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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Desperately Seeking Helpers

*Desperately Seeking Help!*
Yesterday I posted about needing to move & not finding the Helpers to load & unload nor all the funds needed. Those who have been my friends & followers know that I have a slum landlord & have a crippled right foot (RSD/CRPS) but in a 2nd floor apt. Since long distance friends are to far to offer physical help I thought I'd do the one thing that kills me to do. Ask for donations as big or small as you would give through my PayPal acct using my email: or by mail at PO Box 19, Chestertown, NY 12817 USA.

I've no idea if anyone will even read this but I hope some can find it in their hearts & wallets to help this once. I always hate asking for anything so this is hard (not to mention all the typing with brain issues happening too). I usually don't ask because I dislike being disappointed.  It's a lifelong learned thing since childhood, I know some can relate.

I've also been very depressed & rather than keep trying to type out what's stopped me from being here, I just don't & I'm very sorry about that. Anyway either I will get the help I need or end up homeless mid-winter, no wonder I'm freaking out depressed.

Thanks for hanging in there as my friends. I'm doing my best not to give up hope. Between docs & PT & 9/11 brain scan I have a ton to get ready. Am leaving a lot behind, downsizing.  I just can do what I can & if it's meant to happen, the help will be there when I need it, if it's meant to. Thanks! Please pass this on if you think it might help.

#crpsawareness #crps #RSD #help #moving #donations

Monday, August 3, 2015

Boycott Animal Cruelty

Since I haven't been able to film much music or events, I'm filming storms & seeing docs plus physical therapy twice a week. So that's where I heard from someone who was there & did some research to find this horrible news was true.

Saratoga Springs Raceway tried to keep this news quiet & out of the press, I'm glad they failed. Since I couldn't find a usable photo from this event I used one from Seattle last year. If you do a search though, you'll see enough to ruin your dinner at the very least.

3 dead at Saratoga Springs NY race track this opening day. Please boycott animal cruelty like this. I've never attended a race & avoid Saratoga Springs like the plague every August during racing season. Also verified in Albany Time newspapers & by the crowd who were forced to watch this entire event go down, that would traumatized me to see an animal killed because it hurt it's leg, this ain't the old west 1700's.

What's the difference between horseracing & dog or chicken fighting? In all cases the animal has no choice & is murdered the minute they stop making the owner money or the animal gets hurt. Why is one accepted & the others not? Same goes for dog racing. Hey here's an idea, let's harness PEOPLE & race them!

After reading the following link, what do YOU think?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Malta NY Always Stormy other Just Me

Everytime I go to PT in Malta NY,  a black cloud literally hangs over my head. These are from Tuesday July 27, 2015 but may as well have been today. They lost power a few minutes & had it back minutes before I arrived. Did get soaked in rains tho, no escaping those today!

Came home hobbl8ng, really overdid it, lidocaine & still waiting for ibuprofen to kick my backs ass. First time in days I've needed lidocaine during day or ibuprofen at all. All in the name of progress! Color of foot despite #crps never turned darker than deep red, no more black even in cold water whirlpool for foot! Still it's that heat wrap ending that usually cures me.

Why is it always looking like tornados about to hit when I'm there? Lol. BTW this is Capital Area PT & Wellness building shown.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

War on Drugs = Bullshit!

Youtube documentary trailer for 
The House I Live In

The BEST doc on the truths about US drug was I've ever seen, on netflix streaming. This film talks about the money making behind the politics; how the drug war can be considered slow Nazi policy on the poor & the racial profiling used with each new drug "scare" tactic that has zero truth or science behind their claims. Prisons & corporations depend on the drug was to stay in business!

Then the life sentences & mandatory sentencing for victimless crimes! _Murderers & rapists are out decades before someone caught with a mere joint. How fucked up a system is that?

In fact police are rewarded & paid more for catching drug users than they are for murderers or violent criminals!!! The science is out there to prove this, Police & prison guards freely admit it, & many are sick of a never ending daily repeat with zero chance for rehabilitation, re-entry into society (ex cons can't get jobs, live near their families, vote or ever become a citizen again). Is it any wonder with the drug war funded & politically justified mili

#drugear #nazi #classwars #uspolitics #wtff

Friday, March 6, 2015

AWOL Gina for now...

Truth is, wish I were there, too. I've been missing quite a few of you (yes you know who you are!), but hope to do some catch up this weekend since I'll be missing all the St. Patrick's day events, band & party, I'll be be bummed with no green beer & Panther Mountain Inn bling.

I still have the FatDog Southern Tendencies blog to do but life make a joke of those plans for right now.

I've been laid up with broken ankle/foot since last weekend, out of town seeing docs & on the phones fighting for the smallest bits of help all week & no one coming by to assist so far. So finally a girlfriend is coming up from GFs today with surprise fave foods, will do my errands & just be a laugh a minute to be around, I soooo need that & her.

More later this evening & weekend.  Monday I see ortho & can't wait, tho I'm pretty sure he'll make me get my chest & arm x-rayed too (but not if I don't show him?! Heh heh).

Sumatran coffee has to be the best ever, part of me wants to gulp it all down & part just wants to sip & slide it over my taste buds. Yummmm!  Good morning ;)

Friday, February 6, 2015

North Country Hardship Fund's 4th AnnualCabin Fever Party 1-31-15

All the news, videos, bands, videos, links and playlist in one place at Adirondacks Music blog! Finally!

What a party! 3 live bands playing multiple sets each all night long from 8p-1a on January 31, 2014 at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY who hosted the benefit. The $5 cover charge was well worth supporting this local charity, not to mention all the entertainment, and door prizes galore (of which I didn't win any, not even the Harley paper bag I coveted, lol)

The 3 featured bands were Collette & the Mudcats, Larry Mar & the 11th Hour Band and a new group, the 1979 Band, all of whom were incredible! Following is a featured video from each band, band photos, band links and more! At the very bottom of this page is the playlist of all the videos from the show, over 25 or so total!

Let's start with the familiar favorite Collette and the Mudcats, who can do Robert Johnson like no one's business and belt out their own originals that rock and roll you, of whom I did not get a photo that night, but below is a gif I made from a previous show. They play mostly blues faves as well as their own original music which has been released on an EP CD already. You can find more info and booking at their website: 

Let's feature one of their blues original songs, What Have I Done, something we can ALL relate to, right?

Larry Mar & the 11th Hour Band were also new to me, but luckily I did get plenty of photos (and videos of ALL the bands of course) of them. However they do not have a website & I have no contact info for them at this time, sorry.

[Larry Mar & the 11th Hour Band]

And for the featured Larry Mar & the 11th Hour video, let's try this classic 70's song by Spirit:

And last but far from least, we have the newly formed 1979 Band, and I must say I was a bit mesmerized by their guitar player Jim Dower (more photos of him and his guitar below these), Joe McDowwell from Collette and the Mudcats played bass and I can't remember the drummer's name (poor guy, he deserves a serious mention because I've never heard someone make a 4 drum kit sound like Led Zeppelin's Bonham was on those skins!). This band is awesome, an understatement actually, you'll have to see them to believe it, and I'll post a few videos below so you'll know just what I mean. If you get a change to see them, GO! This band can be reached on their website (and it links to the Facebook page as well) at:

[Collage of mostly Jim Dower on his guitar & the 1979 Band & Larry Mar Band]

Now, Jim Dower will probably turn a bit purple with shyness, but I had a kind of fixation on him and his guitar ever since the 1st time I saw him sit in with another band months ago. Well, now he's playing lead guitar in his own band, and I'm sorry to say, instead of getting the entire 1979 Band in photos, I somehow kept gravitating back to the face averted shy Dower, maybe next time when I see the band for an entire evening, I'll be able to include a photo of the full band? Guess I have a thing for guitars, drummers, shoot, I just have a thing for good music, and I can't help myself, get over it ;-)

For an brand new formed band, these guys are tight as hell! One of my favorite covers of the night by 1979 Band blew me away at how exquisitely & spot on were the musicianship of this featured video, but please check out their Cream song (which heads the playlist at bottom), it is OMFG unbelievably magnificent too:

And lastly, the playlist of ALL the videos from the show, in no order, except I must confess my favorites kind of lead the list, so they are in no order as far as band names. Enjoy and please share with your music loving family and friends!

All of the above content (except 1979 band logo) from photos, gifs and videos were created by Gina Jordan on 1-31-15, all rights reserved. Please ask for permission to re-use any parts of my blog via 
Thanks :-D

Friday, January 30, 2015

Harley Museum & Gina Adirondacks Videos 1-28-15

[Happy Humpday from Hog Heaven at Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon 1-27-15]

[Photo of Gina 1-27-15 Selfy]

Since I didn't film any music last weekend, and all of Dec. pretty much, I thought I'd share some other Adirondack area wonders with you. 

[Old building and tree that caught my eye 1-27-15]

Below is a playlist of all the local area non-music videos I've made over the last 2 months (most yesterday) covering everything from a gazillion (so it seemed) deer just sitting still and staring at me, to farm animals (horses, roosters, lazy bulls and curious hogs), winter storms Damon & Juno, to local tourist and biker Harley Museum in Minerva Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon, to finally crossing one of the items off my bucket list, shooting a guy, albeit a PINK .22 long rifle, not the pistol I was expecting, lol. 

[Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon Harley Davidson Motorcycle Museum]

Some of my unintentional commentary is hilarious so I left it in, hoping you'll get as many laughs as I did. From moments of hilarity to standing in wonder and awe, to freezing in the zero temps and driving through whiteout snow, I believe you will truly enjoy this playlist over any other I've shared so far, but maybe I'm wrong? Music is why we are here usually, but who says we can't go off the beaten path, and boy did I do that yesterday...

Playlist of all the videos here:

Below is the gun shooting hilarity video:

Just a sample of one the cute deer standing all over the woods in Minerva & Olmstedville NY Weds. For the rest of the wildlife videos, see the playlist above:

Lastly one of the videos from Sporty's Iron Duke Saloon showing off all the antique Harley Davidson Motorcycles that Hell's Angels would have ridden among others.

As you can imagine, I can't wait to go back with fruit for all the animals & get them eating out of my hand, shoot a 7mm next time and finish off with a nice dark ale at Sporty's, located at 1723 Rt. 28N, Minerva, NY 12851, phone: 518-251-5260. :)
Everything here created and copyrighted by Gina Jordan 1-28-15.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Flipside Live 1-16-15 at P-House

[Image taken 1-16-15 by Gina Jordan]

Flipside performed live at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY from 9p to after 1a, a full band playing original and cover songs, classic & heavy metal, punk and grunge rock. 

[Image taken 1-16-15 by Gina Jordan]

One of my faves of the night with everyone in the crowd singing along:

Members: Bill Warner - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Bill Yates - Drums/Vocals, Mark Davidson - Keyboard/Vocals, Tom Ellifritz - Lead Vocals/Guitar, Frank Huchro - Bass

Bio: We've under gone some major changes since we have reorganized. We are excited to introduce our new Lead Singer and Guitarist, Tom Ellifritz and Bass player, Frank Huchro. Tom and Frank bring a new enthusiasm and freshness to our music. So get ready to Rock-n-Roll with Flipside!!!

Band Links:

Playlist from the 1-16-15 live show:

Filmed & uploaded in 720p & 1080i HD by Gina Jordan, all rights reserved, contact for permission to re-use. Thanks!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Grizzly Band LIVE Show at P-House 1-9-15

Acoustic duo Grizzly live at Panther Mountain Inn in Chestertown, NY last night, 1-9-15, from 9p-1a. From C&W hits to southern & classic rock, their harmonies were incredible. 

[Last night at P-House, by Gina Jordan]

Unfortunately I missed all the guest players and vocalists (I was looking forward to hearing Jen Gadway harmonize with all that testosterone) when my spare batteries died, but I at least got one video with Archie Anderson on guest lead guitar in the jam video below.

Grizzly is a duo comprised of longtime friends Zachary Smith and Matthew Magee. Grizzly is based In the Lake George region of the Adirondack Mountains.

Grizzly on Facebook:

Below is MY personal fave from the videos I recorded last night, a song called Lemon Drop (I believe?) and it sounds like an original, since nothing turned up on my search for lyrics. Stunningly beautiful song, who could not fall in love with this one?

Playlist of all show videos from last night:

Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan