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Social climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 09:48am PT
View from San Bartoli in the Castagniccia of Corsica 2011
View from San Bartoli in the Castagniccia of Corsica 2011
Credit: Gypsy

Social climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:50am PT
Sunrise in Poggio di Venaco &#40;central Corsica&#41;
Sunrise in Poggio di Venaco (central Corsica)
Credit: Gypsy

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
Los Tres Amigos, circa 1978-80, not a slackliner in the bunch

Credit: zBrown

Social climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
hey there say, mouse from merced...

had to use the whole name to match the

'merced' version of that 'country roads' song...

very fun and very nice i love it..

gypsy, WOW, i love the cardinal in hat, card...
thanks for the share...

very sorry i can hear the music and see the video links...
can not comment thusly...

and say, oh my!
as to this:
I live a block from the local Tahitian, Hawaiian, Samoan dance studio on Main St. They participate in many functions on Main St., like parades, and the show up for the street fairs. Here is something you can share with us, neebee. We shall all bear that in mind, hopefully--that is such a good thing to fix back there in the control panel of my mind

thank you!! for sharing the tahitian share!! once in san jose i nearly got to see the tahitian festival parade, etc..

i dancing tahitian, i love the drums...

thank you so much for sharing...

this thread has so much of everything--something for everyone, and the current is always flowing and moving over many nice rocks in the ol'
creek bed... and splashes up on the bank, nicely and sparkles as well..

zbrown, did say you were off of some kind of a medication??
or did i read that wrong... if so, say, congratulations to you...
hope all is well... and if this was just a 'for example type use of words'
than let's all disregard this note, :)

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 17, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
yes neebee - after 12 years of thyroid medication, I'm off it. It's a strange medical mystery, which we're still in the process of sorting out.

If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.

-Mark Twain

Credit: zBrown

Social climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Credit: Gypsy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
It's too quiet around here.

We need some Ba-da-boom cha-cha.

I like these guys, they got some style--the convertible, very cool.

And the elephant...

Need I say more?

I slept all damn day. I may be here awhile. I never got to the post office today, Gypsy. Manana.

brown study
A state of deep thought.

zBrown study
A state of deep listening.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:08am PT
Still too somber.

That's better. We need light and shadows. Activity.
Some psychelemedelic toys.

Burn. Miss Burnham from Fresno, one of the Rev's string
of non-successful female relationships, consciousness streaming at its height here, right in front of your eyes. I was wondering how to bore you with more words.

I must tell you Jeff was here for about an hour yesterday--this may be why I slept allll day today. We were jamming with Skip Johnson, one of the guys from Merced High, and we had a great time yammering. But he had to split to visit his pop, Lem, still in the long-term care facility. He'd just come by to get some boards and material for some project and to say hi to his mom and pop. I had left a message at his mom's after calling Denise in Greeley Hill to see whether he was home because I felt like I wanted to speak to him. It's best to follow these prompts, I have found.

He told me a story about bouldering in Camp 4 in 1971.

Skeeter was there, Jeff, and Ron Cagle, not sure who else, he didn't say. As Skeet goes to tackle a problem, he hands Jeff his block of chalk, who then hands it to Ron Cagle. Skeeter jumps off the rock, asks Ron for the block of chalk, then sees a bite taken out of it.

"What the hell, Ron, this isn't edible."

"Yeah, well it tastes terrible, too."


Trad climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:11am PT
Didn't Skeet drop you down swan slab?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Yes. Chalk that one up to Skeeter.

It was a simple thing, an error I'll never make again. I forgave him, as I have learned to do from reciting the Lord's Prayer.

"And give us this day, our daily chalk..."

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:55am PT
Some computer literates will appreciate this lecture on how the internet works. Some may not. I pity the fools who skip this video.

Remember the maid, Catalina, from My name It Is Earl?
Her real name is Nadine.

Some salsa coming. Every Taco needs salsa.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:49am PT
I just didn't say when.

Clear as Mud.

HH's Free Press.

Muddy thoughts and feelings produce chaos, both inwardly and outwardly.--Swami K

Bill Walsh knew this.

I am in big trouble this football season, but the problem is so first world that I hesitate to put it here rather than in that thread.

I am and have been a Forty-Niners fan since Oakland pulled out of itself and then took itself off to LA to have the bastard child of Al Davis. He's a Hall of Fame prick in my opinion. Devil take him, despite the Lord's Prayer.

The other half of the problem is that I became a big fan of John Elway when he was at Stanford and this carried over to an enthusiasm for the Broncos. I fully believe one's entitled to an AFC favorite and and NFC favorite. You can see my problem, which has happened before, resulting in the complete jamming of the ball down the Broncos' throat.

I wish just once that the Super bowl would become a mud bowl, but that will never happen. They haven't paved Paradise yet, though.
Credit: GI
Concow Creek. One of my Liz's favorite spots.

After we married, she became a rabid Steve Young fan. She won a lot of money in betting pools at work, too.

She lived on the Feather in a school bus with her two boys and Rick. He looked for gold and they loved it. Lotta hippies around here.

She was a latin hippy, though, and we made up jars and jars of dible salsa under her mom's supervision. And hundreds of jars of tomatoes. We listened to some salsa, too. but not this one.
or this one

Feels a bit more lively now, even if it's elevenish.


Social climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 06:05am PT
hey there say, mouse...

hearing the mention of salsa...

in south texas, yep, it was salsa, the ol' tomato/tomatoe kind,

then we all all the music from mexico kind...
and the tex-mex, tejano, and with a variety of more kinds...

cumbia music is a must, if you love to dance...
(cumbia tropical)! MY ALL TIME favorite, :)

and: the old fashioned conjunto!

and: banda

merenques (spelling?)

last note, i just saw you needed some, what was that???
ba ba boom, cha cha, or something????

well, i just accidently hear an old song, while going through
looking for some christmas songs:

'blame it on the basanova' ... fun old song, :))

all these wonderful beats, make folks happy, he world over,
when it comes to dance...

bruce lee, they said, loved to 'cha cha'...
many others love music from south amercia...

central america and then the andes...

then mexico, the huabango! (spelling?)
mariachis, rancheros, ballads, polka-mexicano style,
they even have, in mexico the ol' 'umpa pa, umpa pa'
type bands--forgot what they are called, it is an unmistakeable style:

loud cymble type noise, drum, mixed with horns, and heavy base beat..

will try to find an example, later...
(which i mentioned above... i loved hearing hearing it,
but did not know if THAT was a 'title' actually, of the
said music, or just a slang term...)

well, just 'jazzing up your night time here, on the 18th,
but--with out all THAT jazz, and adding salsa type pazazz, instead...

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:22am PT
Hey mouse, one of the alternate selections on the video you posted speaks to me. The one with Muddy playing baby please don't go while being joined onstage by the stones.

My brother in law was present at that, or a very similar event. It was in Chicago. During one of the stones tours 78?, 81? Anyway they couldn't get tickets so they went to club to wAtch Muddy. It was packed, but the table next to them was empty, reserved.... You can guess what happened next.
Though he never got to a tour date that time around,I think Kevin was way more psyched seeing muddy and the stones in a south side blues club, at arms length, then he ever would have been at any stadium gig.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:43am PT
Music can't seem to be contained in borders. It starts somewhere, like Souf Texas, then works out the cracks and holes via your ears and you take it with you.

If you need to "blame" or "thank" someone for this method of bringing joy, that would be Euterpe, the "Giver of Delight." Her dad's the "Bringer of Mirth."

Los Lonely Boys
This family group was introduced to me by Joe Nixon, my buddy who can't play bass any more or sing anymore. He had three strokes before I met him. He's had a fourth now. He's stuck out in Anberry permanent people storage (Merry Christmas, very mucho) with the Rev's dad, Lem.

So I'm not surprised that conjunto came out of you, neebee. Wish I could show you my smile when I read that bit! hell, for that matter, if I could, I'd reach out and grab you by the waist and try to dance! AT which I'm just the av. wh. boy.

Their father, Ringo, played in a grupo de conjunto called Los Falcones.

From the appr. thread which sprung up (ty, neebee)--
He has just share a small gift with me, that i wanted to add a note to here:
this small gift is made from a gal that was in his local area...
always good to share how and where to find these neat things that
are part of life that sometimes get overlooked by the
HUGE businesses... *the gal is an artist...he can JUMP in here and explain better, and perhaps post a picture or note...

On our behalf, since neebee is who she is
and we've benefited more than we know,
I selected a small tear-drop shaped neck pendant
to send to Lizzie on behalf of us all.

It contains sprockets,
Credit: GI

watch gears, loosely assembled
but contained in that "eccentric" shape.

It represents our cybertown to me.

Wear it in style, young lady.

And Merry Christmas!
Und now is the time we dance. Karl-Heinz?


Social climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:00am PT

Social climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:03am PT
Myself, I prefer the old style Cuban son to salsa

Huasteca linda!!

et el huapango with that amazing falsetto (one of my favorite huapango singers)

and Juan Reynoso, known as the mexican Paganini

and do not forget the peppy harp music of Vera Cruz

and the gorgeous ballads of the Yucatan

and while we are on the subjects of ballads and cuban music as well here is one my all time favorites


Social climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:27am PT
How I am today--in my house being a willing slave to my son's needs......
How I am today--in my house being a willing slave to my son's needs...while he is recovering from the accident
Credit: Gypsy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:35am PT
Why did the Lord give us agility, If not to evade responsibility?

Tu familia es mi familia siempre.

Gracias por los sons!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Well, another one's gone,
another one's gone,
another one bites the dust.

Sung another son,
Sung another son,
You haven't been bored, I trust.

Trying to put out something for everyone, like neebee said.

And now for something completely different. Did you know that en sespanol, el llama will carry your burden for you, but las llamas will burn your house down.

MP/The Llama.

Embrace the Fire, kids. I have, and am completely ready. SPF 99. Plenty of M&Ms, and Oaxacan Cheese. And several Bics. And some water. I am prepped, as they say.

But beware of the flare.
Tenga cuidado con las llamaradas solares.

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