Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Here is a little change of pace for our Friday selection. Minuet in G, by Beethoven is what we used to call 'Long Hair' music when I was a kid. I wonder if people still use that term. This record has been in the cabinet for many years, and this is the first time we have played it. The artist, Kathleen Parlow, is pictured below. Click Here to read about her.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wet weather has delayed the wheat harvest in Southern Illinois this year, and has hurt the quality. The ground has finally dried out enough to allow the combines to work, and farmers are busily harvesting, and then planting second crop beans. Bottomland fields along the Little Wabash have not all been planted yet, due to flooding. The John Deere combine in this video is working across the road from our home.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday turned ito a very long day, so this is just a quick video of an engine we saw at the SIAM show. It is a Fairbanks-Morse, and I know that I would set jacks under the back corners of the truck if I had to watch this baby. I nearly get seasick just watching the video.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Charlie Johnson - Charleston is The Best Dance After All
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YouTuber KSPM now has a channel on DailyMotion, and is posting his music collection over there. This selection is a great example of Harlem Jazz; Charlie Johnson's band playing "Charleston Is The Best Dance After All."
This video is downright inspirational! You have to wonder if this lady in video intended to drive her car this long when she bought it, or if she just worked into the mode of driving it forever. She knows how to take care of a car, even watching it on the grease rack to make sure it is lubed properly. I was only mildly surprised to see that she has a concealed carry permit and packs a revolver. I would hazard a guess that she keeps it oiled and stoked properly so it can go into action without fail if it is ever needed. You have to admire her for her Moxie!
Growing Bolder has posted two more videos of Rachel and Chariot. The Comet now has 577,000 miles, and Rachel is still determined to keep driving it.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Andy Glines was running his Huber at Evansville last week. You have seen him here before, pulling the sawmill at this show, and threshing at Boonville. The weather last Saturday was beautiful, and we had a great time at the SIAM show. In the weeks ahead we will be sharing photos and videos of tractors, cars, and gas engines.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sascha Jacobsen (1895-1972) graduated from Juilliard in 1915 (According to Wikipedia, which has a very brief article about this violinist.) He later taught at there, and was the concertmaster for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 1950's. Dardanella was a very popular song during the early 1920's, and was recorded by many artists.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
If you don't know all the verses of our National Anthem, or if you haven't heard them in a while, be sure to watch all of the first video before you play the second.
Congressman Randy Forbes, R-VA
A big Thank You to Argghhh!!! for posting the first video, and to Curmudgeonly and Skeptical for posting the second one, on their excellent and informative blogs.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The Southern Indiana Antique Machinery Club is having their annual show this weekend. Last year we took lots of photos and videos, but never made it to the antique tractors. We are planning to get away early Saturday morning, and hope to get lots of material to share with you on the blog. Here is a replay of Andy Gline's Huber engine running the sawmill last year. Stay tuned!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This chainsaw student is trying out bucking with a wedge. He was new to saws, and really fell hard for horsepower and throwing chips. Bucking was done beginning on the compression side of the log until the cut began to close, then a wedge was put in to keep the cut open. Cutting continued out the tensioned side of the log. Notice how he kept his body out of line from the bar of the saw; that is a good habit to cultivate.
Just how enthusiastic was this guy? Here he is cutting a disc off the tree he dropped during the class at the Dixon Springs Ag Center. As I left the Ag Center for home, he was loading this into the trunk of his car for a souvenir.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Kennedy always blows me away when I listen to him. I found some videos this morning of him playing the Bach violin concertos, and they are so good that I have to share them with you. These videos are all three movements of the Bach Violin Concerto #1. Put them on to play and open another tab to do your surfing today.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Southern Indiana Antique Machinery show is coming up on the weekend of June 12, and it is a good thing, because I am running low on unused videos of old machinery. Click on the Farm Collector Show Directory (under Stoke Up in the left sidebar) to find shows in your neighborhood. Steam and gas engine shows are good family entertainment, and great places to make new friends, and see 'new' things. The tamper/compactor in this brief video is one of the machines you can see at Old Threshers, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Controlling your saw when you crank it up is an easy habit to acquire, and it will serve you well, protecting you from nasty cuts. Lock the grip between your knees, or hold it on the ground when you are ready to start your saw.