Thursday, May 31, 2012

Birdsongs and Hollyhocks in Kansas Wind to Cleanse Your Mind

Holy Smokes! Naked cannibals and corruption in government, wolves in sheep's clothing-- and child pornography is now the newest biggest addiction.
Better move to Flyover Country and get a little piece of earth. Here are two videos to cleanse the mental palate:
The first is moderate wind on the Kansas farm. Without headphones or loud stereo speakers, how did the prairie women manage? 
The second video is calmer and the Birds came out to sing! Loud!

click on the YOUTUBE name on bottom right to view large

These roses were planted by the owner of the house over a half century ago...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Check your back yard...

 Can you say, speechless?!

cannibalism -- story here. warning!

the news is too sad to read. 
Stock up on Good things, find a quiet cave, and love your family.

You take my hand,
I'll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness is too much sorrow
It's impossible to make it today.
down by the river neil young

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Steve Fansler Band blues, Barbeque, and Biker Beauties at Cox Brothers in the Kansa Wind

Like Blues? (serious guitar) BarbeQue, the Kansa wind, and good company? You shoulda been at Cox Brothers BBQ in Junction City last night for the Steve Fansler Band--
steve fansler on guitar
There was a a fundraiser for kids with autism. Every dang time i turn around those two Cox Brothers are helping someone with a fundraiser...

I usually go to Coco Bolos (also from the two Cox boys) for good food and service,
 but when the need for Barbecue hits, Cox Brothers is the way to go. Good enough to make a preacher cuss...
Although last night i was sitting outside and two of the videos below have low quality sound, you can get the jist of the great music. "Superstition" is a little better, i moved inside.

A couple of wild kids among a group of motorcycle enthusiasts had just gotten married and joined the crowd.

Kelsey and Johnny were lovers...

One thing about the Cox Brothers is, you will find their food at many worthy events. They add to the community in a lot of ways. (good dogs)--
The band was supertight, very loose, happy talented and entertaining.

Give me some more of everything, please.

The Tallgrass Girl was there! in the Kansa wind.

Holy Smokes how did i land this fine fish?

so you can hear more from the band here:
and learn more about BBQ here:

OK, here are the videos i grabbed---
first, a little shortie of the singer who started out the second set: wow. the arrival of the wedding party: a nice guitar opening

Here is "superstition" full length. the other videos may be shorter than this one...

born to be wild:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Life in the Kansas Yard May 2012

Hummingbirds, woodchucks, butterflies, wrens, a blue finch, raptors, cats, dogs, crows, the vulture.
the wind.
hollyhocks. black capped chickadees.
the bees. Videos at the end of the post. The birds bathing videos are HILARious.

This woodchuck may have babies. Yikes! video below.
 and more woodchuck click HERE

more butterflies HERE

bluebird bathing video below

more hummingbirds HERE

more kansas birds HERE

sweetest vultures more HERE

the eclipse:

beautiful sun in fog HERE

Videos of birds bathing:
two black capped chickedees woodchuck! robin going to Town in a puddle... i also have some of the arrival of BlueBirds to bathe. they are such nice birds.
more to come...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sherlock on PBS Masterpiece Theater: Smokin!


More: Click  HERE

 Sherlock Holmes has only some of the qualities of the sociopath, but he uses those, not for EVIL but for for good.

Did you know that genetically speaking, the sociopath is rated better-looking than the general population? 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lisa Marie Presley Brings Elvis to the Stage

We continually wake up to who we are. day by day year by year.
Wow, wonder what it was like to slowly become conscious that you were part Elvis Presley, the king. To have lived enough to see the complexity of the weave of Elvis into our culture, your culture, your father--
American Idol showcased Lisa marie last night and i dug it
Yo, Dude, I totally dug. it.
Perhaps she's been like this for a while, but it was fabulous for me to watch. I break out the electronic contraption to write, "find it!"
She brought elvis with her, she showed her blood and genes
and more.
Her band was perfect; the guitar players were delectable. aura/wardrobe perfection. Story and pictures click HERE

[insert superlative words here]

what a thing --
Joshua ledet was just let go from american idol. holy toledo.

ii wish i could have heard him sing otis' dock of thebay and elton's tinydancer.

But-- the ultimate is the king singing New Orleans and King Creole from  the 1958 movie King Creole

Lrics: King Creole:
Performed by Elvis Presley
King Creole
(words & music by Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller)
There's a man in New Orleans who plays rock and roll
He's a guitar man with a great big soul
And he lays down a beat like a ton of coal
He goes by the name of King Creole

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole, yeah
You know he's gone, gone, gone
And hip shaking King Creole

When the King starts to do it it's as good as done
He holds his guitar like a tommy gun
He starts to growl from way down in his throat
He bends a string and that's all she wrote

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole
You know he's gone, gone, gone
And hip shaking King Creole

He sings a song about a crawdad hole
He sings a song about a jelly roll
He sings a song about pork and greens
He sings some blues about New Orleans

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole, yeah
You know he's gone, gone, gone
And hip shaking King Creole

He plays something evil then he plays something sweet
No matter how he plays you got to get up on your feet
And when he gets the rockin' fever baby, heaven sakes
He don't stop playin' 'til his guitar breaks

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole, yeah
You know he's gone, gone, gone
And hip shaking King Creole

You know he's gone, gone, gone
Hip shaking King Creole
Ultimate sultry bluesey southern love
Lyrics: New Orleans
You'll never know
What heaven means
Until you've been down to New Orleans
You ain't been livin' till you cuddle and coo
With some black-eyed baby by de old bayou

You've never seen
You've never seen those Cupid doll queens
Like they got 'em in New Orleans
And, ooh, they love you like no-one can
It makes you awful glad that you were born a man.

If-if-if you ain't been there
Then you ain't been nowhere
The livin's lazy and the lovin's fine
If you feel low down
So help me Hannah
You should lose the blues in Loui-si-i-si-ana.

Get the lead
Get the lead out of your jeans
And hot foot it down, hot foot down to where?
New Orleans
Louisiana baby tells you stay awhile
Live it up, love it up, southern style
Way down in New New Orleans.