Archive for August, 2008

Two Words

August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin


Favorite Line

August 29, 2008

The funniest line so far, from, of course, The Daily Show. They have titled their coverage of the Democratic Convention “Guess Who’s Coming To Denver”


August 29, 2008

actually, an experiment in posting a video without using youtube. This will be handy in the future…

Just a thought

August 29, 2008

Based on a comment from pelee regarding Obama’s speech tonight, Ann and I had a discussion about whether this was just politics – scripted and ordinary.

Well, everybody’s got an opinion, so I can’t say whether it is or isn’t. But I do know that my generation was brought up to be cynical about politics and politicians, even to the point of believing that such cynicism was a virtue and an intellectually superior disposition. The Obama candidacy has relieved me of that burden, and it is liberating.

Maybe I’m misguided, but given the choice of sparkling optimism or cynicism, I’m on board with choosing the optimism. For a while, at least, the cynicism isn’t necessary.

Obama 08!!!!

Watching Al Gore right now….this is awesome….

Shannon’s Birthday Gift

August 28, 2008

Thanks for the I-Tunes card. I’ve already made the first purchase:

Eric Clapton: No Reason to Cry

Just kidding. I got Night Train to Nashville, which is a live set by Tab Benoit recorded in Memphis. The clip here isn’t from that album (wordpress won’t do AAC files) but is from his album “The Sea Saint Sessions.” Nice tune…

Graph jam

August 28, 2008

this had me laughing for a half hour….If you don’t get it, i’ll find a youtube clip…

song chart memes

New I-Pod Update, with songs

August 23, 2008

Newest additions:
Coltrane: Interstellar Space and Live at The Five Spot with Thelonious Monk

Lyle Lovett: Joshua Judges Ruth and Live in Texas

John Mooney: Against the Wall, All I Want, and Dealing With The Devil (hottest post-SRV guitar on the planet, and firmly in the blues tradition…)

Thelonious Monk: Live at Newport and The Columbia Years

Will post a song from these selections shortly. Also loaded Richard Johnston’s album up, but there’s a youtube clip on the blog if anyone’s interested in hearing him. He’s definitely my fave bluesman of the moment, but the guy refuses to release an album…

Lyle Lovett – She’s No Lady, from Live In Texas

A momentus couple days

August 14, 2008

Back to School!!! Back to School!!! A pic of the kids on ready to go (although a little dark). The other is Gabrielle finally riding a bike. Big doings at the Jamieson’s…

Prince Jam

August 10, 2008

Loading up all my Prince stuff onto the I-Pod this weekend. Love this jam…

Just a cute picture

August 7, 2008

Both happened to be up very early this morning…

As Promised

August 3, 2008

An experiment in trying to post a song. This is Kelly Joe Phelps, which is going to get on the I-Pod soon. I’m posting this because I just sent this to ToeJam as a rebuttal to “In My Time of Dyin” by Dylan. It’s “Jesus Make Up My Dyin’ Bed,” cut from the same cloth and with the same pedigree (Blind Willie Johnson). Enjoy…
Kelly Joe Phelps – Jesus Make Up My Dyin Bed

More on the I-Pod

August 3, 2008

Got the Sinatra and Stevie Ray Vaughan collections loaded up. Also Added:
The Police: Ghost in the Machine
Diana Krall: Live in Paris
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Bitches Brew, and Ballads
John Coltrane: Africa Brass sessions
Derek and the Dominoes: Jams I – IV.
Clapton: Crossroads 2 – Live in the Seventies
Crossroads – Disks 2 – 4 (cause I could care less about the stuff on disk 1)

From here on out the artists and music will probably be more obscure and personal, so I will post samples of the music I’m loading just to give an idea.

Thompson in the Johnny Jumper

August 3, 2008

Things I Learned From My Parents

August 3, 2008

Subtitled: Seeing Things For The First Time

Never give up on your kids. Here endeth the lesson.