IT’S GETTING TRIBAL OUT THERE.

IT IS DEFINATELY GETTING TRIBAL OUTSIDE FRIENDS.   LOOKING OUT THE STUDIO WINDOW AT THE SCENE BELOW.  SQUIRRELS HOPPING FROM LIMB TO LIMB AND CLIMBING UP AND DOWN TREE TRUNKS.  BIRDS DIGGING FOR WORMS AND HUNTING STRAW FOR NESTS.  LOOKS LIKE A PAIR OF GEESE ARE THINKING ABOUT HAVING A BROOD ON THE SHORE LINE.  THEY’VE GOTTEN WAY BEYOND HEAVY PETTING.   A CRANE JUST FLEW BY HIGH OVER HEAD.   FISHERMEN IN WADERS ARE STROLLING UP AND DOWN STREAM.   THIS IS DRIVING THE GEESE CRAZY.  I WAS WALKING MILLIE WHEN ANOTHER DOG FROM UP THE LANE CAME RUNNING OVER TO SEE WAT SHE WAS UP TO.   LOTS OF SNIFFING.  BUDS ARE ON THE TWIGS.  LITTLE GREEN SHOOTS OF GRASS ARE STARTING TO SPROUT OUT OF THE OLD DRY GRASS.CLUMPS.  I SLIPPED DOWN THE HILL ON SOME WET YOUNG MOSS.  THAT STUFF IS WORSE THAN ICE WHEN IT COMES TO SLIPPING.  TWO WONDERFUL YOUNG FOLKS WHO MET WHILE WORKING AT THE CHATTERBOX ARE GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEKEND.  THEY’RE GOING TO BE A GREAT COUPLE.   AS FOR ME, I NOTICED THAT MY NOSE IS GETTING VERY STUFFED UP.  YES IT’S ANOTHER GREAT TRIBAL SPRING AND IT HAS SPRUNG.   THE USUAL SATURDAY LINE UP FOR TODAY ON THE STATION.   ENJOY AND GET A LITTLE TRIBAL YOURSELF.

MORE BLUEGRASS AND EARLY COUNTRY TONIGHT.

I DID A ONE HOUR BLUE GRASS AND EARLY CONTRY  SHOW FOR VRADIO NASHVILLE LAST NIGHT AND, THE HOUR WENT BY TOO FAST.  TURNS OUT I HAD WAY TOO MANY GREAT SONGS LEFT OVER.  SO, THERE’S ONLY ONE THING TO DO.   PLAY ‘EM SOME  MORE.   TONIGHT LET’S GET TOGETHER AND DO IT AGAIN.  SHOES OPTIONAL.   CALL IT A KIND OF HOE DOWN.  ( I THINK THAT MEANS PUT THE HOE DOWN AND DANCE AROUND A BIT.)   LET’S START SOMEWHERE AROUND 6PM.  COULD SOME ONE MAYBE SEND OUT FOR PIZZA OR FRY A BIT OF CHICKEN?  OK  GOOD.

POP POP SOMEHOW SURVIVED HIS YOUTH 3/31/14

DON’T ASK ME HOW BUT, SOMEHOW ALL MY FRIENDS AND I MANAGED TO SURVIVE OUR YOUNGER DAYS.   IT’S PROBABLY A MIRACLE.  WE MUST HAVE KEPT THE ANGELS SO BUSY THAT THEIR WINGS DROOPED.  PLAYING ON THE TRACKS, BIKE HIKES INTO OBLIVION, OLD JEEPS FROM HELL, AND MANIACS ALL GOT AFTER US.  BUT, SOMEHOW WE DODGED THEM ALL.   MUST HAVE BEEN SOMETHING IN THE BOSCO.  ENJOY THIS SEARING GLIMPSE INTO THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH.

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POP POP GOES FISHING YET AGAIN 3/24/14

OLE CAP’N SOUTH DOES IT AGAIN.  MORE TALES OF THE HIGH SEAS FOR YOU.  LAND LUBBERS TAKE HEED.  FEAR THE SPRING TIME GAILS OF RARITAN BAY.  DREAD YE THE WHALES OFF BARNEGAT LIGHT.  STAY YE CLOSE TO YORE WIFEYS AND CHILDREN FAR FROM THE HOWLING WAVES AND ENJOY IN SAFETY THESE TALL TALES O THE SEA.   OH, AND KEEP A KEAN EYE PEALED FOR THE CAT WHAT CLINGS TO YORE NECK.   ENJOY

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HEY KIDS IT’S SURVIVAL TIME

MIGHT START A LITTLE EARLY. WE’LL SEE.  FUNNY HOW PRETTY MUCH BY OURSELVES, ALL MY CHILDHOOD FRIENDS AND I SURVIVED CHILDHOOD.  I’LL BE RELAYING STORIES OF MY FRIENDS AND I AND OUR  QUEST TO STAY ALIVE  AT ALL COSTS. IT WASN’T EASY, BUT WITH VERY LITTLE HELP FROM THE GROWNUPS IN OUR LIFE, PRETTY MUCH ALL OF US MADE TO ADULTHOOD IN MOSTLY ONE PEICE.   ENJOY TONIGHT.   BE CAREFUL.  DON’T SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT.

THE SUDS ARE GONE

NO REALLY, THERE WAS THIS HUGE MOUNTAIN OF RIVER FOAM PILING BEHIND A LOG IN THE RIVER OUT BACK.  THE LOG IS LYING PERPENDICULAR TO THE CURRENT AND IS STUCK BEHIND TWO LARGE ROCKS.  THE LOG IS BIG ENOUGH TO HALT THE WATER FLOW AND COUNTLESS RIVER BUBBLES WERE TRAPPED OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS OR SO.  TO SAY THE LEAST, THINGS WERE STARTING TO PILE UP SOMETHING FIERCE.  I’D SAY THE FOAM PILE BEHIND THE LOG WAS ABOUT FOUR FEET HIGH, FOUR FOOT WIDE, AND, FIFTEEN FEET LONG.  IT WAS GROWING ABOUT SIX INCHES IN ALL DIRECTIONS EVERYDAY.   ALL DAY LONG, MORE LITTLE FLOATING BUBBLES RAN INTO IT FROM UPSTREAM AND JOINED WITH THE OTHERS INTO THIS MASSIVE FOAMALANCHE.  I THINK MILLIE OUR HOUND WAS ACTUALLY AFRAID OF IT.  WELL, LAST NIGHTS RAIN RAISED THE WATER LEVEL TO A POINT ABOVE THE TOP OF THE LOG AND THIS BUBBLE BEHEMOTH BROKE LOOSE AND MUST BE WOWING THE RIVER CRITTERS DOWNSTREAM NOW.  I DOUBT IT  BROKE UP.  LOOKED PRETTY STICKY.  MUST LOOK LIKE A MINI-DESTROYER HEADING OUT TO SEA.  I’LL BET IT MAKES IT ALL THE WAY TO DELEWARE BAY.   YOU FOLKS IN PHILLY KEEP A SHARP EYE PEELED.    WHILE YOU’RE WAITING FOR IT TO  STEAM BY YOUR SHORELINE, CONSIDER CHECKING OUT SONGS FROM THE KITCHEN TONIGHT AT 7PM.  NO LIVE SHOW FROM THE CHATTERBOX TODAY AS I HAVE TO WORK AT THE A&P THIS AFTERNOON.   ENJOY.  THAR SHE BLOWS.  HEAVE TO AND ALL THAT SAILOR TALK….AHOY

SPRING SPRUNGING

HI FRIENDS.  JUST GETTING THIS OUT A BIT LATE.  HAD A LONG DAY AT THE A&P.   TONIGHT AROUND 6:30 I’LL BE DOING A SHOW FEATURING SONGS ABOUT SPRING.  I MAY HAVE TO STRETCH A POINT IN SOME CASES BUT, WHAT THE HECK.  THIS WILL BE A ONE HOUR SHOW I’LL BE RECORDING FOR MY FRIENDS AT VRADIONASHVILLE.   SEE YOU SOON.   JUST THOUGHT I’D DO A SHORT SPRING OPUS TONIGHT.  NOTHING FANCY.  BLUEBIREDS INVITED.

CHIPMUNKS LIKE BOLOGNA

THAT’S RIGHT CHIPMUNKS LIKE BOLOGNA.  AT LEAST, I THINK THEY DO.  (MAYBE THEY JUST LIKE THE FILLER)  I LIKE TO THROW LEFTOVERS, THAT I THINK THE BIRDS AND CRITTERS MIGHT LIKE OUT FROM OUR DECK RAILING TOWARDS THE RIVER BELOW.  I HAD TWO SLICES OF OLD BOLOGNA.  THE FIRST ONE SAILED OUT NICELY LIKE A FLOPPY FRISBEE AND LANDED ON THE BEACH ABOUT TEN FEET FROM THE SHORE LINE.   THE SECOND SLICE WENT HAYWIRE AND HIT A LIMB AND FELL ABOUT FIVE FEET FROM THE DECK ON THE STEEP PATH FROM OUR HOUSE TO THE MIGHTY MUSKY.  I COULD JUST SEE MY WIFE SANDY SOMETIME NEXT WEEK COMING IN SCREAMING THAT SHE JUST STUMBLED DOWN THE STEPS AFTER SLIPPING ON SOME MOLDY BOLOGNA.   IT WOULD BE REAL HARD TO TELL HER IT WAS ME.   SO, THE HOUND AND I SNUCK OUTSIDE WITH PLANS TO RECOVER THE SLICE AND PUT IT CLOSER TO THE RIVER AND FURTHER FROM THE HOUSE.  GEE, WHEN WE GOT TO THE SPOT WHERE I WAS PRETTY SURE THE BOLOGNA WOULD BE, IT WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.  I WAS PRETTY SURE OF IT’S LANDING ZONE.  BUT, WHERE WAS IT.=?   WHEN SUDDENLY I LOOKED AND THERE IT WAS ALL FOLDED UP AND HALFWAY DOWN A BOROUGH.  IT WAS ALSO HALF MUNCHED WITH  LITTLE TINY TEETH MARKS ALL OVER IT.  BON APPETITE THERE LITTLE GUY.   YOU COULD HEAR CHATTERING DOWN BELOW.  PROBABLY CHIPMUNK FOR HEY KIDS WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT DAD FOUND.   WOW.  MA GET THE SKILLET.  WE’RE EATING LIKE KINGS TONIGHT.  DEAR OLD DAD CAME THROUGH IN A PINCH.   I’LL BE DONG A NICE EARLY ROCK AND ROLL SHOW TONIGHT STARTING AT 6PM.   NO BOLOGNA.

A NICE ENOUGH SUNDAY

TODAY, I’LL BE AT THE SLATE BELT INDOOR FLEA MARKET DOING A LIVE BROADCAST FROM ABOUT 10:30 TO 2:30 GIVE OR TAKE.  IT’S A GREAT CROWD TO PLAY FOR.  LOVE IT THERE.  COME ON OUT AND DO A LITTLE SHOPPING.   YOU’LL FIND DIRECTIONS ON MY WEBSITE IF YOU CLICK ON THE BANNER AD FOR THE SLATE BELT.   ALSO, I UNDERSTAND THAT MY PODCASTS CAN’T BE ACCESSED AT THE MOMENT.  I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE DOWN FOR REPAIR AND SHOULD BE BACK SOON.