Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Journalist Scott Mason has the enviable job of traveling throughout our fine state and reporting on the local color.  In this segment, he highlights the jam session that Roger often attends (and Caleb occasionally attends).
You can see Caleb in a blue T-shirt very briefly between the 2:18 and 2:19 minute mark.  If you were to pause the video at that point, you might be able to look just to the right of Caleb and see part of Roger, who is sitting in a purple T-shirt with a leather guitar strap over his shoulder.
That reminds me--that strap was a gift I once gave Roger many moons ago.  At one point I think Roger had forgotten that I had given it to him.  (It would be nice if folks would remember the good stuff you do and not just the bad.)
At my sister-in-law's funeral, the pastor affectionately remembered her with a bit of a tongue-in-cheek observation:  she always thought the church services in which her children or grandchildren sang were great services--and the services in which they didn't sing would have been so much better if only they had been allowed to sing.  I kind of feel that way about this TV segment; it would have been so much better if it had featured Caleb's mandolin picking or Roger's guitar picking!
The guy in the white T-shirt (which reads "I'd wrap that in bacon") who says he loves to pick is our friend Brooks.  He is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.  Joey Tedder, the man who hosts the jam, is also a very nice guy.  John Dudley, the banjo picker who was featured in the headless portrait plays with Damascus Ridge.  His wife, Julia played the fiddle at the pottery festival I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.
It's cool to be on TV in the internet age when one can go back and replay the video.
Jam on, guys!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah it is a trick to enjoy, the replay aspects.. i love it. Seems like a great place but I do agree, t'would have been better had they featured Caleb and Roger.,.... I see folks jamming at all the RV parks and just watching I know they are having a ball. Wish I had picked the guitar instead of the Trumpet. hahaha