Category Archives: Music

Dirty Guv’nahs release the video for 3000 Miles

And it is awesome.

If they come to your town…don’t miss it.
Check out their website.

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I Can’t Believe….

That I have not posted here since the Wheldon accident post.

A lot of things have factored into that including but not limited to:

  • General malaise
  • Work projects
  • Laziness
  • Stress
  • Holidays

I think sometimes I promise to readers that I will write more…but I am not sure I mean it.  I don’t really do this for money, and I don’t have the kind of blog that draws huge readership anyway. I like to write about things I see and do.  I like to post cool links and music.  I am going to keep on doing what I do, and I won’t even waste anyone’s time by promising to write more…even though I would like to write more just because.

Anyway I do have some cool things to pass along today, so let’s get to it!

I am a sucker for folks that do great acoustic stuff, and this is the video that turned me on to Kasey Anderson and the Honkies. Give it a  listen, I will wait right here…you can even listen while you read the rest of this stuff.

Good, right?  In the same vein as Jason Isbell. On another musical note.  I just can’t love Bon Iver.  I have tried.  I failed. As I told one friend, Holocene makes me want to jump head-first into a pool of hungry piranha.

I got “American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon” for Christmas, and quickly plowed through it.  Steven Rinella is one cool dude.  I can’t wait for his new show…it is just a few days away.

I have been thinking a lot lately about the time I spent growing up out west.  It seems so long ago now, almost like it was another lifetime.  It was the 80s, so I guess in a way….it was another lifetime. Just last night a post popped up on Google + from a young lady out there named Loree Greco. She posted some photos of Wyoming, so I asked her if I could share one with this post. The timing could not have been better.

Eastern Wyoming - Photo courtesy of Loree Greco

I have often said that I would move back out west in a heartbeat, and I guess I always just sort of assumed that I would like to go to Colorado. Now, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Wyoming. I mentioned this to the wife the other night, and she made a face, and said “Wyoming?  Dear God, why?” I can’t explain it, so I guess sometime soon, I will pack her up (along with our daughter), and take them out to show them just what made Eastern Wyoming such a special place. Linds says that her dream place to move would be Kallispell, Mt.  I guess I can’t really argue with that either.

Fontinalis Rising has a list of the top trout fishing posts of 2011.
The Best of 2011 from the Art of Manliness (a must-read site for dudes)
I wish I had read this before I accepted my last full-time gig

And finally Justified is coming soon…GQ spoke to Timothy Olypahnt

 Not long after Justified premiered, a friend asked Olyphant if he wasn’t worried about being typecast (after all, both Bullock and Givens wear hats).”I’m thinking: typecast? What, as a badass?”

Till Next time,

This is here for a reason.

Happy New Year!

The Weekly Updates Will Resume Until Morale Improves

It has been just a bit over a week since my last post. I was hoping to be more regular than that…but I got a curve ball last week with some health issues. Doc is still looking to see if there is anything still amiss, but I feel tons better this week.

S.K. loves bubbles
It was a nice weekend to be outside....

Sarah Kate and I had a nice dad-daughter weekend while L. went to her Mom’s wedding in Myrtle Beach. We had a great time at home, watched some of the race (more on that on the way) and some college football, mixed in with some bubble-blowing, Moe’s-eating, car-riding and house-playing.

I have been using some new news tools over the past week or so. Some of them (Zite) are iPad only, while others (SkyGrid) are for iPad or Android.  I find them a nice way to keep tabs on stories that you care about.

The oxford comma discussion was followed by some new chatter on the one space vs. two at the end of a sentence. Truth be told, I am a two space guy who has really been working to become a one space guy. You may actually find some double spaces in this post…even though I am doing my best to stick to one. I guess I am in the in-between age that learned to use a keyboard on a real typewriter.  We also had computer classes, but all we learned there was how to program in BASIC (with maybe a bit of FORTRAN).

At this point I went off into a tangent about Petit Le Mans.  I turned it into a separate, stand-alone post. Go read it if you haven’t (and if you care).

Weekly Best

This is the look of a race driver. The photo of TK is also very cool.

Another video feature this week with The Dirty Guv’nahs.  This video is really great…and something I would guess we would! have come up with if you told us to make a video when we were in college.

I Said I Was Stopping These Late Night Friday Updates…

Not happening this week I guess.

I am sitting here with a muddled old fashioned made with Van Winkle 12 year old Bourbon.
Had a nice small plate dinner at Muss and Turners. Finally got the mussels I was craving.

Listening to The Farewell Drifters.
They are growing on me fast.

Only thing that could make this better....
Oh yeah. I am missing this porch

Today was a tough day at the office. I have some stuff I need to talk over with my boss. Nothing that would be a deal breaker, but just some stuff to address.
We had a nice annual meeting this week. It was a couple of days of hard work, but very rewarding.
This was my first chance to meet many of these farmers that work every day to produce the best milk they can send to your homes.  It was nice to get to put a face with all the folks that I have talked to on the phone for so long.

Just as a side thought…Friday nights are crappy TV nights. I think right now I love the ’80s is on VH1. I do like the show about Alaska bush pilots that comes on later.
Other than that…nothing.

My uncle sent me a facebook message today telling me that he used to fish in Michigan with Steven Rinella‘s father. He is going to the event that Steven is holding back in Michigan soon. I think that is really cool. This is my second family tie to a sportsman that I have discovered recently. My cousin Tammy is married to the brother of Flip Pallot, a legendary fly fisherman, and host of the Walker’s Cay Chronicles. Scott (Tammy’s husband) is a grammy-nominated artist who also did the music for the Walker’s Cay show. Check out Flip’s casting form…totally effortless.

Linds and I had a rare night out last weekend when our friend Susan got married. It was nice to hang out with everyone. Linds got to have more than one cold adult beverage (I drove). Sarah Kate stayed with her Nan. Everyone was happy. Congrats to Susan and Craig Behan. We have another adult night coming up in May. An Old Rip Van Winkle Dinner and bourbon pairng at H. Harper Station. I also want to get a Pimm’s cup.

Links and such to close it out
Britain has issued an Aslan stamp as a part of their magical realms collection
Walk the entire Appalachian Trail in four minutes (video) – Hat tip to Jason Fleury for this one.

I thought this would be worse since I was under the influence of Bourbon.  Alas no.  It is pretty calm.

Splice the Music! – Justin Townes Earle


So…Garden and Gun posted a video today from Justin Townes Earle,

10 notes into the song, and I knew I had to have the album.  It is really great!  (and worth the 2.99 at Amazon)

He has an amazing family background. Also a friend of Mike McClure.  I will be getting his other albums ASAP.

Also, everything seems to be falling into place.  Life is not too bad right now!

Goofy hat, but the post needed a pic!