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Rattling Across America

| April 5, 2020 | 16 Comments
Rattling Across America

Nothing new from DPAA this week – except for a blurb on their website saying they’re affected by the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus also. So instead, you get what follows. Consider yourself forewarned. (smile) . . . U2 released two absolutely excellent (and hugely different) albums in the late 1980s/early 1990s – namely, The Joshua Tree […]

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Two More Rediscovered Gems

| March 28, 2020 | 28 Comments
Two More Rediscovered Gems

Being on the road can be a pain, especially during the “great 2020 Covid-19 stoopid-fest”. As I said in an earlier article, I’m certainly glad to be home. Yet being on the road, even during such times, does have a few good points. One of those is the chance to listen to music you missed […]

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More Covid-19 Advice

| March 27, 2020 | 11 Comments
More Covid-19 Advice

Here ya go. Enjoy.     Yeah, that’s Neil Diamond. And as one Youtube comment put it, “He missed the chance to call it ‘Sweet Quarantine’ . . . .” (smile)

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Remembering Rush – and Neil Peart

| March 21, 2020 | 14 Comments
Remembering Rush – and Neil Peart

The band Rush closed up shop in 2018 (they’d ceased touring 3 years previously). And it’s a virtual certainty that there won’t be a revival. The drummer and primary lyricist for the band, Neal Elwood Peart, died of cancer earlier this year; if I recall correctly, that fact was noted in comments to a recent […]

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“So, so you think you can tell . . . “

| March 14, 2020 | 11 Comments
“So, so you think you can tell . . . “

Well, I’m back on the road again; I should be over 100 miles from home by now. And since this is a longish trip – around 4,500 miles, give or take a bit – much music will be played to pass the time. So, yeah: what follows is yet another musical ramble. Consider yourself forewarned. […]

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Yer Midweek Funny: The Fart That Brought Down a King

| February 26, 2020 | 9 Comments
Yer Midweek Funny:  The Fart That Brought Down a King

Most here at TAH are familiar with Monty Python’s famous “I fart in your general direction” taunt.  But it appears that at times, truth is indeed stranger – and funnier – than fiction. Because it appears that the Python skit could be based, very loosely, on a real incident that far predates King Arthur.  This […]

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501 Czar

| February 22, 2020 | 14 Comments
501 Czar

TAH has featured a number of articles about military-related “charities”. Some seem legit; some are . . . well, let’s just say they seem questionable. In fact, at first glance some give the appearance of being little more than a way to generate some cash for those in charge. This is for the leadership of […]

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Well, I’m Back Until Next Wednesday… or something

| February 13, 2020 | 78 Comments
Well, I’m Back Until Next Wednesday… or something

Interim Report from the Poopdeck. No, I do not know why it was called the poop deck, or why a water fountain is a scuttlebutt, or a bathroom is a head, but the Navy has it’s very own special language, probably to confuse the Barbary Pirates. Even the Marines have their own special language! I […]

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