Ray, over at Shooting Creek Brewery in Floyd, VA sent me a link to a great video featuring the brewery. Shooting Creek is making quite an impression in southwest Virginia. I’ve not had the opportunity to try out any of their beers yet, as they are only…
Archive for April, 2010
I love it when famous people break interesting concepts. Particularly when it’s something we’ve been talking about around here for years.
As if the Sadie Hawkins Day dance wasn’t bad enough
The college question
The declining value of a college degree
A 4 year degree is highly overrated
Seth Godin is afraid college is about to crash and burn. He [...]
The better weekend chasing choice is Sunday ahead of an approaching cold front, but once again I have other priorities that afternoon/evening. Thus I am pinning my hopes on late Saturday afternoon, which – per at least one model – should have decent …
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This latest inrush of cool Canadian air has cooled us off considerably, with frost warning issued for areas west of here both this morning and for tomorrow morning. The strong breeze – gusting up to 29 mph – also make it feel like late March rather th…
Today’s posting at the Mysteries and Conundrum’s blog addresses graffiti created by Civil War soldiers. I have noticed such graffiti in many locations I have visited in Virginia. The author of today’s post has asked: “. . . there must be many antebel…
The three clips in this video are from yesterday’s chase. Clip #1 is normal speed from my first observation point east of Culpeper, watching the development of the southern end of the line from which the severe storm eventually formed and plowed throu…
Andra is known for her powerful vocals and for her talents on stringed instruments (fiddle, upright & electric bass & guitar), especially the blues mandolin. She has recorded and performed nationally & internationally with Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women since joining them in 1992. In addition to teaching privately and for workshops such as Augusta Heritage Blues Week, she performs solo and with “The Mighty Good Men,” as well as other spontaneous configurations.
She has been nominated in 2004 & 2005 for a W. C. Handy Award for blues instrumentalist for mandolin & violin, and has been nominated as part of Saffire:
2005 W.C. Handy Award Nominee for Blues Instrumentalist/Other-Mandolin
2004 W.C. Handy Award Nominee for Blues Instrumentalist/Other-Mandolin/Violin
Her influences include Yank Rachell, Howard Armstrong & Rich DelGrosso on mandolin.
Andra lives in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.
The SPC didn’t think Northern VA had enough atmospheric “ooomph” (that’s a technical term) for severe weather today, but when I noticed that a dissipating warm front was hanging around east of I-95 my severe weather antenna perked up as I knew the resu…
I am reading Ashes of Glory – Richmond at War by Ernest B. Furguson. It is a fascinating view of how Richmond and her citizens fared during the American Civil War. Highly recommended.