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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2014 - 09:23pm PT
Thanks, neebee. I hope you liked the movie, Sun Valley Serenade. One part of it I really appreciate is the ice skating program at the end. The cinematography is outstanding and they seem to have been playing around with reflections in the ice.

That tower is the cupola on top of the "historic" courthouse three blocks away. It's due for another visit by me. I had no camera the last two times I was up there.

I've just heard from Moosedrool, who's still locked in the jail in Poland. It was quite a welcoming party, and the drowning incident had nothing to do with him or his friends and family, he claims. :0)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
Monsoon.


What a word. Heavy, like the air. Warm, like the breeze, such as it is.

Been listening to Chet Baker tonight, Fitschen might appreciate that, then I stumbled on/lucked into this.

Salvatore Adamo/Era una linda flor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyrFGETwd8o

Chet Baker/Nightbird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wSc9wSznNI
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 15, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
hey there say, Dingus... great sunset! ...

also, say, mouse, yes, i am in the process of seeing it...
faster internet, but:

i still get bumped off line, :O :(
and my sound is still warped, :(

very hard to do this ... but i love it... as:
before i could NOT do it at all...


:)



also, i saw a list of cinemagraphic winners, from the years back from 1924? to present... so, i can see a lot of titles of old movies, worth trying to see now... did not have enough titles to look up, before, but, when i went to see what the 'plot' was as to this movie, i got a
info page as to cinematography, instead, ... found the plot, later, :))

neat adventure, a climb through movies, instead of rocks, :))

happy good eve to all...
yet, prayers, for many... very many sad climber deaths, been posted on our taco, this week, :(
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
In Old Cheyenne (1941) with Roy and Gabby.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVpzel6gf3M

A final title for you, neebee, bringing us a Western States trifecta--Colorado, Idaho, and Wyo.
In this movie, Gabby collects "critters" and keeps a ranch called The Menagerie.


SOP/Blue Prairie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1cJJAH6k6A
Blue prairie,
Blue are the skies.
Blue are the sighs,
Of a night wind, callin'.

Blue prairie,
Blue are the hills.
Blue are the trills,
Of a nightbird, callin'.

Every beatin' heart
Beats a rhythm that is blue.
And the moon has cast
A blue reflection on the moon.

And critters rhymes with litters, the ones that carry the broken bodies.

We can only pray the souls of the fallen/lost reach their destinations and their families come to terms with their loss, as we all must. Amen.


Life goes on and we continue to worship in the High Places, or just go there to look around, and some lose playing this game. It has formidable RISK.

I took some time to look through a Dover edition of two Cabell novels today, and was reminded how delighted I was with Frank C. Pape's line drawings or woodcuts, whatever.

From The High Place
by james Branch Cabell
Ch. 8, AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD

“If I could die now--!” was in his mind. “Now, at this instant! And what a thought for me to be having now!”
Instead, he now touched his disenchanted princess. Yet their two bodies seemed not to touch, and not to have moved as flesh that is pulled by muscles. They seemed to have merged, effortlessly and without volition, into one body.
In fine, he kissed her. So was the affair concluded.
Credit: mouse from merced
I love a happy, conclusive ending. Especially when it comes both ‘effortlessly AND w/o volition.’

Dingus?!
Dingus?!
Credit: mouse from merced
Sleep-bushwhacking.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2014 - 08:18am PT
Back at Oxy [Occidental College] I heard there was a gymnastics team, so I went down to the gym and looked for the coach. He was a small, quiet man who gave no outward sign of the strength or grace he would later demonstrate on the rings or parallel bars.
My lack of experienced didn’t faze him. There was no tryout for the team. I would simply start to learn simple moves on the apparatus and how to put together a routine. There were only six or seven of us on the team, and we had no regular workouts, each of us spending some time in the gym as our time after classes permitted.
Along with climbers and skiers in those days [1955], we believed that improvement would come through time spent on the activity and that no additional training, either with weights for strength or running for endurance, was necessary.
I never got very good on any of the apparatus, but I was able to compete against other schools in Southern California since most of them didn’t have well-developed gymnastics programs. Three of the events I competed in disappeared several years later: the rope climb, the trampoline, and the flying rings.
The flying rings, an extension of the swings we all enjoyed as children, offered a release from gravity at the apex of each arc, and it was at that point that most of the tricks were performed, spins and layouts and dislocates, then a great swoop down and back up for another trick at the top.
Great fun but a little dangerous in theory, because if you let go of the rings at the wrong time and didn’t land on your feet there could be consequences. Perhaps that is why the event was discontinued.
--pp 141-142, Going Up



Rope climb. It's not a competition now, but is still a trad climbing skill.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_climbing

Trampolining is now an officially sanctioned event in the Olympics.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2014 - 06:18pm PT
Eureka!  I was thinking of this LP the other day.  Today it showed up ...
Eureka! I was thinking of this LP the other day. Today it showed up in a box of old Christmas LPs and Latin dance LPs owned by my folks. I left this and some others with them years ago.
Credit: mouse from merced

For a friend, A. "MooseFool-for-the-Blues."

Mance Lipscomb/Captain, Captain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M0eIlakUcg

Went all 'round
That ol' whole corral
All 'round
That ol' whole corral
Lord, couldn't find a mool
Wit' his shoulders well

Fancy Mance/Alabama Bound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7ybJYPZnjI

Man-oh-man Mance/Nighttime Is the Right Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6KcERiXwQE

Ma Mance's Kid Mance/Motherless Children
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr-N8fEyPBE


Nice cover but they suck.  This was my DAD's, not mine.  In fact, you'...
Nice cover but they suck. This was my DAD's, not mine. In fact, you'd better run, you'd better take cover. I got a report of a thunderstorm...
Credit: mouse from merced
Brussels sprouts, Mr. Van Damme? Again?

Men At Work/I Come From A Land Down Under
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s


This guy wrote a piece called Mozartiana, too, don't forget.
Nyet!
Nyet!
Credit: mouse from merced
Nobody ever named anything for poor Mahler.
Took me over 40 years to find out about the meaning of this band's nam...
Took me over 40 years to find out about the meaning of this band's name.
Credit: mouse from merced
Not mine, either.  But it's probably "camp" so I'll keep this one.
Not mine, either. But it's probably "camp" so I'll keep this one.
Credit: mouse from merced
We tried to wear the grooves out on this in the early fifties.  I love...
We tried to wear the grooves out on this in the early fifties. I love Sterling Holloway's voice.
Credit: mouse from merced

Disney Studios/Make Mine Music/Peter and the Wolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlibLMVw94o

"This is bad. This is VERY BAD!"

But Sascha made it, praise be, and so did his duck friend, Sonja, who much later went to Warsaw after the Revolution and applied for a job as a duck at their zoo, even though she only spoke Russian. (She was desperate, Moosie!) They turned her away, of course. No one knows what became of her subsequent to that.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
My Favorite Animal

Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed.

My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.
I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
He said they love animals very much.

I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office.
I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was.
I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.

She sent me back to the principal's office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.

Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired most. I told her, "Colonel Sanders."

Guess where I am now...
Credit: mouse from merced

It's time for a visit to the Five Ten to fortify myself for the job of...
It's time for a visit to the Five Ten to fortify myself for the job of art-hopping later this aft.
Credit: mouse from merced

Today is the Merced Art Hop.
Chronicle columnist Art Hoppe dressed as a wino to write a series on "...
Chronicle columnist Art Hoppe dressed as a wino to write a series on "Skid Row" in San Francisco circa 1956.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's not to be confused with SF's Art Hoppe, the derelict journalist from my youth.

I know I've said it before, but it's WAY-NO, MooseDrool, not "WINE-OH." :0)





moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jul 19, 2014 - 01:13pm PT
Awesome, Mouse!

Yesterday we went with my buddy to a beach restaurant. There was a musical band getting ready to play. Turned out, he new the guitar player. They played together a few times, too. So I met a group of fun people. They play their own music, pretty good actually.

The band is called "Pozne Popoludnie". (Late Evening).

Credit: moosedrool

Moose

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
I am primed. Let the good times roll.

Tommy ran into me downstairs on the street. Would I lie?
Only once in a blue moon.  No more, no less.
Only once in a blue moon. No more, no less.
Credit: mouse from merced
The MAN, Tommy!  Not a blind guy, not a deaf guy, but someone who "kno...
The MAN, Tommy! Not a blind guy, not a deaf guy, but someone who "knows" lots of people, if not lots of facts and figures.
Credit: mouse from merced
On the way to Five Ten.  Five nine, at least!
On the way to Five Ten. Five nine, at least!
Credit: mouse from merced
Would Tommy say something that wasn't true?
Would Tommy say something that wasn't true?
Credit: mouse from merced
NO WAY, Sugah!
To Sophie!  To friendship!
To Sophie! To friendship!
Credit: mouse from merced
Tommy's #6-son showed up off the cuff.
Tommy's #6-son showed up off the cuff.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tommy and two of his nieces.
Tommy and two of his nieces.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tommy is the most-related person that I know, I swear!

Would I lie about the cat?
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Hi Mouse. Always enjoying what you share here.. Look forward to seeing some of these music videos you've posted when I get to the cabin tonight .
..yo Moose, in Poland? All the best, my friend
The COR trip was a hoot.
Until next time
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 19, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
hey there say, mouse.... awww, so lovely, the wyoming video song...

sons of the pioneer song... thanks so much...
adds to the backyard, and the cool of the evening, etc...

which i am not out in, at the moment, as the babysit-kids, are
sleeping and i need to be in here, for them... :)

will check out some of the other links, too...

nice seeing you out and about with tommy, :)
good friends, good smiles... good for miles and miles...
:)

happy good supertopo eve, to you, :)
say--should be a song like that?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2014 - 05:03am PT
"Dob" is ambidextrous.  He lost fingers on his right hand!  I love thi...
"Dob" is ambidextrous. He lost fingers on his right hand! I love this man's colors in his paintings. "Mellow..."
Credit: mouse from merced
Cards by D.Salas.  Some of youhm might could have been sent these by m...
Cards by D.Salas. Some of youhm might could have been sent these by me.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like a rock from the fifties.
Like a rock from the fifties.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rock on, America!
Rock on, America!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2014 - 05:53am PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kluszewski

1974: Ted Kluszewski was inducted into the National Polish- American Sports Hall of Fame[2]

2014: MooseDragBunt was inducted into the National Old Polish Guys' Climbing Fall of Fame as Climbing Second of the Year and as their alternate selection for their Baseball Hall of Flames because he burned up the first base path all season last year.

(And Smokey's still pissed!)

The old boy's got moves AND speed.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Let's close this page with contented climbing content.



I'll be in touch.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Jul 21, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2014 - 09:49pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Kevin, founder of Merced Art Hop.  Owner of BS Computers.
Kevin, founder of Merced Art Hop. Owner of BS Computers.
Credit: mouse from merced
Kim, Kevin's spouse, and co-director of MAH.
Kim, Kevin's spouse, and co-director of MAH.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is the first year that the Art Hop was given a grant. This is the fourth year, so there have been about 18 of these events now.

My hat is off to Kevin and Kim for seeing this good thing through to this point. There have been in-fights between factions, and bullies who have tried to assume the position of responsibility, but none of them are as dedicated to preserving the authenticity of real, participatory art and exhibits of local, Merced-inspired artistic talent like K & K.

Saturday was really quite lightly-attended, but it is the middle of the summer doldrums.

Speaking of drums...
Drum Circle Night at Coffee Bandits happened on Saturday, as well.  My...
Drum Circle Night at Coffee Bandits happened on Saturday, as well. My bud John on the conga.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
...and other fancy stuff...
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
We hope some of you can make it to Merced for the next Art Hop on Octo...
We hope some of you can make it to Merced for the next Art Hop on October 18.
Credit: mouse from merced

A bientot.

And I'll be in touch.

This evening's slide show provided by the jump start from zBrown. Thanks, amigo, as I was getting tired.

Here is my new neighbor, Lulu.
Lulu showing her self-portrait in the window.  I'm not sure if the lad...
Lulu showing her self-portrait in the window. I'm not sure if the lady in the background is imitating art, but it looks like it, so it must be so.
Credit: mouse from merced




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Jul 22, 2014 - 07:42am PT
^^^ All these folks on their way to Yosemite National Park?

As I recall, it was John Muir who said "get a horse" (or was it a donkey? or maybe even "go west young man").

Anyway, you can probably tell who wears the feathers in this family. They are for the most part armed and should be considered dangerous. An appearance in Merced would be considered an omen, neither good nor bad nor evan a "Little Village", just an omen.



WTF? Did they have photoshop back when Bill was still with us?

Pictures cannot tell a lie (it is rumoured), so here is the long sought after proof that Herr Braun was indeed a member of Bill's traveling show.

No postcards, but the circus is indeed in towne.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Jul 22, 2014 - 08:17am PT
These guys did follow the advice and got onboard with the horse thing. However, as any fool can see that is not the road to Merced.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2014 - 09:40am PT
Yet more Circus Menschen, jah?
Great stuff, zeebster-meister.
Is that the Juggler/Clown Braun?
Wild West goes to Germany.
Wild West goes to Germany.
Credit: mouse from merced
You SAY there's hay in that old hole, ol' Rusty?  Great!  Now we need ...
You SAY there's hay in that old hole, ol' Rusty? Great! Now we need some water, ol' pard.
Credit: mouse from merced


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