Saturday, May 3, 2014

Three photos from the river today

Yes, the river is up.

The Tennessee passes Kenova WV.

And I get my first picture of the Marathon boat Galveston Bay.

No. 5, coming up

I just realized today that the 28th of this month will mark the five-year anniversary of the Ohio River Blog.

Is it time for a new look? Nah.

More later, maybe.

Brad Paisley and the Ohio River

I'm not a big country music fan anymore. It was all around me when I was growing up, but when it transitioned from Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed and guys like that to Garth Brooks and guys in cowboy hats, I made the move to baroque and classical. Some modern bluegrass on acoustic instruments is okay, but a lot of that, too, is repetitive and really not interesting.

If you are familiar with Brad Paisley, he grew up in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle, and that may have had something do with his song "River Bank." It seems like the guy spent a lot of time on the Ohio when he was growing up. So he's not all bad, I guess.

Here's one link to his song, if you're interested.