Thursday, December 11, 2008

msb-0346 Banjo

msb-0346 Banjo

Rocket Science Banjo - Julie Ann Johnson

Dan Levenson,banjo camp

First Look Inside (Kalimba Video)


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I really need this.


Feedback comes first, so...

I'm having fun playing the three show a week of classical music but every now and again, I just need to hear some real music played by real people.

This show is all about one of the realest instruments I can imagine.

More complex than just singing, blowing rattling on and beating on some drums.

I'll grant you that you can get some wonderful melodies out of some Kalimba and Mbira thumb pianos, (listen and watch video number 3,) but I'm feeling like banjos today.

It don't get more honest than the banjo.

---- "Clarinet Polka" by: "anonymous"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop us an email: "charles at"

---- "Banjo Roids" by: "ATL Producers"

Feed Me comes third, so...

But I seem to be shedding a lot of weight instead.

It would help if the big media companies could figure out a way to make money off the internet. That would mean that I could too.

I suspect that its going to be a meritocracy, where content will be king and POV will count for everything.

---- Banjo Strings Promo by: " Larry Winfield"

---- "Banjo Etudes, Vol I" by: "The Negatones"


Sometimes I get a hankering to hear some honest music.

Specially because I about to talk about something really unpleasant.

The financial sector is really unpleasant.

The people in it are some of the nicest people you'd wanna meet.

Its the financial sector itself, as an enterprise, which is immoral, amoral and proctological.

I worked in it for thirty years so I know the kind of group mind-fuck that happens to all who practice it.

The only thing I know of that worse is the job of tax collector and the toll it can exact on the souls of those who do it.

its the kind of job that marks you for failure, either at the job or as a human being.

Banking is like that and for the same reasons.

---- "Ol Time Banjo - Co Labs - Huber+Hart" by: "51bpm"


The financial market are melting down and we're stuck going back to the mid-eighties in terms of personal wealth.


Because they didn't stop extending credit to themselves until it was way too late and they'd bought too much of their own bullshit.

Its got nothing to do with us as people. Its got nothing to do with them as people either.

Well maybe a bit more to do with them because they're the ones who loaned out TRILLIONS on, uh, mistaken assumptions simply because they could. (The bond and other financial instrument rating agencies should all be run out of town, because they deserve it.)

The regulation wheels fell of the bicycle and they proved that they weren't mature enough to handle it properly. They rode off the road and into a swamp.

The financial system is built on trust and none of them are trust worthy.

The financial system is built out of currency, manipulation and barely honest dealings.

The problems started back in the mid to late eighties (yup, Reaganism and trickle-down was just about as sound a financial policy as "Just Say No" was a sound drug policy, [and a AIDS prevention policy. {Ronny and Nancy have the blood of "millions" on their hands.}])

Springtime in America wasn't. It was just snowing twice as hard on the people who weren't rich enough to be in the "In Crowd." and out of the blowing storm.

Poverty became something anecdotal in America, not because there weren't any poor, (there were millions back then and there's millions more now.)

Poverty was anecdotal because it wasn't the kind of news that you were supposed, or were going to be allowed, to read.

The ruling clique, the non-governmental cabal was in complete control of the media by then.

They'd spin what ever bad news managed to leak out into glorious peans to our elected leaders.

Hope you were going somewhere in the mid -eighties because you're headed exactly there again.

Forget about the fancy houses, the fancy cars, the fancy sex you had since then, 'cause boy you're fucked now, an' they aint' nothin' fancy about it.

---- "Banjo Boy" by: "Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand"


We'll just see what happens.

Will we ever go back to being some corporation's wage slaves, under threat from every knuckle head with explosives strapped to his ass who's threatening to blow himself up and take our oil supply with him?

Or are we going to wise up and tell the financial markets to kiss our butts goodbye, tell the oil companies to kiss our butts goodbye and tie them all up in the internet's shining glass fibers, and leave them by the curb, with the other trash.

---- "Naked Under Leather" by: "Rubber Band Banjo "



Miss Chris said...

I've never been one for the banjo, I have to say but it does look like one of the more challenging instruments to play. One must definitely have some fast moving fingers!

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