Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oops, I missed a month

I haven't posted anything for the entire month of June. I've been real busy and pretty happy about it. A day or two a week I ride the bus to Oakland to work at the part time job. That's one of our buses pictured above. I've been enjoying the job, even though it is a job. I was just sworn in as a delegate to the North Bay Central Labor Council. I'm a retiree, but I'm still a union member and our local president asked me to take the job. It's nice to meet some real labor people and learn about some of the good work they're doing, right here in racist hippie liberalville. Hey, I love racist hippie liberalville but there's definitely room for improvement. I've been seeing my friends. I'm playing a little music. Went to the Jim D'ville ear training workshop. I'm going for lots of walks in beautiful California nature.
OK, so the world ain't right. It's definitely not right but at long last I'm approaching the problem from a good place.
So look, I just wanted to share this song. Danny Barnes is impossibly cool, too smart to be real, wholly dedicated to music and capable of transcending genres in the blink of an eye. This is some kind of banjo weirdo death chant.

Funtime- Danny Barnes (Buy)

Oh and thanks to Mike W. for putting me on to Mr. Barnes


Birdsong said...

And thank you for turning me on to Danny Barnes. Danny actually took enough notice of me to comment on one of my Facebook postings.
Fun time, all alone in my mind - what a concept. Thanks for sharing, Jon. Missed you this month.

ib said...

Well. That song is alright.

"My bell done cracked..."

Good to read this post and get a feel for what you've been up to. I've tried to get on board with the Facebook incursion - a passenger with the FBI - but it's like waging a war on two fronts.

Not much going up on my wall.

Jon said...

Ib, I follow you closely. Sometimes I don't have much to say, but I'm always listening.

Steven said...

Hey, yeah, I miss a month or two every now and then. Hey man, its easier to get things done when you are in a good place.
I had a good 4th of July. Went to a local lefty picnic. Some great folks there...some singing AND a couple of ukulele players!

ish said...

Finally listened to the song you posted. Enjoyed it, thanks Jon.

I heard an interview on NPR last night with a different kind of old-timey band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

They did a really cool string-band arrangement of a hiphop tune called "Hit Em Up Style" that I'm gonna download from amazon.

Nazz Nomad said...

i've missed you

Jon said...

Nazz, I'm here. I'm listening to whatever you've got to say. You could always consecrate your life to evil and sign up with facebook. I hate to admit it, but I'm on facebook everyday.

Devil Dick said...

nice to see you are back and as always thank you for stopping by over @ the devils music. I'm always down for some kind of banjo weirdo death chant...

dd aka Tommy

Steven said...
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Jon said...

Hey Steven I removed your post to keep your email from people who don't need it. I suppose if anyone here wants to harass you they could click on your name.

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