Category Archives: Music

Sunday Potpourri: Sneakers with Wheels Edition

I’m gearing up to assemble the midterm exam for my Brit Lit survey kids, but meanwhile… *** Made a run to Real City yesterday, hitting my favorite cheap Chinese restaurant before settling down at the used media emporium. The drive … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time in “The Next ‘Next Athens'”…

A couple of days ago, Jeff “Flesh Hammer” Walls of the Woggles died of pulmonary hypertension. Readers of this blog are well aware of my fondness for the Woggles, but prior to his stint in that group, Walls played guitar … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Random Reads Edition

We’re having our first brutally hot spell of the year, with the highs on the verge of cracking the three-digit mark and skies the approximate color of a swimming pool liner. This is expected to continue at least until late … Continue reading

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Monday Potpourri: Grand Council Edition

So I’ve had lunch, and in a little while I need to make a grocery run and perhaps get a walk in. But meanwhile… *** Things didn’t go as I would have hoped at the old ball yard on Friday, … Continue reading

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Friday Potpourri: The Grand Old Game Edition

I’ll be spending a large chunk of this afternoon and evening at Mondoville’s baseball stadium, as we’re hosting a regional round of the NCAA Division II baseball tournament — the first time that has happened in the college’s history. It’s … Continue reading

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Put the Kettle (Drum) On…

I decided that I was a drummer well before I had any drums. Indeed, when I was in fourth grade and some of us were invited to start doing instrumental music, I was given a choice between clarinet and trombone. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Suppertime Potpourri

As I was eating lunch this morning, I noticed a box containing “Ginger Honey Crystals.” The Spawn had bought them, as she is fond of herbal teas and such. All well and good, as far as I’m concerned — it’s … Continue reading

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