Category: Funny stuff

Phantom goat calls and bluegrass band names

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I’m in the recording studio all this week at Crossroads Studios in North Carolina. If I actually wrote a new column, it would go something like this. “Well, do we like that, or should we try another pass?” “Am I the only one who heard […]

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We are Shoferët e Natës

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Early on in the life of this column, I wrote a series on naming your bluegrass band, offering various ideas depending on what kind of band you were seeking to name, and even suggesting some band-naming formulas. This week, my intention was to explore the […]

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Do you haiku?

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I was reminded recently by Ned Luberecki that I had once written a bluegrass haiku that went as follows: late in the evening Uncle Pen played the fiddle why did he do that? This led me to think that we were overdue for a discussion […]

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The one and only Dixie Hall

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This little weekly bit of journalistic goofing-off has been my attempt at a humor/faux advice/anti-commentary column. Yes, I’ve attempted to be funny, and I’ll leave you to judge if, or when I’ve succeeded. This week, though, I’m not feeling all that funny. One of my […]

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2015 Bluegrass Music General Knowledge Quiz

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s time, as promised, for our annual Bluegrass Music General Knowledge Quiz (a registered trademark, all rights reserved, void in Louisiana and Hawaii and no one knows why). We all have friends who are trivia experts of some kind, like the historian-types and political junkies […]

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Most boring bluegrass stories of 2014

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We were going to have the second form of quiz this week, the annual bluegrass general knowledge test, but first we need to deal with some other January business: the annual recap of the the most boring stories in bluegrass music in 2014. I don’t […]

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New Year’s 2015 bluegrass quiz

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Well, we’ve come to the end of the calendar year (my personal year came to an end in November), and what I usually like to do at this time of year, besides put on a silly party hat and hum Auld Lang Syne slightly out […]

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Merry Christmas from Chris Jones

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The following is a column which was originally posted last Christmas Day. You probably didn’t read it at the time. I know I didn’t. Since I managed to pound one out last Christmas Day, I decided I was entitled to take Christmas Eve off this […]

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Don’t do it twice – it’s not that nice

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There are lots of things we need to be careful of in the holiday season, like making sure we remember where we parked in a crowded shopping mall lot, or making sure not to leave gluten-free cookies out for Santa Claus (St. Nick is on […]

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Who brings a banjo to a Christmas party?

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Last week it was my birthday, which I spent flying from some place to some place else (I probably should have looked at the boarding pass). In any case, I’m here, but I’m celebrating my birthday late by taking the day off, eating cake and […]

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