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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 07:43am PT
Feliz Pascua, Amigos
I dreamed I saw St. Anthony,
Alive as you or me
Tearing throught these quarters
In the utmost misery.
But he was too slow
As his britches show
He dropped his load
All over the flo.

Patron of lost things and missing persons.
Who ya gonna call?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg6i4E0Woak
Red velvet, not blue.

Try to depend on yourselves;
when you can't, call on the rest of us, you Topians.
A Happy Peaster to You, Comrades!
A Happy Peaster to You, Comrades!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

Need some help, ask.

It's not beggin'.

It's kindness and brotherhoodly action that makes us human.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 31, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Why zank you very much mouse - and the same sentiment to youz and yorz

from meez and minz







message de Google


We could not calculate directions between Marquesas Islands and Easter Island.

But I think it's smooth sailing!

Speaking of CSN, when I went to see ole Bob Dylan, Joni, & Van (at leastat the Pauley Pavillion one night, I was standing right there next to Graham Nash for a while and whilst I didn't speak to him, I could hear everything he was saying. Seemed like a very down to Earth guy.

Never encountered Janis, but she viewed the world differently (at least sometimes)



Legal update: looks like this one may be a winner (whew)!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Yeah, Marlow. Talkin' to you, Baby!
Won't somebody tell me wdshtd? No, let her tell it.

I don't understand how come you're gone, man. I don't understand why half the world is still crying, man, when the other half of the world is still crying too, man.

Papeetee, TX., man. Never heard of it, have ya?--JJ
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Melanie Melonsugar, Janis' other best friend, mentioned that there is a sad lack in reportage de Y JJ fell in with BB&HC in SF--her connection to zGood Ol' Boyz in zBand, Chet Helms (RIP) by name, the Dogfather by fame.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7lplgu8pJE

Cuckoos don't need to jump, but they can.--Woddy Harrelson, cowpoker

Splitter, time to rise and shine and join the choir. Wash that face, comb that hair, wash yer hands, and find a chair.

Cosmic, find it in yer heart to call me today, OK? Enjoy some BACON!, just a little more RIND, baby!, with that TOMATO! Hoping yer home and happy!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Highway 41 Minus Forty-One Years.
Easter Sunrise, Merced.  3-31-13 = -41.
Easter Sunrise, Merced. 3-31-13 = -41.
Credit: mouse from merced
JJ was recruited by band manager Chet Helms to join Big Brother as lead singer on June 4, 1966. They soon landed a record contract, issuing their first album on Mainstream and their second Ė a top seller Ė on Columbia Records.
Janis didn't even make it to the end of her summertime. I'm eternally grateful to have reached winter.

And to be able to lay around listening to an angel, surfing at the same time--catching up to the modern world is easy with a computer.
http://churchofrabbit.com/?cat=10&paged=2
Why didn't somebody tell me years ago?--and taking the odd photo or two now and again.

I do think that for me, the Center lies someplace very close to the Bridalveil Junction. Highway 41 meets Highway 140 and Southside Drive is the resulting traffic glacier/river of nice people on holiday.

It wouldn't be the same without the contributing Highway 132, which joins the 140 just west of the Bridalveil. Thank you, Too All Of Me.

Yes, I am in fact, the Yosemite TRaffic Cam, high atop LCR, the eye in the middle of the forehead of the valley, the outpost.

Job one: Keep an eye on The Sentinel. She's getting restless. She's the Janis of the Group, see, in her "mind." LSD is nothing, everything in her experience is long--slow--deliberate, sort of like a climber on "hard-daid."

Yep. Someplace between the Cathedral and Pulpit Rock.

If it's bothersome I'm on about La Pascua, let me say that Liz's "people" were descended from a man considered special by the Yaqui of Phoenix, AZ. They are known as the Pascua Yaqui.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascua_Yaqui_Tribe





zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 31, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Her's one for ya



here's the one



I know what I know anyway
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
The back of my head. HA!
back of my head.  back of my mind.  my back has a mind of it's own.
back of my head. back of my mind. my back has a mind of it's own.
Credit: mouse from merced
Some of my deepest fears, were I my alter-ego.
Danger, Will Robinson!  Too late!
Danger, Will Robinson! Too late!
Credit: mouse from merced
Better run away...slowly I turned, inch by inch...
Better run away...slowly I turned, inch by inch...
Credit: mouse from merced
Some of my greatest joys.
TBA--I have to think hard.
But I know I'll find the answers.
In the meanwhile, from the Beatless Allman Brand Band.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iprKNOKMvqs

Interview with Bill Connell.
http://www.alabamamusicoffice.com/artists-a-z/c/580-connell-bill


Lifted from the interview with Bill Connell:

What was your first drum kit?

That was in Ď61. My parents got me bass drum and a cymbal. They were Ludwig, blue with a silver stripe. That same year I started playing with some local older guys and even played with my father. We played Dixieland and Swing at the Elks Club, the Moose Lodge, Tuscaloosa Country Club, places like that. I was 12 years old. That summer I worked for the basketball coach at Tuscaloosa High, Tom Tarleton. He was in charge of the little league field in Northington. He gave me a job in the refreshment stand. I worked all summer to buy a high hat. I was living then. I had a bass, snare,cymbal, and high hat. (laughter) My Grandmotherís next door neighbor had a nephew that was a drummer. We met and he was a wonderful guy. Today I would say he was like the Paul McCartney of drummers. He was know everywhere. He played rock and roll! I asked him if he would teach me a few things. We got together once a week for several weeks. One night he called me and told me there was some university students forming a rock and roll band and they need a drummer. He asked if I wanted to play with them. He said it would pay better than the Dixieland stuff. We would be playing the frat parties. Iím still 12 years old. The leader of the band was Fred Styles and he called me and asked me to come and audition. I went over to the ball room in the Union Building and passed the audition and started playing the fraternities. Needless to say I grew up quick. But I didnít drink, smoke, or any of that sort of vices. My total concentration was on the music. My total focus was on becoming as good a rock and roll drummer as Marbry Smith, my teacher. That band was called The Pacers.

That was Fred Styles, Doug Hogue on guitar, Johnny Duran played bass, and a piano player named Sam Hill. Back then we just used the piano at the fraternity or sorority house. We didnít put a mike in it. We had a little bitty PA system and nothing was miked except the vocals. It was very basic. Looking back I wish I had some recordings of that. We did a lot of black R&B, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddly, it was all rock and roll to us. Later The Pacers went through some member changes. We lost our bass player, so our guitar player moved to bass. We found this freshman, that we heard was really good. He was from New Brockton, Alabama. His name was Paul Hornsby. That second year we had Paul Hornsby on guitar. Paul and Fred Styles till this day are still in the music business. Paul and I have a publishing business together which was established in the early 70ís. Fred just finished helping put together a album of stuff we cut with Eddie Hinton. The name of the album is "Beautiful Dream". Itís getting fantastic reviews...

The older guys in The Pacers wanted to go do the beach circuit. I was just 13 and my parents felt I was just too young to go down there and live all summer. So they went and I got a job with a new band that was forming that was Johnny Townsend, Tippy Armstrong, with The Pacers bass player that didnít want to go to the beach either. That group was called the Night Caps to begin with. That name got changed after about a month because Johnny Townsend was doing some wild things on stage that wouldnít be considered wild at all today. Johnny got the name Dirty John. So then we went by the name of Dirty John and the Night Caps. When I left The Pacers they got Johnny Sandlin to play drums and changed their name to the Five Men-Its.



In the back-back, sorta layin' there:
Nearly everyone in that group of cutting edge climbers soon became guides and instructors, and reached out to the kids that wanted to learn. I think you can discover much by the way kids are treated, you see.--Peter Haan, March 18 in the true super-thread called Frank Sacherer 1940-1978


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 31, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
Mouse

Great to take the school picture.

Here is from a Janis Joplin school reunion:
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
East of Merced, Easter even than 2013
East of Merced, Easter even than 2013
Credit: zPurple Mountains Magicskiy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2013 - 03:05am PT
As casual observation shows, this was published last weekend by the Su...
As casual observation shows, this was published last weekend by the Sun-Stroke.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.supertopo.com/photosearch.php?ftr=Looking+back
Summer Bartholomew, runner-up as Miss Universe. <br/>
http://en.wikipedia....
Summer Bartholomew, runner-up as Miss Universe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Bartholomew
Credit: mouse from merced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Bartholomew
This arch was at the Bear Creek Bridge on Hwy. 99, heading into town f...
This arch was at the Bear Creek Bridge on Hwy. 99, heading into town from Turlock. A similar one spanned the route at the other end of the town at G Grade, now "G" St.
Credit: mouse from merced

Lower quadrant is Canal Street, looking northwest.  It is "L" St., jus...
Lower quadrant is Canal Street, looking northwest. It is "L" St., just as Martin Luther King Jr. Way is "J" St.
Credit: mouse from merced

The old City Hall is on "M" St., one block from Canal St.  the Merced ...
The old City Hall is on "M" St., one block from Canal St. the Merced Theater has recently undergone retrofit and looks great inside. It's worth a look for movie buffs. It was the largest theater west of the Rockies when it was built in the early 30s.
Credit: mouse from merced

The bus station's long gone.  The Tioga Hotel's its neighbor on the co...
The bus station's long gone. The Tioga Hotel's its neighbor on the corner with the awnings.
Credit: mouse from merced
There's a hole where the bus station was.  It's now a semi-paved lot u...
There's a hole where the bus station was. It's now a semi-paved lot used by Middle Earth's tenants. Sic transit Greyhound Lines.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yosemite Reservoir, known as Lake Yosemite, is fed by the irrigation c...
Yosemite Reservoir, known as Lake Yosemite, is fed by the irrigation canal diversion below Merced Falls. It is a county park near the UC's domain north of town, which has irrigation canals running through it's campus.
Credit: mouse from merced

QEII, too.  Long-ago dignitaries above her majesty.
QEII, too. Long-ago dignitaries above her majesty.
Credit: mouse from merced

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Randy Hamm's employer.
Randy Hamm's employer.
Credit: mouse from merced

The old County High School, later to be the County Library.  The plane...
The old County High School, later to be the County Library. The plane is the first mail delivery by air in Merced. Vernon's was the turn-around for the Westgate end of The Drag.
Credit: mouse from merced

The world-famous Tijuana Cafe was on this side of 17th St. one block b...
The world-famous Tijuana Cafe was on this side of 17th St. one block back from this center photo's location. Rose's Chili Dog was on the other side of the street, a block further down yet.
Credit: mouse from merced
The weather this Easter was unsettled.  Thunder and lightning at five ...
The weather this Easter was unsettled. Thunder and lightning at five o'clock this afternoon.
Credit: mouse from merced

There was a town called Bagby upriver from the Exchequer Dam on the Merced River. It was home to a friend of my brother Mike, a man known to him as Old Dog Charley. He got washed out by the rising McClure Reservoir. He sold Mike some of his hunting hounds when he moved.
http://www.mariposaresearch.net/bagby.html
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Yet another "Boomer." Pat DeVaurs.

Pat Devaurs, aka "BOOMER," is an owner of China Peak Ski Resort.
Pat Devaurs, aka "BOOMER," is an owner of China Peak Ski Resort.
Credit: mouse from merced

Always heard of this fellow; turns out he lives here in Merced in the off-season when he's not operating the China Peak Ski Resort above Freesnow. I've seen him on their ads on the local TV channels.

He's a bit younger than I, and had a recent injury. This was taken last Friday. The ski season's over at China Peak. He's philosophical about it, as one must try to be.

It's not the end of the world.

It's fall in Brazil, after all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwLQH80uYzA

The seasonal wheel keeps turning, never stops. It's not a perpetual thing, however. It's gonna end sometime, it can't defy the laws of physics, only draw the process out somehow. It will collapse, eventually.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 1, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Is Modesto considered a suburb of Merced?
If Merced is the gateway to Yosemite will my senior pass work there?

Can any of the Flames be implicated in the Mersyside beat? Would be a cryin' shame.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Stop your crying when the Byrds sing.

Don't let the sun catch you sobbin', sobbin', sobbin', whoa-oa...

96 Tears, exactly.

No, Mo isn't a subdivision of, nor a hamlet of, and definitely not a suburb of Merced. Though a mayor of Merced's maiden name was Nora Hamlet. She ran this place which used to be Cecil's Golden Chicken, at the end of The Drag on "G" St., the other half to Vernon's on "R" St., a mile down 17th St., now Main St.

It's now this pig eatery. They have lots and lots of bacon. And good Foster Farms chicken, you bet.
Credit: mouse from merced

Here's what went down, in twenty-five pictures or less, when the Rev came to visit. He actually said, "Let's do lunch," and I was gonna oblige him anyway by taking him to the 510 Bistro for his big-time 65th, but he had his face set for In n' Out. I convinced him he's 65 and shouldn't eat that crap. And he oughta eat more chicken and fish. We had mushroom bisque. He had tea, I a Bloody Mary. Arrgh... And salmon. He burgered up as usual.

After we ate we noticed these two out in the park.
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We took off for the REAL SUBURBS--Planada. They have sights to see there.
the Ezekiel Wheel, a perpetually still perpetual motion contraption bu...
the Ezekiel Wheel, a perpetually still perpetual motion contraption built by an eccentric local nut with a fascination for the Book of Ezekiel, or at least parts which suggest this dealy-bob.
Credit: mouse from merced
We both figured it's missing weights but what's the deal with the miss...
We both figured it's missing weights but what's the deal with the missing spokes? Sixteen weights and whattya get? No perpetual motion and deeper in debt.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
If you gotta check it out on the way to Yosemite, it's on Childs Avenu...
If you gotta check it out on the way to Yosemite, it's on Childs Avenue at Sutter, along the Santa Fe, right after it makes its southward turn. Turn on Plainsburg and go to Childs. Sutter is just to the left, across from this packing shed.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
We saw them in a hurry. We hurried back to town so the Rev could scoot back to Greeley Hill and Denise. His dad is doing fine after the hernia surgery, so he's relieved as can be.
I excused myself at the Coffee Bandits and we parted company with some PLANS for this May, tentatively. We're looking for an old beater.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 2, 2013 - 05:15am PT
Nope, Randy never worked for George Lucas. We used to go to his studio a lot for the "rushes" of films Randy was working on; but he never worked for Industrial Light and Magic. We had friends that did. We had friends in "high places"

ha ha

Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 2, 2013 - 05:17am PT
The Kitchen Brothers Yogi Temple on Fair Avenue in Santa Cruz
The Kitchen Brothers Yogi Temple on Fair Avenue in Santa Cruz
Credit: Gypsy

I took this photo in 2006. I wonder what is happening with the temple these days. At that point, there was a fence around it and somebody living in a trailer. The place was pretty run down and had been seriously vandalized.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 2, 2013 - 05:20am PT
"Diamonds and Rust"  an old truck that was in Squid Row in downtown Sa...
"Diamonds and Rust" an old truck that was in Squid Row in downtown Santa Cruz circa 2006
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 2, 2013 - 05:22am PT
a vision of Pogonip in 2006
a vision of Pogonip in 2006
Credit: Gypsy
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 2, 2013 - 08:10am PT
Nice photos you two.

Seems like a trend, I never worked for George Lukas either, though my friend Wally (physicist & musician) worked for Stevie Wonder.

Half the people can be part right some of the time I guess.

Is Santa Cruz a suburb of Merced? I have only been there once. Friends were living in what seemed like a four-story Victorian house previously occupied by one of the U.S. Presidents. It wasn't Nixon.

I notice by the back of your head mouse, that you do not have eyes there and that perhaps you have mastered the art of tripodery (ask DMT on the correct spelling).

If you contrast mastered and mustered, on first cut they don't appear to be that different, on deeper reflection they still don't appear to be that different, especially when say comparing mastered and mustard.

Think about it, but not for too long.




Legal update: In the words of my friend George (Harrison, not Lukas) - "I'll have to admit it gettting better, so better all the time".




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2013 - 09:29am PT
He was down, it was almost too late, he knew he was doomed and it wouldn't be long. Yoda mustered his Force and mastered the sittuation.

It was Colonel Mustered, with a poison pen in the master suite of La Bahia Motel, SC, Seagoat.

Munster mastered mustard in chef school.

Stand the F-stop by for clear-sky sunrise shots.

Gypsy, woman...You got an eye on you...

Credit: mouse from merced
That low-lying bank of pretty light-gray beyond the treetops is SMOG.
That low-lying bank of pretty light-gray beyond the treetops is SMOG.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
So Yo so yellow.
So Yo so yellow.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 2, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
I'm wondering if this might be the Santa Cruz house and whether maybe the President "visited".




Alot of Victorian house imagery here:


http://www.hinds-house.com/our.neighborhood.htm


Takes me back to the day the music died, in Santa Cruz anyway.


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rock-and-roll-is-banned-in-santa-cruz-california
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