Monthly Archives: July 2015

Slim Chances

Having been in the Freshman Comp game for more than 15 years all told, there are some authors I’m tired of reading about, to the point that I don’t really feel I can give papers about them a fair reading. … Continue reading

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Gig Report: Pieces Fit Together Edition

The Berries made another assault on the ears of Real City last night, performing at our friendly confines of Art Bar. We were packed up and ready to leave Mondoville by 6, and it got us to the venue earlier … Continue reading

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William Lindsay Gresham, Call Your Office

As I stopped at Wal-Mart this morning, I saw a young African American boy (approx. age 10) putting pieces of paper under windshield wipers  in the parking lot. Sure enough, when I got back to my car, I found this … Continue reading

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“Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes”

I don’t drink alcohol, and haven’t in years (well, not deliberately, anyway — I was surprised by a champagne punch at a faculty reception a couple of years ago.) I don’t mind if you do, though, and my abstinence isn’t … Continue reading

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Ludwig — Roll Over Beethoven

When I was a teenager, playing a five-piece drum kit my folks got me from Sears as a combination thirteenth birthday/uprooting me to Kentucky gift, I both loved and hated trips to the music store, where I’d snag issues of Modern … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri

It hasn’t been a hugely newsworthy week at the Mid-Century Mondohaus, which is fine by me. The drum hauler needed a new water pump and timing belt, and while that set us back almost $900, that’s cheaper than either a … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in Atlanta…

A local TV station reports that the local NAACP has called for the destruction of the Stone Mountain sculpture of Confederate leaders: The organization issued a statement calling for the removal of all symbols of the Confederacy from the park. … Continue reading

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In Which Things Get Overthought: Minions Edition

So, Clan Mondo was on the road for a few days, visiting family in Lost-In-the-Woods County. The local theater was screening the new animated film Minions, and because I was really bored, I read about it. Fine. But then last night, the … Continue reading

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If You Hear Something, Say Something

This response seems utterly appropriate, as far as I can tell. The damage one of those things can do is terrifying. I’ve seen it, man. I’ve seen it. (Adopts thousand-yard stare.) I’m only sorry those poor kids had to watch Alvin … Continue reading

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Boom, boom boom, SLAM!

Fifty-three years ago today, one of my drum heroes went to work at Gold Star Studios in L.A. and played a beat that not only helped drive a song to the top of the charts (where it peaked at #2), … Continue reading

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