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The Blend #15: New Orleans Jazz and Blues Broadcast 25-5-2016 Host: Ira For: Listen on Mixcloud HERE .   Perdido Street Blues – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – Blues Born in New Orleans Do You Know What It Means – Louis Armstrong – Legends of New Orleans The Devil Got Me Blues – Kevin Clark and the Jazz Revelation – Blues Born in New Orleans // Mercy On Me _ Champion Jack Dupree – Blues Born in New Orleans Wild Man Blues – Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers – Blues Born in New Orleans Of All the Wrongs You Done Me – Pete Fountain – Blues Born in New Orleans // Really the Blues – Tom Ladnier and His Orchestra – Blues Born in New Orleans Buddy Bolden Blues – Baby Dodds Trio – Blues Born in New Orleans Up In Sydney’s Flat – Bunk Johnson/Sydney Bechet Orchestra – Blues Born in New Orleans // That’s Enough of that Stuff – Marcia Ball – Tipitina and Friends Every Day Is Not the Same – Carol Fran and Clarence Holliman – Tipiti


Beautiful setting. Good friends. Agreeable service. Tasty food. End of review. That's never the case, is it? You deserve more. Berlou is a small village in the hills well north of Beziers. You just find the village, park, and there's Le Faitout, an old stone building on the Rieuberlou, a fast-flowing stream that eventually finds its way to the Orb. We chose to eat outside on a mild spring day so we can't report on the interior amenities. No need. Beautiful day. Beautiful views. Five of six in our party chose the special of the day. We began with an amusee , a puree of anchovies and tomato. The start consisted of a ring of mackerel salad with a bit of fresh minced radish arranged on top. A small duck breast followed, covered with honeyed onions and sitting on olive oil-infused mashed potatoes. All courses arrived with edible flowers. Our host ordered the trout, presented to him whole before cooking for his approval. I was the only one in the party to try the desse


In a surprise move, at least to his current and third wife Melania, Donald Trump used the occasion of a political rally in Reno to announce that he was divorcing Melania and planned to marry Marine Le Pen, President of France's ultra-conservative political party, the National Front. Once Trump's divorce comes through, the way for the intercontinental union should be clear. Le Pen has divorced her previous two husbands and her current arrangement involves a 'domestic partner'...very French...and very Trump. When asked why he was making this move at such a critical juncture in his campaign, Trump claimed that the idea was actually spawned by policy considerations...his concerns about immigration. "My plan is to dig a ditch between Europe and the United States to prevent Syrian refugees from entering the country illegally," Trump declared. "By the same token, we'll be keeping cheap Mexican labor out of Europe." When it was pointed out that the


The Blend #13: Shower Singing and Favorite Riffs Broadcast 15-5-2016 Host: Ira Engineer: Wayne Allen For: Listen on Mixcloud HERE . Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers – Beginnings Don’t Do It – The Band – The Best of the Band Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn – Marc Cohn // Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan et al – The Concert for Bangladesh // Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison – The Concert for Bangladesh // 4 + 20 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu Angel from Montgomery – Bonnie Raitt and John Prine – Collection Friend of the Devil – Lyle Lovett - Deadicated // Rock & Roll Doctor – Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Decade Don’t Let It Bring You Down – Neil Young – After the Gold Rush // Will You Love Me Tomorrow? – C


My sources confirm that the national Democratic Party has taken to heart the criticisms concerning Party rules leveled by Sanders and his supporters. In a surprise move, DNC Chair Deb Wasserman Schultz has resigned. Her place will be taken by former  University of Mississippi activist Melissa Click. Click immediately announced that the current nomination process has been scrapped. Clinton's lead of approximately 300 pledged delegates, her amassing of over 2.5 million more primary votes than Sanders will no longer matter. Instead, a new regimen will be put into place. The nominee will be decided by an internet poll conducted on the first night of the Party's convention in Philadelphia exclusively among users of Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and Snapchat. In case of a tie, the prospective nominee whose supporters use the most capital letters in their responses to survey questions will be judged the winner. "It's about MODERN DEMOCRACY," said Sanders supporter Per