Ray Charles — Hit The Road, Jack, 1996.
What’s on your mind?
Ooooh, a tribute to Charles!
you are a clever kid, Suzanne.
hey mac — congrats on the zed dood — how’s noo yawk city
Ray Charles is amazing. Still enjoys performing.
hey cujo — how’s seattle tonight?
ray’s 80th birthday celebration is later this year….
Pretty quiet at the moment. How are things on the shore? Looks like power’s not a problem tonight.
it’s electric, Suzanne. How about where you are?
There are people who hate performing, people who do it and maybe don’t mind, and then there are people who live for it. Ray strikes me as squarely in the third category.
thank goodness! had the neutral ground wire from the pole to the house break and fry. was getting wild voltage cycles, up to 156 and then down to 33. totally fucking killed the cable modem, wifi router, and my 32″ tv, all of which were plugged into surge protector power strips.
Dangnabbit, my britches snagged…! ;-)
am a much happier camper :) i saw a coyote walking the mud flats at low tide today so token is unhappy at being kept inside and only on a leash outside.
musta been all the crow beaks in the pockets.
Btw, my fave Ray…! ;-)
aloha ct — how’s paradise tonight? feeling a draft are ya?
Ray Charles! How old IS he? He was old when I was a kid.
Suz….. glad to see you’re wired :-)
hey sunny — how ya doing tonight? i’m loving 15 and needed those laughs last nite. thank you so very much
can you fix my bad link up top or ….
This performance with Ray and Stevie Wonder is one of my favorites.
totally fucking killed the cable modem, wifi router, and my 32″ tv
It’s a tad drafty…! ;-)
hey margot — how’s ohio tonight?
i love that one — iirc i featured it one night — maybe 2 years ago … was early on in my hosting
It’s the funniest yet (imho).
i forking love granny.. and the granny lulu combo has me laughing like crazy
There are some things surge suppressors won’t stop, and that’s among them.I saw a whole lot of fried surge suppressors back when I was supporting Army computers in the field. They could wire the power up just about every way imaginable.
*sigh* the fried cable modem/wifi router was what really hurt.. i was jonesin’ real bad last nite
a song that I heard Ray do at the Newport festival,
but here’s the original Big Joe Williams
without a grill…
dang.. i never had the pleasure of seeing ray
the night time
We got a nice cold front, it’s fantastic. One day it was the air was like steamy wet blankets, the next we were needing to use quilts to sleep.
oooooh i love nights where i need a quilt.. i sleep best when it is on the chilly side
I had a lightning strike a few years ago that fried my computer and my phone line. Everyone said “You should have used a surge protector,” and of course I had been using one. But I got a more expensive one.
BTW I was told that as they get old they don’t work as well….is that bs?
I’m back in cords and a cotton sweater, with all the windows closed! But I hear that this weekend will be a meltdown again.
i got a woman
hey ce — how ya doing?
Today the weather was so beautiful that we had a lunch picnic on the grass oval. We were so bad, just stretched out on the blanket and did nothing but watch the clouds in a sky so blue.
Been so down hearted since I met you baby. GGGGGG
Can’t keep these peepers open… nite all. Thx Suz.
Suz prolly has the 1929 model depression style. SSSSS
Well I’m loving it while it lasts!
so i’ve learned… sigh
hey bb — how’s your bay tonight?
g’nite sunny — thanks again
those are still in the pod :)
Sometimes, but usually the problem is that they do their jobs, which is to fry themselves so your computers don’t fry, but then don’t let you know that. I don’t know how you test for that, at least with ordinary household tools. If you ever get another one, I’d suggest looking for one that has an indicator light or something for when that happens.
the good news is that they strung brand new electrical cable from the street all the way to the house where it connects on the roof cap thingie. and i have a claim form from the utility to fill out for the tv.
but yeah, from now on i’m gonna be real picky when i look for surge protectors. the two (cable and tv) were both fried and i didn’t know it until they got hooked up the voltmeter thingie afterwards.
i can’t stop
Maybe FDL can replace that equipment ask them.
the utility district will — twas their equipment malfunction that caused the loss
Made of Bakelite, lol
She was around back then, wasn’t she…! (ducking again…)
Wow, did you know there are surge protectors that have a remote control? I had no idea. Coulda used a few of those back in the day…
My compter crashed twice trying to watch Ray.
Today the sun came out in the afternoon with the wind, I Jogged the horse trails on the hills above us. They break up the dunes into deep sand that builds the legs and lungs with a panoramic view of the Bay. Then gardened and cleaned good. Hit the 6pm vinyasa yoga class and she really put us through some paces it was great. Sorry you are having a tough stretch on limited funds. How about bringing the pod to Portland and having a garage sale? They also have great swap meet to replace TV.
wow i didn’t know that. i figure i will need 3… the one that the computer was plugged into held steady but the one for the tv and the one in the cable closet are good for doorjams only now….
i never said i was having funding troubles bb. i said the utility company broke it so they get to pay for the replacements.
He died in 2004 . . . and he was on of the greats.
oh baby that’s good!
hey larue — how goes it in sac tonight?
Well, with a little crazy glue you can make a sculpture out of them…
Awesome what I said forget it. (47)
I had to send my laptop to HP the hinges are bad to the bone. Won’t be here much as am on old desktop.
Because I am too tired for anything but low-brow…
Welcome back, Suzanne-
yikes! old school computing tonight :(
hey newton — don’t you start in with the zap jokes…. it was fucking brutal not having tubes dood…. *laughing*
how ya doing?
What exactly did you lose? And my condolances, BTW, regardless of fault or nature, what a tragedy!
cable modem, wifi router and my 32″ flat screen
I hate to break it to you, but Ray CHarles died six years ago…
I’m fine, and thinking about a UPS for your abode.
hey that guy — how ya doing tonight?
After a few days of 100F, only 88F today, cooled down FAST!
Got two more days of 80′s, then, hi 90′s and the Century Mark returns for a week it looks like.
Starts Sat . . . but kewl tonite, windows open, fan in them, and will save $ from AC and sleep like a baby!
Wow . . . glad your computer made it thru!!!!!
And glad to hear the utility will reimburse.
Good news among the gloom.
ups? brown? or is that some gizmo that surge protects the whole house?
Well, that sucks. I’m not a huge fan, obviously, but he was fun to watch.
I know the feeling. I left the festival right after Cocker
Saved many a radio station I worked at over the years.
Kept them on the air as long as the UPS at the transmitter worked, too.
The Teevee loss totally bites, Suz…! 8-(
Sleepy…see you later.
Mac, that’s one of my favorite songs. THanks.
thank goodness the little one in my bedroom survived.. and it wasn’t on a surge protector
Uninturrupted Power Supply.
Square black box, like a battery, only with bizzillions more juice in it.
Sorry, the latter.
Where’d his #61 go? It’s not there, no mo . . . .
It does bite, the big screen is so wonderful. Sorry! Hope that insurance will replace your tv.
ooooooooooo i like the sound of that….
Wow, technology has advanced! They now have small units for home use.
Wonder what they cost . . . *googles*
yes it is — refresh the page
what’s with the ZZZZZZZZZZZAPPa
hmmm – another lie from those selling “surge protectors”?
I have some that are white, and some that are gray, and there are some that are blue, too.
Absolutely my pleasure. It’s one of mine too
i got told ya gotta get the $50 plus kind not the cheap ones at the checkout counter rack.
I got mine for $2.59 at Home Depot!
sumbitch! — edit: my bad.. i thought i snagged the 100 and it was mac
don’t worry about it. the Lurk shall save you.
happy 100 mac
Shopping Guide, Just A Starter Look At Them
Seems you’ll need batteries of sorts to keep the unit running for long periods of time . . .
Anyhoots, there’s some beginner info!
To tell you the truth, I’ve never figured out what the price point is. It’s probably a bad sign if they’re next to the National Enquirer and the Chapstick, though.
I’m happy to share.
Times have changed!
Been out of radio since ’03.
Had NO idea there were home units!
They’re not blue anymore…
I got one about that price. Well, maybe $40, but still…I was without a computer for a year, and I wasn’t fooling around with no $6 surge thingy.
my computer is hooked up to a more expensive one… don’t remember the price. it survived as did the laptop. otherwise, i wudda had to head to the pod house in portland to get my desktop outta the pod and there wudda been a lot more swear words tossed about.
Yes, and pretty inexpensive. APC and Tripp are both good ones, and you can get the smallish ones (good for a laptop or a small desktop) for $50 or so. Bigger ones for a big desktop or a tower $100-$150.
Great for power outages. I used one to power a little mini desklamp thing for a couple of days so I could read at night.
Willie, Leon and Ray
The good UPS’s are pricey, but you are lucky – surges rarely get past your brick-charger.
You might want to see about getting a backup charger, so if this one took a hit, but has yet to die, you will be ready.
tomorrow is the 1st and i’m headed into town to do some shopping anyway…
Lurk did some trickery the other nite to elude his rightful 100…! ;-)
Classic Wille N Ray, Classic Tune
tis bad mojo for a lln front pager to get the 100 — not lurk
ray and johnny
shit!!! Ray Charles took that song and sang it like he owned it. OUT standing!
I never heard that and I will hear it plenty.
Gotta run Pups, nice to see ya back in the saddle Suz!
We do it all over again when the sun sets!
the Lurk knows the evil heart of mensacaques
g’nite larue — tis nice to be back hoss
i trained lurk… am dayam proud of the dark chocolate eating one
I’ve tried to be careful near the century marks, M’dear…! ;-)
Not always successful…!
That’s sure a different take on Ring of Fire. So is this one. You wouldn’t know it’s the same song.
tell me about it dood *sigh*
wow cujo.. never heard that take on it before…
You did. And so am I.
Social Distortion pretty much epitomizes different.
Cave, Lurkus cavet.
What… No pecans…? ;-)
lurk will eat dark chocolate without pecans… i figured the choclate was the goal and pecans just the whipped cream on the cherry pie … so to speak…
Willie and Leon just stood back and let him play. A wonderful moment.
you don’t know me
I don’t think that they had any choice but to stand back…zounds!!
thanks again for that gem.
i kinda like this bunch with this newbie (at the time)
I’m a APC man myself. Good design always moving forward. I even like their newsletters. I own 4 of their surge protectors and 1 ups from them. I also have bought them for the non profit whose computers I support.
hey spocko — how ya doing tonight?
Last year they swapped out my old $500 unit for an updated version, rebated me $200, and paid for shipping.
APC is a great device from a great company.
that’s a great recommendation spocko — thanks
I once was in an audience of at most three hundred people listening to Albert, then B.B., opening for these guys
Bonham was so wasted that he fell straight backward in the middle of a song and didn’t get up for a couple of minutes.
holy moly dood — that musta been one hella show….
I have to stop reading economic news. Makes me crazy. Also let me ask you here, do you think that enough media are on the case for worker breathing safety that I can step back and let the professionals do their job?
This is a big story and the “adults” are writing about it. (Funny I still feel like a kid in my head. )
it would seem the perfect time to sit back and see if the adults are really on the case or if they were just pumping ratings….. i have my fingers and toes crossed that there are enough but….. hope for the best and plan for the worst has been my motto ever since i was a little kid
There was a time when they were kinda snaky about documenting how their interfaces work, and changing batteries in them was a mystery. They got over that, though, and I have no complaints now.
At least, not about APC. I’ll never run out of complaints …
Same here on economic news. Unfortunately, I can’t help myself.
On the breathing stuff, I don’t know. The “adults” are interested now, but there will come a time when they won’t be. You know, some hot white woman will go missing, or some kid will fall down a well.
That musta been, alright. Except for Bonham being stoned. That was pretty normal, IIRC.
I was furious at Keith Richards, must’ve been when he snorted his daddy’s ashes, during their Aloha Stadium leg of ‘Bridges to Babylon’…! 8-(
…. they will find a dem and try to gin up a scandal as a bright shiny thong
what I remember was that BB King was the least impressive of the three guitarists I heard play that night.
Bright shiny thong? Like it…
What is so irritating about that, and how they kept after John Edwards’ extra-marital activities, is that their political careers were essentially over. There are plenty of active politicians cheating on their spouses, or whatever. I really don’t care about that, either, but at least their indiscretions might have some relevance somehow.
That hoss shifter Tuttle is killin’ me, jus killin me.
Not that familiar with Albert King, but I’m guessing I should be. Page is certainly terrific, or was at the time. I haven’t seen hide nor hair of him in a while – apparently he’s not dead yet.
it was a lhp typo several years ago — and an instant classic to me. i love that phrase — it captures the media mindset so perfectly when it comes to scandals and d’s
Keith Richards says he snorted father’s ashes
Stones guitarist mixed remains with cocaine — ‘it went down pretty well’
see my link above where that story was walked back….
you might know this one
Shoot, I’d be mad at the press for being such damn fools. To quote the story Suzanne linked:
MTV News took the novel step of contacting Richards’ manager, who responded with what sounded like a sigh, but was in fact an e-mail. The dad-snorting story, she explained, was, quote, “said in jest … [I] can’t believe anyone took [it] seriously.”
It’s one thing when a few get it wrong, but so many?
killin me, killin me, killin me
get a better hoss shiff filter
Sorry, I’m still getting caught up on 2004.
Uh-oh…! Everybody hitting the wall…?
tis about that time peeps — thanks for letting me spend a wee bit of your evening with ya tonight and for all the music and conversations.
g’nite all *le poof*
or the fan
night Suzanne, Tuttlehoss, Cujo,
…and the little mod behind the curtain
Goodnight, Suzanne, and macaquerman.
Aloha, Suz… Pleasant dreams…! *g*
Aloha, Mac…! ;-)
Caio, Cujo…! ;-)
Goodnight, CT. Guess I’m closing the place again…
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