‘Oh, they tell me of an unclouded sky …”

Maybe it’s just me, but 2016 seems to have taken a painfully high toll on our musical pioneers and giants.

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skydog12
skydog12

The last two times my wife has kept the grand daughters, the 7 year old has rummaged through her pocketbook on the sly. Nothing was missing.

My wife went and bought a rubber snake and put it in her bag last night when she went to keep them. My daughter and her hubby went to see Warren Haynes and the Atl Symphony at Chastan.

After being there about an hour, she hears a yelp. "Ne Ne! There is a snake in your pocketbook!"


HAWW!


Teach Your Children Well.


Jerry Garcia on Steel Pedal Guitar on this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkaKwXddT_I

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

Nice tune from Jay - MrsPaulinNH loooooves O Brother Where Art Thou and this kind of music.

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

Good times at Hiawassee & the Ga Mtn Fair, back when it was a tent in a bank parking lot. Whoa Look at it now. Both Mr Stanleys were very nice men, my mother & big-ha saw him & talked to them every year he was there, 30 plus fer sure. Our 1st visit when i was 9 sent me off to banjo & guitar lessons and on my early life musical journey - to which i have returned here at the beach in my older age.

A brit tourist requested this song last week, and after i learned it, i understand why, he saw it coming

https://youtu.be/deXOLO7Pc_c

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

One of the great Bluegrass talents has now joined his beloved brother RIP 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

“I don’t put nothing on the song. I just sing it the way I feel it. I just open my mouth and however it sounds, that’s the way it comes out. I try to do it the best I can, but I just try to feel it. . . . Those old songs don’t sugarcoat anything. You don’t hear that kind of singing much anymore, but when I was growing up, it was mostly what I heard. That sound’s not spread out everywhere; it’s just here in these mountains.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/bluegrass-great-ralph-stanley-was-one-of-our-last-links-to-an-old-america/2016/06/24/cf96ec26-3a37-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

PO'd as I am at just about All Things English, I found myself listening to Wire's Pink Flag all the way through (it's kinda hard not to once you get started) this evening.

And this track, lyrically, isn't really about anything in the news right now, but it just... sounds like it is, somehow.

And the title kinda reminds me of what a lot of folks imagine themselves to be, but simply aren't, and they shouldn't imagine that they are, and shouldn't listen to people who make them imagine that they will be if they just follow this one weird tip...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M33pAM6wD0Q

Paul42
Paul42

Thanks again, Jay.

Caius
Caius

I cannot remember Ralph Stanley not being on the radio.  WCKY.