Monthly Archives: July 2016

Saturday Evening Potpourri

Got back from a retail run to Real City (more on which anon), and thought I’d check in, so without further ado… *** I’m in my usual spot downstairs,  trying to avoid the heat as much as possible Temperatures in … Continue reading

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Out in the High Lonesome

Got back yesterday evening from a trip to Wide-Spot-in-the-Road, where Clan Mondo visited my in-laws. It was a short trip — less than 72 hours all told, but with the Spawn’s new job and such, we have to squeeze our … Continue reading

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A Footnote: Goodbye to the Performance Paisley

(Some theme music.) I forgot to mention that the other night’s show marked the first time in a number of years that I did a music or reading gig without wearing my long-time favorite blue paisley shirt. I started out … Continue reading

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In Which the Berries Play a Birthday Party and Make New Friends

Last night we made it back to the venue we tend to think of as our home, Columbia’s Art Bar, as part of a 4-band bill celebrating the club’s 12th anniversary. I made it to the venue at about 7:15, … Continue reading

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Pre-Gig Potpourri

It’s going to be a late night, as the Berries are the closing act for Art Bar’s celebration of 12 years of live music. We’ll go on midnightish, and if we’re lucky, we’ll see you there! *** As I noted … Continue reading

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“He’s Skiing on One Ski!”

(See here for the title source.) I was reminded of one of my favorite silly movies today on the treadmill, as I was finishing up my attempt to do five straight days of 5K walks. With about 1.2 miles to … Continue reading

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QotD: Prog Rock Edition

Through the magic of YouTube, I’m watching a BBC documentary from 2008 on English progressive rock, which (as I’ve noted) is the yang to my garage-rock yin. (And I would argue that they find a sort of Hegelian synthesis in … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Enters the Workforce (and a Locked Room)

Today was the first day of the Spawn’s first paying gig, working at the college library. It’s a bit of a late start for a summer job, but we had to wait for the new fiscal year to get rolling, … Continue reading

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A Bit of Monday Linky Love

My friends know that my interests are pretty multifarious — like Terence’s character, I tend to think that “I am human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.” Consequently, when my friends run across something a … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Now with Extra Steps

It’s Saturday morning (for another hour or so, anyway), so away we go! Alternating Feet Department: Finished my 13.1 miles yesterday, and as I got off the treadmill, I realized I still had some life in my legs, but I … Continue reading

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