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What A Day For A Ride

Well, it’s been raining like we should think about building an ark. That said, there was a window of sun today and Vanessa lent me her Street Bob for a ride. Three great hours later… I’m back.

Really… good times!

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  1. Barbara Jacobs
    May 1st, 2016 at 15:58 | #1

    You appreciate every day and enjoy life, rain or shine.
    That’s the best plan for living life.

  2. Richard
    May 1st, 2016 at 16:15 | #2

    Jorma, When and what Harley are you getting?

  3. May 1st, 2016 at 17:19 | #3

    CVO Breakout Pro Street… 115 ft. pounds of torque… manly!

  4. Barbara Jacobs
    May 1st, 2016 at 18:00 | #4


  5. Barbara Jacobs
    May 1st, 2016 at 18:02 | #5

    What color is it, Jorma?@Jorma

  6. Richard
    May 1st, 2016 at 18:15 | #6

    Jorma :CVO Breakout Pro Street… 115 ft. pounds of torque… manly!

    Nice bike…manly fur sure..Happy motoring..

  7. chuck newman
    May 1st, 2016 at 20:19 | #7

    Hopefully the skies will clear and you’ll have more ride time soon. I can’t begin to tell you how that photo of you, Jack and Grace brings beautiful feelings to my old heart. No captions needed. They’ve all been written.

  8. johno
    May 2nd, 2016 at 05:29 | #8

    Nice bike Captain – many years of happy trails! Supposed to rain here all week – should be nice next weekend – be careful. No ark needed yet – I think.

  9. richu
    May 2nd, 2016 at 05:50 | #9

    Still burning wood here jorma…chilly nights,decent days.much respect coming at ya. Richu

  10. snarne
    May 2nd, 2016 at 12:22 | #10

    Black and gold for sure 🙂@Barbara Jacobs

  11. Barbara Jacobs
    May 2nd, 2016 at 13:56 | #11


  12. Raymond Arritt
    May 2nd, 2016 at 21:14 | #12

    Jorma and fellow commenters, apropos of nothing whatsoever, some of you might be interested in this Virginia State Library article on Jimmie Strother, or Strothers. He recorded the version of “Good Shepherd” (“Blood Strained Banders”) on which most later versions are based:


    In one of his letters asking for pardon he says “in order to protect myself from the fury of my wife, I fired my pistol and happened to hit her and she later died.” Quite a feat for a man who in the next sentence states that he is totally blind.

    Since I don’t have a motorcycle this is all I have to say…

  13. Barbara Jacobs
    May 2nd, 2016 at 21:57 | #13

    LOL! I like this!@Raymond Arritt

  14. Barbara Jacobs
    May 3rd, 2016 at 16:57 | #14

    Calling ham&eggs:

    Willie Nelson at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Sept.
    You and Mrs.h&e (or eggsJr.) are invited to be my guests.

  15. Ham n Eggs
    May 3rd, 2016 at 21:03 | #15

    wow thank you
    Love All Ways
    @Barbara Jacobs

  16. Ham n Eggs
    May 3rd, 2016 at 22:53 | #16

    You kind of left me speechless
    thats a back to school special
    Love All Ways
    @Barbara Jacobs

  17. johno
    May 4th, 2016 at 08:55 | #17

    Any chance of another Beacon show in November/December. It’s been like a tradition for several years now that NYC look forward to. Sure hope so.

  18. Barbara Jacobs
    May 4th, 2016 at 09:56 | #18

    Post an e-mail so I can contact you, then I’ll give you my phone number and we can chat.
    I’m not working the show, and there’s nothing else that I need to do that day or night so I can enjoy it from start to finish. The venue is still under construction but will be completed soon. It’s only 15 minutes from my Brooklyn apartment and if I leave my windows open that night, the aroma of the Willie Weed will drift in. We predict that the shows there will be full day fun-fests
    for the audience who will hang out at the beach, boardwalk and Nathans will be selling a lot of hot dogs!@Ham n Eggs

  19. May 4th, 2016 at 10:49 | #19

    I’d be surprised if there weren’t


  20. Milena
    May 4th, 2016 at 10:59 | #20

    When are you coming to Dublin, Jorma?

  21. Ham n Eggs
    May 4th, 2016 at 12:25 | #21

    Love All Ways

  22. Hogan
    May 4th, 2016 at 13:30 | #22


  23. John B
    May 4th, 2016 at 14:42 | #23

    Johno goes on record as posing the first question regarding an end of year Tuna show.

  24. Hamneggs
    May 4th, 2016 at 18:05 | #24

    interesting article
    weather here is not spring nice for any type of bike, my new cannonade will have to wait longer
    Love All Ways
    PS if I get on the bus with Willie I’ll be sure not to play poker with him. LOL

  25. johno
    May 5th, 2016 at 07:35 | #25

    Great Jorma – can’t wait – always a great time. Last couple years I’ve scored great seats getting them early.

  26. Susan
    May 5th, 2016 at 10:23 | #26

    Surprised and disappointed is more like it for me. 6 years ago, at Jorma’s 70th birthday bash, I ran into a former classmate and friend from Franklin and Marshall College Class of 1980 in the lobby between sets. I hadn’t seen him in 30 years, yet recognized him as a member of my college circle of friends who, along with myself, was a huge Tuna fan. We have been meeting up for dinner before each Beacon show with our respective spouses (his wife is also an alum and old friend) each year since. It’s our great tradition. I’m sure many others have similar stories. Need that Beacon show!

  27. May 5th, 2016 at 10:45 | #27

    Hi Susan… disappointed with what? I lost the thread here somewhere… but there is always a Beacon Show if that’s what you were talking about.


  28. Susan
    May 5th, 2016 at 11:17 | #28

    It is! You wrote that you’d be surprised , I thought, if there was not a Beacon show. Thought you were responding to Johno’s question. Thanks for the affirmation!

  29. Hamneggs
    May 5th, 2016 at 11:40 | #29

    if he plays Dublin I hope its next late August and Damien Dempsey opens so I can go. An Irish tour would be epic.

  30. Barbara Jacobs
    May 5th, 2016 at 14:07 | #30

    Join with your fellow Jorma/Hot Tuna fans in Ireland to put the word out that you would all like to see that show there.

    I don’t know why the U.K. promoters have not booked it yet but mostly it’s a matter of them waiting to see how it works with other promoters in that part of Europe. One show scheduled and tickets sold, in that part of Europe, next thing the other promoters are interested. That’s also the case in Germany.


  31. AndyK
    May 5th, 2016 at 17:26 | #31

    Glad to see Jorma will be playing the Beacon with Derek and Susan on October 5th. Pre-sale is available until 10 p.m. tonight using the code trucks.

  32. kathy li ny
    May 7th, 2016 at 19:12 | #32

    Jorma – Love those words – there is always a Beacon show!! Saw HT at the Beacon and saw you and Jack in Westhampton this past winter. Hope to see the Tuna at the Great South Bay show this summer, or perhaps Stephen Talkhouse anytime! Happy Spring and Happy Mother’s Day to Vanessa. Enjoy the ride.

  33. Brian Doyle
    May 8th, 2016 at 14:59 | #33

    But I wonder will the sun still see all the people goin’ bye
    Will the moon still hang in the sky when I die,
    When I die, when I’m high, when I die?

    And I do know that I need to have you around,
    And I do, I do know that I need to have you around.

    The Airplane sometimes had really rich glass reflections of certain 60’s sounds that derived from pure 60’s sources like folk and even sounds like Julie Andrews, Petula Clark, Mamas & Papas, Twiggy, etc. The amplification of this somewhat genteel genre into intense deep beams of psychedelic color sort of defines the most delicately profound aspects of their gilded machine in its trippy promenade…

  34. Brian Doyle
    May 8th, 2016 at 15:40 | #34

    A resonance of the original 60’s timbers from which it was derived, from which the Jefferson Airplane’s airframe was constructed.

  35. Barbara Jacobs
    May 8th, 2016 at 16:18 | #35

    Happy Mothers Day Vanessa.
    (and to all of you great moms out there.)
    Blended families, adoptive parents… being/having a mother is special.

  36. jim hitchcock
    May 8th, 2016 at 16:52 | #36

    Yes you are, cuckoo bird 🙂

    (It’s fun to be able to tease Barbara, because we’re friends)

  37. jim hitchcock
    May 8th, 2016 at 17:09 | #37

    Honest question: I have always pronounced Jorma as a silent ‘J’. That would mean Jerry is pronounced ‘Yerry’

  38. Barbara Jacobs
    May 8th, 2016 at 18:18 | #38

    Sure, why wouldn’t I like you enough to consider us to be friends?
    We are the perfect example of two people who have never met, yet get along here in Jorma’s cyberspace. We share the same taste/interest in movies/books/music.
    We have more in common — than not.
    @jim hitchcock

  39. Barbara Jacobs
    May 8th, 2016 at 18:22 | #39

    If you want to pronounce Jerry as “Yerry” — that’s a cross-cultural commonality.
    Honest answer: It’s a matter of origin.@jim hitchcock

  40. jim hitchcock
    May 8th, 2016 at 19:33 | #40

    Ha! In real life think I have the tendency to grate on people, maybe because my sense of humor tends to come off as teasing. Then again, I did do a good thing today; on facebook, telling a relation she was a better sister than I ever gave her credit for 🙂

    (Apologies for abusing Jorma’s bandwidth)

  41. Ham n Eggs
    May 8th, 2016 at 20:05 | #41

    Happy Mother’s Day to all.
    Hope your day was great Vanessa.
    Love All Ways

  42. Barbara Jacobs
    May 8th, 2016 at 20:49 | #42

    In real life, you don’t even come close to those very few whose personality have “grated on” me. It takes much more than that ( or any other effort, by any other commenter here), to irritate me. Here and also in real life.
    Even then, their efforts have been wasted. I’m beyond being insulted.
    Never going to happen.
    @jim hitchcock