The Band — Atlantic City, in Rockford, Illinois, August 5, 1994.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — how’s everyone doing tonight?
Aloha, Suz…! Another great clip…!
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? glad ya liked it — wasn’t it great watching levon sing and play the mandolin while sitting at his drum kit?
it makes no difference
Hey youz guys!
Just donated to help Staten Island, my husband’s home turf. We went there as a family in 2004 and did a Father’s home town visit. It was awesome. All the stories he told of the mafia guys financing his teenage bowling skills turned out to be true. !! I’m grieving for the people of Staten Island.
I’m so proud of Occupy Sandy and FDL for being a part of it.
hey openhope — how’s the sound tonight? did you use that occupy sandy amazon registry or are you talking about the fdl effort?
No, Jane Hamsher’s email communication.
Loved the tune Suz.
I am, however, truly upset about the Jersey shore. One of my fave childhood and teenage playgrounds. I got laid under that boardwalk (sand is overrated).
And I truly feel for those poor people up there tonight with snow on top of everything else.
sweet! fdl really knows how to keep folks warm. jane did phenomenal research on that very subject
hey tuez — how was your day? it really is horrible what they are going through. tonight on my local news they were talking about how there are still folks without power during this horrible storm.
My day was ho hum but that’s okay; ho hum doesn’t seem to ever cost me anything.
Yes, I’ve seen too that lots of people in NY/NJ are still without power and trying to ride out the snow with no heat in houses that probably should be condemned. I worry that a whole lot of people didn’t have flood insurance and will lose everything.
Ramble At The Ryman
its a fucking shame that they are still suffering.
On Nov. 4th I finished the season of growing and harvesting. Technically,I’m done chasing my tail and watching the weather. However, I’m so glad to be done that I’m shopping my local farm tomorrow for their 1/2 price produce sale and buying Cinderella pumpkins to roast and freeze. 60 more ears of corn @ 60 for $10. Honeycrisp apples@ $1.13 a pound. A 20# case if they still have one,to dehydrate and make sauce.
So, it’s almost over.
It’s a shame they are still suffering but according to my local news, it’s a fuckin’ mess up there. Utility workers and their trucks are being flown in from all over the country. Military transport planes are flying in the trucks. My local utility had their people move from DC up to Long Island today. Of course, heavy, damp snow only adds to the mess.
That said, if utility companies were required to put all their lines underground, most of this would be a moot point.
my neighbor came over today with about a dozen small to med tomatoes from his garden — more than half were green. i made a wicked sauce with garlic and onion – enough to fill a canning jar. its gonna be my summer in a jar this winter.
And I’m jealous.
Good evening Suz. Hey CT, tuezday. Openhope, good to see you at LLN!
Jane knows how to keep people warm on so many levels, if one were to wax metaphysical. She is a powerful energy, our Jane Hamsher.
my local station called it biblical in scope. i am hoping that a lot of change happens now to our infrastructure…. burying lines, fixing bridges etc. not only would we be helping prevent future struggles, we would be creating jobs.
hey past — how ya doing tonight?
indeed. i’m in awe
Yeah. It’s a fine line between ambitious and compulsive. :)
I wouldn’t hold my breath for major infrastructure change. Not as long as we worship the god of the next quarter’s earnings.
If spending can be pushed out one or two quarters, or YIPEE years, it will be.
Oy! I meant to say “Hey you” to you. Been away from theez intertoob thangs too long!
i’m hoping that out of this tragedy good will come. i’m hoping that enough political types realized that it *could* happen to them and knuckle down and make things happen. of course, i also know that i’m way too in touch with my inner pollyanna and that the odds are not likely but i still hope…
Our niece, husband and 2 daughters live two blocks from the beach across the bay from Staten Island, a little town called Keansburg. They evacuated that first Sunday of the storm. their house is still standing, but the entire first floor and crawl space has to be torn out at the very least. She said the beach is mostly gone!
As the saying goes; Wish in one hand, shit in the other. And figure out which one holds more weight.
Since moving to Florida I’ve been having troubles growing things. Not that things don’t grow (everything is a weed), we have two seasons if one times it right. However, August isn’t a good growing month because it’s too hot and it’s been too hot for too long by then. I need to reset my internal gardening clock. Right now, it is too late for winter, should have done that in September.
i know… but still i wish. i also wish that there was a snowballs chance in hell of our country pulling together for the common good
I am so sorry. We watched our beach erode during a huge storm. It’s a game changer for every storm to follow.
There’s no words to say . It’s so bad.
lost in the flood
I’m changing my plantings to adapt to the cooler,wetter weather we’re having. Kicked ass on snap peas and broccoli. Got a decent harvest of beans, but we lost 3 weeks at the beginning of planting season to rain and cold night temps. Record rains for June and July. I don’t see that pattern changing.
I think to grow the most food, if that’s your goal, you”re wise to throw out all the chi-chi vegetables and focus on the basics acclimated to your region.
I buy tomatoes from Eastern Wa. I’m a happier gardener for it! Instead of tomatoes, I grow Tomatillos that can handle the climate. I just put up 21 pints.
so what are you gonna plant next year?
They are upbeat about rebuilding, they’re good kids and they’ll get through this. All the people along the Jersey coast are survivors.
Yes, they can. That’s the thing about “coastal” people.
Great song, Suz. Springsteen’s one of my fave artists, probably second, after Dylan.
thanks past. i first became aware of him when the river came out. blew me away — that album kicked ass
Potatoes,onions,carrots, the awesome Fiesta organic broccoli from Territorial Seeds that has side sprouts as big as regular crowns and goes on forever, snap peas, lettuce, herbs, green beans, trombocino squash, latino squash, scarlet emperor runner beans, sweet peas, shit loads of basil for basil butter. The garlic just got planted.
That’s about it.
tonight’s pain pill has kicked in. time for me to get horizontal peeps. thanks for letting me hang out with you tonight.
sweet. i love territorial seed — that’s my wish book
we shall overcome
Sweet dreams, Suzanne.
sweet dreams, Suz.
My computer speakers aren’t working…….perfect…….right in line with the other crap that’s been going on this week!
But, I’m humming a few bars……
And I believe in the next generation.
Oh, lemon cucumbers. They’re a lazy gardener’s dream. Cool weather and hate to be trellised but do well with sprawling down a cut off garbage can contraption. My fave!
Yes, speaking for the older generation (myself), we need to do our part assist the younger generation in becoming aware of what’s going on – not by preaching, but by planting the seeds of curiosity, cracking the door open and letting them discover for themselves. I have great hopes for them, they are bright and can make this a better world if pointed in the right direction.
Wow, what a variety at 44. I am in awe!
I just saw your comment. It is Summer in a Jar. I’m an athiest so I have no connection to a vision of God or the perks God brings……( pirate smile)
I believe in Food. Food heals and inspires and can be so simple or as complicated as you want to go. Because good food is an energy that vibrates through our inner beings and makes us more pleasant to be around. Literally and simply put.
end of rant
Actually, we’re beyond cracking the door. Being homeschoolers ( ducks for cover) , our son’s replacing the fuel pump on the Mazda because I thought Small Engines was a better use of time than the standard 3rd grade curriculum.
Fluffs up feathers….:]
Good on ya, practical knowledge is a good thing at any age.
Got to hit the hay, 6 am’s gonna be here before I know it. Later.
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