Here are my favorites from Shakori Hills and MerleFest:
dancing to the Red Stick Ramblers (listen to The Main Street Blues),
having my mind rhythmically blown by Luminescent Orchestrii (listen),
slammin with the Can Kickers (listen),
zydeco dancing with Katharine Whalen *crush*,
jamming around the Sugar Hill campfire with Woody’s granddaughter,
singing Turn, Turn, Turn with Pete Seeger,
falling in love with the Ditty Bops (watch, listen) (they are doing a LA-to-NYC tour on bicycle and invited everyone along! i’m there.),
listening to Floodie & Sadie’s duet ,
seeing Emmy Lou, Doc Watson, Flecktones, and Gillian (three times) live (finally!),
but mostly chillin and reconnecting with amig@s, cuz that’s what festivals are for.
I’m about to wipe my computer again, so I’ve decided to make a list of software I use every day. Everything is free and/or Free except for two…
Google Pack – easy to install as a first step, includes:
Gaim – multi-protocol chat program: aim, yahoo, microsoft … gave trillian another try because it’s in Google pack, and it’s snappier
- Skype – chat, voice, and pc <–> landline
- (so I still have three IM applications running, oh well)
- Azureus – bittorrent
- + 7-zip – .zip .rar .tar .gz .7z
Office / Web Dev
Did I miss anything? Does anything get the job done better?
In the quest for a domain name, there are many that are available but don’t really fit the bill… I submit to the wild this list of fifty domain names; not that any are marketable, but feel free to use as many as you want for whatever purpose. I’m not going to.