Sunday Rant – 2723

PN:

If only!

Joe’s Comment – More often than not some musical muse overwhelms my effort to consolidate my thoughts into words.  Instead, I use a piece of music to set the mood, deliver a message, which eventually leads to a conscious thought.  The next part is tricky; writing the thought out coherently, cogently, in a timely manner.
All week I’ve been listening to Niccolò Paganini’s Caprice 24 and variations, exemplified by the following video.  A haunting collection of ear worms.  Although I’m not a musician I am an enthusiastic listener.  “The Devil’s Violinist” indeed!
Thoughts to follow:

It has been a week of challenging research, and diagnostic puzzles.  My absolute favorite activities.  I’d rather learn how something works by studying the same thing when it doesn’t work, reading technical support material, and devising test procedures.  It is a skill set, and to me it is what I do, how I think, the way I make sense of things around me.  Whether I’ve got talent (or not) to do so is another subject.  Enthusiasm?  Never a doubt….
Speaking of other subjects, the following most excellent cover of Chicago’s “I’m a Man”, by the fabulous “Leonid & Friends” is an example of cultural appropriation.  This video has been included in previous Sunday Rants.  Funny, but these are the kind of people I think of when I think of Russians.  Not Ukranian killers but talented humans doing something they love.  A percussion delight!  Musicians are doG’s favorites:

There is a line in the Steve Earle song “Until the Day I Die” that comes to mind: “They built this prison just for fools like me, who don’t know a treasure from a stone“.  The search continues for what I’m looking for.  Will I know it when I see it?  I’m a blind man lost in a world of stones:

Not much of interest this week.  Too busy minding my own business!
Limited Internet viewing time.
The world will have to go on without me…..

Canadiana

Quick Dick McDick Trifecta

Canada Day
Quick Dick celebrates Canada Day by reciting the alphabet, with a Canadian location, territory, or noteworthy geographic place for every letter.

You Gotta Be S’nM!
Another “You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me” episode, #3.
QDMcD doesn’t hold anything back verbally while he criticizes Canadian political lunacy.
Joe and I agree that QDMcD is to the “left” of us, i.e., he is more agreeable to compromise.
We have a more “scorched earth” approach.
In the instance of this video, we are in accord:

Branding
QDMcD and his fellow ranchers team up to brand the new calves born in the early Spring.
A fantastic tradition:

 

Joe’s Garage

JAMSI
A father and son machine shop (Jim’s Automotive Machine Shop, Inc.) that Joe and I have been watching for several years.
Always an interesting job in progress.
Good instructional videos:

 

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