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.
International Animal Rights Day (IARD) aims to serve the same purpose as it does every year – reminding human beings that every creature on the planet deserves to be treated with equal kindness and respect.
ANIMAL RIGHTS ON WTBA 12/09 KRNN JUNEAU FM 102.7: You are invited to join us for blues music to mark Animal Rights Day on the eve thereof.
“Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others.”
― César Chávez
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
― Abraham Lincoln
A sentient animal is one for whom feelings matter
Professor John Webster, University of Bristol.
In Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
OK… so its the day before Samhain... still time to celebrate the Irish spirits.
GAELIC HALLOWEEN ON CROSSCURRENTS, 10/30: The Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain over time became the basis upon which many Halloween rituals are based. Gavin and Wyatt wait in the graveyard anticipating the appearance of Irish dead poets to arrive from the underworld. You are invited to join the Irish Samhain Halloween celebration on Crosscurrents, 10/30 at 8 am.