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The Weekend That Was

October 10th, 2016 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments

When I got back from the last little run, Fall was making its presence felt here in Southeast Ohio. Every time we sit down to eat I get to listen to Dad’s old radio and have Mom and Dad’s travel poster from the 30’s watch over me.

Mom and Dad's old poster... Dad's radio... nice memories at breakfast

Mom and Dad's old poster... Dad's radio... nice memories at breakfast

Pumpkins as of yet uncarved… it’s coming though!

Boo

Boo

Last Friday Vanessa and Izze and Ginger And Montana and I went up to the Ridges, where they had October hayrides around the grounds of the old insane asylum.

Some say it's haunted...

Some say it's haunted...

Such an interesting history… This asylum was still in use in the 70’s and it was built right after the Civil War.

Amazing

Amazing

We were riding around in an Amish horse drawn wagon… perfect in itself.

Vultures atop the ol power plant

Vultures atop the ol power plant

Whoah big fella!

Whoah big fella!

The girls stopped to take a look at the old cemetery.

We've all got to end up somewhere...

We've all got to end up somewhere...

Wait for the wagon... we'll all take a ride!

Wait for the wagon... we'll all take a ride!

Noble steed

Noble steed

Good times in the country

Good times in the country

Then as Saturday rolled around, my dear friends Marty And Jerry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and renewed their vows.

Dancing to Unchained Melody

Dancing to Unchained Melody

This is good stuff… you don’t hear about a lot of 50th anniversaries these days. Love these guys!

Then in the evening, Loudon Wainright III came to the Fur Peace Station and, as always, gave a marvelous performance!

Just before the concert...

Just before the concert...

Loudon Sat down at Joe Berman’s old 1913 Chickering.

Loudon at the baby grand...

Loudon at the baby grand...

Loudon was marvelous, as always.

On Sunday, Vanessa and Izze and I sent to the Carpenter Inn to help celebrate Children’s Roshashana.

Izze contemplates a career as a baby sitter at the Inn.

Izze contemplates a career as a baby sitter at the Inn.

Carol and I played music for the service… my pleasure.

At home Izze sat down at the Yamaha and played ‘A Part Of Your World.’ Brought tears to my eyes!

I love this! Mom's Zubeida Aga painting looks on.

I love this! Mom's Zubeida Aga painting looks on.

Wonderful as Fall moves on!

Fall in the country.

Fall in the country.

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  1. jim hitchcock
    October 15th, 2016 at 16:07 | #1
  2. Ham n Eggs
    October 15th, 2016 at 18:03 | #2

    Shamrock was another large bar across from Armory on Kingbridge near Davidson or a Grand
    Peace
    Love All Ways
    @tom paciaffi

  3. Ruby Russo
    October 15th, 2016 at 19:05 | #3

    Best intro ever still belongs to The Byrd, Hot Tuna Live in Japan. Yep, Hot Tuna rocked the house on PBS
    Shufflin shoes….well put.

    @johno

  4. johno
    October 15th, 2016 at 20:34 | #4

    Thanks a lot
    @jim hitchcock

    Did you know who The Bird was. His name was Harvey
    @Ruby Russo

  5. Ruby Russo
    October 15th, 2016 at 21:11 | #5

    @johno
    Yes….he was the best friend I’ve ever had. Happier with than without.

  6. johno
    October 16th, 2016 at 09:59 | #6

    Yes…he was a great guy. He loved Hot Tuna!
    @Ruby Russo

  7. tunajon
    October 16th, 2016 at 13:55 | #7

    Re: Grammy show – Jack was resplendent in suit and purple tie, Jorma looked ageless with fingers as nimble as ever…interesting to see their dads features in Paul and Spencer’s sons…haven’t seen Grace in forever…Wonder what was up with Marty not being there…cried while watching it, at the recognition they received, for those no longer with us, and at realizing on a deeper level just how much this music means to me.

  8. Brian Doyle
    October 16th, 2016 at 15:50 | #8

    @johno

    I can’t believe it isn’t up on You-Tube. I got all excited and jumped up to point out Jorma, Grace, Jack, and ‘the woman who sang on the battleship’ to my 84 year old mother. In the process I wasn’t listening to it all, especially Marty’s statement summing up the band, and I want to hear it again.

    No recording posted to You-Tube? Come on! I want to hear Jorma’s licks again too.

  9. Brian Doyle
    October 16th, 2016 at 15:57 | #9

    Oops, here it is. Starts right after 39:00. (Watch it while you can. PBS is notorious for dropping links quickly)

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/grammy-salute-music-legends-full-episode/5637/

  10. johno
    October 16th, 2016 at 16:47 | #10

    Thanks a lot Brian – just watched it. Jack and Jorma were just smoking. Nice speech Jorma.
    @Brian Doyle

  11. jim hitchcock
    October 16th, 2016 at 16:48 | #11

    Hiya, Brian ;) @Brian Doyle

  12. Andy K
    October 17th, 2016 at 11:03 | #12

    @johno
    Yeah he did a great cover of Dylan’s Times They Are A Changin’

  13. Andy K
  14. Brian Doyle
    October 17th, 2016 at 12:00 | #14

    Alexander Kantner:

    Music is transcendent. Music has the potential to raise us up. To ennoble us. To give us the courage to not yield to despair. And to help us to make a stand against greed and war, oppression and exploitation, ignorance and injustice. And I believe that it was my father’s hope that we all carry this fire through these dark days in which we live, or, better, in his words, that we become “Volunteers Of America”.

    Marty Balin:

    I’m grateful to the wonderful musical journey my life continues to take. To all my fellow Jefferson Airplane band members, through its various changes, I thank you for a dream come true. It was the chemistry of our mixed passions and the love from our fans that led us to this celebratory lifetime achievement award, which I’m very proud to receive. Thank you.

  15. Brian Doyle
    October 17th, 2016 at 12:12 | #15

    Grace was always a creature of the moment and her speech was short. Grace’s magic was always from the bite of her muse and best delivered straight through the music. That’s why she always downplayed her talent when asked about it directly. Grace best expressed it through her painting. She leaves wordless a resplendent wonderland of the 60’s lavished with psychedelic finery and all the trappings that went along with it both spiritual, musical, and physical…

  16. johno
    October 17th, 2016 at 12:14 | #16

    Thanks Andy
    Every time I watch it I can’t believe we have Jack and Jorma or Hot Tuna still touring. We are incredibly lucky. And I get the feeling they are digging it.
    @Andy K

  17. Joey Hudoklin
    October 17th, 2016 at 16:58 | #17

    @johno
    Johno, I couldn’t agree with you’re statement more.
    They smoked the Grammy show.
    God I love HFT

  18. Jack Blind
    October 21st, 2016 at 17:40 | #18

    Nice…Family 1st…luv and peace, uncle jack

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