Ukrainian Daze

David Redpath at https://highwaybloggery.com/ gave me the idea to make Ukrainian Daze.

Sliver moon hanging over a clear sky this evening.

73 thoughts on “Ukrainian Daze

  1. Your the Man, Timothy! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜ŽโœŒ๏ธ
    Just don’t go joining that Club 27,
    along with Jimi, and many brave
    young Ukrainian men courtesy of
    that rat fink Vladimir Putin ๐Ÿ‘Ž

  2. Great job on the music, Tim, and I always love the images of the sky and moon. We had another break in the clouds tonight. There was a perfect moon-eye out there in a clear patch amid the clouds.

  3. Will have to listen to your video again. Listening, in the late night, I had to turn down the volume as not to bother the sleeping furries.

    O/T: I was reading something regarding COVID practices, and a reference was made to Lovelace Hospital in ABQ. I remembered your mentioning that’s where your dad worked. The article about Lovelace was that they were less than stellar when the omicron levels were racing to their peak. Something about testing internal to the hospital.

    • Hi David. My dad started at the Lovelace Foundation at the Bataan Memorial Methodist Hospital in 1959. Here’s a postcard of the building: https://www.cardcow.com/17348/albuquerque-new-mexico-bataan-memorial-methodist-hospital/. Then it became the Lovelace clinic and hospital at some point, and then in the 70s it was one of the first HMOs. After it became an HMO it started on a downhill slide. I’m not surprised if it did not have a stellar performance at anytime during the pandemic. It has come close to being shutdown over the years for shoddy practices. Did you remember my “Do Not Throw” from “Tales From My Youth”? https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/7/tales-from-my-youth-do-not-throw. That was when I worked at Lovelace in 1979.

      When I got my first port in 2010, Lovelace had the only surgery available. I had to go in for a pre-op interview with a nurse. The nurse was so stupid, and the interview was so ridiculous, I simply got up and walked out on the woman. The day of the operation, the nurse prepping me asked me if I felt safe at home. I told her yes. Then I asked her “Are you going to ask me if I feel safe here? Because I don’t feel safe at Lovelace!” She was quite surprised.

      • A pre-op interview is hard to mess up, but it happens more frequently than one would think. There were times when Andrea had to “clean up” a bungled pre-op interview, i.e., reschedule the procedure for the next day or so.

        I did not read the that particular tale about cleaning up down in the morgue. I’m surprised they had you tasked to work the morgue clean up detail as a backup. With all the biohazard regs, I don’t think they would let you pull that kind of duty these days.

      • One would certainly think a pre-op interview would be simple. The woman became fixated on all the cancer drugs for my treatments. She didn’t know what they were, and demanded that I explain why I was taking each one of those drugs. I tried to explain to her that I couldn’t explain the to her what each drug was and did other than the drugs are part of the chemo treatment and the reason for the pre-op interview was because I was getting a port the next day. I needed the port so they could put all those drugs in me without ruining my veins. She could not grasp the chemo process. We she simply glared at me and then asked me again to explain each drug, I got up and walked out.

        I’m not sure it was legal to throw human guts in the incinerator in 1979, but that’s what we did. I would have thrown that leg in the incinerator if it hadn’t had the note on the toe. When I went for my psychiatric exam before my stem cell transplant, the psychiatrist recognized me. He worked in housekeeping at Lovelace when I did. He remembered I was one of the few people who would clean the morgue. He said despite the fact that I cleaned the morgue, he determined I was sane.

  4. Perfect parody – that song has some of my favorite drum licks in it (never thought his drummer got enough credit). Very dramatic skies today!

  5. We both dug Jimi and your lyricโ€™s. So true and so hard to watch. Crazy war. I like the images you inserted. I was shocked at the amount of bombing that was done. I donโ€™t know if people are aware of how they just bombed civilian apartments. Great post Tim. I am not surprised you and David Know each other I love his work too.

  6. Okay I know I saw this post!!!
    This is the one I came to look for! I’m doing a Sunflower Power post. I’m linking to poems, a photo journal and this song. I feel like I’m disappearing. Sheesh!
    Okay, the Cheese Standoff I don’t remember. How could anyone forget a cheese stand off? xx

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