Monday, September 29, 2008

I'm In The Mood

John Lee Hooker and Bonnie Raitt perform I'm In The Mood from the DVD John Lee Hooker & Friends 1984-92.

Another gray day at the cozy cottage on the coast. Moving to the new place in a few days - I'm in the mood to move.

Someone stole my Bush Deserves A Third Term/A Prison Term bumper sticker off the car.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ten Year Old Blues

Click picture to fullsize it to see why the ten year old has the blues.

Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof

Travis Tritt - Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof - an apt description of the way John McCain entered Friday night's debate - not how he left it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Token Saves A Tree

Token is enjoying the walks down the gravel road that leads to the path to the beach. I'm avoiding taking him down to the actual beach because he would be vaulting over all those logs that I dare not cross and running for the waves to try to catch them.

Next week, when we are at the new place, I'll introduce him to the bay. Since Token has been known to surf the San Lorenzo River and jump gleefully into Bear Creek, I figure it's better to introduce him via baby steps to larger bodies of water.

Lou Ann Barton hanging out with The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Rocket In My Pocket sure has my toes tapping today. I'm rareing to go.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good Day For The Blues

Storyville - Good Day For The Blues - recorded live in 2006.

A drizzly day here at the cozy cottage on the Oregon coast. The seasons are changing - each day is a few degrees cooler and I'm enjoying watching the leaves falling from the birches, looking to see if others are showing their fall colors. The trees around me are primarily cypress or cedar. There are still blackberry bushes trying to set fruit - they were just flowering when I got up here when back in Boulder Creek, the blackberries were just about over with when I moved.

I am looking forward to sitting in the flat, watching nature put on her shows through the window overlooking the bay and wanna start figuring out what the birds are. It's a good day for the blues - ocean blue, water blue, sky blue - the blues of nature.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Adjusting to Oregon

Token and Bailey are adjusting to life on the Oregon coast, each in their own way.

Here is Token sunning himself out on the deck. Bailey has found her hidey hole and is cautiously sticking to it (laughing).

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Home Again

Home again - 606 miles each way (plus traveling around the SF Bay Area for a total of about 1400 miles) in about 72 hours. Here's some Los Lonely Boys with Onda (live at the Rochester NY. Jazz Festival 6/9/07 to fall asleep by - tis a long one (26.07) but so was my trip. Thanks to my buddy Busted for reminding me of this video.

*sigh* Tis a wonderful thing falling asleep with my critters.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

On The Road Again

I'm gonna be On The Road Again for the next several days - Thursday will find me headed down to get Token, the cutest dog in the world (9lb category) and Bailey the skittish cat.

Should be back early part of next week - am taking the laptop with me so if I find free wifi, I may be able to post something - not counting on it (laughing).

Canned Heat - On The Road Again.

Blue On Black

Kenny Wayne Sheppard Band with Blue On Black at the House of Blues.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Where I Am Now

By request - more pictures showing the eye candy where I am now.

Surf on offshore rocks as seen through the trees.

Looking towards the lighthouse across the bay.

Closeup of lighthouse across bay.

Looking down on the beach.

Little tiny blue daisy like flowers - I used the macro function on the camera.

Looking out to sea.

Whiskey Store

Tab Benoit and Jimmy Thackery- Whiskey Store- LRBC 06

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Where I Am Now

These are pictures I took from where I am now - just north of Newport, Oregon. The views are not from the cozy cottage on the coast - I walked down the road (it turns to gravel about 50' from the cottage) taking pictures along the way down to the beach. I did not go down the path to the beach - so no pictures of the little secret waterfall. With this fake knee, I don't dare try to cross over all the washed up logs at the end of the path.

This is the view to the southwest, from the bluff.

More ocean views the further I walk.

Closeup view of the rocks offshore.

Surf crashing on the rocks offshore as seen through the trees - also a closeup.

Up on the bluff, the surf sounds like wind.

The logs blocking the beach at the end of the path. This is from the bluff above and does not show the logs extending in both directions
.Looking down watching the people on the beach.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

More Pictures

The pictures of the house yesterday were the ones the landlord had sent me. The ones below are the one's I took yesterday with my new digital camera.

The wood stove.

View from the living room.

View from the kitchen deck.

Terraces on the north side of the house - I sit in the living room and can see grass at almost eye level.

Climbing roses(?) on the stairs to the bay deck.
Eat in kitchen.

Great view while loading the dishwasher(!) in the kitchen.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm Not Homeless Any More

I move into this place October 1st. It is on Netarts Bay, west of Tillamook. Tis a former bed and breakfast that has been converted into a duplex, upstairs and downstairs. I will be upstairs.

Bay at sunset - taken from the bay side deck.

Back of the house there is a second deck off the kitchen.

The bay side of the house showing the deck off the living room.

Another picture of the bay from the deck.

Pelicans scarfing down fish in the bay at the end of the lawn.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Living Life, My Way

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer Live (Crush Tour 2000)

Can't play Bon Jovi without including It's My Life.

Like Frankie said, I Did It My Way

Saturday, September 06, 2008

TDS in St Paul

The Best F#&king News Team Ever - Small Town Values

Steamroller Blues (live)

Steamroller Blues - James Taylor in concert.

I have no idea what year this is from but it is forkin' perfect for a Saturday - reminds me of the Saturday nite Dirty Boogie show I would listen to on KPIG at the little cottage by the creek in the redwoods. Thank goodness, I can still listen online at the cozy cabin on the Oregon coast. I have yet to find a good radio station that satisfies me up here.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sarah Palin Gender Card

From The Daily Show last night - the Sarah Palin Gender Card segment.

*standing on chair clapping*

Thank you.

Watching her speech at the RNC, I thought to myself (and later commented over at the lake on Jane's Palin thread) that she is Ann Coulter in a church dress picked out by Pickles’ stylist. She wore a mini version of the Bush pearls and will be going after the Dick Cheney vote.

St. Teresa

Joan Osborne
with Donal Lunny and Jerry Douglas - with St. Teresa from the Transatlantic Sessions.
Joan Osborne - vocals
Donal Lunny - Bouzouki
Jerry Douglas - Slide