Thread: Peaches and Sunshine, phase II

petri - 1/10/2007 at 08:33 AM

Good morning my international friends and happy new year!

Because the original Peaches and Sunshine has been shut down Kim and me had a quick pow-wow and decided to launch Peaches and Sunshine phase II (where Doris gets her oats). Welcome all old and new members!

The winterstorm of the decade is going to hit Finland just about any minute... Scalefore winds... Let's see if I am able to keep in contact with you guys later today. Anyway, it rained very heavily last night and the wind kept howling. I was afraid that a tree might fall upon our house but luckily no such thing occured.

See you all later!

harvey - 1/10/2007 at 08:42 AM

Good Morning Petri ..... Happy New Year to you too my friend

Batten the hatches and keep hunkered down until those winter winds pass ..... I told you not to eat so many Brussels Sprouts!!!

Grey day here ..... but Peaches & Sunshine inside because I have tickets to the Beacon

Have a great day everybody

petri - 1/10/2007 at 09:03 AM


Batten the hatches and keep hunkered down until those winter winds pass ..... I told you not to eat so many Brussels Sprouts!!!

Hah hah hah...

garrydempsey - 1/10/2007 at 09:25 AM

Good morning my international friends and happy new year!

Because the original Peaches and Sunshine has been shut down Kim and me had a quick pow-wow and decided to launch Peaches and Sunshine phase II (where Doris gets her oats). Welcome all old and new members!

The winterstorm of the decade is going to hit Finland just about any minute... Scalefore winds... Let's see if I am able to keep in contact with you guys later today. Anyway, it rained very heavily last night and the wind kept howling. I was afraid that a tree might fall upon our house but luckily no such thing occured.

See you all later!

g'day Petri. mate those scalefore winds sound nasty glad you didn't get a tree on your roof!!!

hey Colin, do the words '5 nil' ring a bell? lol. mate it was a good series. let's hope for a good one day comp. I'm sure your guys could batter the kiwis after their last result v sri lanka.

harvey - 1/10/2007 at 10:43 AM

Garry ..... we couldn't batter fish at the moment ..... and as for a "one day" match ..... I think we will be in trouble with the Trade Description people because I can't see it lasting more than half a day at best

[Edited on 1/10/2007 by harvey]

ladymule - 1/11/2007 at 12:26 AM

Hello everyone!

Good to see folks finding their way to the new abode.

Hope all is well with you Petri. Be safe!

Kind of nice today with a bit of snow and a bit of Sun. No Peaches though.

A big hello, a smile and thank you to Erik {Purple 69}, for authoring P&S I.

Hope all are well and happy...

TheyCameToBoston - 1/11/2007 at 02:47 AM

Hello Petri & Happy New Year!

good luck with the weather - it seems like others are getting the snowstorms that usually circle over my home in the Northeast US.

Hang in - thoughts of sunshine could very well bring some rays!

petri - 1/11/2007 at 09:40 AM

Hello my international friends,

and thanks for the well wishes... but what happened was a major anti-climax (luckily). The scaleforce winds that I anticipated never arrived with their full force. I think the peak of the so-called storm was the night before. Thank God for that, nothing serious happened... No trees falling on top of the houses in our area, only minor cuts in electricity in some parts of the land.

Today it's snowing but the temperature at least here in Helsinki is so warm that the snow is melting away...

harvey - 1/11/2007 at 01:19 PM

Glad everything turned out ok Petri

I think we have those winds over here in the UK today ..... it is extreemly blustery outside my office at the moment and there are reports on the radio of high sided trucks overturned on a highway up in Scotland .....

Happy Thursday everybody

petri - 1/12/2007 at 01:52 PM

Hello my friends!

Nice crisp weather with little snow on the ground. Happy Friday and have a nice weekend!

harvey - 1/12/2007 at 01:58 PM


and have a nice weekend yourself Petri

Jan is away visiting her Mum this weekend so once I have got through the little "honey do" list she left me it should be beer and football all the way

Eileen1 - 1/13/2007 at 01:39 AM

Hi Petri and Happy New Year to you too!! Glad the storm wasnt as bad as you expected. Have a great weekend as well...


cupofjo - 1/14/2007 at 08:54 PM

Hello International Brothers and sisters. Hope Y'all have a great day

Hey how many of you are planning to come to the Beacon this year?

ZekovicZoran - 1/15/2007 at 08:33 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
At the end I see that you are all here! Ha-ha!
I'm waiting for my new ABB t-shirt. Everyday sounds of the golden gift from my dear bro Colin (CDs Beacon 2006) in my house. Nice weather here with a lot of sun and the suny ABB music!
Love to all!

ladymule - 1/16/2007 at 01:40 AM

Wintertime Greetings to all!

Saw Robert Gordon{70's New Wave of Punk Rockabilly} and Chris Spedding in Toronto this past Sat. night. Well sort of... Sandy and I were in TO to see our fave trad Jazz band and we noticed in the local music mag that they were playing The Cadillac Ranch in the West end of TO. With NO tickets in hand we headed over there hoping to get in but the club was full so we could not. But because the club is on street level in a 'storefront' bar, and the band was set up directly inside the front window, we stayed and listened to the band from the street, right outside the window!

At this point, Robert's band was playing sans Robert so we got to hear lots of the great British guitar legend Chris Spedding, who has played with Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, Joan Armatrading, John Cale, Mickey Baker etc. and Robert's bass player and drummer. After a period of time, I look up and see Robert Gordon hanging out a few feet away from me, having a smoke, waiting to go into the club and jump up on stage. So I said hello and we talk about how happy we are to see Chris back in the band and he says that it has been 13 years since they last played together. Robert told us that they just recorded a cd of Elvis tunes with the Jordanaires. I said that was very cool and asked if the arrangements were different or the same as the ones Elvis sang. He said they were "pretty close". When he was cued, he went into the club, jumped on stage and started his show. Of course, we got to hear it hanging out on Queen St. !

Near the end of Robert's show, a guy in a red Rockabilly shirt said, "You guys can't get in?" We said, 'No". So he led us around the corner and through a very dark alley into the rear of the club! So we got to SEE and hear the last 15 or so minutes of the concert.

Hi Rob! No Beacon shows for me unfortunately! I wait for the summer and hope the Brothers come to Southern Ontario. I've been blessed the last two years--05 in Toronto and two shows in 06 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Of course, I very much want them to come back again this summer!!
Are you going to the Beacon?

Zeka, my dear bro, very nice to see you've found your way home.

BTW, The Australian Open is on for the next two weeks. Can y'all say Roger Federer?!
Whoo Hoo, I love tennis.

Love to all...

cupofjo - 1/16/2007 at 11:52 PM


Hi Rob! No Beacon shows for me unfortunately! I wait for the summer and hope the Brothers come to Southern Ontario. I've been blessed the last two years--05 in Toronto and two shows in 06 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Of course, I very much want them to come back again this summer!!
Are you going to the Beacon?

Yes I will be there on 3/31 and 4/6. I met Colin last year and will see him again this year

How far are yo from Gilford NH? ABB plays there every year in August. I met Stephen there he is from Canada too.

harvey - 1/17/2007 at 12:11 AM


Hi Rob! No Beacon shows for me unfortunately! I wait for the summer and hope the Brothers come to Southern Ontario. I've been blessed the last two years--05 in Toronto and two shows in 06 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Of course, I very much want them to come back again this summer!!
Are you going to the Beacon?

Yes I will be there on 3/31 and 4/6. I met Colin last year and will see him again this year

How far are yo from Gilford NH? ABB plays there every year in August. I met Stephen there he is from Canada too.

and this year you will be staying over in NYC so we can party!!! ... Yogi's here we come

ladymule - 1/17/2007 at 02:42 AM


Hi Rob! No Beacon shows for me unfortunately! I wait for the summer and hope the Brothers come to Southern Ontario. I've been blessed the last two years--05 in Toronto and two shows in 06 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Of course, I very much want them to come back again this summer!!
Are you going to the Beacon?

Yes I will be there on 3/31 and 4/6. I met Colin last year and will see him again this year

How far are yo from Gilford NH? ABB plays there every year in August. I met Stephen there he is from Canada too.

Hi Rob,

Have a wonderful time at the Beacon enjoying the Bros. and Colin's company. Although we have posted to one another here for a few years now, I've not had the pleasure of meeting him in person. Maybe one day.

I live an hour and a half west of Toronto so I am quite far from you. I looked at a map and your state appears to be just south and east of Montreal. I have seen the Bros. at Darien Lake and in Syracuse. In fact, the first ABB show we ever saw was Darien Lake in 97. Awesome! Best concert ever.

Colin, btw, in case you are interested and if you are a Bryan Ferry fan, Chris Spedding is playing with him all through the month of March in the UK. All the dates are posted on Chris' website.

cupofjo - 1/17/2007 at 01:03 PM


Hi Rob! No Beacon shows for me unfortunately! I wait for the summer and hope the Brothers come to Southern Ontario. I've been blessed the last two years--05 in Toronto and two shows in 06 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Of course, I very much want them to come back again this summer!!
Are you going to the Beacon?

Yes I will be there on 3/31 and 4/6. I met Colin last year and will see him again this year

How far are yo from Gilford NH? ABB plays there every year in August. I met Stephen there he is from Canada too.

and this year you will be staying over in NYC so we can party!!! ... Yogi's here we come

cupofjo - 1/17/2007 at 01:06 PM


Hi Rob! No Beacon shows for me unfortunately! I wait for the summer and hope the Brothers come to Southern Ontario. I've been blessed the last two years--05 in Toronto and two shows in 06 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Of course, I very much want them to come back again this summer!!
Are you going to the Beacon?

Yes I will be there on 3/31 and 4/6. I met Colin last year and will see him again this year

How far are yo from Gilford NH? ABB plays there every year in August. I met Stephen there he is from Canada too.

Hi Rob,

Have a wonderful time at the Beacon enjoying the Bros. and Colin's company. Although we have posted to one another here for a few years now, I've not had the pleasure of meeting him in person. Maybe one day.

I live an hour and a half west of Toronto so I am quite far from you. I looked at a map and your state appears to be just south and east of Montreal. I have seen the Bros. at Darien Lake and in Syracuse. In fact, the first ABB show we ever saw was Darien Lake in 97. Awesome! Best concert ever.

Colin, btw, in case you are interested and if you are a Bryan Ferry fan, Chris Spedding is playing with him all through the month of March in the UK. All the dates are posted on Chris' website.

Oh! That is to bad I do not live in New Hampshire I live in Rhode Island I just make the trek up there. It is a little over 3 hours from where I live. NYC is three hours too. I guess living in RI isnt so bad after all

Enzo - 1/20/2007 at 10:35 PM

happens all the time , all dressed up and nowhere to go
howdy folks!

petri - 1/22/2007 at 11:55 AM

Hello my international friends!

No Beacon for me, I'm afraid... Too expensive at this situation of life... It would be wonderful to see ABB live and meet all the nice people that I have met only here but... Luckily there are those wonderful tapers and all the other kind folks who spread the music.

Last week was truly a busy one, I had to work hard on a lecture that I gave in a seminar for history teachers on Saturday. And now it is time sto start work on our annual report...

The weather here in Europe has been awful during the last couple of weeks. Winter stroms hit f.ex. Great Britain, Germany and the west coast of Sweden very hard and also we had our share of winds and minor floods on the coastal side. Over 40 people were reported lost their lives in the central Europe because of these stroms! I sincerely hope that our friends in Europe are safe and sound! Colin, Peter, Roger and all the others, I hope you are all alright.

BTW, the best band of 2006 is... not ABB or dTb or Mule but von Hertzen Brothers from Finland! Their record "Approach" is simply breath-taking! If you like rock music with echoes of 60s psychedelia, 70s prog rock, some eastern flavors, gorgeous three part harmonies, ace guitar playing and simply monstrous drumming, CHECK this one out!!! - pages are in English and have music samples and videos! End of commercial break.

That's all folks, see you later!

cupofjo - 1/22/2007 at 12:57 PM

Hiya Petri

Sorry to see you are getting such nasty weather! We have had mild winter here. the first week of Jan. was 60 degrees here. It has been 40 to 50 degrees up until a week ago Not good for New England.

Will have to check vonhertzenbrothers. Always up for new music

And amen on the tapers. We are so lucky to have them to share this great music.

harvey - 1/22/2007 at 01:47 PM

Welcome to the new week everybody

Hey Petri ... nice to "see" you again ... I was getting worried about you

Been very windy here this past week ... seems to have died down now though ... lots of trees been blown over, rooves off houses, garden fences down etc. but we have been lucky ... the only thing we had break was a flower pot in the garden ... but there is lots of debris lying around the garden, so I'll have a bit of tidying up to do next weekend ... sounds like just the thing to work up a beer appetite

cupofjo - 1/23/2007 at 01:21 AM

Petri I like what I hear with the Vonhertzenbrothers.

If you get a chance you need to check out Devon Allman's HoneyTribe out.

garrydempsey - 1/23/2007 at 09:25 AM


BTW, The Australian Open is on for the next two weeks. Can y'all say Roger Federer?!
Whoo Hoo, I love tennis.

Love to all...

can you say Maria Sharipova ?

cupofjo - 1/23/2007 at 02:53 PM


BTW, The Australian Open is on for the next two weeks. Can y'all say Roger Federer?!
Whoo Hoo, I love tennis.

Love to all...

can you say Maria Sharipova ?

Yeah baby

ladymule - 1/23/2007 at 05:56 PM


BTW, The Australian Open is on for the next two weeks. Can y'all say Roger Federer?!
Whoo Hoo, I love tennis.

Love to all...

can you say Maria Sharipova ?

Yeah baby

Yes, she is a beauty too and an awesome tennis player but there is just something about Rogi...

Maria and Roger are both playing well, like the champs they are.
Will it be Maria, Kim or Serena to take the championship? Serena is playing very well. Her match yesterday against Peer was the best match on the women's side I've seen so far.
Looking forward to some exciting upcoming men's and women's matches.

Hello to everyone!

Colin, and Petri, glad to hear you are both safe. I was thinking about all the EU guys during the storm.

David, nice to see you drop in here. Hope all is well with you and yours.

In couple of hours I'm off to see Bob Seger in Toronto. The weather is not very good right now... snowy, blowy and reduced visibility. It will be a miracle if there are no accidents on the highway we drive into TO. The 401 is a treacherous place to be in this kind of weather.
Ah well, hopefully all will be well and we will get there on time and in one piece!

Love to all!

harvey - 1/23/2007 at 11:59 PM

Hey Kim ... enjoy Bob Seger ... haven't listened to anything by him for years ... must dig something out

petri - 1/24/2007 at 08:52 AM

Hello everyone,

and hello to you Colin! Hey, I WILL write you, just have been busy at work and lazy at home, heh heh... And check out von Hertzen Brothers that I shamelessly puffed the other day. Rob liked the samples... They are just about the only contemporary Finnish rock band that sounds good to me... I leave HIM and Lordi and Nightwish to the youngsters, heh heh...

Kim, I hope you made it safely to Toronto and back. I hate driving when it's snowing and blowing... Did you enjoy Bob Seger?

We finally have a winter also here in South Finland, it has been lightly snowing for the past couple of days and we have a few inches of that white stuff on the ground. Looks lovely...

cupofjo - 1/24/2007 at 12:47 PM

Good morning world

We are finally having sustained winter like tempratures here. Finally
We have a liittle snow on the ground not much

Weather has been favorable to make souppy. It is a dry cured sausage that the is made by the Italians here in Westerly RI. Some one was kind enough to share there recipe with me So I have been making it for the last 5 years. Last year I lost 100lbs due to bad weather for curing. I made 50 lbs last weekend and it is curing really nice. This weekend I am making another 500lbs with a bunch of guys. I am only taking 50 lbs of that.

Colin you will be sampling the souppy! I am bringing some to the Beacon this year.

Yes Kim tell us how Bob Seger was

ladymule - 1/24/2007 at 07:41 PM

HI guys!

Thanks for your good concert wishes!

The weather turned out to be not bad as we drove out of our area. We drove out of bad and into good weather. And no accidents...could not have asked for a better drive.

Got there in good time and hung out at the Scotland Yard for some food and beverages {a pint of Fosters and a half pint of Tuborg for me...yummm }. Walked up to the ACC, bought a shirt for Sandy. Ran into Karen {Big Six Peachhead}, her daughter Nicole and mom Liz and chatted with them for a few minutes. Colin, it sounds like you and Karen are going to be at the Beacon at the same time.
Show started with a young guy and his band named Steve Azar. Pretty enjoyable, kind of country, southern, bluesy...liked his electric guitar player who played a lot of very nice single note slide.
Bob started at about 8:45 {played till almost midnight with only an 8 minute intermission}. Great and large band...3 female backup singers who also played some percussion, 4 horns, organ, piano {a often do you see a real piano on stage?}, Don Brewer, drummer for Grand Funk Railroad {smokin!}, Bob's longtime sax player {very gregarious as well as smokin}, longtime bass player {since 1969} holding everything down and two guitar players. His lead guitar player was very good, with lots of opportunities to play short solos and sections. No really loooong solos a la the Brothers but a few longish solos which I didn't care for that much cause he used that shredding tone...a bit like Zack Wild {sp?}. Actually, I'm picking nits cause he was very good, but I have to say that I would have preferred Warren in the band playing extended solos! Bob was awesome...voice was top notch, as good as ever, he played some piano and acoustic and electric guitar and he was so connected, engaging and respectful to the audience.
Lots of song highlights: Mainstreet, Betty Lou, Old Time Rock and Roll, We've Got Tonight, Turn The Page, Katmandu, Night Moves, Hollywood Nights, Against The Wind and Rock and Roll Never Forgets. He also played quite a few cuts off his new album which I enjoyed as well. Not sure if there are any hits there but it's hard to tell with only one listen. I think the title cut was quite good.
The audience surprised me...I've never been part of a more enthusiastic audience in Canada. The crowd was so effusive {and loud! } in their appreciation. Huge energy and quite a bit of singing along in all the right places.
Overall, it was a really great experience. A1 band, performance and songs and Bob was singing his heart out and showing appreciation to the fans.
I give this show 2 thumbs up and recommend it to ALL if you should get the chance to go.

harvey - 1/24/2007 at 07:59 PM

Hi Kim

Glad you had such a great time ... it sounds like you really enjoyed the show ... thanks for the review

I met Karen and Lynn in NYC last year ... lovely people ... and I look forward very much to meeting them again this March

Shame you can't get down to NYC too Kim

cupofjo - 1/25/2007 at 12:20 PM

Great review Glad to hear his voice is still strong.

He has always put on a good show definately your moneys worth! I love Night Moves and Main Street and We Got Tonight.

garrydempsey - 1/25/2007 at 12:20 PM


ladymule - 1/25/2007 at 06:14 PM

Shame you can't get down to NYC too Kim

Thanks Colin.

A while after I spoke with Karen at the show, I thought I should have asked her to give you a hug from me. I regretted that I did not think to ask her to do that. Sooo, I'll have to settle for giving you a big cyber hug right now! {{{{{{HUG}}}}}}

Rob, hey, your faves are my faves too! I was especially happy to hear Mainstreet.

Garry, g'day to you too! Maria's in the final. That must make you happy!

Happy day to all...

garrydempsey - 1/26/2007 at 12:35 PM


Garry, g'day to you too! Maria's in the final. That must make you happy!

Happy day to all...

yep...and Roger is looking pretty awesome!! should be a great weekend of tennis.

cupofjo - 1/26/2007 at 12:42 PM

BRRR! It is really cold here. We have had above normal temps for so long then a week of average cold now Arctic cold! 4 degrees and windchill of minus 14 Dang it cold out there.

I know you Canucks are saying Woos

Enjoy your weekend folks

harvey - 1/26/2007 at 01:25 PM

Freezing here too ... but I've got a cyber {{{{{hug}}}}} to keep me warm

Enjoy your weekend everybody

JimRudge - 1/26/2007 at 04:16 PM

Hi Folks, This ain't freezin', Colin, this is summer temperatures in Glasgow! Having said that, I'm all blocked up with the cold and recovering from the dissappointment of a very poor Willie Nelson concert in Cardiff last night- rescued somewhat by the memory of Sharon Shannon and the wonderful Eddie Reader as support. British trains keep better time than that drummer!

rrunner - 1/26/2007 at 04:37 PM

Good evening B&S.

Please send some cold and rain over here, the weather is driving us crazy and my olive trees are very thirsty.

Happy weekend to everybody.

cupofjo - 1/27/2007 at 01:05 PM

Good Morning World

Danis Good to hear from you.

How you been? Hope all is going well!

We have the cold but no rain for you.

Florence1977 - 1/27/2007 at 03:47 PM

Hello everyone!!

We have plenty of rain here!! Yep, it's the Netherlands

So I'll try to send rrunner some rain for his olive trees!!

[Edited on 1/27/2007 by Florence1977]

Enzo - 1/27/2007 at 07:45 PM

Hey everybody , Enzo here alive and well
enjoying flashbacks listening to Deep Purple "Fireball"
Kim , thanks for the kind words and well beings
Hi Florence send me some tulips!
later !

cupofjo - 1/29/2007 at 12:59 PM

Well another Monday

Good Morning everyone. I am glad this weekend is over. I am done making souppy for the year!
500 lbs and I am done! My arms are a little sore. But in a month it will be worth it

We have a heat wave going on out there! A week of really cold and 26 degrees feels warm!

Hope everyone's Monday starts out well.

cupofjo - 1/29/2007 at 01:00 PM

Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
So good to me (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Monday mornin, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh monday mornin, monday mornin couldnt guarantee (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
That monday evenin you would still be here with me

Monday, monday, cant trust that day
Monday, monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh monday mornin you gave me no warnin of what was to be
Oh monday, monday, how could you leave and not take me

Every other day (every other day), every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever monday comes, but whenever monday comes
A-you can find me cryin all of the time

Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
So good to me (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Monday mornin, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh monday mornin, monday mornin couldnt guarantee
That monday evenin you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever monday comes, but whenever monday comes
You can find me cryin all of the time

Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
So good to me (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Monday mornin, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh monday mornin, monday mornin couldnt guarantee
That monday evenin you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever monday comes, but whenever monday comes
You can find me cryin all of the time

Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Cant trust that day (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
It just turns out that way (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Whoa, monday, monday, wont go away (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Monday, monday, its here to stay (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Oh monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)
Oh monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)

cupofjo - 2/1/2007 at 12:57 PM

Derek going to Canada I think Susan will be with him too!

5/27 Alexander City, AL Lake Martin Amphitheatre
6/23 Victoria, Cananda Royal Theatre
6/24 Vancouver, Canada The Commodore Ballroom
6/28 Winnipeg, Canada COOL Jazz Winnipeg Festival
6/30 Toronto, Canada TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival
7/4 Montreal, Canada Le Spectrum De Montreal
7/20 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival
7/21 Detroit Lakes, MN 10,000 Lakes Festival

petri - 2/1/2007 at 02:22 PM

Good afternoon my friends!

Hello Rob, you're on-line!

Hey, it's been a busy week and my daughter Aura has been sick, nothing serious, just the usual wintertime bug. I just had to stay at home for a couple of days to take care of her... which was a welcomed break from work.

We have had a proper winter here in Finland for some time now, temperature way down below the freezing point and lotsa snow, snow, snow...

I hope you all are feeling fine. See yo all later!

harvey - 2/2/2007 at 12:24 AM

Good evening ... hope all my International Loungers are keepin well

Hey Petri ... nice to "see" you ... hope things are good for you ... there is a little surprise on it's way

ladymule - 2/2/2007 at 02:42 AM

Derek going to Canada I think Susan will be with him too!

6/30 Toronto, Canada TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival

Hi Rob! Thank you for posting this announcement here!

This is exciting news! It's been a loooong while since the dTb played Toronto {Feb. 01, opening for Eric Johnson} and I was losing hope that the band would ever be back this way. Oh me of little faith!
Sandy and I have had many good times at the TO Jazz festival and this will be a highlight for us I'm sure. One year we saw Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, a memorable show.
Regarding Susan, I think I read somewhere that she would be joining Derek's band for some shows. Is this what you are referring to? I enjoy Susan very much and I would love to see her in D's band.

Petri, I hope Aura is feeling better. Love to you and to all...

rrunner - 2/2/2007 at 09:43 AM

Hey Kim, Colin, Petri, Rob & others. Happy Friday to everybody.

The weather here is a little colder but very nice, with lots of sunshine and clear blue skies, but still no rain. Where is the winter????? Weatherman sez that we should not expect any rain before the second half of February. Southern Europe is slowly becoming a desert and it's gonna be a long dry summer this one.

Rob, congrats on your new status bro. Nice offer you got there.

BTW, where is Zeka and Roger? Haven't seen them for some time.

Wishing everyone a fine weekend. It's gonna be farming work for me.


cupofjo - 2/2/2007 at 01:15 PM

Happy Friday everyone

Well we finally have snow! Our first official snow of the winter. I don't think we ever went this far into winter without snow! But we have 3 inches and a little more on the way It is so pretty with everything covered.

Thanks Danis Hey if any of my international brothers and sisters want in on this shoot me a pm. I will be happy to send some great music to you. Take any 2 dvds.

List is in the link below. iewthread&tid=55672

petri - 2/2/2007 at 01:34 PM

Hello my international friends!

Colin, Rob, hello you on-liners! Rob, congratulations on your new status. And what an offer...

Kim, thanks for thinking of Aura, she's doing OK, only little coughing so she's already back at the day care (kindergarten).

OK, it's time to prepare ourselves for the weekend and take care that the fridge is well equipped with refreshments... We're going to go skating with Aura and Pyry during the weekend. Aura tried skates for the first time a week ago and seemed to enjoy herself. And I hope there will be time for some music, too...

Have a nice weekend you all!

harvey - 2/2/2007 at 02:06 PM

Midway through my Friday work day

Sunshine and blue skies outside my window

Hope it lasts for the weekend as I am off to my home town of Norwich

Soccer match tomorrow afternoon

Then out with some old friends in the evening

Staying overnight Saturday so beer will be on the menu

Have a great weekend everybody

npjonathan - 2/2/2007 at 06:18 PM

Just got called into work at 3. But it's all good. Gotta work tomorrow morning at 5am too. Crazy schedule I know. Have a good weekend all.

Florence1977 - 2/2/2007 at 08:48 PM

Yiha, it's weekend!!!

I hope you all have a great time !!

ZekovicZoran - 2/5/2007 at 09:03 AM

Yes, I'm here!
Good morning, my dear worldwide S&B!
You know that - lot of job = no time!
Dear bro Danis, I hope that we will drink together some beer (no olive oil!!! Ha-ha!) this year at the same place at the same time in Greece (Yes, I'll be at the SAME place from 11 to 26 July with my family). My family LOVE Greece!
Best wishes to all and have a nice weather as I have.
P.S. The Nomads from Sweeden are on now!

ZekovicZoran - 2/5/2007 at 09:03 AM

Yes, I'm here!
Good morning, my dear worldwide S&B!
You know that - lot of job = no time!
Dear bro Danis, I hope that we will drink together some beer (no olive oil!!! Ha-ha!) this year at the same place at the same time in Greece (Yes, I'll be at the SAME place from 11 to 26 July with my family). My family LOVE Greece!
Best wishes to all and have a nice weather as I have.
P.S. The Nomads from Sweeden are on now!

ZekovicZoran - 2/5/2007 at 09:03 AM

Yes, I'm here!
Good morning, my dear worldwide S&B!
You know that - lot of job = no time!
Dear bro Danis, I hope that we will drink together some beer (no olive oil!!! Ha-ha!) this year at the same place at the same time in Greece (Yes, I'll be at the SAME place from 11 to 26 July with my family). My family LOVE Greece!
Best wishes to all and have a nice weather as I have.
P.S. The Nomads from Sweeden are on now!

ZekovicZoran - 2/5/2007 at 09:08 AM

I push some thing twice. Sorry!!!

cupofjo - 2/5/2007 at 12:59 PM

Good morning people

How many of you watched the Super Bowl?
What did you think?

cupofjo - 2/5/2007 at 01:00 PM

I push some thing twice. Sorry!!!

You just wanted to make sure everyone knew you were back

harvey - 2/5/2007 at 02:15 PM

How many of you watched the Super Bowl?
What did you think?

Hi Rob ... gonna catch up with the Superbowl tonight ... there is a highlights programme on over here in England

Once upon a time I would have stayed up to watch it live ... still would if it were on Saturday instead of Sunday ... but staying up until 4am is not compatible with working on Monday morning

Have a good week everybody

ZekovicZoran - 2/6/2007 at 08:26 AM

I push some thing twice. Sorry!!!

You just wanted to make sure everyone knew you were back

Ha-ha!!! Maybe you are right!!!

petri - 2/6/2007 at 02:10 PM

Hello my international friends!

Coldest day in a long time, -20 C with a slight wind, brrrr. And tomorrow is the same... but I don't complain, I like a proper winter with snow. I must be a nutcase...

See you later!

cupofjo - 2/7/2007 at 12:16 PM

Good Morning World

Geesh Petri that is sure cold is that the high of the day? We been having cold here too.
We been getting 15 to 22 for the high. Monday we had had 8 for the high. But I like it as long as the wind doesnt blow. I know I am strange

ladymule - 2/7/2007 at 05:23 PM

Hi All!

It's freezing here too, -21 C {about -5 F} with wind chill and we've had this for a few days now. I really don't like it when it is this cold and yes, Petri you are a 'nutcase' and Rob, you are 'strange' for liking this weather. But y'all are lovable too and who isn't strange or nutty? As Jim Morrison says, 'People are strange...'

Thought I'd post this Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometer so we all can understand when we post using the different measurement systems.

Saw a post the other day in AG about Johnny Winter touring which inspired me to check out his touring schedule and think about going to see him. Got tickets to see him at the Phoenix in Toronto {where I last saw dTb} for Mon. March 26.
This will be the first time for both of us to see him. Has anyone here seen J. W. in concert?

Have a happy day!

PS, Rob, no Superbowl for me. I'm not a football person, although I wish I'd tuned in to see Prince.

harvey - 2/9/2007 at 08:57 AM

When I got up yesterday morning I went outside to discover this .....

No big deal for you guys and gals who live in the frozen North I know, but we only tend to get this for a couple of times each year (if at all) so it was quite a nice surprise

This is not my Street by the way, not even my City, just the closest picture I could find on the web that looked like the street where I live ...

Happy Friday everybody ... and enjoy your weekend

garrydempsey - 2/9/2007 at 11:57 AM


Thought I'd post this Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometer so we all can understand when we post using the different measurement systems.

33c here to-day. no end in sight to the worst drought on record. level 4 water restrictions and threatening to go to level 5. we ordered our rainwater tank last week. there is an 8 week wait for tank installations.

garrydempsey - 2/9/2007 at 11:58 AM

Hello my international friends!

Coldest day in a long time, -20 C with a slight wind, brrrr. And tomorrow is the same... but I don't complain, I like a proper winter with snow. I must be a nutcase...

See you later!

petri - 2/9/2007 at 01:31 PM

Hello my international friends!

Yes Garry, I must be crazy, LOL... but I like four seasons. And we had a terrific, warm and sunny (and maybe too dry) summer last year...

Still having a cold winter weather, -20 C (-4 F) today but getting warmer towards the weekend...

Listening to Honeytribe thru my earphones at the moment while working, thanks Colin! And BTW, CaptSkipper rules! Newly remastered ABB 1971-09-16 sounds terrific! Colin, you read my mind...

Have a nice weekend you ALL!

cupofjo - 2/9/2007 at 01:34 PM

Boy Garry that is not good I wish we could send some your way!

Kim I am going to borrow that thermometer for the lounge

harvey - 2/9/2007 at 01:46 PM

Listening to Honeytribe thru my earphones at the moment while working, thanks Colin! And BTW, CaptSkipper rules! Newly remastered ABB 1971-09-16 sounds terrific! Colin, you read my mind...

Petri ... it is always a pleasure to share good music with good friends ... glad you are enjoying it

By the way, if any of you other International Loungers don't have a copy of the new Capt Skipper Mk2 remaster of the ABB 9/16/71 show, let me know and I'll send you a copy

Enzo - 2/10/2007 at 01:34 AM

Good evenin' peoples ......... this ol' boy is shore gettin' tired of this cold
gloomy stuff ! Running out of firewood fast , Ready for the sun and
" CHEAP SUNGLASSES " . AnyhOOt ............

ladymule - 2/10/2007 at 03:56 AM

Kiim I am going to borrow that thermometer for the lounge

Glad to help a bruddah out!

Hello and Happy Weekend to All!

Colin, enjoy your snow while it lasts. What a lovely and peaceful pic you posted!

Garry, mmmmm 33C, sounds like heaven to me.
But sorry to hear of your drought conditions. I remember the US commentators at the Aussie Open discussing the situation.
Do you think it is global warming related?

Petri, hope you are doing well my friend.

David, but I thought you liked the cold! In the summer you set your AC to FRIGID. Just kidding my friend. Hope you are having a good evening.

I have a wedding to attend on Sunday and must drive 2 hours into the snowbelt and lake effect snow. I'm a little nervous about the drive but we are intrepid and will no doubt make the trip.

Much Peace and Love to All!

Enzo - 2/10/2007 at 09:42 PM

Kim , I was a much younger man when I said that , but I'm 8 months older now
I DO...... enjoy refrigeration all year round. Be safe tomorrow

ladymule - 2/10/2007 at 11:31 PM

Kim , I was a much younger man when I said that , but I'm 8 months older now
I DO...... enjoy refrigeration all year round. Be safe tomorrow

{{{{GRIN!! and LOL! }}}}

And thank you for your caring words my friend.

[Edited on 2/10/2007 by ladymule]

rrunner - 2/11/2007 at 09:55 AM

Good 'Ole Sunday Mornin' Brothers & Sisters!

Still no sign of rain here. We were promised heavy rain for the weekend and it seems to be raining all over the country except here.

Got this 5 liter of fine red wine and gonna enjoy it today with some friends over BBQ.

Greetings to all,


harvey - 2/11/2007 at 01:16 PM

Good Ole Sunday Morning indeed Danis ... chilly here, but bright blue skies and sunshine ... enjoy the BBQ ... I will be watching some Soccer with a few cold beers round at the local taverna this afternoon

cupofjo - 2/12/2007 at 01:32 PM

Good morning People

Hope everyone had a fine weekend! I see Danis and Colin did.

Kim how was the wedding? Hope the travel wasnt to bad.

I spent the weekend doing taxes and the honey-do list

Looks like we have spring like temps here.Will be up to mid 30s today. That is 1 to 2 degrees C

WharfRat - 2/12/2007 at 02:07 PM

So this is where ya'll are hiding

Enzo - 2/13/2007 at 02:06 AM

well the southbeach kid finally showed up! Hey Wharfy , how goes it?!!

ZekovicZoran - 2/13/2007 at 08:48 AM

Rainy day in Novi Sad. Very sad.
Bro Colin, are you fan of Reading football team? I think so.
Best wishes, my dear S&B!

harvey - 2/13/2007 at 11:46 PM

Zeka ... my hometown where I grew up as a child is Norwich (a twin City of Novi Sad) and so Norwich City is my favourite football team ... but of course because I now live in Reading (and have done for the past 30 years) they are my second team

Kim .. hope the Wedding was a good time ... and more importantly hope you got there and back safely!!!

Hope everybody else is doing ok and not falling foul of the weather

ladymule - 2/14/2007 at 02:15 AM

Hello All!

Rob and Colin, thank you for inquiring about the wedding and the driving.

Well, the drive up was excellent, no snow and the roads were clear. In fact, we got there about a half hour early and Sandy's idea was to find a bar and have a quick beer before the ceremony! I relented soon enough and a few minutes later we were in the midst of a Sunday afternoon pool tournament in the local bar with Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin on the radio.
Unfortunately the drive home was not very good; it was dark and the roads were snow covered off and on. It was a bit harrowing here and there with a large amount of snow accumulation in a number of places. We tried to be careful and arrived home unscathed but it was a bit of a fitful drive.

The wedding was beautiful and I enjoyed myself very much. It was my very good friend Marilyn's wedding so it was special and moving for me. I had to fight tears for the first 15 minutes and later, Marilyn said that she felt like laughing throughout the ceremony! After the luncheon, Marilyn and her hubby Adrian, her daughter Kelly and son Mike and Sandy and I went back to their house for a while and then out for supper. The staff at the restaurant presented us with a large bottle of BUBBLY . A gooood time was had by all...

Our cable provider just gave us Turner Classic Movies and American Movie Classics. Now I won't be able to drag Sandy away from the TV. He loves movies, especially the old black and whites.
For me, they were kind enough to give me BBC. Now I have CNN, CBC and BBC.

Right now, there is a big snow storm moving in here, up from the States. Rob, looks like you and I are getting the same weather. Be safe in all that snow.


petri - 2/14/2007 at 02:24 PM

Hello my international friends!

Kim, so nice to hear that your friend's wedding ceremony was a beautiful one and you had a wonderful time and made it safely back home!

Sorry all, but I'm in a hurry a bit, I have to finish my part of a lecture that me and my collague are going to give tomorrow...


Happy Valentine's Day

ladymule - 2/14/2007 at 10:08 PM

Happy Valentine's Day All!!

Hi Petri!
Thank you very much and best wishes to you for a successful presentation tomorrow!

[Edited on 2/14/2007 by ladymule]

Enzo - 2/16/2007 at 02:36 AM

evenin' friends ........ doctor appt. didn't go as expected today. Yeah , I'm bummed.
And it doesn't get any better , next up for me is a managers meeting in Philadelphia next week. Not lOOking forward to this , but I'll deal with it. Just wanted to vent.......Thanks

ladymule - 2/16/2007 at 03:11 AM

Hey David, sorry to hear you are bummed. I'm concerned about what you have said about your Drs. apt.

check your PMs.

[Edited on 2/16/2007 by ladymule]

garrydempsey - 2/16/2007 at 01:57 PM

hey g'day avagreatweekend !

petri - 2/16/2007 at 02:21 PM

Hello my international friends!

Hi Garry, how are you doing? Received your PM and will mail you back ASAP. Everything's fine in the land of reindeers...

What else but have a great weekend you all!

harvey - 2/16/2007 at 08:12 PM







Have a great weekend everybody

[Edited on 2/16/2007 by harvey]

ladymule - 2/17/2007 at 03:26 AM

Enzo - 2/18/2007 at 02:25 AM

evenin' folks ....... off to Philly for a 5 additude check .. yeeeehaaawww

petri - 2/19/2007 at 02:17 PM

Good afternoon folks!

Happy Monday to all! Another day has passed by and we're one step closer to the weekend... I'm about to shut down my computer and go home.


ladymule - 2/21/2007 at 01:04 AM


Jack - 2/21/2007 at 01:33 AM

Hi Kim,say hello to Sandy for me - hope there's some shows to see you guys at this summer.

ladymule - 2/21/2007 at 02:18 AM

Hi Jack!

I hope so too. At this point, we've got tickets to see Johnny Winter in TO at the Phoenix Mon. March 26 and we're planning to go see the dTb at the TO Jazz Fest June 30. Also, we'll keep our eyes open for Dickey dates as well as the ABB too. Have you got any shows written in stone yet?

Yes, I'll pass along your hello to Sandy.

petri - 2/23/2007 at 02:05 PM

Good afternoon my international friends!

Sorry that I've been missing in action but I've had a really busy week... won't go into details and bore you...

Anyway, I popped in to wish you all a happy Friday and a great weekend!

ABBDutchFan - 2/23/2007 at 09:22 PM

Hello Brothers & Sisters,

Has been a busy week here too. Weather has been dry and mild temperatures
for almost a week now. especially for this time of the year (with the exception of wednesday afternoon). Which was just perfect for our local version of Mardi Gras
(carnaval) which is traditionally sunday-monday-tuesday but with many pre and post
festivities. Was a blast.

Have a great weekend & keep rockin'



cupofjo - 2/25/2007 at 03:44 AM

Hello everyone Hope your weekend is going good.

rrunner - 2/25/2007 at 11:05 AM

Happy Sunday everyone.

For the first time in months it looks like and feels like winter over here. Still no rain though.

Listening to some "new" tunes that arrived the past week. The new version of 9/16/71 sounds fantastic. Captain Skipper did again a remarkable job!

Take care and enjoy your Sunday.


ABBDutchFan - 2/25/2007 at 12:36 PM

Hello Danis,

How are you doing my friend?

Do you need some cover art for that ABB 9/16/71 show?
If so i can email it to you.



ladymule - 2/25/2007 at 08:20 PM

Happy Sunday Everyone! Hope y'all are relaxing.

ABBDutchFan - 2/25/2007 at 08:47 PM

Happy Sunday people !!! Or what is left of it.
It's almost 22:00 hours over here.


I just answered your PM.



ABBDutchFan - 2/25/2007 at 08:59 PM

Since it's "Oscar Night":

What your favorite?

I haven't seen most of the nominated movies so couldn't honestly compare
but my favorite for which i keep my fingers crossed is "The Departed".
It's about time Martin Sorcese get's some acknowlegdement.

I hope i can find a tv station that doing a live broadcast. I think all foreign tv stations
aren't broadcasting it and over here in the netherlands a pay channel station has the sole rights to broadcast it. Bummer.

My hopes are for a tv-station i only receive for a couple of days (they switch to another unfamiliar station every week or so). I think called "Stars" and it's broadcasting today directly from LA. One of the hosts are Joan and Melissa Rivers. God awfull stuff so i hope if that station broadcasts the Oscars tonight there are other hosts or no host at all.
"We will be right back after the break" every 3 freaking minutes.

Watching one of the "warm up" programs presented by M & M Rivers was really gut wrenching. Poor jokes by the ego-tripping hosts and no real news or scoops at all.
Dreadfull television.

They looked like the burned out stars in so b-movie horror / slasher flic.

"The Botox Zombies That Ate The Oscars" or "Oscar Night Of The Living Dead".

Let's hear it for "The Departed"!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers & Rant Over.

ladymule - 2/25/2007 at 11:03 PM

Hey Roger, that is a great 'Oscar Night' Post. Nobody has started an Oscar thread in Anything Goes so you could post your Oscar Night post over there. Just an idea... Carry on as you were if you don't like it.

BTW, in case you don't know, Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the actual show and she is very funny.

harvey - 2/26/2007 at 01:23 PM

Happy Monday to all my International Lounge chums ... hope you had a fine weekend

ZekovicZoran - 2/28/2007 at 12:59 PM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Do you have some stuff like CD named "100 greatest guitar solos"? I have one, and I cann't belive?!?! Only 3 stuffs of our dear ABB!?
Have a nice week and be happy!

rrunner - 3/2/2007 at 09:17 AM

Hey Zeka, Colin, Kim, Roger, Petri, Rob et al.

Happy Friday my friends.

Spring has officially arrived here since yesterday (weatherman said so). Not that we had any winter this year... Blue skies, sunshine and the temp is expected to hit 20 degrees C on the weekend.

Went to a Brazilian bar last night and enjoyed some beautiful live music and a few caipirinhas. The place is very small and it was packed. Mostly members of our local Bazilian community, everybody dancing and singing. These people have music and rythm in their genes, I suppose. Had a great time.

Some gardening and farming work to do this weekend. With the help of the iPod and good music this will not be a problem.

Been listening to a couple of excellent Steely Dan SBD's that I downloaded from TTD (Aug & Sep 1993). Great lineup, performance and sound quality. If anyone wants a copy, just drop me a line.

Roger, thanks for offering the artwork my friend, you can send the files to rrunner918 at yahoo dot com.

Enjoy the weekend!


garrydempsey - 3/2/2007 at 11:37 AM

g'day peach and sunshiners
how goes it where you are? hot in aussie land still and humid. having a few cold beer beer beers this evening to cool the planet down. please pray that we get some rain soon as our dams are getting low and our politicians are frothing at their mouths so badly that no one can stand it any longer

petri - 3/2/2007 at 12:56 PM

Hello my international friends!

Have a happy Friday and a great weekend.

petri - 3/2/2007 at 01:01 PM

BTW, the reason I've been so unactive is that Aura caught her third flu after December(!) and I was at home for couple of days tending her and now I am feeling kinda baaaad... Oh, my brain hurts...

OK, enough... have a super weekend you all!

cupofjo - 3/2/2007 at 01:28 PM

Good Morning World

Hope every one has a Large weekend

Petri hope everyone is feeling better now.

Garry wish I could send some of this rain to you We are getting 3+ inches today!
I will pray for rain for your you.

Zeka We could fill that 100 greatest guitar solos up with all ABB/Mule/dTb and for get the rest
Out of curiosity who has the most on there? Or more than three?

Danis what is TTD?

harvey - 3/2/2007 at 01:42 PM

Happy Friday everybody

I got a new car last Tuesday ... everything on it is electronic ... it is going to take me an age to work out what all the switches and knobs do ... first thing I sussed out was the CD player ... one has to have ones priorities ... now I can sit in it all weekend listening to music while I work out what everything else does

Petri ... hope little Aura gets better soon ... it can't be much fun for her having so many viruses in such a short space of time ... hope you and Leena and young Pyry are all doing ok

Danis ... don't work too hard on the farm ... although with good tunes and good weather it won't be too bad I guess ... as long as you have a cool Amstel at the ready

Roger ... doesn't look like the Mule are heading to London ... I wonder if I can convince my wife we should go to Cologne for the weekend in June

Garry ... hope you get some rain soon otherwise you'll have to drink beer all the time

Kim ... did you ever get your water problems sorted out ? ... hope so, and hope everything is good in Canuckyville

Zeka ... keep Novi Happy

Rob ... 4 weeks from today I'll be buying you a beer in Yogi's

Have a great weekend y'all

[Edited on 3/2/2007 by harvey]

rrunner - 3/2/2007 at 04:34 PM

Danis what is TTD?

Hi Rob,

It's The Traders' Den, another torrent site, my second favorite after dime.

At the momment it seems to be having some problem, but I believe it should be up soon. It rarely has any downtime.

You can find very good music on TTD. Even stuff that gets banned on dime (like any Steely Dan, for example) usually finds its way to TTD.

Here are the links to the shows I mentioned:

Petri, looks like Aura passed the virus to you. Hope you both get well soon.

Colin, after work we usually have a few rounds of tsipouro with small dishes. Tsipouro is the Greek version of moonshine, quite stronger than ouzo. And after the tsipouro we usually have a few rounds of beer to extinguish the fire. Enjoy your new ride. Saw the pic you posted in the trades forum. Nice one.

Garry, I feel your pain mate. Here we had no rain for the entire winter. I can't imagine what it'll be like when summer comes. As for politicians, they are the same lying b*st*rds everywhere.


petri - 3/2/2007 at 06:27 PM

Colin, Danis!!!

Yeah, Aura seems to have passed the virus to me... this is not so fun. I mean, the kids are ill "all the time" and then it's Leena's and my turn... Oh well, I'm gonna take a couple of shots brandy tonight and get bed early.

BTW, has anyone listened to The Beatles's "Love" CD. I bought it 2nd hand yesterday and found out that it's quite interesting. I had my strong prejudices but all those great medleys and surprising combinations of songs made me smile Like "yeah, the rhythm track of Tomorrow Never Knows really spices up Within You Without You. Sounds really good..."


ABBDutchFan - 3/2/2007 at 06:37 PM

Happy March the 2nd !!!

Happy Weekend !!!

Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher !!!

Happy Whatever...let's have a icecold brewskie and ROCK AND ROLL !!!!!

rrunner - 3/3/2007 at 12:28 AM

Happy Whatever...let's have a icecold brewskie and ROCK AND ROLL !!!!!

Had a few too many...

Got to go to bed.

'nite everyone.

ABBDutchFan - 3/3/2007 at 01:05 AM


ladymule - 3/4/2007 at 01:54 AM

Hello Sweet Peaches!

Hope all have had an enjoyable Saturday.

Petri, sorry you are ill again. Please treat yourself well and get better soon!

Danis, yes, most politicians everywhere are lying b*stards. I see a ray of hope here in Canada for the first time in a long time. Justin Trudeau, 35, the eldest son of a past Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, is running for his first elected seat in the Province of Quebec. He seems to be an honest, sincere, intelligent, caring, sensitive man. If, in the future, he becomes the PM, there might be hope for the integrity of this country. Right now a 'beeeep' is running this country, thankfully being reigned in by an opposing coalition because he only has a minority government.

Colin, I have two outstanding water problems. First, my old, tile foundation drain is still accepting water. Once last fall, after it was 'fixed' twice, I got a bit of water in the basement but I live in fear of the first thaw. I fear I will have a basement full of snow/water. I think the problem is that because those old tiles are mostly filled with dirt, when water seeps into them, the water goes in two opposing directions--into my house and out to the catch basin. In other words, because the tiles are obstructed, the water backwashes into my house and flows to the catch basin. Does that explanation sound plausible?
The second problem is that at some point they will come and take a lot of our money. That is another long story but the upshot is that the Provincial Govt. is comprised of a bunch of *ssh*le thieving bandits!
AnyhOOt, I try not to worry about it too much. I don't want to give them the pleasure of killing me from stress too!
BTW, thanks for asking, my dear. Hope all is well with you, my Beacon bound friend. Enjoy your new 'Wheels' as they say here in Canuckyville!

Happy Weekend Friends!

ladymule - 3/4/2007 at 06:54 PM

Enzo - 3/5/2007 at 03:44 AM

hello friends !! what a beautiful Sunday here in Southwest Oklahoma.
Kim , thats a mighty fine 'anyhOOt' you got going on there little sister!

ladymule - 3/5/2007 at 10:07 PM

Kim , thats a mighty fine 'anyhOOt' you got going on there little sister!

Right back atcha big brother!

cupofjo - 3/7/2007 at 02:33 AM

Hey world This week is going by pretty fast! We have really cold temps right now. It is 8 degrees with windchill feeling like minus 6! Oh well only temporary. Spring is right around the corner.

Hey how many of you like Josh Grobin? My wife likes him a lot. I am not a big fan. I bought her tickets for our anniversary and going to see him tomorrow night.

ladymule - 3/7/2007 at 06:31 PM

Hey Rob,

I'm not a fan although my mom liked him quite a bit. She also liked Rod Stewart doing the Jazz Standards.
It's very kind of you to take her to a show you don't particularly want to attend. I'm not a big fan of Dylan but because my hubby is a big fan I agreed to go to a recent show and surprisingly, I enjoyed Bob and the music quite a bit. Maybe {and hopefully!} you will enjoy Josh more than you anticipate.

Happy Anniversary and I hope you and your wife have a wonderful evening together!

JimRudge - 3/8/2007 at 04:29 PM

Is it Friday yet?

harvey - 3/9/2007 at 07:21 AM

Yes ..........


rrunner - 3/9/2007 at 10:05 AM

Yes ..........



garrydempsey - 3/9/2007 at 12:32 PM

cupofjo - 3/9/2007 at 01:38 PM

Woo Hoo it is Friday

Just need to figure out to slow the weekend down!

Well I must say I was a bit surprised. Josh Groban was very entertaining! Interacted very well with the audience and actually was pretty funny. His voice is just amazing. It is the same as on his cds so no magic involved. He sang so effortlessly. The highlight for me when the violinist Lucia Micarelli took the stage and played this song that sounded familar but couldnt place it. Then realized when the rest of the band and orchestra joined in it was Kashmir!! I couldn't believe it! She even broke a string and didnt miss a beat! She really got into it.

His opening act was Angelique Kidjo I have never heard her before but was really digging the African/Latin sound. From what she was saying she has quite the guest appearence on her next album. Peter Gabriel, Santana, Josh Grobin, Dave Mathews and I forgot who else she said.

Enjoy the weekend and try to hang onto it! It seems to go by just to fast

petri - 3/9/2007 at 02:09 PM

Hello my international friends

and Happy Friday. I've been away because of the flu and then catching up with all the work here in the office... not much lurking around...

Rob, belated Happy Anniversay wishes to you and your wife!


petri - 3/9/2007 at 02:13 PM


Cooper's Ale is available in a general store just opposite my office. Yumm...

JimRudge - 3/9/2007 at 02:26 PM

Only a boring finance meeting then it's the weekend! But I've drawn the short straw and am duty manager on saturday afternoon. Off to see David Nelson (NRPS) and "Banana" (Youngbloods) play their bluegrass duo stuff tonight and it's actually here in Chippenham. Yeehaa! Not looking forward to the Partick Thistle result tomorrow.

Have a good one folks!

alans - 3/9/2007 at 03:17 PM

Not looking forward to the Partick Thistle result tomorrow.
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Partick Thistle?

ABBDutchFan - 3/9/2007 at 06:21 PM


ABBDutchFan - 3/9/2007 at 06:23 PM


JimRudge - 3/10/2007 at 05:26 PM

Weekend going to plan then.... Great show from David Nelson and Banana - great versions of some NRPS songs and Ripple to close the show.....another defeat for Partick Thistle.......Out to friends tonight, but have to drive, so NO BEER! AW NAW!

ladymule - 3/10/2007 at 05:57 PM

Mmmm... Hladno Pivo/Kylma Olut!!!

Have a Happy Saturday everyone!

ladymule - 3/11/2007 at 05:33 PM

Happy Sunday All!

Watching Golf this afternoon and Tennis {Indian Wells, USA} this week with Roooger...

Have any of you guys read the "Don't EVER try and rope a deer" thread in AG? It's too, too Funny! Please do yourselves a favour and read the whole thread. Jon posted a few also hilarious You Tube videos.

ZekovicZoran - 3/12/2007 at 12:40 PM

Yeah, dear sis Kim!
Do you know who is Novak Djokovic???
Have a nice Monday and whole week, my dear International family!

ladymule - 3/12/2007 at 06:53 PM

Hi dear bro Zeka!

Yes, Hladno Pivo! I saw the word Pivo in our local beer store the other day and I thought of you right away!

I did not know who Novak Djokovic was until I Googled him 10 minutes ago and then went to his website! My very bad! I know almost all of the top players but somehow your Serbian star traveled under my tennis radar! But now I know and will pay attention. He is doing well in the Indian Wells tournament, going on to the 3rd round! His website said that he was in line to play Roger Federer in the quarter finals if either of them continued to win! Aaaah....but it looks like my Roger is OUT of the match! Oh well, he's slated to play in Miami in a couple of weeks, no doubt he will rebound and do well there.

A pic of Roger walking off the court after his loss:

ZekovicZoran - 3/13/2007 at 09:03 AM

Yes, dear Kim! But, Roger won 41 games, and, after that, I think is very good (good for tennis) to loose ONE game. I like Roger as you, think he is the greatest.
Back to the job!

cupofjo - 3/13/2007 at 11:28 AM

Good morning Peeps

Spring has almost sprung! Days are getting warmer. Wont be long before everything is green again.

Hey how many of your countries observe daylight savings time? I think it is kind of stupid. I wish they would just leave it alone.

harvey - 3/13/2007 at 02:05 PM

Our clocks go forward by one hour midnight Sat night 3/25 ... but given that the following Wed I will be going back 5 hours from London time to NYC time I don't think it will make much difference in the overall scheme of things ..... and after 4 days in NYC with only a few hours sleep each night and much partying I don't think I will know what time of day it is in any case

Happy Toosday folks

cupofjo - 3/14/2007 at 11:28 AM

HA HA! You will have no concept of the time when you get back

cupofjo - 3/14/2007 at 11:30 AM

rrunner - 3/16/2007 at 05:32 PM

CanPeach - 3/17/2007 at 03:39 AM

Hello all

Might be Springtime where you are, but here in Canada its snowing again

Still a few weeks to go I guess

ZekovicZoran - 3/19/2007 at 08:26 AM

Hi, my dear International friends!
Dear Sis Kim, did you write something like Roooggggeeeer? I know that you know about yesterday final game. I hope that you saw my young (he is 19) friend Novak. O.K., he didn't win, but next time...
Here, in Novi Sad, is looklike a spring. Nice weather and lot of sun. Wish you all the weather like I have.

cupofjo - 3/19/2007 at 11:49 AM

Good Morning World

Monday again. Where does that weekend go! I think we should work the weekend and take the week off What do you think?

Hope yours was a good one. We had snow, freezing rain and now just plain old cold. But spring is right around the corner

ladymule - 3/19/2007 at 11:13 PM

Zeka, yes I did see your young friend Novak in the final and I paid particular attention to him and cheered for him! It was a nail biter all the way. In the first set I was anxious for him to get into the match. The second set was so close and Novak had his chances to break Nadal. I had to change the channel a couple of times when Novak was trying to break Nadal! It was too tense. So Novak is in the top 10 in the world after that match. Congratulations to him. I hope I get to see him play and win many times but never will I want him to beat my Rooogggeeeer!!
BTW, yes it is good for tennis for Roger to lose one tournament but if he had won Indian Wells he would have beat another record. So, this was not the time to lose!! He could lose the next tournament!

Cold and snowy here but later this week it will be in the low to mid teens Celsius {early to mid 50s F}.

Love to all...

[Edited on 3/20/2007 by ladymule]

harvey - 3/19/2007 at 11:18 PM

Hello to all my International Lounge friends ...

Hey Rob ... you are right about a quick weekend ... can't believe it is Monday already ...

My weekend got off to an excellent start last Friday night when I went to see the Canadian band "Musical Box" at the Royal Albert Hall. They re-create Peter Gabriel era Genesis, and do so very well ... lets face it, your Sturday night bar tribute band is not going to get to play the RAH are they

The show was brilliant and I can't recommend them highly enough, it was like being in a time warp. The show they put on was a replica of the 1973 "Selling England By The Pound" Tour ... set list was as follows:

(Story of Britannia) >
(Story of Romeo & Juliet) >
(Story of four rivers) >
(Story of Henry & Cynthia) >
(Peter's introduction) >
MORE FOOL ME ("Phil" vocals)
(Story of the worms) >

Whole show lasted about 2-15 without an interval ... SUPERB

The rest of the weekend was not quite so pleasurable however, as I spent the entire two days cutting down trees etc in the garden ... ah well ... it had to be done and now it is, so maybe next weekend I can pay a bit more attention to beer and soccer

Have a great week everybody

petri - 3/20/2007 at 02:21 PM

Hello my international friends!

Long time no see... In fact the past two weeks have not been so pleasurable for me at all, I haven't been too wel myselfl... and last week my wife had to be taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed suffering from Meniere's disease... it's been quite heavy actually.

On the bright side, today is my darling daughter Aura's 3rd birthday. Happy birthday sweetheart!

Colin, have a nice stay in New York, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself!

Kim, I think I owe you a mail... I'll try to write you in more detail very soon. Miss you...


ladymule - 3/22/2007 at 02:37 AM

Hello all!

Colin, glad you had such a nice musical evening Fri. night. A nice warm up for the upcoming Beacon festivities! Have an awesome time in NY, Colin!

Petri, so sorry to hear of your continuing illness and Leena's diagnosis! Please don't worry about emailing me. I want you to spend your time and energy on yourself and your family, Petri.
I miss you too my friend {{{WAVING!}}} Good vibes and love to you and Leena.

And Happy birthday dear Aura!

ZekovicZoran - 3/22/2007 at 10:18 AM

ATLANTA — Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell has donated nearly 300 acres of his middle Georgia hunting preserve to the state as a conservation easement.

Leavell, a noted conservationist, is among the first residents to take advantage of a new land conservation tax credit. He said he hoped others would follow his lead to protect more of Georgia's open space.

"We all know that Chinese proverb that every journey begins with a single step," he said Monday at a press conference with Gov. Sonny Perdue. "We are so fortunate in this state to have such beautiful land."

Landowners who place a conservation easement on their property give up the right to develop the land.

Perdue signed a law last April allowing private landowners and corporations to get income tax credits for preserving undeveloped property. There are six applicants so far. Rules governing the program were finalized in December, so officials expect more to apply.

The governor said Leavell's donation shows how the program should work in Georgia, where "people who love the land would step forward with these kind of easements for all of us."

Georgia is one of 12 states with a tax credit program for the donation of conservation easements or land. There is a separate federal credit.

The easement on Leavell's Charlane Plantation will be held initially by The Conservation Fund and then transferred to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

His plantation near Macon is a model tree farm that raises Southern yellow pine for use in homes and paper products.

Leavell was appointed by Perdue to the Georgia Land Conservation Commission in 2001.

ZekovicZoran - 3/22/2007 at 10:20 AM

ATLANTA — Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell has donated nearly 300 acres of his middle Georgia hunting preserve to the state as a conservation easement.

Leavell, a noted conservationist, is among the first residents to take advantage of a new land conservation tax credit. He said he hoped others would follow his lead to protect more of Georgia's open space.

"We all know that Chinese proverb that every journey begins with a single step," he said Monday at a press conference with Gov. Sonny Perdue. "We are so fortunate in this state to have such beautiful land."

Landowners who place a conservation easement on their property give up the right to develop the land.

Perdue signed a law last April allowing private landowners and corporations to get income tax credits for preserving undeveloped property. There are six applicants so far. Rules governing the program were finalized in December, so officials expect more to apply.

The governor said Leavell's donation shows how the program should work in Georgia, where "people who love the land would step forward with these kind of easements for all of us."

Georgia is one of 12 states with a tax credit program for the donation of conservation easements or land. There is a separate federal credit.

The easement on Leavell's Charlane Plantation will be held initially by The Conservation Fund and then transferred to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

His plantation near Macon is a model tree farm that raises Southern yellow pine for use in homes and paper products.

Leavell was appointed by Perdue to the Georgia Land Conservation Commission in 2001.


ZekovicZoran - 3/22/2007 at 10:28 AM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mick Jagger will take to the Web on Thursday to announce details of the Rolling Stones' summer tour of Europe, a spokeswoman said.

Jagger, who will be in London, will reveal the itinerary and take questions from European media outlets at 4 p.m. GMT (noon EDT). The webcast can also be viewed by the public.

It was originally envisaged that the whole band would talk about the tour during a traditional news conference at a London hotel, but U.S.-based guitarist Keith Richards was unable to make it, according to a source close to the band.

The trek is expected to include cities that were pulled from the itinerary of last year's tour after Richards hurt his head while on vacation in Fiji. Additionally, two Spain shows were scrapped at the last minute when Jagger came down with a sore throat.

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According to the well-connected fan web site It's Only Rock'n Roll (, the tour will likely include a June 10 stop at Britain's Isle of Wight festival, while shows are rumored for such cities as Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Brussels, Bucharest, Chorzow, Copenhagen, Duesseldorf, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Nijmegen, Oslo, Paris, Rome, San Sebastian, St. Petersburg, and Zagreb.


Hi, dear S&B!
Have I read something like Belgrade?!?!
Love, once more!

harvey - 3/22/2007 at 01:10 PM

You might not be so happy when you see the price of the tickets Zeka

Then again ... maybe they will charge less in Serbia than they do in the UK ... let's hope so

ladymule - 3/23/2007 at 03:57 AM

Hi, dear S&B!
Have I read something like Belgrade?!?!
Love, once more!

I hope that Belgrade date works out for you Zeka.

ZekovicZoran - 3/23/2007 at 08:35 AM

Good morning, my dear S&B!
A few days ago I wrote about CDs "100 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos". I know that everyone of us could "find" more than 100 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos of our dear ABB!
But... Someone did that like follows:

CD 1

001 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
002 Van Halen - Eruption
003 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
004 Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
005 Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
006 Guns N' Roses - November Rain
007 Metallica - One
008 Eagles - Hotel California
009 Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
010 Cream - Crossroads
011 Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
012 Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
013 Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
014 Derek and the Dominos - Layla
015 Deep Purple - Highway Star
016 Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
017 Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
018 Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
019 Pantera - Floods
020 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

CD 2

021 Pink Floyd - Time
022 Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
023 Rage Against The Machine - Bulls on Parade
024 Metallica - Fade to Black
025 Jethro Tull - Aqualung
026 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
027 Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
028 Ozzy Ozborne - Mr. Crowley
029 Steve Vai - For the Love of God
030 Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien
031 Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
032 Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun
033 B.B King - The Thrill Is Gone
034 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
035 Pantera - Cemetery Gates
036 Yngwie Malmsteen - Black Star
037 Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
038 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
039 Neil Young - Cortez the Killer
040 Steely Dan - Reelin' in the Years

CD 3

041 Queen - Brighton Rock
042 Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
043 ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
044 Pearl Jam - Alive
045 Doors - Light My Fire
046 Van Halen - Hot for Teacher
047 Allman Brothers Band - Jessica
048 Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
049 Santana - Europa
050 Kiss - Shock Me
051 Ozzie Ozborne - No More Tears
052 Jimi Hendrix - Star-Spangled Banner
053 Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
054 Smashing Pumpkins - Geek USA
055 Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie
056 Black Sabbath - War Pigs
057 Pantera - Walk
058 Eric Clapton - Cocaine
059 Kinks - You Really Got Me
060 Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures

CD 4

061 Metallica - Master of Puppets
062 Pink Floyd - Money
063 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
064 Prince - Little Red Corvette
065 Allman Brothers - Blue Sky
066 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
067 Michael Jackson feat. Eddie Van Halen - Beat It
068 Yes - Starship Trooper
069 Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing
070 Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
071 Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
072 Aerosmith - Walk This Way
073 Phish - Stash
074 Deep Purple - Lazy
075 The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
076 Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
077 Alice In Chains - Man in the Box
078 Grateful Dead - Truckin'
079 Van Halen - Mean Street
080 AC-DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

CD 5

081 The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
082 King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
083 Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle Buttin'
084 UFO - Lights Out
085 David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
086 Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post
087 Johnny Winter - Highway 61 Revisited
088 Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
089 Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
090 Eric Clapton - Let It Rain
091 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Through the Grapevine
092 Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
093 The Doors - The End
094 Rush - Working Man
095 Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
096 Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
097 Judas Priest - Beyond the Realms of Death
098 Dream Theater - Under a Glass Moon
099 Jeff Becker - 'Cause We've Ended as Lovers
100 Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive


CanPeach - 3/24/2007 at 05:14 PM

I'm not a big Lou Reed fan, but I always remember the guitar into to the live version of Sweet Jane as being one of my favorites

cupofjo - 3/27/2007 at 12:28 AM

Wow! I blinked and the weekend was over

This week is going to be a quick one

Hey Colin you must be getting a little antsy right about now Five days my friend

ABBDutchFan - 3/27/2007 at 10:16 PM

I'll repost this here since my original post in the "Anything Goes" section might get
overlooked by all the Beacon Run related topics.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for more dates for my fellow European Muleheads !!!

Hello European Mule Fans,

The European dates for this summer are not limited to the two shows which have
been confirmed weeks ago: Sweden Rock Festival and Classic Rock Festival in Cologne,
Germany (with Devon Allman & Honeytribe). See add below.

On the 9th of june an additional date is confirmed by the venue and the promoter of
The Docks in Hamburg, Germany.
Link: Info is in German.

But today i found out that they will be returning for more dates a month later.
One show is confirmed by the festival-promoters of the fantastic Belgian R&B Festival
in Peer. A great line-up with John Hiatt, Gov't Mule and North Mississippi Allstars !!!
Date: 13 + 14 + 15 juli.
Not sure yet on which dat GM will be scheduled. Probably 14 or 15 july since the first night
is a "warming up" night usually without international acts.
(Info is in Dutch; but you can see what other bands have been confirmed.

I hope for more dates so our UK and Southern European muleheads can get their fix.
I'm delighted with the Belgian and German shows. Both less than an hour by car.
The Belgian festival is a blast!!!

Good news for UK Devon Allman & Honeytribe fans:
They added a second European date:

08 Kent, ENG Astor Theatre

Cheers & Eat A Peach !!!

Were's My Mule ???????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harvey - 3/27/2007 at 11:45 PM

Thanks for the info Roger ... I just wish they would say which town in Kent (which is a county) Honeytribe are playing ... guess it will all come out in good time ... will be within a couple of hours drive at worst so should be ok for me to get to ...

really hoping Mule come back to London ...

1 more sleep and I am on the big bird to the big apple ... dreaming Beac07n

Be well my friends ... and I will reply to my long overdue emails on my return

ZekovicZoran - 3/28/2007 at 09:42 AM

Hi, my dear International family!
Sis Kim, what's wrong with your (our) dear Roooogggggeeeeer??? He lost a game, again!
But, Novak, i.e. Nole (here we called him like that: NOLE)!!! He is at the 8th place now! I'm happy because of that!
Today we have a very important football game: Serbia vs. Portugal! We have to win (I hope so!)
Have a nice day, my dear S&B!

petri - 3/28/2007 at 10:17 AM

Hello my international friends!

Things are looking a little brighter up here, literally. The days are now longer than the nights and the sun is shining and we have broken the record temperature for March. Yesterday it was +17,5 degrees Celcius in Southern Finland.

My wife is getting better little by little, severe dizzines and the nauseous feeling and the tinnitus in the other ear have been diminishing. She's not capable of working just yet but will return to work in the near future. Meniere's disease is not a dangerous disease, only somewhat nasty because it eventually causes the loss in hearing, in some cases deafness.

Otherwise I've been quite busy at working trying to catch up all my work after my succession of flus etc. I've missed you but hey, I'm back... well, I didn't leave in the first palce, I just had to take a short hiatus.

Colin, have a blast!!! I will look forward to hear from you after your trip.

Roger, how are you doing, fine I bet! Oh, I wish Mule would eventually come to Finland... I think the main reason is that no-one has enough brains to bring them here, heh heh... So Sweden seems to be the nearest place to see them. Only that I am well pass my festival years, heh heh...

Zeka, if I'm not wrong Finnish football team will play against Azerbaidjan today. We will have to win...

OK, gotta get on with my work again, see you all later!

ABBDutchFan - 3/28/2007 at 05:55 PM

Hello Petri,

My girlfriend Connie has an health issue very similar that of your wife. One of the problems
is that after a few years of temporary severe dizzines (usually more often and more severe in the winter season) she still doesn't have a 100% sure diagnosis. Her hearing in one ear
is pretty bad since many years and it's not sure what caused it. Probably Pfeifer or an ear infection as far back as 1995. Which may be correct because her complaints started in the following years.
Another reason might have been many years working in a Heavy Metal bar and being subjected to lot's of decibels.
The severe dizzines often causes feeling nauseous. It effects her balance and makes her feel she could faint every moment. Which on a few occassions she did.
When she started seeing her doctor and had some basic tests it was often refered to as Meniere's disease or something familiar. She also got medicine which is given to people diagnosed with Meniere and i helped but wasn't a real cure. It's called Betahistine 16 or something like that (maybe a different name in Finland).
A few years back she did a series of tests and visits to an ear specialist because she had severe complaints that winter and although all the visits and tests were done the result was kinda confusing. As far as she can properly remember (you know how confusing that stuff can be; lot's of tests and medical terms) she was told it wasn't Meniere but something causing familiar complaints. Since the medicine had some positive effect she could continue taking it when necesary. She was told that partially losing hearing in one ear is a result of Meniere but in her case a rather quick and large loss in hearing in one ear
is what caused the problems. So some severe or chronic ear infection may have permanently caused a loss in hearing which triggered her spells of feeling dizzy and nauseous. Loss in hearing often causes problems with your sense of balance.
She also was tested for a form of rheumatism in a person's ear which eventually might cause a complete loss in hearing but fortunally the test results showed it wasn't the case.
The positive thing is that fortunally the last two winters were pretty good for her
(<<"knock on wood">>). Far less and severe complaints and longer intervals between the spells of dizzines.
But does it mean her disease / disorder is decreasing or is it only a positive side effect of two rather mild winters (although come to think of it the previous winter wasn't as mild as this one) ??? Who knows...time will tell.

On another note. During all the talks after her visits with the doctor or with people we know who apparantly have Meniere the subject "it may cause a loss in hearing" often came up but we never heard from any doctor or patient that it resulted in deafness.
So let's hope that that is just a "worst case scenario" which only happens to a (very) small
group of meniere's patients.

I hope this can be of some help and isn't unintentionally causing confusion.

Wish her well !!!



ladymule - 3/29/2007 at 02:47 AM

Hello All!

Colin, have a safe flight and an awesome time in NY!

Zeka, I learned of Roger's loss from reading your post! I read on his website that it was a very close match. It seems that Canas is a legitimate rival for Roger. I don't know what is wrong with our dear Rogi. Hopefully this is nothing to worry too much about. Roger will just work harder and get better. I don't think he will take the loss lightly. Good luck to your Nole! And I hope you and Petri win your football games!

Petri, good to hear Leena is getting better little by little!! Thank you for the update Petri. We have been getting very warm temperatures and sun here too. It's been in the 20s C. Lovely to see you posting!

I saw Johnny Winter the other night and I'm glad I went. I enjoyed his guitar playing and loved his voice! The band was great too. Some of the songs he played: Hideaway, Sugar Coated Love, Blue Light Boogie, Black Jack, Tore Down, Lone Wolf, Hoochie Coochie Man, Johnnie Guitar, Its' All Over Now, Mojo Boogie and Highway 61.
I'm glad I made the effort to see him and I highly recommend his show.

Happy Spring and lots of love to all...

ZekovicZoran - 3/29/2007 at 09:42 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Bro Petri, I know that you know the result. I'm sorry, but Azerbaidjan won?!?!
1 : 0! Unbelived!!!
Serbia : Portugal 1 : 1. I'm happy of result - Portugal was much better!
I have to use some now:
Novak Djokovic Nole won!
Djokovic : NADAL (think he is 2nd at list, after our dear Roooogggggeeeeerrrrr ) = 2 : 0 (not sure, but think something like 6:4; 6:3)!
Sun! Spring! Music!

petri - 3/29/2007 at 01:32 PM

Hello everybody!

Roger, thank you for your info. I'm sorry to hear that your girlfriend is suffering from the same kind of symptoms as my wife and that she still has not 100% diagnosis. In my wife's case the doctor whom she met on Tuesday and who is an ear specialist was almost sure that it is Meniere's disease, all the three main symptoms were detected (loss of hear, severe dizzines and very nauseous feeling). The difficulty with Meniere's is that it is sort of over-diagnosed disease, i.e. similar kind symptoms are claimed to be caused by it but eventually are not... Confusing, eh? At least I am confused. My wife will have another appointment with an ear specialist in a month's time and they will detect then if she's still suffering from the partial loss of hearing in her other ear. If she's still suffering from it that should be the seal for the diagnosis. At leat at the moment she's still feeling slightly dizzy and her ear is "ringing" and she doesn't hear properly with it. And you're excactly right, "the worst scenario" in Meniere's happens to only a small minority. As I said it's not dangerous but very unfortunate disease. Thanks again for your thoughts and information. Tell my best wishes to your girlfriend!

Zeka... I know the result... A sad day for us. We palyed like sheep...

Kim, thanks for your warm thoughts, I appreciate it.

Let's all send some party vibes to Colin's direction (((((party vibes)))) Enjoy, my friend!

Peace and love,

ladymule - 3/30/2007 at 02:07 AM


I have to use some now:
Novak Djokovic Nole won!
Djokovic : NADAL (think he is 2nd at list, after our dear Roooogggggeeeeerrrrr ) = 2 : 0 (not sure, but think something like 6:4; 6:3)!

Congrats to Nole, Zeka! Good for him!

petri - 3/30/2007 at 10:12 AM

Time for a PT?...

petri - 3/30/2007 at 10:23 AM

No, not quite yet...

Hello my international friends!

Another week behind... where did the time go? You start another week and before you notice it's Friday. Another day closer to the grave... (sorry, a morbid joke)

My darling wife Leena and I have a 7th wedding anniversary today We have known each other and been together since October 1991 but made a wow in March 30, 2000. If I were Sir Paul she'd be my Linda, heh heh... I was going to take her to dinner tomorrow night (as it's Saturday) but it turned out that we already had our weekend fully booked with commitments that we're not able to cancel. So I stayed hush-hush about my intentions and will surprise her and take her to dine next Saturday. I have a nice present for her though...

OK, have a nice weekend you all and enjoy!

cupofjo - 3/30/2007 at 11:22 AM

Hey, Hey, Hey, The weekend is upon us once again! Where does that time go

For me I am heading to NYC in the morning to catch up with some fine folks from here

Happy anniversary Petri Glad to see things are looking better for Leena. Will continue to pray for your family.

How many of you are Baseball fans? I am excited that it is opening day on Sunday.

petri - 3/30/2007 at 01:17 PM

Rob, enjoy your trip to NYC and tell my best wishes to all fellow Loungers you'll be meeting there. And thanks for the congrats and your prayers!

We have a game called "pesäpallo" here in Finland (literally meaning baseball) and it's the national sports of Finland. The field is of different shape than in American baseball and there are some differencies in the rules. My present hometown Hyvinkää is a famous "pesäpallo" place but where I originally come from soccer was THE game to play...

BTW, I just ordered my copy of 1971-08-17 Boston Common cd. Now it's a couple of weeks waiting ahead...


ladymule - 3/31/2007 at 04:42 PM

Good Saturday Morning All!

Happy Anniversary Petri { I mean...Sir Paul! ! }!

Rob, have a great time at the Beacon! Lucky you!
Regarding baseball, I'm not too much of a fan but I watch the occasional game on tv. Enjoy the season!

This week we got our tickets to see one of our favourite bluesmen, Duke Robillard {Roomful of Blues} and Randy Bachman {The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, two great Canadian bands } at Massey Hall on April 13. I've seen Burton Cummings but not Randy Bachman. A concert to look forward to!

Happy Weekend!

ladymule - 4/1/2007 at 04:26 PM

Happy Sunday All!

Zeka, our friend Nole is playing in the men's final right now and he has just won his second game. I'm sure you are watching too. So I'm cheering for Nole {especially because Canas keeps beating Rogi }. Good luck Nole!!

* Edit...Wow! Zeka, that was an awesome match! As the man said, tennis has a new star!
You must be very proud. Congrats to Nole! It'll be interesting to see what happens when Roooggeeeer and Noooolleee compete. Who will we cheer for then?!

[Edited on 4/1/2007 by ladymule]

cupofjo - 4/2/2007 at 01:29 AM

Wow what a weekend! I am still on cloud nine.

I made it to the city by 10:00 AM and met up with WharfRat and Slammer. Then we got together with Colin and a bunch of folks from here and went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park. Then we made it to the Jam for the Cure/ HTW party. Was able to meet Derek, Susan, Devon and Lefty. Very nice people Oteil and Pedro stopped by to but didnt get a chance to meet them.

cupofjo - 4/2/2007 at 01:32 AM


This week we got our tickets to see one of our favourite bluesmen, Duke Robillard {Roomful of Blues} and Randy Bachman {The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, two great Canadian bands } at Massey Hall on April 13. I've seen Burton Cummings but not Randy Bachman. A concert to look forward to!

Happy Weekend!

Hey Kim, Roomful is from my hometown Westerly

ladymule - 4/2/2007 at 03:27 AM


This week we got our tickets to see one of our favourite bluesmen, Duke Robillard {Roomful of Blues} and Randy Bachman {The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, two great Canadian bands } at Massey Hall on April 13. I've seen Burton Cummings but not Randy Bachman. A concert to look forward to!

Happy Weekend!

Hey Kim, Roomful is from my hometown Westerly

Rob, that's very ! {We love Duke!}

And glad you had an awesome time in NY! Whoo Hoo!

Must send out...
Happy Birthday Wishes to Zeka!!

ZekovicZoran - 4/2/2007 at 07:34 AM

Dear Kim, thank you for the birthday wishes. Yes, I'm now older , but young for r'n'r !
In the same time we were behind TV - and, of course, I'm so happy about our young friend Noooleeee! No more words about that game, you have seen that.
Have you seen in public something like: "The next No. 1 NOLE"? I hope so...
Have a nice week, my dear International family!
Zeka (45)

cupofjo - 4/2/2007 at 11:21 AM

Ok a reality check! Back to work But I think I had enough good times to carry me through the week!

Happy Birthday Zeka

ladymule - 4/2/2007 at 11:03 PM

Zeka, you are welcome. Hope you've had a great day!

About "the next no. 1 Nole", yes, I have heard that he wants to be #1. I think #2 would be better for Nooooleee so Roooogeeer can remain #1!

ZekovicZoran - 4/3/2007 at 07:55 AM

Dear Kim,
it's O.K. for me!
Only do not know what Noooleeeee think about that!

ladymule - 4/4/2007 at 02:01 AM


iOnly do not know what Noooleeeee think about that!

Probably not too much!


cupofjo - 4/6/2007 at 10:53 AM

Good Morning World

Another week done! Looks like winter decided to come back! BRRRR. I am ready for spring now.

Colin still must be recuperating from the Beacon

Petri hope alll is well! Haven't seen you on in a few.

petri - 4/6/2007 at 07:00 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen!

Zeka, my belated birthday wishes to you. I hope you had a wonderful time!

Kim, I am ashamed and so sorry... I recently found a note on my office desk informing your birthday WAS on March 13... Very, very belated birthady wishes and tons of hugs to you. After this I hang my head and cry...

Rob, HI!!! I'm OK, just started a week-long holiday and plan to spend time with my family and recharge my batteries. I'll try to PM you one of these days as I promised and explain a little my situation. Same goes with you sister Kim.

How's our brother and friend Colin doing? He must be back from his trip to that sinful city of New Yawk... Expecting a full report in the near future

OK, it's good night to you folks. And happy Easter time!

petri - 4/6/2007 at 07:09 PM

I had to pop in just to say that Mule's High & Mighty is a great CD!!!

Good night, sleep tight!

ladymule - 4/7/2007 at 05:00 PM

Happy Saturday All!

Petri, thank you so much for the birthday wishes and hugs! Hmmm...I'm 45 now but like Zeka, still 'young for r'n'r'!
Please don't feel bad. If you feel bad then I feel bad and you don't want to do that now do you?! You know I love ya, bro. Please feel happy and smile!
Happy Easter to you too, and enjoy your holiday.
BTW, I agree, High and Mighty is great. Maybe makes you want to go to Sweden in June and see the band up close and live.

Hey Rob, when is your birthday?

Ok all, Kim and Sandy got an ABB show this summer!! Lots of excitement here about that. The band is playing Casino Rama for the first time. It is a casino and resort hotel in a very beautiful area of Ontario. Many lakes and Georgian Bay {part of Lake Huron} nearby for swimming etc. So we're going to break the bank and take a mini holiday, and go up there a few days before the show and stay at the resort! We made reservations yesterday for Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues {show night} and then home Wed.

Also, just got word that my beloved Doors {Riders On The Storm} are playing Toronto again at The Docks on Lake Ontario May 22, so Sandy and I are stoked about that too. Have not seen them since 2005. Ian Astbury left and Brett Scallions {ex Fuel singer} is in on lead vocals. If anybody here is interested in seeing them, check out Ray Manzarek's Forum for tour dates: They are doing a European tour as well as the States and Canada. Legendary Ray and Robby are definitely worth hearing and seeing if you can.
BTW, the tour schedule is not complete--dates are still being added.

The Masters {Golf} is on today and tomorrow . Have a great weekend!

[Edited on 4/7/2007 by ladymule]

ABBDutchFan - 4/13/2007 at 05:20 PM

Had a sh*tty day at the office today...i guess it's a friday the 13th kind of thing.
But just found out some great festival news which put me back in a happy mood.
have a great weekend Brothers and Sisters !!!

This is a double post from a Devon Allman related topic in the "Anything Goes" section
which might get overlooked. Maybe of interest for my European Brothers & Sisters.

I'm going to a festival this summer called Bospop (only an hour from my hometown; in the South of the Netherlands) and they just added 3 bands to an already mindblowing program. And guess who's playing?
So it's Mule 3 - Devon 2 this summer so far.
Maybe some UK brothers and sisters want to join us at this festival.
Line-up is ridiculous !!!!!! There's not a spot on the program to get a break.
I guess i have to drink, dance, drink, eat, piss, drink, eat, play airguitar and run from
one stage to the other. it's a relaxed festival so i guess that will work out fine and dandy.

Sunday 8 juli (2 stages):

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe*
Joe Bonamassa
The Yayhoos
Bonnie Raitt*
Eric Sardinas*
Paul Rodgers
Marc Ford
Gary Moore
John Mayall
John Fogerty

* latest additions. Not officially announced yet on the festival website but leaked
elsewhere. Two more bands to be added. Are opening bands so probably are local Dutch
blues or rock bands.

ZekovicZoran - 4/17/2007 at 08:28 AM

Dear S&B, have you seen that madness at VA Tech? I saw that bad news at TV yesterday and as a professor at Faculty of Technology, here in Novi Sad, I cann't imagine that horror! What is wrong with a people??? Is it true there was 32 dead students??? 32!!! I'm so sorry.

ladymule - 4/18/2007 at 12:59 AM

Hi Zeka, yes, I believe there are 32 dead including, I think, three Professors. According to reports, one of the profs was a 75 year old man who survived the Holocaust. He was shot and killed when he tried to block the shooter from entering a room so his students could jump out the window to safety.

This takes me back to when 14 female Engineering students at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal were murdered in Dec. 1989.

I'm so sorry too, Zeka.

ABBDutchFan - 4/26/2007 at 04:53 PM

Had a sh*tty day at the office today...i guess it's a friday the 13th kind of thing.
But just found out some great festival news which put me back in a happy mood.
have a great weekend Brothers and Sisters !!!

This is a double post from a Devon Allman related topic in the "Anything Goes" section
which might get overlooked. Maybe of interest for my European Brothers & Sisters.

I'm going to a festival this summer called Bospop (only an hour from my hometown; in the South of the Netherlands) and they just added 3 bands to an already mindblowing program. And guess who's playing?
So it's Mule 3 - Devon 2 this summer so far.
Maybe some UK brothers and sisters want to join us at this festival.
Line-up is ridiculous !!!!!! There's not a spot on the program to get a break.
I guess i have to drink, dance, drink, eat, piss, drink, eat, play airguitar and run from
one stage to the other. it's a relaxed festival so i guess that will work out fine and dandy.

Sunday 8 juli (2 stages):

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe*
Joe Bonamassa
The Yayhoos
Bonnie Raitt*
Eric Sardinas*
Paul Rodgers
Marc Ford
Gary Moore
John Mayall
John Fogerty

* latest additions. Not officially announced yet on the festival website but leaked
elsewhere. Two more bands to be added. Are opening bands so probably are local Dutch
blues or rock bands.

Just found out that Devon Allman (and also Bonnie Raitt) won't be performing at this
festival. Was probably just a rumour / gossip / speculation / wishful thinking......
Bummer !!! fortunally the Cologne show a month earlier is confirmed.

cupofjo - 4/30/2007 at 10:50 PM

Hello World

Hope you all had splendid weekend. I know I did. Took the family to NYC to see a Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway. It was really a fantastic play. It was supposed to rain. Instead it cleared up and we were able to walk around the city after the show.

We a starting to get spring like weather finally! All to short for spring. It will turn real hot soon and I dont like that. We normally get weather like this in the beginning of April not at the end.

petri - 5/1/2007 at 08:05 PM

Good evening my international friends!

It's the 1st of May aka May Day and I've had a day off from work... and had some champagne and a few beers... You see, the 1st of May is a BIG day here in Finland. It's the celebration day for all the students (= all who have graduated from senior high) and for the labour movement. So practically whole of Finland has been getting drunk during starting the previous weekend ending today! Not me, of course

Where is Colin??? Hello, I miss you! Watch your e-mail, I'll try to write you ASAP.

I still listen to Mule's "High & Mighty" a lot and think that the have done their best studio album. Excellent stuff!!! Roger, if you have new Mule shows I am definitely interested!!!

I am feeling a little dizzy right now, think I have to go to bed... Too many beers... Sleepy time time...

BTW, Finland just lost to Russia 4-5 in World Hockey Championships in Moscow. F*ckin' hell!!!

Anyway, good night you all, sleep tight.

[Edited on 5/1/2007 by petri]

Al_Sjoholm - 5/2/2007 at 01:03 PM

Gov't Mule in Sweden June 8th.

Al on Åland

[Edited on 5/2/2007 by Al_Sjoholm]

ladymule - 5/3/2007 at 12:59 AM

Hi Everybody! Hope all are doing well.

Hmmm...Meatloaf and Gov't Mule at the same festival. I think I'd go see that show. I saw Meatloaf open for ELO in the summer of 1978 when I was 16 years old. At the time, I was a huge fan of the Bat Out Of Hell album {played the thing to death} and a big fan of ELO too.

Colin, Riders on the Storm {The Doors minus Jim and John } are playing The Mean Fiddler June 17, in case you are interested. {Also, a date in Scotland June 15.} I'll be seeing them May 22 and I'm really looking forward to it.

Lovin' vibes out to all...

petri - 5/3/2007 at 01:34 PM

Hello my international friends!

Kim!!! It's getting better all the time... Enjoy your Riders on the Strom concert.

The Who will be playing in Helsinki in the beginning of July but I don't know if I'm going to go see them... The Ox isn't around anymore and the ticket prices are high I'll see what I'll do... And Jethro Tull will be giving a concert here at the end of August. That might coincide with a conference in Rome, Italy so I'll have to wait and see until they have confirmed the schedule of the conference.

OK, time to go home.


Jack - 5/3/2007 at 01:53 PM

Hi Kim, See you and Sandy for the Tuesday night show at Rama...

ladymule - 5/4/2007 at 03:24 AM

Hi Jack! Sandy and I are going to both the Tues. and Wed. shows. We're driving up on Sunday and coming home on Thursday. Our earlier plans changed when the Bros. added the second show. Are you going to both shows or just Tues? Also, we're going to see dTb at the Toronto Jazz Festival Sat. June 30. Are you planning to go to that show?

Hi Petri! Good to see you posting. Thanks for your good wishes re: Riders. I hope your Who and Tull shows work out for you.

Sleepy time time... Love that song. Jack Bruce Rocks!!

harvey - 5/4/2007 at 12:11 PM

Hey everybody ... hope you are all keeping well

Sorry not to have been around much lately ... been real busy at work and been away from home just about every weekend since the Beacon ... this weekend I get to myself at home, however, as Jan is off visiting her Mum ... but I have got a "honey do" list to attend to

Kim ... thanks for the heads-up on the "Riders" gig ... I did notice it was on but it is a Sunday night which is not good for travelling to and from London ... AND they want $70 which is twice what Gov't Mule are asking ... AND it is in the Mean Fiddler which is not the best venue in town ... so I'm still not sure if I will go or not ... I would like to BUT .....

Petri ... thanks for the long email ... I have been meaning to bolt myself down and send one to you for over a month now ... hopefully this weekend I will get the chance ... none-the-less, you and (especially) Leena have been in my thoughts ... by the way, there is a small package on its way to you at the moment ... hope you enjoy it .. call it a late birthday present

Have a great weekend everybody

ladymule - 5/5/2007 at 03:08 AM

Hey Colin. I hear your concerns. I'd say that if you were/are a big fan of The Doors music and love Ray and Robby's playing it might be worth the hassle and cost to see the band. Those guys are like Greg, Butch, Jaimoe and Dickey. Still out their playing their asses off and sounding awesome!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. We're having beautiful, warm, spring weather. Good for the soul. Take care, all...

ZekovicZoran - 5/7/2007 at 10:49 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Only a few words:
This year at festival EXIT 07 in Novi Sad, only one great name (for me): Robert Plant! Festival will be from 11 to 15 July.
And second one: Dear sis Kim, have you seen the last victory? Yes, I'm talking about NOLE (No. 5 in the world now, only a few steps to...)

ladymule - 5/8/2007 at 01:55 AM

Hi Zeka. No, I did not see that last tournament Nole won. They didn't show it here on tv. Good for Nole, though. It's amazing how fast he has climbed in the rankings. It's great to see new talent in the upper ranks. So all the guys are in Rome this week. I'd like to see someone other than Nadal win, maybe Rooggeeer...hmmm? Nole can come in second at this tournament.

ZekovicZoran - 5/8/2007 at 09:46 AM

Dear sis Kim, great pic of NOLE!!!
Have a nice day, my dear S&B!

petri - 5/10/2007 at 07:35 PM

Good evening my friends! (it's well past 10 pm here in Finland)

The world hockey game between mighty USA and tiny Finland ended a while ago and the result is that USA is out of the games and the Finnish Lions continue... We are at least among the four best teams! Yippee! Our next match is against Russia and the winner of that game goes to the final game. I hope that the Swedes won't win the gold medal this year... (Sorry Peter )

And the semifinals of Eurovision Song Contests are live on TV at the moment. I am not too big a fan of that happening (anymore) but I have to say with a certain pride that the lightning and the set-up at Hartwall Arena (the usual place for big concerts, f. ex. Eric Clapton) are very good looking, indeed. In fact, they are phenomenal!!! Finland RULES! The final concert will be held on Saturday.

And now a question to which all our European bros and sisters have to answer with their hands on their heart: Do you like to watch the Eurovision Song Contest
Are you some kind of masochist?... I am...

Good night, a very good night.

harvey - 5/10/2007 at 10:17 PM

Hey to all my International Lounge friends

I've been away for a couple of days entertaining a Russian delegation ... nice to be back home ... especially as my tickets for Gov't Mule in London on Sat July 14 were waiting for me

And tomorrow at 9am tickets go on sale for Gregg and Friends in London the following Thursday July 19 ... whoo-hoo

Just waiting now to see if dTb will come back over here in October ... Derek said he hoped to do so when I met him at the Beacon

Petri ... thank you for the emails ... I am not ignoring you just desperatly trying to find time to send you the long reply you deserve

Glad you liked my little package ... love to you and especially to Leena ... I WILL be in touch very soon

Oh ... and by the way ... I HATE the Eurovision Song Contest ... I suppose if you were under the influence of mind altering substances you might find it perversely funny ... but I will wish good luck to the Finnish Lions for you

ZekovicZoran - 5/11/2007 at 11:25 AM

Dear bro Colin, I'm so sorry, but I have to use your nice words: "Oh ... and by the way ... I HATE the Eurovision Song Contest ... "
That is NOT MUSIC!
Have a nice day (and nice music), my dear S&B!

petri - 5/12/2007 at 07:05 PM

I'd say that there's no such thing as bad music. It's all between listener's ears. I can listen to both ABB and ABBA or Finnish tangos or some jazz or The Beatles (the greatest!!!) or Buzzcocks or Steely Dan or J. S. Bach. There's no such thing as BAD music. It's completely another thing if the Eurovision Song Contest is camp and grotesque event nowadays...

Oh BTW, the finals of The Eurovision Song Contest just started on the telly. I have to run now...


[Edited on 5/12/2007 by petri]

petri - 5/12/2007 at 07:14 PM

Oh excurse me my manners... GOOD evening to you all!

Finnish ice hockey team "The Finnish Lions" won Russia today and will head for the gold medal game in Worl Hockey Championships!!! Yeeeeeeessss!!! And Canada beat Sweden 4-1 so we'll meet Team Canada in the final game.

Finally, tomorrow's Mothers Day so I wish Happy Mothers Day to every mother on the forum!

petri - 5/13/2007 at 03:48 PM

Mothers Day PT-O-Rama

Hello to all!

And CONGRATULATIONS to Serbia for winning The Eurovision Song Contest 2007!!! Zeka, even if you hate the contest, be happy!

I'll be back later...

petri - 5/13/2007 at 08:20 PM

Good late evening from Finland... whose hockey team has just lost gold medal to team Canada... OK, our first round was bad, too many penalties and we woke up to the reality only in the third round when it was too late...

Congratulations Canada!

Good night and see you all tomorrow.

ZekovicZoran - 5/14/2007 at 07:53 AM

Only want to say THANKS to you, bro Petri!
Yes, our song won and yesterday was a great party in Belgrade (about 70,000 of people) for our singer Marija, and she made a little concert, you know, the same song, but fist time in original, second time as dance version, after that unpluged version...
Only good thing for me is that the next Eurovision will be in Belgrade, i.e. a lot of people from whole Europe.
Still HATE that kind of "music"!

petri - 5/14/2007 at 12:25 PM

Hi Zeka!

I symphatize you, I'm not a fan of Euro trash music myself, but I watched the contest this year only because it was held here in Helsinki, Finland. If you watched it I hope you got a positive overview of our country... I mean the little "postcards" between the songs

And a warm hello to all!

It has been a busy day so far here at work. Nothing special to tell, just a typical Monday when one feels that there's not much going on in the upstairs departmet...

With these forgettable words I bid farewell...

petri - 5/16/2007 at 12:55 PM

Good afternoon my international friends!

At this point - it's only Wednesday - I will wish you all a happy weekend, hah hah...

I have an extra long weekend ahead because tomorrow is a national holiday (I can't translate the Finnish name in English, it's one of those clerical holidays) and the day after tomorrow is also free (at least for me and my working buddies) and I have also decided to take Monday next week as a holiday. The reason for having a mini-holiday is that me and my family are going out of town to visit my wife's parents and it's a long drive there... So why not enjoy the peaceful countryside for a few days...

So, I'll see you at some point next week. Until then,


ABBDutchFan - 5/16/2007 at 06:17 PM

Hello Petri,

Same here he-he .

Tomorrow national holiday (religious, can't translate it either...euh it's the day Christ went to Heaven).
Friday is a so-called "bridge day" (a bridge between the holiday and the weekend) and a
lot of goverment buildings and big companies close their doors.
Monday i always have the day off (i work 4 longer days at the office from tuesday 'till friday).

So the same long weekend for me too and boy oh boy do i need it. My work drives me nuts.

Time for some brewskies !!!

[Edited on 5/16/2007 by ABBDutchFan]

harvey - 5/16/2007 at 11:15 PM

Let us assume for a moment that I am an up and coming musician ...

Just released my first album and a few people are beginning to take notice ...

My father is a famous musician ...

His band has a regular gig each March playing at the Royal Albert Hall for 2 or 3 weeks ...

I play as a guest musician with him sometimes giving me good exposure ...

I even play a couple of after show gigs during the March run at Ronnie Scotts - Central London ...

People tell me to go over to the USA as there are a growing number of fans there ...

Particularly in the NYC area ... a gig at BB King's in New York City is suggested ...

So my agent books me to play at Burger Kings in Skaneateles, New York State ...

Think that is funny? ... by booking him into the Astor in Kent NOT the Astoria in London ...

that is exactly what Devon's agent has done to him for his UK debut ...

Please bring Honeytribe to London ...

harvey - 5/16/2007 at 11:18 PM

Hey Petri & Roger ... enjoy your long weekend / minibreak from work

Normal hours here I'm afraid

But only one more week until I go to Spain for a weeks vacation on the Costa Del Sol

A bit of walking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains ... a bit of swimming in the Mediterranian ... and a bit of swimming in my beer glass ... should be fun!!!

ladymule - 5/16/2007 at 11:18 PM

Hello all! Sounds like all are doing well.

Petri, have a great holiday and enjoy your visit with the in-laws! Oh yes, I must tell you I'm sorry we won the hockey tournament. Maybe you'll get us next year.

Roger, you enjoy your days off too. Enjoy those brewskies!

Colin, so happy you have two special shows to look forward to in July. I sure would like to see Gregg and Friends some day. He never comes over the border with that group. Enjoy!

Zeka, tennis in Germany this week. Roger won his first match, fighting back after dropping the second set. Did you hear that Roger has parted ways with Tony Roche?
If Nole is in this tournament I wish him well!

As for me, I'm looking forward to hearing The Doors in six days.

"Riders on the storm
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm..."

All the best and lots of love to all...

harvey - 5/16/2007 at 11:24 PM

Hey Kim ... simultaneous posting

Hope you are keeping well my Darling

Yes, I am really looking forward to Mule & Gregg ... shame they are both here within 5 days of one another ... a month gap would be better on my pocket ... both at the same time would be better on my ears

But I ain't complaining ... just waiting to see if Derek brings the dTb over in the Fall

ladymule - 5/16/2007 at 11:32 PM

Hi Colin!

Thanks for your sweet post. Yeah, I'm hanging in, continuing to bat away at the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune!

Hope you get Derek in the fall. I'm seeing him June 30 and that's a treat because I've not seen him since 2001 in Toronto.

Sweet dreams...

harvey - 5/16/2007 at 11:39 PM

Sweet dreams to you too

Hasta luego Mi Amor

ladymule - 5/18/2007 at 03:33 AM

Oh man, I am so bummed!!! Just want to vent a bit...hope no one minds.

Today, the Doors just canceled the Tues. Toronto show!! The explanation..."scheduling difficulties". What a load of you know what. The gig has been booked for weeks and they had three days to get here from VA. Cancel five friggin days before the show. Oh man...I'm so disappointed in them. They tend to do this to their fans, cancel shows on them. They've done this {cancel shows} off and on for a few years now. So far, this is the second show they've canceled on this tour and they aren't doing that many shows! Over time you come to the conclusion these guys take their fans for granted. What a disappointment.

Thanks for listening guys...hope all are well...and have a good weekend.

ABBDutchFan - 5/18/2007 at 03:58 PM

Hello Kim,

No wonder you are bummed. And why should we mind that you are venting your dissapointment here? We all have been down that road before.

Every now and then a concert or tour you're psyched about get's cancelled.
Well that's dissappointing in itself but musicians are human beings and sometimes bad health or family issues / tragedies back home occur. Sometimes things get rescheduled and eventually work out.

But when the reason is right and the communication towards the fans is properly done
it's at least something everyone understands. But sometimes bands cancel shows NOT for the right reasons or screw up communication and that looks like the case here.
WTF are "scheduling difficulties"? That surely sounds and tastes like a rather cheap excuse to me.

I hope this doesn't spoil your weekend and you are able to use the money from the ticket refund to get hold of some other tickets from a band that has some more respect for their fanbase.

Eat A Peach !!!

And Happy Weekend to all the Regulars !!!!!!

ladymule - 5/19/2007 at 03:46 AM

Hi Roger,

Thank you for your so very kind and understanding message.

Well, yesterday was not a good day but I'm feeling a bit better today. And we're heading to Toronto tomorrow to hear some great local music to help us get out of our 'closed Door' funk.
And yes, I'm already thinking about how we can put the money toward the large tab we will be paying to stay at Casino Rama for four days and see the ABB there twice. I think the ABB is pretty darn respectful of their fan base.

Thanks again Roger. I appreciate your kindness. Hope you are having a great weekend!

ladymule - 5/20/2007 at 04:21 PM

Happy Sunday All! Hope all the peeps are having good days.

So, I was just lurking on Ray Manzarek's forum and noticed that a fan from Southhampton UK posted to the Toronto thread that their Doors gig has been canceled.

Just thought I'd update y'all on cancellation shenanigans.

Cool and windy today.

ABBDutchFan - 6/6/2007 at 05:09 PM

What's up folks?

Awfully quiet the "Peaches and Sunshine" International Lounge!!!

How is everybody doing?

Well, the working week is making fast progress so we can enjoy another fine weekend soon.

It's gonna be a great weekend and a much anticipated one.
Sunday i'm going to the " Rockpalast classic rocknight" in Cologne, Germany
(see post image below). Gov't Mule is headlining (my 6th Mule concert so far)
and i'm looking forward to Irish rockers "The Answer" and Texan boogie-rockers "Pointblank" as well. Best news was the later addition of Devon Allman's Honeytribe. My first dose of Honeytribe. I really like "Torch" and judging by setlists i'm in for a couple of surprise covers as well. "Golden Earring" is a different story. They are a Dutch band and therefor they have been touring in the Netherlands so often i was kinda getting an overdose. But it's been a couple of years since i last saw them so hearring those songs again may be cool. Also nice details are the fact that they are playing in Germany so the crowd response can be different when a crowd is "hungry" since they don't play abroad so much anymore; and also the fact that they are still performing in their classic line-up from the early seventies.

Fortunally i do not have to work on monday so i can get some rest. In the evening i'm going to Verviers in Belgium for another Devon Allman's Honeytribe show. This time a full concert in a great music bar / club called the "Spirit Of 66". Always great to be able and compare a festival gig with a full lenght headlining concert. Music and energy wise.
looking forward to both events and all the other summer festivals coming ahead later this month and in early july (2 more Mule shows.....yeehah!!!).

Well folks, i hope everybody is just fine and dandy and in good health !!!

Keep rockin' and Eat A Peach For Peace !!!

harvey - 6/7/2007 at 12:49 PM

Hey there Roger ... looks like you are in for a great time this weekend ... really wish I could join you but having just returned from a short vacation in Spain the Euros are a bit thin on the ground.

Honeytribe were booked for a gig in the UK this Friday ... stupidly in a small seaside town out in the back of beyond and (as I predicted) the gig has now been cancelled due to lack of interest. I would love to see them over here, but a four hour drive after work on a Friday night meant I could not have made that gig on time even if it had gone ahead. Hope they come over to London, or at least somewhere close to it, later in the year.

Meanwhile, I have 5 weeks to wait for Gov't Mule at the Mean Fiddler in London (where we met in 2005) on Sat 14th July followed by Gregg & Friends at Shepherds Bush Empire just six days later on Thursday 19th July ... so at least I am not being starved of entertainment.

Have a great time at the weekend Roger ... and best wishes to all you other International Loungers too ... hope you are all keeping well

petri - 6/8/2007 at 01:05 PM

Hello all!

To my horror I realised that I haven't been visiting here for two weeks or so... What a shame! I've just been busy... and lazy...

Finnish football (soccer) team lost to Serbia 2-0... Zeka must've been celebrating for that Hi Zeka, how are you doing?

Kim, Colin, Roger, I haven't forgotten you, it's just that for some reason June seems to be a busy month both at work and at home...

I'm about finish work and leave for my ex-collague's 50th birthday bash so it's ta-da to you all...

Have a nice weekend!

ladymule - 6/9/2007 at 03:01 AM

Hi everybody! Good to see all are doing well.

Roger, have a wonderful time this Sunday and Monday. I'm jealous of your opportunity to see not only the Mule but Devon Allman. Hopefully, one of these days he'll cross over to my side of the border. .

Zeka, I saw Nole battle with Rafa in the French Open Semi Final. I was rooting for Nole but this was not to be his victory. Good to see him doing so well though. Looking forward to the final on Sunday with Rooogeeer and Raaafaaa. Go Roger!!

Colin and Petri, very nice to see you guys.

I'm looking forward to Derek in 22 days.

Much love to all you sweet peaches.

CanPeach - 6/9/2007 at 03:06 AM

Kim, are you going to one or both of the Rama shows?

ladymule - 6/9/2007 at 03:11 AM

Hi Neil! Yes, we're going to both. You?

CanPeach - 6/9/2007 at 03:42 AM

Depends if I can get both days off work, most likely Tuesday and possibly Wed. Should be a few locals there, I think Jack is going.

ladymule - 6/9/2007 at 02:55 PM

Jack is going Tuesday.

Quinn - 6/9/2007 at 09:25 PM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 6/11/2007 at 07:43 AM

Yes, the game against Finland is a past time and we were really better. But, dear bro Petri, I think the last game was a very good for Finland. It will be nice to see FINLAND and SERBIA as the first and second in our group.
Dear sis Kim, yes, tennis was a very good for my country. Such a little country and a lot of players at the end of RG. But, Ana was so bad in the final. Next time... I was with whole of my heart to Rogeeeer (one of reason was a game Rafa - Nole, and I wish Roger's win). But, you have seen...
Nice day in Novi Sad.

harvey - 6/12/2007 at 07:20 AM

I'll bet you are a happy man this morning Zeka ... Serbia 1 v Italy 0 in the European U21 Championship

England got off to a relatively poor start with a 0 - 0 draw against the Czech Republic ... missed a penalty 3 minutes from the end of the game!!!

Have a good week everybody

manitou - 6/12/2007 at 09:15 AM

anyone on here going to see Robben Ford and Larry Carlton at the Jazz cafe next month. Should be excellent!

harvey - 6/12/2007 at 10:46 AM

anyone on here going to see Robben Ford and Larry Carlton at the Jazz cafe next month. Should be excellent!

I wish I could but I just have too much going on around that time. In fact, I would like to go to the Jazz Cafe on the Tuesday of that week to see John Hammond even more, but I am away the weekend before and then with Mule on the Saturday and Gregg the following Thursday I just can't afford to do it all.

I just wish theses guys would spread themselves out a bit ... we get nothing (of any real note) for a couple of months and then 4 acts that I would really like to see all within the space of 10 days. At least we are starting to get more music of this genre on a regular basis now which is a very good thing.

Anyway, look forward to sharing a brew before the Mule show

ZekovicZoran - 6/13/2007 at 07:10 AM

Yes, dear bro Colin! Serbia won. We are in the same group, and I hope so that Serbia will be in the final game (Yes, only hope so!), vs. England?
Yesterday we had a hard rain (some song?) here in Novi Sad. Now is a nice with lot of sun.
Have you seen a story about Mr. Bush and his watch in Albania???

petri - 6/13/2007 at 01:01 PM

Hello my international friends!

Nice weather here, a little cooler that it has been for the past 2 or 3 weeks. Everything is sooo green and I think I can hear the grass grow...

Zeka, congrats for Serbia winning Italy.

We (Finland) won Belgium 2-0 and are 4th in Group A with 14 points from 8 matches. Serbia is 2nd with 14 points from 7 matches. Poland which is holding the top place has 19 points from 9 matches. According Mr. Sami Hyypiä (Liverpool FC) new nickname for our football team should "Eagleowls" (Huuhkaja in Finnish) becuase of the eagleowl that chose to fly over the stadium during the match...

Oh dear, it's 4 o'clock and time to pack it up. Home calling...


petri - 6/14/2007 at 10:41 AM


Zeka and Colin, I realised later that you were talking about European U21 Championships, not The Adults, heh heh...

harvey - 6/14/2007 at 11:12 AM

Hi Petri

Yes ... U21 indeed ... and tonight England will be hoping to emulate Serbia's achievement when we take on Italy at 7-45pm UK (9-45 in Finland ?) ...

ZekovicZoran - 6/15/2007 at 06:58 AM

Dear bro Colin, I know that you know the result (2:2). We'll see the last game!

harvey - 6/15/2007 at 07:33 AM

Hey Zeka !!! ... congratulations to Serbia ... by winning their first two games they have already qualified for the semi-finals ... now on Sunday England must beat Serbia so they too can qualify ... then maybe we will get Serbia v England in the Final

To all my International Lounge friends ... hope you have a great weekend ahead of you

rrunner - 6/15/2007 at 09:58 AM

Good Friday all!

With all the football talk for a moment I thought I was in the wrong forum.

anyone on here going to see Robben Ford and Larry Carlton at the Jazz cafe next month. Should be excellent!

I wish I could but I just have too much going on around that time. In fact, I would like to go to the Jazz Cafe on the Tuesday of that week to see John Hammond even more, but I am away the weekend before and then with Mule on the Saturday and Gregg the following Thursday I just can't afford to do it all.

Tough decisions heh? Brother, I wish I were in your shoes... All my favorite artists in my backyard in 10 days, really tough decisions... Over here we are lucky if we have one or two decent shows a year.

Anyway, sorry for being absent lately, but I've been very busy with work and other stuff like gardening and farming. The good news is that the two peach trees that I planted last year (currently 2.5 yrs old) are giving a couple dozen delicious looking peaches. Should be ripe in a week or so.

The weather here is fantastic. Lots of sunshine, temp at 31 degrees (C), and some occasional rain. Will probably head to the beach on Sunday.

Good to see you all again, and have a fatntastic weekend.


PS. @Zeka & Roger: Mythos is already in the fridge and waiting.

Quinn - 6/16/2007 at 01:30 AM

good vibes to all

Quinn - 6/16/2007 at 01:30 AM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 6/18/2007 at 07:30 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Dear bro Danis, hope a lot of Mythos, because we are great! Ha-ha!
That will be "at a same place and same time". I'll be in the same place as last year. Why? My family decided = nice place, nice sea, nice pool, nice food... This year that will be from 11 to 26 of July. I hope this year we'll meet bro Roger together.
Yes! Bro Roger, what you think about the result of the game, in the first place about the 2nd England's goal? Now, I am sure that the final will be England vs. Serbia. And the winner (you or me ) will buy a couple of Mythos in Greece!!! Ha-ha!

ZekovicZoran - 6/18/2007 at 07:30 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Dear bro Danis, hope a lot of Mythos, because we are great! Ha-ha!
That will be "at a same place and same time". I'll be in the same place as last year. Why? My family decided = nice place, nice sea, nice pool, nice food... This year that will be from 11 to 26 of July. I hope this year we'll meet bro Roger together.
Yes! Bro Roger, what you think about the result of the game, in the first place about the 2nd England's goal? Now, I am sure that the final will be England vs. Serbia. And the winner (you or me ) will buy a couple of Mythos in Greece!!! Ha-ha!

petri - 6/18/2007 at 10:35 AM

Colin, you're online, HELLO! And Danis, great to see you around! No apologies needed, we all have our lives to live outside this wonderful forum.

And a big HELLO to everyone else! Not exactly Stormy Monday here but rainy anyway...

Hope your weekend was a good and a relaxing one. I had a busy weekend, my son Pyry turned 6 years old on Saturday and we had a little family get-together... A splendid time was guaranteed for all. Now I am recuperating from the excess of too much cake and coke (soft drink )

Happy Monday!

[Edited on 6/18/2007 by petri]

ABBDutchFan - 6/20/2007 at 04:44 PM

Hello Everyone,

Danis & Zeka, no Chalkidiki, Greece for me this summer. We have been there 4 times
so we decided to go somewhere else but who knows maybe someday the "Mythos"
will call us back... .

This summer we are going for a 10 day holiday in Spain. Malgrat de Mar. Very touristic and crowded i guess but we want to visit Barcelona from there a few times. Only a short trainride. Never been to Spain before!!!

So first 4 weekends of rock / blues festivals and then of to Spain.
This saturday "Iron Maiden" and "Heaven and Hell" a.o. in Dessel, Belgium.
A week later a small blues festival just across the border with Belgium ("Hook Herrera" and
"The Cadillac Kings" a.o.
A week later Bospop Festival in my part of the Netherlands, featuring Paul Rodgers, John mayall, Gary Moore, John Fogerty, Joe Bonamassa, Marc Ford, Dan Baird, a.o.
And finally BRBF Blues in Peer Belgium with Gov't Mule, North Mississippi Allstars and John Haitt a.o.

So i guess i won't be online in the weekends as usual.



ZekovicZoran - 6/21/2007 at 11:44 AM

Dear bro Roger, we'll drink a couple for you! Have a nice time in Spain!
What to say: Yesterday was a great game for us. You know that we (Serbia) won 2:0, but nothing with my final game. At the end, England was unhappy. Have you seen a same thing with a Holland's goal (it was a same thing as a second England's goal vs. Serbia)! God???
And now, the final game Holland vs. Serbia! We'll see!!!
I have here a new (and very good PC) and need a time to be friendly with my new stuff.
Have a nice day, my dear S&B!

harvey - 6/21/2007 at 12:40 PM

Good luck to both Roger (Holland) and Zeka (Serbia) ... may the best team win

England were unlucky perhaps ... but also tactically niaive ... they should not have taken off their two main strikers and replaced them with a defender and a midfield player with still 15 minutes of the game left ... it was suicide

Still ... the English boys put up a brave fight and the 13-12 penalty shoot out was certainly exciting. As it happens, if we had won I don't think we would have enough fit players left to field a proper team

Have a good day everyone

petri - 6/21/2007 at 06:56 PM

Just a quickie to say HELLO to all!


My daughter Aura was sick today so I didn't take her to kindergarten but stayed home with her... had an extra free day

Tomorrow is Midsommer Eve and it's a public holiday so we're having here an extra long weekend. The nights are at this point really long, it gets only dusky in the wee small hours...

Take it easy and have a great Thursday and Friday before the actual weekend. See you!

petri - 6/22/2007 at 06:28 PM

Good evening to all!

It's the Midsummer fesitivies here in Finland and almost everyone have deserted the towns and cities for their lakeside cottages. And the sun is shining even though it's past 9 pm here... and there's a half moon in the sky simultaneously...

Have a nice weekend!

ladymule - 6/24/2007 at 02:56 PM

Hope all are having a great weekend! I'm off to hear some local Trad Jazz this afternoon and only 6 days to dTb!

Love to all!

ZekovicZoran - 6/27/2007 at 08:07 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Yesterday was a great day for Red Hot CP fans. In the little town, near Belgrade, named Indjija (it is hard to read and to say) was about 100,000 of people. I can say that I was not there (that music is far, far away from my music taste). But, I saw at TV that concert was a great.
Here is very hot (temperature near 35 C) and we have to drink a lot of different kinds of liquids (only beer for me! ).
Be happy and well!

harvey - 6/29/2007 at 12:29 PM

The weekend is nearly upon us ... hope you all have something nice to look forward to

I know Petri has ... today is his last day at work for 4 weeks I think ... enjoy the relaxing break Petri ... and much love and best wishes for Leena, hope she is feeling much better ...

Have a good one

petri - 7/3/2007 at 10:27 PM


Colin, thanks for your kind words. I'll write you in a few days time...

Here I am, "relaxing" with my little rascals while Leena is still at work... I'm done... My kids know how to test their father's patience...

Hah hah, only kidding... The weather is beautiful and the kids... well, they're kids

See you around 'cause I'll be lurking. I am not going away...


ladymule - 7/5/2007 at 01:12 AM

Hi All! Hope everyone is doing very well.

Got to see Derek and the boys last Saturday. Loved the show, of course! Musical highlights for me were Sahib Teri Bandi, Blind, Crippled and Crazy, Leaving Trunk, My Favourite Things, Going Down Slow, For My Brother and Joyful Noise. Chatted with Kofi a couple of times, talked with Todd and met the Count for the first time. What a delightful and respectful person he is. Sandy got all the guys to sign the front of his blue dTb shirt in permanent black marker. Looks great, all the signatures surrounding the dTb insignia.

Oh yes, I must mention that Sandy and I got in line at 5:30 pm {we were #s 5 and 6 in line and doors opened at 7pm} so we got second row seats in between Kofi and Derek.

Oh yes, I'm enjoying Wimbledon too!

Petri, enjoy your holiday my dear... love........

Quinn - 7/6/2007 at 01:35 AM

hi everyone, hope all are well

ZekovicZoran - 7/6/2007 at 09:27 AM

Yes, WE are VERY well!

ABBDutchFan - 7/6/2007 at 04:06 PM

Yep, i'm doing well. Very well actually. Today is the first day of my vacation.
Yeehahhhhhhhh!!!! I resume working on tuesday the 31st of july.
This coming week it's music, music and more music.
The weather overhere is aweful the last two weeks with huge amounts of rain and thunderstorms. Apparantly it's gonna be dry and sunny this sunday which is a good thing since i'm going to a great festival called Bospop (Netherlands) which is less than an hour's drive from my hometown.
A great line-up for seventies blues/hard rock lovers:

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

Dan Baird & The Yahoos

Marc Ford


Eric Sardinas

Joe Bonamassa

Gary Moore

Paul Rodgers & Band

John Fogerty


Thursday next week it's Gov't Mule in Amsterdam (at the Paradiso)

and on sunday the 15nd it's the BRBF Blues Fest (see poster below).
Some great news on the festival website today: a change in schedule.
This is usually bad news but not in this case.
Headliner John Haitt switches with Gov't Mule and now the Mule will be closing
the festival (which mean they can play longer). And even better news:
After the 90 minutes scheduled set the Mule apparantly promised the BRBF organisers
that they afterwards will launch into a big jam session. With the North Mississippi Allstars and John Haitt on the bill this may turn out to be one hell of a party!!!

Not much rest the day after......i'll be of to spain to get some hot sun, tapas and
"grande cervezas multi fryo por favor!!!".

Happy happy Weekend Everybody !!!!!

ladymule - 7/7/2007 at 02:29 AM

Hi All! So glad to see so many are doing so veeerry well!

Roger, have a great holiday and enjoy all the awesome music lined up for you.
Are you in the picture you posted? Is that you and your smiling face in the back with the red/orange and yellow Gov't Mule shirt in the back?

Hi Zeka {Nole is in the semi final against Rafa --good luck to him! } and Quinn {{{waving!}}}

ABBDutchFan - 7/8/2007 at 07:48 AM


Are you in the picture you posted? Is that you and your smiling face in the back with the red/orange and yellow Gov't Mule shirt in the back?

Yep, that's me. Maybe you can do some photoshopping etc. and delete my image and
replace it by Roger Federer, George Clooney, Antonio Banderas are someone else of your liking!!

Cheers !

ladymule - 7/9/2007 at 10:14 PM


Are you in the picture you posted? Is that you and your smiling face in the back with the red/orange and yellow Gov't Mule shirt in the back?

Yep, that's me. Maybe you can do some photoshopping etc. and delete my image and
replace it by Roger Federer, George Clooney, Antonio Banderas are someone else of your liking!!

Cheers !

Very nice to see you Roger! I like your image just fine so forgive me if I choose not to delete it.

Not a Clooney fan myself, but you are right about my taste for Federer and Banderas. {"Two out of three ain't bad..." }

Roger celebrating his fifth Wimbledon in a row, equaling Bjorn Borg's record:

Hi everybody!

[Edited on 7/9/2007 by ladymule]

ladymule - 7/9/2007 at 10:37 PM

ABBDutchFan - 7/9/2007 at 11:30 PM

Sunday's festival was great.
Paul Rodgers's voice is still awesome. I liked his previous guitarist better (Geoff Whitehorn, spelling?) but still i liked Howard Leese (formerly with Heart) better than expected.
Marc Ford was very good as well. A very diverse set that climaxed with a strong rendition of "Going Down" and "Are You Experienced?" (thank God, not another "Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Redhouse or Voodoo Chile" cover but instead a less popular Hendrix classic).
Gary Moore was a bit disappointing. But maybe due to various reasons. It rained during his set, i've seen him at least a dozen times and he doesn't have big surprises in his setlists.
His setlist also leaned to heavily on "Still Got The Blues" from 17 years ago and there were to many slow blues and ballads in a row. His son Jack Moore guested on Rhytym guitar.
But Gary had some aces up his sleeve. After his set John Mayall and The bluesbreakers started over on the other stage and were half way the show joined by Gary Moore who stayed for the entire 2nd part of the 65 minutes set. He played great but without the flash and stayed humble next to the Godfather of The British Blues. His Gibson Les Paul blended in really well with Buddy Whittington's Fender Strat.

Joe Bonamassa and Eric Sardinas went over really well with the crowd. I missed most of Joe's set but saw the Led Zep song that ended his set. I saw him twice in a year already and he is so popular at the moment i guess i gonna see and hear a lot more from him in the near future so i took a break to get some food and brews. Eric Sardinas didn't impress me that much. He played on a beautiful semi-accoustic and a dobro but it was all a bit cliche ridden (Jack Daniels, Harley Davidson, macho biker stuff etc.). Well maybe i just wasn't in the mood.

Headliner John Fogerty was simply awesome. The voice, the guitar(s), the timeless songs,
it was all there. Although he didn't play "Suzy Q", "Sweet Hitchhiker" and "I Put A Spell On You" he played a whole lot of other CCR classics and solo songs. Most of the time there were 4 guitarists on stage including John. Kenny Aaronof's (spelling?) drumming was the icing on the cake. One of the most impressive rock drummers i ever saw.
John Fogerty is going to release a new studio cd in september called "Revival" and introduced 2 new songs. A poppy song which tittle i forgot and didn't impress me that much from the first hearing but the other song "Summer Of Love" was a great raucious rocker which might become an instant classic. Apparantly it was "family day": Gary Moore brought out his son and John Fogerty brought out 2 sons to play rhytym guitar!
At that moment there were 5 guitarists on stage but still the live sound was great.

Time to go to bed now................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jack - 7/11/2007 at 03:30 PM

Sounds like a good lineup. Glad to hear Paul Rogers still has it- sitting here listening to a Free show from 1970 in Copenhagen right now.

If you like Geoff Whitehorn find a copy of the Crawler album from 1977 simply titled Crawler . Geoff "replaced" Kossoff after his death and also appears on the Second Street - Back Street Crawler album ,finishing what Kossoff started. The Crawler album is the best of their work imho and I'm a huge Kossoff fan so that's saying something.

harvey - 7/17/2007 at 09:07 PM

Hello fellow International Loungers ... I thought you might like a brief resumé of my past weekend .....

Saturday, I travelled up to London with Janet late morning arriving just in time for "a pie and a pint" for lunch at a local hostelry. In the afternoon we went to Tower Bridge and took the tour ... something neither of us had done before ... you get to go up one of the tower legs, walk across the top, then go down the other side before going below ground to see all of the ancient mechanisms for raising the bridge. There is a historical narration all the way through describing the history of the bridge, how it was built etc ... which as a bridge designer I found particularly fascinating, and surprisingly so did Janet.

After this it was time to head across town and check in to our hotel ... after a quick lick behind the ears we were off down the street heading for the "Pillars of Hercules" pub where the pre-show beers were to be had. Imagine my surprise when just a block from the Hotel I ran into Del & Heidi (from Norway) who had flown over for the gig ... after the obligatory hugs, to the bemusement of general passers by, we proceeded to the aformentioned place of libation.

This had to be the best pre-show turn out yet for any of the UK gigs ... in addition to myself and Del, there was Mike (peach-head), Alan (alans), Jim (JimRudge), Dave (scotiadave), Barry (Hippy69), Gordon (Shavian) and Keith (geordielad) ... all of whom had various friends with them ... it all made for a great pre-show (and post show) session.

With regards to the Mule show itself ... I can understand all the different opinions passed elsewhere on this site ... when you get a band with such a wide repertoire as the Mule everybody has their favourites and the fact is that they can't play them all every night ... truth be told I have not yet been to an ABB gig where I liked every single track they played, and it is over-optopmistic to expect that ... the bottom line is that I had an excellent night with great company and experienced a good show that I thoroughly enjoyed.

If I was forced to analyse, I would have to say that I preferred the first set ... and whilst I would not go so far as to say I was bored at any point, there was one track in the second set where the "jam" was wont for a little inspiration. But hey ... it was an "avant garde improvisation" moment and I dare say if I had been under the influence of some substance other than alcohol I might well have got off on it a bit more ...

I was very pleased that Hook Herrera came over to guest ... always guarantees a few bluesy numbers which I enjoy ... and at the end of the day I don't believe in comparing this show with that which had gone before ... the fact is that I had a great time and enjoyed this show for what it was and very much look forward to the next time the Mule privelege me with their company in my country ...

After the show we went back to the pub for a while before heading back to the Hotel ... unfortunately the Hotel had a bar in the foyer that was still open so I couldn't pass up the opportunity of a last brew or two with friends before bedtime ...

On Sunday, Jan and I did some more tourist things ... visited the Tower of London that I had not been to since I was a kid (films were in black and white back then!!!) and walked along the Thames path which was littered with various celebrations (Turkish Fair - Dance Exhibition - Wedding Party etc etc) ... a nice finalé to a great weekend ...

Now we are looking forward to Thursday night when Gregg & Friends will be in Town ...

harvey - 7/19/2007 at 12:31 PM


harvey - 7/19/2007 at 12:32 PM

Pretty empty in here of late

ladymule - 7/19/2007 at 10:36 PM



Hi all...Hi Colin!

Thanks for your update, Colin. Sounds like you had an altogether wonderful Mule-time the other evening. Thanks for posting that pic of y'all post show in AG. I enjoyed seeing Jan especially. So glad Jan got the Mule experience. Is she a Warren/Mule convert now?!

Hope you had an awesome time seeing Gregg et al. tonight. I'm sure you did!

Less than two weeks for me until I get the opening two nights of the 07 ABB run. Looking forward to the whole experience.

Loving vibes to all...

harvey - 7/19/2007 at 11:46 PM

Hi Kim ... Jan likes the commercial Mule CD's but complains that Warren doesn't do enough acoustic / quiet numbers in the Mule live shows ... so, yes she likes Mule but she is not fussed about seeing them live

Gregg & Friends is much more up her street ... we just got back home from the gig in London and it was an excellent performance, despite Gregg having problems with his throat. To be honest, there were only a couple of occasions when it was evident that he was having difficulties, the main one being when he found he couldn’t hit the high notes during “Midnight Rider” and had to change down a gear, otherwise he was in great form.

Unfortunately, because of his sore throat he had to cut the gig short, there were 18 songs on the set list but he only played 14, so we got about 1½ hours instead of his planned 2, but hey, it was 1½ hours of pure pleasure that I had waited a long time to hear.

The band played really tight and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, particularly Floyd Miles when he sang his couple of numbers. The set list played was as follows …..

1. I’m No Angel
2. Just Before The Bullets Fly
3. House Of Blues
4. You Must Be Crazy (Floyd on vocals)
5. Dreams
6. Key To The Highway
7. Turn On Your Lovelight
8. Multi-Colored Lady
9. Can’t Turn You Loose
10. Melissa
11. Back To Daytona (Floyd on vocals)
12. Midnight Rider
13. Statesboro Blues
14. Whipping Post

Let’s hope Gregg enjoyed himself enough to convince the rest of the ABB gang to come over to London next summer 2008 as I understand is being considered … we sure do miss you on these shores boys!!!

Shared a couple of brews in O’Neill’s Pub with some fellow UK fans before the show … great company, great show, great night … looking forward now to October when the dTb will be in town.

harvey - 7/20/2007 at 10:10 AM

Oh ... and in case you were wondering about the picture from the post-Mule celebration that Kim refers to ... here it is ...

I'm afraid I can't remember the name of the guy standing on the left, nor the Norwegian guy seated on the right ... but in between those are Barry (Hippy69), Colin (harvey), Jan (Colin's Wife), Heidi (Del's Girlfriend) and Alan (alans)

ladymule - 7/21/2007 at 01:46 AM

Colin, sounds like your glass is at least half full where Jan is concerned. Nice that your beloved shares your musical taste to that extent. From what I've read over the years on this site, many spouses eschew the other's musical interests. Party on Garth! {A Saturday Night Live, Milke Myers reference! }

Nice pic!

JimRudge - 7/27/2007 at 06:44 PM

With the highs of the last three weeks gigs, Elvis Costello, Mule and Gregg - Derek in October seems a long way off........ The preshow gatherings were great - it's always good to see everyone. Seems like everyone's been friends for ever, but it all only started with Mule in April 05 (I know some had met before at the Beacon, though).

Thanks for posting the photo, Colin, (still haven't figued out how to do it). We may have another bro' to join us as a chap called Martyn has contacted me as he lives only about 10 miles away in Devizes, so probably meet up for a pint. Made sure he knew abot DTB in October. He and his brother were at both Mule and Gregg.

Have a good weekend folks!

ladymule - 7/29/2007 at 03:37 PM


I'm listening to the beginning of Liz Reed off the 4th Dreams disc.

I'm off to Rama today for a few days of R&R and ABB. Lots of packing ahead of me so right now I'm procrastinating, sitting here drinking a lovely cup of coffee, listening to the Bros. and thinking about you guys.

Wish You Were Here...

Have a great week!

Love to all...

harvey - 7/31/2007 at 11:19 PM


I'm listening to the beginning of Liz Reed off the 4th Dreams disc.

I'm off to Rama today for a few days of R&R and ABB. Lots of packing ahead of me so right now I'm procrastinating, sitting here drinking a lovely cup of coffee, listening to the Bros. and thinking about you guys.

Wish You Were Here...

Have a great week!

Love to all...

Have a great vacation Kim ... wish I was with you there too

Don't forget to give us a rport on the show ... hope they play all of your favourites

harvey - 8/2/2007 at 08:51 PM

Brothers in spirit

CanPeach - 8/4/2007 at 03:50 AM

Colin, I saw this picture in the Lounge....but you had more hair in that one

ladymule - 8/5/2007 at 10:17 PM

Hi Colin...Hi All!

Thanks for your good wishes, Colin!

I'm still recovering from my 'vacation'. I need a holiday to recover from my holiday!

Ok, a brief report...

Tues. night, decided not to sit in our seats and got down front to stand in front of Derek and Oteil. {BTW, this is permitted at Rama...there is a section in front of the stage where folks can stand} Not necessarily a good choice cause Derek was quite loud and so was Oteil so that when Warren soloed I really had a hard time hearing his playing. Derek's backup playing was louder than Warren's solos. I vowed that I would be standing in front of Warren for Wed. night come hell or high water and of course, that is what I did. Overall for both nights I thought Derek really smoked and I would have liked Warren to have turned up his guitar volume.

Musical highlights Tues...Best highlight was Can't Lose What You Never of my favourites and I have not had the pleasure of hearing it live. The tempo was perfect, slower just like the recording. Enjoyed Old Before My Time, Come and Go Blues, Don't Keep Me Wondering {love the slide parts} and Jessica.

Wed. night, as I said I made a bee line to Warren and had the enormous pleasure of being right in front of him all night. Could hear him better {but as I said, still not well enough}. A personal Warren and Me highlight was Warren smiling at me, me smiling back, flashing him the peace sign, blowing him a kiss and both of us smiling some more.

Musical highlights Wed....A Melissa opener!! And Warren played a beautiful closing solo. The band was in the pocket and hittin the note right off the top. The band was hot right from the word "go" and IMO this is the better night. Loved Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad, Franklin's Tower, Woman Across the River, No One To Run With {spectacular and moving montage of Duane, Gregg, Berry, Allen} and Liz Reed. I was hoping for a Dreams encore but not to be.

Other highlights...After the Wed. show at the stage, Gregg signed our Gregg Allman Tour cd cover! That was a thrill!

On Tues. night in the Rama lounge Jaimoe signed Sandy's acoustic guitar {and drew a mushroom around his signature }. Sandy sang and played for a few of us plus Jaimoe and Brian Farmer.

Spending time with Jack and his sister Fran and Karen {Big Six Peach Head} and Lynn. Loved our before and after show get togethers. Got to bed about 6am Wed. morning after spending time in Karen and Lynn's room, then to the lounge, then back to Karen and Lynn's room again to talk and sing with Sandy playing and singing off and on through the night.

All in All, a wonderful few days spent with the Best Band in the Land and the Best folks/fans/friends in the Land.

Colin, love your shirt! Thank you for posting the pic and for making me smile.

Love to all...

[Edited on 8/6/2007 by ladymule]

harvey - 8/6/2007 at 07:26 AM

Hey Kim ... so glad you had such a great time

... and you got to meet Gregg & Jaimo too ... I am very jealous ...

Thank you for the great review ... and I'm glad you got to hang with Karen & Lynn ... they are such a lovely couple and meeting them is one of the great pleasures of my Beacon experiences.

Hope you don't find it too hard getting back into the routine ... love to you

harvey - 8/6/2007 at 07:50 AM

Colin, I saw this picture in the Lounge....but you had more hair in that one

You mean like this

petri - 8/10/2007 at 01:09 PM

Colin, I saw this picture in the Lounge....but you had more hair in that one

You mean like this

Nice hair-do and a nice shirt...

Hello all!

It's been awhile... but I was busy vacationing. Quoting Kim: "I'm still recovering from my 'vacation'. I need a holiday to recover from my holiday!" I feel the same...

The first week at work is almost over and it's time to go home...

It's great to be back and "see" you all. I've thinking you a lot...

See you around!

ladymule - 8/11/2007 at 01:42 AM

Just a note to say Hi to All and welcome back Petri. Nice to 'see' you back.

MULE!! in October for me! Whoo Hoo!!


Love to ALL...

ladymule - 8/12/2007 at 04:58 PM

Happy Sunday everybody!

Sandy saw Eric Burden and the Animals last night at our local Blues Fest. {I was indisposed and couldn't go to the show.} Sandy says he is still a great singer with a good improvisational style and the highlight was Don't Bring Me Down. Unfortunately, Eric did not play Sandy's other favourites: Monterey, Sky Pilot, and San Francisco Nights.

Today at 2 pm, it is the men's final in the Roger's Cup in Montreal. Roooogeeer vs Noooleee! I expect this will be a very exciting match! Good luck to Nole but better luck to Roger. Hope you are watching the match too, Zeka.

Next year the tournament is held in Toronto and I want to attend {at least} the final. I've never been to a 'live' tennis match and I want to see Roger 'live'.

Peach Out...

ZekovicZoran - 8/13/2007 at 07:07 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
What to say, sis Kim? I have wrote somewhere here about the game Roger vs. Nole in the future. Yesterday was that day! I am sure that you know that Nole is from my country - Serbia. For me, Roger is still No. 1!
Back to the work with a nice memories of Greece.
Yes, now is on In memory of ER from the best stuff Live at FE!
Have a nice day and week!

Enzo - 8/14/2007 at 02:35 AM

'white shoes' Colin
funny picture with the hairdo ...
all is well in the land of milk and honey and the hot sun is cookin
glad I work inside with working air condition.......temps at 102* f
Howdy Kim

ABBDutchFan - 8/15/2007 at 09:34 PM

Hello Zeka,

I'm not sure if travelling from Novi Sad to Skopje in Macedonia is an option (distance wise and poltical climate wise) for you but i want to let you know that the Derek Trucks Band is playing in Skopje on the 22nd of Oktober !!!!! See the DTB tour page (no further details yet).

Maybe even an option for Danis in Northen Greece?


ZekovicZoran - 8/16/2007 at 07:25 AM

Yes! Skopje is not far away from Novi Sad (think about 600 km, what is nothing for the plain). And now a nice news: A few min ago had a SMS from my dear bro Danis. He is at a trip to Novi Sad and we will meet in the couple of hours. I'm so happy! Of course, we'll talk face to face about DTB and Skopje! Thanks, Dutch!
Have a nice day, my dear S&B!

harvey - 8/16/2007 at 12:47 PM

Hey Zeka ... that is great news about the dTb in Skopje ... will you drive the 600km or get a plane from Belgrade to Skopje?

Nice that you and Danis will be meeting up for a drink in Novi Sad too ... say "Hi" for me and have a nice cold Pivo ...

I will be seeing dTb in London a couple of weeks earlier on Oct 11 so I'll let you know how much I enjoyed them ...

Vidimo se sutra

ABBDutchFan - 8/16/2007 at 09:23 PM

Hey Zeka,

Say hello to Danis for me will ya? I guess he will be travelling on his motorbike.
We met in Greece last year and we share the same passions: the ABB & brewskies !!!
I love that Mythos !!!

ladymule - 8/17/2007 at 12:41 AM

Hello Everybody!

Zeka, welcome back from your holiday and good news re: dTb and your visit with Danis! And congrats to Nole. But not too many victories against our #1 Roger, ok?!

David, howdy to you too, my friend! Hope all is well with you.

David, can I ask your advice about something?
We have to get a new furnace unit {we already have a Carrier A/C}. We are deciding between a Carrier 58 MCB {standard hi-efficiency...up to 92.1% efficiency} and a Carrier Infinity hi-efficiency {up to 96.6 efficiency}. Upgrade to the Infinity will cost us an extra $1900.00 plus 8% tax. Is the upgrade to the Infinity worth the extra $ upfront? Supposedly, with the Infinity, we will save more $ on gas and electricity and it gives 'more comfort' due to the more continuous operation at a lower fan speed.

Also, we are considering adding a Honeywell Humidifier to the furnace for $400.00 plus 8% tax. Good idea? {We are thinking of going for the Humidifier.}

Finally, we could add a General Aire AC-1 Air Cleaner {filter system} to the unit for $450.00 plus tax. Good idea? {We are not so keen on this as an added expense.}

Sorry to trouble you with this but I really need some knowledgeable advice. Please don't feel you have to sweat this at all. Thanks for your help but don't help me so much that it gives you a headache or pisses you off!!!

All the best to All!

harvey - 8/17/2007 at 07:21 AM


petri - 8/17/2007 at 01:35 PM

Happy weekend!

ABBDutchFan - 8/17/2007 at 07:06 PM

Yep, "happy Weekend" to you all !!!

pesty - 8/17/2007 at 08:34 PM

Happy Weekend ~ Hope it's full of love, laughter, and music

petri - 8/20/2007 at 01:39 PM

Happy Monday!

petri - 8/22/2007 at 08:04 AM

Happy Monday PT-O-Rama

...eventhough it's Wednesday. I hope you all have a great day.

Heavy rain with thunderstorm right now, the drainpipes are flooding with water.

OK, back to work so it's bye bye!

harvey - 8/22/2007 at 09:58 AM

Hi Petri ... back into the swing of work again now no doubt after your vacation

Glad to hear you had a nice time ... hope you got my email and sorry it took me so long to write ...

Hope all the rest of my Internation Lounge mates are keeping well too

petri - 8/22/2007 at 01:15 PM

COLIN! Didn't open my e-mail yesterday, at home I mean, so I'll have to check it tonight. Thanks!

And a big HELLO to all!

Kim! Thanks for remembering me with all those nice photomails, I am truly sorry for being such a lazy SOB, LOL... Double apologies not doing anything regarding Mule DVDs yet, I haven't forgotten my promise. I will get to that matter ASAP and will include Mule at Rockpalast 2007 if you don't already have that one. It should be NTSC format as I received it from The States.

Have a great day!

ladymule - 8/22/2007 at 02:44 PM

Petri, I'm not sure what you are talking about. You already sent me the Mule bbart Woody Years DVDs before you went on holidays. We're supposed to work out getting music to you at some point.

No I don't have Rockpalast 2007 so that would be something I'd like in the future.

Regarding the photomails, just need for you to feel obligated to me in some way. I don't see how you are being lazy.

Love to you, love and hello to all...

ladymule - 8/25/2007 at 02:39 AM

Hello All!

It was like Christmas Day here today.

Today, we received Boston Common, Rama 7-31-07 and 8-01-07, Chuck's book, Willie Perkins' book, Skydog and the Layla book.

Hope all are well...

mulehead54 - 8/26/2007 at 04:06 AM

hello, my name is charlie, and not very computer orient. my last name is allman and i found the allmans in 1969,mostly because of the the name. sicne then ive gradually inhaled them more and my son loves it. i wamt to thank you people on this sight for being so real.

ladymule - 8/28/2007 at 01:26 AM

Welcome to the site Charlie Allman! Nice last name, by the way.

Hello and love to all!

[Edited on 8/28/2007 by ladymule]

petri - 8/28/2007 at 07:23 AM

Petri, I'm not sure what you are talking about. You already sent me the Mule bbart Woody Years DVDs before you went on holidays. We're supposed to work out getting music to you at some point.

LOL Oh my God, that does it! I have a dementia and am ready to the old folks home. Yes, the weeks before and during my vacation were quite busy so sorry for the lapse of memory. Glad that I have taken care of at least that thing, LOL

The summer is over and the weather has turned colder, the autumn is in the air... OK, better carry on working, a busy day ahead...


ladymule - 8/28/2007 at 04:11 PM

Petri, glad there is one less thing for you to worry about. And thanks for the giggle.

petri - 8/31/2007 at 01:13 PM

And thanks for the giggle.

Anytime, my dear...

Any weekend plans? For me it's at least to take Junior to see Shreck 3 (Aura is still too young). Anything else?... Start packing for a conference which will take place next week in Rome.

Have a nice weekend you all!

harvey - 8/31/2007 at 03:26 PM

Hey Petri !!! ..... Off to Rome eh ..... one of my favourite Cities ..... make sure you get to see the Coliseum and the Palatine Hill ..... amazing sites

I am off to Norwich (my old home town) for my first soccer match of the season tomorrow ... 5 hour round trip by myself in the car - so plenty of time to listen to some great tunes at the volume I enjoy with nobody complaining

Have a great weekend everybody

ladymule - 9/2/2007 at 03:53 PM

Hello All!

My weekend plans? For as much of the US open as I can, pick, eat and give away my zillions of tomatoes {next year I'll plant only 4 plants instead of eight. }, and sit outside in the sun with beer/wine and read a book.

petri - 9/4/2007 at 12:37 PM

Hello all

How are you doing, hopefully fine.

It has been a busy start for this week, I've been trying to clear my desk before going for my conference trip to Rome. My flight leaves early tomorrow morning so we'll have a plenty of time to roam Rome (heh heh) before tomorrow's heavy duty: registration and cocktails at 6.00 pm... Unfortunately I can't combine business and pleasure and take Leena with me... I'll be back in Finland on Sunday afternoon.

The weather has been quite rainy and chilly for the past few weeks, so it seems that the autumn has really arrived...


harvey - 9/4/2007 at 12:41 PM

Have a great trip Petri

Rome is a really nice City ... very expensive, but very good quality

petri - 9/4/2007 at 12:44 PM

Thanks, my friend!

Luckily the dinners will be provided by the organiser so I think I don't have to spend too much money... except for the souvenir gifts for the folks at home

ZekovicZoran - 9/9/2007 at 09:03 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Dear sis Kim, what you say about the final game Roger vs. Nole? I know only that will be great!
Nice Sunday to all!

ladymule - 9/10/2007 at 04:07 AM

Hi Zeka! Hi All!

Yes, that was a very close and exciting match, the best of the tournament! A real nail biter! I was very glad to see Roger prevail but I know there will be many chances for Nole against Roger. No doubt, over time, Nole will become more comfortable with the 'big occasions' and will take advantage of his opportunities {hopefully though, not until Roger beats Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slams! }. Congrats to Nole and Serbia for Nole's first Grand Slam Final!

Love to all!

[Edited on 9/10/2007 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 9/10/2007 at 07:23 AM

What to say? Thanks, sis Kim! Next time... It's O.K. that Rogggger is still No. 1, but think Nollllle will be very soon No. 2, because of bad games of Raffffffa!
Yes, have a nice week, my dear S&B!

ZekovicZoran - 9/10/2007 at 07:27 AM

Only one thing: Great pic of Roger!

petri - 9/11/2007 at 01:39 PM

Hello all!

Greetings from Rome (well, I'm already back home), it was great!

Zeka, Serbia - Finland 0 - 0 in football... Tomorrow it'll be Finland - Poland at Helsinki Olympic Stadium... I wouldn't want to bet what the result will be but I keep my fingers crossed that Finland could keep its goal untouched...


ZekovicZoran - 9/12/2007 at 07:36 AM

Yes, my dear friend! That was a bad game for Serbia, as well as for Finland! Today a new match: Portugal - Serbia. We need to win, if not, nothing of EC 2008!
Have to back to work!

ladymule - 9/13/2007 at 08:19 PM

Hello All! Hope everybody is doing well.

We got our new fancy furnace in. Big pre-production, production and post-production but all the work is done now and I can relax about it. Thanks David {Enzo } for taking the time and effort to give me some advice.

Looking forward to the Mule Oct. 3. Whoo Hoo!

Hoping to get tix to see Neil Young in November at Massey Hall {same place we saw David Gilmour}. Unfortunately the place seats just beyond 2,000 people, we can go on one night only and he is playing only two nights so I'm worried I will get shut out for tix. Sandy and I are thinking about sitting separately in hopes of better chances by securing singles vs. two seats together. {Better than not seeing Neil at all.} I saw Neil for the first time a few years ago when he did the Greendale tour and was very impressed. That time, he played Air Canada Center which is a huge arena. The competition will be ferocious for the few seats available at Massey Hall.

Petri, welcome back! What was your favourite/most enjoyable experience in Rome?

petri - 9/21/2007 at 06:33 PM

Hello all!

I'm alive even though I haven't been much around. The kids have been sick, both had inflammation in their ears and Aura caught bronchitis... Not so good...


Petri, welcome back! What was your favourite/most enjoyable experience in Rome?

Florence, hah hah... Thanks for welcoming me back, Kim. I enjoyed everythig but I think seeing Colosseum and the site of Circus Maximus made my hair stand up... And Florence is such a beautiful city, mamma mia...

More later.

petri - 9/21/2007 at 06:36 PM

Oh, and I envy you for seeing The Mule... Why don't they come here at the same time when the visit Sweden...

ladymule - 9/22/2007 at 03:03 PM

Petri, yes, I feel badly for you that the Mule hasn't played in Finland.

Maybe you should start a thread in Warren's forum asking them to come to Finland. We could bump it up all the time and maybe people from other areas where the Mule doesn't play can post there too asking the band to play in their area. Just an idea.

Miraculously, we did get two seats together for the Neil Young concert. Did we win the draw at the ticketmaster outlet and get first place in line and then get front row seats? Why yes, we did!

Happy Weekend All!

FarmerMaggie - 9/23/2007 at 06:14 AM

Petri, yes, I feel badly for you that the Mule hasn't played in Finland.

Maybe you should start a thread in Warren's forum asking them to come to Finland. We could bump it up all the time and maybe people from other areas where the Mule doesn't play can post there too asking the band to play in their area. Just an idea.

Would that make them a Finicky Mule?


Miraculously, we did get two seats together for the Neil Young concert. Did we win the draw at the ticketmaster outlet and get first place in line and then get front row seats? Why yes, we did!

Happy Weekend All!

Hey now! Way to go, Kim!

Hey all!
Tonight, I'm up to my old habit of midnight ridin'....
and I don't believe I've posted in phase II !
Shame on me! while I'm sneakin' around in the dark - I wanted leave a little love in here.

Quinn - 9/26/2007 at 12:32 AM

hi, hope all are well

harvey - 9/26/2007 at 09:37 PM

I am fine thank you Wayne ... hope all the other hibernating International Lounge Lizards are hunky dory too

ZekovicZoran - 9/27/2007 at 10:34 AM

Yeaaaah, bro Colin!

Quinn - 9/28/2007 at 09:46 PM

enjoy your weekend everyone

CanPeach - 9/29/2007 at 01:58 AM

You too Quinn

Eileen1 - 10/1/2007 at 01:12 AM

So this is where Petri's been all this time. *waving* Hello Petri and hello to the rest of ya'll!

harvey - 10/1/2007 at 07:24 AM

Hi Eileen ... and welcome to the "International Lounge"

ladymule - 10/3/2007 at 01:49 AM

We're off to see the Mule tomorrow!

Much Peace and Love to All!

ladymule - 10/3/2007 at 01:50 AM

Hello to you too, Eileen!

petri - 10/4/2007 at 12:30 PM

Hello to all! And this time especially to Eileen, so nice to see you around here, too. I think I should pop in into the Lounge more often (like I used to do) but I've been quite lazy these days... Low energy level or whatever... That's why I haven't been around at all lately.

Anyway, I've been listening to some good music lately which I am in gratitude to several cyber friends of mine, THANK YOU.

Please, do me a favor and check out these links. Some groovy and beatiful music... Support the artists!

Kim, enjoy your Mule concert! BTW, I have some audio shows ready for shipping, I just have to get those Mule DVD videos copied...

petri - 10/5/2007 at 12:52 PM

Happy weekend to all!

petri - 10/6/2007 at 04:04 PM


Please, do me a favor and check out these links. Some groovy and beatiful music... Support the artists!

Beatiful indeed, heh heh... I meant to say beautiful, naturally... But my typo was kinda appropriate.

Anyway, happy weekend, la la la la laaaaaaa...

Quinn - 10/6/2007 at 07:46 PM


ZekovicZoran - 10/8/2007 at 07:19 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
I'm still alive, but have a lot of job!
Nice Monday to all!
Bro Danis, where are you?

petri - 10/8/2007 at 01:39 PM

Happy Monday to you all!

petri - 10/9/2007 at 01:57 PM

Happy Tuesday to you all!

Eileen1 - 10/9/2007 at 06:39 PM

Hi Petri! Sorry to hear your energy level has been keeping you away some. Its so nice to see you and everybody here in the "international lounge".......

Im really glad I stopped and peeked in! Hope your all having a great day full of peace and love.

ladymule - 10/9/2007 at 07:27 PM

Hello and happy Wednesday to you all!

Petri, I checked out those two links you posted. The first guy/band reminds me of Santana and the second reminds me of Sean Lennon. I enjoyed them both!
Thank you for your good Mule wishes! I really enjoyed the show, of course. Just a couple of words about the show:
Got to hear a number of my favourites including Perfect Shelter, Reggae Soulshine, Million Miles From Yesterday {that song grows on me over time}, Birth of the Mule {which I had just seen and heard a couple nights before from the Woody Years dvd you sent me! Thank you again Petri.}, That's What Love Can Do For You, and the new Dub tune Reblow Your Mind {I'm looking forward to the new Dub Mule cd...I think it will be very good.}.
Non-musical highlights include Warren's smiles, Warren telling the audience that we were "beautiful", seeing the photo of who I believe is Little Milton on Warren's amp and the new great t-shirts, especially the Soulshine "Peace" shirt and the "Canadian tour" shirt {both of which we bought}.
Lots of love to you and to everyone. Glad to see you have recovered form your malaise Petri and you are posting again!

ladymule - 10/9/2007 at 07:34 PM

I see Eileen and Colin are on-line so I just want to say "hi!" and hope you are both having a great day. Best wishes to you Colin for an awesome time at the Derek show!

Eileen1 - 10/10/2007 at 06:48 PM

Hi Ladymule! ......and I second LM's wish for Colin to have a smashing time tonight!

[Edited on 10/10/2007 by Eileen1]

harvey - 10/10/2007 at 07:24 PM

Hey Girls ... thanks for the good wishes ... but actually the show is tomorrow night (Thursday) and I can't wait. I am very much looking forward to it ... not only for what I am sure will be a great show but also because we have developed quite a little gang of us Brits who meet up for a few drinks before these shows now.

Talking of pre-show festivities, when I went to NYC for a couple of Beacon shows back in March I had the privelege of meeting Derek Trucks at the HTN / Left Coasters Party, and I hope I get the opportunity to say hello to him again in London. I really don't expect him to remember me, even if he didn't get to meet many "Limeys" at the Beacon, as I am still one face in the thousands of adulating fans.

I also hope I get the chance to say hello to Kofi, as we actually met once before back in 2004, but I really really don't for one minute expect him to remember me, the story is as follows.....

It was January 2004 when I finally decided that the Mountain was not going to come to Mohammed and that if I wanted to see the ABB perform live then I was going to have to get my a$$ over to NYC for the Beacon. At that time I didn't post on this site, even though I had been a member (of the old site) since I first got my home computer back in 1998, but when I had problems receiving my POG with the pre-show password I posted in the Guest Book pleading for assistance. I didn't actually expect a response because as you all know at Beacon time the Scalpers come out of lurk mode and I anticipated being treated as one of those, but to my surprise Smiling Jack (who was also having PC problems) came to my rescue and I decided to come over to NYC for the final weekend of the run and meet him.

On checking out what else was going on in NYC that week, I noticed that Oteil & the Peacemakers were playing BB King's in NYC on the Wednesday night, when the ABB had a rest night from the Beacon run, so to kill two birds with one stone I decided to fly in from London on that Wednesday so that I could see Oteil as well as two ABB shows on the Fri and Sat before flying back home on Sun. All went well and I got the tickets I needed.

I duly arrived at BB King's on the evening of Wed 24th March 2004 for Oteils gig. I found myself sitting at a table on the raised area by the bar, and on the table next to me was a young lady on her own. We passed a few comments to each other between songs, nothing more than that, no deep and profound conversation as such, in fact with Oteil's set starting at 11pm jet lag was beginning to hit me hard and it was as much as I could do to stay awake!!!

Anyway, at the interval between the two sets this young guy comes along and sits with the young lady and it is obvious that they are an item. I introduced myself to the young man and told him that I was essentially in town for the ABB at the Beacon, but was really glad that I had come in early for this show as I was enjoying it so much. Nothing much more was said, and as the couple obviously wanted to chat privately I backed off and ordered myself another drink.

Then at the start of set two, this young man gets up, walks down to the front and gets up on stage with the band where he proceeds to sit at the piano and play on the next track. At the end of the track Oteil introduces him as his brother Kofi .....

So the long and short of it is that I have met and had a very short chat with Kofi without even realising it was him at the time (LOL).

As I said at the start, I am really looking forward to the dTb gig tomorrow, and if I get within distance I will give a wave to Derek, and of course to Kofi, who I am now a big fan of due to his playing in that band.

harvey - 10/10/2007 at 07:30 PM

..... and HELLO to all my other International Lounge friends

Petri ... thanks for the email my friend ... I hope to get to listen to your "Wigwam" disc this weekend as I have been so busy just lately that music has taken a back seat. I'll get back to you soon with my review. I am so glad you had such a great time in Italy ... I loved Rome and Florence when I visited there ... and I had my photo taken in almost the identical spots to those photos of you that you sent (LOL)

All the very best to everyone

ladymule - 10/10/2007 at 11:26 PM

Eileen, thanks for the hi! and feel free to call me Kim from now on, if you like.

Colin, again, best wishes for a great show tomorrow night and thanks for sharing your story.
My experience with all the guys in DT's band, including DT, is that they are very approachable and converse with fans/friends after the show {and even before if you should run into them early}. So even if they don't remember you, after a re-introduction you will be able to have nice chats. Also, after a couple of meetings the guys do tend to remember folks.

rrunner - 10/12/2007 at 07:00 AM

Good Friday to my International Brothers & Sisters!

Bro Danis, where are you?

Still alive and well, but very busy with work for the past month or so. I guess that's the price to pay for taking a 3 week vacation/motorbike tour to the Swiss Alpes.

But I am saving some energy for Derek & the band.

Zeka, have you made travelling & accomodation arrangements yet?

It was so good to see you in Novisad bro, albeit for a short time. Hope to see you again in Skopje, and this time we gonna have those beers (lots of them, as the show starts quite late).

Colin, how was the show bro? Please tell.

Happy weekend to all!


petri - 10/12/2007 at 10:20 AM

Danis, nice to "see" you!

And hello to all!

The weather here in Finland is awful at the moment, temperature dropped down a few degrees near 0 degr. Celsius and wet snow has been falling all day long... Fortunately this is only temporary - so said the wise weather peolple - and in a couple of days it will be a little warmer and sunnier (I do hope so!)

Have a nice weekend!

ladymule - 10/13/2007 at 12:27 AM

Cold here too, Petri!

Nice to see you Danis!

Happy Weekend and Love to ALL!

harvey - 10/17/2007 at 10:34 PM

Apologies for taking so long to post this, but I have been away on business for a few days.

Last Thursday (10/11/07) I had the pleasure of attending the Derek Trucks Band show at the Carling Academy in Islington (London – UK). The evening started off well with a pre-show gathering of a few friends in a local hostelry nearby to the venue. It was particularly great to see Alan (alans) who had travelled all the way down from Edinburgh in Scotland, Mike (peach-head) who had travelled a long way from the North of England, and Jim (JimRudge) who had come a fair distance across from the West of England, and also others more local to the London area like Barry (Hippy69), Gordon (Shavian) and Dave (scotiadave). It was also a great pleasure to meet a few new faces who lurk around this site but don’t tend to post, especially Martin who is an avid collector of show recordings.

Anyway, after a curry and a few brews we made our way up the street to the venue in eager anticipation. I had thoroughly enjoyed the show that the dTb had put on last year on their first visit to England, but was secretly hoping for a bit more of a blues content to the set list this time around, as the previous show had pretty much been a “Songlines Live” gig (not that there was anything wrong with that, far from it).

As the first few bars of the first song “44 Blues” struck up, I knew I was going to be in luck. An excellent version of a tune I had only previously heard covered by the ABB, and despite some initial problems with the sound quality it was a nice rendition by Mike Mattison. This was followed by a couple of tracks from Songlines, “Volunteered Slavery” & “All I Do”, which contrasted in style nicely before my second bluesy treat of the evening “Leavin' Trunk”. Then came another joy, the King Curtis tune “Soul Serenade” which Derek played beautifully. We were then treated to a couple of new tunes to the repertoire, “Get Out Of My Life” and “I Know”, which really extended the variety of musical styles that we have come to know and love of the dTb. More such exhibitionism was in store with “Majhoun” and its usual segue into “Greensleeves”. But then came a real piece-de-resistance as South African Singer Vusi Mahlasela was welcomed onto the stage, and what followed was an outstanding version of “Kam-ma-lay”, complete with a little African dance interlude performed by Vusi and Count M'Butu. The band were all smiles and were really at the top of their game, absolutely wonderful stuff!!! After this extravaganza came “Sailing On”, not actually one of my favourites so I took advantage and had a quick and much needed comfort break, before the set was finished off with another nice Mike Mattison rendition of “I Wish I Knew”.

I have to say that I was a little disappointed that this was the end of the set after only 1 hour and 20 minutes, however, I was somewhat appeased when they came out and played another 20 minutes in the form of a couple of encores. The first was my final bluesy treat of the evening, “Key To The Highway”, a real old favourite of mine, and second and sadly finally “Freddie's Dead” which finally showcased the bands virtuosity.

This was only the second trip that the dTb have made to our shores, but I sure hope it won’t be the last. I took a friend along with me who had never heard of the dTb before and he is an immediate convert and can’t wait to see them again. All in all an excellent night, now all I need is a certain gentleman who taped the show to get in touch with me and my joy will be complete.

ladymule - 10/18/2007 at 12:10 AM

Colin, thanks for your great report/review!

Leavin' Trunk was a highlight for me at the Toronto show too.

Glad you had such a nice time.

ZekovicZoran - 10/18/2007 at 11:08 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Bro Danis: I'll be in Skopje at Monday (think plane from Belgrade at 14:40). I have your number of mobil and you have mine. Yes, I have a ticket for dTb. You know that will start at 23:30 in Hard Rock Club (We'll find where it is!). See you! And we'll see a couple of beer together! (I'm sure!!! )

ladymule - 10/19/2007 at 12:06 AM

Zeka and Danis, have an awesome Derektime Monday night!

Peace and Love to All!

ZekovicZoran - 10/19/2007 at 07:46 AM

Thanks, sis Kim!
I hope (No! I'm sure) it will be a great time!
Be well and happy, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 10/22/2007 at 11:43 PM

Well Zeka and Danis, did you enjoy dTb?! Thinking about you guys.

Love, from me...

Listening to Mighty High right now..."I'm a ram...wanna get next to you..."

Quinn - 10/25/2007 at 12:29 AM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 10/25/2007 at 09:23 AM

Dear sis Kim,
What to say for dTb?


ladymule - 10/25/2007 at 04:15 PM

Dear sis Kim,
What to say for dTb?


Zeka, check out the Youtube video of Toni Kitanovski and Derek at your show, posted at the top of No1ToRunWith's 'Where's Derek...Fall Tour 2007 thread'. {In Derek's Forum}

[Edited on 10/25/2007 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 10/26/2007 at 07:44 AM

Dear sis Kim, I'll do that, of course. But, have to say that man Toni was so funny!

ZekovicZoran - 10/26/2007 at 08:09 AM

Now I saw that. What to say? It is not funny, it is sad. I was about 2 m from the stage and in that moment wanted to take that guitar from Toni and play (I'm sure much, much better). Have you seen Derek's face? Ha-ha!
Yes, I've got Derek's signature at my ticket (I was like a teenager, but it is nice thing to have some memory from Skopje and 2.5 hours of the greatest music).
See you around!

ladymule - 10/27/2007 at 05:02 PM

Zeka, FYI, three more YouTube videos of your show have been added to that thread. The best {for sound etc.} is the Crow Jane vid. And Toni is nowhere to be seen in those three videos.

Hey, I've got their signatures too on Toronto set lists from years ago {one framed and faded in my kitchen--except for Derek's sig} and Sandy got the whole band to sign his dTb shirt this summer in Toronto. We understand where you are coming from Zeka.

ZekovicZoran - 10/29/2007 at 08:23 AM

Dear sis Kim, thanks for information. Today I've found total 6 videos from Skopje, but the best are from Milos. Yes, could you find somewhere t-shirt with Toni's face. He is my idol now! Ha-ha!

ZekovicZoran - 11/7/2007 at 10:24 AM

I have to ask: Dear bro Danis, where are you? After Skopje and dTb no any word from you. I hope you are well and happy!
Have a nice day, my dear S&B!

petri - 11/7/2007 at 02:23 PM

Hiya guys, I'm doing OK except I was hit by a terrible news. There has been a shoot-out at a junior high in a little village of Jokela and by the account of varying sources there has been 3-7 deaths, one of the victims being female headmaster of the school... And this village of Jokela is situated 11 kilometers (roughly 7 miles) from Hyvinkaa where I live. Some wounded and injured people has been transferred to Hyvinkaa General Hospital for treatment...

I can't believe THIS s**t is happening here, in Finland!

ladymule - 11/7/2007 at 06:33 PM

Hi Petri, yes, Sandy and I thought of you as soon as we heard the news. So sorry to hear of the tragedy. We had a similar incident happen at a University in Montreal a number of years ago where a number of women were shot to death. Unfortunately this sh!t happens everywhere... All the best to you and your countrymen and women. I remember and know how it feels.
{It must be particularly frightening and shocking for you because of the close proximity to where you live.}

BTW, did you get the package I sent you? Just want to make sure it got there ok.

petri - 11/7/2007 at 07:22 PM

Hiya guys, I'm doing OK except I was hit by a terrible news. There has been a shoot-out at a junior high in a little village of Jokela and by the account of varying sources there has been 3-7 deaths, one of the victims being female headmaster of the school... And this village of Jokela is situated 11 kilometers (roughly 7 miles) from Hyvinkaa where I live. Some wounded and injured people has been transferred to Hyvinkaa General Hospital for treatment...

I can't believe THIS s**t is happening here, in Finland!

Latest update:
8 dead by the gun-firing lunatic, 5 boys, 2 girls and the principal of the school... Killer shot himself in the head and is in a critical state in a hospital... All this result of a few minutes shooting... Killer is a 18-year-old pupil from the same school and was reportedly a loner who idolised Hitler, Stalin and darwinism.

Tomorrow the flags will be at half-mast here in Finland...

I hope you pay some respect to the victims and their families in your heart. Thanks...

Kim, thank you for the kind words... This is devastating...
And yes, I got you package, million thanks! Sorry that I haven't written you earlier but an e-mail is coming to you real soon... I owe you that...

ladymule - 11/7/2007 at 07:30 PM

Petri, sending you a {{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}

Glad it arrived and you don't owe me anything.

Love to you and to all...

ZekovicZoran - 11/8/2007 at 09:46 AM

Dear bro Petri, what to say? Words are not able to decribe that kind of people. Everywhere in the world you can find that lonly and, I can say, crazy people. What was in the head of that teeneger, with only 18?!
I am so sorry, my dear friend.

harvey - 11/8/2007 at 04:31 PM

Hiya guys, I'm doing OK except I was hit by a terrible news. There has been a shoot-out at a junior high in a little village of Jokela and by the account of varying sources there has been 3-7 deaths, one of the victims being female headmaster of the school... And this village of Jokela is situated 11 kilometers (roughly 7 miles) from Hyvinkaa where I live. Some wounded and injured people has been transferred to Hyvinkaa General Hospital for treatment...

I can't believe THIS s**t is happening here, in Finland!

Latest update:
8 dead by the gun-firing lunatic, 5 boys, 2 girls and the principal of the school... Killer shot himself in the head and is in a critical state in a hospital... All this result of a few minutes shooting... Killer is a 18-year-old pupil from the same school and was reportedly a loner who idolised Hitler, Stalin and darwinism.

Tomorrow the flags will be at half-mast here in Finland...

I hope you pay some respect to the victims and their families in your heart. Thanks...

What a dreadful atrocity ... my heart bleeds for the poor families affected by this maniac ...

petri - 11/9/2007 at 08:19 AM

Good morning my friends!

First of all, thanks for your kind thoughts and sympathy for the victims of Jokela High massacre and their families... This topic has been all over the place here and has raised many questions and discussions... he overall feeling is disbelief, how can this happen here?

OK, to lighter things: it's raining and it's cold...

petri - 11/19/2007 at 09:35 AM

Hello my international friends!

Oops, I had a longer abscence than I meant to... Anyway, normal hassles here, work and studies plus kids and me having a stomach flu, breuuuch... Everything's back to normal by now.

The weather continues being gray and wet around this part of the globe.

Take care!

ZekovicZoran - 11/20/2007 at 07:45 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Here we have the first snow. Cold and ugly!
But dTb is on now and everything is a better!

harvey - 11/20/2007 at 01:35 PM


Had a great time in Krakow (Poland) ... Jan had chosen this destination as her 50th birthday present because as she was a "winter" baby she wanted to go somewhere where there might be some snow ... she was not disappointed!!! ... over a foot of snow fell on the first night we were there so everything looked just like the perfect Christmas Card picture

When I've had a chance to process a few shots through "Photoshop" I'll post them to share with you ...

Kim ... thanks for the emails and photos of you and Sandy ... nice to put a pretty face to go with the name (but don't tell Sandy )

Petri ... typing hand is back in action and Summer report has begun ... will be with you soon

Zeka ... glad you had such a great time at the dTb ... that gives me an idea for Santa's visit to Novi Sad this year

Have a great day everybody ... and remember that this day is perhaps the most important day for us all being together here ...


ladymule - 11/21/2007 at 09:30 PM

Hello Everybody!

Colin, thank you for your compliment. And glad you had a nice trip.

Tonight and tomorrow we are getting our first snow storm of the year--up to 15 cm!!! That means sore elbows and time wasted shoveling. Aaaarggg...

Looking forward to Neil Young next Tues. Maybe when I'm shoveling, I'll say Neil Young over and over and I'll be less miserable.

Love, love, love to All...

Enzo - 11/22/2007 at 03:13 AM

All is well in Sooner Nation . Massey Hall , Neil Young .... what a show to see. One of my
favorite artist and some of my best concert memories. Ya know , looking at Neil now , with the aging process and all , I see a sight ET resemblance [ ET HOME]. J/k
enjoy the show Kim

ladymule - 11/22/2007 at 04:44 AM

Hi David!
Nice to see you here , glad all is well and HAPPY TURKEY DAY to You!
Thanks for your good Neil show wishes...yes, he's da Man aaaand like ET, he's coming HOME!!
Cool that you love him too.
Love to you, bro...

[Edited on 11/22/2007 by ladymule]

Quinn - 11/25/2007 at 11:30 PM

peace to all

ZekovicZoran - 11/26/2007 at 08:00 AM

Happy Monday, my dear S&B!

petri - 11/29/2007 at 01:01 PM

Good afternoon my international friends!

Nice snowy weather here, temperature little below the freezing point (Celsius I mean)...

Check this out... "Rare Exports Finland"


[Edited on 11/29/2007 by petri]

harvey - 11/30/2007 at 08:48 AM


Have a great weekend everybody

petri - 12/3/2007 at 01:05 PM

Good afternoon everyone!

Colin, get well soon...

petri - 12/4/2007 at 11:51 AM

Good afternoon everyone!

Bruce Springsteen is giving a concert in Helsinki Olympic Stadium on July 11th, 2008. Tickets went on sale this morning and guess who is now a happy owner of a pair... I'm not a true fan eventhough I love his Born To Run and The Wild, The Innocent & The E-Street Shuffle albums... But this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a true rock'n'roller and a showman (in its most positive meaning) live on stage.

ladymule - 12/5/2007 at 01:33 AM

Hey All...

Saw Neil last Tues. night. Awesome show of course . Musical highlight of the night for me was getting a Cortez Encore. One of my fave Neil songs and I was thrilled to hear Mule do it a couple of years ago in Toronto. Never thought I'd get to hear it from the Horses mouth! What a thrill! Also loved seeing him up close...seeing his facial expressions and interaction with the crowd. Non-musical highlight was Neil's guitar strap adorned with Peace signs and Maple Leaves!

Petri, thank you for your email. Glad you did not already have any of the music I sent you! That's great news about your Bruce tix...I've never seen him but I hear he puts on a rockin' show! Enjoy, my friend!

Colin, I hope you are feeling better my dear! And enjoy your upcoming Devon show!

Love to all...

petri - 12/5/2007 at 10:30 PM

Happy Birthday FINLAND!

Well, it's past midnight here so it's December 7 and The Independence Day of Finland.

Hats off and salute, my friends!

Kim, Neil is one of my old favorites eventhough I don't listen to him that much anymore... but I used to collect all his old albums as a original US vinyl pressings... Even have his first solo album as an original. That is BTW an underated mastepiece... It was great to read that you had enjoyed his concert. I saw Neil w/Booker T. & The MGs in Helsinki in the 90s... Great gig!

And hey Kim, I hope you liked the photos...

Good night sleep tight...

[Edited on 12/5/2007 by petri]

Enzo - 12/6/2007 at 01:07 AM

'Cortez the Killer' , one of the best jam songs ever. Sounds like you had a great evening ,Kim .

ladymule - 12/6/2007 at 02:19 AM

Petri, thanks very much! Re, Neil's first album...that's got The Loner on it right? Neil played that when he opened the second set. Great song and it was another highlight of the evening. His first set was solo acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo and piano. Second set was a band set that got rockin'.

And yes, of COURSE I liked the photos. Your kids are both a delight and I loved getting a new photo of you. Are you wearing a DOSE MULE shirt in that photo?!
PS, happy birthday to Finland!!

David, thank you too my friend! YEAH!! CORTEZ THE KILLER!! What a treat! And we did have a great evening {probably once in a lifetime experience}. Got a short Cinnamon Girl as a 1st encore and I also really liked the new songs he played from Chrome Dreams Spirit Road and No Hidden Path, both of which he Rocked Out.

With Lots of Love and Affection...

petri - 12/6/2007 at 06:43 PM

Re, Neil's first album...that's got The Loner on it right?

Yep, Loner it has... Did you know that Poco's Jim Messina and George Grantham played on the a lbum, bass & drums respectively.

And yes, of COURSE I liked the photos. Your kids are both a delight and I loved getting a new photo of you. Are you wearing a DOSE MULE shirt in that photo?!

Thanks... Yep, that's Dose Tee... and I must add that the stylish design attracts female attention

PS, happy birthday to Finland!!

Thanks a lot Kim, so far YOU are the ONLY one that has paid any attention to the fact... (see Trades > KC Jimmy Godzilla Lounge) So much for the respect...

[Edited on 12/6/2007 by petri]

petri - 12/6/2007 at 06:45 PM


ladymule - 12/7/2007 at 02:01 AM

Re, Neil's first album...that's got The Loner on it right?

Yep, Loner it has... Did you know that Poco's Jim Messina and George Grantham played on the a lbum, bass & drums respectively.

No, I did not know that Petri. Thanks for the info.

And yes, of COURSE I liked the photos. Your kids are both a delight and I loved getting a new photo of you. Are you wearing a DOSE MULE shirt in that photo?!

Thanks... Yep, that's Dose Tee... and I must add that the stylish design attracts female attention

Very cool and certainly attracted MY attention!

PS, happy birthday to Finland!!

Thanks a lot Kim

You are welcome, my dear. Some of your bros have reached out to you today with b'day wishes and Finlandish questions. Check it out.

Love to you and to All...

petri - 12/7/2007 at 01:04 PM

Happy Friday and have a super nice weekend

ladymule - 12/9/2007 at 05:37 PM

Happy Sunday All!

Quiet around here when there is snow on the ground. No lawn mowers, weed wackers chainsaws etc. Grey Canadian winter sky and bare branches. Rabbit tracks in the snow.

Off to hear some Trad Jazz later this afternoon with Sandy. Have a couple pints of Tuborg and some dinner out.

Hope all are having a nice Sunday.

petri - 12/18/2007 at 02:34 PM

I noticed that over a week has passed since sister Kim's entry... Everybody's busy with Christmas shopping and preparations I suppose...

Everything's fine here in the "land of snow" except that we DON'T have any snow... So much for the White Christmas. Kim, could you send some our way?


ladymule - 12/18/2007 at 05:31 PM

Hey Petri! G'Day

Yes, we have LOTS of snow to spare. We just got a wicked snow storm and I spent the last two days clearing snow on our property, sidewalks etc.
I hope you get just enough snow {not too much} for your Christmas. Love to you...

Early Merry Christmas Wishes to All!

harvey - 12/21/2007 at 08:53 AM


Last (½) day at work today ... then I have 11 days off until I go back on January 2nd

Finishing at 1 today ... then we have the office party at a local hotel this afternoon ... 3 course meal and free drinks

Then I will need to go home for a few zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's to recover before going out this evening with my family and friends for a few birthday drinks

Have a great day everybody ... I think I will

petri - 12/21/2007 at 11:27 AM

Hello to all and

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I'm going to take a two-week-holiday and recharge my batteries. Thanks to each and everyone that has provided me with beautiful music this year...

Happy Birthday Colin!


ladymule - 12/21/2007 at 03:39 PM


Happy Birthday Colin!


Have great holidays Colin and Petri!

Friends are coming to our house tonight to help us drink some beer and install our Norton 2008. Then we are taking them out for supper and later to see some friends play Reggae music at a club.

Hope all my dear friends here have a wonderful Holiday Season with their non-cyber friends and family.

Love to all...

ladymule - 12/22/2007 at 05:43 PM


Have a great Saturday All...and Colin, I hope you not feeling too bad the day after your B'day celebration!

Zeka, Merry Merry to you! Please drop in when you can and say hello. We miss you.

Quinn - 12/22/2007 at 08:49 PM

wishing everyone a safe & happy holiday season

rrunner - 12/23/2007 at 09:31 AM

Good 'ole Sunday Morning, and Merry Christmas brothers & sisters. Hope you are all enjoying the holidays.

It's been some time since the last time I was here. To much work and many deadlines kept me quite busy, but I still got a buzz in the back of my head from the DTB show in Skopje.

Zeka bro, you left the club too early and missed part of the fun.

Wishing you all a great holiday season.


ladymule - 12/23/2007 at 06:06 PM

Hey Danis! Nice to see you. This is a photo of you and Zeka, right? Good to see both of you.

petri - 12/23/2007 at 07:57 PM

Good evening all!

These past days have been filled with different kind of Christmas preparations. While my wife Leena has cooked and baked I have hoovered and dusted and washed the whole of our apartement.

On Friday evening we picked a Christmas tree from a merchant near us and this evening we decorated it. The kids had so much fun with that.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and traditionally that's the day when Santa visits families and children really get to see him as he brings in all the gifts. Santa will come and visit us and reward all the good children... and adults... And BTW, NO snow here in Finland, only Lappland has some...

A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to everyone!

P.S. Nice to see photos of Danis and Zeka...

ladymule - 12/23/2007 at 10:28 PM

Petri, have a beautiful day tomorrow with your family and Santa.

ZekovicZoran - 12/24/2007 at 09:47 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Still live and well!
Sis Kim, donnnn't worry, I'm here forever! And one thing: My Christmas is 14 days after yours (one week after New Year), you know that: West and East Church, in my country we are "ortodox" christians. But that is very good for you: You are the first with good wishes! Ha-ha! Hope you are well and happy!
Bro Danis, I'm so sad because of: Zeka bro, you left the club too early and missed part of the fun. Do you rememer that girl with me? Next time will kill her, bacause she wanted to go home!
It is nice to see first a part of my t-shirt at your picasaweb, only I don't know is it good or bad to see my empty glass without beer?! I think that is good, because you had not time to make a pics with full glasses (think you need a few seconds for that). Ha-ha! And one thing more: Graet pics. my dear bro Danis!
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all of you, dear familly!

ladymule - 12/24/2007 at 01:28 PM

Zeka, nice to see you and glad to know you are "here forever"!

Not feeling too well today...started to get a sore throat last night and woke up after only a couple hours of sleep with sniffles and a very sore throat. Have not been back to bed since and probably will have to cancel my plans for the next couple of days and stay home and be sick!

Ah wellll....hope everyone else is feeling well and happy.

petri - 12/24/2007 at 07:34 PM

Oh Kim, you have my sympathies, it's too bad that you have to be sick on Christmas. Our Aura is sick, too... But I'm sure Sandy will take care of and comfort you... Get well soon.

And Cheers to all!

ladymule - 12/24/2007 at 10:58 PM

Petri, thanks so much for your kind words. Still sick {esp. with this sore throat} and yes, we canceled our dinner plans tonight with my dad and told my uncle that I probably won't be there tomorrow. And you are right, Sandy has been caring and helpful.

Looking forward to watching the 1938 version of The Christmas Carol in about an hour. Right now, Sandy is watching Paton. Not my cup of tea. But we both enjoy The Christmas Carol.

I hope Aura feels better soon.

Enjoy your days, my friend.

ZekovicZoran - 12/25/2007 at 08:30 AM

Hi, dear S&B!
Bro Colin, my dear Santa!
I'm sure that you know what I mean! Yes!!! Only one question for you: I saw one nice face at the cover. Do you know that man??? Ha-ha!!!
What to say. THANKS!!!! You make me happy!
Sis Kim, go on, take some more tea and vitamins. And forget TV and go somewhere out of home. You will see...We are thinking about you and that will help!
Snow in Novi Sad, temperature about -4 C. Really winther!

ladymule - 12/25/2007 at 01:56 PM

Ah Zeka, thanks for thinking of me. It does help to know you care. Unfortunately, I'm sneezing, sniffling, not getting much sleep and generally feel lousy so I'm just going to stay home and rest. Hoping you are having a wonderful day, Zeka!

And Merry Christmas Love again to all...

harvey - 12/25/2007 at 08:25 PM


Kim ... I am so sorry you are feeling lousy ... I hope you still manage some Christmas cheer ... a little drop of Rum usually helps me ... of course it is no cure but a very good temporary tranquiliser

Zeka ... I am so glad my little surprise package arrived ... I hope you like it ... and yes, that is me on the cover standing outside the wonderful Beacon Theater

To all the rest of my friends here ... I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones ... bless you all and may you get all the good things you deserve in 2008 ...

ladymule - 12/25/2007 at 08:44 PM

Colin, thank you for caring. Yes, I'm under the weather and alone {I sent Sandy off to my uncle's for Christmas dinner} but I'm managing to avoid a pity party of one . Yes, a little spiced rum and soynog will be on the menu later. Right now I'm enjoying a Stella beer. Working my way up to the hard stuff. Thank you for your Christmas wishes and hope you are having a merry day!

harvey - 12/25/2007 at 08:58 PM

I've had a good day here, thank Kim ... my eldest son went to his girlfriends parents for the day but my youngest son ate with us, and a couple of old friends joined us also.

All quiet now ... Janet is in the bath and preparing for an early night and my youngest has gone to visit some friends ... so I am just chilling with a cold beer that my eldest bought for me - Old Timer Winter Ale - he thought it appropriate At 5.8% it is a pretty "meaty" brew, but very tasty. I have a little Captain Morgan's Spiced for a nightcap later

Peace & Love ...

CanPeach - 12/25/2007 at 09:02 PM

Hope you're feeling better Kim.

Have a good night Colin

ladymule - 12/25/2007 at 09:14 PM

- Old Timer Winter Ale - he thought it appropriate

Ha! Good one!

At 5.8% it is a pretty "meaty" brew, but very tasty. I have a little Captain Morgan's Spiced for a nightcap later

All sounds pretty yummy to me! I have a couple Guinness and a Kilkenny in the fridge to choose from.

Peace & Love ...

Glad you've had a good day and peace and love right back at'cha!

ladymule - 12/25/2007 at 09:16 PM

Hope you're feeling better Kim.

Have a good night Colin

Neil, thanks so much for your kind wishes! Thank you for caring. Hope you are having a Merry Day, Neil! All the best to you.

Quinn - 12/27/2007 at 12:03 AM

hope everyone had a grate christmas

harvey - 12/27/2007 at 11:25 PM

Still am ...

ladymule - 12/29/2007 at 06:45 PM

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Happy early New Year Wishes!

ladymule - 12/29/2007 at 06:46 PM

Happy Saturday/New Year Wishes PT O RAMA!

ladymule - 12/31/2007 at 07:06 PM

Happy New Year!

Best Wishes To ALL For A Happy and Healthy 2008.


Quinn - 12/31/2007 at 11:23 PM


CanPeach - 1/1/2008 at 03:28 AM

Happy New Year to our worldwide group of friends here

petri - 1/1/2008 at 12:16 PM

Hello my international friends and a Happy New Year to you all!

harvey - 1/2/2008 at 08:30 AM

Good Morning Friends ..... Happy New Year to you all

Back to work today ..... but at least it will soon be the weekend

Petri ..... thanks for your usual generous package ..... it is going to take me a Month to listen to it all

Quinn - 1/9/2008 at 12:12 AM

hope all are well
good vibes to all

harvey - 1/17/2008 at 02:02 PM

Hello all my International Lounge Peach Heads ... it has been a bit quiet around here of late ... I hope you all are doing ok and 2008 is getting off to a good start for you

Petri ... where are you my friend ... I hope everything is ok with you and it is just that you are studying hard that you are not around

In case any of you don't venture up into the AG section, here are the "youtube" links to Scotiadave's sound synched video of the previously silent Love Valley video footage

Many thanks to Masahiko for the remastered sound ... and many more to Dave for his excellent diligence in piecing this jigsaw together

ZekovicZoran - 1/18/2008 at 07:55 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Bro Colin, thanks for tubes! Great!
Have a nice Friday, dear family!

ladymule - 1/18/2008 at 04:05 PM

Happy Day All!

Yes, thanks for the tubes Colin. I saw them in Anything Goes. Awesome!

I'm watching the Australian Open when I can and we're off to Toronto tomorrow for a much needed dose of excellent local music. {Assuming the weather co-operates... }

I'll second Colin's thoughts and send a shout out to our friend Petri!

Lots of love to All...

petri - 1/19/2008 at 06:41 PM

Hi friends!

Colin, Kim, everything's OK, just been plain lazy Not much reading here, I'm afraid...

At work I had to get a new DVD burner 'cause my old one broke down. So some of my office hours have gone trying to figure out how new Nero 7.0 and WinVD Creator function... I really need those programs also in my work, not only in my hobby... For the past few weeks I had been plagued by problems in DVD burning (digierrors etc) but now I may have conquered those things. I even found out how to change the picture ratio from 16:9 to 4:3.

Colin, any chance for a copy of Love Valley...? ( wink wink nudge nudge)

[Edited on 1/19/2008 by petri]

ladymule - 1/20/2008 at 07:05 PM

Happy Sunday All!

Glad all is well with you Petri and thanks for checking in.

Freezing here for the past couple of days! Hope all are well and warm...

harvey - 1/21/2008 at 01:22 PM

Hi friends!

Colin, Kim, everything's OK, just been plain lazy Not much reading here, I'm afraid...

At work I had to get a new DVD burner 'cause my old one broke down. So some of my office hours have gone trying to figure out how new Nero 7.0 and WinVD Creator function... I really need those programs also in my work, not only in my hobby... For the past few weeks I had been plagued by problems in DVD burning (digierrors etc) but now I may have conquered those things. I even found out how to change the picture ratio from 16:9 to 4:3.

Colin, any chance for a copy of Love Valley...? ( wink wink nudge nudge)

The pigeon is already aloft ... check your em's my friend

harvey - 1/21/2008 at 01:23 PM

. . . and a very happy Stormy Monday to one and all

WharfRat - 1/23/2008 at 05:03 PM


harvey - 1/23/2008 at 07:23 PM



ZekovicZoran - 1/24/2008 at 08:43 AM

Hi, dear S&B!
Kim, do you have any news of Australian Open? Ha-ha! Again Roggggger vs. Nooooole! We'll see! What you say about our Ana? Final game!!! Yes!
My family will go next week to Kopaonik (that is our great ski-center). Very nice place.
Be weel and good next week without me!

ladymule - 1/24/2008 at 03:24 PM

My dear Zeka, yes, last night's Ana/Daniela match was exciting and I am so happy for Ana. I was chearing for her! She really pulled it together to win. Congrats to her and to Serbia. So, the final with Maria and Ana should be very good and I'm looking forward to it. I will be chearing for Ana over Maria. Ana has to be very aggressive against Maria in order to win. Have you seen how powerful Maria is these days? Whew! That woman can hit a ball!
And of course, Rooooooger vs Nooooooole...THAT will be a nail biter for sure!! As usual I will be chearing for Rogi under these circumstances.
Have a great skiing holiday, Zeka! Nice to hear from you.

Happy Day to All Peeps here!!

ZekovicZoran - 1/25/2008 at 11:20 AM

Dear sis Kim, I'm so sorry, but NOLE WON!!! Is it a good result (3:0)??? Ha-ha!
And, at the end:
France vs. Serbia
Russia vs. Serbia (again)!
What to say?

ladymule - 1/26/2008 at 01:54 AM

Zeka, Zeka....what to say?!!! I am happy for you but very sad for me and Roger!

Tsonga vs Nole, I'm not sure who I will cheer for {I think I've been misspelling 'cheer' }. I'm mad at Nole for beating Roger so I might cheer for Tsonga! I hope you will still love me if I do!
Regardless of who I cheer for, if Nole wins I will be happy for him, for you and for Serbia.

Soon, {in about 25 minutes} Maria and Ana will play. Will you and I be watching again at the same time?! I will be rooting for Ana. Go Ana!! She needs to be aggressive against Maria. I hope she rises to the occasion.

Enjoy the matches my friend. I will be thinking of you.



Enzo - 1/27/2008 at 05:13 PM




petri - 1/27/2008 at 06:40 PM

Good Sunday evening to all!

And it's nice to see that Chuck popped in for a visit.

Thank you Colin, pidgeon brougt something special to me... scotiadave and Masahiko, I'll take my hat off for you guys!

Kids and I have a flu, I'm already feeling better but both Aura and Pyry had high temprature today. Day care is out of the question tomorrow... Guess I have to sacrifice mice elf and stay home...

ladymule - 1/28/2008 at 01:07 AM


Happy Sunday Evening All!

Hey David, nice to see you in this neck of the woods!

Petri, sorry to hear you have been ill. I was sick for two really hung around. Hope you are feeling better very soon. And enjoy your day with your two darlings.

Zeka, what to say!! Congrats to you, Nole and to Serbia! Hope y'all have a wonderful celebration on the 'balcony'!
And, I was sorry to see Ana lose the match against Maria. Next time!

Peace Out!

petri - 2/1/2008 at 11:07 AM

Happy Friday and happy February!

harvey - 2/1/2008 at 11:21 AM

Happy Weekend to all

Petri ... hope you and the family are all feeling better now ...

ladymule - 2/2/2008 at 02:00 AM

Happy Day Friends!

Colin, I was in the Trades Forum and read you lost a friend and colleague. So sorry to hear that. I know how it feels...

On a happier note {for me, anyway}, Sandy and I just got A1 tix {just to the left of the stage in the stands--row 14} for the Tom Petty/Steve Winwood concert June 3 in Toronto at the AC Center. Got them through the wife of a Toronto friend who knows the promoter. She just put them on her 'account' and we will get the tix and pay her later. This is the first time we have gone through her to get tix, but it may not be the last time!

I'm so excited to see Steve Winwood and I'm looking forward to Tom Petty too. As Petri knows, I'm a big Traffic/Steve fan so this should be a real treat. 'Saw' {but did not see} Steve many years ago because Sandy and I were sitting on the lawn on soaking wet grass, wet up to our respective kahonays {sp?} and left soon after Steve's set started because we were so physically uncomfortable. We saw Joe Cocker 'open' but missed most of Steve's set.
Anyway, the plan is to make up for lost time and the earlier missed opportunity with this upcoming Toronto show!!

Whooo Hooo...hope we get lots of Traffic material...DREAM GERARD....GRAVEYARD PEOPLE!! etc. etc.

This is my 'something wonderful to look forward to' after a winter bereft of shows.

Love to all...

harvey - 2/2/2008 at 09:01 AM

Hey Kim ... that is cool that you will be going to see Stevie ... I am really hoping that Eric & Steve repeat what they are doing at the MSG over here in England ... seeing a "Blind Faith" type concert at the Royal Albert Hall would be one of my dreams come true!!!

I haven't been to a gig since 7th December last year when Devon Allman was in London, but I have a few about to come up ... just like London Buses they seem to all come at once ...

Fri 15th Feb = Joe Bonamassa @ Shepherds Bush Empire
Thur 6th Mar = Neil Young @ Hammersmith Apollo (Loge - Row 2 - just left of centre)
Thur 20th Mar = Eagles @ O2 Arena
Fri 28th Mar = Chris Rea @ Royal Albert Hall (Orchestra - Row 10 - to the right)
Tuesday 15th April = Australian Pink Floyd @ Royal Albert Hall (Orchestra - Row 6 - centre)
Fri 23rd May = Robin Trower @ Mean Fiddler

Almost makes up for not being able to do the Beacon trip this year ... I will miss meeting all my friends as much as the ABB ... but I will definitely be back there next year ... 3/26/09 = 40 years of ABB

Enjoy your weekend

ladymule - 2/2/2008 at 05:59 PM

Colin, when it rains it pours, eh?!
You've got lots of cool shows to look forward to and I hope you get your Eric/Stevie show. You're absolutely going to love the Neil show. I'm jealous...I want to see him again! Enjoy all your concerts, Colin and I hope they go a long way to making up for missing the Beacon this year.

Happy Day, All!

ZekovicZoran - 2/4/2008 at 08:32 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
I'm back! Great time at Kopaonik, 50 cm of snow, nice weather (SUN!!!), lot of people,...
Dear sis Kim, I know that is to late, but we are here still happy about Nole!
And one new of politics: We have new (old) president Boris Tadic!
Back to job, have a lot things to do!

ladymule - 2/4/2008 at 04:06 PM

Zeka, welcome back! And, you know it's never too late for happiness!

ladymule - 2/4/2008 at 04:08 PM

Happiness P T O RAMA!

Enzo - 2/8/2008 at 03:44 AM




harvey - 2/9/2008 at 10:53 AM

Hope y'all are enjoying the weekend ... temps here are only just above freezing ... but it is a lovely blue sky sunny day

ladymule - 2/10/2008 at 02:47 AM

So far so good Colin. Went out to supper tonight with Sandy, my dad, my mom's brother and his girlfriend. {We wished one another Merry Christmas because of course, I missed being with them at Christmas cause I was a sick puppy. } Had a Chinese beer with dinner. Can't remember the name but I think it was a lager and had a sweet after taste--very nice.

Tomorrow, in the afternoon, I am off to hear Trad Jazz and drink a very nice local {Guelph, Ontario} micro brew called Stone Hammer Pilsner at the Woolwich Arms in Guelph {about 45 minutes from where I live.}.

Shovelled and blew heavy snow again today. We're really getting hammered with snow this year.

Glad you are having a blue sky sunny day, Colin.

Blue Sky wishes to ALL!

Quinn - 2/10/2008 at 06:41 PM

peace to all

Enzo - 2/10/2008 at 10:29 PM

Quinn !

ZekovicZoran - 2/13/2008 at 11:15 AM

What's wrong????

ZekovicZoran - 2/13/2008 at 11:17 AM

Everything is O.K. now.
I had some troubles with my login.

ladymule - 2/14/2008 at 04:44 PM



harvey - 2/14/2008 at 05:05 PM




Right back atcha ladylove

ladymule - 2/14/2008 at 06:39 PM

Thanks so much Colin. You're as sweet as fine chocolate! Mmmmm...

harvey - 2/15/2008 at 01:44 PM


Off up to London to see Joe Bonamassa this evening ... he is playing at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, which is an old "Arte Deco" Theatre similar to the Beacon but about half the size ... great place for a gig.

Petri ... hope you are ok my friend ... I received a generous package from you a couple of days ago which I will enjoy watching at the weekend ... thank you!!!

Have a great weekend everyone

[Edited on 2/15/2008 by harvey]

ladymule - 2/15/2008 at 04:11 PM

Have a great time tonight Colin!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

I'm off to hear some Trad Jazz late tomorrow afternoon (very fine New Orleans' trumpeter Kevin Clark and his band} and then out to supper at a local Italian eatery. Yummmm! {My Valentine's dinner }

Peace and Love out to All...

Quinn - 2/16/2008 at 02:27 AM

enjoy the weekend everybody

petri - 2/22/2008 at 02:36 PM

Happy weekend to everyone!

I'm fine and dandy...

Kim, I owe you an e-mail...


ladymule - 2/22/2008 at 11:22 PM

Hi Petri, nice to see you 'round these parts. No worries about an email and Love! to you and y'all too.

Quinn - 2/24/2008 at 11:18 PM

good vibes

ladymule - 3/7/2008 at 12:18 AM

Hi All!

Very quiet in here lately...

Colin, hope you had a wonderful time at the Neil show tonight. I'm sure you did.

Petri, guess who I saw for the first time on Monday night? The Boss...Bruce Springsteen. I remember you posted that you are going to see him in July in Finland. We weren't planning to see him but we were listening to a Toronto radio station and they mentioned that he was playing the next day in Hamilton {about an hour away from us} so we looked in our local newspaper to see if there were any tickets on sale and lo and behold there was one set of two that this guy was selling for face value. So we bought those tix from him {the best tix we've ever had in a stadium setting} and we went to see Bruce the next day.

Loved Bruce and loved the show. I think you will have a great time and be impressed. Everything was excellent: Bruce's voice, songs, playing and band members. The material from his new album Magic was top rate. As you know, Max Weinberg {from Conan's show} is Bruce's drummer and it was a huge treat listening to and watching Max play. I love his drumming. A real highlight for me. Bruce gave 150 % in terms of his singing, playing {including his harmonica playing}, crowd interaction and just his huge amount of effort and energy expended.
It was a first rate show and I think you will enjoy yourself quite a bit.

Colin, FYI, Bruce is playing in London at the Emirates Stadium May 30 and 31 in case you might be interested in checking him out.

For more info go to Good pics and blogs about each show along the way.

Hope all are to all...

petri - 3/7/2008 at 09:52 AM

Hello my international friends!

All's well here in Finland, I've just been busy with other areas and therefore have been neglegting you...

Kim, I still owe you an e-mail... what a lazy SOB I am
Thanks for your Bruce review, even though I'm not a real Bruce fan (but I like his early albums up till 1980) this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to catch The Boss so I'm really looking forward to the Helsinki concert.

I really live a busy phase of life at the moment so please my friends, do not worry if you don't catch me too often around here... feel free to e-mail or sen a PM to me.

Have a happy Friday and a nice weekend!

harvey - 3/7/2008 at 11:52 AM

Petri !!!!! ... must find time to write to you again soon ... like you, things have been very hectic for me so far this year ... hope you and the family are all keeping well.

Kim !!!!! , love to you too. Thank you for the info, but Bruce is not my cup of tea. Like Petri, I quite liked his earlier stuff but lost interest about 1980. I have a friend who is an absolute fan of his though and he is going to the Emirates Stadium concert.

Neil was excellent last night, review to follow ... now looking forward to the Eagles in two weeks time

harvey - 3/7/2008 at 11:53 AM

Neil Young @ the Hammersmith Apollo, London, Thursday 6th March, 2008.

Wow!!! . . . What a show!!! . . . that’s it if you want the short version, if you want the longer version, read on . . .

I managed to get out of work slightly early so that Janet and I were able to get to London with time to spare for a quick “pie and pint” at a local hostelry before making our way over to the Apollo, arriving shortly after the doors had opened at around 6.45. There was a plethora of scalpers outside, stopping everyone to ask if they had spares to sell; I can only image that as they weren’t offering to sell that what few tickets they had got their grubby little hands on were quickly snapped up, such is the growing popularity of this tour.

There was a mad scramble around the merchandise stand just inside the main doors, we decided that neither of us needed another “T” shirt that badly to join in the scrum and so we made our way upstairs to the bar and grabbed another quick beer before heading in to catch Pegi Young's opening set.

For those of you that are not familiar with the Hammersmith Apollo (which used to be called the Hammersmith Odeon), it is probably the London venue that is most similar in size and nature (art deco period) to the Beacon Theater in NYC. The only major difference is that there is just a single balcony at the Apollo, which is equivalent to the loge at the Beacon. Our seats were on that balcony (loge), second row, just left of centre; pretty damn perfect to be honest, especially as the two people that sat in front of us were about 5 feet tall on tip toes and so we could easily see over them.

The stage set resembled a theatrical storage room. It was strewn with all manner of old equipment, amps, lights, stage props, even Neil's vintage pump organ seemed to be for decoration purposes only. Neil's main amp was mounted on a skateboard that was operated from offstage by a wire, moving the amp left and right too allow the guitar technician to get onstage with Neil's guitars for changes between songs.

The most avant-garde part of Neil’s entourage, however, was an artist who was painting large canvases at the back of the stage throughout the acoustic set. Then, during the electric set, he would come to the front right of the stage before each song and place a canvas on an easel, with the painting depicting and naming which song was about to be played.

Anyway, back to Pegi’s opening set . . . She came on with her band (Ben Keith, Rick Rosas and Anthony Crawford) at about 7.30pm and played a 40 minute set of country acoustic numbers. I have to say that country music does not particularly appeal to me, but Pegi’s voice is sweet and not too “country”, so I found the set quite pleasant. I’m sorry, but I cannot give you a set list of what she played, but she did keep alluding to a new album so I guess most were from that.

Then, after a short interval during which a small army of roadies re-arranged the stage and set up Neil’s equipment, Neil came on to a rapturous applause at 8.30pm. He was dressed in a white suit that looked well worn, like a colonial emissary in a tropical appointment, but more importantly he looked fit and well. He sat centre stage, surrounded by a circle of eight guitars, with a grand piano to the right and a bar room piano to the left. In front of his seat was a stand with a selection of harmonicas and a bottle of beer, from which he wet his whistle from time to time during the acoustic set, which comprised the following songs:

From Hank To Hendrix
Ambulance Blues
A Man Needs A Maid
After The Gold Rush
Old King
Love Art Blues
Heart Of Gold
Out On The Weekend
Old Man

During the acoustic set, in between songs, Neil wandered around the stage seemingly confused, scratching his head and appearing not to know what to do next or what guitar to play, strumming a few of them whilst on their stands. It is clearly all an act, however, because despite the odd shout from members of the audience calling for favourites, Neil remained very focussed and knew exactly what he was going to play next. His playing was superb, and despite a few changes in pitch to avoid straining, Neil's singing was practically unchanged from the original versions of the songs, which was quite a pleasant surprise.

After the hour long acoustic set, the highlights for me being the nostalgic “Heart Of Gold” and “Old Man”, on which Neil hit the high notes perfectly, Neil left the stage to a standing ovation. As he left the stage, he wandered around his strange set looking at various items en-route, before finally going to chat to the artist at the rear of the stage and look at his work.

Then at 10pm, the lights went down and Neil returned, this time wearing a black, paint-splattered suit. Neil was now joined by his band, Ben Keith (pedal steel / dobro / guitar / organ), Rick Rosas (bass) and Crazy Horse's Ralph Molina (drums). Neil's wife Pegi and Anthony Crawford also joined them on stage occasionally to provide background vocals. What followed was a classic Neil electric set comprising the following:

The Loner
Dirty Old Man
Spirit Road
Down By The River
Hey Hey, My My
Roll Another Number
Oh, Lonesome Me
The Believer
No Hidden Path
Encore: **** in' Up

What a set! Wow! From the beginning to the end I could not keep a wide grin from my face. It was loud, but not too loud, and Neil's guitar tone was as uniquely appealing as ever. The band played very tightly behind him and some of the classic tunes actually sounded better than ever. It is difficult to pick favourites from this set, but the crescendo leading to “Powderfinger” and the extended jamming in “No Hidden Path” certainly provided the perfect climax.

And so, at 11-25pm, it was all over and Neil was waving goodbye. As always, there were a couple of personal favourite tracks missing from his sets that I wish he had included, but I must admit that it would be hard for me to oust any of those he actually played in order to accommodate them. Janet and I left the Apollo very contented. I don’t know if Neil will come by our way again, but if this does turn out to be the last show by him that we see, it will be remembered very fondly and as a fitting tribute to one of the great artists of our lifetime.

Thank you Neil . . .

petri - 3/7/2008 at 12:41 PM

Thanks for the review, Colin. You should take up as a journalist, so well written it was

ladymule - 3/7/2008 at 06:30 PM

Petri and Colin, just to clarify...I'm "not a real [Bruce] fan" either. I don't have any of his albums. I've only heard his radio hits. Our going to see him was sort of a fluke. But my point is that I came away with a greater appreciation for him and his band {after seeing him live} than I had before. And...I thought I'd pass along my impressions to you Petri because you are going to see him in July.

Petri, don't worry about sending me an email. You're busy. Just pop in here a bit more frequently and say 'hello'. I miss you!

Colin...great review! Thank you. It definitely takes me back to the show I saw in Toronto. Even Neil's rumpled white suit! Nice that you got a F***** Up. And No Hidden Path was a highlight for me too.

Colin and Petri, could you let me know if you ever hear about a recording of Neil's Toronto show?! We got a Cortez at that show and I would love to hear it {and the whole show, of course}. Thanks guys.

Nice to see you both... and love out to y'all...

CanPeach - 3/10/2008 at 02:37 PM

Great review Colin Iwas going to ask you how the show was in the Lounge, but glad I dropped by here this AM

harvey - 3/11/2008 at 04:35 PM

Hi Neil ... I did post the same review in the Lounge but it got buried a few pages back.

Having had such an excellent show by Neil last week I am now looking forward to the Eagles next week

Hope everybody is having a good week ...

petri - 3/13/2008 at 07:54 PM


Love and hugs to your way

And good evening to everyone else, too. Have a nice Thursday.

harvey - 3/13/2008 at 11:42 PM


Love and hugs to your way

And good evening to everyone else, too. Have a nice Thursday.



ladymule - 3/14/2008 at 12:45 AM

Ahhhhh.....YOU GUYS!!!

Thank you so much for your kindness and LOVE!!!

You guys helped make my day special. Thanks for caring.


harvey - 3/14/2008 at 08:06 AM

ladymule - 3/14/2008 at 04:54 PM

ladymule - 3/14/2008 at 04:55 PM

Love and Birthday P T O RAMA!!

CanPeach - 3/15/2008 at 05:58 PM

Happy belated Birthday Kim

Hope you had a great one!

ladymule - 3/15/2008 at 08:46 PM

Hi Neil! Thanks very much for your sweet birthday wishes. Yeah, I did have a good one. Last night Sandy and I went to Burlington to see Jack DeKeyser and his band. It's been a long time since we have seen him and it was a great time. In addition to his bass player and drummer, he had a guest sax player and keyboard player with him. Great blues and great players for your birthday...what could be better?!

Hope you are doing well Neil and thanks again for your kind wishes.

petri - 3/20/2008 at 07:00 PM


My darling daughter Aura turned 4 years old today. Big bro Pyry and mommy and daddy congratulate.

And Happy Easter to all!

ladymule - 3/20/2008 at 07:32 PM


Congrats to Mommy and Daddy too.

Happy Easter Petri and to All!

Happy Spring!

petri - 3/22/2008 at 02:40 PM

Hello everyone!

Thanks Kim!

It was funny when Aura told us on the eve of her 4th birthday, just prior going to sleep, that she's very nervous and excited about how OLD she will look the following morning. When both her mother and I pointed out that probably she won't look any older than the day before she let out a big sigh of relief saying "Really?" with a big big smile. I couldn't but laugh...

Carry on...

ladymule - 3/22/2008 at 04:24 PM

Petri, that's so cute...

Off to Toronto today with friends to hear some local music.

Hope everybody has a good weekend!

CanPeach - 3/22/2008 at 07:49 PM

Hey Kim, enjoy your day in the city. I'm working today (across from the Hockey Hall of Fame). Its cold but sunny here, the birds are singing so Spring can't be far off

ladymule - 3/23/2008 at 05:35 PM

Hi Neil. Thanks, yeah...we did have a good day.

Cold and Sunny day here too...

Have a great day All!

ladymule - 4/2/2008 at 04:03 AM


ALL the best and lots of LOVE to you on your special day! Have a great day, Zeka!


ZekovicZoran - 4/2/2008 at 09:51 AM

Thanks, sis KIm!

petri - 4/2/2008 at 06:33 PM


and good day to all!

I've been missing a lot of the activities around here, been heck of a couple of weeks at work...

My son has chicken pox so he's been sleeping restlessly and keeping us (at least me) awake too... feeling pretty tired. I will stay at home tomorrow with him... ;-)

Cheers! :-)

ZekovicZoran - 4/3/2008 at 08:44 AM

Thanks, bro Petri!

ladymule - 4/12/2008 at 06:12 PM

Hey Petri! You're on-line. Just thought I'd say HELLOOOO!

Hope you are having a good day/night.

Peace and Love to All who visit here.

petri - 4/12/2008 at 07:28 PM

KIM!!! I was in the Trades section so I missed you. Pity...

And good evening to all!

My son Pyry had chicken pox and now is my daughter Aura's turn to have it. Her version seems to be a milder one than Pyry's , hardly any spots at all. But she has some temperature and is grumpy... well, she's sleeping at the moment.

The spring is here but it's been very wet and chilly. The weather forecast has promised temperatures below freezing point to the following nigth and some rain, even snow for tomorrow. They warned that the roads will be icy on Moday even in Southern Finland.

Time to wish you all a happy Saturday and crack open a barrel of beer. Well, a can will do...


ladymule - 4/12/2008 at 08:40 PM

Petri, you'll be happy to hear I'm enjoying a bottle of Stella Artois right now.

We've had a mix of cool, rainy and sunny and warm days. Seems to go back and forth. Rain for the past couple of days here but sun tomorrow and up in the mid-high teens C next week!! Whooo Hoo. Hope you get warmer, sunnier air soon Petri.

ladymule - 4/19/2008 at 03:58 PM


Wow, what a couple of beautiful days we are having...sunny and warm {low 20s C}.

Hope others are getting similar weather. Good for the spirit!

Love to All! And have a happy day.

ladymule - 4/20/2008 at 01:01 AM

Good day sunshine...good day sunshine...

Hellooo, is there anybody out there?

harvey - 4/30/2008 at 08:31 PM

ladymule - 5/1/2008 at 12:40 AM

Colin, thank you!! Doesn't it just make your heart ache/melt to see/hear that band in action?!

So nice to see you around these parts, friend. Love, love and more love to you and to ALL!

harvey - 5/1/2008 at 07:25 AM

Hey Kim ... glad you liked the video ... my friend (scotia) Dave posted the link in the "Duane" section so I thought I would pass it on to my friends here.

Not been very active of late ... my illness had been getting the better of me this past month but I think I just about have it under control again now ... and on top of that I have been so busy both at home and at work that I haven't had much time to join in.

I am long overdue to send Petri an email ... I was planning to do so last weekend but a friend got taken to hospital with heart failure and is currently bedridden awaiting a transplant ... so I am fitting in visits to him now as well ... but I will get around to it soon Petri, I promise.

Meanwhile, hope all of you are doing ok ... love and best wishes, Colin.

ladymule - 5/1/2008 at 04:58 PM

Colin yes, I read a bit about you being unwell in the Lounge. So sorry to hear you've been struggling but glad that you are doing better. And I did Google and read a bit about your ailment.

Sending out good vibes and love to you!

petri - 5/10/2008 at 06:51 PM

Greetings from Finland, long time no see...

Happy Saturday to all!

Colin, so sorry to hear about your friend's situation... and I hope you're feeling better yourself.

Kim, thanks for e-mails love ya. Stil haven't check the new site...

ladymule - 5/11/2008 at 06:20 PM

Happy Sunday!

Nice to see you Petri. Love ya too!

Went to the wedding last night of a slide player friend of ours. Guess what the first 'song' was? The outro {Will The Circle Be Unbroken} from Mtn. Jam on Eat A Peach! Now, that's my kind of wedding!

harvey - 5/16/2008 at 07:19 AM


Happy weekend to all of my International Club Lounge friends

petri - 5/16/2008 at 08:45 AM

Hiya all and greetings from Finland!

Happy Friday

ladymule - 5/16/2008 at 03:38 PM


Petri, I sent out a package to you yesterday. Just so you know...

Love to all...

ladymule - 5/18/2008 at 05:20 PM

Happy Sunday All!

Relaxing today. Catching up on my internet reading, watching Rooogeeer and Nadal in the final from Germany at 4 pm and then Star Wars Episode V at 8 pm.

Wishes to All for a relaxing, happy Sunday!

ZekovicZoran - 5/19/2008 at 07:18 AM

Happy Monday, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 5/20/2008 at 03:38 AM

Hi Zeka! So good to see you.

Nole is doing well. Looking forward to the French Open next week. Here's to Roger and Nole doing well.


ladymule - 5/20/2008 at 03:39 AM

Zeka and French Open P T O RAMA!

ZekovicZoran - 5/20/2008 at 07:36 AM

Dear sis Kim,
It's OK, but what to do with Rafa? Have you seen that final game? 1st game Roger : Rafa 5 : 1, and at the end 5 : 7!?

ladymule - 5/20/2008 at 03:09 PM

Zeka, I know, what to do about Rafa! He's almost unbeatable on clay.
Actually, I missed the first set because I was seeing the match after it was played and they started the coverage for me early in the second set. Roger got up 4-1 in the second set and almost lost that set too! It was a very stressful match to watch. So I'm yelling at Roger to GO! etc! I think Roger needs some help with his game. He's not winning like he used to.
Anyway, I'll be watching the French.

ladymule - 5/20/2008 at 03:23 PM

Post # 1600.

ZekovicZoran - 5/21/2008 at 10:10 AM

The great number, dear siis Kim!

ladymule - 5/21/2008 at 07:28 PM

Mighty High!

petri - 5/30/2008 at 06:27 PM

Hello all!

It's been awhile... but I'm still alive and well, as Johnny Winter put it. Just been goddam maddog busy at work that I am all washed up...

Went to see John Fogerty last Monday (May 26th) in Helsinki, a great concert. John rools!

Kim, so many thanks for the music, love it and love you...

Colin, I know you're out there... Miss you.

[Edited on 5/30/2008 by petri]

ladymule - 5/30/2008 at 09:47 PM

Hi Petri! Hi Everybody!

Petri, you're welcome and I'm glad you are happy with the music! Sending love right back at'cha and love to All.

Tuesday I'm off to see Steve Winwood and Tom Petty. {Assuming the promoter wife of a friend comes through with the tickets at the box office as planned. We've never gone that route before to get tickets but if everything works out we'll have 'band tickets' in the first 15 rows on the floor or VIP tix in the stands near the stage.} Really looking forward to seeing Steve again, especially now that I am such a big Traffic fan and looking forward to a new experience hearing Tom Petty. Plus, a day off in Toronto drinking and dining out is always a treat!

Peace and love to all...

petri - 6/3/2008 at 01:32 PM

Hello all!

Kim, I hope you enjoy and I am sure you'll enjoy Steve Winwood and Tom Petty. Petty rocks, I really like him but unfortunately I have never seen his band live. And neither Steve Winwood...

The weather here is great, warm and sunshine but little windy.

Where's Colin? Hellooo....

harvey - 6/3/2008 at 01:41 PM

ladymule - 6/3/2008 at 04:05 PM

Thank you dear Petri and hello dear Colin!

petri - 6/4/2008 at 09:00 AM

You're welcome, my dear Kim

Colin Drop me a line...

I'm off to the city of Hämeenlinna (Tavastehus in Swedish) in work duties and will be back on Friday.

Enjoy your day!

ZekovicZoran - 6/5/2008 at 08:56 AM

What you say, dear sis Kim? Nooooleeee or Rafaaaaa?

ladymule - 6/6/2008 at 01:00 AM

Hellooo dear bro Zeka! Nole vs Nadal in the semi final? I think Nadal will win but Good Luck to Nole! But who knows? Of course, I hope Rooogeeer wins in the end.

And helloooo to All!

Really enjoyed the Winwood/Petty show the other night. Stevie opened and his band was the same as the one he had with him when he did the 07 Highclere Castle, UK show: drums, percussion, sax/flute/organ, guitar and Stevie. He played for about an hour and did a bunch of his new songs as well as I'm a Man, Can't Find My Way Home {awesome Stevie guitar solo...instrumentation: Stevie gtr, drums and sax guy on Stevie's organ}, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Higher Love and finished with the very good new 'single' which sounds a bit like Low Spark of High Heeled Boys. Stevie's set was worth the price of the ticket. A real treat to hear him and his first rate band. The audience was very appreciative too. Standing ovations and lots of applause and support for him. A knowledgeable audience.

Tom Petty's show was smokin' too. Everything about it was first rate and he held me in the palm of his hand for about 2 hours. I was really impressed with him, his band, the repertoire and the set and lighting. In fact, the whole experience was mesmerizing. During his encore he did a musical tribute to Bo Diddley who as we all know just passed.

All in all, a first rate concert experience, a joy to experience.

Lots of love to all my friends...

[Edited on 6/6/2008 by ladymule]

harvey - 6/6/2008 at 07:08 AM

Glad you had such a wonderful concert Kim

One thing I find amusing is that you got one hour of Steve Winwood as the support act and two hours of Tom Petty as the main act ... if the show had been over here in the UK it would probably have been the other way around (LOL)

The show I would dearly have loved to have seen was the Eric Clapton / Steve Winwood gig at MSG where they pretty much re-enacted Blind Faith ... I am really hoping that they might do a repeat of that over here at the Royal Albert Hall next year

ladymule - 6/6/2008 at 09:44 PM

Hellooo dear Colin! Thank you for your kind support! Yes, I think Stevie got short shrift too. I would have loved to have heard more Stevie. In addition, he did not get the impressive set and lighting nor did he get shots of him and the band on the big screen so people could see him well. Have you seen Steve live?

And I hope you get your wish for a Clapton/Winwood show in your neck of the woods.

Zeka, hmmmm seems like Rafa is in the final with Roogeeer! Nole put up a good fight but now that it is R vs N, let's cheer like H*ll for our dear Rogi!!

Hi Petri! Hope you {and everyone else!} have a great weekend. Today, we got a record breaking heat wave and it's here for the next few days. Brutal!

Peaches to All!

ladymule - 6/7/2008 at 05:23 PM

Whoo Hoo! Guess who just got tix to see Van the Man at Massey Hall July 7? Hmmm? That would be me!

Have a great Saturday All!

Oh, and Zeka, many congrats to Ana for her French Open win today! That woman plays awesome tennis. A joy to watch!

Quinn - 6/8/2008 at 01:22 PM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 6/10/2008 at 09:15 AM

Dear sis Kim, what to say? Rafa was much, much better! Poor Roogeeeer! But, he is still No. 1!

ladymule - 6/10/2008 at 03:30 PM

Zeka, yes, Poor Rooogeeer!! That was painful to watch. Yes, he is still No. 1 but Bjorn Borg was quoted at the French Open saying that he thinks Rafa will win Wimbledon! We shall see soon enough at the end of the month. Looking forward to Wimby now.
Have you looked at Roger's web site? There is a forum there but you have to be a member to see and post on the forum. He has over 168,000 members worldwide.

harvey - 6/13/2008 at 04:12 PM

Just a whistle-stop post to say hello and goodbye ... my working week is done and tomorrow I am off to a small, south coast village called Salcombe for a week vacation

It is in the county of Devon, which is in the southwest of England ... fresh seafood and a few cold ales will once again be on the menu

This is the place ...

Be good while I'm gone ..... well, good-ish

ladymule - 6/13/2008 at 04:31 PM

Have a great time Colin! I'm so jealous....what a vacation destination! Have a good one!

And early Happy Father's Day wishes to All the fathers here!

harvey - 6/13/2008 at 11:19 PM

Thanks Kim ... I am sure my vacation will be great ... no matter what the weather may bring ... I am really looking forward to the break from the routine

And thanks also for the Fathers Day wishes ... my elder son (who left home having bought his first apartment recently) made a point of inviting me round to his place so he could give me a present ... a bottle of gin for me to have an evening aperatif whilst on holiday ... now that is a well educated young man

Catch y'all when I get back ... all the best

ladymule - 6/14/2008 at 01:34 AM

Mmmmm gin... Happy Trails my friend.

ladymule - 6/15/2008 at 05:55 PM

Hey Petri! I see you are on-line. Hope you've had a Happy Father's Day today and HFD to All!

petri - 6/15/2008 at 05:57 PM

Hello and an enjoyable Saturday to you all!

Colin, enjoy your holiday I'm only one day late wishing you happy trails... I'll get back to you later... as also to you my dear Kim

I am also taking a week off from my work as I have some winter vacation left. Can you imagine? I'm having a "winter vacation" in the middle of June. I will start my summer vacation on July 14th (my birthday).

And BTW, my son Pyry will be 7 years old tomorrow! How time flies...

See you all later.

petri - 6/15/2008 at 06:02 PM

KIM Hellooooo!!! Thanks for the wishes, a beautiful thought even though we have Fathers Day on November here in Finland, lol So I'll have to wait for a little while for my FD...

How are you doing, BTW? I was sure that you'd be enjoying Tom Petty, too. He's more to my tastes than f. ex. Bruce Springsteen - whom I will bee seeing in July 11th in Helsinki. Well, not personally but in concert, heheh (a lousy joke).

ladymule - 6/15/2008 at 06:08 PM

Petri, I'm doing ok...beautiful sun and not too hot today. I'm going to watch the final round of the US Open today. Golf, in case you don't know!

I think you'll enjoy Bruce more than you think you will. I know I did!

Hey, enjoy your week off! Hope you have a great time!

Love to you and nice to 'see' you in 'real' time.

And Happy Birthday Pyry!!~

[Edited on 6/15/2008 by ladymule]

petri - 6/15/2008 at 06:33 PM

Hello and an enjoyable Saturday to you all!

What a jerk! I meant SUNDAY, of course. See ya!

petri - 7/1/2008 at 01:34 PM


How are you guys been doing?

I've been working hard, trying to get my records straight and desk clean here at work. I will start my summer vacation on July 12th so I'll just have to sweat some more until July 11th.

But I'll start my vacation with style: I will go and see The Boss performing in Olympic Stadium here in Helsinki!

See you!

Haisija - 7/1/2008 at 01:36 PM

Have a nice vacation. Do you all get like 20 weeks vacation ?

petri - 7/1/2008 at 01:40 PM

Heh heh, no, just 5 weeks summer vacation plus couple of weeks winter vacation.

ladymule - 7/2/2008 at 04:48 PM

Petri, have a great vacation and enjoy the Boss! Your birthday is coming up on the 14th too. Lots for you to celebrate this month! Woo Hooo!

Within the last couple of weeks I have been to the Toronto Jazz Festival twice. The first time to see John Hammond and Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector and Merry Clayton. The second time I saw Mike Stern, John Abercrombie and John Scofield. My fave was John Scofield. I really can understand why Warren enjoys John S. and was inspired to write Sco Mule. I love his style of playing, a bit Warrren-like! BTW, I yelled out 'Sco-Mule' a couple of times and then a guy nearby yelled it out a couple of times too! Another 'in the know' Mule fan at the show!

And we're off to hear and see Van Morrison this Monday at Massey Hall in TO. Looking forward to eating and drinking before the show at the Hard Rock and then off to see Van the Man. First time to see him in such an intimate setting. Still have a couple more shows to see this month: Hippie Fest with Jack Bruce among others and Steve Miller/Joe Cocker. Good stuff to look forward to.

All the best and Love to All!

ladymule - 7/14/2008 at 05:46 PM


Hope you are having a beautiful day today and that you are feeling Loved!

How was your Bruce show, Petri? Did you have a great time?

I'm off to see Steve Miller and Joe Cocker Tues. night. Haven't seen Steve Miller before but I did see Joe C. in the early 90s. Hope I have a great time!

Love to all...

petri - 7/17/2008 at 06:25 PM

Hello all!

Kim, THANK YOU, you remembered, sniff... Bruce was alright, heh heh... Not being a fan I couldn't fully appreciate his repertoire and the sound wasn't too good where I stood. But he, being a wide smiling and a very symphatetic showman, really held audience in the palm of his hand. BTW, Bruce received rave reviews for his Helsinki concert in the local papers.

Sorry, have to go, I'll write more later. Adios!

harvey - 7/17/2008 at 06:32 PM



ladymule - 7/24/2008 at 06:16 PM

Happy Birthday David!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

With love,


And...a lovin' shout out to All!!

Enzo - 7/25/2008 at 03:06 AM

Thank you Kim!!!! You're so thoughtful and kind , a good friend indeed!!

My day was overflowing with affection , love and well wishes from so many. I'm thrilled and thankful for family , friends and another year. What a day!

Thanks again for remembering me , Kim ..............

ladymule - 7/27/2008 at 05:03 PM

David, glad you had a great day! And thanks for your kind words.

Peace and Love to All...

ladymule - 8/13/2008 at 08:04 PM

Hi All!

Hope everyone is having a good end of summer.

Thought I'd share a UTube that a fan posted of Sandy playing the song Die Hard at his regular Thurs. night gig at the Ceilidh House in Hamilton, Ont. Check it out if you feel like it; if you don't, no worries.

harvey - 8/14/2008 at 07:51 PM

Hi Kim ... hope you are keeping well

Nice to see the video of Sandy ... very cool ... although I have to admit I have never heard of "Guyz Night" or of that song before ... I guess it never made it over this side of the pond

ladymule - 8/14/2008 at 09:23 PM

HI Colin! Good to see your smiling face!

Yes, I am doing fine. I'm out of live concerts for the summer though and sad to be missing the ABB this year....aaaand...Mule dates for the fall don't have a Toronto show listed! Other than that... Still hoping Mule adds a TO date to the fall or comes in the winter. Winter is not so good though...usually veeeery cold when they come at that time of the year.

Thanks for checking out Sandy's vid. I had not heard of the Die Hard song either but it is based on the Die Hard movie series starring Bruce Willis as the John McLean character.

Hope you are well, Colin and that your health is better. Have been thinking of you.

With love, Kim

Enzo - 8/17/2008 at 03:53 PM

Hey Kim!!

ladymule - 8/17/2008 at 06:20 PM

Hey David! Nice to see your smiling face too.

Quinn - 8/28/2008 at 12:44 AM


ladymule - 8/28/2008 at 02:23 AM

Happy Birthday Maggie! wherever you are...

Hope you're enjoying a Fuzzy Beverage today and/or this evening.

Wishing you a wonderful, love-filled and peaceful year!

Quinn - 8/31/2008 at 03:44 PM


harvey - 9/4/2008 at 11:40 PM

Belated MaggieDay ... hope you are keeping well Sister

..... and Hi to all my other International Lounge chums

..... especially you Kim

ladymule - 9/5/2008 at 07:08 PM

Aaaah sweet Colin...thank you for your greeting. You've made my day!

Hello and love to you and to All!

And Zeka, looks like Nooooole vs Rooooger in the US Open Semi Final tomorrow! Good luck to Nole but better luck to Roger!

CanPeach - 9/7/2008 at 01:52 AM

Evening folks

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far

Quinn - 9/7/2008 at 01:41 PM

right back at you

jpfudd5 - 9/7/2008 at 06:53 PM

Happy NFL day!

harvey - 9/8/2008 at 12:29 PM

Hey everybody ... hope you are all keeping well

harvey - 9/8/2008 at 12:31 PM

Hey Kim & Zeka ... don't normally get involved in your tennis discussions ... but I have to say I thought Andy Murray played out of his skin to make the final against Federer ... probably get taken to the cleaners in the final, but even so a great achievement for the young man

harvey - 9/8/2008 at 12:32 PM

Petri, Petri, where for art thou Petri ?

ladymule - 9/9/2008 at 02:05 AM

Hello to All!

Colin, yes, Murray played beautifully against Rafa. And I was glad he took Rafa out of the competition! I think he is a force to be reckoned with and the more talent the better for the game IMO.
Just saw the Final streaming live on-line. I was hoping Murray would give Roger a better fight but he probably was somewhat overwhelmed by the occasion. Looking forward to seeing more of Andy playing at the top of his game. {Very happy for Roger today, btw!! }

Zeka and Petri...come out, come out wherever you are!!

Hello to Neil, Wayne and JP!

jpfudd5 - 9/9/2008 at 05:04 AM

ZekovicZoran - 9/9/2008 at 08:31 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Yes, sis Kim, I'm here and still live! Ha-ha!
Have to say that Rogeeerrr was a great! Think he'll be No.1 for a long, long time! He is much better than all (including my dear Nollleeee).
Have a nice day and week!

ladymule - 9/9/2008 at 07:32 PM



[Edited on 9/9/2008 by ladymule]

ladymule - 9/9/2008 at 07:40 PM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Yes, sis Kim, I'm here and still live! Ha-ha!
Have to say that Rogeeerrr was a great! Think he'll be No.1 for a long, long time! He is much better than all (including my dear Nollleeee).
Have a nice day and week!

Zeka, so nice to see your smiling face/s! . We miss you around here.
We've still got some nice tennis to come before the season ends: Madrid and Paris Masters Series in Oct. and the Masters Cup in Shanghai in Nov.

Lots of opportunities for Nooooleee and Aaaaandy to do well.

Btw, did you see any good concerts this summer?

ladymule - 9/9/2008 at 07:41 PM


jpfudd5 - 9/10/2008 at 09:14 PM



[Edited on 9/9/2008 by ladymule]


Quinn - 9/11/2008 at 11:57 AM

peace to all

ladymule - 9/12/2008 at 12:09 AM





jpfudd5 - 9/12/2008 at 05:49 AM





Happy to be here!

petri - 9/12/2008 at 01:36 PM

Hi, here I am!

I owe long e-mails to both Kim and Colin. Or was it that Colin owes me, heh heh...

Sorry, gotta go. See you all later.

ladymule - 9/12/2008 at 07:35 PM

Hiya Petri!

Good to 'see' ya Bro. Hope you had a good summer.

Don't worry about an email. It's all good.

Looks like I've got tix (again through our promoter friend) to see Neil Young at the Air Canada Center Dec. 5. Neil just added this show. We couldn't go to the Dec. 4 show and we just sort of hoped he'd add a second Toronto show. Well, lo and behold.....Can't get enough of Neil and ya never know if this will be the last opportunity to see him. Life works like that sometimes. {Btw, Apparently, he's touring with the same band as his last small theater tour.}

Peace Out to All!

ZekovicZoran - 9/15/2008 at 09:58 AM

Happy Monday, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 9/23/2008 at 11:02 PM

Petri, Petri, Petri...Are you and all your friends and family ok?! I just heard on CNN about a school shooting at a "technical college". My thoughts are with you and your countrymen and women. Please don't forget it happens everywhere...I remember in 1989 when Marc Lepine gunned down 14 women at a College in Montreal .

Love to You and to All..

ZekovicZoran - 9/25/2008 at 07:58 AM

Yes, in my mind Finland is peaceful and happy country. What is wrong with a people? I don't know. Take a gun and kill a few or more PEOPLE?! Madness!
Bro Petri, we are with you!
Love (YES, LOVE)

petri - 9/29/2008 at 01:43 PM

Thank you for your kind thoughts to the victims and their families... Yes indeed, it was a really horrible incident because it was less than a year from the last school shooting in Jokela (which is only 11 kms from the town I live). There seems to have been a connection between the two shooters, what I read and heard is that they had discussed about their plans in the net... 11 lives lost this time, utter maddness and useless loss of human lives... The so-called Finnish welfare state is in a mess at the moment... no funds for the psychiatric treatment of youth, no real means to prevent these kind of incidents, it seems... I don't know what to think. Will these shooting become everyday practise here in Finland? The more media gives coverage for these, the easies it is to copy them...

Otherwise, I'm OK... More later.

the_mule - 10/1/2008 at 08:11 PM

Wow. That was terrible. Sorry to hear about this mess.

Quinn - 10/10/2008 at 01:30 AM

good vibes to all

ladymule - 10/12/2008 at 12:56 AM

David, I see you are HERE! Just want to say Hey! and hope you are well. Good vibes out to you, my friend!

Enzo - 10/12/2008 at 04:12 PM

Hey Kim!! Thanks for the good vibes and the wishing well wishes

Hope all is going your way !

harvey - 10/12/2008 at 10:25 PM

ladymule - 10/19/2008 at 04:44 PM

Hey Colin, just watched the end of the Murray/Simon match on-line. Congrats to Andy for his win! Y'all must be happy on the other side of the pond!

BTW, I'm starting to really like this Gilles Simon guy. I think he's a new star and he seems to be a warm person.

Love to All!

ZekovicZoran - 10/20/2008 at 08:09 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Dear sis Kim, want to know the final result Murray/Simon, because didn't watch the game.
Best wishes from Serbia!

ladymule - 10/20/2008 at 03:28 PM

Hiya Zeka! Murray won 6-4 7-6{6}

I was cheering for Simon, hoping he'd win the tie break and take the second set. I was so impressed when he played and beat Rafa in the semi!

More tennis to come on the 27th {Paris} and then Shanghai Nov. 9th. Mark your calendar!

Nice to see you Zeka!

ZekovicZoran - 10/21/2008 at 07:12 AM

Thanks, dear sis Kim!
I'll write the dates for Paris and Shanghai, of course! Volunteered Slavery - DTB is on now in my office. I love that stuff!

harvey - 10/21/2008 at 12:27 PM

Hi Kim and Zeka

Yes, Andy Murray is gradually winning us over, if only he could get a personality transplant I think we might like him more than Tim Henman

Hope all are keeping well ...

ladymule - 10/21/2008 at 04:34 PM

Colin, Andy was very gracious when he spoke at the post champ match ceremony. He even said he promised to learn Spanish in time for next year's tournament in Madrid! I think there's hope for him.

Zeka, you're welcome! And I love dTb too...Mule a little more though!! !

Have a great day guys! I just caught a cold...sore throat etc. I hope it doesn't get too bad.

ZekovicZoran - 10/22/2008 at 10:03 AM

Dear sis Kim, I want to see , NO . Hope you are better today!

ladymule - 10/22/2008 at 03:30 PM

Zeka, thanks so much! Not better today...worse. Thanks for caring Zeka.
Hope you have a good day!

ladymule - 10/22/2008 at 03:57 PM

Hiya Colin! I see you're online. Just thought I'd send you a hello and a hug.

harvey - 10/22/2008 at 03:59 PM

Hiya Colin! I see you're online. Just thought I'd send you a hello and a hug.

Cyber hug to you too Kim ... my work day is done and I am just about to go home for some dinner ... then a few cold beverages may be consumed ... and I don't mean lemonades

jpfudd5 - 10/22/2008 at 04:06 PM

Good morning/ afternoon!

ladymule - 10/31/2008 at 12:09 AM

Hiya and G'Night sweet Colin.

Peace and love to All!

harvey - 10/31/2008 at 01:28 PM


[Edited on 10/31/2008 by harvey]

harvey - 10/31/2008 at 01:30 PM


harvey - 10/31/2008 at 01:31 PM

Hiya and G'Night sweet Colin.

Peace and love to All!

What a nice message to wake up to

Hope you have a lovely weekend Kim ... nothing planned for me at the moment ... cold weather has set in but at least it is dry ... might go for a hike along by the River Thames ... I love it when it is crisp but bright and all the leaves are turning ...

ladymule - 10/31/2008 at 03:13 PM

Hi Colin. Happy Friday to you.

I saw you were on-line at about 1 am your time so I thought I'd wish you a g'night.

Thank you for your good weekend wishes. We've just had a cold spell with some snow but now we've got 15 C today and sunny and lovely into next week. This weekend I hope to spend a bit of time outside in the sun reading and I've got two sports on all weekend: tennis {Paris} and figure skating {Skate Canada--an international competition which Canada hosts}.

Hope you have a lovely weekend too. A hike along the river Thames at this time of year sounds like a fine idea.

Good weekend wishes to All!

ZekovicZoran - 11/4/2008 at 07:50 AM

Hello, my dear S&B from USA!
What do you like more today: Letter O or M?
Best wishes to all!

BIGV - 11/4/2008 at 08:36 AM

[Edited on 11/4/2008 by BIGV]

ladymule - 11/4/2008 at 03:52 PM

Hello, my dear S&B from USA!
What do you like more today: Letter O or M?
Best wishes to all!

Ok, yeah I know I'm not from the USA but I'm going to weigh in on this anyway ...

I like...


ladymule - 11/4/2008 at 03:54 PM

BIGV, what is that a photo of? Is that your 'O' ?

BIGV - 11/4/2008 at 04:32 PM

BIGV, what is that a photo of? Is that your 'O' ?

It's a little over 8'000 feet up in Zion national park in Utah. There's a name for this particular arch, but it escapes me at the moment.

ZekovicZoran - 11/5/2008 at 09:10 AM

OK, my dear sis Kim! We'll give together a name to this nice part of our lovely planet Earth. Think a name could be: The president gate! Everyone know that it's all over now.

ladymule - 11/5/2008 at 05:03 PM

Hi Zeka...that's a goooood name.
It looks a bit like a peace sign. We could name it The Peace Sign.

Happy, happy, joy joy!!


ZekovicZoran - 11/10/2008 at 08:32 AM

Happy Monday, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 11/16/2008 at 09:46 PM

Zeka, congrats to Nooooleeee for winning the Masters Cup!

I'm sorry it's not dear Rogi...oh well...but happy for you and all your compatriots!


ZekovicZoran - 11/17/2008 at 08:20 AM

What to say, dear sis Kim? You have watched the final game. Nole was a much better than Nikolay. This time Nole won, but I'm sure that isn't the end for Rooogeeeer! Love R more than N!
DVD of Johnny Winter now is on. Have seen some good stuffs at You tube of JW + Derek.
Have a nice Monday!

ladymule - 11/17/2008 at 11:25 PM

This time Nole won, but I'm sure that isn't the end for Rooogeeeer! Love R more than N!

One more Grand Slam for Rogi and he will tie Sampras at 14 Slams.

We do love Roooogeeer don't we?! What a class act. Now he gets a rest until the new year. Hope his back gets better.

Love to you and to all!

Quinn - 11/23/2008 at 05:49 PM

happy trails

ladymule - 11/23/2008 at 11:53 PM

Hope everyone is having a nice day.

Love to All!

Quinn - 11/27/2008 at 01:02 PM

peace to all

ladymule - 11/30/2008 at 05:58 PM

Have a great day All! I'm listening to Gregg singing I'm No Angel on

ladymule - 12/2/2008 at 04:34 PM


Hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!!

harvey - 12/3/2008 at 08:24 AM

Thanks for the good wishes Kim ... but they are a little premature as my birthday is the 21st Dec

Actually, today (3rd Dec) is my wife Janet's birthday and I have taken the day off work so we can go out for a walk in the hills followed by a bit of antique hunting ... looking forward to it as work has been extreemly hectic of late ...

Hope you and all of my friends here are keeping well ... and yes Petri, I know I still owe you a long email ... it will happen!!!

ladymule - 12/3/2008 at 04:28 PM

Colin, whooops... I can't read my own handwriting--missed the 1 after the 2!

I get a birthday month. So should we all. So, in the spirit of Birthday Month...

Happy B'Day to Janet and I hope the two of you are having a lovely day!

I've got Neil Young coming up this Friday night!! Really looking forward to the show. Hope I get another Cortez. {Btw, if you happen to get a copy of a show of the new Neil tour I would be very grateful if you could do a trade with me for it. Would that be ok with you?}

Love to you and to All.

ZekovicZoran - 12/4/2008 at 10:01 AM

OK, dear bro Colin, I'll be the 2nd: Happy birthday (at 21st Dec.)!!!
Only one kiss for your wife Janet and wish all the best!!!

ladymule - 12/6/2008 at 05:39 PM

Hi All. Just a note to say I missed the Neil Young show last night. I wasn't feeling well so we had to take a pass. Very disappointed, to say the least! I was soooo looking forward to hearing and seeing Neil again. Life.

Hope all are having a great Saturday.

ZekovicZoran - 12/8/2008 at 08:13 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Have a new favorite band: NATTO BROTHERS!
Have a nice Monday (I don't like...) and week!

ladymule - 12/9/2008 at 12:41 AM

Zeka...what, no ABB as your favourite band??!! Are you feeling well?!


ZekovicZoran - 12/9/2008 at 07:54 AM

Hi to all!
Dear sis Kim, please, go to You tube and see that great band! That is the band from Japan and play only ABB music! I saw at YT Black HW! Go and see! The next generation! Ha-ha!
Don't worry, still (and forever) only ABB!

ladymule - 12/9/2008 at 05:32 PM

Zeka, I checked out a couple of tunes on U Tube. Good stuff! That was fun. Thanks!

ladymule - 12/21/2008 at 07:24 PM

Hope you're having a wonderful day Colin. All the best to you on your special day!

harvey - 12/22/2008 at 08:27 AM

Thank you Kim ... I had a wonderful day with family and friends

Just two more days of work for me then a 12 day break until Jan 5th ... whoo-hoo

Hope all of my friends here have heartwarming cheer this Christmas ... much love to you all

ladymule - 12/24/2008 at 12:51 AM

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Peace and Love to ALL!

ZekovicZoran - 12/24/2008 at 10:50 AM

Dear S&B, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of yoy!

ZekovicZoran - 12/24/2008 at 10:52 AM

Sorry, you!

harvey - 12/24/2008 at 11:14 AM


Quinn - 12/24/2008 at 08:50 PM

wishing everyone a safe, healthy & merry christmas

ladymule - 12/31/2008 at 11:31 PM

Quinn - 1/1/2009 at 12:01 AM


Enzo - 1/15/2009 at 02:15 AM

Finally ..... a place of peace and tranquility , this place , of peaches and sunshine ..... it's getting to heavy on some of the other forums , starting to smell the place up a bit....

keeping it clean !

[Edited on 1/15/2009 by Enzo]

ladymule - 1/16/2009 at 10:39 PM

Peace to all who enter here

Hi David! Nice to see you.
Yes, the place has been getting a bit stunk up but....the number of peaceful and loving folks here outnumber the stinker/s. "We've got the numbers..." as Jimbo said.

Hope all is well with you and........I love you too!

Quinn - 1/17/2009 at 01:58 PM


Enzo - 1/20/2009 at 01:52 AM

Good evening friends.....

[Edited on 2/22/2009 by Enzo]

ladymule - 1/29/2009 at 03:22 AM


Thought I'd post a pic of Sandy's brother Tom {The Consul General of Canada in Sydney, Australia) with Neil and Pegi Young after a recent concert in Sydney. What a lucky b*stard!!

Hope All are well!

[Edited on 1/29/2009 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 2/13/2009 at 08:29 AM

Still alive!
Best wishes and have a nice weekend, my dear S&B!
Have you a snow as I have here?

ladymule - 2/15/2009 at 07:53 PM

HiYa Zeka!
Good to see you're still alive.
No snow here right now. We had lots but just went through a mild spell and it all melted.
Rogi and Nole didn't do too well at the Australian Open. That rascal Nadal is the problem!! What are we going to do about him so Rogi gets Major #14?!
Looking forward to Roland Garros in May! Except Nadal will win that too!

Quinn - 2/16/2009 at 04:32 PM

good vibes to all

petri - 2/27/2009 at 06:03 AM

Hello after being away for such a long time... I've been neglecting some of my dear friends (you know who you are ;-)) All's well though, how about you?

Great news! Mule is coming to Finland and will headline a blues festival in Järvenpää on June 27th!! And what's best, Järvenpää is 20 minutes train ride from where I live... whoo-hooo!!!! Anyone of you coming to Finland in June? Could arrange a get-together...

My very special vibes go to Kim, I owe you an e-mail. Love you! And Colin, where are you? Love you too.

ladymule - 3/3/2009 at 02:00 AM



So good to hear from you. You know you are missed around here.

BTW, just saw your post late last night. I would have replied sooner if I had seen your post earlier.

That's super great news about the Mule coming to Finland and so close to where you live! I'm so happy for you. {And jealous!! too } You're going to get to see the new bassist.
I've been waiting for a Toronto date to show up but no love in my direction yet!
I wish I could join you in Finland for a visit and the Mule show, my friend. Nothing would be finer...but you know how it goes...I can't see a trip to Finland in my itinerary, unfortunately. But have a blast at the show and please raise a glass to me!

I've got a dTb show on my radar. According to Pollstar, Derek will be playing Toronto June 7 so I'll look forward to that show and hopefully the Bros. will come this summer too.

Guess who I'm seeing for the first time? Willie Nelson in April. I've acquired a taste for him over the last number of years. {Hope I don't get a contact high...stay off the bus!! }

Special vibes to you too Petri. Love you lots!!

Come around more often. We don't bite, you know.

ladymule - 4/2/2009 at 03:42 AM

Happy Birthday Zeka!!

Hope you have a great day!



ZekovicZoran - 4/2/2009 at 08:12 AM

Dear sis Kim, you are so sweet! Thank you!!!!

P.S. To old for r'n'r (it is not true!!!), to young to d... (bad word!)!!!

P.P.S. My birthday music is on and it is, of course, ABB with a little help of DTD!!!

ZekovicZoran - 4/2/2009 at 08:20 AM

One thing more, sis Kim: What will be tomorrow - my dear N or your dear R???

petri - 4/2/2009 at 01:16 PM

Belated birthday wishes to Zeka: Happy birthday, dear bro!!! You are never too old to rock!

And many greetings form beautiful Finland to all! ...I've been working too hard... Our institution is moving to new premisies in October/November, so we have all kinds of activities relating to that plus our normal daily routines... Most of the time I feel drained after a work day. But at least I am lucky to have a job while an international economic depression (I suppose we call that) is on... I hope you guys have everyhing alright.

See you soon (I hope )

[Edited on 4/2/2009 by petri]

ladymule - 4/2/2009 at 05:06 PM

HI All!

Zeka, yes, I was thinking of asking if you were watching the tennis in Miami. I watched Roger play Andy Roddick live on line at 9 pm last night.
Hmmm...Rogeeer vs Noleee...I hope it is dear Rogeeer! I think it will be a good match to watch. I see a real fight between them for the win.
What do you think?
Hope you are having a lovely B'Day!

Petri... So good to see you again. Your birthday wishes aren't late for Zeka. His b'day is today {the 2nd}. I just posted last night so he would see it in the morning on the 2nd in Serbia. Hope you're having a good day too, Petri.

Love to you both!

ZekovicZoran - 4/3/2009 at 08:14 AM

Dear bro Petri, thanks!
Take it easy, working to hard is not good!!! Ha-ha!!!
Sis Kim, did not see a starting time of game today. Miami is, I think, "my" time minus 6 or 7 hours. I'm not sure, but I'll see at TV or some papers.
Have a nice day (and happy weekend), my dear S&B!

ladymule - 4/4/2009 at 02:21 AM

Zeka, you've got a Nole/Murray final. Good luck to Nole Sunday. I think Colin will be cheering for Murray, though. {Good luck to Murray too! }

Very sad for Roger today. I'm worried about his future. He needs to make some changes and get his game together. Win or lose, I always support him. Btw, did you know he is going to be a father this summer? Mirka is pregnant.

Have a good weekend All!

ZekovicZoran - 4/4/2009 at 08:03 AM

Hi, dear sis Kim! Yes, it is over now. Think that Nole was much better this time. Hope that Rooogeeeer will be a (very) good father, and Nole would be No. 2. Ha-ha!
Bro Colin, what to say? Tomorrow only one will be winner (I hope that be Nole, and you...),
Nice day in Novi Sad, and I'll go out!
Have a nice day, my dear S&B!

ZekovicZoran - 4/6/2009 at 07:19 AM

What to say? Only: Murray!!! Was so better than my Nole! Next time...
Have a nice Monday, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 4/6/2009 at 04:40 PM

Hi Zeka. I was hoping for a third set. In the second, Nole was up I think 4-1 and I thought he would take the set and then they would battle for the win in the third. I was sorry that Nole kind of collapsed in the second. It seemed that the heat was getting to him. Murray seems to be the guy to beat {along with Nadal}. He beats Roger all the time now. Oh well...congrats to Colin.

Have a good week Zeka and all...

ZekovicZoran - 4/10/2009 at 07:45 AM

Dear S&B, my favorite question: Something is wrong, this is not ABBA site?!
Have a nice weekend! Weather is very good, and I'll go to my weekend-house ("ranch") tommorow.
Be good and happy!

ladymule - 4/10/2009 at 04:31 PM

Hi Zeka! {ABBA fan } Nice weather here too.
Just want to let you know Roger is a late wild card entry to the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters starting Monday. That would be in or close to your time zone. Should be a good one...all the usual suspects will be there: Rogi, Nole, Murray, Nadal, Del Potro. I guess Roger realizes he needs more not less time on the court, especially clay.

Have a great weekend, All!

ZekovicZoran - 4/16/2009 at 04:41 PM

Dear sis Kim, what's wrong with your (our) dear Rooogeeer? Have you seen that game vs. Wow(Joke!)rinka? That wasn't real Federer! Now is raining MC, and my Noooleee won first set and have 4:3 in second, but we'll see after rain what will be.

ZekovicZoran - 4/16/2009 at 04:46 PM

Yes! Sis Kim, where I can buy some t-shirt with picture of my favorite band ABBA? Thank you!

ladymule - 4/17/2009 at 05:34 PM

Dear bro Zeka, no, I couldn't see the match.
I had to check Rogi's website later to find out who won. Very disappointing result. Some people on his website are saying that he is still suffering the effects of the mono but he won't say so because he doesn't want to be accused of making excuses. I don't know if it is the mono or if his game has gone down for other reasons while at the same time, other players' games have improved {eg. Nadal, Stan W, Murray, Nole}.
Good luck to Nole. I haven't seen the results of the QFs yet. Tomorrow morning 7:30-11:30 AM EST they are showing the SFs but I will be sleeping for at least the first half of that time.

You know where to get that t-shirt, my frend:

Beautiful weather here...up to 20C here today with sun. Same yesterday. Had lunch in the sun on a patio.

Have a great weekend Zeka and ALL!

ZekovicZoran - 4/20/2009 at 10:35 AM

Hi to all!
Dear sis Kim, yestarday was a bad day for my Nole, but good for Nadal. Final game was a great! But, final result was 2:1 for Rafa. I love to say: Next time...
That for t-shirt was a little joke: You did not see only one letter more ABB A? Ha-ha!
Have a nice week, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 4/20/2009 at 05:27 PM

Hiya Zeka. Oh yes, I did get your little joke and I made a little joke in return.

Great match yesterday. The only thing that would have made it better is if Nole had won. I was cheering for him. I think Nole needs to get a bit more physically strong and then he will have the stamina to go toe to toe over a long match with Nadal.

Next up is Rome 4-27. go Rogi!!

Have a good week Zeka and all.

ZekovicZoran - 6/8/2009 at 10:13 AM

My dear S&B, where are you? What"s wrong? No time to write?
Dear sis Kim, I can say that I'm very happy because of your dear Rooogeeer! He was my favorite in the final game! Did you see that tears? Yes, he is No. 1 forever!
Best wishes to all!

ladymule - 6/8/2009 at 06:54 PM

Hiya Zeka! Nice to see you here.
Yes, I did see his tears. It's so much better to see his tears of joy rather than tears of sadness. Sandy and I were both sitting here crying too. I imagine there were lots of happy tears around the world for our dear Rogiiii!
I went on his website right after the ceremony to post a congratulatory note and there were about 11,000 members and guests on! His site was a bit slow but did not crash.
So we find out tomorrow if he plays the Gerry Weber Open in Germany as a warm up for Wimbledon. Don't forget Wimbledon starting June, 22.

Saw Derek Trucks Band in Toronto yesterday headlining a festival day featuring slide guitar. Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth and Susan Tedeschi sat in. It was very interesting musically and awesome overall. Loved hearing Susan do Anyday and The Weight.

Soon Petri will be getting his Mule show!! Thinking of you Petri for June, 27!

Love to all...

ladymule - 6/26/2009 at 02:29 AM

Petri, have an awesome time with the Mule Saturday night! I know you will! And I am JEALOUS {and happy for you }!! I need my MULE!

Miss all you guys around here.

Hope all are well.

We're having a heat wave here. Thank God for A/C.

Off to see Todd Rundgren Sunday night in Toronto. And Devon Allman next month at the Blues Fest in London, Ontario. Looking forward to both shows. Also plan to go to Rogers Tennis at York University {Toronto} in August to see the women play tennis. Have tickets for the opening night and the semi finals night session. There will be an exhibition match opening night with Martina Navratilova {plus Serena Williams etc.} playing. Martina was my favourite female player when I first started watching tennis in the mid 70s. Really looking forward to seeing her play.

Hi Zeka. Are you watching Wimbledon? Rooooogggggeeer..... #15!

ZekovicZoran - 6/26/2009 at 10:44 AM

Wimbledon? Of course!!! Our girls are still good (Jenena and Ana won theirs 2nd games, as well as my dear Nooooleee! ). Today I'll watch Nole vs. Fish (he is from USA, I think). Saw Rooogeeer, too, he is great. Without Rafa, think Roooogeeer will take Wimbledon. Am I right, dear sis Kim? Ha-ha!
Best wshes to all, my dear S&B!

ZekovicZoran - 6/26/2009 at 10:45 AM

Sorry, JeLena, no Jenena!

ladymule - 6/26/2009 at 07:28 PM

HiYa Zeka! So good to see you.

Oh Yes...I think #15 is looking very promising for our dear Rooogggeeeeer...

One never knows though. Gotta watch out for Murray and dear Noooleee.

The timing for seeing Rogi here is not that good. I really haven't seen much of him at all. Looking forward to when Rogi comes to Montreal in August and I can see him in my own time-zone. Next year, he will be back in Toronto and hopefully I will see him again in person.

Enjoy Wimby, Zeka and good luck to the Serbs! Talk to you soooon


ZekovicZoran - 7/6/2009 at 07:16 AM

Dear sis Kim, have you seen that? What a game! Our dear Rooogeeer won! At the other hand, I was so sorry because of Andy. He did everything great, but... Yes, RF is No. 1 foever!

ladymule - 7/6/2009 at 04:34 PM

HI Zeka! Yes, I did see the game {Breakfast at Wimbledon }. What a match. Andy Roddick was the one player I had not forseen to be in the final. And that was the best I have ever seen Andy play. Quite impressive.

I tried to go on Rogers website after the match and post a congratulatory note in his guestbook. It took a long time for his home page to load and the 'world' just went round and round when I tried to bring up the comment box. He had almost 10,000 people on at that time. He has a facebook page if you want to take a look. Roger posts messages and videos there. He has over 2 million friends.

Anyway...that was very exciting tennis and so happy that Rooogeer is #1 again and has the most Grand Slams. Pete Sampras called him a "stud" yesterday in an interview. I think I would have to agree with Pete's assessment!

Next up for Rogi is Rogers Cup in Montreal starting August 10.


ladymule - 7/6/2009 at 09:16 PM

ladymule - 7/13/2009 at 08:44 PM


Hope you have a fantastic day Tuesday.

You are loved.

You must have LOVED the Mule, n'est pas?

ladymule - 7/24/2009 at 05:41 PM


Hope you are having a wonderful day! Enjoy.

Have a cigar!

ZekovicZoran - 8/17/2009 at 09:04 AM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Are you at home or at hollydays? Was in Greece, again, 16 days, with my family (and lot of friends). Great time, again. Same time, same place... I don't like to change a good things (like ABB music, ha-ha).
Have a nice week!
P.S. Dear sis Kim, have you seen a final game? Jelena Jankovic won!!! Yeah!

ladymule - 8/18/2009 at 06:01 PM

Hi Zeka!

Good for Jelena. No, I didn't see it because I was watching the men play in Toronto. Poor Rogi. He lost a 5-1 lead in the second set in the quarters and then lost the match to Tsonga. Not a good omen.

Yesterday, we went to see the women play in Toronto {Rogers Cup}. We saw an exhibition match with Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams vs Monica Seles and Alexandra Wozniak {Cdn}. After the exhibition match, we saw Maria Sharapova vs Nadia Petrova.
I really enjoyed seeing Martina as she was my favourite tennis player when I was growing up. And it was a treat to see Maria in person. Her physical and mental powers are impressive.

We have tix to the semi finals on Saturday night as well. So we are looking forward to that match as well.

Hoping Rogi does well in Cincy this week. Good luck to Nole too.

US Open starts on the 31st.

ZekovicZoran - 8/19/2009 at 08:00 AM

Yeah, sis Kim!
Do you know that Monika Seles (we call she Little Mo) is from my town, Novi Sad?
Best wishes to all of you, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 8/19/2009 at 06:25 PM

Zeka, no I did not know that Monica Seles was from Novi Sad. Thanks for letting me know. On Monday night she was inducted into the Rogers Hall of Fame.

Best wishes to you, Zeka....

ZekovicZoran - 8/23/2009 at 04:41 PM

Dear sis Kim,
The GAME starts now. My NOOOOLEEE or your ROOOGEEEER? We'll see...


ladymule - 8/24/2009 at 01:17 AM

Zeeeekaaa, I came here to post to you and lo and behold, you got here first!

Seems our Roooogiiii got to the finish line ahead of your dear Nooooleee

I was glad Roger won but I wouldn't have minded if it went to a third set {as long as Rogi came out ahead in the end }.

Did you see the Rafa/Nole semi-final? Great to see Nole take out Rafa. Good for him.

The US Open will be veeeery interesting, no? Good luck to Nole and Roger.

I saw the women's Rogers Cup final today too: Sharapova vs Dementieva. I was happy Elena won. I saw Maria in Toronto Saturday night. Hope I get to see Rogi next year in Toronto!


ZekovicZoran - 8/24/2009 at 08:20 AM

Yes, my dear sis Kim! That was the game looklike Nole vs. Rafa, but yesterday Roger was Nole, and Nole was Rafa. Ha-ha!
We are waiting US Open...

ZekovicZoran - 9/23/2009 at 07:16 AM

My dear S&B, where are you???

Quinn - 10/12/2009 at 02:18 PM

peace to all

ladymule - 10/29/2009 at 02:40 AM

Hi Wayne. Peace to you, too. Hope all is well with you.

Hi Zeka. I'm here! Sorry, but I didn't see your 9/23 post! Just saw it now.
Saw the Mule last night in Toronto after a two year absence. At the bus, I hugged Warren and said to him: "you're the best!"

So, Roger cancelled the last two tournaments but he will be back for all of November, I hear. I miss him and look forward to his return. For me, men's tennis just isn't as exciting or enjoyable without him!

Hope you are doing well, Zeka. Btw, at the Mule show last night, I met a man from Serbia and I told him about you. His name was Drago {sp?}. He told me how to pronounce your name {Zeka} correctly. He looked just like a Canadian Rock 'n Roller and I told him that! It was his first Mule show.


ZekovicZoran - 10/29/2009 at 09:46 AM

Hi, sis Kim!
You lucky one! I saw only Derek, but two years ago!
Yes, I'm Rogers fan, too (he is at my second place, you know why! ).
My nick name is Zeka (because my family name is Zekovic, i.e. Zekovich), and Zeka means rabbit (like Bugs Bunny show)!
Be well and happy!

annarose3 - 11/4/2009 at 03:14 AM

Hey y'all.

Are newbies welcome here?

ZekovicZoran - 11/4/2009 at 08:13 AM

Of course, dear sister?! or, maybe, brother?!
You are welcome here to international ABB fans!
Best wishes from Serbia!
Love to all, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 11/8/2009 at 12:23 AM

Hi Zeka! {My rabbit friend We have lots of rabbits in our neighborhood. You'd feel very at home here. }

Guess who is playing who in the final tomorrow at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors? Good luck to Nooooooole but better luck to Rooooooger! {You can watch it on line if you don't have television coverage.}

Don't forget Paris starts Monday and the year finishes in London on the 23rd Nov.

ladymule - 11/8/2009 at 12:29 AM

Hey y'all.

Are newbies welcome here?

Hi Annarose.

Yes, newbies are welcome here. We are a very small group now after 6 or so years. Mostly it's just Zeka and I talking to one another but you are welcome to join in! Do you like tennis?!

So...welcome! I'm Kim.

ZekovicZoran - 11/8/2009 at 10:09 AM

Hi, dear sis Kim!
What are you doing with your rabitts? Guns? Rifles? I'm for my life!
So sorry because Rogers short "rest" and "holydays"! Why he had to come at his Basel? He knows that town so well!!!
Best wishis to Roger, of course. Know only that game starts at 15:15 today. In USA that is morning time (think in NY that is 9:15).
Love to my dear S&B!

ladymule - 11/8/2009 at 05:03 PM

Hi Zeka. Rabbits are our friends here. They don't bother us at all. Please come around for a visit.

Just finished watching the R v N final. Ooooo....can't stand watching Rogi lose. What a downer!
Oh well. Gotta congratulate Nole though. You must be happy with the result!

See ya soon, Zeka!

Btw, NY time is my time too and yes the game started at 9:15 am here.

And, I didn't know Rogi took "holydays". Are they different from "holidays"? More spiritual, perhaps?

[Edited on 11/8/2009 by ladymule]

Quinn - 11/8/2009 at 10:02 PM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 11/9/2009 at 08:54 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Dear sis Kim, think that Nole was much better than Roger yesterday. Reason was one nice girl there. Her name is Ivana and she is Nole's girl-friend.
Have a nice (working) week!

ladymule - 11/9/2009 at 05:13 PM

Zeka, yes, I saw her in the stands at the end of the match. Maybe Rogi needs a new girlfriend so he can play better!

You have a good week too.

Quinn - 11/13/2009 at 03:03 PM

hope all are well, good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 11/14/2009 at 05:55 PM

Wow! Have you seen fantastic game Nole vs. Rafa?
Best wishes to all of you, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 11/15/2009 at 01:57 AM

Zeka, no, I didn't see it but I see the final is Nole vs Gael Monfils. I won't be able to see it on tv until 12:30 am Sunday night. I'll be tuning in. Truly, sooooooo glad to hear Nole beat Rafa. I've never felt a connection to Rafa at all. Always glad to see him go in a tournament. Never glad to see Roooggiii go though...

Don't forget the Barclays in London {last of the season} starting Nov. 23. Goooood luck to Roooggeeerr!!


ladymule - 11/15/2009 at 02:00 AM

Right on!

Things are good for me now...not back to having a semi-girlfriend, but atleast we have a better understanding of one another now...good friends! Charlie is happy.

Glad things are going well for you, Charlie. Good friends is always good!

Quinn - 11/15/2009 at 05:03 PM

stay safe all

ZekovicZoran - 12/15/2009 at 08:39 AM

Snow! Lot of snow here!

ladymule - 12/24/2009 at 06:01 PM

Merry Merry to all!

Zeka, tennis starts again soon! Rooogiiiiiii....

Belated very Happy Birthday wishes to Colin. Hope you had a GREAT day!


Quinn - 1/1/2010 at 06:59 PM


ZekovicZoran - 1/1/2010 at 07:22 PM


ladymule - 1/1/2010 at 11:05 PM

Happy New Year to ALL!

Quinn - 1/17/2010 at 02:29 PM

peace to all

Quinn - 1/31/2010 at 02:04 PM

hope all are well

Quinn - 2/17/2010 at 04:46 PM


ZekovicZoran - 3/19/2010 at 07:54 AM

My dear S&B, are you well?

ladymule - 3/19/2010 at 05:09 PM

HiYa Zeka!

Very good to see you.

We have an early spring here. Very warm weather. What's it like where you are, Zeka? Sun and warm air boosts my spirit.

Did you see that Baghdatis beat Roger the other day in CA?! That was a great match. Roger plays in Miami late next week. Maybe I'll get to see him in Toronto this August.

Hope all is well with you. Btw, I gave you a Karmic thumbs up! I'll give you another one tomorrow.


ZekovicZoran - 3/22/2010 at 08:22 AM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Sis Kim, are we lonely here? Yes, here is a nice weather! Today is 2nd spring day!Temperature about 20 C, and very sunnnny!
Like allways, I've seen matches in CA. My Nole was bad (like Roger and Nadal), but, Jelana Jankovic (she has a nick name JJ) from Serbia won!!! Have you seen that? In the final game 6:2 and 6:4! Like a tornado! Second person from Serbia Nenad Zimonjic with his partner Daniel Nestor (he was born in Serbia, but he is from Canada, don't know any serbian word) was not so lucky - lost in final vs. Rafa and another spanish player (not sure to write correct his name)! Waiting for Miami!!!
Where is my gift for "one tomorrow"??? Ha-ha!

ladymule - 3/22/2010 at 05:37 PM

Hi Zeka.

Yes, we are lonely here. Petri never posts anymore but Colin can be found in the Trades Forum. Too bad our friend Purple69 went away for good. I miss him too.

Good to hear you've been getting some nice warm weather too. Ours just went away a couple days ago. Back to being chilly and cloudy. Rain coming soon too. Oh well...

Congrats to Jelana! No, I did not see the match. TSN {The Sports Network} only shows women's tennis at the Grand Slams and during the Toronto/Montreal Roger's Cup. And I only go online looking for Roger's matches. I really like Justine Henin and I'm excited that she's back in the mix. Yes, I know Daniel Nestor is Canadian but I did not know he was born in Serbia. That's interesting. Btw, Roger plays Saturday March 27 at 8 pm Miami time.

Hey, where's my gift?!

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 3/23/2010 at 08:14 AM

Yes, sis Kim, here is a one nice gift for you:
Love to you from Zeka!
And, of course, at the and:
Love! (for all ABB fans)

ladymule - 3/23/2010 at 05:11 PM

Thank you Zeka. Love to you too!

ladymule - 4/3/2010 at 12:51 AM


Hope you're having an awesome day!

Lots o' love,


Birthday 'thumbs up' for you!

ZekovicZoran - 4/5/2010 at 04:50 PM

Thank you so much, dear sis Kim!

ladymule - 4/5/2010 at 04:52 PM

You're welcome. Happy Easter! Hope you are having a good day.

Quinn - 4/12/2010 at 01:12 PM

good vibes to all

Quinn - 5/7/2010 at 03:12 PM

hope all are well

ZekovicZoran - 5/8/2010 at 06:12 PM

Yes, dear brio! Think no one have a time to write something here, maybe a lot of job?
Be well and happy, my dear S&B!

Quinn - 5/10/2010 at 02:58 PM

ladymule - 5/13/2010 at 01:26 AM

HiYa, Wayne and Zeka!

Very cool here in Ontario {like winter } but warming up soon!

Went to see Alicia Keys a couple months ago and have tix to see this summer {so far}: Santana with Steve Winwood, The Dixie Chicks with The Eagles and one of my teenage favourites Meatloaf!

Any upcoming shows for you guys?

Zeka, our dear Roger will play his Swiss colleague Stan W tomorrow. Should be a good match. I will try to watch it on line. So far, Rogi has not been doing so well. RG is around the corner. I hope R has success in Madrid to give him confidence for the French Open.

Hope all is well with both of you.

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 5/13/2010 at 08:02 AM

Hi, dear sis KIm! It's nice to "see" you again.
What about Alicia Keys? I know that she is nice, but her music? for me! The rest of names are OK! (again, for me!). Here we will have Elton John ( ), but "EC was here" (yes, my dear Eric - was at his concert many years ago, think that second guitarist was some like Lee). EC is for me something like a member of ABB (I don't think only about Beacon and similar shows).
Yes, Hotel California is on now in my office!
Have a nice weather here!

ladymule - 5/13/2010 at 11:55 PM

Hi Zeka. Nice to see you again too.

I don't have any Alicia Keys cds but I have heard and seen her quite a few times on tv. For example, David Letterman and Stephen Colbert. Did you see when she did her song Empire State of Mind with Stephen Colbert rapping? Quite good. Clip with Colbert With Jay-Z

So, over time I just liked her more and more and when she had a concert in our area I said, let's go see her. I like her songwriting, singing and piano playing. All her songs are quite strong even though there is not much soloing like ABB.

Rain and cold today but the forecast is for warmer, sunnier weather.

Hope all is well with you, Zeka.

[Edited on 5/14/2010 by ladymule]

Quinn - 5/14/2010 at 02:44 PM

have a grate weekend people

ZekovicZoran - 5/17/2010 at 07:59 AM

Yesterday I was Rogers fan, but...
Best wishes to all, but at the 1st place to Kim!

ladymule - 5/18/2010 at 06:08 PM

Hi Zeka,

Yes, that was a very disappointing result. I don't see that Roger will win against Nadal at RG with a performance like that. I'll be cheering for him though.

Best wishes to you, Zeka.

ladymule - 5/18/2010 at 06:12 PM

Oh, btw, on Saturday, I got tickets to see The Black Crowes in Toronto Oct. 27. Whooo Hooo!

Quinn - 5/18/2010 at 07:03 PM


Quinn - 5/20/2010 at 11:55 AM

stay safe

Quinn - 5/28/2010 at 12:56 PM

have a grate weekend

ZekovicZoran - 5/28/2010 at 04:23 PM

Thanks, dear bro!

Quinn - 6/8/2010 at 12:29 PM

hope all are well

Quinn - 6/12/2010 at 06:17 PM

stay safe everyone

Quinn - 7/15/2010 at 09:38 AM


Quinn - 7/16/2010 at 08:16 AM

have a grate weekend all

Quinn - 7/22/2010 at 01:08 PM

hope all are well

ladymule - 8/14/2010 at 04:44 PM

Hi All.

Zeka, 6 1/2 hours from now our dear Roooogiiii and Noooooleee will be duking it out to see who will be in the final in Toronto. Good luck to both men but as usual, I wish better luck to Rogi. Did you see Roger's match against Berdych last night? That was a nail biter. I thought Roger was down for the count but he found his way back.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to make it to the tournament this year. Hopefully Roger will still be playing in 2 years when the men are back in Toronto and I'll get another chance to see him.

Re music: Really enjoyed Steve Winwood opening for Santana last month and my hubby finally got to hear one of his faves Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.

Saw Dr. John two nights in a row at festivals in our area last weekend. He played Walk on Guilded Splinters {a lot slower than the ABB does it} which was a real treat.

Going to see Tom Petty and CSN on the 25th. Have never seen CSN live so I'm really looking forward to that. Too bad Y isn't part of that lineup!

Have you seen any bands this summer? Having a good summer?

Hope all are peachy...

ladymule - 8/15/2010 at 02:03 AM

Zeka, looks like Rogi is in the final against Murray.

Nole fought hard. It was a good match.

Quinn - 8/15/2010 at 11:04 AM

only made 2 shows this summer Derek & Susan, and then Robert Cray

ladymule - 8/15/2010 at 04:51 PM

Derek and Susan...You lucky dog. I'm really hoping they come to the Toronto area so I can see them too.

Jack - 8/16/2010 at 03:23 PM

Hi Kim, and Sandy- just a quick drive by hello,hope you guys are well.

ladymule - 8/17/2010 at 04:40 PM

HiYa Jack! Good to see you. Thanks for saying hi. Yeah, we're doing ok. Hope you and yours are well too. We were in your neck of the woods in March to see Alicia Keys at JL Center.
Sandy says hello. We miss you!

Quinn - 8/20/2010 at 07:17 PM

be happy

ZekovicZoran - 8/23/2010 at 07:13 AM

What about: Don't worry?!
Best wishes to all of you, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 8/23/2010 at 04:34 PM

Hi Zeka. Did you see Rogi win Sunday in Cincinnati?
US Open coming up soon...

ZekovicZoran - 8/24/2010 at 07:02 AM

Yes, my dear sis Kim. This "smile" is because of my Nole (in Cincinnati). I was suprised with Fish, didn't see him for a long time at important (final) game. But, King is King (talking aboug Rooogggggeeeeerrrr). Love much more R(oger) than R(afa).
In my office CD named "100 Greatest Guitar Solos" is on. There is only (only for me) 2 ABB stuffs. "Crossroads" - Cream is on right now. Yes, have read that our daer Derek will be a guest at new EC CD (this letters are looklike something about computers! Ha-ha)

ladymule - 8/25/2010 at 01:52 AM

Zeka, I wonder if Roger's new coach is helping. Seems his game has changed and his results are much better {thank God! }. There were still too many unforced errors during the Fish final IMO. I hope more improvements in Rogi's game are to come.

Re: Rafa. I have never liked him--at all. I know he is a good guy but he is Roger's #1 nemesis so I could never have fond feelings for him!

Looking forward to the US Open!! Go Federer!!

ZekovicZoran - 8/25/2010 at 09:22 AM

"Looking forward to the US Open!! Go Federer!!" And NOLE! (Dear sis Kim, this is the end of sentence! Ha-ha!)

ladymule - 8/25/2010 at 03:43 PM

Yes, of course: And NOLE!

Quinn - 8/28/2010 at 12:37 PM

have a grate day everybody

ZekovicZoran - 8/30/2010 at 08:22 AM

Happy Monday, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 8/30/2010 at 04:51 PM

Happy Monday to you, Zeka.

Hey, regarding Mardy Fish, I forgot to tell you that I saw him play once, a couple years ago at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. He and Roddick were playing against Rogi and Wawrinka in a doubles match. {The only time I've seen Roger up close and in person.}

US Open starts today. Roger plays tonight around 8:30 pm EST.

Hot, hot hot here. Better than cold, cold cold!

Quinn - 8/31/2010 at 11:23 PM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 9/7/2010 at 10:40 AM

Dear sis Kim, have you seen the game Nooooleeee - Fish? Great!
US Open go on (for my Nole and your Roger)!!!

ladymule - 9/8/2010 at 01:48 AM

Hiya Zeka!
Yes, I did see some of Nolllleee/Fish match. Nole played great.
Rogi plays Soderling tomorrow night and I plan to watch it. That will be a tight match, no doubt. Hopefully our dear Roger will pull through. Nole plays Monfils tomorrow. Good luck to him!
In a little while Rafa plays and I'll watch some of that. Rafa not as interesting as Rogi!
Cheers, Zeka.
Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 9/9/2010 at 07:37 AM

Dear sis Kim, what to do? Next game is Rooogeeer vs. Noooolllleeee!!!

Quinn - 9/9/2010 at 03:34 PM

have a grate everyone

ladymule - 9/9/2010 at 04:27 PM

OMG Zeka! This really puts you in a bind doesn't it!?
Well, I think you should cheer for your countryman Noolleeee and I'll cheer for Rooogeer.
This should be a very good match. Both are playing very well and want the win.
I'll be thinking of you Sat. during the match. Enjoy and may the best man {on that day } win!

ladymule - 9/11/2010 at 11:51 PM

Well Zeka, you must have been cheering harder for Nooolleee than I was for Roooogeeeer!

Congrats to Nole for the win. He fought hard and it was a tough, tight match. It could have gone either way. Lots of stress for me as I wanted Roger to win {of course }. I guess I'll be cheering for Nole tomorrow although I'm mad at him for beating Roger today. But, better Nole than Rafa, any day.

Ok...good luck to Nole and I'll be watching and hoping for Nole to win and thinking of you.


ZekovicZoran - 9/12/2010 at 12:02 PM

Yes, my dear sis Kim, yesterday we had a lot of stress (but think that I was happy with your stress, and, at the other hand, you have a smile at your face with my stress! Ha-ha! ). Have a newest notebook at my home and a problem to find right letter (you know that problem with "new" keyboard!). First of all, thank you (for me and Nole). Hope we will be together at 22:00 (our time) and against Rafa.

ladymule - 9/12/2010 at 09:45 PM

Rain delay! Will you be able to see any of the match at all, Zeka?! I feel bad for you.
It's beautiful here in southern Ontario. Warmish and sunny. Too bad NYC is not getting the same weather.

ZekovicZoran - 9/13/2010 at 07:30 AM

Yes, here in Novi Sad is sunny, too. Today is day! It is very good for my Nole to have one day (more) to recover his energy (you know why he lost energy - your dear Roger is guilty for that! Ha-ha! We will see tonight (again that is at 22:OO here)!? Go, Nooooooleee!
P.S. Don't like mp3, but have a few of our dear ABB, and it is good because music go on and on, forever... Think my work is much better with ABB music!

Quinn - 9/13/2010 at 02:45 PM

wishing everyone the best

ZekovicZoran - 9/14/2010 at 07:06 AM

Dear sis Kim, what to do? Rafa was better this time! Next time...

ladymule - 9/14/2010 at 03:53 PM

Zeka, too bad for Nole. I really was rooting for him.

It's funny, I read a quote from Roger after his loss to Nole that he would not watch the final match but he hoped Rafa would win against Nole! I guess Roger gets along better with Rafa than Nole.

Next up: Shanghai in October.

See ya soon, Zeka.

Quinn - 9/15/2010 at 11:51 AM

have a grate day everyone

Quinn - 9/22/2010 at 12:14 PM


Quinn - 9/29/2010 at 11:50 AM

hope all are well

Quinn - 10/5/2010 at 02:00 PM

morning all, take care

ladymule - 10/9/2010 at 10:36 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canucks out there! Beautiful weather here in Southern Ontario, Canada!

Zeka, Shanghai starts Monday! Good luck to R & N!
Hope all is fine for you.

ZekovicZoran - 10/13/2010 at 05:04 PM

Hello, my dear S&B!
Yes, my dear Nole won (again, as the last year) in capitol of China, but we will see what he will do in Shanghai (is any stuff of J.J. Cale named like this town?).
Here is a lot of sun, and everything is nice (minus our soccer fans at game Italy-Serbia last night. That was very, very bad!)

ladymule - 10/14/2010 at 06:32 PM

Hi Zeka!

Looks like N & R are in the QF.
I haven't seen one of R's matches yet! Bad timing for me and they aren't showing Roger's matches on TSN {only Nadal's matches}! . Oh well...hopefully I'll get to see him Sat or Sun if he makes it through. See ya soooon....

Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le !!

ZekovicZoran - 10/15/2010 at 06:02 AM

Hi, Kim!
Suprise! No more Raffffaaa at Shanghai!
Is this: Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le !! connected to miners?

ZekovicZoran - 10/15/2010 at 06:04 AM

I have to wrote something more to get a number 667 (that number 666 is not good!)
Best wishes to all!

Quinn - 10/15/2010 at 04:45 PM

good vibes to all

ladymule - 10/15/2010 at 11:16 PM


Yes, you are right. That number 666 is not good at all! You need to get to 1,000 and become an extreme peach, although we know you already are extremely peachy.

And yes, no more Raaaafffaaaa!! I was definitely surprised {and happy } to see he lost.

Guess you already know that R & N are in the semis tomorrow! I probably won't watch it live on-line early in the morning here. Hopefully, they will show it at 1:30 pm {my time} on tv. I STILL haven't seen Roger or anyone else play this week. Just the way it goes sometimes, I guess.

Good luck to R & N, but as usual, better luck to my dear Roooggiii.

Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le!! Miners...YES!

ZekovicZoran - 10/16/2010 at 04:10 PM

Dear sis Kim, do you know a old song (something like that): It's all over now, baby blue...
Yes, you (great) R won! Hope will be 10:7 for Roger, and not 11:6!!!
Here is a rain all day (maybe because my dear Noooollleee!)

ZekovicZoran - 10/16/2010 at 04:10 PM

Dear sis Kim, do you know a old song (something like that): It's all over now, baby blue...
Yes, you (great) R won! Hope will be 10:7 for Roger, and not 11:6!!!
Here is a rain all day (maybe because my dear Noooollleee!)

ZekovicZoran - 10/17/2010 at 03:55 PM

What was wrong? Think about Roggeeeerrr. Andy was much better! Dear sis Kim, how we allways say: Next time...

ladymule - 10/17/2010 at 04:26 PM

Hi Zeka,

I did not see either R & N in the semis nor the R & M final. Yesterday, my stoooopid sports station showed only the Murray semi and not R & N semi. VERY ANNOYING!! And they're not showing the final today either {football instead } So, I did not get to see Roger once.

Anyway, I did read on R's website about his poor performance. Sounds just like the same old problems plaguing him: unforced errors, forehands going out, not aggressive enough etc. I thought he was trying to change his game. I don't see how Roger will best the other guys unless he changes his game.

R's in the IF Stockholm Open this week. No tv coverage of the matches {for me anyway}.

See ya soon Zeka!
Love, Kim

Quinn - 10/18/2010 at 11:10 AM


Quinn - 10/26/2010 at 04:34 PM

morning all, enjoy your day

Quinn - 11/1/2010 at 08:19 PM

positive vibes to all

Quinn - 11/19/2010 at 08:31 PM

tgif, hope all are well

Quinn - 11/28/2010 at 05:41 PM

take it slow and enjoy life

ladymule - 11/29/2010 at 12:49 AM


Hey guys, hope you're well.

ZekovicZoran - 11/29/2010 at 01:56 PM

Yeeeees! Yesterday was Rooooooggeeeeeeeer's fan! He was a great (i.e. he is the greatest)!

Quinn - 12/8/2010 at 07:07 PM

good vibes

ZekovicZoran - 12/15/2010 at 06:50 PM

Snow-time started yesterday!

Quinn - 12/22/2010 at 01:19 PM

peace to all, have a safe and happy holiday season

ZekovicZoran - 12/23/2010 at 10:00 AM

Thanks! Happy holidays to all of you, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 12/24/2010 at 07:12 PM

Thanks! Happy holidays to all of you, my dear S&B!

Happy, happy, love love from me to all!

Quinn - 12/26/2010 at 12:47 PM


Quinn - 12/31/2010 at 01:17 PM

wishing all the best this upcomeing year

ZekovicZoran - 12/31/2010 at 04:49 PM

Happy New Year to all of you, my dear S&B!

ladymule - 12/31/2010 at 06:21 PM


Hope y'all have or are having a safe and happy N Y Eve.


Quinn - 1/3/2011 at 08:29 PM


Quinn - 1/11/2011 at 02:12 PM

enjoy life

ladymule - 1/18/2011 at 07:30 PM

Hey's Roooogeeer...And...Nooooleeee Time! Good luck to both and enjoy the viewing!

Peach out.

ZekovicZoran - 1/20/2011 at 09:40 AM

Yes, my dear sis Kim! But, we have a little problem here: Next game is Nole vs. Viktor, and don't know what to do?! Both are from Serbia!!! Only one could win! What to do...
Saw that Roooggeeeer had a big trouble in the past game (Simon was very, very good!) What you say: Final match Roger - Novak! Nice...

ladymule - 1/20/2011 at 11:28 PM

Oh Ooooh...I barely know what it's like to have ONE Canadian in a tournament, let alone TWO!! The up-side for you is that there is no way you can lose!

I saw the replay of the Roger/Gilles match. I was quite worried R would lose {same problems cropping up with R's game } but Simon slipped a bit and R was able to steady his game and take advantage of the opportunity. He plays Matisse {sp?} tonight and if all goes as planned I will watch it live on-line.

Suuuure...Rog vs Nole in the final sounds good to me! Who will you cheer for??!!


ZekovicZoran - 1/21/2011 at 08:42 AM


Quinn - 1/26/2011 at 04:54 PM

lots of snow this winter

ZekovicZoran - 1/26/2011 at 07:18 PM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Sis Kim, what to do tomorrow? Think that will be FINAL (not only semi-final) game for you and me?

ladymule - 1/26/2011 at 11:37 PM

Well for me tomorrow, I of course will be cheering for Roooogeeeer and I will be a little bit mad at Nole if he beats Roger in the semi, but I will cheer for Nole in the final anyway.

Yes, for you and me, tomorrow will be the FINAL! You of course in the end will be cheering for Nole, n'est pas?

I hope both men play their best and we get to see a fantastic match.

I feel bad for Rafa about his injury but I'm glad he's out of our way!!


ZekovicZoran - 1/27/2011 at 07:59 AM

Yes, nice words: "I'm glad he's out of our way!!"!

ZekovicZoran - 1/27/2011 at 12:30 PM

What to say, my dear sis Kim? is for you, but for me!!!! Nooooleeeee was much better than Roooogeeeer this time!!! Next time,,,, we willl see...

ladymule - 1/28/2011 at 01:52 AM

Yes, I am very , but for you, I am . You are absolutely right: Nole was better than Roger and deserved to win. Nole served better, was more aggressive and had fewer unforced errors. It was painful for me to watch though. Roger just isn't as good as he was a few years ago and Nole is better. I'm worried Rogi will never be at the top again.

Did you hear about Justine Henin retiring her career due to an elbow injury? She was my favourite female tennis player and I was excited and happy about her return. I feel for her and me!

Good luck to Nooooleeee in the final against ?? I don't think I'll be watching every point now that Roger is out but I'll have it on the tv and will watch some of it for sure.


ZekovicZoran - 1/28/2011 at 10:22 AM

Yes, in the final against ?? We'll see today!!! But, Nole will win (I hope so!)

ladymule - 1/29/2011 at 12:51 AM

Vs Murray...Should be a good one. Two heavy hitters! Enjoy, Zeeeekaaaaa!

ZekovicZoran - 1/29/2011 at 11:35 AM

Yes, Murray! We'll see tomorrow at 9:30 (that is a time for game here). Thank you for "enjoy", dear sis Kim, but I'll enjoy only if Nole win (and hope so)!

ladymule - 1/30/2011 at 08:32 PM

You must have enjoyed the match, Zeka!

Congrats to Nole. He played a great match, very much like he played against Federer. My only disappointment is that Murray didn't play very well. I was hoping both would play at his best because those are the best matches to watch!

More tennis coming up in February. See you soon Zeka!
Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 1/31/2011 at 09:07 AM

What to say? Only: Thanks, dear sis Kim! Think that Murray was not a player for the final game yesterday.

Quinn - 2/9/2011 at 07:41 PM

good vibes

ZekovicZoran - 2/9/2011 at 07:50 PM


Quinn - 2/15/2011 at 11:01 AM

hope all are well

Quinn - 2/18/2011 at 12:41 PM

good vibes to all

Quinn - 2/22/2011 at 05:05 PM


ZekovicZoran - 2/22/2011 at 07:48 PM

Hi to you, too, my dear bro!
Best wishes and good mood!!!

ZekovicZoran - 2/26/2011 at 05:26 PM


ladymule - 2/26/2011 at 06:53 PM


Zeka, believe it or not, I didn't watch any of the tournament nor did I follow the results until today when I saw on the Huffington Post that Nole beat Roger!

That result is getting veeeery annooooying for me here!! What the hell is going on with Rogi these days? I'm worried his best days are behind him. Anyway, congrats to Nole. It looks like you're going to be a very happy man for a long time as Nole will be playing for many years.

Next up: Indian Wells in CA, USA. I'll be watching because they will show it on my sports tv channel and the time change is better for me {only 3 hours behind}.

Good luck to ROOOGGGGIIII !!

Quinn - 2/27/2011 at 11:51 AM

morning all

Quinn - 3/3/2011 at 10:48 AM

good vibes

Quinn - 3/11/2011 at 01:00 PM


ZekovicZoran - 3/20/2011 at 11:39 AM


ladymule - 3/20/2011 at 10:08 PM

Congrats to Nole for making the final, Zeka. They just stopped showing the match on tv because it's 6pm local and they want to show the news so I won't see the end!! Btw, too bad for Rogi though.

Hey, it looks like we might have a Canadian male in the mix now {I forgot his name! }. I guess I'll be cheering for him in upcoming matches.

Happy Spring!

[Edited on 3/20/2011 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 3/21/2011 at 09:07 AM

Again, Nooooleeee!

ladymule - 4/2/2011 at 07:53 PM

Hi Zeka! "They say it's your birthday...happy birthday to you..."

Hope you have a great day and a great year Zeka. And enjoy the match tomorrow! Good luck to Nole.

Did you see the Rogi vs Rafa match? That was painful for me to watch. That was the first time watching Roger play where I lost hope that he would be able to come back when he was down.

ZekovicZoran - 4/3/2011 at 03:20 PM

Dear sis Kim, thank you!
Yes, yesterday was a great day for me, I'm 49 now, but here we like to say: "He took 50th (year)" = Someone have 49 and some more (every next day is a "some more").
Saw only the end of game, maybe last 10 min. (very sad the end for your dear Rogi!, can say mine Rogi? vs. Rafa). We will see tonight... Nole is in very good mood...

ladymule - 4/4/2011 at 01:38 AM

Zeka, that was a great match! I enjoyed watching it {but not as much as I would have if our dear Rogi had been playing }. It was very close and both played very well. I was cheering for Nole and I was happy in the end when he beat Rafa. Maybe Nole will be #1 sometime?? Let's see how he does on the clay vs Rafa.

I'm glad you had a great day yesterday. I turned 49 a couple weeks ago so I guess I too am taking my 50th year {and some more}! Please don't ever forget that I am your dear big sis! HaHa!

Next tennis is Monte Carlo. See you there!

ZekovicZoran - 4/4/2011 at 09:18 AM

Big sis - NO! You are my great sis!

ladymule - 4/4/2011 at 05:22 PM

Aaaaah...that is so sweet of you. Thank you, Zeka. And you are my great bro!

Quinn - 4/6/2011 at 03:53 PM

peace to all

ZekovicZoran - 4/7/2011 at 10:39 AM

Peace, bro!

ladymule - 4/10/2011 at 12:35 AM

Zeka, so Nole is out of Monte-Carlo because of a knee injury. So sorry to hear that. You must be disappointed. Hope he heals well and quickly for the rest of the season. He was on a hot streak for sure. Looks like this will be Nadal's tournament now.

Good luck to Rogi!! Now, you and I will be cheering for the same man for a change.

ZekovicZoran - 4/10/2011 at 05:52 PM

Yes, my dear sis Kim! Rogi is our man now!

ladymule - 4/11/2011 at 12:57 AM

ZekovicZoran - 4/11/2011 at 11:35 AM

Quinn - 4/11/2011 at 02:31 PM

ZekovicZoran - 4/11/2011 at 04:25 PM

ladymule - 4/12/2011 at 03:43 AM


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ladymule - 4/14/2011 at 11:27 PM

Zeka, so the new Canadian tennis player on the tour is Milos Raonic. He lost today to Ferrer but he is doing well overall. I haven't seen him play yet but I'm looking forward to that opportunity.

Roger is winning {so far !} but I haven't seen him play because his matches are at a bad time for me this week AND the rights to the ATP tour were recently bought by a sports station that you have to pay for so they don't show the matches on the sports tv channel I watched tennis on for years. Anyway, good luck to Rogi but I won't be seeing any of his matches this week.

Hope all's well with you! Enjoy the tennis!

[Edited on 4/14/2011 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 4/15/2011 at 07:57 AM

Dear sis Kim, Milos (Raonic) have to be a good player! His name says that he is from Serbia (in the past)! And... You know... The BEST players are from SERBIA!
Here we have one or two TV stations with live games from MC. But, similar as you, didn't see lot of matches (my problem is NO TIME!).
What to say (without Nole), only: GO, ROGI, GO!!!

ladymule - 4/16/2011 at 12:41 AM

Zeka, that is so interesting about his Serbian "roots". Thank you for the info. I was wondering what his ethnic background was because obviously, he has a European first and second name. He was born in Serbia and has been living in Canada since he was 3. Where he lives now {Thornhill,Ontario} is very close to Toronto which is about an hour and a half drive from me.

Here is Milos' Wiki page. Please just read the first paragraph:

Well, now we can BOTH cheer for Milos, as he is both Canadian and Serbian!!

So, Roger lost today. Oh my my my... Now I don't care who wins because all of our guys are out. No doubt it willl be Nadal. Do you know they call him Nadull on Roger's site?!

See you at the next tournament May 2 - May 8


ZekovicZoran - 4/17/2011 at 03:58 PM

At the end, Nadal won.
Is that Nadull from some book or movie???

ladymule - 4/17/2011 at 05:01 PM

Is that Nadull from some book or movie???

I don't think so. It's just a play on words: Nadal/Nadull as in dull, meaning boring!

ZekovicZoran - 4/18/2011 at 08:20 AM

Thanks, dear sis Kim!
I was thinking about something like book or movie Master of the Rings...
It is OK for me: NADULL!

ladymule - 4/19/2011 at 12:07 AM

Thanks, dear sis Kim!

You're welcome, dear great bro Zeka!

It is OK for me: NADULL!

Quinn - 4/26/2011 at 12:32 PM

enjoy life

Quinn - 5/9/2011 at 12:05 PM

peaceful vibes to all

ladymule - 5/9/2011 at 03:51 PM

Hi Wayne. Hi Zeka.

Congrats to Nole, Zeka. He played very well. I would have liked a third set for my viewing pleasure but I would have wanted the same outcome. Looks like Nole can beat Rafa on clay too. {I'm sad for Rogi though.}

Italy is next.

ZekovicZoran - 5/9/2011 at 04:57 PM

What to say!? You have seen everything! Nole is a new king!!!
Yes, Rome is a next. I'm waiting now our "second" player Viktor Troicki to start his game in Italy. TV is on.

ladymule - 5/10/2011 at 01:16 AM

Zeka, yes I see everything: I am omniscient!

Congrats to your Viktor. I see he won his match. I've never heard of him, btw.

Enjoy, and good luck to our dear, beleaguered Roooogiii!!

ZekovicZoran - 5/10/2011 at 07:36 AM

Yes, good luck to Rogi (you know that I like him).
Maybe you don't know, but our team (of Serbia) won Davis Cup as the best band at the world!
Because of that, Nole had that t-shirt (last time in Madris after famous game) with our flag (of Serbia, again!) with letters (cirillic, and you can't read that): CHAMPIONS (original: ШАМПИОНИ. And, at the end, Viktor (Troicki) is our "second" player in that team, with Janko Tipsarevic, and, maybe you know that name: Nenad Zimonjic.
Weather is nice now, after a few days of rain, and everything is much better!

ladymule - 5/10/2011 at 08:42 PM

I didn't know that info about your Davis Cup team so thank you for filling me in. And other than Nole, I have only heard about Janko. Btw, our Canadian-Serbian friend Milos lost his first round and I still haven't seen him play a match yet.

You have a fancy keyboard there with special letters, Zeka.

We finally have better weather here too. It was like a summer day here yesterday but not as nice today.

[Edited on 5/10/2011 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 5/11/2011 at 06:55 AM

Yes, my dear sis Kim!
We have the very "special" letters, like:
АБВГДђЕЖЗИg 2;КЛЉМНЊОПРС 058;ЋУФХЦЧЏШ (our cirillic alphabet!! Only 30 letters! )
And this is my name: Зоран Зековић (nice, isn't it? ).
Nice day in Novi Sad! Sun!

ZekovicZoran - 5/11/2011 at 06:56 AM

I see some problems with some letters! But... what to do!?

ladymule - 5/12/2011 at 01:17 AM

Zeka, your name is beautiful, no matter what alphabet!

{Rogi won against Tsonga. Go Rogi!! }

ZekovicZoran - 5/12/2011 at 07:45 AM

Thanks, my dear sis!
Can say only: Go Rogi until final (vs. Nole, hope do! )!!!

ZekovicZoran - 5/12/2011 at 05:41 PM



ladymule - 5/12/2011 at 09:02 PM

You are sooooooooo right, Zeka! Rogi's sad decline continues.

But..............good luck to Noooleeee!


ZekovicZoran - 5/13/2011 at 07:27 AM

Next message:

ladymule - 5/14/2011 at 12:17 AM

Nole {Good luck to Nole in the semi vs Murray!}
Everybody Else


ZekovicZoran - 5/14/2011 at 09:28 AM

Where is my dear Soderling ?

ZekovicZoran - 5/16/2011 at 08:40 AM

What to say... Only: Nole, the king!

ladymule - 5/16/2011 at 11:37 PM


Good luck to King Nole and Prime Minister Rogi!


ZekovicZoran - 5/30/2011 at 08:37 AM

Everything is OK for Rogi and Nole until now!
Today we'll see Viktor (it is same as Victor) Troicki what he will do vs. great M.!

ladymule - 5/31/2011 at 01:53 AM

Yes, I was thinking of you today with the Murray/Viiiiktooor match. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Good luck to V!

Tomorrow it is Rogi v Monfils. Good luck to our dear R!

ladymule - 5/31/2011 at 01:54 AM

Oooooo...Page Turn...

ZekovicZoran - 5/31/2011 at 07:54 AM

Yes! There was a great two sets (for Viktor), but now is 2:2, and today will be that ending set (hope for Viktor! ). We'll see...
Our dear (KING) Nole have a little rest, without game, but our dear Rogi will win, and after that, we would not be friends, my dear sis Kim (it is a little joke, of course! ).

ZekovicZoran - 5/31/2011 at 07:56 AM

Something more... Have you seen a pic (now first one in ART?)
And again, LOVE!

ladymule - 6/1/2011 at 01:46 AM

Friday...Rogi vs Nole...

Yes, you are right: if Nole wins AGAIN we will NOT be friends!

Next time...for Viiiktooor!

ladymule - 6/1/2011 at 01:47 AM

Something more... Have you seen a pic (now first one in ART?)
And again, LOVE!

What the...?!

[Edited on 6/1/2011 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 6/1/2011 at 08:41 AM

Dear sis Kim, can say only !!!

ladymule - 6/4/2011 at 03:11 AM

ZekovicZoran - 6/4/2011 at 05:44 PM

Now, this is because of my dear Nole:
P.S. Is this some kind of smile at your face, my dear sis Kim?

ladymule - 6/5/2011 at 06:05 PM

Yes, I was when Rogi won against Nole but now I am !

Rogi just can't beat Rafa anymore.

Oh weeeelll...good luck to R and N at Wimby. We'll try again there.

ZekovicZoran - 6/5/2011 at 06:27 PM

Yes, you are here!

ladymule - 6/5/2011 at 09:42 PM

Zeka, have you seen the sad news in AG that Frankie Toler has passed?

ZekovicZoran - 6/6/2011 at 07:40 AM

Yes, of course. What to say? Only: R.I.P.!

Quinn - 6/7/2011 at 05:54 PM

good vibes to all

ladymule - 6/18/2011 at 05:54 PM

Zeka! I see you're on the site right now. Thought I'd say hi to HI!!


ZekovicZoran - 6/20/2011 at 12:28 PM

Yes, I'm here! Only a few minutes to go to see a start of Wdon! A new chance to my dear Nooolleeee to be No. 1 (as I wrote a few years??? ago to you, my dear sis Kim).
And, of course the biggest HI to you!!!

ladymule - 6/22/2011 at 06:13 PM

HI again Zeka. Very bad news for our dear Milos! He just suffered a leg injury playing Muller and is out of the tournament. I was excited for him that his next opponent would be Nadal. Let's hope the injury is not too serious and that he will play again soon. It was a different {and very pleasant} experience for me to be cheering for a Canadian.

Good luck to Rogi and Nole, as usual.

ZekovicZoran - 6/29/2011 at 04:23 PM

What about semi-final Roooogiii vs. Nooooleeee, my dear sis Kim???
But, again...

ladymule - 6/30/2011 at 01:35 AM

Hi Zeka....Yes, another sad day for Rogi and me and you. I've been saying for a while that Rogi is basically done. The American commentators are even alluding to the fact that he is near the end, talking about the end of his career and retirement. It's sad. I've loved his playing and success for a long time. It is hard to love the matches as much without him and now I'm just not as interested in the semis and the final as I would be with Rogi. I do wish Nole good luck though. I hope he wins the whole "jing-bang" tournament! {From a novel I'm reading right now. }


ZekovicZoran - 6/30/2011 at 04:16 PM

Yes, reading is very good! Now, once again, the book "Walking the Bible" (Bruce Feiler) is a stuff for my reading. Nice book for the brain! Do you read (good) books twice or more times? I do!!!

ladymule - 7/1/2011 at 01:46 AM

Right now, I'm reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I do sometimes re-read books. I read and then re-read Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt last summer. Then I read his next two books: 'Tis and Teacher Man. I love to read, especially when the weather is good because I love to read outside in the shade of our pine tree.

Good luck to Nole, tomorrow.

ZekovicZoran - 7/1/2011 at 07:45 AM

Dear sis Kim, do you mean TODAY??? (good luck to my dear Nooooleeee!). JOKE!!!

ZekovicZoran - 7/1/2011 at 05:21 PM

What to say? Think... just...NOOOOOLEEEEE!
Have you seen that game? Tsonga? Who???

ladymule - 7/2/2011 at 01:48 AM

Hi Zeka. No, I missed the match. I only saw some of the Rafa/Murray match when they replayed it on tv.

Good luck to Nole, SUNDAY!!

ZekovicZoran - 7/3/2011 at 06:20 PM

What to say now??? Only: NOOOLEEEE! is No. 1!!!
Rafa? Who?

ladymule - 7/3/2011 at 08:11 PM

I couldn't be happier for N O L E !!

Yikes! Who's going to be Nole's competition from now on??!!

ZekovicZoran - 7/5/2011 at 07:13 AM

What to say? Only

Quinn - 7/11/2011 at 09:14 PM

good vibes everyone

Quinn - 8/2/2011 at 07:56 PM

hope all are well

ZekovicZoran - 8/4/2011 at 03:10 PM

Yes, now I'm (very) well. Back a few hours ago from Rhodes (Greece) where was with my family 12 days. Great place, great time!

ladymule - 8/10/2011 at 01:45 AM

Zeka, Roger plays Canadian, Vasek Pospisil tomorrow!! Who will I cheer for??!!!

Glad you had a great vaca... You lucky you know what!!

ZekovicZoran - 8/10/2011 at 09:14 AM

Hi! Do you know something about a rain yesterday? My dear No(. 1)leeee didn't play... Yes, I'm in Montreal (every day) and Toronto (have now only two girls, because our best player Jelena Jankovic lost her game )
And, of course: GO ROOOGIIII (and No. 1, what is his name???)!

Quinn - 8/10/2011 at 02:15 PM

good vibes everyone

ladymule - 8/11/2011 at 01:08 AM

Zeka, yes there's been a rain system blowing through southern {Toronto} and eastern {Montreal} Ontario for a couple days now. It's finished in the Toronto {and my} area now and I think Montreal also, although I'm not positive about Montreal. You could check at the if you want.

So Roger and Nole both won their matches today. That's good. I checked the Montreal site to see when they play tomorrow but the Thursday schedule is not up yet.

It was interesting for me today to watch the Roger v Vasek match and find that I was cheering 100 % for Vasek! But now...I'll be in Rogi's corner.

Good luck to Rogi and No1e!

ZekovicZoran - 8/11/2011 at 05:33 PM

Very nice: No1e ! (we have that little joke in Serbia's newspaper as titles about Nooooleee).
What to say: No more Rafa in Montreal!?

ladymule - 8/12/2011 at 03:06 AM

No more Rogi...

"Times they are a changin'..."

ZekovicZoran - 8/12/2011 at 09:52 AM

ZekovicZoran - 8/15/2011 at 10:03 AM

What? Again NOOOOLEEE! Montreal! What is a next?

ladymule - 8/15/2011 at 03:36 PM

What is next? Cincy!

That was a good match {for a change}. Competitive. Fishy had his chances.

Congrats to Nooo11111eee.

ZekovicZoran - 8/16/2011 at 10:35 AM

Yes, it was not easy for No1e, but at the end...
Next (Cincy) I'll be ONLY fan of ROOOOGIII! Think I have to change something...
But, worst news is about my Viktor - he lost his 1st game in Cincy!
Have you seen Janko (Tipsarevic) in Montreal? He was, after long time, very, very good!
What to say...

ladymule - 8/18/2011 at 07:33 PM

Hi Zeka, sorry for the delay getting back to you here.

Yes, I saw Janko but only in the last match he lost, I believe to Tsonga? He did very well to get as far as he did in the tournament.

I haven't been paying as much attention overall this week in Cincy. I'm not getting very much tv coverage.There was a lot last week because it was a Canadian tournament and and CBC covered it widely. Now I only get coverage tonight for a couple of hours and the final on Sunday.

Anyway, Rogi plays Blake tonight so I might get to see the match. Yes, let's both send all our support to Rogi only and maybe he will win in the end! It's your fault he's been losing!


ZekovicZoran - 8/19/2011 at 09:57 AM

ZekovicZoran - 8/20/2011 at 10:20 AM

What to do, my dear sis Kim!?
You have to be a No.1e fan now.
No more Rafa, but no more Roooogiii, too.

ladymule - 8/20/2011 at 08:14 PM

No more Rogi and Rafa. What a crazy, crazy world.

Good luck to Nooo11111eeee!

Quinn - 8/21/2011 at 03:32 PM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 8/22/2011 at 11:56 AM

Bad luck...

ladymule - 8/23/2011 at 12:48 AM

Yes, too bad for Nole! I hope his injury is not too serious and doesn't put him out of the US Open. Let me know if you hear anything more about the injury, Zeka.

See you at the Open next week!

ZekovicZoran - 8/23/2011 at 05:27 PM

Dear sis Kim, I know only that he has some problem with his arm and I hope he will be fit for NY US Open.

ladymule - 9/7/2011 at 09:32 PM

Zeka, what's with all the rain at the Open?!! I was looking forward to watching Rogi's match this evening but now it's been postponed.

Who are you going to cheer for in the Nole/Janko match??!

ZekovicZoran - 9/8/2011 at 04:58 PM

Very good question, my dear sis Kim!!!
Just a little bit for No1e!!!
Don't know what is about today! Have NOT information from NYC and weather today. Waiting on sport TV programs to see what will be with US Open FM...
Rain again???
But, of course, now...

ladymule - 9/9/2011 at 01:02 AM

Hi Zeka. First, congrats to No1e for his win against Tipsy! {That's what they were calling him on ESPN !} Tipsy played very well in the first two sets and I have to admit I was cheering for him, at least so we would get more time watching tennis!

Second, right now I was trying to watch Rogi AGAIN and his match is delayed due to more RAIN!!! WTF??

Ok, I'll do a few things and check the internet later to see if Roger is playing again tonight. Good luck to R and N!

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 9/10/2011 at 11:37 AM

Today we have No. 1 vs. No. 3 and No. 2 vs. No. 4.
Think my number is 1, and, what about your favorite number 3, my dear sis Kim?

ladymule - 9/11/2011 at 08:54 PM

I think my favourite number 3 needs to have his head examined! It's hard to believe he lost that match when he was 2 sets up against Nole and what did he have, at least 2 match points? Oh well, I'm getting used to him losing but it's still sad and disappointing.

But....good luck to #1 in the end! Enjoy the match.

ZekovicZoran - 9/12/2011 at 07:51 AM

ZekovicZoran - 9/13/2011 at 05:58 PM

What is new? Nothing... No1e, again...

ladymule - 9/14/2011 at 01:12 AM

Missed seeing the match because they did not show it on tv in my area.

But I saw the final score on the internet!

ZekovicZoran - 9/14/2011 at 05:10 PM


Quinn - 10/7/2011 at 12:45 PM

enjoy life

ZekovicZoran - 10/7/2011 at 03:32 PM

ladymule - 10/8/2011 at 05:43 PM

Hi Zeka. I see that Roger is out of Shanghai due to some injuries. I hope Nole is fit for the tournament. I might only watch the final because Roger is not playing and the channel that shows the Masters series now usually only shows the final match. TSN used to show matches every day. Hope All's well with you!

ZekovicZoran - 10/9/2011 at 09:21 AM

Hi, dear sis Kim! We can watch Shanghai (some song of J.J. Cale?) without any trouble! No dear Rooogiii, but, also, no dear Nooo.1eee! Something alse: Here is so cold, something like early winter (only about 10 C). That is now only problem for me.

ladymule - 10/10/2011 at 12:12 AM

Zeka, what's wrong with No1e? Is it his shoulder?

So sorry to hear it is like winter in Sebia! You have my sympathy. Recently, it has been cool and rainy here but for the last week it has been like summer! I thought about turning on my air conditioner today. {But I didn't. Just turned on some fans, instead.} We will have this nice weather until Wed. when it will rain and cool down a bit, so I am enjoying this last gasp of lovely sun and warm air.

It is our Thanksgiving here in Canada tomorrow and we have Oktoberfest here as well so I'll be going to hear my hubby Sandy play Oktoberfest music and drink some beer and schnapps. After he is done playing we are going to dinner with my dad.

Love, Kim

Quinn - 10/26/2011 at 09:18 PM

good vibes everyone

Enzo - 11/20/2011 at 09:23 PM

you guys ARE still here !

ZekovicZoran - 11/21/2011 at 04:02 PM

Hope so! We are here and, OK!!!

ladymule - 11/21/2011 at 04:32 PM

you guys ARE still here !

We are. And now, so are you!

Hi David. Hope all's well with you. Hi Zeka. Waving at both of you.

Zeka, Rogi v Rafa Tuesday! {Hope No1e is well and fit to play.}

[Edited on 11/21/2011 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 11/22/2011 at 05:32 PM

How are you, my dear sis Kim?
Yes, today I'll be Rooogiii fan vs. Rafa. Only 2.5 hours to start game. Yesterday was so hard for my No.1e... But, at the end, he won!

ZekovicZoran - 11/23/2011 at 09:18 AM

What to say? 60 minutes of atomic tennis!!!
Dear Rooogiii is like old, good one! Maybe next No. 1?

ladymule - 11/23/2011 at 06:15 PM

Hiya Zeka. I didn't exactly watch the match. I was busy doing something else but I had the match on the computer so I listened to it. Too bad I missed seeing all that spectacular shot making! Hopefully Rogi will keep it up and I'll see if for myself if he makes the final. I can't believe he bageled Rafa!
I don't know if Rogi will ever be number 1 again. Not sure if he can sustain that high level of excellence and Your dear No1e is currently in his way!! I really hope No1e stays well. I wouldn't want to see Rogi ascend because No1e can't play due to injury. Good luck to R and N!!

Quinn - 11/23/2011 at 07:54 PM

good vibes everyone

ZekovicZoran - 11/24/2011 at 08:52 AM

My dear No1(???)le yesterday was like Rafa vs. Rogi!
What to do...

ladymule - 11/25/2011 at 03:51 AM

Zeka, don't be ! Nole will beat Tipsarevic tomorrow.

Sat. is semi-finals. Rogi is in. Looks like Rafa is OUT! I think Rafa is the one that is in the most trouble. What's going on with his tennis? Worse than Rogi lately.

Good luck to No1eeee tomorrow!

ZekovicZoran - 11/25/2011 at 08:46 AM

Dear sis Kim, thank you for , I'm not any more. Yes, Rafa is out, but think Rooogiii wil take London. you!!!

ladymule - 11/25/2011 at 11:41 PM

Zeka, I see Rogi plays Ferrer tomorrow and Berdych plays Tsonga. I guess your Serbian compatriots are out.

Hopefully, Rogi will keep it together and take London! We shall see.

[Edited on 11/26/2011 by ladymule]

Quinn - 11/26/2011 at 05:07 PM

enjoy life

ZekovicZoran - 11/26/2011 at 07:08 PM

ladymule - 11/28/2011 at 12:13 AM

R O G I !

ZekovicZoran - 11/28/2011 at 08:51 AM

Yes, R O G I !!! What I have wrote a few days ago? Atomic tennis!

Quinn - 12/14/2011 at 01:21 PM

good vibes

Quinn - 12/23/2011 at 03:42 PM

happy holidays to all

ladymule - 12/24/2011 at 08:20 PM

Merry, merry, best wishes and Love to All!

ZekovicZoran - 12/25/2011 at 11:48 AM

Merry Xmass, my dear S&B!

Quinn - 12/31/2011 at 03:57 PM

have a safe new years eve

ZekovicZoran - 12/31/2011 at 08:00 PM

Happy New Year, my dear S&B!

Stephen - 1/9/2012 at 03:48 PM

2012 will be the year of the Murray
Looks who's back after being out of tennis forever
Andy Murray's new coach
Ivan Lendl
What if some of that talent rubs off on the Scot -- then no one -- Roger, Rafa or Novak -- will be able to stop him!!

ZekovicZoran - 1/9/2012 at 04:16 PM

Hi, my dear S&B!
Who is Ivan Lendl?
Everyone know that! But, we will see: Lendl or Vaida (of course, Novak's coach!)
Zeka (from Serbia, or better: Novak's country)

ladymule - 1/12/2012 at 12:13 AM

Hi fellow Brothers and tennis fans!

Oz Open is right around the corner and I'm looking forward it.

That's very interesting news about Lendl coaching Murray. I have no objection to Murray improving his game. The more high level players, the more enjoyment for all us fans, no? {Of course, in the end I always want Rogi to win!} My Serb-Canadian Milos Raonic continues to do well and will be at the Oz Open. Of course I'll be cheering for him too. Home Team!!

Hope all is well guys and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Talk soon...

[Edited on 1/12/2012 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 1/12/2012 at 09:29 AM

Dear sis Kim,
Think we are together at the end!!!
No more No.1e and Roooogiii!

ladymule - 1/12/2012 at 06:14 PM


Stephen - 1/18/2012 at 03:48 PM



Maybe this will finally be the big guy's breakout GS tournament -- welllllll..... -- always rootin' for Ivo tho

ladymule - 1/19/2012 at 05:39 PM

Roger v Ivo tonight! Go ROGI!

Next up for Milos is Hewitt. Should be a good match.

No real competition for No1e yet, eh Zeka? {Btw, I heard on tv the other day that Milos was hitting with No1e. }

[Edited on 1/19/2012 by ladymule]

Stephen - 1/20/2012 at 03:09 PM

Roger wins!
no real surprise -- too bad Ivo duffed that net shot on set pt. in 1set tho, otherwise might've been different...
hoping Fed goes all the way -- rooting for Hewitt too -- too bad Roddick had to withdraw, that would've been a good match

Go Ana I.!

ZekovicZoran - 1/20/2012 at 07:05 PM

Hi, bro S.! We have a same wish:
Go, Ana I.!
No1e vs. Milos?! What to do...

Stephen - 1/20/2012 at 10:43 PM

I saw that just a few minutes ago -- Hewitt is playing your guy, Milos!! I always tend to root for the veteran players

ladymule - 1/21/2012 at 12:38 AM

Hi Stephen. Milos is a Canadian of Serbian descent and since I'm Canadian and Zeka is Serbian, we both have an interest in his success.

I'm disappointed that the Raonic/Hewitt match is on at about 5 am my time so I'll miss it live. Our sports station TSN is showing a recap tomorrow at 10 am so maybe I'll get lucky and they'll reshow that match.

Zeka, good luck to No1e tonight! I'm planning to watch as much of the match as TSN shows.

ZekovicZoran - 1/21/2012 at 12:50 PM

Milos , but hope that No1e

ladymule - 1/22/2012 at 04:28 AM

Ooooo...that was a stressful nail biter!

No1e will be . I don't think Hewitt can win.

Hope Rogi will be too!

ZekovicZoran - 1/23/2012 at 05:19 PM

Hewitt, who?
OK, you have seen... No1e is still No. 1!

Stephen - 1/24/2012 at 04:55 PM

It's Roger & Rafa in the semis
it's one of the Greatest rivalries in sports -- usually have rooted for Roger, but they've gone at it so many times now -- & they're both good guys too...
don't think either will take 'vak tho, the guy is just off the charts...

ladymule - 1/25/2012 at 01:43 AM

I hope that both Roger and Rafa play their best but in the end, Roger plays just a little bit better and WINS!!

The Murray/Kei match should be interesting. I might watch some of it on line in a couple hours {no tv coverage of it tonight for me }.

Good luck to No.1e tonight!

ZekovicZoran - 1/25/2012 at 06:33 PM

Nothing new...
R(afa) vs. R(ogi) and No1e vs. Murray...
And, at the end No1e vs. R...

ladymule - 1/26/2012 at 11:18 PM

No1e v R{afa}

ZekovicZoran - 1/27/2012 at 07:56 AM


ZekovicZoran - 1/27/2012 at 06:58 PM

Urghg! That wasn't easy... But, No1e vs. R(afa) at the end...

ladymule - 1/30/2012 at 01:14 AM

N 1111eeeee!!!

OMG...What a match!

No competition for No1e now. I wonder how long he will reign supreme?

ZekovicZoran - 1/30/2012 at 08:54 AM

What to say... Only: N 1e! What a game..
6 hours of the greatest fight... Sorry to Rafa, he was a great, too...

Quinn - 2/3/2012 at 12:27 AM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 2/9/2012 at 05:00 PM

Today morning temperature was -29 C in my town!
We have 1 m of snow! Real winter!

ladymule - 2/11/2012 at 05:19 PM

HI Zeka. Sorry you are getting slammed on the other side of the pond. By contrast, we are having "the winter that wasn't"! Mild, and hardly any snow. We haven't had one big dump of snow yet {eg. 10 cm or more}! Usually, we almost never stop shoveling huge amounts of snow {it feels like that anyway }.

Soooo, Davis Cup! Yesterday, in Vancouver, Milos beat Benneteau in 3 sets! But, in Switzerland, Roger lost to Isner in 4 sets {lost the last 3}. After the match, Rogi looked very .

ZekovicZoran - 2/16/2012 at 06:06 PM

Last week was at the "better" place. Location: Dubai, with a temperature 25 C (but +25 C, no -25 C). They never see a snow!
I'm home again (that means with snow outside!)

ladymule - 2/18/2012 at 10:21 PM

Roger plays in Dubai starting Feb. 27. Too bad you missed him!

Glad you got to warm up for a few days.

I saw the bands Chicago and Deep Purple this month. Haven't seen ether before. Very enjoyable music!

Quinn - 3/1/2012 at 06:50 AM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 3/1/2012 at 01:37 PM


ladymule - 3/3/2012 at 04:22 AM

Rogi v Murray in Dubai finals tomorrow!

Murray beat Nole?!! That's surprising. You must be Zeka.

Good luck to our dear Rooogiiii!

Stephen - 3/4/2012 at 01:26 PM

A fine win for Roger -- not yet for team Murray-Lendl, altho he did beat Novak in the semis

ZekovicZoran - 3/4/2012 at 05:51 PM

Bravo, Roooogiiiiii!!!
Are you happy, my dear sis Kim?

ladymule - 3/4/2012 at 11:04 PM

Helloooo Gents!

Well Zeeekaaaa, yes, I am happy! Go Rooog1111!

The only problem is that I decided not to watch the match live online and waited till late last night to watch it on tv at 1 am. I was very tired and fell asleep in front of the tv sometime in the middle of the second set. So I missed the end of the match!

Indian Wells is next. See y'all sooooon!

Love, Kim

Quinn - 3/7/2012 at 01:23 PM

peace to all

ZekovicZoran - 3/7/2012 at 06:06 PM

Dear sis Kim, what is wrong with your keyboard? Have you seen: You want to write Rooogiiii, but I see something like Rooog1111?

ladymule - 3/7/2012 at 11:09 PM

Zeka, thank you for pointing out my error. I guess I need to see the eye Dr. and get a new prescription so I don't make that error again!

ZekovicZoran - 3/8/2012 at 05:53 PM

Dear sis Kim, only

ladymule - 3/9/2012 at 01:36 AM

Zeka, your index finger must be sore from typing so many s!

ZekovicZoran - 3/9/2012 at 08:43 AM

Dear sis Kim, it wasn't so hard for me, because it is so funny!

ladymule - 3/10/2012 at 12:40 AM

Zeka, 1 don't think it was my little joke that made you ! 1 think it's March Madness! You have Beacon Fever!

Quinn - 3/10/2012 at 02:25 PM

enjoy life everyone

ZekovicZoran - 3/10/2012 at 05:53 PM

You are right, my dear sis Kim! A few days ago, got a message from my friends who live in NYC, something like this: We live now a 5 minutes from Beacon, come here to go together to ABB! Think this is a big part of my MADNESS!

ZekovicZoran - 3/10/2012 at 05:55 PM

Still problems with 1 or i??? Joke!

ladymule - 3/10/2012 at 09:36 PM

You are right, my dear sis Kim! A few days ago, got a message from my friends who live in NYC, something like this: We live now a 5 minutes from Beacon, come here to go together to ABB! Think this is a big part of my MADNESS!

The Beeaacon is calling to you: Zeeeekaaaa, come to meeeee!!

ladymule - 3/10/2012 at 09:38 PM

Still problems with 1 or i??? Joke!

1 guess 1'll have to ask for my money back from the eye Dr.!

ZekovicZoran - 3/11/2012 at 10:03 AM

ladymule - 3/12/2012 at 08:31 PM

Rooogiiiiiii v Miiiilooooos Tuesday!

Good luck to ?????!!!!!

ZekovicZoran - 3/13/2012 at 08:44 AM

Good luck to Rooog11111 or M1111loooos? Don't know...
But, think, Noooo1eee don't need luck... for V!

ladymule - 3/18/2012 at 02:17 AM

Iiiiisneeer v Roooog1111!!

What is happening with Nooo111e? Lost to Murray and now to Isner!

Isner played very well against No1e. Rog1 will have a tough match.

Good luck to our dear Rog1!

ladymule - 3/19/2012 at 12:24 AM

He's back!!!


ZekovicZoran - 3/19/2012 at 10:39 AM


ladymule - 3/27/2012 at 02:20 AM

R ddick!!!

Congrats to Andy. But...poor Rog1.

Good luck to Nooooo111eee!

ZekovicZoran - 3/27/2012 at 08:51 AM

Yes, poor Rog3!!! , and, of course, go Nooooo11111111eeee!

ladymule - 3/28/2012 at 11:24 PM

Zeka, I think you may need to see the eye Dr. I see you wrote Rog3 when you meant to write Rog1 !

ZekovicZoran - 3/29/2012 at 09:44 AM

Dear sis Kim, you are right... Something is wrong... I'll try again...
Rog3, Rog3, Rog3,... What's wrong? Don't know...

ladymule - 3/31/2012 at 12:35 AM

How about Rog13?! No, no...that won't work. Very bad luck!

Murray/Nole final?

ZekovicZoran - 4/1/2012 at 09:40 AM

Hope No1e!
Don't be so sad about R(No.)o3i. Think that he is the best in tennis history!!!

ladymule - 4/1/2012 at 09:04 PM


I would have liked to have seen a 3rd set though!

Definitely, Rogi is one of the best in tennis history. And we were lucky enough to see him in his prime.

Everything is change.

[Edited on 4/1/2012 by ladymule]

ladymule - 4/2/2012 at 01:00 AM


You'll have to change your sig to the big 50.

Hope you have a great year.

ZekovicZoran - 4/2/2012 at 08:51 AM

Thanks, my dear sis KIm!
No1e won! That is a one of my birthday's presents!
Yes, I'll change 49 to 50 now!

ZekovicZoran - 4/2/2012 at 08:53 AM

Only to see changes!

ladymule - 4/17/2012 at 01:02 AM

Zeeekaaaa...Wondering if you are going to be able to see Gov't Muuuuule in Europe this summer. I see they are in Lasko, Slovenia 7/12. Is that anywhere near you?

7/03 Manchester, UK Bluesfest (HMV Ritz) On-Sale Now
7/04 London, UK Bluesfest (Under The Bridge) On-Sale Now
7/06 Beaulier-sur-Mer, France Nights Festival Guitars On-Sale TBA
7/07 Wiesen, Austria Lovely Days On-Sale Now
7/09 Paris, France Le Trianon On-Sale Now
7/10 Hengelo, Holland Metropol On-Sale Now
7/11 Nuremburg, Germany Loewensaal On-Sale 4/12
7/12 Lasko, Slovenia Pivo & Cvetje Festival On-Sale Now
7/14 Winterbach, Germany Sallerhalle On-Sale Now
7/15 Pistoia, Italy Pistoia Blues Festival On-Sale Now
7/17 Wroclaw, Poland ETER Club On-Sale Now
7/19 Hannover, Germany Bluesgarage On-Sale Now


[Edited on 4/18/2012 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 4/17/2012 at 09:21 AM

Yes. my dear sis Kim!
It is only about 450 km far away, and, I hope so, willl be there!

ladymule - 4/18/2012 at 02:02 AM

Is this the first time you will see Warren and/or Gov't Mule?

Hope it works out for you and you are able to go. You know, you really can't pass the opportunity!

Wish I were going with you!

ZekovicZoran - 4/18/2012 at 07:12 AM

Yes, the first time! I have only to get my car and go to Slovenia, have a friends there for ticket(s) if on-line doesn't work. Opportunity is a really great one!

ladymule - 4/18/2012 at 05:07 PM

Zeka, according to Warren's newsletter the tickets for the show are on sale now. Here's the link:

Yes, the opportunity is TOO GOOD to miss! Don't forget to tell me sometime after the show what an awesome time you had.

And don't forget that Warren is very nice and approachable with fans. Don't be afraid to say hello to him and get something signed. And get a picture with him too!

[Edited on 4/18/2012 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 4/19/2012 at 04:36 PM

Yes, my dear sis Kim! I'll go to Slovenia! One good thing: No tickets - it's FREE, because there will be something like FESTIVAL of BEER and flowers! Yes, of BEER! Warren and me at pic? Hope so...

ladymule - 4/21/2012 at 01:46 AM

Mmmmmm...BEEEEEEER {PIIIIVOO} Festival

Mmmmmm...Warren/Gov't Mule

Perfect combination!

ZekovicZoran - 4/21/2012 at 09:25 AM

Dear sis Kim, you speak serbian so good!!! Yes, PIVO!

ladymule - 4/22/2012 at 04:44 AM

You taught me everything I know: PIVO!

ZekovicZoran - 4/23/2012 at 08:39 AM

Everything you NEED to know!

ladymule - 4/23/2012 at 11:35 PM

ladymule - 5/8/2012 at 08:07 PM

Roooogiii v Miiiilloooos Wednesday!

Good luck to ???!!

May the best man win!

ZekovicZoran - 5/9/2012 at 07:59 AM

No Rog13?

ladymule - 5/9/2012 at 10:21 PM

Rog13 might be unlucky!?

Maybe the third time will be a charm for Miiiiloooos.

ZekovicZoran - 5/10/2012 at 09:05 AM

Can say only: The great game for Milos, but next time..., think he need only a little portion of luck...

ZekovicZoran - 5/10/2012 at 05:14 PM

No more Raaaafffffaaa in Madrid!
No1e or Rog13?

ladymule - 5/12/2012 at 12:33 AM

Thanks for the info, Zeka. I didn't know Raaafffaaa is out!

Rooog111333 v Tiiiipsyyy tomorrow! You cheer for ???

ZekovicZoran - 5/14/2012 at 08:28 AM

At the end, Rog12!!! He was great, again!
Best wishes to you, dear sis Kim!

ladymule - 5/14/2012 at 04:27 PM

HaHa!! "Rog12"! That's what I was going to write!

What a comeback. It's amazing how well he is playing again.

Italy is next.

Best wishes to you dear bro Zeka!

ZekovicZoran - 5/18/2012 at 04:07 PM

What will be tomorrow? No1e or Rog12?

ladymule - 5/18/2012 at 09:50 PM

?????? !!! ??????

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 5/19/2012 at 05:26 PM

Rome, my dear sis KIm!
You have only 36 minutes! Semi-final No1e vs. Rog12!
Take some juice (beer is a better, if you want) and turn on your TV!

ladymule - 5/20/2012 at 01:48 AM

Zeka, they aren't showing any of this tournament on my tv. If I want to see it, I have to BUY the specialty channel! I wrote them a polite but pointed email about that yesterday! Today, I had to watch on a crappy, almost always frozen stream on line. The streams are getting pretty much unwatchable.
I WILL see the French Open on tv because it is on a different sports channel and I get that with my cable package.

And it was decaf coffee for me {only 2 pm here!}

What the Hell happened with dear Rog12 today? Terrible!

Good luck to Nooo1111eee tomorrow!
I probably won't be watching but I wish you and No1e the best!!

For you, PIIIVOOO tomorrow!!

ZekovicZoran - 5/21/2012 at 08:28 AM

Rain in Rome yesterday.
But, today is a final game and lot of PIVO! Go, No1e!!!

ladymule - 5/21/2012 at 03:52 PM

PIVO at noon??!! Can I please come and live with you in Serbia?!

Poor No1e and Zeka and Kim. Poor Rog13. Only one is Raf2!

ZekovicZoran - 5/21/2012 at 04:27 PM

This up is for poor No1?e...
Don't like to see something like Raf2 today!
Yes, dear sis Kim, Serbia is a great place for (easy) living...

Quinn - 5/27/2012 at 01:42 PM

enjoy life everyone

ZekovicZoran - 5/28/2012 at 09:07 AM


ladymule - 6/6/2012 at 01:40 AM

Friday... R v N !

Wishing the win for Rrrrrrrr but I think it will go to Nnnnnn!

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 6/7/2012 at 05:06 PM

Dear sis Kim, you are rrrrrrrrrrrrrright!

ZekovicZoran - 6/8/2012 at 06:20 PM

"I'm so sorry, my dear friend Rog13..." say No1e...


ladymule - 6/8/2012 at 06:58 PM

"Thank you, dear friend No1e...{and Good Luck in the final}..." says Rog13...

ZekovicZoran - 6/9/2012 at 05:26 PM


ladymule - 6/10/2012 at 08:24 PM

Guess we have to wait another day to find out who wins. I probably won't get to see it though.

But GOOD LUCK to No1e! {And what a comeback! Stunning!}

ZekovicZoran - 6/11/2012 at 04:22 PM

My dear No1e is No2e at RG...

ladymule - 6/12/2012 at 05:45 PM

I was sad to see the result at RG.

But No2e will be No1e again at Wimby {unless Rog13 steps up to win }.

ZekovicZoran - 6/12/2012 at 06:10 PM


Quinn - 6/18/2012 at 06:29 PM

enjoy life

ZekovicZoran - 6/19/2012 at 09:17 AM

ladymule - 6/23/2012 at 01:32 AM

Almost Wimby Time...

ZekovicZoran - 6/24/2012 at 08:45 AM


Quinn - 6/25/2012 at 02:06 PM

enjoy life

ladymule - 7/6/2012 at 11:08 PM

Zeka, can you believe Rog13 will be Rog1 again if he wins Sunday?! Will you be cheering for Rog1 ? Should be an amazing match and I hope both play to their potential. Good luck to R!

I missed watching the R/N match today and was shocked to hear R won. Also heard he played like his old self. You must be sad and surprised N lost.

Almost Warren time for you... Get your camera ready.

ZekovicZoran - 7/7/2012 at 11:24 AM

I was shocked, too, as you, my dear sis Kim, but because No2e lost!!!
Yes, Warren will be something like medicine for me!

ladymule - 7/8/2012 at 06:15 PM

Zeka, I see you are on line here. Please say hi if you see this post!

ZekovicZoran - 7/8/2012 at 06:15 PM

What to say? Rog1 again, and my dear No2e...

ladymule - 7/8/2012 at 06:20 PM

Zeka...are you there??

ladymule - 7/8/2012 at 06:32 PM

Looks like you missed me...oh well, maybe next time.

Rog1111111111 !!!!!!!!!

I loved Andy's on court interview after the match. He spoke beautifully. I have more respect for him after today. I definitely shed a few tears while he spoke.

Loved seeing the twins in the stands with the family after the match. So cute.

It's the Olyyyympiiics next. Good luck to R and N!!

ZekovicZoran - 7/10/2012 at 08:27 AM

Yes, next time...
Of course, good luck to N and R at OG!

ladymule - 7/11/2012 at 05:07 PM

Hi Zeka! Want to wish you a FANTASTIC Mule show tomorrow. You're going to have an awesome time. Make sure you say hi to Warren! Wish I Were There!

Love, Kim

ladymule - 7/11/2012 at 06:01 PM

And have a PIVO and smell a pretty flower for me, please!

ZekovicZoran - 7/16/2012 at 06:56 PM

A lot of nice music in only a few days! First (and the most important) three days in Lasko, and first night Warren and Mule! What to say? Fantastic! Very nice place, very nice people... And, last night me and my daughters were at Guns'n'Roses concert here in my town (3 hours of music after midnight, about 30,000 people, that is a famous thing in my Novi Sad EXIT Festival - this year 4 days of different music, with 500 different musicians and a lot of stages). Back home about 5 h in the morning, and now, I'm very sleepy!
Yes, bad news... Mr. Lord from Deep Purple pass away... RIP... He was 71...

Quinn - 7/18/2012 at 12:50 AM

enjoy life, it's too short

ladymule - 7/18/2012 at 04:42 PM

Hi Zeka. Sounds like you had a fantastic few days of music. I don't know how you did it. I don't have that much energy anymore! So glad you got to enjoy some music with your daughters. I love that!

Did you get to meet and get a pic with Warren????

Glad I got to hear Deep Purple for the first time a few months ago. Of course, unfortunately Jon Lord was not with the band. RIP!

Quinn - 7/26/2012 at 03:12 PM

enjoy life stressfree

Quinn - 8/5/2012 at 01:12 PM

good vibes everyone

ladymule - 8/5/2012 at 05:48 PM

for Rog1. What the Hell happened there?

for me. Rog1 cancels Toronto. {I guessed that was going to happen.}

Oh well...

ZekovicZoran - 8/8/2012 at 04:41 PM

When you are , I'm , too.
Be , don't !

ladymule - 8/8/2012 at 08:25 PM

Ok, you can be because I'm not anymore!

We have a free blues festival here this coming weekend and hopefully I'll be seeing Ray Manzarek on Sat. I've seen him a couple times with the reformed "Doors". I love The Doors music quite a bit too.

Also, don't forget FREE Moogis this Friday and Saturday for Peachfest. It starts 3 pm ET Friday afternoon. Hopefully, I'll be watching some ABB etc. on Friday!

For set times: 1.46898.220101548088665&type=1&theater

ZekovicZoran - 8/9/2012 at 04:23 PM

I'm now!
Yes, a good word is REFORMED Doors. You know, without Mr. JM (with Mr. Free, i.e Mr. Bad Company, or Mr. Cult) that is not really a same story... But, we said: No more , only
Yes, I saw that (great) opportunity to see LIVE our dear ABB by Moogis! Of course, until now no more TURN OFF my PC!

ladymule - 8/9/2012 at 08:44 PM

Zeka, there are a few changes to the set times for Peachfest: 31.46898.220101548088665&type=1&theater

Hope I can get Moogis to work. I've never done it before. Wish me luck!

Dannyspell - 8/9/2012 at 08:49 PM

ZekovicZoran - 8/10/2012 at 11:00 AM

Dear sis Kim, as I saw, we have to wait only about 8 hours from now, and push a right bottom to start Moogis!
You are not alone about the first time to Moogis!
I wish US luck!

ladymule - 8/10/2012 at 04:22 PM

Dear bro Zeka, you mean button not bottom?

Good luck to you and me! Moooooooooogis!!

ZekovicZoran - 8/11/2012 at 09:59 AM

Yes, you know about ours problem with keyboard!
Have you try to get Moogis?

ladymule - 8/11/2012 at 05:53 PM

Oh yeah...I forgot about our keyboard {eye} problem.

Yes, problems with Moogis yesterday. They were having some problems with satellite and did not get it fixed until around 8:30 pm ET {near the end of Warren's set}. But it was great after that and we saw the ABB live for the first time in years. Sorry you missed it... But things should be sorted out today. Moogis is on right now. The broadcast schedule for the day is under the screen on the webcast the News/Schedule "bottom" . Also, if you are having any problems or just want to be part of the chat, click the Chat bottom and log in. There you will find if others are having problems and you can get help, ask questions etc. Good luck and enjoy the beautiful music flying through the air!!

Love, Kim

[Edited on 8/11/2012 by ladymule]

ZekovicZoran - 8/12/2012 at 12:03 PM

Yeah, the last night and morning was a great!
Moogis worked perfect! TTB and after that ABB (from about 2:00 after midnight to early morning in my country), but now I'm sleepy (no go to bad, have to see same games from London).

ladymule - 8/14/2012 at 01:03 AM

Moogis was good for me Fri. night and for the day and TTB Sat. As soon as the ABB started Sat. I had freezing problems with the computer. So I had to go to the low resolution which meant the screen was not clear and sharp. Plus my computer crashed at the beginning of the set so I missed most of the first four songs. Guess "you can't always get what you want!" . Haven't seen the Brothers live since 2007 so I was more than eager to see a live ABB show plus TTB is great IMO! Glad you got to see the shows on Sat. Zeka.

I see Nole {don't even know what number anyone is anymore! } won Toronto. Congrats! I've got a really busy week so I don't know when I'm even going to be able to check out the happenings in Cincy. Good luck to R and N and M!

ZekovicZoran - 8/20/2012 at 04:22 PM

Have you seen that... Rog1 vs. No19? First set 6:0???
Something is wrong...

ladymule - 8/21/2012 at 04:38 PM

Yes, I saw. Tennis is unpredictable, no?

No19??? Because he played so badly in the first set?!

Good luck to R and N and M at the US Open!

Did you see M made it to the QF in Cincy? Almost beat Wawrinka.

ladymule - 8/21/2012 at 04:42 PM

Shouldn't it be No10?

ZekovicZoran - 8/21/2012 at 05:14 PM

Maybe: No1? ???

Quinn - 9/7/2012 at 06:10 PM

take care everyone

ZekovicZoran - 9/10/2012 at 10:36 AM

Sorry! Think that wasn't OK! No1e, again!

ZekovicZoran - 9/11/2012 at 09:49 AM


ladymule - 9/15/2012 at 08:38 PM

Hi Zeka! Sorry I haven't posted recently. My computer brain {6 years old} fried after watching the Moogis repeat all day and night Sunday so I haven't been on line since then. Just got a new box yesterday.

Anyhooooo...I missed seeing the M v N match on Monday but I heard it was one for the ages. Sorry for you that No1e did not win but I was content to see that Murray won. He deserves his first Grand Slam and now the game overall is even better and more competitive. Of course, I would have liked to've seen our dear Rog1 in the final. Oh well...

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 9/16/2012 at 04:29 PM

No more now about tennis..
Glad to "see" that you have a "young blood" in your PC!!!
Repetition of two great nights from Peach Fest. by Moogis didn't see again (that was here, again, at 4:00 h in the morning). First time I tried to "save file" (record concert), but, of course,

ladymule - 9/16/2012 at 06:11 PM

Yes, it's very good to have ''young blood" in my PC. Everything is new and shiny and FAST!

So sorry you missed the Moogis repeat. Very Hopefully, it will work out better for you next time?

ZekovicZoran - 9/17/2012 at 07:48 AM

Dear sis Kim, everything was OK with Moogis (have watched other bands all day, but was sleepy after Midnight (Rider)), and didn't see the best - ABB!

ladymule - 9/18/2012 at 01:37 AM

I understand your situation.
Even though the show was in my time zone, on the second night, my husband fell asleep and missed some of his favourites like Into The Mystic {he is a huge Van Fan} and he missed the 'Derek' Dreams which he was looking forward to. I stayed awake for the whole show until Whipping Post. I think I had a bit of a nap during WP which is unfortunate because it was a very good version!

Btw, I'm lovin' my new computer. Way overdue.

ladymule - 9/18/2012 at 01:42 AM

Saw John Fogerty on Thurs. night for the first time. Very good show. Do you like JF, Zeka?

ZekovicZoran - 9/18/2012 at 04:05 PM

Love JF, but only as a member of the (great) old band... Sure you know the name...
Zeka (living in the past...)

ladymule - 9/18/2012 at 11:30 PM

He played lots of CCR material {30 songs altogether including some of his solo work}. I was only familiar with his CCR stuff. I did like this song that he performed {from his solo album in 2007}:

Don't You Wish It Was True

ZekovicZoran - 9/19/2012 at 12:28 PM

That is too much country for me, my dear sis Kim...

ladymule - 9/19/2012 at 05:06 PM

Yes, it is a lot of country. But I love the lyrics.

ZekovicZoran - 9/20/2012 at 07:37 AM

1. place MUSIC
2. place LYRICS

ladymule - 9/20/2012 at 09:27 PM

Best Music
Best Lyrics
Best Song

Quinn - 9/21/2012 at 07:23 AM

good vibes to all

ZekovicZoran - 9/21/2012 at 07:31 AM

In mem. of ER - the BEST "song" and without lyrics (sorry, I have to say: for me!)
What you say, my dear sis KIm?
Yes, good vibes to you, Quinn!

ladymule - 9/21/2012 at 04:46 PM

When I say "song", I mean a piece of music with lyrics. And I meant that the best song, needs both great lyrics AND great music. I would call LR an instrumental, rather than a song. And LR is definitely the best instrumental and so is Jessica, IMO.

ZekovicZoran - 9/21/2012 at 05:26 PM

ladymule - 9/22/2012 at 03:06 AM

Quinn - 9/22/2012 at 11:25 AM

ZekovicZoran - 10/9/2012 at 04:50 PM

ladymule - 10/11/2012 at 05:12 PM

Quinn - 10/12/2012 at 08:44 PM

ladymule - 10/13/2012 at 04:40 PM

Hi Zeka! I see you are here now.

Good luck to Nole tonight! Should be a very good match but I won't be seeing it because it is on at 4:30 in the morning here. I didn't see one match this week partly because I have no free tv anymore of the Masters Series.

Have a good Saturday my friend.

ZekovicZoran - 10/15/2012 at 03:58 PM

Dear sis Kim, China was a good place for my dear No1e (yes, again: No1e). Yesterday was a game for infarct... Have you seen that? Andy had 5 match balls... But, at the end No1e won!!! 5:7; 7:6 and 6:3. Great!
Have a nice week!

ladymule - 10/16/2012 at 12:13 AM

Hi Zeka. No I didn't see the match mainly because it was on at about 4:30 in the morning here. I read a bit about it though and understand it was quite the match! I'm happy for you that No1e won. Sad about Rog! though. I worry he's just not good enough to beat No1e and now Andy on a regular basis anymore. Milos is doing well though overall. I'm following his progress and enjoying his success! Go CANADA!

See you sooooon Zeeeeekaaaa!

ladymule - 10/16/2012 at 12:22 AM

Quinn - 10/26/2012 at 06:20 PM

enjoy life

ZekovicZoran - 10/29/2012 at 09:10 AM

Basel? Roooogiii? DelPo!!!

ladymule - 10/30/2012 at 05:34 PM

Hi Zeka. I missed the whole week of Basel and didn't know anything about the final.

I heard No1e is #1 at the end of the year. Congrats to No1e!

ladymule - 10/31/2012 at 01:38 AM

Just heard Rogi is out of Paris due to some small injuries.

Good luck to No1e and Milos!

ZekovicZoran - 10/31/2012 at 06:34 PM

Paris... No1e???!!!

ladymule - 10/31/2012 at 11:57 PM

Paris... Milos...

Sorry about your dear Nole.

Now we can both cheer for Milos.

ZekovicZoran - 11/1/2012 at 08:41 AM

Yeah! Go, Milos!!!

ladymule - 11/1/2012 at 11:49 PM

And Murray out!
Go Tipsy!

ZekovicZoran - 11/2/2012 at 08:18 AM

Yes, and !!!
And, of course, GO TYPSY (like that Tipsy for Janko! )!!!

ladymule - 11/2/2012 at 07:41 PM


ZekovicZoran - 11/4/2012 at 06:42 PM

Quinn - 11/11/2012 at 03:39 PM

morning all, enjoy life

ladymule - 11/11/2012 at 09:46 PM

R v N !

Enjoy the match, Zeka. Good luck to both!

ZekovicZoran - 11/12/2012 at 09:32 AM

Today at 21:00!!! Hope that will be a great game, and a better one (N ) will win!

ladymule - 11/12/2012 at 03:29 PM

No, no no...hope the better one {R } will win.

Stephen - 11/12/2012 at 03:57 PM

Do you have an xtra ticket Zeka?
The two best in the world, for the end of the season title, throwing bombs at each other in the awesome game of tennis -- doesn't get any better -- carry on...

ZekovicZoran - 11/12/2012 at 05:25 PM

Quinn - 11/12/2012 at 10:26 PM

ZekovicZoran - 11/13/2012 at 08:55 AM

At the end, No1e,... and Ro2er! (problems with keyboard again...!!! )
P.S. Great game!

ladymule - 11/13/2012 at 10:23 PM

Hi all! Hi Stephen! {waving}

I missed watching the end of the match because they showed it on tv late last night and I fell asleep when Ro2er was up 2 games in the second set. Couldn't believe it when I woke up to find that Ro2er lost the match! Oh well......... And congrats to No1e!

I guess, no tennis now until January. But, Jan. is not too far in the future. {Plenty of time for us to get our eyes checked again!}

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 11/14/2012 at 05:01 PM

Yes, we can now write letters nice and easy, without any misssssssstakes!


Quinn - 11/26/2012 at 09:18 PM

peaceful vibes

ZekovicZoran - 11/27/2012 at 08:44 AM

Quinn - 11/27/2012 at 07:00 PM

Quinn - 12/4/2012 at 02:05 PM

enjoy the holiday season

ZekovicZoran - 12/9/2012 at 10:54 AM

Snow! A lot of snow in Serbia...

ladymule - 12/10/2012 at 05:34 PM

Too much rain and gray skies here.

Hope you don't have to shovel much, Zeka!

Happy Almost Christmas!

ZekovicZoran - 12/11/2012 at 08:43 AM





Quinn - 12/21/2012 at 05:06 AM

happy holidays

ladymule - 12/21/2012 at 10:16 PM

happy holidays

And to you!

ZekovicZoran - 12/24/2012 at 09:59 AM

Happy, happy!!!

ladymule - 12/24/2012 at 07:59 PM

Merry, Merry!!

ZekovicZoran - 12/25/2012 at 09:05 AM

Quinn - 12/25/2012 at 01:20 PM

ladymule - 12/25/2012 at 05:15 PM

ladymule - 1/1/2013 at 07:05 PM

Happy New Year!

Be safe, healthy and happy.


ZekovicZoran - 1/2/2013 at 05:45 PM

Lot of love in New Year!

ladymule - 1/4/2013 at 01:16 AM

"Love and only love will endure...
Love and only love will break it down" NY

Love, Kim

Quinn - 1/4/2013 at 04:10 PM

enjoy life

Quinn - 1/4/2013 at 04:12 PM

enjoy life

ZekovicZoran - 1/4/2013 at 06:14 PM

NY = New York?

ladymule - 1/4/2013 at 09:13 PM

Lyrics from Neil Young {NY}

Sorry for the lack of clarity, Zeka.

ladymule - 1/5/2013 at 02:48 AM

Oz Open starts soon.

No Rafa.

Good luck to R + N + M{ilos}.

ZekovicZoran - 1/5/2013 at 10:51 AM

Dear sis Kim, the story about NY was a joke...

ladymule - 1/5/2013 at 05:33 PM

I hope I would've gotten your little joke if you had said it to me in person!

ZekovicZoran - 1/5/2013 at 06:47 PM

Quinn - 1/7/2013 at 06:03 PM

good vibes to all

Dannyspell - 1/7/2013 at 06:17 PM

ladymule - 1/19/2013 at 03:25 PM

Milos v Rogi!!!

Go..........?? Milos!

ZekovicZoran - 1/20/2013 at 05:57 PM

OK! Go, Milos!!! This time we are the same team!
Have you seen my (dear) No1e? That was like a horror... Result was 2:2, and 5th set was 12:10!!!!!!
We will see the end in Australia... Hope, my No1e will be winner, again...

ladymule - 1/21/2013 at 12:42 AM

Team KZeeeeeeeee 4 Miiiiilooooos

No, I didn't see your dear Nole vs Stan. I heard the match was over 5 hours. Did you see it?
I hope Nole is not too worn out after that marathon of a match. They say those long, hard matches take a while to recover from.

Love, Kim

ZekovicZoran - 1/21/2013 at 09:10 AM

Time duration of game: 5 h and 4 min!!! Really marathon!
At the end, Stan was wih a lot of tears! But, he was a great!!!
P.S. Like that team KZeeeeeee!

Quinn - 1/21/2013 at 03:49 PM

peaceful vibes to all

ladymule - 1/21/2013 at 10:48 PM

M I L S !

Team KZeeeeee 4 Ever!

Good luck to R & N!

ZekovicZoran - 1/22/2013 at 08:56 AM

Yes, he is M I L S, but second one is R Gi!!!
Team KZeeeeee 2 win!

ladymule - 1/23/2013 at 02:25 AM

Good luck to R G ! Tonite!

Congrats to N 1 E !

VERY COLD Here!! (2 F + wind chill)


ZekovicZoran - 1/24/2013 at 08:41 AM

Final game: N 1e vs. R gi???
We are still Team KZeeeeee???

ladymule - 1/25/2013 at 02:16 AM

We're Team KZeeeeee, no matter who plays or who wins or loses tennis.

G D luck to R G ! Hope for R v N !

ladymule - 1/25/2013 at 10:36 PM

Hi Zeka, I don't think I'll be watching the final because they are showing it live here at 3 or 3:30 am ET. And it doesn't look like they are rebroadcasting it later in the day here. So, enjoy the match and I hope N 1e wins!

ZekovicZoran - 1/26/2013 at 11:48 AM


ZekovicZoran - 1/27/2013 at 06:48 PM

What to say? N 1e, again!

ladymule - 1/27/2013 at 10:36 PM

Congrats to N 1e!!

Quinn - 2/27/2013 at 06:24 PM

good vibes

ZekovicZoran - 3/1/2013 at 08:35 AM

Quinn - 3/4/2013 at 09:09 PM

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Quinn - 5/9/2013 at 12:22 PM

be safe, hope all are well

ladymule - 5/12/2013 at 12:36 AM

ZekovicZoran - 5/13/2013 at 04:36 PM

Quinn - 5/26/2013 at 03:05 PM

Quinn - 6/28/2013 at 07:02 PM

Quinn - 7/4/2013 at 01:07 AM

be well

ladymule - 7/7/2013 at 10:05 PM

N 1e & Z k ! Hope you're not taking it too hard, Zeka. Looks like Nole has some serious competition now.
Better luck next time!

ZekovicZoran - 7/8/2013 at 04:36 PM

What to d ?

Quinn - 7/10/2013 at 03:58 PM

enjoy life

Quinn - 8/21/2013 at 01:31 AM

positive vibes to all

Quinn - 9/13/2013 at 01:52 PM

Quinn - 10/10/2013 at 07:38 PM

Quinn - 11/4/2013 at 01:53 PM

stay well

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Quinn - 1/1/2014 at 09:04 PM

happy new year

Quinn - 1/5/2014 at 07:50 PM

good vibes

Quinn - 2/6/2014 at 02:53 AM

hope all are well

Quinn - 3/4/2014 at 01:28 AM

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Quinn - 4/29/2014 at 08:07 PM

good vibes to all

Quinn - 5/26/2014 at 02:00 PM

have a grate holiday

Quinn - 7/15/2014 at 02:17 PM

hope all are well

Quinn - 9/10/2014 at 01:34 AM

good vibes to all

Quinn - 10/1/2014 at 02:01 PM

harvey - 11/5/2014 at 10:41 PM

I'd forgotten all about this place ... if you are still lurking dear Petri, good vibes to you ...

harvey - 11/5/2014 at 10:41 PM

... and dear Kim ...

harvey - 11/5/2014 at 10:42 PM

... and of course Zoran too ...

harvey - 11/5/2014 at 10:42 PM

... not forgetting the mighty Quinn ...

harvey - 11/5/2014 at 10:45 PM

Wow ... just went back and read through page 1 of this thread ... almost 8 years ago now ... happy memories ...

Quinn - 12/9/2014 at 10:30 PM

wishing every a safe and happy holiday season

Quinn - 12/24/2014 at 04:14 PM

Merry Christmas to all

harvey - 12/24/2014 at 11:28 PM

Merry Xmas!

harvey - 12/24/2014 at 11:29 PM

Oh Petri, Petri, where for art thou Petri ...

Quinn - 1/1/2015 at 04:11 PM

happy new year

harvey - 1/1/2015 at 10:40 PM

Indeed ... Happy New Year one and all ...

ladymule - 3/21/2015 at 02:00 AM

... and dear Kim ...

Hi Colin. Good vibes to you too. And to Zeeeeekaaa, and Quinn and our lovely friend Petri and to anyone reading this. Yes, this thread was a great place to hang with great people. Happy Spring!

<3 Kim

ladymule - 3/21/2015 at 02:06 AM

Oh Petri, Petri, where for art thou Petri ...

Looks like Petri hasn't lurked here for almost 2 years.

ladymule - 3/21/2015 at 02:09 AM

Mil s beats R f for the 1st time! Woo Hooo! Oh Canada!

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