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Skepticism · agriculture · politics · technology
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Skepticism · agriculture · politics · technology

Diesel music

| Posted on in farming, life, music

Wanna know what the sweetest sound in the world is? Too bad. I’m going to tell you anyway. It’s the sound of a Massey Fergueson 860 combine starting for the first time after a long, cold winter.

My father vouched for me last week. I guess I’m now providing the sound equipment for the 100th anniversary of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in my home town of Sharon, KS, on Sunday. Normally I would write something in my usual, malcontented tone; however, there is a bit of light at the end of this tunnel. My third cousin is (or was) Kim Traffas. I haven’t heard much from or about her other than she spent some time in Nashville. I recently discovered she’s singing at this anniversary shin-dig. My Google search for Kim Traffas turned up absolutely nothing, but top-notch googler that I am, I was able to find her website. Turns out she’s performing under the name Kimberly Dawn (The New Dawn of Country Music). I checked out the site. It provides some MP3 samples from her EP “I Gotta Go”. Normally, seeing that it was recorded in Nashville would make me immediately type something like “yahoo” or “msn” in my browser bar to get me away from the site as soon as possible, but because she’s family I not only stayed but downloaded the samples. I have to admit that she’s pretty good. I’ll be buying the CD. You should check it out.

I’m taking some time off of playing music during the week for a few weeks so I can go back and play with my combines. I’m going to try to start booking not only some solo shows but some shows with the band starting in August. We’re going to also begin work on a studio LP at that time.

You’ll hear from me.