Thirty-five years ago, Roanoke lost a music legend in Jim Freeman. Today, his grandson has found a couple of never-recorded Freeman original songs and is bringing them to life. Read about it in today’s Roanoke Times…
And hear Jim Freeman…
Radio station WSLC-AM paid tribute to bluegrass singer Jim Freeman after he died on July 4, 1974. Thirty-five years later, his grandson, John “J.D.” Sutphin, is performing songs his grandfather wrote and songs he covered — including this one, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” Freeman performs here with the Bluegrass Cavaliers.
Regular readers will recognize Sherry as a frequent commenter here. Yesterday her husband Mike suffered a heart attack. He is currently in the hospital and will be undergoing triple bypass surgery tomorrow (Friday) morning. Please keep Mike (and Sherry and their two daughters) in your prayers.
While Byron is taking his much needed hiatus to recharge and refocus, I have decided, with Byron’s approval, to post here occasionally to keep TNKZ ‘alive” and active.
Those that have followed this blog for a while know that my usual pop in posts have tended to be, shall we say, not so serious. And I may still post an occasional silly post, especially if it helps keep Byron’s ego in check. But, for the most part, my posts will be on more serious matters, allowing me to explore things, and express opinions that I might normally not expand upon.
And, seriously, I hope to maintain the integrity and quality that Byron has so diligently built into this blog.
So please keep The No Kool Aid Zone on your radar, Byron may be on hiatus, but Webbie Dude Paul is in the house…
A special message from “Webbie Dude” Paul:
I imagine you have, and they are also on most of the other web sites that I manage. I give them a try every year around Christmas time. Supposedly I will earn a (small) commission on any sales made as a result of a visitor clicking thru the banner. I say “supposedly”, because, well, frankly, no one has ever actually purchased anything as a result of these seasonal banners. That’s one reason that this year I added them to most of the sites I manage; I’m trying to increase results and hopefully make a sale or two.
For those who know us “in the real world”, you know that being a dirt track photographer and web site “webbie dude” (web site designing, managing and hosting) hasn’t exactly landed us on “easy street.” So that’s why I’ve added the banners. Any little bit helps, and if you’re going to be shopping online this year, I’d certainly appreciate if you started here. I’ll have various ads and deals from Amazon posted here from now until Christmas, and even if you don’t buy, or even want, that particular item, if you enter Amazon thru one of these banners, any resulting sales will be credited to my account.
And if you’re in the market for great camera deals (or any electronics, for that matter), please be sure to check out B & H Photo and Video and enter thru their banner. B & H is where I buy almost all of my photo equipment and I can assure you their prices and customer service are the best in the business.
So now you know why the increase in ads and banners.
Thank you for your support.
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