Saturday, July 14, 2012


Welcome to my Saturday Scavenger Shots game entry for this week!  This week's word is "PROGRESSIVE" and was selected by the always interesting and informative AlienCoffeeGrounds at
Swamp Gas & Moonlit Reflections

Wow was this one a tuffy!  
At first I thought about the insurance folk who go by that name.  You know... the one with Flo!  
I thought if I drove around I'd see a billboard with her on it.
Wrong.  I just got hot and sticky.

Then I thought about politics.  They seem to be everywhere these days.  I've tried to avoid it, but that's impossible.
This led to a memory...

Many years ago, I lived in Cali near my dear sister
She had a fascination with Teddy Roosevelt.
This led to me owning two cats named Teddy and Alice...
Alice after one of the real Teddy's daughters.
And my knowing more about Teddy Roosevelt that I normally would have.

That little memory jogged up the word 
because dear, Teddy was a member of the 
PROGRESSIVE political party...
"The Bully Moose Party". 

Well, I don't have a pic of Teddy Roosevelt that I took myself
for obvious reasons.
But I do have a picture of ...

 My favorite PROGRESSIVE rock band album...
King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King.
Love the art work.
Love the music.

it has been many years since this came out 
in the early 70s.
I guess that makes me not very
at all.
Other bands that I am familiar with that fall into
this genre that you may know are
Jethro Tull, Jon Anderson, Mike Oldfield...etc,.

I'm not sure what makes this music 
but I think it has something to do with the fact that these artists have taken rock beyond the typical pale
with classical and jazz influences
and a great deal of complexity.
I just like the way it sounds.




  1. Hard to avoid politics in an election year! But I can't say I blame you. Better to stick to music. :-)

  2. I love it when one thought snowballs into another and inspires us!

    Now I could kick myself for not posting a photo of a former coworker during Halloween one year. She dressed up as Flo from Progressive! I did come up with other photos, though.

  3. haha! Oh, I loved your free association blogging here! Very progressive thinking.

  4. Secret Agent Woman- It is hard to avoid them. Its everywhere.

    Tara- Ha! You had a Flo. Well, I liked your photos. I thought they illustrated progressive very well.

    laura b.- I did have that stream of consciousness going on... and once the stream starts flowing, who knows where it will end.