Archive for April, 2021

Midweek Message

April 14th, 2021 12 comments
A hint of passing time…

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

The forsythia has come… and almost gone. Redbud is here in all its glory. Before you know it, these beautiful lavender branches will have turned to green and unless you are tuned into such local beauties you will wonder, ‘What happened to the redbud?’

It’s like, ‘What happened to life?’

I was thinking about the Tom Waits character in Rumblefish. The ‘I’ve got thirty five summers left,’ soliloquy. Great scene, but it made me think… it’s been a long time since I’ve had thirty five summers left. When I was young I just took the endless stream of summers for granted as we all seem to. There’s always next year… there will always be another time to do this or that.

One day you realize how quickly you are running out of that time and that there never was such a thing as an ‘endless stream of summers.’ The pandemic has robbed us all of so much, most notably time. The time to have lived, the time have proceeded on the course you laid. Time that you will never get back no matter what happens in the future.

Staying alive gives you another shot at another endeavor… perhaps another season of redbud, perhaps another cardinal on the back porch railing. Perhaps seeing your daughter grow into womanhood, you son moving deeper on the trail into manhood.



In the meantime, here’s the link for this weekend’s Quarantine Concert Series #45.

As for today… I’ll take it as it comes.

Stay well!

Proofreader’s Blues

April 10th, 2021 32 comments
Yes… we know it’s QUARANTINE….

You think we’d pick up on the misspelling of ‘Quarantine’ immediately… but it was not to be. Proofreading is tricky stuff as I found with my book, ‘Been So Long. You go over it


and again

and you still miss the most obvious stuff. No matter, the show will be great and I’ll be on the chat feed with Vanessa.

‘See’ you all tonight!

Happy Easter & #44

April 4th, 2021 20 comments
On Easter morning Maverick and I walk the perimeter of the Fur Peace Campus

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! It is a lovely morning… finally.

Last night we found our into and out of #44 of the Quarantine Concert Series.

Jorma Kaukonen 15, 2021

Quarantine Concert Series #44

The Fur Peace Station

Darwin, Ohio

Saturday, April 3, 2021

  1. True Religion
  2. Heart Temporary
  3. Big River Blues
  4. I See The Light
  5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy for Allen Albrecht
  6. Everybody’s Talking with John Hurlbut
  7. Driving Wheel with John Hurlbut
  8. Ice Age
  9. Hesitation Blues
  10. Sleep Song
  11. Bar Room Crystal Ball

I’m pretty psyched about my EC Strat through the Louis Electric DelTone channeling the Eventide Black Hole and I can only say we’re going to be hearing and seeing more of this chain of gear!

Heading to my Sis-in-law’s place to break bread.

Stay well…

Moo & Brrrr

April 3rd, 2021 17 comments
Outstanding in their field…

Photo by Izze Kaukonen

So I’m driving our daughter back from the gym at Athens High School and we look out the window a we head south on Rt. 33. The grass… Spring green… the cows… happy to be out of the barn. Temperature in the low 70’s.


Then this morning as I headed out to walk the dogs and feed the cats. 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Good grief. Early Spring weather. You just have to love it.

Moving right along.

Yes, there you have it. The link for tonight’s show which would be #44. I’ll be there. Will you?

Stay well!

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