Category Archives: Flickration

Accidental Wonders and Small Surprises

Yesterday, just on a whim, I trundled off to Sac City, IA to visit their famous Chautauqua Building. Josh and his Uncle Paul and I are going to be playing a little show there in a couple of weeks, and … 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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Ruminations of a Wore-Out Bobcat

It’s showtime at the Spencer Community Theatre this week, and the show in question is Always, Patsy Cline, a sweet little thing about a sweet little country gal leanin’ back into some sweet old country songs (and the fangirl who … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 42: In Which I Do A Bad Stan Rogers Impression

I really do have sort of a strange thing for Canadian folk musicians. I don’t know why. We all have our quirks. You’ve already encountered one of my little obsessions (Lynn Miles), and today you’re going to meet another: the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 40 Is All About the Benjamins

I know I’ve been whining about being busy for days now, but it really is a problem. It takes a while to put a song together, especially if I’m learning one I’ve never played before or using an instrument I’m … Continue reading

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Hotlanta I Spy Blogging

Travel is always an adventure in stories and moments. It begins with a long drive to a faraway airport, at which I am obliged to give up a corkscrew that I had, for some unknown reason, left in my carryon … Continue reading

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Sacred Geometry

For me, my violins (from that first crappy little student rental I learned on to my latest acquisition, an entry-level electric fiddle) have always been holy. Their voices have differed. Their shapes and colors have shifted over time, and they’ve … Continue reading

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Bodies at Rest and In Motion

One of the spectacular treasures of the Library of Congress Flickr Stream is the Gottlieb Jazz Photos collection. There are haunting, amazing photos of jazz musicians and other performers of the 30s and 40s in their element, in both color … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Flickration, Library of Congress Flickr Stream MAGIC, photography

Clever and Timely Advice: "It’s Easier to Start A Baby Than You Think."

One of my favorite Flickr feeds is the Vintage Advertising Pool, in which one often finds some rather amazing stuff. This morning, for instance, something extra¬†special came across the electronic transom: This one’s British, a Health Education Council ad from … Continue reading

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