Asylum Street Spankers — Hick Hop.
What’s on your mind?
hey mary mac — how’s sac tonight?
The rumble is that Gramma Suzanne has felt the moment –true?
tis true ce — click on my name to read all about it… how’s ohio tonight?
Sac is good. Sara and her beau are due here in about half an hour. Hurray!
woohoo — family time!
The baby story was wonderful.
feeling baby lime’s wee little vibration was magical….
I agree as a dad! Great joy is realized in that little bump of a movement.
for those who are a.s.s. fans, they are on their farewell tour — click on their name in the post and you can see their final tour dates…. closest show to me is gonna be seattle in late january :(
hey nahant — how’s deadwood city?
That is a darling story! Man, oh man, when it happens, eyes do get big. Wonderful. And much later, like in month 9, that little leg drags under the surface of one big area and everyone can see!
fuckin jury duty still hasn’t needed me or let me go. I’ve got a company wants me in for 6.5 hours of interviews before the end of the week. told them tomorrow is open – schedule for any day and if my situation changes I’ll let them know as soon as I do.
I’m going to the courthouse and see if I can get a hardship excuse… I’ve made it through 3 calls maybe they’ll consider me as done.
i was so lucky to be there when it happened :) i keep smiling when i think about it…
Suzanne – how awesome. We need to make this a better place for your new pup.
OK and you Suz.. Just finished watching Stargate Universe and the season opener of Caprica!! Great SciFi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey et — did it freeze last night — didja pull the rest of the potatoes?
a world that is safe for all pups, wee and not so wee….
hey wmd — you still on phone standby?
They should let you go. You’re being more responsive than most people called to jury duty.
dance like a white boy
Wind came up. It didn’t freeze. Same thing tonight. I had a14-hour day, so I’ll leave ‘em in the ground.
i’m watching the daniel ellsberg story on pbs… about the leaking of the pentagon papers and repercussions
Led Zeppelin and a thread on SA about Reagan is on the mind tonight. The former awesome, the latter sad and depressing. I don’t know how to feel!
I’ve been watching some of the debates that Carter and Reagan had for the ’80 election (for reference, I was born in ’78) and boy, we really, really screwed the pooch on that one. For like, a generation. Now I’m starting to think about the effect of Kennedy’s challenge on that election and desires of something similar nowadays and the potential ‘What If’. Not that Obama is anywhere near as good as Carter was.
Sorry for bringing down your positive start to the thread.
hey skellen… led and reagan — dazed and confused came immediately to mind…. how ya doing tonight?
edit: whoops, forgot the link.. added it
yeah. Call tomorrow after 5:30. 3 days in a row now. I suspect end of the day tomorrow I’ll be cut loose… bad luck if they say report for duty.
We are a country lacking in repercussions.
Hi Suz! I’m driving by, but thought I’d leave a little musical rowdiness with you!
Roy Buchanan – Hey Joe/Purple Haze
hey rfw — nice driveby — and i love the rowdiness of roy… thanks and g’nite
mmmm, grammas! Our first fixed (or not) date for the wedding is October 7, 2011.
they rarely seat a jury on fridays…. at least in my experience in alameda county…
Very well, actually. Here’s something different for you; funkier than a bunch of white guys have any right to be :)
ooooooh a whole year to plan that wedding…. and as groom’s mom, not so much planning by you
oooooooo another fav…. of course, i think i’ve not heard a led that i didn’t like…
I’m thinking telling them I’m not going to be available Thursday and Friday will work. Drive into SC and explain my situation. They may keep me on active roll and call me again this year instead of taking me off for two years.
Whew! That’s good to know. Good night Suzanne, and all.
esp if ya tell them its regarding getting a job…. those are hard to come by and the court clerk should be understanding… i would hope…
For anyone who may have missed PBS: POV: The Most Dangerous Man Alive, about Pentagon Papers disclosure by Danial Ellsberg, it repeats October 8, 2010 at 3AM est.
I forgot it was on tonight until you posted it, Suzanne. Watching what remains now.
Evenin Suz, Pups.
That’s some seriously sick shit!!!
GREAT catch, Suz, I’d not ever seen it!!
Love that band over the decades . .
hey robert — how ya doing tonight?
hey larue — how ya doing tonight?
Doing well, thanks.
That’s a murder ballad, too (so I just found out via The Wonders of the Internet:)
hey margot — how ya doing?
Good evening, Suz. Evening, fellow pups.
Read your blog about Baby Lime. How neat! So excited for you, you’re going to love the wonderful world of Gramma-dom!
hey pastfed — thanks — how was your day?
Heh, one last romp thru Santa Cruz in January . . . Quixote’s in Felton. Epic. I’ll know half that audience.
I won’t be there, but I’ll know many who will be there . . . sigh.
a.s.s. was not the first to add in rap to country — i remember this hit back in the mid 90′s.
me too :(
Fall hasarrived here. Rained off & on (which we needed), but temp barely reached the lower sixties. And the turning of the leaves is accelerating.
It’s not a banjo, but this guy is great
I got an immediate 90 day stay when I showed up do to ‘prior engagement’ issue. Painters were coming.
i saw some color when driving to jen’s sunday… weather dood said the 3rd week in october is when we traditionally are at ‘peak color’
Juke box needs a quarter.
8 x 12 4 bed room…. nice
good, happy to be here and happy to read about Baby Lime.
earl and steve
thursday jen gets another email, telling her what the size comparison for the coming week…. based on her due date, they come every thurs…
I’ve been playing and singin that one since 1972 . . . lap dulcimer. Love the old banjo sound, much like Doc Watson’s version where he played the open back bano . . . claw hammer style picking.
That was sweet, thanks. WHat a lovely haunting sound his banjo has.
I like that guy!
Steve and Del.
saw him at the alameda county fair shortly after that song came out… amazing performance with him climbing the rigging while singing it
waybacks do led
Aerosmith and Run D.M.C.
I still have my New York Times paperback edition of The Pentagon Papers from back then. I remember devouring it. I was in high school, then, counting the days until graduation and the national lottery pulled my number for the draft.
I was never drafted. Not sure to this day what I would have done had I been.
walk this way
oooooo i had totally forgotten about them… thanks wmd
i was so lucky to be a girl… so many guys i knew got drafted in the very early 70′s… when everyone knew that it was a lost cause and our soldiers were dying for nothing….
Just turned on local PBS station, thanks, suz. About an hour left about Daniel Ellsberg & Pentagon Papers. Fascinating.
I’ve been wondering when this was going to be shown, I visit that website from time to time. Somehow got the impression it would come out at the theaters or be made available on dvd.
but at least back then, it was only for a year.. no stop loss, no ordering you back after you served your year…. this shit of our soldiers having 4 or 5 tours in iraq/afghanistan is so fucking wrong..
Good lord, Ricky Scaggs on fiddle, (whoops, NOT Ricky Scaggs), Vince Gill electric git . . crazy haired Marty Stuart on mando, forget the white haired rocker’s name he’s a legend . . . Jerry Douglas of course on dobro . . . Letterman’s man on piano.
I was certainly displeased by my son being called back for Individual Ready Reserve – pulled him out of college after he’d done his 4 years.
He’s been done for a while now, finishing college next year. No more IRR either. He may go into the Reserves for optometry school, pretty sweet deal, stipend and full ride for 6 year active starting as an O-3 (Captain) giving eye exams. He’d also have 11 years towards a pension.
Cheney decided to do it that way to avoid reopening the draft. He knew if the draft was started for his wars, the young people would do as they did back in the Vietnam era: protest, riot, and bring the war machine to its knees.
pulled him outta college??? sumbitch…. what are the advantages, other than his pension, for going regular reserves? what are the disadvantages? can they do this same shit to them?
Loved that combo . . . sadly at some point Del got fed up with Earle’s general ‘ways’ and cussing and if I recall correctly stopped the tour they were doing . . .
*spitting* cheney *more spitting*
i’d wear a red dress to that funeral in a heartbeat…
For some reason I don’t remember much about this coming out, maybe the Cleveland papers didn’t have much coverage. Wasn’t a newpaper reader then, however. Dad was, but don’t remember him discussing it. I was in senior year of college, already had my number by then, number 10, from the first lottery. Drafted into the Army Nov of ’71. Briefly thought of joining the AF, even went to Wright Patterson and took the test for pilot training, but then decided to take my chances in the draft.
What a classic . . . when ya talk bluegrass fiddles Bobby Hicks and Vassar Clements are the deal. With bluegrass purists of course favoring the Bobby Hicks style over Vassar’s style which ‘swings’ more.
Great vid, Mr. Monroe and the Boys at top of the game.
So. How was Stargate Universe and Caprica?
Yeah right, he’ll probably outlive me
Good lord, that’s John Cowan sittin in! No Stevie Coyle . . . but Warren Hood fiddle and magic git/mando James Nash, with the rhythm section . . . nice catch yer on fahr tonite!
when i was a kid, dad liked country — mom liked rock
car rides were real interesting… more of a battle over the radio than anything else. dad never wanted to put it to a vote because he was outnumbered when it came to music….
yeah, pulled him out of college after he’d done his 4 year contract – there is/was 4 years of IRR in the contract.
Going into the reserves pays for his continuing education (tuition and books, supplies) to get his Doctor of Optometry, plus pays him $14K per year to study. then a 6 year commitment to give eye exams starting as a O-3 (Captain). It is a pretty attractive deal – Optometry isn’t a combat specialty it’s REMF stuff.
I’m really glad he’s done with building fortified police checkpoints in Fallujah.
hey spocko — how was your day?
I never watched Caprica, and I stopped at episode 10 of SGU. Is it worth continuing? The thing is, I want lasers and space battles! not space drama!
“but then decided to take my chances in the draft”
How’d that go for you?
can they use that background to pull him from opt to working a checkpoint?
:) thanks dood
THOSE guys are classic . . KPIG staples over the years on that playlist . . .
very unlikely. He’d be USAF, not USMC. And military generally does use specialized personnel efficaciously.
happy 100 larue!!!
whoa… came dayam close with my 99.. thanks wmd
One of the best albums from then, a desert island must have to this day.
Nice catch! *G*
Turn up the Radio
as unlikely as sailors dying in basra? that forking blows me away that they are deploying forking swabbies into a desert…
(speaking as a navy brat)
Good lord that’s a cacophony! lol
Time for me to sleep.
Good night all.
So would I! Borrow one of Kelly’s . . . *G*
*waves* if he’s out there . . . .
hey bb — how’s your bay?
Navy provides medical corpsmen to Marines.
For that matter Basra is in the delta of the Tigris/Euphrates and River patrols are done by Navy. John Kerry’s Vietnam service was on a Patrol Boat River… navy pilots fly pretty far inland as well.
Radio has a nice voice
From that desert island must have of his where ALL the songs seemed to be #1 hits.
Board of Sups gave us the shaft today…the agony was so intense I went to two yoga classes for 2.5 hours before I got a hold on my inner bad. I did give then a message. They are spending us into the poor house. None would dare do it to there own districts.
ah.. i did not know that… thanks wmd
indeed.. that’s sweet skellen
fuck.. i’m so sorry dood
Ended up working out OK. Had orders at the end of basic to go to Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio – which meant medic training. But on the last day before shipping out, orders were changed for Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah. Several engineering positions had just opened up there, to replace existing draftee engineers who were ending their tours.
A little luck in that timing, and the engineering degree made the difference. I often wonder what happened with some of the other guys from basic, though.
love 80′s music, even Ska versions
Two great voices and is that REAL horns I hear?
Ok, I’m outta here to see the sandman . . . thanks for the tunage and chattage Suz and Pups.
Congrats too, Granny, on the natal action! *G*
To the bitter end… we fight need a good lawyer. Thanks for the kind thoughts. Where is Robin Hood when you need him? Like a cop? G)
This country needs more engineers. Glad our country didn’t get you killed.
Heh, ska . . . skiffle . . . the Brits did some great stuff long ago pre Beatles.
But These Guys Still RockSka Me.
And now I gots to go . . . or I’ll be up all night prowling youtubes . . . . lol
Sounds more like reggae to me, maybe with a couple more instruments. heh, what did i link then?
well, it was titled ‘ska’….
well, yeah, aside from that little bit
Any frog experts here I went to Northern Illinois and we had frogs jumping into the lake I honestly can’t remember if this is normal at this time of year or its another sign of global warming.
hey things — whatcha doing in illinois?
Has anyone else noticed that the Canadian Geese and a few other birds have not bothered to migrate south in winter well at least they don’t in Northern Illinois because winter is not as cold as it used to be?
Haven’t seen too many up here in the Seattle area for a bit, and they’re normally all over the campus where I work in Redmond.
we are having the problem here on the oregon coast of brown pelicans not migrating in fall and getting caught in our fierce winter storms. oregon pbs had a show on it.. poor browns wtih frostbite on their feet etc if they managed to live…. terrible terrible
Visiting where I grew up they chopped down my favorite tree and tore down the bridge I used to play on:(
Still it was nice to see the old place.
Do birds even bother going south in Seattle winter there was never that bad when I lived there I must admit I did not pay attention to the birds when I was there.
Today I tried to clean up my desk. It makes me tired just thinking about it.
The good news is that this professor I ran into at my local cafe teaches a class on free speech. I told him what I did, he told his students and they were interested. That would be fun. I love to talk to students about it.
tis always good to see the green green grass of home
ok you win, i don’t know what i was talking about, lol. Don’t think I can handle ska. Makes me want to retreat to the warm, comforting safety of grunge.
here’s some quintessential 90′s
So its to warm to migrate lets assume birds migrate because of temperature but a sudden storm comes by they don’t have time to go south and then they get frostbite.
that sounds like fun spocko — not the desk but the class….. are you going to do it?
I must be honest, I dont’ usually keep track of them other than the crows in Bothell (spring/fall it’s Crow City USA, creepy as all get out; they’re everywhere) and the geese in Redmond. Mainly because I hate the geese; they’re bastards. Haven’t seen a whole lot lately.
Tape it Diary get the kids to ask questions! Ask them if they eat gulf shrimp? Ask if they could tell if their sea food is from the Gulf? How would they know if the restaurant or store owner lied about not giving them Gulf Shrimp?
Can they trust the Government to protect them (ask the 9/11 workers). Remind them of English Government guy who fed his kids on tv beef right before England banned mad cow.
’bout time for me to head out folks. thank you for letting me hang out with ya tonight… and for all the music and conversations
I can’t say I kept track of the birds much but when your in a city even one as green as Seattle or Redmond you don’t see birds much well pigeons but they are sky rats.
There seem to be geese here year round, but I think the ones that summer here do fly further south in the winter, we do see flocks of them which seem to head south this time of year. Maybe the ones that winter here come from up north, I don’t know for sure.
that’s a great opportunity, spocko, to influence young minds. Bringing up wikileaks would make for a lively discussion; perhaps pentagon papers, etc also relates to free speech, and the public’s right to be informed.
I remember as a kid the winter got so cold there were months where there were no birds at all its not only the geese its other birds too.
I think Al Gore should mention this birds are something everyone can see and the older people like me remember when they used to all migrate south.
Good nite, Gramma Suz.
Thanks, I’m glad too.
cant say i do much either, but i used to live off of 148th in Redmond/Bellevue and those damned geese always seemed to be stalking me. Even attacked me a couple of times, just hissing sort of and charging. Didn’t know what the fuck. so, i tend to notice them.
I don’t notice robins here in the winter, do you know if they migrate? There are tons of them in the spring and throughout the summer, but they seem to get scarce in the fall.
Time to turn in. Good nite, Things, good nite, Skellen.
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