More YouTube, Less Pictures


I should have normal computer access for Thursday and Friday’s posts.


Until then –




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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    That’s OK, Doc in the morning is a good substitute.

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    Leto says:

    Steve Martin’s Bluegrass Award Faces Uncertain Future

    But the award was somewhat bittersweet since Furtado — the youngest recipient of the prize given out every year since 2010 — may also be the last. The prize is in danger of disappearing.

    Martin said that he and the prize board members are overwhelmed by the sheer number of qualified musicians as bluegrass goes through a flowering.

    “It became very difficult to keep pace, even with all our great board members, of so many great players. In the ’60s, when I was first learning, great players were rare,” said Martin.

    “Now, if you listen to a bluegrass channel, you listen to the banjo player and go, ‘Who’s that?’ And you’ve never even heard of him and they’re playing incredibly sophisticated stuff I couldn’t even pretend to do.”

    Bonus: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t know that he played in a group, let alone that well. I’d seen him pick a few times over the years but this was pretty awesome. He’s also still funny as hell.

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    cleek says:

    Here is five year old me with Merle Watson, 1976:

    (from this)

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    debbie says:

    Anyone watching Ken Burns’s latest epic? I liked the first two episodes because I knew very little about the origins of country music and the Carters, but I’ve lost interest since then.

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    Leto says:

    @debbie: watching it. Episode three came on last night, episode four tonight, and that’s it. Just four. I like it from a history perspective, but like so much about American music a large portion of its origin is owed to POC, which this doc basically glosses over. It also shows why this is distinctively white people music. Male and white.

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    TomatoQueen says:

    Nothing like Doc and Merle in the morning. There are not enough pics of Merle floating around. I’m like Ken Burns’ show very much indeed, tho’ there are inevitable gaps, Rhiannon Giddens doing yeoman service to make up for them . Around here, pbs stations ran the American Masters show about Charley Pride as well as the live concert on repeat.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Less quantity of pictures! 😁

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