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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 20, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
I swear that none of the people in this photo are mouseFM, Throwpie, zB, Tim Leary, nor Rick Nelson.

But there are only four people in the photo, you may point out. Think about it. And yes if you want to nitpick there are more than four people, to which I might reply "Are you talking foreground or background, here?"

Credit: zBrown



The ubiquitous blue flames



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
hey there say, zBrown... thanks so much for the father's day share, where you dad worked, the ironwood, drawing, etc...

i missed this, i don't always see the pics, 'til later...

also, Thocking and mouse:
may your climb be wonderful!!


god bless!

*or is it done, by now, :)
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Hi neebee. Those mines were not too far from you. Some folks have put together quite extensive historical photographic collections of the Upper Penninsula. We need to figure a way for you to get a higher speed connection.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
also, Thocking and mouse:
may your climb be wonderful!!

Our climbs were FUN,
geezers gettin worked.
Had a great time w/ Mouse the past couple days,
he did quite well following and top roping.
He took hundreds of pics, I'm sure he'll share some when he gets home and get his computer virus cleaned up.
Have a safe drive home!
Tad
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
following and top roping....I have a clearer image of Brian way out on the Dike Route. His butt that is.
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Mousey one

I am married to a flame

Puerto Rican

and Irish

is the mix -

I dodge spontaneous combustion

almost for a living

It's worth it though,

the force is as irrevocable

as it is irreverent

and unstoppable.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 23, 2013 - 12:04am PT

Orale Flaca!

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 23, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Ordinarily I wouldn't put up a cover of Warren's work if the coverers hadn't actually looked on Gower Ave., but Pickins have been slim, if you know what I mean.

Groovy? - you be the judge.

I never did see Lon Chaney (Sr. or Jr.) and I used to live in Hollywood.

Draw blood. Isn't that George Alexander on bass?

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 24, 2013 - 01:37am PT
hey there say, zBrown... neat extra info you added, thanks for sharing...

and--thanks for caring... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
It feels like coming into work on Monday, in some ways.

I got worked at the Thumb, as THocking a-saith.

At least I did not die.

Nor die did he in my place, as a true partner would, for the follower must not fall if he is not to fall into total whatever-soever-however it may forthcome.

California is its own reward, for the East Coasters who listen to us West Coast-costers, us shucky-juvy wannabe surf-club types, and wonder from what side of which moon we come.

Be here now, then, or sometime other, the cities are sucky, and one is lucky, when one has been born to country ways. The real California resides in the mind, as it always must.

Yes, Ah'm back, Mona. I'm coming out on the front.

Bumpity-bump.

Dino Valente sort of took a good thing and made it different.

I won'st bother you with the upcoming Courthouse Museum exploration of Merced's rich musical past any longer.

It begins as an exhibit this Thursday with live music which begins at 6 pm.

"Michael Kennedy, the founder of the blog Merced Music (and former member of a suspiciously Flame-infeckted group called Snooze You Loose which included Bullfrog) has created a virtual shrine to a generation of music in Merced that would leave a mark across the country...
That era really started in 1956 when Roddy Jackson put together one of the first interracial rock bands in the country....It was a really important first.
He credits Roddy Jackson and the Blue Notes with getting the entire community plugged into the music scene and learning how to play guitar.
Then the Brogues broke as an early 60s group with a serious attitude problem and then a straight line into psychedelic music...
The popularity of this emerging brand of music led to many famous acts stopping in Merced, including Janis Joplin and the Doors [though I must cite this error: it was the Holding Co.; the Coodrs did play here. Twice. Once with a local sub drummer.

Yes, you can Google www.mercedmusic.wordpress.com

I am logged kin to Wired Cafe, the internet cafe in town.

George Fenneman, what is today's magic word?

"Bowels, Groucho."

It may be worth noting, musically, that on the same Saturday night that Mel's rocked to the blues, the Merced Theater presented ballet. It may also be worth nothing, musically or otherwise.

On arriving back in town from THocking's and Maureen's, I found:

1. The elevator still not working right: it hit each floor before stopping at the lobby, and it hit each floor going to the floor that called it.
2. I was jonesing for another steak like the ones we grilled on Solstice eve at Tom's Thumb.

So I called the Rev, invited myself up, and bought some "fully-aged" beef (reduced price) and one-pound potatoes and hit the road to Greeley Hill.

We traded tales, laughed, and discussed the possible consequences of Taj Mahal's death*, the outcome of the current episode of "Snapped" which Denice was watching, the fact that Rod Whittaker is a surprisingly talented individual (musically!), what it's like to not have millions of dollars cluttering our lives, and the Foresta fire of yore.

I have hundreds of photos, as THocking hath a-saith. I am busying myxelf reading Charis Wilson West's tales of her and Edward's trips involving photographing California in the thirties. And the James Branch Cabell novel I recently purchased down in Idyllwild, The Way of Ecben.

It's going to be a few days, maybe tomorrow, before my computer's back home and healthy again.

A-raining now, but it's not a hard rain, thank ya, Jah.

Till the again, play fair, kiddies.

*Barbara Jones, an old friend whom I visited the other day in the Bay Area, had heard rumblings about Taj's demise, which has NOT come to pass, thank ya, Jah.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 24, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
"Some folks shoot the breeze
Some shoot the sheeit
Some shoot to kill
I like to shoot the curl"

Dave "Baby" Cortez




Here comes Dave now, keeping his organ happy as always.



I do not know what Car Club rode with.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 03:50am PT
And here's the big ultimate.

Just tonight, after having posted that last reply, I received an email from Barbara's husband, my old Flames partner Larry, that she has passed away in her sleep!

What a blessing that I was able to visit her for that one part of the day last week. Thank you for that, and grant her rest, Lord of All.
Larry holding one of his ceramic creations.  Alas, I knew her well.
Larry holding one of his ceramic creations. Alas, I knew her well.
Credit: mouse from merced
I have been stranged-out before, but this is just freaky.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 03:56am PT
I need my ponies.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Yep, they look to be twins, but close inspection is revelatory...

Roy and Roger?

Dale and Evan?

Pal and Meano?

Nee and Bee?

Neigh-bors of the Rev in Greeley Hill.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 04:03am PT
Maripoosa's own Patty and Malcolm McGregor at their home on Agua Fria ...
Maripoosa's own Patty and Malcolm McGregor at their home on Agua Fria Creek, 6-23-13.
Credit: mouse from merced

Gypsy!

Looky!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 04:58am PT
Some of what Barbara and I were grooving to last week.

She had a fantastic collection of rare blues CDs.

Memphis Slim/Panic Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-QtaVltck

Keith Emerson/Honky tonk Train Blurs, er, Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvAPi6lHN5w
(We listened to versions of HTTB by Red Saunders and by the Adrian Rollins Trio.)

Art Tatum/Tatum Pole Boogie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApBYQ8qJTcA

Freddie Slack/Down the Road Apiece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX8TPanPKzU

Get goin', Barbara. I'm right behind. Don't knock into that cow.

Look out where you're steppin'. That ain't second base.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 05:06am PT
THocking finger-talking.
THocking finger-talking.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Celebrated THocking Walking Blues.

It lives to climb another day.

Taj Mahal's Celebrated Walking Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K3qCtxfIDQ

Ain't gonna change no low-down ways,
Just gonna give some device belays.

Got to go to Susanville, baby,
Git my Bermingham-bone boiled.

I had to look round for my shoes.
Then I had no socks.

(What was I to do? I sacrificed my Trojans! 5.10. Let's WALK to the coffee shop.)

Credit: mouse from merced

"I had my business fixed by using Acco fasteners exclusively."--U.R. Dunn.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 05:30am PT
Solstice Eve, the supertopo faux full moon creates awe in the minds of...
Solstice Eve, the supertopo faux full moon creates awe in the minds of its devotees.
Credit: mouse from merced
Moon this!
Moon this!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 05:42am PT
Toilet rock.  Smells OK to his neighbor.  Fits my butt fine, too.
Toilet rock. Smells OK to his neighbor. Fits my butt fine, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
Giant egg balanced in DG at the head of a chute.
Giant egg balanced in DG at the head of a chute.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just below the egg in the chute.
Just below the egg in the chute.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Thumb is at the southern margin of and slightly lower than a field...
The Thumb is at the southern margin of and slightly lower than a field of volcanic rock on the south flank of Thompson Peak.
Credit: mouse from merced
The path of a trundled egg like that would put it right on the road home.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 06:01am PT
Locals whom we jawed with on the way out of the beach.
Locals whom we jawed with on the way out of the beach.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yeah.  Life's got beaches in it.  Even in the mountains.
Yeah. Life's got beaches in it. Even in the mountains.
Credit: mouse from merced
And then there's birches, and white pine, and ponderosa.
And then there's birches, and white pine, and ponderosa.
Credit: mouse from merced
There will be a TR in the works tote de sweat.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 06:57am PT
"I wonder how many people are in this photograph?"--quoted on forum below

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Sierra_Nevada_aerial.jpg

Again, I too wish they'd be more specific. In the valleys? On the crests?
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