Thread: Jhawker Diary Nine

Jhawker - 1/19/2009 at 03:13 AM

Here is the new home for the diary. Every one is invited to take part. Please do not use diary ocho. Tyler


No1ToRunWith - 1/19/2009 at 03:20 AM

WHOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO


No1ToRunWith - 1/19/2009 at 03:21 AM

How are you T?


No1ToRunWith - 1/19/2009 at 03:23 AM

One


No1ToRunWith - 1/19/2009 at 03:29 AM


Desolation Row (Part 1)

Desolation Row (Part 2)


lolasdeb - 1/19/2009 at 04:56 AM

Hey JHawker! Part 9 even! Glad to see you are keeping the family alive over here, Tyler! Just finished assembling my computer and setting up my internets at home and what better place to make my maiden post than right here with you and the rest of the JHawkers!


Sang - 1/19/2009 at 06:19 AM

and I was just getting used to Ocho.........


susea - 1/19/2009 at 10:50 AM

Good Morning. It so wonderful to have Tyler back.

Eric, Good to read you'll be able to attend a Beacon show. Many are in search for that weekend so my eyes are wide open. Alec still needs a pair for the 20th. I think as time gets closer some may be released so keep the faith. Once they go thru the presale tix, often there are some put back in the pool. Kirk always says keep an eye on TM late afternoons too. I also think late night hours may bring luck to some also. Will you go with Rick to DTB Boston HOB? I'll be with Mary.

[Edited on 1/19/2009 by susea]


susea - 1/19/2009 at 11:52 AM

The Blues Is Alright...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxnlz1r94lY&feature=channel_page


No1ToRunWith - 1/19/2009 at 03:30 PM

quote:
Good Morning. It so wonderful to have Tyler back.

Eric, Good to read you'll be able to attend a Beacon show. Many are in search for that weekend so my eyes are wide open. Alec still needs a pair for the 20th. I think as time gets closer some may be released so keep the faith. Once they go thru the presale tix, often there are some put back in the pool. Kirk always says keep an eye on TM late afternoons too. I also think late night hours may bring luck to some also. Will you go with Rick to DTB Boston HOB? I'll be with Mary.

[Edited on 1/19/2009 by susea]


by myself to HOB


No1ToRunWith - 1/20/2009 at 01:29 AM

I worked a whole shift now a ^


Sang - 1/20/2009 at 02:14 AM

need to get a few pages going so we can find this one.......


Sang - 1/20/2009 at 02:43 AM

No1 block..........


No1ToRunWith - 1/20/2009 at 03:01 AM

thanks


Jhawker - 1/20/2009 at 04:28 AM

I thought it was time for a new diary because some of the other members might not speak Spanish.


No1ToRunWith - 1/20/2009 at 04:55 AM

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I thought it was time for a new diary because some of the other members might not speak Spanish.


de nada


jasonvancura - 1/20/2009 at 05:56 AM

My mom went for an upper G.I. this morning because food has been getting stuck in her esophagus. She will find out the results in a few days.


SmilingJack - 1/20/2009 at 10:20 PM

Hey Tyler,
9 Diaries!!!! Wow. One of the most prolific threads ever on the ABB website. Did you imagine this when we moved over here? I am sure glad you started the first diary.
Happy New Administration to all! I look for and hope for mainly a major change in attitude where people can and will care for each other no matter the other's politics and we all care more for Mother Earth. I do believe we have at least on more very bad economic year with more company closings and job losses, but I hope we have a good attitude and hang in together while we battle to get this great nation working together, more efficiently, once again.


lolasdeb - 1/20/2009 at 10:22 PM

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Happy New Administration to all! I look for and hope for mainly a major change in attitude where people can and will care for each other no matter the other's politics and we all care more for Mother Earth. I do believe we have at least on more very bad economic year with more company closings and job losses, but I hope we have a good attitude and hang in together while we battle to get this great nation working together, more efficiently, once again.
Hear, Hear! Happy New Administration to you, too, Jack!


susea - 1/21/2009 at 12:15 AM

quote:
My mom went for an upper G.I. this morning because food has been getting stuck in her esophagus. She will find out the results in a few days.

Good luck to your mom Jason! Hope it's nothing too serious. Perhaps reflux could be the problem?


susea - 1/21/2009 at 12:16 AM

Today we turned over a new leaf! I welcome the change and feel optimistic!


Jhawker - 1/21/2009 at 01:30 AM

quote:
Hey Tyler,
9 Diaries!!!! Wow. One of the most prolific threads ever on the ABB website. Did you imagine this when we moved over here? I am sure glad you started the first diary.
Happy New Administration to all! I look for and hope for mainly a major change in attitude where people can and will care for each other no matter the other's politics and we all care more for Mother Earth. I do believe we have at least on more very bad economic year with more company closings and job losses, but I hope we have a good attitude and hang in together while we battle to get this great nation working together, more efficiently, once again.



Yes Jack I am glad. It is quite overwhelming like Sue said. I got my treatment today. That is the good news. The bad news is my doctor thinks I have pneumonia based on what he saw from the blood tests. He ordered chest x-rays.


ruthelane - 1/21/2009 at 02:02 AM

I am thrilled with our new president. He will be so good for this country, for all of us.

Hey Tyler Glad to see a new diary; p*s*ed I had to go thru a whole page of nothing here. I hate that!!! But nobody can put me in a bad mood today. Tomorrow may be different.

Hey Jack Sang Sue Deb

Jason, I hope your Mother is okay.

This is the most prolific set of threads, but we don't need to force it.
Okay, I guess I am not in the best mood.


DBrim - 1/21/2009 at 03:15 AM

quote:
Good Morning. It so wonderful to have Tyler back.

Eric, Good to read you'll be able to attend a Beacon show. Many are in search for that weekend so my eyes are wide open. Alec still needs a pair for the 20th. I think as time gets closer some may be released so keep the faith. Once they go thru the presale tix, often there are some put back in the pool. Kirk always says keep an eye on TM late afternoons too. I also think late night hours may bring luck to some also. Will you go with Rick to DTB Boston HOB? I'll be with Mary.

[Edited on 1/19/2009 by susea]
I got a row G orch for the 21st at about 4:30 eastern the day they were released, so there may be something to the whole "late afternoon" thing.

Can't wait for DTB HOB, too. I still don't have the new album because I want the BB version and haven't had time to check again!

[Edited on 1/21/2009 by DBrim]


Sang - 1/21/2009 at 03:17 AM

Hey Tyler, I'm getting sick of you being sick.....get well already!!!!!!!


spacemonkey - 1/21/2009 at 06:54 AM

For once I agree with Sang!


SmilingJack - 1/21/2009 at 09:36 PM

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quote:
Hey Tyler,
9 Diaries!!!! Wow. One of the most prolific threads ever on the ABB website. Did you imagine this when we moved over here? I am sure glad you started the first diary.
Happy New Administration to all! I look for and hope for mainly a major change in attitude where people can and will care for each other no matter the other's politics and we all care more for Mother Earth. I do believe we have at least on more very bad economic year with more company closings and job losses, but I hope we have a good attitude and hang in together while we battle to get this great nation working together, more efficiently, once again.



Yes Jack I am glad. It is quite overwhelming like Sue said. I got my treatment today. That is the good news. The bad news is my doctor thinks I have pneumonia based on what he saw from the blood tests. He ordered chest x-rays.

_______________________________________________________________________
Tyler, It seems you have had constant chest problems this year-any chance they just never get it completely cleared up so it keeps coming back? good luck anyway you look at it.


Eileen1 - 1/21/2009 at 09:41 PM

Hey JHAWKERS! Jason, I hope all is well with your mom......well wishes and hugssssssssss to all.


Jhawker - 1/22/2009 at 06:47 AM

You are exactly right Jack. They never got all of the pneumonia. That plus COPD. Like the doctor in the hospital told me, with everything wrong with you your body can't take another hit of pneumonia.

As far as the new diary, sorry but I wanted to clear up space during the Beacon Run thing. Even before that the diary was usually on page 2 anyway.

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]


Sang - 1/22/2009 at 02:41 PM

Looking forward to that Beacon Run thing.......


lolasdeb - 1/22/2009 at 05:02 PM

Hey there JHawkers! Weekend is drawing closer ... Yippee!

quote:
Looking forward to that Beacon Run thing.......
Me too!!! :-D Hoping to meet some new people there this year (and re-meet some old friends - like Eileen, susea, Mitzi...)

Hey there Tyler! You keep yourself warm and healthy now, you hear? The COPD will weaken you to pneumonia and having had pneumonia myself a few times it seems that once you get it you become sucseptable to repeat occurrances. No wheelies in the snow, my friend! Hope you and Debi are enjoying the new digs!

Jason - hope your mom is doing better and got some answers to her health problems with the upper GI.

quote:
For once I agree with Sang!
Have you gone insane, Wotty?!?!?!?

~~~waving~~~ Hope you all are having great days!


susea - 1/22/2009 at 05:48 PM

Hi all! Busy place around here. Some good and some not so good but with the love of good friends we manage to get by...


Eileen1 - 1/22/2009 at 05:53 PM

Amen Sue! Tyler, hope your feeling better today. *waving* at all the JHAWKERS IN DA HOUSE!


Jhawker - 1/22/2009 at 09:22 PM

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Amen Sue! Tyler, hope your feeling better today. *waving* at all the JHAWKERS IN DA HOUSE!


Eileen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you?


SmilingJack - 1/22/2009 at 09:26 PM

So Tyler, will they now be able to clear up your chest completely since they now know they did not in the past? I hope so, as I think this would give you more energy-after all, how tiring your body must get after just simple breathing is impaired? It must make you tired just breathing. Good luck buddy.


Jhawker - 1/22/2009 at 11:00 PM

Jack, I am so confused I can't answer your question. I am not sure I am getting the best care. An example; I have not heard from my doctor about the chest x-ray order today. So I don't know whether to roll with the flow or push the matter.


Jhawker - 1/22/2009 at 11:04 PM

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Hey Tyler, I'm getting sick of you being sick.....get well already!!!!!!!


Sang, I am sick of you getting sick of me getting sick.

Leave it to Sang to make me laugh at my health problems. I think the best thing is to not mention them. Then I will not think about them more often. Plus you all have to be tired of hearing about it.

So Jack, when does the weather break out there?

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]


Jhawker - 1/22/2009 at 11:25 PM

Just let the new diary flow at its own pace. No need to bump up the numbers just for the hell of it. We don't need a bad reputation. OK Eric?

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]


susea - 1/22/2009 at 11:36 PM

Tyler, you mention all you want as much as you want. Friends are here to listen and we all need to vent. No good holding it all in so please, express... Sang is just being Sang!! He adds all the humor to everything and we all need that!!


SmilingJack - 1/24/2009 at 09:14 PM

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Jack, I am so confused I can't answer your question. I am not sure I am getting the best care. An example; I have not heard from my doctor about the chest x-ray order today. So I don't know whether to roll with the flow or push the matter.

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The thought of your chest not being as clear as possible is what would make me call for answers. I f you are now as cleared up as they can get you with drugs then they should tell you that. It is hard for me to do enough exercise to get breathing that heavy and I am not wc bound. I just figure the easier it is to breathe the better.
I hope your dr gives you an answer.


SmilingJack - 1/24/2009 at 09:23 PM

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quote:
Hey Tyler, I'm getting sick of you being sick.....get well already!!!!!!!


Sang, I am sick of you getting sick of me getting sick.

Leave it to Sang to make me laugh at my health problems. I think the best thing is to not mention them. Then I will not think about them more often. Plus you all have to be tired of hearing about it.

So Jack, when does the weather break out there?

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]

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Tyler, this year your weather and mine have been different-not like some years when we just get the weather a couple of days before you. The arctic fronts that often give Denver it's real cold spells when they drop south right along the mountains this year are dropping south farther east than the front range, so we actually had warm weather the last 3 weeks. This week we did get a cold spell but it is not real cold, and we have some snow/snow flurries coming the next couple of days. Maybe our coldest spell is yet to come, but I'd rather a slow steady warm up!


harvey - 1/24/2009 at 09:26 PM

Nueve ... nuevo ... bueno! ...

Un abrazo Tyler ...


No1ToRunWith - 1/25/2009 at 01:13 AM

quote:
Just let the new diary flow at its own pace. No need to bump up the numbers just for the hell of it. We don't need a bad reputation. OK Eric?

[Edited on 1/22/2009 by Jhawker]


All fixed, sorry


greggswoman - 1/25/2009 at 05:22 AM

What it is, my good peeps!


No1ToRunWith - 1/25/2009 at 02:05 PM

MITZI!


lolasdeb - 1/25/2009 at 04:30 PM

Sunday, Sunday... Hey JHawkers! Hope you are all staying cozy and warm. Big snowfall here in Middle Earth sometime last night after I fell asleep. One of those lovely snows, with big, light and fluffy flakes. The sun is shining and it really is beautiful outside. If there was more than one digit in the current temps (believe it's something like 5 right now) it would be a perfect day for Lola and I to take a walk in the park. Oh well - sitting here in the sunshine in my comfy clothes and slippers enjoying a good cuppa with the Sunday paper is nice, too!

Tyler - hope that you heard some good news on that chest x-ray, my friend! You stay cozy and take care of those lungs - the harsh winter air can reek havoc! And certainly hope you never feel that you can't bring anything and everything here to discuss. To me, that is one of the special, comforting things about this thread - the thing that drew me in to begin with. Caring people sharing their lives. And you at our core.

Enjoy your days, peeps!


No1ToRunWith - 1/25/2009 at 11:53 PM

Tyler ^


lolasdeb - 1/26/2009 at 11:20 PM

Hey, Tyler!!! I see you out there! How goes it?


Sang - 1/26/2009 at 11:53 PM

Hi JHawkers! Happy Monday.................


SmilingJack - 1/27/2009 at 12:42 AM

Winter hits Denver. We had snow and very cold today-just a week after it was in the 70's!


Jhawker - 1/27/2009 at 01:00 AM

OK Sue. I have not heard back about the x-rays.

Jack, I would imagine my doctor would put me on more antibiotics unless he sees something especially bad on the x-rays. I agree with you that I deserve some answers.

Hey Harvey. Great to here from you.

Thanks Eric. Guess what. My dog ate the second disc from Muleoween. Bummer.

Deb, I wear a face mask when I go out.

Hey Sang. I don't believe you are a dead ringer for the Bond character. You seem alive to me.

Jack, the winter weather hit us today. Slick roads, winter warnings, advisories to stay inside. It does hit us about 3 days after you. I am already sick of it. For Jan. we had a trace amount of precip.

A big hello to Mitzi. Have you seen Gregg yet?

Debi can't understand why I am looking at my life insurance. I want to make sure she is takn care of.


Chitown - 1/27/2009 at 03:12 AM

Jay Hawk Diary Nine? Is it new and improved? Do 4 out of 5 Dentists surveyed recommend? Tastes great, yet less filling? Less calories and more flavor? Sugar free. Step right up. 99 cents. Howdy all. Chitown from Chitown just stopping by to say hello. I’ll have to catch up on a little back reading. I hope all the faithful followers of brother Jay Hawk are doing well.


No1ToRunWith - 1/27/2009 at 03:29 AM

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Thanks Eric. Guess what. My dog ate the second disc from Muleoween. Bummer


Seriously?


No1ToRunWith - 1/27/2009 at 03:31 AM

this one ?


Sang - 1/27/2009 at 05:11 AM

Chitown in the house! How ya doin'? Are you back in Chicago now?


Jhawker - 1/27/2009 at 05:59 AM

Seriously Eric.

Why don't ya tell the folks all about your move back to Illinois Pat. Jay. Man, Sang and Chitown in the same sate. Ya never know what state Sang is going to be in.


susea - 1/27/2009 at 11:30 AM

Hello everyone!!!

Jack, have you seen this?? Man it should be a great line up and if you haven't bought Jimmy's new CD Lifeboat, I highly recommend it!!!

The Jimmy Herring Band (Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Greg Osby, Scott
Kinsey)

Apr 24 2009 HandleBar Greenville, South Carolina
Apr 25 2009 Savannah Savannah, Georgia
Apr 26 2009 The Melting Point Athens, Georgia
Apr 28 2009 Cox Capitol Theatre Macon, Georgia
Apr 30 2009 TBA Charleston, South Carolina
Jun 4 2009 Wakarusa Music Festival Ozark, Missouri
Jun 7 2009 Telluride Town Park Stage Telluride, Colorado
Jun 10 2009 Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado
Jun 11 2009 Aggies Theatre Ft Collins, Colorado
Jun 12 2009 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
Jun 13 2009 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado


No1ToRunWith - 1/27/2009 at 02:28 PM

I'll send a new disc 2


Sang - 1/27/2009 at 03:28 PM

quote:
Seriously Eric.

Why don't ya tell the folks all about your move back to Illinois Pat. Jay. Man, Sang and Chitown in the same sate. Ya never know what state Sang is going to be in.






I like to keep it that way, too.......


spacemonkey - 1/27/2009 at 03:57 PM

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For once I agree with Sang!
Have you gone insane, Wotty?!?!?!?

~~~waving~~~ Hope you all are having great days!


It is a distinct possibility.

I mean, I think Sang is Groovy


Chitown - 1/27/2009 at 06:06 PM

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Chitown in the house! How ya doin'? Are you back in Chicago now?

Yes- Glenview, which is where my folks lived when I was born til I was 3, and where I lived from 8th grade through High School. So it's like goin' back home again. It's going to be nice to be able to enjoy the local attractions with a lot less effort. But I still have to boogie up to Muk'town and visit my buddy PeacheyPeteWI from time to time.


Chitown - 1/27/2009 at 06:22 PM

quote:
Seriously Eric.

Why don't ya tell the folks all about your move back to Illinois Pat. Jay. Man, Sang and Chitown in the same sate. Ya never know what state Sang is going to be in.


Well, it's like this: Lot's of packing, lot's of heavy lifting. Too much stuff. I had to make three runs with the truck, three VERY full runs. I had planned on 2. Came to realize that I have way to much stuff. Needed a bigger truck and/or a lot less stuff. Sounds like a letter from camp, doesn't it? Seriously, it was a lot of work, and I was very fortunate to sell my house this time time of year. Thank you God. We're looking forward to settling in and having a good 2009 and beyond. I'm looking forward to the 40th anniversary tour. I got to see Dave Mason play a set at Best Buy the other day in Northbrook (he's promoting a new realease that came out a few months or so ago), and met him afterwards. His voice sounds fantastic. I told him that I was disapointed that he did not appear on the Jim Capaldi Tribute release. He said that was because "Winwood has his own agenda". Bummer. Good to be back on "the JayHawk Jamborie".


SmilingJack - 1/27/2009 at 09:34 PM

Thanks Sue-I had not seen that. Did Oteil break up his band(Peacemakers?) or is he just taking some time off? I ask because he also will be here in a month or so with Bill Kreutzman.


Jhawker - 1/27/2009 at 11:17 PM

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Seriously Eric.

Why don't ya tell the folks all about your move back to Illinois Pat. Jay. Man, Sang and Chitown in the same sate. Ya never know what state Sang is going to be in.


Well, it's like this: Lot's of packing, lot's of heavy lifting. Too much stuff. I had to make three runs with the truck, three VERY full runs. I had planned on 2. Came to realize that I have way to much stuff. Needed a bigger truck and/or a lot less stuff. Sounds like a letter from camp, doesn't it? Seriously, it was a lot of work, and I was very fortunate to sell my house this time time of year. Thank you God. We're looking forward to settling in and having a good 2009 and beyond. I'm looking forward to the 40th anniversary tour. I got to see Dave Mason play a set at Best Buy the other day in Northbrook (he's promoting a new realease that came out a few months or so ago), and met him afterwards. His voice sounds fantastic. I told him that I was disapointed that he did not appear on the Jim Capaldi Tribute release. He said that was because "Winwood has his own agenda". Bummer. Good to be back on "the JayHawk Jamborie".


I will comment only on the Mason thing because I already knew about the move. It is too bad about the Winwood/Mason feud because I enjoy them both so much. At least he was honest with you. BTW, I did poll many dentists but the fifth one never got back to me.


lolasdeb - 1/27/2009 at 11:20 PM

Hola Tyler!


Jhawker - 1/27/2009 at 11:27 PM

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quote:
For once I agree with Sang!
Have you gone insane, Wotty?!?!?!?

~~~waving~~~ Hope you all are having great days!


It is a distinct possibility.

I mean, I think Sang is Groovy


I think Sang is groovy too. Wait that means I agree with Spacemonkey!



Jack we are snowed in. It suckssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. BTW I have decided to go to the hospital (when I need to) at which my doctor has privileges. That way I will be treated by my doctor instead of a stranger.

Cool Eric. That is very nice of you to replace the GM disc.


Jhawker - 1/27/2009 at 11:28 PM

Hola Deb!!!!!!!! Como esta


lolasdeb - 1/27/2009 at 11:39 PM

quote:
Hola Deb!!!!!!!! Como esta
si.

Haciendo bien, Tyler. ¡Esperanza usted es, también!

Snowed in down south, huh? While watching the weather this morning it looked like the nasty stuff was kind of cutting a path across the country and including your area of Middle Earth, Tyler (we had a little snow today but think the bad stuff passed us by for once). Be careful if you take to the roads! (And good idea about using hospitals where your doc is on staff ... better to have somebody familiar with all your medical history than have somebody overlook something in your treatment!)

Usted tiene una buena tarde, Tyler - voy a intentar el hogar del viaje del trabajo.


(Thank goodness for translation websites!!! I may need to figure out what I just said!)


susea - 1/27/2009 at 11:49 PM

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Thanks Sue-I had not seen that. Did Oteil break up his band(Peacemakers?) or is he just taking some time off? I ask because he also will be here in a month or so with Bill Kreutzman.

Jack, Oteil has been involved with Bill in his trio group KBM which from what I hear is fantastic!!! I would give anything to catch him with Jimmy for a show though too. I'm hoping they make it to Boston!!

I haven't heard much about the Peacemakers but you know how all these musicians are, it's a constant revolving door!

[Edited on 1/27/2009 by susea]


SmilingJack - 1/28/2009 at 01:09 AM

Tyler, that last storm was funny here-we got 1-2 inches but over by Lenore's house on the other side of town, they got 7.5 inches! It was real cold yesterday, warmer today and normal by the weekend.
Sue, I'll try to catch Oteil with both since we don't have a lot here (but it has been picking up).


No1ToRunWith - 1/28/2009 at 01:30 AM

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quote:
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quote:
For once I agree with Sang!
Have you gone insane, Wotty?!?!?!?

~~~waving~~~ Hope you all are having great days!


It is a distinct possibility.

I mean, I think Sang is Groovy


I think Sang is groovy too. Wait that means I agree with Spacemonkey!



Jack we are snowed in. It suckssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. BTW I have decided to go to the hospital (when I need to) at which my doctor has privileges. That way I will be treated by my doctor instead of a stranger.

Cool Eric. That is very nice of you to replace the GM disc.


Did you get a copy of the show you attended ?


SmilingJack - 1/28/2009 at 08:40 PM

Hello Jhawkers and visitors (jump on in-open to all, lol). Car battery is dead after a cold week with one night minus 12. I think it is the original in a '02 Explorer, so I probably shouldn't complain other than no one likes spending money on things like auto parts-just a necessary evil, adding to this month's expenses.
I hope all are doing fine today.


dadof2 - 1/28/2009 at 08:45 PM

hey--hope you're all well....been a busy boy...


Jhawker - 1/28/2009 at 10:39 PM

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Hola Deb!!!!!!!! Como esta
si.

Haciendo bien, Tyler. ¡Esperanza usted es, también!

Snowed in down south, huh? While watching the weather this morning it looked like the nasty stuff was kind of cutting a path across the country and including your area of Middle Earth, Tyler (we had a little snow today but think the bad stuff passed us by for once). Be careful if you take to the roads! (And good idea about using hospitals where your doc is on staff ... better to have somebody familiar with all your medical history than have somebody overlook something in your treatment!)

Usted tiene una buena tarde, Tyler - voy a intentar el hogar del viaje del trabajo.


(Thank goodness for translation websites!!! I may need to figure out what I just said!)


House is good Deb. We are fine, you too? I didn't actually drop it. The dog got behind my cd case while we were gone.

But, thanks to Eric, I now have not only a new copy of the disc, I have a copy of the whole show. THANKS ERIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! True friend


Jhawker - 1/28/2009 at 10:41 PM

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Tyler, that last storm was funny here-we got 1-2 inches but over by Lenore's house on the other side of town, they got 7.5 inches! It was real cold yesterday, warmer today and normal by the weekend.
Sue, I'll try to catch Oteil with both since we don't have a lot here (but it has been picking up).


Denver must be very large geographically, Jack.


No1ToRunWith - 1/28/2009 at 10:42 PM

T do you have a copy of the Mule show you were at ?


Jhawker - 1/29/2009 at 04:09 AM

Eric I have not been to any shows. I would like to have a good Mule Track with the new bass player to go along with the show you sent me. I don't know which is one of the best to have. I am not asking you for anything(Lord knows you have done enough), it is just that I don't know of a great one. If I am going to spend $12.95 I want it to be very good. Perhaps you could give me some advise?


No1ToRunWith - 1/29/2009 at 04:15 AM

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Eric I have not been to any shows. I would like to have a good Mule Track with the new bass player to go along with the show you sent me. I don't know which is one of the best to have. I am not asking you for anything(Lord knows you have done enough), it is just that I don't know of a great one. If I am going to spend $12.95 I want it to be very good. Perhaps you could give me some advise?


I got you covered T! I have to work tomorrow and Friday but will send on Sat. Oh and I have the surprise for you too.


Jhawker - 1/29/2009 at 04:36 PM

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Eric I have not been to any shows. I would like to have a good Mule Track with the new bass player to go along with the show you sent me. I don't know which is one of the best to have. I am not asking you for anything(Lord knows you have done enough), it is just that I don't know of a great one. If I am going to spend $12.95 I want it to be very good. Perhaps you could give me some advise?


I got you covered T! I have to work tomorrow and Friday but will send on Sat. Oh and I have the surprise for you too.


Now you have my attention Eric. Can't imagine what you are talking about.


lolasdeb - 1/29/2009 at 05:17 PM

Happy almost-Friday, JHawkers! Hope all are staying warm and not being knocked around by some of the storms I've been hearing about on the news. I think it's actually supposed to hit above freezing here this weekend!!! Yes - I'm excited about 30 degree weather!

Eric!!! You are the bomb!!! Nice of you to share the tunes with our fearless leader! I've started listening to the Halloween Mule and YOWZA!!! Loving it! (Thanks so much! )

Tyler - glad to hear you and Debi are enjoying the new digs! Thinking of you both and wishing you well!

And thinking of all you other fine JHawker peeps and wishing you all well, too! Good to see Chitown around again!


SmilingJack - 1/29/2009 at 08:31 PM

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Tyler, that last storm was funny here-we got 1-2 inches but over by Lenore's house on the other side of town, they got 7.5 inches! It was real cold yesterday, warmer today and normal by the weekend.
Sue, I'll try to catch Oteil with both since we don't have a lot here (but it has been picking up).


Denver must be very large geographically, Jack.

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It takes 20 minutes to get to Lenore's house from mine and she lives just a block from the western border of Denver/Jefferson county (Sheridan St.), but it is really not that far as the crow flies (10 miles?), most of the drive between our houses is because the downtown area is in between us so there is no fast way there. This particular short, but intense, storm concentrated closer to the mountains (west from downtown or my house), and north of downtown also. And Lenore is both west and north of us and her house is on top of a hill (great view, but no wind/storm break).


SmilingJack - 1/29/2009 at 08:33 PM

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Eric I have not been to any shows. I would like to have a good Mule Track with the new bass player to go along with the show you sent me. I don't know which is one of the best to have. I am not asking you for anything(Lord knows you have done enough), it is just that I don't know of a great one. If I am going to spend $12.95 I want it to be very good. Perhaps you could give me some advise?

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Did you get a copy of the Mule from this year's Red Rocks show?


No1ToRunWith - 1/29/2009 at 10:25 PM

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Eric I have not been to any shows. I would like to have a good Mule Track with the new bass player to go along with the show you sent me. I don't know which is one of the best to have. I am not asking you for anything(Lord knows you have done enough), it is just that I don't know of a great one. If I am going to spend $12.95 I want it to be very good. Perhaps you could give me some advise?


I got you covered T! I have to work tomorrow and Friday but will send on Sat. Oh and I have the surprise for you too.


Now you have my attention Eric. Can't imagine what you are talking about.


I will work on the 4 shows plus your 2nd disc of Muleoween on Sat and mail. I have a surprise that is coming to. Hope you have a large mailbox!


Chitown - 1/29/2009 at 10:45 PM

Howdy Hawkers. What a shame about Billy Powell. Although both MTB and Skynyrd were top favorites of mine in the mid-seventies, I slowly migrated away from LS for the better part after we lost Ronnie. Still sad to see a part of my musical past leave us. Jack you mentioned your battery died in the cold weather. I have a Honda CRV, and the battery (finally) drained in the 15 below temps a few weeks ago. I put in finally because I must have jumped about twenty cars first. It's fine now, although I do need to replace it. The point is about the stereo. When you drain or disconnect the battery on a Honda, you have to enter a security code in order to play the radio or a CD. I didn't have it. The stupid part is that if someone wanted to steal my 8 year old stereo, they would also have the serial number on the back of it, which would allow them to get the code from Honda. How dumb. I was able to get it from the dealer, so it worked out okay. I have to say that is my only beef with Honda. That car has been fantastic otherwise.


Sang - 1/30/2009 at 02:15 PM

Good Morning JHawkers.......almost the weekend..............


Jhawker - 1/30/2009 at 05:38 PM

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Eric I have not been to any shows. I would like to have a good Mule Track with the new bass player to go along with the show you sent me. I don't know which is one of the best to have. I am not asking you for anything(Lord knows you have done enough), it is just that I don't know of a great one. If I am going to spend $12.95 I want it to be very good. Perhaps you could give me some advise?

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Did you get a copy of the Mule from this year's Red Rocks show?


No I haven't Jack. How was the sound?


Jhawker - 1/30/2009 at 05:46 PM

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Good Morning JHawkers.......almost the weekend..............


I consider Friday part of the weekend. So happy weekend jhawkers



That is amazing that there could be that mush difference in snowfall between 20 minutes of driving Jack.

I was listening to a music channel the other night and they played "Only Women Bleed" off of "Welcome to my Nightmare" by Alice Cooper. Man that brought back memories.


lolasdeb - 1/30/2009 at 06:08 PM

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I consider Friday part of the weekend. So happy weekend jhawkers
Thanks, Tyler! It's actually supposed to hit ... dare I say ... 40 degrees in my portion of Middle Earth tomorrow!!! Digging out the shorts and tank tops and planning a walk (with all the snow on the ground that will be thawing I may want to go for snorkel and wetsuit insteadi... .

Love that old Alcie Cooper stuff!!! Reminds me of high school years (although this particular one came out a few years after my hs years were complete )!


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lolasdeb - 1/30/2009 at 09:43 PM

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hey--you guys see this??

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MyInnerEyeMike&view=videos

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&channelid=212 421290


thanks to a new member here,Moke,for these precious gems


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Most Excellent!!!


Chitown - 1/31/2009 at 05:30 PM

35 degrees in Chicago today. THIRTY-FIVE degrees. A virtual heat wave. Where's the shorts and t-shirts. Would anyone in Florida like a pale visitor from the north?


lolasdeb - 1/31/2009 at 06:16 PM

45 and sunny here in my little area of Middle Earth, Chitown! Going for a walk today to celebrate!

[Edited on 1/31/2009 by lolasdeb]


Eileen1 - 1/31/2009 at 06:29 PM

Happy Saturday JHAWKERS! Just spreading some love to ya'll!


dadof2 - 1/31/2009 at 09:15 PM




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Jhawker - 1/31/2009 at 11:27 PM

Sorry Effie. By the time I got up I had to get to the pharmacy. Wow, what a bunch of videos. I haven't even made it through the first line yet!


Jhawker - 1/31/2009 at 11:31 PM

Thanks for the videos too Deb. Chitown I would like a visitor from the north. I would like a visitor from any where. Are you all ready for this? It hit 65 here today.


lolasdeb - 1/31/2009 at 11:37 PM

Hey there Tyler!!! Gorgeous here in my neck of the woods today! 50 degrees!!! Took the car through the wash to remove a couple inches of grime and did a power walkj through the park! Hoping for another walk tomorrow! Am going to see DTB next month adn Tom (SlimZimm) just posted this video of the guy who will be opening for the band in February. Thought I'd share it here 'cause I think he's pretty good!!! Eric Mongrain...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbndgwfG22k

Hope you're enjoying that 65 degree weather, Tyler!


ruthelane - 2/1/2009 at 05:46 AM

Hello JHawkers!!! Hope all are doing well.

Tyler, I'm glad to see you posting again. Also I'm glad you and Debi are happy with the house. How does Debi like her new job? Take care of yourself.

We had two swimming pool days last week. It has been too cool most days and also raining sometimes. No swimming days predicted for the next week. We will see temps in the 30's tonight. burrrrrr

We enjoyed our trip to Sarasota for the Frankie Toler Benefit and we made a stop at the Dali Museum. Very interesting.

Here is a photo from that event.
Karen, Tim Day, yours truly



No1ToRunWith - 2/1/2009 at 05:59 AM

Hi all. I watched a few of those videos and it is a treat to have this video. A rare one and a cool song. Oh yeah and it is about Cher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnksHFZ97GQ

Please pull this song out for the Beacon


Chitown - 2/1/2009 at 04:06 PM

Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


SmilingJack - 2/1/2009 at 08:40 PM

Tyler, I'll make a copy of the Mule at Red Rocks this week for you.
Good day all. 45 in Denver and mostly sunny despite the forcast saying snow flurries this am-didn't happen.


Sang - 2/1/2009 at 09:50 PM

Love the Dali museum in St. Petersburg - I think it is even better than the one in Spain....


ruthelane - 2/2/2009 at 05:30 AM

Hey Sang. The museum in St. Pete is the largest Dali collection outside of Spain.
They have just broken ground on a new musuem in St. Pete, about six blocks from the old one. The drawings are majestic. Modernistic style, of course.

Did you go to the museum in Dali's home town? We saw a lot of Dali's work at the Prado in Madrid. I can't remember which museum had what, but we didn't make it to Dali's hometown. Our trip was in 1998, I think. I'm ready to go back.


Sang - 2/2/2009 at 06:35 PM

Yes, I went to the one in his hometown, plus one in Barcelona. I have a Dali from the Dante's Inferno set. They had the entire set at Barcelona, which was cool.


Jhawker - 2/3/2009 at 09:15 PM

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Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


You mean Pittsburg, Ks was in the super bowl? Cool

Thanks Jack. You too are a good friend.

Did I tell you guys my chest x-ray was clean?

I have had some complications from my disease for about a week. Sorry about not posting.


Sang - 2/3/2009 at 09:44 PM

Wow - great news about the x-ray......... just don't let the 'not posting' happen again.....


harvey - 2/3/2009 at 09:45 PM

Great news Tyler ... keep on the up my friend


lolasdeb - 2/4/2009 at 12:58 AM

Good news on that clean x-ray, Tyler!!!


No1ToRunWith - 2/4/2009 at 01:09 AM

Great news T!


ruthelane - 2/4/2009 at 01:57 AM

Tyler, a clean chest x-ray!!! That's great. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Effie, what the heck? You posted on Big Daddy's, then deleted the words. Then you posted here, then deleted the words. Please just post whatever you want. No lame excuse that you don't want to interrupt our conversations. Please!!! We love to hear from you.

Sang is a wild man!!!

Hello to all the JHawkers, Hugs to all of you.


lolasdeb - 2/4/2009 at 02:00 AM

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Effie, what the heck? You posted on Big Daddy's, then deleted the words. Then you posted here, then deleted the words. Please just post whatever you want. No lame excuse that you don't want to interrupt our conversations. Please!!! We love to hear from you.
What Ruthie said!!! Hope you and the family are doing well, Effie!


Sang - 2/4/2009 at 02:44 AM

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Sang is a wild man!!!

Hello to all the JHawkers, Hugs to all of you.



I have no idea what you are talking about......


ruthelane - 2/4/2009 at 03:12 AM

Oh yes you do!!! LMAO!!! I do know you!!!


Chitown - 2/4/2009 at 02:48 PM

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Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


You mean Pittsburg, Ks was in the super bowl? Cool

Did I tell you guys my chest x-ray was clean?

I have had some complications from my disease for about a week. Sorry about not posting.


Morning Hawkers. Great news Tyler. I was going to kid you about whether that was a chest x-ray or a skull x-ray that was clean, but I don't want to be misconstrued as insensitive.........

Had to put away the shorts and t's. It's 1 degree outside today. Count em up. That's 1 whole Degree. Damn, that's cold.


Sang - 2/4/2009 at 02:59 PM

Yes, but it's a dry cold.........


No1ToRunWith - 2/4/2009 at 02:59 PM

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Yes, but it's a dry cold.........


LMAO


Chitown - 2/4/2009 at 03:36 PM

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Yes, but it's a dry cold.........


Is that why my lips just cracked into a million pieces and then fell off? "Ith hard to stheak withouth liths". Leaves a definate void when it comes to annunciating.


Sang - 2/4/2009 at 07:50 PM

Nobody ever understood what you were saying anyway.......


Chitown - 2/4/2009 at 11:35 PM

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Nobody ever understood what you were saying anyway.......


The words were always understood. What I was intending to say is an entirely different story.


Sang - 2/4/2009 at 11:50 PM

Think what you want..................


Jhawker - 2/5/2009 at 05:43 AM

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Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


You mean Pittsburg, Ks was in the super bowl? Cool

Did I tell you guys my chest x-ray was clean?

I have had some complications from my disease for about a week. Sorry about not posting.


Morning Hawkers. Great news Tyler. I was going to kid you about whether that was a chest x-ray or a skull x-ray that was clean, but I don't want to be misconstrued as insensitive.........

Had to put away the shorts and t's. It's 1 degree outside today. Count em up. That's 1 whole Degree. Damn, that's cold.


Remember Planes Trains and Automobiles when Steve and John are sitting in the pickup and someone says I wonder what the temperature is and Martin says 1? One of the funniest parts of the movie. The other day my Dad who can't drive was driving down a one way street the wrong way with me in the passenger seat. I swear we both turned into skeletons. It is always fun riding with Dad because you never know if you are gonna make it home.


Jhawker - 2/5/2009 at 06:32 AM

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Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


You mean Pittsburg, Ks was in the super bowl? Cool

Did I tell you guys my chest x-ray was clean?

I have had some complications from my disease for about a week. Sorry about not posting.


Morning Hawkers. Great news Tyler. I was going to kid you about whether that was a chest x-ray or a skull x-ray that was clean, but I don't want to be misconstrued as insensitive.........


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You mean misconstrued as insensitive again? BTW, a month or so ago my skull was scanned and they found nothing. Cool huh? I think someone is going to write an article about it in the New England JournaL OF Medicine.
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Ruthie, did you use up all the bail money? Did you at least get to talk to Big Daddy?


Sang - 2/5/2009 at 07:12 PM

Planes Trains and Automobiles is one of my favorites..... the motel they used for Wichita (I think) is actually on I-55 in Braidwood, IL. I pass it all the time going to visit my parents or my son at college. I think of that movie everytime I see it.


Chitown - 2/5/2009 at 08:45 PM

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Planes Trains and Automobiles is one of my favorites..... the motel they used for Wichita (I think) is actually on I-55 in Braidwood, IL. I pass it all the time going to visit my parents or my son at college. I think of that movie everytime I see it.


"Those aren't pillows......."

That's the funniest line in the movie.


Chitown - 2/5/2009 at 08:59 PM

"You mean misconstrued as insensitive again? BTW, a month or so ago my skull was scanned and they found nothing. Cool huh? I think someone is going to write an article about it in the New England JournaL OF Medicine".

Tyler, that's better than having the Doctor come in the room and ask you if you remember having an incident with a nail gun many years ago after he takes your skull x-ray. Field hoppin' with pops huh? woohoohoohoo, that'll get the old heart pumping. Speaking of P,T&A's, as you're going traveling in the opposite direction on that one way, I colud just see you using another line- " Dad. Dad. Dad, you're going the wrong way. To which, of course, he replies "How do you know which way I'm going"?


SmilingJack - 2/5/2009 at 10:50 PM

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Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


You mean Pittsburg, Ks was in the super bowl? Cool

Thanks Jack. You too are a good friend.

Did I tell you guys my chest x-ray was clean?

I have had some complications from my disease for about a week. Sorry about not posting.

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Good news on your chest x-ray Tyler. Keep on top of what is going on with your breathing (breathing exercises, yoga breathing? -whatever you can do!) I'm just now making the Mule at RR for you. I have to check to make sure I'm up to date on ypur mail addy.


Chitown - 2/6/2009 at 04:20 PM

Howdy Hawkers. Happy freekin' Friday to you all.


dadof2 - 2/6/2009 at 06:15 PM

wishing a nice weekend to all


SmilingJack - 2/7/2009 at 10:32 PM

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Pittsburg 27 Arizona 22


You mean Pittsburg, Ks was in the super bowl? Cool

Thanks Jack. You too are a good friend.

Did I tell you guys my chest x-ray was clean?

I have had some complications from my disease for about a week. Sorry about not posting.

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Good news on your chest x-ray Tyler. Keep on top of what is going on with your breathing (breathing exercises, yoga breathing? -whatever you can do!) I'm just now making the Mule at RR for you. I have to check to make sure I'm up to date on ypur mail addy.

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Back online after a 36 hour breakdown.
Tyler-I have the discs made-now I just need to get to the PO. Do you have the ABB Red Rocks show from this year? I thought I remembered you getting it.


Sang - 2/9/2009 at 02:46 PM

Page 4 - I don't think so......

Had a nice weekend - took my son to see Butler Univ in Indianapolis Friday night and Saturday, and then saw NMAS Saturday night - they played for 3-1/2 hours between the Hill Country Review and NMAS.........great fun......


No1ToRunWith - 2/9/2009 at 03:49 PM

morning


lolasdeb - 2/9/2009 at 06:11 PM

Good Monday morning to all my JHawker friends! Hope everyone had nice weekends! Sunny and temps in the low 50's here in my little patch of Middle Earth gave me a good excuse for some walks outside! And the major ice flow that has been my driveway is now down to a patch that I can actually walk around ... I figure after today's warm temps and rain I will once again be iceless (then the floods start. )

Tyler - hope you were able to get out and breath some fresh air this past weekend! I would imagine if we had temps in 50's you did, too.

Jack - Glad to hear you are back online!

Effie - I know you mentioned you wouldn't be attending the Beacon this year. What about the HTN party? Would love to meet you and your wife!

Chitown - Happy Freekin' Monday!

Sang - that NMAS show sounds like a good one!

Eric - finally got that Muleoween pried out of my car player to let my sis have a listen.

Have great weeks all!


lolasdeb - 2/10/2009 at 03:47 AM

Hey Jack! Just got an email from Red Rocks stating that Levon Helm and John Prine are doing a show together there on 6/13 (believe that was the date and a Saturday). Tix were something like $50. Sounds like a good one!


SmilingJack - 2/10/2009 at 11:38 PM

Yes! I got the email also and I started thinking of the ABB there for this monumental year-40 years after their original inception! Wow.
The Red Rocks schedule just started dripping out this week. There will be a special supplement of most of the shows (all booked at that point) in another month or so and I do get excited about that supplement! LOL.
Mr. T.-got all the tunes but have not made the PO yet but I will tomorrow.


susea - 2/10/2009 at 11:43 PM

Wonder if ABB will play a different month this year? I see there looks as though they may have a couple dates in Cali for June.

*edit* Correction, that is May they could be booked in Claifornia. Guess it's best to just wait for the official word!

[Edited on 2/10/2009 by susea]


SmilingJack - 2/10/2009 at 11:46 PM

I don't want to impose but I'd like to tell my cyberfriends that my nephew, Jack Mintz, has had his cancer return. It was amazing last year that he went from stage 4 to no apparent cancer after about 7 hard months of chemo, so I guess it was too good to be true. Jack is a great guy and I hope you will give him a positive thought, especially tomorrow when he starts the new rounds of chemo.
Jack also has an inspirational blog on the Livestrong website and please feel free to visit and comment, if you wish: http://jack-mintz.blogspot.com/
Jack is an Allman Brothers fan. He even bought 4 tickets to one of the frst 10 shows at the Beacon (with the extra 2 hoping to entice us to come!) He is still hoping to go, but he may have 2 or both tickets for sale if he does not think he will be up to it. I'll let everyone know if he needs to sell them.


susea - 2/10/2009 at 11:52 PM

Hey Jack, I am truly sad to hear this. Shoot, I wish this wasn't true. Thanks for posting the link for the blog. I'll post a little something there but I'd also like to send prayers and healing vibes out to him here too. I hope he can make it to the Beacon with you and Phyllis also!!! What a shame... :-( Please let him know we thinking of him.


DanB - 2/11/2009 at 12:06 AM

Tyler I hope your got package from Pawleys Island.


lolasdeb - 2/11/2009 at 12:17 AM

Jack, I am so sorry to hear this about your nephew LittleJack. You know you have an army here who will be putting their all into positive thought and prayer and all good wishes for Jack to have a return to health. And for you and Phyllis and the rest of Jack's family and friends to find strength and comfort in each other and the knowledge that you have many hearts out here beating for you, many minds thinking of you as you stand beside Jack while he begins this battle again.


Jhawker - 2/11/2009 at 01:13 AM

Yeah, it is time for American Idol. Yes that great show that we love to criticize but secretly watch every week. I am rooting for Clay Aiken. I see where he has a new song out called " My heart is Aiken for your great big arms.

Seriously, Jack doesn't deserve what he is going through. He sure does have a great support system behind him.


lolasdeb - 2/11/2009 at 01:15 AM

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Yeah, it is time for American Idol. Yes that great show that we love to criticize but secretly watch every week. I am rooting for Clay Aiken. I see where he has a new song out called " My heart is Aiken for your great big arms..
LOL - Hey there Tyler! Would you believe I've never seen American Idol??? (But I do know who Clay Aiken is... )


Jhawker - 2/11/2009 at 01:18 AM

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Tyler I hope your got package from Pawleys Island.


Nothing in the mail yet Dan. I am sure it will get here.


Jhawker - 2/11/2009 at 01:21 AM

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Yeah, it is time for American Idol. Yes that great show that we love to criticize but secretly watch every week. I am rooting for Clay Aiken. I see where he has a new song out called " My heart is Aiken for your great big arms..
LOL - Hey there Tyler! Would you believe I've never seen American Idol??? (But I do know who Clay Aiken is... )


See Deb, you are one of the secret watchers. Yes you are. No, don't say that. You know it is true.


Jhawker - 2/11/2009 at 01:26 AM

BTW, I was sitting here today thinking about how I never get to go any where. Then I remembered that American Idol was on and cheered up. Then Ruthie called to talk and tell me she was in Vegas and I got bummed again.


lolasdeb - 2/11/2009 at 01:29 AM

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Yeah, it is time for American Idol. Yes that great show that we love to criticize but secretly watch every week. I am rooting for Clay Aiken. I see where he has a new song out called " My heart is Aiken for your great big arms..
LOL - Hey there Tyler! Would you believe I've never seen American Idol??? (But I do know who Clay Aiken is... )


See Deb, you are one of the secret watchers. Yes you are. No, don't say that. You know it is true.
shhhhh ... my dirty little secret, T!


Sang - 2/11/2009 at 03:29 PM

Hey JHawkers - went to the Bulls game last night and saw a good game...... sorry to hear about Jack - cancer sucks.....


Jhawker - 2/11/2009 at 08:34 PM

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Tyler I hope your got package from Pawleys Island.



Dan, would it be safer if I flew to the Island and picked up the package in person?


Sang - 2/11/2009 at 08:56 PM

Not for those on the island...........


lolasdeb - 2/11/2009 at 08:57 PM

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Not for those on the island...........
LOL!!!


dadof2 - 2/11/2009 at 09:38 PM

hey all--hope you're all well & good


lolasdeb - 2/11/2009 at 09:44 PM

Hey Effie!!! I hope the same for YOU!


dadof2 - 2/11/2009 at 10:33 PM

Deb!


Jhawker - 2/12/2009 at 04:15 AM

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Not for those on the island...........


Well they better get ready because I am flying in Fri. However I will be taking my wheelchair. That is where it gets a little dangerous.


No1ToRunWith - 2/12/2009 at 04:21 AM

T your stuff went in the mail today. I had some things come up and was only able to send the present and 2nd of Muleoween. Sorry.

Here is the short story

My ex had a friend that when we were together we all got along. During the marriage my ex chose to abandon her and said I was having an affair with her. So after a year of her on my side she decides to go back to being friends with the ex and totally abandon me, really hurts


SmilingJack - 2/12/2009 at 07:40 PM

My package went out today also Mr. T.


Sang - 2/12/2009 at 07:53 PM

My package is staying right where it belongs...............


No1ToRunWith - 2/12/2009 at 08:49 PM

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My package is staying right where it belongs...............


at your age it would be hard to lift off the floor


Sang - 2/13/2009 at 07:27 PM

Friday almost the weekend bump.........


SmilingJack - 2/13/2009 at 09:12 PM

Happy friday all. The Denver crew will be going to see Gov't Mule tonight. Cold day in Denver (30's) and we want to get online early as the Denver Fillmore has few places to sit and we are an older crew. Can't wait for the show.
Have a good weekend all.


lolasdeb - 2/13/2009 at 10:38 PM

Enjoy your Mule, Jack!!! Can't wait to hear the review!

Hey you JHawkers!!! Good weekends to you all! If your area of the country is anything like mine right now you are currently in a blizzard... (zoiks! been loading software to my laptop all day and just looked out the window!!! ) Stay warm and safe!


Jhawker - 2/13/2009 at 11:26 PM

Every thing is cool Eric. Thanks Jack.

Thanks to DanB I have been pretending all day that I am at a Gregg and Friends concert. The music is excellent. My surround sound system reproduces it quite well. Gregg's voice is very strong. The band is A-1. Thanks so much Dan. You made my day!!!!!!!!!!!


susea - 2/13/2009 at 11:40 PM

Good evening my friends!!!

Jack, I wish I was getting a Mule on tonight!


LinnieXX - 2/14/2009 at 01:30 AM

I think of you all often and fondly!

i'm sorry i havent been around much at all, i can hardly keep up anymore!

Lane is still waiting for his operation, which SUCKS; but the house is done and living there is a blessing! the garden is coming along nicely and i've turned a nice corner in my life and am still looking for that elusive balance that comes when you have your house in order....

i love you all very much and if you EVER need to reach me i'm at lbraswell AT secorp DOT org


lolasdeb - 2/14/2009 at 05:09 AM

Great to have Linnie in the house! Your post warmed my heart, Miss XX - sounds like you are loving your life and new home down Florida way ... that is wonderful! Thoughts are with you and your man Lane ... hope his operation comes soon and is very successful. As for having your house in complete order - let me know what that elusive balance feels like!!! LOL - I've come to the realization that my house will always be missing a brick here and there ... keeps me on my toes!


Sang - 2/14/2009 at 05:41 AM

I think the owner is a brick short too.......


lolasdeb - 2/14/2009 at 05:43 AM

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I think the owner is a brick short too.......
LMAO!!! Ya think???


susea - 2/14/2009 at 12:39 PM

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I think of you all often and fondly!

i'm sorry i havent been around much at all, i can hardly keep up anymore!

Lane is still waiting for his operation, which SUCKS; but the house is done and living there is a blessing! the garden is coming along nicely and i've turned a nice corner in my life and am still looking for that elusive balance that comes when you have your house in order....

i love you all very much and if you EVER need to reach me i'm at lbraswell AT secorp DOT org



I'm so glad you stopped in Linnie. It sounds like things are in order since the last we talked... You keep "everything" in balance girl it's the way of the woman! If your happy, I'm happy!! Speaking of happy, I'm sending lots of love and hugs to all my pals in the Diary...

Happy Valentines Day


DanB - 2/14/2009 at 03:05 PM

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Every thing is cool Eric. Thanks Jack.

Thanks to DanB I have been pretending all day that I am at a Gregg and Friends concert. The music is excellent. My surround sound system reproduces it quite well. Gregg's voice is very strong. The band is A-1. Thanks so much Dan. You made my day!!!!!!!!!!!


you got it brother anytime

that is one kick ass show


dadof2 - 2/14/2009 at 03:07 PM

quote:
quote:
Every thing is cool Eric. Thanks Jack.

Thanks to DanB I have been pretending all day that I am at a Gregg and Friends concert. The music is excellent. My surround sound system reproduces it quite well. Gregg's voice is very strong. The band is A-1. Thanks so much Dan. You made my day!!!!!!!!!!!


you got it brother anytime

that is one kick ass show





that was an awesome little tour that gave me an eve of great fun & joy--nice of you to send it to our buddy,Tyler


susea - 2/14/2009 at 10:36 PM

SmilingJack and crew were just that... smilin' at last nights Mule show!

From left, Jason above Jack, Monica, John, Lenore, BigMike.


Phyllis on far right. Jack's wife!


From left Deb, Phyllis, above- Monica, below- Sharon, Lenore far right.


This is what all the smiles were about... maybe other things too...


dadof2 - 2/14/2009 at 10:49 PM

nice pics


Jhawker - 2/14/2009 at 10:55 PM

Wow, what great pics. BigMike indirectly has helped me get it on with some great Mule. I own BigMike's Gov't Mule Covers Mix. Great stuff. Some great looking people at the show.

Thanks for letting us know what is going on Linnie. We ALL care.

Jack, check your pm's.


lolasdeb - 2/15/2009 at 05:06 PM

Great pics of the Denver crew!!! A good looking bunch for sure!

~~~waving~~~ to my JHawker friends and sending you all some happy Sunday wishes!


SmilingJack - 2/15/2009 at 11:46 PM

Hi all. Thanks Sue for posting the pictures. We had a great time. It was not the best Mule show I have seen but it still was very good and the company was fun. The Fillmore was sold out but we got on the line early and got a good area with some chairs even, so it was like a private area since we had so many people. Then we all went out for a bite to eat before driving home. A fun night.


Sang - 2/16/2009 at 02:54 AM

Music for your ass.........


Sang - 2/16/2009 at 08:12 PM

Home sick on Monday bump.......






Only good thing is I can check out some of these shows on Moogis......


SmilingJack - 2/18/2009 at 08:18 PM

Hi all. Tyler, did my music package get there?
Sang, how are you feeling? Anything good on Moogis? I have not subscribed yet but I plan on doing so. Then I'll just have to figure it out.


Jhawker - 2/18/2009 at 08:30 PM

Hey all. I received a very nice package(as in big and quality) from Jack. Thanks so much Jack. Always nice to receive more music. You are a good friend.

Hope you feel better Sang.


Sang - 2/18/2009 at 08:36 PM

Feeling much better today - thanks!

Moogis has a bunch of videos, including the show at Piedmont Park when they backed up Dave Mathews. Also a lot of audio only shows.....it's very cool.....


ruthelane - 2/18/2009 at 08:46 PM

Hello to my good friends here at the JHawkers

I am home from Vegas! Did I win? Yes!!! Did I lose? Yes!!! I had a very fun trip
and I still had a few dollars in my pocket when I returned home.

Jack, I heard one of the Allman Tyler Band shows coming up in Denver
has been moved to a bigger venue. Seems they just about sold out the 700 seats
and needed to move. Great news for the Boys in the band.

If you want to hear more about ATB, see some photos from Athens GA show and
hear some of their tunes, go to: www.myspace.com/allmantylerband


So great to hear from Linnie. I miss you Linnie and I love you bunches!

Sang I have to agree with your comment, "Music for your ass....." LOL

Effie, I'm so happy to see you around here. Love Ya', Man!!!

Tyler, It's so good to have you here, you ol' JHawker, you. Love Ya', Man!!!

Sending hugs to all and waving~~~~~~~~~~~~~~just like Deb!!!


[Edited on 2/18/2009 by ruthelane]


SmilingJack - 2/18/2009 at 11:15 PM

Ruth, I wonder if they are doing one or 2 shows. The original date I saw was for 3/6 at Eck's Saloon (I have not been there but it is not terribly far away) and I don't see them listed on Eck's website, so maybe they will just now have the 3/8 show at the Little Bear in Evergreen where they are on the schedule. I have been to the Little Bear, but not for many years-when I got older I didn't think driving home from the mountains after some drinking to be as doable as I did when I was young, so I may have a problem going to that show. The myspace page still shows both dates.


ruthelane - 2/18/2009 at 11:21 PM

Jack, I'll see what I can find out for you. As far as I know, they still have two shows
scheduled. I'll get back to you. Ruthie


lolasdeb - 2/19/2009 at 03:07 PM

Quick hello to my JHawker friends and wishes for a tremendous Thursday! Home sick with flu or cold or something. Believe I caught this from Sang through this site!!!


SmilingJack - 2/20/2009 at 10:33 PM

Happy friday all. Phyllis and I will be going out to see Oteil playing with Bill Kreutzman of the Dead and a guitarist named Scott Murawski at the Bluebird Theater. Should be a good jam. Then we are going to see Delbert McClinton tomorrow night at the Gothic Theater (where DTB is playing in April) and Susan Tedeschi next week at the Paramount Theater. At least the Gothic and Paramount have seats. I'll go late tonight to limit my standing. I wish you all could come along!!! See you somewhere, I hope, this year.


susea - 2/20/2009 at 11:59 PM

quote:
Quick hello to my JHawker friends and wishes for a tremendous Thursday! Home sick with flu or cold or something. Believe I caught this from Sang through this site!!!


LMAO!!!

Have a great time Jack. Say hello to Phyllis!

Hello to Tyler, thinking of you my friend!


ruthelane - 2/21/2009 at 12:03 AM

Jack, on another thread, Tony said they had finalized the new venue in Denver and would post it soon.

For all the Beacon goers, The Allman Tyler Band will be playing at Beacon After Party
at a club on the Lower East Side. Please see my thread on the AG for details. Thanks.

Sounds like you get lots of good shows in Denver. I love Delbert McClinton. You and Phyllis have fun this weekend. Got to love a place called Gothic.

BTW, Jack, how is Little Jack doing? He is a real fighter.

I hope Sang and Deb are feeling better. You two don't live in the same city, do you?
Just had a thought.........LOL

Everyone have a great weekend!!!


ruthelane - 2/21/2009 at 12:53 AM

Jack, here is update on the ATB show in Denver:

march 6th is now..@ Grizzly Rose....Denver


susea - 2/22/2009 at 07:55 PM

Thinking of our sister Deb and all of you actually but Deb just lost her exhusband so she needs a few cyber hugs and prayers...


ruthelane - 2/22/2009 at 07:59 PM

Sending Hugs and Love to Deb.


lolasdeb - 2/22/2009 at 08:09 PM

Sue and Ruthie - thanks for the loving thoughts ... I feel them all the way over here in Middle Earth.


dadof2 - 2/22/2009 at 08:51 PM

prayers sent to you & your loved ones,Deb...


lolasdeb - 2/22/2009 at 08:53 PM

Thanks so much Effie.


susea - 2/23/2009 at 01:00 AM

{{{{{{{{{{{ GROUP HUG }}}}}}}}}}}}


Sang - 2/23/2009 at 06:27 PM

Monday JHawker bump.......... I was in St. Louis over the weekend for Mardi Gras - although it was too cold to go outside and do anything fun.......


Did go to a party that started at 9:30 AM - haven't done that in a while....


brofan - 2/24/2009 at 03:50 AM

quote:
Monday JHawker bump.......... I was in St. Louis over the weekend for Mardi Gras - although it was too cold to go outside and do anything fun.......


Did go to a party that started at 9:30 AM - haven't done that in a while....


Kinda like the time we had breakfast at Lou Mitchell's? *smirk*


jasonvancura - 2/24/2009 at 07:38 AM

This Friday, February 27th is the five-year anniversary of my friend, Charles Taylor's father's passing. He died of a heart attack in 2004 at age 74. Charles and I have been friends for over 30 years, and his father's passing was a shocker for both of us because we go back such a long way. Please say a prayer for Charles and his family this Friday. Thanks.


lolasdeb - 2/25/2009 at 12:07 AM

Hey there JHawkers! Hope all are having great weeks!

Thoughts going out for Jason's friend, Charles. These type of anniversaries can be tough.

Paging Tyler - come in Tyler ... hope all is well with you, my friend!

And with all you other fine folks.


Sang - 2/25/2009 at 02:55 AM

Tyler found out I was in Missouri and he went into hiding........


lolasdeb - 2/25/2009 at 03:03 AM

quote:
Tyler found out I was in Missouri and he went into hiding........
Tyler is very wise


jasonvancura - 2/25/2009 at 03:36 AM

quote:
Hey there JHawkers! Hope all are having great weeks!

Thoughts going out for Jason's friend, Charles. These type of anniversaries can be tough.




Thanks for the prayers!


Jhawker - 2/25/2009 at 03:54 AM

My thoughts go out to Deb. I am so sorry.

My thoughts go out to Sang too. No one should have to be in Mo.

As for me I got to know the Asbury policeman. We had some warm days which led to wheelchair ride. Need I say more?

Kinda bummed because I can't eat meat for a while.


Prayers for you Jason.

[Edited on 2/25/2009 by Jhawker]

[Edited on 2/25/2009 by Jhawker]


Sang - 2/25/2009 at 04:14 AM

I'm thinking this could have been the problem.....





Jhawker - 2/25/2009 at 04:25 AM

quote:
I'm thinking this could have been the problem.....







Ah, my model. The 2007 STP Model Z28.


Seriously, after seeing the last 6 months and especially the last week what my daughter has done to Skyler, I am researching how to become an advocate for neglected and abused children albeit verbally. Any advice will be appreciated.

Let me clarify myself and after doing that let me make the situation more understandable. I would have to advocate from my house.

[Edited on 2/25/2009 by Jhawker]


SmilingJack - 2/25/2009 at 09:11 PM

quote:
Jack, on another thread, Tony said they had finalized the new venue in Denver and would post it soon.

For all the Beacon goers, The Allman Tyler Band will be playing at Beacon After Party
at a club on the Lower East Side. Please see my thread on the AG for details. Thanks.

Sounds like you get lots of good shows in Denver. I love Delbert McClinton. You and Phyllis have fun this weekend. Got to love a place called Gothic.

BTW, Jack, how is Little Jack doing? He is a real fighter.

I hope Sang and Deb are feeling better. You two don't live in the same city, do you?
Just had a thought.........LOL

Everyone have a great weekend!!!



_______________________________________________________________________
Hi Ruth, Tyler, et al,
Music in Denver is good seasonnaly ie when October hits we don't get very many national acts coming thru and there are no other cities (like in the northeast) to drive to for shows. So, we are just now (within the last 3 weeks) starting to see more tours again. We get most acts that are travelling in warm weather. We have Susan Tedeschi tonite and Derek in April with Red Rocks starting to fill in its summer menu.
Re: LittleJack ie Nephew Jack, he has had a very bad start to his second round of chemo. His second dose of this round has him in the hospital. I was low key for a couple of days because I only had bad news. He did start to feel better yesterday. Basically, his white blood cell count went extremely low and he developed a bad fever (as well as the normal symptoms like being nauseous). They started getting his fever down some and his wbc up some yesterday and he responded positively by sending an email to Phyllis and I saying he was feeling a little better and listening to the Allman Brothers at Red Rocks, so I hope it has turned around and he will be able to go home soon. I asked if he could talk on the phone, but he has not answered yet, so I think he is still pretty weak.
I guess the Allman Tyler show will be at the Grizzly Rose which is basically a cowboy bar, but much easier for me than them playing in the mountains.


lolasdeb - 2/25/2009 at 09:18 PM

Jack - sure am sorry to hear that LittleJack is having these problems with the chemo and having to be hospitalized. I am keeping him and your entire family in my prayers and hope he is feeling better and stronger soon and that that WBC gets stabilized.


Jhawker - 2/25/2009 at 10:54 PM

I am thinking of Jack, Deb and Sang. Prayers to you all.


susea - 2/26/2009 at 12:30 AM

quote:
quote:
Jack, on another thread, Tony said they had finalized the new venue in Denver and would post it soon.

For all the Beacon goers, The Allman Tyler Band will be playing at Beacon After Party
at a club on the Lower East Side. Please see my thread on the AG for details. Thanks.

Sounds like you get lots of good shows in Denver. I love Delbert McClinton. You and Phyllis have fun this weekend. Got to love a place called Gothic.

BTW, Jack, how is Little Jack doing? He is a real fighter.

I hope Sang and Deb are feeling better. You two don't live in the same city, do you?
Just had a thought.........LOL

Everyone have a great weekend!!!



_______________________________________________________________________
Hi Ruth, Tyler, et al,
Music in Denver is good seasonnaly ie when October hits we don't get very many national acts coming thru and there are no other cities (like in the northeast) to drive to for shows. So, we are just now (within the last 3 weeks) starting to see more tours again. We get most acts that are travelling in warm weather. We have Susan Tedeschi tonite and Derek in April with Red Rocks starting to fill in its summer menu.
Re: LittleJack ie Nephew Jack, he has had a very bad start to his second round of chemo. His second dose of this round has him in the hospital. I was low key for a couple of days because I only had bad news. He did start to feel better yesterday. Basically, his white blood cell count went extremely low and he developed a bad fever (as well as the normal symptoms like being nauseous). They started getting his fever down some and his wbc up some yesterday and he responded positively by sending an email to Phyllis and I saying he was feeling a little better and listening to the Allman Brothers at Red Rocks, so I hope it has turned around and he will be able to go home soon. I asked if he could talk on the phone, but he has not answered yet, so I think he is still pretty weak.
I guess the Allman Tyler show will be at the Grizzly Rose which is basically a cowboy bar, but much easier for me than them playing in the mountains.

Aww, I am so sorry to hear that Little Jack is having such a difficult time... This just isn't fair at all...

Tyler, how are you feeling? Glad to see you stop in. Is that your latelst mobile that Sang has pictured?


SmilingJack - 2/26/2009 at 11:02 PM

quote:
Jack - sure am sorry to hear that LittleJack is having these problems with the chemo and having to be hospitalized. I am keeping him and your entire family in my prayers and hope he is feeling better and stronger soon and that that WBC gets stabilized.

_______________________________________________________________________
Thanks Deb-especially right now when you don't have to notice others problems. I am sorry you have lost someone. You are a dear.


SmilingJack - 2/26/2009 at 11:11 PM

Hi all. Once again Deb, I am sorry for your loss.
LittleJack has improved the last 2 days. His fever is down and wbc count is up, so he may go home today barring another problem popping up. He is catching up on music I sent him, so that means he feels better. His next chemo round will be adjusted to hopefully not be so rough on him. One problem in general is if the cancer comes back, as it has, it is harder to kill off the second time and so the dose is usually pretty toxic. As always, I hope Jack's age and general good health and habits can carry him thru.


lolasdeb - 2/26/2009 at 11:16 PM

Thanks so much, Jack ... you are sweet to think of me. And I'm really glad to be reading that LittleJack is improving and that docs will be adjusting his medicine regime for next time around. Sounds like the chemo really kicked his butt this last time. It's terrible enough having this disease but the fact that the cure can make a person feel so sick makes cancer doubly hard to handle. Hopefully Jack will not suffer this much with the next round of treatments. Keeping my thoughts trained on you all and especially on Jack.


susea - 2/26/2009 at 11:54 PM

Jack is right, Deb is so good and sweet. She is "ALWAYS" thinking of everyone and I mean everyone, no matter what. The true meaning of "ANGEL" for sure!

I am glad to hear little Jack is feeling a bit better but it is so scary and I know how worried you must be Jack. My heart goes out to you all as the battle to win the fight continues!


dadof2 - 2/26/2009 at 11:54 PM

quote:
Hi all. Once again Deb, I am sorry for your loss.
LittleJack has improved the last 2 days. His fever is down and wbc count is up, so he may go home today barring another problem popping up. He is catching up on music I sent him, so that means he feels better. His next chemo round will be adjusted to hopefully not be so rough on him. One problem in general is if the cancer comes back, as it has, it is harder to kill off the second time and so the dose is usually pretty toxic. As always, I hope Jack's age and general good health and habits can carry him thru.



Deb--still thinkin' of you....& Jack,glad Little Jack is feeling a bit better...he's in my prayers....

hope all here are well...


SmilingJack - 2/27/2009 at 12:34 AM

The thing I find scary about how Jack is doing is that he came out here with his youngest daughter (and his mom-Phyllis' sister) to scout UNC for his daughter (she did get a regular scholarship from them, plus was accepted into the honors program which is an additional scholarship plus other benefits like the honors dorm, so she is coming out here for college! Yea!) and he had a slight fever one night and a little cough the next day and he thought he had a cold. His chemo started 2 days after returning home and his second round was what put him in the hospital, but he thought his bad reaction was from having a cold in the first place and I hope that it was only a cold and not the cancer showing up in another form. So, I worry, but what can you do, but keep the faith! Thank you all for listening -the worrying does kind of consume us.


lolasdeb - 2/27/2009 at 12:57 AM

quote:
So, I worry, but what can you do, but keep the faith! Thank you all for listening -the worrying does kind of consume us.
This disease is very scary. I think your reaction is typical here, Jack ... this disease creates such an atmosphere of fearfulness that any thing occurring with the patient can be read as a symptom, or sign, of something possibly gone wrong. Jack may be right in thinking that having a cold aggravated his reaction to the treatment. This medicine that is powerful enough to cause illness in a seemingly healthy person would probably really wreak havoc when taken while another physical condition (like a cold) exists. Hopefully Jack will have time necessary to get himself into healthy, fighting shape before his next series so there is no recurrence of the nastiness that was associated with this treatment. Glad you know you can bring some of this burden here and get some help with the lifting and carrying if you need it... this is not an illness that is suffered by single individuals but one that is faced and fought by the patient and the people who love them, their support systems. While you and Phyllis and the rest of your family provide Jack the support system he needs to do battle maybe those of us here can help supply some of the support you need to stay strong for him (and each other). You take care.

[Edited on 2/27/2009 by lolasdeb]


susea - 2/27/2009 at 01:33 AM

Amen to that Deb. We are here to support each other with strength, love, prayers and healing vibes. Everyone needs that.


Jhawker - 2/27/2009 at 03:22 AM

Yes Sue that is my current wheelchair. Now you see why I get in trouble with the fuzz so often.


Prayers for Jack, Deb, Sang, Mitzi(I miss you darling.)

I bet Little Jack would appreciate some e-mails. His addy is posted on his blog. Tell him you know his wise uncle.

My nephew who builds cabinets for a living cut off three of his fingers last week. He is doing well.


Chitown - 2/27/2009 at 06:43 PM

quote:
Yes Sue that is my current wheelchair. Now you see why I get in trouble with the fuzz so often.


Prayers for Jack, Deb, Sang, Mitzi(I miss you darling.)

I bet Little Jack would appreciate some e-mails. His addy is posted on his blog. Tell him you know his wise uncle.

My nephew who builds cabinets for a living cut off three of his fingers last week. He is doing well.


Where is your fuzz located that you get in trouble with it so often? Have you ever thought about electrolysis?


Chitown - 2/27/2009 at 06:46 PM

Hey T, sorry about your nephew. That's rough. How is he doing?


SmilingJack - 2/27/2009 at 07:00 PM

Tyler, that is rough re: your nephew. I hope he is out of pain and has a quick recovery. Plus, I hope he can still do his carpentry (even if more carefully) afterward.


Jhawker - 2/27/2009 at 07:14 PM

quote:
quote:
Yes Sue that is my current wheelchair. Now you see why I get in trouble with the fuzz so often.


Prayers for Jack, Deb, Sang, Mitzi(I miss you darling.)

I bet Little Jack would appreciate some e-mails. His addy is posted on his blog. Tell him you know his wise uncle.

My nephew who builds cabinets for a living cut off three of his fingers last week. He is doing well.


Where is your fuzz located that you get in trouble with it so often? Have you ever thought


about electrolysis?



I had a brain scan and everything was fine.

my nephew is battling some head issues(embarrassment, will his customers come back,etc..) He is recovering physically on a regular basis. Thanks for asking Pat and Jack.

[Edited on 2/27/2009 by Jhawker]


lolasdeb - 2/27/2009 at 07:29 PM

quote:
My nephew who builds cabinets for a living cut off three of his fingers last week. He is doing well.
Oh geez, Tyler! Very sorry to hear about this! Hope your nephew is going to be ok and will be able to resume his cabinet building. Were they able to reattach the fingers or save them in any way? I will keep him (and you) in my prayers.

I cut off the last 3 fingers on my left hand when I was almost 3 - not entirely severed but hanging by flaps of skin. Was blessed that a Dr. was present in the hospital in the small town (ElDorado, Kansas) where I was at who listened to my dad's plea to 'sew them back on no matter what' and I have the full five to this day and although there is scarring from the stitches they are operative, too. I still give thanks and am amazed to this day that back in 1957 this small town Dr. was able to save my hand. I hope your nephew finds a similar angel to help him out.


Sang - 2/27/2009 at 07:48 PM

I don't know any carpenters that still have all their fingers......


SmilingJack - 2/27/2009 at 07:54 PM

quote:
I don't know any carpenters that still have all their fingers......

_______________________________________________________________________
Or machine shop operators.


ruthelane - 3/1/2009 at 04:27 AM

Hello JHawkers

I'm in Tampa for a long weekend seeing some great shows and hearing unbelievably
good music. We saw the new Allman Tyler Band last night. WOW They have talent,
energy and presence.

Jack, you folks out in Denver are in for a real treat. The combined talent is dynamite.
Michael has a bluesy, world-weary delivery. He can growl like another Allman. The guys are
having fun with this. Tony has to be seen and heard to be believed. He connects with the
audience and the boy can sing the blues.

This afternoon Sergio and I decided to drive over to Ybor City (very close), the historic Latin District.
They were having a "Fiesta Day", a street festival, with four blocks cordoned off. It was a beautiful sunny,
brezzy day. Just perfect for a stroll. Live music and dancers. We enjoyed it so much.

Tomorrow afternoon we'll be in Busch Gardens for the Greeg and Friends. Monday morning we are going
to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Sergio hasn't been there yet.
A busy fun weekend.


dadof2 - 3/1/2009 at 01:33 PM



[Edited on 3/2/2009 by dadof2]


Sang - 3/1/2009 at 02:53 PM

Enjoy that Dali museum -I like it better than the one in Spain......


lolasdeb - 3/1/2009 at 06:44 PM

quote:
Enjoy that Dali museum -I like it better than the one in Spain......
That's on my must do list, too. Maybe around Wanee time next year...

Eric - bringing my good vibes and best wishes here, too, for the job interview tomorrow!!! Go get 'em you!

Ruthie - loved reading about you and Sergio's day in Ybor City! Sounds absolutely lovely!

Tyler - hope your nephew is continuing in his recuperation after the accident and doing well. And wishing you well, too!


Effie - really enjoying this Pharaoh's Daughter!!! Thanks for sharing!

Wishing all you other fine JHawkers well on this Sunday afternoon. Those of you getting the snow I've been reading about - stay safe! (and warm!)


dadof2 - 3/1/2009 at 06:48 PM



[Edited on 3/2/2009 by dadof2]


SmilingJack - 3/1/2009 at 09:46 PM

Hi all. Spring like day in Denver-62 degrees. Going out to walk the dogs. I hope all are good.


Jhawker - 3/2/2009 at 12:40 AM

quote:
quote:
My nephew who builds cabinets for a living cut off three of his fingers last week. He is doing well.
Oh geez, Tyler! Very sorry to hear about this! Hope your nephew is going to be ok and will be able to resume his cabinet building. Were they able to reattach the fingers or save them in any way? I will keep him (and you) in my prayers.

I cut off the last 3 fingers on my left hand when I was almost 3 - not entirely severed but hanging by flaps of skin. Was blessed that a Dr. was present in the hospital in the small town (ElDorado, Kansas) where I was at who listened to my dad's plea to 'sew them back on no matter what' and I have the full five to this day and although there is scarring from the stitches they are operative, too. I still give thanks and am amazed to this day that back in 1957 this small town Dr. was able to save my hand. I hope your nephew finds a similar angel to help him out.



No, he lost them. I have been to Eldorado Kansas many times. Sorry to hear about your story. He has no intention of stopping his occupation. He loves it too much, plus he is a master cabinet maker. Quite a reputation.

[Edited on 3/2/2009 by Jhawker]


Jhawker - 3/2/2009 at 12:43 AM

Tried to call you Effie. Sorry I missed you.


No1ToRunWith - 3/2/2009 at 12:45 AM

Thanks Deb, holding breath to see if they cancel it for tomorrow.


T I have not forgotten you. I have the 4 discs and the gift. Sorry it is taking so long


Chitown - 3/2/2009 at 09:18 PM

quote:
Enjoy that Dali museum -I like it better than the one in Spain......


I thought the Dolly Museum was in Nashville. These two huge tents, side-by-side, held up by these two really tall polls. You could see them from miles away....Sonny, Red, who stole my jelly doughnut?


Chitown - 3/2/2009 at 09:20 PM

quote:


[Edited on 3/2/2009 by dadof2]


Not once, but twice? Smatter, cat got your, er, keyboard?


lolasdeb - 3/2/2009 at 10:00 PM

quote:
No, he lost them. I have been to Eldorado Kansas many times. Sorry to hear about your story. He has no intention of stopping his occupation. He loves it too much, plus he is a master cabinet maker. Quite a reputation
Well sorry he lost them, Tyler, but good for him for sticking with what he loves and overcoming adversity. The strength of the human spirit is an miraculous thing which never ceases to amaze me. Sounds like your nephew's spirit is strong indeed. (And my story was not sad but joyful - angels were watching over me then as they still do to this day. )

So - you been to El Dorado??? I used to live in El Dorado!

Hoping for some good news from Eric today!


ruthelane - 3/3/2009 at 03:55 AM

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[Edited on 3/2/2009 by dadof2]


Not once, but twice? Smatter, cat got your, er, keyboard?


Yeah, Effie. What the heck?


SmilingJack - 3/3/2009 at 09:00 PM

Hi all. Tyler, I got the GM show-thank you very much. I'm going to listen to it for a while in my car where I can concentrate on it a little before putting it into the rotation in the house.


Sang - 3/3/2009 at 09:37 PM

Hey JHawkers! Getting stoked for Moogis and the Beacon..... and probably Wanee.....


Woohoo...................


dadof2 - 3/3/2009 at 10:26 PM

quote:
Tried to call you Effie. Sorry I missed you.



well--my turn i called today--sorry to have missed you,but i did get to speak with Debi


dadof2 - 3/3/2009 at 10:28 PM

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quote:
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[Edited on 3/2/2009 by dadof2]


Not once, but twice? Smatter, cat got your, er, keyboard?


Yeah, Effie. What the heck?


a smatter does indeed live in my keyboard--what's a smatter,btw?





[Edited on 3/3/2009 by dadof2]


ruthelane - 3/3/2009 at 10:50 PM

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quote:
quote:
quote:


[Edited on 3/2/2009 by dadof2]


Not once, but twice? Smatter, cat got your, er, keyboard?


Yeah, Effie. What the heck?


a smatter does indeed live in my keyboard--what's a smatter,btw?

[Edited on 3/3/2009 by dadof2]


I don't what smatter is either, but you need to be quarantined so it doesn't spread.


[Edited on 3/3/2009 by ruthelane]


dadof2 - 3/3/2009 at 10:58 PM

all i can say is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoGcH2L68Mg


Sang - 3/3/2009 at 11:15 PM

That was disgusting, dad......





dadof2 - 3/4/2009 at 02:02 PM

for those who want to follow along:


Lyrics for: Mandy

I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
Shadows of a man
A face through window cryin' in the night
The night goes into
Morning just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a memory I never realized
How happy you made me

Oh Mandy, well you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you today oh, Mandy

I'm standing on the edge of time
I walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
The tears are on my mind
And nothin' is rhyming

Oh Mandy, well you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you today oh, Mandy!

Yesterday's a dream, I face the morning
Cryin' on the breeze, the pain is calling

Oh Mandy, well you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you today

Oh Mandy, you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you



Chitown - 3/4/2009 at 02:13 PM

quote:
for those who want to follow along:


Lyrics for: Mandy

I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
Shadows of a man
A face through window cryin' in the night
The night goes into
Morning just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a memory I never realized
How happy you made me

Oh Mandy, well you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you today oh, Mandy

I'm standing on the edge of time
I walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
The tears are on my mind
And nothin' is rhyming

Oh Mandy, well you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you today oh, Mandy!

Yesterday's a dream, I face the morning
Cryin' on the breeze, the pain is calling

Oh Mandy, well you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, well you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you today

Oh Mandy, you came and
You gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh Mandy, you kissed me and
Stopped me from shaking
And I need you





Of course "you came and you gave without talking". That's because you're a dog Mandy. lol. Good 'smatter" explanation Sang. Mornin' Hawkers. Have a good hump-day.


dadof2 - 3/4/2009 at 02:24 PM

or,perhaps this expresses best how ABB fans feel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyBcHUe4WeQ


everybody now,all together...on the chorus,feelings.whoa whoa whoa feelings.....


[Edited on 3/4/2009 by dadof2]


Chitown - 3/4/2009 at 02:28 PM

quote:
or,perhaps this expresses best how ABB fans feel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyBcHUe4WeQ


everybody now,all together...on the chorus,feelings.whoa whoa whoa feelings.....


[Edited on 3/4/2009 by dadof2]


Oh brother. Suddenly I don't feel....so.....good.


dadof2 - 3/4/2009 at 02:31 PM

should i delete it all?


Sang - 3/4/2009 at 03:12 PM

You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........


Chitown - 3/4/2009 at 03:14 PM

quote:
should i delete it all?


U can't. I already quoted U.


dadof2 - 3/4/2009 at 03:19 PM

quote:
You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........



very twisted

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59n86U3Dvs


[Edited on 3/4/2009 by dadof2]


Chitown - 3/4/2009 at 03:20 PM

quote:
You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........


Speaking of quotes, I like your tag line Sang. "Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat. Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks". Then, of course, came Fritz the Cat, and we forgot all about Felix.


dadof2 - 3/4/2009 at 03:21 PM

quote:
quote:
should i delete it all?


U can't. I already quoted U.





Sang - 3/4/2009 at 03:52 PM

quote:
quote:
You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........


Speaking of quotes, I like your tag line Sang. "Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat. Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks". Then, of course, came Fritz the Cat, and we forgot all about Felix.



Thanks..... yes, I remeber going to see Fritz .....


Are you going to see DTB at Park West? If Lee gets me a ticket before it sells out, I'll be there April 9th....


Chitown - 3/4/2009 at 04:12 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........


Speaking of quotes, I like your tag line Sang. "Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat. Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks". Then, of course, came Fritz the Cat, and we forgot all about Felix.



Thanks..... yes, I remeber going to see Fritz .....


Are you going to see DTB at Park West? If Lee gets me a ticket before it sells out, I'll be there April 9th....


Damn, your old. It was very risqué for a cartoon in 1972. I wanted to go see it, but it was rated X, and I was too young. I did see some of it a few years later. I just remember thinking “that’s what the big deal was all about”? Yes, I will be at the 4/9 show also. I’m up for a cup of “chowda” and a burger at John Barlycorns before hand too. Did you by any chance get Jeff Beck tickets for Park West also?


Chitown - 3/4/2009 at 04:19 PM

“Are you going to see DTB at Park West? If Lee gets me a ticket before it sells out, I'll be there April 9th....”

Oh, and if memory serves me correctly, if your seeing the show hinges on Lee getting you a ticket, well, maybe someone will post the show on btetree.com, so at least you can hear it. (See, this is my reverse phsycology method and once Lee reads this he will jump off the couch and go to the Park West Box Office and pick-up tickets). Or not.


Sang - 3/4/2009 at 04:52 PM

No to Jeff Beck...... Lee supposedly has been to the box office a few times, but it was closed, the line was too long, etc......

I better buy one from ticketbastard just in case.....


Chitown - 3/5/2009 at 05:57 PM

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris,
I wonder where da birdies is?

So ths is what 60 degrees feels like. I had forgotten. It's nice.

Ga-day Hawkers.

Sang, perhaps that would be best. The old Lee would have ten tickets by now. Dang economic downturn.


Jhawker - 3/5/2009 at 08:54 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........


Speaking of quotes, I like your tag line Sang. "Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat. Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks". Then, of course, came Fritz the Cat, and we forgot all about Felix.



Thanks..... yes, I remeber going to see Fritz .....


Are you going to see DTB at Park West? If Lee gets me a ticket before it sells out, I'll be there April 9th....


Damn, your old. It was very risqué for a cartoon in 1972. I wanted to go see it, but it was rated X, and I was too young. I did see some of it a few years later. I just remember thinking “that’s what the big deal was all about”? Yes, I will be at the 4/9 show also. I’m up for a cup of “chowda” and a burger at John Barlycorns before hand too. Did you by any chance get Jeff Beck tickets for Park West also?


Damn, I hope I am not sitting next to you at the 4/9 show. I hear the chowda and burgers make you you lose friends.


Jhawker - 3/5/2009 at 09:23 PM

Hey, how bout those lyrics by Barry Manilow. I have to confess that towards the end I had to break out the tissue. He was responsible for many housewives getting hooked on those valium pills. He was also responsible for the famous quote "there is no place for guitar distortion in good music".

You are welcome Jack. Hope you enjoy it.


Sang - 3/6/2009 at 12:33 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
You are a twisted individual, dadof2.........


Speaking of quotes, I like your tag line Sang. "Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat. Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks". Then, of course, came Fritz the Cat, and we forgot all about Felix.



Thanks..... yes, I remeber going to see Fritz .....


Are you going to see DTB at Park West? If Lee gets me a ticket before it sells out, I'll be there April 9th....


Damn, your old. It was very risqué for a cartoon in 1972. I wanted to go see it, but it was rated X, and I was too young. I did see some of it a few years later. I just remember thinking “that’s what the big deal was all about”? Yes, I will be at the 4/9 show also. I’m up for a cup of “chowda” and a burger at John Barlycorns before hand too. Did you by any chance get Jeff Beck tickets for Park West also?


Damn, I hope I am not sitting next to you at the 4/9 show. I hear the chowda and burgers make you you lose friends.



Not much sitting at the Park West ....... but the chowda & burger can help you clear out an area to dance in......


SmilingJack - 3/6/2009 at 09:29 PM

Hi Jhawkers. Has anybody hooked up MOOGIS?


lolasdeb - 3/6/2009 at 09:30 PM

quote:
Hi Jhawkers. Has anybody hooked up MOOGIS?
I have, Jack, but not to my TV. Sang, on the other hand, is an expert on all things MOOGIS.


SmilingJack - 3/6/2009 at 09:50 PM

quote:
quote:
Hi Jhawkers. Has anybody hooked up MOOGIS?
I have, Jack, but not to my TV. Sang, on the other hand, is an expert on all things MOOGIS.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------
That is how far I have gotten-oh, I ordered a cable to see if that is all I need for picture-a VGA to component cable. Someone said on one thread that is all that should be needed and it is less than $10 on EBAY, but in another thread a different person said what would be needed is a more expensive VGA to HDMI converter box, so I may not be hooked up for the first show, but I will have it on my computer.


Sang - 3/6/2009 at 09:53 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Hi Jhawkers. Has anybody hooked up MOOGIS?
I have, Jack, but not to my TV. Sang, on the other hand, is an expert on all things MOOGIS.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------
That is how far I have gotten-oh, I ordered a cable to see if that is all I need for picture-a VGA to component cable. Someone said on one thread that is all that should be needed and it is less than $10 on EBAY, but in another thread a different person said what would be needed is a more expensive VGA to HDMI converter box, so I may not be hooked up for the first show, but I will have it on my computer.



As long as your tv has component inputs, you will be fine. HDMI is nice, but not needed yet since the picture is not high def. If you have problems, send me a pm or email and I'll try to help.


lolasdeb - 3/6/2009 at 09:56 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Hi Jhawkers. Has anybody hooked up MOOGIS?
I have, Jack, but not to my TV. Sang, on the other hand, is an expert on all things MOOGIS.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------
That is how far I have gotten-oh, I ordered a cable to see if that is all I need for picture-a VGA to component cable. Someone said on one thread that is all that should be needed and it is less than $10 on EBAY, but in another thread a different person said what would be needed is a more expensive VGA to HDMI converter box, so I may not be hooked up for the first show, but I will have it on my computer.
Trying to decide if I want to mess with cabling it to my TV. Just bought this desktop and it has a pretty good size monitor and good speakers. I don't have a big-screen TV so my monitor is not that much smaller than my TV ... I'm one of those people who use my electronics until they die - LOL. Trying to decide about hooking it up to the TV... (although I have already invited friends over for MOOGIS viewings ... hmmm - might need to reconsider the TV thing...)


SmilingJack - 3/6/2009 at 10:57 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Hi Jhawkers. Has anybody hooked up MOOGIS?
I have, Jack, but not to my TV. Sang, on the other hand, is an expert on all things MOOGIS.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------
That is how far I have gotten-oh, I ordered a cable to see if that is all I need for picture-a VGA to component cable. Someone said on one thread that is all that should be needed and it is less than $10 on EBAY, but in another thread a different person said what would be needed is a more expensive VGA to HDMI converter box, so I may not be hooked up for the first show, but I will have it on my computer.



As long as your tv has component inputs, you will be fine. HDMI is nice, but not needed yet since the picture is not high def. If you have problems, send me a pm or email and I'll try to help.

_______________________________________________________________________
Thanks Sang. That is what I thought. I guess when the picture quality they send out is better, a HDMI converter would be better, but as long as I can get it onto the big screen (not huge by todays standards-37" Sharp- but much better than watching on my computer!)


ruthelane - 3/7/2009 at 05:10 AM

I just spoke to Jack on the phone. He was backstage with the Allman Tyler Band.
Sounded like they were having fun. Phyllis wasn't able to go. I'm so glad Jack went.
I know he will enjoy the show.


Sang - 3/7/2009 at 05:24 AM

I think he will be smiling......


lolasdeb - 3/7/2009 at 04:15 PM

quote:
I just spoke to Jack on the phone. He was backstage with the Allman Tyler Band.
Sounded like they were having fun. Phyllis wasn't able to go. I'm so glad Jack went.
I know he will enjoy the show.
Very cool! Jack - can't wait to hear the reviews! I know you had a good time!

Good Saturday morning, JHawkers! Hope all you fine folks are off to a great start on the weekend!


SmilingJack - 3/7/2009 at 07:51 PM

quote:
I just spoke to Jack on the phone. He was backstage with the Allman Tyler Band.
Sounded like they were having fun. Phyllis wasn't able to go. I'm so glad Jack went.
I know he will enjoy the show.

_____________________________________________________________________
LOL. Michael and Tony and the rest of their crew were great to us. I had not seen them in any way before and was very impressed-just can't get the total feeling from watching the videos. Deb (mscave/Deb from Denver) and her husband Gary (who is a bit of an Allman lookalike himself), and Lenore and BigMike joined me (Phyllis is still pretty bad off from her oral surgery). I introduced myself to Michael as soon as I saw him and he came over to our crew and talked a while and then went and got Tony to visit (I think Tony must have thought Gary was an Allman as he went right up to him and hugged him). I then asked if they would sign some posters for us and that is when Michael brought us backstage to the dressing room.
Unfortunately, the crowd was small there, so I hope they do better at the Little Bear tomorrow-it might be more of their type venue because The Grizzly Rose is a big cowboy dancehall to the extent that people went out and line danced after the band was finished!
Since the crowd was small, Michael had fun with the wireless microphone and sang from all over and he tried to get me to go up and play bongos with him while Tony was playing-I got shy (yeah, imagine that, lol), but Gary went up onstage with him and it was a riot for us-I hope someone got a picture (Lenore was having camera battery problems) because Gary has this long straight head of blonde (graying, lol) hair and he and Michael were side by side laughing and having fun.
I hope the small crowd doesn't keep them from coming back. It is hard to crack the clubs in Denver, but I hope they keep trying.
Sang, I was smiling-legally and otherwise!


Sang - 3/7/2009 at 10:42 PM

Some things never change.....


ruthelane - 3/8/2009 at 01:56 AM

It is too bad they didn't get a bigger crowd. People just don't know what they are missing. The show at the Little Bear in Evergreen, is SUNDAY NIGHT.
I really hope you can go, Jack. They are a very friendly group. And really sweet too.

Jack, what did you think of Jessica, the new singer or back-up singer? I heard her
briefly on the TV show and she has a sweet voice.

Please post a picture of your friend, Gary, the Allman-look-alike.


SmilingJack - 3/9/2009 at 06:21 AM

quote:
It is too bad they didn't get a bigger crowd. People just don't know what they are missing. The show at the Little Bear in Evergreen, is SUNDAY NIGHT.
I really hope you can go, Jack. They are a very friendly group. And really sweet too.

Jack, what did you think of Jessica, the new singer or back-up singer? I heard her
briefly on the TV show and she has a sweet voice.

Please post a picture of your friend, Gary, the Allman-look-alike.

______________________________________________________________________
Like what BigMike said, she was good, but barely used. She might be great, but I need to hear more.
http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=11dlm1v5.bmr67lrt&x=0 &y=x9ho0w&localeid=en_US&cm_mmc=site_email-_-site_share-_-core- _-view_photos_button

http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=11dlm1v5.bmr67lrt&x=0 &y=x9ho0w&localeid=en_US&cm_mmc=site_email-_-site_share-_-core- _-view_photos_button


SmilingJack - 3/9/2009 at 06:23 AM

Whoops! Both links are the start of the slide show. I tried posting two pictures of Gary, but you will figure it out.


ruthelane - 3/9/2009 at 06:39 AM

Hey Jack, great photos! Thanks for posting them. I see what you mean
about Gary. He could pass for an Allman.

Sorry to hear Phyllis is still not healed. Give her my regards. I hope she
gets better soon.

Hello to all my JHawker friends.


SmilingJack - 3/9/2009 at 06:45 AM

I took Phyllis to the Bead and Gem show today because she needed supplies for a show in a few weeks and she was too weak to drive herself. We came home and she went to bed. She had a sinus graft, a couple of bone grafts and a couple of implants all at once!


lolasdeb - 3/9/2009 at 04:10 PM

Thanks for sharing your reviews and photos, Jack! Sounds (and looks) like a great time was had by all! How cool that Denver has such a tight music and fun loving crew!!! Hope Phyllis is healing well - what you just described sounds painful!

Hey there JHawker crew! Gonna be a Moogis night in my house tonight!


Sang - 3/9/2009 at 06:33 PM

Hey SmilingJack, did you get your Moogis squared away?


greggswoman - 3/9/2009 at 06:34 PM

(((((((PHYLLIS))))))))


OldDirtRoad - 3/9/2009 at 07:31 PM

quote:
all i can say is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoGcH2L68Mg



A little Trivia for you Dad.

"Mandy" (or "Brandy" in 1971) was a 1974 hit song for Barry Manilow. It was his first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, and his first gold single. The song was written by Scott English under the title "Brandy", with music by Richard Kerr. Released by English in 1971, "Brandy" reached number 12 in the UK Singles Charts, but the fast-tempo version was a flop in the United States.

The suggestion that Scott English wrote the song about a favorite dog is apparently an urban legend. English has said that a reporter called him early one morning asking who "Brandy" was, and an irritated English made up the "dog" story to get the reporter off his back. The line "you kissed me and stopped me from shaking" that appears in the lyrics has led some to believe that the song refers literally to brandy, specifically alcoholism and the DT's of alcohol withdrawal.

In the three years between English's 1971 recording and Manilow's, Looking Glass had a hit song with "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" in 1972. Therefore, to avoid confusion, when Manilow decided to make his record, he changed the title to "Mandy".

Scott English "Brandy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-zhg1BeUkQ


SmilingJack - 3/9/2009 at 07:32 PM

quote:
Hey SmilingJack, did you get your Moogis squared away?

_____________________________________________________________________
Sang,
After you helped clear up my confusion I ordered the cable I need and I sure hope it gets here today. If not, I may go look for one this afternoon, but Radio Shack is about 5times the cost of EBAY! I figure the shows will be archived, so the worst case scenerio is watching the computer tonite.


Sang - 3/9/2009 at 07:36 PM

Cool - hope it works.

I am conflicted - I always watch House and 24...... should I watch 24 on TV and the Beacon on my laptop, or just record 24 on the dvr and watch it later?

Life is so difficult at times......


ruthelane - 3/10/2009 at 05:00 AM

Mandy? I always thought it was Mary! OK, I did like the song when
it first came out.

That's not as bad as the woman who thought,
"There's A Bad Moon On The Rise",
was, "There's A Bathroom On The Right"!!!

Good Night, my JHawker Friends.


dadof2 - 3/10/2009 at 01:25 PM

well,it ain't no mandy

....but,last nite's moogis ABB show was off the charts...from the first note of Little Martha to the last note of Southbound,Levon & all he's lived through,seeing Levon & Gregg on the same stage,Taj,Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams,Derek & Warren's genius playing,Gregg's playing & singing,Oteil,the awesome engine running the machine by Butch,Mark, & Jaimoe,the moogis sound & picture,the great setlist...i am so darn tired & expect to get litlle done watching & listening to all this over this month--a truly historic run & a grandly successful 1rst nite--we are so blessed to have this music--my soul felt reenergized last nite & the honor deservedly given to Duane & this special music he created & that stands today was a beautiful backdrop for all of this...14 more nites of moogis & one live show to go--the band wasn't kidding one bit when they said this would be historic..a humbling experience--only a fellow ABB lover might get it i am deeply moved & grateful to have this holy music--we live in a very phucked up world & this is the true kernel of hope trying to shine through the music...

ignore this & i start posting more MANILOW like the troll i is

[Edited on 3/10/2009 by dadof2]


dadof2 - 3/10/2009 at 01:31 PM

quote:
Cool - hope it works.

I am conflicted - I always watch House and 24...... should I watch 24 on TV and the Beacon on my laptop, or just record 24 on the dvr and watch it later?

Life is so difficult at times......



for the month of march--no house,no 24....abb 24/7


Jhawker - 3/10/2009 at 09:54 PM

Kinda slow on the website. Not much going on. Will check back when things get going.


lolasdeb - 3/10/2009 at 09:56 PM

Hey Tyler!!! Hoping things going well down your way!

Effie - loved your review of last night ... just what I was thinking! Magic!


SmilingJack - 3/10/2009 at 10:03 PM

quote:
well,it ain't no mandy

....but,last nite's moogis ABB show was off the charts...from the first note of Little Martha to the last note of Southbound,Levon & all he's lived through,seeing Levon & Gregg on the same stage,Taj,Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams,Derek & Warren's genius playing,Gregg's playing & singing,Oteil,the awesome engine running the machine by Butch,Mark, & Jaimoe,the moogis sound & picture,the great setlist...i am so darn tired & expect to get litlle done watching & listening to all this over this month--a truly historic run & a grandly successful 1rst nite--we are so blessed to have this music--my soul felt reenergized last nite & the honor deservedly given to Duane & this special music he created & that stands today was a beautiful backdrop for all of this...14 more nites of moogis & one live show to go--the band wasn't kidding one bit when they said this would be historic..a humbling experience--only a fellow ABB lover might get it i am deeply moved & grateful to have this holy music--we live in a very phucked up world & this is the true kernel of hope trying to shine through the music...
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------

I thought it was wonderful also, Effie. It is what I will need in the future instead of going to shows! The band and all others getting old, can have a couple of runs like the ABB at the Beacon each year and still have news songs, fan awareness and merch sales. I don't think it will be as cheap as it is per show like this year, in the future.


ruthelane - 3/10/2009 at 10:26 PM

i am deeply moved & grateful to have this holy music--we live in a very phucked up world & this is the true kernel of hope trying to shine through the music...


Effie, this is the kind of thing that makes me proud to call you Friend!
"Have I told you lately that I love you?"

Hey Tyler, Good to see you here!

Jack, is Phyllis better? I hope so.

~~~~~~~~~~waving to all the JHawkers~~~~~~~~~~~~~


SmilingJack - 3/10/2009 at 10:55 PM

Hi Tyler et al.
Ruthie, Phyllis is getting better and even went out for a half hour today, but it exhausted her and she is now sleeping. Soft food for 3 weeks, but her mouth is still too sore to care too much-sometimes the smell of things Jason and I are eating will get to her.
Re: my nephew Jack (I know Tyler follows his health travails) and his chemo-the second round was cut back 15% and he tolerated it well. He has Beacon tix for 3/19 and hopes to be well enough to go (it will be before round 3 starts).
Winter came back to Denver with snow up in the mountains. It got below 15 last night with a dusting of snow and today is sunny but didn't hit 40. Coming your way Tyler.
I hear it was a stormy day in NYC last night when the ABB did Stormy Monday at the Beacon.


ruthelane - 3/10/2009 at 11:20 PM

I got some bad news today from my eye doctor. Lately I have a problem
with my close vision. I see distances okay. I went to the doctor we have
used for the past twenty years, even though He is in our old home town,
Pembroke Pines.. He's the eye doctor for the Miami Dolphins and has all the
latest equipment.

I went expecting to get stronger glasses, but I have a tiny hole in the retina
of my right eye. It is "leaking" blood, probably from a ruptured blood vessel.
Doc said there's no point in getting new glasses until this problem is treated.
He called the retina specialist, whom I have seen before.

Doc also assured me they have improved procedures in the last five years when I had my last problem. His assistant called the specialist and got me an appointment for Friday morning.I also have a cateract in my left eye that has grown and is affecting my vision.

I am only 62 years old. I didn't need glasses until I was 36 years old. Nobody
in my family ever had this and they don't know for sure what causes it, the
burst vein, I mean.

That news sure took the wind out of my sails. I just wanted to go shopping.
Sergio and I went to Macy's and he was very sweet. I bought two purses and
a wallet. He didn't even ask if I really needed two new bags. Then I bought
six new shirts/blouses only one on sale! He didn't blink an eye. He felt sorry for me.

I guess I just bring bad news here. I do appreciate y'all listening yo me.


SmilingJack - 3/11/2009 at 07:08 PM

So Ruth, what is the actual procedure for a hole in the retina? A patch and rest? Operation? Good luck with whatever procedure it is. I guess I am lucky that Phyllis was too hurt to go shopping after her surgery!


lolasdeb - 3/11/2009 at 07:29 PM

Sorry to hear about the eye problems, Ruthie. I have a friend who had a retinal tear corrected through laser surgery and this operation made a wonderful improvement in his vision. Both this and cataract surgery are common now and have a tremendous success rate. It's always a bummer when you have to face medical challenges but I'm guessing that you will find your vision restored to a place it hasn't been for some time after having these surgeries (plus there is not the long term recoup, either). Good Luck! Will keep some healting vibes headed your way! (sounds like you have a sweet husband!)

Jack - sorry to hear Phyllis is still feeling bad. Just reading about that procedure made me want to down aspirins!! Also - wonderful to read that LittleJack's treatments are not proving to be so debilating this time around. Sure do hope he gets his Beacon shows!!! Only thing better would be having you there with him! Keeping the positive healing thoughts focused on your nephew and Phyllis and comforting thoughts being added for you and your family.

Hey there JHawkers! It's Wednesday, hump day, break-from-Beacon day! Maybe I can get caught up on things around the house tonight so I'm ready to go again with my new friend, Moogis, tomorrow! Take care all!


Sang - 3/11/2009 at 07:41 PM

Sorry to hear that Ruthie - I should go also - my upclose and small print vision is getting worse - worked with computers for 30 years and didn't have any problems until about 2 years ago. I see things far away just fine.

Now I need reading glasses all the time...


Hey SmilingJack, did you get everything hooked up yet?


lolasdeb - 3/11/2009 at 07:47 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear that Ruthie - I should go also - my upclose and small print vision is getting worse - worked with computers for 30 years and didn't have any problems until about 2 years ago. I see things far away just fine.

Now I need reading glasses all the time...
Sounds familiar. And for all the same reasons.



SmilingJack - 3/11/2009 at 07:51 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear that Ruthie - I should go also - my upclose and small print vision is getting worse - worked with computers for 30 years and didn't have any problems until about 2 years ago. I see things far away just fine.

Now I need reading glasses all the time...


Hey SmilingJack, did you get everything hooked up yet?

____________________________________________________________________
It was literally 2 minutes ago that our mail got here with the cable I was waiting for. We watched on Jason's computer again last night, so I can't wait to see the shows on the big screen with my surround sound. Jason has a subwoofer on his computer and it does sound pretty good, but my stereo should be a lot better. I hope I am not pming you with questions, LOL. BTW, each year I do point out that the show you sat behind me in the loge for was in '04 and it was my first Beacon show. Moogis is like the loge with closeups!
Re: reading glasses-I am wearing my 1.25 cheaters right now and need them more all the time.


Jhawker - 3/11/2009 at 11:40 PM

So sorry to hear of your condition Ruthie. You know I love you and think of you often. I wish you all the success in the world.

Does anyone know why I would have trouble with my mozilla firefox after downloading flash player to my computer. I constantly have a display across the screen where the settings, add-ons, and other functions are saying "addtional plugins are required to diplay all the media on this page." I know that mozilla is not compatable with adobe flash player. It has detected flash player on the computer. I just want to get rid of the display. It is really annoying when I am on this site as the page jumps up and down whenever I click on something. I downloaded flash player using IE.


lolasdeb - 3/11/2009 at 11:44 PM

Swinging in to say hi, Tyler! Sorry I can't help with your Moxilla question ... just recently even started using this myself and I'm not really familiar with it and haven't had the problem you speak of. Sang??? Where are you, Sang?


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 01:09 PM

I use the flash player in Firefox - I think you have to download it in Firefox - since it is an "add-on" it may need to link to it from Firefox - click on the additional add-ins and download it in Firefox and you should be good to go.....


No1ToRunWith - 3/12/2009 at 02:20 PM

Sorry to hear Ruthie.

I have updated the blog and the kids surprised my mom on her birthday

http://macleodmemories.blogspot.com/


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 02:28 PM

Precious pics of Connor and Olivia with Grandma, Eric! ('course all the pics of your kids are precious!)


Chitown - 3/12/2009 at 03:21 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear that Ruthie - I should go also - my upclose and small print vision is getting worse - worked with computers for 30 years and didn't have any problems until about 2 years ago. I see things far away just fine.

Now I need reading glasses all the time...


Hey SmilingJack, did you get everything hooked up yet?


That's simply called getting old Sang. I held out until I was about 46. The first time I noticed that my eye sight was changing was when I stopped at a K-Mart to get a map so I colud find the street I was looking for in Minneapolis. I'm looking at the map, and I'm thinkng to myself how small the print had become on street maps. Right next to the maps were a rack of "cheater" glasses. I tried on a pair, and I thought "wow, these really make a difference". I bought the map AND the glasses. From what I have learned, Lasik surgery is not the answer for aging eyes. It will help for a while, then kind of fades back to where it was. I'm the same as you regarding needing reading glasses Sang, but I can still see distant objects fine. So can my 77 year old mom for that matter.
Ruthie, good luck with your situation. I hope the procedure is painless and the recovery is swift.


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 05:36 PM

I know what it's called, you don't have to remind me.........


Jhawker - 3/12/2009 at 06:02 PM

Thanks Sang. Do you use Firefox or Mozilla Firefox?


Chitown - 3/12/2009 at 06:11 PM

quote:
I know what it's called, you don't have to remind me.........


"I'm well aware of my faults, you don't have to remind me." (or something like that) What song is that line from?


Jhawker - 3/12/2009 at 06:43 PM

First of all, Sang that was a stupid question on my part. Firefox is Mozilla Firefox. Second, your advice worked. Everything is fine now. adsnj helped me too. He said the same thing. Man, I am stupid when it comes to computers.


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 07:00 PM

Glad to hear it worked T........


Please dont confront me with my failures
I'm aware of them

From These Days




SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 07:52 PM

quote:
First of all, Sang that was a stupid question on my part. Firefox is Mozilla Firefox. Second, your advice worked. Everything is fine now. adsnj helped me too. He said the same thing. Man, I am stupid when it comes to computers.

______________________________________________________________________
I am so stupid on computers that infants know more than me! Tyler, did you get Moogis? I need to get a converter so my watching will be small screen for a while.


Jhawker - 3/13/2009 at 04:09 AM

I have installed flash player Jack but I have to wait on my disability check to get moogis.


greggswoman - 3/13/2009 at 04:50 AM

quote:
First of all, Sang that was a stupid question on my part. Firefox is Mozilla Firefox. Second, your advice worked. Everything is fine now. adsnj helped me too. He said the same thing. Man, I am stupid when it comes to computers.


Stupid?? Stop that or I'll slap ya with my wing. hehehe


dadof2 - 3/13/2009 at 10:15 AM

3 shows on moogis--i'm blown away--each nite has a distinct style & vibe & has been better than great.Last nite was over the top.THe Bros were cookin'--each musician was at the top of their game & Buddy Guy just floored me with his genius.

An interesting note on Buddy--i've seen him often live & on film,& since his work with Muddy he has never appeared more determined & serious than last nite---what a show of respect & admiration for the ABB & their power...so Buddy pulled no bull **** last nite,no guitar stunts or shtick....pure music no antics...he came to play real serious low down mean dirty blues.....

all the guests have been perfect so far...well except trey & his fishy friends--not of the talent level to be on stage with Warren,Derek, & Buddy...sorry fishy fans--nothing but my opinion & no personal insult to anyone intended....


moogis is great i gotta sleep,but last nite was one for the ages...a classic in ABB history...few words left to describe this run so far & we're only 3 nites in


Ruth--sorry to hear about your eye & thinking of you & wishing you a full recovery...

get well Phyllis....




[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]


lolasdeb - 3/13/2009 at 12:29 PM

quote:
quote:
First of all, Sang that was a stupid question on my part. Firefox is Mozilla Firefox. Second, your advice worked. Everything is fine now. adsnj helped me too. He said the same thing. Man, I am stupid when it comes to computers.

______________________________________________________________________
I am so stupid on computers that infants know more than me! Tyler, did you get Moogis? I need to get a converter so my watching will be small screen for a while.
I've doing all my watching from my desk top ... just haven't had time to figure out the connection to my TV and I don't have a big screen anyway (not much difference between my TV and computer monitor ). Jack, I've been programming computer's for 25+ years and I'm also technically challenged when it comes to hardware configurations a lot of the time so don't feel like the lone ranger!

Effie - excellent assessment on last night's show, my friend! Loved it! The guys are on their A game and the guest sit-ins were amazing! Buddy was so good! (I'm like you - was happy to see none of the goofy stuff he's sometimes known for ... just straight out smoking guitar!) I thought the Trey/Page sit-ins were very good, too ... loved Rider (what I heard, anyway ... received a phone call and was trying to carry on a conversation and Moogis at same time ) I think Warren and Derek showed ol Trey a thing or 2 (or 3 or 4...) last night, too!

Hey JHawkers! Been working from home all week ... probably a good thing with Moogis! Hope you are all off to great Friday's - even a 13th Friday! Great weekends all!


dadof2 - 3/13/2009 at 12:32 PM

i'm trying a new line related to work...please hold all calls & emails & faxes until April--solve it yourself till then lol


lolasdeb - 3/13/2009 at 12:40 PM

quote:
i'm trying a new line related to work...please hold all calls & emails & faxes until April--solve it yourself till then lol
LOL - let me know how this works!!! This darn work stuff is cutting into my show time now that Moogis is here!


greggswoman - 3/13/2009 at 12:42 PM

quote:

all the guests have been perfect so far...well except trey & his fishy friends--not of the talent level to be on stage with Warren,Derek, & Buddy...sorry fishy fans--nothing but my opinion & no personal insult to anyone intended....


Agreed!!! 12 bar Blues, Trey!! It really isn't that hard! LOL!!!


dadof2 - 3/13/2009 at 12:51 PM

quote:
quote:

all the guests have been perfect so far...well except trey & his fishy friends--not of the talent level to be on stage with Warren,Derek, & Buddy...sorry fishy fans--nothing but my opinion & no personal insult to anyone intended....


Agreed!!! 12 bar Blues, Trey!! It really isn't that hard! LOL!!!



Mitzi--for YOU--i've seen Gregg over 150 times(solo & ABB) since the early 70's--he is better on vocals & keys than ever & clearly loves this band-----on 3/10 he cuddled up on his piano bench,rested his head on the wood thingy behind the B-3 & watched,mezmerized & deep in his own thougfhts while watching Derek soar....it was so touching,sweet & beautifful

on 3/12 Buddy Guy was straining his neck to watch Gregg as he sang...what emotion,honey sweetness with a touch of growl & swirling Hammond B-3--one master watching another...& more tonite...i am pumped & ready for sleep soon


greggswoman - 3/13/2009 at 01:03 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:

all the guests have been perfect so far...well except trey & his fishy friends--not of the talent level to be on stage with Warren,Derek, & Buddy...sorry fishy fans--nothing but my opinion & no personal insult to anyone intended....


Agreed!!! 12 bar Blues, Trey!! It really isn't that hard! LOL!!!



Mitzi--for YOU--i've seen Gregg over 150 times(solo & ABB) since the early 70's--he is better on vocals & keys than ever & clearly loves this band-----on 3/10 he cuddled up on his piano bench,rested his head on the wood thingy behind the B-3 & watched,mezmerized & deep in his own thougfhts while watching Derek soar....it was so touching,sweet & beautifful

on 3/12 Buddy Guy was straining his neck to watch Gregg as he sang...what emotion,honey sweetness with a touch of growl & swirling Hammond B-3--one master watching another...& more tonite...i am pumped & ready for sleep soon




Beautiful sentiments, Effie! So true...so true. To me though, I felt that Gregory may not have felt well on 3/10. It was something Virgil and I both noticed. I hope that was not the case. But Gregory never fails to knock me over with his vocals (that growl!) and that sweetness on the B3. *sigh* Last night, I heard him howl too. Haven't heard that in some time. This Moogis experience is one that I'm so grateful for.


dadof2 - 3/13/2009 at 01:05 PM

MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]


greggswoman - 3/13/2009 at 01:08 PM

quote:
I got some bad news today from my eye doctor. Lately I have a problem
with my close vision. I see distances okay. I went to the doctor we have
used for the past twenty years, even though He is in our old home town,
Pembroke Pines.. He's the eye doctor for the Miami Dolphins and has all the
latest equipment.

I went expecting to get stronger glasses, but I have a tiny hole in the retina
of my right eye. It is "leaking" blood, probably from a ruptured blood vessel.
Doc said there's no point in getting new glasses until this problem is treated.
He called the retina specialist, whom I have seen before.

Doc also assured me they have improved procedures in the last five years when I had my last problem. His assistant called the specialist and got me an appointment for Friday morning.I also have a cateract in my left eye that has grown and is affecting my vision.

I am only 62 years old. I didn't need glasses until I was 36 years old. Nobody
in my family ever had this and they don't know for sure what causes it, the
burst vein, I mean.

That news sure took the wind out of my sails. I just wanted to go shopping.
Sergio and I went to Macy's and he was very sweet. I bought two purses and
a wallet. He didn't even ask if I really needed two new bags. Then I bought
six new shirts/blouses only one on sale! He didn't blink an eye. He felt sorry for me.

I guess I just bring bad news here. I do appreciate y'all listening yo me.



(((((((((((RUTHIE)))))))))))


Sang - 3/13/2009 at 01:18 PM

Hey dad, have your son show you where the caps lock key is......


dadof2 - 3/13/2009 at 01:19 PM

quote:
Hey dad, have your son show you where the caps lock key is......



wise guy lol


greggswoman - 3/13/2009 at 01:28 PM

quote:
THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........


Right on!


Chitown - 3/13/2009 at 03:18 PM

Howdy Hawkers. Happy flippin' Friday to all. Music is in the air, and spring can't be far behind. It's fun to read all the Beacon chatter and excitement. I wish I was going this year to be sure. Have a great weekend. Tyler your "wing suit" is on the way. You'll be jumpiin off cliffs in Norway in no time.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1778399&server=vimeo.com&sho w_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1


SmilingJack - 3/13/2009 at 07:06 PM

quote:
MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]

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Effie,
I had to order another converter to make it happen so I have been watching on Jason's computer because he has a subwoofer setup. The converter will be here next week so maybe I'll catch some live shows on the big screen, but even if I don't, I have loved every minute of moogis so far. I thought the first half of last night was unbelievably good-loved Warren and Buddy's back and forth and then loved Buddy saying "he needed to hear some Derek' and Derek built one of the best solos I've ever seen!
Enjoy it if you can. Tyler, whenever you can get it, it will be worth it even if you don't do the big screen conversion.


dadof2 - 3/13/2009 at 07:52 PM

quote:
quote:
MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]

______________________________________________________________________
Effie,
I had to order another converter to make it happen so I have been watching on Jason's computer because he has a subwoofer setup. The converter will be here next week so maybe I'll catch some live shows on the big screen, but even if I don't, I have loved every minute of moogis so far. I thought the first half of last night was unbelievably good-loved Warren and Buddy's back and forth and then loved Buddy saying "he needed to hear some Derek' and Derek built one of the best solos I've ever seen!
Enjoy it if you can. Tyler, whenever you can get it, it will be worth it even if you don't do the big screen conversion.



glad you're getting it,Jack...big or small screen this is awesome--i'm so pumped now for tonight

Tyler--hope you are hooked up


ruthelane - 3/13/2009 at 08:34 PM

My vision is blurry, so this will be short.

SORRY FOR THE CAPS BUT I CAN SEE A LITTLE BETTER.
THE "HOLE" IN MY RETINA WASN'T A HOLE. IT'S A VEIN
THAT IS RIGHT BEHIND THE RETINA THAT HAS MADE
A LITTLE BALL AND IS LEAKING. THE CURE: INJECTION
DIRECTLY INTO THE EYE. WAS NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS
IT SOUNDS. MY EYE WAS NUMBED AND ANTI-BIOTIC
DROPS TO ALREADY DILATED EYES. i WAS SO SCARED
JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. BUT IT WAS A MICRO-SECOND.
I DID FEEL IT BUT IT WAS OVER BEFORE I KNEW IT. THAT'S
THE NEW PROBLEM. THE INJECTION BREAKS UP THE CLOGGINH.

THE LEFT EYE HAS A BIG CATERRACT AND REQUIRES SURGERY
TO REMOVE IT.

THAT'S MY STORY.

HELLO MY JHAWKER FRIENDS. WISHING Y'ALL A HAPPY WEEKEND.
I LOVE ALL OF Y'ALL.
EUTHIE


[Edited on 3/13/2009 by ruthelane]


lolasdeb - 3/13/2009 at 08:42 PM

RUTHIE! HOPE YOUR BACK TO NORMAL VISION SOON! WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED DOES SOUND KIND OF SCARY! HATE ANYTHING THAT GETS NEAR MY EYES!!! WHEN IS THE CATARACT SURGERY? AFTER BEACON, I HOPE. YOU TAKE IT EASY AND GET BETTER SOON!!!


susea - 3/13/2009 at 08:50 PM

Hello friends. I understand Ruthie is having trouble with her eyes... I am hoping all goes smooth for her appointment today.

Hope everyone else is well....


Jhawker - 3/14/2009 at 06:16 AM

quote:
MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]


Not in yet Effie. I have to wait till I get some money.

Am I the only one who doesn't have it? Seems like I am always the last to catch up. I know I will never be able to catch up on watching the shows already performed.

[Edited on 3/14/2009 by Jhawker]


Sang - 3/14/2009 at 01:29 PM

quote:
quote:
MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]


Not in yet Effie. I have to wait till I get some money.

Am I the only one who doesn't have it? Seems like I am always the last to catch up. I know I will never be able to catch up on watching the shows already performed.

[Edited on 3/14/2009 by Jhawker]




You have until September......


dadof2 - 3/14/2009 at 03:41 PM

quote:
quote:
MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]


Not in yet Effie.

I know I will never be able to catch up on watching the shows already performed.

[Edited on 3/14/2009 by Jhawker]



Tyler---you can catch up--they keep replaying them for 6 months...

a few comments on last nite:

a very good show last nite...Wasted Words was awesome,Willis was harmless enough,the jukes were good, but the stars were the ABB--Derek & Warren interact in a musically compelling way & both make for very interesting & exciting listening moments.As for Gregg,his B-3 playing & singing are as good as ever,Oteil is rockin', & the drummers are chargin' the machine.

Boz was a very good guest--sings & plays well & they did an excellent Loan Me a Dime--not nearly as good as the original given better horn men & Duane led the charge on that song in a most unique & hard to match style--nevertheless a fine & enjoyable effort--the whole show was fun & outstanding,but not as good as the Buddy Guy nite--my favorite so far as the ABB hit the note over & over.And,Levon was sentimentally my favorite guest.

the key thing is the ABB--they are on fire nite after nite proving their major musical dominance to this day! the guests,mostly excellent so far are icing on the cake & the entire moogis experience has been a pleasure--Thanks,Butch! And,WP last nite was spellbinding & jaw dropping...Southbound was fun,It Takes a lot to Laugh with Boz was excellent,n1ltrw was a superb jam,Don't Keep Me Wonderin' was a showpiece for Derek, & hearing the pre jam Done Somebody Wrong was a great vamp...a real nice show...all of 'em so far have been excellent.

Hope you are feeling ok,Ruth & Phyllis.....




[Edited on 3/14/2009 by dadof2]


SmilingJack - 3/14/2009 at 05:00 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
MOOGIS ROCKS BIG TIME


TYLER,JACK--ARE YOU GUYS IN YET & DID YA SOLVE THE TECH PROBLEMS--HOPE YOU'RE CATCHIN' ALL THIS GROOVY VIBE & DELICIOUS MUSIC...HEALING FOR THE SOUL,THE MIND,& THE BODY!!! AND STEALING MY SON'S BOSE HEADPHONES LAST NITE MADE IT EVEN BETTER--HE GOT IN TO THE HOUSE FROM COLLEGE,GAVE ME A BIG HUG & KISS & SAID,"THESE ARE FOR YOU & GAVE ME THE GREAT HEADPHONES FORE THE REST OF THE RUN & TOOK MY SECOND RATE SONY'S..MY BOYS ARE COOPERATING & MY WIFE IS INTO IT & THIS MUSIC IS BRINGING A SENSE OF WOODSTOCK LIKE CHARM & CALM TO THE HOUSE & THE FAMILY..........

[Edited on 3/13/2009 by dadof2]


Not in yet Effie.

I know I will never be able to catch up on watching the shows already performed.

[Edited on 3/14/2009 by Jhawker]



Tyler---you can catch up--they keep replaying them for 6 months...

a few comments on last nite:

a very good show last nite...Wasted Words was awesome,Willis was harmless enough,the jukes were good, but the stars were the ABB--Derek & Warren interact in a musically compelling way & both make for very interesting & exciting listening moments.As for Gregg,his B-3 playing & singing are as good as ever,Oteil is rockin', & the drummers are chargin' the machine.

Boz was a very good guest--sings & plays well & they did an excellent Loan Me a Dime--not nearly as good as the original given better horn men & Duane led the charge on that song in a most unique & hard to match style--nevertheless a fine & enjoyable effort--the whole show was fun & outstanding,but not as good as the Buddy Guy nite--my favorite so far as the ABB hit the note over & over.And,Levon was sentimentally my favorite guest.

the key thing is the ABB--they are on fire nite after nite proving their major musical dominance to this day! the guests,mostly excellent so far are icing on the cake & the entire moogis experience has been a pleasure--Thanks,Butch! And,WP last nite was spellbinding & jaw dropping...Southbound was fun,It Takes a lot to Laugh with Boz was excellent,n1ltrw was a superb jam,Don't Keep Me Wonderin' was a showpiece for Derek, & hearing the pre jam Done Somebody Wrong was a great vamp...a real nice show...all of 'em so far have been excellent.

Hope you are feeling ok,Ruth & Phyllis.....




[Edited on 3/14/2009 by dadof2]

_______________________________________________________________________
I even think the 6 mos. starts after the run, so get it when you can-you wont regret it! I have been totally amazed. It is better than any seat I have ever had for a concert-I love seeing the guitar licks from so close you feel like you can touch them. Plus, remember, I don't have the tv setup yet and I am still amazed.
The Buddy Guy night was my favorite (at least before theintermission-I think the timing of the break was late that night and the second half seemed a little stilted with mainly jams and somedrums) also, except for the emotions I felt whenthey opened up with Little Martha and the Duane tribute on the first night.
Effie, sorry I missed your call-I didn't think you wanted a call back during the show.


dadof2 - 3/15/2009 at 12:15 PM

Last nite needs no words--as Tom Dowd said this is the purest & greatest fusion of jazz,blues, & rock ever. The setlist speaks for itself--MJ>Dazed>MJ,IMOER,an extended Revival,Melissa,Rockin' Horse,a very spellbinding version of Woman Across The River,Walk on Guilded Splinters,a joyous Lovelight,Ain't Wastin' Time,In a Silent Way,Dreams,Gambler's Roll,New Space Jazz Instumental,etc....& the Brothers achieving sounds never heard before--Derek played a series of crunch chords & was otherworldly,Warren was soooooooo sweet sounding & bluesy,Oteil rattled the rafters,Gregg played & sang like a blues angel & the drummers coated the musical galaxies with a smooth ride....Randy Brecker fit perfectly into this musical exploration & i am floored,tired, & excited....3 hours of pure joy & bliss & every emotion in between...Thank YOU Mr. Butch Trucks for bringin' it home....& Stanley Clarke is a masterful genius on bass...the mix & sound on moogis was excellent...what a band,what a nite,what a run....like bein' carted off by a ufo to another planet where all seems right..this is beyond mere mortal music...the spirit of holiness & what the world could be is transmitted through this music....






[Edited on 3/15/2009 by dadof2]


dadof2 - 3/15/2009 at 12:51 PM

....& exiting the Beacon i'm sure many heard this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PvE2cpUkx8




that's to wake those up who are ignoring my wacky reviews...a warning shot of you tubes & lyrics to come...as Paul Simon sang,

"i am a troll,i am an island" lol


susea - 3/15/2009 at 01:02 PM

Effie... LOL!

My favorite nights of the run so far are Mon, Thur and Fri.

I believe the shows will be on Moogis till Sept but I have also heard they will be "On Demand" too for 6 months. I'll have to look into that more. Do you remember Sang?

Jack, the closeups are so awesome and the audio quality is stealth!


dadof2 - 3/15/2009 at 01:11 PM

to replace Little Martha....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLzT24YW2B4


dadof2 - 3/15/2009 at 06:02 PM

kickin' back to relax with some Dylan....nice break till tomorrow


ruthelane - 3/15/2009 at 06:30 PM

EFFIE Funny Man

I can already tell a slight improvement in my vision. I can read
numbers on my credit cards again. That really put a crimp in my
online shopping.

Hello and hugs to all the JHawkers!!!


[Edited on 3/16/2009 by ruthelane]


SmilingJack - 3/15/2009 at 09:14 PM

Thanks for the call this morning Effie-hey folks, if you can't figure it out, Effie is excited, lol. I have discussed with him and others that I believe Moogis or something like it is perfect for people like me who are getting up there and don't travel well. Plus, even places I still like to go, like Red Rocks, I don't get to see the up close work that has been amazing me. I even like all Gregg's miscues and believe you hear and see more of them because he is so much more awake, alive and aware. I hear whole choruses he skipped or has slurred over for years and it is like learning the song all over again.
BTW, I was not sure how well Stanley Clark fit in, but still impressive that he came. Growing up and listening to some jazz I always thougt there were 2 contemporary 'Stanley's' in jazz that you had to know-Clark and Jordan.


lolasdeb - 3/16/2009 at 04:30 PM

Happy Monday JHawkers!!! Blue sky, sunshine, 70's day here in Middle Earth! It is beautiful!!! Spring has arrived!

On my countdown to Beacon - friends and I are way excited ... 3 more sleeps till our show!!! Hoping to run into some of my JHawker friends at the show and/or parties while in NYC. Ruthie, Mitzi, Sue, Eric, Sang ... party in NYC! Effie - hope to finally meet you this year - believe I read you will be attending the party!

quote:
I can already tell a slight improvement in my vision. I can read
numbers on my credit cards again. That really put a crimp in my online shopping.
LOL Ruthie!!! Your CC needed the rest. So glad to read the vision is getting better. You take care.

Jack and Effie - I am so with you on the whole Moogis experience. I have been loving this Beacon experience so much - even from afar!!! Great site-lines to the band, great sound, the opportunity to observe some of the stuff going on on-stage that you would never catch from an audience seat, the superb sounds ABB is producing this year - they have all been on their A games, and the most excellent guests sitting in. I'm hooked!

~~~waving~~~ and back to work ... well, I'm trying to get something done that doesn't involve daydreaming myself to NYC, anyway. Have great weeks all!

[Edited on 3/16/2009 by lolasdeb]


Jhawker - 3/16/2009 at 10:34 PM

My first moogis night. Kinda confused about start time so I have been staring at the screen for two hours.


No1ToRunWith - 3/16/2009 at 10:36 PM

quote:
My first moogis night. Kinda confused about start time so I have been staring at the screen for two hours.


T head over to login in by clicking on watching a show. In a seperate window open another moogis and log into the chat, it is the BEST place


you need two logins

one for show
one for chat and forums


Sang - 3/16/2009 at 10:37 PM

7:20 central time........


Sang - 3/16/2009 at 10:37 PM

pm........


No1ToRunWith - 3/16/2009 at 10:37 PM

start time for show is 8:20

I would join in the chats about 8

if you need help just pm me, we need you over there


dadof2 - 3/16/2009 at 11:18 PM

Deb--glad you're diggin' moogis...a real treat...
Ruth--hope you're seeing ok & feeling good--are you in moogiland too?

i like to check in live periodically on this site at the beacon forums & comment on those threads--they've been really fun knowing you're sharing this with other hard core ABB loonies

after all the shows over the past week,i love the first one,the Buddy Guy show, & for pure creativity,Sat. nite the best....i have no clue how they can top this...i hope they are rested & pumped have fun!


No1ToRunWith - 3/16/2009 at 11:31 PM

Effie are you going to be around on the 26,27 or 28?


SmilingJack - 3/17/2009 at 04:34 AM

quote:
My first moogis night. Kinda confused about start time so I have been staring at the screen for two hours.

_______________________________________________________________________
I am thrilled to hear this. I believe you will really enjoy moogis, Tyler.


lolasdeb - 3/17/2009 at 03:24 PM

Tyler!!! Glad to hear that you're Moogasized!!! What did you think of your first show? (Definitely another good one last night with Gregg in top form and old friends stopping by )

~~~ Hey there my JHawker friends! ~~~ Madly trying to tie up loose ends before leaving on a jet plane Thursday morning. 2 more sleeps for my 3-D show!!! (But I sure have been enjoying the Moogis shows and having lot's of fun in the chatroom during ) See some of you folks in a couple of days! (feels good to say that!)


SmilingJack - 3/17/2009 at 08:23 PM

quote:
Deb--glad you're diggin' moogis...a real treat...
Ruth--hope you're seeing ok & feeling good--are you in moogiland too?

i like to check in live periodically on this site at the beacon forums & comment on those threads--they've been really fun knowing you're sharing this with other hard core ABB loonies

after all the shows over the past week,i love the first one,the Buddy Guy show, & for pure creativity,Sat. nite the best....i have no clue how they can top this...i hope they are rested & pumped have fun!

_______________________________________________________________________
There have been no bad shows and I have a hard time making specific lists so I say there is a 5 way tie for the best or put it another way, the last one I watched was the best, LOL. I truly am loving it. Even Jason seems hooked now. I did get the converter (vga/hdmi) today that I think is all I need to hook up. I bought a $50 one and there are $200+ ones out there so I hope it is what I need. I think the more expensive ones can actually be dialed in, but the one I bought just works on 3 or 4 of the different settings (like 728 by 1280 type of graphic settings) so I hope one of the settings works, but even if it doesnt, I am enjoying the shows while getting a computer add on education!


Sang - 3/17/2009 at 08:26 PM

Hope it works for you Jack..........



Hope Tyler got to enjoy last nights show - what fun it was!


Jhawker - 3/17/2009 at 09:28 PM

What a show last night. Gregg and Warren stole the show. Wow, Bonnie, Becka and Susan. John Hammond too.


susea - 3/17/2009 at 10:37 PM

Hey Tyler, I am thrilled to hear you've been able to see the show!! I agree with Jack that all of them have been great and it's almost impossible to say one is better than the other because they have all been so different. What will tonight bring?


susea - 3/17/2009 at 10:38 PM

quote:
Effie are you going to be around on the 26,27 or 28?

I want to know too?? We'll be in town Effie if you are able to meet up with us at any given time... we'd love it!


Jhawker - 3/18/2009 at 04:52 AM

quote:
Tyler!!! Glad to hear that you're Moogasized!!! What did you think of your first show? (Definitely another good one last night with Gregg in top form and old friends stopping by )

~~~ Hey there my JHawker friends! ~~~ Madly trying to tie up loose ends before leaving on a jet plane Thursday morning. 2 more sleeps for my 3-D show!!! (But I sure have been enjoying the Moogis shows and having lot's of fun in the chatroom during ) See some of you folks in a couple of days! (feels good to say that!)


Well Deb, I don't where to start. Gregg's vocals are so strong while keeping that sweet sound. His organ playing is great. Warren and Derek are fantastic. I am really surprised that Otliel is coming out of the shadow and really adding some great stuff. I love his solos. The drum chairs are over the top. My favorite was when Bonnie came out and sang with Gregg to start the second set. When Bonnie, Becka, and Susan sang I was in heaven. Bonnie and Becka singing Only you know and I know. Wow!!!!!!!!!! I set in my wheelchair in front of the computer with a pop and snacks. What more could you ask for?

As for tonight, my highlight was Sheryl Crow singing Midnight Rider with Gregg. I thought Derek played better tonight. Warren's vocals were good. Otiel was again a show stopper. I am getting to really look forward to seeing what he will do next. I know I have only seen two shows, but I am waiting for Liz Reed and Dreams.

Btw, thanks again to Sang who turned me on to the Firefox add-ons. Without him I would not have moogis. Also thanks to a good friend of mine. He knows what he did.

[Edited on 3/18/2009 by Jhawker]


dadof2 - 3/18/2009 at 01:02 PM

another great show...gotta run to work...


Sue,Deb & Eric--would love to see you when you guys come into town--let's exchange phone #'s in a PM & plan something....


[Edited on 3/18/2009 by dadof2]


lolasdeb - 3/18/2009 at 03:17 PM

quote:
What a show last night. Gregg and Warren stole the show. Wow, Bonnie, Becka and Susan. John Hammond too.
Yippee! Tyler has contact with the Moogis! Glad you got things up and going, T, and are able to enjoy the Beacon shows! I know I've been loving them from my little section of Middle Earth! The Hammond/Bramlett/Susan show was off the charts! Love how you can see up close and personal how much the guys are really enjoying this run and that Monday show was so sweet with old friends sharing the stage. And Gregg is sounding SO GOOD both vocally and on the keyboard this run!!! (btw - I thought the Gregg/Sheryl Midnight Rider was great and also loved Sheryl on Can't Find My Way Back Home!) You should step into Chat over at Moogis during the shows (I do it by running 2 sessions and splitting my screen to enjoy both at once). It's a hoot!

Effie - will send you a PM with my cell #. The girls and I are coming in early tomorrow, leaving late Tuesday. We're planning on being at both the HTN and Lefty parties on Saturday. Also got some plans worked out for enjoying some of what the city has to offer (Met Museum Friday, Ellis Island Monday, flea/antique markets in Village/Soho on Sunday, strolls through Central Park) and we'll be staying at the Beacon. Really hope this is my year for meeting my fellow BD fan and friend, Effie!!!

Well, just checked in for our flight and printed out our boarding passes! One more sleep and I'll be enjoying my show from within the Beacon! Can't wait for that and to meet up with some of you people from this site who hold a special place in my heart! And Sang. (jk Sang ... I couldn't resist )

~~~waving~~~ and going off to pack


Chitown - 3/18/2009 at 05:06 PM

Howdy Hawkers. Here's the you tube link with Sheryl Crow from last night for anyone who missed it in the Beacon forum.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I49UbnIfmZo


ruthelane - 3/18/2009 at 06:32 PM

Yes I have Moogis. It is great. So much detail. I love it.

Effie, I hope to meet you finally in NYC. Sergio and I are there for 9 days.
The 19th - 28th, so I hope to meet up with you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~waving to all the JHawkers and looking forward
to seeing some I've met, Sue, Sang...and meeting some I know well, but haven't
met.

I hope some of y'all can make it to the National Undergraound show this Friday night, midnight, with the ATB!


dadof2 - 3/18/2009 at 06:47 PM

Hi Ruth--hope to see you too & other jhawkers--so far we plan to go to Lefty's party on 3/21 & on 3/22 to the Paramount Theater in Peekskill,NY for the Please Call Home premier.


dadof2 - 3/18/2009 at 07:43 PM

a couple thoughts on last nite's show--Cowboy was a major treat..All My Friends ....great setlist for all the Cowboy songs....

ABB were cookin' as they have been since liftoff on 3/9...Gregg's voice was off the charts extreme great

Tyler is correct--Both Oteil & Gregg's B-3 are fully in the mix on moogis & a real treat..

i have even greater appreciation of the drummers & the tremendous job they do...simply amazing & looks very taxing physically...

Sheryl Crow(sorry Tyler & most who'll differ lol) is ok,but i see no reason based on talent or real connection for her to perform there...but,she was ok,just slowed the show--ABB sounded awesome behind her...i prefer Susan to Sheryl stylistically with ABB...

i love the new acid/jazz instrumental

nice to see Brian from Levon's band on keys..he's a sweet guy & talented musician...

another outstanding show....rest,then begin again....with EC??????


dadof2 - 3/18/2009 at 10:21 PM

just rewatched/relistened to the Buddy show....whew


susea - 3/18/2009 at 10:29 PM

Effie, I have your number and you have mine! Eric and I are headed in together and I know he has your number also so we'll connect for sure. We'll see you this weekend at Lefty's gig and next weekend we'll figure something out.


dadof2 - 3/18/2009 at 10:33 PM

perhaps you guys can join the mrs. & i on an off nite--& Deb & Ruth & Sergio,etc. for dinner near your hotel...let's all keep in touch & really try to do this...you guys agree? you in?


SmilingJack - 3/18/2009 at 11:31 PM

quote:
perhaps you guys can join the mrs. & i on an off nite--& Deb & Ruth & Sergio,etc. for dinner near your hotel...let's all keep in touch & really try to do this...you guys agree? you in?

______________________________________________________________________
I wish I could be there and I wish Tyler could be there also. I think we would have a blast with you all. But, I do thank God for Moogis!
I love the experience as much as the shows when I have gone to the Beacon. I have had a few special meals at Niko's and Big Nicks with friends from the board. If I was there long enough I'd also eat at the Carnegie Deli (sandwiches so big they could kill ya), and have a sabrett's hot dog ie street meat or dirty water dogs!


dadof2 - 3/19/2009 at 01:23 PM

EC at the ABB nite??????


SmilingJack - 3/19/2009 at 06:15 PM

Anybody going to tonight's show? My nephew Jack is supposed to go-luckily this last chemo session was dialed back after the first one put him in the hospital. I don't know of his plans, but if there are pre-show plans, I'll tell him about them.


dadof2 - 3/19/2009 at 06:22 PM

Jack--you moogieing tonite? anyone else?


Jhawker - 3/19/2009 at 09:31 PM

Can you imagine if all of us could party before a beacon show. We would probably never make it to the show.LOL

Anyway, I am moogising tonight. Is there talk about EC being at the beacon?


dadof2 - 3/19/2009 at 09:59 PM

EC who?


greggswoman - 3/19/2009 at 10:04 PM

quote:
Jack--you moogieing tonite? anyone else?


ME!!


SmilingJack - 3/19/2009 at 11:00 PM

quote:
quote:
Jack--you moogieing tonite? anyone else?


ME!!

_______________________________________________________________________
Even though I still can get the tv to work, I will not miss any shows now unless I have an emergency. I pretend we are all sitting in the same room. Hey, Effie, don't bogart that....
LOL. I just got a msg from my nephew Jack who was rubbing it in that he was at Niko's!!!! I told him to have a gyros.


dadof2 - 3/20/2009 at 01:07 PM

WOW. What a show,what a historic set--The ABB were on fire when EC joined--i felt he was a bit tentative at first,but then he fit perfectly---Dreams was awesome with EC adding tasty & original licks & Derek & Warren were superb.Each song was special--WP in set one,oncoming traffic to open set two...that whole first set...then ALL of EC's songs with the ABB were unreal...a monumental evening...a classic....the low down 3 guitars in WDLHTBSS,Layla,Little Wing!!!!!

WOW.

WOW.

WOW.

[Edited on 3/20/2009 by dadof2]


Jhawker - 3/20/2009 at 05:06 PM

I had to take a crap after the first song of the second set. It took quite a while. When I came back Skyler had turned off the computer. Did I miss anything?


dadof2 - 3/20/2009 at 05:14 PM

yup Tyler--you missed an historic set--here's my favorite part...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MvhhD6eKaY



dadof2 - 3/20/2009 at 05:20 PM

Cant Smile Without You Lyrics
Artist: Barry Manilow

You know I can't smile without you
I can't smile without you
I can't laugh and I can't sing
I'm findin' it hard to do anything

You see I feel sad when you're sad
I feel glad when you're glad
If you only knew what I'm goin' through
I just can't smile without you

You came along just like a song
And brightened my day
Who'da believed that you were part of a dream?
Now it all seems light years away

And now you know I can't smile without you
I can't smile without you
I can't laugh and I can't sing
I'm findin' it hard to do anything

You see, I feel sad when you're sad
I feel glad when you're glad
If you only knew what I'm goin' through
I just can't smile without you

Now some people say happiness takes so very long to find
Well I'm finding it hard leavin' your love behind me

And you see I can't smile without you
I can't smile without you
I can't laugh and I can't sing
I'm findin' it hard to do anything

You see I feel glad when you're glad
I feel sad when you're sad
If you only knew what I'm goin' through
I just can't smile without you...






















Chitown - 3/20/2009 at 05:26 PM

quote:
I had to take a crap after the first song of the second set. It took quite a while. When I came back Skyler had turned off the computer. Did I miss anything?


Nice. As long as were being crass (doesn't take much for me), I pictured you doing what you said you were doing right there in your chair when Clapton was introduced. WoW. What a show that had to be. A friend of mine is getting moogis in time of tonights show. I have a feeling EC is quite good for business. Butch is smiling today I'm sure. So is Eric going to have a fellow Englishman, and one of Tylers favorites, join him tonight? "Well I'm near the end, an I .......". I hope so.


dadof2 - 3/20/2009 at 05:30 PM

quote:
quote:
I had to take a crap after the first song of the second set. It took quite a while. When I came back Skyler had turned off the computer. Did I miss anything?


Nice. As long as were being crass (doesn't take much for me), I pictured you doing what you said you were doing right there in your chair when Clapton was introduced. WoW.






SmilingJack - 3/20/2009 at 06:07 PM

Effie, I tried calling last night-I think you hung up on me, lol.


dadof2 - 3/20/2009 at 07:00 PM

quote:
Effie, I tried calling last night-I think you hung up on me, lol.




sorry,Jack--no recall--was very involved in the music


Jhawker - 3/20/2009 at 07:33 PM

Effie, you are killing me. I'm gonna puke.

Pat, if that other Englishman shows up I will piss my wheelchair.


Chitown - 3/21/2009 at 03:15 PM

quote:
Effie, you are killing me. I'm gonna puke.

Pat, if that other Englishman shows up I will piss my wheelchair.


And now, on keyboards, appearing here for the very first time, from Pittsburg, Kansas, Rusty Spokes performing Moon River.......
I got to watch the show on moogis at a friends house last night. No Steve Winwood, but what a blast. That second set was off the charts. Sang, PeacheyPete and Lee had to be knocked out at what they saw and heard. I look forward to their accounts and reviews when they get back. I watched the Boz set after last nights show ended. I have never seen Boz play guitar that well. He played with a lot more emotion then the "Boz-Lite" performance I saw him put on last summer.


Jhawker - 3/21/2009 at 05:59 PM

Glad you enjoyed it Pat. I ain't got no spokes man. Not in my neighborhood. I gots some alloy wheels. Haven'y you seen the pic of my man machne posted by Sang? Steve will be there the same night as Tai.


dadof2 - 3/21/2009 at 10:28 PM

the 2nd EC/ABB show was epic--IMOER,Key To The Highway,Little Wing,Dreams,WDLGTBSS,& STORMY MONDAY plus a stellar ABB set & songs to precede EC were just huge....a nite of history..again...tonite--watch the show then try to head to B.B.'s to see Lefty & people,i hope,from here....have fun boys & girls!!

From EC's website:

http://www.whereseric.com/news/2009/03/eric-clapton-allman-brothers-band-be acon-theater-20-march-2009.html

http://www.whereseric.com/tour/special-gigs/20-March-2009_allman-brothers-b and-guest-eric-clapton-beacon-theatre-nyc.html

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=32340





[Edited on 3/21/2009 by dadof2]


dadof2 - 3/22/2009 at 06:29 PM

last nite another rockin' kick ass show...went to see Lefty's band at b.b.'s afterwards--great music & got to meet lots of wonderful people & visit again with those i met..i'll forget all the names,but Deb,Sue,Harvey,Alec,Fig,Tony(Bird),Peachnutt & family,ABSNJ & Daughter,AlanWoods,Bluedad,Lefty,Bob,SAndman,Sang,Banesh,Buppalo,NYC Barb & Bob,Wharfy,Karen(big six),Terri,Allmosbro,frim jolly,Badlittledoggie,& many more...what a thrill & a great time--tonite if we have the energy,off to see the premier of Please Call Home...then back "on the road" with moogis on mon,tues,thurs,fri,& sat.!!!!!!!!!!!




[Edited on 3/22/2009 by dadof2]


Sang - 3/23/2009 at 01:54 AM

Was it just me, or were those 3 shows off the charts......

[Edited on 3/23/2009 by Sang]


dadof2 - 3/23/2009 at 12:27 PM

off the charts there's still more moogi this week saw the Please CAll Home movie last nite--well worth it if ya dig ABB!!


Sang - 3/23/2009 at 01:47 PM

I bought it at the HTN party, just haven't had time to watch it......


dadof2 - 3/23/2009 at 07:22 PM

ready to moogi anyone?!


ruthelane - 3/23/2009 at 09:42 PM

Hello from New York City. I love it here, except for the cold!!!

I bought, "Please Call Home" at the HTN party. We enjoyed some great music
at the party. Tommy Talton did a fine job. Jamoe's Jazz Band were fabulous!!!

We have had a great time here.

Hugs to the JHawkers.


dadof2 - 3/24/2009 at 12:44 AM

...boogieing on down on moogis to the ABB--awesome intro to "i musta did somebody wrong"...with Tom DOUCETTE

so far,the ABB are scathingly & stunningly hot...i'm dancin'while typing...back to the pic


dadof2 - 3/24/2009 at 01:11 AM

Ron Holloway on a killer Desdemona....whew


dadof2 - 3/24/2009 at 01:18 AM

space acid ABB jazz


dadof2 - 3/24/2009 at 01:28 AM

King Curtis's band is on stage playing a tribute of sorts to King....Susan joined in too!!....& Ron Holloway too... all on Soul Serenade


dadof2 - 3/24/2009 at 03:47 AM

Hi Ruth--glad you're having fun--sorry i didn't see you @ Lefty's show--you musta been awful tired!!

awesome show tonite as always.the ABB were on their game & in addition to King Curtis's band & a great setlist,Jimmy Herring was quite excellent.Encore had Ludlow's version of SB--very very low down funky jam & bass playing while the guitarists slide(d) around the globe,Gregg jammed on keys,& the dummers provided the swing that IS the ABB...beautiful concert--another midnight end....






this is a post i made on another thread......if you are at all interested in my rants!! lol:






i bumped it(a thread i started) after reading nite after nite of arguing ,moaning,complaining,& outright rudeness & nastiness about anything people can seek to complain about on the new beacon/moogis forum--some try to be moderate,reasonable & kind,but are a bit overwhelmed.Look,i have specific things i'd like done differently too,but frankly,the ABB didn't ask me--nor should they--i am a fan not an Allman Brother!!

i remain grateful to have this music...right this second on moogis.....& i realize how many of our greatest musicians are dead & gone forever...& here we have a new creation that is born every nite they play,giving life to & calling the spirits for all the musicians who are gone...so no complaints,whining,moaning here....





[Edited on 3/24/2009 by dadof2]


Sang - 3/24/2009 at 05:09 AM

That's funny, I thought you were moaning during Les Brers.......


dadof2 - 3/24/2009 at 12:26 PM

...& groanin'


Chitown - 3/24/2009 at 03:33 PM

So Sang, what did you do over this past weekend, anything special? I'm looking forward to going over to a friends house on Thursday to watch the "True Anniversary Show" on Moogie-poo. I watched the Live at Great Woods dvd Sunday night. It has an interview with Gregg from 1991 in which he mentions 3/26/69 as the day the band was officially formed. THAT was almost twenty years ago, or half the life ago of the ABB. Man, time flies by.


Jhawker - 3/25/2009 at 04:58 AM

Mitzi, you should be so proud of the way Gregg has played and sang during the run. I know I am.


dadof2 - 3/25/2009 at 05:11 AM

quote:
Mitzi, you should be so proud of the way Gregg has played and sang during the run. I know I am.



ditto


dadof2 - 3/25/2009 at 05:37 AM

had to work late,,so watchin' the show now...great vibe so far....


Sang - 3/25/2009 at 01:26 PM

quote:
So Sang, what did you do over this past weekend, anything special? I'm looking forward to going over to a friends house on Thursday to watch the "True Anniversary Show" on Moogie-poo. I watched the Live at Great Woods dvd Sunday night. It has an interview with Gregg from 1991 in which he mentions 3/26/69 as the day the band was officially formed. THAT was almost twenty years ago, or half the life ago of the ABB. Man, time flies by.



Nah, went and saw some cover band in New York......had a large time......

My wife's birthday is Thursday, so I will probably have to watch the show later.......


Chitown - 3/25/2009 at 04:29 PM

I got an email from a friend with the subject ABB/Clapton pic.s. Some cool shots on page one of the show. I click to page two expecting more Clapton and Derek, and the first person I see is Sang. Ahh. It turned out to be a link to Allen's "absnj" Photo Bucket page. Here's the link below to click on.

http://s723.photobucket.com/albums/ww233/absnj/?start=0


dadof2 - 3/25/2009 at 06:59 PM

i'm rewatching/listening to last nite's show & i just broke down laughing seein' them in the fake beards...LMAO

Warren looks like Santa,Derek like a hasidic rabbi,Jaimoe like a large elf,Oteil like a biblical figure,& the funniest....Gregg..who clearly never seemed the type for a fake beard...but when he put it on it was too funny...& Gregg had trouble removing it...just precious to be able to laugh while hearing the greatest music in the world at the same time...
i wonder how they managed to play without laughing when they looked at each other in those getups...











lolasdeb - 3/25/2009 at 07:54 PM

Well - am finally starting to come down from a great weekend adventure in NYC. Lola back home and the unpacking has begun. What a great show last Thursday!!! EC in the house in a big way! Truely amazing!

Was wonderful meeting some of the great JHawker bunch finally! Sang and Effie (and the lovely Mrs Effie) and Bob and Ruthie and Sergio and the ladies I've been fortunate to meet in the past (Sue, Mitzi, Eileen). This site must be some kind of magnet for quality people and I was lucky over the past weekend to enjoy the company of many of them in NYC with one of the world's all time best bands (not to mention the other great bands at the HTN party and BB Kings ) My Middle Earth crew of girlfriends and I had the best time this past weekend on our little NYC adventure and the folks here are one of the main reasons for our good times. Y'all ARE a great bunch!

Catching up on work emails and the website then I'm getting myself down to some serious MOOGIS! Laughing just thinking about the ZZ Top goof and looking forward to reliving my show and seeing the ones I've missed. Life IS good!

[Edited on 3/25/2009 by lolasdeb]


lonomon - 3/25/2009 at 07:56 PM

Deb!


lolasdeb - 3/25/2009 at 07:59 PM

Lono!


Sang - 3/25/2009 at 08:56 PM

Hey Deb - did you get the drug "candle" home?


dadof2 - 3/25/2009 at 09:06 PM

quote:
Hey Deb - did you get the drug "candle" home?




Sang - 3/26/2009 at 12:38 AM

Pretty funny - just realized my wife's birthday is Sunday, not Thursday - so I guess I will be on moogis tomorrow night.....


lolasdeb - 3/26/2009 at 01:02 AM

quote:
Hey Deb - did you get the drug "candle" home?
LMAO!!! I sure did! And no dogs were chasing me through LaGuardia (or down 72nd after I pulled it out in front of that police van ) Security did however confiscate the Limencello that I was toting in a water bottle... My sis was laughing about that candle ... something to the effect of 'usually I burn candles and incense to cover this kind of smell not the other way around ...'

[Edited on 3/26/2009 by lolasdeb]


Sang - 3/26/2009 at 01:01 PM

Hey smilingjack - get that box to work?


SmilingJack - 3/26/2009 at 09:12 PM

quote:
Hey smilingjack - get that box to work?

_______________________________________________________________________
Nope. I am just watching it on the computer, but I did buy a used subwoofer speaker system to get good sound. I think after the live run I will try to set up the tv with one of my desktop computers instead of Phyllis' Gateway laptop-which has plenty of memory, but no sound output and only the vga video output.


Sang - 3/26/2009 at 11:44 PM

quote:
quote:
Hey smilingjack - get that box to work?

_______________________________________________________________________
Nope. I am just watching it on the computer, but I did buy a used subwoofer speaker system to get good sound. I think after the live run I will try to set up the tv with one of my desktop computers instead of Phyllis' Gateway laptop-which has plenty of memory, but no sound output and only the vga video output.



It has to have sound output - it's the headphone jack......


dadof2 - 3/27/2009 at 01:31 AM

i believe Butch is wearing the new HTN Duane t-shirt


lolasdeb - 3/27/2009 at 01:41 AM

He is, Effie!!! Sure do love this Moogis! Another amazing set of music tonight! First album front to back!


dadof2 - 3/27/2009 at 02:41 AM

Lawdie Lawdie....this is too intensely...moogasmic WOW

WOW




WOW





WOW






WOW


THE ABB ARE BLOWING THE SKY OFF NYC TONIGHT




SAW SUE IN THE CROWD CALLED YOU,SUE & LEFT A MESSAGE

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by dadof2]


lolasdeb - 3/27/2009 at 04:05 AM

Another great show from ABB at the Beacon! Loved that they chose to go all the way through their 1st 2 albums for the anniversary! Yummy!


greggswoman - 3/27/2009 at 04:09 AM

That was freakin' AWESOME!!!


Jhawker - 3/27/2009 at 04:41 AM

Hey Sang, how would I hook up my laptop to my hdtv? It looks like I have a vga connector on both the computer and the tv. Would that do it? Would that handle the audio too?


Kinda felt sorry for Gregg tonight. After playing up a storm all night, he forgot the words during the encore and could not get it together. Warren walked over and gave him a hug after the encore was over.


Sang - 3/27/2009 at 01:03 PM

You would need a vga-vga connector for the video. For the sound, you need to plug into the laptop's headphone jack. I'll find pictures to post. You need a cable that is a headphone jack on one end and 2 rca cables on the other - then you need to run rca cables to the audio in on your tv (or your stereo).


Sang - 3/27/2009 at 01:10 PM



Make sure if you need male or female plugs on each end - this is male on each end - I'm sure your laptop needs the male, just not sure about the tv




Splits the headphone jack to rca cables




Standard RCA cables.

you can hook into a stereo if you have rca inputs (most do) and listen on the stereo while watching on the TV.



Sang - 3/27/2009 at 01:16 PM



This is $8 at Walmart (online at least), that can reach 4 feet - it has the headphone jack directly to rca cables. There are some others like it (instead of going to female adaptors and having separate rca cables. I have accumulated a lot of rca cables over the years.

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by Sang]


Chitown - 3/27/2009 at 02:50 PM

quote:
Hey Sang, how would I hook up my laptop to my hdtv? It looks like I have a vga connector on both the computer and the tv. Would that do it? Would that handle the audio too?


Kinda felt sorry for Gregg tonight. After playing up a storm all night, he forgot the words during the encore and could not get it together. Warren walked over and gave him a hug after the encore was over.


That was rough. You could tell messing up Statesboro really bothered him. I felt bad for Gregg. He has sounded fantastic throughout this run, and seems to have reallly worked his butt off to perform at a very high level. After the song he said something like "tomorrow's Friday, no mistakes." Beyond that gaffe, they really did play up a storm. What a magical 3 weeks of music.
Happy Freakin' Friday Hawkers.


lolasdeb - 3/27/2009 at 04:56 PM

quote:
quote:
Kinda felt sorry for Gregg tonight. After playing up a storm all night, he forgot the words during the encore and could not get it together. Warren walked over and gave him a hug after the encore was over.


That was rough. You could tell messing up Statesboro really bothered him. I felt bad for Gregg. He has sounded fantastic throughout this run, and seems to have reallly worked his butt off to perform at a very high level. After the song he said something like "tomorrow's Friday, no mistakes." Beyond that gaffe, they really did play up a storm. What a magical 3 weeks of music.
Happy Freakin' Friday Hawkers.
LOL - even with the gaffs on Statesboro it was a killer show all the way through. What Gregg said at the end was "Come back tomorrow, we'll have more mistakes for you." which had me LMAO!!!


SmilingJack - 3/27/2009 at 08:21 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Kinda felt sorry for Gregg tonight. After playing up a storm all night, he forgot the words during the encore and could not get it together. Warren walked over and gave him a hug after the encore was over.


That was rough. You could tell messing up Statesboro really bothered him. I felt bad for Gregg. He has sounded fantastic throughout this run, and seems to have reallly worked his butt off to perform at a very high level. After the song he said something like "tomorrow's Friday, no mistakes." Beyond that gaffe, they really did play up a storm. What a magical 3 weeks of music.
Happy Freakin' Friday Hawkers.
LOL - even with the gaffs on Statesboro it was a killer show all the way through. What Gregg said at the end was "Come back tomorrow, we'll have more mistakes for you." which had me LMAO!!!

_____________________________________________________________________
I thought it actually showed that he is in better mental and physical health ie, he could laugh it off while I think it would have made him retreat into himself when he was not as healthy. Gregg always has seemed to have a problem with when to come in and that seems to affect his memory of where they are at-it was ironic that he did it for the 40th anniversary show (I think he put pressure on himself to perform) on the one song they have played live the most often.


lolasdeb - 3/27/2009 at 08:26 PM

quote:
I thought it actually showed that he is in better mental and physical health ie, he could laugh it off while I think it would have made him retreat into himself when he was not as healthy.
Agree totally here, Jack. The entire band has seemed very relaxed and happy during these shows but I've noticed it most in Gregg's demeanor ... he seems to be feeling so much more comfortable in his interactions with the audience.


SmilingJack - 3/27/2009 at 08:27 PM

Sang,
I of course have the headphone out jack but it has not worked for me. The whole laptop has a very weak sound to it. I think when I grab my old desktop from the basement, I'll have more and better options. I had a guy who is the stage mgr. for Steve Kimock come over because he said he was a pro at all things computer, but he got no farther than me and gave up after 2 hours! The closest I got was with the vga/component cable where I got a mixed picture (with your help that first night), but no sound.
Luckily, I am enjoying moogis more on my desktop then I thought possible.


SmilingJack - 3/27/2009 at 08:32 PM

Regional disconnect!
Effie called about an hour before last night's show to wish a happy 40th to me and I could not speak too long as I was going out to shovel snow from the big spring blizzard we got yesterday! He was of course calling from his 7th floor highrise in Riverside. Shoveling snow sounded a little foriegn to him, LOL.


lolasdeb - 3/27/2009 at 08:36 PM

We're supposed to see snow here in Middle Earth sometime tonight or tomorrow, Jack - hoping it doesn't last long and that it's warm enough to keep things melty. Shovel has been packed in a fit of blind optimism!


Sang - 3/27/2009 at 08:38 PM

quote:
Sang,
I of course have the headphone out jack but it has not worked for me. The whole laptop has a very weak sound to it. I think when I grab my old desktop from the basement, I'll have more and better options. I had a guy who is the stage mgr. for Steve Kimock come over because he said he was a pro at all things computer, but he got no farther than me and gave up after 2 hours! The closest I got was with the vga/component cable where I got a mixed picture (with your help that first night), but no sound.
Luckily, I am enjoying moogis more on my desktop then I thought possible.




Maybe if I come out for Red Rocks........


Jhawker - 3/27/2009 at 08:40 PM

Thanks Sang. Wow, pictures. I always liked picture books better. Anyway, that makes perfect sense. I have checked out the ports, jacks, connectors needed to hook it up. Every thing is there. Thanks so much Mr. Wizard.

I agree Pat. It has been a great run. One song should not ruin it. Even if it is your favorite.

What is wrong Mitzi? Mad at me. Or maybe you just didn't see my post.

Great talking to you on the phone Ruthie. You be careful going home.

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by Jhawker]


spacemonkey - 3/27/2009 at 08:45 PM

Sang?
Mr Wizard?


no way, Dr. Geek maybe!


spacemonkey - 3/27/2009 at 08:47 PM


greggswoman - 3/27/2009 at 08:52 PM

quote:
What is wrong Mitzi? Mad at me. Or maybe you just didn't see my post.


No. I saw your post. But Gregg messing up isn't anything new. LOL!


SmilingJack - 3/27/2009 at 09:07 PM

quote:
We're supposed to see snow here in Middle Earth sometime tonight or tomorrow, Jack - hoping it doesn't last long and that it's warm enough to keep things melty. Shovel has been packed in a fit of blind optimism!

______________________________________________________________________
We have had quite a few 70+ degree days so this wont last. It is sunny and melting today. Phyllis was out shopping early, so typical spring storm here. We needed the moisture.


SmilingJack - 3/27/2009 at 09:12 PM

quote:
quote:
Sang,
I of course have the headphone out jack but it has not worked for me. The whole laptop has a very weak sound to it. I think when I grab my old desktop from the basement, I'll have more and better options. I had a guy who is the stage mgr. for Steve Kimock come over because he said he was a pro at all things computer, but he got no farther than me and gave up after 2 hours! The closest I got was with the vga/component cable where I got a mixed picture (with your help that first night), but no sound.
Luckily, I am enjoying moogis more on my desktop then I thought possible.




Maybe if I come out for Red Rocks........

_______________________________________________________________________
Ok, you are overdue to come out anyhow (have you ever been to RR?), so you fix me up (if not done by then), and then stay at my house to save some cash!


Jhawker - 3/27/2009 at 10:08 PM

quote:
quote:
What is wrong Mitzi? Mad at me. Or maybe you just didn't see my post.


No. I saw your post. But Gregg messing up isn't anything new. LOL!


No, Mitzi that was not the one I was talking about. Just forget it. No biggy.


Jhawker - 3/27/2009 at 10:11 PM

Actually John, I forgot that Jack is the real Mr. Wizard. For other reasons.

Wow, Warren named best rock guitarist from the 2009 readers poll according to Guitar Player magazine.

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by Jhawker]


SmilingJack - 3/27/2009 at 11:24 PM

quote:
Actually John, I forgot that Jack is the real Mr. Wizard. For other reasons.

Wow, Warren named best rock guitarist from the 2009 readers poll according to Guitar Player magazine.

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by Jhawker]

_____________________________________________________________________
And Derek the best slide guitarist in the same issue.
Get the wizard smoke machines going for tonight's show! Next to the last. Tyler, I hope all is well and you are enjoying the shows.


dadof2 - 3/27/2009 at 11:35 PM

quote:
quote:
Actually John, I forgot that Jack is the real Mr. Wizard. For other reasons.

Wow, Warren named best rock guitarist from the 2009 readers poll according to Guitar Player magazine.

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by Jhawker]

_____________________________________________________________________
And Derek the best slide guitarist in the same issue.
Get the wizard smoke machines going for tonight's show! Next to the last. Tyler, I hope all is well and you are enjoying the shows.




so,here we go again--nite 14--i am bone tired from abb,ncaa,nba--been working too--maybe getting 3-4 hours sleep if i'm lucky....yet...here we again


greggswoman - 3/28/2009 at 12:25 AM

quote:
Mitzi, you should be so proud of the way Gregg has played and sang during the run. I know I am.


Is this the one?? As a matter of fact, I am proud of him. I always am.

[Edited on 3/28/2009 by greggswoman]


dadof2 - 3/28/2009 at 01:42 AM

fine show so far...but....kid rock...yuck


lolasdeb - 3/28/2009 at 01:56 AM

quote:
fine show so far...but....kid rock...yuck
squared at least they did a good tune but kid seemed to me to be trying to take over. hopefully that's the last we'll have to deal with him. please!


dadof2 - 3/28/2009 at 02:10 AM

quote:
quote:
fine show so far...but....kid rock...yuck
squared at least they did a good tune but kid seemed to me to be trying to take over. hopefully that's the last we'll have to deal with him. please!



he must leave the city immediately


lolasdeb - 3/28/2009 at 02:11 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
fine show so far...but....kid rock...yuck
squared at least they did a good tune but kid seemed to me to be trying to take over. hopefully that's the last we'll have to deal with him. please!



he must leave the city immediately
if not sooner!!!


dadof2 - 3/28/2009 at 03:17 AM

excellent second set


lolasdeb - 3/28/2009 at 04:02 AM

quote:
excellent second set
Most definitely!!! Burned that memory of Kid whatshisname right out!


SmilingJack - 3/28/2009 at 04:37 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Actually John, I forgot that Jack is the real Mr. Wizard. For other reasons.

Wow, Warren named best rock guitarist from the 2009 readers poll according to Guitar Player magazine.

[Edited on 3/27/2009 by Jhawker]

_____________________________________________________________________
And Derek the best slide guitarist in the same issue.
Get the wizard smoke machines going for tonight's show! Next to the last. Tyler, I hope all is well and you are enjoying the shows.




so,here we go again--nite 14--i am bone tired from abb,ncaa,nba--been working too--maybe getting 3-4 hours sleep if i'm lucky....yet...here we again

_______________________________________________________________________
Oh yeah, you are a basketball junkie also ("I got a basketball jones."), lol.


dadof2 - 3/28/2009 at 03:52 PM

the games were fun last nite...they helped me get over kid rock


Jhawker - 3/28/2009 at 07:07 PM

Jack, I am well and really enjoying the shows. Man that Kid rockster can really sing.LOL


Yes, Mitzi that is the post. I figured you and I am on the same page about Gregg. What a voice.


SmilingJack - 3/28/2009 at 09:10 PM

Poor Kid Rock. The guy was trying to get the crowd yelling during the instrumental opening of a song, lol. What did he want everybody to hum along with it? And then the white rapper stuff was lost on me, although I'll say, he did fit it in without really disrupting the song. probably the worst guest of the run, but even he could not affect my good mood watching. I liked seeing Devon and BO2, and I did wonder how Michael Allman felt, but I guess he hasn't been on the scene that long. I don't think a Dickey appearance is in the cards, but think he should bring his son if he comes tonight. I am way beyond the splitup so it actually matters little to me if he comes and/or all the drama. I miss some of the songs they don't do, but I am more of a blues guy anyhow, so I like the way the band went after Dickey quit.
I am curious now about the future of moogis or other things like it-I hope there is a lot more on the horizon.
BTW, believe me Tyler, this is a lot easier than going to the Beacon. I miss seeing friends, but I have a better seat than ever and moogis has been very good at cutting out crowd noise. Not to beat that dead horse, but crowd noise at concerts keep getting worse, and I hate it when it distracts me to the point of not enjoying some live shows.


dadof2 - 3/28/2009 at 09:22 PM

quote:
Poor Kid Rock. The guy was trying to get the crowd yelling during the instrumental opening of a song, lol. What did he want everybody to hum along with it? And then the white rapper stuff was lost on me, although I'll say, he did fit it in without really disrupting the song. probably the worst guest of the run, but even he could not affect my good mood watching. I liked seeing Devon and BO2, and I did wonder how Michael Allman felt, but I guess he hasn't been on the scene that long. I don't think a Dickey appearance is in the cards, but think he should bring his son if he comes tonight. I am way beyond the splitup so it actually matters little to me if he comes and/or all the drama. I miss some of the songs they don't do, but I am more of a blues guy anyhow, so I like the way the band went after Dickey quit.
I am curious now about the future of moogis or other things like it-I hope there is a lot more on the horizon.
BTW, believe me Tyler, this is a lot easier than going to the Beacon. I miss seeing friends, but I have a better seat than ever and moogis has been very good at cutting out crowd noise. Not to beat that dead horse, but crowd noise at concerts keep getting worse, and I hate it when it distracts me to the point of not enjoying some live shows.



great post...couldn't have said it better....


dadof2 - 3/29/2009 at 01:44 AM

TRANDSCENDANT SET ONE----CHUCK LEAVELL--OVERWHELMING EMOTION ON NITE 15--VERY SPECIAL


Sang - 3/29/2009 at 05:36 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Sang,
I of course have the headphone out jack but it has not worked for me. The whole laptop has a very weak sound to it. I think when I grab my old desktop from the basement, I'll have more and better options. I had a guy who is the stage mgr. for Steve Kimock come over because he said he was a pro at all things computer, but he got no farther than me and gave up after 2 hours! The closest I got was with the vga/component cable where I got a mixed picture (with your help that first night), but no sound.
Luckily, I am enjoying moogis more on my desktop then I thought possible.




Maybe if I come out for Red Rocks........

_______________________________________________________________________
Ok, you are overdue to come out anyhow (have you ever been to RR?), so you fix me up (if not done by then), and then stay at my house to save some cash!





Cool. Actually, my niece and her husband live out there, so I might bring my wife - she wouldn't go to the show, though........


dadof2 - 3/29/2009 at 12:34 PM

another great show--phil lesh was superb on bass & the ABB were unreal,playing till well after midnight...weir can't sing or play,but that never stopped me from lovin' the grateful dead & Phil was thunderous last nite...Chuck reloined tthem & was a great guest..

a wonderful 15 nites--time to rest & recover


Chitown - 3/29/2009 at 03:38 PM

quote:
quote:
Poor Kid Rock. The guy was trying to get the crowd yelling during the instrumental opening of a song, lol. What did he want everybody to hum along with it? And then the white rapper stuff was lost on me, although I'll say, he did fit it in without really disrupting the song. probably the worst guest of the run, but even he could not affect my good mood watching. I liked seeing Devon and BO2, and I did wonder how Michael Allman felt, but I guess he hasn't been on the scene that long. I don't think a Dickey appearance is in the cards, but think he should bring his son if he comes tonight. I am way beyond the splitup so it actually matters little to me if he comes and/or all the drama. I miss some of the songs they don't do, but I am more of a blues guy anyhow, so I like the way the band went after Dickey quit.
I am curious now about the future of moogis or other things like it-I hope there is a lot more on the horizon.
BTW, believe me Tyler, this is a lot easier than going to the Beacon. I miss seeing friends, but I have a better seat than ever and moogis has been very good at cutting out crowd noise. Not to beat that dead horse, but crowd noise at concerts keep getting worse, and I hate it when it distracts me to the point of not enjoying some live shows.



great post...couldn't have said it better....


Agreed. Nice post Jack. It was so nice to sit on the couch and watch with friends. I'm glad to have been able to go back and see the other shows before, after, and during the break of the live shows I was lucky enough to see at my buddies house, but there is something about when it's on live, and you know that what you are seeing is happening right now that really made it special. What a blast.


dadof2 - 3/29/2009 at 07:25 PM

all day basketball--ncaa & NBA later--3-4 of my picks(although i hope some lose ) may end up in final four if they win today

trying to avoid music--just played my guitar softly--played a very laid back Melissa & then some Dylan--fun to play again after 3 weeks of this craziness well,back to the ball games...


SmilingJack - 3/29/2009 at 07:51 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Sang,
I of course have the headphone out jack but it has not worked for me. The whole laptop has a very weak sound to it. I think when I grab my old desktop from the basement, I'll have more and better options. I had a guy who is the stage mgr. for Steve Kimock come over because he said he was a pro at all things computer, but he got no farther than me and gave up after 2 hours! The closest I got was with the vga/component cable where I got a mixed picture (with your help that first night), but no sound.
Luckily, I am enjoying moogis more on my desktop then I thought possible.




Maybe if I come out for Red Rocks........

_______________________________________________________________________
Ok, you are overdue to come out anyhow (have you ever been to RR?), so you fix me up (if not done by then), and then stay at my house to save some cash!





Cool. Actually, my niece and her husband live out there, so I might bring my wife - she wouldn't go to the show, though........


_______________________________________________________________________
Old Coot's wife comes out just to go to the mall near the hotel, lol. But I don't think you need to travel to find shopping where you are from, but there is a lot to do here.


SmilingJack - 3/29/2009 at 08:05 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Poor Kid Rock. The guy was trying to get the crowd yelling during the instrumental opening of a song, lol. What did he want everybody to hum along with it? And then the white rapper stuff was lost on me, although I'll say, he did fit it in without really disrupting the song. probably the worst guest of the run, but even he could not affect my good mood watching. I liked seeing Devon and BO2, and I did wonder how Michael Allman felt, but I guess he hasn't been on the scene that long. I don't think a Dickey appearance is in the cards, but think he should bring his son if he comes tonight. I am way beyond the splitup so it actually matters little to me if he comes and/or all the drama. I miss some of the songs they don't do, but I am more of a blues guy anyhow, so I like the way the band went after Dickey quit.
I am curious now about the future of moogis or other things like it-I hope there is a lot more on the horizon.
BTW, believe me Tyler, this is a lot easier than going to the Beacon. I miss seeing friends, but I have a better seat than ever and moogis has been very good at cutting out crowd noise. Not to beat that dead horse, but crowd noise at concerts keep getting worse, and I hate it when it distracts me to the point of not enjoying some live shows.



great post...couldn't have said it better....


Agreed. Nice post Jack. It was so nice to sit on the couch and watch with friends. I'm glad to have been able to go back and see the other shows before, after, and during the break of the live shows I was lucky enough to see at my buddies house, but there is something about when it's on live, and you know that what you are seeing is happening right now that really made it special. What a blast.

_______________________________________________________________________
I brought my computer subwoofer spesker system to a friend's house last night when she was having a house warming party at her new condo. Eventually I had the whole party in this basement room where the computer is! Everyone loved the show (some comments that the Dead 'noodled' too much), but overall there was awe at the show. My friend has another friend who sometimes complains about our(my) Allman Brother obsession, but even this woman loved the show.
I did wish I was home when Floyd Miles came out because I had Tyler's phone number at home and I know he and Floyd have communicated. I was excited then, but when Chuck came out, I was in heaven! I need to rewatch the show as soon as I have a chance! When I got home there was a msg on my answering machine that started out "Jessica!!!!" and was from my friend/neighbor Dave.
Sorry to have missed a call from Effie before the show, but Phyllis got to speak with him.
I just love that moogis!


Sang - 3/30/2009 at 07:53 PM

Yay Moogis!


lolasdeb - 3/30/2009 at 08:21 PM

quote:
Yay Moogis!
What Sang said!!! (going to feel funny tonight not having a 'show' to attend ... in my back room )


Sang - 3/31/2009 at 07:26 PM

I still haven't had time to watch Please Call Home yet........


dadof2 - 3/31/2009 at 08:33 PM

quote:
I still haven't had time to watch Please Call Home yet........



very sentimental & relaxing to watch--enjoy when you can,Sang

well,hope everyone is gettin' over their beacon fevers....great talking to you,Ruth--sorry i was rushing,but i was crazy busy,but so happy you called...you too,Eric...& it was great seein' Sue even if for only a few moments...& loved sharin' my pre show calls or intermissions with friends...Tyler & Jack--it was a ball!!

so now it's over--i can't decide whether to keep listening to ABB or to listen to some other music...so i've left silence till now & of course,i'm already dipping into moogis....it is good to be back again with the family in the evenings--bein' on the road for three weeks at my age--ain't easy...even when lying on the couch



lolasdeb - 3/31/2009 at 10:33 PM

Jack - just read about the following music coming your way ... DB&GS - dates in Aug are 8/20 in Aspen at Belly Up, 8/21 at Cervantes in Denver and 8/22 in Frisco, CO on Main Street


SmilingJack - 4/1/2009 at 12:01 AM

"bein' on the road for three weeks at my age--ain't easy...even when lying on the couch

"
Good one Effie. I say I have been moogisised re: pains and stiffness from watching on computers.
Deb, I saw the Cervantes date -that is the only one I'll probably think about. So, I'll see what is happening then.


Chitown - 4/1/2009 at 03:35 PM

quote:
"bein' on the road for three weeks at my age--ain't easy...even when lying on the couch

"
Good one Effie. I say I have been moogisised re: pains and stiffness from watching on computers.
Deb, I saw the Cervantes date -that is the only one I'll probably think about. So, I'll see what is happening then.


No kidding. Talk about “Beacon Letdown” withdrawals. This run reminded me of my younger days in the late 80’s- early 90’s when I was a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan, and went to a lot of the games. During their Stanley Cup run in 92, there was a game every other night, so we’d either go to the game, or watch on tv. So every other night, one way or the other, we pounded many beers and stayed out late. After nearly two straight months of this, I was pretty beat up. I needed a vacation just to rest and recoup.
--
So what is the view from you fellow Hawkers regarding WSP touring with the Brothers? Not really thrilled myself, although I really like Jimmy H. If it was “An Evening With”, where it’s just the ABB, I’d definitely hit some shows throughout the Midwest. But now, probably just one of the two Chicago dates at this point.


dadof2 - 4/1/2009 at 03:45 PM

quote:
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"bein' on the road for three weeks at my age--ain't easy...even when lying on the couch

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Good one Effie. I say I have been moogisised re: pains and stiffness from watching on computers.
Deb, I saw the Cervantes date -that is the only one I'll probably think about. So, I'll see what is happening then.


No kidding. Talk about “Beacon Letdown” withdrawals. This run reminded me of my younger days in the late 80’s- early 90’s when I was a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan, and went to a lot of the games. During their Stanley Cup run in 92, there was a game every other night, so we’d either go to the game, or watch on tv. So every other night, one way or the other, we pounded many beers and stayed out late. After nearly two straight months of this, I was pretty beat up. I needed a vacation just to rest and recoup.
--
So what is the view from you fellow Hawkers regarding WSP touring with the Brothers? Not really thrilled myself, although I really like Jimmy H. If it was “An Evening With”, where it’s just the ABB, I’d definitely hit some shows throughout the Midwest. But now, probably just one of the two Chicago dates at this point.




i'm resting up now....watching the abb on moogis

Chi--i agree--i prefer an evening with even if it's a band i like that opens--kinda like i prefer listening to both sides of a complete album not a few songs..just gotta get the whole show--i never cared for WP although i like Jimmy--if that guy sings who sang at the ABB show with Jimmy i can't see handling that--i think people called him JB(?)--quite a grating voice...


dadof2 - 4/2/2009 at 02:14 PM

is this thread still alive--page 4


lolasdeb - 4/2/2009 at 03:13 PM

quote:
"bein' on the road for three weeks at my age--ain't easy...even when lying on the couch
I can relate to this ... sigh - remember when I was able to go all night on successive nights!!! Needed a day after this last NYC excursion to sleep (with extra nap time over the following weekend!!! )
quote:
So what is the view from you fellow Hawkers regarding WSP touring with the Brothers? Not really thrilled myself, although I really like Jimmy H. If it was “An Evening With”, where it’s just the ABB, I’d definitely hit some shows throughout the Midwest. But now, probably just one of the two Chicago dates at this point.
I love live WSP so am excited about having 2 of my favorite live bands on the same ticket (although no definite plans - yet ... was looking at those Chicago dates but don't think I can get away in the middle of the week to make that do-able ) Am holding on to a RedRocks date dream over a long weekend to pop up for these 2 (and I'm not talking Vegasbaby). I'm a lifelong Deadhead but must admit that if there is to be a pairing I'm ready for it not to be with Ratdog this year.


lolasdeb - 4/4/2009 at 12:09 AM

Jack - Mule dates just announced for the summer and there's a show in your neighborhood ...
Sun 7.19 Mile High Music Festival Denver, CO On-Sale Now

Show in my backyard, too, but it falls on the weekend my son is getting married so no Mule love for me - I'll be celebrating elsewhere!

Tyler - where you been, King T? And how you been? Hope all is well with you and the family!

~~~waving~~~ to my JHawker friends and wishing you all well


SmilingJack - 4/4/2009 at 12:33 AM

quote:
Jack - Mule dates just announced for the summer and there's a show in your neighborhood ...
Sun 7.19 Mile High Music Festival Denver, CO On-Sale Now

Show in my backyard, too, but it falls on the weekend my son is getting married so no Mule love for me - I'll be celebrating elsewhere!

Tyler - where you been, King T? And how you been? Hope all is well with you and the family!

~~~waving~~~ to my JHawker friends and wishing you all well

_______________________________________________________________________
Thanks Deb,
This is the second year of this fest. Last year there were other good shows at Red Rocks and other places that weekend-same weekend this year- and it was over 100 degrees during the day at a standing, all day venue. This year Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph appear that day also (spread out all day/night) but hours apart. So, I may go, but if another great option (last year it was SoulStew at the Denver Botanic Gardens at sunset) comes that day, I ll skip the fest (just getting too old-need a seat and shade for an all dayer). But Warren was just here and will be again in a couple of different forms, lol.

[Edited on 4/4/2009 by SmilingJack]


ruthelane - 4/6/2009 at 01:32 AM

page 4 Oh my

Hello to all the JHawkers!!! Hope all are well.

It was great to see you again Sang. At the HTN party on that Sat. afternoon.
I loved Jaimo's Jazz Band. Jay Collins was playing with him. Is he a regular in that
band I wonder.

Jack, I think Michael has to prove himself . Maybe with his CD coming out in the summer,
he'll get more exposure. I heard he and Tony put on a great show Friday night at the Smokehouse in Tampa. They had a good crowd and it's a popular venue. They did three one hour sets. Michael is playing a show tonight in JAX with his Hard Labor Creek Band.

Tony and Jessica flew out to Vegas yesterday and Tony will be playing at the MGM party after the ACM Awards show. I'm sure he will be great.

I have been ill for the past week and no energy so I haven't done much. Last night I watched the last Beacon show with the Dead guys. It just seemed strange to me. Gregg didn't sing very much. The second half was a Dead show. It was a good show.

But my favorite show was the 27th with Jimmy Hall. Jimmy was fabulous. A really great bluesman. It was good to see him struttin' his stuff. LOL Kid Rock, on the other hand,
well he was pathetic.

Hope all are well. Hugs to all of y'all.




[Edited on 4/6/2009 by ruthelane]


Sang - 4/6/2009 at 03:56 AM

It was nice seeing you and Sergio again Ruthie.......


SmilingJack - 4/6/2009 at 09:48 AM

Hi all. Tyler, what are you and yours up to? Deb OK?
Ruth, I'm still trying to figure if Michael and Tony now have 3-4 bands all told-it confuses me. Wasn't it mainly Tony's band with Michael in Denver? Wondering why Michael has a differnent band for cd?
Effie, are you catching up on work or still watching moogis? I put it on whenever people are over-we played cards in the living room and dining room the other night and I had moogis on in my computer room(spare bedroom) and people could hear and check it out after the pinochle games.
Sang, after moogis, was the concert different re: expectations vs reality or moogis view and crowd less audio vs your seat and crowd noise? I loved the general Beacon atmosphere all day long when I went.
Deb, if you are missing a Mule show for your son's wedding, come on out for that Mile High Fest and stay here to get your Mule fix.
We get to go to the Rockies opening Day this week on the 10th. A lot of friends are going. We are all spread out but are meeting early at the Bar Jason works at-the Falling Rock Tap House-because it is a half block from the baseball field and grabbing some food before splitting up. I believe we are in level 2 of right field. It is always a fun day because of the carnival atmosphere outside and inside the stadium-then the Rockies start their fall from first place, lol.
The next night we have Derek Trucks Band tickets. hooray, spring time is here and things are picking up!!!

[Edited on 4/6/2009 by SmilingJack]


SmilingJack - 4/6/2009 at 09:59 AM

BTW, I did like the Jimmy Hall show a lot. I have a newer cd of his that is good plus we saw Wet Willie open for the Allman brothers at Madison Square Garden (the old one, lol) back in ~73. I liked the last show with Chuck and the dead because I loved Chuck Leavel and liked the first half of all the Dead songs-they just were long, especially, 'I know You Rider.'
KR was probably the worst guest and if that was the worst part, it just shows how good all the shows were! Even his rap fit it, although I couldn't understand it.


dadof2 - 4/6/2009 at 11:31 AM

Jack--tryin' to work,but with this interest in music...or obsession....well this thread reveals my activity...

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=91624


dadof2 - 4/6/2009 at 11:34 AM

Hi Deb,Ruth,Sang,Mitzi,Sue,Eric,Wott,Chitown & all my friends here...Tyler--where you at? anyway--wishing you all a nice week

[Edited on 4/6/2009 by dadof2]


Chitown - 4/6/2009 at 01:51 PM

Thanks Effie. You too. Opening day! Yahoo. Nothing like a snow fall in Chicago to cancel the home opener (for the White Sox- so who cares?). The Cubs are on tonight from Houston- where it didn't snow. It's all downhill from here- weather wise.


lolasdeb - 4/6/2009 at 02:29 PM

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Deb, if you are missing a Mule show for your son's wedding, come on out for that Mile High Fest and stay here to get your Mule fix.
Jack!!! You are too kind! Wish I could see some Mile High Mule but I'll be in Colorado for a week and 1/2 towards beginning of June on a camping trip with 9 others so don't know if I could do another a trip back there a month later (the body and mind are more than willing but home responsibilities are another matter ). Thanks for the offer, though! I may keep my eyes peeled on the KC date ... that's something I could drive down and back for fairly easily... (Now Red Rocks over a long Labor Day weekend ... well, that would be a no-brainer! In fact, my sis has already begun inquiring as to whether it's been announced so I have a fellow traveller. ) Loved reading about your plans - DTB, pinochle Moogis , and Rockies opening day!!! It all sounds like fun ... life is good!

Effie!!! You are a man after my own heart with the music!!! LOL - I understand entirely where you are coming from re: appreciation bordering on obsession.

Tyler - missing you! Hope all is well with you and your family, my friend!

Chitown/Sang - I see that a presale starts this week for the Chicago ABB shows! Good luck with tickets! If it wasn't in the middle of the week I would be trying for seats myself as I always love an excuse to visit Chicago!

Ruthie - hope you are feeling well again sister!

Wishing all you fine JHawker people great weeks!!! Snowed here yesterday - guess Mother Nature didn't get that memo about spring. Gonna be back to normal later in the week though so I'm looking forward to a return to warmer temps and sunny, blue skies. ~~~waving~~~


Jhawker - 4/7/2009 at 01:48 AM

Sorry folks. Been dealing with my daughter's drug and theft charges. Haven't had time for anything else.


SmilingJack - 4/7/2009 at 01:53 AM

quote:
Sorry folks. Been dealing with my daughter's drug and theft charges. Haven't had time for anything else.

_______________________________________________________________________
Oh Tyler, so sorry to hear you have to still deal with this. I wish she could keep it together-for everyone's sake.


Jhawker - 4/7/2009 at 02:04 AM

Yes Jack it has been rough. Until I get things sorted out with Kristen, my depression and other health problems I might be away from the website for awhile. I do hope that all my friends are well and enjoying life.

[Edited on 4/7/2009 by Jhawker]


ruthelane - 4/7/2009 at 02:36 AM

Oh Tyler, my friend. I am so sorry your family is going through this terrible time.
Please take care of yourself. I know that is so hard to do. I am keeping you close in
my heart and my thoughts. You and Debi and Skylar deserve better. Skylar is so fortunate
to have you. I hope Kristen can find her way out of this. I feel for her too. Remember you have friends who love you. I'll call you one day soon.


lolasdeb - 4/7/2009 at 03:15 AM

((( Tyler ))) So sorry to hear you are having to deal with these kinds of problems with Kristen. Like Ruthie said, Skylar is fortunate to have you and Debi with his mom having problems. Hope you and Debi and Skylar can all hang tough and find the strength you need to get through this and hope Kristen will see the light and turn herself around. I went through similar problems with my stepson and can sympathize with some of what you are going through - it's tough to love someone and watch them make such terrible mistakes and hurt those who do love them most.


dadof2 - 4/7/2009 at 11:43 AM

you're in my thoughts & prayers,Tyler....


Chitown - 4/7/2009 at 02:00 PM

Hang in there Tyler. Focus on what you have control over, and try not to stress out too much about what you don't. I know that's easier said than done when it comes to our kids.
And a great day to all of you Hawkers.


SmilingJack - 4/7/2009 at 04:42 PM

quote:
Yes Jack it has been rough. Until I get things sorted out with Kristen, my depression and other health problems I might be away from the website for awhile. I do hope that all my friends are well and enjoying life.

[Edited on 4/7/2009 by Jhawker]

______________________________________________________________________
I understand buddy. You know as well as anybody that I get SAD and each year my winter blues seem worse, But at least I know I come out of it when the sun starts staying out longer and things to do start popping up.
I hope you find your way thru and get some peace. I really hope Kristen grows up to allow you some peace.


Chitown - 4/7/2009 at 05:08 PM

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Yes Jack it has been rough. Until I get things sorted out with Kristen, my depression and other health problems I might be away from the website for awhile. I do hope that all my friends are well and enjoying life.

[Edited on 4/7/2009 by Jhawker]

______________________________________________________________________
I understand buddy. You know as well as anybody that I get SAD and each year my winter blues seem worse, But at least I know I come out of it when the sun starts staying out longer and things to do start popping up.
I hope you find your way thru and get some peace. I really hope Kristen grows up to allow you some peace.


I hear that Jack. SAD is a very real form of depression. I, too, am in need of some sunshine and warm weather at this point. I don't know how anyone can live near the North Pole. Six months with no sun light would be the end of me. Here's a blip on SAD:

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f00/web3/dyar3.html


And by "things do start popping up", you did mean flowers, right?


ruthelane - 4/8/2009 at 12:37 AM

Hello JHawkers

Tyler, thinking of you and sending you love and all the best for you and your family.
Hey, btw, Sergio and I are planning a trip out west this summer. I am definitely coming for a visit. I am looking forward to meeting you.

Jack, you asked about the Allman Tyler Band. They finished their tour in Tampa last Friday night. Now Tony is working with his Tony Tyler Band. Michael is working on his CD which will be out by July. Tony played on several of Michael's songs on the CD. Michael will be playing and touring with his Hard Labor Creek Band. I am not spokesperson for either, but I do know them and that's what I've heard. Michael and Tony will play together on occasion. But for the moment, each has his own projects to work on. The ATB was a partnership, I think. I am very excited for both of them.


MissTerry - 4/8/2009 at 05:10 PM

Tyler, hang in there! We're keeping you in our prayers.

Love,

Terry and Barry


SmilingJack - 4/9/2009 at 06:48 PM

Hello JHawkers and other friends. Going for a medical marijuana Rx today. Should be no problem with my 'conditions'. Dispensaries are popping up all over Denver/Colorado. Getting like California. I actually get better stuff cheaper than they have, but I'll be legal and I'll even be able to grow if I feel like it.


lolasdeb - 4/9/2009 at 06:52 PM

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Hello JHawkers and other friends. Going for a medical marijuana Rx today. Should be no problem with my 'conditions'. Dispensaries are popping up all over Denver/Colorado. Getting like California. I actually get better stuff cheaper than they have, but I'll be legal and I'll even be able to grow if I feel like it.
Good luck with that Jack! Take notes and report back ... can see where this may be useful information.


Jhawker - 4/9/2009 at 07:49 PM

quote:
Hello JHawkers

Tyler, thinking of you and sending you love and all the best for you and your family.
Hey, btw, Sergio and I are planning a trip out west this summer. I am definitely coming for a visit. I am looking forward to meeting you.

Jack, you asked about the Allman Tyler Band. They finished their tour in Tampa last Friday night. Now Tony is working with his Tony Tyler Band. Michael is working on his CD which will be out by July. Tony played on several of Michael's songs on the CD. Michael will be playing and touring with his Hard Labor Creek Band. I am not spokesperson for either, but I do know them and that's what I've heard. Michael and Tony will play together on occasion. But for the moment, each has his own projects to work on. The ATB was a partnership, I think. I am very excited for both of them.


Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.

Thanks to Deb, Pat, Jack(that is great about the wizard weed), Ruth, Terry and all the jhawkers for your concern. "Thanks to (a good friend) I've come to realize I have two good legs and wings to fly." I am now going to focus on Debi and me. Kristen has decided to go to a safehouse. I hope it does her good until her court date. The bad thing is she is taking Skyler with her. I really believe that she will let us see him though.

Pat, your package is in the mail as of yesterday.


lolasdeb - 4/9/2009 at 08:03 PM

quote:
Thanks to Deb, Pat, Jack(that is great about the wizard weed), Ruth, Terry and all the jhawkers for your concern. "Thanks to (a good friend) I've come to realize I have two good legs and wings to fly." I am now going to focus on Debi and me. Kristen has decided to go to a safehouse. I hope it does her good until her court date. The bad thing is she is taking Skyler with her. I really believe that she will let us see him though.

Hey there Tyler! Good to see you posting. And glad to hear that Kristen is making an attempt to keep things together which she awaits her trial date (although, like you, I think it would be better for Skylar if she let him stay with you and Debi). Hope things work out well for all here! And it's a good idea for you and Debi to spend time and energy taking care of yourselves ... you cannot lead an adult child along a path she does not wish to take. Kristen will need to take some accountability for things in her life and will also need to assume responsibility for decisions she makes. I think one of the hardest lessons we learn and thing's we have to do as parents is to let go and let our children become responsible for their own lives ... especially when we see them making big mistakes in judgement. I'm keeping my positive thoughts zeroed in on you and your family, Tyler, and hoping Kristen sees the light.


ruthelane - 4/9/2009 at 11:02 PM

Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.



LMAO!!! Tyler, you can dress anyway you want to and I'll be very happy to see you and Debbie. Sending you love on a wing. Do you really have 'Sunday go to meeting clothes'?


Jhawker - 4/10/2009 at 03:45 AM

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Thanks to Deb, Pat, Jack(that is great about the wizard weed), Ruth, Terry and all the jhawkers for your concern. "Thanks to (a good friend) I've come to realize I have two good legs and wings to fly." I am now going to focus on Debi and me. Kristen has decided to go to a safehouse. I hope it does her good until her court date. The bad thing is she is taking Skyler with her. I really believe that she will let us see him though.

Hey there Tyler! Good to see you posting. And glad to hear that Kristen is making an attempt to keep things together which she awaits her trial date (although, like you, I think it would be better for Skylar if she let him stay with you and Debi). Hope things work out well for all here! And it's a good idea for you and Debi to spend time and energy taking care of yourselves ... you cannot lead an adult child along a path she does not wish to take. Kristen will need to take some accountability for things in her life and will also need to assume responsibility for decisions she makes. I think one of the hardest lessons we learn and thing's we have to do as parents is to let go and let our children become responsible for their own lives ... especially when we see them making big mistakes in judgement. I'm keeping my positive thoughts zeroed in on you and your family, Tyler, and hoping Kristen sees the light.



Very well put Deb. And I agree. I am finally seeing the light. Really the only question is how long it will take me to get over Skyler being here every day. I really appreciate your thoughts.


Jhawker - 4/10/2009 at 03:49 AM

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Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.



LMAO!!! Tyler, you can dress anyway you want to and I'll be very happy to see you and Debbie. Sending you love on a wing. Do you really have 'Sunday go to meeting clothes'?


Yes Ruthie, I have a fancy rope with a plaid short sleeve dress shirt and striped tie. Depending on the weather I have either Bermuda shorts or green corduroy pants.


ruthelane - 4/10/2009 at 03:53 AM

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Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.



LMAO!!! Tyler, you can dress anyway you want to and I'll be very happy to see you and Debbie. Sending you love on a wing. Do you really have 'Sunday go to meeting clothes'?


Yes Ruthie, I have a fancy rope with a plaid short sleeve dress shirt and striped tie. Depending on the weather I have either Bermuda shorts or green corduroy pants.


I can't wait to see that outfit!!! LMAO!!! I don't have any clothing that would match that!!!


Sang - 4/10/2009 at 05:40 AM

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Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.



LMAO!!! Tyler, you can dress anyway you want to and I'll be very happy to see you and Debbie. Sending you love on a wing. Do you really have 'Sunday go to meeting clothes'?


Yes Ruthie, I have a fancy rope with a plaid short sleeve dress shirt and striped tie. Depending on the weather I have either Bermuda shorts or green corduroy pants.




Please don't post any pictures......


lolasdeb - 4/10/2009 at 02:02 PM

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Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.


LMAO!!! Tyler, you can dress anyway you want to and I'll be very happy to see you and Debbie. Sending you love on a wing. Do you really have 'Sunday go to meeting clothes'?
Yes Ruthie, I have a fancy rope with a plaid short sleeve dress shirt and striped tie. Depending on the weather I have either Bermuda shorts or green corduroy pants.
Please don't post any pictures......
LMAO!!! Oh, I beg to differ ... please DO post pictures!!!


Chitown - 4/10/2009 at 04:18 PM

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Wow, Ruthie that is great. Do I have to dress up in my Sunday go to meetin clothes? I can hardly wait.


LMAO!!! Tyler, you can dress anyway you want to and I'll be very happy to see you and Debbie. Sending you love on a wing. Do you really have 'Sunday go to meeting clothes'?
Yes Ruthie, I have a fancy rope with a plaid short sleeve dress shirt and striped tie. Depending on the weather I have either Bermuda shorts or green corduroy pants.
Please don't post any pictures......
LMAO!!! Oh, I beg to differ ... please DO post pictures!!!

You should have posted that snapshot on St Paddies Day- with the green corduroys of course. That would have been a sight to behold.
Happy Fortissimo Friday Hawkers. I'll be cranking a little dTb loud and proud myself on this Good Friday. I saw a great show by Derek and his boys last night at Park West in Chicago. Fantastic show. Sang, it was great seeing you. I had some great success on the XRT' presale for 9/2 also. Thank you WXRT- Chicago's Finest Rock. Have a happy and safe Easter to everyone observing, as well as those who are not.


Sang - 4/10/2009 at 04:24 PM

Great - see you at 9/2.......


ruthelane - 4/11/2009 at 12:23 AM

I have my Red Rocks tickets!!! Any other JHawkers going? I hope so.

Seeing Dickey tomorrow night at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale.
Karen and Michael going with me.


Sang - 4/11/2009 at 03:07 AM

Yes, I have Red Rocks tickets......


dadof2 - 4/11/2009 at 03:55 PM

i have my Dead tix & gotta decide if i'll go--what i heard sounds real nice so far,& Warren is playing so sweetly....

this for those of you who'll miss the Dead tour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aETZqx2QpQM


SmilingJack - 4/11/2009 at 06:56 PM

Hi all. we went to the Rockies opening day win over the World Series champs-the Phillies, yesterday. It was a fun day. The weather was pretty good for spring, the LODO(lower downtown) area was jam packed with people, so it was a good kick off to baseball season for us. Jason works at a bar a half block from the field and he saved us a table on the patio. Ten of us met for lunch and beers before the game and then we came back to my house after the game and ordered pizzas. Of course I put on some moogis while my friends were over!
Lenore bought us general admission tix for Red Rocks, so I'll stop by the Marriott this year, but I wont stay as long.
Ruthie, hi to Karen and Michael and have fun.


Sang - 4/12/2009 at 03:03 AM

Looking forward to seeing the smiling one again in Sept.......


Sang - 4/13/2009 at 05:06 PM

Happy Monday JHawkers...........


SmilingJack - 4/13/2009 at 06:16 PM

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Looking forward to seeing the smiling one again in Sept.......

_______________________________________________________________________
Sit behind me and it will be like my first Beacon show in '04!


dadof2 - 4/14/2009 at 06:21 PM

hi boys & girls--a strange few days--up in the mountains yesterday--Yes,Jack--the Ketskills(or Catskills for most ) ....spending quality time with my dear mrs. who is havin' a tough time in her work life--too much stress for her-- she's gotta solve stuff..& will...patience really is a virtue these days.

got a nice gift from a bud today--a loaner dvd of volunteer jam 1975--wow--can't wait--watched 3-4 minutes--wow

Dylan's new album due 4/28

Levon Helm's new one,Electric Dirt,due 6/30

new music coming out is uplifting...i'd love the new Jeff Beck too...

Do any of you know a Doyle Bramhall album you can suggest,of more recent vintage--i love his work(some,with a guy named Derek & another named,Eric )--but i'm looking for solo stuff--live or studio--loved him in Crossroads 2
Any suggestions welcome--thanks.

Ruth--a review of Dickey forthcoming from you by any chance?--would love to read it!

hope you're ok,Tyler..

Jack--glad game was good......& Deb--GET THE PICS LMAO

Hi Chi,Sang--Where is Sue?? & Mitzi? & Eric?---someone may respond to me am i wrong in thinking this thread is on life support? hope i'm imagining it....


lolasdeb - 4/14/2009 at 06:32 PM

Hey there Effie!!! Always love your posts ... they are always so full of the music that you (and I) love!!! Sorry to hear that the Mrs is having work stress ... hate it when that happens! Hope all works out well for her - you are right about patience being a virtue. And Catskills sounds like a lovely environment for taking a deep breath and figuring things out. btw - been listening to the tracks that have been released here and there for that new Dylan and I'm thinking that may be a future purchase of mine, also.

Hey Tyler! Still waiting on those pics!!!

And to all fine JHawkers - hope you are having great weeks. It's looking and feeling like SPRING (finally!) here in Middle Earth!!! Loving being able to get out in the yard and dig in the dirt and see all the little shoots starting to appear here and there! And the sunshine, being outside after being cooped up for the winter, is revitalizing!!! (Jack - don't know that I might not suffer some from the SADD myself). ~~~waving~~~


dadof2 - 4/14/2009 at 06:45 PM

the music to me,Deb,is the true path to the soul--unlike every other belief it cuts through everything & can represent anything.Music permits many to open themselves emotionally & intellectually in a way they otherwise might never experience & to peer into their own souls--listen to this & tell me it doesn't pull at you from within....that is,if ya like Bob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU1kvVu0O5A



lolasdeb - 4/14/2009 at 07:00 PM

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the music to me,Deb,is the true path to the soul--unlike every other belief it cuts through everything & can represent anything.Music permits many to open themselves emotionally & intellectually in a way they otherwise might never experience & to peer into their own souls--listen to this & tell me it doesn't pull at you from within....that is,if ya like Bob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU1kvVu0O5A
*sigh* That's my Bob!! Thanks for sharing this, Effie - you know me and my Bob-thing only too well! And you put into words perfectly what music has brought to my life ... I couldn't imagine living in a world without sweet musict... wouldn't want to.


dadof2 - 4/14/2009 at 07:07 PM

quote:
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the music to me,Deb,is the true path to the soul--unlike every other belief it cuts through everything & can represent anything.Music permits many to open themselves emotionally & intellectually in a way they otherwise might never experience & to peer into their own souls--listen to this & tell me it doesn't pull at you from within....that is,if ya like Bob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU1kvVu0O5A
*sigh* That's my Bob!! Thanks for sharing this, Effie - you know me and my Bob-thing only too well! And you put into words perfectly what music has brought to my life ... I couldn't imagine living in a world without sweet musict... wouldn't want to.



& by hangin' around music freaks...where else can ya find such nuts...we'll argue over every concert,album,every note....we're nuts...not that there's anything wrong with that


lolasdeb - 4/14/2009 at 07:10 PM

quote:
by hangin' around music freaks...where else can ya find such nuts...we'll argue over every concert,album,every note....we're nuts...not that there's anything wrong with that
yep - would rather be crazy this way than sane any other way.


ruthelane - 4/14/2009 at 08:22 PM

Hello to the JHawkers!!!
I am looking forward to Red Rocks and meeting Jack for the first time and seeing Sang again!

I love reading your posts, Effie. Deb is right, you can express in words how a lot of us
feel about music.

Where are you Tyler. I hope things are getting better.

Is the JHawker thread on life support? I'm wondering if the HTN is on life support.
So few are posting lately. Sometimes during the day it's under 20 members. I still
see a lot of familiar names and some new ones. Not like it used to be. Many of our
fellow members are going through some tough times. Glad to see generous folks
here helping some out.

As for the Dickey Betts show, we all enjoyed our evening out. The first set was very good.
Dickey did some fine guitar playing. Pedro is a presence on stage. He sang one
song and Duane sang one too. Duane is not so good at singing but a fine guitar player.
It was a standing room only crowd who were very excited to see Dickey. This show was
the first time I had seen DB live and I'm glad I did. After all he is Dickey Betts. The second
set was kind of slow.

Duane Betts is a good son and fine human being. He obviously loves his dad very much.
Dickey is lucky to have such a son and I'm sure he is proud of him. Great Southern is
such an amazing band. One of the best I've heard.

Michael knocked on the bus door at intermission and got to see his friend Pedro and also
meet Duane for the first time. They were all very cordial to him. Dickey was in the back room
and came out to see Michael. He was a little confused at first and said, oh, you are Gregg's
brother. Then he realized it was Michael and was very friendly to him. Dickey told Michael,
Karen and I could come on the bus to meet him after the show. But we left before the end
of the show and missed meeting him. Another day perhaps, if we are lucky.

Karen is home having therapy everyday and seeing her doctors for her neck and spine injuries.
She is making progress and is getting back to her old self.

Sending hugs to all of y'all


dadof2 - 4/15/2009 at 05:45 PM

thanks for the review,Ruth--glad Dickey was a nice one


SmilingJack - 4/15/2009 at 06:20 PM

Hi everybody. I think we have a cpuple of let downs going on, but I doubt the thread or HTN are going anywhere. Tyler has personal family things to deal with and when he does not post we always seem to back off, so I hope things improve for Tyler and family soon. And HTN has the post Beacon blahs until everyone starts getting into their spring and summer schedules.
Tommy Gallagher came over to see some moogis yesterday-we watched 3/19 with Clapton and then I skipped around for a little while. Tommy loved it and was impressed with both the sound and picture.
Ruthie, what happened to Karen? I hope she is ok. Looking forward to meeting you also. I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!


lolasdeb - 4/15/2009 at 06:30 PM

quote:
Ruthie, what happened to Karen? I hope she is ok. Looking forward to meeting you also. I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!
Don't believe this for a second, Ruthie!!! I mean the un-exiciting part ... (the part about knowing how to get a group together and show them a great time is, of course, abbsolutely correct!)


Jhawker - 4/15/2009 at 06:48 PM

quote:
Hey there Effie!!! Always love your posts ... they are always so full of the music that you (and I) love!!! Sorry to hear that the Mrs is having work stress ... hate it when that happens! Hope all works out well for her - you are right about patience being a virtue. And Catskills sounds like a lovely environment for taking a deep breath and figuring things out. btw - been listening to the tracks that have been released here and there for that new Dylan and I'm thinking that may be a future purchase of mine, also.

Hey Tyler! Still waiting on those pics!!!

And to all fine JHawkers - hope you are having great weeks. It's looking and feeling like SPRING (finally!) here in Middle Earth!!! Loving being able to get out in the yard and dig in the dirt and see all the little shoots starting to appear here and there! And the sunshine, being outside after being cooped up for the winter, is revitalizing!!! (Jack - don't know that I might not suffer some from the SADD myself). ~~~waving~~~



Deb, you are waiting on the pics because there are not any. As usual I lied.LOL

Hello to all jhawkers.


lolasdeb - 4/15/2009 at 07:13 PM

quote:
quote:
Hey there Effie!!! Always love your posts ... they are always so full of the music that you (and I) love!!! Sorry to hear that the Mrs is having work stress ... hate it when that happens! Hope all works out well for her - you are right about patience being a virtue. And Catskills sounds like a lovely environment for taking a deep breath and figuring things out. btw - been listening to the tracks that have been released here and there for that new Dylan and I'm thinking that may be a future purchase of mine, also.

Hey Tyler! Still waiting on those pics!!!

And to all fine JHawkers - hope you are having great weeks. It's looking and feeling like SPRING (finally!) here in Middle Earth!!! Loving being able to get out in the yard and dig in the dirt and see all the little shoots starting to appear here and there! And the sunshine, being outside after being cooped up for the winter, is revitalizing!!! (Jack - don't know that I might not suffer some from the SADD myself). ~~~waving~~~


Deb, you are waiting on the pics because there are not any. As usual I lied.LOL

Hello to all jhawkers.
Darn!!! And I was so looking forward!!! (Good to see you posting, Tyler! Hope all is well with you and the family!)


dadof2 - 4/15/2009 at 08:35 PM

I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!





it's true kidding--when Jack visited he took a nap on my bed & it was the kind of fun i like lol


ruthelane - 4/15/2009 at 10:14 PM

quote:
I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!



it's true kidding--when Jack visited he took a nap on my bed & it was the kind of fun i like lol


WOTT???? ....did you mean by that?...what kind of fun???


dadof2 - 4/16/2009 at 02:48 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!



it's true kidding--when Jack visited he took a nap on my bed & it was the kind of fun i like lol


WOTT???? ....did you mean by that?...what kind of fun???



nothing dirty good clean fun with the ABB


not THIS!!!

http://www.destgulch.com/movies/deliver/deliv37.wav

[Edited on 4/16/2009 by dadof2]


lolasdeb - 4/16/2009 at 03:16 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!
it's true kidding--when Jack visited he took a nap on my bed & it was the kind of fun i like lol
WOTT???? ....did you mean by that?...what kind of fun???
LMAO!!! We're a close bunch here...


dadof2 - 4/16/2009 at 03:35 PM

http://www.destgulch.com/movies/apoc/apoc10.wav


ruthelane - 4/16/2009 at 04:29 PM

quote:
http://www.destgulch.com/movies/apoc/apoc10.wav
What the heck, Effie!!! I finally got it to play, now I can't close it. LOL

Jack, you asked about Karen. She was in an auto accident almost two years ago
and the impact of the airbag left her with neck and spine injuries and a bruised brain. It was scary. She couldn't remember things and she couldn't reason very well. That part has improved considerably. She does suduko puzzles every day. She has been in therapy all this time and gets a lot of relief but no cure. The neurologist has a new laser therapy and Karen is getting experimental therapy. It works well and seems to bring nerve endings back to life(pain to prove it). She is effectively disabled from working. She did accounting and finance work before. When she went on tour with Michael, riding 36 hour stretches, it took it's toll on her. Her doctor told her she can't go anywhere for a while, except therapy.

Michael is with his new/old band. Doing a show in Cocoa Beach tonight. Tony is with him in the new band along with Greg Baril (fr Derek Trucks Band). They are very excited and will plan some shows starting in May. Going to JAX to practice next week. Them, not me!

Sending hugs to all the JHawkers!!!

Jack, I have a feeling you are interesting and fun to be with. Can't wait to meet you!!!


BTW, I won Clay Pelland's "mystery box" in the auction for Capt. Skip. Can't wait to see what's in it.


dadof2 - 4/16/2009 at 04:36 PM

Ruth--someone told me tony tyler is an excellent player--i've never heard him play--anyone else here dig his music?

& Ruth,does Tony sing too? can you suggest a tape or online link where i might enjoy his work??


lolasdeb - 4/16/2009 at 04:41 PM

Congrats on the winning bid for Clay's Mystery Box, Ruthie!!! (and mighty generous of you, I might add, but I've come to realize that's just the way you are. ) Can't wait to hear what types of surprises you have in store for you!!!
'


ruthelane - 4/16/2009 at 04:53 PM

quote:
Ruth--someone told me tony tyler is an excellent player--i've never heard him play--anyone else here dig his music?

& Ruth,does Tony sing too? can you suggest a tape or online link where i might enjoy his work??


Tony Tyler is one of the best all round musicians. He plays guitar, slide, harp, B-3 and drums. He also sings and writes songs.
My favorite song of the moment is Radio, written and sung by Tony. Go to his myspace and listen. Sergio thinks he's great too.
If you had accepted my invitation in NYC to their show, you too could have heard him!!! He has one album out from 2006,
Tony Tyler Trance, but his more recent work is more mature. He's only 22 years old.

http://www.myspace.com/tonytyler2

Tony plays on Michael's songs too.

http://www.myspace.com/michaelallmanband

ENJOY!!!



dadof2 - 4/16/2009 at 05:02 PM

thanks,Ruth--i liked the 2 songs Tony does...nice sound--thanks again

[Edited on 4/16/2009 by dadof2]


ruthelane - 4/16/2009 at 05:09 PM

quote:
thanks,Ruth--i liked the 2 songs Tony does...nice sound--thanks again

[Edited on 4/16/2009 by dadof2]


Well, Tony has three songs on his myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/tonytyler2

You are very welcome!


dadof2 - 4/16/2009 at 05:18 PM

quote:
quote:
thanks,Ruth--i liked the 2 songs Tony does...nice sound--thanks again

[Edited on 4/16/2009 by dadof2]


Well, Tony has three songs on his myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/tonytyler2

You are very welcome!




woops--missed fade away--thanks


SmilingJack - 4/16/2009 at 08:26 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
I'm not too exciting in person, but I do know how to get a group together!
it's true kidding--when Jack visited he took a nap on my bed & it was the kind of fun i like lol
WOTT???? ....did you mean by that?...what kind of fun???
LMAO!!! We're a close bunch here...

_______________________________________________________________________
Visiting Effie was very interesting and very much fun for me, Phyllis and Jason. I was born in the Bronx, and my family lived in a 5th floor walk-up apartment, but we moved to very rural NJ (at the time) when I was 7 and I have lived more in open areas/houses/mountains/ranches etc. since then, then I have in cities-I am in Denver, but in a neighborhood of single family homes. So, visiting Effie on the 7th floor (as I remember) of a high rise in the west Bronx (Riverdale, I lived in the east Bronx) was a trip for us, especially Jason. Just living up in the air is different. first we met the family and had lunch and got to know each other a little. We eventually went to Effie's den/entertainment center/bedroom where he has his music and flat screen, and enjoyed ourselves with our common tastes.
Now, getting him to visit Colorado is another thing. I think the wide open spaces might feel strange to him! LOL!


lolasdeb - 4/16/2009 at 08:43 PM

That sounds like a wonderful visit you and Effie had, Jack! The wide open spaces might seem a bit much for our Effie but I bet he would love the beauty of Colorado!

btw - I made a offer in Big Daddy's but am extending it here, too, for my JHawker friends. I was blessed to receive the entire Beacon run from a kind site member and have shared stuff around already but would like to offer 3 shows (your choice which ones) to regulars in JHawker's Diary. If you are interested PM me your show list and addy details ... will be going on call Sunday and plan on getting some burning done... you know ... while I'm 'working'.

[Edited on 4/16/2009 by lolasdeb]


dadof2 - 4/17/2009 at 12:22 PM

the 1rst post on the attached thread has 2 songs that are my faves from Levon's Dirtfarmer--the first song has particular meaning to those of us who love the woodstock town....

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=92210

enjoy!



very kind offer,Deb--please check pm

[Edited on 4/17/2009 by dadof2]


Chitown - 4/17/2009 at 02:45 PM

Happy Freekin' Friday Hawkers'. Deb, that is a really generous offer you made. How nice of you. I can't stop playing 3/20 and 3/26 myself. Like the quote from the Ron White thread said- "There's Allman Brothers music, and there's not Allman Brothers music". So true. I do veer off tonight with a Jeff Beck show at Park West, which is a 1000 person hall that is my favorite venue. It's where Derek filmed the Songlines dvd. 65 and sunny here in Chicago the next few days. Time to get our albino like bodies outside and in the sunshine after a way-too-long winter. Have a great weekend everyone.


Jhawker - 4/17/2009 at 05:41 PM

I am sure my good friend Jack would agree with my new direction. I have decided that I can't solve everyone's problems, just mine. It is remarkable how better I feel after talking to Effie and remembering what Jack has told me for years.


HAPPY FRIDAY

Pat, have a great time and hello to all jawkers.


Sang - 4/17/2009 at 06:12 PM

Here's to T feeling better.........


Hey Pat, I resemble that Albino comment......


dadof2 - 4/17/2009 at 06:18 PM

quote:
Here's to T feeling better.........


Hey Pat, I resemble that Albino comment......



i hear it's an Irish/Jewish thing








Jack must have it...we are brothers by a different mother....


lolasdeb - 4/17/2009 at 06:22 PM

Hey JHawkers!!! Lovely Spring day here in Middle Earth. It's taking everything to keep me in the office today ... *sigh*

quote:
I have decided that I can't solve everyone's problems, just mine.
Tyler, Jack gave you some wise advise there (and I know Effie added to it). I think it's sometimes human nature to try and fix things that we really don't have control over (especially as a parent). So I'm joining Sang's toast to T feeling better!

Sang - yes you do (resemble that albino comment... )

Pat - that Jeff Beck show sounds like it will be a good one. Love Jeff Beck!!! And that Tal Whitenfeld is an amazing bass player. Enjoy!

Have great weekends all you JHawker folks!!!


SmilingJack - 4/17/2009 at 08:16 PM

Hi everybody-I hope all are well. Rainy, snowy mix in Denver today with heavy mountain snow. It will continue thru tomorrow so we may get some accumulation later-just sloppy out right now.
Thanks for the call Tyler-you sounded great. It was good to hear Skylar in the background.


Jhawker - 4/17/2009 at 08:48 PM

You are welcome Jack. Always nice talking with you.


Thiinking of Karen today. May she get better. Luv you Ruthie.

Hope Mitzi gets her internet back soon.


dadof2 - 4/18/2009 at 05:20 PM

some may dig this:

The Band & The Town of Woodstock--a short video about the guys & the town....you'll see glimpses of our many hangouts there & a bunch of shots of the stream that ran by our house--the guys in The Band & other colorful locals love it....enjoy

http://server33.net/v/theband.html

[Edited on 4/18/2009 by dadof2]


SmilingJack - 4/18/2009 at 07:29 PM

I think having Effie take me around Woodstock would be a very fine thing!


ruthelane - 4/18/2009 at 08:00 PM

quote:
I think having Effie take me around Woodstock would be a very fine thing!


Can I tag along?


dadof2 - 4/18/2009 at 08:06 PM

quote:
I think having Effie take me around Woodstock would be a very fine thing!


just tell me when,Jack--if i can,i am always game to return "home"--alot of the cool places are briefly in the video--the stream,Tinker Street,Bread Alone,the ponds,the town folk--like the guy at the end that Rick used to greet "the same as everyone else".....i'd love to go with the whole bunch of you..too bad the public(bars,clubs,etc.) scene has changed--less spontaneous chances for great music to come together in the moment....a cold rainy nite in the early 80's with Levon down the road from town,small crowd & Levon & i have some quality time at the bar before & after the show....Jorma,Jack,Rick,Butterfield--the years they all played together at Uncle Willie's(great bar & he & Beth were great friends of ours & of Rick Danko & his Mrs.,Elizabeth)...Butterfield's last show was at Willie's the years Jim Weider was sitting in with everyone in town....the visit from Mick Taylor--a reclusive fellow EC at The Joyous Lake....Dr. John,Levon,Rick,Max Weinberg, & Jim Weider at the Whistler's swimming hole...the concertsa ion the park or on July 4th...the day Garcia died & all the candles lit that nite in the village green as we all gathered & musicians played softly...He's Gone over & over...Todd Rundgren recording while i sat outside listening........Phish was a Grateful Dead cover band--saw them in the area....John Hammond @ The Lake....hanging with the Ramones for lunch with my then 2 year old when they sit near us at the Tinker Street Cafe(when Dylan lived upstairs i think it was under the name Expresso Cafe)....shopping with Danko or John Sebastian....Garth sittin' in with all The Band guys...The mess in Richard Manuel's house but,how funny he was ......it's all memory on top of memory--all wonderful....& made more magical by the pure physical & spiritual beauty--the mountains,the lakes,rivers,streams,woods...the beautiful nights when you'd hear the silence--just criquets in spring & summer,& in the snow you hear the drops falling...the hot summer days are best spent around acoustic music in the water!! Tell me when any of you wanna take a day trip...or more ya can see i like it


dadof2 - 4/18/2009 at 08:09 PM

quote:
quote:
I think having Effie take me around Woodstock would be a very fine thing!


Can I tag along?


YES


SmilingJack - 4/18/2009 at 08:15 PM

"Tell me when any of you wanna take a day trip...or more ya can see i like it "
___________________________________________________________________
Thanks for your post-the memories make me feel I was there also. I liked wherever I was at at the time, but you still managed to make me wish I was there with you.


Jhawker - 4/18/2009 at 08:57 PM

I'm going to Woodstock next week. I am picking up Sang along the way.


ruthelane - 4/18/2009 at 09:10 PM

quote:
You are welcome Jack. Always nice talking with you.


Thiinking of Karen today. May she get better. Luv you Ruthie.

Hope Mitzi gets her internet back soon.


Thanks Tyler. Karen didn't have a good week. Sleeping too much.
She didn't go to some of her therapy sessions. She seems a little better today.
I guess she just needed some rest. Love you too, Tyler.


lolasdeb - 4/20/2009 at 06:09 AM

quote:
quote:
I think having Effie take me around Woodstock would be a very fine thing!


just tell me when,Jack--if i can,i am always game to return "home"--alot of the cool places are briefly in the video--the stream,Tinker Street,Bread Alone,the ponds,the town folk--like the guy at the end that Rick used to greet "the same as everyone else".....i'd love to go with the whole bunch of you..too bad the public(bars,clubs,etc.) scene has changed--less spontaneous chances for great music to come together in the moment....a cold rainy nite in the early 80's with Levon down the road from town,small crowd & Levon & i have some quality time at the bar before & after the show....Jorma,Jack,Rick,Butterfield--the years they all played together at Uncle Willie's(great bar & he & Beth were great friends of ours & of Rick Danko & his Mrs.,Elizabeth)...Butterfield's last show was at Willie's the years Jim Weider was sitting in with everyone in town....the visit from Mick Taylor--a reclusive fellow EC at The Joyous Lake....Dr. John,Levon,Rick,Max Weinberg, & Jim Weider at the Whistler's swimming hole...the concertsa ion the park or on July 4th...the day Garcia died & all the candles lit that nite in the village green as we all gathered & musicians played softly...He's Gone over & over...Todd Rundgren recording while i sat outside listening........Phish was a Grateful Dead cover band--saw them in the area....John Hammond @ The Lake....hanging with the Ramones for lunch with my then 2 year old when they sit near us at the Tinker Street Cafe(when Dylan lived upstairs i think it was under the name Expresso Cafe)....shopping with Danko or John Sebastian....Garth sittin' in with all The Band guys...The mess in Richard Manuel's house but,how funny he was ......it's all memory on top of memory--all wonderful....& made more magical by the pure physical & spiritual beauty--the mountains,the lakes,rivers,streams,woods...the beautiful nights when you'd hear the silence--just criquets in spring & summer,& in the snow you hear the drops falling...the hot summer days are best spent around acoustic music in the water!! Tell me when any of you wanna take a day trip...or more ya can see i like it
*sigh* Sounds lovely!!! I wanna Woodstock life!!! (Thanks for sharing this, Effie )


dadof2 - 4/20/2009 at 05:55 PM

so if ya like the Woodstock video i posted above here's another on the town & it's impact on Paul Butterfield--very cool video!!

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21 543643

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=22 490750

enjoy!!!

& note,at the end of the 2nd video they stand in front of a stream in the woods--right across that stream back a few feet is the house we live in when @ Woodstock....






[Edited on 4/20/2009 by dadof2]


Sang - 4/20/2009 at 06:08 PM

quote:
I'm going to Woodstock next week. I am picking up Sang along the way.



What time should I expect you?


lolasdeb - 4/20/2009 at 06:40 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm going to Woodstock next week. I am picking up Sang along the way.
What time should I expect you?
Swing by and get me ... it's on the way!

Thanks so much, Effie, for sharing these most cool videos!!! Will be checking things out first-hand when we arrive.

[Edited on 4/20/2009 by lolasdeb]


dadof2 - 4/20/2009 at 08:36 PM

glad you're all up to the trip get out the bermuda shorts,high black socks,white shoes, & a polyester shirt,& you'll all dress like i do when in Woodstock...Sang--you'l look...........different


Chitown - 4/20/2009 at 09:40 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm going to Woodstock next week. I am picking up Sang along the way.



What time should I expect you?


Road trip?


"glad you're all up to the trip get out the bermuda shorts,high black socks,white shoes, & a polyester shirt,& you'll all dress like i do when in Woodstock...Sang--you'l look...........different"

A Sang of any other wardrobe is still a Sang. That's what I always say.


Sang - 4/20/2009 at 11:35 PM

Which polyester shirt?


dadof2 - 4/21/2009 at 03:00 PM

quote:
Which polyester shirt?


your finest.



on sunday the mrs. & i went to see a jazz band play out by a river about 20 minutes from home--excellent horn player--nice mellow spound & the weather was great & we got to sit out by the water & listen...they covered most of Miles' Kind of Blue--nice little band


Sang - 4/21/2009 at 05:23 PM

Still waiting on T to pick me up..........


Jhawker - 4/21/2009 at 05:54 PM

Sang you can expect me any time you want. It doesn't mean I will be there though. I am at Deb's picking her up. We had to go shopping for the Bermuda shorts etc. Then we are off to your house. We will have to charge up along the way. Deb is kinda worried about traveling in a little red wagon. You two can fight over the side car.

[Edited on 4/21/2009 by Jhawker]


SmilingJack - 4/21/2009 at 06:45 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
I'm going to Woodstock next week. I am picking up Sang along the way.



What time should I expect you?


Road trip?


"glad you're all up to the trip get out the bermuda shorts,high black socks,white shoes, & a polyester shirt,& you'll all dress like i do when in Woodstock...Sang--you'l look...........different"

A Sang of any other wardrobe is still a Sang. That's what I always say.


______________________________________________________________________
I always thought Sang liked expressive tee shirts.
Phyllis knows my idea of dressing up is a new tee shirt!


Jhawker - 4/21/2009 at 07:11 PM

Jack, new t-shirts make me happy for weeks. Of course I am talking about the kind that have something on them about a band or sports.


SmilingJack - 4/21/2009 at 08:28 PM

quote:
Jack, new t-shirts make me happy for weeks. Of course I am talking about the kind that have something on them about a band or sports.

______________________________________________________________________
Exactly! I have band, sports and solid color tee shirts. The new solid color ones are the ones I consider my dress shirts, lol.


Jhawker - 4/23/2009 at 03:12 AM

I know that I tend to be a downer on here because I rarely have anything positive to say. Well more bad news. Our central airconditioning is out. I have no idea when it wil be fixed. The weather is calling for hot temps and our house tends to warm up farely quickly with the windows open or closed. The worst problem is that my disease requires little sweating and cannot tolerate heat. On a brighter note I had a treatment today and so far have tolerated it well.

Hope you are well jhawkers


lolasdeb - 4/23/2009 at 02:18 PM

Hey there JHawkers! Happy Thursday-almost-Friday-then-the-weekend!

Tyler - sorry to hear about the air conditioning. I can relate - my central unit went out last summer and I ended up getting a window unit to get me through the summer. Was just looking at it yesterday - wondering if it could get me through one more year before replacing the central unit. It gets pretty hot in these months in my corner of Middle Earth - you being further south, I'm sure you get hit even harder. Are you renting? If so, seems like the owner would fix this for you. Hope things get worked out well, here!


SmilingJack - 4/23/2009 at 08:09 PM

Sorry to hear about the ac Tyler. I guess you better have a good room fan to aim at yourself if things get too hot. We are lucky in that it does cool at night in Denver.


dadof2 - 4/23/2009 at 08:12 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear about the ac Tyler. I guess you better have a good room fan to aim at yourself if things get too hot. We are lucky in that it does cool at night in Denver.


2 brothers,different mom--i spoke earlier to Tyler & suggested a room fan as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y


dadof2 - 4/23/2009 at 08:22 PM

the cable man is here now




























HELP!!!!!!


SmilingJack - 4/23/2009 at 08:39 PM

quote:
quote:
Sorry to hear about the ac Tyler. I guess you better have a good room fan to aim at yourself if things get too hot. We are lucky in that it does cool at night in Denver.


2 brothers,different mom--i spoke earlier to Tyler & suggested a room fan as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y


_______________________________________________________________________
LOL. I understand Tyler's problem because my nerve damage does not like moisture on my skin so I need to have a fan often when it is hot out just to keep from getting the clammy feeling which makes my body thermostat over-react.
We do think alike-just have different accents, lol.


ruthelane - 4/24/2009 at 01:37 AM

Hello JHawkers!!! Hope you are all doing well.

Tyler sorry to hear about your ac going out. The landlord has to fix that, but you know
that already, don't you. I saw fans in Costco the other day that take up less space but work well to cool you off.

Here in "paradise" we have the ac going and the ceiling fans too, at the same time on
those hot summer days.


Jhawker - 4/25/2009 at 04:13 AM

AC fixed. All back to abnormal. I was just getting ready to leave for Des Moines and Chicago went it all went down. Guess Deb and Sang will not get to ride on the infamous wheelchair.

Speaking of Deb, thanks for the Beacon music. I am truly blessed.


lolasdeb - 4/25/2009 at 01:24 PM

quote:
AC fixed. All back to abnormal. I was just getting ready to leave for Des Moines and Chicago went it all went down. Guess Deb and Sang will not get to ride on the infamous wheelchair.

Speaking of Deb, thanks for the Beacon music. I am truly blessed.
LOL - well, I sat on my front porch with my little stick and bandana 'suitcase' and I waited and waited... I will take a raincheck on that ride, Tyler. Glad to hear the package arrived and REALLY glad to hear that the AC has been fixed! It got up in the 80's here yesterday and started getting kind of humid as a storm was rolling and I was thinking about you and the broken AC (and wondering whether I should test drive my own ) Good to hear things have been resolved before the hot days become the standard. You take care!

Hoping all you fine JHawkers are off great weekends! 80's here yesterday and sunny (natch I was stuck inside putting out fires for work). 50's today and raining right now and it will probably be a slow day for the oncall. Sigh... Middle Earth up to her typical behaviour.


SmilingJack - 4/25/2009 at 09:10 PM

Well, our warm weather has 'left the building', lol. It is not winter again, but we went to a Rockies game last night after it had been 70 during the day and a cold front came thru early. It dropped from the high 60's to 50 and a wet wind. I had a spring jacket but I still had to go to the brewpub after the 5th inning to warm up. Today it has been in the 40's and cloudy and the temps will stay 'seasonal' for another week after a couple of weeks of 'summer'.
I hope all are well today. We are going out with some friends for Mexican food as a birthday celebration for Deb(mscave/Deb from Denver).


lolasdeb - 4/25/2009 at 09:57 PM

Ummmmm ... Mexican food! Have fun Jack ... and have faith - spring will be showing her face on a regular basis real soon now!


SmilingJack - 4/26/2009 at 07:28 PM

I had carnitas (what swine flu? LOL) and they were great. We had a party of 13 of which 2 people drank wine and the rest of us had 5 pitchers of margaritas!


Sang - 4/27/2009 at 12:00 AM

Dammit, I was looking forward to that trip........


Sang - 4/27/2009 at 07:58 PM

quote:
I had carnitas (what swine flu? LOL) and they were great. We had a party of 13 of which 2 people drank wine and the rest of us had 5 pitchers of margaritas each!




Fixed that for you Jack.......


Sang - 4/28/2009 at 01:28 PM

Hey Deb, how's that candle working out?

[Edited on 4/28/2009 by Sang]


lolasdeb - 4/28/2009 at 02:43 PM

Hey JHawkers! Hope all are having great weeks.

quote:
Hey eb, how's that candle working out?
LOL - groovy, man. (it really does smell yummy... 'ang')
quote:
We had a party of 13 of which 2 people drank wine and the rest of us had 5 pitchers of margaritas!
This souinds about right, Jack = 1/2 pitcher of margaritas per person!


Sang - 4/28/2009 at 06:07 PM

I believe you missed the revision on Jack's post, Deb........


lolasdeb - 4/28/2009 at 06:22 PM

quote:
I believe you missed the revision on Jack's post, Deb........
Hey!!! I like those 'odds' even better!


SmilingJack - 4/28/2009 at 09:16 PM

quote:
Hey JHawkers! Hope all are having great weeks.
quote:
Hey eb, how's that candle working out?
LOL - groovy, man. (it really does smell yummy... 'ang')
quote:
We had a party of 13 of which 2 people drank wine and the rest of us had 5 pitchers of margaritas!
This souinds about right, Jack = 1/2 pitcher of margaritas per person!

_______________________________________________________________________
And then the birthday girl (Deb from Denver/mscave) and her husband Gary decided those top shelf margs were wonderful so they stopped for more mixings before coming to our house! I declined the next round in favor of some medicinal herb, but the rest of us, especially the women, really enjoyed the next couple of batches!!!! One person wound up crying, one had her husband pull the car over on the way home, and Phyllis was quite 'green' the next morning. Good thing I switched to 'medicine' and moogis!!!! LOL.


SmilingJack - 4/28/2009 at 09:18 PM

LOL 5 pitchers each!
I think our bar bill is always higher at Mexican restaurants than the food bill!


Jhawker - 4/28/2009 at 09:27 PM

Spent the day with my 88 year old Dad. It is his birthday. He gets around better than I do.LOL


lolasdeb - 4/28/2009 at 09:27 PM

quote:
One person wound up crying, one had her husband pull the car over on the way home, and Phyllis was quite 'green' the next morning.
Sounds strangely familiar ... (and I believe margaritas were behind things on the evening I'm remembering, too ... ).


Sang - 4/29/2009 at 03:43 AM

So SmilingJack, did you ever get Moogis to work on your TV?


SmilingJack - 4/29/2009 at 05:47 PM

Sang, no I have not, but I really have not tried again yet. I should do it because we keep using it as background stereo when we have people over and some folks always wind up in my computer room! I still figure I need to use one of my desktops or get a different laptop.


SmilingJack - 4/29/2009 at 05:48 PM

Or, maybe I am waiting for you to come out for Red Rocks, LOL. Is your wife going to the show with you?


Jhawker - 4/29/2009 at 06:09 PM

Liquor, yummmmmmmmmmmmmm.


ruthelane - 4/29/2009 at 10:18 PM

Hey Tyler and Happy Birthday to your Dad.

You JHawker party animals!

Had the dentist Monday, the head doctor on Tuesday and looking forward to the
eye specialist on Friday! Bad week. But I got the blood test results from last week
and I am much improved with the iron levels and B-12 also. Whew!!! Something good!!!

Mar. 9, Sat., our friend, Tony Tyler, is playing ACE's in Bradenton (FL west coast)
Sergio and I are going. I just love Tony's performances. He is so super talented.

Hello to Sang, Deb, Jack, and Tyler. Effie, where the heck are you?

We are planning our trip out west for the month of June. I have to find you on the map, Tyler.
I'll call you too. My first driving trip out west, although I have flown out many times. The Grand
Canyon is on the list. We'll stop in Albuquerque to visit my sister. We are still in planning stages.
We will definitely stop in Vegas to see Santana at the Hard Rock. When I went to Vegas last, my
friend had free nights at the Veneza and I joined their player club. They sent me an offer to stay
four nights free in their hotel because I am a new member (and they are hard up for customers. LOL).

Hugs to all


Sang - 4/30/2009 at 12:50 AM

quote:
Or, maybe I am waiting for you to come out for Red Rocks, LOL. Is your wife going to the show with you?





So far.........


SmilingJack - 4/30/2009 at 08:04 PM

quote:
Hey Tyler and Happy Birthday to your Dad.

You JHawker party animals!

Had the dentist Monday, the head doctor on Tuesday and looking forward to the
eye specialist on Friday! Bad week. But I got the blood test results from last week
and I am much improved with the iron levels and B-12 also. Whew!!! Something good!!!

Mar. 9, Sat., our friend, Tony Tyler, is playing ACE's in Bradenton (FL west coast)
Sergio and I are going. I just love Tony's performances. He is so super talented.

Hello to Sang, Deb, Jack, and Tyler. Effie, where the heck are you?

We are planning our trip out west for the month of June. I have to find you on the map, Tyler.
I'll call you too. My first driving trip out west, although I have flown out many times. The Grand
Canyon is on the list. We'll stop in Albuquerque to visit my sister. We are still in planning stages.
We will definitely stop in Vegas to see Santana at the Hard Rock. When I went to Vegas last, my
friend had free nights at the Veneza and I joined their player club. They sent me an offer to stay
four nights free in their hotel because I am a new member (and they are hard up for customers. LOL).

Hugs to all

______________________________________________________________________
Hi Ruthie. Are you coming to Denver or waiting for Labor Day to see the Brothers? I can be a Colorado tour guide if you like. Cowboy Neil lives in Albuquerque.


dadof2 - 4/30/2009 at 09:31 PM

Ruth--please get well!!

Hey all--my wife saw the "Dead" on 4/28--was not so into it though--her brother loved it....i'm listenin' now & i love it

me wifey called--bought me a gift & we'll both listen as soon as she can get home--the NEW DYLAN ALBUM the reviews have been great--i'll pour in my own dopey opinion after a listen or 2...or 3...



Tyler--Happy Birthday to your Dad

Hi Deb,Jack......& Sang

Where the heck is our friend,Sue? i miss her around these parts


enjoy the evening all


lolasdeb - 4/30/2009 at 09:51 PM

quote:
me wifey called--bought me a gift & we'll both listen as soon as she can get home--the NEW DYLAN ALBUM the reviews have been great--i'll pour in my own dopey opinion after a listen or 2...or 3...
Now that's a nice wife, Effie (but you knew that ) Anxious to hear your reviews on the new Dylan - everything I've been hearing through 'tastes' here and there has been great!


dadof2 - 4/30/2009 at 10:19 PM

Deb--some early reviews...

"It's a powerful personal work by a man who still thinks for himself in an era of fear, conformity, and dehumanization. That it rocks mightily makes the message even more compelling. Whatever the hell it gets called, it'll be in the running for Best Album Of 2009"
- Michael Simmons, MOJO more

"...a raffish riff on romance...yarns, wry and real, of ordinary folks in the grip of lust, longing and heartache...Dylan has captured the vibrant, visceral, ramshackle sound of music made on the fly." Four Stars.
- Edna Gunderson, USA Today more

"Latter period Dylan is turning out to be some of his deepest, richest work. Together Through Life is another brilliant, sure-handed outing by one of the few certified greats still living up to his legend."
- Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle more

"Together Through Life presents the 67-year-old on top of his game and completely aware of it. Throughout the album, the swagger and style present testifies to a life without regret and a voice more alive than ever."
- Julian Williams, The Ithacan more

"While Dylan's voice has opened up to become not only an intrinsic part of musical history, he has also adapted the role of living curator of a time and place almost erased by those who care more about the trappings of stardom than the roots of music. He is not trying to prove anything. But, as our world slides towards the brink of chaos, maybe Dylan does have the answer." 4.5 Near Classic
- David Harris, Spectrum Culture more

"Dylan...has never sounded as ravaged, pissed off and lusty, all at once, as he does on Together Through Life." Four stars.
- David Fricke, ROLLING STONE more

"...his warmest, most unforced, set of songs in recent memory." Four stars.
- Pete Paphides, The Times more

"Together Through Life is a beautifully played collection of antique blues pop." Four stars.
- Neil McCormick, The Telegraph more

"...he's going off the cliff along with everyone else, yet he's laughing all the way down." Five stars.
- Rob Sheffield, Blender more

"And yet if the aptly titled "Together Through Life" turns out to be the last album that America's most important song poet records, its mix of inscrutability, flashed teeth, existential angst, deep sorrow, deadpan humor and dead-on takedowns would make it a perfectly satisfactory coda to a remarkable half-century of musicmaking. "
- Joe Heim, Washington Post more

"Longtime fans and neophytes will all probably be grateful for the economical punch provided by Together Through Life
- Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times more

"The album's a gas, a riot, a hoot." Five stars
- Allan Jones, Uncut more

"The album’s unifying preoccupation: love that’s not trustworthy, love with nasty side effects, and the experienced man’s defense against it. Singing these offhand bursts of nihilism... Mr. Dylan’s extraordinary voice surrounds you."
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times more

"As the world reinvents itself in these re-orienting times, Together Through Life's neighborhood cappuccino club warmth instead offers shelter from the storm. It's a tonic whose pace is moderate, music is organic, lyrics are intelligent, and feel is refreshingly human."
- Mike Ragogna, Huffington Post more

"Timely masterpiece...the perfect soundtrack for down-but-not-out America, a clear-eyed, often elegant-sounding, road map that notes the struggles, but keeps its focus on making it through - with your sense of humor intact, no less."
- Glenn Gamboa, Newsday more

"Dylan has found his 21st century feet in musical touchstones almost 100 years old. And yet, through his growling, puckish delivery and crack band, it comes across fresh and vibrant. Here’s to Dylan finding more of his future in the sounds of the past." A-
- Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald more

"Another genius Dylan disc...Together Through Life continues Dylan's Indian summer string of masterpieces, and it's a cut above 2006's Modern Times."
- Brad Bamberger, Newark Star-Ledger more









lolasdeb - 4/30/2009 at 10:25 PM

Very cool, Effie!!! A couple of things re: this recent Dylan ... was surprised to read that he's collaberating with Robert Hunter on these tunes and Dylan never ceases to amaze me with the quality of his songwriting work - still after all of these years he can put forth stuff that is quality.


ruthelane - 5/1/2009 at 01:21 AM

Hi Ruthie. Are you coming to Denver or waiting for Labor Day to see the Brothers? I can be a Colorado tour guide if you like. Cowboy Neil lives in Albuquerque.



Thank you for the offer, Jack. We have to flesh out our travel plans. I am definitely
stopping in Missouri to to see the JHawker King. We'll be stopping in Albuquerque to
see my Sis. And we will go to see Santana in Vegas. And the Grand Canyon. If we
decide to see CO, I will definitely take you up on your offer.


dadof2 - 5/1/2009 at 11:03 AM

quote:
Very cool, Effie!!! A couple of things re: this recent Dylan ... was surprised to read that he's collaberating with Robert Hunter on these tunes and Dylan never ceases to amaze me with the quality of his songwriting work - still after all of these years he can put forth stuff that is quality.






Deb--i believe Dylan co wrote songs with Jaques Levy for Desire....one song on the new album credited to Willie Dixon/Bob Dylan & another he wrote with Willie Nelson! that's just for lyrics--tunes are his except the Dixon song...

well,i had my 1rst listen last nite(while watching a riveting Bulls/Celtics game!!)----truly a work of genius--the lyrics are compelling & cut ya with the truth & the songs are as good as they get---& Bob's voice has evolved into a wonderful Howlin' 2 the Wolf sound! i love the album & plan to listen a few more times today....a superb band--Tony Garniers work on bass cannot be underestimated & this is one hot cookin' group of musicians...get it while ya can....


dadof2 - 5/1/2009 at 02:59 PM

It's All Good-Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter (from Together Through Life)


Talk about me babe, if you must.
Throw out the dirt; pile on the dust.
I'd do the same thing if I could
You know what they say? They say it's all good.
All good.
It's all good.

Big politician telling lies;
Restaurant kitchen all full of flies.
Don't make a bit of difference; don't see why it should.
But it's alright, cause its all good.
Its all good.
Its all good.

Wives are leavin' their husbands; they're beginning to roam.
They leave the party and they never get home.
I wouldn't change it even if I could
You know what they say, man, it's all good.
It's all good.
All good.

Brick by brick, they tear you down.
A teacup of water is enough to drown.
You oughta know, if they could, they would whatever goin' down, it's all good.

All good.
Said it's all good.

People in the country, People on the land.
Some of them so sick they can hardly stand.
Everybody would move away if they could
Its hard to believe but its all good.
Yeah... [chuckles]

Well widows cry; the orphans plea.
Everywhere you look there's more misery.
Come along with me babe, I wish you would.
You know what I'm sayin', it's all good.

All good.
I said it's all good.
All good.

Cold blooded killer stomp into town
Cop car's blinkin', something bad goin' down.
Buildings are crumblin, in the neighborhood.
But there's nothing to worry about, cause it's all good.
It's all good.
I say it's all good.

Gonna [inaudible] and blow it in your face.
This time tomorrow I'll be rollin' in your place.
I wouldn't change a thing even if I could.
You know what they say?
They say it's all good.
It's all good.
It's all good.














[Edited on 5/1/2009 by dadof2]


SmilingJack - 5/2/2009 at 07:49 PM

Well, I need to get the Dylan album now!!!


Sang - 5/4/2009 at 03:25 PM

Me too........

Happy Monday, JHawkers........


SmilingJack - 5/4/2009 at 07:07 PM

Happy Monday all. Hi Tyler.


Jhawker - 5/4/2009 at 07:34 PM

Hi Jack. Everybody get down on the floor.LAM

Hello all jhawkers. Went to court for Kristen today. I am not sure whether this is good or bad, but the county did not want to press charges at this time which probably means that she will get off scott free. While I thought the pot charges were bogus, the theft is what it is, against the law. I am not sure that she learned anything from our money bailing her out.

Looking forward to seeing one of my bestest friends, Ruthie this summer. I am gonna dress up and smoke cigars when she and her hubby Sergio come.


Sang - 5/4/2009 at 08:16 PM

Watch out for that Sergio character........


SmilingJack - 5/4/2009 at 09:53 PM

I am glad if this means less hassle, Tyler, but she needs to learn from something sometime and I hope, soon.


ruthelane - 5/5/2009 at 12:34 AM

quote:
Watch out for that Sergio character........

Yes he is a dangerous character! LMAO
___________________________________________________________________

quote:
Looking forward to seeing one of my bestest friends, Ruthie this summer. I am gonna dress up and smoke cigars when she and her hubby Sergio come.

And I am looking forward to seeing you and Debi. It will be June and I'll give you a fair warning before we get there.

Hello to all you JHawkers! Sending hugs to all.
I gotta get that Dylan CD.



Sang - 5/5/2009 at 01:25 PM

Going to see the Dead tonight - didn't have a ticket, but someone called with an extra....looking forward to it......guess 'll have to wear my Beacon 2009 tie-dye.....


SmilingJack - 5/6/2009 at 07:02 PM

How were the Dead?


Sang - 5/6/2009 at 07:17 PM

Fantastic show...... I think the setlist was posted elsewhere.... an epic I Know you Rider to end the show - couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......


SmilingJack - 5/6/2009 at 07:25 PM

I'm glad you got a good one.


lolasdeb - 5/6/2009 at 08:34 PM

quote:
Fantastic show...... I think the setlist was posted elsewhere.... an epic I Know you Rider to end the show - couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......
Sounds cool!


Sang - 5/7/2009 at 01:32 PM

It was very cool........bought my first ever $12 beer there - they temporarily ran out of the $7.50 16-oz Bud Light, so I had to go with the 22-oz. 311 beer..........



Jhawker - 5/7/2009 at 09:59 PM

Sang I love that song. Robert Harper I believe. I would have sent you a joint for $12 that would have lasted much longer.


susea - 5/7/2009 at 10:55 PM

quote:
- couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......

I found that to be the case for the shows I went to as well. The crowd also sang quite loud too!



SmilingJack - 5/8/2009 at 04:54 PM

quote:
quote:
- couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......

I found that to be the case for the shows I went to as well. The crowd also sang quite loud too!




_______________________________________________________________________
I guess they (fans) have been missing their boys. I am sure our Warren did himself proud. We went to the daytime Rockies vs Giants game yesterday and Warren, Phil, Bobby sang the national anthem.


dadof2 - 5/8/2009 at 04:56 PM

quote:
Fantastic show...... I think the setlist was posted elsewhere.... an epic I Know you Rider to end the show - couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......


glad you enjoyed......

Jack--you got the vocals @ the baseball game & your nuggets are cookin' on the court--not a bad week for denver!

wish ya all a good weekend!


SmilingJack - 5/8/2009 at 08:53 PM

Effie, Nuggets got a 4 day break and I hope they don't lose their edge.


Sang - 5/8/2009 at 10:17 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
- couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......

I found that to be the case for the shows I went to as well. The crowd also sang quite loud too!




_______________________________________________________________________
I guess they (fans) have been missing their boys. I am sure our Warren did himself proud. We went to the daytime Rockies vs Giants game yesterday and Warren, Phil, Bobby sang the national anthem.





They let Phil sing?


ruthelane - 5/8/2009 at 10:49 PM

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL






[Edited on 5/8/2009 by ruthelane]


SmilingJack - 5/8/2009 at 10:56 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
- couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......

I found that to be the case for the shows I went to as well. The crowd also sang quite loud too!




_______________________________________________________________________
I guess they (fans) have been missing their boys. I am sure our Warren did himself proud. We went to the daytime Rockies vs Giants game yesterday and Warren, Phil, Bobby sang the national anthem.





They let Phil sing?

_______________________________________________________________________
Warren carried the Dead boys, lol.


susea - 5/9/2009 at 11:11 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
- couldn't believe the roar from the crowd......

I found that to be the case for the shows I went to as well. The crowd also sang quite loud too!




_______________________________________________________________________
I guess they (fans) have been missing their boys. I am sure our Warren did himself proud. We went to the daytime Rockies vs Giants game yesterday and Warren, Phil, Bobby sang the national anthem.

Who took the picture you sent me Jack? So glad it was from Warren's side!


lolasdeb - 5/9/2009 at 04:31 PM

Very cool pic there, Sue!!!

Good weekends to all you JHawkers! And to the Mom's among us - Happy Mother's Day!


SmilingJack - 5/10/2009 at 08:39 PM

quote:
Very cool pic there, Sue!!!

Good weekends to all you JHawkers! And to the Mom's among us - Happy Mother's Day!

_______________________________________________________________________
John Lenahan took the picture.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. I hope all is well in the diary today.


Sang - 5/12/2009 at 04:22 PM

Hey JHawkers.....spring cleaning time - cleaned out the laundry room on Saturday, garage yesterday..... need more room with the kids coming home from college......


Jhawker - 5/12/2009 at 07:21 PM

Sorry guys I have not had electricity since early Fri. morning.


Sang - 5/12/2009 at 10:30 PM

You have every excuse in the book....................


lolasdeb - 5/12/2009 at 10:42 PM

quote:
Sorry guys I have not had electricity since early Fri. morning.
Oh no Tyler!!! That's a drag! Glad you've got contact again and hope you and the family are doing well.

Sang - I have a garage needing cleaned out.... just saying - if you're in the neighborhood you're invited!

Hope all you JHawkers and JHawkerettes are having great weeks!


SmilingJack - 5/13/2009 at 06:51 PM

What happened Tyler? I hope you are ok and all is fully working again.


ruthelane - 5/14/2009 at 01:17 AM

Hello to all the JHawkers!!!

Hey Tyler, I hope all is going well with you. I'll be seeing you the first week in June.
So get your Sunday school clothes and your box of cigars ready. Can't wait to see you and Debi.

I've taken care of part of the trip. I have June 10 tickets to see Santana at the Joint
in the Hard Rock Hotel. One of the newer hotel casinos, The Venetian, all suite hotel
gave me four nights free and $25 slot play. HA, that won't last long. But the suite is a sweet deal.

Sergio doesn't like to gamble and stopped when the one dollar black jack tables went away.
I won't be gambling much either. I can't resist those poker machines. Now we can build our trip
around that, stopping to see Tyler first.


Sang - 5/14/2009 at 05:02 AM

quote:
quote:
Sorry guys I have not had electricity since early Fri. morning.
Oh no Tyler!!! That's a drag! Glad you've got contact again and hope you and the family are doing well.

Sang - I have a garage needing cleaned out.... just saying - if you're in the neighborhood you're invited!

Hope all you JHawkers and JHawkerettes are having great weeks!





As long as you burn that...a....candle.........



Hi Ruthie! Hi Sergio!


dadof2 - 5/14/2009 at 02:35 PM

hi Ruth

















[Edited on 5/14/2009 by dadof2]


lolasdeb - 5/14/2009 at 02:49 PM

quote:
Sang - I have a garage needing cleaned out.... just saying - if you're in the neighborhood you're invited!

quote:
As long as you burn that...a....candle.........

DEAL!!!


Jhawker - 5/14/2009 at 08:48 PM

quote:
You have every excuse in the book....................


I know that I have lied about going to the liquor store, getting stopped by the cops, etc., but I was telling the truth about the electricity. I know that I don't post as often. Chalk it up to depression and pain that brings me to tears. Always where Debi can't see it. Nothing has gone right for me this year. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart. I was not making excuses about the electricity though. I love you all.


Jhawker - 5/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

Sang, I read your post again and saw the smiles at the end. I really see now that it was meant as humor. I am very sorry. You are a good friend and I hope that my post doesn't change that.


Sang - 5/14/2009 at 11:44 PM

Well, of course it was meant as humor... ........I hope things get better for you, T.......


ruthelane - 5/15/2009 at 02:55 AM

So sorry to hear you are having a bad year Tyler.
I believed you about the electricity. And please
don't stop telling those tall tales. It is not called lies.
You make us laugh and that is a very good thing.

Hey Sang, Effie, Deb

I'm getting excited about our trip. It's about 2 weeks now.


SmilingJack - 5/15/2009 at 08:36 PM

quote:
Sang, I read your post again and saw the smiles at the end. I really see now that it was meant as humor. I am very sorry. You are a good friend and I hope that my post doesn't change that.

_______________________________________________________________________
It is not surprising to misinterpret things when you are depressed. Please know we all care and just hope for the best for you. May your luck be different this year and life be easier.


susea - 5/15/2009 at 10:49 PM

Nicely said Jack.

We all care here that's for sure. It is very easy to misinterpret the written word on an internet board let alone not feeling well and being down too.

Love, hugs and peace to you all my friends!


Jhawker - 5/16/2009 at 05:37 PM

Glad you understand Sang and that you are not mad at me. Keep up the humor because you more than anyone make me laugh no matter what mood i am at the time.


Ruthie, we need to get together as the time approaches as to driving directions to my mansion. I did find a really really fancy rope to keep my bermuda shorts up. We are so looking forward to seeing you and Sergio. Wine, cigars, and good music await you.

Jack you are always right. Your words are taken seriously by me. Thank you. How about those Nuggets.

Hello to Susea and Effie and everyone else on this fine Saturday.

I know what my problem is. The wreck, Kristen's trouble with the law. She has no job and doesn't do anything. So in a nuthsell, really it is mostly Kristen. If she would get out then we would have our house to ourselves. This might sound cruel but she needs to take Skyler with her. He is her responsibility. I need to focus on the positive things in my life like my good friends here. Ruthie deciding to come to see Debi and me flatters me no end. I can't wait.


SmilingJack - 5/16/2009 at 07:04 PM

Sounds like Kristen could use some therapy -group therapy is cheaper and sometimes easier to find- where some other than her family can start to help her re-inforce positive steps and understand the effects of negative decisions. She ,of course, should be responsible for her own son, but I don't see her waking up responsible in the next few days, so you need a fill in the gap plan. I know this sounds vague, but just waiting for her to get well wont work. I wish I knew all the steps you should take but the main thing is to be strong and positive and only allow her to do the right things as long as she is leaning on you.


ruthelane - 5/16/2009 at 10:27 PM

I can't wait to see you and Debi, Tyler!!!
I'll call you soon. We are leaving here on May 29th, a Friday.
We are going to drive straight through to Mobile, AL, where
we will see some family. It's a long haul for one day but we
just want to get out of Florida. We'll stay there Sat. and leave
Sunday. We will go north from there. I don't know how far north yet.
We should be in your town Tuesday. I hope that's ok. We'll have a
better idea soon. The first person I want to see after family is the
ol' JHawker!!! I'll call soon.

We went to AAA yesterday and got the books and maps. I know
you can do this on line but I feel more comfortable with the books,
We will take our laptop with us. We will start planning tomorrow.
I have a lot of Marriott points and for members, they have a stay
the 2nd night free, which will come in handy for us.

I'm so sorry about Kristen. It is a very difficult decision and I have
had to deal with it too. Many thanks and much love to Effie for helping
me with that.

Hello to Jack, Deb, Sue and Sang. Looks like the old gang is here.


Sang - 5/17/2009 at 02:42 AM

How could anyone be mad at the king.......



And remember T - watch out for that Sergio character - you'll know what I mean when you meet him.....


Sang - 5/18/2009 at 02:42 PM

Hey JHawkers - happy Monday ...... I had to come into work to get some rest .... lot of spring outdoor projects this weekend - thank God for Ibuprofen.....


lolasdeb - 5/19/2009 at 03:25 PM

quote:
thank God for Ibuprofen.....
LOL - My mantra... (it's a beoutch getting old!!!)

Good Tuesday morning JHawkers! Hope all are doing well and enjoying the kind of lovely, perfect weather we are having today in my little corner of Middle Earth (and maybe if you are experiencing the weather you can also be enjoying it from somewhere else besides behind a desk ... )

Tyler - sorry to hear that you are having the continuing 'kid' problems. Have been there and it can be depressing and demoralizing. You and Debi have to remember to take care of yourselves ... without your own physical AND mental health you can't be of use to yourselves and each other let alone Kristen and Skylar. So love yourselves. Kristen needs to grow up and accept some responsibility for her life and the decisions she makes. Jack had a good idea with the therapy and group would probably be the way to go as it would give her the opportunity to get some input in a peer-group type of environment. Keeping you in my thoughts!

Ruthie! Sounds like you and Sergio have a wonderful trip ahead of you! Safe travels! I lovelovelove road trips!!! Hey - when you hit JHawker-ville would you lay a big hug on my buddy Tyler for me? Thanks!

It's got to be said ... Red Rocks!!! (for you, Jack ... unfortunately don't think I'm going to make it this year due to the million other things I've got going... )

Great days to you all!


dadof2 - 5/19/2009 at 03:35 PM

Hi...hope all are ok & Tyler's situation improves....

thought ya may like this...if not i can always delete it....or subsitute manilow for it

http://levonhelm.com/video/electric_dirt_epk.htm


lolasdeb - 5/19/2009 at 03:36 PM

quote:
thought ya may like this...if not i can always delete it....or subsitute manilow for it
Love this and DON'T YOU DARE!


dadof2 - 5/19/2009 at 03:41 PM

quote:
quote:
thought ya may like this...if not i can always delete it....or subsitute manilow for it
Love this and DON'T YOU DARE!


if no barry m. then how 'bout this?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3cZb8XZek


lolasdeb - 5/19/2009 at 06:53 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
thought ya may like this...if not i can always delete it....or subsitute manilow for it
Love this and DON'T YOU DARE!


if no barry m. then how 'bout this?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3cZb8XZek

LOL ... O NO!


dadof2 - 5/19/2009 at 07:39 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
thought ya may like this...if not i can always delete it....or subsitute manilow for it
Love this and DON'T YOU DARE!


if no barry m. then how 'bout this?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3cZb8XZek

LOL ... O NO!



why O NO? To O No or not to O No?

O NO & RUBIN?? (sounds like a deli sandwich )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9kgu71d81U


Sang - 5/19/2009 at 10:32 PM

yummy.......reuben..........


dadof2 - 5/19/2009 at 10:32 PM

quote:
yummy.......reuben..........




No1ToRunWith - 5/20/2009 at 04:14 AM

Hi everyone, sorry I have been non existant. Cannot even remember when my last post was. Things are slowly declining, rapidly running out of $$. Severance ended today with the hire of the lawyer to modify child support. Living on 30 bucks a week, unemployment ends in 5 weeks. Massachusetts is not extending due to hardships with the state. Still living in my parents house or as I call it the "prison cell". I have applied to over 120 jobs and only called for 3 interviews, all were no. So I will stop here soon

[Edited on 5/20/2009 by No1ToRunWith]


susea - 5/20/2009 at 11:35 AM

Oh God Eric, I am so sorry it is so hard for you... You were talking about moving to Florida, is that still something that may happen?

Wishing you well brother. If you need someone to talk to, you know where to find me...


Mudflapgirl - 5/20/2009 at 11:44 AM

{{{{ Eric }}}}


dadof2 - 5/20/2009 at 12:55 PM

Eric--i feel awful for your situation & pray that it only improves....

nice to see you Sue & hope all you jhawkers are doin' ok...good day to all...


lolasdeb - 5/20/2009 at 02:08 PM

Eric. I have missed seeing you around these parts and have been concerned for you but I'm really sorry to hear your absence was due to problems in your life. The unemployment situation in this country right now is scary. And when you're fighting that on top of the end of a marriage that involves children... well - I can imagine how demoralized you must be feeling. I'm sending love and positive thoughts your way and will be keeping you in prayers that these problems become a thing of the past. You take care.


SmilingJack - 5/20/2009 at 07:24 PM

That sounds rough. Eric. I hope the economy starts to move again and your job search goes better. Sometimes 'the cell' is a wonderful place to have to fall back on, but I hope you can get your own place again soon.


Jhawker - 5/20/2009 at 08:25 PM

I was going to tell you all some news on the health front. I am not now. Not important when I hear how bad Eric has it. Eric, ole buddy I will forever be thinking of you. I am glad you had your parents to fall back on.

Jack always right when he talks of how to get people out of their situations. The only problem is that Kristen has a patented answer when it comes to her situations. The answer is no. No, not me. I don't need that. I just need to sleep all day and get up once in a while and eat. Just leave me alone so I can act like a bump on a log. What? Me needing motivation. No, not me.


SmilingJack - 5/20/2009 at 09:47 PM

quote:
I was going to tell you all some news on the health front. I am not now. Not important when I hear how bad Eric has it. Eric, ole buddy I will forever be thinking of you. I am glad you had your parents to fall back on.

Jack always right when he talks of how to get people out of their situations. The only problem is that Kristen has a patented answer when it comes to her situations. The answer is no. No, not me. I don't need that. I just need to sleep all day and get up once in a while and eat. Just leave me alone so I can act like a bump on a log. What? Me needing motivation. No, not me.

_______________________________________________________________________
Well Tyler, that is called denial. You are too close to the situation for her to listen, but she does not sound like she is looking for help. I can't think of much more than tough love despite your fears about what will happen to Skylar.


SmilingJack - 5/20/2009 at 09:53 PM

Tyler, I also have some health news to share. Very good news when it comes to LittleJack who has been doing a second, stronger round of chemo after his esohogeal cancer returned-He appears to have beaten the dragon a second time. His PET scan came back clean. This time they will do some extra chemo because of what happened last time.
I had my own medical news today-had skin cancer surgery on 11 spots yesterday with 3 fairly large reocurrances and another dozen spots frozen with liquid nitrogen. So, I woke up a bloody mess today. Phyllis helped clean and patch me up. Knock wood-never a melonoma yet after hundreds of basal and squamous cell skin cancers.
So, Tyler, what is your medical news-I sure have the time to hear about it.


lolasdeb - 5/20/2009 at 10:08 PM

Tyler, hope you don't ever feel you can't come here and share your life ... that is what this place is for, after all. And don't feel that one problem is more important than another (unless you are measuring, say, what color to do your nails against another's medical issues ) When anyone is in the midst of challenge well, it IS important. Hope things go better for you. As for Kristen - I think Jack has some of the right ideas ... sounds like a little tough love is in order for her (but I can understand how this could be complicated because of Skylar). Don't know what to tell you here ... only know it's about time she grew up and started acting like somebodies mom and somebodies child (whose parents had bent over backward to help her along in life). I will keep thoughts concentrated on you all, Tyler.

Jack - what wonderful news about Little Jack!!! He is a true warrior! So happy to hear about the clean PET... have been keeping him (and you all) on my prayer list for healing. But re: your spots... Sorry to hear you are having some battles there (but oh-so-happy that these are not melanoma!!!) Hope you get all healed up fast! And God bless Phyllis ... nurse extraordinaire! You take care of yourself!


susea - 5/20/2009 at 10:38 PM

Tyler, we want to hear about you and how you feel. Please inform us. I am sorry that Kristen is being so selfish. That's got to be wearing on your nerves and then some which you don't need at all... We are here so please vent and let us know... It'll be wonderful for you to have a visit with Ruthie and Sergio!!!

Hello Effie, I am well and I hope you are doing OK too?

Nice for JoLyn to stop in and give some vibes out to Eric. We all know how good the positive vibes feel when we need them!

Deb always has the right things to say but this time I really need to add Jack to that statement cause he seems to have the right words to offer Tyler which is so wonderful and speaking of wonderful, how about that LittleJack!!! This is some very uplifting news... boy how happy this must make you and your loved ones Jack!!!

I am getting closer to my vacation of Festivals! I know I'll see Sang at one of them!!

[Edited on 5/20/2009 by susea]


No1ToRunWith - 5/20/2009 at 11:26 PM

quote:
Oh God Eric, I am so sorry it is so hard for you... You were talking about moving to Florida, is that still something that may happen?

Wishing you well brother. If you need someone to talk to, you know where to find me...


Thanks everyone, Yeah Sue I was thinking of that and have expanded my search for the Gulf side of FLA. It comes very tricky as my parents as ready to move which means their house needs to go. I could stay at my brothers and then go to FLA if a job opens there. But if a job is here then I need to work on that. As far as moving I only have the clothes on my back and really do not need a big truck to move.

The ex has put the house hunting on hold and may build new. Also is working on the engagement ring. Not for me to worry about I have bigger fish. I just hope the court can see that I cannot live on 30.00 a week and start a new life. I understand I need to support the kids and will forever. I just need to get a concrete foundation to start.

Thanks again to all my friends here, a new problem I have is that when I am not working (only 15 hrs with unemployment) I find myself sleeping close to 4 hours in the day to pass the time away from boredom. I would go out but need to save gas.

I am going to NY this weekend north of Albany to my cousins to camp for Fri to Mon. Should be fun

Thanks again


susea - 5/21/2009 at 12:29 AM

Hey Eric, I'm glad you're getting away for bit to see cousins! Do you have the kids next weekend? Atlbarb has an extra ticket that she would give someone who would in turn help her set up her tent. I'm driving up with Jen so the ride would be there too.


No1ToRunWith - 5/21/2009 at 01:08 AM

I do have the kids and it is Olivia's dance recital on Sat


Jhawker - 5/21/2009 at 05:00 AM

quote:
Tyler, I also have some health news to share. Very good news when it comes to LittleJack who has been doing a second, stronger round of chemo after his esohogeal cancer returned-He appears to have beaten the dragon a second time. His PET scan came back clean. This time they will do some extra chemo because of what happened last time.
I had my own medical news today-had skin cancer surgery on 11 spots yesterday with 3 fairly large reocurrances and another dozen spots frozen with liquid nitrogen. So, I woke up a bloody mess today. Phyllis helped clean and patch me up. Knock wood-never a melonoma yet after hundreds of basal and squamous cell skin cancers.
So, Tyler, what is your medical news-I sure have the time to hear about it.


Beat you to it Jack. I read Jack's blog today and then e-mailed him. I was so happy when I read it. He e-mailed me back. I guess I said the right things.

Sorry to hear about your recurrences of skin cancer. I know you battle it. I bet Phyllis is really happy about little Jack.

Still excited about Ruth and Sergio visiting us.

Hello to all you jhackers. Hope it goes well for you. Stick in there Eric.


susea - 5/21/2009 at 10:05 AM

quote:
I do have the kids and it is Olivia's dance recital on Sat

OK, I thought you had the kids but just wanted to ask in case!


susea - 5/21/2009 at 10:07 AM

Tyler, you are so kind and good to write LittleJack! You have so much going on yourself!! It's these random acts of kindness that make our soulshine!

[Edited on 5/21/2009 by susea]


Jhawker - 5/21/2009 at 06:42 PM

Thanks Sue. I don't know that the e-mails I have sent Little Jack over the last year have made any difference. It just seemed like the thing to do after reading his blog and you get the vibe from a man that fights every day of his life. He is such a fighter and so optimistic that it makes the reader forget about his own problems. I am the winner for getting to know him just a little. I seem to remember a time when you did something for me that you didn't have to do. I remember the feeling I got when you did it.


SmilingJack - 5/21/2009 at 06:50 PM

quote:
Tyler, hope you don't ever feel you can't come here and share your life ... that is what this place is for, after all. And don't feel that one problem is more important than another (unless you are measuring, say, what color to do your nails against another's medical issues ) When anyone is in the midst of challenge well, it IS important. Hope things go better for you. As for Kristen - I think Jack has some of the right ideas ... sounds like a little tough love is in order for her (but I can understand how this could be complicated because of Skylar). Don't know what to tell you here ... only know it's about time she grew up and started acting like somebodies mom and somebodies child (whose parents had bent over backward to help her along in life). I will keep thoughts concentrated on you all, Tyler.

Jack - what wonderful news about Little Jack!!! He is a true warrior! So happy to hear about the clean PET... have been keeping him (and you all) on my prayer list for healing. But re: your spots... Sorry to hear you are having some battles there (but oh-so-happy that these are not melanoma!!!) Hope you get all healed up fast! And God bless Phyllis ... nurse extraordinaire! You take care of yourself!

_______________________________________________________________________
I am not religous, but to paraphrase a religous quote, maybe mother nature only throws at you things you can handle, no matter how hard they are. I get down over my chronic health problems, but try to bounce back asap, since there is nothing to do but keep on keeping on. In my life, I feel better when I deal with things straight forward with a positive attitude so the sooner I get over thinking about the chronic nature (more than the word cancer at this point since my first skin cancer was in '74) of my problem, I realize I have a couple more acres of skin to play with and I'll heal just fine. Today I feel much better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better yet.


SmilingJack - 5/21/2009 at 06:52 PM

quote:
Tyler, we want to hear about you and how you feel. Please inform us. I am sorry that Kristen is being so selfish. That's got to be wearing on your nerves and then some which you don't need at all... We are here so please vent and let us know... It'll be wonderful for you to have a visit with Ruthie and Sergio!!!

Hello Effie, I am well and I hope you are doing OK too?

Nice for JoLyn to stop in and give some vibes out to Eric. We all know how good the positive vibes feel when we need them!

Deb always has the right things to say but this time I really need to add Jack to that statement cause he seems to have the right words to offer Tyler which is so wonderful and speaking of wonderful, how about that LittleJack!!! This is some very uplifting news... boy how happy this must make you and your loved ones Jack!!!

I am getting closer to my vacation of Festivals! I know I'll see Sang at one of them!!

[Edited on 5/20/2009 by susea]

_______________________________________________________________________
Tyler and I go way back and he knows my family went thru similar dysfunctional things, so I can relate to his current problems and frustration.


No1ToRunWith - 5/21/2009 at 07:04 PM

quote:
quote:
I do have the kids and it is Olivia's dance recital on Sat

OK, I thought you had the kids but just wanted to ask in case!


I should say I have the kids afternoon on Sat. That Olivia's 1st recital and the ex had set the appointment for her hair. For giving the kids up Fri I can have them the Sat afternoon before Fathers Day and the Sunday all day of Fathers Day


SmilingJack - 5/21/2009 at 07:04 PM

quote:
quote:
Tyler, I also have some health news to share. Very good news when it comes to LittleJack who has been doing a second, stronger round of chemo after his esohogeal cancer returned-He appears to have beaten the dragon a second time. His PET scan came back clean. This time they will do some extra chemo because of what happened last time.
I had my own medical news today-had skin cancer surgery on 11 spots yesterday with 3 fairly large reocurrances and another dozen spots frozen with liquid nitrogen. So, I woke up a bloody mess today. Phyllis helped clean and patch me up. Knock wood-never a melonoma yet after hundreds of basal and squamous cell skin cancers.
So, Tyler, what is your medical news-I sure have the time to hear about it.


Beat you to it Jack. I read Jack's blog today and then e-mailed him. I was so happy when I read it. He e-mailed me back. I guess I said the right things.

Sorry to hear about your recurrences of skin cancer. I know you battle it. I bet Phyllis is really happy about little Jack.

Still excited about Ruth and Sergio visiting us.

Hello to all you jhackers. Hope it goes well for you. Stick in there Eric.

_______________________________________________________________________
Tyler, because of LittleJack's recurrence after the clean bill of health the first time, Phyllis and her family seem relieved but do not completely believe it! I don't think they will believe it completely for years, but all are happy. Thanks for keeping in touch with him. He asks about you whenever he and I speak. Jack's youngest daughter (#3), Sasha, is coming here to go to CSU in August, so if I don't get to see him before then, I will when they bring her out. Csu is about 90 minutes away.
Re: my skin cancer-the other day was bad because of the larger than usual number and 3 old spots that had to be redone as larger spots, left me bandaided head to toe-literally, so I wasn't in a good mood. The reality is the removals are minor with local shots the worst physical thing ie most of the problem is mental, especially while all the scabs are itching. It's just skin maintenance nowadays. But, you should see when/if Phyllis and I go to a beach-I am covered with 45 or higher sunblock, long sleeves, a hat and sitting under a palapya/umbrella and Phyllis pulling the chaise lounge out into the sun! Lately, I even swim with a shirt.


SmilingJack - 5/21/2009 at 07:09 PM

quote:
Thanks Sue. I don't know that the e-mails I have sent Little Jack over the last year have made any difference. It just seemed like the thing to do after reading his blog and you get the vibe from a man that fights every day of his life. He is such a fighter and so optimistic that it makes the reader forget about his own problems. I am the winner for getting to know him just a little. I seem to remember a time when you did something for me that you didn't have to do. I remember the feeling I got when you did it.

_______________________________________________________________________
Great thought regardless that Jack is my nephew. I believe Tyler's emails and the other good vibrations acumulated from everywhere, all had a part in helping Jack stay strong enough to beat this back 2 times now. Jack never acted like he was not going to beat it, and when he got weak he still had people trying to help him continue. Thanks!!!


SmilingJack - 5/21/2009 at 07:20 PM

I copied LittleJack's blog entry for those who have not gone there.

Monday, May 18, 2009
Miracle #2.... "complete treatment response"
For those of you that haven’t already heard, the PET/CT results came back as “complete treatment response”. Chalk up miracle #2!! I know that I’m pushing my luck with asking but how many of these do we get? LOL.

As far as other details are concerned, Dr. Richards wants to do 1-3 more treatments before we shut down the treatments altogether. On one hand while I’m both mentally and physically past needing these treatments to be over I also know that I’ll get peace of mind by knowing we went the extra mile to drive every last cancer cell into remission.

One twist to the treatments, however, is that we’ll be proceeding with only 2 of the 3 chemo drugs. The epirubicin will be omitted going forward. This is because one of the potential side affects of epirubicin is heart damage. I’m trusting that the other two drugs will be able to finish the job just fine and I’m glad to be able to have the epirubicin stopped at this point. I’m scheduled for a MUGA scan on June 1st and that will shed some light on any affects that the epirubicin may have had on my heart.

Finally, and as I’ve said several times before on this blog, thank-you to each and every one of you for all of your prayer and words of encouragement and support that came via email, text message, cards, letters, Facebook comments, etc. There is no doubt whatsoever that I am a very blessed and wealthy man.

I will continue to post information here through these next few treatments and I look forward to keeping you all informed as I transition to trying to get my girlish figure back while actively cycling with the Mintz’s Mentschen.


Jhawker - 5/22/2009 at 02:55 AM

Jack, you talking about the way you have to avoid the sun reminds me of when I had psoriasis. I avoided the beautiful sunny days with coverage over most of my body because of embarrassment. I was trying to hide all my disease. Even when I swam I wore a t-shirt, but invariably some one would say "what is that on your knees. Is it contagious? It sure looks ugly. I remember one time my mother-in -law cut my hair and then put the combs in a jar with peroxide. I am sure you know that it is not contagious, simply an auto-immune disease. Ever since I started the treatments, I have been 95% psoriasis free. I sure don't miss those 25 years of burning, cracking of the skin, bleeding, itching. You see how your description was so close to what I went through. Anyway, back to you. I really feel for you. I really hope this is not something that drags out. I bet little Jack's #3 daughter is going to CSU to be close to her favorite Uncle Jack. Come on admit it.


Jhawker - 5/22/2009 at 11:35 PM

I received the results of my PFT for staging today. My doctor wants me to come in Tues. to discuss the higher level of COPD that it showed. He wants to explore my options. One option is to add a new drug. That is fine except that it costs $180 a month. So that is NOT an option. We will see how it goes.


SmilingJack - 5/22/2009 at 11:44 PM

" I bet little Jack's #3 daughter is going to CSU to be close to her favorite Uncle Jack. Come on admit "
_______________________________________________________________________
I'm her great uncle so I am not as close as I would like, but LittleJack loves Colorado. So when his girls were young he brought them out a couple of times for long vacations and we had great fun together. Now the girls are older (Erin the oldest is a college grad working in the Canadian Embassy in D.C.: Bailey is in college now and Sasha is coming here) and are leaving the nest. I think Sasha was influenced by her Dad's life-long love of Co. On his facebook page someone said "Now you can open that bike shop in Colorado." after he posted his recent win over cancer.
Sasha does look a little like her great aunt, Phyllis and they have a good bond also.
RE: avoiding the sun-I pretty much designed my landscaping and yard with this in mind. I planted a grove of aspen trees years ago when they were small and now tower over the side/back patio. Plus I have a patio cover over a portion of the back patio and a 13" market umbrella by my outdoor furniture and a second regular sized umbrella at a picnic table. So, I now can travel in shade during the hot days. My hardest thing is remembering to cover up everyday in case I go somewhere and just need to walk from the car to somewhere else.
Phyllis' mom's family is prone to severe psorariosis and her late aunt was especially bad and needed exotic treatments for many years. Phyllis and her older sister get a little on their hands but Phyllis can get hers cleared up.


Jhawker - 5/23/2009 at 06:04 AM

Sounds like you have your property sun-free all right. That was pro-active on your part. Way to go. Sorry to hear that Phyllis' family suffers from PSOR. I hope that your skin cancer days are few and far between in the future. My dad battles spots on his face. I am sure you know that my skin disease coincides with my arthritis. Thus, the Remicade treatments make the PA better at the same time. I was not making any headway until I started those treatments. I am not sure anyone is adamant about not living in Co.LOL Now I have to get my COPD under control or I won't be around long.


ruthelane - 5/24/2009 at 05:29 AM

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary!
Sergio and I got married May 23, 1970 in the college chapel.
Where do the years go?

I am a sun lover. Always have been. I go to the dermatologist two or three
times a year. I am sorry you guys can't enjoy the sun. But my Irish skin gets
burned easily so I use no. 30 spf. I wonder how good that stuff is anyway.
I never stay more than an hour at a time in the sun.

We needed rain and believe me, we got rain. The lake is higher than it's
been since we moved here almost eight years ago. I do love to sleep to
the sound of rain. Oh how I wish for that old tin roof we had at home.

Tyler, ask your doctor to write a letter to the drug company that makes
that $180/mo medicine, explain your situation and request the meds
free or low-cost. It's worth a try.

Hello to all and have a great weekend!


SmilingJack - 5/24/2009 at 07:47 PM

Congratulations, Ruth and Sergio. May you have many more together.
I am healing well and we are going to Deb(mscavemn or Deb from Denver) and her husband' Gary's house for a bbq get together and then , if I am still up for it, we will go see Tommy Gallagher and friends ie 'A New Brain for Arnie' again at Dulcinea's.
Phyllis has been very active in gardening this year (little help from me this year) and our yard/gardens are looking good. Now we can't wait for the veggies.


Sang - 5/24/2009 at 08:22 PM

Getting ready to plant some tomatoes and peppers later today......

Congrats Ruthie & Sergio - wow - 39 years! You must be old


ruthelane - 5/24/2009 at 11:02 PM

quote:
Getting ready to plant some tomatoes and peppers later today......

Congrats Ruthie & Sergio - wow - 39 years! You must be old


No, we are not old, we got married when I was 13 years old!!! LOL

Thank you for your good wishes Jack and Sang.


Jhawker - 5/25/2009 at 04:51 AM

Congrats Ruth and Sergio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see why he remained married to you. You are such a beautiful, charming young woman; who wouldn't want to be married to you.

Good luck to you two "dirt farmers." Send me one tomater. One should be ready by the 1st of June if you add the "wizard" touch to the mulch and fertilizer.


Jhawker - 5/25/2009 at 04:57 AM

BTW Sang, did you get the pics in the mail of me in my sunday go to meetin clothes?


ruthelane - 5/25/2009 at 05:07 AM

Thank you, Tyler. You are now my best friend.


SmilingJack - 5/25/2009 at 08:09 PM

quote:
I received the results of my PFT for staging today. My doctor wants me to come in Tues. to discuss the higher level of COPD that it showed. He wants to explore my options. One option is to add a new drug. That is fine except that it costs $180 a month. So that is NOT an option. We will see how it goes.

_______________________________________________________________________
Good luck tomorrow. I hope there is a way you can get the needed drug-I know you know each drug company has special by individual deals they may make (probably after a bunch of paperwork). Maybe the doctor gets a lot of smaples? I had a Dr. once (more than once actually) who helped me out with samples from drug companies, but another Dr. thought it strange when I asked.


SmilingJack - 5/25/2009 at 08:13 PM

Our holiday weekend weather has been soggy. Yesterday's BBQ found us sitting in the garage. Before we left for our friends there was a horrible hail, rainstorm at our house and then rain on and off all day, which had Phyllis near tears because of all the little plants-veggies and flowers- got shredded. So we need a sunny day to see what to replace and what will come back. Can't fight Mother Nature!


Jhawker - 5/26/2009 at 07:20 PM

I went to the Dr. today Jack. He had me kinda confused with all the numbers but one thing he said that I did understand was this. When a person takes in a deep breath they should be able to blow out 4 liters of air. I can blow out 2.1 liters. He gave me a month supply of Symbicort and told me he would do anything for me to get the drug.


SmilingJack - 5/26/2009 at 09:49 PM

quote:
I went to the Dr. today Jack. He had me kinda confused with all the numbers but one thing he said that I did understand was this. When a person takes in a deep breath they should be able to blow out 4 liters of air. I can blow out 2.1 liters. He gave me a month supply of Symbicort and told me he would do anything for me to get the drug.

_____________________________________________________________________
When I was in the hospital for my first hip replacement I had problems with air volume but it was because of low iron in my blood. Without enough ironmy blood could not grab enough oxygen (the same way cyanide works-the cn ties up the iron so you die of lack of oxygen). I was given one of the tubes with a ping pong ball in it to work on deeper breaths until my iron level came back up. I hope the drug the Dr. gave you helps. I know the feeling of not enough oxygen (no matter how it happens) and it will leave you fatigued just trying to get enough O2. He also sounds hopeful as far as help getting you the drug, so I hope it works out for you.


ruthelane - 5/26/2009 at 10:30 PM

Hello JHawkers! Hope all are well and have some music to look forward to.

I talked to the King this afternoon, Tyler. We had a nice talk. Looking forward
to seeing Tyler and Debi next Wed.

I am trying to get organized for my trip. I have a lot done. What to take for
three weeks by car? I always over pack, but I like to be prepared.

Hugs to all.


susea - 5/26/2009 at 10:34 PM

I thought your trip was this week Ruthie. Anyhow, it'll be wonderful for Tyler to see you. I'm excited for that.


piacere - 5/27/2009 at 01:51 AM

greetings.

been a long long time...


Sang - 5/27/2009 at 02:11 AM

We understand how that one loss can get somebody down.....for years.........


Sang - 5/27/2009 at 02:11 AM

But nice that you stopped by........


Sang - 5/27/2009 at 03:01 AM

quote:
BTW Sang, did you get the pics in the mail of me in my sunday go to meetin clothes?




No......that would be something to see........ I did get an email a while back of you playing with some loud rock n roll band, though.....


susea - 5/27/2009 at 09:43 AM

quote:
greetings.

been a long long time...

Hey Mark!


Sang - 5/27/2009 at 04:03 PM

Glad this is a short work week........


ruthelane - 5/27/2009 at 07:20 PM

Sergio took these photos of me about two weeks ago in Bradenton. at Tony Tyler's show.



SmilingJack - 5/27/2009 at 09:07 PM

quote:
greetings.

been a long long time...

_______________________________________________________________________
Hello and welcome back. You have been missed.


SmilingJack - 5/27/2009 at 09:09 PM

Nice pics, Ruthie. Are you posting so Tyler doesn't act like you are a door to door salesperson when you show up? LOL.


lolasdeb - 5/27/2009 at 10:15 PM

quote:
Nice pics, Ruthie. Are you posting so Tyler doesn't act like you are a door to door salesperson when you show up? LOL.
LOL Jack!!! "Avon calling"

Thanks for the laugh ... needed it having just gotten off an emergency group meeting call informing us of another round of layoffs that has occurred. Not sure who yet as they have an irritating habit of not mentioning names but I suppose the rumor-mill will supply that info tomorrow and I guess it's not me since I haven't had a 1 on 1. It's demoralizing having this stuff going on in the work environment ... can't wait for retirement and freedom from this feeling of being a gopher who's just ducked another swing from the club.


No1ToRunWith - 5/28/2009 at 02:26 AM

Hi all. So my camping weekend was nice, wish I brought a sleeping bag instead of a summer blanket. I froze my _____ off. Well I don't use them anyway. So I get back and saw the kids on Tues. Connor walks out and I ask him about his weekend. Said it was good but left wrist arm. The the local paper (Olivia) spoke up and said he fell. I asked if he went to the doctor. They said no. He also had a cold, been on going for a month. So I offer to watch him today as she said the doctor appt was at 5. She said no. So at 7am this morning she calls and I agree to watch. He still had the cold and wrist was a bit better. She picked him up at 4. At 7:00 I called to see how the doctor went. Come to find out he has a broken left forearm. Better yet I found out that she was not even there when it happend and knew nothing about it. So her family let it go for 5 days Now Olivia is sick but has her recital on Sat


SmilingJack - 5/28/2009 at 09:37 AM

Sorry to hear that Olivia has a broken arm. Also sorry to hear it was not treated right away. And I am real sorry to hear you still have to deal with it this way.


susea - 5/28/2009 at 10:04 AM

Jack, it sounds like Connor has the broken arm. What a sad thing to have happen this way. You must be beside yourself Eric, to say the least! Just a dam shame!

Deb, I feel for you. It's happening everywhere, left and right. Some of us didn't feel it right away but in the end, this crap is global. My office has made many changes to avoid layoffs. We have all taken pay cuts and then another round of cuts have happened too. Eventually things will pick back up but right now business is slow as there has been about a 22% decline of Americans getting dental work done. Crazy thing is we are seeing more and more TMJ issues due to people having stresses with life. Lots of clenching of teeth and lots of nightgaurds being made. It's the big procedures we are slow on.

I think that I am going to sell my Red Rocks ABB ticket. All other shows I have planned, like the two Fests coming up and other shows throughout the summer are paid for with the exception of a few hotel rooms but I haven't bought a plane ticket to Denver yet and I just don't think it'll be a good move for me to spend $350 to $400 on that right now. That's how much it is from Boston. I am sorry Jack and Ruthie but this is the way it goes unfortunately. If we know of anyone in need of a concert ticket, let me know. It's a reserved seat in row 26 seat 17.

On a happier note, I'm leaving for Mountain Jam early tomorrow morning and am very excited about this! A few days of fun and music then back home for two days then off to Wanee for more of the same except Wanee has me blessed with seeing even more friends from here which will be a wonderful time! I'll try and get some video too!

[Edited on 5/28/2009 by susea]


No1ToRunWith - 5/28/2009 at 12:30 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear that Olivia has a broken arm. Also sorry to hear it was not treated right away. And I am real sorry to hear you still have to deal with it this way.


Connor was the one who broke the arm, they both have colds.


Jhawker - 5/29/2009 at 02:50 AM

Really sorry for your troubles Eric.

I had a panic attack this morning from trying to get my breath. Not a good feeling.

Great pics Ruthie. Now I won't have release the hounds when you pull up to the moat. I will raise the draw bridge, and have the help park your car. Speak clearly into the speaker so the help can identify you. After a while Debi will come down and take you to the parlor. I will grace you with my presence when I feel like you have waited long enough.


Jhawker - 5/29/2009 at 03:01 AM

quote:
quote:
I went to the Dr. today Jack. He had me kinda confused with all the numbers but one thing he said that I did understand was this. When a person takes in a deep breath they should be able to blow out 4 liters of air. I can blow out 2.1 liters. He gave me a month supply of Symbicort and told me he would do anything for me to get the drug.

_____________________________________________________________________
When I was in the hospital for my first hip replacement I had problems with air volume but it was because of low iron in my blood. Without enough ironmy blood could not grab enough oxygen (the same way cyanide works-the cn ties up the iron so you die of lack of oxygen). I was given one of the tubes with a ping pong ball in it to work on deeper breaths until my iron level came back up. I hope the drug the Dr. gave you helps. I know the feeling of not enough oxygen (no matter how it happens) and it will leave you fatigued just trying to get enough O2. He also sounds hopeful as far as help getting you the drug, so I hope it works out for you.



You know how it feels don't you Jack. I still have one of the ping pong ball breathing machines. I think what happened this morning was trying to get around to fast. Not using the two inhalers right and not having xanax on hand.


Jhawker - 5/29/2009 at 03:02 AM

Hi Mark. Nice to see you posting here.


Sang - 5/29/2009 at 03:20 AM

I am not going to park Ruthie's car..........


lolasdeb - 5/29/2009 at 04:26 PM

Hello JHawkers! Sounds like the Tyler/Ruthie meeting is almost here! Glad you 2 are getting an opportunity to meet each other 3-D! I know you and the families will have a good time together! Ruthie - that trip that you and Sergio have planned sounds absolutely wonderful!!! Especially the moat part!!! (Tyler, you crack me up! )

quote:
Deb, I feel for you. It's happening everywhere, left and right.
Thanks Sue. You are absolutely correct on the 'happening everywhere' aspect of things. We lost one person from my immediate group (he's in Phoenix) but from what I understand there are other areas that were affected much worse. I can't help but worry for them with today's job market.

Bummer that you will not be able to make RedRocks, Sue! But I can totally understand your reasoning ... I hated to take myself out of that affair this year but did for the same types of reasons. Glad you've got some MountainJam/Wanee action awaiting you to give you that musical spiritual boost (not to mention the warm peachy feelings that one gets when the opportunity for community arises! ) Safe travels to you sister and have a wonderful time. And try to keep JoLyn and Rhonda out of trouble!

Eric - so sorry to hear about Connor!!! Even worse that he didn't get immediate treatment! *sigh* ... it's a difficult situation you are finding yourself in and I'm sorry you are faced with this kind of BS. You hang in there!

Effie ... sending some special thoughts your way, my friend.

~~~waving to all you fine JHawkers and hoping you all are well. I'm trying to get ready for a camping trip next Friday, plus working on stuff for my son's wedding, plus workingworking in the office. Was going to cancel the trip but think I need it now more than ever! Between work and loss of an old friend this week ... kind of tired this week. I know folks here have powerful thoughts ... if you could send a prayer out to the children of my friend, Terry Chumbley ... he was killed in a motocross accident up in MN this week ... scary how fleeting life can be ... last spent time with him only a couple of weeks ago when he played in one of the bands at a memorial for another friend of ours... )

Take care all .


ruthelane - 5/30/2009 at 02:05 AM

You guys are too funny!!!
We are leaving in the early am and I still have some packing left.
Hugs to all of y'all.
See you soon Tyler! But don't raise the bridge, my car doesn't swim.
Sang, how long have you been working for Tyler? LOL
Jack, LOL, I hadn't thought of it that way. (the pictures).


ruthelane - 5/30/2009 at 06:48 AM

We'll be leaving in a few hours for our grand adventure trip
out west!

Karen will be staying here and taking care of the house bosses,
Boots and Frankie, the felines. A friend we've known for 15 years,
a really great guy is coming to stay with her. He has never been
her boyfriend but they are the best of friends and he is a great cook.

Abrazos mi amigos!


SmilingJack - 5/31/2009 at 11:50 PM

quote:
quote:
Sorry to hear that Olivia has a broken arm. Also sorry to hear it was not treated right away. And I am real sorry to hear you still have to deal with it this way.


Connor was the one who broke the arm, they both have colds.

_______________________________________________________________________
I am sorry I mixed their names up. I hope he is feeling better-at least his arm.


SmilingJack - 5/31/2009 at 11:55 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
I went to the Dr. today Jack. He had me kinda confused with all the numbers but one thing he said that I did understand was this. When a person takes in a deep breath they should be able to blow out 4 liters of air. I can blow out 2.1 liters. He gave me a month supply of Symbicort and told me he would do anything for me to get the drug.

_____________________________________________________________________
When I was in the hospital for my first hip replacement I had problems with air volume but it was because of low iron in my blood. Without enough ironmy blood could not grab enough oxygen (the same way cyanide works-the cn ties up the iron so you die of lack of oxygen). I was given one of the tubes with a ping pong ball in it to work on deeper breaths until my iron level came back up. I hope the drug the Dr. gave you helps. I know the feeling of not enough oxygen (no matter how it happens) and it will leave you fatigued just trying to get enough O2. He also sounds hopeful as far as help getting you the drug, so I hope it works out for you.



You know how it feels don't you Jack. I still have one of the ping pong ball breathing machines. I think what happened this morning was trying to get around to fast. Not using the two inhalers right and not having xanax on hand.

_______________________________________________________________________
I hope you have it under control. My breath problems lasted about a month or so after the operation-I think when my iron levels picked back up, I started feeling ok. I don't have a lot of capacity so I do things slow and even. It had reminded me of asthma attacks that I had as a child, so I really hope you have a good way to deal with it that works.


SmilingJack - 5/31/2009 at 11:58 PM

Sue, I'll miss you but I understand what is going on. I'm not sure how well RR is even selling (maybe I'll try a fake buy to see where the seat is). If I hear of someone looking for a single, I'll email. At least you do get to see a number of east coast shows so it is not like if they don't come here-we don't have other places to go without large trips.


Sang - 6/1/2009 at 03:43 AM

I am definately looking forward to Red Rocks........


Jhawker - 6/1/2009 at 11:38 AM

But is Red Rocks looking forward to you Sang?

Two days till Ruthie and Sergio come a calling.


Sang - 6/1/2009 at 01:59 PM

I'm sure they've been warned......


and I'm still not parking Ruthie's car!


Reminder - look out for that Sergio character......


Jhawker - 6/1/2009 at 05:04 PM

You have warned me. I will be very careful around that character.


On a sadder note, Effie's mother had a stroke. She is not doing well. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. That goes for the whole family.


lolasdeb - 6/1/2009 at 07:54 PM

quote:
On a sadder note, Effie's mother had a stroke. She is not doing well. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. That goes for the whole family.
So sorry to hear this, Tyler. If you speak with Effie please pass on some love from this poster. Keeping Effie, his mother, and the entire Nulman family in my thoughts and prayers - wishing them strength and comfort during this difficult time. Effie, know that you are loved.

[Edited on 6/1/2009 by lolasdeb]


Jhawker - 6/1/2009 at 08:03 PM

I will be talking to him Deb and I will tell him how much you are concerned and how much you care.


SmilingJack - 6/2/2009 at 07:54 PM

Oh wow, sorry to hear of Effie's mom's problems. Best wishes for improved health from Colorado.


Chitown - 6/3/2009 at 12:02 AM

I'm sorry to hear about Effie's mom. My thoughts go out to them.
Howdy Hawkers. Been a busy boy, and haven't been able to check in recently. I hope everyone else is well. I have to read back a ways to catch up. I wanna-go-to-wanee. That's my favorite wine this week. Not Miami. Old joke.


Sang - 6/3/2009 at 03:41 AM

quote:
I'm sorry to hear about Effie's mom. My thoughts go out to them.
Howdy Hawkers. Been a busy boy, and haven't been able to check in recently. I hope everyone else is well. I have to read back a ways to catch up. I wanna-go-to-wanee. That's my favorite wine this week. Not Miami. Old joke.



Posted by an old person.......


Sang - 6/3/2009 at 03:42 AM

Hope it's because you've been working........


How are things in the northern burbs?


ruthelane - 6/3/2009 at 04:25 AM

So sorry about Effie's Mom. Sending positive healing thoughts for her.
Sending you love on a wing, Effie.

Tyler, here I come ready or not!!! See you tomorrow.

Hugs to all.


Chitown - 6/3/2009 at 11:19 PM

quote:
Hope it's because you've been working........


How are things in the northern burbs?


It's great to be home. Things are going pretty good. Finding new customers are not easy in this economic climate, that's for sure.





Posted by an old person.......
How did she get those crows feet?


ruthelane - 6/3/2009 at 11:34 PM

We had a very nice visit with Tyler and Debi. And Kristin and Skylar as well.
Sergio took pictures and so did Debi. They won't get posted until I get back
home. I think they are very good.

Tyler looks great and sounds good. We were treated to a mini-concert.
Tyler played the piano and sang Melissa and Midnight Rider for us. He also
played Dixie It was a wonderful afternoon. Love you, Tyler.



Sang - 6/4/2009 at 01:21 AM

oh....so he really does exist..........


Jhawker - 6/4/2009 at 04:55 AM

quote:
oh....so he really does exist..........


It really wasn't me Sang. It was my evil twin Murray.

Seriously, take my wife please.

We had a great time. The draw bridge over the moat malfunctioned so they had to swim across. On the backs of the help of course.


Jhawker - 6/4/2009 at 04:56 AM

I wasn't sure any of you guys existed either.


Here is the official set list from Ruth and Sergio's mini-concert.



Chuck Leavell's intro from Gregg's 74 tour
Melissa with vocals
Midnight rider(laid back version) with vocals
Samba Pa Ti

Just in case you might want Instant Lives.LOL

[Edited on 6/4/2009 by Jhawker]


Jhawker - 6/4/2009 at 06:43 PM

Ruth and Sergio coming to see me was so great I wish they could have stayed longer. Sergio is so nice and easy to talk to as well as Ruth. They are welcome in my house anytime. So Jack, how about you coming to Mo. Everyone is welcome and I mean everyone. Except Effie, because we might have too much fun. You know what happens when we have too much fun. We would stop jamming and not get anything accomplished. Chitown, why don't you come down? Bring Sang with you.


SmilingJack - 6/4/2009 at 07:20 PM

quote:
Ruth and Sergio coming to see me was so great I wish they could have stayed longer. Sergio is so nice and easy to talk to as well as Ruth. They are welcome in my house anytime. So Jack, how about you coming to Mo. Everyone is welcome and I mean everyone. Except Effie, because we might have too much fun. You know what happens when we have too much fun. We would stop jamming and not get anything accomplished. Chitown, why don't you come down? Bring Sang with you.

_______________________________________________________________________
The visit sounded so good that I really wished I was there. I think Tyler was semi-serious about not really knowing if we all existed because he is so far from the beaten path, lol, that means Ruthie/Sergio are pioneers. Are there paved roads there? LOL. I can't wait to see the pictures. remember to think of Denver/me if you get close!
Tyler, I have thought many a time about a komakazi road trip to your house-how many hours did we figure it was when you were going to drive here? My trip problems are the same whether a car or air trip, ie what to do with my babies, whoops, dogs, is the number one problem. Nowadays I worry about simple complications like pain, sleep weather climate etc. because of my health. Another problem is I am a big homebody-prefer to have people over rather then going there etc. Someone needs to win the lottery so we can be comfortably outfitted for trips.
Try getting Effie to go as far as Colorado and/or Missouri! Ha! PS I hope his mom is doing ok and that Effie's family is well.


lolasdeb - 6/4/2009 at 07:51 PM

Does my heart good reading about this gathering of the JHawk peoples!!! Sounds lifke a great visit (btw, Tyler, having finally met Ruthie and her Sergio in NYC this past spring I must agree - they are both lovely people! ) Glad you all got to meet in a 3D way, T! Can't wait to see the pics (and keeping my ears open re: the CD release party. )

Been super stressful in this MiddleEarthers life lately. Am packing up the Jeep and heading to Colorado for a week+ of camping with 9 friends. Gonna follow my bliss for awhile instead of the rat race. (Jack - you being a 'local' you are probably familiar with Mueller and Ridgway where we will be sitting our tents up). Really (REALLY) need to get away but will be missing my Lola big time. She knows somethings up - knows she's going to be going for a ride in the car (in fact is sitting here at my feet giving me 'the look' and the waggie tail ... come on Ma - let's go, let's GO ... she just doesn't realize yet it's going to be a ride to the doggie hotel...

Effie - keeping you and the family in thoughts ... hope your mom is doing better.

Erik - you're in those thoughtsm, too ... hope Connor's broken arm is healing.

Take care you kind JHawker folks...

[Edited on 6/4/2009 by lolasdeb]


Jhawker - 6/5/2009 at 01:51 AM

quote:
quote:
Ruth and Sergio coming to see me was so great I wish they could have stayed longer. Sergio is so nice and easy to talk to as well as Ruth. They are welcome in my house anytime. So Jack, how about you coming to Mo. Everyone is welcome and I mean everyone. Except Effie, because we might have too much fun. You know what happens when we have too much fun. We would stop jamming and not get anything accomplished. Chitown, why don't you come down? Bring Sang with you.

_______________________________________________________________________
The visit sounded so good that I really wished I was there. I think Tyler was semi-serious about not really knowing if we all existed because he is so far from the beaten path, lol, that means Ruthie/Sergio are pioneers. Are there paved roads there? LOL. I can't wait to see the pictures. remember to think of Denver/me if you get close!
Tyler, I have thought many a time about a komakazi road trip to your house-how many hours did we figure it was when you were going to drive here? My trip problems are the same whether a car or air trip, ie what to do with my babies, whoops, dogs, is the number one problem. Nowadays I worry about simple complications like pain, sleep weather climate etc. because of my health. Another problem is I am a big homebody-prefer to have people over rather then going there etc. Someone needs to win the lottery so we can be comfortably outfitted for trips.
Try getting Effie to go as far as Colorado and/or Missouri! Ha! PS I hope his mom is doing ok and that Effie's family is well.




Jack, I told Ruthie the whole story of how you befriended me when I started an account. You and Carol McDonald taught me the ropes. Remember telling me to stay on the guest book because the forum had gotten a little dicey? Then after I almost died in 2005, and I decided to leave, you and Pam told me I ought to start a thread about my condition and put it under "you." Then we moved to "anything goes." Diary #2. Now up to 9.

Debi and I were talking about where we would go if we could. We decided we would go to Denver first. Then Illinois to see Sang and Chitown. NYC is a long way from here so I don't know if that is an option. Des Moines to see Deb would be nice. Really nice.

Anyway you have been a good and trusted friend Jack. I have got to see you and Phyllis.


No1ToRunWith - 6/5/2009 at 02:00 AM

Hi all, had my 4rth job interview today. Was 1hr 20 min drive but you got to do what you got to do. Out of 156 jobs I applied to this was the 4rth to call me for an interview. Thanks Deb Connor is doing well


Jhawker - 6/5/2009 at 02:08 AM

quote:
Does my heart good reading about this gathering of the JHawk peoples!!! Sounds lifke a great visit (btw, Tyler, having finally met Ruthie and her Sergio in NYC this past spring I must agree - they are both lovely people! ) Glad you all got to meet in a 3D way, T! Can't wait to see the pics (and keeping my ears open re: the CD release party. )

Been super stressful in this MiddleEarthers life lately. Am packing up the Jeep and heading to Colorado for a week+ of camping with 9 friends. Gonna follow my bliss for awhile instead of the rat race. (Jack - you being a 'local' you are probably familiar with Mueller and Ridgway where we will be sitting our tents up). Really (REALLY) need to get away but will be missing my Lola big time. She knows somethings up - knows she's going to be going for a ride in the car (in fact is sitting here at my feet giving me 'the look' and the waggie tail ... come on Ma - let's go, let's GO ... she just doesn't realize yet it's going to be a ride to the doggie hotel...

Effie - keeping you and the family in thoughts ... hope your mom is doing better.

Erik - you're in those thoughtsm, too ... hope Connor's broken arm is healing.

Take care you kind JHawker folks...

[Edited on 6/4/2009 by lolasdeb]


I hope your stressful days are numbered Deb. I don't know why, but I have came to my own conclusions about how you all would be like in real life. I have to say that Ruth was exactly like I thought she would be. Kind, smart, in love with Sergio, and an ABB fan through and through.

You, in my head, I imagine a thoughtful, beautiful, woman. Probably puts others before herself. Loves her dog as a child. Very much a Midwesterner. A Lot like Ruthie in that you are down-home. Would welcome me into your home on a week's notice. After all how could you stay faithful to the diary without a strong relationship between us. If we went to a concert I imagine you would make sure I got to the disabled seating before you found a place in GA. If I am wrong, I am wrong. But I don't think so.


Jhawker - 6/5/2009 at 02:12 AM

quote:
Hi all, had my 4rth job interview today. Was 1hr 20 min drive but you got to do what you got to do. Out of 156 jobs I applied to this was the 4rth to call me for an interview. Thanks Deb Connor is doing well


Hang in there Eric. Glad Connor is OK.


No1ToRunWith - 6/5/2009 at 02:50 AM

Thanks T! Bad thing is I have to wait most likely till Mon or Tues to hear anything. I was interviewed by the woman who did two phone interviews, the VP and the Senior VP. I feel I held my own and would be a great asset to them. I told them I did not mind the drive and if I got the job I would most likely relocate. They asked about overtime and I said I could rearrange my visitation with my kids if needed. Fingers crossed.

As I said in the past the numbers 19 and 27 always show in my life. Too many to state now but today was 06-04-09 or 06 + 04 = 10 +09 = 19

My horoscope for today
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you recognize your talent and use it, a door opens that's just for you. You'll be privy to quiet happenings. You will completely understand a part of the world that most people can't properly observe.


SmilingJack - 6/5/2009 at 07:30 PM

Yes Tyler we need to get together. You and Deb would love Denver especially with me as a tour guide. So, anytime you want to give it a try! I'll continue to think about a kamikaze trip to Mo. and maybe one or the other will work out.
Have you been talking to Effie?
Good luck Eric-I am on the cusp as a Capricorn-12/22.


No1ToRunWith - 6/5/2009 at 08:07 PM

quote:
Good luck Eric-I am on the cusp as a Capricorn-12/22.



Cool


Chitown - 6/5/2009 at 08:48 PM

quote:
Ruth and Sergio coming to see me was so great I wish they could have stayed longer. Sergio is so nice and easy to talk to as well as Ruth. They are welcome in my house anytime. So Jack, how about you coming to Mo. Everyone is welcome and I mean everyone. Except Effie, because we might have too much fun. You know what happens when we have too much fun. We would stop jamming and not get anything accomplished. Chitown, why don't you come down? Bring Sang with you.



You are kind of in a central location for many of us. Maybe we should rekindle our talk of long ago about getting Derek to play in your back yard. We can all congregate from hither and yon. That's assuming anyone knows where yon is located. TGIF everyone. Have a great weekend.


ruthelane - 6/6/2009 at 01:33 AM

Tyler, you and Debi have to put me on your list to visit!

We really enjoyed our visit. Wish it could have been longer.
Debi is a beautiful woman and tough too. Just what you need!
Joking. She is lovely and caring. Kristine is a beautiful girl and
very nice to us. And Skylar, what a little character he is. But
well behaved in public. At lunch he kept asking for more broccoli.
Gotta love that.

I think Tyler's back yard would be a good place for a gathering.

We are in Albuquerque for three nights. Having lunch and visiting
with my sister and brother-in-law tomorrow. Heading to Santa Fe
on Sunday. Then heading to Vegas and Santana show.


ruthelane - 6/6/2009 at 01:58 AM

OMG!!! I just realized we will be in Nicaragua the weekend of Red Rocks.
I just hate this. Now I have to sell my tickets.

Sergio's sister and husband are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary
on Sept. 4. It's a big party and dinner in a club and I'm sure it will be great.





Jhawker - 6/6/2009 at 03:05 AM

Ruthie, you don't know how much we enjoyed your visit. We were so impressed with you and Sergio. Maybe get Michael Allman in our back yard.

Jack, you are 580 miles away according to google earth. It would take 10 hours to get there according to google earth. Doesn't sound too bad does it. Very doable.



[Edited on 6/6/2009 by Jhawker]


No1ToRunWith - 6/6/2009 at 02:56 PM

Morning all


No1ToRunWith - 6/8/2009 at 01:35 AM

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susea - 6/8/2009 at 02:00 AM

Good Luck Eric! I hope you get that call!!

Ruthie, it stinks when plans you make fall through but sometimes it happens. Next time my dear! I saw Tony Tyler quite a bit over the weekend. We were hanging close for the Derek show Fri night and last nights campfire jam at Helen's was sweet with Tony singing for many songs!

I haven't had a chance to read back in all the posts as I'm just home from Wanee but hope everyone is doing well! I saw Sang quite a bit this weekend! Nice hanging with you Sang!


No1ToRunWith - 6/8/2009 at 03:07 AM

fingers crossed Sue, I wish I went to Wanee but no $$$


Sang - 6/8/2009 at 03:36 AM

Yes, nice seeing you too Susea - pretty soon I'm going to be able to understand your accent......

I introduced Susea to Billy from Southern Alabama - now that would have been a fun conversation to try and translate....

I will be in Denver for Red Rocks in September - plan your visit then, T.....

[Edited on 6/8/2009 by Sang]


Sang - 6/8/2009 at 04:18 PM

Monday bump...... a lot of musical highlights for me at Wanee, but the Drive By Truckers kicked ass in the rain.......


No1ToRunWith - 6/8/2009 at 05:20 PM

Sang are you saying us in Mass talk funny ? That is so not like wicked funny


Jhawker - 6/8/2009 at 05:34 PM

Just to see you Sang.


SmilingJack - 6/8/2009 at 06:51 PM

quote:
Yes, nice seeing you too Susea - pretty soon I'm going to be able to understand your accent......

I introduced Susea to Billy from Southern Alabama - now that would have been a fun conversation to try and translate....

I will be in Denver for Red Rocks in September - plan your visit then, T.....

[Edited on 6/8/2009 by Sang]

_______________________________________________________________________
The first year I met Sue at Red Rocks I had to turn and look with fascination at the New England accent ( which just sounded like a heavier version of a NY/NJ accent) to the point of thinking it was heavier then it really was, because the next time I met Sue I expected something more extreme, but I was already accustomed to it. I guess I got used to it pretty quick. Phyllis still has a NJ/Jewish accent on a lot of words and we have lived in Colorado for 35 years!!!!


KWidgeon - 6/8/2009 at 06:53 PM

quote:
Sang are you saying us in Mass talk funny ? That is so not like wicked funny


LMAO! My husband's family is from Rhode Island, and they too have a wicked accent.


Jhawker - 6/9/2009 at 02:53 AM

We have no accents in Mo. or Ks.


IPowrie - 6/9/2009 at 03:09 AM

quote:
We have no accents in Mo. or Ks.


I didnt know that. I just thought they had southern accents


Jhawker - 6/9/2009 at 03:25 AM

quote:
quote:
We have no accents in Mo. or Ks.


I didnt know that. I just thought they had southern accents


Oh, you mean accents. Oh yes we have those. I thought you meant absence.

[Edited on 6/11/2009 by Jhawker]


Sang - 6/9/2009 at 02:43 PM

quote:
Just to see you Sang.



Great! See you there.........


SmilingJack - 6/10/2009 at 07:05 PM

Hi all.


Sang - 6/12/2009 at 12:56 AM

Hey Jack - make sure I get directions to the party.......


No1ToRunWith - 6/12/2009 at 02:59 AM

week since the interview and no call


Jhawker - 6/12/2009 at 03:53 AM

Sorry to hear that Eric. Hang in there.

I will try to call you tomorrow Jack. I got some news today.


Chitown - 6/12/2009 at 02:31 PM

quote:
week since the interview and no call

Call them right now Eric, and reiterate your interest in the position. Don't wait for them to call you. Show initiative. "I just wanted to follow up on our meeting last week. I am very interested in the position. I feel it's a great fit for my ability. I am very excited about the possibility of joining your company". Even if it's a voice mail, let them know that you want the job. If you're tactful, it can't hurt.

Happy Freekin' Friday Hawkers. T-Bone, I hope you're feeling better today.


SmilingJack - 6/12/2009 at 06:04 PM

quote:
Hey Jack - make sure I get directions to the party.......

_______________________________________________________________________
But, of course. I'll post directions from the Denver West Marriott and from the airport and if more are needed, no problem.


SmilingJack - 6/12/2009 at 06:06 PM

quote:
Sorry to hear that Eric. Hang in there.

I will try to call you tomorrow Jack. I got some news today.

_______________________________________________________________________
Tyler,
I am sorry I missed your call and unfortuneatly the number Phyllis wrote down did not work-try again. I am looking to see if I have the number somewhere. I tried your old one and got a busy signal.


Sang - 6/12/2009 at 09:25 PM

Looks like T finally got caller-id......


Sang - 6/15/2009 at 07:19 PM

Happy Monday JHawkers - I'm in a good mood - my daughter comes home from Barcelona tomorrow - she has been gone since last July......


SmilingJack - 6/15/2009 at 07:31 PM

quote:
Happy Monday JHawkers - I'm in a good mood - my daughter comes home from Barcelona tomorrow - she has been gone since last July......

_______________________________________________________________________
Great news. Have fun.


dadof2 - 6/15/2009 at 07:39 PM

quote:
Happy Monday JHawkers - I'm in a good mood - my daughter comes home from Barcelona tomorrow - she has been gone since last July......



good for you & her....that's a long time--wow!


SmilingJack - 6/15/2009 at 08:15 PM

Happy birthday, Effie!


Jhawker - 6/15/2009 at 09:57 PM

quote:
quote:
Hey Jack - make sure I get directions to the party.......

_______________________________________________________________________
But, of course. I'll post directions from the Denver West Marriott and from the airport and if more are needed, no problem.



Tell him to turn left at Ohmaha.


dadof2 - 6/15/2009 at 10:13 PM

quote:
Happy birthday, Effie!



thanks Jack


dadof2 - 6/16/2009 at 07:38 PM

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lolasdeb - 6/16/2009 at 10:54 PM

Hey JHawkers! Hope all are doing well out in your little corners of the world. Back safely from my Colorado camping trip and reunited with my Lola (who got 5 stars and a 'very sweet dog' comment in her kennel report card ).

Jack - I did wave your way as I briefly drove around Denver ... we were hearing about things like tornadoes passing through your town while we were in other areas of the state! Hope you weathered it all well. bFound a great new spot in your fine state on this trip - Mueller State Park Some of the lovliest tent camping spots I've ever encountered ... I will be returning for that and the great hiking trails (although probably a little later in the year next time ... was chilly up high but nothing that couldn't be handled through layers).

Eric - good luck with the job prospect! And Chitown gave you some great advice on that follow-up call. (Hope Connor's arm continues to heal well)

Ruthie - sounds like you and Sergio are having a wonderful road tripping vacation! Love those types of adventures!

Sue and Sang - Wanee sounds like it was wonderful with lot's of great music and the kind of great folks that this place is loaded with to share the experience with. Glad you all had such good times and looking forward to my chance at the Suwanee!

Effie - thinking of your mom and your family ... hope all is well there.

Mitzi - thinking of you a lot, too ... know you haven't been around these parts a lot lately so will send those thoughts on the wind as well as through cyberspace.

Tyler - hope you and the family are all doing well. Sounds like you showed Ruthie and Sergio a great time!

Later gaters! Was lucky to come back to lush gardens thanks to a friend who took care of things while I was out of town ... this includes a ton of lush lawn which I'm now goig to attempt to handle.


susea - 6/17/2009 at 12:52 AM

Hi Deb, How was the Jimmy show? The camping and hiking sounds great even if a bit chilly. Sounds like Lola was on her best behavior! She must have been all over you when you picked her up!!


Sang - 6/17/2009 at 02:01 AM

Deb! Nice to "see" you........


lolasdeb - 6/17/2009 at 03:12 AM

Sang! Glad to see you didn't let a little rain get in the way of a great festie!!!

Sue - didn't make it to Telluride in time for the Jazz Fest so did not get to catch Jimmy's set (or anybody elses ) ... too much going on elsewhere for this girl. By the time I got to that side of the state Telluride was getting ready for the Bluegrass fest. And yes - Lola ran into my arms and has been sticking real close since I got home!


Jhawker - 6/17/2009 at 05:47 AM

Hey Ruthie and Sergio. Where are you? I figured you were home by now. I called your land phone.


susea - 6/17/2009 at 09:43 AM

Deb, well we know we can't do it all! I need to go to Telluride one day to see that banjo moon Warren talks about!

Hope all Jhawker's have a wonderful day! I have a full sunny day today. We've had maybe 4 days total this month! June has been so unseasonable. What a rip off! LOL!


SmilingJack - 6/17/2009 at 06:46 PM

quote:
Deb, well we know we can't do it all! I need to go to Telluride one day to see that banjo moon Warren talks about!

Hope all Jhawker's have a wonderful day! I have a full sunny day today. We've had maybe 4 days total this month! June has been so unseasonable. What a rip off! LOL!

_______________________________________________________________________
Our nephew, neice and their 2 daughters will be visiting for 10 days in early August and the hardest thing is to narrow down places to go and things to see. We will spend 5 days on the road-first stop -Great Sand Dunes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/naturescience/sanddunes.htm -(an area of huge sand dunes pressed up against a mountain range on the east side of a huge valley) with an overnight at Pagosa Springs Resort- http://www.pagosahotsprings.com/ -( which has 24 cascading connected hot springs pools). The 2nd day we'll drive to Durango and take the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge train ride -http://www.durangotrain.com/ (it passes the cliff where Butch and Sundance jumped into the river). The 3rd day we'll go to Mesa Verde and take a half day tour -http://www.visitmesaverde.com/ and stay at the Far View Lodge that night (no tv's but deer have come up to our balconey there). We'll get up on the 4th day and do a morning tour of cliff dwellings and then head to Santa fe, NM in the pm -http://www.santafeinformation.com/. We will spend 2 days here at Garret's Desert Inn-http://www.garrettsdesertinn.com/index.html -before heading back to Denver.
I planned so that our only real long day in the car is the day we go home-about 6 hours if we go straight home, but we may go thru Taos for a more scenic trip (unless our NE relatives are sick of SW scenery by then). They have never seen the sw-their first trip to Colorado was 2 years ago and we didn't head to the sw that trip. Denver may have been the end of the Santa Fe trail, but it is not really very sw in character.


lolasdeb - 6/17/2009 at 07:21 PM

Jack - this sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy time with your family!!! I just love that area of the country around 4 corners. Was just in Silverton myself and had thought about taking the narrow guage down to Durango and back but too little time, too much to do. You and your family are going to have a wonderful time!!! (thanks for sharing your plans and those links ... I love viewing stuff like this and dreaming... )


SmilingJack - 6/17/2009 at 07:38 PM

Deb, I thought you might like the links.


Sang - 6/18/2009 at 09:09 PM

Hey JHawkers! Taking tomorrow off work, going to play in a golf outing Saturday in my old hometown......if it ever stops raining......


lolasdeb - 6/18/2009 at 09:24 PM

Hey Sang! Hope you get that sunny day for golfing.

And Hey to you other JHawkers! I am trying to get back into the work groove after vacation - not real successfully, I might add...


SmilingJack - 6/18/2009 at 11:00 PM

Sounds like most of the country has had a wet spring. Each time I think Denver has been wet I talk to my sister in law in NJ and it is pouring down there.


No1ToRunWith - 6/19/2009 at 01:59 AM

ok, as we know Connor broke his forearm on Sat of Memorial Day weekend. She was on the Cape the next day after being with her boy toy and took five days to get him to the doctor. The day care sitter dropped them today and Olivia told me she fell yesterday doing cart wheels. I looked at the arm and put ice on it. She is a lefty but during my 1hr and a half she only used her right to eat, draw, pick up stuff. I tried to have her put pressure on it but winched. When I dropped her off I told the ex that she was in obvious pain. Her response was yeah she did it yesterday, and she may take her to the doctors tomorrow. I am going to call to she if she did.

I nominate her for



On a side note I calculated of my unemployment she received 85% the Fed Gov't got 13% and I had 2 % or 20.00 a week which went to gas.


susea - 6/19/2009 at 10:30 AM

That's a real bummer Eric. I don't understand how she can get away with all this. Too bad you couldn't get full custody of them.

quote:
Hey Ruthie and Sergio. Where are you? I figured you were home by now. I called your land phone.

Tyler, they aren't home yet. I believe they are in Memphis now.

The rain is really not wanting to stop at all! If it isn't raining, it's deeply overcast. I think we've had 4 or 5 days of sun so far this month of June. I am glad I didn't plant veggies this year.


No1ToRunWith - 6/19/2009 at 11:53 AM

In Mass Sue it would take upwards of 50 grand and even then there is no guarantee I would be awarded custody


No1ToRunWith - 6/19/2009 at 04:07 PM

Called today and Olivia has a big strain, no broken bones.


lolasdeb - 6/19/2009 at 04:18 PM

Glad to hear no more broken bones on those adorable twins, Eric. Those cartwheels can be dangerous (I know my friend Michelle is currently suffering cartwheel leg and I can remember giving myself 2 black eyes once doing these as a child). You hang in there!!!

Hello to all you fine JHawkers! It's Friday, it's Friday!!! (I am still on a mental vacation and this partial week at work has not been productive. Been looking forward to Friday since - well Wednesday. )

Happy Father's Day to all of you Dad's in the crowd. Hope you are all able to enjoy wonderful days with your children. I'm oncall starting Sunday (of course ) but am working on some ideas for slipping away un-noticed to spend at least a couple of hours with my own dad. Family BBQ at my brothers in the country ... hoping for a quiet period to get out there and laptop hooked up then to be able to multi-task (i.e: drink beer and socialize while monitoring systems from the comfort of baby brothers patio )


SmilingJack - 6/19/2009 at 07:02 PM

Morning all. Have a nice weekend.
We are going to Clapton/Winwood on Father's Day. I can't wait. Not my favorite venue-the Pepsi Center-because of the type seats and the layout, but the music should be incredible, and our seats are about as good as you can get except for the suites, so we should be fine. Phyllis is in NJ for her great neice's HS graduation (the same great neice who is coming to Colorado for college next year), and will get back the day of the concert, but has to go to the airport about 4-5 am so she will need a nap before we go.


lolasdeb - 6/19/2009 at 07:10 PM

Happy Father's Day indeed, Jack!!! Those are 2 of my all time favorite performers and from the sounds of things you will be getting a great night of music! Congrats and enjoy!


No1ToRunWith - 6/19/2009 at 08:49 PM

Jack there is a new Clapton/Windwood disc out


No1ToRunWith - 6/19/2009 at 08:51 PM

19 1/2 hrs till I see Connor and Olivia


lolasdeb - 6/19/2009 at 08:52 PM

quote:
19 1/2 hrs till I see Connor and Olivia
Hope you enjoy a wonderful Father's Day with your kids, Eric!


susea - 6/19/2009 at 10:20 PM

Hey all you Dad's, enjoy your children this weekend!


ruthelane - 6/19/2009 at 10:34 PM

.HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! Going out to all the fine fathers here.

Eric, I am so sorry to hear of your continued problems. We have a similar situation going on.
I'm helping my nephew's ex get custody. I won't go into the details, but it is a bad situation.
I think it might be beneficial to you to develop your own life now. I doubt the ex's boyfriend
is a boy toy. Let her do what she wants and don't let it get you down.

We are in Memphis now and this marks our 3rd week on our road trip! It has been a great trip.
Being together 24/7 can put a strain on a relationship. I was thinking we will never make it to 40 years.
LOL.......After the big argument, we both stared to be extra nice to each other. It was silly anyway.
A couple of days ago we were changing out the 6 CDs in the CD player. I commented that this would be
the third time we've played Sada. He asked if I had to play those damn Gregg Allman CDs several times a day. He had a point there! He likes jazz and classical music and 70s rock music.
We do love a lot of music, and agreed on "Big Pink", "Mr Lucky" by Chris Isaac, Coltrain, and CDs
I burned with favorites from the 60s thrugh current. Everybody loves my collections.

Take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend.
...abrazos a totos

We will be home on Money.



.


No1ToRunWith - 6/19/2009 at 10:59 PM

Thanks Ruthie, the wedding is set for next May or Sept, about 80 people going, I refuse to pay for the anulment (spelling)


Sang - 6/22/2009 at 08:40 PM

quote:
Glad to hear no more broken bones on those adorable twins, Eric. Those cartwheels can be dangerous (I know my friend Michelle is currently suffering cartwheel leg and I can remember giving myself 2 black eyes once doing these as a child). You hang in there!!!





Where was youtube when you needed it?


Hi Jhawkers - had fun playing golf - didn't win anything, but had fun. Had a welcome home party yesterday for my daughter - I am tired........


lolasdeb - 6/22/2009 at 08:47 PM

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Glad to hear no more broken bones on those adorable twins, Eric. Those cartwheels can be dangerous (I know my friend Michelle is currently suffering cartwheel leg and I can remember giving myself 2 black eyes once doing these as a child). You hang in there!!!


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quote:
Where was youtube when you needed it?
LOL!!! Well not even invented on the blackeye cartwheels of my youth but funnily enough, when I did attempt to find some 'holding glass of wine while doing cartwheelt' videos to tease Michelle with I got a surprising number of you-tube hits!!! Did not realize that cartwheel drinking had become so popular!!!


No1ToRunWith - 6/23/2009 at 03:49 AM

Hi all, doing ok. kids coming tues, thurs and fri to fri. Unfortunately unemployment is done so no $$$$


No1ToRunWith - 6/24/2009 at 05:18 AM

^


Sang - 6/25/2009 at 02:33 AM

Man, is it ever hot out....just weeded the garden and cut the grass and I am dripping with sweat......


Thank God for air conditioning.......


Eileen1 - 6/25/2009 at 02:57 AM

Hello everyone!


lolasdeb - 6/25/2009 at 02:58 PM

Eileen!!! So good to see you posting!!! You've been missed!


Eileen1 - 6/25/2009 at 03:01 PM

(((((((Deb))))))) I've missed you too sista!


Sang - 6/25/2009 at 03:18 PM

Eileeno! Sure is hot out here today.....in the 90's, I think......


Eileen1 - 6/25/2009 at 03:29 PM

Sango!!! Too bad your not close by. I wore a bikini to work today...hahaha! ;o)


Sang - 6/25/2009 at 05:00 PM

Time for that Moogis webcam..........


Eileen1 - 6/25/2009 at 08:25 PM

Ahhh, the good ole Moogis cam....


Sang - 6/26/2009 at 01:31 PM

TGIF - I'm ready for the weekend.......hope the king checks in soon - Ruthie & Sergio must have worn him out - or scared him........


Eileen1 - 6/26/2009 at 01:41 PM

TGIF indeed! Hope the weather holds up here in NY

Morning ya'll!


Sang - 6/27/2009 at 03:43 AM

I see Ruthie online......


ruthelane - 6/27/2009 at 05:03 AM

Yes, I am up way after miidnight. Can't see too well tonight - I had the ol' shot in the eye again. But my vision has improved consicderably.
Very happy doctor and patient. Still pretty much worn out from the trip and getting things in order at home.

I hope we didn't scare Tyler too much. But I did see him double checking the door and window locks when we left! HAHAHAHA

Take care and hugs to all the JHawkers!!!

[Edited on 6/27/2009 by ruthelane]


ruthelane - 6/28/2009 at 12:08 AM

Anybody recognize these two characters?


ruthelane - 6/28/2009 at 12:20 AM

Here they are again. Shouldn't they be thinking about a getting out of town?


ruthelane - 6/28/2009 at 03:54 AM

This baeutiful lady is Debi, Tyler's wife.


lolasdeb - 6/28/2009 at 02:32 PM

Good Sunday morning, JHawkers! Beautiful day here in Middle Earth (and thankfully slow on the work front so far). Hope you all find yourselves with similarly beautiful days.

Ruthie! Thanks so much for sharing the pics of you and Tyler and Debi. What a lovely group of people (love the dueling ABB T's! ) and how cool that you were able to stop in for a visit and 3D meeting while on your travels with Sergio. That's a beautiful thing about this place... Hope your eye gets to healing soon.


susea - 6/29/2009 at 09:53 AM

Oh how I love these pictures Ruthie and Tyler!!!


dadof2 - 6/29/2009 at 09:55 AM

quote:
Oh how I love these pictures Ruthie and Tyler!!!



real nice to see


Sang - 6/29/2009 at 12:50 PM

hmmmm.... no pictures of Sergio.......


dadof2 - 6/29/2009 at 12:51 PM

quote:
hmmmm.... no pictures of Sergio.......



hiding under the piano?


SmilingJack - 6/29/2009 at 07:00 PM

Great pics. Thanks.


ruthelane - 6/29/2009 at 07:11 PM

Well I think Debi took pictures he was in. LOL
I still have a few more to post.


ruthelane - 6/29/2009 at 08:46 PM

The King. Notice the turbo charged double-wheeled racer. Hey he can outrun the local cops.


ruthelane - 6/29/2009 at 08:47 PM

This pretty young lady is Kristen, Tyler's daughter and mother of Skylar.








[Edited on 6/29/2009 by ruthelane]


ruthelane - 6/29/2009 at 08:54 PM

Tyler's grandson, Skyler.




lolasdeb - 6/29/2009 at 09:16 PM

Thanks so much for sharing your Tyler visit with us all, Ruthie!!! Loving the pictures and can't get over how much Skylar has grown from the last pic Tyler posted here!!! And - good to know that the turbo charged double-wheeled racer and it's owners are not just a myth...


Sang - 6/30/2009 at 12:41 PM

Great pictures - but Sergio seems to be hiding again........


SmilingJack - 6/30/2009 at 06:20 PM

Tyler, you are looking pretty healthy in these pics. I hope you are feeling ok.


Jhawker - 7/1/2009 at 04:38 AM

Great pics Ruthie!!! thanks.

Feeling much better!!!!!

I have some very good news to share in the next few days. My have our fortunes changed.


Chitown - 7/1/2009 at 01:39 PM

quote:
Great pics Ruthie!!! thanks.

Feeling much better!!!!!

I have some very good news to share in the next few days. My have our fortunes changed.


Did someone say fortunes? If you are changing your fortune, does that mean that you have a fortune to change? You sly dog.


Sang - 7/2/2009 at 02:48 AM

Can't wait to hear - checking lottery winners in Missouri just in case......

[Edited on 7/2/2009 by Sang]


ruthelane - 7/2/2009 at 04:04 AM

Tyler looked good and had some energy too the day we visited.
He played the piano and sang a couple of ABB songs. We enjoyed it very much.

Tyler, so happy to hear you have some good news.

Sang, Sergio was taking the pictures! LOL

Goodnight my JHawker friends.


susea - 7/2/2009 at 10:26 AM

Love, love, love the pictures!!! Love knowing there is good news on Tyler's end as well!!


lolasdeb - 7/2/2009 at 12:51 PM

Hello there JHawkers!!! Good Thursday morning to you all and hoping everybody has some great plans lined up for enjoying the 4th weekend!

Tyler - so good to hear you are feeling better and looking forward to hearing more about your good news - you deserve good things in your life!


SmilingJack - 7/2/2009 at 05:37 PM

Morning all. I am looking forward to hearing the news from Tyler.


dadof2 - 7/2/2009 at 06:04 PM

quote:
Morning all. I am looking forward to hearing the news from Tyler.



me too....hope all are well here & wishing everyone a happy 4th of july.....some of you may be interested in getting the new Levon Helm album,Electric Dirt--i'm enjoying it ALOT it's not grounbreaking in the way Dirt Farmer was,but this is a first rate album...

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Jhawker - 7/2/2009 at 09:32 PM

I have some good news. I haven't said anything, but since we moved into our present house we have seen black bold. After fighting with the landlord about getting it fixed, I believe that that part of my health problems are a direct result of the black mold. We have found a nice house in Pittsburg. It is a lovely place in a town I have always liked. That is the good news.


ruthelane - 7/3/2009 at 02:31 AM

I am happy for you. Mold can make people really sick or sicker.
I imagine it's difficult to have to move again so soon, but well
worth it. I hope you'll start getting better once you move.

Hello to all.


lolasdeb - 7/3/2009 at 01:06 PM

Happy Almost Independence Day JHawkers!!! Hope you all have some nice plans on tap for celebrating the holiday!

Tyler - glad you've got a diagnosis on the current homes mold problem and a better place lined up. And hope you guys can get moved soon. Mold in a house can be deadly - at the very least make you really really sick. With your COPD problems it can't be good and it's a good possibility that moving out of there will have you feeling better. Thinking about you and your family, my friend.


SmilingJack - 7/5/2009 at 06:11 PM

Hi all. 4th page bump!!!


SmilingJack - 7/8/2009 at 08:36 PM

page 5 bump! Hello. Anyone out there? LOL.
I hope Tyler is moving. There have been stories here in Denver about the black mold being very bad and there is a lot more here than usual because of all the rain.


Sang - 7/10/2009 at 02:43 AM

Thursday night bump for the JHawkers........

Played golf Sunday and Monday with my old golfing buddies - had lots of fun.....


SmilingJack - 7/10/2009 at 06:57 PM

Happy friday!!!!


Jhawker - 7/11/2009 at 07:56 PM

Well we almost all moved in. It has been quite a week.

Hope you are all doing well.


Sang - 7/13/2009 at 03:13 AM

Great news - you will have internet service there, right?


Sang - 7/14/2009 at 05:08 PM

Happy Tuesday - getting ready for my California trip ....................


SmilingJack - 7/14/2009 at 07:16 PM

Hi Tyler. I hope the move is going well and all are happy.


lolasdeb - 7/14/2009 at 08:49 PM

Hi JHawkers! Hope all are off to great weeks. Sounds like you've got some good plans, Sang, with a west-coast trip (have they been warned?!?!?

Tyler - glad to hear you are getting moved out of the mold-house! Hope you guys really enjoy your new digs (and it's got to help out with the health not having the mold issues).

I am trying to recuperate from my long weekend out of town celebrating my son's wedding. It was a big affair - very touching and lovely - and pretty much non-stop stuff going on all last week with last minute details, my car breaking down as I was getting ready to leave town (dead battery - not sure how cars know the worst possible times to stop working... ), then the trip over to Omaha and the series of parties on top of the wedding. By the time I got Lola and myself back home Sunday night I was deleriously tired and my feet that hadn't seen heels in sometime were swollen and sore from a long night of dancing but I'm finally today kind of back to normal (thank God it's my week to work from home because I would have been nodding at my desk yesterday!)

Sang - I've called Ahnold and the cavelry has been notified of your immenent arrival.


susea - 7/15/2009 at 09:51 AM

Hey all! Tyler, so happy you are almost moved in! It's a big job but the end result will be wonderful!

Deb, you were very busy indeed! Sounds like wonderful celebrations. Congrats to your son!


ruthelane - 7/15/2009 at 11:54 PM

So, was Lola in the wedding party? OK don't shoot me.
I spent the afternoon with my dentist and had major work done.
Let's just say I have stitches and painkillers. Thank God for Loreset.

Hello to all the JHawkers. T, send me your new address. Did you
really think moving would keep me away. Won't work. Hope
all is well with all of y'all.

I'll write more when my head is clear. (ok, I hear some saying, yeah right,
as if that will ever happen.)

Hugs to all.


lolasdeb - 7/16/2009 at 03:38 PM

quote:
So, was Lola in the wedding party?
LOL!!! Nope - no Lola bridesmaids but Molly and George were kind of at the reception (Charles and Emily had a slide show of pictures of themselves from childhood to now and they had some pics of their 'babies' in there). And there was a 7th inning stretch with a rousing group rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame when the Wrigley Field pics appeared.

Sorry to hear you've got tooth issues, Ruthie! But sounds like you've got some good pain meds to see you through! You take care and get yourself healed!

Thanks for the congrats, Sue ... we're a pretty happy family right now.

Hello JHawkers! It's Thursday-almost-Friday ... Yippee!!! (except the Saturday on-call thing for me...). Supposed to be absolutely beautiful weather here in my corner of Middle Earth so I'm hoping to enjoy some outdoors time... show this weekend with Eric Sardinas, Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy that I'm going to try to catch if work cooperates. Hope you all have special somethings you're looking forward to.


Jhawker - 7/16/2009 at 05:53 PM

Ruthie check your pm's. Deb, get out and enjoy the outdoors. See some shows. I am going to check out Tinsley Ellis to see if he is coming around. Kristen got her settlement and is out with Debi looking at cars. We love our place. I have some people coming over tonight to jam. You all have a great Thursday.


Sang - 7/16/2009 at 06:03 PM

Sure, once Ruthie finds out where the King lives, he moves......


Off to California tomorrow for 8 days.......enjoy your time off from me......



(Although we may have a laptop with us)


lolasdeb - 7/16/2009 at 06:30 PM

quote:
Off to California tomorrow for 8 days.......enjoy your time off from me......

Enjoy California, Sang! Believe you said something about Big Sur ... this is one of my favorite places - very beautiful. Check out Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park if you get a chance ... beautiful and there is an overlook where you can check out the waterfall that pours down from the cliffs into the blue-green waters of the Pacific Ocean (has been much photographed so you may have seen pictures). There are amazing trails in Pfeiffer Burns State Park (waterfalls, redwoods, etc) if you are into that kind of thing. There is a beach between Big Sur and Santa Barbara (lovely community) where elephant seals mate ... can't remember the beach name but it's pretty amazing seeing those big guys lazing around on their beaches just feet from you. Have fun!


SmilingJack - 7/16/2009 at 06:32 PM

quote:
Ruthie check your pm's. Deb, get out and enjoy the outdoors. See some shows. I am going to check out Tinsley Ellis to see if he is coming around. Kristen got her settlement and is out with Debi looking at cars. We love our place. I have some people coming over tonight to jam. You all have a great Thursday.

_____________________________________________________________________
It all sounds great Tyler. PM me your new addy and ph#.


SmilingJack - 7/16/2009 at 06:35 PM

quote:
Sure, once Ruthie finds out where the King lives, he moves......


Off to California tomorrow for 8 days.......enjoy your time off from me......



(Although we may have a laptop with us)

______________________________________________________________________
Sang, Bring your laptop to RR and hook it up here so I can see moogis on the big screen!!! I don't really know that there will be enough time.


Chitown - 7/17/2009 at 03:44 PM

Happy Freakin' Friday Hawkers. Tyler, I'm glad you're out of that "mold" situation. That could certainly have added to your not feeling so great. Did you contact the board of health down there so some other unsuspecting tenant doesn't have to endure the same thing you did? Sometimes the only cure is to tear down the building. Then there is the potential for litigation. I know you're happy to just move on, but if that place made you sick, and you can prove that, you may have a solid case against your former landlord. Hopefully you will be feeling like a kid again in no time. Let me know if you change phone numbers, and shoot me a PM with your new address when you get a chance. We're off to see Stevie "Guitar" Miller tonight. Unfortunately, it's at the worst venue in the Chicagoland area- Ravinia. That's alright. Good food, good friends, and the sounds of Stevie Mildew. It'll be fun. Have a great weekend everyone.


No1ToRunWith - 7/20/2009 at 12:24 AM

late Sunday ^


No1ToRunWith - 7/21/2009 at 07:33 PM

Tues afternoon ^


SmilingJack - 7/21/2009 at 07:37 PM

Hi all.


SmilingJack - 7/22/2009 at 06:51 PM

Wed. hello and good wishes to all.


lolasdeb - 7/22/2009 at 07:03 PM

Hello and good wishes back at you Jack! And you and you and you.... all you JHawkers!


SmilingJack - 7/24/2009 at 09:36 PM

My computer has died. I can use Phyllis' laptop sometimes, so I am not completely lost.
Red Rocks is coming up!


ruthelane - 7/25/2009 at 12:48 AM

Hello JHawkers. Hope all are well and planning some fun for the weekend.

Crazy around here. Today we switched from Comcast to ATT for cable, fast access
internet and home phone. Internet and phone working fine. TV works fine but requires
some study. So far trial and error. It has drawbacks and is not better than Comcast
except we don't need the external router for laptops. Cable, I'm not sure about ATT.

Sang I hope you are having fun in California. One of my favorite places to visit.

Jack, I hope you get your computer back running soon.

T, I hope you are settled in your new place and feeling better with the new meds.

Love to all.


DBrim - 7/26/2009 at 09:38 AM

Hey everybody, been a long time since I've posted. I've been dealing with computer problems left and right, but I think I'm finally settling in on the new one.

I just got my ticket for Mule here next weekend. I thought for sure that I stumbled upon an amazing seat when I saw row AA pop up on livenation! I was in a hurry (wanted to keep the seat) and pulled the trigger... and row AA is the LAST row of the first section! Ah well, I've never come home disappointed from a Mule show.

For those of you in the Boston area, I'm going to be exhibiting my photography at the Boston Arts Festival in September. Stop by and say hello if you have the chance.

Hope everybody has a good lazy Sunday.


susea - 7/26/2009 at 02:08 PM

Hey all!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Daniel, I'll be at the Mule show up in the front area. What seat number in AA do you have? I can stop and say hello! Very cool your photography will be on exhibit at the BAF!! I've seen some of your work and it's great! Hope to be there in Sept!

After searching it all out, I have decided I'm doing that Jamaica trip in Jan for the Mule/Warren solo show. I have never been there so what a way to spend it for the first time. The lady doing the reservations said not to book airfare yet that there is most likely going to be another band added prior or after the Mule/Warren shows. It's rumored at this point to be DTB. I hope it happens!

Jack, I do have an extra Red Rocks ticket and Julie said to hold onto it as she may take it but if she doesn't, I may just mail to you and see if you can get a few $$ for it. No big deal if not. Waiting on Julie first!


DBrim - 7/26/2009 at 06:18 PM

I'm in section 2, seat 27. Going solo this time, unfortunately, but at least I have a friend going to see Derek with me on the 8th.


susea - 7/26/2009 at 07:12 PM

OK, I'm in sec 2 as well row B seat 16! I'll make a point to say hello.


Sang - 7/26/2009 at 09:16 PM

Hi gang - back from my trip - had an excellent time in California - I have lots of pictures to upload....... after I get caught up on things I'll tell you all about it.......


SmilingJack - 7/27/2009 at 05:47 PM

Hi all. I may go buy a new computer today (I am using Phyllis' laptop).
Sue, just let me know about the ticket in time to do something with it.


Sang - 7/27/2009 at 06:55 PM

Make sure you get one that works with Moogis.........


susea - 7/27/2009 at 09:59 PM

quote:
Hi all. I may go buy a new computer today (I am using Phyllis' laptop).
Sue, just let me know about the ticket in time to do something with it.

I know Jack. I'll email Julie in a few days to see if she's made any decisions yet!


Sang - 7/30/2009 at 03:31 PM

Hi gang - still working on the vacation pictures - I'll have to post a few when I get done.

Hope all is well with everybody.

Red Rocks!


Chitown - 7/30/2009 at 04:32 PM

quote:
Hi all. I may go buy a new computer today (I am using Phyllis' laptop).
Sue, just let me know about the ticket in time to do something with it.


Make sure you get one with an HDMI port. Then if you have or get a flat screen with an HDMI port, you can watch Moogis on your TV, and listen through your stereo. That, of course, includes any other shows or movies that you download as well. I watch Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm on my computer. I'm picking up an HDMI cord today so that I can watch all the stuff my son has d/l'd on his computer.
Sang, you running in the Rock N' Roll Chicago mini marathon Sunday before the Susan T show? She's listed as coming on at 10:30 AM in Grant Park. Might be a tad early for me to attend, but you never know. If my buddy wants to ride our bikes along the lake front in the morning, we may just check it out.


Sang - 7/30/2009 at 04:48 PM

I golf from 6am-10:45am on Sunday mornings - so I won't be there.....


lolasdeb - 7/30/2009 at 04:53 PM

quote:
Hi gang - still working on the vacation pictures - I'll have to post a few when I get done.
Looking forward to seeing these, Sang ... love that area of the country.

Good Thursday morning (oops - make that afternoon) JHawkers! Hope all are doing well!

Tyler - hoping you and Debi are still loving the new digs and that the no-mold zone has you feeling better!


SmilingJack - 7/30/2009 at 06:37 PM

Hi all. No new computer yet so I may make due for a while without because we will be busy for the next 3-4 weeks with company and I can use Phyllis' laptop.
The digital ageis killing me though. My remote control for my HD big screen tv died and because each remote is coded for each tv, I can't use the other ones I have around. I'll get a new one in 3-5 days but will have ahouse/dog sitter when it gets here. She will have to watch tv in the bedroom!


Sang - 8/4/2009 at 02:20 PM

Good Morning JHawkers........

this weekend we will be doing our annual family vacation to Michigan .... one last hurrah before the kids go back to school.....

This year they all go away to college......


Jhawker - 8/9/2009 at 02:07 AM

Well after our move to Piuttsburg we were told by our landlord that he was needing the house to live in. 11 days after to be exACT. We quickly had to find a new place knowing that the college kids were coming back. We were lucky and found a house in the nick of time. We finally moved in. If anyone wants to know where we are now, pm me. 3 houses in a little over a month.
I hope you are fine. I have missed you all. I hope I have not missed any concerts.

[Edited on 8/9/2009 by Jhawker]


No1ToRunWith - 8/9/2009 at 02:28 AM

quote:
Well after our move to Piuttsburg we were told by our landlord that he was needing the house to live in. 11 days after to be exACT. We quickly had to find a new place knowing that the college kids were coming back. We were lucky and found a house in the nick of time. We finally moved in. If anyone wants to know where we are now, pm me. 3 houses in a little over a month. How embarrassing.

I hope you are fine. I have missed you all. I hope I have not missed any concerts.


T! are you on the east coast? Sorry for not posting, busting my arse lately


ruthelane - 8/9/2009 at 04:20 AM

Hello JHawkers. We are home from our concert trip to Griffin Ga.
It was exceptional. Jimmy Hall is...well...he's Jimmy Hall y'all and a
fine bluesman. He puts on a great show always. We ran into
Renee and Steve (skypup) and Miss Terry. Tommy Talton played
some amazing slide and sang some great songs. We really enjoyed
the show and the trip.

Tyler, please send me your new address and phone numbers. I tried
to call you a couple of times with no sucess. You aren't in the witness
protection program are you with all these moves? LOL


SmilingJack - 8/9/2009 at 06:43 PM

I'm back from a road trip. Tyler, what was that landlord thinking? What a pain. I bet you just want to get settled, so I hope all is ok with the new, new place. Please pm the addy to me .


SmilingJack - 8/11/2009 at 08:15 PM

Hi all.I got the old computer running and did not buy a new one, but I am now looking at ads thinking it is just a matter of time.


lolasdeb - 8/11/2009 at 08:33 PM

Hello there JHawkers! Busy, busy here lately! Hope you are all doing well.

Tyler - what a hastle on the rental ... sucks that the landlord didn't mention his alternate plans BEFORE you'd moved your stuff but glad to hear that you and Debi have got a permanent roost now. You guys take care!

Jack - read in another thread about your road trip. Love that are of Colorado in the San Juans!!! That's where I spent part of my camping vacation this year. (Also - glad nobody got hurt when your car was hit!!! Like you said - things can be fixed and replaced but people...) Will be thinking about you and Phyllis and Jason during this years Red Rocks!


SmilingJack - 8/11/2009 at 09:11 PM

quote:
Hello there JHawkers! Busy, busy here lately! Hope you are all doing well.

Tyler - what a hastle on the rental ... sucks that the landlord didn't mention his alternate plans BEFORE you'd moved your stuff but glad to hear that you and Debi have got a permanent roost now. You guys take care!

Jack - read in another thread about your road trip. Love that are of Colorado in the San Juans!!! That's where I spent part of my camping vacation this year. (Also - glad nobody got hurt when your car was hit!!! Like you said - things can be fixed and replaced but people...) Will be thinking about you and Phyllis and Jason during this years Red Rocks!

______________________________________________________________________
Despite the hit and run in Santa Fe, it was a great trip. I planned it well to get the max things in a small time frame. We could have spent days in any of the places we went, but just spent enough time to get the flavor and wet my east coast nephew's familys' appetite for both Denver and the Southwest. They also spent time talking about moving here for numerous reasons( not the least of which is their 9100.00$ R.E. tax bill in NJ compared to about 2000.00$ on a comparable house here), and ironically, my other nephew (the older brother and the nephew who beat cancer) is coming tomorrow and he has actually tried moving here in the past but couldn't because of the type of work he does.


Sang - 8/13/2009 at 03:04 PM

Hey JHawkers - just back from a Michigan vacation. I posted some pictures in the MT, I'll copy a few of them over here sometime today......


Sang - 8/13/2009 at 03:56 PM


Sang - 8/13/2009 at 03:56 PM





Michigan pictures

[Edited on 8/13/2009 by Sang]


Sang - 8/13/2009 at 03:59 PM










Highway 1, Waterfall at Big Sur, large waves at Laguna Beach



[Edited on 8/13/2009 by Sang]


lolasdeb - 8/13/2009 at 04:31 PM

OOOOO, Sang!!! Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing. That drive along Highway 1 on West Coast is one of my all time favorites ... good job on capturing it's beauty! Also, love the Michigan sunset pics! Which of the lakes is this? (guessing Michigan because of direction of sunset).


Sang - 8/14/2009 at 01:12 PM

Yes, Lake Michigan, taken from Silver Beach in St. Joseph, MI...............


SmilingJack - 8/17/2009 at 05:44 PM

Nice pix , Sang.


susea - 8/17/2009 at 07:20 PM

Sang, those pictures are fantastic! WOW!!! Beautiful!

Hope all of you are well!


Sang - 8/17/2009 at 07:56 PM

So, where has the king been?


Jhawker - 8/18/2009 at 09:38 PM

Sorry every one. I know you get tired of hearing about all our troubles. I won't bore you. I haven't had the energy to do any thing although since Debi has been sick for 2 weeks I have had to do more. Things are not going well right now. What else is new. I haven't forgot about you all. Hoopefully things will get better, and I can start posting again about positive things.

What I really need is a three hour GM concert to take my mind off my troubles for a few hours. They are not coming around, and I don't have the money anyway.

[Edited on 8/18/2009 by Jhawker]


lolasdeb - 8/24/2009 at 04:14 PM

Been thinking about my JHawker friends ... hope you are all doing well!

Tyler - hope things are going better for you and Debi (and hope she's recovered from the illness ... 2 weeks is a long time to be sick). Keeping you and Debi and your family in my thoughts! Hope you are liking the new digs and have gotten past the moving hurdle.

I know what you mean, KingT, about needing some GM!!! Missed my opportunity earlier this year and finances have me sticking close to home for shows so doesn't look like it will be happening for me this year (even if they add dates don't see them coming back here again this year). Guess that gives me something to look for in 2010! Fortunately, a lot of music started appearing locally - kind of all at once - so I do have Dave Mason, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Franti tix lined up but I had to nix Red Rocks this year

(((effie))) Haven't seen you around, my friend... hope all is well with you and yours.

And those best wishes go out to all you fine JHawkers... hope life is treating you kindly.

Sang - REALLY love that pic from the CA coastline. You really captured the essence of the beauty that is Big Sur!


SmilingJack - 8/24/2009 at 06:04 PM

My 3 weeks of my nephews/families visiting is over. Now I can plan my ABB party!


susea - 8/25/2009 at 12:41 AM

I want to thank our Lolasdeb for ALWAYS knowing the right things to say! She said it all for all of us!

I keep you all in my thoughts...



Jack is going to have a great ABB party. I'll be looking forward to all the stories but first I'm off to create a few!!


ruthelane - 8/25/2009 at 01:43 AM

Hello to all the Jhawker friends!
Tyler, I hope you and Debi are doing better now.
Gorgeous photos, Sang!!! Makes me want to head for California.
Sorry I haven't been around much.

We took a 4 day trip to Gulf Shores,
a great place to be. Unfortunately, it was not for pleasure. I went to
testify on behalf of my nephew's ex-wive in a custody hearing. I did the right
thing and it wasn't easy, but I had to think of the child. Needless to say, I am an
outcast from the family. They deleted me from their friends on myspace and
FaceBook. I guess that's just the price I have to pay for following my conscious.
The judge wouldn't change the agreement after hearing testimony. He was a
visiting judge and wasn't about to overturn the previous judge. Next, Appeals
Court and more money to lawyers pockets. (I don't mean you Brock)

But I do have good news. I saw the retina specialist today and, NO SHOT IN THE EYE.
I can tell a big improvement in my vision. Still have to be checked out every 6 weeks.
Now on to the eye surgeon to remove a big cataract from the other eye. LOL Gotta
laugh, can't cry and whine too much.

Abrazos a todos! (you bunch of brazen toads!) LOL
I love all of y'all.


lolasdeb - 8/25/2009 at 02:07 AM

Good news on the eye, Ruthie!!! Glad to hear the vision is getting better! And saying a healing prayer for that other eye and the upcoming cataract surgery.

Kudos to you for following your conscience and doing the right thing to help out a child's life ... even it wasn't the easy thing. That had to be a tough one ... lot of courage on your part. I hope that with time your family will be able to see things more clearly and re-embrace you. Hang in there!


Sang - 8/25/2009 at 02:54 AM

Hi gang - glad to see the return of the king ...... hope things get better for you and Debi....

Looking forward to Red Rocks.......


Way to go Ruthie - we need more people like you that will do the right thing....


susea - 8/25/2009 at 11:13 AM

Wow Ruthie, that took a lot of strength to face what you had to and I admire that! Good for you! Children come first!

Best of luck with your cartaract surgery.


ruthelane - 8/26/2009 at 09:04 AM

Thank you.


SmilingJack - 8/31/2009 at 08:29 PM

page 7 bump. I hope Tyler and Effie are ok.


lolasdeb - 8/31/2009 at 10:26 PM

quote:
page 7 bump. I hope Tyler and Effie are ok.
Me too, Jack. Haven't seen either of them posting for so long...


ruthelane - 8/31/2009 at 10:45 PM

I was looking for this thread last night and went through the first six pages
and gave up. I see Jack and Sue often on FACEBOOK. I haven't heard anything
from Tyler since his last move. Haven't heard from Effie since he last posted here.
I've been missing Deb. I guess you went camping. I'm leaving for Nicaragua on
Thursday. I may post if I find a "computer cafe". Y'all take care and have lots of
fun at Red Rocks. I wish I could be there. I hope everybody is ok.


lolasdeb - 8/31/2009 at 10:53 PM

Enjoy your trip to Nicaragua, Ruthie!!! Sounds like fun and how great to be able to go someplace like that and have family/friends awaiting you. (and yep - went camping a couple of months ago ) I am one of those rare holdouts that does not have a MySpace of Facebook page.


DuaneAllmanFan - 8/31/2009 at 11:08 PM

hello everybody. long time no talk, hope everybody is doing a-ok

matt


lolasdeb - 8/31/2009 at 11:13 PM

Matt!!! It has been a long time! Have you been able to catch any of the shows on the East coast? Back in school?


DuaneAllmanFan - 8/31/2009 at 11:32 PM

hey deb, unfortunately I haven't been able to catch any shows this year . oh well. I start school on Wednesday, this summer flew by, but I'm looking forward to another good school year.


lolasdeb - 8/31/2009 at 11:39 PM

quote:
hey deb, unfortunately I haven't been able to catch any shows this year . oh well. I start school on Wednesday, this summer flew by, but I'm looking forward to another good school year.
Sorry you didn't make any shows, Matt. I was able to make one Beacon show with the Brothers (happyhappyhappy ) and some other shows along the way (like a smoking DTB) but had to bow out of Red Rocks as I'm playing make-up on the financial side for $$$$ that I spent this summer on my son's wedding (which makes missing RR no big deal ) Agree on summer ... can't believe tomorrow is SEPT already! Good luck with school!


ruthelane - 9/1/2009 at 10:44 PM

quote:
Enjoy your trip to Nicaragua, Ruthie!!! Sounds like fun and how great to be able to go someplace like that and have family/friends awaiting you. (and yep - went camping a couple of months ago ) I am one of those rare holdouts that does not have a MySpace of Facebook page.



And God bless you for that. myspace seems deserted. I am bored with FACEBOOK.

I was in a minor accident this afternoon on the way to the dentist. I rear-ended an
old Jag(1980's era). I skinned his back bumper but the front of my Toyota Avalon ain't pretty.
I am still a little shook up. I wasn't fast and my brakes are great but couldn't avoid hitting him.
It is the first accident I've been in since my Fiat hydro-planed and slide down an embankment.
That was 1970. I hit my head, not much damage to the Fiat either. I suppose I am lucky. I used to
commute to Miami Beach on I-95 100 miles a day for years. Nada. I feel stupid but I guess I should
just thank God nobody was hurt.


lolasdeb - 9/1/2009 at 11:49 PM

Ruthie!!! Sorry to hear about the accident but glad that nobody got hurt. Now comes the dealing with the insurance companies... Hope the car repairs get handled rapidly and you don't have any problems there. And watch out on that head hit ... be sure to seek medical attention if anything starts feeling 'wrong'.


ruthelane - 9/2/2009 at 12:19 AM

quote:
Ruthie!!! Sorry to hear about the accident but glad that nobody got hurt. Now comes the dealing with the insurance companies... Hope the car repairs get handled rapidly and you don't have any problems there. And watch out on that head hit ... be sure to seek medical attention if anything starts feeling 'wrong'.


Thanks Deb. But I hit my head back in 1970. I guess that could explain some things.


Sang - 9/11/2009 at 02:53 AM

Hi JHawkers! Great time at Red Rocks and in Denver......


susea - 9/11/2009 at 06:53 PM

Did you get pictures Sang? How did you like the venue? Pretty amazing huh?


susea - 9/11/2009 at 06:54 PM

I see Tyler is on line! How is our King doing??


Sang - 9/11/2009 at 07:09 PM

quote:
Did you get pictures Sang? How did you like the venue? Pretty amazing huh?



Of all things to forget, I forgot the camera ............

My niece got a few pictures from Rocky Mtn National park though....


lolasdeb - 9/11/2009 at 08:51 PM

quote:
Without going into a long story .... I miss you all especially my phone buddies.
Aw geesh, Tyler ... Sorry to hear about Kristen. Hope she gets on the meds soon. I have a dear friend who had this in the worse way and he is clean and sober and free from illness today (anyway it's no longer active in him). The treatment was a hard road but I think it may have saved his life. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers and I'll be sending some extra healing thoughts Kristen's way.

[Edited on 9/23/2009 by lolasdeb]


susea - 9/11/2009 at 10:06 PM

Tyler, I missed your post earlier by seconds. We were posting at the same time. I hate hearing this news. Dam, please feel free to chat with us as we will always give you the support you need and deserve.

Sang of all places to foget your camera. Rocky Mnt National Park is amazing. There can be some iffy corners on the roads but I always love being in the Mountains of Colorado. It's exciting and scary all at the same time! LOL!


SmilingJack - 9/14/2009 at 01:36 AM

So sorry to hear that the 'rain' continues to fall in Tyler's life. I wish the best for her.


Jhawker - 9/22/2009 at 10:41 PM

Hello all my friends. An update on Kristen. She went into the hospital the 13th of Sep. They checked her kidneys, gall bladder, and liver. She had been vomiting and was having trouble urinating. After all the tests they ran they said that she need to take out her gall bladder. They thought everything was OK, but decided to keep her another night. Good thing because she started bleeding internally and was rushed into emergency surgery in the middle of the night. They felt that everything was fine again. They apparently nicked an artery during the first operation. They just want her to get better. She remains positive. Both doctors will communicate as far as treatment. I have been sick emotionally and physically. I have had flare-up of Bronchitis. I should have been on antibiotics a week ago. I just started them today. I have to get better so I can get my Remicade treatment. Kristen also cracked her foot when she passed out in the hospital bathroom. She did go back to work yesterday. Skyler is going to day care and loves it. He says he has made many friends. Today is my birthday. Skyler's is the 5th of Oct. He will be 5. I am 44. May God bless you all. I will check in to let you know how things are going. My dad is not doing well. I have trying to keep his spirits up.

[Edited on 9/22/2009 by Jhawker]


ruthelane - 9/22/2009 at 10:57 PM

Tyler, my friend, I'm so sorry about all your problems and poor Kristen.
She is getting treatment, which is good. Karen uses those patches too.
You need to take care of yourself too. I really missed seeing you on here.

I will call you soon, I promise. Just a lot going on here. We were in Nicaragua
for ten days and it was a good trip. We saw Sergio's family, went to a 50th annv.
mass and party - just like a wedding.


susea - 9/23/2009 at 12:15 AM

quote:
Today is my birthday. Skyler's is the 5th of Oct. He will be 5. I am 44.

Happy Birthday! Hoping things get better for everyone. Prayers and healing vibes are great for spreading around! Sending many your way..


lolasdeb - 9/23/2009 at 12:25 AM

Darn it, Tyler ... when it rains it pours and sometimes it's just a damn monsoon. Hope Kristen is recouperating well from the gall bladder surgery now and glad to hear she's getting medical advise re: everything else.

And you my friend, you need to concentrate on your health, too - get those antiobiotics started stat! (and I'll be sending some healthy thoughts your way, and Kristen's, and for your dad)

Glad to read that Skylar is enjoying his daycare and making new friends. That is an exciting time in a young person's life - their first step out into the big world and beginning to form relationships outside of the family.

Lastly, but certainly not leastly - Happy Birthday, Tyler!!! Hope you have a great 44th birthday! You are still a spring chicken!

[Edited on 9/23/2009 by lolasdeb]


ruthelane - 9/24/2009 at 01:08 AM

Tyler, you are just a youngun!
Glad to hear Skylar is happy with his day care.
Is Grandpa out of a job? Hope you get over your bronchitis soon.
Also hope Debi is doing good. She is a sweet woman.

I hope all the JHawkers are well and happy.
I wish Effie would check in with us.

Deb, thinking of you and Lola. I had to make a little ramp for
one of my ferrets. It was only one step up, but she was very small.
I put a rug over some books and it was perfect.
If you go to one of the online pet stores, they have foam steps and
other things to help with old or injured pets..

Hugs to all.


Sang - 9/24/2009 at 06:23 PM

44?????? You are a youngster. Hope things get better for Kristen......


Jhawker - 9/28/2009 at 03:23 AM

Wonderful pics Sang. For the record, I am 55. I miss you all. I know all I have to do is pick up the phone and call Ruth, Jack, Pat, and several other other people. The ones that I don't have I know they would give it to me. I have found myself and my my family in a funk. No motivation. There is a chance that I might have to go into into the hospital. I won't worry about until the time comes. Just remember not to mention the condition Kristen is in unless you want to pm me.

Now for the question of the day......................Who got the better deal, the Denver Broncos or the Chicago Bears?

I can hardly wait until the new GM CD comes out.


susea - 9/28/2009 at 10:16 AM

Hey Tyler, you are a spring chicken in my book! The Denver who?? The Chicago what???? It's all about DAAAAAAAA PATS!!! Hehe! Couldn't resist!

I too can't wait for that Gov't Mule CD!!! Ready and rearing and for you Tyler, here is a couple of videos of two new tunes!

Inside Outside Woman Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5C-cZbmpMU

Railroad Boy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl71jpnP4i4


susea - 9/28/2009 at 10:18 AM

A BIG Happy Birthday going to out Lolasdeb!!! Have a great day my dear! Hope things are going well for Lola! Hope you aren't limping anymore either!


sonnystang - 9/28/2009 at 10:35 AM

Happy Birthday Deb


Sang - 9/28/2009 at 08:14 PM

Nice to hear from the King. 55? You're older than me then........


Hang in there.........


ruthelane - 9/28/2009 at 09:45 PM

Yeah Tyler, you're older than me too. LMAO!!!
So good to hear from you here. I am waiting for your call.
I always love hearing from you. Sending something out to you
this week. I know you'll like it, maybe love it. Please keep in
touch with us.

Where is our good friend Effie? Anybody hear from him? Sending
Love and Hugs to you Effie.

Deb, I hope you enjoyed your day and celebrating Bridget Bardo's
birthday too. LOL I love you and Lola and hope all is well
with her too.

Hey Sang Sonny Sue Jack


lolasdeb - 9/28/2009 at 10:04 PM

Popping in to wish all JHawkers well and especially you, Mr T. Been keeping you and your family extra strong in the thoughts. And 55 IS young, Tyler ... I know this for a fact!

Thanks all for your kind wishes and thoughtfulness on the b-day and my 'puppy'. No more limps for me (definitely going to get that hole filled though ) but my gal, Lola, is still pretty gimpy. We are going back to the vet tomorrow and I'm going to see if we can get some more answers or something - anything. And I'm bringing my sis for support ... just in case.


ruthelane - 9/28/2009 at 10:14 PM

Oh no, Deb. Maybe they can give her some steroids which
should ease the pain for a few months anyway,


susea - 9/28/2009 at 10:37 PM

I agree Ruthie. There has too be something that can help with her discomfort. I'll be praying you get some sort of answer this time around. Keep us posted.


ruthelane - 10/1/2009 at 02:34 AM

Hello to all my JHawker friends. Hope all are well.

Anybody heard from Effie? I hope you are OK, Effie.

Deb, how are you and Lola doing?

We are going to see Tinsley Ellis Sat. night in Boca. It's Karen's birthday - 35 - I ask myself,
how is that possible? She went with me to see Tinsley in Tampa a few months ago and she
loved him. It was her first TE show.

Hugs to all.


sonnystang - 10/1/2009 at 11:01 AM

Good Morning to Ruthie, sue, Sang, Jack, Deb(hope Lola is better), young Tyler and all other JayHawkers


SmilingJack - 10/1/2009 at 06:10 PM

Hi Sonny et al.


ruthelane - 10/1/2009 at 06:28 PM

Good afternoon to all the JHawkers.

Sonny, it's so good to see you posting here. Welcome to
the JHawkers!

I hope Deb and Lola are doing better.

Still no Effie.


Jhawker - 10/1/2009 at 06:38 PM

quote:
Nice to hear from the King. 55? You're older than me then........


Hang in there.........


I think you use the binary system of counting Sang

Ruth check your pm's

Sorry about your puppy and you Deb

[Edited on 10/1/2009 by Jhawker]


Jhawker - 10/2/2009 at 08:54 PM

I would like to thank Pat. Jack, for calling yesterday. I also called Ruth yesterday. I talked until my voice gave out. I was so good talking music and such. I also appreciate the rest of you that take the time to post here.

Btw, Sang you have an attractive family.

Welcome to sonnystang. I am Tyler. What ever you have heard about me it is all true.LOL

I also tried to get through to a very good friend of mine but not successful. I worry about him.

I wonder having Don Imus on Fox business channel will go over. I see where he comes on at 5amCDT

[Edited on 10/2/2009 by Jhawker]


ruthelane - 10/2/2009 at 08:59 PM

It was great talking with you Tyler and thanks for calling me.
Try your best to see Tinsley Ellis when he comes your way, Tyler.
I know you will love him.

I keep thinking about Deb and Lola. I hope both are OK.

Still no Effie.

Hello to all.


Jhawker - 10/2/2009 at 09:15 PM

Great talking to you Ruth. My Dad's doctors think they have his condition figured out finally. He has been losing blood. He went to the hospital (my younger brother took him.) They want to give him 11 pints. My question is where did all the blood go? Any way they think his mobility will improve as will his fatigue. Very good news. I wish you all could hear his voice when he told me. My other bro was hit on his motorcycle and broke his hip. He is still in the hospital going through rehab. It was so great hearing Dad's cheerful voice again.


ruthelane - 10/13/2009 at 03:54 AM

I had to search for this thread!

Hello to all my Jhawker friends!


ruthelane - 10/14/2009 at 03:38 AM

Where is everybody?


ruthelane - 10/19/2009 at 04:13 AM

Hello Jhawkers! I heard from Tyler. He is doing fine and they
are settled in their house now. Tyler's older brother was in a
motorcycle accident, wrecked his motocycle, was in hospital,
broken hip, convelesing at home now. Kristen is working.

Hugs to all.


lolasdeb - 10/19/2009 at 02:18 PM

Howdy JHawkers!!!

Thanks for the update on Tyler and the family, Ruthie. Bummer about his brother's motorcycle accident!!! Broken hip sounds not only painful but like something that may take some time and work to recover from. Hope he has a smooth recovery ... stuff like that gets harder to bounce back from as we get older. Glad to hear that Kristen is working - definitely a plus in today's economy!!!


Sang - 10/19/2009 at 02:41 PM

Thanks for the update - hope the king checks in once in a while.......


Gov't Mule this Saturday for me......


ruthelane - 10/20/2009 at 06:33 PM

ABB for me tonight!!!

Good to see y'all posting, Deb and Sang.
Tyler does stop by and read sometimes.

Very worried about Effie. Anybody heard from him?


Chitown - 10/21/2009 at 03:02 PM

quote:
Thanks for the update - hope the king checks in once in a while.......


Gov't Mule this Saturday for me......


Me too. Hope to see you at the Riv on Saturday.


lolasdeb - 10/21/2009 at 03:05 PM

Hey you fine JHawkers! Happy hump day!

quote:
Very worried about Effie. Anybody heard from him?
Me, too, Ruthie. I miss him. Hope all is well with him.

Sounds like you got a great show last night, Ruthie!!!

Enjoy yourself some Rogers Park Mule, Sang!


Jhawker - 10/22/2009 at 03:02 AM

We are doing fine here. Thanks for your concern. Sure would like to hear from Effie. I know my friends are right here. I need to start posting more. I promise I will. Having a CT-Scn tomorrow. Checking on a lump below my sternum. Probably nothing. Things are really going well for Debi and me. I am gonna have to call Pat to get the lowdown on the GM show. Sang is going so they must be shooting a DVD.LOL I love you all. Take care of yourselves. A special hello to Jack. I just love talking to Ruth on the phone. I am gonna get the review from her ABB concert too. Have fun Sang and Pat. Hey Deb. Hope you are fine.


Sang - 10/22/2009 at 03:07 AM

Thanks T! I'll have to ask Warren if they'll film it for me..... Glad things are going well.....

Hey Pat - I'll be meeting up with Lee before the show.....maybe we can get together.....my wife will be out of town, so I was planning to hit the town early....


greggswoman - 10/22/2009 at 03:13 AM

Tyler!! I'm glad to see you posting.


Sang - 10/22/2009 at 04:07 AM

Mitzi!




BOO!


Jhawker - 10/22/2009 at 08:14 PM

Great to see you Mitzi. I have missed you so much. I had a good day today. Got out and ran some errands. Sure would be nice to see some sun though. Thanks to Sang, I have been enjoying the Phiily show from Warren and Matt from 2000, acoustic set titled Smile at half mast. Beautiful music. Looking forward to the new GM cd. Also looking forward to Sang and Pat's review of GM. Been looking through some misplaced cd's. Found some ABB I forgot I had. As far as I can tell, the only one I am missing is the London ABB show from '91. Have a great evening everyone.


SmilingJack - 10/22/2009 at 08:20 PM

Hi Tyler. I was not on at all yesterday but I still check in most days. I hope all the Jhawkers are well. I hope Tyler is up to posting more so we can continue to use this thread as a friendly place on this website.
Wintery here yesterday after being 85 on Sunday! Back in the 50's and sunny today. Saw Bob Dylan last night at Magness arena at DU-he was good but venue really sucked-college hockey arena-seats and soundboth sucked, so I wish it was a better venue because I still like Bob.


Sang - 10/22/2009 at 08:21 PM

If you don't find it, I have it..... i keep it in my car.......


ruthelane - 10/22/2009 at 09:13 PM

DANCING BANANAS HAVE RETURNED!!!

What more can I say. LOL


SmilingJack - 10/23/2009 at 08:12 PM

Hi everyone. Hope it is a good weekend for all. Back to fall temps here and sunny for the weekend, but the hot temps are over.


No1ToRunWith - 10/23/2009 at 09:42 PM

Stopping in to say Hi. Hope everyone is well. Enjoy!



http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_asxtela/GovernmentMule1999-10-03CabaretMusicHall MontrealCanada.asx

The Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal, QU, Canada, 03rd October 1999
CD1: (64:10min)
01) Wandering Child
02) Thorazine Shuffle
03) Devil Likes It Slow
04) Mule ~ I've Been Working ~ Woody's Jam ~ I've Been Working ~ Les Brers In A Minor tease ~ Mule
05) Painted Silver Light
06) Is It My Body? + ~
07) Doing It To Death

CD2: (67:19min)
01) Bad Little Doggie
02) Lay Your Burden Down
03) Never In My Life * ~
04) Mississippi Queen ** ~ Politician Jam ** ~ Mississippi Queen *
05) Waitin' For The Bus *** ~
06) Jesus Just Left Chicago **
07) Superstition **

Encore :
08) When The Levee Breaks *+
09) 30 Days In The Hole ***
Length: min
Personal our dearly beloved brothers:
Warren Haynes: Vocals, Guitar
Allen Woody: Bass, Mandolin
Matt Abts: Drums
Setlist Notes:
* Gordie Johnson on guitar & vocals from Big Sugar
** Gordie on guitar
*** Gordie on guitar & back-up vocals
+ 1st time played


susea - 10/24/2009 at 11:46 AM

Howdy all!


SmilingJack - 10/24/2009 at 07:13 PM

Hi. Happy saturday. We went for regular flu shots today. No swine flu shots available here yet. Stopped by farmer's market on the way home and got goodies for dinner.
Tried Effie's home number again with no answer.
Broncos have a bye this week but Jason and I are hot on pro football (probably because of the Broncos surprising start 6-0) so, we'll catch most of tomorrow's games plus MNF. Walk the dogs a little both days in the fallen leaves (3/4 down now). Enjoy the colors before the next little storm takes the rest away.
Have a good one everyone.


Sang - 10/24/2009 at 07:32 PM

Got my flu shot a couple of days ago - tell Jason hi - sure you guys are enjoying that 6-0 start.....


susea - 10/25/2009 at 12:34 PM

I got my flu shot a few weeks ago. The H1N1 will hopefully become available to everyone as well. I love hitting the Farm Jack! Mine that I frequent is open until Nov 15th so every Sat or Sun I make my pit stop for all the wonderful fresh veggies!!

Sang, you got a great Mule show last night. I read that you said the upstairs was too loud. Do you wear ear plugs? I always do at this point in my life!

Hello and happy game day to all today! 1PM for the Pats then I'll be hoping the Angels win tonight!!


sonnystang - 10/25/2009 at 01:45 PM

Good Ol' Sunday Morning to everyone

good to see Tyler posting

went on a Pink Ribbon Walk in Cape Canaveral yesterday with about 400 other people, mostly women! man i was in heaven..........

Feeling grateful and lucky this am

Looking for a miracal @ 1:00....GO BUCS.......sorry susea couldn't resist!


Jhawker - 10/25/2009 at 10:02 PM

quote:
Hi Tyler. I was not on at all yesterday but I still check in most days. I hope all the Jhawkers are well. I hope Tyler is up to posting more so we can continue to use this thread as a friendly place on this website.
Wintery here yesterday after being 85 on Sunday! Back in the 50's and sunny today. Saw Bob Dylan last night at Magness arena at DU-he was good but venue really sucked-college hockey arena-seats and soundboth sucked, so I wish it was a better venue because I still like Bob.


Too bad about the venue Jack. You know I really like Bob too. I would love to see him in concert.

I would love to hear about the GM show in Chitown. Sang, Pat?

Will be posting more now Sonny. Thanks

I have a cystic mass below my right sternum. I see a surgeon the 10th of Nov. I don't know what he will want to do. I imagine a biopsy would be the first thing. I sure he will not want to leave it in my abdomen. I will keep you all informed.


Sang - 10/25/2009 at 10:54 PM

The show was great, and it was great seeing Pat and his friends again.

I have earplugs, but always forget them. Between Bob Mould and Mule, if my ears weren't always ringing they would be now. Thankfully the sound wasn't as loud downstairs, so we moved down there the 2nd half - only thing was we had to stand. Kind of Bird was fantastic - the whole 2nd half was very good. I really like Jackie Greene too - his set was loud - I bought his new cd - it is ok, but he was more rocking live.


Glad to see you back here, Tyler - get that mass taken care of..... seems to be always something....


No1ToRunWith - 10/25/2009 at 11:32 PM

Go Angels


ruthelane - 10/26/2009 at 01:21 AM

Hello to all the Jhawkers!

Is anybody here going to the Christmas Jam in Asheville that Warren puts on
for Habitat For Humanity. I've never been. In the pool this afternoon I convinced
Sergio to make the trip, but it doesn't look like a lot here are planning to go. It's
only one day, Dec. 12th. The Biltmore decorated for Christmas should be very
stunning to see also.

Eric, I love that photo. Very vivid the way it's done.

Tyler, I'm thinking of you every day my friend. Hugs to you and your family. Love y'all.
I'm still looking for that email address you wanted. I'll call you befor Nov. 10th.

We are going up to Macon Nov. 7 for a show with Tommy talton, Jimmy Hall and others.
Looking forward to seeing Miss Terry and some other GA folks too. Should be fun!

I've never had a flu shot and rarely get the flu. When I was ten years old, I had the Asian flu
and was extremely sick. The doctor came around to everybody's house and gave penicillen
shots. My oldest sister didn't get the flu just the younger ones. I also had a flu when I was
sixteen and missed two weeks of school. I haven't had a bad flu since. I believe we build
up immunity. It isn't hittting the over sixty crowd because of some immunity built up. I also
know there are many different strains of flu. I know I'm the minority opinion around here,
but Tyler wound up in the emergency room after his flu
shot recently. Anyhow, I'll just take my chances.

Hope y'all have a great week!


SmilingJack - 10/26/2009 at 07:25 PM

Happy Monday. Sunny cool day in Denver (we got a sprinkling of snow last night) with more snow due later in the week. Watched football all day yesterday with a little flurrying going on, and I made a big pot of green chile stew. We smothered pork/green chile empanadas that we had bought at the Farmer's Market, plus Jason ate an additional bowl with a tortilla!
Effie called me in the am but I was not up yet and missed him when I returned the call. Maybe today then.
I wish we could go to the Christmas jam.


ruthelane - 10/27/2009 at 01:18 AM

Jack, it's good to hear Effie called. I hope you can talk to him soon.
Please tell him I think of him often and would love to hear from him.
BTW, green chilie stew is Sergio's favorite and I never make it.

We have had some pleasant weather. 80's days 70's evening! I love it.

Hugs to all the Jhawkers!


lolasdeb - 10/27/2009 at 01:44 AM

Good to hear you sort of had contact with Effie, Jack! Please pass on the love of us all when you do speak and tell him he has been missed.

Tyler - good to see you posting, too! Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you seek medical help for that mass on your sternum.

Love to all you fine JHawkers!


Jhawker - 10/27/2009 at 03:25 AM

Hey all. I have had a good Monday. Debi got a line on a new job today. She still has the other one though. Skyler is going out to get his Halloween costume tomorrow. He is going to be a transformer.LOL Too bad you and Effie couldn't get together Jack. Sure would like to know what is going on with him. Thanks for the info on the GM show Sang. I am optimistic about my cystic thing. No need to worry until I see the surgeon. A big hello to Eric, Sang, Deb, Jack, Ruth. A good evening to you all.


sonnystang - 10/27/2009 at 09:52 AM

Hey Tyler....good seeing you more often.....Hope if it is a biopsy to be done, it come out clean....good attitude though, don't worry....doesn't do any good!

Peace and Love my new friend


No1ToRunWith - 10/27/2009 at 01:32 PM

Good Morning! In celebration of the new Mule record/cd, whatever we call it these days......

ENJOY!!



Gov't Mule

Gov't Mule
Riviera Theatre
Chicago, Illinois
10/24/2009

1st Set

01 Tuning
02 Brighter Days >
03 Like Flies
04 Blindman In The Dark
05 Brand New Angel
06 Endless Parade
07 Any Open Window >
08 Steppin' Lightly >
09 ?
10 Inside Outside Woman Blues
11 Brokedown On The Brazos

2nd Set

01 Frozen Fear >
02 Kind Of Bird
03 *Feel Like Breakin' Up Somebody's Home
04 *Scomule >

2nd Set Con't

01 Drum Solo >
02 No Need To Suffer >
03 I'm A Ram
Encore:
04 Thanks
05 #Don't Let Me Down >
06 #After Midnight

* With Joe Bonamassa On Guitar
# With Jackie Greene On Guitar and Vocals


Sang - 10/27/2009 at 02:16 PM

To make it sound like you were really there, turn it up to earbleed level.....



Loudest concert I've ever been to - even louder than Bob Mould a couple of weeks ago...


No1ToRunWith - 10/27/2009 at 02:49 PM

Sweet Sang. I remember Muleoween last year and it was loud


SmilingJack - 10/27/2009 at 06:29 PM

Morning all. Tyler get that mass out now before anything happens like growth or change with it-you really don't need to carry it around.
Connected finally with Effie. He is good, but has some new health issues( serious but not life threatening) and is very busy at work so he says hi to all. We really didn't get a long enough call to go over everything, but it was good to hear from him. He barely has time to read some things here but trie to keep up.
Cloudy and cool with snow coming sometime soon. We had a colorful fall here and I only wish it was longer. But you never know here on the front range-we could get a cold November and a warm December.
My good friend Sharon got me 2 tickets for the Denver Nuggets home opener this week so Jason and I are going tomorrow night. Jason was with me when I got the call for the tix so I asked him along, but when Phyllis found out I was in trouble! But like a good mom she said 'You and Jason go and have a good time.'


SmilingJack - 10/28/2009 at 08:01 PM

Big fall snowstorm in Denver-a real tree breaker because some trees still have their leaves. It is supposed to snow for almost 2 days. Yesterday it was 60 early in the day with rain just before dark that changed to snow about an hour later, but it did not get heavy until morning then we got big, wet flakes.
Going to the Denver Nuggets home opener tonight with Jason so I'll be going slow with my 4 wheel drive on. I've got to shovel some snow first and will try not to hurt myself before the game!
Hope eveyone is doing well.


ruthelane - 10/28/2009 at 08:25 PM

Hello to all the Jhakers and welcome to the foldl Sonny. Good to see
somebody new here!

Jack sounds like very cold weather to me. Snow. I have rarely seen snow
in my lifetime. Lived mostly in the tropics. In Mississippi near the coast, I remember
my Dad coming in on a Sat. morning and saying it's snowing, get up, come see the snow.
My sisters and I said oh sure. But it was snowing and several inches of it stayed on the
ground for 2 or 3 days.HA It snowed again when I was a senior in college. I saw snow once
when I was in Memphis.LOL That's about it.

We have had temperate weather here in south Florida. Days in the 80's and nights in the 70's.
They turned the pool heater on!!! Go ahead...laugh!

I'm so glad you heard from Effie. I was afraid it was a health issue. I'm hoping he gets better soon
and maybe stops by to say hello. Tyler thinking of you and hope you get that mass removed and
soon. Deb, how is puppy training going. Please post a pic of Punkin when you can.

Hugs to all the Jhawkers!


lolasdeb - 10/29/2009 at 02:59 PM

Hey JHawkers! Hope all are staying safe and happy.

Tyler - saw in another thread that you might be catching Tinsley this tour. GO!!! You will love it - he puts on an excellent show ... definitely one of those guys that hasn't gotten the props he deserves.

Jack - stay safe there in Denver and keep it on 4 while out and about driving. Hope you don't get you a@@ kicked too bad by this storm I'm hearing about.

~~~waving~~~ and heading to my regular Thursday 10:00 meeting


Sang - 10/29/2009 at 03:12 PM

AA?


lolasdeb - 10/29/2009 at 03:30 PM

quote:
AA?
LMAO!!! Shhhhhhh - it's supposed to be confidential.


Jhawker - 10/30/2009 at 08:58 PM

Beautiful Fall day here. In the 50's and sunny. At least that is what it looks like from my window.LOL Everything is fine here. Nice to make a new friend Sonny. Nice to catch up with old ones. Ruthie sent me a package to keep me busy. Very nice. Thanks Ruthie. Skyler is ready for Halloween. He still thinks you can go to houses to trick or treat and request certain treats such as cupcakes, candy bars. He has promised to share everything with me. I just hope he doesn't tell the treat givers that. Kristen through a rod in her Jeep. You have to remain those old cars. Oh well, I know she has health problems, but she is an adult and has to figure this out on her own. We have spoiled her too long. We will see that Skyler has everything he needs, but the rest goes to my putting everything into my marriage and making it work. I simply don't have the mental toughness to figure out Kristen's problems. Everything is good. A big hello to Deb and your thoughts(and Pumkin), Jack and your thoughts, Sonny and your wise words, Eric for postin the cd, Ruth and your kindness, and to you all.


Anyway, have a good Halloween.

[Edited on 10/30/2009 by Jhawker]

[Edited on 10/30/2009 by Jhawker]


SmilingJack - 10/30/2009 at 09:46 PM

Hi Tyler et al. As bad as our fall snowstorm was (we got about 18" and some places had more) it is already melting fast. It is about 45 right now and tomorrow will be in the 50's. The trick or treaters will need rain boots!


ruthelane - 10/30/2009 at 10:19 PM

Hello to all the JHawkers. Tyler, enjoy the package. LOL
Deb, I hope you and Punkin are well and happy.
Hello to Jack and Eric and Sonny and Sang.

Tyler, you are right about Kristen. You have to think of Skylar and Debi and yourself.
Believe me I know!

I am trying to help my good friend who runs an animal shelter raise funds to build an enclosure that
will withstand a pack of marauding dogs to protect the cats she cares for. It's not easy. It's also not
easy to run an animal shelter these days. She adopts out the cats and kittens but they just keep
coming. She has them spayed or neutered as soon as they show up and she can catch them. It's
a long sad story.

Anyway, y'all have a great weekend. Find some music you love and listen to it. For me, that's
Gregg!


No1ToRunWith - 11/3/2009 at 07:20 PM

Hi all stopping to say hi. First day off in 6 days so just chilling. Sue that is a WTF look by Todd

Enjoy!


Derek Trucks Band Live at Carolina Theater October 30, 2009





1) Sweet Inspiration
2) Sailin On
3) Kam-ma-lay
4) Preaching Blues
5) Mahjoun
6) Crow Jane
7) Already Free
1) Going Down Slow
2) Get What You Deserve
3) {Band Intro's}
4) Afro Blue
5) Joyful Noise
Encores:
6) Soul Serenade
7) Down In The Flood


Sang - 11/4/2009 at 10:39 PM

Hey JHawkers.........

With all my kids in college I have to take the garbage out myself......what a pain....

They pick up recycling every other week.....always have to remember which week....

I called my son after he went away and said he had to come home and take out the garbage. He laughed at me.....


lolasdeb - 11/4/2009 at 10:59 PM

Tomorrow is garbage day in my neighborhood, too, Sang. Supposed to be in the 60's this weekend and I'll be doing some major raking so next garbage day will be a production getting the leaf bags out to the curb.


Sang - 11/5/2009 at 06:46 PM

Set out 8 bags for today - 1 big tree in the back, 2 in the front.

Probably one more bag to go - leftovers from the tree in the back plus the plants from the garden.


ruthelane - 11/6/2009 at 12:27 AM

Tyler, I hope you make it to Springfield Saturday night, Nov. 7
to see Tinsley Ellis at Nathan's. Good luck.


No1ToRunWith - 11/6/2009 at 01:29 AM

Evening all. Just got bummed from another job interview. Only my 4rth in a year with 150+ jobs put in. I really thought I had this one, went back for two interviews two and waited a bit over a week to hear. Oh well I guess I will struggle some more.

http://www.archive.org/serve/bbking1971-06-19fillmoreeast/bbking1971-06-19f illmoreeast.wma




B.B.King Fillmore East,NYC June 19,1971

Cd1-Early Show
1-Let Me Love You
2-Walkin' Doctor Bill
3-You're So Fine
4-Aint That Just Like A Woman
5-Instrumental
6-Instrumental
7-Please Accept My Love
8-The Thrill Is Gone
9-Instrumental
10-Sweet Sixteen/

Cd2-Late Show
1-Instrumental
2-Every Day I Have The Blues
3-How Blue Can You Get
4-Instrumental
5-A Whole Lotta Lovin'
6-Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
7-Hummingbird
8-Instrumental
9-Intros
10-Sweet Sixteen
11-Instrumental
12-The Thrill Is Gone
13-Instrumental
14-Crowd

Sb Master Reels


No1ToRunWith - 11/6/2009 at 10:57 PM

hi


Jhawker - 11/9/2009 at 11:55 PM

Hi Eric and everyone else. Going to the surgeon tomorrow. I will let you all know the good news. Everyone is fine here. Beautiful Fall day.


Sang - 11/10/2009 at 12:12 AM

Good Luck Tyler..... and Eric.


No1ToRunWith - 11/10/2009 at 01:04 AM

quote:
Hi Eric and everyone else. Going to the surgeon tomorrow. I will let you all know the good news. Everyone is fine here. Beautiful Fall day.


Prayers and good vibes to you Tyler


Sang - 11/10/2009 at 04:11 PM

Hoping to hear good news from Tyler......


lolasdeb - 11/10/2009 at 05:02 PM

quote:
Hoping to hear good news from Tyler......
Me too!!! Keeping you in thoughts, Tyler (and all of you other JHawkers are in those thoughts, too )


ruthelane - 11/10/2009 at 06:25 PM

Hey Tyler, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and sending you love.
Everything is going to be fine.

I did speak to Effie Sunday afternoon. I called him and he said he was in the middle
of something but he would call me back. He did call me back and he says he is ok,
that he has problems but nothing major. Also said he is very busy these days with work.
He has taken on extra work lately including a major research project. He doesn't come
here anymore because he doesn't have time. He appreciates everyone thinking of him.
He is also spending time with his son who is learning guitar. They are playing together a lot
these days. He said Rochelle and the boys are fine. So there you have it.

We had a great weekend in Macon this past weekend. One of the best shows I've had the
pleasure of seeing. It was powerful. Chuck Leavell, who toured with the Rolling Stones, played
for about 40 minutes with Jimmy Hall, Tommy Talton and his band, Randal Bramblett and
Diane Durrett. Just unbelievable. Chuck was full of energy and everyone on the stage was
having fun. And so was the audience. Tommy Talton's band is terrific and Tony, the keyboard
player is very expressive. I think he has been taking lessons from Chuck. Diane sings her heart
out and added so much to the show. And Jimmy Hall had the audience eating out of his hand.
I love that man. He has immense talent and soul. It was a "Dream Team" of musicians. You
could feel the love. It was magic.

Hello to all my Jhawker friends. Sending hugs to all. Eric, it's tough out there, as you well know.
Just keep on trying. Your efforts will pay off.


lolasdeb - 11/10/2009 at 06:29 PM

Thanks so much for the Effie update, Ruthie!!! I think about him often and am happy to hear his absence here is due to having even better things to fill his life with (and glad to hear he and the family are doing well).


No1ToRunWith - 11/10/2009 at 09:35 PM

Brother Tyler.... come in please


SmilingJack - 11/10/2009 at 10:20 PM

Tyler, is the surgery for the mass they found?
Eric, we had a story in Sunday's paper about how the HR people at firms are getting depressed by the sheer volume of resumes and applications they get-one company said 350/day! So, you are not alone with this problem. I know that does not help, so here is some good vibrations being sent for your next interview. Good luck.


No1ToRunWith - 11/11/2009 at 01:08 AM

thanks Jack, I actually talked to me old boss via email to congratulate him on the Yanks World Series. See Boston fans are compasionate Anyways he asked how it was going and said I was still looking. It was a year October 30 that I was let go.


No1ToRunWith - 11/11/2009 at 09:13 PM

Tyler, hope everything is ok


ruthelane - 11/13/2009 at 03:45 AM

Hey, Tyler, I hope all is good with you. Guess what? I found the DVD Please Call Home.
When I went to the dentist today, he said, oh, btw, I still have your Please Call Home DVD.
He had given me back the empty package and , without checking it, I send the empty package
to Tyler! LOL We need to hear from you Tyler. Thinking of you.


Sang - 11/13/2009 at 05:52 PM

Morning JHawkers........ hope we hear from Tyler soon.......


Jhawker - 11/13/2009 at 09:06 PM

Good afternoon jhawkers. The surgeon is going to talk to the radiologist to see exactly where the mass is. He also is going to go over his notes about my pancreatitis which he treated. He is going to talk to the surgeon who performed the splenectomy. He is looking to see if the two conditions were related to this present problem. Once he does that he he will have a better idea of what he is dealing. One thing is pretty certain, he is going to go in and dispose of the cystic mass internally, which means it will be tied in to the excretory system. It is considered major, invasive and risky surgery. I see the surgeon next Tues. and will know then what he is going to do unless he contacts me before that. I am a fighter and will come out of this just fine!!!!!!

Hope every thing is fine with you guys and gals. Has anyone heard the new GM CD? I haven't heard it. Effie got ahold of me and said he has been busy, really busy. Thanks for the update Jack. You all have a good weekend.


ruthelane - 11/15/2009 at 04:49 AM

Hey Tyler, good to hear from you. I am glad they are getting that mass out.
You will do just fine, I'm sure. Did you read my earlier post that I found the DVD
of Please Call Home? My dentist had it. LOL I'll be sending it out to you next week.
I'll be thinking positive thoughts of you and sending you love too, my good friend!


ruthelane - 11/16/2009 at 08:36 PM

Hoping Tyler is alright. Please let us hear from you as soon as you know anything.
Or ask Debi to email me. She has my email addy.


SmilingJack - 11/16/2009 at 08:56 PM

Hi all. Busy weekend here so I'm just getting back online. My Broncos are collapsing!!!! Help! Please don't throw water on them.


Sang - 11/17/2009 at 02:03 PM

Good luck with the surgeon today T..............

Yes, I've heard the new GM cd and I like it - like every Mule cd it takes a few listens - the first song will shake you out of your chair, though.......


SmilingJack - 11/18/2009 at 09:12 PM

I love the opening song "Broke down on the Brazos' with Billy Gibbons, but the rest is slowly becoming better to me-I need a few listens for any of the other tunes to stick out.
I hope all is well with Tyler.


ruthelane - 11/20/2009 at 12:14 AM

Hello to all the Jhawkers!!!

I wonder how Tyler did with the surgeon. Thinking about you, Tyler, if you read this.

I have been busy making plans for some music vacations. We are going to see Jimmy Hall
in Atlanta on Dec. 10th. This will be the 4th time in two years I've been to Georgia to see
Jimmy Hall. That's as many as my Gregg and Friends shows over the last two years. LOL

I'm also planning a trip up to VA and MD to see two Gregg shows in January. Can't let a
little cold weather stop me. LOL I just hope we don't get snow!


Jhawker - 11/20/2009 at 09:14 PM

Well I saw the surgeon in Pittsburg Tues. He and two pancreas experts are working on my case. He said the largest pancreatic cyst he had ever seen was 4 mm. That is not a typo. 4MM! Mine is 9 MM long! It is affecting my pancreas, kidney, and stomach. The specialists in Wichita I guess have more knowledge but I want my surgeon making the decision. He has seen me and all the reports and film. He said his first reaction was to get it out of there. It could rupture and empty all its contents into my blood stream possibly causing a cos tic reaction that is sometimes fatal. Debi asked him if the operation is necessary if we could wait until after the first of the year. He was to get back to me by today. I called and his office is closed at 1pm on Fri. So I have a dilemma. Do I go along with no surgery for a cyst that by his estimation has been there for a year and a half? Knowing that it could rupture. Do I say I want it out of there? If they say the operation can wait, I don't want to wait. That is all I need, going through the holidays wondering about the cyst. It is major surgery. I don't want to be operated on, but I also don't want to think about the consequences. I can't get Debi to talk about it. She says she doesn't want to worry about it. I think it is about her job and maybe having to take off work. I told here that she could work. I don't need any one there. I just want it over. The problem I went into him for turned out to be a hernia on the stomach. Totally unrelated to the cyst. He says it is up to me as to whether or not to fix it. He said if it starts causing complications then take it out. I told him it hurts me now. It is like having three boobs.LOL So do you see my dilemma? Why haven't I heard from the surgeon? Too many questions and not enough answers. As we walked out of the surgeon's office, Debi said well that was good news. If you have to have surgery you can wait until after the first of the year. I said yes but you are not the one with a 9MM cyst in your abdomen.


ruthelane - 11/20/2009 at 09:28 PM

Hey Tyler, so good to hear from you. I can understand Debi just not wanting to deal with it now.
But I think you should get it out because you are going to make yourself sick worrying about it.
I'm sure Debi will understand if you explain it to her, gently. Wishing you all the best with that, Tyler.
I'm sending you the Big House DVD after Thanksgiving.

Jack, I see you are getting Grace Potter in Denver on Dec.3rd. Are you going?
I would love to see her. Need to put her on my list.

Hello to all the Jhawkers!!!

Tyler, please check in often!


Sang - 11/20/2009 at 09:40 PM

Great to hear from you T - maybe you should ask the doctor if there is an award for the biggest cyst........maybe a discount since he won't have any problem finding it.....



Hi Ruthelane and all the other JHawkers......


SmilingJack - 11/20/2009 at 10:54 PM

Tyler, it doesn't sound like you want to wait-neither would I. Get it done and over with.


ruthelane - 11/29/2009 at 03:55 AM

Hello to all the Jhawkers!!!

Here is a photo from our recent trip to Nicaragua. It was Sergio's sister's 50th wedding anniversary!!!


Jhawker - 11/29/2009 at 04:11 AM

What a nice pic Ruthie!!!!!!!

I have an appt. Thurs. with the surgeon. He has decided it is just too large. My cyst that is. He is going to tell when he is going to operate.

Hope you are all well. I got a msg from EFfie. Just busy I guess. I think there is more to it though.


ruthelane - 11/29/2009 at 08:14 PM

Hey Tyler. Glad to hear you are getting that cyst removed. The sooner the better.
I hope you and yours had a nice Thanksgiving. Say hello to Debi, Kristen and Skylar.
I just realized Skylar rhymes with Tyler!

Effie said he is working on a big research project now and is very busy.
I do miss him, though and hope all is well.

Hello to all the Jhawkers!


Sang - 11/30/2009 at 06:51 PM

Nice picture Ruthie - I guess that troublemaker Sergio cleans up pretty good........


Tyler - get that record-breaking cyst out of there........


tell him to put it in a jar - Skylar might need it for show and tell sometime....


Chitown - 11/30/2009 at 09:06 PM

Tyler, there is no "good time" to have surgery. I'm with Sang and Jack- the sooner the better. It sounds like Deb may be in denial. Who can blame her- scary stuff. Hang in there buddy. Best wishes for a successful removal and quick and full recovery. Give me a shout when you feel up to it.


ruthelane - 11/30/2009 at 09:54 PM

To Tyler: Out, Out Damned Spot!!!
Just do it!!! Get it over with.

Thank you Sang. Yes, Sergio can be very presentable at times!

Hello to all the Jhawkers! ~~~~~~~~waving to all~~~~~~~~~~~(I copied Deb)

Where the heck is Deb anyway?????


SmilingJack - 12/2/2009 at 08:54 PM

Hi all. Bumping up. I think Tyler is getting it planned and looking for a date. I think you'll be more comfortable after you heal from the operation.


lolasdeb - 12/2/2009 at 10:45 PM

quote:
To Tyler: Out, Out Damned Spot!!!
Just do it!!! Get it over with.

Thank you Sang. Yes, Sergio can be very presentable at times!

Hello to all the Jhawkers! ~~~~~~~~waving to all~~~~~~~~~~~(I copied Deb)

Where the heck is Deb anyway?????
Deb is right here saying DITTO on that Out, Out Damned Spot!!! Tyler - get that cyst removed! I would imagine from what you've said re: it's size that you will really notice some difference in how you feel having it out of there. Keep us posted on when you will be scheduling this - I'll be keeping you and Debi in my thoughts.

Been busy here in Middle Earth but wanted to swing in and say hey to the King and all other JHawkers and wish you all well.

and yep ...

~~~~~~~~waving~~~~~~~~~


No1ToRunWith - 12/3/2009 at 12:51 AM

Tyler, sorry took so long to post. I was on hold with the Guiness Book and they are ready.

prayers


susea - 12/3/2009 at 11:18 AM

I agree with everyone here that the cyst should come out. The worry of it all is so stressful. Holiday's or not, health and well being is what's most important!

Ruthie, I'll be getting a ton of video of Grace in Jamaica. Her band opens before all the Mule shows and closes the last night plus you know she'll sit in with the Mule too! It'll be like being there with this new camera of mine that takes HD video! I've had PM's from some people telling me to get pictures of her on the beach! LOL!


ruthelane - 12/3/2009 at 06:59 PM

quote:
I agree with everyone here that the cyst should come out. The worry of it all is so stressful. Holiday's or not, health and well being is what's most important!

Ruthie, I'll be getting a ton of video of Grace in Jamaica. Her band opens before all the Mule shows and closes the last night plus you know she'll sit in with the Mule too! It'll be like being there with this new camera of mine that takes HD video! I've had PM's from some people telling me to get pictures of her on the beach! LOL!


LOL!!! Now I wish I was going with you!!! No beach photos for me but I am
looking forward to those videos of Grace!!!


Jhawker - 12/4/2009 at 08:11 PM

I want to announce that I am having a grapefruit size pancreatic cyst. Delivery is scheduled for the week of the 14th. Just in time for Christmas. Names are being considered. Baby shower invitations in the mail.

I hope that every one has their holiday plans finalized, presents bought, so that you can just sit back and relax. I am sure that you are all prepared. My, it IS the 4th.

We went out and got a tree, dragged it home behind the car, and put it up. It is higher than the ceiling so it leans over. No one can see the TV now. You don't think it will dry out do you? Skyler says "it is the most beautiful tree he has ever seen, and he is never taking his eyes off it."


Sang - 12/4/2009 at 08:16 PM

Have you told Kristen she is going to have a cyster?


Good luck! Let us know how it comes out. Watching for my invite.



A kid's view is great at keeping us young.........


ruthelane - 12/4/2009 at 08:23 PM


lolasdeb - 12/4/2009 at 09:44 PM

quote:
Skyler says "it is the most beautiful tree he has ever seen, and he is never taking his eyes off it."
Awwww - Tyler, you just made my day with this... and Skyler just made me smile more than I have all day with this sentiment. Children at Christmas always remind me that there is still some wonderful magic in this old world. Thanks for sharing your tree experience. I'm going out to fetch my tree tomorrow. We'll see how long I can keep it standing with a newborn in the house (Miss Punkin, being a puppy, loves exploring everything in HER house ... can only imagine what she will think when I introduce a tree to here living space then drape it with all kind of new 'chew toys'!!! )

Sounds like you are welcoming a girl on the 14th, Tyler. Was trying to find a name to submit for your consideration and came upon the following on the net...

Name: Cyst
English Meaning: best
Gender: female
Origin/ Nationality: England
Continent/Source: Europe and Russia

Who knew Cyst was an actual name?!?!?! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts, Tyler, with extra healing thoughts sent on the delivery date. I just know you will feel better after getting this removed. Thoughts to Debi, also... hope she is doing well.


ruthelane - 12/5/2009 at 03:40 AM

LMAO!!! You are funny, Tyler. I'll have to go to the online baby store and look for a present for the baby!!!

Cyst is a good name or maybe Cystina or Cystanna....ok I'll stop now!

I'll be thinking about you,Tyler.

Hey Deb

I love Skylar's comment on the tree. The last time we had a tree, we had two cats and one ferret.
No icicles and nothing on the lower branches. The ceiling was A-frame so we
got a seven ft. tree. Our little friends liked to smell the tree and sleep under it. They
were so good. Then the day we planned to take it down, one of the cats got a wild
hair and just flew up the tree and it toppled over. Now we have two cats. One is full of mischief.
No way am I putting up a tree.


greggswoman - 12/5/2009 at 03:42 AM

(((((((TYLER)))))))


DanB - 12/5/2009 at 01:58 PM

good luck brother T


SmilingJack - 12/5/2009 at 09:05 PM

Name that thing 'Out of here!' and get 'ur done. I hope they take good care of you.


Sang - 12/7/2009 at 08:51 PM

Grapefruit sized? What have you been feeding that thing?

Hope you're not using that old 'I'm eating for 2 now' line..................


Good luck getting it out!


Sang - 12/9/2009 at 07:39 PM

Hump Day Bump....................


No1ToRunWith - 12/13/2009 at 02:12 AM

^ ^


lolasdeb - 12/16/2009 at 12:34 AM

Thinking aboiut you Tyler and wondering if you have any birth announcements. Hope the health is well and your family is doing good.

And that goes for all you JHawkers. (except the birthing thing)


ruthelane - 12/16/2009 at 01:45 AM

Hello and hugs to the JHawkers.

Love to hear from you Tyler. Hope all went well for you.


ruthelane - 12/18/2009 at 02:04 AM

Just thinking about Tyler. It's several days after the 14th.
Anybody heard anything?


Sang - 12/18/2009 at 04:46 AM

Hope T lost some weight......and is feeling no pain.....


susea - 12/18/2009 at 10:50 AM

Thinking of Tyler and hoping to hear something soon!


ruthelane - 12/18/2009 at 09:20 PM

Hello JHawkers!

I just spoke with Debi and she said Tyler's surgery was today and they removed
a 9 inch cyst. Amazing. While they were at it that fixed a stomach hernia. Tyler is
in ICU and not awake yet. They expect to keep him in ICU tonight and tomorrow.
Debi said everything went well and he would be fine. Hoping he'll be home for
Christmas. Skylar has something new to say about Christmas everyday. I asked Debi
to write it down for Tyler. Just wanted to let everybody know Tyler should be OK
soon. Debi said she would call me as soon as he is in a room. If anybody needs an address, PM me.


Sang - 12/19/2009 at 12:19 AM

Good news! Thanks Ruthelane!


ruthelane - 12/19/2009 at 03:59 PM

I haven't heard back from Debi. I hope Mr. JHawker, King of Cool,
is resting well today.


SmilingJack - 12/19/2009 at 10:52 PM

Thanks for the update Ruthie. I hope all is going well today.


DanB - 12/19/2009 at 11:22 PM

Prayers for Tyler!!!


ruthelane - 12/19/2009 at 11:36 PM

I spoke to Debi again this afternoon. Tyler is still in ICU today. They were going to get
him up and walking later this afternoon. If everything goes welll, they will transfer him
to a room tomorrow. He is in a lot of pain, but he has a morphine drip. Debi took pictures
of Tyler to show Skylar that his grandpa is OK. They live only six blocks from the hospital.
It looks like the old man is going to be OK.


No1ToRunWith - 12/20/2009 at 02:59 AM

{{{Tyler}}}


susea - 12/20/2009 at 02:53 PM

Thank you for the update Ruthie! Hoping and praying that Tyler will be feeling much better before long and that he'll be home for Christmas too!


ruthelane - 12/22/2009 at 04:15 AM

Hello JHawkers!

I spoke to Debi earlier in the evening. Tyler is doing great and should be home
for Christmas. He is out of ICU and is walking around. Still on a liquid diet. I hope
you get healed quickly, Tyler.

Merry Christmas to all the JHawkers!


DanB - 12/22/2009 at 04:18 AM

keep on rocking T


susea - 12/22/2009 at 11:16 AM

He's up and walking around then that is a very good thing and headed home for Christmas and even better thing! God Bless Tyler!!


susea - 12/22/2009 at 11:17 AM

Happy Birthday to our SmilingJack


SmilingJack - 12/22/2009 at 08:45 PM

Thanks Sue.
Love and best wishes to Tyler.


No1ToRunWith - 12/22/2009 at 08:55 PM

Long Live The King!!!


lolasdeb - 12/22/2009 at 09:18 PM

Up and walking around and home for Christmas!!! This is great news! Thanks so much for keeping folks updated, Ruthie!


Sang - 12/23/2009 at 04:50 PM

Hope the King is doing good and getting ready to go home......


SmilingJack - 12/23/2009 at 06:57 PM

Hello all and especially Tyler. I hope your recovery is coming along.
I've been laid up for about 10 days with a bad compressed disc, but I am going out to do a little shopping today before it gets too late (did some online already). It is snowing lightly in Denver and looks nice-I hope it is not too crazy out there!


ruthelane - 12/24/2009 at 03:28 PM

GOOD NEWS FROM TYLER!!!

Santa Claus(JHawker) is going home today. I just called him and he's just waiting
for the doctor to release him. He sounded really good. And in a very good mood too.
I know they will have a very happy Christmas at the JHawker house. I am so happy to
hear him sounding so cheerful. He said he is going to start posting when he gets home.
It was great talking with him. He loves to talk music and I told him about seeing Jimmy Hall
and Chuck Levell showing up at the show in Macon.

I want to wish a very Merry Christmas to all my JHawker friends!

Jack I'm sorry to hear you have been laid up and I hope you
can get up and about for Christmas.


susea - 12/25/2009 at 12:57 AM

Merry Christmas I am smiling just knowing that Tyler can put this behind him! Be well King! We'll be here when you can stop in!

Jack, that is awful and painful with your back injury. Hope things are better soon!

My wishes of good health to all in the coming year! Enjoy this evening... Christmas Eve is special!

[Edited on 12/25/2009 by susea]


Jhawker - 12/26/2009 at 03:30 AM

I am home and enjoying Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. Even you Sang. Ruth, thanks for the updates. I vow to take better care of myself and get on the site more. Music still does it for me. I love discovering new directions while holding on to the old. I think I can still rattle off the names of the original Jhawkers along with the later arrivals. I love all of you and will talk more later as Jack is on the phone. See ya.


Jhawker - 12/26/2009 at 04:12 AM

OK, after a nice conversation with Jack I am back. Effie called me yesterday. Nice to hear his voice and receiving a Merry Christmas greeting. Ruth and I talked from the hospital Thurs. She is such a darling. I do have to say that this has been one of my best Christmas' ever. Any way, I have lost out on so much info on groups, individual musicians, concert news, etc. I haven't even heard the new GM CD. You know how much I love GM. So I am going to stay on here on a regular basis. You can find out info on almost any musician by searching the site. Of course the best thing is visiting the diary. Love you all. Smoke um if you got em. T


ruthelane - 12/26/2009 at 05:08 AM

So glad you are home and back online Tyler.
Take it easy and heal up well. Hugs to you.
And my best regards to Debi. You are a lucky man to have her.

I am so glad to hear you spoke with Effie. One of the finest men
who ever lived! I wish he would come back and post here. I miss him!

We are all exhausted after two days of food preparation for Christmas.
It is a good feeling after because everybody had a good time and enjoyed
the food and the company! I am too tired to sleep.

I hope all the JHawkers had a great Christmas! Tomorrow I'll rest and watch Law and Order reruns! LOL


susea - 12/26/2009 at 01:34 PM

So thrilled to have you back and at home Tyler! I can tell by your writing that your feeling a little more like your old self and this is so wonderful! Peace, love and good health being sent your way and to all our friends for a blessed new year!


DanB - 12/26/2009 at 02:35 PM

Welcome home T


ruthelane - 12/26/2009 at 06:32 PM

I am so glad the "King of Cool" is back home and on the mend!


SmilingJack - 12/26/2009 at 11:14 PM

When I spoke to Tyler he was more worried about my back then his operation, lol, but I told him going to the hospital and being cut open beats a sore back anytime-especially Christmas. But, as you can tell, he was in a good mood and happy, so it was great talking to him and Debi. So, I think Tyler's operation was a great success and I hope he feels more comfortable after his full recovery.
Christmas here was very nice. I had another session with my applied kinesiologist on my birthday (22nd) and started feeling like I could walk a bit the next day, so we went to see Avatar on the Imex screen. What a fun movie in 3D. Then by Christmas Eve I was up and walking ok (it was a long 2 weeks before that), and we went to our friend Lenore's for a new tradition of dinner/drinks/gifts/fun. We check out Christmas lights during the drives over and back and Lenore's famous Santa collection (Lenore is a collector). We had a wonderful roast pork dinner and too many sweets afterwards.
Then home to my (and Jason's) traditional Christmas Eve gift wrapping for our family gifts (Phyllis is of course all done by this time), which I finished around 12:30! A little time relaxing with some wizard's 'chem dog and sour diesel' (not to be too specific, lol-gotta love Colorado's medical marijuana law) smoke, and then off to dream of sugar plums(????), lol. Followed by a great Christmas morning of exchanging gifts and laughing, before starting our prime rib dinner. Another great meal and then off to watch (me) and play wii fit plus-our new game from Santa (Phyllis got the wii for her birthday this year and we are just getting some new games for it). Most of the things are too physical for me, but fun watching everyone else. I may try to play the guitar in the Beatles game.
So, I was laid up going into Christmas, but everything worked out fine. I am still having some problems with the disc but it is 'just' sciatic type pain now, ie a pain in the ass! LOL.
I hope everyone else had some calm, pleasant and fun moments during the hectic holiday season (so far). And have remembered to take a minute for yourself. We have few plans until NYE when we are going to a tiny club in a bbq place that is having a blues band. We looked for someone more well known, but didn't like our choices and decided to check out this little place and since we have a large tablefull, we should be able to make our own party.


No1ToRunWith - 12/27/2009 at 03:54 AM

For the King!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4n8OC9dSIs


Jhawker - 12/27/2009 at 04:42 AM

I got out on my wheelchair with the snow tires today. Great news huh? Well not so good. I was on my way to hospital to see some of the nurses that took care of me. I could not pass the liquor store without stopping in. Bad move. Long story short, I got another RUI, my 15th. I had been drinking egg nog at home before I left so I got rather smart with the cops. I dropped my pants and took off my shirt to let them see my sutures. I was cited for indecent exposure. All is well now as the police here compared notes with Carl Junction police and determined I was harmless. I made a new friend in jail who is a ABB fan. I invited him for New years Eve. Debi doesn't know yet. I told him he might want to clean up a little. He said no thanks. Huh. I am gonna get off here and check out the link that Eric posted. Later. T

BTW, Happy birthday to the man that started the tradition, Jack.

[Edited on 12/27/2009 by Jhawker]


Sang - 12/27/2009 at 05:57 AM












Well, I see the doctor must have missed the piece that makes you a troublemaker.......


Glad to have you back ................


susea - 12/27/2009 at 01:48 PM

LMAO!!! Tyler is back in full force!!

Jack, love your post! I sure wish you'd be in Jamaica with us for the Mule... those ganja tours look like a blast! Glad your back is feeling better but the sciatic nerve is still very painful. You are no pain in the arse that's for sure! LOL!

Sang, did you make it out to see Lefty last night?

Waving to all our friends and hoping everyone is thoroughly enjoying their weekends!


Sang - 12/27/2009 at 07:54 PM

No, I went to Central Illinois to have Christmas with my side of the family......interesting drive back in the snow....


ruthelane - 12/27/2009 at 08:26 PM

I see Tyler is up to his old tricks! He must be feeling a lot better!

Jack, hope your back is better soon.

Hello to Eric, Dan, Sang and Sue. I'm happy to see this place busy again.

Hugs to all!!!


No1ToRunWith - 12/27/2009 at 10:14 PM

Good to have the King back!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBM6Gbi8qTk


Sang - 12/28/2009 at 04:46 PM

Monday bump for the King......


Hope the drugs haven't worn off......


No1ToRunWith - 12/28/2009 at 10:02 PM

the dancin banana's go well with the video clip


ruthelane - 12/28/2009 at 10:19 PM

"Keep On Smilin" I love Jimmy Hall

I think I've seen Jimmy more times than Gregg solo during the last two years.
Jimmy is quite a showman and one of the best bluesmen around!!! Go see him
if you get a chance!

Tyler, I hope you are doing well. Come out and say hello! Love to you and Debi.

Hugs to all the JHawkers!


No1ToRunWith - 12/29/2009 at 02:27 AM

Ladies and Gentleman..... Mr. Billy Powell

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


SmilingJack - 12/29/2009 at 08:58 PM

"BTW, Happy birthday to the man that started the tradition, Jack."

Yes, the Happy Birthday tradition was started by me back around 2 thousand years ago when my back didn't hurt! LOL.
I'm slowly improving in the 2 steps forward one step back method of healing. I took a hot bath to loosen up last night and it made me feel better, but too loose! I turned over while sleeping and the sciatic pain hit again! I spent about 20 minutes just standing in the bathroom while waiting for some pain killers to kick in, which they finally did (or the sharp pain just wore off) and I went back to bed. This morning I feel like yesterday, so overall I can move and have limited pain again, with another kinesiologist appointment in the AM. I think having a specific sciatic problem will be easier for the Dr. to treat and I'll be able to enjoy our NYE plans.
Sue, I wish there was a way for us to go to Jamaica but it is just too much money from here. I think it will be a wonderful and very memorable time. We do have Mule tickets for February for 2 shows here and are looking forward to them.



Jhawker - 12/29/2009 at 09:57 PM

Hello everyone. I am feeling better every day. I am getting back to where I enjoy life again. Nice pics Sang. How did you get my dad to pose for that pic? Jack, you really need to get that back traded in or fixed or more drugs. You have way too much pain with which to deal. Tis the season for pot brownies, or as I like to do, ride the souped up wheelchair to the liquor store for some peach brandy. I have watched so much football I see footballs in my dreams. Those and nutcrackers. Sue, do you have to cross water to get to Jamaica?


Sang - 12/29/2009 at 10:03 PM

quote:
ride the souped up wheelchair to the liquor store for some peach brandy



This always seems to end badly.........


ruthelane - 12/29/2009 at 10:45 PM

Glad to hear you are feeling good Tyler! I still have to send you the Big House DVD
to go in the empty case you have! LOL

Jack, I am sorry to hear about your back pain. I hope you get some painkillers to enjoy NYE or a quick fix if that is possible.

Hello Sang! Imagine seeing you over here! And you too Kitty.

If I liked Mule, I would go with you to Jamaica, Sue. But I don't. Sorry to the Mule fans.

Enjoy that peach brandy Tyler!

Happy New Year to all of y'all!!!


lolasdeb - 12/30/2009 at 04:19 PM

Hey there JHawkers! Hope everybody is enjoying these last days of the 2009 (Zoiks! We're almost to the double digits in this century already!)

Been really busy with holidays/work lately but it was great to logon today and see that I got one of my Christmas wishes!!! Having Tyler home for the holidays! Great to see you posting and feeling your ornery self, King!!!

Sorry to read about the back problems, Jack. Hope you are pain free soon and that you and Phyllis have a jamming NYE!

Sue - I KNOW you're going to have a great NYE! (now where is that shoebox...) Enjoy! Can't wait to hear about the Jamaica Mule. It's so beautiful down there ... I had a most enjoyable time when I went. Can't remember if the party is in the Negril area but if it is you will have to check out Rick's up on the cliffs and also there used to be a little place, Mrs. Brown's, off the beach where you could get the most wonderful tea. Just look for the s**t eating grins (one cup and you'll be floating for sure).

Ruthie! You have a birthday coming up I see! Hope it's a happy one!

Oncall this week, working from home, so I will be having a mellow NYE (hopefully it's a mellow one!). I have a prime rib aging in the fridge and will be multi-tasking Friday/Saturday putting on a dinner for 13 family and friends this weekend. Then some time off - well sort of. Just ripped up the tiling around my fireplace and have a stack of new tiles and a big bag of grout calling my name.

Wishing all you fine JHawkers a wonderful, safe NYE and much happiness in 2010!


SmilingJack - 12/30/2009 at 09:00 PM

It's more fun when Tyler is back posting.
Re: my back-it is going the way hat a disc injury goes-slowly, but surely. I have been walking since the 23rd and sometimes I don't feel a thing now, but I still feel it when sitting, bending or things like that. So, I just am taking it slow, but think it will clear up completely in the next week because I had another tretment today and will do some errand running-the better I feel, the more I can do and vice versa, so I'm picking up some momentum towards the good and this will be a memory.
We are having about 10-12 people tomorrow for a couple of hours before going out to see The Maynard Mills Blues band-don't know them, but we will be our own party if the band is not great. So, a good time will be had just because we want it!
Still dream of the Jamaica trip-Intimate shows, close encounters with the band, good people, and a tropical island!!!!


Jhawker - 12/31/2009 at 05:27 AM

This always seems to end badly.........

Only if I drop the bottle Sang.

Ruthie, I still can't believe you don't like the Mule. Say it ain't so. One of the freshest sounds around. I like them because they don't sound like anyone else.

Sue, I hope your New Years Eve goes wonderfully. I know your guests will love your prime rib.

Jack, your back condition is taking abnormally long to straighten out. I just hate that. I wish you could get a break.

My Dad is in the process of getting a power wheelchair. I will give him lessons driving it. Who better from whom to learn. He has been losing blood from somewhere. He got another infusion today. They really need to find out what is going on. It breaks my heart to see him go down hill.

On a lighter note, I am feeling better each day. I can't remember being in a better mood than now.

Wishing all jhawkers a happy new years.


susea - 12/31/2009 at 01:27 PM

Happy New Year!!

Hey Tyler, Gregg is my Prime Rib for the night! Do I have to share!! Looking forward to listening to the King of cool this evening! Hope you all enjoy whatever is on the schedule and let us make the coming year the best ever! Love to you all! MUAH!

Oh and Deb, that tea sounds just fine... I'll be looking into a visit to see Mrs Brown!! I have heard so much about Ricks and do hope to go there too! Negril is where it's at!


lolasdeb - 12/31/2009 at 05:01 PM

quote:
Gregg is my Prime Rib for the night! Do I have to share!!
LOL!!! Sue! Tell me you have that shoebox!!!
quote:
It's more fun when Tyler is back posting.
My thoughts exactly, Jack!

Tyler - sorry to hear your dad is having health problems. It's tough when you get to be our age and you see your parents aging so. I'll be concentrating some positive thoughts on your dad's health and hope the Drs find the source of his illness and get things fixed stat! It's really great to 'see' you posting around here and sounding so ... well, so 'Tyler'!

Official Happy Birthday wishes going out to Ruthie!

Ball dropping time is almost upon us, JHawkers! And it's supposed to be -10 or something ridiculous like that here in Middle Earth. So wishing you all a warm and safe and most enjoyable NYE. Me and Punkin are going to do a bottle of wine (I'll give her a doggie biscuit ... don't want to be accused of child abuse!) and watch the 1st season of the Tudors tonight while I monitor work from my laptop. And maybe bundle up and take a walk around the block at midnight and enjoy that blue moon tonight will be bringing.


Sang - 12/31/2009 at 07:12 PM

Happy New Year to all the JHawkers..........


ruthelane - 12/31/2009 at 08:46 PM

Hello JHawkers and Happy New Year!!!

Sue, you enjoy that Prime Rib tonight!!!LMAO

Tyler, sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that can find the problem and fix it.
Govt Mule, when I think of Warren, I hear him singing, "Good Morning Little School Girl"
and it gives me the creeps. I know it's an old blues standard and written in a different time,
but still. I know Gregg sings it on occasion, although I haven't heard him. It's not a fun song
in this day and age, like blackface comedy, it doesn't belong. Sorry for getting
on my high horse about it.


No1ToRunWith - 12/31/2009 at 09:21 PM

Happy New Year to all!! 2007 was a dramatic and scary fall from reality for me, 2008 was a wake up slap, 2009 I was slowly regaining my conciousness and 2010 can only be better! Woo Hoo party on Brothers and Sisters


ruthelane - 1/1/2010 at 03:49 PM

I just saw Effie on line at the Mule NYE thread!


Jhawker - 1/1/2010 at 04:45 PM

Happt birthday Ruthie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still love you even if you don't love the Mule.LOL

We had a funny new years eve. Skyler was in rare form. We let him stay up til 11:00 ET so he could see the ball drop. He then blew the horns we bought him for a good hour. He got up today wanting to celebrate something today!

Deb, I will reserve the right to not comment on Gregg being compared to prime rib. He is the greatest blues singer alive though.

Happy new years to all jhawkers.

Hey Sue and Sang, and Eric. Eric I hope your 2010 is great.


ruthelane - 1/1/2010 at 06:22 PM

I have to admit, the Mule NYE show sounded very interesting!

Gregg sounded great. Did you listen to that show, Tyler? New songs and an old song I loved, "Floating Bridges".
"Just Another Rider", is a new song. I believe written by Warren and Gregg.

It was Deb who planned to cook Prime rib for tomorrow, not Sue!

Hope everybody had a great evening yesterday and a great day today!


susea - 1/1/2010 at 07:47 PM

LMAO about the Prime Rib! When Tyler mentioned me I thought I'd throw in the Gregg Rib! It went over well as did his performance! Ruthie is correct that the new song "Just Another Rider" was written by Gregg and Warren. I had a video up but decided to make it private out of respect for Gregory and the fact that the new record isn't even out yet. Here is a clip of Bruce nailing it that my friend Mark took... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADR1lfHF_e8



[Edited on 1/4/2010 by susea]


susea - 1/1/2010 at 07:50 PM

I saw Eric at the Peacheaters show which I ended up at after Gregg's show was over. Real good to see him indeed!! Then come on here this morning to see Effie posting about the Mule show! Sure made me feel good to know he was able to attend!

Ruthie, I totally know and understand what you mean about "Good Morning Little School Girl" I'm actually tired of hearing it.


No1ToRunWith - 1/2/2010 at 02:41 AM

Sue / mark thanks for making my New Years fantastic. My best New Years in 10 years, no lie. truely was magical


ruthelane - 1/2/2010 at 05:52 AM

Sue, thanks for the pics and videos. Just Another Rider is a great song.

Tyler, I hope your Dad is doing OK. And I hope you are doing well too.
I'm glad to hear Skylar enjoyed the NYE celebration! You are spoiling him!
But that's OK. He will always remember these days with you!.

Eric, glad to hear you enjoyed the NYE show!


No1ToRunWith - 1/2/2010 at 11:30 PM

Great times indeed!!!

Franklin's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCv3nvzGUSk

Mountain Jam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORVBT8Zf5Jc



susea - 1/3/2010 at 12:15 AM

Eric I was really happy to see you too. I wished it had coordinated so you could have been at Gregg's show with us too. That last 20 to 30 min Jam with the Peacheaters was off the charts!

Ruthie must be counting the days till it's her turn to see Greg!! Whoooo Hooooo!!

Hoping Tyler and his dad are OK too.


ruthelane - 1/3/2010 at 01:53 AM

You bet!!! I can't wait.
Tomorrow I will pack. We are leaving early Monday, driving up. Four more sleeps!!!
We are seeing one show on Jan 6th and one on Jan 8th. Then back home.
A whirlwind week in the Artic! LOL


susea - 1/3/2010 at 02:23 PM

The artic! LOL!

Happy Birthday Eric May all your dreams come true and you have a wonderful day!!


Sang - 1/4/2010 at 07:29 PM

Where's smilinjack? I see that Mule & NMAS are playing together at the Fillmore on 2/13......


I have to go 2 separate nights - Mule 2/5 at the Chicago HOB, NMAS on 2/6 at the Cubby Bear.....

I will be very tired on Sunday, 2/7......


Jhawker - 1/4/2010 at 09:15 PM

quote:
Where's smilinjack? I see that Mule & NMAS are playing together at the Fillmore on 2/13......


I have to go 2 separate nights - Mule 2/5 at the Chicago HOB, NMAS on 2/6 at the Cubby Bear.....

I will be very tired on Sunday, 2/7......


From sitting in a chair?

Skyler is still singing Christmas songs and blowing new years eve horns. He is really getting into the holiday thing. I just wish he would take a break until the next holiday.

We had the best holidays ever. Family is what it is all about.

Effie called me three times. Once just to talk. Once to tell me he was going to see Mule on NYE. Once to give me a review. I kinda felt like I was there.

Ruthie just called me to talk. Sounds like she has big plans the next week.

I called my specialist today and found out I couldn't receive my treatment for my arthritis and psoriasis for 2 weeks. OUCH.

Well 2010 is here and I am still keeping up my positive attitude.

Wishing all of you a great 2010! Wishing Jack less pain for 2010. I just can't stand that he has to go through it.


Sang - 1/4/2010 at 09:37 PM

Glad to hear things are good. Neither of the places I am going to have seats - it's all standing - and I am sure it will be at least 3 hours each night......



I'm sure I won't get a seat at Buddy Guy's this Saturday night either.....




I'm getting too old for this.................


SmilingJack - 1/5/2010 at 10:59 PM

There's Tyler worrying about my pain again, lol, but, alas, with good cause this week. I spent yesterday in the ER (taken by ambulance, no less). It is my back, again/still. I have no history of back problems (other then as related to my artificial hips) before this year and feel for those who have fought back problems for years.
I am home and actually feeling a little better today. I will stay slow now until I am sure it is better-I had been feeling close to better, ie, I danced a little NYE and had helped take the tree down 1/2 before my back started aching again. So, it must be age since the activity was not too high.
Sang, we have tickets for the Fillmore and the night before at the Gothic. The Gothic is in far south Denver and a smaller venue. These tickets were only available as part of a 2 fer. The Gothic has 3 balconies (the first going right to the stage) with a number of stools on each level and some tables on the first level and holds about 800. While the Fillmore has few tables, and some ledges to lean on, it is much larger at about 3200 capacity, so, it is more likely a standing situation. We try to go early to get a seat and will take turns during the show. We are really looking forward for these shows.
Tyler, you are so right that family is what Christmas is about. I'm glad to hear that Effie is apparently feeling well again and you old friends are re-connected.
Happy New Year all.


Jhawker - 1/7/2010 at 11:33 PM

quote:
Glad to hear things are good. Neither of the places I am going to have seats - it's all standing - and I am sure it will be at least 3 hours each night......



I'm sure I won't get a seat at Buddy Guy's this Saturday night either.....




I'm getting too old for this.................


My apologies Sang. You are a trooper! They of course will shooting a DVD at all shows since you will be there.


I am so sorry you have to go all through that Jack. My heart goes out to you. I have no right to complain when you are dealing with your problems. Rest, Rest, Rest. You are too important to me.

You too Sang. Be safe at the concerts.

I got my staples out today, or as Skyler calls them, railroad tracks. Just a scar from my navel to me upper chest. Feels good not to have that pulling feeling. The surgeon couldn't believe I looked so well. Now if it was two weeks after my Remicade treatment I would be turning cartwheels.

Wishing all jhawkers well. Talked to Chitown today. He is doing well.


susea - 1/8/2010 at 12:37 AM

Jack, you take it slow please and like Tyler said, rest, rest, rest! I'll get the Mule rockin' in Jamaica Mon next week! Yaaaaa Hoooooo! 6 sets of Mule, 2 sets of Warren solo and 3 sets of Grace Potter plus...

Tyler, I am thrilled that your progress is on the up and up too! I hope things continue so. Would love a picture of you doing cartwheels!


Sang - 1/8/2010 at 02:59 AM

I am so jealous Susea - so does this shoot your wad, or are you going to Wanee this year too?


susea - 1/8/2010 at 11:27 AM

Sang, I am in for Wanee. I already booked my room and flight just need to buy the concert ticket. I don't plan on any NY shows though. I may go to one Sat which would be a last min thing but that's a big maybe.


susea - 1/11/2010 at 11:22 AM

Well the Pats are OUT! Was the perfect day to pack for Jamaica. I couldn't sit and watch that game all the way thru. Dam that sucked!


Sang - 1/14/2010 at 02:29 PM

Glad the Pats are out......(sorry, Susea)


Wanee lineup looks great - can't wait........


SmilingJack - 1/14/2010 at 10:55 PM

Well, my back is still bad. I had another Dr. visit yesterday because the x-ray showed some abnormality so now I go back on Sunday night for an MRI (if I can lay still on my back that long). I have been able to sleep so that is good, but even sitting is painful so I have to get up and walk around on my canes (been using 2 canes instead of crutches) for a little while before sitting again. This is getting old. I can't sit at my computer too well or often so Phyllis brought her laptop to me and we hooked up the mouse.
Lots of tv but not much I have not seen.
So, no last minute Jamaica trip and NY and Wanee are iffy also, but I could just wake up one day and be fine!!!!!!
You all take care. I know I'll be more mobile and in less pain soon-just am impatient.
I think it is time to win the super lotto!


ruthelane - 1/15/2010 at 02:44 AM

Jack, I am sorry to hear you are not recovered from your back injury.
I hope you get better soon. I've been watching Dateline on ID channel.
Very interesting shows. Also you can see several years of Bones, some
other shows. Lots of Law and Order reruns.

Hey Tyler, I hope you are feeling good by now.

Sang, you are going to WANEE? Might see there. Might not. We don't camp
so we would stay in the Holiday Inn Express. I do have reservations. Scrapomatic
will be there. They opened for Gregg and we enjoyed their show.


Sang - 1/15/2010 at 04:05 AM

Yes, I will be there - I have a room at the Econolodge - no camping for this old guy.....

Scrapomatic was at Wanee last year and they were good.....


Jhawker - 1/16/2010 at 12:15 AM

Jack, your back and leg pain brings back memories of worse days for me. I really feel for you. I wish I could snap my fingers and get rid of it for you.

I have some good news. Ruth, I am really getting along great. Now I just have to wait until Monday when I get my Remicade Treatment. Then I will really start feeling good. Sue, if I can ever do cartwheels you will be the first to get a pic.

Now for some really good news. My Dad is moving into an assisted living duplex in Pittsburg. It is the best complex in Pittsburg. They also have every level of care so he will never have to move away from the complex. Of course the best news is that I can now see him every day. I will now have an excuse to get out the house every day. He has a month to move. They have social activities almost every day and it is power wheelchair approved for every building. So he can bring his power wheelchair. I will have to give him lessons in the fine art of responsible riding. I am so excited. My siblings are mad at me because Debi and me set up everything. They don't even think he needs any kind of care. All they are thinking of is the money. I could care less. As long as he is happy and well taken care of.

I hope you are all doing alright (except Jack.) I hope your doctors can do something for you.

So Debi and I had a great anniversary. He knows he will get all the help he needs from Debi and me. He doesn't get it where he is now. I can't believe all they think about is the inheritance.

Effie and I have been calling each other. He is doing well.


greggswoman - 1/16/2010 at 12:19 AM

TYLER!!

(((JACK)))


Sang - 1/16/2010 at 02:30 AM

"I will have to give him lessons in the fine art of responsible riding."




ruthelane - 1/16/2010 at 04:23 AM

Tyler I'm happy to hear you are doing well and that your father will be close.
You and Debi are doing the right thing. Wishing all the best to your Dad.

Mitzi!

Sang!

Jack, I hope you are getting better.

Unfortunately, the "rooster shots" I had at the knee surgeons didn't take and my arthritis is only getting worse. He wants me to have the left
knee replaced this summer. I need to do it but not mentally ready just yet. My sweetheart kitty, Frankie, is not doing well and is getting old.
Trying to keep him comfortable for now. Life goes on. Hope all are well.


Jhawker - 1/16/2010 at 11:01 PM

quote:
"I will have to give him lessons in the fine art of responsible riding."






The only way I know how Sang.

Hey Mitzi. Great to see you here.

Ruthie, I am so sorry about your health. May God bless you.


SmilingJack - 1/17/2010 at 12:02 AM

quote:
Jack, your back and leg pain brings back memories of worse days for me. I really feel for you. I wish I could snap my fingers and get rid of it for you.

I have some good news. Ruth, I am really getting along great. Now I just have to wait until Monday when I get my Remicade Treatment. Then I will really start feeling good. Sue, if I can ever do cartwheels you will be the first to get a pic.

Now for some really good news. My Dad is moving into an assisted living duplex in Pittsburg. It is the best complex in Pittsburg. They also have every level of care so he will never have to move away from the complex. Of course the best news is that I can now see him every day. I will now have an excuse to get out the house every day. He has a month to move. They have social activities almost every day and it is power wheelchair approved for every building. So he can bring his power wheelchair. I will have to give him lessons in the fine art of responsible riding. I am so excited. My siblings are mad at me because Debi and me set up everything. They don't even think he needs any kind of care. All they are thinking of is the money. I could care less. As long as he is happy and well taken care of.

I hope you are all doing alright (except Jack.) I hope your doctors can do something for you.

So Debi and I had a great anniversary. He knows he will get all the help he needs from Debi and me. He doesn't get it where he is now. I can't believe all they think about is the inheritance.

Effie and I have been calling each other. He is doing well.

_______________________________________________________________________
Hi Tyler-I haven't felt like this since my hip replacements so I'm looking forward to my MRI tomorrow night in a weird way. I'd like something to treat or not. I'd do physical rehab if there is nothing else.
Glad you have talked to Effie. Would love to get my back better and do an around the country trip to visit everyone-but who hasn't had that fantasy!
I know Ruth would love for her knee to feel better.
I need to be better for the 2 Gov't Mule shows in Feb. "Good morning little school girl, you know I'm a little schoolboy too." I figure all the blues and R & B, and R'nR had a sexual background/meaning , anyhow, so I guess any song can seem too much if stared at too closely.


ruthelane - 1/17/2010 at 01:50 AM

Hey Tyler! Glad to see you posting again. Love to see you every day.

Jack I understand what you mean about going around the country to see everyone.
I have managed to meet quite a few Peachheads by going to ABB shows also that
time I went to Gadsden, Alabama for the Jam For Duane! That's where I met Sang!
And I did actually go visit Tyler last summer. But now he moved!

I wish they would just retire "Good Morning Little School Girl". It gives me the creeps due to all that
has happened in the last thirty years with pedophiles. It's hard for me to see it any other way but
dirty old man. I don't understand the attraction to that song.

Jack I hope your back gets better. Do you think it is in any way related to the hip replacements you had.
When I had my right knee replacement, the pain in my right hip went away. If you would like to watch four
seasons of Meerkat Manor, I can send you my DVDs and you can return them later. I'm serious. Let me know.
You can only watch so much Law and Order! I also have Dexter if you like serial killers!


lolasdeb - 1/19/2010 at 04:54 AM

Hey JHawkers! Hope all are getting 2010 off in a positive way. Been crazy busy myself recovering from holidays, with work, busted sewer line and haven't been around too much but just went back and caught up with things here and have to say, it sure is good to read your posts, Tyler!!! Missed having you around! Hope you are feeling superduper and that things are going well with your family. And that the new living situation is working out for your dad. Also nice to hear news of Effie...been missing his posts but it's nice to hear that he is doing well.

Jack - hope you get some definite news out of the MRI. Miserable living with pain.

Ruthie - sorry those rooster shots didn't take (have to admit I LOL at the 'rooster' reference ... 'booster', right?) I don't blame you for not looking forward to a knee replacement ... you've been there and know what it entails. Hope things work out positively for you on this and you are not having too much pain. And sorry to hear about your Frankie.

Been reading the posts for Wanee and my mind is spinning thinking about this one. Love that line-up!!! Won't be making it to any NYC shows this year because I'm trying to keep costs down (and pay for all that pipe-cutting, etc that just occurred here. phhhhtttt!) But Wanee sure sounds like fun ...

~~~waving~~~ and wishing you JHawkers well!


Sang - 1/19/2010 at 02:12 PM

Whatever you've been flushing, stop it........


lolasdeb - 1/19/2010 at 05:13 PM

quote:
Whatever you've been flushing, stop it........
LMAO!!! Are you saying I am/was FOS, Sang?!?!?! Actually, problem turned out to be wipes. Yep, wipes... those lysol ones (which I have sitting on my sink and use to clean up toothpaste overages after brushing). So a lesson - do NOT flush wipes! I always toss these in the trash but had lot's of guests over the holidays and am guessing that's how 3-4 of them ended up in my pipes (and wondering whether one of the kids thought they were wet-wipes and used them to clean their faces or hands!!! They are lysol with bleach - can't imagine anybody was cleaning my bathroom while here...). I live in a house that's around 100 years old and discovered that my main clean out plug was partially embedded in cement in a manner that made it impossible to remove (which makes me wonder when the cement floor was poured and who was the idiot who poured the cement in a manner that would make the clean-out inaccessable). Had to have pipecutters in to cut into the cast iron piping and install a new clean out so that I could get a snake and auger through. Fortunately it was discovered right away and was centered around a floor drain in the basement that was not near anything that could be water damaged and there was no flooding of basement - I would have been one sad puppy if I would have had to haul flooded items to the curb and do a major clean up with the cold weather. Anyway - fixed and don't flush wipes.


ruthelane - 1/19/2010 at 07:40 PM

Hey Sang

Hey Deb I meant "rooster" shots! That's what the Doc calls them. The source is chicken products, I believe. Here is everything you ever wanted to know and more.....
____________________________________________________________________

Injecting hyaluronic acid into an osteoarthritic joint has been shown to improve joint health by:-

•Increasing synovial fluid levels of hyaluronic acid improving its viscosity, and freedom of joint movement.
•Decreasing levels of prostaglandins improving pain,
•Increasing the cartilage depth on load bearing surfaces,
•Having effects on these parameters for more than 6 months.
Products

Parameter Hyalgan Synvisc Ostenil
Website www.hyalgan.com www.wyeth.com www.trbchemedica.co.uk

Origin Rooster Combs Rooster Combs Bacterial Fermentation
END
________________________________________________

Problem is these injections work in only 66 2/3 of those getting them. The first four were not painful and didn't hurt afterwards.
The fifth one was given by a different assisstant and it hurt like hell, took too long to inject and was very painful for a week
afterwards. I believe the young man way not very good at his job!

See y'all later with more info.


Jhawker - 1/19/2010 at 07:58 PM

I have some bad news guys. What is new right? Dad has let my money-grubbing siblings get to him. He now says he is going into a nursing facility near where he lives. I think he probably is not even moving. So much for my life style change. He would have been so happy up here.


I am thinking of all of you. I am sorry that your pain has not let up Jack. Sorry about your health problems Ruth. I wish I could take on some of your pain. Don't flush wet wipes huh Deb? Learn something every day.

One more thing about my dad. He has not called me after that one phone call to tell about not moving up here. I am out of the business of helping every one else in the family. It is time I take some time for myself to get better. I had my treatment yesterday. If he calls I am going to tell him that I don't have the energy or the transportation to come down there any more. Besides he has the other two that won't help him(sarcasm.)

I will keep posting. This is where my friends are.

[Edited on 1/19/2010 by Jhawker]


lolasdeb - 1/19/2010 at 08:12 PM

Sorry to hear your dad is not moving closer to you, Tyler. I know you would have loved to have him in your neck of the woods. It's crazy how some folks can let $$$ ka-ching get in the way of what is right and well. Hopefully your dad will find in time that he has better options - especially if your sibs will not be helping him while he is near to them - and dad will make that move closer to you. And yes - do NOT flush wipes but DO keep posting here!!!

Ruthie - Rooster Shots it is! And they don't sound too fun. I think there is definitely a skill level involved in things like this and if you go back in for more of the Rooster and that same assistant enters to administer I'd start coughing like he@@, claim the allergies are kicking up and exit! I've had a few knee injuries over the years and now have some pain at times and have been hoping that I don't end up with long-term problems.

[Edited on 1/19/2010 by lolasdeb]


ruthelane - 1/19/2010 at 10:12 PM

Tyler, so sorry things didn't work out for your Dad. But you have take care of yourself. I'm happy to hear Effie is doing well. I miss him.

No more rooster shots Deb. I had the series of five and they didn't help. Only 2/3 of the people who have them see any real results. That's why my Doc wants to do knee replacement
on the left knee now. I'll try to put it off, if I can.

Sergio and I took a walk yesterday at a wetlands nature park near us. It is a beautiful place with native vegetation and wildlife. A boardwalk goes around it. They have a half mile loop,
which is the one we took yesterday. The weather is very pleasant right now. It is cool and a little breezy. Perfect for walking. Today we did the one mile loop and really
enjoyed it. We saw one big alligator sunning on one of the pine islands. We also saw at least three species of ducks, lots of ducks and some birds too. And we saw lots of turtles, a lot
more than yesterday. It is rather cold for the native species right now. I'm going to start that walk every day. I'm starting with a mile, then I'll try to build up to more. It doesn't look like
we will be getting swimming pool weather any time soon! LOL

Jack, I hope you are feeling better.

Hugs to all my JHawker friends! ~~~~~~waving~~~~~~~~LOL


SmilingJack - 1/20/2010 at 08:40 PM

Hi all. I am feeling slightly better today-which means one cane, lol. My MRI results are in and as I expected, I have deteriorization of the bones in my lower back with disk slippage pinching the right side nerves. I am set up for PT and a steroid RX as well as needing a steroid shot in my back (but they say that can take a month or two before they get you in. I think we need health care reform now!!!)
Tyler, just take care of yourself. Stay calm and let things sit for a while an see if anything happens-just don't get involved again unless asked and only then if you are sure nobody is going to interfere. God knows you have enough to deal with.
Take care all and hug your loved ones-cyberhug going out right now to all of you.


Sang - 1/21/2010 at 04:13 PM

Hi gang.......... seeing the Mule in 2 weeks and 1 day......

and NMAS in 2 weeks and 2 days.......woohoo...............


dadof2 - 1/21/2010 at 04:32 PM

hi girls & boys--nice to visit & see u are all here

been workin' my ass off,saw Mule on NYE(Enjoy it Sang--they were great!),saw Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin(Muddy's band) a month & a half ago,been listening to lots of music(Bonnie/Delaney with Duane,Gregg,King Curtis--1971 WPLJ radio,Simon & Garfunkel,Dylan,1970's ABB,lots of live EC, & lots of Blues--lately,John Lee Hooker & Sonny Boy Williamson)....also lost about 45 pounds--working out 4-5 days a week,been eating healthy,been playing alot of geeter,& best of all spending alot of quality time with the wife & the kids,been going to some Knick games,college basketball games & of course,seeing my kids play ball....

hope all who feel crummy get better.....thinkin' of you all & looking forward to reading about Sue's Mule in Jamaica


Sang - 1/22/2010 at 03:09 PM

Hey Effie!

I've been listening to a lot of blues lately too - maybe because I saw Buddy Guy and Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues at Buddy's Legends a couple of weeks ago.....


Jhawker - 1/22/2010 at 07:30 PM

Hi all? TGIF. My treatment has not proved to be a hasty fix yet. I have another scheduled for the 1st of Feb. If I see some marked improvement before then, I can cancel and reschedule for 2 weeks later. Ya know, there is always someone worse off then me. That is my motto this year. Been nice weather-wise around here. My mood is still staying well. I guess I am saying things are fine. Hard to be in a bad mood when I have Skyler around. He told me yesterday just the two of us need a vacation. No Nana, no Mama, no Grover, just the two of us.

My relationship with my Dad is strained right now. I will all work out. I can't worry bout it.

Any way, I have been listening and watching and playing lots of music. Great therapy.

Sure wish you would get better Jack. It pains me so that you are in so much pain.

Nice to see Effie on here.

I wish all of you a great weekend. I'm gonna have one.


SmilingJack - 1/23/2010 at 12:32 AM

Hi all. I see a lot of the crew showing up again.
Good news and bad news on the back. I am feeling a lot better and can walk around the house without a cane. I have started a weeks worrth of prednisone (heavy dose 3 days then wean you off) and a steroid shot scheduled for monday and then I start pt (need to wait after the shot) the next week. The bad news is neurosurgery got back to my Dr re: the MRI and said they would be happy to talk to me about immediate surgery! They did say they thought steroids/pt would be "OK" to try. Getting old is no fun so I guess it is good in general (not for Tyler) that his dad is up to being a pain in the butt.
So, I will try to catch up to Effie and get into better strength because back surgery does not sound like fun, and will see you down the line in better shape.


ruthelane - 1/23/2010 at 03:47 AM

Hey Effie Tyler Jack So good to see all of y'all.

Jack, you know what they say. Getting old ain't for sissies!

I had my B12 shot this morningl I have been feeling much better lately.

My kitty, Frankie, who is ten years old, is not feeling well at all. I give him vitamins
every day. We have to take him to the vet next week. I think it's old age. A lot of that going around.

Good wishes to all the JHawkers and I hope Sonny will be home soon.


SmilingJack - 1/23/2010 at 11:32 PM

Hi Ruthie, et al, good afternoon. I'm over feeling bad about my MRI. I figure it may turn out better than I expect. I'm feeling better each day and will have a steroid shot Monday and start PT a week after that. Since I don't want surgery unless absolutely necessary, I'll be working on strengthening my lower back so maybe my old friend-the pot belly I've had for 20 years-will have to go. Anyway, having a positive plan makes me feel better (along with the subsiding pain).
Have you all checked Sue's Jamaica pictures on FB? Looked like a lot of fun.


lolasdeb - 1/24/2010 at 12:22 AM

Sorry to hear that those MRI results did not turn out more favorablly, Jack. Like Tyler said ... it pains me that you are in pain. But I am glad to hear that you are feeling better with the meds and hope the combination of PT and meds have you feeling spry soon. Have to smile with the use of that 'spry' terminology because I'm with you ... this getting old thing ain't always a piece of cake you. But it surely beats the alternative. Will be keeping you in thoughts and hope the pain and feeling poorly is behind you soon.

Good thoughts going out to all lthe rest of you fine JHawkers, too. Sure was great seeing Effie posting this past week!


Jhawker - 1/28/2010 at 08:43 PM

If your Dr. is telling you he would do immediate surgery, then your back must really must be in bad shape Jack. That is usually the last thing they want to do. I feel for you. I would shy away from the surgery, but that is just me. Your MRI must have showed some very unusual stuff.

I had a great week. Every thing is fine here. Should be getting a new computer the first week of Feb. Then I can order some Mule tracks. Some of them I have wanted for a long time.


SmilingJack - 1/29/2010 at 07:17 PM

quote:
If your Dr. is telling you he would do immediate surgery, then your back must really must be in bad shape Jack. That is usually the last thing they want to do. I feel for you. I would shy away from the surgery, but that is just me. Your MRI must have showed some very unusual stuff.

I had a great week. Every thing is fine here. Should be getting a new computer the first week of Feb. Then I can order some Mule tracks. Some of them I have wanted for a long time.

_______________________________________________________________________
Tyler, I don't think the MRI was that unusual as much as I over-reacted. My Dr. has since said they want to just discuss options and everyone agrees that we try the steroid and pt route first. But, when I first got the news it was put to me that they would be 'happy' to talk to me re: surgery. The MRI showed disk slippage rather then a rupture (immediate surgery). I believe this has been coming on for about 2 years because I have had a number of periods of time where I could do very little because of low back pain (including the 2 months prior to this event). It had taken a lot of therapy etc. to do the Red Rocks party this year (luckily, we have done it enough that Phyllis, Jason and my friends here could help get it together and everything went fine. This is especially true since we have Tommy doing music away from my house after the bbq.)
So, I think the bottom line is that I should have been working on my back/core for the last couple of years and now that the level of pain has been established (at 'OMG') and the problem identified, I hope to be able to not only work at getting back to 'normal', but do more to make it easier on my skeleton!
Today is my least pain/best able to walk day since Jan. 2. and I am looking more like 'SmilingJack' again rather then any grumpy old man, lol.
How are you feeling, Tyler? Are you recovered from having the cyst removed? Do you feel better than before? I hope you and yours are well.
Last thought-I HAVE to get better-Gov't Mule 2/12 and 2/13.


lolasdeb - 1/29/2010 at 07:34 PM

(((Jack))) Sending some no-more-pain vibes your way. And glad to hear you are getting your smile back and getting around better and without as much pain.


Sang - 1/29/2010 at 07:39 PM

One week till Govt Mule for me.........................

Hope your back gets better so you can enjoy it Jack...............


ruthelane - 1/29/2010 at 07:55 PM

Jack, I'm glad to hear things are getting better with your back.

Tyler, I hope things continue to get better for you.

Hey Deb

Enjoy your Mule shows guys.

I will be seeing Jimmy Hall and company on Feb. 13th in Atlanta!


SmilingJack - 1/30/2010 at 10:04 PM

Hi all and thanks. I am doing much better. I'll make my Mule show no matter what I have to do! LOL. PT on Monday.
I can sense the days getting a tiny bit longer and I am looking forward to spring more this year.


sonnystang - 1/30/2010 at 11:49 PM

quote:
Jack, I'm glad to hear things are getting better with your back.

Tyler, I hope things continue to get better for you.

Hey Deb

Enjoy your Mule shows guys.

as i quote Ruthie......

aw....springtime.......warmer weather

hope Frankie the cat is doing better....


ruthelane - 1/31/2010 at 03:32 AM

Thanks Sonny. Frankie is doing good. He has healed up nicely and is right by my side now.


sonnystang - 1/31/2010 at 11:51 AM

might need Frankie this am.....a little chilly....


ruthelane - 1/31/2010 at 04:58 PM

quote:
might need Frankie this am.....a little chilly....


It is a little chilly here too! Sky is threatening rain storm.

Cats are wonderful companions. My Dad had a black cat who followed him everywhere
and used to sit by his side on the bank of the pond while Dad fished!
Go down to the shelter and get yourself a cat!


SmilingJack - 2/1/2010 at 09:35 PM

quote:
quote:
might need Frankie this am.....a little chilly....


It is a little chilly here too! Sky is threatening rain storm.

Cats are wonderful companions. My Dad had a black cat who followed him everywhere
and used to sit by his side on the bank of the pond while Dad fished!
Go down to the shelter and get yourself a cat!

_______________________________________________________________________
We have 2 terriers-a large airedale and a small westie. The westie follows me everywhere when I am home and sits waiting for me when I am out. She sleeps on the couch with me until I go to bed late night and until my back blew out, I then carried her up to bed with me. She will snuggle next to me for at least a while (which helps me warm up and relax because I am not always comfortable laying down)-sometimes all night-and then move down a little in the bed. In the morning, she will not go downstairs all the way until I get up-she sits on the stairs and waits for me. And finally, like a puppy, she still follows me into the bathroom and does not like it if I go without her and close the door-she will be waiting outside when I come out! She (her name is Smilla) is a very soothing companion and just loves human interaction.


SmilingJack - 2/1/2010 at 09:47 PM

Hi all. I hope everyone is having a good day. I started PT today and it was fine-starting easy with some stretching exercises. I still need a cane for most walking, but I did drive myself to therapy and that is the first time I've driven in a month. So, I'm working my way back to concert strength.
One of my friends works for Steve Kimock and said he'd set up a table/chairs for me and friends for a show that is coming up. Plus my group of concert friends usually has a couple of volunteers (including me when I am up to it) who are willing to get on line early at the venues with some chairs or tables/chairs so that we can take turns sitting-a concession to our ages! Our first Mule show 2/12 is at the Gothic theater which is an older converted theater with a number of seats and a capacity of 750 or less, so that one should be easy to get seats, and the next night they play the larger Denver Fillmore that has fewer seats and much larger capacity (around 3200), so we'll have to work harder there to get some seats.


lolasdeb - 2/1/2010 at 10:22 PM

Jack!!! Glad to hear you are getting around more and have some music in your future to look forward to. Hope the therapy does the trick for you. I loved your story of Smilla. Reminds me of how Lola always was and of how Punkin is now ... gotta know where I am, what I'm doing at all times!

Ruthie -great news on Frankie! Glad he's healed and home. You are right about cats being good companions - when my sis lived with me while saving up $$$ for down-payment on her own home she had her cats with and I became very attached to them. Haven't ruled out getting one of my own but Punkin would probably freak a kitty out! She is a pistol!

~~~ waving hello ~~~ and sending well wishes out for all you JHawkers.


ruthelane - 2/1/2010 at 10:44 PM

Jack, get there early and let a security person know you are "mobility impaired" and ask them to
find you accessible seats. I've had to do that a couple of times and it's never a problem.

Deb, my parents had a black cat and a little dog, mixed breed, smart. The cat and dog were best friend.
They sleep together and were best buddies. My parents would take them to get ice cream. The cat would
be licking one side of the cone and the dog the other. Unbelievable. They usually get to be friends.

Hello to all the JHawkers!


Sang - 2/2/2010 at 03:15 PM

You never know Jack, the Mule may shake that thing right back into place...... looking forward to seeing them this Friday!


Jhawker - 2/2/2010 at 10:16 PM

Hey all!!!!!!! Every thing is fine here. Made it through another snow storm. Jack, glad you are might be seeing some concerts. I hope you get your back straightened out. I worry bout you all the time. GM is going to be in Lawrence, Ks. and Tulsa in Feb. I can't go though. Really sucks. Health issues and lack of transportation because of Debi's schedule prohibit it. Other than that I had a really good day because I stumbled across a copy of the GM from Bonnaroo from 6//07. Wow what a show! I forgot I had it. Thanks Chitown. You are the best. I have had it for a year but misplaced it. I had another treatment yesterday. Two in the last two weeks. I have another in a month. Then hopefully back to every six weeks. You all take care, you hear


SmilingJack - 2/4/2010 at 07:15 PM

quote:
Hey all!!!!!!! Every thing is fine here. Made it through another snow storm. Jack, glad you are might be seeing some concerts. I hope you get your back straightened out. I worry bout you all the time. GM is going to be in Lawrence, Ks. and Tulsa in Feb. I can't go though. Really sucks. Health issues and lack of transportation because of Debi's schedule prohibit it. Other than that I had a really good day because I stumbled across a copy of the GM from Bonnaroo from 6//07. Wow what a show! I forgot I had it. Thanks Chitown. You are the best. I have had it for a year but misplaced it. I had another treatment yesterday. Two in the last two weeks. I have another in a month. Then hopefully back to every six weeks. You all take care, you hear

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Tyler, it always touches me that you worry about me because I always think my problems are minor compared to yours! Thanks buddy. That's what this thread is all about. I am so glad you finally did the thread years ago rather then frustrating yourself other places on the website. We can come and go here as our health/mood dictates and the regulars are good, caring people.
So, now I can say something else positive-I feel better today then any day since my back blew. Maybe the steroid shot finally hit or maybe the stretching has helped, but I just felt stronger this morning and I'm going to run some errands this afternoon. I hope everyone else is feeling well today.


Sang - 2/5/2010 at 04:46 PM

DOn't run too fast Jack....take it easy on that back.....

Mule tonight!

NMAS tomorrow night!

Super Bowl Sunday!


Let the drunkening begin!


(Work is going to be a bear on Monday......... )


sonnystang - 2/5/2010 at 05:01 PM

Good luck Tyler! hoping for the best

Sang won't be worth a flip next week, prolly humming to hisself!


ruthelane - 2/5/2010 at 09:51 PM

Sonny Sending positive thoughts for healing and a hug
up the coast to you, my friend!

Jack Glad to hear you are out and about these days!

Tyler I hope your treatments are making you feel better. I worry about you, man!
We have to talk soon! My turn to call you, I think!

Sang I hope you had a great Mule.........show last night! hahaha

Sergio and I drove over to the west coast(FL) today to see Tony Tyler and his band tonight! I'm hoping Michael Allman will set in for a couple of songs as he has been doing lately!

We are in Bradenton at the Courtyard on the riverfront and they gave us a suite! very nice! I love this Courtyard. If they have a suite vacant they always give it to us. Could be all those nights we stayed in Marriotts last summer!

It has been very overcast all day and rained on us for half of the four hour drive. Not heavy rain though. We turned on the TV when we got here and saw tornado warnings in Tampa, maybe twenty miles to the north.

I'm in the lobby and Sergio is watching something on TV. We are having a nice relaxing afternoon!

Did I say I love Tony Tyler and Michael Allman? I really do! LOL!!!

Karen had her SS disability hearing Tuesday and she was approved. It took two years, but finally. She can get her own place now. All concerned will be happy about that! I love her but I don't need another baby to take care of! I already have two, Sergio and Frankie(the cat). It's true and you guys know it!

Hugs to all the JHawkers!




dadof2 - 2/5/2010 at 10:41 PM

Hey all--how ya all been? Jack--really hope you're feelin better--keep the faith ,bro....T--i hope you're still on the mend & your family is well...Ruth,Sang,Sue,Deb,Chi,Mitzi,Eric,etc. hi!

a 11/30/79 real special Bob Marley concert is on wolfgang's vault--ya may wanna check it out...i'm groovin' on da rasta music after my wife & i took our first(more than 3 day) vacation,spending 10 days on St. Marten,St. Thomas & Antigua....hangin with da locals on da beach swimmin & divin in da blue water while absorbing Marley's good vibrations & freedom....sat on the bottom of the ocean a half mile out watchin the aquatic light show...trippy....learned alot...had the best time i ever had in my life...true inner & outer bliss...back to the usual stuff & challenges, but grateful for a great experience & tryin to keep a piece of the islands in my heart & soul....if ya can,i found my ahes & pains all but disappeared in the beautiful air & sunshine of that part of the world & the water was particularly healing to a lifetime of aches....


lolasdeb - 2/5/2010 at 11:12 PM

Hey Effie!!! Good to 'hear' from you! That island vacation sounds absolutely glorious! Glad you and the wife were able to get away and feel the sunshine. Aren't the beaches and ocean beautiful down there?

Ruthie - enjoy your Tony Tyler show tonight! I am going to catch Julie's place on DDD tonight on the boob tube and that will be my entertainment (easy to please )

Sang - the Chicago authorities have been warned. Please do not corrupt Chad too much ... his city needs him!

Sonny - hope the treatments are going smoothly and you are feeling well.

Tyler, sorry you aren't able to make any of the GM shows down near you. I can relate to not being able to get away for entertainment, although my reasons have to do with being insanely busy work-wise. Hope you and Debi are able to find the time and are able to catch some live music soon! Tinsley is going to be at a local club in a month or 2 so that is the music fix I'm looking forward to. Hope those treatments have you popping wheelies!

Jack - great to hear that the steroid injections are doing their magic and your back is feeling better! Gotta get yourself in shape for your Mule shows!

Hope all you JHawkers are staying warm and safe! Enjoy your Superbowl weekends all!


dadof2 - 2/6/2010 at 01:32 PM

Deb--the water is blue,warm,& you can stay under to watch the fishies multicolored show--i dove down & put my glasses on to watch--stayed under for 2 minutes at a clip...all i can say is wow i hope YOU are doing well & am always amazed at your general thoughtfulness......& your wicked sense of humor!!!! lol

Sang---please remember(in your probably forgetful old age!!---to post a GM review--unless i missed it or lost track of when your show is!!)

Tyler--what music are you listening to? i'm jonesing to hear what you do musically--are you playing at all?

Jack--i continue to find that diet, strenuous exercise,avoiding toxic situations & people,looking for fun & joy in big & small ways between the downward moments,the right combination of chemistry,friends,family(those who are non toxic) & real social interaction,inner peace either via meditation,chemistry or both,an effort to act zen like,helping others(i'm blessed--that's my job),& not watching or reading too much news or politics have been the key factors keeping me somewhat sane---all that & far from perfect--but better than the last 15 years--or at least feeling i'm doing my best--for the moment....& one can only BE HERE NOW(Thanks Ram Dass--he was right!!)--Jack--you know that diet wise you contributed to my life in a major league way--you reminded me not only of dietary stuff,but more significantly,you reminded me to get more educated about my own condition--& you may not recall that you reminded me that i had done that in the past--so you may have not realized,but you gave me the courage i needed & the support of a big brother...& i am deeply grateful to you & your dear wife.....now,get better,heal,& you know you...& Tyler & all the kind people here have my prayers & wishes for only good in your lives....

i was thinkin' bout the music i like to hear down in the islands--besides Marley....Carols Santana,Dickey Betts(listened early this am to DB in Columbus--2009--awesome Blue Sky--just the Kinda song ya wanna hear there....),Gregg's Laid Back,EC--461 0cean Blvd.,Garcia Band or Grateful Dead,Beatles,early Dylan,Stones--Exile on Main Street...all these artists have a connection to Blue Skies, Blues music & blue water--many live there part of the year...Keef loves his home there,Dylan has his boats there,Rasta Bob we all know,EC lives there part time,Mick & all The Beatles have been/lived there,Exile recorded in the islands....i guess i fell in love with the place & really had time with my wife that i truly cherish--close to 35 years later i am still thrilled to spend such special time with her....& i look forward to doing this again ....

meanwhile the wifey told me she has a business trip to Boston this summer & invited me to come so i plan to go & hopefully spend some time hangin' out with Sue,Eric,Alec & any other cool Boston folk......

it feels nice to share nice stuff with you guys----sorry for ramblin' what's on my mind


[Edited on 2/6/2010 by dadof2]


susea - 2/6/2010 at 02:35 PM

Hello all! Effie, if you come to Boston, keep me posted. Would love to see you and maybe the Peacheaters or another band we like will be playing while you are in the area. Let's figure it out!

Glad to hear Tyler on the chipper end of things and Jack feeling stronger than he's been in a while!

Deb, maybe it's me but again I missed Julie's show... I think I'm making up for lack of sleep after my Jamaica trip! LOL!

Ruthie, how was Tony and did Michael show up? Send my congrats to Karen Ruthie or shall I send them to you! LOL!

Sonny, how you doin'?

Sang I don't need to ask how the show was because look at this set list! Jackie Green sitting in is always a treat!

Set 1:
Million Miles
Jezebel
Gameface
Temporary Saint
Little Toy Brain
Patchwork Quilt
Mr. Big
Forevermore
Wandering Child

Set 2:
Maybe I'm Amazed
Frozen Fear
Shape I'm In
Monday Mourning Meltdown
Drums
Any Open Window
Trouble Everyday
Brokedown on the Brazos

Encore:
Loser w/ Jackie Green
Southern Man w/ Jackie Greene

Here is a video I took of our Glass Bottom boat ride and a link to some of my Jamaica pictures for those who may not have seen them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inNu5hXU2Ew

http://www.flickr.com/photos/susea/sets/72157623146671405/


dadof2 - 2/6/2010 at 03:55 PM

quote:
Hello all! Effie, if you come to Boston, keep me posted. Would love to see you and maybe the Peacheaters or another band we like will be playing while you are in the area. Let's figure it out!

Glad to hear Tyler on the chipper end of things and Jack feeling stronger than he's been in a while!

Deb, maybe it's me but again I missed Julie's show... I think I'm making up for lack of sleep after my Jamaica trip! LOL!

Ruthie, how was Tony and did Michael show up? Send my congrats to Karen Ruthie or shall I send them to you! LOL!

Sonny, how you doin'?

Sang I don't need to ask how the show was because look at this set list! Jackie Green sitting in is always a treat!

Set 1:
Million Miles
Jezebel
Gameface
Temporary Saint
Little Toy Brain
Patchwork Quilt
Mr. Big
Forevermore
Wandering Child

Set 2:
Maybe I'm Amazed
Frozen Fear
Shape I'm In
Monday Mourning Meltdown
Drums
Any Open Window
Trouble Everyday
Brokedown on the Brazos

Encore:
Loser w/ Jackie Green
Southern Man w/ Jackie Greene

Here is a video I took of our Glass Bottom boat ride and a link to some of my Jamaica pictures for those who may not have seen them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inNu5hXU2Ew

http://www.flickr.com/photos/susea/sets/72157623146671405/




thanx for the pics,Sue & i plan to see tou guys--a Peacheaters experience sounds cool--low key like i like

Sensational set list....Maybe I'm Amazed--nice--Loser,Southernman,Shape I'm In,Jackie Greene,Patchwork Quilt,etc....seems like Sang got a first rate show


lolasdeb - 2/6/2010 at 04:34 PM

quote:
Deb, maybe it's me but again I missed Julie's show... I think I'm making up for lack of sleep after my Jamaica trip! LOL!
Hmmm ... I must be trying to help you catch up on the Jamaica sleep, Sue, because - once again ... (ended up trying to catch it later in the night on the DDD shows but no luck. I WILL see this show!!!)

Love the Be Here Now reference, Effie. That's always been a special book for me.

Hope my JHawker friends are staying warm and safe! Going to make an attempt to uncover the front porch and steps today then a mellow evening with friends to celebrate a birthday. Have great Saturday's y'all!

[Edited on 2/6/2010 by lolasdeb]


Chitown - 2/6/2010 at 05:19 PM

Thanks Tyler and Effie, and a big hello to all of the usual suspects. It's great to see the Diary plugging along. My brother told me he got us tickets to see the Jimi Hendrix review with Susan, Doyle and bunch of others in March at the Chicago Theatre. That will be fun. It's nice to see my big bro fired up about getting out to see a show these days. Tyler and Jack, I hope you're feeling good this weekend, and enjoy the Super Bowl. I know my local team won't return to it for many years to come, but what can you do?
Best Regards to all


susea - 2/6/2010 at 05:36 PM

Hey Chi, I am so very envious that you are going to see Susan and Doyle with the Hendrix review. Wish they were making their way to Boston! If I had to guess, I think Doyle is the added guitarist with the Derek Trucks - Susan Tedeschi band new line up. Can't wait for the official news!

Deb, I don't feel so bad now that I know you missed it too. We had all good intentions though!

Effie, low key hang is quite fine by me too.


SmilingJack - 2/6/2010 at 10:21 PM

Hi Effie-I'm so glad you took the cruise because I have never heard you sound so relaxed. Keep Denver in mind if you keep travelling. The diet stuff was just because I went thru the same crap 10 years ago myself-glad it helped. I have/had the Baba Ram Dass book around and think weed is ideal for 'being here now'.
I continue to improve in strength-I do take a cane out with me, but I don't need it around the house now (maybe a little late night when the day's pain adds to my weakness, but not most of the time). I needed to get out because my medical supplies were low, lol-gotta love Colorado.
Hi Pat.
We are going to my friend John's house for the SB because of his 60" tv. Should be fun-I haven't hardly seen anyone in more than a month.
Some snowfall going on today in the east. We are getting colder and supposed to have some snow tomorrow, but not a blizzard.


ruthelane - 2/7/2010 at 12:19 AM

It is so good to see the JHawker thread alive and lively.

We had a nice overnight trip to the west coast (FL). When we walked in to Ace's, a man standing at the bar looked at us and said Ruthie, Sergio!
We walked over but didn't recognize him. He said,"I'm Sonny". What a very nice surprise! We enjoyed Sonny's company as well as the show!

Tony Tyler put on a great show, as he always does. Michael sang several songs at the end of the show. He sang ,"Marianne" from his CD and then
his three ABB songs. People always want Michael to sing, "Statesboro Blues", "Whipping Post" and "One Way Out", and he didn't disappoint them!

Tony's cuts for his new CD, the finals, will be on their way to London Monday AM to be mastered at Abbey Road.

Chaz Trippy's Band, Gumbo Boogy, put on a great show before Tony. They played their New Orleans flavored music for an hour. Chaz on bongos
and Gumbo's regular drummer sat in with Tony's band. All in all it was a great night for blues music!


susea - 2/7/2010 at 12:23 AM

Oh Ruthie, this sounds so great! Sonny had just posted on Big Daddy's that he met you and you all had a fine time. I would loved to have been there. I need to see Chaz's band one day.


sonnystang - 2/7/2010 at 12:29 AM

Good music and good companionship was had last night in Bradenton.

such a pleasure to have finally met Ruthie and Sergio

Jack, glad to see your getting better

it's chilly in Florida, glad we are not up north!........good luck with that snow stuff.

Everyone stay safe and warm!


Chitown - 2/7/2010 at 04:23 AM

quote:
Hey Chi, I am so very envious that you are going to see Susan and Doyle with the Hendrix review. Wish they were making their way to Boston! If I had to guess, I think Doyle is the added guitarist with the Derek Trucks - Susan Tedeschi band new line up. Can't wait for the official news!



As they say Susea, great minds....
I really enjoyed Doyle's vocals on Already Free, and I have been hoping for the same thing. A lineup along the lines of Susan and Doyle on vocals and guitar, Derek, Duane on drums, and could they recruit Oteil on bass- wow, that really appeals to me. I've been a fan of Doyle since I saw the Arc Angels in 91, and I thought he was fantastic on the Roger Waters In The Flesh - Live dvd that came out in 2000. It will be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully you'll be proven to be clairvoyant.


dadof2 - 2/7/2010 at 01:51 PM

Hi Sonny--never"met" ya here--so nice to meet ya

Ya know,reading Chi's post & having read Ruth's feelings about Schoolgirl & other musical opinions i figured where else can i write about my ever changing musical interests than here....amongst friends!

so either hate me or ignore this post but here are some music thoughts from the last 6 months:

1.i thought i was done with & sick of the Mule--then went NYE & fell in love with them again.
2. From 1980-1989 i had stopped listening to ABB(i hated the Toler,Goldflies,Lawler years) but got back into ABB big time since '89. Since last April i have lost all interest in the current lineup finding them completely boring & predictable
3.i LOVE listening to ABB from the Dickey,Lamar & Chuck era.
4.i love listening to any DB stuff & Sea Level(been a long time!)
5.i never liked Derek's band or musicians--this expresses my thinking:

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=102263

So,i haven't listened to Derek solo in quite some time,hoping he does some more interesting work more befitting his high level of ability & talent.
6.i went through 3-4 months of only listening to accoustic music.
7.Ruth--don't hit me but i'm no fan of the talentless Michael Allman & while Devon seems like a nice fellow his music is minimally interesting to me & his bass player is worse than Derek's bass player who is a nightmare to my ears.
8.Chi--good thought--the more Derek works with Susan(let her sing & keep Mattison quiet!!) & people like Doyle the better he'll be...his best work over the years was with EC's band!
9.while in a dissin' mood--Grace Potter is horrible--the clip of her trying to scream Sothernman with Mule was too much to bear..lol
10.Lamar Williams is an incredibly underrated bass player--powerful,yet very melodic.


So,enough is enough--ya can be upset with me but keep in mind these are merely my dopey little opinions & they effect nothing but what i listen to.....hope you guys don't mind my venting on these things--i see it as fun stuff to discuss or ignore...hopefully ya won't beat me for this





Great day to everyone!







[Edited on 2/7/2010 by dadof2]


susea - 2/7/2010 at 08:41 PM

quote:
quote:
Hey Chi, I am so very envious that you are going to see Susan and Doyle with the Hendrix review. Wish they were making their way to Boston! If I had to guess, I think Doyle is the added guitarist with the Derek Trucks - Susan Tedeschi band new line up. Can't wait for the official news!



As they say Susea, great minds....
I really enjoyed Doyle's vocals on Already Free, and I have been hoping for the same thing. A lineup along the lines of Susan and Doyle on vocals and guitar, Derek, Duane on drums, and could they recruit Oteil on bass- wow, that really appeals to me. I've been a fan of Doyle since I saw the Arc Angels in 91, and I thought he was fantastic on the Roger Waters In The Flesh - Live dvd that came out in 2000. It will be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully you'll be proven to be clairvoyant.

Indeed! I was at a few of the Arc Angels shows in 91 and 92. Doyle & Derek have a chemistry like Jimmy Herring & Derek. Pure magic!


susea - 2/7/2010 at 08:46 PM

Effie my friend, you have a right to an opinion. Some of what you say I have heard around the internet. I'm just excited that there is growth. That we have someone to go see and share the changes thru the years. I truly loved all the years I have experienced with The Allmans, Warren's and Derek's path. I may have had some upward and downward thoughts over time about stuff/someone but it evolves. What goes around comes around. BTW Efiie, have you been playing that bass of yours?


ruthelane - 2/7/2010 at 09:16 PM

.Ruth--don't hit me but i'm no fan of the talentless Michael Allman

Everybody has their opinion when it comes to music, and you are entitled to be wrong! IMO!
I didn't realize you had ever seen Michael, Effie! Talentless is a rather mean thing to say. If you don't
like someone's music or singing, that's fine to say. Of course, you are entitled to be mean if you chose.





dadof2 - 2/7/2010 at 09:16 PM

quote:
Effie my friend, you have a right to an opinion. Some of what you say I have heard around the internet. I'm just excited that there is growth. That we have someone to go see and share the changes thru the years. I truly loved all the years I have experienced with The Allmans, Warren's and Derek's path. I may have had some upward and downward thoughts over time about stuff/someone but it evolves. What goes around comes around. BTW Efiie, have you been playing that bass of yours?



Sue--you are right that what goes around comes around--that's why what i like today may change tomorrow--these are merely opinions at the moment...we all go thru musical phases & all of this genre that most of us like is still head & shoulders better than 99% of the music that's around--i guess i look at it critically from within the genre...& certainly don't mean to offend--i just kinda think that what i like for years can change & may seem different over time & in different circumsiances....

some of it i never cared for & i kinda think people get very personal when it's looked at from a critical perspective,but i guess that's some of the fun of it....i realize many people hear the blues & say "it all sounds the same" & yet,when i listen,i hear nuance & differeces....but,that's the fun of all this...i just believe there are no holy grails to opinion & nothing out of line with stating musical opinions....if ya told me 2 years ago i'd get bored with this version of ABB i would never believe you...but,it is indeed reality for me & perfectly ok----& other eras seem more enjoyuable now & i've never(so far ) stopped listening to Gregg solo since the day Laid Back was released


ruthelane - 2/7/2010 at 09:26 PM

quote:
Oh Ruthie, this sounds so great! Sonny had just posted on Big Daddy's that he met you and you all had a fine time. I would loved to have been there. I need to see Chaz's band one day.


I wish you could have been there too, Sue! You would have enjoyed the show as much as wee did.
And some fine company to hang out with too! I should have a spare bedroom soon, so you can come
on down and join us!


dadof2 - 2/7/2010 at 09:27 PM

quote:
.Ruth--don't hit me but i'm no fan of the talentless Michael Allman

Everybody has their opinion when it comes to music, and you are entitled to be wrong! IMO!
I didn't realize you had ever seen Michael, Effie! Talentless is a rather mean thing to say. If you don't
like someone's music or singing, that's fine to say. Of course, you are entitled to be mean if you chose.









not mean--we differ there--none of these musician's is a friend of mine & my opinion of their craft is not a reflection of the person or his character--merely an opinion about what i hear...it is not mean to hear a lack of talent & in fact,could be a fault with my ears....but,the people who "hate" the music i like or see it as lacking are entitled & not,in my view,mean--that's a bit strong to suggest about someone for a musical opinion....at one time a very nice person on this site felt Jack White,who i enjoy,"offended his hearing"--well--i enjoyed a laugh with him for the way he chose to insult Jack & never stopped enjoying Jack despite his comments---& i still remain friends with that person--all cool--no biggie--i don't think Devon Allman or Michael Allman read or give 2 **** s what i say...nor should they take seriously any idiot who may express their opinion on the dopey internet

so,peace out--let's argue about the music--but,please an opinion should just be debated--no need to refer to it as a flaw of character...so peace all


ruthelane - 2/7/2010 at 09:38 PM

,mean--that's a bit strong to suggest about someone for a musical opinion....

Talentless is also a bit strong, Effie. Nothing wrong with criticizing musicians for their style
or particular performance, you don't like their music, it's boring, whatever. But, talentless,
now you are getting personal. Michael is a personal friend of mine and I find your remark
to be mean and uncalled for. Even if I didn't know him, I'd feel the same way.


dadof2 - 2/7/2010 at 09:41 PM

quote:
,mean--that's a bit strong to suggest about someone for a musical opinion....

Talentless is also a bit strong, Effie. Nothing wrong with criticizing musicians for their style
or particular performance, you don't like their music, it's boring, whatever. But, talentless,
now you are getting personal. Michael is a personal friend of mine and I find your remark
to be mean and uncalled for. Even if I didn't know him, I'd feel the same way.



i respect your right to opinion & do not think you are mean for calling me mean


lolasdeb - 2/7/2010 at 10:13 PM

quote:
nor should they take seriously any idiot who may express their opinion on the dopey internet
LOL! I agree that everybody is entitled to form a personal opinion re: what they like and dislike in music. Like all of the arts it is a very personal thing ... created out of an individual's thoughts, feelings and meant to affect a reaction to those who enjoy, or do not enjoy, their art. It's subjective and one man's art may not be another's cup of tea. And that's right and good. Thank God for our differences! Believe me ... being a life-long fan of Bob Dylan I've had to remind myself of this many times over the years when I've had to listen to people diss this person who I feel is genius for being talent-less because they don't appreciate his voice. Or the time I was jamming on some Joni Mitchell Blue and a dear friend asked me to please change the album because they characterized her voice as screechy (no WAY!!! Not my Joni!!! )

Here's a couple of confessions from me ...

1. Rap is Crap (well, that's usually my reaction to that music form anyway)
2. Can't stand Guns and Roses - never have liked them or understood their appeal.


[Edited on 2/7/2010 by lolasdeb]


dadof2 - 2/7/2010 at 10:34 PM

quote:
quote:
nor should they take seriously any idiot who may express their opinion on the dopey internet
LOL! I agree that everybody is entitled to form a personal opinion re: what they like and dislike in music. Like all of the arts it is a very personal thing ... created out of an individual's thoughts, feelings and meant to affect a reaction to those who enjoy, or do not enjoy, their art. It's subjective and one man's art may not be another's cup of tea. And that's right and good. Thank God for our differences! Believe me ... being a life-long fan of Bob Dylan I've had to remind myself of this many times over the years when I've had to listen to people diss this person who I feel is genious for being talent-less because they don't appreciate his voice. Or the time I was jamming on some Joni Mitchell Blue and a dear friend asked me to please change the album because they characterized her voice as screechy (no WAY!!! Not my Joni!!! )

Here's a couple of confessions from me ...

1. Rap is Crap (well, that's usually my reaction to that music form anyway)
2. Can't stand Guns and Roses - never have liked them or understood their appeal.

[Edited on 2/7/2010 by lolasdeb]


Deb--as always u r too funny someone once offended Rick Danko,who was a buddy/neighbor of mine & i was really hurt---natural reaction--SO,RUTH & SUE!!! i hope ya still love me--i love you guys & all of my friends here but i have a big mouth & love to spew my stupid mouth on music talk--i'd never intend to hurt you,fully understand your responses....

...but Deb is right on!!!

Rap is Crap,guns suck.... & whadda ya mean Dylan has a.....different ....kind of....voice
i've long gotten pissed at Dylan voice haters,seeing them as dense & unsophisticated...all part of the judgements we all make...but.never to hurt anyone....

Deb--i really dig Joanie--but sometimes....she gets....weird


lolasdeb - 2/7/2010 at 10:43 PM

quote:
Deb--i really dig Joanie--but sometimes....she gets....weird
DON'T MAKE ME COME ACROSS THIS INTERNET, MISTER!!!



[Edited on 2/7/2010 by lolasdeb]


SmilingJack - 2/8/2010 at 09:55 PM

Good to see Effie is feeling feisty now. I'm such a mellow person that I just would not voice things the same way. I 'like' most music so I would rate things more as what I like the most at the moment ie say the Allman Brothers-I get excited as March rolls around and was mesmerized last year by the moogis shows, and keep being Allman excited until Red Rocks, but I usually stop listening to them much not long after seeing them at Red Rocks and then I listen more to whomever I'm 'liking' most at the time. So some of Effie's dislikes might just be lower on my 'like' list, but everybody mentioned by Effie are still people I would go see. And if they are lower on my like list, then the amount of hassle , money etc. as far as getting tickets and going, comes into play.
BTW, I've met Michael and Devon and they both seem to be good people and Devon has completely sobered up and changed his life around in the last 18 months and I appreciate that also.
Right now I am excited that we will see Warren/Gov't Mule twice this coming weekend and we have tickets for the "Hendrix Experience" with Susan and a boatload of other people in March.
Sonny, thanks for the well wishes-I hope whatever kind of treatments (sorry, I don't know) you are having are doing good for you. I hope all else are doing well. I had both physical therapy (added some core strengthening exercises), and Applied Kinesiology treatments today and I am getting stronger.


ruthelane - 2/8/2010 at 10:14 PM

Sonny is getting radiation treatments for stomach cancer.
He has to have 34 treatments. As of last Friday he had finished two.
Sending out positive thoughts and a big hug to Sonny.
Sonny is a very upbeat person, so he should do well with these treatments.

Hello to the JHawkers.


SmilingJack - 2/8/2010 at 10:28 PM

It sounds rough, Sonny. Good luck and positive vibrations going your way.


sonnystang - 2/9/2010 at 12:29 AM

Thanks Jack and Ruthie.....at least i get the weekends off and they are usually not too bad at first.

Have it fairly easy compared to some in here so i'm grateful for this thread so i can appreciate what i do have. Good Music and Good Friends.....


susea - 2/9/2010 at 10:55 AM

Hey Sonny, I missed reading that you were going thru all this. So sorry but I have a feeling you'll be OK after all is done! You seem strong and have a positive outlook which really helps fight off the bad things. Best of luck with all this.

Jack, I wish so bad I could be at the upcoming shows with you all in Denver but I know there will be many pictures. Tell Lenore to get some of those Warren guitar face shots! LOL!


sonnystang - 2/9/2010 at 11:03 AM

Thanks susea.......trying to start trouble? Hoping you don't get too much snow.......

Sunshine in Florida!!!! Oh i'm sorry, am i rubbing it in?

[Edited on 2/9/2010 by sonnystang]


Sang - 2/9/2010 at 03:04 PM

Great shows over the weekend......

Went to Harry Carey's before the Mule show and ran up a large tab with my brother, Lee, Sandman and Moid. Also saw McPeach there.

It was a long show - 3 bands - Steepwater, a local band that was pretty good, Jackie Greene, and then the Mule. It was also a charity event, so they had a silent auction and presenatations about the charity. Southern Man was a great finish, and the Zappa tune 'Trouble Everyday' was a surprise. Warren changed the lyrics some, saying checking out 'FOX news' instead of 'the news'.... Show didn't end until 1:15-1:30 am, so I didn't get home until almost 2:30.

Next day I met Lee and his fiance along with Sandman at Yak-Zies, which is across the street from Wrigley Field. We had some wings and beer, and the bartender turned out to be a comedian - so he entertained us and did a few card tricks. Then we stood in line to get in the Cubby Bear. While we were freezing outside, a group of about 50 people ran by dressed as bananas..... they were yelling 'eat apples'...... The show was really good - backup was a 3-piece band from Memphis called the City Champs. They were all instrumental. Very enjoyable. Then NMAS came on about 10:15 or 10:30 - and played until 1:15 am.

The City Champs came out and played a couple songs with them, and one was a song from The Word - a good lead in for Wanee - can't wait to see them there.

Only bad thing was both places were standing only- it was really crowded at the Cubby Bear - and two nights in a row was rough - I'm getting to old for this........


You can't beat live music, though............

[Edited on 2/9/2010 by Sang]


ruthelane - 2/9/2010 at 06:59 PM

Hello JHawkers!

Sonny, south Florida ain't so sunny!

Effie, one more thing about your "dopey little opinions" as you call them.
Everybody has different tastes and likes/dislikes in music, movies, books, friends, etc.
Here's what I think about some of the artists you dissed:
1. Grace Potter is a lovely and very talented young woman.
2. I've seen Mike Mattison's band Scrapomatic opening for GA&F. Sergio and I both
really enjoyed Mikes's show.
3. Danny Toler is a very good guitar player and singer. I've seen his live shows a couple of times.
He has taken the young Tony Tyler under his wing and helped him considerably.
4. Derek Trucks music is not my style but he is obviously very talented.

Sang, sounds like you had some great shows enjoyed with good friends. I'm with you on the
standing room only. LOL Just can't do it any more!


SmilingJack - 2/9/2010 at 08:14 PM

quote:
Thanks Jack and Ruthie.....at least i get the weekends off and they are usually not too bad at first.

Have it fairly easy compared to some in here so i'm grateful for this thread so i can appreciate what i do have. Good Music and Good Friends.....

_______________________________________________________________________
This is a great thread for finding others with 'dinged wings' of some sort. There is always someone and/or everyone who either relate to your pain/illness or are just great, empathetic and sympathetic people. It is where I come all the time when on ABB.com (and the gb is the only other 'always go to' place for me)-all the other threads depend on my energy/health/mood.
Sue, don't worry-you see more shows then you miss, lol, but I'd love to have you with us-we'd have a blast, as always! Plus, you'd like both places. I just hope for at least a seat and hopefully a table.
I got some stomach/core exercises to go along with my stretches at PT yesterday.


dadof2 - 2/9/2010 at 09:12 PM

quote:
Hello JHawkers!

Sonny, south Florida ain't so sunny!

Effie, one more thing about your "dopey little opinions" as you call them.
Everybody has different tastes and likes/dislikes in music, movies, books, friends, etc.
Here's what I think about some of the artists you dissed:
1. Grace Potter is a lovely and very talented young woman.
2. I've seen Mike Mattison's band Scrapomatic opening for GA&F. Sergio and I both
really enjoyed Mikes's show.
3. Danny Toler is a very good guitar player and singer. I've seen his live shows a couple of times.
He has taken the young Tony Tyler under his wing and helped him considerably.
4. Derek Trucks music is not my style but he is obviously very talented.

Sang, sounds like you had some great shows enjoyed with good friends. I'm with you on the
standing room only. LOL Just can't do it any more!



Ruth--i'm glad you enjoy the music you enjoy....but,i just can't resist(i guess it's because i think this is all funny & just can't get too serious about musical tastes ).......so here's some more of my dopey little opinion....

i agree--Derek is a special talent & i think i differ with you on the others Mike Mattison's voice makes me cringe

peace out & great day to all....



[Edited on 2/9/2010 by dadof2]


ruthelane - 2/9/2010 at 11:20 PM

quote:
quote:
Hello JHawkers!

Sonny, south Florida ain't so sunny!

Effie, one more thing about your "dopey little opinions" as you call them.
Everybody has different tastes and likes/dislikes in music, movies, books, friends, etc.
Here's what I think about some of the artists you dissed:
1. Grace Potter is a lovely and very talented young woman.
2. I've seen Mike Mattison's band Scrapomatic opening for GA&F. Sergio and I both
really enjoyed Mikes's show.
3. Danny Toler is a very good guitar player and singer. I've seen his live shows a couple of times.
He has taken the young Tony Tyler under his wing and helped him considerably.
4. Derek Trucks music is not my style but he is obviously very talented.

Sang, sounds like you had some great shows enjoyed with good friends. I'm with you on the
standing room only. LOL Just can't do it any more!



Ruth--i'm glad you enjoy the music you enjoy....but,i just can't resist(i guess it's because i think this is all funny & just can't get too serious about musical tastes ).......so here's some more of my dopey little opinion....

i agree--Derek is a special talent & i think i differ with you on the others Mike Mattison's voice makes me cringe

peace out & great day to all....



[Edited on 2/9/2010 by dadof2]


You are starting to make me cringe!


dadof2 - 2/9/2010 at 11:25 PM

lighten up


ruthelane - 2/10/2010 at 12:36 AM

quote:
lighten up


SHUT UP!!!


dadof2 - 2/10/2010 at 01:06 AM

quote:
quote:
lighten up


SHUT UP!!!


seems silly to get worked up over nothing....however,i respect your right to continue to express your opinion.


ruthelane - 2/10/2010 at 01:42 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
lighten up


SHUT UP!!!


seems silly to get worked up over nothing....however,i respect your right to continue to express your opinion.


OK Effie, I'm done with this! .

[Edited on 2/10/2010 by ruthelane]


dadof2 - 2/10/2010 at 01:54 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
lighten up


SHUT UP!!!


seems silly to get worked up over nothing....however,i respect your right to continue to express your opinion.


OK Effie, I'm done with this! .

[Edited on 2/10/2010 by ruthelane]




OK.i respect your decision.


Chitown - 2/10/2010 at 06:16 PM

Dang Sang, I didn't know NMAS played The Cubby Bear. I would have gone to that. I've gotta start paying better attention to this stuff. The last show I saw there was Allgood in 94'. Damn.


SmilingJack - 2/12/2010 at 11:18 PM

^


susea - 2/13/2010 at 01:59 PM

Healing vibes to all who need them.

Looks like Jack got a wonderful show last night but what is this Rogue/Fire Alarm Jam?? Do tell!!

Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO

Set 1:
I'm Free
Wind Cries Mary
Gameface
Mr. Big
Gordon James
Kind Of Bird >Wind Cries Mary Reprise > Kind of Bird
New World Blues
I'm A Ram

One Of These DaysSet 2:
Fearless
Lively Up Yourself
Raven Black Night>> Rogue Jam >>
>>Hand Drums>> Fire Alarm Jam (MA/JC)
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Brand New Angel
Blind Man In The Dark

Encore:
Scenes From A Troubled Mind
Fallen Down>> Other Ones Jam


SmilingJack - 2/13/2010 at 05:46 PM

Re: fire alarm jam. The Gothic was filled with very aromatic smoke and the last 1/3 of the show had these flashing lights on that were pretty intense. It also seemed there was a lot less smoke after that, lol.
The Gothic is a pretty good venue when the alarms/lights don't go off. Tonight we have another show at the larger Fillmore and this one has the North Mississippi All Stars opening.
BTW, last night's show was great. Lots of covers though, which I like, but I know some people don't. Lenore had a great seat for taking pictures so we should have a bunch (I bet she is working on them now.)


dadof2 - 2/13/2010 at 06:30 PM

quote:
Re: fire alarm jam. The Gothic was filled with very aromatic smoke and the last 1/3 of the show had these flashing lights on that were pretty intense. It also seemed there was a lot less smoke after that, lol.
The Gothic is a pretty good venue when the alarms/lights don't go off. Tonight we have another show at the larger Fillmore and this one has the North Mississippi All Stars opening.
BTW, last night's show was great. Lots of covers though, which I like, but I know some people don't. Lenore had a great seat for taking pictures so we should have a bunch (I bet she is working on them now.)



glad you enjoyed it,Jack & thanks for posting the setlist,Sue--looks cool...great day to all....


SmilingJack - 2/13/2010 at 06:44 PM

quote:
quote:
Re: fire alarm jam. The Gothic was filled with very aromatic smoke and the last 1/3 of the show had these flashing lights on that were pretty intense. It also seemed there was a lot less smoke after that, lol.
The Gothic is a pretty good venue when the alarms/lights don't go off. Tonight we have another show at the larger Fillmore and this one has the North Mississippi All Stars opening.
BTW, last night's show was great. Lots of covers though, which I like, but I know some people don't. Lenore had a great seat for taking pictures so we should have a bunch (I bet she is working on them now.)

_______________________________________________________________________


glad you enjoyed it,Jack & thanks for posting the setlist,Sue--looks cool...great day to all....

________________________________________________________________________
This was my first big night out since my back blew out 1/2/2010 and I managed ok. I had a stool seat so I didn't have to stand all night. I am still using a cane outside of my house and we parked about 3 blocks away and I got a little weak on the walk, but we ate at a BBQ place next to the theater so I had time to rest before the show. I didn't sleep much last night, but I feel good and I am looking forward to doing it again tonight.


dadof2 - 2/13/2010 at 06:58 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Re: fire alarm jam. The Gothic was filled with very aromatic smoke and the last 1/3 of the show had these flashing lights on that were pretty intense. It also seemed there was a lot less smoke after that, lol.
The Gothic is a pretty good venue when the alarms/lights don't go off. Tonight we have another show at the larger Fillmore and this one has the North Mississippi All Stars opening.
BTW, last night's show was great. Lots of covers though, which I like, but I know some people don't. Lenore had a great seat for taking pictures so we should have a bunch (I bet she is working on them now.)

_______________________________________________________________________


glad you enjoyed it,Jack & thanks for posting the setlist,Sue--looks cool...great day to all....

________________________________________________________________________
This was my first big night out since my back blew out 1/2/2010 and I managed ok. I had a stool seat so I didn't have to stand all night. I am still using a cane outside of my house and we parked about 3 blocks away and I got a little weak on the walk, but we ate at a BBQ place next to the theater so I had time to rest before the show. I didn't sleep much last night, but I feel good and I am looking forward to doing it again tonight.


nice hang in there Jack--have fun tonite--i hope you get another great nite & that your back holds up well--regards to Phyllis....still workin' your diet sdvice


susea - 2/13/2010 at 10:35 PM

LOL Jack!! Sounds very interesting to say the least! At least they kept playin' to keep things rollin'. I know some don't care for all the covers but when you see the band as much as I do, I love it. I know all the originals and have seen them over and over but when they throw a new cover in... Baboooom... they ace it every time!

I'll be watching for pictures that Lenore captured. Enjoy tonight. You know it'll be extra special to make up for the disruption last night!

You all check the Moogis site lately? I had to do new passwords and forum profile. Check it out.


susea - 2/14/2010 at 04:28 PM

Well Jack, what did I tell you?? They would come flying out of the gate with another amazing set list to take things to a new level...

The Fillmore Theatre Denver, CO

Set 1:
Steppin' Lightly
Brokedown On The Brazos
No Need To Suffer
Woodstock
Thorazine Shuffle
Temporary Saint
Trane >>
Eternity's Breath >>
St. Stephen>> Trane
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
w/ Luther Dickenson
32/20 w Luther & Cody Dickenson

Set 2:
Railroad Boy
Monday Mourning Meltdown
Beautifully Broken
Brighter Days
Drums
Like Flies
Frozen Fear
Mule >>
What is Hip? >>
Mule
Encore:
All Apologies
Encore 2:
Get Behind The Mule w/ Luther & Cody Dickenson


susea - 2/14/2010 at 07:43 PM

Here are some of Lenore's pictures from Friday nights Mule show!


















SmilingJack - 2/15/2010 at 08:58 PM

Sue, I was hoping she would get another great 'guitar face'! LOL.
Music was great. But Fillmore was too crowded. We were wishing for a Mule moogis!


Jhawker - 2/16/2010 at 09:49 PM

Great pics Sue Looks like Danny broke out the trumpet that night. A small stage, right?

Except for Skyler being sick every thing is fine here.

I told you I found the infamous Lewis Black Bonnaroo show. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was a DVD.

What is up with the back Jack? Hope you are not in that much pain. Not surprised to see you sittin in the pic.


SmilingJack - 2/16/2010 at 10:16 PM

quote:
Great pics Sue Looks like Danny broke out the trumpet that night. A small stage, right?

Except for Skyler being sick every thing is fine here.

I told you I found the infamous Lewis Black Bonnaroo show. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was a DVD.

What is up with the back Jack? Hope you are not in that much pain. Not surprised to see you sittin in the pic.

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Hi Tyler, I'm rehabbing. Right now just stretches and minor core exercises, but I'm also trying to walk better and wean myself from the cane. My right leg still has problems-pain/weakness etc. and my original nerve damage from my '94 hip replacement has flared up a lot in my foot, so it is burning and spazzing at night. Need to get stronger again! But, I'm on the right track.


susea - 2/16/2010 at 10:47 PM

Always good to see Tyler pop in and that things are well. Hope Skyler is better quickly.

Lenore took some nice pictures. No crazy guitar faces but that's OK. Danny has been moving about and showing his talent quite a bit. He was even on drums at one point in Jamaica!

Jack, you stay on the right track and with some work and time, I know you'll be brand new again!


ruthelane - 2/17/2010 at 03:09 AM

quote:
Hi Sonny--never"met" ya here--so nice to meet ya

Ya know,reading Chi's post & having read Ruth's feelings about Schoolgirl & other musical opinions i figured where else can i write about my ever changing musical interests than here....amongst friends!

so either hate me or ignore this post but here are some music thoughts from the last 6 months:

1.i thought i was done with & sick of the Mule--then went NYE & fell in love with them again.
2. From 1980-1989 i had stopped listening to ABB(i hated the Toler,Goldflies,Lawler years) but got back into ABB big time since '89. Since last April i have lost all interest in the current lineup finding them completely boring & predictable
3.i LOVE listening to ABB from the Dickey,Lamar & Chuck era.
4.i love listening to any DB stuff & Sea Level(been a long time!)
5.i never liked Derek's band or musicians--this expresses my thinking:

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=102263

So,i haven't listened to Derek solo in quite some time,hoping he does some more interesting work more befitting his high level of ability & talent.
6.i went through 3-4 months of only listening to accoustic music.
7.Ruth--don't hit me but i'm no fan of the talentless Michael Allman & while Devon seems like a nice fellow his music is minimally interesting to me & his bass player is worse than Derek's bass player who is a nightmare to my ears.
8.Chi--good thought--the more Derek works with Susan(let her sing & keep Mattison quiet!!) & people like Doyle the better he'll be...his best work over the years was with EC's band!
9.while in a dissin' mood--Grace Potter is horrible--the clip of her trying to scream Sothernman with Mule was too much to bear..lol
10.Lamar Williams is an incredibly underrated bass player--powerful,yet very melodic.


So,enough is enough--ya can be upset with me but keep in mind these are merely my dopey little opinions & they effect nothing but what i listen to.....hope you guys don't mind my venting on these things--i see it as fun stuff to discuss or ignore...hopefully ya won't beat me for this



Great day to everyone!
[Edited on 2/7/2010 by dadof2]

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Effie, you remember this, don't you? The bolded comment. Peace out, please!


dadof2 - 2/17/2010 at 12:52 PM

quote:
quote:
Hi Sonny--never"met" ya here--so nice to meet ya

Ya know,reading Chi's post & having read Ruth's feelings about Schoolgirl & other musical opinions i figured where else can i write about my ever changing musical interests than here....amongst friends!

so either hate me or ignore this post but here are some music thoughts from the last 6 months:

1.i thought i was done with & sick of the Mule--then went NYE & fell in love with them again.
2. From 1980-1989 i had stopped listening to ABB(i hated the Toler,Goldflies,Lawler years) but got back into ABB big time since '89. Since last April i have lost all interest in the current lineup finding them completely boring & predictable
3.i LOVE listening to ABB from the Dickey,Lamar & Chuck era.
4.i love listening to any DB stuff & Sea Level(been a long time!)
5.i never liked Derek's band or musicians--this expresses my thinking:

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=102263

So,i haven't listened to Derek solo in quite some time,hoping he does some more interesting work more befitting his high level of ability & talent.
6.i went through 3-4 months of only listening to accoustic music.
7.Ruth--don't hit me but i'm no fan of the talentless Michael Allman & while Devon seems like a nice fellow his music is minimally interesting to me & his bass player is worse than Derek's bass player who is a nightmare to my ears.
8.Chi--good thought--the more Derek works with Susan(let her sing & keep Mattison quiet!!) & people like Doyle the better he'll be...his best work over the years was with EC's band!
9.while in a dissin' mood--Grace Potter is horrible--the clip of her trying to scream Sothernman with Mule was too much to bear..lol
10.Lamar Williams is an incredibly underrated bass player--powerful,yet very melodic.


So,enough is enough--ya can be upset with me but keep in mind these are merely my dopey little opinions & they effect nothing but what i listen to.....hope you guys don't mind my venting on these things--i see it as fun stuff to discuss or ignore...hopefully ya won't beat me for this



Great day to everyone!
[Edited on 2/7/2010 by dadof2]

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Effie, you remember this, don't you? The bolded comment. Peace out, please!



i am pleased you are continuing our discussion,that you like to use the quote button & wish you peace as well.

i'm having fun too


ruthelane - 2/17/2010 at 05:09 PM

i am pleased you are continuing our discussion,that you like to use the quote button & wish you peace as well.

i'm having fun too


You talk in circles Effie. You didn't answer my question. I'm not having fun anymore.
Is that stuff you are smoking legal in NYC?


dadof2 - 2/17/2010 at 05:15 PM

quote:
i am pleased you are continuing our discussion,that you like to use the quote button & wish you peace as well.

i'm having fun too


You talk in circles Effie. You didn't answer my question. I'm not having fun anymore.
Is that stuff you are smoking legal in NYC?


i thought you were done with this....but,i respect your right to continue playing & i will cooperatively continue to play along.

And,i will have fun while doing so!


SmilingJack - 2/19/2010 at 01:13 AM

quote:
quote:
i am pleased you are continuing our discussion,that you like to use the quote button & wish you peace as well.

i'm having fun too


You talk in circles Effie. You didn't answer my question. I'm not having fun anymore.
Is that stuff you are smoking legal in NYC?


i thought you were done with this....but,i respect your right to continue playing & i will cooperatively continue to play along.

And,i will have fun while doing so!

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What a weird round robin of posts.


No1ToRunWith - 2/19/2010 at 01:43 AM

T I am a big Lewis Black fan.

Favorite clip, hope all is well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYyb485KewY


SmilingJack - 2/20/2010 at 09:58 PM

I like Lewis Black a lot also, even if he makes me nervous watching him.
Cold with snow flurries for a couple of days. Not great for attitude. That, plus I have learned that my funny walk is from having dead nerves in my foot and so it is a dropped foot and not just a weak leg. I'll try to learn more this week starting with 'can I expect any improvement?'
So, I've been watching a ton of Olympics and the Denver Nuggets when they are on. Jason continues to work out on the wii plus (that I bought for Phyllis who uses it a little) and is getting things together for me to do when I'm cleared to do more.
The next concert we have to look forward to is The Hendrix experience with Susan next month.
I hope you are all well.


Sang - 2/21/2010 at 08:30 PM

Hope things get better for you Jack........


SmilingJack - 2/22/2010 at 02:08 AM

quote:
Hope things get better for you Jack........

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I'd love to have a young, healthy body, but that's not happening, lol. I'm fine today, I'm walking again and getting stronger. I just may have more damage to the nerves amaged in my first hip replacement in '94. I'll keep trying to get my foot working correctly and just get as strong as possible if it wont change.
Hope all is well there,


Sang - 2/25/2010 at 04:19 AM

JHawker bump back to page 1.......


dadof2 - 2/25/2010 at 03:58 PM

quote:
I like Lewis Black a lot also, even if he makes me nervous watching him.
Cold with snow flurries for a couple of days. Not great for attitude. That, plus I have learned that my funny walk is from having dead nerves in my foot and so it is a dropped foot and not just a weak leg. I'll try to learn more this week starting with 'can I expect any improvement?'
So, I've been watching a ton of Olympics and the Denver Nuggets when they are on. Jason continues to work out on the wii plus (that I bought for Phyllis who uses it a little) and is getting things together for me to do when I'm cleared to do more.
The next concert we have to look forward to is The Hendrix experience with Susan next month.
I hope you are all well.



i like Lewis Black too--very crazy funny stuff

Jack--the Nuggets look tremendous this year--Carmelo is at the top of his game & finally in great condition,Chauncy is a superb team leader, & the team plays excellent team ball & team defense...but,be careful--the knicks are rising.....some day soon i hope--lol




SmilingJack - 2/25/2010 at 09:37 PM

quote:
quote:
I like Lewis Black a lot also, even if he makes me nervous watching him.
Cold with snow flurries for a couple of days. Not great for attitude. That, plus I have learned that my funny walk is from having dead nerves in my foot and so it is a dropped foot and not just a weak leg. I'll try to learn more this week starting with 'can I expect any improvement?'
So, I've been watching a ton of Olympics and the Denver Nuggets when they are on. Jason continues to work out on the wii plus (that I bought for Phyllis who uses it a little) and is getting things together for me to do when I'm cleared to do more.
The next concert we have to look forward to is The Hendrix experience with Susan next month.
I hope you are all well.



i like Lewis Black too--very crazy funny stuff

Jack--the Nuggets look tremendous this year--Carmelo is at the top of his game & finally in great condition,Chauncy is a superb team leader, & the team plays excellent team ball & team defense...but,be careful--the knicks are rising.....some day soon i hope--lol





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The only weakness on the Nuggets is a big backup man. They play a tight 8 man rotation and are in trouble whenastartergoesout-especially Kenyon Martin. So, they can't afford to lose a big man.
I go to the neorosurgeons next week to see about my dropped foot. My Kineisologist said a 'micro-disk cleaning' would improve my quality of life.


SmilingJack - 3/3/2010 at 08:16 PM

Wow. I found the thread on page 8!
I hope all are well and have reasons for not posting. I am still recovering from my back/disc problem and I go to neurosurgery for a consult tomorrow. I want no major surgery but will do a minor one if it will help my dropped foot. Although my back/leg do not hurt anymore (I just have burning pain in my foot), I get very tired when doing things because of the dropped foot and my walk gets worse as the day goes on. I hope a minor disk cleaning will do the trick.
In the meantime, it is finally turning to spring here this week-50's all week long with some days close to 60. I love having more light each day. I can't believe day light savings starts next weekend.
Feel well all and have a nice day.


dadof2 - 3/5/2010 at 01:02 PM

Jack--hope the doc visit went ok & hoping to hear positive things....you're in my thoughts....


SmilingJack - 3/6/2010 at 12:31 AM

quote:
Jack--hope the doc visit went ok & hoping to hear positive things....you're in my thoughts....

______________________________________________________________________
No easy answer as to whether to do the back surgery or not. I left details in 'nervous' thread here. I'll try to decide over the weekend about the surgery. Thanks for thinking of me. I hope T is OK.


dadof2 - 3/14/2010 at 12:49 PM

just to show you how musical taste evolves & changes--after a long time not listening to the current ABB lineup,i caught a few utubes from the run & liked the fresh approach to playing taken by Warren & Derek & the diverse setlist & new arrangements on songs....so we went last nite--got 12th row center seats on floor,got a nice respectful crowd that really dug the music & had a helluva excellent nite of music.....many highlights & very bluesy....the theater was fine & sound was very good...no vomiting drunks in the vicinity!!lol

A very funky Done Somebody Wrong intro & the song kicked asss...AWTNM & Standback were stellar...The Sky Is Crying,IMOER,Dreams,Little Martha/Blue Sky Jam,Schoolgirl,Hoochie Coochie Man,N1LTRW(the long jam),a first set WP,Heart of Stone,OWO,Orpheo(or whatever it's now called)were some highlights.Warren's tone seemed sweeter & Derek was greatly innovative & brilliant,Gregg was in excellent voice & you could actually hear his B-3 clearly in the mix--that was nice & Bruce Katz(piano) was outstanding...despite the hurricane(LOL) it was a fine evening for the mrs. & me!

[Edited on 3/14/2010 by dadof2]


susea - 3/14/2010 at 12:57 PM

Glad you made the show Effie. Another fine evening of music!


dadof2 - 3/14/2010 at 01:01 PM

quote:
Glad you made the show Effie. Another fine evening of music!



sure was,Sue--hope u enjoyed moogis


susea - 3/14/2010 at 01:08 PM

I have been enjoying Moogis indeed!


SmilingJack - 3/14/2010 at 07:58 PM

Phyllis has been asking me who are going to the various shows (I have not been checking), so I ll let her know Effie and Rochelle went and enjoyed it. I have loved the 2 shows on Moogis that I did get and I hope they archive all of the first show soon (as well as all the other things they had archived on the old moogis web site) so I can watch it. But, it does make me sorry the Brothers will not play Red Rocks this year.
Health update for me:
For those who didn't read this elsewhere, I decided against the back operation since the upside was not huge and there was risk, rehab and pain involved! I have picked up a foot brace that helps on normal walks-I have to get used to wearing it and then I can start building up some leg strength again. In the meantime, I'll go back to PT and get another steroid sho,t and hope that when the inflammation is finally gone from my back my foot starts working again.
Hendrix Experience with Susan tonight-3rd row balconey-should be ok.


susea - 3/14/2010 at 09:11 PM

Jack, sounds like the right choice you made. I'll be hoping for your progress to be steady. Those balcony seats for tonight should be better than ok!! I want to see this. There are other videos floating around. So far this one is very good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obASwePIa4k

All the shows are archived now. I've watched some so it's all good!


Sang - 3/14/2010 at 11:54 PM

Bumping for the King..................

Good luck Jack...............hope this works out for you


SmilingJack - 3/15/2010 at 07:30 PM

Phyllis mis-read the tickets and we were 4 rows from the top! The Hendrix show was good with exceptional Johnny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd sets. Susan was good but not utilized correctly.


susea - 3/15/2010 at 08:17 PM

So you don't like Johnny Lang nor Kenny Wayne Shepherd? Susan not utilized properly? Bummer, sounds like it was not that great Jack. Sorry to hear it.


SmilingJack - 3/15/2010 at 09:21 PM

quote:
So you don't like Johnny Lang nor Kenny Wayne Shepherd? Susan not utilized properly? Bummer, sounds like it was not that great Jack. Sorry to hear it.

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Sue, I said they were exceptional like in great! Re: Susan, she first came out and sang a 'mellow' Hendrix tune with no guitar and on other tunes when she had her guitar there were no solos for her and she was among 3-4 guitarists. There was one song she really belted out and all the band members seemed to love her.


susea - 3/15/2010 at 10:36 PM

Oh silly me Jack. I was at work when I misread that. I thought it said with the exception! Duh! Ok, so Susan didn't have any solo time with her guitar and that is too bad. 3 to 4 guitarists too... did the others have solos? Just curious. Well I'm glad you got to go even if the seats weren't good. Tonight you'll have the best seat in the house! In your livingroom! LOL!

Haven't seen Tyler in a very long time I hope he is doing OK!


bigCTfan - 3/15/2010 at 10:48 PM

Hi Jack, glad to hear that Experience Hendrix was a good experience . Mash535 and I are going to the Durham date, should be good, but no Susan ...

Hope the brace & shot get your foot feeling better!




susea - 3/15/2010 at 10:53 PM

Hi Bret! Jay mentioned on facebook that he was going and no Susan... we don't have any of it here in Boston either. I do have a show where Susan and Derek open for Jeff Beck though!


bigCTfan - 3/15/2010 at 10:57 PM

Susan and Derek and Jeff Beck all in one night! Youse Nor'Easterners have all the luck! (Except for the weather !)




susea - 3/16/2010 at 12:26 AM

LOL! That's true...

Jack, when you have time stop in this thread over at Warren's forum. Hedges is asking about the parking lots and waiting for GA at Red Rocks. Thought you may want to chime in some suggestions to help him out.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=103892


lolasdeb - 3/16/2010 at 04:02 PM

Glad to see this thread back towards the top. But missing Tyler ... Tyler, Tyler where forth art thou, Tyler? Hope your absence is because you are just having too good of a time with regular life.

Jack - I'll be sending out the healing vibes and hoping that with the steroid and PT and the nicer weather providing a chance to get out and about more that you are gaining the leg strength and have your dancing feet soon. Cool that you saw that Hendrix tribute thing ... was thinking about trying to catch it down in KC but time has not been on my side as of late. Glad you enjoyed it!

Good Tuesday morning JHawkers! I think we may get a spring after all! Been slowly but surely sawing through all the downed branches in the back yard ... working my way towards the garage roof. Feels good to be outside, though, and Punkin is enjoying it (although I believe I may have a digger on my hands...) Hope you are all off to great weeks!


SmilingJack - 3/16/2010 at 04:42 PM

quote:
Hi Jack, glad to hear that Experience Hendrix was a good experience . Mash535 and I are going to the Durham date, should be good, but no Susan ...

Hope the brace & shot get your foot feeling better!





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I thank you sir and I gather from Sue's post that your name is Bret. The show was great for guitar lovers like me but I hope you have a better seat, lol. Mentally good re:foot and going to acupuncture today.


susea - 3/16/2010 at 04:51 PM

Deb, Punkin' can dig holes for planting as long as it doesn't go beyond that, right!? When do you head to NY?

Jack, good luck with the acupuncture. A co worker has had much success with it so I hope the same for you.

Moogis again tonight!


lolasdeb - 3/16/2010 at 04:55 PM

quote:
Deb, Punkin' can dig holes for planting as long as it doesn't go beyond that, right!? When do you head to NY?
LOL - if we can get this down to controlled digging it would be great ... was thinking of planting some trees this year and she could be a big help! (She's got such a cute face - it's hard not to break into laughter when I yell at her to stop and she looks up and gives me the muddy grin and waggy tail like 'look what I did Ma!' ) No NY for me this year, Sue. I'm doing Moogis for my March ABB this year and will have to wait for Crossroads to get a 3-D fix!


bigCTfan - 3/17/2010 at 12:26 AM

quote:
The show was great for guitar lovers like me but I hope you have a better seat, lol.



Our seats are good, not great, but I really like the venue and the sights and sounds should be fine! Guitars are my reason for being there, so I'm really looking forward to it...

Good luck with the acupuncture. My dad swore by it and I've had good luck with acupressure.

My name is indeed Bret, and it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, sir.




Jhawker - 3/17/2010 at 07:41 PM

Time to come clean with my friends. I have been abusing my meds. I am the only one to blame. No excuses. With Debi and Kristen's help I am getting through it. Debi has taken control of all my meds, even blood pressure medicine. I understand why she has to and would not have it any other way. Any way, that is why my posts have been spotty. I am sorry and will post more often from now on. I really will try to post everyday.

I hear that Gregg is really sounding well this tour. Good for him. I sure do wish he would come out with his new album. My friend has watched them on Moogis and said they sounded great. I love to hear that. I have some GM shows coming. I would also like to get the Levon Helm Dirt Farmer album too. Also the Robert Plant Allison Krause album from a year or two ago. I have been listening to different kinds of music lately. Music is so wonderful. I went through some tough times when I didn't listen at all. I am back to some of the old routine.

I wish you all well and luv you all.


harvey - 3/17/2010 at 10:14 PM

Hey Tyler ... sorry to hear you've been having problems ... it can't be easy for you so I can fully understand how such a lapse could happen ... good that you have good family around you to help ... and it sounds like you are winning the real battle which is with your own will power ... all the best to you my friend ...


SmilingJack - 3/17/2010 at 10:33 PM

quote:
Time to come clean with my friends. I have been abusing my meds. I am the only one to blame. No excuses. With Debi and Kristen's help I am getting through it. Debi has taken control of all my meds, even blood pressure medicine. I understand why she has to and would not have it any other way. Any way, that is why my posts have been spotty. I am sorry and will post more often from now on. I really will try to post everyday.

I hear that Gregg is really sounding well this tour. Good for him. I sure do wish he would come out with his new album. My friend has watched them on Moogis and said they sounded great. I love to hear that. I have some GM shows coming. I would also like to get the Levon Helm Dirt Farmer album too. Also the Robert Plant Allison Krause album from a year or two ago. I have been listening to different kinds of music lately. Music is so wonderful. I went through some tough times when I didn't listen at all. I am back to some of the old routine.

I wish you all well and luv you all.

_______________________________________________________________________
I hope you are now past it. It can sneak up on you. When my back blew in Jan. I took lots of pain killers and would get confused as to when I took them last. I know that my will power is 'On or Off' and I have a hard time knowing to say when. Good luck. I am just getting around again myself and have wondered about you.


susea - 3/17/2010 at 10:37 PM

quote:
Time to come clean with my friends. I have been abusing my meds. I am the only one to blame. No excuses. With Debi and Kristen's help I am getting through it. Debi has taken control of all my meds, even blood pressure medicine. I understand why she has to and would not have it any other way. Any way, that is why my posts have been spotty. I am sorry and will post more often from now on. I really will try to post everyday.

I hear that Gregg is really sounding well this tour. Good for him. I sure do wish he would come out with his new album. My friend has watched them on Moogis and said they sounded great. I love to hear that. I have some GM shows coming. I would also like to get the Levon Helm Dirt Farmer album too. Also the Robert Plant Allison Krause album from a year or two ago. I have been listening to different kinds of music lately. Music is so wonderful. I went through some tough times when I didn't listen at all. I am back to some of the old routine.

I wish you all well and luv you all.

Oh Tyler, real sorry for all you have been through and continue to go through. We understand and are here to listen and talk to you about anything you want. You have a wonderful family who is there for you and that is so important. The support and love is all around you near and far...

Gregg is sounding so wonderful and at first we had heard his new album would be out in April but Bert Holman was on Moogis chat one night and said it would probably be Sept. It'll be a good one that we know! I'm glad you're back to your old routine of listening to music. Hugs and love to you... waving to Harvey and the rest of you fine folks!

Deb, keep me posted on the controlled hole digging. I know you can train punkin to do that!

Bret I'll be waiting to hear about your show. When is it?


bigCTfan - 3/17/2010 at 11:21 PM

Sue, it is March 28. the day after Atlanta. I keep hoping Susan will decide to do just one more Hendrix show...




susea - 3/18/2010 at 12:57 AM

That would be a dream come true! Never say never!


Jhawker - 3/18/2010 at 06:28 PM

What I really need is some tough love right now. You won't hurt my feelings. I do appreciate your kind words though. Like I said, no excuses.

Wow, not out until Sept. That is not cool.

Going to the surgeon today to see how the cyst is draining. Yesterday was my best day mentally and physically until today.


lolasdeb - 3/18/2010 at 06:37 PM

Tyler, sorry to hear you've been having the meds problems but glad you've got your family there (and here ) to keep you going towards the light. Been around more than one 'legal med' problem - and I'm not excluding myself here - and sometimes that kick in the butt from someone who loves you is just what's needed to make you step back and take a good look at your life ... realize what you've got that's good and how much it outweighs any kind of bad that might be hanging around. Hang in there!!!

btw - did you see that Gregg and Friends are going to be at one of the casinos in KC on May 21st?


susea - 3/18/2010 at 07:04 PM

Tyler, you are a wise man to say you need tough love. Somehow I think you'll do OK and I hope your visit with the surgeon goes well too!


SmilingJack - 3/21/2010 at 10:16 PM

So Tyler-keep posting and force yourself to be honest. It would be another checking point for self evaluation. I hope all is good with you today.
It is a beautiful day here in Denver just a couple of days after a deep snowstorm. I went for a dog walk with Jason for the first time since my back problem. My foot brace is a little uncomfortable (hopefully I just need to get used to it), but it does help me walk. It will take some time to build up some muscle/strength, but it felt good to get out. Very blue sky and crocuses peeking out. Nice-sun does help your attitude!
I spoke with Effie the other day-mainly a health update and Effie telling me how good the ABB show he went to was. I think a lot of people saved up to do Wanee or other things. I'll never forget the 3 years I went to the Beacon (leading me to open up my normal bbq before the ABB), but the trip has become too expensive for us -part for us is we also visit Phyllis' family for a week while we're there. So we watched thelast night at UP on moogis last night with 3 friends and I made a late corned beef and cabbage dinner9 (with a LOT of help from Phyllis).
I hope you are all having a good weekend.


Sang - 3/22/2010 at 12:01 AM

Dlad to hear from you King - get better!

My wife and I are heading to Arizona tomorrow for some R&R with her sister and bro-in-law. Golf 3 days, a White Sox spring training game, and a trip to Sedona. I need it.....


SmilingJack - 3/22/2010 at 09:03 PM

Sedona is pretty beautiful. Have fun, Sang. See the sunset from up on the airport road-it gets people like in Key West where they come out of the bars for sunset.


Jhawker - 3/22/2010 at 10:03 PM

I did not see that about Gregg being in Kc Deb. Thank you. I have got to go to that one!

Jack, I think about your health problems all the time. Hope things get better.

Have a great time Sang.

Beautiful day to be alive in Kansas today considering the alternative. I am seeing things from a different perspective now and cherish each day. I am saddened though because my dad's health is going downhill very fast. I went to see him today in the Rehab facility today. It is a circus there. I had to get tough with them and got some issues resolved. He has a big decision to make very soon about taking dialysis. He will be 89 next month and is not sure what he will do. The alternative is a quicker death. I am trying to deal with my feelings on this. He is miserable in the rehab which bothers me. I am going to be there as much as I can. I am keeping myself busy with this and other things. It does me good mentally. Kristen's health is getting worse. She is sick every day. The doctor told her would probably have to live with the disease as it is because treatment would not help, only make her sicker. I am going to see about getting her on SSI so she will continue to have Medicaid. It would be a nice second income to supplement Kyle's when they get their own place.

Have a good rest of Monday and will talk tomorrow. BTW, Effie called me today, and we had a nice talk.


SmilingJack - 3/24/2010 at 05:47 PM

Tyler, I am feeling pretty good. Main problem is still my foot but it may be coming back to life!!! I can hope at least-I had terrible burning pain for the 2 months since my back blew and last week it started to ease up. I also started to walk a little more with the foot brace and then the burning pain started getting bad again. But, and I hope it is a big but, my acupuncturist had told me that sometimes when a nerve comes back to life you go thru the pain in reverse. So, I'm hoping the renewed nerve pain in my foot is because it is coming back. Right now I can wiggle my middle 3 toes.
Yesterday we had a hard, heavy blizzard for about 3 hours. It was wet and stuck to everything so we have a lot of bent and broken trees. It looks like I lost about half my plum tree and we'll have to wait to see what else is broken-a lot is covered and bent right now.
Keep posting Tyler-it is good to hear from you. Sorry about your dad. Good luck with Kristen.


Jhawker - 3/24/2010 at 07:44 PM

I am glad you can wiggle three toes Jack. I can't wiggle any.LOL I also think you might be right about the nerves coming to life. You seem to be in better shape than you were in there for a while. I still worry about you and hope that you can live a halfway normal life. You are such a good friend I think about you all the time. Effie mentioned you the other day.

My dad has decided to not consider dialysis. They will try to keep him as comfortable as possible as he lives out his final days. I went down again yesterday, and he is determined to get out of rehab. I am still planning on getting a treatment Monday and will swing by and see him then if not sooner. I have to go down next Wed. for the progress meeting at the rehab facility.

Every one have a good day.


Buppalo1 - 3/24/2010 at 07:48 PM

Just a quick drop-by to wish the best for you and your Dad, Tyler.
It's a tough, tough world out there.
Hope you get to go to the Gregg show.


SmilingJack - 3/25/2010 at 01:20 AM

quote:
I am glad you can wiggle three toes Jack. I can't wiggle any.LOL I also think you might be right about the nerves coming to life. You seem to be in better shape than you were in there for a while. I still worry about you and hope that you can live a halfway normal life. You are such a good friend I think about you all the time. Effie mentioned you the other day.

My dad has decided to not consider dialysis. They will try to keep him as comfortable as possible as he lives out his final days. I went down again yesterday, and he is determined to get out of rehab. I am still planning on getting a treatment Monday and will swing by and see him then if not sooner. I have to go down next Wed. for the progress meeting at the rehab facility.

Every one have a good day.

_______________________________________________________________________
Before I got the foot brace (which I only use when going out) I had fallen a few times and had bruised the bad foot pretty well, so it took a couple of weeks to actually get out and use the foot brace on a walk. Now I can work on strength.
I hope your dad drinks a lot of water.


susea - 3/25/2010 at 11:31 PM

Good evening all.

Tyler, I'm sorry to hear how things are going for your dad. Prayers and healing vibes headed your way my friend...


SmilingJack - 3/27/2010 at 06:29 PM

Hi all. Have a good saturday. We may go see Alice in Wonderland in 3d tonight.


Jhawker - 4/1/2010 at 07:33 PM

Thanks Buppalo. Hey Jack, Sue and everyone else. I have been busy with my dad's situation, doctors appts., and other things. That is why I have not posted. My stomach has been bothering me. Came on right after I had a check-up at the surgeon's office. Gonna keep an eye on it, maybe call the doctor. I have never had to make decisions about ailing and dying parents. All ner to me and very stressful. Especially when each sibling has a differing opinion. I am the only one dad confides in though. It is times like this when it brings out the worst in family members. Other than my stomach, I am doing better with my treatments. I hope you continue to improve Jack. Friends have sent me some nice music to listen to and watch. You take care Sue and see as many concerts as you can. Good day to all.


Chitown - 4/1/2010 at 08:17 PM

Hope you tummy feels better Tyler. As the old saying goes, 'you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family'.


SmilingJack - 4/2/2010 at 05:48 PM

Hi Tyler, I hope your stomach gets better. Nice spring day here-swunny but breezy. We are going to the grill at Red Rocks for Sunday/Easter Brunch with a number of friends. And next week we have tickets on Friday for the Rockies home opener and are hoping for good weather. Summer is coming!


Jhawker - 4/14/2010 at 08:21 PM

Hi all. My dad has been doing much better in rehab. He is stronger, lighter and much more cognitive-wise. There is a number that shows up on his blood work that measures his kidney functionality. It is 2.4. The nurse said that they don't even talk about dialysis until it reaches 5.0. I realize that this was not coming from a doctor, but she seemed to be on top of things way more than his doctor. He has not seen his dr. sense he was placed in rehab. I am sure that he is being billed for his services though. That is one of the reasons this country is in bad shape from a health care viewpoint. He should be back at his assisted living apartment by the 23rd. I think the nurse said the number reflects his b.u.n. factor.

Gregg is going to be at a venue about 45 minutes from my house in May. I might go to that.

In the early 90's the ABB put out Shades of two worlds and I believe one called Seven turns. Ant thoughts as to which one is better. Where it all begins is another. I would like to have the cream of the crop from one of the albums from that era. I appreciate your opinion.

I hope you are doing fine and wish you all well.

[Edited on 4/14/2010 by Jhawker]


ruthelane - 4/14/2010 at 08:54 PM

quote:
Hi all. My dad has been doing much better in rehab. He is stronger, lighter and much more cognitive-wise. There is a number that shows up on his blood work that measures his kidney functionality. It is 2.4. The nurse said that they don't even talk about dialysis until it reaches 5.0. I realize that this was not coming from a doctor, but she seemed to be on top of things way more than his doctor. He has not seen his dr. sense he was placed in rehab. I am sure that he is being billed for his services though. That is one of the reasons this country is in bad shape from a health care viewpoint. He should be back at his assisted living apartment by the 23rd. I think the nurse said the number reflects his b.u.n. factor.

Gregg is going to be at a venue about 45 minutes from my house in May. I might go to that.

In the early 90's the ABB put out Shades of two worlds and I believe one called Seven turns. Ant thoughts as to which one is better. Where it all begins is another. I would like to have the cream of the crop from one of the albums from that era. I appreciate your opinion.

I hope you are doing fine and wish you all well.

[Edited on 4/14/2010 by Jhawker]


Hey Tyler! Great to see you posting. Glad to hear your Dad is better.
Don't miss Gregg's show. You know he doesn't come out that way often!
Both of those CDs are good. Just buy Seven Turns first, IMO. Then get
the other one next time you can.


lolasdeb - 4/14/2010 at 10:51 PM

Hey there Tyler! Good to see you posting and glad to hear your dad is doing better. Hope you make that GAF show in KC!!! I'm planning on catching him in Omaha with some highly suspicious characters. Hope you are feeling well and the family is doing fine.

Hey Ruthie! ~~~waving~~~

Jack - hope you are progressing nicely with rehabbing that foot and getting stronger daily.

Just came back in from a run around the yard with Punkin. Been so busy with work I have hardly been out there but I see some mowing in my weekend and playing in the dirt, cleaning out flower beds, cleaning up the rest of the branches from winter. Being a MiddleEarther I live for these nice days that follow the cold. Everything is green and alive again!


No1ToRunWith - 4/14/2010 at 11:05 PM

driveby...... hi everyone


lolasdeb - 4/14/2010 at 11:27 PM

Hi back at YOU, Eric!


Sang - 4/15/2010 at 01:19 AM

Hey everybody - had a great time in Arizona - really beautiful there.....


Glad to hear your dad is doing better T - now don't forget to take care of yourself too.....

Off to Wanee tomorrow - I'll try to step in front of a Moogis camera......


ruthelane - 4/15/2010 at 02:06 AM

quote:
Hey there Tyler! Good to see you posting and glad to hear your dad is doing better. Hope you make that GAF show in KC!!! I'm planning on catching him in Omaha with some highly suspicious characters. Hope you are feeling well and the family is doing fine.

Hey Ruthie! ~~~waving~~~

Jack - hope you are progressing nicely with rehabbing that foot and getting stronger daily.

Just came back in from a run around the yard with Punkin. Been so busy with work I have hardly been out there but I see some mowing in my weekend and playing in the dirt, cleaning out flower beds, cleaning up the rest of the branches from winter. Being a MiddleEarther I live for these nice days that follow the cold. Everything is green and alive again!


I bet you will have a big helper at digging in the dirt! Miss Punkin will enjoy that!


ruthelane - 4/15/2010 at 02:10 AM

Have a safe and fun trip, Sang!

Hey Eric

Jack, I hope you are better and able to get around with that foot brace.


Jhawker - 4/16/2010 at 09:36 PM

Hello every one. Rainy here after several beautiful days. Thanks for the advice on the ABB albums. Nice to see Ruthie back. Hi Eric! Hope you are getting by Jack. I think of you often. I am going to try and see Gregg in Ok. in May. I know I will kick myself if I don't go. Just for the hell of it I sbmitted a disabled seating request for the Petty show in KC in July. I received an e-mail from ticketmaster saying they had set aside two tickets in a prime spot. Two problems though, one the price was way too high for my budget, second I read the e-mail two hours after I needed to respond. . I really like Tom Petty but not enough to pay those prices. LOL


dadof2 - 4/16/2010 at 09:45 PM

quote:
In the early 90's the ABB put out Shades of two worlds and I believe one called Seven turns. Ant thoughts as to which one is better. Where it all begins is another. I would like to have the cream of the crop from one of the albums from that era. I appreciate your opinion.


i prefer seven turns--wonderful album


ruthelane - 4/16/2010 at 10:13 PM

quote:
Hello every one. Rainy here after several beautiful days. Thanks for the advice on the ABB albums. Nice to see Ruthie back. Hi Eric! Hope you are getting by Jack. I think of you often. I am going to try and see Gregg in Ok. in May. I know I will kick myself if I don't go. Just for the hell of it I sbmitted a disabled seating request for the Petty show in KC in July. I received an e-mail from ticketmaster saying they had set aside two tickets in a prime spot. Two problems though, one the price was way too high for my budget, second I read the e-mail two hours after I needed to respond. . I really like Tom Petty but not enough to pay those prices. LOL


Tyler, they usually have those seats in different parts of a theater. Order by phone and you may get some cheaper ones. If you miss Gregg, I'm going to kick you.


annarose3 - 4/16/2010 at 10:16 PM

quote:
quote:
In the early 90's the ABB put out Shades of two worlds and I believe one called Seven turns. Ant thoughts as to which one is better. Where it all begins is another. I would like to have the cream of the crop from one of the albums from that era. I appreciate your opinion.


i prefer seven turns--wonderful album


Sorry to intrude,

But I think Back Where it All Begins is one of the best ABB albums of all time. There are some classic tracks on that album. It trails only Filmore and Eat a Peach in my book as the greatest ABB album ever.

Anna


SmilingJack - 4/17/2010 at 04:14 AM

I hope you get to see Gregg. He never plays here.


ruthelane - 4/17/2010 at 01:12 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
In the early 90's the ABB put out Shades of two worlds and I believe one called Seven turns. Ant thoughts as to which one is better. Where it all begins is another. I would like to have the cream of the crop from one of the albums from that era. I appreciate your opinion.


i prefer seven turns--wonderful album


Sorry to intrude,

But I think Back Where it All Begins is one of the best ABB albums of all time. There are some classic tracks on that album. It trails only Filmore and Eat a Peach in my book as the greatest ABB album ever.

Anna


That is also a great album, which I imagine he already has. But the question was which of two was better.
Shade of Two Worlds and Seven Turns.


annarose3 - 4/17/2010 at 05:20 PM

In that case, I prefer Shades.

Seven Turns has a little too much of a polished 80s sound.

Can't go wrong with either though.


dadof2 - 4/17/2010 at 06:03 PM

i kinda think Tyler would love both of them...i find some of my moods determine what sounds like the "right" music for a particular day--a couple weeks back i was bored with the current abb lineup--well,after not hearing them for a while(seemed a long while to me!) i went to see them twice at UPT & fell in love again...i guess that's the fun of music--no pressure,no hassle...just grab what you like to hear & off you go into music land


dadof2 - 4/17/2010 at 06:05 PM

quote:
I hope you get to see Gregg. He never plays here.


agreed--he's got a superb band & they have been sounding fantastic....i hope both you & Tyler can see them...


ruthelane - 4/17/2010 at 08:34 PM

Any music is great, just as long as Gregory Allman is singing!


SmilingJack - 4/18/2010 at 08:22 PM

I must have watched too much moogis or something the last couple of days and my back is acting up. I really enjoyed seeing Wanee and look forward to the archived shows that I have not seen yet. Plus we had great tv sports in Denver last night. First we watched the end of the no hitter by the Rockies (took a moogis break) and after moogis was over I watched the end of the Nuggets playoff win. No wonder my back aches-I should be exercising instead!


dadof2 - 4/18/2010 at 11:18 PM

the new Derek/Susan band is incredibly great sounding...truly exciting sound & they wrote fantastic new songs--very fresh,big sound--what i always wanted to hear from them...very enjoyable & funky..

http://www.archive.org/details/dtb2010-04-17


ruthelane - 4/19/2010 at 01:32 AM

quote:
the new Derek/Susan band is incredibly great sounding...truly exciting sound & they wrote fantastic new songs--very fresh,big sound--what i always wanted to hear from them...very enjoyable & funky..

http://www.archive.org/details/dtb2010-04-17


I was at their first show in Savannah April 1st and honestly Karen and I both found them boring. We didn't even stay to the end.
I was hoping it was just a matter of being the first night. But then I listened to some of their songs today from that link and I haven't
changed my opinion. I guess we all have our own likes and dislikes.

I saw Scrapomatic for the first time in January and I really liked their sound. Mike shouldn't be a back-up singer. I hope he moves on to his own band.

But I was very impressed with Luther Dickinson. Can't wait to view the archives. I missed The Word and am looking forward to that one too.


dadof2 - 4/19/2010 at 01:34 AM

mike does a nice job as a backup singer--i prefer he not be lead singer,but,of course,it's all a matter of taste


& Luther is a superb musician & The Word sounds excellent...

[Edited on 4/19/2010 by dadof2]


ruthelane - 4/19/2010 at 01:38 AM

quote:
mike does a nice job as a backup singer--i prefer he not be lead singer,but,of course,it's all a matter of taste


I understand he was Derek's singer for several years. I never saw Derek's band nor Susan. I would love to see Mike again in Scrap-o-matic. I would not go see Derek and Susan again. Just not my style.


dadof2 - 4/19/2010 at 01:55 AM

quote:
quote:
mike does a nice job as a backup singer--i prefer he not be lead singer,but,of course,it's all a matter of taste


I understand he was Derek's singer for several years. I never saw Derek's band nor Susan. I would love to see Mike again in Scrap-o-matic. I would not go see Derek and Susan again. Just not my style.


to each his/her own


ruthelane - 4/19/2010 at 02:05 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
mike does a nice job as a backup singer--i prefer he not be lead singer,but,of course,it's all a matter of taste


I understand he was Derek's singer for several years. I never saw Derek's band nor Susan. I would love to see Mike again in Scrap-o-matic. I would not go see Derek and Susan again. Just not my style.


to each his/her own


That's what I always say!


dadof2 - 4/19/2010 at 02:24 AM

Sue--looking forward to hearing all you have to tell about wanee--seems you had one fantastic time

And,i'm glad,based on what i read,that you enjoyed Derek/Susans new project alot...get some rest & let us know allabout the music & the festival


SmilingJack - 4/25/2010 at 08:50 PM

Hi all. I'm trying to get out of my all winter stupor-I'm usually more subdued in the winter and always like it when spring gets here-and this year with my back blowing out on Jan. 2nd and the resulting dropped foot (still about the same), I was even more overcome by inertia!
But spring of some kind has arrived in Denver. Temperature can be 75 and sunny or 35 and a rain/snow mix. The other day we had periods of all 4 seasons, lol. Jason has helped Phyllis with the outdoor, spring cleanup work this year and we are almost ready for planting. Each year we try to add more perennials to the flower beds, but we also plant annuals for their color. I can't do a lot of bending so I haven't been much help this year, but Phyllis loves it and is not happy if she is not doing something (opposites do attract!) So, I get a pass this year on heavy work and get to enjoy the fruits of her labors. We do like to sit on the fronch porch this time of year and when it gets too hot in the summer we move to the covered patio out back.
So, I am trying to perk up and do more. I'm going back to physical therapy and have walked the dogs with Jason more lately. I am almost due for another steroid shot in my affected disk and hope that helps with continuing inflamation. My foot seems to have more feeling but my movement is still just wiggling a couple of toes, but I am a little stronger walking.
I hope everyone else has a spring uplifting. I hope to hop on here more and say hi now.


Sang - 4/26/2010 at 01:31 AM

Hi everybody - back from Wanee and getting caught up with work.....

What great music at Wanee - I think I saw 17 bands in 3 days......

Personally, I loved the new Derek and Susan stuff - a lot of energy with 2 drummers and Kofi and Oteil...... been listening to it in my car - some really beautiful songs.....

Johnny Winter was much better than I expected - and you can't go wrong with NMAS, Hill Country and the Word all at the same festival........


spacemonkey - 4/26/2010 at 01:46 AM

Sang

did Jimmy Herring play with Derek and Susan?


spacemonkey - 4/26/2010 at 01:48 AM

quote:
Hi all. I'm trying to get out of my all winter stupor-I'm usually more subdued in the winter and always like it when spring gets here-and this year with my back blowing out on Jan. 2nd and the resulting dropped foot (still about the same), I was even more overcome by inertia!
But spring of some kind has arrived in Denver. Temperature can be 75 and sunny or 35 and a rain/snow mix. The other day we had periods of all 4 seasons, lol. Jason has helped Phyllis with the outdoor, spring cleanup work this year and we are almost ready for planting. Each year we try to add more perennials to the flower beds, but we also plant annuals for their color. I can't do a lot of bending so I haven't been much help this year, but Phyllis loves it and is not happy if she is not doing something (opposites do attract!) So, I get a pass this year on heavy work and get to enjoy the fruits of her labors. We do like to sit on the fronch porch this time of year and when it gets too hot in the summer we move to the covered patio out back.
So, I am trying to perk up and do more. I'm going back to physical therapy and have walked the dogs with Jason more lately. I am almost due for another steroid shot in my affected disk and hope that helps with continuing inflamation. My foot seems to have more feeling but my movement is still just wiggling a couple of toes, but I am a little stronger walking.
I hope everyone else has a spring uplifting. I hope to hop on here more and say hi now.


Hope your Back comes back, Jack


Sang - 4/26/2010 at 01:51 AM

quote:
Sang

did Jimmy Herring play with Derek and Susan?



No - no special guests, although I left before the last encore......


susea - 4/26/2010 at 10:39 AM

They had no guests. Just showcased the new band. I love them dearly but understand their sound may not be for everyone. For anyone who wants to see some videos of Derek and Susan they are all right here... Some people like it and some don't. Many still prefer their solo efforts. Some prefer Mule or just ABB & Gregg solo... me, I love it all!

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=105996

Mule stuff...

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=106027

Dr John

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=106071#pid

A Family Affair with Ivan Neville's Dumpstafunk was off the charts.

Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFgX3Dr2Egw

Got My Red Beans Cooking w/Oteil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0PnpOQcIXE

Chuck Leavell with The Randall Bramblett Band

Statesboro Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0c_uEyOoP8

Living In A Dream...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz1buIT97YU

Dead Flowers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfcu94hG7c

Hot Tuna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDstRFJrtl8

A fantastic Wanee event as usual! Of coarse the amount of music but the friendships are what make this the absolute best experience! There are stumping grounds to hang at which is a major highlight. Helen's, Lou's and Dave & John's place made for perfect resting spots away from it all! Even the few first timers who are not into crowds loved this Fest. The vibe is so friendly and polite no matter how many people are there. Just a great time had by all!


ruthelane - 4/26/2010 at 03:58 PM

Sue, I've been watching your videos, all of them, since last week.
You did a fine job and a great service to those who couldn't be at WANEE.
Thank you for that!

As for Derek and Susan's new band, in your videos, they looked and sounded
very good. So much better than when I saw their debut in Savannah. They
seem looser and more comfortable with the music than they did before. I have
never been a big fan of either, though I appreciate their musicianship and know
they are loved by many.


susea - 4/26/2010 at 04:22 PM

That's cool Ruthie. Everyone has something or someone they like and it may not be the same for this one or that one... it's all good! This being their second show and the fact that the Mushroom stage always has a certain vibe and home base for Derek & Susan may be part of the difference but I am sure they will improve more and more with each show.


SmilingJack - 4/26/2010 at 08:06 PM

quote:
quote:
Hi all. I'm trying to get out of my all winter stupor-I'm usually more subdued in the winter and always like it when spring gets here-and this year with my back blowing out on Jan. 2nd and the resulting dropped foot (still about the same), I was even more overcome by inertia!
But spring of some kind has arrived in Denver. Temperature can be 75 and sunny or 35 and a rain/snow mix. The other day we had periods of all 4 seasons, lol. Jason has helped Phyllis with the outdoor, spring cleanup work this year and we are almost ready for planting. Each year we try to add more perennials to the flower beds, but we also plant annuals for their color. I can't do a lot of bending so I haven't been much help this year, but Phyllis loves it and is not happy if she is not doing something (opposites do attract!) So, I get a pass this year on heavy work and get to enjoy the fruits of her labors. We do like to sit on the fronch porch this time of year and when it gets too hot in the summer we move to the covered patio out back.
So, I am trying to perk up and do more. I'm going back to physical therapy and have walked the dogs with Jason more lately. I am almost due for another steroid shot in my affected disk and hope that helps with continuing inflamation. My foot seems to have more feeling but my movement is still just wiggling a couple of toes, but I am a little stronger walking.
I hope everyone else has a spring uplifting. I hope to hop on here more and say hi now.


Hope your Back comes back, Jack

______________________________________________________________________
Thanks John. I am mostly optimistic that it still will. I sometimes feel it is on the verge of moving and I try to move it a few times a day. I'm either getting more used to walking with it or it is a little stronger. I'm still thinking the next steroid shot might help.


SmilingJack - 4/26/2010 at 08:08 PM

Thanks for the links Sue.


dadof2 - 4/26/2010 at 10:33 PM

Sue--thanks--loving it!

i got myself a copy of the Derek/Susan band Wanee show--love hearing it on my good sound system--geez,what fantastic songs

feel better soon,Jack....good day to everyone....


ruthelane - 4/27/2010 at 12:05 AM

Jack, it sounds like you are getting better. Hoping you fully recover soon.
And get your back back, as John said. Sometimes it takes longer.
All the best to you. Sending you positive thoughts for healing(as I learned from you!).


ruthelane - 4/27/2010 at 12:10 AM

Tyler, where the heck are you? I hope you are doing well.
Also hope your Dad is OK. Please let us know how things are with you.


SmilingJack - 4/27/2010 at 06:49 PM

quote:
Jack, it sounds like you are getting better. Hoping you fully recover soon.
And get your back back, as John said. Sometimes it takes longer.
All the best to you. Sending you positive thoughts for healing(as I learned from you!).

_______________________________________________________________________
Yes, I do believe in positive vibrations as my form of prayer. When someone asks for a prayer or good thought I close my eyes and visualize the person and the problem and send a positive thought that way.
I am either stronger or learning to walk with less exageration in my step and that is why I think I am improving. I also use visualization on my body every day to try and help heal my nervous system. I am an old hippy in a middle class neighborhood, lol!


susea - 4/27/2010 at 10:45 PM

AMEN Jack!!


SmilingJack - 4/29/2010 at 06:51 PM

Hi Sue. I see you have gained a new 'admirrer' in roboto. Any idea who that is and why it attacked you? I saw no need to jump to your support in that thread since it was so absurd.
I went to a daytime Roclies game yesterday and did not use the foot brace and I did fine. I don't think I'll wear that uncomfortable thing anymore. I am either recovering a tiny bit or just getting stronger and learning to walk smoother. Either way is an improvement. Walking funny is very tiring so the smoother I can walk the farther I can go in a day.


Sang - 4/29/2010 at 06:55 PM

For Jack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhlQfXUk7w


SmilingJack - 4/30/2010 at 01:03 AM

LOL Sang. I've related my walk to that episode more then once.


susea - 4/30/2010 at 05:33 PM

quote:
Hi Sue. I see you have gained a new 'admirrer' in roboto. Any idea who that is and why it attacked you?


insanely jealous!! LOL!


dadof2 - 4/30/2010 at 05:45 PM

quote:
quote:
Hi Sue. I see you have gained a new 'admirrer' in roboto. Any idea who that is and why it attacked you?


insanely jealous!! LOL!



does guitar face mean anything?


Jhawker - 5/5/2010 at 08:10 PM

So you wouldn't think I fell off the face of the earth let me explain. I became sick about three weeks ago. It was terrible. I was dizzy, didn't know where I was half the time, couldn't sleep, had terrible nightmares. One had me beating up on Debi literally. Another had me falling out of bed. After suffering through several days I called the doctor, and he called in some antibiotics. I didn't get any better. After going to the doctor for a visit and not finding any thing wrong, I really feel I had some sort of breakdown. I have not abused my drugs and have tried to eat healthy when I have an appetite. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress. I am down to 165 pounds. Any way, that is why I have not been on here. I am getting better though

I still think of you often. I just have to get my life and pain on track so I have control over it.


DanB - 5/5/2010 at 08:15 PM

hang in there Tyler

brother you're missed around here


SmilingJack - 5/5/2010 at 08:21 PM

quote:
So you wouldn't think I fell off the face of the earth let me explain. I became sick about three weeks ago. It was terrible. I was dizzy, didn't know where I was half the time, couldn't sleep, had terrible nightmares. One had me beating up on Debi literally. Another had me falling out of bed. After suffering through several days I called the doctor, and he called in some antibiotics. I didn't get any better. After going to the doctor for a visit and not finding any thing wrong, I really feel I had some sort of breakdown. I have not abused my drugs and have tried to eat healthy when I have an appetite. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress. I am down to 165 pounds. Any way, that is why I have not been on here. I am getting better though

I still think of you often. I just have to get my life and pain on track so I have control over it.

_______________________________________________________________________
This sounds awful. I wish there was medical marijuana in your state because I think edibles might help a couple of your problems including sleep, which it sounds like you are lacking (me too my friend-up to 4AM last night). I'm going to get some more budda butter that I put on ginger snaps at night for my restless leg syndrome. When I don't sleep well I spend a lot of time on line but I don't feel like speaking to anybody and I can't finish anything I'm working on.
So, I hope some good sleep and recovery comes your way. I'm trying to ditch the bad habits I picked up over the winter and get into a better routine.


ruthelane - 5/5/2010 at 08:25 PM

quote:
So you wouldn't think I fell off the face of the earth let me explain. I became sick about three weeks ago. It was terrible. I was dizzy, didn't know where I was half the time, couldn't sleep, had terrible nightmares. One had me beating up on Debi literally. Another had me falling out of bed. After suffering through several days I called the doctor, and he called in some antibiotics. I didn't get any better. After going to the doctor for a visit and not finding any thing wrong, I really feel I had some sort of breakdown. I have not abused my drugs and have tried to eat healthy when I have an appetite. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress. I am down to 165 pounds. Any way, that is why I have not been on here. I am getting better though

I still think of you often. I just have to get my life and pain on track so I have control over it.

Good to see you, Tyler. I have missed you. You might have had a virus. Sergio had one for three weeks and it really kicked his butt. He is just now getting stronger. I'm glad you went to the doctor and I'm glad he found nothing wrong, but did he do bloodwork.? I get it done, on a limited scale, every month almost. I had low platelets and that will really drag you down. A recent bloodtest showed normal platelets.

I'm glad you are starting to feel better. Maybe you need vitamins. I have to start taking them again.

How is your Dad? I hope he is in a good situation. When you feel up to it, call me, please. I am home most of the time. Usually on my computer! LOL

Hello to Debi, Kristen and Skylar. You take care of yourself.

Sending you positive thoughts and love.


ruthelane - 5/5/2010 at 08:34 PM

This sounds awful. I wish there was medical marijuana in your state because I think edibles might help a couple of your problems including sleep, which it sounds like you are lacking (me too my friend-up to 4AM last night). I'm going to get some more budda butter that I put on ginger snaps at night for my restless leg syndrome. When I don't sleep well I spend a lot of time on line but I don't feel like speaking to anybody and I can't finish anything I'm working on.
So, I hope some good sleep and recovery comes your way. I'm trying to ditch the bad habits
I picked up over the winter and get into a better routine.


Hey Jack. I'm sending you positive thoughts and love too! I sure hope things impprove for you.
I was only up til 3:30 am, but I slept til 11:00 am.Sometimes I get restless leg at night too.
I don't know what to do about it. I can sympathize with you on not getting anything done.
I have so much piled up to do. But I'm better today, and I hope you are too.


SmilingJack - 5/6/2010 at 08:10 PM

quote:
This sounds awful. I wish there was medical marijuana in your state because I think edibles might help a couple of your problems including sleep, which it sounds like you are lacking (me too my friend-up to 4AM last night). I'm going to get some more budda butter that I put on ginger snaps at night for my restless leg syndrome. When I don't sleep well I spend a lot of time on line but I don't feel like speaking to anybody and I can't finish anything I'm working on.
So, I hope some good sleep and recovery comes your way. I'm trying to ditch the bad habits
I picked up over the winter and get into a better routine.


Hey Jack. I'm sending you positive thoughts and love too! I sure hope things impprove for you.
I was only up til 3:30 am, but I slept til 11:00 am.Sometimes I get restless leg at night too.
I don't know what to do about it. I can sympathize with you on not getting anything done.
I have so much piled up to do. But I'm better today, and I hope you are too.

_______________________________________________________________________
I just do better on a routine because I take my meds in a more timely manner. I had a bad spell a couple of weeks ago where I stayed up later and later each night until I was staying up til 5 AM and sleeping to 10 or 11 (but with morning noise waking me up constantly). So, I am just working it back the other way now. Last night was about 3:30 and even 2:00 am is ok with me since I am retired.


Jhawker - 8/22/2010 at 11:49 PM

hello to all this is debi, tylers wife. just thought i would let all that know and care for tyler that his dad passed away last night 8/21/10. tyler has been going though alot this year, maybe once all is done and setteled i can get him back on here again. i know that he cares alot about all of you as do i. love and prays to all. debi


susea - 8/23/2010 at 10:35 AM

Hello Debi, Thank you for stopping in and giving us the update. I am very sorry to hear that Tyler's dad has passed away may he be at peace now. How is Tyler doing? Please send my deepest condolences to Tyler. I hope he'll be stopping in sometime for a visit. You are all in my prayers Debi. Take good care!


ruthelane - 8/23/2010 at 11:10 AM

Hi Debbie. Thanks for the update. Please give Tyler my condolences.
I hope everything gets settled soon and he will be back on here. I miss him.
Take care of yourself too, Debi. Much love and positive thoughts to you and Tyler.


Sang - 8/23/2010 at 01:16 PM

So sorry for your loss. I also miss Tyler being on here, and hope he comes back and checks in.


sonnystang - 8/23/2010 at 01:35 PM

Deb.....so sorry to hear about Tylers dad......tell him we miss him and are thinking of him!


lolasdeb - 8/23/2010 at 08:55 PM

Aw, Tyler ... So sorry to hear about your dad. I know he has been struggling with some serious health issues for some time. May he rest peacefully now. Sending comforting vibes out to you and Debi and Kristen and Skylar... may remembering your loved father/grandfather keep you all warm and may you find peace.

Been missing you a lot around here Tyler ... sorry to hear this might be one reason for your absence and hope all is well on the family front and with you and your own health. (Thanks much, Debi, for sharing this. Please let Tyler know many hold him in their hearts.)


~~~waving~~~ to my other JHawker friends and since it hasn't been said in much too long, well - thoughts have been with all of you, too. Hope all are well and happy.


er1016 - 8/23/2010 at 09:05 PM

It's been a long time since I have visited here but hi to all. Tyler I am so sorry to hear about your father, he and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jhawker - 8/23/2010 at 10:55 PM

Thanks everyone. He was a good man and father. He was cremated, and the funeral will be Sat. He loved music, family, and was truly a renaissance man. Today I thought about what I was going to do. I went to the liquor store on my wheelchair, got something to drink and got a ticket for endangering the life of a crossing guard. That was for you Sang.

When everything settles down I will start posting again. I have missed you all and look forward to catching up on current events. Thanks for keeping the diary going. Smoke um if you got em.

[Edited on 8/23/2010 by Jhawker]


rainy - 8/23/2010 at 11:08 PM

Tyler sending deep condolences to you on the loss of your Dad... may you and family find strength and peace in the coming days....


Jhawker - 8/23/2010 at 11:18 PM

Thanks to you rainy. I really appreciate it, it means alot to us.

I was thinking about ABB and Gregg the other day. I take Gregg for granted. He has been through so much during the last few years. I hope he plays and sings and many years, bringing us joy and an oasis in which to turn.


No1ToRunWith - 8/24/2010 at 01:13 AM

Tyler, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I send you peace and prayers.


Jhawker - 8/24/2010 at 01:45 PM

Thanks Eric. I am playing the mediator now between family members. When there is money and other material possessions involved it brings out the worst in family. Kinda adds to the stress.


leftyblues - 8/24/2010 at 01:45 PM

Tyler !!!

how are ya man ?

Sorry about yor dad..


BigDaveOnBass - 8/24/2010 at 02:09 PM

Tyler, sincerest condolences to you at the passing of your father. Losing a parent is tough at any age. May God grant you peace and comfort in the following days.


dadof2 - 8/24/2010 at 03:01 PM

Tyler--glad i got to speak to Debi yesterday while you were catching a nap...my heartfelt condolences to you during these tough times....


SmilingJack - 8/24/2010 at 05:31 PM

quote:
Thanks everyone. He was a good man and father. He was cremated, and the funeral will be Sat. He loved music, family, and was truly a renaissance man. Today I thought about what I was going to do. I went to the liquor store on my wheelchair, got something to drink and got a ticket for endangering the life of a crossing guard. That was for you Sang.

When everything settles down I will start posting again. I have missed you all and look forward to catching up on current events. Thanks for keeping the diary going. Smoke um if you got em.

[Edited on 8/23/2010 by Jhawker]

_______________________________________________________________________
Tyler,
I just answered your email asking how I was doing, but I did not realize yet that your dad passed. I am sorry as I know you liked him.
Hi Debi.
Look at all the posts-we were just waiting to see this thread again.


susea - 8/25/2010 at 01:02 AM

Hey all, Good to see some special people stop in to offer prayers. Real good! xo


Jhawker - 8/25/2010 at 01:38 AM

Thanks Jack, Lefty, Dave, Sue and Effie. Good to see some old friends on here. Lefty I still wear the t-shirt you sent me and have your band pic hanging on my living room wall. Dave, I haven't talked with you in a long time. Sue, you are still the best. I tried to call you back E. Jack, I will read your pm when I get through here. As I said yesterday, I am going to be on here on a regular basis so watch out!


ruthelane - 8/25/2010 at 02:08 AM

Hey Tyler. So good to see you here again. Thinking of you often. Take care
of yourself. All the best to you and your family.


Sang - 8/25/2010 at 02:24 AM

You have a picture of Lefty and No Mercy on the wall? Sorry to hear you were having rodent problems...................


That poor crossing guard - probably scarred for life.......



Nice to have you back Tyler.......


greggswoman - 8/25/2010 at 02:35 AM

All hail the King!


susea - 8/25/2010 at 10:58 AM

Yes, the "KING" is back!


harvey - 8/25/2010 at 12:28 PM

Hey Tyler ... sincere condolences on the passing of your Father ...

But good to "see" you around these parts again ... hope you are doing ok ...


SmilingJack - 8/26/2010 at 05:52 PM

Hi everyone!!!


Sang - 8/26/2010 at 06:55 PM

Jack! It's almost a year ago we were standing in your back yard.......


ruthelane - 8/27/2010 at 12:00 AM

Hey Tyler, thinking about you today and hoping all is well with you.
So good to see you back here.


No1ToRunWith - 8/27/2010 at 12:19 AM

Tyler, thinking of you Brother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQEDwjhaDE


Jhawker - 8/27/2010 at 03:03 AM

One of my favorite songs Eric. I used to sing it in the band. Robert Cray is a treasure. Nice to see Mitzi, Harvey on here and I appreciate all the support. Things are starting to get hectic around here. I will make it through the weekend then relax. There are a lot of friends and relatives involved. Yes Sang I just can't get rid of that pic. It just keeps hanging around. You all take care.


SmilingJack - 8/27/2010 at 04:58 PM

quote:
Jack! It's almost a year ago we were standing in your back yard.......

_______________________________________________________________________
I wish it was happening again this year! My house is going on the market 9/1 so when the Brothers come to Red Rocks next year the party will be someplace new.


Jhawker - 8/29/2010 at 03:36 AM

The funeral was a celebration of dad's life. It was very moving. My only disappointment was that my younger brother was not there. I am trying to decide how to deal with him and his feelings right now. I seem to be the mediator of the family.


ruthelane - 8/29/2010 at 06:36 AM

quote:
The funeral was a celebration of dad's life. It was very moving. My only disappointment was that my younger brother was not there. I am trying to decide how to deal with him and his feelings right now. I seem to be the mediator of the family.


Hey Tyler. I'm glad to hear the services went well. You make a good mediator, I'm quite sure!


SmilingJack - 8/29/2010 at 08:02 PM

Going to a pre-season Bronco game tonight with Jason. I need a break from prepping the house for sale-we hope to put out the sign next week. Still not sure where we will move-Phyllis likes the newer homes after 30 years in this 1926 home, but that would put us back outside of Denver where we lived in the early 70's. My friend John, lives in one area north of Denver by about 10 miles (136th St compared to we are the 7 south block now). So, new adventures coming!
I hope all are well. I am glad your Dad's funeral went well, Tyler. Take care.


Jhawker - 8/30/2010 at 12:42 AM

Hey Ruth and Jack and everyone. I am sure you will find the right place Jack. It is hard to move from an area that you lived for so long. I know because I did it. Didn't take me long to come back to the old area. Guess I am just a home body.


I am going to watch tonight to see if Tebow gets in the game.

Ruthie, I watch that HGTV channel. Every time they show Central America I think of you and Sergio.


SmilingJack - 8/30/2010 at 08:35 PM

quote:
Hey Ruth and Jack and everyone. I am sure you will find the right place Jack. It is hard to move from an area that you lived for so long. I know because I did it. Didn't take me long to come back to the old area. Guess I am just a home body.


I am going to watch tonight to see if Tebow gets in the game.

Ruthie, I watch that HGTV channel. Every time they show Central America I think of you and Sergio.

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The game was fun even if I am not quite into football mode. Tebow has some spark but is still a rookie with bad throwing mechanics. You can see that when he raises his hand to throw overhanded he is much more accurate, but he still wants to drop the arm and throw side or 3/4 armed and that is when he got intercepted. He learned not to run needlessly from his first game and that is a good thing.
Carpet cleaners here today and then some more putting things in order and a house photographer will be here Wed. which may be our first day on the market (contract for the 15th but we have been trying to get going quicker).


susea - 8/30/2010 at 09:28 PM

quote:
Jack! It's almost a year ago we were standing in your back yard.......

It's been way too long for me. Here's hoping we get an ABB Red Rocks show next year!!

Good to hear the services went well Tyler. I'm happy to see you posting!!


ruthelane - 8/31/2010 at 02:51 AM

quote:
Hey Ruth and Jack and everyone. I am sure you will find the right place Jack. It is hard to move from an area that you lived for so long. I know because I did it. Didn't take me long to come back to the old area. Guess I am just a home body.


I am going to watch tonight to see if Tebow gets in the game.

Ruthie, I watch that HGTV channel. Every time they show Central America I think of you and Sergio.


Hey Tyler, I like the HGTV channel too. I always enjoy the house-hunting abroad. I really like one filmed in Argentina. Hope all is well with you and Debi, also Kristen and Skylar. We will talk soon.
Love ya'


No1ToRunWith - 8/31/2010 at 03:25 AM

Hi all


No1ToRunWith - 9/1/2010 at 12:29 AM

^


SmilingJack - 9/1/2010 at 05:47 PM

quote:
quote:
Hey Ruth and Jack and everyone. I am sure you will find the right place Jack. It is hard to move from an area that you lived for so long. I know because I did it. Didn't take me long to come back to the old area. Guess I am just a home body.


I am going to watch tonight to see if Tebow gets in the game.

Ruthie, I watch that HGTV channel. Every time they show Central America I think of you and Sergio.


Hey Tyler, I like the HGTV channel too. I always enjoy the house-hunting abroad. I really like one filmed in Argentina. Hope all is well with you and Debi, also Kristen and Skylar. We will talk soon.
Love ya'

_______________________________________________________________________
We like House Hunter's International also. It always surprises me how little some beautiful places are in some countries and how expensive they are in others.


Jhawker - 9/4/2010 at 07:34 PM

You too Jack. I sent you a msg on fb. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Love you all.


lolasdeb - 9/5/2010 at 01:09 AM

((( Tyler ))) Does my heart good to see you posting. Hope all is well with you and the family.


No1ToRunWith - 9/5/2010 at 04:24 AM

quote:
You too Jack. I sent you a msg on fb. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Love you all.


T your on FB????


Sang - 9/7/2010 at 03:23 AM

Just back from a wine fest and winery tour in southern Illinois......you'd like this T - one of the couples with us is from Frontenac, Kansas and the guy was wearing a Pittsburg t-shirt....


ruthelane - 9/7/2010 at 05:45 PM

quote:
quote:
You too Jack. I sent you a msg on fb. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Love you all.


T your on FB????


???????


No1ToRunWith - 9/7/2010 at 08:19 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
You too Jack. I sent you a msg on fb. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Love you all.


T your on FB????


???????


Facebook


susea - 9/7/2010 at 11:22 PM

We're all on facebook too Tyler. Maybe we could start a Diary there as well!


ruthelane - 9/7/2010 at 11:49 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
You too Jack. I sent you a msg on fb. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Love you all.


T your on FB????


???????


Facebook


I knew you meant facebook. I was just asking Tyler the same thing you had already asked!
I found several Tyler Ogles on FB and sent messages to two. But I really couldn't tell and none seem like Tyler. So Tyler, what's your name on FB? Is it your real name or an alias?


susea - 9/8/2010 at 11:14 AM

I sent a request to Tyler on facebook. I did a little research under Jack's friend list!


Sang - 9/8/2010 at 01:13 PM

quote:
I sent a request to Tyler on facebook. I did a little research under Jack's friend list!



Me too........


SmilingJack - 9/8/2010 at 03:37 PM

quote:
I sent a request to Tyler on facebook. I did a little research under Jack's friend list!

______________________________________________________________________
LOL, I guess I am a likely suspect.


Sang - 9/8/2010 at 04:17 PM

No, you are a usual suspect.........



Jhawker - 9/8/2010 at 06:01 PM

I will accept all your friend request of course! I need all I can get.

For all you music equipment experts. How do feel about sound bars as opposed to traditional surround sound systems? I have a 12 by 10 den. I need some help


Jhawker - 9/8/2010 at 06:09 PM

I didn't get your request Sang. I will look you up.


ruthelane - 9/8/2010 at 08:17 PM

Well, I looked for Tyler on Sang's friend list!!! Tyler I am Ruthie Castellon on facebook.
Look me up please!


No1ToRunWith - 9/8/2010 at 09:27 PM

Tyler, request sent.... J Hawke Group created


Jhawker - 9/8/2010 at 11:51 PM

I will Ruthie. Thanks for the group Eric. Can we still keep the diary open?

Any takers on my music equip question?


No1ToRunWith - 9/9/2010 at 01:41 AM

Yes this diary will remain open


Jhawker - 9/9/2010 at 08:35 PM

Good. How is everyone today? A rainy day here today. Tomorrow the heat comes back.


lolasdeb - 9/9/2010 at 09:20 PM

Hey Tyler! No rain here yet but sounds like it's hitting us tomorrow (and it looks like it could start raining any moment). Hope all is well with you and Debi and the family. It's good to see you posting here.

And ... while in the land of JHawkers ...

sending out Happy Birthday wishes to SmilingJack's lovely bride, Phyllis! Hope she has a wonderful birthday! And hope Jack and Phyllis have a great anniversary celebration planned ... 43 years is certainly cause for celebration! Congratulations you two!


Jhawker - 9/10/2010 at 05:19 PM

Hey Deb. We are fine. Good to talk to you again. Don't let the rain get you down. Debi and I like to open the windows when it rains, it is so peaceful.

Happy birthday to Phyllis!!!!!! Jack's better half. What a nice young lady.


No1ToRunWith - 9/10/2010 at 09:14 PM

Happy Birthday Phyllis


No1ToRunWith - 9/12/2010 at 01:22 AM

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dadof2 - 9/12/2010 at 01:58 AM

Happy Birthday Phyllis


No1ToRunWith - 9/13/2010 at 12:41 AM

^


Sang - 9/13/2010 at 03:55 AM

Hey Tyler - never really heard a sound bar - I Googled them and found this one on Amazon - you may want to read the reviews - they were pretty good. I would find a couple of good websites that review speakers and see what they say.

I have a 7.1 surround system, and I love it - but I had to get creative running the wires. The sound bar sounds like a pretty good option for the size of your room.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Virtual-5-1-Channel-Sound/dp/B003C1AO2I/ref=sr_1 _4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1284349613&sr=8-4

CNET reviews:

http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.html?query=sound+bars&searchtype=pro ducts&tag=rb_content;overviewHead


Sang - 9/13/2010 at 03:55 AM

oh...and Happy Birthday Phyllis!


SmilingJack - 9/13/2010 at 08:47 PM

Celebrating our 43rd anniversary by getting out of the house with the dogs a couple of times today so there can be house showings! Maybe we will have some time soon to celebrate.


susea - 9/14/2010 at 10:25 AM

Happy Anniversary to Jack and Phyllis!


Jhawker - 9/14/2010 at 06:51 PM

Happy anniversary to Jack and Phyllis. Happy birthday to Phyllis too!!!!!

Thanks for the info Sang. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

A big hello to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jhawker - 9/14/2010 at 07:04 PM

Boy those VCOX sound systems look interesting Sang. Everything in one box including subwoofer!


Sang - 9/15/2010 at 01:10 PM

Best thing to do is to soup up your wheelchair and speed on over to a Best Buy or other audio store and actually listen to them. Back in the 70's my buddy was looking for a good stereo and speakers, and we took his Jethro Tull 'Songs From the Woods' album to the stores and listened to it on different systems. He ended up going with a great Yamaha system.


Jhawker - 9/15/2010 at 08:00 PM

Good advice Sang. There is a Best Buy in Joplin, Mo. Don't know if they carry the CVOX. I will call or just go over there. I wanna get the best system for the lowest price, and one that I can keep for a long time. I don't ask for much do I.


Sang - 9/16/2010 at 01:21 PM

That's the way I buy everything..............


Jhawker - 9/16/2010 at 08:30 PM

Happy Thur. to everyone. I went to the surgeon today. He said my problem in my abdomen was a hernia that he fixed last Dec. He also said if it is not bothering me then I could wait till Dec. He will go in and put a plastic cover at the spot of the hernia to alleviate any problems from arising in the future. We are on a first name basis now as he is my personal surgeon.LOL


Sang - 9/22/2010 at 02:28 AM

Rumor is that tomorrow is Tyler's birthday......so Happy Birthday Tyler!





susea - 9/22/2010 at 10:19 AM

Happy Birthday Tyler!!! Hope you have the most wonderful day!


Jhawker - 9/22/2010 at 06:42 PM

56 years today. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I still feel 21 mentally. 90 physically.

I splurged on myself and bought a ZVOX sound system Sang. If I don't like it I can return it. Debi better get ready because it will be blasting out ABB, GM, DT, among others!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.


No1ToRunWith - 9/22/2010 at 07:18 PM

Happy Birthday King!!


lolasdeb - 9/22/2010 at 10:10 PM

Happy Birthday, Tyler!!! Hope you have an amazing birthday! (I am right behind you on the turning 56 thing. )


rainy - 9/23/2010 at 12:12 AM

Tyler, Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a Blue Sky Day....


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