Saturday, May 27, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Oh. the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP, IN SAUDI ARABIA, RECEIVES ORDER OF ABDULAZIZ AL-SAUD MEDAL, KINGDOM'S HIGHEST HONOR
Last person to receive it: Osama bin Laden.
Trump: No Politician in History Treated Worse Than Me
“Since Caesar,” he adds.
Treasury Secretary Confused National Debt With National Deficit
Later, gives assistant two tens in change for a five.
Trump Budget Will Cut $1.2 Billion for After-School for 1.6 Million Children, $2.1 Billion for Teacher Training, Class-size Reduction, $15 Million for Child Care for Low-Income College Students, $27 Million for Arts Education, $12 Million for Special Olympics Education Programs
Resulting in a generation of adults as ignorant as Trump.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP MEETS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR KISLYAK, HENRY KISSINGER
Not shown: Radovan Karadzic, Idi Amin, Pol Pot.
Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Demand Longer Sentences for Offenders
Excepting perjurers, traitors.
Homeland Security Secretary Now Says Trump's Wall “Could Be Interpreted as a Combination of Drones, Towers, Fences, Electronic Devices, Border Guard Patrols”
Plus exaggerations, false promises, outright lies.
Trump, Speaking to The Economist, Says He Invented Phrase “Prime the Pump”
Later, speaking to Gourmet, says he invented phrase “pass the salt.”

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

We were all so young then. Sigh.

Published on May 8, 2017

Mike Bowdin - Bass,
Tony Brown - Piano,
Hank Devito - Steel,
Frank Reckard - Electric guitar,
Ricky Skaggs - Acoustic guitar / vocals,
John Ware - Drums,
Cheryl & Sharon White - Harmony vocals

Thanks to Rare Tracks.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

France: Macron Defeats Le Pen
French voters prefer Harold and Maude to Cruella de Vil.
First 100 Days: Trump Lists His Major Achievement
“Shot a 74 at Doral.”
Sinclair Broadcast Group Adding Stations to Form Network More Conservative Than Fox News
One so extreme and far to the right it will be too ridiculous to parody.
Steve Bannon Inadvertently Reveals His Whiteboard in Photo
On it is written, “Attack the press,
Get rid of civil rights,
Delegitimize Congress,
Start War,
Declare National Emergency,
Suspend the Constitution,
Make Trump President-for Life.”

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Not the best quality but it's new and there's a bunch of 'em.

Published on May 3, 2017
This performance at the Ryman Auditorium on 2 May 2017 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers At The Ryman https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_th... and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Ryman https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryman....

The Nash Ramblers are Sam Bush (fiddle & mandolin), Larry Atamanuik (drums), Al Perkins (banjo & resonator guitar), John Randall Stewart (guitar), and Byron House for the late Roy Huskey Jr. (bass).

"Lodi" is a song written by John Fogerty and recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969.

Enjoy this video and look for the PBS special (long live PBS!) on 5 August 2017,
Thanks to LJ Simon.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP INVITES PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT DUTERTE TO WHITE HOUSE
Didn't want to scare guests at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump on Presidency: “I Thought it Would Be Easier.”
“Like an 'Apprentice' taping.”
Trump Unveils Plan to Simplify Tax Code
It's so much simpler if the rich don't pay any.
Google's “Project Owl” Will Attempt to Root Out Fake News, Problematic Content
Leaving about twelve web pages.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Combined Fortune of Wealthiest Members of China's Parliament: $500 Billion
Experts say it will take at least four years before Trump's cabinet can match it.
Millions March for Science
Many more would have joined them but feared marching off edge of Earth.
International Church of Cannabis Opens in Denver
Site formerly housed International Church of Pancakes.
Previously Unseen Copy of Declaration of Independence Discovered
This one suspiciously says, “We hold these alternative facts to be self-evident.”

Monday, April 17, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Hails Successful Missile Launch
New weapon can reach targets as far as 500 feet away.
Trump Keeps Campaign Promise to Destroy Goldman Sachs
By putting all their top executives in his Cabinet.
United Apologizes for Beating, Dragging Man Off Overbooked Flight
But points out that for an extra $10 he could have purchased “beat up someone else“ insurance and none of this would have happened.
New York City Trader Joe's Fires Californian for “Insufficiently Genuine” Smile
Anybody caught smiling in New York can be fired.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Congress Asks Trump to Consult Them Before Any Military Action
Instead of having to learn about it on Breitbart.
More Sponsors Flee O'Reilly Over Sexual Harassment Charges
Only remaining sponsor: Ashley Madison.
Peeps Pizza Appears in Time for Easter
Also available: Peeps on a matzoh for our Jewish friends.
China Plans New City Three Times as Large as New York City
But with only half as many Chinese restaurants.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Wow.

Published on Apr 6, 2017
This is a recently discovered television appearance of the magnificent Emmylou Harris in January of 1970. Her 1st album Gliding Bird had just been released in late 1969 to very little acclaim and she had yet to make any impact at all on the national music scene. The first song "Lady Of The Rose" remains unrecorded. "The Fugue For the Ox" is a track off Gliding Bird. In this footage she is 22 years old and 7 months pregnant with her first daughter. At this time her career consisted of playing in coffeehouses in Greenwich Village and it would be more than a year before she'd meet Gram Parsons, which changed her life and career forever.

Thanks to ReelinInTheYears66.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

White House Brags About Being Wealthiest Administration
Adjusted for if they paid taxes, it would be fifth.
Silicon Valley Millionaires Seek Immortality
Once achieved, they'll take out reverse mortgages.
Good News: Norway Establishes Doomsday Library to Protect World's Most Precious Books From Apocalypse
Bad News: they're all in Norwegian.
Firm Envisions Huge Skyscraper Hanging From Orbiting Asteroid
After expensive blueprint for skyscraper goes to printer with one huge mistake.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

(Late) Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Mar 26, 2017
The Long Players perform Gram Parson's Ooh Las Vegas with Emmy Lou Harris and John Jorgensen on guitar.
The Long Players perform The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo at the Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN, March 25, 2017

Thanks to jyduse.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

AFTER HEALTHCARE FIASCO, TRUMP MOVES ON TO NEXT ITEM ON HIS AGENDA
Who to blame for healthcare fiasco.
Failure to Repeal Obamacare Leaves Conservatives in Misery
Miserable because twenty-four million will get to keep their healthcare.
Gorsuch: “Nobody is Above the Law in This Country, and That Includes the President”
Trump: “I'm having second thoughts about this guy.”
North Korea Appears Closer To Having Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Fortunately we elected a wise, stable statesman to guide us through whatever crisis arises.
Irony is deader'n a carp...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

From German TV show Ohne Filter. No other info. Enjoy.

Thanks to a YouTube commenter:

Song list...
0:00 The Pearl
5:20 I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now
10:04 I Ain't Living Long Like This
14:26 Raise The Dead
17:51 Red Dirt Girl
22:41 Love Hurts
25:42 Hour Of Gold
30:45 Deeper Well
37:03 Michelangelo
41:53 Boy From Tupelo
45:28 Wheels
48:40 Born To Run
53:25 Hickory Wind

Thanks to Full Concerts, movie and music clips.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Meets With Saudis, Considers Them Important Allies
In the fight against Western Civilization.
White House Budget Director: We Can't Ask Single Moms to Pay for PBS
Considering how much they're already spending on aircraft carriers, new nukes, Trump family security.
Revealed: White House Intruder Roamed Grounds For 17 Minutes
Had time to talk to Trump, whom he called a “troubled person.”
Britain's New 5-Pound Note Contains Meat Byproduct
Boiled, it's quite tasty, may well become meal of choice in post-Brexit England.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Sessions Recuses Himself from Inquiry About Russian Interference on Trump's Behalf in Presidential Election
Trump rages, “If I knew he was going to recuse himself, I never would have appointed him.”
Former Defense Secretary: Chance of Nuclear Catastrophe “Greater Than Ever”
“It's kind of exciting,” he adds.
Study: Trumpcare Would Hurt His Supporters Most
“I don't care, as long as it helps him and his friends,” says one loyal supporter.
Ben Carson: African Slaves “Immigrants” Seeking Better Life
Native Americans “tourists” who decided to stay.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP CLAIMS OBAMA TAPPED HIS PHONE
And wore a wire in his presence.
SpaceX Books Two Wealthy Private Citizens for Flight Around Moon Next Year
Claims Powerball winners, hedge fund managers, Russian oligarchs “lined up around the block.”
Washington, DC: Iconic Cherry Blossom Trees Blossoming Earlier Than Ever
Also, impeachment talk blossoming earlier than ever.
Accountant Brian Cullinan
Bouncing back from the Oscars debacle when he handed the wrong card to Warren Beatty, Brian's got a new job carrying President Trump's nuclear briefcase.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 26, 2017
This song was probably recorded before Emmylou worked with Gram Parsons.. it remained unreleased until it got released on the Emmylou Harris -Songbird collection box set in 2007.

Thanks to LASTDATE.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Ramped-Up Deportations Good for Some
Especially makers of “Help Wanted” signs.
Automakers Call on EPA Head Pruitt to Ease Fuel-Efficiency Standards
“Like you promised in the emails,” they remind him.
Bees Learn to Push Ball to Obtain Sugary Treat
With fewer bees, we're going to need smarter bees.
Washington Post Unveils New Motto: “Democracy Dies in Darkness”
Beats out “Home of Highly Placed Sources Who Speak Anonymously” and “Free Shipping With Prime Membership.”

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

TRUMP DECLARES PRESS 'ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE'
To honor Lenin, who used phrase 100 years ago.
Rumors Swirl of Clashes Among Key White House Advisors
Variously described as “slug fest,” “cage fight,” “demolition derby,” “fine-tuned machine.”
Trump Supporters Boost Sales Of Ivanka's Perfume
“Never smelled so good in here,” says an employee of Cracker Barrel.
Two Companies Battle Over Wine Market for Cats, Dogs
Last one standing ends up controlling a $200 industry.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

I haven't heard this in a while. My all-time favorite song about the city of my birth.

Thanks to LASTDATE.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Report: Russia Might Return Snowden
If we return Trump.
Sean Spicer's Press Briefings Getting Higher Ratings Than Soap Operas
Spanish-language version number one in its time slot.
Twitter Posts 4th Quarter Loss of $167
There's only one person using it.
Former President Obama Kitesurfs at Richard Branson's Private Island
Causing many to question if he really is the Antichrist.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Feb 5, 2017
http://www.emmylouharris.com/
Steve Fishell - Steel / Dobro,
Mike Bowden - Bass,
Fred Carpenter - Fiddle / Mandolin,
Don Johnson - Keyboards,
Frank Reckard - Lead Guitar / Mandolin,
Barry Tashian - Vocals / Guitar / Accordian
Billy Thomas - Drums,

Thanks to Rare Tracks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump Bans Travel To and From 7 Muslim Countries
But not Saudi Arabia, so Saudis can still come here and learn to fly.
Trump's Travel Ban May Expand As He Asks Homeland Security Chief to Submit a List of Nations to Add
Also hopes to limit travel from New York, California.
Goebbels's Secretary Dies at 106
Lived just long enough to see her boss's politics come back into favor.
REMINDER
Everything old and proven wrong is new again.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump's Final Three Candidates For Supreme Court Have Very Different Views
One hates gays, one hates women, one hates blacks.
Atomic Scientists Set Doomsday Clock to Two and a Half Minutes Before Midnight
And turn off snooze alarm.
Orwell's 1984 Soars to Top of Best-Seller List
Some buyers committing it to memory, “just in case.”
Amazon's Alexa No Longer Tells Trump Jokes
Now, if you ask for one, it asks you for your birth certificate.
Cabinet's Net Worth Equal to That of Bottom Third of Americans
Or, Trump voters.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

There are several numbers from this show on YouTube. A couple of them will pop up at the end of this video.

Published on Jan 24, 2017
Emmylou Harris and John Prine for Bonaparte's Retreat at the City Winery Nashville on January 22,2017.

Thanks to luvnashville.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oh, the irony...

This came out late Monday while I was relocating snow.

Ironic Times

TRUMP: MY CROWD BIGGER THAN OBAMA'S
If you count no-shows
Finland: New Law Pays Basic Income to Citizens Who Don't Earn Enough
Eliciting words of praise from Bernie Sanders, Pope Francis, Walmart.
Six Scientists Enter Dome on Hawaiian Volcano for 8 Months to Simulate Life on Mars
And avoid eight months of Trump.
Trump, Mussolini Have Much in Common
With a slight physical resemblance as well.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Trump: Two Sons Will Take Over Business Operations
Says it worked for Saddam Hussein.
Ringling Brothers Circus to Close After 146 Years
Couldn't compete with politics.
NASA Testing Four Extreme Environments to Prepare Humans for Life on Mars
They are: desert, ocean, mountain, midtown.
Sales of Mein Kampf Soar in Germany
After several glowing reviews in Das Breitbart.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

PUTIN TO ADDRESS NATION JAN. 21
In his first Fireside Chat.
Unveiled at CES: Augmented Reality Porn Connected to Vibrating Sex Toys
For use in your self-driving car while vaping hydroponically grown legal weed delivered by drone from Amazon.
Experts: High-Tech Household Appliances Could Be Very Helpful Witnesses in Future Crime Cases
Even more so in divorce cases.
Report: Hillary May Run For Mayor of New York
De Blasio welcomes "Crooked Hillary" to race.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

A lovely previously unreleased version of this tune.

The Complete Trio Collection 2016

Thanks to Jan Birger Kvalheim.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

2017 BEGINS WITH ANXIETY OVER ECONOMY, WAR, ENVIRONMENT, EQUALITY
But pot's legal in California.
Yes, we'll be fine. :-)
England: Commission Rules Star Wars-Based Jediism Not a Religion
Not like other faiths based on fictional tales of heroic figures with magical powers.
Trump Praises Putin, Dismisses American Intelligence Services
Only thing missing is Angela Lansbury and a giant Queen of Diamonds.
San Francisco Restaurant Offering Truffle Croquettes Served on iPads
Discontinued: Eclairs on Galaxy S7s Flambé.