Archive for August, 2008

Named for the Japanese vine that covers much of the south, these fellows definitely had it covered at the Birmingham Folk Festival. They hauled it all the way from Marion, Alabama to do some pickin and grinnin for us and, if you missed it, here’s a small taste of what you missed. Here’s Old Joe [...]

“How would you define the Birch fallacy?” Jay Hall asked. “The fallacy,” I [WFB] said, “is the assumption that you can infer subjective intention from objective consequence: we lost China to the Communists, therefore the President of the United States and the Secretary of State wished China to go to the Communists.” “I like that,” [...]

Pretty incredible. Hope there’s no doctor fish/piranha mix-ups though.

The Calculus of T. Boone Pickens

Is this a surprise to anyone? When I first saw the T. Boone Pickens “plan” advertisement, I promptly ignored it. A billionaire oilman finds religion and is now promoting green energy? That narrative certainly has a heartwarming appeal doesn’t it? (Btw, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a billionaire or an oilman; it’s [...]

Fair warning: the next several WWs will definitely be Folk Festival artists. The folks who played the festival were fantastic and many, if not most, were new for me, which is a crying shame, but I’m making up for it now:) I don’t think I’d ever heard Heath Green play before last Saturday, but that [...]

Many Thanks!!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported the Birmingham Folk Festival this past weekend! We had a great time and it would not have been possible without the hard work of many folks including our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, musical acts, artists, attendees, Birmingham city workers and the kindness of friends and strangers. [...]