Thursday, November 14, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Spike Jones band and show

My father liked to watch the Spike Jones Show which ran in the fifties and into the sixties. and when I was maybe nine years old took me to a Spike Jones concert. Jones' show was whacky and the music was a sort of precurser to New Wave music. The whole Jones trip was very white but one can see black roots. In this video from skilled musicians there are weird sounds, goofy presentations, dancing like early break dancing, rapping. comedy. Mother would take my father to hear classical music. She said they were at a string quarter concert and he'd lean over and tell her, "They're playing the same song again." He also liked Crazy Otto. So here's Spike Jones with Tchaikovsky Medley

Friday, November 8, 2019

Gregory's Last Post

Gregory in front. Godfrey with the farmer hat - at his place in Tabanan.

Gregory has gone. Here's his last day's Bali post. He always fixes stuff when he visits or helps with some task - even if it's a big job. He's the guy you want to invite to come visit when you're getting ready to put on an addition to your place. In 1980 when I quit the host job at Greens (which I loved doing, but two years was enough), for two weeks he helped me start a little roofing company called Roofer Madness where I mainly repaired tar and gravel roofs with an acrylic. Maybe his month here could be considered partial payment for that because I treated him like slave labor. 

He has a lot of good stories and should put them on his new blog.  Bye Gregory.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Jatiluwih and other thrills

Gregory writes about his last venture out with me to Tabanan, land of rice fields - and to visit with a friend.

I'll miss his posts as his photos and videos are good and his descriptions are fresh. - dc

Tuesday, November 5, 2019