The Sunny Side

Pics, flicks and notes about my musical friends and family in and around Old Town Eureka, California.
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My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Beautiful Sunny Day



Friday, April 15, 2011

Google Videos Is Closing Shop

These videos and all others will be removed April 29.

David Isley and Annie Ford.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter 2011

Hopefully Jesus will see his shadow when he hops out of his cave on Easter Sunday, heralding the return of sunny summer weather.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Electoral Fraud In Wisconsin?


"It stretches the bounds of credibility to think that over 14,300 votes were somehow 'overlooked' until two days after the election. Based on the partisan, political history of Ms. Nickolaus and the serious concerns that have been raised, by other Waukesha County officials, about the quality of her election administration and the possibility for fraud, an independent investigation of her conduct and the county's election results is not just warranted but urgently demanded to protect the integrity of our electoral system in Wisconsin."
Why Prosser needed exactly 7,500 votes.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Foot


Those that have spent time listening to a group of folks sitting around playing old time music will often wonder how it is that the musicians make these wonderful tunes end at the same time. To one unfamiliar with the music and really can’t tell the difference between the A part and the B part and the many variations of the rendering of the tune, let alone the occasional addition of a C part, the ending of the tune by all the musicians on the same note after an indeterminable amount of time can seem quite remarkable in itself. But after a couple of tunes have been played the keen observer will notice that the ending of the tune will be preceded by the lifting of the foot.

What may not be apparent to the casual observer is that it is not the lifting of the foot that announces the end of the tune. Rather it is the sound of the fart that follows. This signal blast may be lost to the ears of one unaccustomed to the squalling of the fiddle, sounding much like the squawking of a flock of geese flying overhead, but to the ears of the seasoned old time musician it is the signal to play the final note of a wonderful old time fiddle tune.

So next time you listen to a group of old time musicians and you see one of them raise the foot off the ground lean in a little closer and listen very carefully for a cherished and time honored old time musical tradition.


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Dave And Pookie



Dave Silverbrand stopped by to share some food with Jim's cat, Pookie.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Napa


Ferry boat Napa, from Larkspur, stopped in Eureka on return from refitting in Anacortes, Washington.