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West Coast Blitz One

January 7th, 2012 6 comments

Caught On Camera

Caught On Camera


Just a short note about last night. The boys and I have a quick three day blitz of California with good old Hot Tuna. Last night we were at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara with David Bromberg and his pals and what a show we had!

Here is our set list:

Hot Tuna 1, 2012
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady & Barry Mitterhoff
The Lobero Theater
Santa Barbara, California
Friday, January 6, 2012

1. Been So Long
2. Children of Zion
3. Second Chances
4. Hesitation Blues
5. Full Go Round
6. 99 Year Blues
7. I Am The Light Of This World
8. Come Back Baby
9. Parchman Farm
10. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
11. Things That Might Have Been
12. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
13. Genesis
14. That’ll Never Happen No More
15. I Know You Rider
16. Encore with David Bromberg on Helpless Blues

Drove after show to San Francisco… woke up here.

Open Your Golden Gate

Open Your Golden Gate


Tonight we’re at the Fillmore with David and his pals again!

More anon…

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Time… And Time

January 6th, 2012 15 comments

On the way to California for the Bromberg/Tuna gigs I got a phone call from home as I was about to shut down my phone on the plane. Our dear little Nana went through her door into summer. She was named after my maternal grandmother Vera… who we always called Nana. Incredibly tough and resilient… both of them.

Nana, the dog, came to us in a supermarket parking lot. She had parvo and a number of other puppy ailments but we stuck with her and against all odds, she survived. She was incredibly loving and well… delightful in every way. She is the last of the Old Ones to go. Marlo, Zola, Vinnie, Glory, Hazel, Napoleon… they are all gone… free to roam beyond the stars. Nana was almost fifteen years old… a testimonial to strength and well… G_d’s purpose. Run free little girl… run free!

Derek Walcott is one of my favorite poets and I have used this poem many times to chronicle passing. I use it here again.

The silence
is stronger than thunder,
we are stricken dumb and deep
as the animals who never utter love
as we do, except
it becomes unutterable
and must be said,
in a whimper,
in tears,
in the drizzle that comes to our eyes
not uttering the loved thing’s name,
the silence of the dead,
the silence of the deepest buried love is
the one silence,
and whether we bear it for beast,
for child, for woman, or friend,
it is the one love, it is the same,
and it is blest
deepest by loss
it is blest, it is blest.

May we all be worth of our dog’s love and loyalty!

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Welcome Two Kay Twelve

January 3rd, 2012 5 comments
A Happy Kid And His Bike

A Happy Kid And His Bike

Yep… we all had a great winter break. Thanks to the unseasonal warm days, Zach got two full days of riding in. How much better than that does it have to get?

Fistfull Of Gone

Fistfull Of Gone

Yep… a little muddy, but after all, it is a dirt bike.

Zach went home yesterday and today when we got up to take Izze to school this morning there was an overnight snow and a two hour delay for Athens’ schools.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Yes indeedy… 17 degrees outside this morning… a little nippy for sure. Even the pooch didn’t want to take a long walk… Smart dog!

I headed to town to take care of some business and the sunrise was spectacular. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year!

Comes The Dawn!

Comes The Dawn!

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Happy New Year One And All!

January 1st, 2012 13 comments

A simple message of best wishes and good will for the upcoming year 2012 for everyone out there!

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