which will not stop the loading process.. and come back in a few minutes to listen to the whole thing without interruption. Does that make sense?
If ES gets any MORE eclectic he’ll be playing Depeche Mode for value (there was an old joke about this, I forget, hope someone else recalls it).
ES brangs eclectic . . . stuff I’ve never heard of from anywhere . . . .
N that’s his job, he does it well, best as anyone’s.
(more mainstream grassy please, ES, please)
Evening, ET. Thought about you several times this week. My days/skies are filled with bald eagles.
I can honestly say that I am not aware of ever having heard something by Depeche Mode.
I feel better already.
And I do not have the slightest idea how much searching it must take to bring this many gems in a week… But I will bet it is considerable.
You know, I really just bring you all the best of what’s new in video that I run across. Occasionally I have to get a little retro, but try to keep us all on the tip.
Boy oh boy, would i be a completely different person/Dj in your ears if it were new audio only format..) Video limits possibilities a great deal on many nights.
Adding.. those grassy folk don’t do a lot of quality video.
I’ll try that. Thanks.
And now that I thank about it, ES is concerning hisself with teh vid values and the art forms being expressed there, along with the music.
Me, I don’t like much the art of vids, I wanna see the musicians lips, hands, and how they MAKE the music.
The rest of the vid art is lost on me.
And I was a FAN of Michael Nesmith, RIO, and the beginnings of Video Art long before Mikey Jackson and Thriller.
I used to, LONG ago, value the art of the vid.
But I lost that value, for the production sake, LONG ago, when it deserted the value of the music.
Yes, I’m an old fart. But I’m phreakin hip, and pretty tight about what I call art anymore.
ES, I honor him cuz HE’S not as bound by my constraints upon music. He’s much freer than I am.
I hate music vids that don’t show the musicians playing music.
But I sure respect what ES brings to the table night after night . . . he does his homework, he works HARD, dammit, and he brings stuff I’d NEVER see or hear . . . . ya gotta respect that.
HAT TIP ES!!! *G*
(you ever open my package or listen to it he says in a pissy manner)
I told my kids that I really liked Depeche Mode……and they laughed hysterically. I just never got the rule book.
Yeah, dude works hard for this stuff . . . . and it took me a long time to come around to that fact.
He’s earned his creds, and I was WAY too long to come around and be respectful of his creds for same . .
I’m still makin up for it, when I’m not needlin him about some nuance or another . . lol
Nothing wrong with that, ES.
We’ve got a new 1-yo bald eagle on the lake who does a lot of stupid stuff. I’e seen him hit the water too hard several times, ending up coming up with no fish, and struggling to get back in the air. Our cats are wary of him, because he’s unpredictable.
He’s gone rogue….
OTOH, I am a bit of a dinosaur.
In the not to distant past, I sat with some clients, and their teenage daughters were present. I was showing them iTunes, and I bopped over to the streaming radio feature and loaded 60′s.
The Beatles started playing, and one of the daughters said, “That’s Paul McCartney… From Wings, right?”
I just about fell over…
I had a roommate in the 80′s who played them incessantly. With the exception of a terrible new video of theirs I ran across last week.. I haven’t listened to them since. *s*
That’s funny.. at least one immature fellow in the bunch this year. I tell ya, I am going to have to name of few of these guys. Am about to be able to tell them apart in order to be able to do so.
Yeah, hoss, I have finally gotten to understand what it is you DO in here with the vids.
And I was a com studies, and TV/VCR major and student and producer of live arts using live and recorded audio and video to bring 15 minute segments on tv alive for viewers.
All to promote the arts . . . be it music, dance, theatre.
For 5 years I prowled the Bay Area from Oakland, to Berkeley, to San Jose to Palo Alto to San Mateo and to SF.
And did my thang, like you are doing your thang.
To promote the arts, the art, and more.
I have to smack myself at times, to realize you are doing what I used to do . . . with all the heart, intent and love that I had for what I did.
Let me state, here and now, well done ES. You represent it all well.
If I judge, it’s cuz I miss doing it . . . ;-)
First (maybe only?) concert I ever went to was AirSupply at the Ciincinnati Zoo — and I took my teen/pre-teen kids. We ran into their principal, vice-principal & their spouses and a couple of school counselors with dates. It was all like, “Mom, you are such a dork!” But by the end of the evening my girls were up at the stage rocking out. My son was still being too-cool-for-school. I still love AirSupply!
Yeah, I know, not in the vein of the art you do what ya do . . . but I love the vids that show the music, musicians, hands and how the voices mix.
You go far beyond that . . . and do it well . .
“Paul was in a band before Wings???”
When I first ordered cable I was so excited about MTV… Boy was that a huge disappointment.
Give me The Last Waltz on HBO… over and over again..) Like you I worked on a bunch of videos in the bay area (years after you). You nailed it with – for the production sake. Video better have something to do with the song.. or pull off the artistic divergence very well.
My favorite music video gig was an all day and nighter… ending in a very foggy cemetery in East Oakland at about four a.m. with lots of gunfire all around us. Hard core rap band,. the music sucked, but the experience was over the top.
I succeeded in NOT laughing out loud. If my fee had been any lower however, I am not sure I would have kept it in.
Gulp, Air Supply?
Uh, I got nuttin . . .
Air Supply . . .
Oh, newt – I heard that plotline as a joke, once….
We’re ooooold, arent’ we?
Shit, glad I got out of it all before that . . . I have this aversion about death and violence . . *G*
Glad YOU made it out alive!!! lol
My guilty pleasure – Crowded House.
Why? Because Neil Finn composes like Lennon-McCartney, and you can hear it in nearly everything he writes.
Suck it up, Baby~~~~~ :)~ I’m all outta love, and so forth.
I confess, never heard of them. Barely know who Depeche Mode is. (was?)
No YouTube linky?
Saved me the trouble!
It’s a great story. I need to write it all out before it slips completely away.
And I never saw the final video.
Ushered crowded House at thee Warfield once. Really good show.
Our son had names for every animal on the lake. He’d tell us what the names were, and they always seemed appropriate. Now he’s gone away to school/work in CA, and I guess we have to start naming them ourselves.
Here I am………
Rio, The FIRST Ever Music Video
We were studying this in Broadcasting LONG before MTV, and Mikey Jackson’s Thriller.
This, was, the standard we measured all our work against.
I had good teachers back then. *G*
I recall one, Francine Podenski. CSM.
She brought Nesmith to the classroom/studio. Made us learn of it.
I miss her. She was great. She took us out on live commercial shoots where she was the Assoc. Prod.
Made us help on site, and learn.
Damn she was great.
SF Bay Area, in the 70′s and early 80′s.
Phreakin vibrant in so many ways . . . so many theatre groups, dance groups, bars and bands.
Ron called me into the other room to watch hbo with Jim Jefferies. He is a comedian.
Funny and nasty. Nasty and funny. We laughed until we cried. I liked it.
not much on youtube…
I’m still . . . UGGHHHHH, tossin cookie . . . barf.
It’s not the projection, it’s the volume.
Two less lonely people in the world…….. (I had to go light up my old Worlizter (which only works intermittantly, and usually when I move and it gets shaken clean) for titles. I do love AirSupply. I also like schmalz. Hey, I never said I was sophisticated.
no… This is a much better example.
Somebody get this man a baggie…
Phuckin Lord Forgive Us Tony Rice . . . .
Erp . . . ummmm, bag please . . . .
Lord what’s HAPPENED to ya, I hardly knows yas . . . ;-)
Not for the fainthearted.
The Greatest High Tenor Of All Time In Da Grassy
Never MIND the harmonies.
Sigh . . . .
Very very nice.
Oh, one of his stories reminds me of the tales told by a Special Forces guy I knew about forty years ago….
Duffey is god, you should hear him sing high up on other things, in his 3 decades from Country Gentleman, to Seldom Scene, to his solo album.
He could find a 3rd part (lead, tenor, high tenor) high above the lead . . . . and when he did, it would send shivers.
I’ll try to find something where he soars like that . . . I have lots on audio in my library, not so much like that on youtube.
He was incredible.
That is actually Finn solo, with buddies Sheryl Crow and Eddie Vedder in Australia a million years ago. But he wrote all of Crowded House’s stuff.
And – the same players were, another million years before:
A ton of Lennon-McCartney influences in their older stuff.
That is a find, and new to me. Thanks.
Montag! The old montag? Nice to see you.
Guilty as charged, I’m afraid….
Ah, montag is just here for the tunes :-)
nice to see you again.
Well, yeah, I guess so. :)
Here’s A Slow Song, But Duffey Is There, Up High At Times
Duffey Gets A Bit High Here, It’s A Classic Bluegrass Camp Jam Tune
The clip with Charlie Waller And Country Gentlemen is special.
That was the band that led into the wave of newgrass and the Seldom Scene, in the early 60′s.
And if John Duffer was god’s gift to high tenor’s, Charlie Waller was god’s gift to us all as the lead tenor.
Charlie Waller formed the Country Gentlemen, and led the way to the next phase past the old trad grass of Bill Monroe. Waller had players galore who opened up mando, banjo and guitar and vocals to new things that MONRoe never tried . . .
And from Charlie Waller and Country Gents, came Seldom Scene, and new grass.
And so it was writ.
Same-old… saving the Republic is thirsty work, and all that.
Both nice – Split Enz actually looks familiar, vaguely….
I’m off to bed peeps; btw, snow bypassed us. Houston got it. Life is so unfair…
Reminds me of living in Tennessee.
Anyway, this ex-SF guy and I were sharing a joint when the boss wasn’t looking, and he was telling me about getting transferred from Okinawa to South Korea. Before he went, they gave him the standard lecture about the b-girls in Seoul, that he shouldn’t, uh, prevail on them to exchange certain services for money, etc., there were diseases there they hadn’t even been able to identify, and if he got one of them, they’d just have to lock him up and never let him loose until his cock turned black and dropped off, etc., etc., etc.
Well, he was there about a week, went into Seoul and did exactly what they told him not to do. He was very happy, until about week after that, when the skin on his pecker sort of started getting a little mangy and started sloughing off. He wandered around for days, imagining the worst sort of medical quarantine, doctors doing unspeakable experiments on him, and, quite naturally, put off going to the dispensary.
Finally, he couldn’t stand the itching and the skin disappearing, and screwed up his courage and submitted himself for inspection, detection and the bad news.
The doctor looked him over, looked at his records, kind of got his forehead scrunched up and thought a minute, and said, “Green Beanie, huh?” Oh, yessir. “Bet you’re a real jock, too?” Sort of. “Bet you do push-ups in the shower.” How did you know? “Because, soldier, you’ve got athlete’s foot of the dick.”
Man could sing 4 octaves.
One of the greatest and less sung heroes of blue and new grass music ever.
High N Lonesome, in that NEW way, huh . . *G*
Soooo… you let him bogart the rest, right?
Had to. I fell down laughing…. :)
Jeebus, how I wish TRex was here to reply to that…
Lurk would have a conundrum, and a fit!
Yes, Lurk would.
Ah, the good old daze.
Montag . . . were you at Moon Of Alabama?
Or Billmon’s Place, long ago?
They used to give away cigarettes to servicemen. Now they dispense.. Desenex™.
Don’t think I ever got to Moon of Alabama, but, I used to read Billmon religulously. IIRC, by the time I discovered him, he’d already canned the comments.
Nice to see ya Montag!
Hey, howya doin’?
Keepin’ track of the banksters, are ya? :)
You’ve been missed *g*
Ah, well, you know how it is. Lost in the ozone for a while. :)
Anyone see the AP item where Max Baucus nominated his live-in girlfriend to be a US Attorney? Nice…
I felt compelled to make a suitable comment about one of TBogg’s right-wing targets, and one of your friends here noticed my hit-and-run and said I should stop by and say hello. :)
I just knew that, deep down, he was a Repug. ::)
Sorry.. phone call from Mississippi.
Good evening Sunny.
Just because they were fucking (as is also the case with his Pharma contributors) doesn’t mean MaxTax can’t keep his mind on his constituents.
Now if she was an enviro-lobbyist, then we’re talking conflict.
Checked your old blog a few times.. was getting dusty. Just glad to see you are alright.
Wondered if you were run out of town over some nuke material and local property owners(?) story you were telling us about a few years back.
Late arriving. So glad I did.
Oh, just complications in life. I left here because it was kinda clear that I had greatly annoyed Christy, and, hey, etiquette, y’know, it was her house at the time.
Then, a few months later, the eleven-year-old computer imploded, along with all my research and the work copy of a book. Then, I got my old job back, after a four-year wait. Then the company went bust after three months and I was laid off again. Then I started trying to piece together all the stuff I lost. Then I decided to start doing revisions, Usual trials and tribulations.
Actually, it was funny. The nuke stuff sort of went away on its own. The Bushies gave up on trying to get the additional funding through Congress and said they’d leave it up to the next administration, and it’s still in limbo, last I checked. Didn’t help that the major sleazes in Congress that were pushing for it–Heather Wilson and Pete Domenici–got their respective tits in the US Attorney wringer. :)
Could still come back, though, if somebody thinks they can get a lot of taxpayer money to piss away…..
Hope you recovered the research and book material.
My last few years have changed little.. maintaining what activism I can while putting all other energy into paying off the mortgage. Less than a year to go, Dog willing. Come next year I am due for a big adventure. Don’t know what it will be, but I have never failed to come up with good ones…)
I remember reading a few disturbing bits on Obama favoring nuke energy and what not. Really let a lot of areas i try to follow fall by the wayside during this health care… episode.
Well firedogs.. I’m turning in
Nite eureka. Thanks for the hospitality.
I remember reading a few disturbing bits on Obama favoring nuke energy and what not.
Yeah, I know–that got me a little antsy, too.
Everyone’s due for an adventure now and then–especially when the end of a mortgage can pay for one. :)
nite eureka, montag
i’m out too
Any chance of retrieving your original handle or has it been permanently retired?
I think it’s gone forever–probably when FDL did all the major site changes after adding the other blogs.
I tried to log in under the original screen name, and WordPress said it was already taken, but, it wouldn’t recognize my old password, and it couldn’t retrieve it, so, expediency just demanded I do the simple thing and become a new version of my old self. :)
wow. a US net or news source has a story tonight other than the fate of some random American coed in Italy? I swear, every outlet has been going on and on about nothing but that one story for two days now. I can care less who killed whom in Perugia.
It’s a good thing I don’t have television. My recent nightmare is that, one day, the nightly news will have twenty-eight minutes of Michael Jackson stories, missing blondes and shark attacks and then, the wrap-up: “The Pentagon reports that it has launched 387 nuclear missiles against everyone that doesn’t like us. Film at eleven.”
So, SunnyN, how have you been occupying your time lately?
If memory serves, Suz fixed a similar problem for someone recently. Though perhaps not such a vintage name. That said, it’s great to see your fonts again under whatever name. I, too, checked your blog and worried.
Re: the banksters, I’m past rational conversation. The unabashed nature of the greed and claims of entitlement have blown my mind. In a prior life I was exposed to fairly sophisticated transactions… and defaults. Nothing I’ve ever seen prepared me for this. Seems I was operating in a naivety bubble.
Sorry, I wondered off for a few minutes.
Seems I was operating in a naivety bubble.
Ah, well, don’t feel too badly. You’re not alone. Lots of people caught up in lots of bubbles, lately. *sigh*
But, the sense of entitlement is egregious in the extreme, isn’t it? It’s something that’s been in the making for decades, and now, it springs forth, full-blown, for all to see, and, it’s more than a little ugly to look upon. For all the excesses of the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts and the Morgans and the Mellons, I think they would be in awe of the current crop of bandits and thieves….
I think they would be in awe of the current crop of bandits and thieves
Indeed. Bread and circus, sans bread.
Well, SunnyN, and whomever else remains at this deep hour of the night, goodnight, and pleasant dreams.
Remains? Some of us are up!
Nite montag. Great to see you back! Please don’t be a stranger.
Hey Raven. How are things on the banks of the Oconee?
hey! not bad, another incredible rain this week but it hasn’t flooded. What’s shakin in your AO?
Always enjoy your posts about Athens. Long ago spent a couple of summers there and loved it, but for the unrelenting heat.
Only places in town with a/c were the movie theater and one, then new, university building, can’t recall its name. It was used for seminars and alumn events.
Ah, it was the center for continuing education. If it still stands, it’s probably now named for a donor or state grandee.
Yes, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. It’s a Kellog funded operation. My grad work was in Adult and Continuing Ed so I’ve worked with them quite a bit over the years. The theater was probably the Georgia Theater. It became a pretty famous rock and roll joint and it burned this summer. There is a big effort to rebuild going on.
Good morning Raven, SN.
Heh. Baucus was romantically involved with someone he recommended for U.S. Atty. She later withdrew her interest. According to WJ just as I was tuning in.
Don’t remember the theater, other than it was air conditioned. Spent a lot of time there. Continuing Ed had a small restaurant, we went there for the air and fried egg sandwiches.
I’ve pulled up a map and am taking a trip down memory lane.
Yes, the theater looks right. Shame it burned. Doubt it was pink & blue in my era.
Another oddity I recall was the old hotel downtown. Had a beer vending machine in the lobby. Never seen one before or since. County was dry IIRC. Beer & booze at fraternity parties, natch.
The only beer vending machine I’ve ever seen was on the sidewalk in Tokyo.
I had a beer at McDonalds in Seoul. Cracked me up.
They were quite prevalent and in most of the barracks when I was in the AF.
But on the sidewalk in Tokyo? Nothing to prevent a 13-year-old from getting drunk. I thought it was a metaphor for the differences in responsibility and behavior in Japan vs. U.S.
In a place where everyone is an adult, seems more reasonable.
Would they have served to a minor?
Dunno, but wouldn’t surprise me. Big beer sign in the window is why I entered.
Was told it was ok to take it out on the street, a desirable thing to do in Itewan, a huge street market area. Staff seemed surprised that I’d asked.
In Japan, the legal age for purchasing and consuming alcohol is 20 years.
on edit. I’ll bet a lot changed when the Olympics came to Korea.
In Korea, the legal drinking age is 19 years, but it is generally acceptable to drink after graduation from high schools, even though those who graduate from high schools are usually 18. In the traditional Korean society, minors’ purchasing alcoholic beverages itself did not seem illegal because there were adults who sent their children to buy some alcoholic beverage. These days, however, sellers of alcoholic beverages are required to check the age of the person who purchases them.
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