On The Road With The Everharts
(photo contributed) Brrrrrrr winter is already rearing its head. The most unusual ‘cloud’ system we’ve ever seen enshrouded us on an early travel need. Traveling in an area where there are a lot of windmills functioning, it seemed very strange to be able to see the ‘base’ of the […]
Brrrrrrr winter is already rearing its head. The most unusual ‘cloud’ system we’ve ever seen enshrouded us on an early travel need. Traveling in an area where there are a lot of windmills functioning, it seemed very strange to be able to see the ‘base’ of the windmill, but not be able to see the blades. I can’t ever recall seeing such a heavy dark cloud, and a large one it must be, hang so close to the ground but not completely drop to the surface. Watching just a ‘tip’ of a windmill coming through the heavy mist as it carefully continued it’s work creating electricity for the many thousands that use it to keep warm with. But then again, lots of things seem unusual these days. A very erratic election is about to take place, and hopefully we will all be together enough to ‘know’ what the right direction is for an America that is in a somewhat strange ‘defensive motive’ keeping all of us reminded about how our founding fathers created this country, the most successful one in the history of mankind. Oh, yes, of course, someone will say that’s not true, the Romans were much better off, or something like that, but I choose to listen carefully and watch closely how the candidates are making themselves known to us, the voters on both sides of the street. We have never ever received so much mind-boggling ‘negative’ and ‘accusatory’ advertising in our mail box before. It is so harsh in it’s accusations and so blatant in it’s ‘demands.’ I’m not speaking of just one political party, there seems to be a lot more than ‘one’ involved.
Politics is not my favorite subject, I’d much rather talk about old-time and traditional country music. For the past month or so, Sheila and I have been participating in a blog kind of mind-sharing experience with some folks who originate and broadcast from Florida. It’s very similar to the ‘open meetings’ City Council’s hold to avoid the virus menace, however in our case it’s also a music sharing experience. They have a rather large listening audience, as well as quite a few actually ‘on air’ asking questions and such. This is a nice change for us. The host, Tom Worrell, plays some of our recorded music from the Smithsonian, which of course makes us feel good, and then opens the air waves for discussion and cussin’ as the case may be. Anyway it’s fun, and a nice opportunity for Sheila and I to ‘share’ some of our original music, and at least be able to ‘talk about it.’ We’ve had some nice recording experiences, and like all music makers, some bad ones too, but the ‘focus’ in this situation is more of a positive look at what we composed, why we composed it, where it went as original art, and what happens to it now. Some of it can be very prophetic, as we look back to when we wrote it. Fun for us, probably somewhat boring to anyone who doesn’t like the original traditional and old-time form of country music style, but so far it’s been just one thing for us.....fun.