Sunday, April 20, 2014

RECORD STORE DAY 2014





Record Store Day 2014 was spent in St. Louis, where we saw the Minus 5 at Euclid Records. I found these two Tommy Keene records at reasonable prices and do believe I scored big. 

Also saw the Chuck Berry statue on The Loop, pretty neat.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

THE MINUS 5 @ OFF BROADWAY IN ST LOUIS

Had to get permits taken out at City Hall to allow this much fun at one rock show.



ST. LOUIS CITY HALL: ROCK PERMITTING AND CODE OFFICE

Sunday, April 13, 2014

....RAPID OR DEEP BREATHING THAT CAN OCCUR WITH ANXIETY OR PANIC

Saturday, April 12, 2014

TOURING AFRICA BY GOODREADS - UPDATE

Half of a Yellow Sun African Roar 2013 To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek through the Heart of Africa Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away The Tuner of Silences Cutting for Stone What Is the What The Book of Secrets Paradise Maps The Yacoubian Building The Seven Veils of Seth: A Modern Arabic Novel from Libya Children of the New World

I'm continuing my armchair traveller's project to read a book set in every country in Africa.  It's a fun project and continues to teach me about geography, religion, history, and the diversity of a continent that I had almost a grade-school level awareness of, far too far into adulthood. 

The reading mission has turned into an actual travel bug.

Part of each read, for me, is to try to pick up on some new music.  In the case of Half of a Yellow Sun, the great Nigerian highlife singer, Rex Lawson.

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

ROCK SHOW AND CENTRAL MO

Late Friday we heard about Alejandro Escovedo playing at Knuckleheads  and spontaneously hauled ass down there.  It was a great show in a venue that was new to us, down in the East bottoms [thank you Steve for correction].  The show really rocked and it was amazing to see a packed house of all ages going nuts for A.E.  I wished that Billy Barnett had been there. The last song was "Real As An Animal," shouted out to Scotty Asheton.



Then we got up Saturday and drove over to Jefferson City for my dad's 89th birthday and some farm time.  Pablo got down with his cousin KC, chasin' voles, chewin' antlers, and rollin' in stuff.



Baseball starts tomorrow.  I'm more excited about being in KC to see a lot of games with my friends and family than I am about the goofy expectations heaped on this pretty solid baseball team.  I think to beat last year's 86-win season, the offensive production will have to be vastly improved.  I don't think the pitching has improved.  I would love for them to make the playoffs but I don't quite expect that they will.  I am keeping my expectations low and hope to enjoy the ride and hope they do too.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SLOW BLOGGING: IS THIS LEGIBLE?

A while back I started re-learning cursive.  I have no idea whether this is legible writing, but it is improving.