Monthly Archives: September 2014

Riding the Rails in Mexico – Part 1

I spent Sunday night in a pretty sleazy motel in Los Mochis, near the west coast. There were a couple dozen hookers outside, and the motel staff didn’t want to rent me a room for the whole night. In the … Continue reading

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The Last Time I Rode a Train

¾ Time Jimmie Rodgers style Capo 2 (D) Chorus .       C                                           F                       C The last … Continue reading

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Trail to Liard

E                                                               A We’re rumbling down the road and we … Continue reading

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Second Shot at Life – Fixing up a 72-year old CCM dump-score bike

Lots of folks here in Yellowknife have great stories about the treasures they’ve found at the dump. When I first moved to town back in oh three, I outfitted a whole apartment with salvaged housewares—couch, toaster, microwave, TV—the whole bit. … Continue reading

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December 2012 – Carolina Chocolate Drops

If you haven’t heard of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, I think this is an excellent introduction.  Fiddle, banjo, beatboxing and great vocals.  Check out some of their newer material too!

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Down by the Creek

C                                 G                               C Hear that babbling brook go bubbling … Continue reading

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November 2012 – Sheesham and Lotus

A couple of years ago, I decided to send out some fiddling videos to members of the Aurora Fiddle Society here in Yellowknife.  It’s supposed to be once a month, but sometimes months get missed…  Anyway, here’s the first one: … Continue reading

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