Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I don't know if Don Williams noodles

But I do know he has the finest voice in all of country music, is a giant, and can play the funk out of some funky country, as proven in his 1982 rendition of "Tulsa Time."

Don is playing Mystic on Thursday November 4, and Black Bear Casino Friday November 5, which is the day before my birthday so I think I'll go to that one in lieu of going to see Crystal Gayle at O'Shaughnessy on Saturday November 6, my actual date of birth, as (pssssst) I hear her show at O'Shaughnessy is affiliated with an admittedly "pro-life" organization that provides financial resources to pregnant and new mothers as part of their mission, which "believe(s) in the sanctity of all human life...to encourage life by providing financial aid to women and babies in crisis, especially those women who might not choose life because of financial pressures."

A noble endeavor, to be sure, but still, I'm willing to bet the organization is a little sketchy, and besides that, girlfriend's a Republican. Yeah, so Merle Haggard is a Republican and I'd go see him in a heartbeat, unless of course the proceeds of his show were going to the purchase of PackNPlays for new mothers with the understanding that the mother's lack of a PackNPlays is the sole reason she may otherwise choose to have an abortion. Then I might not go see Merle. That's just dumb.

Anyway, what with girlfriend being as red as the blood of a fresh Nugent kill, and with her using the proceeds of her concert to ensure expecting mothers choose to carry and birth their children, children they then place in free PackNPlays, those PackNPlays providing that essential safety net that causes the mother to go "hmmmm...maybe I don't have to have an abortion, now that I have a free PackNPlay!"...aaaaaaaand I think I'd rather not be in that audience. And that audience might not want me in it. And especially on my birthday. I was an unplanned pregnancy, and my mother chose to carry and then birth me, on November 6, 30 years to the day before Crystal Gayle played the O'Shaughnessy. But she had a damned choice, and it wasn't influenced by someone giving her a damned free PackNPlay.

What is a PackNPlay anyway? They didn't have PackNPlays in 1980. They had scary play "pens" with netted siding (choking hazard when torn) and metal crank type mechanisms for lowering its sides (pinching hazard when cranked).

So - birthday party. Don Williams. Tulsa Time. Here's a guy noodling in Tulsa. Watch 'til the end. You'll be glad you did.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Travis Tritt and his sable

I haven't posted here in over a year. To make this blog seem still "fresh," I'd like to share with you a picture of Travis Tritt and his sable.

Image courtesy of jimbahsafaris.com

Travis is playing a solo acoustic set this Wednesday at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center this Wednesday. It should be good.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Look into my fridge.

Check it out. Today, my refrigerator is famous.

As is Eliot, reaching for some Frosty Paws.

(Yeah, we totally staged that. He was originally licking ice cube trays. We told him to go ahead and go for the gold. Good boy, Eliot.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Where've I been?

Gonna be honest. I was getting sick of writing about cool shows to go to because, who cares eh?

Been writing about country music here.

Are You Ready for the Country

Check it out. Post some comments. Join me for a country show or two.

I'll return here periodically to write about meat and animals and such.

Look, a beer.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crappy Taxidermy

Thanks to Gerard for the link. This is pretty awesome.

Crappy Taxidermy

In honor of rally week

"We had to shoot 'im. He was after the sheep again."



Friday, July 31, 2009

Live Music/Dead Meat 2

Ho boy! Are we excited about our next installment of Live Music/Dead Meat.

Allow me to justify our excitement.

For one, the bands are just, like, a perfect fit and will guarantee a raucous evening of fun. First up is Communist Daughter, followed by 10w40, then a little Old James and finally, The Guystorm end out the night.

In case the cause for all this hubbub isn't self-evident, I'll now point out that Johnny of Communist Daughter, also of The Boxcar Restaurant in Prescott, WI, will be grillin' up catfish after his set. Exciting! 10w40, well, they just straight-up rock and if you don't know it then you've been hangin' out at the wrong rural bars and farm parties. Also exciting! And, hold on to your cowboy boots here - Old James plays, like, twice a year. And one 'a those times is usually in Texas. We're bringing 'em back up here just for you, because we love them and we love you. And The Guystorm played our inaugural LM/DM show and rocked the Turf on a Wednesday night. Far be it from us to even anticipate what they're gonna do on a Saturday at the Nomad with a bunch'a party dudes back from the damned Lone Star State. Yee haw and such.

Also exciting - complimentary catfish and game meat tastings. Duh.

And fishing giveaways!

Aw shit. If you aren't convinced yet, I GIVE UP.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Things that are exciting to me right now.

Drakkar Sauna tonight @ 7th St Entry, with openers John Swardson and Mages. 8 bucks, 8:00, 18+. I love this band, outta Lawrence, KS. Take a listen to "Mongrel of a Halfman Slave Bitch" on their myspace. I will be the one shouting out that request tonight, though if I'm any more than one sheet to the wind, I'll likely get the name wrong. Like last time.

And that, on Saturday.

The lineup for the next Live Music/Dead Meat show has been finalized:
The Guystorm, Old James (reunion!), 10w40 and Communist Daughter. We've been bending the ears of some chefs at some fabulous local restaurants specializing in seafood so we're especially excited to hook you up with some good grub.
Saturday 8/15, Nomad, 9:00, 6 bucks.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Unimpressive, sure, but we couldn't show you the one that got away.

Speaking of which, the time, it's gotten away from us! But we're looking ahead now to our next Live Music/Dead Meat party, this one on Saturday August 15th @ Nomad World Pub. The tentative plan is to grill fish on the patio, and as per usual we'll be giving away all sorts of fun crap to complement your summer outdoor fun. Tentative lineup includes our good friends in Economy Team, a special reunion performance from Old James, and Omaha band Box Elders.

And this weekend?



K.H.O. Appreciator and I will be Partying With Him at the Basilica Block Party. We hope He likes to talk about Fishing. We'll hit the nearest confessional and try to find out. The block party begins Friday night with headlining performances by The Jayhawks and The Black Crowes and continues Saturday night, headline performances by Counting Crows, The Hold Steady and Tapes 'n Tapes. Word is the show may be a sell-out on Saturday night so get there early. I guess we're not the only folks looking to talk to angels. About fishing. Insert really lame Black Crowes joke riiiiiiiight <<<< there. And done.

We're also excited about the big opener at the new Uptown venue Sauce. Friday night features The Guystorm, Economy Team and Military Special, $5 cover, 9:30 door.

Saturday check out Chooglin's record release show, featuring Dexateens, Knife World and Fonzie Scheme @ 7th Street Entry, $6 cover, 9:00 door.

And Sunday, gasp, be still my adolescent heart, the stinkin' Meat Puppets are playing @ 7th Street Entry, with Retribution Gospel Choir and Chrash. Tight bill. $15 cover, 8:00 door.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend! 5/15-5/17/09


You know what to do. Uh, 331 Club. Modern Cafe. Grumpy's NE. Entry/Mainroom. Good stuff abounds!

See you Sunday at THIS!