Sunday, April 28, 2013

28 April 2013 Oreo cream sandwich chocolate-covered cream-filled cookie blues

Cassi Creek:  I’ve loved this song since I first heard it over 25 years ago.  I initially thought it was a cover by Dave Van Ronk.  This link leads to a Lonnie Mack performance with Stevie Ray Vaughn sitting in.

          The wind came up yesterday evening.  We clocked nothing higher than 7.5 MPH.  From the sounds filtering from outside, we could estimate the wind to be gusting at 25 MPH.  “The wind in the wires made a tattle noise…”  Loki was uneasy all evening.  At some point between 0200 – 0300, several branches were blown off the nearest tulip Poplar.  No other apparent damage that we can see this morning. 
          The audible clues to wind velocity are all we have to work with after the computer is closed down for the night.  The weather station stores data for the overnight period and feeds it upstream to the computer on power-up.  No data is lost.  The sound of wind spilling over the ridge and down through the Cassi Creek valley is a physical and Psychological force to be reckoned with in the dark confines of the valley.  Taller trees fare worse than shorter ones.  The wind40-50 feet above ground level is much stronger and can vary greatly in velocity.  Strong winds disturb sleep.  Last night was no exception.
Also in today’s listening queue is a track of Janice Joplin joining the Grateful Dead in performing Love Light.  It’s a very rare performance.  Janice and Pig at their best.

          Last night I fixed shrimp and grits for dinner.  Tonight will not be nearly as much of a gourmand meal.  I will thaw some beef short ribs for tomorrow.
          Other retrievals from the past include Dave Van Ronk, Judy Henske, and the Chad Mitchell Trio.  The Folk Revival never ended for Gloria and me. 

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