Launching light at the Psylo

Launching light at the Psylo

Last I went back over to the Fur Peace Ranch to see Chris Samardizch of the Brotherhood Of LIghts launch the beautiful light show he put together for us at the Psylodelic Museum. Hard to shoot decent pictures in low light with an iPhone… but all things considered, this isn’t bad. The projection on the Psylo was beautiful. The liquid light show with music on the second floor of the Museum, was breathtaking! Chris and his pals are true artists!

The weekend we are hosting Steve Earle who is not only teaching a writing class but is also playing two sold out shows Saturday and Sunday night. Also on board for the weekend is my good pal G.E.Smith who is always welcome here at the Ranch or anywhere. A good time is sure to be had by all.

Also on board for a presentation is Dick Boak and Craig Thatcher from Martin Guitars. We’re going to have big fun!

Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are...

Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are...


  1. Comment made on April 9, 2013 by Rich Gustafson

    Congrats on 16yrs of Fur Peacefulness!

  2. Comment made on March 27, 2013 by Barbara Jacobs

    I f**kin’ love that quote !

    Within the last couple of hours, I used it in two e-mails:
    One: to Teresa Williams
    and another, to Russell Schlagbaum.

    I intend to use it on a daily basis. I have plenty of opportunities.
    Of course, I will always attribute it to you.

    I f**kin’ love it.
    I need it.
    Now, I have it in my repertoire.

  3. Comment made on March 26, 2013 by Barbara Jacobs

    I LOVE that G.E. quote!

    I’ve been using it ever since reading your comment about it here.

    As I talk to a lot of people all day, about many things:
    whatever the topic in question:

    That’s my newest, best quote.
    It says it all!

    Love G.E.:
    He brings good things to life.

  4. Comment made on March 26, 2013 by kathy

    Jorma, the psylo looks incredible! I can’t wait to finally get to Fur Peace Ranch and see it in person. I popped in to wish you, Vanessa, Izze, Zach, and the entire FPR family Happy Passover! Chag Pesach Sameach! Be well, Kathy

  5. Comment made on March 25, 2013 by John B

    I haven’t ben paying attention. What is the psylo all about?

  6. Comment made on March 25, 2013 by johno

    Ohhhhh! Now i get it – it’s Psylo – like silo! Jorma, did you ever see the silo on route 28 near phonecia. It has seating inside and they have a giant kaleidescope show when you look up.

  7. Comment made on March 25, 2013 by Brett


    Yes…words to live by!!

    And here’s the Corrected / PG-13 / properly edited version of GE’s advice……………… (Sigh…I can now fingerpick (Many thanks to Jorma and Marjorie!!!)..But I have yet to learn to type)………………………“Just F#*$!! Dig In!”




  8. Comment made on March 24, 2013 by Barbara Jacobs

    I love that G.E. quote!@Brett

  9. Comment made on March 24, 2013 by Walt Hetfield

    Sounds like y’all had a fun weekend.

  10. Comment made on March 23, 2013 by Brett

    Congrats on FPR year 16 to Jorma, Vanessa, John, and the whole FPR staff!

    My first Ranch trip was at end of year 10….with GE…(A Born again experience it was…as were my other 3 FPR workshops)

    Advice GE gave me on guitar playing, which is the best advice I EVER got on guitar playing (and life in general I guess) was four (4) simple words…

    “Just *#*$!! Dig In!” In!!” (G rated version of his advice)

    Thanks GE!!


  11. Comment made on March 22, 2013 by pete

    Jimmy Durante’s Good night Mrs. Calabash

  12. Comment made on March 22, 2013 by HOGAN


    Good luck and much success with the Psylo.
    Great quote from the late and great James Francis Durante….that brought back some childhood memories.

    Take Care

  13. Comment made on March 22, 2013 by Robert

    Congrats to you on Fur Peace Ranch anniversary.

    If you don’t mind, check out this kid playing like Papa John on fiddle.

    He sounds like he’d fit right in at the ranch.

  14. Comment made on March 21, 2013 by Barbara Jacobs

    It all looks wonderful, plus Steve Earle and G.E.Smith!

    P.S. to G.E.:
    Doctor Robert Levine was our dentist, back in the 1970s/80-ishs.
    I was just up at his office today. Doctor Bob is retired and teaching dentistry in Arizona.
    Dr. Donald Marks is still running the Manhattan office.

  15. Comment made on March 21, 2013 by carlo pagliano

    The enormous Psylodelic Smokestack of the flagship =FurPeaceRanch= appeared flashing along the 42nd parallel north last night.
    It’s springtime all along the parallel now.
    It’s the World Poetry Day today, just in time to celebrate Captain Kaukonen as our ‘Poet Number One’.
    Anything turns into a Heavenly Poem with the Captain at the helm.
    ‘Turns the dead air into sound’ to say it with Grace.
    Steady As She Goes Jorma!

  16. Comment made on March 21, 2013 by Cyndy Consentino

    Dear Jorma,
    The Psylo looks incredible!
    Can’t wait to see it in July!
    Enjoy the upcoming weekend!


  17. Comment made on March 21, 2013 by mikie

    I got to see the completed Psylo a couple weeks ago when I was dropping off some artifacts. Your folks did a wonderful job on carpentry, construction, and lighting; I can’t wait to see the exhibits Saturday evening.
    Certainly takes the Ranch to a new level, it will be something to show my grandkids about the era I grew up in. My best to you all, m

  18. Comment made on March 20, 2013 by SAW

    Nice! Brings back memories of the liquid light shows at the JA Concert, old Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA and the Atlantic City Rock Festival. Good ole rockers still goin’ strong! HT, hear ye in Glenside and Harrisburg. Jorma, bring on the light show, ha ha ha!

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