NATIONAL RADIO DAY ON KRNN, 8/20: The first US government licensed radio station began broadcasting on the 20th of August 1920. Please join us for National Radio Day with our special salute to distinctive radio on a unique Crosscurrents, 8/20 at 8 am. Live on air link: http://www.krnn.org
The Blue And The Gray
by Francis Miles Finch (1827-1907)
By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment-day;
Under the one, the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray….
….No more shall the war cry sever,
Or the winding rivers be red;
They banish our anger forever
When they laurel the graves of our dead!
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment-day,
Love and tears for the Blue,
Tears and love for the Gray.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Gavin: What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
Wyatt: He told them to “hiss off”.
Gavin: Ok fine… but how about this beast?
Wyatt: Oh… Bull Sh#t.
Please join us for the sleep-centered blues show on Walkiing The Blues Away, Saturday, the 10th at 5:oo pm on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
National Napping Day is snoozed on the day after the return of daylight saving time to give folks the chance to catch up on the hour of sleep that they lost out on when clocks changed to the spring time.
A Boston University professor, William Anthony, has been credited with the origin of the event in 1999, primarily to emphasize on the import of sleep. Anthony is reported to have said, “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time.”
YEAR OF THE DOG ON WTBA, 2/17: The Chinese zodiac calendar brought us to the “Year of the Dog” this weekend. You are invited to join Gavin, Wyatt, and John for a blues show in honor thereof on Walking The Blues Away, KRNN radio, 2/17 at 5 pm. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
Gavin: This weekend begins the Year of the Dog.
Wyatt: Yes indeed. Loyal and friendly… that’s us.
Gavin: Does this dog-year deal mean we get more biscuits?
Wyatt: I just hope there are no firecrackers!
NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY ON WTBA KRNN RADIO, 02/10: This national is a time to celebrate an umbrella as the rain falls (or the sun shines) rather than be blue about the rain. There is no doubt that the blues tunes will be coming down on Walking The Blues Away on KRNN Juneau 2/10 at 5:00 pm.
RADIO LINK: http://www.krnn.org
“Scath Fearthainne” (it’s Gaelic), means, appropriately enough, rain shadow. If there has ever been a more perfect name for umbrella, we don’t know what it is. make sure one of them is strictly for use in the sun!
The Holiday Tree of December decorated in the living room gave Gavin and Wyatt the dream of howling in the Old Growth Forest out in the prized wilderness….
….the Clear Cut of January occurred as the small noble fur tree was taken outside ready for recycling …
….and their cherished forest had suddenly disappeared.
Festivus For The Rest Of Us.
“Happy Festivus” is the classic salute of Festivus, a celebration central to the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld “The Strike” which aired on December 18, 1997. Hence, folks have been moved by the goofy, loony, and wacky holiday to observe Festivus as other significant rituals.
Any Festivus gala must begin with ….
…the meaning of The Aluminum Pole and next….
…running to the essential Festivus Dinner followed by….
… the critical event The Airing Of Grievances, and lastly…
….the decisive closing event…The Feats Of Strength.
A word of caution to be careful about giving to The Human Fund,
and may we all find our own “Festivus Miracle.”
On December 17, 1903, two brothers of Dayton, Ohio, with an absence of prescribed engineering teaching challenged gravity in their odd flying craft above the dunes of North Carolina’s distant Outer Banks.
We take flight for “Walking The Blues Away” on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7 Saturday 12/16 at 5 pm on the eve of the Kitty Hawk triumph. Find out how blues music can celebrate the wonderful flight.