Whatcha gonna do?

June 19, 2018


They say the best things in life are free. But you can tell that to the birds and bees (and Lenny Hanlon… who has a place above in the Quidi Vidi ‘battery’) Money. That’s what people want.

Fine, however logical prioritization needs to stay front and center n’est-ce pas?

Stevie Wonder – Money (That’s What I Want)

The Flying Lizards – Money

Dublin music here b’y. Love the instrumental mix and ongoing drone. Far better than the political droning that clutters up our lives (if we let it).
Lankum – What will we do when we have no money?
Yt post by Elusive McSorley


Hammer Blows

June 18, 2018

  • eisenhowerlenoir
    The current crop of characters running the show in the U.S. is publically going after the wrong target as they berate and belittle their counterparts on the north side of the longest “undefended” border on the planet.
  • Canada, not the UK, not Germany or China, is America’s largest purchaser of goods and services.

    The Great White North also is the single largest trading partner of no less than thirty US states.

    Because the economies are so intertwined, tariffs on auto sector products will increase new car sales prices on both sides of the border.

    So why does 45 not care? Because it’s all about posturing and with mid-terms looming this November, there’s going to be a lot of posturing going on.

    This is the fundamental problem with big government. Their solutions are band-aid only. Designed to get votes but not fix the ills of a highly regulated, overly taxed and unscrupulously government-controlled and manipulated economy.

    Everyone slapping tariffs and subsidizing friendly corporate operatives is moving in the opposite direction.

    Trade wars & tarriffs are dead. Long live the trade wars and tarriffs. Pity.


    When the folks that have contributed and influenced music cross over to the other side, it has an lasting affect that reveals itself over time. But often the first cut is the deepest as it hits us like a hammer blow.

    And it’s inevitable (baby).

    J.B. Lenoir influenced a lot more people than John Mayall. Sadly he never really ‘got out of’ Chicago.

    John Mayall – The Death of J.B. Lenoir
    Yt post by Severin Bärenbold

    Fruit of the Loins

    June 17, 2018

    Today is Fathers Day and I spotted this young father deer out and about with his fawn (barely visible behind pa).

    One day you too shall know when it’s time to go out into the world in search of your own destiny….or not…maybe living in your mother’s basement appeals to you somehow.

    Father and Son – Cat Stevens [lyrics]
    Yt post by anas zakri

    Beaver Fever

    June 17, 2018

    20180616_205838This guy…here he is last night escaping with a souvenir courtesy of one of my dogwoods. Did you know that the beaver is the only other species (other than you & me and our accomplices) that can dramatically and irreparably alter it’s environment?
    This crazy tweet from Brad Wheeler @BWheelerGlobe inspires me to spin this tune (I felt the same way for a few weeks back in the late summer of ’75):

    Did you know there is no better song than Jefferson Starship’s Miracles? It advocates mysticism, saxophone solos and a soulful communal belief. Your kind of bullshit doesn’t convince me otherwise. Jefferson Starship is neither sci-fi nor is it related to the sitcom The Jeffersons

    In addition to the edgy lyrics and notable sax, Grace and Marty really wind ‘er up in the vocal department…

    Miracles奇蹟 – Jefferson Starship傑佛遜飛船
    Vimeo post by coolgo

    Who me? Yeah you. I’m talking to you.

    I Got the Blues

    June 16, 2018

    When we get down to the crossroads we have choices. Sometimes we win. Sometimes we lose.

    RIP my man!

    Matt Murphy – Murphy’s Boogie 1963 (live)
    Yt post by Rockin’ BluesTakis

    Alive at Mallard Chalet

    June 16, 2018

    This morning: Crows and mallards – birds of a feather flock together.

    Above: Left handed Martin guitar. From Martin’s Twitter: Finally, a lefty! Dave King of @floggingmolly showing his Martin Pride. https://t.co/PUMz8uKAs0
    So the world has gone fully completely insane has it?…and Sarah says it is quite biblical to enforce the law. Biblical she said.

    And 45 berates Trudeau on Fox whilst (with the same breath) defending a murderous dictator. Insane.

    Meanwhile, American senators flex their ill-perceived muscles by “warning” they are coming after Ontario’s auto sector, 45 keeps yapping about 270% tariffs on milk* of all things and in Canada they are promoting a buy-Canadian mentality.

    So we now must use Frenchs ketchup (Canadian tomatoes) on our burgers instead of any effin condiments from those bastards at Heinz.

    And it’s curiously eyebrow raising that folks here are aiming their anger at avoiding products coming from Ryan’s Wisconsin….

    Gonna be an interesting summer. There’s a lot of economic bull running amuck in the China shop. Fasten your seat belts.

    So the band plays on. Btw, its the same old song. Sometimes they replace members of the band and bless us with different arrangements. But the main difference is they really only alternate between left and right handed instruments.

    *Here’s a take on the ridiculous dairy situation being created by the US administration doing the bidding of big (highly subsidized by American taxpayers) agriculture. Link


    Think I’ll just sit back at Mallard Chalet-sur-Seine, quaff a local brew and watch the canards chase one another around the outback. Who knows, maybe the neighbourhood dog may finally catch its tail.

    The Four Tops – It’s The Same Old Song (Live in Paris France 1967)
    Yt post by ILMJXXX

    Flogging Molly – If I Ever Leave This World Alive (lyrics)
    Yt post by thorin86pl8

    To the Creator:

    June 15, 2018

    A doe, a deer, a female deer, in the back 40 yesterday. Inquisitively checking out her world.

    Creativity is the most beautiful thing we can experience. Let us embrace it. Become a mind with wings:

    An Indigenous Spoken Word Artist (A mind with wings aka Mitcholos Touchie) Explores the Word “Indian”
    Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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