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Thoughts About Future Old Favorites Playlists

  Thoughts About Future Playlists and Music Favorites One of my goals, when I first started to blog, was to present the music that I have listened to over the last fifty years! Wow! Has it really been that long? Anyway,  over the course of my blogging I have written many about my favorite musicians like John Prine, Phil Ochs and Tim Paxton But there are so many more that I want to write about. The problem has been that I  took the blog in a totally different direction. I  started to write more and more about discovering new music and new...

Americana, Blues, Folk

Late Summer and Fall 2017 Playlist – Americana and Blues

A  Six Pack Playlist of Americana/Folk and Blues and More I may never be able to catch up writing about the various albums I have been listening to over the last three to four months.  So I have decided to make a few playlists that will group the tracks roughly by genre. Here;'s what's on the first one.... Americana - Folk       Lew Jetton & 61 South - Palestine Blues  I started listening to this album, when we spent a week at the Jersey Shore back in August. It was the soundtrack for a couple of the runs...

Music

Another Great Toe-Tapping Album from Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival - Spirit to the Sea Yesterday I posted that two albums have stood out in my music rotation over the last few weeks. The first one was Hard Times the latest release from jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring. The second one is Spirit to the Sea from the Colorado Indie-Americana string band Trout Steak Revival. I first encountered the music of Trout Steak Revival back in 2012 , when I listened to their album Flight. After listening to that album I knew that this was a band that was going places. And they did! About Trout Steak Revival...

Jazz

New Music from Vincent Herring Joins My Music Rotation. Part 1

I do believe, two of the albums that have been in my music rotation for a few weeks. Now highlight my eclectic taste in music. One is the latest from jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring, while the other is from a bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival. While I don’t think I am alone with my live for both these genres of music, I would think I am in the minority. Anyway here is my take on the first of these two albums. Hard Times - Vincent Herring The first time I listened to this album the two other instruments that stood...

Anti-Aging

A Knee Injury and Dr. Amen lead to Positive Changes!

Goodbye Coffee and Coca-Cola - Hello Teas So last week was basically a week without exercising. The reason is that sometime during the previous week I reinjured my knee. It all began about a month ago, when I fell near the end of a four-mile run. I scraped my knee and a finger or two. Both of the scrapes healed over the next few weeks, but there was still some discomfort in the knee, particularly, when I put pressure on it. Then on Thursday night November 9th, my knee really hurt,  when I climbed into bed.  I worked the following morning...

Books

Finding Gobi – Dion Leonard – A Wonderful Tale

Finding Gobi: The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey - Dion Leonard Dion Leonard’s  Finding Gobi is the typical boy finds dog, boy loses dog, boy searches for dog, ultimately finds him and brings him home. Only the boy is an ultra- marathoner who races in some of the most grueling races around the globe. And it was at one of those races that Leonard found Gobi. The race was a grueling seven-day 155 mile run that crosses the China’s Gobi Desert. Gobi and Dion Leonard Meet Actually, I guess it’s more correct to say Gobi found...