No music on the little stage today!

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Yeah, we had 60+ MPH wind for a couple of days. Rain too, as you can see. The boat ramp and little stage were under water. You just can’t mess with Mother Nature. The power is still out at the Fur Peace Ranch, three days later. We’ve got three Genny’s down at the Ranch, but propane isn’t cheap. At least we didn’t loose the walk in freezer like we would have in the old days.

I was taking these pictures while I was down in Pomeroy visiting Vanessa’s new boutique, River Of Time. Check the link. Vanessa just won’t stop to take a breath. The official opening will be April 1, 2023. Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, we’re no fooling around.

It’s hard to get perspective, but these are not small waves.

Photo by Jorma Kaukonen

Well, as I write this today, the storm is in the rear view mirror, but we’re all dealing with after effects that just won’t stop coming. Losing power is a drag, but it could have been worse. There are more rivers that The River Of Time On The Move!

Well… heading down to the FPR for another Zoom class.


  1. Comment made on April 6, 2023 by eaglesteve

    Zissen Pesach to the Kaukonens and Tuna Nation

  2. Comment made on April 1, 2023 by eaglesteve

    I had to look it up. Good one Joe K.
    Sidd Finch is a fictional baseball player, the subject of the notorious April Fools’ Day hoax article “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch” written by George Plimpton and first published in the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated.

  3. Comment made on April 1, 2023 by Joe K

    I saw Sid’s perfect game. Still have the the ball he signed for me after the Game.

  4. Comment made on April 1, 2023 by Ham Neggs

    The Smiths, G. E. & Grace are joining Pete Sears, Larry ,Teresa, John,Jack, and Jorma this afternoon for an impromptu performance following the dynamic debut of Sid Finch for the New York Metropolitans Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  5. Comment made on March 31, 2023 by BrendanC

    I was once lesser half to a fine Italian-American lady, who believes rubber tree plants bestow good fortune when gifted to those opening shops. Were I local, I would deliver one to Ms K’s. If you believe appropriate Jorma, would you do so and say it’s from the loons on the site? There is no chain-letter type penalty involved with declining.

  6. Comment made on March 31, 2023 by BrendanC

    After three mile Pres Carter brought father of Nuke Navy fleet out of retirement to restructure civilian oversight, which he spent remainder of his life doing. Book you mention revealed oversight prior was a joke. Anyway, either carbon capture and/or small modulars (built off site) will bring construction and then operational/maintenance jobs to the river valley. Guitar camps and related shops will be needed.

  7. Comment made on March 31, 2023 by mikie

    Brendan, if you do some research on the Zimmer power plant near Moscow, OH, you’ll find they tried to build it as a nuke back in the 80’s I believe. It was a construction disaster and the entire project had to be scrapped and re-built for coal. Now, it’s owners are shutting the plant completely last I heard.
    Read a book “The Cult of the Atom” by a member of union of concerned scientists. Worth it. m

  8. Comment made on March 31, 2023 by Joe K

    Good to hear. Thank You. The owner also has a summer home on the NJ coast. Longport,NJ.

  9. Comment made on March 30, 2023 by Brian Doyle

    Brother in Jorma Joe K…I went to 903 Kings Crown Court on my bicycle today…It is about 3 miles away…The house was obviously recently built and is what is called a “Hurricane House” built to the most recent codes…Didn’t have a scratch on it…The house next to it was washed through and in bad shape…I have a photo of 903 on my cell phone…Sun Dial is gutted-through and ready for re-build…

  10. Comment made on March 30, 2023 by BrendanC

    On power generation and the Ohio River: I’ve been proponent of nuclear fission and been reading a trade journal online for about 15 years, since becoming a climate alarmist. Modular 100mw reactors will be delivered by end of this decade. I don’t think you can get one for your home, but existing coal burning plants are cited as places these things can be delivered and readily tied into grid. Wondering where residents near Ohio River coal plants are on this. What about No Nukes era musicians?

  11. Comment made on March 30, 2023 by greg johnson

    Get a back up generator,I did years ago and feed it from my propane tank,no more gasoline jugs.You’ll wonder why you did not get one sooner.You get one hoping you’ll never need it,but you will.It’s a piece of mind,you’ll sleep better.

    • Comment made on March 30, 2023 by Jorma

      Hey Greg

      I’ve got four full house Generacs… three at the Fur Peace Ranch and one at my house… What’s not to love?

  12. Comment made on March 30, 2023 by Rob

    Nyack is a great town and it used to be a real blast to hang out there in ancient times. Eastwicks was a killer bar with a great jukebox (lots of Motown) and once a week, on a weeknight (i forget which night), the Eastwick Review Band played some serious music–rock, R&B, fusion. That place was IT. Piermont is also a nice town. It was always great to catch Jorma at the Turning Point as well as folks like Albert Collins, Richard Thompson, Lonnie Mack. Piermont was also a blast back in the day. I think i spent so much time at the Krackerbox Tavern (sp?) that they could declare me as a resident for tax purposes. Too bad the whole area got so upscale but it still has a good vibe. Speaking of Valley Cottage, the Valley Cottage Pub was also a great place to go and get stupid.

  13. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by Ric Siler

    @Brian Doyle
    Keep the faith brother. We’ve been in Nyack since ’93 and I really can’t imagine living anywhere else. And not just because of the river, though it is gorgeous!

  14. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by Ric Siler

    The Big W, huh? I’l take it under consideration! lol

  15. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by BrendanC

    @Ric Siler

    Hey, Ric: I long ago put out my colloquial name for the Cuomo Bridge, which is Big W, or simply The W, but it hasn’t caught on, yet. Maybe you can drop here and there, as if it’s common knowledge.

  16. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by Joe K

    Do you live near 903 Kings Ct. Drive. The owner of the Construction Co. I used to work for lives at that address. I understand he got his Rolls Royce off the island before the storm.

    Thank you

  17. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by Brian Doyle

    I lived in Valley Cottage from 66 to 2000 and went to High School and worked in Nyack…Rivers are heavy and the Hudson is no exception…A river runs through it…I maintained the Long Path over Nyack (the blue trail)…Nyack was and still is a rockin town, even though society is sort of displacing rock with an info-mercial culture…You can catch local guitar talent down in the bars on Main St…And The Turning Point is a great venue for the choice talent it books…

    Still without power in my wrecked house here in Florida…I have water from the outside spigot and hose…

  18. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by eaglesteve

    Happy Birthday V………and many more

  19. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by Ric Siler

    @Brian Doyle

    Hi Brian, do you live in Nyack now or is this where you’re from? As to the Captain and the Hook, it isn’t impossible that he made it up there at some point because I know he played the Turning Point and other places in the area, but then when you’re on tour I guess you’re hitting the road and not much time for hikes. When they played in Nyack however it was winter and there was actually snow!!! So Jorma, next time you’re in the Nyack area let’s get together and hit the trail to the top of the Hook. It’s one of the best views of the Hudson Valley that I know of.

  20. Comment made on March 29, 2023 by Brian Doyle

    The river is way up from when I saw it last July when I went to the show at the Ranch…I wonder if Jorma ever made it up to Hook Mountain in Nyack back in the day in my homeland…

  21. Comment made on March 28, 2023 by Ric Siler

    Ah the mighty Ohio! I’ve never lived anywhere not on a river. I was born in Kentucky on the Ohio, grew up in WV, on the Ohio and went to college in Huntington, WV, on the Ohio. It’s beautiful river. Then a few years in Charleston, on the Kanawha, and now . . . ah the mighty Hudson. Nyack (yes Tuna played here several years ago) is on the widest part of the river, the Tappan Zee . . . anyway . . . those pix of Pomeroy got me going!

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