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Stephen Porter
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NPR interview with Joan Shelley.   I had never heard (of) her before.   What a voice.

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The Kentucky folk singer says her onstage adrenaline "comes from a focus, rather than doing the high Van Morrison kicks in my velvet jumpsuit."
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Thanks for taking time to do the video.   I've been thinking about getting one of these and your video is a great "test drive."   For $100, this light seems to be a great value.   I won't be riding at night much, so the 1-2 hr. battery life shouldn't be a problem.

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Hi Gabe,

Thanks for the emails....working my way through them now.

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Adam Steffey, super-great mandolinist discussing his roots.   His "New Primitive" album, recorded with his banjo-playing wife and a couple other fantastic old-timey musicians is, IMHO a masterpiece of modern interpretations of real old-time music.

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Lots of amazing music here in New Mexico--never would have thunk it while living in L.A.!

Especially noteworthy: Jeez LaWeez, especially "I Can't Go to Town Anymore."   These women are talented, original and outrageous.

Hot Club of Cowtown and Katie Glassman and Snapshot are also fabulous.

Lots of good stuff on this video--thanks for posting, Judy.


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Here's a website devoted to fighting for net neutrality (and other freedom of the press issues) that I've found useful.   There's a meeting at Senator Tom Udall's Albuquerque office on August 13.   If you can or want to attend, email to: esmith@freepress.net to get signed up.

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The open Internet is central to people's freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate. But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online. BroadbandMobileSurveillanceNet Neutrality ...
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I saw these guys at the Red River (New Mexico) Bluegrass festival last year--Sept 2013.  They are great.   A modern-day version of the traditional "brother" duets--Louvin's, Blue Sky Boys, etc., etc.    Nice people too.   They said they would be back this year, but I'm not even sure the festival is on.

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I've been listening to every version of this I can find, including others of Roy, and this live performance just nails it.   What an artist!

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Thanks for the info.   I agree that the best (only REAL) test is to try them during strenuous activity.

IMHO Gore Tex is living off its reputation established 30 (or more?) years ago. 

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Interesting (and nice!) version of the venerable "Fisher's Hornpipe."   Allison Krause and Mark O'Connor on fiddles; Yo Yo Ma (!) on cello.   Not sure of bass player's name, but pretty sure he's Alison Krause's "regular" bassist in Union Station.

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He is not, the bass player of Union Station is Barry Bales.This is Edgar Meyer actually. It is btw also "Alison Krauss"
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Nice version of bluegrass gospel classic.

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Another great video from luthier  extraordinaire, Marty Jacobson.

(I have Nautilus #19!)

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Thanks, Stephen!
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They have SOME medium price stuff that reaches the bar for "OK" furniture. Kind of a typical furniture sales team though. STP
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I'm not a gambler, but my wife likes to tinker around on the slots once in awhile so I often accompany her for lunch at the Thur Shan Buffet inside the casino. They have 1/2 price days for club members and seniors so you can get lunch for about $6/person. It's not gourmet food, but it's not bad and the desserts are fantastic. Lots of petit-fours, cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, etc., etc. all baked at the casino--or so they say. Got to be one of the best food values in town. STP
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It's a low-end furniture store. Prices aren't bad and we didn't run into any of the high-pressure sales tactics often found at these kinds of places. When we go to places like this we are not looking for quality, won't be buying on credit and having been around the block a few times at our ages, we're not really susceptible to too much of the standard sales gimmickry. You WON'T find any high-quality furniture here though and you probably wouldn't be expecting to. STP
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Clean, modern McD's. Not much more to say! STP
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Super shop. Friendly, professional, up-to-date equipment and technology. Owned by former Indy car rookie of the year Jim Guthrie, so there's that....;-). I took my Cayman into the Paseo location to get an assessment of damage suffered in a VERY slight fender-bender. I also took in an estimate from another company for repairs to the OTHER car. The manager at the location gave my car a thorough going over and told me the only thing that needed fixing was a slight scratch on the door handle which he would repair for $100.00. The other party had an estimate for $2.1K worth of body work!!! And I couldn't see a thing wrong with their car. The manager at Car Crafters offered to respond to any calls from my insurance company to confirm his opinion that, judging from my car, there couldn't have been anywhere near that kind of damage to the other vechicle. So that was very helpful. I hope I never have to use them "for real," but this would be the first place I would take a car if damaged. STP
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It's a Best Buy...so it's pretty dependent on who is working and what kind of expertise they have. Pretty much pot-luck in that respect. When I'm researching a new purchase in a field where I'm not an expert, I'll usually drop in to see what they have on sale and what I can learn. Plus points are that I've never run into any personnel who are less than polite and trying to be helpful. Pretty large selection of a wide range of products, just like Best Buy in general. STP
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I hadn't been to a Wendy's for at least a couple or three years. I used to like their burgers and their chili, but overall the ones I visited most recently seemed to be going downhill as far as appearance, customer service as wells as food went. We recently moved to the North Valley and decided to try this Wendy's when my wife and I wanted to get a quick bite to eat. I tried the "Mediterranean Power Salad," and really liked it. Fresh ingredients, chicken cooked just right and real feta cheese served with a light balsamic dressing. Since then I've tried all their salads, which were new to me. All were exceptional for a fast-food restaurant and would have been acceptable at a "real," much pricier restaurant. McDonalds, BK, Carl's have nothing that even comes close to this quality. And their burgers are still good, fries excellent, chili is superb. This particular location is also very clean and modern. Free WiFi too! So we're really happy to have discovered this place so very near to our new home. Finally can eat at a fast food place and get a QUALITY salad at a very reasonable cost and burgers/fries are there when you just can't resist. STP
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