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Upper Valley Vixens vs NHRD Cherry Bombs 4-20-13

Vixens vs Cherry Bombs

Women’s Roller Derby in the great state of New Hampshire at Union Arena, Woodstock, Vermont 4-20 2013

Good Clean Fun

Athletes on wheels with some theatrics and presentation to boot.

A lot of effort goes into these derby bouts.

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Upper Valley Vixen’s Schedule

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21 Apr 2013

Derby B&W Scrum ~ Essex Junction

Our oldest daughter is doing the roller derby thing in the upper valley, Hanover-Lebanon area of  New Hampshire – Vermont.

An exceptional community of folks are involved in this ‘sport’: the feel of rugby on wheels, the counter-culture flavor of Ultimate Frisbee, and a come-one-come-all openness.

We have the opportunity to photograph an upcoming bout of the Upper Valley Vixen’s this coming weekend. A black-and-white co-ed scrimmage opportunity presented itself in Essex Junction, Vermont. Off we went, feeling the need to check it out and do a trial run before the for-real event.

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Good Clean Fun

😉

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18 Apr 2013

Walking In Memphis

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

W.C. Handy
Won’t you look down over me
Yeah, I got a first class ticket
But I’m as blue as a boy can be

Then I’m walking in Memphis
Was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

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Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through

Now security they did not see him
They just hovered ’round his tomb
But there’s a pretty little thing, waiting for the king
Down in the Jungle Room

When I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

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They’ve got catfish on the table
They’ve got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green, be glad to see you
When you haven’t got a prayer

Boy, you got a prayer in Memphis

Now Muriel, plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would

To do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said, “Tell me are you a Christian child?”
And I said, “Ma’am, I am tonight”

Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel

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Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet, ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

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Walking In Memphis

Lyrics Courtesy Marc Cohn & Desmond Child

15 Apr 2013

Womens’ Ice Hockey ~ Sunday Afternoon in West Leb (NH)

Not home yet but pretty damn close.

New England, New Hampshire, The Upper Valley, Enfield & West Lebanon

Shooting women’s ice hockey at the Campion Rink (FB link) in West Lebanon.

My oldest daughter plays with this group of women but not this time around. Took me just a moment to get back in the ice hockey shootin’ groove.

Enjoyed myself!!

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15 Apr 2013

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Fischer Hall ~ Fischer, Texas

Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

Nashville and beyond by way of New Jersey and beyond.

Read John McPhee’s The Pine Barrens for a different perspective on and appreciation of Jersey.

Nora Jane Struthers ~ Guitar and Vocals

Joe Overton ~ Clawhammer Banjo and Harmony Vocals

Aaron Jonah Lewis ~ Fiddle

P. J. George ~ Bass and Harmony Vocals

Drew Lawhorn ~ Percussion

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3 Apr 2013

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Bottom Dollar String Band

Bottom Dollar String Band

FB Link

Oh to be this young again, and on top of that, to know your talent and your passion.

These gents were great fun Friday night at Rice Grass.

Good luck to you. Set your sights high!!

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3 Apr 2013

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack

Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack

Northern California band of  family and friends who record in Austin.

Lots of research, lots of intensity in this gal’s songs.

FB link

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3 Apr 2013

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Austin Steamers

 

The Austin Steamers

FB Link

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2 Apr 2013

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Hank & Shaidri Alrich

Hank & Shaidri Alrich

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Great musical energy from this father-daughter duo.

Shairdri Alrich

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2 Apr 2013

Rice Grass 2013 ~ Fischer Folk – The Fischer Hall House Band

This one going up first for Mary Nell, that, and because the locals and Fischer Hall in Fischer, Texas are so npecial.

We enjoyed your music and your community.

Thank You!

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The ‘mayor’ of Fischer did a nice, necessary and appropriate job of recognizing his constituents publicly from the stage.

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1 Apr 2013

Birds of Texas : Pedernales Falls State Park : The Texas Hill Country

Bad to none wi-fi and good live music has kept me away from posting and left me with a backlog.

After wonderful birding blinds in Pedernales Falls State Park in the Texas Hill Country and exceptional up-and-coming bluegrass bands at Rice Grass in Fischer Hall in the one-of-a-kind town of  Fischer, Texas we are on the road heading east towards home. We had to get our alligator fix so we are at Brazos Bend State Park inland but nearer the Texas Gulf Coast.

Catching up with processing images and posting.

A few of the finer birds of the great state of Texas here and a link to an expanded gallery.

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Western Scrub Jay

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1 Apr 2013