a good one for my mood today…

Dear diablog,

From time to time I get – even by my own standards – far too sentimental.

By means too convoluted to explain here I stumbled across this version of a song that has for ages been ‘out there somewhere’ in my version of consciousness and just had to get it.

I thought I would share it with you as I have just bought it for the juke – I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Those were the days – Teddy Boys, Doo Wop and silly dancing.

Yours, diablog, hummin’ along


Blues of Desperation

Blues of Desperation

Just out a couple of days ago and fresh onto my stereo.
I’m a big blues fan and a huge Bonamassa fan, since he introduced me to his version of the blues. For those who aren’t familiar, he crosses the boundaries from blues to rock in his unique fashion.

Les Paul 1955 - The Cajun

He collects guitars like Glynsky collects cars, except he has far more! This is one of his favorites, a 1955 Les Paul. Seen a few gigs this one and sounds just brilliant.

Les Paul 1955

Wish I had a fraction of his talent.

For those of you who haven’t tasted Joe’s stuff, I can’t include a clip as it’s too soon, but this album comes highly recommended from your resident drag queen.

How did I miss that?

Dear Reader,

If you are with us for a while, and your memory still works, you’d remember me mentioning Bill Bryson. And if you don’t, the search function of diablog on top of the right column will lead you to this post, and this one.

The posts are from 2010 and 2011. And somehow I forgot to check, what Bill Bryson had been up to. Apparently he wrote two more books. And one of his older ones, A Walk in the Woods, was turned into a movie with the same title:

A Walk in the Woods


With Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson, could you go wrong?

This is a very nice movie. It isn’t a blockbuster comedy. More an escape of an hour and half, that will have you smiling all along. And sometimes laughing out loud. I like it a lot.

And I write “like” instead of liked, because today a movie is available, whenever you want. Not like in the past, when you either saw it at the cinema, or missed it.

Somehow I missed that little movie in 2015. And I am glad I saw it now. And that we have the technique to do so.

Stay tuned,

Engine Room