Monthly Archives: September 2011

The world is full of needs that must be met…

…and one certainty in life is that somewhere, somehow, someone on the internet will find a way to meet those needs. See, for example, Skulls Unlimited. Click the link. Seriously, just click it. Explore a little. Then come back here. … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 84 Is Accidentally Seasonal And Suddenly Shy

We all have our preferences, musically speaking.  We all have our categories, our sets of kinds of things we like for different reasons. Sometimes these categories overlap, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes we just want to listen to stupid stuff. … Continue reading

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The Moon at the End of the Avenue of the Saints

I am finally home from a good but exhausting conference trip to a rather interesting place (to which I will, oddly enough, be returning in a month or so for a different conference altogether). Assorted ruminations follow. 1) I had no … Continue reading

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Drinking This Stuff So You Don’t Have To: Wringing The Neck of a Ringneck Red

I probably ought to explain, as I add another entry to my little wine-tasting experiment, that the point of the exercise is not, ultimately, just to become educated about wine and food. I do not really aspire to foodieness. Mostly, … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 83: Lake Avenue Breakdown!

Well, not really, although I do have to thank my former academic assistant Chris for giving me the name of the first tune I will ever compose for banjo. Thanks, Chris! My neighbors will thank you, too! Their seconds will … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 82: Baby’s First Harmonica

I’m becoming an instrument hoarder. It’s a bit pathetic, really. It’s just that I keep discovering more sounds to make, and it’s so much fun to make them that I simply have to do it! My newest acquisition is a cheapo … Continue reading

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"…but it was good anyway."

This week, I had the chance to back up Andy Juhl as a Bluestem Player once again, but this time the venue was wildly different from our usual gigs. This time, we were (rather inappropriately, as it turns out) playing … Continue reading

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