Tuesday, July 27, 2021

What Makes Duane Allman Great?



 Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude (w/ Duane Allman)

 Duane Allman's Slide Solo on Layla


Duane Allman isolated Blue Sky 

Recently, I started looking into the connections between musical preferences and personality types.  In the early and middle parts of the 20th century, there were some questionable and unfortunate attempts in the world of substance abuse treatment facilities to use an addict’s musical preferences to predict his personality type and subsequent treatment options.  They tried to correlate musical preferences such as tempo, key, pitch, etc., with personality traits such as extroverted, introverted, judging, feeling, etc., and although they were giving it a valiant effort, they were clearly reaching for straws.    As I combed through this mostly discredited research, I kept thinking of Southern culture as a whole and wondered if there might be some characteristics that permeated both Southern music and Southern culture in the same way that yeast permeates bread dough.  Are there things unique to Southern culture that are reflected in Southern music, and vice versa?

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We Are Ready! #OpSeptFreedom begins August 1st, 2021= Dream Flights

 Via Jonathan "The start of Operation September Freedom is  only days away. Like I said before, it is both an honor and a privilege to work with these pilots and act as their Ground Crew."


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The 7.3 Billion Dollar, er, Person Question

 Via David


OK, most of us have seen the above picture and know at least the outline of the story behind that monument.  There are several things in the construction of this edifice that truly set my personal alarm claxons off:

  • Nobody knows where the money for this came from.  The identity of the financiers is cloaked behind a non-disclosure agreement.  Who does this?
  • The price named for construction was “ridiculous” – but it was paid regardless.  Who does this?
  • All legal documents regarding its construction were destroyed after it was done.  Who does this?

If you read the inscriptions, they are largely John Lennon’s “Imagine”, literally carved in stone:

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"Take a Knee"

Via Thuy


           May be an image of outdoors and text that says 'A great poem for every one to think about... Rgds, Jerry I don't see any color here, The headstones look the same, No black no brown no white skin tone, There's no one here to blame. These soldier's fought and died for you, Their color you can't see, Your rights are still protected, Here's the place to take a knee.'

Lies Pile up on Day One of the January 6th Hearings

 Via Billy


Today was day one of the hearings on January 6th, held by Nancy Pelosi’s partisan select committee. What transpired was a sideshow of fake crying and irrelevant, sometimes questionable testimony from Capitol Police officers who offered absolutely nothing of substance in regards to fixing the security issues that plagued the Capitol that day.

Of course, because we are dealing with an event strictly meant to cause an emotional reaction, not actually accomplish anything, the lies flowed freely.

To start, Bennie Thompson, who himself objected to the electoral college in 2004, claimed that seven people lost their lives.

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Minnesota fourth graders told to hide ‘equity survey’ questions from parents Student expressed concerns over ‘equity’ survey


Ashli Babbitt’s Mother Speaks Out


The mother of Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was fatally shot by police at the Capitol on Jan. 6, reportedly blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her daughter’s death.

What she said: “My daughter was a California constituent, and Nancy Pelosi not only, I feel like, orchestrated the death of my daughter,” Michelle Witthoeft, Babbitt’s mother, said, according to The Western Journal.

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My career path carries a special meaning considering the legacy of my Vietnamese family during my service in the South Vietnamese military.

Via Tuan Hoang

         May be an image of 1 person, military uniform, aircraft and outdoors 

Hope you can get the general idea.
A few years ago before the launch of the Vietnamese American New Thieu at West Point military academy including Lieutenant Jacqueline Martin, grandchild of colonel Nguyen Huu Thong.
Today I read a newsletter from ′′ The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade ′′ which recognized her as Lieutenant AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot and as ′′ Scout Platoon leader in B Troop ", Squadron Scouts Heavyweight Attack 4-6. Is one of the very few Asian Americans who drive heavy attack helicopters in the U.S. Army Air Force.
Don't know if this is fate or a coincidence that No Lieutenant Jacqueline is proud to represent as No Delegation formed around 1968 in Da Nang Vietnam. Lieutenant Jacqueline thinks it has some invisible connection to her Vietnamese origin because her mother's memory with her maternal grandfather is a picture of the Chinook of the U.S. army dropping him whenever he goes to the village and she is now a pilot serving with the best soldiers in the United States Army.
She said: ′′ My career path carries a special meaning when the baggage is the legacy of my Vietnamese family during my service in the South Vietnamese military, and everyone in the family I feel so proud - almost like I'm repaying the United States for taking them and giving them so many chances. ′′
Please re-read the article about the hero of QLVNCH who has been on the week at Quy Nhon commander, Colonel Nguyen Huu Thong, when there is still a residue on July 30/4th,
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