Around the Tubes: an open thread

Becky Rule is a NH story teller, historian, humorist, and writer. If you aren’t familiar with her work, you’re missing out. Here she recounts a Sherman Adams story that she heard recently.

For those who are bemused (or sickened) by the writings of the man often referred  to as “the mustache of understanding,” a very droll piece in The Christian Science Monitor.

What’s amusing you today? What’s making you grateful for the tubes?  

8 Responses to Around the Tubes: an open thread

  1. susanthe June 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    • elwood June 17, 2012 at 7:00 am #
  2. Lucy Edwards June 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    to live in the same town as Becky Rule!  She’s a most amazing woman, but be careful what you say around her, because you could end up in one of her stories and get told about all over New England, never mind written about in her books!

  3. elwood June 17, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    Life before the Internet is now as undocumented and suspect as a black President’s birth.

    There was a folk festival in Putney Vermont in 1970 or 1971, and I was in the audience. Rev. Gary Davis, Doug Kershaw, Happy and Artie Traum, Doc Watson – and undoubtedly some people who I would recognize now but didn’t then.

    One of the last events to be losable in the sands of time?

  4. Kathy Sullivan 2 June 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    It’s an amazing thing, what you can learn about family history jst sitting at a computer.  Semi addictive.


  5. elwood June 18, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    He’s making music and touring again.

    • GreyMike June 18, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      in progress on my way home from my own gig tonight, it was excellent.

      Getting a little geezerly, but so am I… ;)

    • elwood June 21, 2012 at 6:40 am #


      He mentions getting some tips on vocalizing from Phoebe Snow. I caught a TV show of the two of them doing, amongst other stuff, Hit the Road, Jack.

      David says he used to be a seeing eye dog for Rev. Gary Davis. He can do Ray justice – what you SAY!?

      (This is a good time to drop some bucks to NHPR, especially if you’ve got a love/hate thing going..)

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