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Welcome to The Cirque du Boomie where the dancers will kick your teeth out and you have unlimited credit in the casino.


Feb-05-2010 - The Don said so long ago that in 5 years The Cirque would be totally legitimate. Today I see a thriving casino business and fan dancers from Yonkers. Good times!



This is the forum.
The Cirque,
On an average day, people go about their business.
When they get out of line I go to work.
I carry a badge.

Dum De Dum
Dum De Dum De Dum

We were working out of Tactics and Swindles. My partner's name is Jessie. My name's Boomie.


"...the unexamined life is not worth living..." - Socrates from Plato's Apology

“This one of you, O human beings, is wisest, who, like Socrates, recognizes that he is in truth of no account in respect to wisdom.” - Socrates from Plato's Apology

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers" - James Baldwin

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton

"If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." - Sir Isaac Newton

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself." - Krishnamurti

"Truth is a pathless land." - Krishnamurti

"The more I practise, the luckier I get." - Gary Player

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"People don't stop playing because they get old. They get old because they stop playing." - GB Shaw

"Today is a good day to get mated." - Lakota mystic Red Rook


Given that a thought dies shortly after birth, the writer is a mortician whose job is to make it smile.

The unexamined position is not worth playing.

Play ideas not moves.

A beautiful solution for which there is no problem.

Professor, don't get on that ship! That book, To Serve Man, it's a chess book!

Have pawn. Will travel.

The Cirque - Your best choice for a second location.

<If Gilbert and Sullivan Played Chess>

Though it may seem quite incongruous
And it makes so little sense to us,
She is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Though she may seem a bit mannish,
She would never play the Spanish.
'Cause she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

Neither Russian, French nor Catalan
'Cause she always wants to get her man.
So she is an English fan.
Yes she is an English fan.

<With apologies to George M. Cohan>

D-z-indzi-chashvili spells Zindchinhashvalley.

Proud of all the Cossack blood that's in me

Praise the man who says my name correctly

D-z-indzi-chashvili you see

It's a shame that my name has never been pronounced quite like

Ginchinsmokedhashverily, that's me!

<CG Haiku>

She had me at "Heh".
Much jibber jabber ensued.
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   Boomie has kibitzed 12431 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-02-16 Boomie chessforum
Boomie: <Artar1: <Boomie>, What a beautiful piece!> What Deffie said: <Joe Pass was one of the best.. brilliant player> Pass played a lot with Oscar Peterson, one of the all time great jazz pianists. There is some of their work on You Tube, for example, ...
   Dec-01-16 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <jessicafischerqueen: You'd think our esteemed members would know the answer to this one.> They were probably blinded by your radiance and struck dumb. You have that effect on people.
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Boomie: <Open Defense> We are The World. We are the cool kids. We are the ones who push the spacebars And look like geniuses.
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Boomie: -> Chess goats? Sounds like some diabolical ritual. Hail Caissa!
   Nov-29-16 chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <> On the next game in the WC, Live Broadcast Page , it says "Game starts Monday...". That should read "Wednesday".
   Nov-29-16 Artar1 chessforum (replies)
Boomie: <Artar1: Who is <Yaz>?> Oops. Sorry. That's Yasser's nickname. I spent some time with Yaz when he started playing chess. Even in his early teens, he was good company. He hasn't changed all that much over the years. That nice, genial man you see on his broadcasts is the ...
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Boomie: The Berlin seemed to be the obvious choice to end the classical phase. It appears that a lot of wood will be traded down from here and they will shake on it within 10 moves.
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Boomie: I boldly predict that this game will decide the match unless it doesn't.
   Nov-23-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Boomie: <OhioChessFan: Someone help me. From Caruana's analysis, Black has just made his 34th move, Ne4, this is a good position for Black?> The Fabulous one wrote that this was an engine move which humans would never find over the board. I suggest using an engine to analyze it. I'm ...
   Nov-19-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Boomie: In Petrosian - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal (1974) , the line at the end is missing the link: "Petrosian advanced to the Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Semifinal (1974)."
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  Boomie: <saffuna: I am sure you followed the famous story of Pete Seeger on the Smothers Brothers Show.>

Yes. The Brothers would not be bullied by the network. That's why they were cancelled although they got good ratings.

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  Boomie: <diceman: <Seeger wanted to sing a song whose refrain was> "Girl, we couldn't get much higher">

The famous flap between The Doors and Ed Sullivan. The Doors agreed to watered down lyrics before the show and then sang it straight up on the air. They never played that venue again, heh.

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  saffuna: <The Brothers would not be bullied by the network. That's why they were cancelled although they got good ratings.>

Plus they were up against "Bonanza," the #1 show on TV.

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  Boomie: <saffuna: <The Brothers would not be bullied by the network. That's why they were cancelled although they got good ratings.> Plus they were up against "Bonanza,">

Point, set, and match. The boys did well, considering...

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  Boomie: <Open Defense>

In the late 50's and early 60's, there was a flowering of interest in the blues. Although the black musicians had moved on and considered the blues to be an outdated form, various white musicians were bit by the blues bug.

Dave Ray was a 12 string player from Minnesota who had an incurable love for Leadbelly. He inspired a generation of musicians including Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt.

No discussion of American folk and blues would be complete without Leadbelly. Everything about him was extraordinary. He was one of the best 12 string players, had a powerful singing style, and wrote hundreds of great songs.

Leadbelly's version of the very amusing "Gallows Pole". It's about buying off the hangman at the gallows. Anybody who's ever tried to play the 12 string would find Leadbelly's facility astonishing.

Dave Ray's powerful version of Leadbelly's "Fannin Street". This song really moves.

"Snaker" Dave Ray's anthem "Snaker's Here". Doubles as homage to Leadbelly's style.

Leadbelly was fond of the talking blues and a form called "hollers". These are unaccompanied songs where you get up on your hind legs and let it rip. For learning blues singing, there is nothing better.

Dave Ray hollering "Red Cross Store".

Ray had a studio at his house. Bonny Raitt and some R&B players recorded a great album there. She was only 21 years old. This is another of my all time favorites and I recommend that you give it a listen. I know you will be inspired by it.

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  technical draw: Hi <Boomie>. I'm not <Open Defense> but thanks for that info and links. I am a true blues lover.
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  Boomie: <technical draw: I'm not <Open Defense>>

Well, nobody's perfect.

I am delighted that my post has pleased you. That's why I chat here. I think the best use of the internet is to spread joy.

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  OhioChessFan: Led Zeppelin-Gallows Pole

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  Boomie: <Open Defense and Fans: The Blues>

My favorite guitar blues man is Lightnin' Hopkins. He's creative as well as technically brilliant.

Unfortuantely, there isn't a lot of Jimi Hendrix on acoustic but he was a marvelous blues man, too. This vid also shows a bit of Jimi's good character. He had to start over because he got scared...heh.

Nov-06-16  Open Defence: yeah love Leadbelly! I cover quite a few of his songs live..

Love Lightning Hopkins too

A bluesman who made a big impression on me was Howling Wolf...

Also loved Koko Taylor

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  Travis Bickle: <Open Defence> Deffi, here's a guy who could play the blues.. ; P

Billy Gibbons with ZZ Top - Blue Jean Blues

Hey Deffi, when can I buy that groovy CD of yours?

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  Boomie: <Open Defense>

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee came to Seattle quite a lot and I was lucky to see them a few times. Their folk/blues style played well in college towns.

Ramblin' Jack Elliot travelled with Woody Guthrie. He's Arlo's honorary uncle. I like his playing style.

The Rev. Gary Davis mentioned influenced a lot of guitar players in NYC.

David Bromberg was walking down the street and heard Davis playing in a little club. He asked Davis to be his teacher. As he became successful, he got Davis a nicer place to live and continued learning from him.

Bromberg's funny version of Statesboro Blues. I'm really fond of this album. Jerry Garcia plays on a few of the tunes.

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  Boomie: <Open Defence (Finally spelled it right)>

The Armadillo album by Leo Kattke was especially inspiring. He plays old tunes, John Fahey songs, even Bach, in an astonishing display of wizardry.

I managed a pidgin version of "In Christ There Is No East Or West", another John Fahey song.

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  heuristic: <guitarist leo kottke> I humbly offer these fingerstyle renditions:

old master:
alex deGrassi

Antoine Dufour

Andy McKee

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  Boomie: <heuristic> Thanks for the tunes. The subject was folk/blues but we could expand to include jazz and classical. Bach lives everywhere so why not we?

I don't know a great deal about jazz or classical but I do like Joe Pass. He played a lot with Oscar Peterson so he had to be top of the line. But I don't know enough to distinguish jazz guitarists. I just like the way Joe Pass sounds.

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  Boomie: <Open Defence>

There are some lesson vids on You Tube.

Joe Pass teaches blues in 6 1/2 minutes. It's a continuation from some as yet unfound vid. But it is packed with info that may add some bits to your act. It's mostly way above my pay grade.

Joe Pass playing some bluesy jazz.

David Bromberg gives back as his teacher gave to him. A lesson of how to play "Cocaine Blues" in the style of Rev. Gary Davis. Curiously, part 2 seems to be missing. But I figure there's enough info in part 1 to keep you busy for a while.

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  Boomie: <Open Defence>

Another great example of folk/blues riffs. Plus one of the funniest songs ever.

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  heuristic: <boomie>
the mention of Kottke hinted at a modal shift!
I apologize for the tangent and will slink off...
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  Boomie: <heuristic: the mention of Kottke hinted at a modal shift! I apologize for the tangent and will slink off...>

No need to apologize or slink off.

The vids you posted are great, btw. There is a new class of jazz guitarists who use piano like hammering techniques. I've seen a couple of them on You Tube including Andy McKee (Boomie chessforum (kibitz #3971)) and Stanley Jordan (Boomie chessforum (kibitz #3976)). I have no clue what they are doing but it's great stuff.

Chat away...

Nov-11-16  Open Defence: Oh yeah we we do a Brownie McGhee song Sporting Life Blues!!

Leo Kottke played a mean slide

I love Keb Mo of the newer guys

Nov-11-16  Open Defence: Joe Pass was one of the best.. brilliant player
Nov-11-16  Open Defence: this is a more traditional sounding one from Keb Mo
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  Boomie: <Open Defence>

Mississippi John Hurt is another fine folk/blueser.

Sounds like you guys are well grounded in the classics. You may want to add a bluesy harmonica to your sound.

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  Artar1: <Boomie>, What a beautiful piece!

I didn't know that blues could be so melodic. I love it!

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  Boomie: <Artar1: <Boomie>, What a beautiful piece!>

What Deffie said: <Joe Pass was one of the best.. brilliant player>

Pass played a lot with Oscar Peterson, one of the all time great jazz pianists. There is some of their work on You Tube, for example,

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