Saturday, September 13, 2008

I need a new vehicle

I just got off the phone with my mother. She wants to help buy a wedding gown for my fiancee which I am very happy about. The trouble came when we started talking politics and she said she adores Sarah Palin , she will be voting on the Republican ticket. I came close to accusing her of being racist, and I know she can't bring herself to vote for a "tan" man.

I liken this turn of events (the voting process in America) to we as a people, buying a new car (I need one and am shopping). Will you buy a "changed" rusty old Ford with a new (wedding gown white!) paint job, or perhaps a "hybrid" to run the country? Who cares if the only color offered is tan. I need a smart new vehicle, and a smart new president. Take a chance, (and educate yourself before you buy this time, o.k.? the nation depends on it.)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Live at the Pub Stage

Hi folks, here's a little bit of what I've been up to in Florida this year. This features Misti Bernard and I with help from our friend and ace drummer, Michael Huebner.

...and heres a little number I wrote that we recorded by the lake of the Campground we were staying at. We used 2 large condenser mikes so the sound isn't half bad...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sprung Spring

...this has been a hell of a ride for most of the folks living in these parts. I have written a long psychotic rant about VA Tech, guns, society, God etc... but have decided not to publish... perhaps next year, or decade, when and if there is some peace time for more perspective. I’m sure most folks around here have the same broken hearts. Needless to say, I myself want to curl up in a ball and yet here I sit on a keyboard forcing myself to carry on. I really can not imagine what life must be like for the people in Iraq. This happens every day for them... yes, every day. I still believe (naive and corny perhaps... like the Beatles) that all we need is love (and that includes empathy) to help fix the world.

If you can stand it, (no terrible photos) here’s a link to the little known refugee crisis our bumbling country has created, (with interviews of REAL, nice, hurting, people... but Iraqi), that gets absolutely no coverage in our press... talk about broken hearts. Perspective. (photo via blue gal)

O.K. done with being blue (for now). For something that may lift your spirits a bit, this is a sweet diversion.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

What ever happened to good ol' music?

... Well certainly, it's not on myspace... or is it? I just uploaded a couple of tunes that features (o.k. ... myself) and!... a brilliant young Irish fiddler from Chicago by the name of Farley Kelly here. I've known Farley since he was 11, and play music with him every summer at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Hot fiddlin'!!! ... well worth the listenin.
apologies to R. Crumb

Got Perspective?


A parting gift from Voyager from 4 billion miles.
Inspired by the words of Carl Sagan in 1991,
as he presented to the world,
the most distant image yet taken of ourselves.
What ever you believe in,
this is something we
all share.

Song and film by ice core scientist.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


image - a scene from the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, Virginia on March 23, 2007.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007


hi everyone, hope you are well. here are a few venues and dates where Billy is going to be playing in the next few weeks. I will post a bit more info when I know more. have a great day & thanks for reading. -Suzy


Friday, February 9 - guest of American Dumpster at the Coffee Pot in Roanoke

Sunday, February 11 - with Chris Luster at Oddfellas in Floyd (Sunday brunch)

Saturday, February 24 - with Chris Luster at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd (2 pm)


Wednesday, January 24, 2007



hi everyone
hope you are well
here is a picture of some of Billy's new flutes

more images can be found on the new flute slideshow link.

bye, thanks for reading and listening, have a great day.