Friday, May 12, 2006

MIkey Vernon Update

Hi Howdy.

It's Friday nite.

I had emailed Mike earlier tonite, just cuz, n decided I'd leave a message on his phone, too, thinkin he was in a hospital.

Had NO idea where or when he was, etc.


Bottom line, two new arterial stents, left n right.

He went in to Palo Alto VA Monday, out either Tuesday or Wed.

Home. Thriving. Happy and feeling great.

He asked me to let all you Howdians know, he's hopin to be at Spring Howdy.

N he REALLY wanted me to say for him, he's feeling good, REAL good.

No open heart surg, they go thru the leg veins, n well, he says he's breathing better and has more color than in more n a few years. Wow.

Ok, that's it. You got his phone, call him, let him know you care.

You don't got his phone, email me.

He could use some friendly voices in his ear . . . . :smile:

N dang, he's as chipper as anyone could be.

Show some love. Oinke him one time.

Love this town . . .

Thursday, May 11, 2006

No Hockey...and it's May...

Man, this is hard. I usually have some NHL action to keep me occupado this time of year when I'm not leaving for a festival yet. So I have to read stuff like this.
See there were two types of dominate peoples,
1. The Big Man IS SON OF GOD!!! OBEY OR YOU WILL DIE!!! Big Government with laws and rules of order enforced by the supporters of the Big Man who is the SON OF GOD. Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Calyphs, the Chinese.


2. The Super Light Cavalry from the grasslands kicking ass and taking over through a fine knowledge of the natural world, using the belief that life is hard and only the hardest and fastest will eat enough of it's neighbor while making sure the neighbors don't eat you. The Mongols, the Hun, the Comanche, Kiowa and Cheyenne.

The white guys got lucky and hit America at just the right time. The Cheyenne and Comanches had just had enough time to figure out that dang horse and were starting to gear up, especially with the fancy new rifles. The small pox and related plagues hit them just as their numbers were rocketting out of the 1500's mini Ice Age. Another couple of generations without conquest and the American Native would have had a couple of huge wars and the victor would own the land between the Rockies and the Cumberland Gap.

This link is the story from 3000 or so Before the Common Era of the first group. These are the people who became the guys who built Classic Greece, Ancient Rome and the Sewers of Paris. They also became the Pharoah's Guard, the Centarians of the Legion, the Templars, the Teutonic Knights and the Corporate Rulers of the World.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Calendar Info

Yo Howdy, my teach Kathy Barwick is comin to yer town, and I might just show up for the show, too.

She's tourin a bit with Brad Davis, so, here's the cut n paste from her email.

Rebecca Baumbaugh is the most recent fiddle player to hang with Berry's own Dale N Marilyn Barcellos, so, this show is loaded with some talent you might not have seen . . . .

We hope to make the show in Dah Cruz . . . the workshop should be real informative, so you git players take notice . . . . . . .

Begin Cut N Paste:

Saturday 27 May: Concert in Santa Cruz at the Cayuga Vault 831-426-7255
Sunday 28 May: Workshop in Santa Cruz (Steve Palazzo's) 831-426-7255

During the concerts Brad will be accompanied by myownself on dobro,
Rebecca Baumbach on fiddle, and Dan Miller on bass. (As a co-columnist in Dan's "Flatpicking Guitar Magazine" I'm pretty excited to play some music with Brad).

Info on Brad (check him out at
Brad Davis spent ten years performing on stage as a member
of Marty Stuart’s road band. For the past six years he has played lead
acoustic guitar with Earl Scruggs and Friends, and for the past five years
he has played with movie actor Billy Bob Thornton’s rock band. He's been the guitar player for the Sam Bush Band and also performed with John Jorgenson’s Gypsy jazz quintet.

Brad has worked for, or recorded with, Billy Bob Thornton, Sheryl Crow, Warren Zevon, Sam Bush, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, The Forester Sisters, Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Lee Roth, and The Sweethearts of the Rodeo. He is currently the host of Commerce County Line, a singer/songwriter program on the iTelevision network. His two solo recordings “I’m Not Gonna Let My Blues Bring Me Down” and “This World Ain’t No Child Anymore”, both on the FGM label, have been released to rave reviews.

You Yonder Fans

Anyone ever heard them cut a 7:19 minute version of Take Five?

I got these downloads, with no names of bands . . . . .

There's this acoustic version, Take Five . . . . it's got some electric piano, mando, acoustic git, string dawghouse . . . sweet as magnolias in four wheel drive yadda yadda yadda . . .

Great stuff, great great musicianship on this . . . could be a Craven beating a zucchini for percussion for all I know . . . sounds Denver high . . . .

Howdy Newbie From Laure

Don't panic, she's a KPIG squealer, she's a usta be camper Berry Head AT or NEAR Howdy for years, she will camp off the side somewhere and not in YOUR spot, but, when she rolls in and shouts HOWDDYYYYYYYYY!!! don't be runnin her off like she was the plague or tryin to steal yer plot or pot . . . . her name is Linda Rust, and she will come forewarned about MOST of yas . . . make her welcom, THEN show her where to camp so it dont cheese alla yas off . . . if she had kid or kids, don't cuss too much till Debbie's Cocktail Party, she will be prepared for THAT one . . . lol

Newbies Jim Wilson n Kym won't be making it this spring fest, btw. Or so they say, as of today.

'never leaving' comes to mind . . yet, now, still, again, more than ever . .

It's This Oakie Buddy Ya See

He keeps sendin me really funny stuff . . .


Do you know what happened this week back in 1850, in California?
California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gun fights in the streets.
So basically, it was just like California today except the women had real
breasts and men didn't hold hands.


Well, "I" thought it was funny . . . YVMV?

Hey, it's out...

Who's playing? Who cares?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

For Tub, N Da Cuz

From an internet pal, who now lives there, n LOVES it.

You know you're from Okie-homa if:

1. You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah, and Chickasha.

2. You think that people who complain about the wind in their states are

3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look
for a funnel.

4. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on
the highway.

5. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

6. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by
the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.

7. Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.

8. You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.

9. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

10. You measure distance in minutes. ("I'm about 5 minutes away.")

11. You refer to the capital of Oklahoma as "The City."

12. It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in
an airplane crash.

13. Little smokies are something you serve only for special occasions.

14. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.

15. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

16. You know cowpies are not made of beef.

17. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding

18. You have known someone who has had one belt buckle bigger than your

19. A bad traffic jam involves 2 cars staring each other down at a 4-way
stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.

20. You know in which state "Miam-uh" is and in which state "Miam-ee"

21. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all
in the same store.

22. Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it.

23. A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol. A Ford F350 4x4 is.

24. You know everything goes better with Ranch.

25. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.

26. You actually get these jokes and are "fixin" to send them to your

27. Finally, you are 100% Oklahoman if you have ever heard this
"You wanna Coke?"
"What kind?"
"Dr. Pepper."

Forget you.

Yep, another video link.

Somethings just make you want to shake your head and chuckle quietly to yourself in angst. Then there's this stuff

Caution, Windows Media Player File. Not only a download but supports Bill Gates, Barry Bonds and the Kentuckey Derby.

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