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Tue May 05, 2015 at 11:34 AM PDT

A Kossack Needs a Little Help

by Ojibwa

Reposted from Community Fundraisers by JekyllnHyde

There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena.

So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due today), but we need to raise just a little bit more to give her and her pooties and woozle some living expenses for the next couple of weeks.

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Tue May 05, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

Muddy Waters

by NCTim

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is often considered the "father of modern Chicago blues".

Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi and by age seventeen was playing the guitar at parties, emulating local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. He was recorded by Alan Lomax there for the Library of Congress in 1941. In 1943, he headed to Chicago with the hope of becoming a full-time professional musician, eventually recording, in 1946, for first Columbia and then Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.

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Mon May 04, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

No Problem

by NCTim

As they say on the island.  Chilling on a Monday.

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Reposted from Community Fundraisers by JekyllnHyde

Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU!

Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena did not reach the goal we had set. Total amount collected is $220.00. The original diary is HERE if you would like to see how the party went.

Now Elena's situation is critical. She must make her rent payment of $750 TOMORROW and she is $530.00 short. I will start things off with $30.00 leaving only $500.00 to go. That can be 50 people sending $10.00 each! I know this Community can do that.

I know there have been many requests for help, all for very worthy causes, and stretching everyone to the limit; but I know we can do this one more time for Elena who is a valued member of our Community. Here is what JekyllnHyde wrote in the diary:

I am joining Most Awesome Nana and several others in the Community Fundraisers group in strongly supporting this community effort for elenacarlena.  Ever since she joined Daily Kos, Elena has been a strong and regular presence while participating very widely and quickly becoming a valued community member.  As an example of this commitment, we have worked closely together (along with JoanMar, 2thanks, Tortmaster, and others) behind the scenes for the past year in helping to finalize and post weekly diaries on police brutality and Medicaid expansion through the Support the Dream Defenders group.  As you know, she is also a regular diarist for the War on Women diary series.

Please help Elena through this difficult time for her as well as her beloved pooties and woozle.  On behalf of the entire CFs group, thank you.  JekyllnHyde



Everyone will WIN THE ROSES TODAY!

Here's How You Can Help Elena


If you have a PayPal account and have never used it to send money to anyone, it is really simple.

  • Go to PayPal.com.
  • Click Send Money to Family and Friends.
  • Enter elenacarlena's email address (which is karlekonsultants@cs.com) and amount you are sending. The sender's name is visible to the recipient.
  • As a reminder, you can also help by keeping this diary on the Rec List, republishing to your Daily Kos groups, linking to your Facebook pages, and helping to spread the word through Twitter.

Thank you for caring and your generous contribution.


You can receive all future postings by clicking this link for the Community Fundraisers Group. Then, click 'Follow' and that will make all postings show up in 'My Stream' of your Daily Kos page.

Thank you for reading, tipping, rec'ing, sharing! And donating, too!
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Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:39 AM PDT

Gospel Brunch - Aaron Neville

by NCTim

Last day of Jazzfest.  Go catch Aaron Neville @ The Gospel Tent

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Sat May 02, 2015 at 07:39 AM PDT

Saturday Shuffle Mix - NOLA

by NCTim

Another day missing the annual Jazzfest pilgrimage.  Let's take a Delorean ride through New Orleans.

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Reposted from Support the Dream Defenders by weezilgirl
BFSkinner in 2010
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, north of Detroit.

He received three units of blood. His intestinal bleeding has apparently stopped for now. No site of blood loss was visible on a red blood cell nuclear scan. His doctors cannot determine if the tear has healed completely or if the rend is bleeding intermittently with a periodicity of one to two weeks.

Some of his doctors want to give him the blood thinner Coumadin to prevent blood clots being thrown to his heart or brain. He had a clot already which lodged in an artery on the surface of his heart, for which he had a stent placed. Other doctors reject Coumadin because of his risk of hemorrhage. Coumadin has caused him to hemorrhage in the past.

He told me he has to choose between death by bleeding and death by heart attack or stroke. Immediately after delivering this news, he made me laugh by telling me a funny story about an interaction with one of his doctors. We both laughed.

Looks like he will undergo placement of a temporary vena cava filter in the next couple of days. This filter will be removed in about 30 days.

His family is nearby. His sister lives in the next town, and his brother has not yet returned home to China.

I found out about his rehospitalization today. BFSkinner asked me to say his continued illness has kept him from participating at Daily Kos.

Again, he cannot view Daily Kos on his cellphone, but he can make limited comments on FaceBook.

Instead of creating another incredible collection of get-well notes for him, please take a moment as you hover over the Tip Jar to send him gentle but firm and certain healing.

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Fri May 01, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

Funk Friday - The Meters

by NCTim

I hope everyone at Jazzfest is having a blast!

The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John. The Meters acted as the house band for Allen Toussaint's New Orleans soul classics of the 1960s and are responsible for bringing New Orleans second line grooves into popular music.
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Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

Jazz - Brass Bands

by NCTim

Today, I have the blues.  Each of the past twenty years, I have attended the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  This year, the party goes on without me.  Le bon temps roule!

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Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

Mojo

by NCTim

Mojo

1.  a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc.

2.  a magic spell, hex, or charm.

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Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

Sacred Steel

by NCTim

Sacred Steel is a musical style and African-American gospel tradition that developed in a group of related Pentecostal churches in the 1930s.
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Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT

The Iguanas

by NCTim

Reposted from New Orleans Nation by NCTim
The Iguanas is a roots rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, formed in 1989. Their sound has been described as combining Chicano rock, R&B, Conjunto and various Latin styles into a deep groove.
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