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It’s Mardi Gras season, the weather feels like late spring or early summer, and it seems like the perfect time to do some porch-sittin’,  picking and beer-drinking.

 

Enjoy, straight from Lafayette, Louisiana:

 

 

 

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goko14
goko14

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mick2k
mick2k

No healthcare no to casino money for HOPE!

WDE
WDE

Coolest article I've seen from Jay so far..outstanding and thanks to everyone that posted video's !

Bruno2
Bruno2

sky-- I read in "Hammer of the Gods" that the drumbeat of this song was sampled from Bonzo.  His bio in the link below states that many rap songs sample his drums as well.  Although he deserves a lot of respect as a drummer, I didn't come away with a positive impression of Bonham as a person after reading "Hammer".  Basically, he liked to get drunk and pick fights with women and people he thought he could bully.

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/John_Bonham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCp2h5jslKY


JKToole
JKToole

@Bruno2 Most of the information in "Hammer ..." is taken from Richard Cole a disgruntled, former employee, heroin act who was a legendary bully. Written after he was dead, it was easy to demonize Bonham. Incidentally, the author Stephen Davis - is also known for several other music biographies that focus on the salacious, not necessarily the facts that were written with no involvement from the actual musicians.

skydog12
skydog12

@Bruno2


He was an ironworker before he was a drummer.

They climb steel for a living.

Nobody on a construction job messes with the ironworkers....add alcohol and guns.....retreat.


Bruno2
Bruno2

@JKToole @Bruno2 Thanks for the comment, Toole.  I am aware of the reputations of both Stephen Davis and Richard Cole.  In fact, Cole wrote his own Led Zeppelin bio, though I'm not super-interested in reading it.  I may pick up one or two of the other available bios at some point.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@skydog12 @Bruno2 I saw your comment on the other thread about owning bios of Keith Richards and Greg Allman.  I have "Midnight Rider" about the Allmans, along with books about Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, the Dead and Motley Crue.  I'm not a huge Crue fan, but their book was a riot.

Finn-McCool
Finn-McCool

I might suggest the nice beer prices at your local Aldi.

You can't find decent beer in a normal supermarket for less than $7, can you?

2geniuses
2geniuses

@Finn-McCool small selection but they carry very solid wine for a  great price. especially, Argentinian, Italian and Spanish wines.

2geniuses
2geniuses

@skydog12 I have this exact same 45. I bought it  in Nashville from a store that has a section of singles salvaged from jukeboxes. It miraculously plays all the way through despite the extraordinary amount of well worn crackle.

A true American classic.

Corey
Corey

@TBS Saw him a few years ago at the Candler Park Food and Music Fest. The guy is phenomenal. He's great on the trumpet also. 

TBS
TBS

sky

You ever get another band going? 

JKToole
JKToole

@skydog12 @TBS I hope I live to see the MC5 and Blue Cheer enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The fact that a kid today even knows who Blue Cheer is gives me hope.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Mardi Gras always reminds me of Lent season in the Christian Church.  "Fat Tuesday" always comes the day before the days of Lent in which one usually denies oneself something of the flesh (often food of some nature) in order to reach a higher spiritual connection to God. Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ was crucified, comes at the end of the Lenten season.  Easter Sunday, which follows Good Friday, is the "hallelujah chorus" of praise for the risen Christ from the dead, which believers believe signifies life after death.

Why would I mention all of that here on the FNM thread?  Because today in the AJC's letters to the editor, a man from Atlanta suggested that during the Lenten Season, which begins March 1, this year, people pledge not to consume food from animals, in order to heighten our spiritual understanding that animals are not meant to be killed by slaughter for food, by words in the Bible.  Check out that letter to the Editor today.  Outstanding, imho.  Food from vegetables and fruit is spiritually sound, however.

I do see our world continuing to evolve to a higher level of consciousness spiritually, and this reminded me of one more reason why I believe that.

I'm going to pledge to refrain from animal food as of March 1 until Easter Sunday.  Maybe some of you will join me in this attempt.  Thanks, Jay Bookman, for allowing me to post this serious post on FNM, but Mardi Gras is the day before Lent and some might be glad I suggested this idea, thanks to the letter to the editor of the man from Atlanta, today.



MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Thanks for the link, JK. Most who have read my thoughts for awhile on this blog know that I think sometimes in unorthodox ways. My reasons for not eating meat during Lent have to do with my growing sensitivity to the souls of animals instead of what the Bible says although I did state the Bible because the man who wrote the letter to the AJC did so. That was to inform. I do not juxtapose sentences the way people do who think in dogma or stereotypes so that sometimes it is difficult to read me. I break a lot of "given" rules of thought in my own mind but "God did make me that way" so I feel good about my own unique connection to the Holy Spirit. ;-)

Btw, to all, March 1 is Ash Wednesday, the day following Fat Tuesday. Enjoy Mardi Gras!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Thank you very much, Veteran, and thank you for serving our country with your life.