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Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

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Cowellian August 11, 2023 - 7:18 PM - 7:18 PM

Cowellian’s First
Y’all have a great weekend.

Chris August 12, 2023 - 12:01 PM - 12:01 PM

What is going on at the Post Office? I walked in last week and there had was a plexiglass structure across the counter up and stickers on the floor informing people to stay 6 feet a part to social distance. Is this to prevent “teens” from jumping over the counter and stealing items or is there another planned pandemic coming? I felt sorry for the lady on the otherside of the barricade because she was wearing a mask and surgical gloves and it had to be 89 degrees inside.

Itsme August 12, 2023 - 4:47 PM - 4:47 PM

Which post office was that? Many postal workers wear gloves due to handling so many pieces of mail…..dirty stuff, like money.

Chris August 13, 2023 - 12:22 PM - 12:22 PM


Dorothy August 11, 2023 - 8:34 PM - 8:34 PM

Book report: Cycle of Fire, Hal Clement,1957. Accidental human castaway on a strange planet. Native pilot crashes in much the same area. There is a giant sun, a small companion sun, and a third that wanders around them. There are ice natives and hot natives. They never actually meet because the cold ones die off when the world turns hot and the hot ones die off when it turns hot. Yet each is the keeper and Teachers of each other’s records. Here is a story to unwind.

Hanne Jeppesen August 11, 2023 - 10:28 PM - 10:28 PM

Robbie Robertson of The Band died a few days ago. I have loved The Band since I first heard “Up on cripple creek” in 1969 when I was living in New York City. The Band and The Doors are my 2 favorite sixties bands. Sure I like The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, but those 2 were a little different. The song The Weight with the Staples singers from the documentary “The Last Waltz” is outstanding, Levon Helm sang it, but Roberson wrote it.
I’m almost finished reading his autobiography “Testimony”, I started it several weeks ago, it is fascinating, he was a great songwriter and storyteller, he will be missed.

SF oh August 12, 2023 - 12:21 PM - 12:21 PM

I agree. All of The Band’s songs were good. I read Robbie Robertson’s autobiography a few years ago. An interesting life – traveling around, on his own, at a young age. Then finding his true identity. The Last Waltz was an amazing concert and film. Robbie was definitely a handsome guy too! He had it all! All the true, creative talents are leaving us. Thanks, Robbie… RIP

Givengold August 12, 2023 - 11:11 PM - 11:11 PM

I read Levon’s autobiography. Apparently they both paint very different pictures of the evolution of The Band. Levon was not too fond of this Canadian coming down south and taking control and credit of/for The Band. He really resented being under-represented in The Last Waltz. He basically ended up on the cutting room floor. A young Neil Diamond was featured in the concert, and no one in The Band had a clue who he was.

Hanne Jeppesen August 13, 2023 - 11:59 AM - 11:59 AM

UTube have several cut from The Last Waltz, featuring Levon Helm “The Weight, Up on cripple creek. I have reached the part in the book where Robertson mentions a little about the conflict with Helms. Seems drugs were involved, some heavy (herion) Robertson did not do heroin. Although he voices his disappointment with Levon, he does not really badmouth him. Maybe I will learn more later as I finish the book

nytemuvr August 13, 2023 - 1:09 PM - 1:09 PM

@HANNE JEPPESEN..…By the time of the Last Waltz they were all pretty addicted, even Martin Scorsese who directed the film was a big coke user. I know this from first hand knowledge. And yes Bob Dylan is a nice guy, I had the fortunate chance to meet him in the early 80s.

Dawg August 12, 2023 - 1:08 PM - 1:08 PM

Before they became popular, they played with Bob Dylan. They played “The Weight” in the movie Easy Rider, which helped popularize The Band, and pushed the song up the charts. Their songs told a story, and had meaning. When I saw The Band at Winterland, it was the first time I heard “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” It told a story about General Stoneman’s raid in 1865 and the impact it had on Virgil Cain, a poor Southern Railroad conductor, during the end of the Civil War. Joan Baez sang it a couple of years later.

nytemuvr August 12, 2023 - 10:16 PM - 10:16 PM

@DAWG….Easy Rider, my “go to” DVD when the cable goes out. I never tire of watching and listening to it.

Hanne Jeppesen August 14, 2023 - 12:34 PM - 12:34 PM

Found an interview on UTube from a few years ago, with Robbie Robertson. It is from CBS and part of the covering of Robbie’s death. At the end of the interview, when asked about his feud with Helms. he says he couldn’t do the bitterness, and had thought of Helm as his brother and admired his musical talent. When Helm was dying, his family called Robbie, and he went to the hospital and held his hand. There must be a reason Helm’s family felt comfortable calling Robertson and have come to the hospital. As someone wrote on UTube, they are both gone, they both enriched the world with their music let them rest in peace.

Hanne Jeppesen August 12, 2023 - 10:47 PM - 10:47 PM

Yes I remember The Weight from Easy Rider, it was also in “The Big Chill”. You might be interested in reading his book, I got at Half Price Books here in Concord. I heard Armstrong and Getty talking about it. Yes, I know they are conservative, but they are often funny, both are musicians, anyway the way they talked about the book made me want to read it. The book goes into a lot of details about their, especially Robbie’s relationship with Dylan. I always thought Dylan was a bit eccentric and kind of remote, but the Robbie writes about he sound like a nice guy, who really cares about his friends. A little trivia, before The Band was well known, they toured all over the states. The had a gig in Texas, a place called the “Skylight lounge”. the roof had burned and the owner didn’t bother to replace it. The owners name was Jack, and Robbie describe him as someone that seemed to be high on something, he had another club in another town, and would go back and forth. The Band worried about getting paid, they did, and were relieved thought they would never hear about Jack again. Two weeks later his name and picture was all over the news, not just in states, but the whole world. His name was Jack Ruby, and he shot Lee Harvey Oswald.

I would have loved to see The Band in concert, and also The Doors, and Simon and Garfunkel concert in Central Park 1981. I have seen a few famous band and performers, Rolling Stone, Bob Seger, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen a few other and also some great jazz musicians, but I would have loved to see those 2 bands.

Hanne Jeppesen August 13, 2023 - 5:33 PM - 5:33 PM

Nytemuvr, Yes the all did drugs, Robertson too, he is open about that in his book. However, he did not do heroin. When they first started out Robertson and Levon we’re close friends, he did quit once, something about touring and other stuff didn’t suit him. Some time later Robertson convinced him to come back. I think you will find Robertson’s book interesting, especially if like me you were young back then. As with the book about The Doors. No one gets out of here alive, it on only gives a good insight to both bands, but also to that time.

The Fearless Spectator August 12, 2023 - 7:31 PM - 7:31 PM

When the Last Waltz came out it inspired me to get to know the music of Ronnie Hawkins. He was a great singer/performer who was doing The Moonwalk in 1959 when Michael Jackson was a toddler. There is you tube footage and he was clearly ahead of his time.

Hanne Jeppesen August 15, 2023 - 2:06 PM - 2:06 PM

Moonwalk, duck walk, who did it first Ronnie Hawkins or Chuck Berry?

The Fearless Spectator August 17, 2023 - 9:19 AM - 9:19 AM

Check Berry came up with the Duck Walk.
Ronnie Hawkins the Moon Walk, although it’s likely he borrowed it from someone less well known.
So much musical talent has come out of Canada: The Band, Triumph, Rush, April Wine, and one of my favorites Mahogany Rush, and many more.

this_that August 12, 2023 - 5:21 AM - 5:21 AM

The, “Olive Garden,” gag is commonly posted on claycord message forums. I recall this started when claycord asked about favorite restaurants. The other gag I’ve seen is the, “corn snake.” Just wondering what is the story behind this one.

Lovelace August 12, 2023 - 5:35 PM - 5:35 PM

Buy me all you can eat pasta at the Olive Garden and I’ll tell you about the cornsnakes🤫

S August 12, 2023 - 7:06 AM - 7:06 AM

Pick One:
A) Artichoke
B) Asparagus

Captain Bebops August 12, 2023 - 10:13 AM - 10:13 AM

A) but B is okay when done right. Some friends don’t like artichokes because they are too messy to deal with when eating.

Cyn August 12, 2023 - 10:23 AM - 10:23 AM

B) Asparagus alone topped with a Bernaisse; chopped pieces mixed with pasta and shrimp, or just all by itself, as long as it’s not overcooked. Have never had an artichoke. Good one, again, “S”. 🙂

Cyn August 12, 2023 - 10:27 AM - 10:27 AM

I should have checked my spelling before posting…it should be “BEARNAISE”.

Glen223 August 15, 2023 - 10:27 AM - 10:27 AM

Don’t get saucy with me, bearnaise…

Dr. Jellyfinger August 18, 2023 - 7:35 AM - 7:35 AM

LoL! Here it is Glen!


Roz August 12, 2023 - 10:52 AM - 10:52 AM

@ S ~
Again, … another one that’s hard to choose since I like both.

Dawg August 12, 2023 - 1:12 PM - 1:12 PM

I have always liked artichokes, but when I was a little kid, asparagus would make me sick. Now I can eat them, and they’re not bad.

Dorothy August 12, 2023 - 9:13 PM - 9:13 PM


S August 13, 2023 - 9:18 AM - 9:18 AM

“B”, but only because it is a ‘Pick One’ deal…

doremi August 13, 2023 - 1:51 PM - 1:51 PM

B. Artichoke. with a bit of mayonnaise. Béarnaise sounds good.
A. Asparagus. But only done right. Throw it in a hot frying pan. Salt, Lemon pepper. Cover and turn off. Give it a shake after a minute or two (the smell of char). Keep it covered for another two or three depending on the size of the stalks. Pierce with a fork or knife for correct doneness. I like mine a little al dente. They cook fast! Garlic and red pepper flakes are also an option.

Hanne Jeppesen August 12, 2023 - 11:26 AM - 11:26 AM

Both although I prefer asparagus. Artichoke takes too long to eat. My dad grew white asparagus, they have a bit of bitter taste, didn’t like them as a child, but loved them when I older. They are hard to find here and expensive. The reason the are expensive is that as the grow you have to cover them up with dirt each day, since if they are exposed to sunlight they will turn green. I don’t think they are as versatile as green asparagus, those I add to my salad, or I sometimes make an omelet with green asparagus and goat cheese.

Private Snafu August 12, 2023 - 7:21 PM - 7:21 PM

Are parents still having gender reveal parties? It seems they were all the rage for awhile.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 12, 2023 - 7:47 PM - 7:47 PM

A: I say Artichoke…. but only because it doesn’t make my pee smell funny.

Leo August 12, 2023 - 9:20 PM - 9:20 PM

I’m sure it’s been asked and answered, so I apologize for missing it. But what is going on at Farm Bureau Road with the bicycle and self-driving robot? What is the purpose of the endless back and forth?

Dr. Jellyfinger August 13, 2023 - 10:32 AM - 10:32 AM


Magnetic Tractor Beam from lead unit pulls bicycle along.
Pedals on bike are just an optional exercise feature.
They are making asparagus & artichoke deliveries.

@ this_that

Long ago somebody answered a snake ID question as “corn snake” if I remember correctly.
Anyway, corn snakes do not exist in California except in captivity, but some readers got such a big ol stiffy for the name corn snake…. like corn dog as something to eat or locally famous reptile for whatever reason, and now the lame old joke just won’t die.

Original G August 13, 2023 - 3:13 PM - 3:13 PM

Working on outlet for fridge and as usual got sidetracked.
Cleaned FUR off the coils, with it pulled away from wall took off back panel where compressor is for a look see. Fan that pulls air across coils to dissipate heat, then pushes it out across evaporator tray had 1/4″ dust build up. With fridge against wall have cleaned coils several times, checking fan just never registered.

El Jefe August 13, 2023 - 7:42 PM - 7:42 PM

I have to go with artichokes even though the next day I am blown up with gas , have to carefully plan when I consume them , my wife cooks them in our pressure cooker , soooo good

Dr. Jellyfinger August 13, 2023 - 9:14 PM - 9:14 PM

Lightning and Thunder + raining pretty steady out here in the Delta.
I hope the hills don’t catch fire like they did in August a few years ago…. I damn near choked to death on all that smoke.

Original G August 13, 2023 - 9:20 PM - 9:20 PM

A few sprinkles and sound of thunder.
https://tinyurl.com/yeepmvsa lighting strikes

Abe August 15, 2023 - 7:53 AM - 7:53 AM

M 3.4 – 2 km NNW of Alamo, CA
2023-08-15 07:44:24 (UTC-07:00)
37.867°N 122.046°W
9.9 km

Abe August 15, 2023 - 7:59 AM - 7:59 AM

3.4 earthquake, on Lunada Lane, about the middle of the block, Alamo.

Original G August 16, 2023 - 2:08 AM - 2:08 AM

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