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The Day After Friday

Just a quick one here… A giant rainstorm came in yesterday and we completely lost power at the Fur Peace Ranch. The guys and gals in KIrchen’s Electric Pickin’ class showed a lot of intestinal fortitude and did what they needed to do unplugged. Bill Nershi was dealing with acoustic players and I’m working on songwriting so we were OK by candlelight. There was ground to ground lightning, high winds… the whole ball of wax. When I hit the sack last night about 2330 I was thinking about calling Bedrock Rentals this morning and seeing about getting a big generator out to the Station, but fortunately, the power came back about 0400 this morning. I’ve got a couple of little 7800 watt generators so the kitchen and the walk in freezer stay on but they’re not enough to run the Station or the workshops. I’d sure like to have one those Ingersoll Ranch monsters. We’ll see.

Still pouring… gotta walk the dog and head over to the Ranch. Izze has Brownies, a birthday party and some sort of function at the Dairy Barn. With a show tonight at the Station, Nessa has a real Mom Day ahead of her.

Into the fray…

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  1. John R.
    May 11th, 2013 at 08:19 | #1

    Perhaps the gods were adding an exclamation point to the little discussion on “Jorma’s” blog the other day.

  2. carlo pagliano
    May 11th, 2013 at 08:48 | #2

    Mom Day.
    If i may,
    Vanessa and Izze Love bless of beauty our flower May.

  3. John B
    May 11th, 2013 at 09:17 | #3

    The awesome power of nature was on display last night as a strong cold front made its way across the area. Thunderstorms have a way of showing us just how vulnerable we are. I am glad everyone came through it safely.

    I won’t be on tomorrow so Happy Mothers Day to all !

  4. johno
    May 11th, 2013 at 09:31 | #4

    @John R.
    It’s God. After all there is only one.

  5. Jamie York
    May 11th, 2013 at 10:15 | #5

    The heart of it all…

  6. kathy
    May 11th, 2013 at 15:13 | #6

    @carlo pagliano
    Maybey the gods were adding and eclamation point. Thats an interesting way to look at mother a storm> The weather here is mice. Their is a nice breeze. Their was a
    solar eclipse yesterday. Mayby that also had somthing to do with the weather. Our weather here was a little stormy yesterday as well.

  7. kathy
    May 11th, 2013 at 15:14 | #7

    sorry I meant to say nice , not mice. I make mistakes too.

  8. Cyndy Consentino
    May 11th, 2013 at 16:10 | #8

    Dear Jorma

    Glad everything worked out and power is back!
    Poring here now on the Jersey shore.
    Wish Vanessa a Happy Mothers Day:)

    Stay Well
    Cyndy

  9. Joe
    May 12th, 2013 at 09:48 | #9

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms here !

  10. Tim Allred
    May 12th, 2013 at 13:54 | #10

    Jorma: Never thought I’d get the opportunity to thank you, but thank you for changing my life. I’ve been playing the guitar for 40 years. In about 1976, having tried unsuccessfully for a long time to learn alternating thumb picking, I went to see Hot Tuna at Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom in Atlanta GA. I sat about 15 feet away from you and just meditated on your right hand for a couple of hours. The next morning I got my guitar and, amazingly, started playing my John Hurt tunes with good alternating bass. Haven’t stopped since. Thanks again for inspiring my lifetime of guitar playing. Best wishes to you.

  11. Richard Cowles
    May 12th, 2013 at 14:38 | #11

    Hope you got thru with what you had to work with.Spring brings storms and it has chilled down in new york too.Check ya later…

  12. Joe in DC
    May 12th, 2013 at 18:22 | #12

    its actually cold here in VA

  13. John B
    May 13th, 2013 at 08:59 | #13

    Good morning Jorma and fellow Tuna fans! The sun is shining bright this morning and there is a wonderful autumn like chill in the air. I love it!

  14. George Henn
    May 13th, 2013 at 11:31 | #14

    Keep your lamps trimmed and burnin!

  15. John B
    May 13th, 2013 at 12:00 | #15

    Absolutely right George Henn. Your lamps must always be “Kept Trimmed and Burnin” Did you know that is suggestion that comes straight out of the Bible? It’s sometimes difficult to accomplish for me.

  16. John B
    May 13th, 2013 at 12:47 | #16

    Is it true Jorma that you play on Bill Kirchens new album? Loved seeing him when he played with Tuna at the Beacon last December. Hope you have him again.

  17. John B
    May 13th, 2013 at 19:45 | #17

    Lest you fall asleep…………..