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Episode 73 - The Great Wheel
In this episode I lead you through a thought experiment to help you better understand time and the operation of the "bluegrass machine". I preface this with a revelation of the process I go through to create each episode and then go deep into the complex gear train of a fully functioning band. I then present my Great Wheel Theory. Enjoy!
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The outro music for this show is a version of Ezekiel Saw The Wheel by my old band Cedar Hill. The quartet is: Fred MacIsaac, lead; Bob MacIsaac, tenor; Bradley Laird, baritone, and Jim "Duck" Adkins, bass.
We performed this many times over the years but I distinctly remember one incident when Duck was going through his introduction patter like, "blah, blah, blah... and here is Ezekiel Saw The Wheel."
I then made some wisecrack over the microphone something like, "Ya know Jimmy, that wheel was probably a flying saucer." I got a little giggle out of the audience (it was not in a church service but rather a bluegrass festival) but the Duck gave me a look like that ought to be the last time I used that one-liner. I obliged and retired that from my usual flow of idiotic on-stage banter.
However, I still think maybe I was correct about that wheel in the sky. What do you think?
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