To usher y’all into a spectacular weekend

Smoking Joe and Bnois King, Texas guitar blues at its finest…. and they’re playing tonight at Blind Willie’s…..

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N-GA

April 24th, 2009
4:52 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 24th, 2009
4:59 pm

Thank goodness it’s Friday and we can forget the politics and get to the music. Good choic on this one, Jay. And since you have pretty eclectic tastes and seem to appreciate underappreciated talent, you ever seen this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QaWUjJkBZA&feature=related

I Report/ You Whine

April 24th, 2009
5:05 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Henrietta Hughes is still struggling to make ends meet.

Unemployed and homeless, she caught national attention during President Obama’s visit to Fort Myers when she asked for his help. After her plea, Hughes was given a free place to stay, but she still can’t find a job and may soon find herself homeless again.

Might as well party, cause that’s all you’re gonna get out of Obozo.

Oh, that and a bunch of promises.

maxwell

April 24th, 2009
5:14 pm

Jay,

Smokin’ Joes at Blind Willies tonight? Maybe I’ll re-visit the Highlands .. Haven’t been ther in awhile!

Hillbilly…In my humble opinion I believe Stanley Jordan was equal to if not better than the likes of Earl Klugh, George Benson and Pat Methaney…Just to mention a few.

Whiner this ought to send you into seizures! Democrat Scottt Murphy wins House race after James Tedisco concedes ..The diverse district he won stretches from the rural Adirondack Mountains, south of the Canadian border, to the mid-Hudson Valley, north of New York City. It has more than 196,000 registered Republicans compared to about 125,000 Democrats.

Have a good weekend everybody

Mr. Snarky

April 24th, 2009
5:16 pm

Whiner…so are you sending Henrietta a check or what?
If you’re so concerned about her and all.

Jay

April 24th, 2009
5:34 pm

No Hillbilly, I had not!

Awesome. At first I couldn’t believe all that was coming from one guitar. Thanks!

AmVet

April 24th, 2009
5:35 pm

He’s no Bob Wills, but still pretty tasty.

And dig that sweet semi-hollow body Gibson he’s paying…

@@

April 24th, 2009
5:43 pm

Hillbilly:

How does that guy render such clear notes picking off the frets?

Paul

April 24th, 2009
6:16 pm

Jay

No matter what happens during the week, you sure know how to end it on a fine note (no pun intended). It’s now a tradition – thanks.

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 24th, 2009
6:21 pm

@@

If I knew that I’d be a tons better picker than I am (or was I’ve suffered a hand injury and can’t play much anymore).
(IWH)

To answer your question he’s using a 2 handed tapping technique. If you watch closely a lot of the time he isn’t picking with his right hand, he is pushing his finger against the fret board. If there is anybody else in the same league with him playing this way I’m not aware of them.

Cherokee

April 24th, 2009
6:26 pm

thanks Hillbilly – very cool

I loved his rendition of Stairway to Heaven – which of course is the best song ever written… :)

RW-(the original)

April 24th, 2009
6:37 pm

Why are the Refresh Gremlins always at their worst when there’s a You Tube embed?

Midori

April 24th, 2009
6:46 pm

RW,

maybe because there’s a nut loose on your keyboard? :)

Bosch

April 24th, 2009
7:44 pm

RW and Midori,

Or part of a phalange – hehehehe. I think you missed the earlier dialogue Midori, the most exciting part of my day was cleaning my keyboard – those things are gross, but I did invent a really cool tool to make the work lots more efficient. I thought I was gonna be rich until RW ruined it for me and told me that keyboards are about the price of a good cheeseburger these days – but it is more environmentally friendly just to just clean them (and if anyone wants to buy my new “Bosch keyboard cleaning tool” they are a real deal at $100!!!).

TnGelding

April 24th, 2009
8:19 pm

I Report/ You Whine

April 24th, 2009
5:05 pm

The rest of the story:

She’s getting job training and has a job interview next week.

http://www.winknews.com/news/local/43385017.html

DB, Gwinnettian

April 24th, 2009
8:25 pm

If I knew that I’d be a tons better picker than I am

Well, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar pickers in Nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
On a Tennessee anthill
Yeah, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar cases in Nashville
And any one that unpacks his guitar could play
Twice as better than I will

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 24th, 2009
8:29 pm

DB:

A friend who used to play in Nashville told me, “If you live in Nashville, odds are the guy who picks up your garbage is a better guitar player than you are”.

DB, Gwinnettian

April 24th, 2009
8:39 pm

the guy who picks up your garbage is a better guitar player than you are

No doubt. Of course, I must (sadly) report that whatever modest guitar proficiency I had has dwindled from lack of practice over the years. It’s like re-learning every time I pick it up.

yeah, boo-hoo… pleasant weekend, all.

Susan Myers

April 24th, 2009
8:43 pm

Well done, Shane!

Expect a call from Michael Steele, asking you to apologize to Lamebug.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/24/shane-murphy-freed-pirate_n_191290.html

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 24th, 2009
8:45 pm

DB

Hang in there and don’t give it up. As Duane Allman said, “If you keep picking at it, it’ll never heal”.

Susan Myers

April 24th, 2009
8:54 pm

Michele Bachmann: “CO2 Is A Natural Byproduct of Nature!”

Palin/Bachmann 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAaDVOd2sRQ

I Report/ You Whine

April 24th, 2009
8:59 pm

You wanna talk blues and guitar work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zISiQ6PqATI

You really have to admire that solo.

jon

April 24th, 2009
9:13 pm

Bosch – Just put the keyboard in the dishwasher.

Susan Myers

April 24th, 2009
9:18 pm

Document: Military Agency Referred To ‘Torture,’ Questioned Its Effectiveness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/24/AR2009042403171_pf.html

Cherokee

April 24th, 2009
9:29 pm

Palin/Bachman 2012 – I like it!

jt

April 24th, 2009
9:47 pm

Nothing fancy, but this is two MASTERS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8uk7vlk0sE

I Report/ You Whine

April 24th, 2009
10:07 pm

Gee, I thought the democrats and Obozo were going to bring science up to speed?-

Possible Swine Flu Outbreak At NYC Prep School…
Most fatal flu victims aged between 25-45…
Swine flu could infect trade and travel…
Schwarzenegger has ‘rigorous’ plan…
WHO ready with antivirals…
The mysterious respiratory illness…
CDC says too late to contain…
60 DEAD: Mexico City launches huge vaccination campaign…
CLOSE TO 1,000 SUSPECTED CASES…
Heighten Risk of Pandemic…
Concerns in California, Texas…
Mutated from pigs, transmitted to humans…
Mexico has not suffered serious flu epidemic before…

Would somebody please call Bushie before this gets out of hand?

@@

April 24th, 2009
10:13 pm

Hillbilly:

I see what you mean about pushing against the frets. I’ve never played an electric guitar so I wouldn’t know how they respond. An interesting technique. He definitely gets into it. It’s as though he’s transported.

Thanks for the newbie.

@@

April 24th, 2009
10:25 pm

jon

April 24th, 2009
10:26 pm

A reply to Jay’s previous blog about Victory.

By Jay’s logic, the Oklahoma City bombing means that the United States lost the Indian Wars?

moonbat betty

April 24th, 2009
10:35 pm

I Report/ You Whine

April 25th, 2009
7:37 am

Well, except for one point: “the huge savings that they claimed on defense spending, which was a total fraud.” Mr. Gregg refers to the fact that the administration’s budget builds the full cost of the surge in Iraq into the budget baseline. Under that assumption, we would continue to appropriate money for the surge every year for the next 10 years. That allows the administration to “find” $1.6 trillion in savings, “all of which is spending we would never do,” according to Mr. Gregg.-Wall Street Journal

But it makes the brainwashed go eewwww.

RW-(the original)

April 25th, 2009
7:57 am

Here’s a little more great guitar work. It really cranks up at about the 4:55 mark.

jt

April 25th, 2009
8:08 am

RW-(the original)

April 25th, 2009
8:48 am

TnGelding

April 25th, 2009
9:01 am

RW-(the original)

April 25th, 2009
8:48 am

I’ll take my chances with Pantywaist. He mopped the floor with the opposition during the campaign. Besides, Cheney is probably bluffing.

More on derivatives:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aAqPKpl2zjkg

http://www.usfca.edu/~gonzales/web650/Freddie%20Mac%20Risk.pdf

http://www.usfca.edu/~gonzales/Web–617/CDOs.pdf

TnGelding

April 25th, 2009
9:03 am

I Report/ You Whine

April 25th, 2009
7:37 am

Stay tuned. Spending will be cut, and massively, in FY2011.

AmVet

April 25th, 2009
9:11 am

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says a Democratic proposal to limit global warming pollution will “punish the American people”…

One day 10 or 15 years from now, it is likely a child of one of these neo-conned elitists will appear on the world’s stage and say, “I apologize for my father and his co-ostriches who saw doing the right thing as “punishment”. They had the chance to leave us a better world, a decent home and a healthier, unpoisoned planet and they refused. They were willfully uninformed men who saw only one green thing in their entire lives – the Almighty Dollar.

Their over-arching hatred of “liberalism” was bigger than their ability to confront peril or their willingness to understand the reality. So they shrunk from the challenge and their sacred duty as brothers, fathers and men. In spite of the obvious danger they continued to enable and support the nonchalant pillaging and the willful raping of our air, our water and our land.”

Even so, others of greater vision and larger conscience now call the shots and they refused to allow the card carrying members of the 21st Century Flat Earth Society and the Party of Just Say No to continue derailing the efforts of their more enlightened and moral neighbors. Though they have and will, to their dying days, keep up their misguided efforts to deny the threat and stick their collective heads in the sand.

Yet, a glimmer of hope from one of the unusually sensible and ethical Republicans…

WASHINGTON – Former Republican Sen. John Warner of Virginia says dealing with climate change is a national security issue that must be addressed.

But Warner told a House panel there will be “a rough road ahead” if greenhouse gases are to be reduced. He cautioned against moving too quickly when technology to curtail heat-trapping emissions may not be available.

Still, Warner said future generations will judge what lawmakers do — or not do — today to address global warming.

Yes sir, Mr. Senator.

And…

Gingrich himself last year appeared in a commercial sitting beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that was paid for by Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection. In it, Gingrich said that while he doesn’t always see eye to eye with Pelosi, “we do agree our country must take action to address climate change.”

One could hope this was one of the man’s more lucid moments but probably was just political posturing by the de facto darling of the anti-environment, anti-science, anti-knowledge Reich-wing…

Taxpayer

April 25th, 2009
9:16 am

“This is America!” “We don’t freaking say frakking on TV.” We’re better than that! Who would have ever thought that two voices of reason, Smith and Colbert, would be found on FOX and the Comedy Network. We should have elected them instead of Bush and Cheney.

TW

April 25th, 2009
9:35 am

Well stated, AmVet. Yes, the global warming issue does appear to be one of the easier litmus tests for idiocy. That the rightwing has chosen it as a foothold only screams volumes about their present peril.

Perhaps Newt is a closet lib taking one for the team?

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 25th, 2009
10:45 am

@@ :

It’s sort of a hammer and pulloff technique. Some body who does it well could probably explain it to you better than me. Thanks for the Erik Mongrain post. I was unaware of him.

RW:

Dave Mason is an extremely underrated musician.

Thanks to all who posted guitar links. I enjoyed each and every one.

A few of my favorites in no particular order: Toy Caldwell, Buddy Guy, Leo Kottke, Doyle Dykes, Tony Rice, Glen Campbell, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, Steve Wariner, Mark Knopfler, B B King, Duane Allman, Barry Bailey, Don Rich (of the Buckaroos), Junior Brown, Ernie Isley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry Reed, Roy Buchanan, Steve Howe, Eric Johnson and that’s just the highlights.