Tuesday, 06/30/09, Public Square

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18 responses to “Tuesday, 06/30/09, Public Square

  1. Let’s talk about banjos. Nothing else. Just banjos.
    Did you know that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that banjos were so popular that there were huge bands with nothing but banjos!
    They made them in different sizes, from bass banjo all the way up to small 4 string tenor banjos.
    Isn’t this the only true American instrument?

    Are there any bluegrass fans out there?

    • How about mandolins Sekan? We’ve got 75 of the antique suckers from Austin, Texas. Some dude put them all on eBay in one lot. Should have seen Australian Customs when they saw all the friggin mandolins. Washburns, Gibsons and Larsons…..

    • wicked

      I loved bluegrass before I’d ever listen to country. When someone says banjo, I think of Jerry VanDyke, playing away on his.

    • Pedant

      Yeah, I love bluegrass. In fact, I’m a big fan of grungegrass and other American roots music, too.

      But Dr. Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, and did I mention Dr. Ralph Stanley?

      Check these guys out, a couple of brothers from North Carolina, who’ll be over in the opry house next door one week from tonight:

  2. A plane crashes into the Indian ocean and a five year old survivor is found. If this report is true, it will make me believe in modern-day miracles.

  3. tosmarttobegop

    At times I feel there is not enough laughter in my life. This always makes me laugh! This is the version that Oberman should be showing instead of the one he shows.

    • wicked

      Looks like he has ants in his pants.

      That’s not a funny thing. It happened to me when I was 3 in the Everglades. I remember something like a big pool with green all around (plants & trees) and that I was tired, tired, tired of walking, so I sat down on the edge of the sandy path. It wasn’t long before I was on my feet, screaming. My mom had to remove my underwear, which was full of red fire ants.

      One of those very clear memories people say a child can’t possibly remember at that age. I have more from the same trip. I can’t remember what I did last week, but I can remember when I was 3.

  4. Just dropped in for a bit. I’m slowly getting better re: the arm. Leg is progressing quite well; at PT yesterday, did quite a bit without the brace. OT; arm has quite a bit of tone, hindering any real work. Never knew a 1 1/2 lb. dumbbell could be such a problem.

    Came into the office to meet with a client, then going home. It’s still going to be a while before I’m ready to get back to work on anything resembling full time.

  5. tosmarttobegop

    BUt then when I am really down hearted I play both jump and then farting

  6. G-stir

    I can’t help thinking it’s 2000 , and Iran has just elected it’s own Shrub!

  7. David B

    Minnesota Decision: Al Franken Won, Supreme Court Says

    • wicked

      Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music!!

      Yeeeehawww! Now let’s pass the health care the way it should be.