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American Summer

I’m sitting here backstage at the Fur Peace Station listening to Tom Rush play Jazzman. A concert at my home… so to speak. Life is good indeed…

Sitting here thinking about what has transpired so far this summer and I though I’d share it in pictures.

My girls at the amusement park in Old Orchard Beach... Maine

My girls at the amusement park in Old Orchard Beach... Maine

The view from the summer cottage on the beach in Saco... Maine

The view from the summer cottage on the beach in Saco... Maine

My girl in the Faerie Village in the forest

My girl in the Faerie Village in the forest

Amusement parks... gotta love it!

Amusement parks... gotta love it!

The cottage by the beach... from the beach

The cottage by the beach... from the beach

A morning walk...

A morning walk...

Morning spirit...

Morning spirit...

The pond by David's house on Martha's Vineyard

The pond by David's house on Martha's Vineyard

The wall at KPIG... Harvey is in the background... (RIP) Sally Van Meter and me and...

The wall at KPIG... Harvey is in the background... (RIP) Sally Van Meter and me and...

Glory on the porch of the Edgartown Inn  MV

Glory on the porch of the Edgartown Inn MV

Tradition at the Edgartown Inn

Tradition at the Edgartown Inn

Breakfast at the Inn

Breakfast at the Inn

Barry and Myron on the beach at Chappaquiddick

Barry and Myron on the beach at Chappaquiddick

Yours truly on the beach at Chappaquiddick

Yours truly on the beach at Chappaquiddick

Back home... country girls on a pickup truck

Back home... country girls on a pickup truck

OK... Pledge Of Allegiance at Tough Track, Athens County Fair

OK... Pledge Of Allegiance at Tough Track, Athens County Fair

This never ceases to move me!

Hillbilly Olympics

Hillbilly Olympics

My son Zach's first street bike. Screw it... let's ride!

My son Zach's first street bike. Screw it... let's ride!

The American Queen dips her stack to pass the bridge in Pomeroy

The American Queen dips her stack to pass the bridge in Pomeroy

Heading towards Pittsburgh on the Queen

Heading towards Pittsburgh on the Queen

Tom is still playing… I’m still digging it. I’m going to play with him second set… and summer’s not done yet!

Good times….

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  1. HOGAN
    August 16th, 2013 at 08:03 | #1

    Hi johno

    That’s ok, good old Starrett City, I used to live there too, that’s where I met him and his side kick Rabbi (Gary Scott), may he rest in peace also.
    Alot of good memories.

  2. Paul Z
    August 16th, 2013 at 12:19 | #2

    Great trip! Thanks for the memories.

  3. John B
    August 16th, 2013 at 14:05 | #3

    Harvey has been gone for 10-15 yrs ! OMG I can’t believe that. Where is the time going and why is it going there so fast? I didn’t know Harvey but we always got a kick out of him . @johno

  4. John B
    August 16th, 2013 at 14:09 | #4

    I have a friend who grew up in Canarsie that loved Hot Tuna. I took her to a Covention Hall show in Asbury Park . The crowd out front got really unruly with lots of pushing and shoving . Everyone was trying to stay right in front of the doors so they could be amongst the first in. She started to hyperventilate and almost went down on the floor . Never experienced that before or afterward really at a Tuna Show.

  5. John B
    August 16th, 2013 at 16:45 | #5

    Thanks johno . @johno

  6. joe in dc
    August 16th, 2013 at 22:30 | #6

    Carole Eastham-Sh…yup we are neighbors. Yes I have been to Reston town Ctr before as well. Neat place. Another good place out here for live tunes is Tarara Winery out in Leesburg..outdoors…been there couple times this summer. Birchmere..Tuna seems to do that each year..dinner place…they just played there; acoustic in June. State is better in Falls church.. The Rams Head in Annap, MD is also cool. First time I saw HT was 1971 or so in nYC growing up…been at it since then whenever I can. The annual Beacon shows are a great hit…Yes I remember xing border into Canada in Holton Maine…also riding the rails across Newfie Land from Port Aux Baix to St Johns, stopping at a whaling town on the north coast..good times 4 sure.

  7. August 17th, 2013 at 07:24 | #7

    Hey John…

    We were at Cain’s Ballroom a couple of years ago… we’ll be back.

  8. August 17th, 2013 at 07:27 | #8

    Hey John…

    As I recall… Harvey passed around 2008. It just seems longer. His pain is over…

    jorma

  9. August 17th, 2013 at 08:31 | #9

    Hey Lantz

    Just Because is always waiting in the wings… great to hear from some of the neighbors here… just drove through Hockingport on my bike the other day. Beeyootiful!

  10. August 17th, 2013 at 08:33 | #10

    Hey Will

    Thanks neighbor…

    jorma

  11. John B
    August 17th, 2013 at 11:20 | #11

    Thank you IB but I don’t think that is the one. The one that I am looking for from a distance looks like a regular tree but when you get close up the entire painting is made up of faces . The trunk; branches and leaves. When we go into the city in the fall I will be sure to look at Hide And Seek just to be sure. My search continues…….. @IB Keaton

  12. johno
    August 17th, 2013 at 16:05 | #12

    @IB Keaton
    That’s it. At least that’s the one I am referring to. John B, you must see “Hide and Seek” in person. It’s big and along with the vibrant colors and amazing detail – it envelopes you and pulls you in. A small 2″x2″ online copy doesn’t do it justice. When I saw it – it reminded me of the song “Embryonic Journey”.

  13. John B
    August 17th, 2013 at 18:09 | #13

    I will johno. This October I will head into the the city. It boggles the mind doesn’t it that people can create something like that. I agree with you also regarding musicians and even the great authors . I walk away from it all shaking my head in amazement . I will tell you though that the feedback from my fellow Tuna fans was much better then what I got from museum curators a couple a years ago when I tried to find out about that painting .Artists create things of great beauty where none existed before. @johno

  14. Barbara Jacobs
    August 17th, 2013 at 20:57 | #14

    So, it’s not a Dali, not Max Ernst. It could be a Modernist painting. Many Modernists used optical illusion in their artwork.

    Not for nothin’, but:
    Somewhere back in the early/mid-1970’s, I was walking barefoot while tripping. I was suddenly convinced that I had gotten a splinter on the bottom of my foot.
    A friend arrived at the house (he wasn’t tripping and didn’t know that I was.)

    He thoroughly examined my foot and could not find even the smallest trace of a splinter or any other injury. He finally looked me in the eye and said:
    “Hey, Barbara — ARE YOU TRIPPING???!!!”

    @John B

  15. Barbara Jacobs
    August 17th, 2013 at 21:06 | #15

    @Barbara Jacobs
    I was busted! There was no splinter. I was caught-up in the imagined splinter
    anxiety for a couple of hours, until my friend arrived.
    I think he was also tipped-off because another friend was tripping, upstairs.
    She was watching the National news on T.V.

    She started yelling, over and over again:
    “THERE’S A FROST IN FLORIDA — YOU’RE NOT GONNA GET ANY F*CKING ORANGES!!!”

  16. Richard
    August 18th, 2013 at 09:43 | #16

    What a real great way to see HT in November..One night acoustic and the other electric..Going to be fantastic..3rd row sest for the acoustic and 5th row electric..Better get yours before they sell out!!!

  17. John B
    August 19th, 2013 at 08:51 | #17

    I agree with you on that one Richard . First the acoustic show and then the next night electric at the Beacon. I will do my best to get tickets a week from this Friday. Hope they don’t sell out on me ! @Richard

  18. John B
    August 19th, 2013 at 08:58 | #18

    I saw that painting somewhere back around 1975 0r 76. For sure we went to the Met because I know that we saw Gurnica there . And we went to MOMA also . Will definitely go up in October and check out Hide and Seek . @Barbara Jacobs

  19. John B
    August 19th, 2013 at 12:14 | #19

    You know Barb I saw that painting in 1975 or 1976 and I know we went to the MET and I thought MOMA but it may have been the Guggenheim. You mentioned a Max ERnst. I looked him up and found that the Guggenheim had a collection of his work on display in 1975. My search continues . Onward! @Barbara Jacobs

  20. Barbara Jacobs
    August 19th, 2013 at 20:13 | #20

    John B.: It may be the Max Ernst painting, which I commented on earlier in this thread.

    “The Tree of Life” was the title given to more than one painting, done by more than one Artist:
    For instance: Klimt did a painting that he titled “The Tree of Life”,(1905).

    “The Birth of Venus” was painted by several different Artists, during several different periods of art styles.

    We will find the Painting you are referring to.
    I suggest that you become “a member” of MOMA. The going cost of individual admission to MOMA is $25.
    (It’s not “a suggested donation price” — it’s firm pricing, unlike the Met.)
    If you join, for a tax-deductible fee of $75. per year, you get unlimited admission and one guest pass per membership year.

    As a member, you have access to ask and receive answers from the museum’s staff of curators.
    (Membership has its privileges.)

    Memory is such a suggestive endeavor:
    When you first described the Painting, it sounded familiar.
    I could picture it, in my mind’s eye.
    Is it because I saw it somewhere and then stored that memory of it — or was it because my imagination joined-up with a few active cylinders, that are still firing-up in my cerebral cortex?

    I remembered that trip I took, as being in the early/mid 1970’s.
    Now, having thought about my friend who was upstairs tripping while watching the T.V. news weather report and vociferously expressing her inner-most feelings about it:
    I now can remember that it must have been in 1977, because that’s when Anita Bryant was kicking-up an anti-homosexual fuss, down in Dade County Florida.

    Anyway: Both MOMA and the Guggi have been renovated and if you haven’t been to either/or since the mid-1970’s — you’re going to like the new improvements therein.

  21. susan ansanelli
    August 21st, 2013 at 07:48 | #21

    I go back a long time too, remember Ron Dudley ? I think that was his name. He would do the announcements / introductions for tuna. I always looked forward too how he would start the shows. ” Our hero, a man who knows how to play the guitar, it’s Jorma” is just one classic from him.

    THEN there were the Stuyvesant boys, and Peter Jester may he RIP.

  22. John B
    April 20th, 2016 at 15:11 | #22

    I remember Ron.@susan ansanelli

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