Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weather The Storm

Until The Next One Comes Along

The past 12 months have brought a different combination of weather events to Redding, and the rest of the north state. We have had a lot more rain than usual, a warm winter, and fewer of our extremely hot, (110° and higher), summer days.

Tony, the new Treehouse maintenance man at work.

The re-forming La Nina tropical ocean pattern, looks to be part of a similar combination of weather conditions that will likely deliver a repeat of last year to our little slice of the Pacific Northwest.

The same pattern that gives us delightfully varied weather in the north state, will most likely perpetuate the drought conditions that have been tormenting Texas and the southwest.

This s a fun time for me and the music that I love to play and sing. My blues band will be performing on Saturday night at the “Big Blues Blow Out” put on by the Shasta Blues Society. I have a new blues about falling satellites that I plan to debut that night.

Then there is the little duo here at the Treehouse that approaches familiar old songs with a sense of whimsical, sometimes magical, mostly lucky, improvisation. (Just remember the bridge starts with F, A7, Dm, and My Blue Heaven will sound like we know what we are doing.)

Phil and Peggy at the Treehouse.

But it doesn’t stop there. I am going down to Richmond at the end of October to play with Marian and Leona, in our band, The Lmp Trio. This is the band where we play melodic memories from the 1920’s through the 50’s, making the most of our professional caliber, magical, musical gifts.

I received a newspaper clipping from Marian about the SS Red Oak Victory ship. It is across the bay, in dry dock for hull work, and a new coat of paint. It should return to Richmond by the end of this month. How nice it is to do our part in the on going restoration. (Our LMP Trio CD's generate money for the project)

Another tiny bud on the tenacious driveway rosebush.

TheI’ve Got A Place’ video was viewed by 350 people attending the Christian Church Homes 50th Anniversary Event in Oakland last Friday. The reports that I have heard so far indicate that most of the people were moved and touched emotionally after seeing our 5 minute video. I am glad this project turned out so well.

Some kind of corn or maize, I think.

The clips I saw of the Tea Party/GOP debate on The Daily Show were really funny. Who would have thought that candidates for President of the United Sates, would have to compete on a game show to get on the ballot for the nations most distinguished office.

Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;


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