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Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs And 1 Cat Eating Christmas Dinner




    We all love our dogs , some more than others , and this video shows that love taken to a Christmas extreme … bon appetit

Published on Dec 15, 2014

  Everyone! We would LOVE to see your pets and will be giving out some special prizes! If your pet has what it takes, feel free to post a photo or video of them eating with hands and use the hashtag #FreshpetFeast

  Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!…

  We are on a mission – to bring the power of fresh, real food to dogs and cats. And we’re committed to doing so in ways that are good for our pets, for people and for the planet.

  At Freshpet, our dogs and cats aren’t just our pets. They’re part of the family. And as our families choose to eat fresh, less-processed foods, we thought it made sense that our pets should too. That’s why we made Freshpet. Freshpet isn’t found on the shelf like every other pet food. You’ll only find it in the Freshpet fridge. Just fresh meats and fresh veggies, and no preservatives.

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  Special thanks to the Humane Society of Utah for their participation in this video. Many of the dogs in the video are available for adoption!

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Freddie King & Eric Clapton – Gambling Woman Blues




Published on Dec 23, 2013

” Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, 1974. Freddie King-guitar & vocals, Eric Clapton & George Terry-guitar, Carl Radle-bass, Dick Sims-keyboards, Jamie Oldaker-drums. “











Jodi Miller Brings Us The Lighter Side Of The News







Published on Dec 15, 2014

– House Speaker John Boehner
– Jonathan Gruber
– Al Sharpton
– Prince William
– Senior al-Qaeda Killed
– Hillary Clinton
– President Obama’s Export Council
– Gitmo Prisoners Tortured?

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Starring: Jodi Miller
Production: Dialog New Media “












Big Blues Bender 2014




Published on Aug 16, 2014

” Featuring video clips of the entire line-up for the upcoming Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, NV – September 25-29, 2014.

  We hope you can join us for what will surely be a great weekend with performances by B.B. King, George Thorogood, and The Blind Boys Of Alabama. Twenty seven bands performing, several with multiple shows and don’t forget the jams.
For more info visit:



   The inaugural show , concluded this past September and represented by the above video included blues giants and up and coming stars such as :


The Big Blues Bender line-up includes(d): B.B. King, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Charlie Musslewhite, Ana Popovic, Coco Montoya, The Holmes Brothers, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Otis Taylor, Walter Wolfman Washington, Trampled, Under Foot, Carolyn Wonderland, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie, Anson Funderburgh, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Guitar Shorty, Popa Chubby, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, The Bender Brass (featuring: Jimmy Carpenter) and more! “




Here is next year’s lineup :


BigBluesBender Lineup



     Among the scheduled performers heading to Sin City in September for the 2015 show are the likes of Buddy Guy , Tab Benoit , Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials , Curtis Salgado , Joe Louis Walker , Tommy Castro , Deanna Bogart and many more … Here is the complete list as of now :


The 2015 Big Blues Bender lineup includes:
Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Bobby Rush, Walter Trout, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Joe Louis Walker, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Mike Zito & the Wheel with Samantha Fish, Devon Allman, The Original Legends of the Blues, Quinn Sullivan, Southern Hospitality With Victor Wainwright, JP Soars, Damon Fowler, The Lee Boys, Bob Corritore & Lil’ Ed, Candye Kane, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Selwyn Birchwood, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, Nick Moss, The Steepwater Band, The Bender Brass featuring Jimmy Carpenter & Deanna Bogart, Leon Blue, and live painting by Scramble Campbell.”














Jeff Beck & Imelda May – Rock n Roll





Published on June 30, 2013

” One of the most influential and charismatic in the history of rock guitarists, mainly for his seminal work with the Yardbirds and diversity of styles.

  After passing through the Wimbledon School of Art Art in London, Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944 Surrey) began professionally in the world of music with a band called The Tridents. His big break came when Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 to understand that they moved away from blues and welcomed more commercial sounds.

  Beck’s entry into the group opened new perspectives for English training with his imaginative style, making the band pioneers of psychedelic pop-rock and mirrors the American garage with his innovations in distortion and feedback.

  Also Beck decided to quit the Yardbirds in 1966 to form a new group that called Jeff Beck Group, set in the future were Faces, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, with keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who was replaced by Mickey Waller.

  Before that and Mickey Most as a producer, Jeff had recorded a simple pop that had been well received in the British charts, “Hi-Ho Silver Lining”.

  With the Jeff Beck Group, Surrey guitarist adopted a rocky and powerful sound based on the blues-rock.
Their live performances were enthusiastically received. Alongside them, the band released two essential Lps, “Truth” (1968) and “Beck-Ola” (1969), both produced by Mickey Most. In 1970 the group ceased to exist.
After suffering a car accident which prevented the creation of supertrío Beck, Bogert and Appice with Vanilla Fudge members Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, Jeff Jeff Beck Group reformed with new components, recruiting the singer Bobby Tench, bassist Clive Chapman, drummer Cozy Powell and keyboardist Max Middleton.

” Rough and Ready” (1971) was the first Lp of the new project, a job that failed to sell too in Britain despite its attractive mix of jazz, funk and rock.
“The Jeff Beck Group” (1972), an album produced by Steve Cropper, also failed to draw the attention of press and public, which led to the final Beck Appice and Bogert binding, who had begun prior experience with Cactus.

  The trio also failed to reach valid conclusions and another interesting project of Jeff finished collapsing.
“Blow by blow” (1975), a large Lp blues-rock with jazz scraps produced by George Martin , like “Wired” (1976), were two important works of Jeff Beck fully recovered.
After a live album recorded in 1977 with Jan Hammer, Beck published works very occasionally, without returning to the studies to 80s.

  His new album, co-produced with Ken Scot, took the title of “There and Back” (1980), an album continued by Lps as “Flash” (1985) album produced by Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker he returned to associate with Rod Stewart on a version of “People get ready” and “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop” (1989), one of the best jobs in the last stage of his career that afforded him a Grammy Award.

  In the years 90 published by Jed Leiber’s soundtrack telefilm “Frankie’s House” (1992), a tribute album to Gene Vincent called “Crazy Legs” (1992) and “Who else” (1999), Lp in which Beck showed his ability to accommodate current sound times.

  Also the legendary guitar this great amateur automotive appeared in collaborations with various artists like Donovan, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Roger Waters, offering his expertise in the six strings Service of hard rock, blues, psychedelia, jazz or pop-rock. “











Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession: Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case




” The July 4, 2019, ceremony marking the final dissolution of the United States of America was quite amicable compared to the anger and bitterness of the preceding five years. The 2014 election results created a map clearly defining “Red America” and “Blue America,” and it sparked a debate, unlike any in the last 150 years, over whether the United States should remain united. For many in the leftist coastal states – their progressivism constrained by the overwhelming Congressional advantage of the conservative interior states – the answer was, “No.”

  As liberal thought leader Michael Tomasky wrote of the South, “Practically the whole region has rejected nearly everything that’s good about this country and has become just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment…. Forget about the whole fetid place. Write it off. Let the GOP have it and run it and turn it into Free-Market Jesus Paradise. The Democrats don’t need it anyway.”

  Soon, it became an article of faith within the liberal elite that it was not only their party that did not need the rest of America. Blue America itself, they argued, did not need Red America, economically, intellectually or morally. It was not long until newly-elected Governor De Blasio of New York demanded a national convention to discuss a parting of the ways. The President, her health poor and her heart firmly with the Blue America, half-heartedly tried to stop the movement, but more and more high profile Democrat politicians joined the chorus. The President yielded and called for a “national conversation on the way forward as separate nations.” Red America, furious at her continuation of Barack Obama’s rule by decree and interference in its affairs, agreed to attend.

  Two years later, President De Blasio, elected leader of the Democratic States of North America, and President Abbott of the Republic of America, stood together on the platform on the border at St. Louis to sign the Dissolution Pact. The countries split the national debt and apportioned federal assets, while agreeing to temporarily share the currency. They divided the military (along with all nuclear capabilities), but signed a mutual defense agreement. There would be free travel between and through the new nations. “We will remain good neighbors,” President De Blasio remarked, “Even if we are no longer brothers, sisters, or differently-gendered siblings.” President Abbott politely maintained a poker face.

  Of course, back home in the Blue America’s capital, New York City, President De Blasio was less charitable. “We are no longer held back by the reactionary, racist policies of the past,” he thundered. “Together, we will build a new dawn of progress that places people before profits and promotes peace instead of perpetual war!” Blue America – New England and the mid-Atlantic seaboard, back through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the West Coast and Hawaii, immediately set to drafting a new constitution. It featured 216 new affirmative rights, including “the right to a living wage,” “the right to abortion upon demand at government expense,” and “the right to define one’s own life experience in terms of race and gender.” Embarrassingly, the rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion did not make the leaked initial draft; they were hastily added, but there was no right to keep and bear arms. In fact, the first law the new People’s Assembly passed was to confiscate all privately-owned weapons. The second was to legalize all illegal aliens, and the third to triple welfare payments.

  Red America reaffirmed the United States Constitution. Then the Congress began a review of all existing laws, statutes and regulations, repealing thousands of them. It also limited social spending dramatically, making known the expectation that able-bodied adults would support themselves and their families. The resulting non-military federal government in Red America was about one quarter the size of Blue America’s.

  The world was unsure how to deal with the new reality. The international elite and its lapdog media quickly took to portraying Red America with the same kind of venom as Blue American liberals. President De Blasio was taped at a private confab at the United Nations – which remained in New York – telling the foreigners that Blue America, “feels a greater kinship to our progressive friends in Europe than those redneck, racist, Jesus freaks next door.”

  Red America stopped paying its UN dues and sent John Bolton to be its ambassador. After Israel, Red America became the most investigated and censured of any UN member state.

  Blue America had little use for the military it inherited. Though the Pact had stipulated that both new nations would maintain a certain level of combat readiness, in Blue America the services were first in line to be cut. Forced to meet America’s defense needs alone, Red America slashed non-military spending and instituted two years of mandatory military service for every citizen as the only way to meet the need for manpower.

  Many left Red America, some to avoid the draft and a larger number to collect the enhanced welfare benefits Blue America was giving away. Yet, many more came in from Blue America. By casting off useless regulations and cutting taxes (Blue America’s “Fair Share Act” increased the top income tax rate to 74.5% on earnings over $250,000), Red America unleashed a whirlwind of economic activity. Red America, already prosperous, grew even richer.

  Fracking was outlawed in Blue America; Red America became the world’s number one petroleum exporter. Blue America laws banning nuclear and coal power led to the “Kentucky Line” of coal plants running parallel the state’s northern border with Blue Ohio, selling Blue America the power it refused to generate itself. The ban on GMO crops and many pesticides cratered Blue American food production, a void Red American farmers were happy to fill. All the while, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta and other cities grew their own tech and entertainment industries built on refugees from Silicon Valley and Hollywood looking for an environment where success was not penalized. Red America began to supply itself with what Blue America used to provide.

  Blue America’s deficit exploded even as Red America balanced its budget, per the one new amendment it had added to the Constitution. But Red America’s budget was strained when the nation had to send its military to support Israel after the Jewish state came under massive attack for destroying Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Blue America not only refused to assist, but refused to let Red forces use its bases or ports. The rumors that Red American pilots in B-2 bombers and F-22 fighters flew many of the original anti-nuke missions over Iran alongside the Israeli Air Force were never confirmed.

  With its economy slowing to a standstill, and riots erupting in Chicago and Philadelphia, the liberal ruling elite found itself a convenient scapegoat for Blue America’s woes – its neighbor. “Red plants pollute our skies, Red corporations exploit the land, and Red bankers steal our wealth!” Vice President Warren charged. “We need to fight back against the Red wreckers!”

  The middle class and job creators were abandoning Blue America for opportunities in Red America, and they were taking their money with them. Hundreds of billions of dollars flowed out of Blue America into its neighbor. Frustrated by Red America’s refusal to provide banking information on these “tax cheats” – or to allow Red tax officials to collect unpaid taxes deposited in Red banks – Blue America breached the Dissolution Pact by outlawing the free transit of people and currency into Red America.

  Red America was hardly blind – it saw the trends long before Blue America would admit to itself that it was headed toward disaster. Red America expected the migration and had already ensured that Blue newcomers would not be allowed to vote into effect the same liberal policies they had abandoned by requiring all aspiring citizens to serve their military obligation before being allowed a ballot. Few did, and the “Heinlein Act” succeeded by ensuring that every voting Red American citizen had “skin in the game.”

  When Blue America broke the Pact by securing the internal borders and barring its citizens’ exit, Red America acted – quietly. Within 24 hours, its forces were manning the border too, turning back every truck and train carrying food or fuel into Blue America. At the same time, every power station feeding Blue America went offline. Then Red America waited.

  It took 12 days, seven less than President Abbott’s National Security Council had estimated, before President De Blasio used the hotline to call and cave. There had been a lot of talk in the New York Times and other Blue media about surviving on “alternative power” and “utilizing green growing techniques in urban spaces” to meet the country’s energy and food needs. But it was early November, and it was cold. The grocery store shelves went bare with terrifying speed. The limousine liberals would always be warm, well-fed and safe in their gated communities, but no one else would be. The lie that was the liberal promise was there for all to see.

“ Sure, Mr. President, we can talk about going back to how it was,” President Abbott said gently. “You’ll be honoring our deal from here on, right? Good. Oh, and I’m going to need you to do one more thing for me. No, it’s nothing too big. Just an apology. By you, on live television, with no hedging, about how sorry you and your friends are for those unkind things you said over the years about us redneck, racist, Jesus freaks who feed you, fuel you and keep your sorry asses safe. Oh, I’m serious as a heart attack. Well, I’ll look forward to watching it. Good-bye now, and God bless y’all.”


Thanks to Kurt Schlichter and Townhall for this great article











Toronzo Cannon: Chicago Blues in Armenia, 2013




Published on Dec 7, 2013

” MEZZO Production and Armenian Blues Association present Toronzo Cannon’s Blues tour to Armenia (2013). “












Dutch Marriage Proposal Sees Crane Smash IJsselstein House



Published on Dec 13, 2014

” A Dutchman’s plan to propose to his girlfriend has ended with a mobile crane smashing the roof of a house and forcing the evacuation of two others.

  The man had wanted to surprise his partner by descending in front of her bedroom in the town of IJsselstein to sing her a song and pop the question.

  But the unsecured crane he used instead toppled into a neighbour’s house.

  The woman still said yes, Dutch media report, and the couple are now said to be celebrating in Paris.

  Following the initial impact, more damage was done when the crane fell again during an attempt to right it.

  Residents in nearby properties were evacuated but no one was injured. “











Australian BASE Jumper Nathan J Jones Completes Incredible Wingsuit ‘High Five’






” An Australian BASE jumper has pulled off the seemingly impossible to complete what is thought to be the world’s first air-to-ground ‘high five’.

  Nathan J Jones from Avoca Beach did the death-defying stunt in early December for Project BASE to raise awareness for a water well project in the Amhara region of Africa.

  Footage shows Jones skimming just metres above boulders and tree tops in Chamonix before smashing through a large hand held up by another member of their team.

  The leap was filmed by Sam Hardy and was dedicated to “absolute legend and good friend’ Alex Duncan, the West Australian BASE jumper who died in the Swiss Alps earlier this year.”








Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters & James Cotton – 3.6.1977

 Philadelphia, PA




Published on Aug 25, 2014

” Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters & James Cotton

Philadelphia, PA, 1977/03/06

Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
March 6, 1977
Soundboard recording

01 – Band Intros [00:00]
02 – Muddy Intro [03:24]
03 – Hoochie Coochie Man [06:34]
04 – Blow Wind Blow [09:41]
05 – Walkin’ Through the Park [16:13]
06 – Deep Down In Florida [22:19]
07 – Blues Had a Baby [28:58]
08 – I Can’t Be Satisfied [33:35]
09 – Trouble No More [38:21]
10 – Howlin’ Wolf [41:34]
11 – Mannish Boy [48:33]
12 – Got My Mojo Workin’ [54:28]
13 – Oh Baby [59:48]
14 – Hideway [01:04:58]
15 – Cotton Gin [01:13:14]
16 – Last Night [01:15:38]
17 – See See Baby [01:24:41]
18 – Rocket 88 [01:30:37]
19 – How Long [01:32:35]
20 – Slow Blues [01:38:05]
21 – Done Got Over It [01:47:53]
22 – Crosscut Saw [01:54:59]
23 – Talk to Your Daughter [02:00:41]

Johnny Winter – guitar and vocals
Muddy Waters – guitar and vocals
James Cotton – harmonica and vocal
Charles Capice – bass
Willie Smith – drums
Bob Margolin – guitar
Pinetop Perkins – piano

Some notes that came with the show:

  Johnny Winter Timeline 1977
After playing “Rock and Roll” for several years, in 1977 Johnny Winter returns to his musical roots: playing the real blues. His stage shows become calmer; he ceased to jump around from one side of the stage to the other; while playing rough guitar riffs. Now he remains seated, close to the mike. For recordings he uses the notorious all metallic self-made John Velano guitar with the thin silver neck.

  Johnny Winter produces the grammy award winning album “Hard again” with Muddy Waters which launches the comeback of Muddy

  Muddy Waters : during an interview on Johnny:

  Tim: Talking about collaborations, I was curious how you got together with Johnny Winter.

  Muddy: I met Johnny in Austin, Texas. He opened the show for me back in ’60, I think.

  Tim: And how did his producing your Blue Sky album come to be?

  Muddy: He was on it. He was with CBS, and CBS distributed Blue Sky, and the guy that owned Blue Sky was Johnny’s personal man all the way through, Steve Paul. So we was looking for a record contract, and when my manager went to CBS, they said, “Well, we got a good place to put him.” And they put me on Blue Sky with Johnny. ‘Cause see, Johnny, he loves me, because he learned a lot of things under my music. He likes me personally as a friend. So when he heard that we wanted him to produce the record and all — Man, that was just what he wanted. It’s like a little family thing we got. So we did good over there. This is the fourth one out, and we done won three Grammy awards. Every one we put out, we win. This might be the one this time, who knows.

  Tim: That’s kind of a strange partnership. He’s a relative newcomer to the blues compared to you.

  Muddy: Yeah, definitely. He’s a young boy, compared to me. But he learned under my records, and people like me. But he mostly studied my records when he was a kid coming up. And a lot of more of ‘em did too.

  Tim: And he’s helped to bring the blues to a bigger population, wouldn’t you say?

  Muddy: Sure. Definitely.

  Muddy about Johnny : ‘Cause see, Johnny, he loves me, because he learned a lot of things under my music. He likes me personally as a friend. So when he heard that we wanted him to produce the record and all — Man, that was just what he wanted. It’s like a little family thing we got. So we did good over there. This is the fourth one out, and we done won three Grammy awards. Every one we put out, we win. This might be the one this time, who knows.”












You Can Now Make GIFs Directly From YouTube





” If you love making GIFs (and really, who doesn’t?) today is a happy day for you. YouTube has finally heeded the call of millions of users and quietly added a GIF-creator tool to some of its videos (for example, anything uploaded by the PBS Idea Channel). The share button (which previously only had share, embed, and email as options) now includes an extra feature: GIF. 

  It’s a pretty bare-bones affair: tap share, set your start and end points, add any captions if you’d like, and click “create” — YouTube will host the GIF itself. The clip can only be a maximum of 5 seconds long, which makes it somewhat of a crude tool for GIF-makers, but it will help keep file size small. The ease with which one churn out GIFs and add meme-like bottom and top text will certainly be enough for the casual user and perhaps spur on a Mememageddon the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2011. The future is now. “





Thanks to Popular Mechanics 










Paul Butterfield – Mike Bloomfield Reunion Boston 1971




Published on Dec 5, 2013

” Fenway Theater, Boston – on December 10-11 1971 – a reunion gig of several members of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band -
Paul Butterfield – harp vocals
Mike Bloomfield – guitar
Mark Naftalin – piano
John Kahn – bass
Billy Mundi – drums
Video Recording © 1971, 2013 Robert C Lewis – incidentally my first ever 2-camera live-switch direction – and without camera monitors or a clue … recorded on an IVC 1″ – and transferred to 3/4″ that wouldn’t play because of tape breakdown – careful pre-baking and dozens of headcleaning sessions, most of the set finally played well enough to post. I’ve omitted really unwatchable parts but left it if the distortion was short. thanks for watching … “












LIVE – Bradenton Blues Festival Presented By Realize Bradenton & Blues Music Magazine






Streamed live on Dec 7, 2013

” Blues Music Magazine is proud to be a hosting sponsor of the Bradenton Blues Festival and would like to thank everyone at BMO Harris Bank, Realize Bradenton, Manatee Education TV, The City Of Bradenton, The Downtown Development Authority, Mojoe Productions, creative director Paul Benjamin, all the amazing volunteers, the 72 sponsors, The Sun Coast Blues Society, Southwest Blues Society, South Florida Blues Society, and all the incredible musicians who made this festival and the live stream video possible. This video is archived for future viewing so please share it. “




” The 2013 lineup includes the acclaimed young vocalist Shemekia Copeland; Kris and Nick Schnebelen of Trampled Under Foot and legendary Mississippi soul-blues man Johnny Rawls; the celebrated Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang; musical siblings Danielle; guitarist, singer and songwriter Anthony Gomes; rising blues star John Nemeth and soulful, up and comer Albert Castiglia.

  Local favorites Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones will appear with the Dennis Gruenling Band.”













Runner Uses GPS App To Propose Marriage




” A British runner popped the question on Facebook by spelling out “will you marry me” with a GPS tracking app’s map function.

  Ben Chudley, 28, of Portsmouth, England, said he enjoys using his GPS running app to create “Urban Pictionary” drawings and messages while out running and he decided to use the app to ask girlfriend Olivia Abdul for her hand in marriage.

  Chudley said his run was about 15 miles, but he only used 5.7 miles with the GPS app so the ensuing map showing his route would spell out “will you marry me.”

  Chudley said he posted the map on Facebook so Abdul would see it before he arrived with flowers and a ring.”


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‘Brummie’ Is The Least Attractive Accent






” A quick analysis of English dialects shows that there are roughly as many in the British Isles as there are in the whole of North America – including Canada, Bermuda and Native American dialects. The same categorization would, in North America, result in there being about one dialect per 10m people; in the British Isles there would be one for every 1.3m. Britain is highly peculiar in its linguistic variation, and the cultural contours associated with these differences make a small country feel large.

  First impressions of unearned features, such as accents, still have an impact on success, in employment, social life and elsewhere. New YouGov research looks at public opinion towards 12 of the main accents of the British Isles, revealing clear winners and losers, at least in terms of what is seen as attractive.

  The Birmingham accent, more specifically ‘Brummie’, has lost the battle of appeal. In net terms it scores -53, 20 points below than the second-lowest: ‘Scouse’, the accent of Liverpool, on -33. “



YouGov has all the details










Roomful Of Blues Live @ The Boston Music Awards 11.20.2011





Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011

” Congratulations to Roomful of Blues : ) Boston Music Awards Blues Artist Of The Year 2011: Roomful Of Blues “












57th Grammy Blues Nominations





Enjoy a taste of each of the nominated albums along with a link to each artist’s webpage … Enjoy



” The 57th Grammy nominees have been announced
The nominees in the Blues category are:


Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (Yep Roc Records) “




” Promise Of A Brand New Day – Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music)”



” Juke Joint Chapel – Charlie Musselwhite (Henrietta Records)”



” Decisions – Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’ (Silver Talon Records) “



“Step Back – Johnny Winter (Megaforce Records)”







” The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The show will be broadcast live by CBS. “












Blues On The Beach – Sugar Ray Norcia & The  Bluetones

Westerly, RI







Uploaded on Aug 29, 2011

” Sugar Ray Norcia and the Bluetones Big Band
August 10, 2011
Blues on the Beach, Westerly, RI
The WHOLE SHOW is here!

Ray Norcia – Vocals, HarpMonica
Anthony Geraci – Piano
Neil Gouvin – Drums
Mudcat Ward – Bass
Monster Mike Welch – Guitar
Carl Querfurth – Trombone
Barry Fleischer – Tenor/Baritone Saxophones
John Abrahamsen – Trumpet

Produced by John Abrahamsen

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Sent For You Yesterday
Say You Love Me, Before We Hang Up
That will never do
I’m Not Ashamed
I Put My Baby Out
You Know My Lover WIll Never Die
Blues on the Beach “HarpMonica” Special!
Geraci’s Boogie Woogie


Further On Up The Road
Hipshake Baby
You Give Me Nothing But The Blues
That’s my Fool
I Want A Little Girl
Some Day, Some Way
Hoodoo Man
Lonely Nights
“Soupy” Kidney Stew

Mark Sullivan – emcee

Westerly, MA

Sponsored by

Weichert Realty

Washington Trust

Donate to The Neda Fund…

Neda Suzanne Sullivan

  Neda Suzanne Sullivan of 14 Cove Road, Westerly, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 21, 2011. Born in San Francisco, on Oct. 19, 2004, she was 6 years old.

  A beautiful and preternaturally delightful child, Neda was a happy, energetic little girl with a playful sparkle in her eye, a mischievous crooked smile and a gentle warmth and tenderness that melted the hearts of everyone with whom she came in contact.

  She was much beloved throughout the community and within the Westerly School system, particularly in the special education department and at the Bradford School, where she was something of a celebrity.
She is survived by her parents, Mark Sullivan Jr. and Stanislava Sullivan, of Westerly; her big brother/hero, Joseph; her grandparents, Mark and Suzanne Sullivan Sr., of Westerly, and Gancho and Nedka Ganev, of Gabrovo, Bulgaria; her aunts and uncles, Dave and Maura Sullivan of Rocky Hill, Conn., Leeann and Michael Keady of Medfield, Mass., and Hristo and Aneta Ganev of Berlin, Germany; her cousins, MJ, Mary, Mathew, Mack, Kate, Callie and Marie; and a multitude of children, thoughtful families and dedicated caregivers throughout southern New England and all over the world.

  Neda’s family will host a waking and memorial service in her memory from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly, followed by a family-friendly reception, to which Neda’s little friends are cordially invited, at St. Clare Community Center, on Crandall Avenue in Misquamicut.

   In lieu of flowers, please donate to the “Neda Fund” at 224 Post Road, #181, Westerly, RI, 02891.
Proceeds will be used to help defray the costs of Neda’s final arrangements, and to establish a foundation in her name to assist families of children with developmental disorders like those with which Neda struggled so valiantly to the end. “













All I Want For Christmas Is You – Marist Remake




Published on Dec 4, 2014

” Happy Holidays from the Leo Hall Ground Floor!

  I do not own the rights to this song
All credit goes to Mariah Carey

Watch the original here!… 











American Blues – Little Charlie & The Nightcats 1992




Published on Oct 26, 2014

” This is an old VHS rip, sorry for the poor quality. This is for Vintage fans (not only), but the Band rocks! More infos of this recording? Please let me know. If there are any problems with copyright laws, please feel free to tell me. I will delete this video immediately.

Charlie Baty: guitar,
Rick Estrin: vocals, harmonica
Brad Lee Saxton: Bass, background vocals
Dobie Strange: drums “











Duff’s Sweet Spot: Chocolate Yule Log Tree Stump




Published on Dec 1, 2014

” Duff Goldman creates the yule log chocolate tree stump, a visually stunning dessert inspired by the Holiday Baking Championship.

  Get the recipe:…

  For more recipes, videos and photos from Holiday Baking Championship, go to:…

  For more Holiday Baking ideas from Food Network, check out “











Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley On ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies At 59






” Actor Ken Weatherwax has died at the age of 59 following a heart attack, according to TMZ.

  A woman saying she is Weatherwax’s niece posted the news on Facebook.”



Addams Family Ken Weatherwax dead



” Weatherwax is best known for playing Pugsley Addams on the original “Addams Family” television series, later voicing the character in the animated series and playing Pugsley Sr. in TV movie, “Halloween with the New Addams Family.”

  The actor later worked behind the camera as a grip and set builder, frequently making appearances at “Addams Family” fan and tribute events. “













Chris Duarte Group – 2010 Reunion Tour!



Published on Apr 4, 2014

” Chris Duarte
Brannen Temple
John Jordan

Filmed by Arthur C. and Karl B. “











Today In The Past





536 – Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.

656 – Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion

1212 – Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king

1315 – Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)

1425 – Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven

1570 – Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein

1625 – Netherlands & England sign military treaty

1640 – Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin

1688 – King James II’s wife & son flee England for France

1783 – 1st execution at English Newgate-jail

1793 – Noah Webster establishes NY’s 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

1805 – Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth




1824 – Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain






1854 – Lord Tennyson’s poem, “Charge of the Light Brigade,” published

1856 – The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.

1861 – Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)

1861 – American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.

1868 – 1st British government of Gladstone forms




1875 – Massachusetts Rifle Association “America’s Oldest Active Gun Club” is founded.(Nov,4)






1878 – Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500

1884 – Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate

1897 – Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.

1903 – Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage

1905 – French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state

1907 – 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)

1909 – 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)

1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris

1917 – British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem

1926 – USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs

1931 – Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol

1935 – Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.

1940 – British assault on Banghazi Libya

1940 – British troops 1st major offensive in No Africa (Libya) during WW II

1941 – 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines

1941 – 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)

1941 – China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy

1941 – Hitler orders US ships torpedoed

1953 – General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired

1958 – Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society

1961 – SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel

1961 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

1963 – Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped




1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” premieres


A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Meaning of Christmas)

Christmas Time is Here Song

Christmas Dance

Lucy And Charlie Brown





1967 – Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

1967 – Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania

1968 – NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.

1971 – Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court

1973 – Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ

1974 – Dow Jones index hits 570.01

1974 – Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ

1974 – Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail

1975 – Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov’s Nobel Prize

1975 – Pres Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for NYC

1978 – Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus

1978 – 1st game of Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does

1980 – 61°F in Boston at 1 AM

1984 – Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane

1985 – Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions

1985 – Phoenix Arizona, gets 3″ of snow

1987 – Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

1987 – Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank

1990 – Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)

1990 – Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland

1990 – NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard

1992 – Cin Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks




1992 – Operation Restore Hope – US Marines land in Somalia







1994 – 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth

2003 – A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

2006 – Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.

2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency..





1392 – Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)

1447 – Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)

1561 – Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony

1571 – Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect

1579 – Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice) (d. 1639)




1594 – Gustavus II Adolphusking who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)






1608 – John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), (d. 1674)

1652 – Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)

1667 – William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)

1717 – Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)

1742 – Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)

1748 – Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)

1787 – John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)

1806 – Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (d. 1838)

1842 – Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist

1848 – Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)

1868 – Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)

1873 – Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect

1883 – Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander

1883 – Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (d. 1950)

1886 – Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)

1889 – John P “Hannes” Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912)

1897 – Hermione Gingold, London England, actress (Gigi, Music Man)




1898 – Emmett KellySedan KScircus clown (Weary Willie)






1899 – Jean de Brunhoff, France, children’s book author (Babar the Elephant)

1901 – Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)

1902 – Margaret Hamilton, Cleveland Ohio, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz)

1904 – Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist

1904 – Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)

1905 – Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)

1906 – Grace Murray Hopper, computer innovator

1907 – Noel Walton Bott, engineer

1909 – Douglas Fairbanks Jr, NYC, actor (Ghost Story)

1910 – Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)

1911 – Broderick Crawford, Phila, actor (All the King’s Men, Highway Patrol)

1912 – Thomas P “Tip” O’Neill, (Rep-D-Mass 1977-86)/Speaker of the House

1916 – Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)

1916 – Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)




1917 – James Angletonhead of counterintelligence for the CIA (d. 1987)







1917 – James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)

1919 – William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1922 – Redd Foxx, St Louis Mo, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show)

1925 – Dina Merrill, NYC, actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8)

1926 – Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)

1928 – Dick Van Patten, Queens NY, actor (Tom Bradford-8 is Enough)

1928 – André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver

1929 – John Cassavetes, NYC, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary’s Baby)

1930 – Buck Henry, NYC, screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart)

1932 – Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, jazz musician

1933 – Milt Campbell, Plainfield NJ, hurdler/decathlete (Olympics-gold-56), (d. 2012)

1934 – Al Kaline, Baltimore Md, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1934 – Judi Dench, York England, actress (Henry V, Wetherby)




1934 – [AmosJunior WellsMemphis Tnblues singer , Harp Player (In My Younger Days)


Hoodooman Blues

Messin’ With The Kid

Cryin’ Shame

Hoochie Coochie Man & Mannish Boy with Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy





1938 – [David] Deacon Jones, NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington)

1940 – Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)

1941 – Beau Bridges, LA California, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer)

1941 – Dan Hicks, American rocker

1942 – Dick Butkus, Chicago, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster

1942 – Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)

1943 – Rick Danko, Canada, rocker (The Band-Islands, Stage Fright)

1949 – Nando Parrado, Uruguayan plane crash survivor

1950 – Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)




1953 – John MalkovichChristopher Illactor/director (Killing Fields)







1956 – Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)

1957 – Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)

1958 – Nancy J Currie, Wilmington DE, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88)

1960 – Terry Moran, American TV reporter

1961 – Christiane Jolissaint, Switzerland, tennis star

1961 – Ian Andrew Wright, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)

1962 – Felicity Huffman, American actress

1964 – Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein)

1967 – Caryn Kadavy, Erie Pa, figure skater

1968 – Kurt Angle, Pittsburgh Pa, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-96)

1969 – Greg[ory] Klingsporn, Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)

1970 – Marlin Cannon, Dallas Texas, 200m/400m runner

1970 – Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer

1972 – Paul Greene, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)

1972 – Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)

1974 – Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach

1975 – Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1977 – Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter

1978 – Mandy James, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

1978 – Jesse Metcalfe, American actor

1982 – Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete





1165 – Malcom IV, king of Scotland (1153-65), dies at 24

1292 – Sa’di, great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden), dies

1437 – Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 70

1565 – Pius IV, [Gianangelo de’ Medici], Italian Pope (1559-65), dies at 66

1603 – William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)

1636 – Giovanni B Aleotti, Ital writer/theater architect, dies at about 90

1669 – Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Ital Pope (1667-69), dies

1674 – Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65

1718 – Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopaedist (b. 1650)

1767 – Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies

1798 – Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (b. 1729)

1819 – Ann C Coleman, fiancee of pres Buchanan, commits suicide

1830 – Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (b. 1757)

1887 – Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese marabout and military leader

1916 – P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73

1916 – Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)




1935 – Walter LiggettAmerican crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)






1937 – Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)

1940 – Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle

1955 – Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (b. 1885)

1965 – Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)

1970 – Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65

1971 – Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67

1972 – Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)

1975 – William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79




1981 – Daniel FaulknerPhiladelphia police officer (b. 1955)






1982 – Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 77

1982 – Marty Robbins, country singer, dies

1984 – Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)

1990 – Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80

1992 – Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), dies at 71

1994 – Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28

1994 – Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94), dies at 82

1995 – Benny Lee, entertainer, dies at 84




1995 – Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan (aviator), dies






1995 – Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic, dies at 75

1995 – Toni Cade Bambara, filmmaker, dies at 56

1996 – Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64

1996 – Mary Douglas Nichol Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 83

1996 – Raphael Samuel, historian, dies at 32

1997 – Tamara Geva, dancer, dies at 91

1998 – Archie Moore, American boxer, dies at 81

2001 – Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)

2002 – Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)

2005 – György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (b. 1912)

2007 – Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (b. 1931)

2008 – Yuri Glazkov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1939)

2010 – James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)

2010 – John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)




















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