Monday, December 28, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

2015 ENDS WITH OPTIMISM
Outside of global warming, a never-ending war in the Middle East, the disappearance of the middle class and the return of fascism to Western democracies, things look great.
Betting Site Names Ted Cruz GOP Front-Runner
Gamblers like his mix of paranoia, Islamophobia and dislikability.
U.S. Foreign Arms Sales Up By 35% in 2014
Who says we don't make anything in America anymore?
From "Predictions for 2016":
Madame Blavinsky:Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Musical will be as bad as it sounds, but break every record on Broadway.”

Tiresias: “A solar storm will knock out all electrical transmissions and communications on Earth and provide a newfound sense of serenity and peace, until power returns.”

Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Introduced by John Hartford. Also features Ms. Welch's main squeeze Dave Rawlings and the ubiquitous Jerry Douglas on resonator guitar.

Thanks to Larry Musicman.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump's Doctor: “He'll Be Healthiest Individual Ever Elected to the Presidency”
Trump's shrink disagrees.
Billionaire Kingmaker Sheldon Adelson Revealed as Buyer of Las Vegas Review-Journal
“I asked my secretary to run out and buy me a paper and I guess she misunderstood,” he explains.
Saudi Women Vote for First Time
At least those who could find a man willing to drive them to a polling place.
Vatican: Catholic Church No Longer Condones or Supports Conversion of Jews
Finds them too argumentative.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Whether you believe in the Christmas story or not, it's a pretty song.

Thanks to Supernusantara Videos.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

From the "Latest Headlines" crawl:
Report: Gary Busey on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

GOP Preparing for Brokered Convention
Keeping location secret from Trump.
Republicans Losing Ground With Young Voters
Support down among those 65 and under.
Electroshock Therapy Becoming Acceptable Again
And some think lobotomies could be “the next big thing.”
I think perhaps Republican base voters have already been the trendsetters.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Dec 5, 2015
Jill visit Emmylou Harris at her home in Nashville. Together with Pam Rose they performed "Love and Happiness" by Emmylou Harris and Kimmie Rhodes.
From the SVT Show "Jill's Veranda" (Wikipedia) Aired Dec 2, 2015

Thanks to shamcra.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

White Marble Bust of Dick Cheney Unveiled
At International Criminal Court, The Hague.
Confidential GOP Memo: Ignore Trump's “Farcical Riffs” and Tolerate Him
He may be crass, he may be crazy, but at least he'll get rid of the Estate Tax.

Cruz: “Overwhelming Majority of Violent Criminals” Democrats
Sanders: “Overwhelming majority of white collar criminals” Republicans.
FDA Won't Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Salmon
Assumes you'll figure it out when it starts singing.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 4, 2015
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Amos Lee, Mark O'Connor, and Steve Martin perform "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"

Thanks to Andrew Lynch.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

Oxfam: Wealth of Top 1% Will Exceed That of Rest of Humanity Sometime in 2016
Happy New Year!
Donald Trump's “Make AmericGreat Again” Hats Being Made In California by Latinos
When they're finished, they'll return to raping and murdering.

Rash of Earthquakes in Oklahoma Creating Strange Bedfellows
Evangelical environmentalists say it's God's punishment for fracking.
Now that's funny!

Five Mysterious “Fast Radio Bursts” From Milky Way Baffle Scientists
It's as if, several million years ago, someone butt-dialed us.

Monday Emmylou Blogging

Oh crap, I was outta town last week and driving all day Saturday and plumb forgot!

Emmylou Harris - One Of These Days - George Jones And Friends 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert 2007

Thanks to GuriMalla2010.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

GOP GOVERNORS WANT TO RESTRICT SYRIAN REFUGEES FROM SETTLING IN THEIR STATES
And a “less welcoming” poem on Statue of Liberty.
Report: More Mexican Immigrants Leaving U.S. Than Entering
Mexico's President Nieto calls for large wall, paid for by Donald Trump.
Cruz Campaign Forms “National Prayer Team”
Makes move after learning he didn't have a prayer.
Vietnamese Man Named Phuc Dat Bich Angry He Keeps Getting Kicked Off Facebook
And can't understand why he has over forty million followers on Twitter.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I've never heard this song before. "Kyrie Eleison" is Greek for "Lord have mercy" and is the only part of the Cat'lick mass in Greek. Or it was the last time I went to church, many years ago before my enlightenment.

Published on Nov 14, 2015
Performed by Emmylou Harris with John Paul White. Produced by Phil Madeira.
Written by Emmylou Harris & Phil Madeira. From "Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Volume II" on Mercyland Records, LLC.

Thanks to Phil Madeira.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Sea World to Phase Out Killer Whale Shows
Shamu will be given a desk job.
Trump Says He'll Form a “Deportation Force”
Will hire men who need work, like those who hang around Home Depot parking lots.
After Hastert Pleads Guilty in Hush Money Scheme, Portrait Removed From Hallway Outside Chamber
“Hastert Rule” will be changed to name of Republican lawmaker not guilty of ethics charges, once one is found.
Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over for Driving Too Slowly
Refuses to produce license or registration, fails breathalyzer test, cited for non-compliance, resisting arrest.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging



Published on May 6, 2013
Emmylou with yet another classic take, this time on the mighty Bruce Springsteen!!! From the album Cimarron.

Thanks to Jojo heartspaypay.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Fox Building Theme Park in Dubai
Visitors can soon get dizzy on the Spin Zone ride in O'Reillyland.
Billionaires Move Their Money From Bush to Rubio
Jeb says he doesn't care, has already booked cruise for next November.
Seattle: Amazon Opens Its First Physical Bookstore
Designed as warm, welcoming, friendly, just like the ten independent bookstores it put out of business.
Telepresence Robots Allow You To Be in Your Office in Bangor
When you're really in a bordello in Bangkok.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Oct 15, 2015
Elvis Costello joins Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell for a live version of "Wheels" in the SiriusXM studios.

Outlaw Country is the renegades, rebels, rabble rousers and rogues of Country music. For more information, go to http://www.siriusxm.com/outlawcountry

Thanks to SiriusXM Country.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

China: Economist Suggests Men Share Wife, Since Men Significantly Outnumber Women
Says his wife came up with idea.
Furious Republicans Drop CNBC After Contentious Debate Questions
Future debates will limit questions to those submitted by candidates' campaign managers.
Study: China Now Has Much Larger Middle Class Than U.S.
Mysteriously, theirs has been appearing while ours has been disappearing.
Study: Members of Primitive Societies Didn't Sleep Any Better Than We Do
Worried about well-being of planet if other, less primitive societies prospered.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I might have posted this one before. If I did, here it is again.

Thanks to EmmyLouharris.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Chinese Communist Party Bans Golf, Gluttony, Excessive Drinking, Adultery, Nepotism
No wonder communism never caught on here.
Trump Blames Intern for Tweet Insulting Iowans
Intern briefly jumps to lead in polls.
Carson Leads Trump in Iowa
Voters feel he'll be tougher on Muslims and women, crueler to poor people.
House Republicans Meet to Choose Speaker Over Dinner of Chick-fil-A
Had to settle for meal symbolic of homophobia, because nothing more offensive was available.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Oct 17, 2015
Patty Griffin with David Pulkingham on guitar, Conrad Choucroun on Drummers and Billy Harvey on mandolin, guitar and keyboards at Ryman Theater, Nashville Tennessee on October 14, 2015

Thanks to luvnashville.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP FINDS RARE HISPANIC SUPPORTER
Tells her if she votes for him, she can stay in the country.
Chinese Men Smoke One-Third of World's Cigarettes
Inhaling deemed healthful alternative to breathing in Beijing.
Latest Tesla Software Download Allows Car to Drive by Itself
Much easier to repossess.
Four Walton Family Shareholders Have Already Lost $41 Billion in 2015
But they still have enough left over to never have to shop at Walmart.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

First time I've had to do this but it's good. There are a couple more songs from this concert over there too.

Emmylou Harris - AVO Session - Basel 2000.

Boy From Tupelo & Wheels

Embedding disabled by request

So...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zrTaiAnecw
Thanks anyway, ken25C.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

NORTH KOREA STAGES HUGE MILITARY PARADE AS SHOW OF STRENGTH
Kim Jong-un: “We're stronger than Macy's.”
Amnesty International Backs Full Legalization of Prostitution
Hopefully in time for their annual world conference in the Spring.
Canonization of Junipero Serra Still Controversial
Particularly among descendants of those he enslaved, tortured and killed.
Texas Textbook Describes Slaves as “Workers From Africa”
Describes slave ships as “cruise ships.”
Online Fantasy Sports Coming Under Increased Scrutiny
Someone noticed that millions of people betting huge sums of money on professional sports might in some way be construed as a form of unregulated gambling.
Gee, ya think? Heh.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Oct 4, 2015
Encore: Banjo Stage, HSB15, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Sunday, 4 October 2015. "Pilgrim" was written by Steve Earle and appears on his album "The Mountain" (1999).

Thanks to LJSimon.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

South Dakota Tribe to Open Nation's First Marijuana Resort
And first casino to use Oreos as chips.
Next Republican Debate to Have Stricter Criteria for Inclusion
Candidates must have offended at least one ethnic group or gender to participate.
Looks like they'll all qualify.

Study: Drinking More Beer Could Lower Woman's Risk Of Heart Attack
And raise her risk of virtually everything else.
Data Overload Stressing Us Out
According to reams of data.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

SCOTT WALKER BOWS OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE
Above: makes announcement to his supporters, the Koch brothers.
Carson Catches Trump in Latest Poll
He's more blatantly intolerant than Trump for second straight week.
Intelligent Car Seat That Detects Driver's Stress Level Could Be on Market by 2020
Flashing external lights warn other drivers when you're about to snap.
Pope Assures Atheists They Don't Have to Believe in God to Go to Heaven
However, you must believe in God to be admitted into Hell.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

Jeb Bush Says He'd Put Margaret Thatcher on $10 Bill
Remark could drop him into early debate with Pataki, Graham and Jindal.
And he was supposed to be the smart Bush spawn. Yeesh.

66% of Trump's Supporters Believe Obama is Muslim
And Trump the Messiah.
We truly are The Land Of The Tiny-Brained. Sigh.

Kim Kardashian Calls $2.99 Monthly Fee to Access Her Website “A Great Deal”
Competing $5.99/mo. offer to block access to her site called “an even greater deal.”
I still haven't heard or figured out who she is or why she's famous.

New “Hello Barbie” Can Say Thousands of Things
Like: “You shouldn't touch that,” “What are you doing with your hands?” and “That's disgusting, you perv!”
Better from a doll, I guess, than the other folks on the bus...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

SHELDON ADELSON CLOSE TO PICKING REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE
Wants a little more groveling before he decides.
DOJ to Start Going After Corporate Wrongdoers
For a nutty change of pace.
Chain of Computerized Automats With No Servers or Cooks Planned
Providing peek at a future with zero percent employment.
Followed shortly by zero computerized automats because of 100% of people with zero dollars to buy their food made by things that have no idea what food is or what it's for ...

Study: Men Who Smoke Marijuana 45% Less Likely To Develop Bladder Cancer
Search for downside to cannabis use continues.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

No Saturday Emmylou Blogging.

On vacation, out of town, away from home, don't feel like it. See yas next week.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP SIGNS LOYALTY PLEDGE
To “bunch of losers.”
Angry Farmers Block Paris Streets With 1500 Tractors
Local officials wonder how they're going to keep them down on the farm, “after they've seen Paree.”
Scott Walker Calls for Wall Along Canadian Border
Paid for by Canadian pharmaceutical companies.
Campbell's Introduces Star Wars Chicken Noodle Soup
Not shown: Campbell's Psychedelic Cream of Mushroom Soup.
By the case at Costco!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Sep 4, 2015
13th Annual Artist-in Residence Rosanne Cash with guests Lucinda Williams & Emmylou Harris perform at the Country Music Hall of Fame on September 3, 2015 with John Leventhal on guitar. A Townes Van Zandt Classic!!
Pancho and Lefty, I Still Miss Someone

Thanks to luvnashville.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

CHRISTIE: FEDEX SHOULD TRACK IMMIGRANTS
Each one could have, say, an identification number, possibly tattooed on their arm.
Trump: I'd Pick Sarah Palin for My Administration
She'd be a “great” receptionist.
Burning Man to Run Until Sept. 7
At which point participants will return to their charred estates in fire-ravaged Northwest.
New Dictionary Entries: “Manspreading,” “Butthurt,” “Microaggression,” “Hangry”
They're also song titles on Snoop Dogg's new album.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Aug 26, 2015
Unearthed from the 2010 Meltdown's Kate McGarrigle Celebration tapes comes this rare fusion of rehearsal and performance. It's jagged and intimate and shamelessly emotive rendering that I feel captures the complex moment where Kate's family and friends via commemorating her artistic and human gifts shared their love and found solace. It's culled from a rediscovered one-camera rough cut that I shot and edited in 2010 and thought was lost. Until tonight...

Thanks to Sam Epstein.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Latest Poll Has Trump Maintaining Double-Digit Lead Over GOP Field
However, finishes last when question phrased, “Seriously, who would you vote for?”
Ashley Madison Hack Exposes Personal Info of Millions of Cheating Spouses
Congress delays return by a week.
For treatment of frying pan and rolling pin injuries, not to mention the odd stab wound and gunshot. Heh.

Report: Uber Failed to Uncover Drivers Who Were Convicted Murderers, Sex Offenders
But nailed those with outstanding parking tickets.
Priorities!

Silicon Valley: Many Working on Software That Detects Sarcasm
Oh sure, like that's going to work.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Bad News: EPA Accidentally Spills Tons of Toxic Waste Into Colorado's Animas River
Good news: Toxic mess helping U.S. athletes prepare for Olympics in Rio.
Poll: 96% Say It’s Important to Reduce Influence of Money in Politics
But watching Trump “a hoot.”
Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig May Enter Presidential Race
According to oddsmakers, if you bet one dollar that Lawrence Lessig becomes our next president, and he does, you'll win all the money on Earth.
Paper: New Research Shows Shakespeare May Have Smoked Pot
Archaeologists find skull made into bong beneath his home in London.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Feds: Marijuana Safer Than Heroin
Late breaking story in Duh Magazine.
Chinese Distillers Under Investigation for Spiking Liquor With Viagra
Consumers told to call an ambulance if they get an erection lasting more than four hours and they're too drunk to drive themselves to a hospital.
Eleanor Roosevelt Beats Out Harriet Tubman, Sacagawea as Choice for $10 Bill
Kardashians come in 4th, 5th, 6th.
Appeals Court: Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Acts
Requiring photo of prospective voter roping a calf considered unduly difficult for elderly, minorities to obtain.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Aug 1, 2015

Emmylou Harris & Spyboy AVO Session Basel 9 novemvre 2000 Wheels & Born to run
Spyboy : Buddy Miller, Tony Hall & Brady Blade

Thanks to rafm christian.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Bloomberg: Trump Worth Less Than One Third of What He Says
Drives a 2002 Sentra, buys day-old bread, wears a cardboard belt.
Chrysler to Buy Back 500,000 Defective Pickup Trucks From Customers
Will sell them to our new friends in Cuba.
Whiskey to Be Sent to Space Station for Tests in Zero Gravity
Tests on vodka in zero gravity have concluded, tests on beer scheduled for mission after next.
NFL Upholds Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension for Deflating Footballs
League clears wife- beaters, child abusers to suit up opening day.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 26, 2015

Rodney Crowell rips out a song with Emmylou Harris singing harmony at the Boston Summer Arts Fest 2015, in Copley Square Boston, Massachusetts

Thanks to Stephen Shepard.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

KERRY GRILLED BY INCREDULOUS REPUBLICANS ABOUT IRAN DEAL
They can't understand why he's against starting a war.
60,000 U.S. Bridges Structurally Deficient
But GOP confident repairs will be made by The Bridge Fairy.
Study: Proximity to More Trees Results in Better Health
Explains why Sasquatch appears so fit.
I live in a pine forest and my doctor tells me I'm so healthy that I'll be able to deliver my own eulogy. Heh.

Rumor: Apple May Be Getting Into Automobile Manufacturing
With Steve Jobs driving your car remotely from the cloud.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I have no idea how this is going to sound. My desktop caught a virus so I'm doing this on an older laptop and the sound isn't very good. Also, when I previewed it I got "this plug-in is vulnerable and should be updated" instead of the video. Probably just my machine. I hope it works. Later.

Published on Jul 19, 2015

"Till I Can Gain Control Again"
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at Colston Hall, Bristol, England on July 12, 2015

Thanks to oldagepest.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Texas Under Martial Law As Jade Helm 15 Begins
Conservatives rounded up, sent to reeducation camps.
Finally! Note to President Obama: Barry, next time could ya please invade and take over someplace we like... or at least need...
Department of Transportation Hiring Experts to Repair Crumbling Infrastructure
Highest priority: engineers who built El Chapo's escape tunnel.
Heh.

TV: First Pot Ad to Run on Denver Station Before Jimmy Kimmel
Other ads to run on Cartoon Network, Food Network, Fox & Friends.
NASA: Early Data From Pluto Probe “Mind Blowing”
Reminding many at JPL of seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey for first time on acid.
Trump Tweet of Campaign Ad Featuring Nazi Soldiers Quickly Deleted
Hard to tell from ad whether Trump for or against them.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 12, 2015
I Just Wanted to See You So Bad (Lucinda Williams cover) /
Return of the Grievous Angel (Gram Parsons cover)
Campo de Fútbol Las Delicias - Riaza - Segovia - Spain

Thanks to Raúl García.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

POLLS: TRUMP LEADS GOP FIELD
But trails all sane people.
Bad News: Decades-Old F-16 Outduels $400 Billion F-35 in Simulated Dogfight
Good news: we've still got a few working F-16s.
Computer Glitches Cause Outages at NYSE, United Airlines, Wall Street Journal
Everyone got by using an abacus, fashioning homemade wings, reading their tea leaves.
An Inflatable Life Preserver You Wear on Your Wrist!
Say you're on a cruise, it's a beautiful night, you take a walk on deck with your wife, when suddenly she pushes you overboard. If you're wearing one of these, and somebody else notices, you'll be taken back on board and be able to pursue charges, $89.99 at Pier 1.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

GREEKS REJECT BAILOUT
Would rather drink hemlock.
Supreme Court to Take Up Race- Based College Admissions Next Term
Many expect justices to strike down affirmative action programs, with Thomas voting to make it non-retroactive.
I've called that useless SOB the court's "affirmative action hire" for years.

Disney World Under Attack for Hiring Cheaper Foreign Workers to Replace Americans
With H1B visas, they can get seven dwarfs for the price of one.
Indiana: First Church of Cannabis Says Religious Freedom Allows Them to Smoke Pot
Father Sensimilla at Our Lady of Mary Jane agrees.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

From the "Latest Headlines" crawl:

Telemundo drops Trump's Miss Wetback pageant

Early New Hampshire Polls Give Sanders, Trump Encouragement
Potential clash of political philosophies not seen since 1917 Russia.

DNA Tests of 40,000-Year-Old Human Jawbone Indicates We Have Some Neanderthal Ancestors
On your in-laws' side.

California: Driverless Lexus Cuts Off Driverless Audi
Driverless police car issues paperless ticket to driverless Lexus.
Oh sure, like there's gonna be a copless cop car there when you need one...

DO NOT MISS "DONALD TRUMP NAMES HIS CABINET" on Page 3! Here's a taste:

Secretary of State
Gary Busey
Actor

It goes downhill from there...

Monday, June 22, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

California Assemblywoman: Drought Caused by God's Wrath Over Abortion
And same-sex marriage, immigration, high taxes, bank regulations and her first two husbands.
BBC Technology Lets You Change Channels With Your Mind
And adjust volume with your blood pressure.
Study:Heavy Consumers of Chocolate 25% Less Likely to Die of Cardiovascular Disease
Chocoholics who add coffee and booze will live forever.
Company That Manages Passwords Hacked
Customers advised to change their DNA.

Don't miss "Bernie Sanders Names His Cabinet" on page 3!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

HILLARY OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF HER PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
Promises to keep her inaugural address short.
Heh.
Oregon: State Gives Brewery Okay to Make Beer From Recycled Sewage Water
As long as “Made from recycled sewage water” is prominently displayed on bottles and cans.
The cans and labels are already printed. They'll just change the pronunciation of "Coors" a little...
U.S. Paid Suspected Nazis $20 Million in Social Security
As compensation for putting our men on the moon.
79% Say It's Easier to Fall Out of Middle Class Than Rise Up to It
99% say it's easier to be born into upper class than rise up to it.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Fixer and I have been known, whether famously or notoriously mox nix, to do our own brand of "The Dance Of Joy". If we do it simultaneously we are great white gamboling bookends to the nation. Fixer is correct when he says that our performance in unison rends the fabric of time and space but I maintain it needs a cleansing ritual from time to time, much like a Navajo Enemy Way ceremony.

Thanks to europe2.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Campaign Finance Reform
Only two people oppose it, and they're brothers.
Report: Five Safest States: Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Hawaii; Five Most Dangerous: New Mexico, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Mississippi
Five happiest: Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, Washington, and, uh, Oregon?
Study: Unarmed Blacks Twice as Likely to Be Shot by Police as Unarmed Whites
Suggests unarmed blacks keep an unarmed white with them at all times.
Massive Breach in Federal Computer System Exposes Personnel Data
Congratulations, your latest naked selfie has gone viral in China.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jun 3, 2015
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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell performs "The Weight of the World" at City Winery. Recorded 5/21/2015.

Thanks to WFUVRADIO.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONSHIP SHARED BY VANYA SHIVASHANKAR AND GOKUL VENKATACHALAM
Who won for corrrectly spelling their own names.
Pentagon Accidentally Ships Anthrax to Eleven States
Pentagon placed on terrorist watch list.
New York: Man Arrested for Charging Couple $400 to Ride on Staten Island Ferry
He's grilled by city's tourist bureau to see what other ideas he has, then released.
Bush, Carson, Huckabee, Rubio, Walker Tied at 10% Each
Seventy-three others split remaining 50%.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Being from L.A., this is one of my favorite tunes about the place of my birth. By Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman.


Thanks to jimmyguitar66.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Congress Goes on Short Break Without Renewing Patriot Act
On May 31st, at midnight, you can speak freely.
Obama Bars Transfers of Weaponized Aircraft, Bayonets, Grenade Launchers, Armored Vehicles That Run on Tracks to Local Police
Because they may not need all of that to protect community from unarmed black teens running away.
Disney Announces Another Disneyland- Based Movie
Following success of Tomorrowland, Pirates of the Caribbean, studio readies action-adventure Parking Lot C for a Fall release.
British Astronomer: Robots Will Be Running World Soon
And you don't have to be a rocket scientist robot to know what's wrong with this planet and how to fix it.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on May 16, 2015
From Austin City Limits
BAND CREDITS
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
with
Steve Fishell - steel guitar, dobro
Byron House - bass, vocals
Jedd Hughes - guitar, vocals
Jerry Roe - drums
Chris Tuttle - keyboards
with special guest
Shawn Colvin

Thanks to RonjaZaZa.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Republican Hopefuls to Be Split Into Two Divisions
Winners of Extreme (Fiorina, Rubio, Huckabee), Wingnut (Carson, Cruz, Paul) divisions will meet in playoff.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Has Divided Democrats
Some side with unions, progressives, middle class advocates in opposing it; others went on lots of junkets.
Wine Scientist: 100-Year-Old Champagne, Salvaged From Shipwreck, Still Tastes “Incredible”
But says caviar “hatched and swam away.”
Boxing Fans Disappointed by Romney-Holyfield Fight
McCain-Tyson preliminary (not shown) had far more action.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Uploaded on Mar 19, 2011
Enjoy !! Featuring My Dear Companion, Hobo's Meditation & Those Memories Of You.

Thanks to LillyputDolly1.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

Ted Cruz, Chuck Norris, Others On Far Right Wary of Upcoming Military Exercises
Fear they're prelude to martial law, roundup of paranoid lunatics.
"Jade Helm 15" = Comedy Gold!

Natalie Portman to Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Upcoming Biopic
Also in cast: Jennifer Lopez as Sonia Sotomayor, Joe Pesci as Antonin Scalia.
World's Oldest Copy of Ten Commandments Goes on Display in Israel
Complete with changes, corrections, revisions, deletions.
University of New Hampshire Offering Course on Deflategate
For students majoring in Physics, with a minor in Ethics.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Apr 28, 2015
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell's "You Can't Say We Didn't Try" from their new album, The Traveling Kind, due May 12 on Nonesuch Records. Download the song now when you pre-order the album: CD/LP: http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/the-tr...

Thanks to Nonesuch Records.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Patriot Act Privacy Revisions Get Bipartisan Support in Congress
After Edward Snowden posts naked selfies of Mitch McConnell.
Now that's over the line, Eddie!
Report: American Psychological Association Secretly Approved Use of Torture
American Ethics Association secretly approved their lying about it.
Government to Allow Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water to Drop
As it's already achieved its goal of converting Americans to communism.
Due to Unrest, Baltimore Orioles Play Game With No Fans Present
Win game, schedule eight more without fans.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Apr 24, 2015
My Dear Companion written by Jean Ritchie.

Thanks to nerrad yort.

Bonus vid:

Uploaded on Apr 5, 2007
emmylou and jean sing HAVE TOU SEEN MY DEAR COMPANION a song that jean wrote.

Thanks to jean ritchie and sons.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Oh. the irony...



Ironic Times


Nevada Brothel Employees Endorse Hillary
Brothel's customers (not shown) lean towards Rand Paul.


Kraft Removes All Artificial Colors, Preservatives From Its Mac & Cheese
Leaving nothing.
Report: Russian Hackers Accessed Obama's Unclassified Emails
May already know White Sox need for another starter.
Bruce Jenner Comes Out as Woman, Republican
Can beat Hillary, he says, as “a woman with a proven track record.”

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I usually try to post live performances but this is the first time I've seen this tune on YouTube. She's pretty in still photos too.

Thanks to J.W. Gauntt.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Man Upset With Unlimited Campaign Spending Lands Gyrocopter on Capitol Lawn
Security tightened to make sure anyone who opposes unlimited campaign spending never lands there again.
Company Plans to Begin Shipping Water From Alaska to California
Primarily for almond growers, marijuana farmers, swimming pools, golf courses, decorative fountains.
Only Half of Top Executives in Financial Firms Think They’re Being Paid Enough
Says one, “I sold my soul to Satan, I should get everything I ever dreamed of.”
KIDZ KORNER

Math Stumper

If a worker in the auto parts industry located in the U.S. makes $19.65 an hour, and a worker located in Mexico makes $2.47 an hour,

A ) The ratio of U.S. to Mexican hourly wage is roughly 8 to 1.

B ) The ratio of U.S. to Mexican hourly wage is roughly 1 to 8.

C ) It's time to move your parts factory to Guadalajara.

Hint: how's your Spanish?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Apr 14, 2015
An Evening of Country Greats 1996.
Blue Moon of Kentucky written by Bill Monroe
Walls of Time written by Bill & Peter Rowan.

Thanks to nerrad yort

A bonus vid by Peter Rowan just because I like it. You will too. ☺

Thanks to MyTallTripod.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

In Historic Meeting, Obama, Castro Talk for an Hour
Discuss moving Marlins to Havana.
Obama Backs Efforts to End Conversion Therapy
“Turning Democrats into Republicans is not only wrong, it's impossible,” he says.
Apple Watch: Reviews Are In
“Another useless, unnecessary, overpriced accoutrement that's a must-have,” says one.
8.9% of Americans Have Anger Issues and Access to a Gun
And you just cut one off on the freeway.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle perform a live version of "Fort Worth Blues" from Oct 2011.

Thanks to AlsoTakenAlso, UK.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Republicans Meet With Their Counterparts in Iran
Hope to avert nuclear deal.

Indiana Revises Religious Freedom Restoration Act so It Doesn’t Discriminate Against Gays
That leaves blacks, Jews, women, Asians, Hispanics, dwarfs, redheads and plenty of others to discriminate against.
Report: Thousands of Oklahoma Earthquakes Caused by Fracking
Oil industry says they're caused by “loud frat parties.”
New Lincoln Continental to be Sold in U.S. Designed for Chinese Market
Game over.
10% of California's Water Goes to Almond Farming
Californians urged to switch from Almond Joy to Mounds.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Uploaded on Oct 30, 2011
Live in Kings Hall Belfast late 80's.

Thanks to 1000Magicians, UK.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: DEA Agents Had Drunk Orgy With Prostitutes Provided by Drug Cartel
First major success in War on Drugs.
Willie Nelson to Open Chain of Marijuana Stores
IPO could surpass Alibaba.
Saudi Arabia Won't Rule Out Building Nuclear Weapons
But prefers to buy them off the rack.
Sons of Confederate Veterans Argue for Right to Specialty License Plate Before Supreme Court
Plaintiffs all in their 150s.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Mar 25, 2015
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell perform the title track to their new album, The Traveling Kind, due May 12 on Nonesuch Records. Download the song now when you pre-order the album:
CD/LP: http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/the-tr...
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TravelingKindiTunes

Thanks to Nonesuch Records.

Published on Mar 25, 2015
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell know a thing or two about what remains after the stage lights fade and the glisten of youth folds into wrinkles: it's the songs. Friends for decades and collaborators on 2013's Grammy-winning Old Yellow Moon , neither has sought to make their mark with the splash of fleeting celebrity. Rather, they've built their legacies with melodies, lyrics and timeless voices that lace together the most permanent of humanity's living records. In fact, this could be a theme of their second duets collection, The Traveling Kind , out May 12th on Nonesuch.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pre...
http://www.wochit.com

Thanks to wochit.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Oregon: Motor Voter Law Adds Drivers to Electoral Rolls Automatically
Mercedes owners registered as Republicans, Subaru owners as Democrats.
Report: NSA Hid Spying Software in Hard Drives Sold by All Major Brands
Which means it's probably monitoring these very keystrokes and that's all we have to say.
Millions of Children Across Globe Watch Total Eclipse
Many look up from their smartphones for the very first time.
Study: Porn Doesn't Desensitize Men or Cause Erectile Dysfunction
Nor prevent them from serving on the Supreme Court.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Mar 19, 2015
From their Sessions At West 54th St. appearance.

Thanks to bill arthur.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Florida Bans Use of Phrase “Climate Change”
May also ban “shark attack,” “sinkhole,” “citrus disease.” “pythons in Everglades,” “declining popularity of golf.”
Mars Once Entirely Covered by Water
Passed law banning use of the term “climate change.”
More News Stories Written by Algorithms
Editorials, too.
Poll: Fox News Named “Most Trusted” News Network
In survey of attendees at “Get Rich Quick” seminar.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Something a little different. She has a body of work like no other and deserves every award she gets.

Published on Mar 10, 2015
"The Polar Music Prize 2015 is awarded to the artist Emmylou Harris from Birmingham, Alabama. No one in the history of popular music has harmonised like Emmylou Harris. For five decades she has embellished other artists' recordings by adding vocal parts that did not exist in the melodies. But it is as an artist in her own right that she has made the greatest contribution. The music of Emmylou Harris contains the history and topography of the entire American continent. Her voice follows the contours of the American landscape, from the highest peaks to the endless prairie. Weather, soil and colour, it can all be perceived in her music. As she sings in one of the best of her own compositions, she is a red dirt girl from a red dirt town. Emmylou Harris has also used her position as a musician to work for feminism, animal rights and the care of people affected by war. Emmylou Harris makes the world bigger and smaller, more valuable and more beautiful."

Footage courtesy of Nonesuch Records from the 2014 Wrecking Ball deluxe edition CD+DVD
Thanks to Polar Music Prize.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

John McCain, Lindsey Graham Never Use Email
Pay way too much for meds and wear overpriced Rolexes.
“Sharknado 3” to Feature Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter as President, Vice-President
Turns concept of tornado filled with sharks into something reasonable by comparison.

Ringling Bros. to Stop Using Elephants in Circus
Move called “job killer” by clowns with shovels.
On Island in Southern Japan, Cats Outnumber Humans by 6 to 1
Island's main industry is producing YouTube videos.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou Harris & Daniel Lanois
With JIMI HENDRIX's "May This Be Love" AKA-- Waterfall
Recorded Live at the historic Wiltern Theatre
In Los Angeles on 4/3/14
The day after her 67th birthday

Thanks to blakityblake.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

New Jersey Suddenly Settles $9 Billion Suit With Exxon for Just $250 Million
After Governor and future Exxon board member Chris Christie steps in to help.
Scott Walker: I'll Deal With ISIS Just Like I Dealt With Unions
By cutting off their pensions.
Study Finds Alcohol Most Dangerous, Marijuana Least Dangerous Recreational Drug
Calls for stiff penalties for anyone found in possession of half a gram of beer.
Pope Canonizes Junipero Serra, Who Converted, Imprisoned, Flogged Native Americans
Part of church's “tough love” program.
Gee, they left out "Enslaved" and "Murdered". Damn liberal media!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 18, 2015
"Pancho and Lefty" is a song written by country singer and songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Often considered his "most enduring and well-known song," Van Zandt first recorded it for his 1972 album, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. Emmylou Harris then covered the song for her 1977 album, Luxury Liner. Also in 1977, Hoyt Axton recorded it on his album Snowblind Friend. The song became a number one country hit in 1983 when Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson adopted it as the title track of their duet album Pancho & Lefty. Steve Earle performs the song on his 2009 album Townes, which consists of songs written by van Zandt, Earle's friend and mentor. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

Thanks to Schlagerfabrikken.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Jeb Bush: “I Am My Own Man” on Foreign Policy
Although, he admits, invading Iraq does run in the family.
Reason Pot Gives People the Munchies: Cannabinoids Activate Pro-Opiomelanocortin Neurons
Pro-opiomelanocortin neurons are the main ingredient in Cheetos.
Hell Freezes Over
Recent arrivals able to walk across River Styx.
Baseball to Speed Up Play This Year
But plan to call it “Baseball on Steroids” has been shelved.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Dodges Question About Evolution
But cops to Earth going around the sun.
Netflix Launches $7.99 a Month Service in Cuba
Hoping Cubans will want to pay one third of their monthly income to binge-watch “House of Cards.”
More Than 202,000 People Have Applied For One-Way Ticket to Mars
Most of them to get out of jury duty.
Drone That Intercepts Other Drones Undergoes Testing
By Wham-O.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Calls Renewed for Release of Withheld Parts of Investigation Linking Saudis With 9/11
Now that we have enough oil.
Rand Paul Gets His Measles Vaccination
Develops autism.
Two Thirds of Americans Dissatisfied With Wealth Distribution
Includes richest .1%, who want more.
Study: Conservatives Die Sooner Than Liberals
Usually from gout.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 4, 2015
From Mother Maybelle Tribute concert 1979

Thanks to 1000Magicians, UK.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Koch Brothers to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign
While expecting nothing more in return than control of all three branches of the government.
Indiana Gov. Pence Decides Against Establishing State-Run News Outlet
Internment camps, martial law still on the table.
Most People, Including 51% Of Republicans, Want Action On Climate Change
Even those who think it's a hoax want action.
Alabama School Suggests Kids Hurl Canned Goods at Intruders
Nothing stops a homicidal maniac with an AK-47 like Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup.
The stupid, it burns...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

IOWA: GOP HOPEFULS MAKE EARLY APPEARANCE AT NO CHANCE SUMMIT
Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich all speak at event held for candidates with no chance of being nominated.
New Saudi King Promises Continuity
Harems, floggings, beheadings will continue.
1 in 4 Americans Believe God Will Decide Super Bowl
He decided two months ago and is just waiting to see the spread.
Study: Planet in Danger Zone After Crossing Four of Nine Environmental Boundaries
It's too hot, too wet, too dirty and too loud.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jan 18, 2015
Originally recorded by Fat City for their 1972 LP Welcome To Fat City and then by
Starland Vocal Band for their 1977 LP

From her 4-disc/1 DVD album Songbird.

Thanks to starlandandmore69.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

From the "Latest Headlines" crawl:
Birthers, truthers, climate change deniers, Creationists, Originalists, fundamentalists, white supremacists confer at GOP retreat
OBAMA SEEKS TAX HIKE ON WEALTHY TO PAY FOR CUT TO MIDDLE CLASS
Or, as conservatives call it, grounds for impeachment.
Man Arrested for Wanting To Blow Up Capitol
Got idea from House Republicans.
Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
Will decide if gays have same rights as corporations.
Plummeting Price of Oil a Catastrophe for Russia
President Putin forced to sell his Super Bowl ring.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

A whole set at the Opry!

Published on Jan 11, 2015
Beschreibung

Thanks to Nashville Helemute.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

From the "Latest Headlines" crawl:
Study: New York safer without cops

Jobs Rise, Wages Fall in December
Translation: more people have lousy jobs.

Magic Mushrooms Found in Queen Elizabeth's Garden
“I don't know nothin',” says the Queen.

NCAA to Assist Players' Families With Travel Expenses to Championship Game
And hope families keep mouths shut regarding billions players bring in while getting paid nothing.

REMINDER
You're just one embarrassing blunder away from being an Internet sensation.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I remember seeing Rose Maddox on Town Hall Party back in the '50's. I met her once, at the Father's Day Bluegrass Festival.

John Jorgensen was also in The Desert Rose Band.

Emmylou Harris believes Maddox has never received the recognition she deserves, in part because of what Harris calls a reluctance in American society to celebrate the value of white country and roots music.[11] Dolly Parton also credits Maddox as an early influence.[12] Laura Cantrell's song "California Rose" was written in memory of Maddox.

Thanks to Rare Tracks.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

114th Congress Begins Work This Week
First order of business: table everything until the 115th Congress.
Whew! That's a relief...

Dozens of New State Laws Go Into Effect
In some states you can now openly carry a gun at your higher minimum wage job while smoking a reefer.

Preparing to Run, Jeb Bush Resigns From All Board Memberships
Also Trilateral Commission, Illuminati, membership at Spearmint Rhino gentlemen’s club.
Temporary resignations, I'm sure. He can sign back up after Hillary kicks his ass.

HarperCollins Omits Israel in Atlases Sold in Middle East
Atlases sold in Israel omit every surrounding country.

Saturday, January 3, 2015