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Grocery Store Poll

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 22, 2020

What do your grocery stores look like? I stopped going to Trader Joe’s, the lines are too long. And you weren’t going to catch me in a COSTCO or a WALLMART before the pandemic hit, certainly not now.

I either go to the Safeway in Los Altos or Menlo Park (depending on whether I need to go into work) or the Piazza’s in Palo Alto. I would say 90% of the shoppers are wearing masks, maybe 50% are wearing gloves. I’ve recently been struck by all the designer masks everyone is using. I still just use a red or blue bandana depending on which gang I’m looking to rep.

Random thought of the day: Captain and Tenille, Donny and Marie, Sonny and Cher…..you don’t see terrible duet singing couples anymore. That seems like it was just a 70’s phenomenon, aye? And why was it popular then?

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  1. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:16 am

    I predominantly shop at the local Raley’s (maybe you have some Knob Hills in the bay area…they are part of the same consortium). No lines, ever to get in. I wear a mask when going in, but not gloves. All employees, both checkers and other staff, wear masks. They also have someone regularly wiping-down the check-out station/conveyor. About a month ago they installed the plexiglass shields between the checker/shopper, with a small gap to access the card reader.

    I have sanitizer and wipes in my truck and on my motorcycle. Use Raley’s wipes to wipe down the cart, and my hands when done. I would say north of 50% wear masks and fewer wear gloves. People are pretty cognizant of keeping the space. Hell, I used to go to the store four or five times a week (I do the shopping and most of the cooking in our casa), but now, probably averaging once a week.

    My question…when the fuck will a person be able to buy TP, again? WTF…

    I went to a local pub that has very good pub grub the other night to pick-up a pizza. When I went in to pay, they had a box of TP. $1 per roll. I bought four just to supplant my dwindling supply a bit.

    No clue on the lame-ass duos of the 70s. Thank goodness that ship has sailed.

    I am looking forward to the draft, tomorrow. Still hoping the Niners get one of the top three receivers at 13. With 31, I am good with a CB, DL, or OL, or trading down for additional picks. Let it rip!

  2. willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:19 am

    mm duets go back lot farther in r and b market–marvin gaye/tammi Terrell, Charles and Inez fox, Otis redding /Carla Thomas.
    As senior I can hit couple places and get in either early or via separate line. There is whole foods within walking distance, no line if I hit senior only early bird special hour. In/out half hour, lot of masks but not so much for cashiers. Target had limit on customers short line again not too many masks or gloves on store employees.
    TJs same thing–short line for us older ones, they sanitize cart or basket for you, store had most everything I needed in/out half hour total including wait time.

    If you do this right, once a week plus maybe one other short trip, doable. I hit a bagel shop or taqueria also within walking distance. I go out to do laundry5 minute drive away and they had social distancing signage and no more chairs to sit down anywhere. Good news there is, owner is taking over a Mexican restaurant right next door; she and her brother already own one 20 minutes away. I told her, once she opens it, “I’ll live here.”

  3. willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Watched some of WS game from 1973 last night. Loo is right, Mays got tremendous ovation from crowd on being introduced and lot of the yard stood up. Really sad to see him play though—looked awful at plate and screwed up a routine single in front him he let bounce off his glove for an error, plus he had no arm left.

  4. zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:40 am

    The pop music Top 40 right now is the worst it’s ever been. I mean EVER. I would take a Captain and Tenille song over anything on today’s Top 40. At least the Captain and Tenille song would have a discernable tune to it.

    • gianthead said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

      So agree

    • alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Every once in awhile at my bar’s juke box instead of my rock and roll ,VanHalen,UFO, AC/DC etc I would slip in anonymously Captain &Tennile Muscrat Love with those little squirrel 🐿 sounds in between the heavy stuff! The patrons would look around WTF who played that. Slip in a Sammy Davis Candyman as well 🤣🤣🤣

  5. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I have been to the local Safeway a couple of times. Gail’s daughter Jenna said one day they had TP, but limited to one small package per shopper. No TP the times I visited.

    The one thing a bit unsettling about Safeway, it was recently reported that their main distribution center in Tracy had 51 cases of COVID-19 and one death.

    I have always preferred Raley’s anyway. The chain was started in the 30s, and the original Raley’s is the one I shop right here in Old Hangtown.

  6. gianthead said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Dont forget the Carpenters…our grocery stores fairly light. Went to one Giant (one of the regionals) lthe night before and maybe 20 people in there. I would say half with masks but more than I have seen in past. Gloves not very common to see.

    My allergist would not give me a shot without a mask so I ordered one of these nfl full face ones in Niner colors!!!

    • gianthead said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:53 am

      I typically check myself out

  7. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Don’t forget Kenny/Dolly. We’ve been shopping just about every two weeks and try to go midweek when there are no issues getting into Safeway and the shelves are generally stocked. A majority of people are wearing masks and there’s definitely an uptick in designer trends. Some folks have gloves and there are lots of social distancing taping and instructions all around. Grocery workers are clearly frazzled/on edge. The only real issue I have is they don’t let you use your own bag so you either have them bag using their store supply or have to bring everything to your car to bag up. Now we have dozens of single use bags around the house. Seems wasteful but that’s just me.

    I noticed some major pork plants are closing due to outbreaks at their facilities. Sort of bummed about that as we had our last rack of ribs from the freezer on Sunday and I finally dialed in a dry dub recipe with a pineapple juice glaze.

  8. zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:52 am

    The grocery stores I’ve been to lately have less than 50% of the people wearing masks or bandanas. It blows my mind. But, then again, the Central Valley is more evenly split politically. Fox news viewers just don’t take the virus as seriously as a lot of other people. That’s just the reality of it.

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:55 am

      I think all the store employees have masks on. And there are markings on the floor to keep people 6 feet apart at the check-out lines.

  9. zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Toilet paper is there in stores in my area if you get there early enough. Wait too long….forget it.

  10. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I don’t do lines (similar to GH). Consequently, I quit going to Sprouts (no self check out. What’s up with that?). Costco is out too, as I especially don’t do lines that snake out the door.

    Target is never busy in my area. Same deal with Walmart if you hit it early. Most people are wearing masks. Maybe 30-40% wear gloves. I crack up when couples go in and the woman is wearing a mask, but her “studly” fat husband doesn’t. This happens a lot at Walmart.

  11. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I’ve had no luck at anytime early when I’ve gone to Luckys to get TP are Eggs for that matter is hit and miss.Bascially now mask are mandatory enforced everywhere in the 6 bay are county’s, unless your walking outside in your neighborhood even then I would have one on.Hell I’ve seen people that have put masks on their dog 🐕 it’s getting crazier out side!

  12. zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:15 am

    I hadn’t watched any of the Trump rally/press briefings in a while, but watched a little yesterday. All gaslighting from him. Lies that are easily proven to be lies, but it’s the overall barrage of lies that is the tactic.
    He claimed the protestors are practicing social distancing. Easily proven to be not true by video and photos. But when the lies are coming one right after the other, the only thing to do is click the TV channel. CNN has stopped doing live coverage of the briefings. That is the right decision.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:24 am

      I’ve suggested many times that CNN and other sites (CNBC, MSNBC, CBS) via their surveys – that they have streaming fact check “LIE” and “TRUTH” employed at the bottom of your television screen, similar to what CNBC does with streaming stock prices. How difficult is that to do? If dumb shit tells an obvious whopper, call him on it with “LIE” streaming at the bottom of your screen.

      If we have technology to call balls and strikes during a fucking baseball game, this doesn’t seem too difficult to do in my opinion.

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:32 am

        Love it! Great idea, Blade. With trump you can just put up LIE and it will be relevant at least 99% of the time.

        You buy your shotgun, yet?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:39 am

        I can’t right now Chi. My mom would kill me (lmao) if I brought a shotgun or for that matter, any gun into her house. By the by, when I get up to Placerville and settled in, I will hopefully be able to have you guide me in the purchase(s) and hit the range as well. It has been over 30 years since I owned a gun, so definitely I will need guidance. Ironically, my pal out here, Erin, whom is very, very liberal – not only has guns, but she has 14 of them. I only discovered this fact about her a few months ago and I have known her for about 20 years (I even had an affair with her back in 2006). She had been guiding me.

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

        That’s funny about your mom, but not surprising. I get it. Definitely on getting together, hitting the range, etc. Also, when you come-up to look at places, let me know. We could meet in town, and walk up and down Main St. You have to check-out Placerville Hardware. As their website tells you, they are the oldest hardware store West of the Mississippi River. It is a cool place.

        http://placervillehardwareinc.com/

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:55 pm

        I went to their site, and saw sporting goods, but no link – do they sell guns? LOL

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:27 am

      I only watch BBC news these days. Peerless Leader gets couple minutes, then they have their NY correspondent provide a reality check. Biggest UK news is lack of PPE equipment, causing quite a stir. Daily news conferences from head ministers “we’re doing all we can” that doesn’t seem to up to snuff. These types of issues seem prevalent here too–hope testing equipment and sites, with quick results and tracking, can speed up process by which maybe Calif can reopen within a month say. With guidelines everywhere, of course

  13. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Trumps alittle bored with all the news conferences lately.So I think he wants to light up some Iran gunships who are fucking with Navy ships in international waters, who are dangerously close to them!

  14. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:38 am

    One designer face mask you don’t need to buy is the Dallas Cowboys, cause they can’t cover anyone anyway…

    • Bozo said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:58 am

      I saw the Dodger one was being recalled because it was considered a choking hazard.

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

        I saw that one, too. Laughed my ass off….

    • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Yep. And the Dodger masks are a choking hazard.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

        ha! To both of you. Somebody tweet that to Baggarly.

  15. xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Trump started treating the high profile journalists more politely the other day. Did someone backstage actually convince him that acting like an ignorant lout on reality tv every day isn’t a good campaign strategy if he’s also going to shovel pathological dishonesty at the same time? Use some salesmanship, #IMPOTUS45. Sweet talk them. God damned sea change.

    Donnie Hathaway/Roberta Flack, Steve Earle/Emmy Lou Harris (not to mention Gram Parsons and Emmy) and, of course, Ray Charles/Betty Carter.

    Tread lightly on the grave of Downey Girl Karen Carpenter. She’s one of Loo’s favorites, iirc. And her dipshit brother didn’t sing, did he? If you’re going to include duos like that The White Stripes win it all, I’d say.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Oh, yeah. Peaches and Herb. Now there’s a couple of names.

      • willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

        wasn’t there a Winans duo too? Billy/CeCe? Ashford and Simpson from Motown too. The r/b ones usually had a studio or local writers like in New Orleans or Muscle Shoals Motown Nashville NYC where someone put together songs for them. Not a bad concept. Tammi Terrell died at very young age, sad story.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:04 am

        Marvin Gaye seemed to work really well with stellar women singers. I didn’t know any details about Tammy T. That is sad.

      • willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:07 am

        malignant brain tumor. She was dead at 24.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:09 am

        After James Brown and David Ruffin abused her. Ruffin brained her with a motorcycle helmet at the end. Those guys sure had dark sides. Reminds me of Ike and Tina — but they had a “review” didn’t they, not a duo.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      Gram Parson and Emmylou…one of the all-time bests. Emmylou has been my crush since high school. Kacey Musgraves may just be the heir-apparent there, though.

  16. willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:57 am

    The Mets starting RF in 1973 World Series was Don Hahn, whom they had acquired from Expos in Ron Swoboda deal. Curt Gowdy said he was from Campbell, CA. So I looked this up and he did graduate from there as 3 sport star and eventually signed with Montreal. School has long been closed and operating as rec/learning center. If I drive by there used to see lot of people walking/jogging on track in back on Hamilton by Winchester.

    He and missus had 4 kids, 3 older ones who played college sports and one (Dustin) in a story from SFGate 1999 who was playing baseball for St. Francis of Mtn. View but that’s all I could find. Dad is still alive and apparently was in real estate locally.

    • Stan Shell said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      In ’58 I was jerked out of Fremont High (I loved it there) to Campbell High (It wrecked my life). Too bad they didn’t burn it to the ground.

      OSF.

  17. Winder said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I agree with some here about the current pop music totally sucks. Maybe I am just to old and at the moment there are no kids around. To me Sonny & Cher were really the beginning of a lot of pop music, I think they started 65/66 and had fun songs. I had a hard time with most of the rap stuff and thought it couldn’t get any worse until techno came, I don’t consider anything about that as music. A lot of the 6o’s/70’s stuff is a little corny but you can still understand what they are saying.

    Winco, Costco, and Walmart are the only places I go. once a week to winco and costco, every 3 weeks to walmart. At all the stores about 50% wear masks maybe 25% gloves.

  18. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Scott Boras on CNBC advocating return of baseball. Not going to happen. Also saw where Yardbarker has an article titled, “If Rob Gronkowski stays healthy, the Buccaneers can win the Super Bowl.” When? How? On EA’s video game, John Madden 2020? Fucking ridiculous.

    • Stan Shell said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      I told you guys, they are delusional out there. Ticker tape parade for SB winner I’m sure is being planned right now.

      OSF

  19. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Elton John/Kiki Dee. This is the first era in my mind where there IS no mainstream rock and roll. Grunge and post grunge was the last big thing.

    Trader Joe’s here (the Creek) took the virus much more seriously than any other nd that’s my go-to. The Alamo Safeway has been very haphazard about wiping carts down and didn’t start doing that for 2 weeks after TJs did. If I get sicks, it’s likely from Safeway around 10 days ago.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:18 am

      the Americana stratum is still pretty rich. You have to search to find it on the radio but it’s plentiful to stream.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:17 am

      also, The Black Keys are mainstream, aren’t they? Brittany Howard/Alabam Shakes? I can listen to them.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:10 pm

        Yeah, there are a few outliers like the Revivalists, Black Keys, and Kings of Leon but for the most part there isn’t any contemporary rock and roll that can sustain even one radio station. Back in the day there were 5-6 rock stations in the Bay Area. Noe there is one.

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        Not sure of the current status, but when the Shakes first came-out, Brittany was a part of Alabama Shakes. I saw them a few times…last was in Davis about four or five years ago. Britanny Howard is bad ass.

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:14 pm

        Traditional music radio stations may just go the way of the dinosaurs. I suppose sports talk can hang, but outside of KNBR and the local public radio station KVMR (out of Nevada City), I hardly ever listen to traditional radio. I think a lot of people stream nowadays, so not sure how much traditional radio is pulling-in. Hell, on my motorcycle, I stream Pandora while riding. In my truck, I am either turned in to SiriusXM (Grateful Dead station, more often than not), KNBR, or KVMR.

  20. willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:16 am

    MLBTR story said 17 teams now have agreed to take care of non player employees at least through May. giants were one of first on board with this, and good for them. Also saw story where contraction of minor league teams will go forward. Casualty for Giants would be Salem/Kizer rookie league where if it does exist could not have players affiliated with Giants as they do right now.
    Story in Chron today on Pat Burrell who was set to be hitting coach with San Jose Giants and mentioned Marco Luciano as special talent that stood out. Doesn’t seem like SJ Giants are happening, at least not so fans could go and see them.

  21. sfsarge said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:23 am

    For me it’s Safeway and Lucky in Pinole. I’d say about 80% are wearing masks and all of the store employees I’ve seen are as well. Maybe about 25% wearing gloves. I don’t wear gloves because at work they beat into our heads that you actually spread more germs around by wearing gloves everywhere. I have hand sanitizer in my car and I do a near pre-surgery hand wash (don’t have the nail brush or the super strong disinfecting hand wash) when I get home. As far as Costco, since I work at a hospital I’m allowed to skip the line. I just show my ID at the exit door and they let me in. So if anyone can’t get any TP, I can make a Costco run and get some. I can walk right in when it opens. Just let me know.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Thank you for the info on gloves – that makes sense, but I didn’t know that. Del, that’s also cool of you to offer to buy TP for flappers here.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Sarge – hey brother! Good to see you hear. Was good to chat with you a week or so, ago. Damn dude, sure missed Opening Day and having a cold one with you. When this all blows over, we’ll make it happen.

      Yeah, I do not wear gloves for the exact reason you mentioned. I also have my sanitizing process I use every time I go out in public for food, groceries, or fuel, etc.

      Take care Del. Be safe and stay healthy.

      • sfsarge said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:48 pm

        Thanks Chuck. Great to hear from you brother. We’ll definitely have some cold ones when we get the all clear.

        You and your family stay safe and healthy.

  22. Bozo said, on April 22, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I recently scored a six pack of Charmin ultra soft tp at a Publix the other day. I got in before 9am and I doubt the few other packs lasted very long. Publix had one way arrows marked in the aisles as well as the 6 foot lines. Most of the people in that store had masks or bandanas on, although other stores I’ve been in were quite a bit less, except a Fresh Market (kind of like a Whole Foods) where it was manditory. I think the State just made masks mandatory in stores this week.
    Most of the stores here have been able to keep stock on the shelves but with fewer selections (tp is limited like everywhere else). One good thing for us is they locked out visitors to our beach areas. So when I go up the beach to a store I have to show id at the police checkpoint. This has helped stores keep supplies on hand as well as limit possible exposure.

  23. xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Is this likely? Brugler at The Athletic included this in his first-round predictions today:

    13. San Francisco 49ers (from IND) – Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
    The 49ers will be hunting for another offensive playmaker in this draft and Ruggs could be that guy. He is a ridiculous athlete who could be a lot of fun in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, forcing defenses to account for him, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle.

    **************

    15. Denver Broncos – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
    The Broncos are looking for another playmaker opposite Courtland Sutton and I hear they really like CeeDee Lamb and Denzel Mims. But they also really like Jerry Jeudy with his brake-and-balance skills to uncover at will mid-route.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Yeah they’re a lot of mock drafts having the 49ers take Ruggs feeling he fits perfectly in Shanny’s spreading the field out with his blazing speed.He remembers how Tyreek Hill burned them in the SB and wants a player like him to get them over the hump.
      Second Pick if they don’t trade out for more picks I’ve heard Tevon Diggs brother of Stephon Diggs former Vikings receiver,safety/corner option since Sherman isn’t getting any younger.Are may go OL since Joe Staley who’s near his end as well..

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:16 am

        I guess I was surprised to see Jeudy listed that low

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 11:41 am

        ah, now I see reports that Jeudy has a bad knee. I can’t keep up with this noise. the draft is the only sports event happening and everyone opines, I guess.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm

      I think (hope) the Niners go with any of the top three receivers with 13. I don’t see any of the top three WRs falling past the Niners at 13, but fuck, there always seems to be a few wrinkles, surprises.

      On 31, I would not be surprised to see them trade down for multiple picks, unless there is a good DL, CB, or OT there that they really like.

  24. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:03 am

    I actually scored some Dude Wipes from Amazon.48 in a pack and they work better then TP and they’re flushable as well, though I only flush one at a time like they recommend.You have to show that turd 💩 who’s boss!!

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Are you shitting me (excuse the pun)? Seriously, I’ve never heard of these before you mentioned them AK. Did a bit of research just now and these sound perfect for the coming post pandemic apocalypse.

      THANKS!

      • alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 11:01 am

        Your welcome Blade!
        Yeah to me they’re a lot more efficient getting the crusties off your crack then TP 🤣

  25. Macdog said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:25 am

    ShopRite is our go-to supermarket here in Jersey, big chain in the NY metro area. Was last there two weeks ago, wore bandanna and gloves, just about everyone seemed to have mask/bandanna. As Bozo said, store had the one-way arrows, I kept inadvertently going the wrong way, haha. Only TP they had was single rolls, one per customer. Last time we found TP package was a few weeks ago in WalMart, they had it stashed in a customer-service area.

    Delaney & Bonnie.
    Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 11:05 am

      at the 1972 WS game in Oakland that was televised over weekend, the Fifth Dimension did Star Spangled Banner. sounded great too.
      takeaway from all these 70s games–sideburns and big mustaches on most everybody.

  26. wilcojoe said, on April 22, 2020 at 10:33 am

    I was in a great groove of hitting the gym 4-5 days a week before this hit. Probably the most I had worked out in 15 years. Then it all came crashing down. The gym I went to was never crowded , so the selfish part of me hopes it opens back up soon, even though I know that’s not the right thing to do.

  27. Winder said, on April 22, 2020 at 11:29 am

  28. Winder said, on April 22, 2020 at 11:49 am

    thought this was pretty cool

  29. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    This guy sure had a disappointing career after an insane rookie season:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dropowa01.shtml

    • alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Boy I’ll say Loo. 34HR’s and 144 RBI’s in his Rookie year?Surprised he only finished 6th in MVP?

    • Macdog said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Did fans start calling him Drop-off?

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:34 pm

        Ha! Don’t think so, Mac.
        Puns and stuff were frowned upon back then.
        Now they’re respected as a first rate form of humor.
        They’re the foundation of some sit-coms and news headlines…

  30. zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    “the Americana stratum is still pretty rich. You have to search to find it on the radio but it’s plentiful to stream.”

    A couple of great duet acts are Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, and the Milk Carton Kids.
    The Milk Carton Kids are younger, and are clearly influenced by Gillian and Dave, especially the guitar work.
    I’ve seen both acts in concert several times, and it’s always a transcendent experience with both acts.
    After the 9/11 attacks, I couldn’t listen to music for a few days. I just wasn’t in a frame of mind to listen to music. The first music I listened to was Gillian’s album “Time the Revelator.” It was cathartic. A bunch of pent-up emotion just burst loose in me.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      I first saw Gillian W and Dave R at HSBG circa 2001 or so and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. Back then they were on one of the small stages, playing the first a.m. set, with the fog just starting to lift.

      • zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        I was at all the early Hardly Strictly’s, and then on and off for years after that.
        The festival hasn’t been cancelled yet for this year, but I’m sure it will likely be cancelled.
        Maybe they’ll do it as an online event only, with the performers performing from home or something.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:58 pm

        It got real crowded in recent years, but it’s still the best N Calif festival imo. Good time of year to be in GG Park, too.

      • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:35 pm

        Yeah, I have not been to HS Bluegrass in several years. The crowds just got too damned big.

        The best NorCal festival I have ever attended (was my first, last year) was The Kate Wolf Festival. So well put together, great music, and they do a great job of recycling, keeping things clean, etc. BEST run festival ever.

        Multiple stages…we walked around every day, stopped at various stages, and never saw an act we did not like.

        Highlight was John Hiatt, and Los Lobos closing out the fest. Los Lobos closed with Grateful Dead’s “Bertha.”

  31. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Xoot, I’d love to see us get Ruggs. He’s very fast, great route runner, and will draw double temas on the outside to open up the middle of the field even more.

    Great version of Hey Joe.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      yeah, I’ve been following your commentary. Makes sense to me. My son thinks all three of the top WRs are good.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Surprised how good this version is to the Hendrix version (but what I really love about this – are the photos) . . . By the by, Otis Taylor is quite renowned for his banjo playing.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 12:55 pm

        and his social commentary. You see him in Colorado?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        Yeah, he’s from here. Saw him at the first “Trance Festival” in 2010.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm

        Hell of a wide receiver too.

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm

        Thanks, Chuck.
        Was hoping someone other than me would say that…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:40 pm

        Yeah, great receiver too Unca. Which reminded me of my Skip James trivia question I posed the other day – This dude doesn’t play baseball or football, but in my opinion, is one of the greatest Mississippi Delta Blues guitar players ever. Haunting, falsetto voice. Bozo and Willie I am fairly certain know about this guy, and perhaps, Zumiee. Dude was essentially unknown for most of the 40s and 50s, and consequently retired, bitter about the music business . . . Then he was “discovered” by the coffee house beatnik generation in the early 1960s. Anyway, for those whom appreciate Mississippi Delta blues, check him out.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:48 pm

        yeah, I know Skip James. I mentioned the other day that his widow acknowledged that they received enough money from royalties after Cream covered I’m So Glad that Skip was able to afford decent care toward the end of his life.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:50 pm

        Ahh, I didn’t see your post Xoot . . . Thanks for sharing.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:31 pm

        The rise and spread of African American music is one of the greatest achievements in human history — easily on par with something like the Italian Renaissance, etc. The idea that so much genius could come out of one relatively small D-shaped stretch of bottomland between the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers is astounding. The white people in the cotton states, far outnumbered by the black people they enslaved, outlawed drums and horns, to prevent African-style long-distance communication. So the black people slapped their bodies and stomped their feet and played home-made guitars and invented modern American music. (Of course, add NOLA, where the French allowed drums and dancing in Congo Square from the beginning — another stream in the flow.) But the blues is just the best.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:42 pm

        Yes, I agree. I would imagine you like Robert Johnson, Lightin’ Hopkins, Fred McDowell, etc., too. Other then Grunge music, I primarily listen to most acoustic blues/folk music, Mississippi delta blues, and the rock and roll I grew up with in the late 60s/early 70s.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:50 pm

        oh yeah. I’m not a musician. I don’t have the knowledge of Bozo, or WillieD, or Zumie, or James, but I have my preferences. I sort think of the blues from a regional perspective. The Delta musicians who stayed home, those who went north, those on the south side, those on the west side, those who rose in Texas, those who left Texas for Calif. And so forth. I have favorites in each group.

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      As I have said before, of the three, I have seen CeeDee Lamb most (only because I follow OU football religiously). He can go up in a crowd and get the ball regularly, runs a good route, and is probably the best of the three for yards after the catch. But I will be happy with any of the three.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:43 pm

        Chi, did you see my message above regarding the hard ware store?

  32. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    A freighting thought for every NFL team not named KC Chiefs, rumors have them interested in Ruggs too só then they can corner the market on on the fastest wideouts! A trio of Hill,Ruggs,Hardeman(all4.26 speed)add TE Kelce and of course Mahomes would be the ultimate nightmare for DC..

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      I don’t think so, Kat.
      A good LB and more bodyguards for The Franchise are a much bigger priority…

      • alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:22 pm

        Yeah hopefully your right they really need either Murray,Queen,maybe even the OL guy Ruiz to help protect Mahomes..

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 3:54 pm

        It would be fun to have a virtual draft party.
        I don’t know how much technology that requires,
        I just know I probably haven’t got it…

  33. Bozo said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Speaking of duets, how about Ella and Stevie Wonder? You can hear their set tomorrow on WOZ at noon (pretty sure that’s central). Here is the up coming playlist for those interested. https://www.wwoz.org/640011-jazz-festing-place-cubes
    By the way, the Dr John set that closes out Saturday was the fest following Katrina and it was killer, also Blade, Skip James was great but my main man, Snooks Eaglin is playing on Friday.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      Quite cool. I like him very much John.

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      wow thx look forward to catching some of this. Times listed would be east coast, right?

      • Bozo said, on April 22, 2020 at 4:31 pm

        Willie, I think it’s central time.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      just added WWOZ to my Sonos station list. Excellent!

  34. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I like following the draft, but this year even more due to Covad19, it’s the only slice of excitement to watch tomorrow night..

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      Agree, Kat.

  35. zumiee said, on April 22, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    MLB has ruled the Red Sox electronically cheated way less than the Astros. Red Sox lose a 2nd round pick in the draft, and a previously-unknown replay staff member is suspended for this year’s non-existence season. Very light penalties.

  36. blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Xoot, I was introduced to Jazz and Blues back in my 20s, while taking a selective “Jazz Appreciation” course in college. Jelly Roll Morton and his New Orleans style, Scott Joplin/ragtime, Earl Hines, etc., were all unknown to me, but nevertheless, fascinated me, but I didn’t really listen too, especially being in my 20s. That being said, I was fasinated by the history and evolution of jazz and blues forms. I did love to listen to “free jazz” (Coltrane, etc.) and especially, jazz fusion (Miles, Cobham, Corea, Hancock, etc.), psychedelic jazz (Weather Report), and jazz rock (Zappa, Clarke, etc.) back in my 20s and 30s. Today, as I said earlier, I mostly listen to delta and Chicago blues and Grunge via my Spotify and Pandora accounts.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Jazz is vast. I worshipped the trinity — Bird, Miles and Trane — and learned a lot. I knew about Zawinul from his early days with Cannonball Adderley, through Miles Davis (In a Silent Way, e.g.) and onto Weather Report. Mingus has always been there (esp. stuff with Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin). And then there are the pianists and vocalists. . . . It goes on and on.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      I spend a lot of time on my Pandora stations. Amazon gave away a ton of music when Prime started. (I grabbed just about every album by Hendrix and the Stones while waiting for a bus one morning.) I occasionally discover that Amazon has blocked or withdrawn some of the stuff I claimed early on and now they want me to pay an extra fee for it. But I think a lot of my jazz and blues albums are still there.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 5:58 pm

        The live version of Machine Gun from Fillmore East is one of my all time favorite things Hendrix did. Hope you saved that one!

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

        ha! I don’t think that was ever available for free. It’s pretty recondite stuff — one album for the first show, an entirely separate album for the second show? Something like that. Reminds me of a Hendrix documentary I saw in the theater back in the 70s. A big hirsute guy sitting near me howled along note for note with all of the concert guitar solos as if they’d been etched with acid into his memory.

      • Winder said, on April 22, 2020 at 8:07 pm

        xoot- Amazon does that with songs now and then. I have found if you go back and look for it again sometimes they are back on for free. Not all the time though

  37. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Bert Campaneris major league debut:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN196407230.shtml

  38. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    DJ, KC may go for a CB. They lost Fuller didn’t they?

  39. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Yeah, Fuller’s gone and they’ll probably draft a corner along the way, but 1st round would be a surprise from what I read anyway…

  40. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    They say CB Jeff Galdney from TCU is rising up some boards and KC is a spot where he could end up..
    I really want Ruggs for the Niners.“He can out run a police car and he’s slippery then a pig in slop”

  41. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 22, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Chuck, just saw the “The Liar Tweets Tonight” video you posted. Very funny….


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