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Episode 152 - Ad Lib Thoughts
The weather is beautiful. The sky is blue. The birds are chirping. The hens are laying. And yet everyone I talk to is worried, depressed, afraid, concerned. In short, very few folks are thinking about bluegrass. With the entire bluegrass world on "pause" right now I have to admit that it has been difficult for me to ramp up my own enthusiasm to talk and spin yarns about bluegrass. I would hit record and begin to go down little rabbit trails until I realized I wasn't really thinking much about bluegrass. Then I would hit stop. Make a few notes and begin again. Finally, I just let it roll. I suspect that many of you are thinking and feeling as I do right now.
The episode begins with a listener "favor" email read by Jackson and then I talk about life's essentials, how breathing affects muscle tension, and how to focus your attention in a laser like fashion. More rambling and a shout out to a fellow podcaster who just released another great new episode.
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The Josh Cole Bluegrass Podcast - All of you should also be listening to this show! Now more than ever.
The music for this episode is:
Intro - Buddy Ashmore and Pony Express singing Prison Walls written by Randy Godwin.
Segues - Hard Ball, a mandolin instrumental written by Bradley Laird (me) as a tribute to Bill Monroe who loved baseball and threw a mean fast ball. Played by my old band Cedar Hill.
Outro - Sittin' On Top Of The World, performed by Buddy Ashmore and Pony Express.