This page is where we crack open our skulls to reveal which brain cells are firing at the moment... 

(Update 9-30-03)

What’s On Our Minds:

Ralph - A friend recently gave me a copy of  "The Complete Beatles Chronicle.” My wife Valerie is reading it ahead of me and last night she dug out the Sgt. Peppers, Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour albums. I never realized how much they did with a Leslie. Great hot tub music.
Dwight - The PBS affiliate in Knoxville, WETP/WKOP, has a wonderful show for anyone interested in the roots music of East Tennessee and surrounds.  "Tennessee Saturday Night" is produced with WDVX-FM 89.9 (, a public radio station in Knoxville that has an exceptional array of musical programming. 

Michael - Recently, I read that The Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge discovered a black hole that’s singing a bass note – humming B flat – and has been doing so for billions of years. The pitch is 57 octaves below middle C. Perhaps the “Lost Chord” of Creation is out there waiting for us to discover it. 

Willi -I'm enjoying my new Yamaha 650cc V-star classic motorcycle. I recently bought some leather chaps and tricked the bike out with a windshield, engine guard and some bags. Continuing in the amerikanconsumerreligion vein, I now ask myself WWED: what would Elvis do?

My favorite author at the moment is Anne Lamott, (Traveling Mercies, Bird by Bird). Check her out.

Butcho - Been thinkin' about attending the Big Pig Jig in Vi-anna. (That's
Vienna, Georgia for all you who are ethno-challenged.) Looks like great fun. I've got to see and smell that many people cooking BBQ in one place. My goal is to be a judge at the contest -- hey, people wanting you to eat the best food in the world for free!  Past contest winners are "Pig Pounda Kappa," "Hog Rock Cafe", and the "Squealer Dealers."

Music We Are Listening To:

Butcho - "Bright Lights, Big City" by Jimmy Reed, "Pick Up The Pieces" by Jeff Golub, "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line" by Waylon Jennings, "Punky's Dilemma" by Simon & Garfunkel, "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones, "I Think I Just Stay Here and Drink" by Bugs Henderson, "Walkin' the Dog" by Johnny Rivers


Willi – Duke Ellington, U2, Sixpence None the Richer, Rusted Root, Michael Card, and an Errol Garner re-release of piano jazz


Dwight - I'm at least six CDs behind, thanks to a local CD store's going-out-of-business sale. I'm currently listening to "Little Worlds" by Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, "Traveler" by Tim O'Brien, "Wait 'Til Spring" by Jim Lauderdale with Donna The Buffalo, "Abnormal" by Towns Van Zandt, "Theater Of The Unheard" by Darrell Scott, "The Many Sides Of Fred Neil" by Fred Neil (who else?)


Michael – Recent I-Pod faves include “Handcuffed To A Fence In Mississippi” by Jim White, “Right Hand Man” by Joan Osborne, “I Cover The Waterfront” by John Lee Hooker, “When The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash, “Police & Thieves” by Junior Marvin, “Request Line” by Black Eyed Peas and the instant classic “My Radio Sucks” by that swell guy Darryl Rhoades. be continued...

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