Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Goonies Never Say Die!

Everyone needs to head on over to Jamestown Lawyer's blog and leave him a comment telling him that quitting is unacceptable in the local blogosphere.

I'd say we're all a fairly tolerant bunch, and if J.L. can't update his blog daily, weekly, or even monthly, we'll all understand. He just better not forget our birthday, and if he does, then we'll accept flowers as an apology.

I'm hoping that maybe J.L. will metamorphose into another kind of blog. You never know what he might have up his sleeve.

All Hallow's Eve

Accomplished...
1. One pumpkin crudely carved by me and put on display in our porch window
2. Five bags of candy handed out to tons of kids before 7pm
3. Pumpkin seeds roasted
4. Coffee date to Ryder's Cup

People Like Me! They Really Like Me!

Thank you Galoot for providing me an outlet for all the nervous, caffeine-fueled energy I've accumulated today.

List 5 things that certain people (who are not deserving of being your friend anyway) may consider to be “totally lame,” but you are, despite the possible stigma, totally proud of. Own it. Tag 5 others.

1. I love bad pop music. Given my alt rock "pedigree," you'd think I'd find it totally unacceptable to listen to any kind of pop music. Wrong! I think Justin Timberlake's latest album is fabulous! I love Debbie Gibson! Give me some old school Backstreet Boys and N'Sync! Play some Rihanna! I also have no shame in inflicting songs by these artists on all my friends. God bless YouTube!

2. I sometimes get obsessed with children's programming like The Teletubbies. Back in 1998-2000, I was a huge Teletubbies fan. Something about that damn theme song. When I left WJTN, all my co-workers signed a Teletubbies coloring book rather than a card.

3. I think Morrissey/The Smiths rule everything. I know very few people that will agree with me on this fact. My parents don't understand it. My husband doesn't understand it. End of story.

4. I talk about the characters in "For Better or For Worse" as if they're real people. I know it's just a comic strip, but the story lines just seem so real sometimes.

5. I'm a news junkie. At the height of my consumption, I would watch the 5pm news, the 6pm news, the 6:30 national news, the 7pm local news, plus read two local newspapers in print, two newspapers online, about 30 blogs, and 5 news websites. I've toned it down a little to the 5:30 news, sometimes the 7pm local news, 2 print papers, 2 online newspapers, about 25 blogs, and 1 news website.

I tag Nick, Heidi, Ryan, Stenz and Adrienne.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Size Of It

For those of you who haven't met me in person, I'm what some like call "vertically challenged." Being 5'2 with the occasionally petite frame can make buying clothes off the rack that don't need to be altered a challenge. It's the kind of challenge that makes me despise shopping just a little.

The heavens parted a little on Sunday and the rays of proper pant lengths shone down on me in the form of The Gap. I went in not expecting to find anything, but then I discovered that The Gap now has "ankle length" pants. A very helpful sales associate pulled several styles of pants for me to try on, in a size smaller than what I have been wearing. They all fit. To say I was jubilant is an understatement. I even overheard another sales associate say to Matt, "Wow! She's really excited!"

The pants fit so well that I might, for the first time ever, even feel confident about ordering additional styles online!

Now I just need to get over the fact that child labor was used for production of some of their children's clothes.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Office Spirits

It's the middle of the work day, but I had to blog this. The shredder in our office just turned on all by itself. Of course, there are no witnesses to this except me. But you have to physically push a switch to turn on the shredder. It wasn't set to automatic-shred before hand, either.

Guess some spirit decided I needed to be woken up a little.

Thou Shalt Not Be a Halloween Scrooge

After my mom verbally chastised me, I've reneged on my plan to hide in a coffee house during trick-or-treating hours on Halloween.

Halloween was my absolute favorite holiday when I was a kid. It was the idea that maybe magic really did exist, if just for one day. That with a simple change of clothes, we could be something entirely different. I remember feeling a sense of power and confidence anytime I donned my witch costume. I didn't go for the scary look. It was more just being completely swathed in black, a black cape, a pointy hat, and some weird jewelry. It was fun!

So the pumpkin patch will just have to wait for me this coming Wednesday night. I will be at my house, with my pumpkin, and a lot of candy. Come to the front door.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Live Blogging on WBNY

7:45am: I'm hanging out at WBNY waiting to do my 2 hour shift and thought I'd say hello to you all! WBNY's website has the link if you want to listen online, or just refer to the post below for the direct link.

I'm going to start off with a cover from Tori Amos, but nothing sleepy. Andrew Katsinis, who is leading into my hour, is playing way too much upbeat fun stuff.

Don't forget! English Beat tonight at 8pm at Rockwell Hall!

8:20am: CD player 1 didn't fire from the board, but that's okay because the song is playing!! Reel Big Fish on right now. If you get a chance, and can find it, they do an awesome acoustic version of "Take On Me." I think WBER has it on the air from time to time.

8:24am: Damn CD PLAYERS!! LOL I'll get the hang of it by 9:55am

8:40am: A little gender bending with Phranc happening. Hey, didja know that if you come down to the Buffalo State College Barnes & Noble that you can buy a 25th Anniversary t-shirt? They're pretty cool looking. Go to the WBNY Alumni site for pictures and more details about the 25th Anniversary Weekend.

8:53am: Rita Rich is in studio with me!!! She just showed me today's Buffalo News and there's an article about our main media panel from yesterday.

9:05am: It cracks me up that some of the same Public Service Announcements that were around in 1997-99 are still available to play on the air. The funny thing about it is that someone took the time to upload the old cart into the digital system. Ahhh... technology.

9:20am: It's a little sleepy going with this Radiohead cover set, but after my upcoming mic break we're gonna wake up everyone with some New Found Glory. Discussion about WBNY and academics is currently happening off air. Something about taking over the world.

9:31am: What is this radio thing, anyway? Kidding! I think it's probably a good thing my news is pre-recorded on WRFA. By the way, did you know you could hear local Jamestown news at 6, 7, 8, and 9am every week day on WRFA? No? Tune in sometime! Back to crazy covers on WBNY for now.

9:45am: If you're listening, you're getting a little Ani Difranco backed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra right now. Talk about fitting in my local music requirement! After being Program Director for WBNY in 1998-99, following the "hot clock" never quite leaves you. Stay tuned for Rita Rich at 10am. Seminars for the New Media weekend start at 12:30 and English Beat is tonight at 8pm

10am: WOO! That was fun even with all the flubs and technology mishaps. Hope you enjoyed the live blog (even if you weren't listening). I'm off until I'm back in Jamestown again!

Friday, October 26, 2007

It's Time for the New Media Conference in Buffalo!

I will be in Buffalo this weekend for the New Media Conference at Buffalo State College. See the WBNY Alumni website for the full schedule, including the alumni line-up on WBNY. I will be on the air from 8-10am tomorrow (Saturday) spinning a selection of cover tunes. You can tune in online if you're outside the listening area (which most of the world is) by clicking here

Even if you're not a Buffalo State alumni, I encourage you to drop by to hear some interesting seminars about media issues. Plus, Tom Calderone is now our featured speaker this afternoon since Judith Regan canceled due to illness. Tom is not only an alumnus, but he's also the VP of VH-1. It's all good!

Conference presentations kick off at 2:30 this afternoon in the Bulger Communications Center with Buffalo State alumnus, Ralph Cipolla, a programming consultant for Jacobs Media out of Southfield, MI. He will share results from the Jacobs Media's Technology Web Poll III, the largest study of its kind. This poll reveals the new media trends, habits, preferences, and impact on radio listening from a collection of over 25,000 respondents.

The conference is mostly free aside from an alumni reception tonight (mere $20), the English Beat concert tomorrow night ($20), and the brunch at Cole's on Sunday (order off the menu). You can register at the door for any event.

Sidenote: If you live in Jamestown, you should cancel all other plans for this weekend and go see The Night at the Living Reg on Saturday at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. This concert features Buffalo's Juliet Dagger, Agent Me, and The Audience. Tickets are only $10. After the concert, head over to the Reg Studio Theatre for an 11pm performance of The Unexpected Guests. If you go to the concert, the UG show will only cost you $3. Then, if you're drinking age, I'd recommend a few beverages over at Forte. Go out! Have fun! And don't complain that there's nothing cool to do in downtown Jamestown! See you all on Monday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dr. Phil of Tourism or: How I Stopped Resisting Mass Culture and Started Loving Lucy

Over the past 8 years, I’ve sat through numerous meetings, attended several seminars, read local viewpoints in papers and online; and listened to opinions about what our community, and county, needs to do to attract visitors to this area.

In September, I had the good fortune of being able to attend a seminar by Roger Brooks where he presented his Tourism Assessment for Chautauqua County. Brooks is a consultant that was hired by the Chautauqua County Visitor’s Bureau, as an outsider, to come to our county, cities, towns, and villages and see what we were doing right and wrong from a visitor’s standpoint. He and his company have a proven track record for helping areas put into place successful marketing plans to get more visitors. Brooks also reminded me of Dr. Phil with the way he presented the results of his assessment. Some of it was hard news, but you felt like everything could be okay if you just took his advice.

When it came to Jamestown, Brooks had some observations that were unsurprising. He stated that he found the parking rules confusing and that one could shoot a cannon down Third Street after 5pm and not hit a soul. What was surprising was that he wasn’t initially sure if Lucille Ball was from Jamestown.

I thought, “How could you not know? You can’t turn around without being smacked in the face with something Lucy-related around here!”

Well, because of the lack of “way-finding” signs and the lovely, one-way streetscape of our downtown area, it wasn’t until Brooks got out of his car and walked up and down every street that he finally found the Lucy-Desi Museum.

Brooks’ main observation about Jamestown is that we already have an attraction: Lucille Ball. The fact that she’s from here is unique to this city. She is one of the most recognized figures of the 20th century and is beloved by millions. The “I Love Lucy” show still plays in syndication on television stations all around the world. Two museums, a gift shop, a theatre, and four murals already bear her name and/or likeness in the downtown business district. The museum already holds two events during the warmer months in her honor. People have come to Jamestown from all over the world because of the lady known as the “Queen of Comedy.”

That being said, I know there are some wary residents and business owners when it comes to making Jamestown “Lucytown.” It is easy to understand how those who have lived here for a number of years and have had Lucy shoved down their throats during this time can be burned out on this beloved red-head. I’ve heard it from a lot of people. I’ve also heard a lot of good ideas for other non-Lucy projects, events, and development.

The key thing to know in all of this is that Roger Brooks said we should make Lucy our main attraction. You draw in all the baby boomers with money for that, and then entice them with our other diversions, whether it be the Fenton History Museum, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Forte, Roberto’s, Labyrinth Press Company, the new River Walk, the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, or Johnny’s Lunch.

Lest we forget, it’s about money. We want lots of outside visitors coming to our city, staying here extended periods of time, buying goods, eating meals, spending money, and having such a good time that they will go home and tell all their friends and family how great Jamestown is and that they should go there too. Never underestimate the power of word of mouth when it comes to positive and negative press.

Let’s get back to what some see as a hard pill to swallow when it comes to the idea of “Lucytown.” Supporting the concept of Lucille Ball as a main attractor to get visitors to Jamestown is a no-brainer. It’s an established marketing “brand” in this area and we just need to capitalize on it for all it’s worth. And that can be done in a tasteful way.

Various people have begun meeting about how to make what Roger Brooks talked about in his assessment into action. If anything is going to happen successfully in this city, it has to come from the ground up. It has to be business owners willing to take the risk that we will have visitors after 6pm, and staying open until 8pm a few days of the week and being open on the weekends. It has to be all the attractions working together to promote one another and everything we have to offer visitors in Jamestown. It’s providing superior customer service. It’s as basic as having a sign on your door saying when your business is open. It’s letting visitors use your bathroom without expecting them to spend money in your establishment.

How everything will shake out remains to be seen. Government can’t make it happen. Too many politics involved there. They can provide money or find money, but it’s up to the community to take this and run with it. If we make Lucy our main focus, there’s still room for all the other cool things I’ve been hearing about. We still need excellent diversions.

You need to get involved. If you hear about public meetings to discuss this, or other development projects around the city, you need to be there. You have to be willing to hear other people’s ideas and then voice your thoughts as well. Anything in business is a risk. This city needs you to be on board.

Here are the links for Roger Brook’s Tourism Assessment:
Introduction & First Impressions
Assessments - Part I
Assessments - Part II
The Art of Branding

Note To Self

DeFazzio's from Forte just may mean semi-drunken ramblings about tourism and economic development to Peggy and Matt. Brace yourself for the blog post that is being borne from that. You have been forewarned.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Weather With You

If the rain holds tomorrow, we're hoping to head out to the Peek'n Peak Fall Fest with my parents, who will be visiting this weekend for my birthday.

If the weather decides that it really is Fall and brings on the wind and rain, then this list of stuff will keep us happily occupied:
Crossroads Country Craft Market
Johnson Estate Winery
Vetter Vineyards

To cap it off, I will once again get to enjoy Paula Dean's "Not Yo'Mama's Banana Cream Puddin'!" thanks to my mom, the original Polish Martha Stewart.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Inspiring Art

I attended the official unveiling of a new art project in downtown Jamestown this afternoon. It's one of the cooler things happening in regards to an existing building in the Central Business District. Vacant store fronts are a problem in our city, and one of those include a building on the corner of Third & Washington Streets. Fortunately, this art project will at least beautify the building until a permanent tenant can be found. Plus, the talent of the kids who created the art is pretty impressive.


The Arts Council for Chautauqua Co. and the Jamestown Public Art Steering Committee is pleased to announce the unveiling of its first public art project in Jamestown.

The art, created by Aspire of Western New York's iXpress Art Program, is comprised of eight painted Plexiglas panels and nine panels of word art derived and imaginatively interpreted from Jamestown's assets as identified in the Urban Design Plan. The paintings feature visual representations of the city, the river, the region's people, history and landmarks, as well as the region's arts and heritage and will be illuminated at night.

Arts Council Executive Director, David Schein says, “The Grants Building on Third Street has been vacant for some years and the owner, The Gebbie Foundation, wanted to use its windows to add aesthetic value to downtown Jamestown. At the same time, because the Urban Plan for Jamestown prominently features public art, the Arts Council brought local artists and community members together with the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation and the City of Jamestown to form the Jamestown Public Art Steering Committee (JPArt). Aspire's submission was unanimously chosen by the JPArt panel as the best idea for the Grants Building's windows.”

Aspire's Southern Tier iXpress art instructor, Sara Baker Michalak, says, “The team of artists enjoyed a spirit of collaboration as they realized they were all contributing to one major piece of artwork. Virtually all 35 people who attend Aspire’s day services at our Mall Boulevard site participated.
The fact that the artwork would be displayed at such a public site only added to their feelings of accomplishment. It's a great opportunity for the public to gain an appreciation for the talents of people with developmental disabilities."

Arts Council Director Schein continued, “This beautiful installation will brighten up a somewhat dingy intersection in the heart of downtown. Aspire¹s design is strong and beautifully reflects the nature of the community, its architecture, history and ecology. The work really shows the community what high quality art can come from artists with disabilities. We can't thank the Gebbie Foundation enough for providing this commission and for letting us use this project as a pilot project for the Jamestown Public Arts Steering Committee. We hope in the future to create many more projects for Jamestown and in doing so, to offer opportunities for artists to make downtown Jamestown a visually dynamic place.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Deer Season

The lead story on our local cable news station last night was about how it was Autumn and that meant an increase in car accidents involving deer. While I mused over the merits of this getting the lead over other stories in the line-up, I shared the car-deer story with Matt. That led to the following (warning: language ahead):

Anchor/Mark: Thank you for joining us on this Tuesday, October 16th. We begin tonight with an investigative report from Local News Reporter Sewer VanLair. We now go to Sewer live in the field, Sewer?

Reporter/Sewer: Yes Mark. It's Autumn and state officials say that means an increase in car accidents involving deer. As you can see Mark, I just hit a fucking deer with the news jeep. CHRIST! Not even my deer whistles worked! Oh yeah! It would have been great to have known BEFORE this story that experts have determined that deer whistles don't work, but NOOOooooOO, I had to go and believe you guys that I'd be okay with taking the back roads of Stockton at 60 miles per hour and that these fucking whistles would work. Well Mark, I think I'm going to head over to Forte after this and grab a Southern Tier Harvest. Wait, what? They're all sold out of fucking Harvest?? October is turning out to be a shitty month. Damnit! Back to you Mark.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

25 Years Ago Today...


On this date in 1982, WBNY went on the air at Buffalo State College.

In honor of this milestone, a New Media Conference will be held at Buff State October 25-28, 2007.

Weekend events include a concert by The English Beat on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. The first concert WBNY sponsored was The English Beat in April of 1983. An unknown band from Georgia called R.E.M. opened the show. This time local favorite Lazlo Hollyfeld will be the opening band.

More information about the weekend, and how to sign-up, is available at WBNY Alumni site.

Note: Judith Regan has canceled her appearance at the New Media Weekend
forum due to illness. VH-1 Vice President Tom Calderone will be appearing instead.

Related News Articles:
Business First: Buffalo state Celebrates 25 Years of WBNY (Downloadable Article)
Buffalo News: Regan will headline Buffalo State media forum
Buffalo News: Radio Replay
Art Voice: WBNY New Media Weekend

Redemption!

There was a lot of heart-clutching, superstition-invoking, hair pulling last night during the third period and overtime of the Sabres-Leafs game (Recap on BfloBlog).

We watched most of the game from the Good Time Saloon while celebrating our friend Dan's birthday with a few drinks. I honestly wasn't feeling too positive about the potential outcome of the game, especially since Jocelyn Thibault was in the net for his first Sabres game. Goal-tending was more my concern than scoring opportunities. I actually wasn't concerned about our ability to convert power plays. That's a first for this Sabres fan!

As the minutes of the third period ticked down and the score steadily went up for both teams, I took on the role of our King-Of-Superstitions friend and Red Sox Fan, Kevin, by yelling at Matt to not turn his back on the television lest he be the cause again of a Leaf's goal. Then, great relief and shouting as we watched one of the Leafs knock the puck into his own goal with 3-seconds left in overtime.

As we drove home, Matt said, "You're thinking that this wipes out what Rory did, and I'm not talking about the time the puck was at his feet in the game against the Hurricanes."

"I tried to forget that Rory had any part of that goal in the season-ending game against the Leafs back in 2004. But yeah... that goal ABSOLUTELY redeems him," I answered.

"Would've been better if Tucker had been the one to put the goal in his own net," Matt said.

"No doubt," I replied and then proceeded to call Darcy Tucker something that rhymed with his name.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Sweet Stuff Is Inside

This is the conversation I imagine would take place once Matt gets a load of this.

Matt: OMG! Did you see that?? Did you?
Julia: Yes, of course. It was on Neatorama.
Matt: We GOTTA get one of those! Seriously! How cool is that!
Julia: Um..
Matt: He would even match our kitchen with that little bit of green on his chest plate and helmet!
Julia: But the paint looks like it's all nicked up..
Matt: But that's what makes it authentic! It's Boba Fett!
Julia: Oh cripes.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Yay Steve!

The guy I've called my "little brother" for most of my life finally asked his long-time girlfriend, Kristy, to marry him. He posted the video of the proposal on his radio station's website/blog.

Congratulations Steve & Kristy! Can't wait for the wedding!

Lucy In Demand

As I scoured the net for news items today, I came across a story about a Smithsonian curator's quest for pop-culture artifacts for the museum. One of items on his wish list was the Vitameatavegamin bottle from the I Love Lucy show. The article stated that a replica of the bottle is at the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY.

I called over to Matt, who was refreshing his morning cup of coffee, to tell him about the story. He listened carefully and when I got to the part about the Lucy artifact he yelled, "Those fuckers can't have it!"

"Can I quote you on that?" I asked.

I love Sundays.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Sanest Days...



Hello.. Is It Me You're Looking For?

When "Hello" by Lionel Richie came out in the 1980s, we all loved the song for about 3 minutes. And when we saw the video, thousands of girls sighed over the blind lady who was able to mold an exact replica of Lionel's head out of clay just by listening to his voice. Of course, it was a little creepy that he plays a teacher and she a student in the video.

A group of artists decided to try that experiment themselves, blindfolded:
The Hello Experiment

The music video:


HT Neatorama

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Number of Things

Where has this week gone?

So you think a house built on a hill won't flood?: Wednesday night was spent monitoring rising water levels in our basement, even though our house is at the top of a hill. A 45-minute visit from the plumbers found that tree roots are the evil culprits where our clogged line was concerned. The two dehumidifiers we inherited from my parents and grandmother have been running non-stop since then.

Elections of a Musical Variety: Of the two people in our house, I'm the least likely candidate to be up for any kind of election. However, after being one of several nominated to serve on the Warren Civic Orchestra Board of Directors last week, elections were in order. Initially, there were more nominations than vacancies, so Matt teased me about whether I had my palm cards together and how the push-polls had gone. We joked about creating lawn signs that said, "It's time to do what's right!" In the end, two people withdrew their nominations and I ended up on the Board by default. I said it was the result of pollings that led the other two people to drop out of the race.

Defense of Mope: I had to speak loudly in defense of Morrissey last night at Forte. I can understand that people just don't get him. Morrissey's style is a bit of an acquired taste. Fortunately for me, there were some Johnny Marr and Smiths fans about and a couple singles by The Smiths were played for our listening enjoyment. That was the most amount of The Smiths I've ever heard played in a public arena in Jamestown, ever. It was a good night.

Saying Good-Bye to Tony: We were joined by many community members and friends in saying good bye to Tony Teresi today. It was a solemn ceremony, but very fitting for a man who did a lot of great things but disliked the limelight. Our thoughts continue to be with the Teresi family.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

R.I.P. - Anthony Teresi


Our county lost a great public servant this morning. Tony Teresi passed away following an illness. I don't have the complete list of everything he had done during his lifetime, but I know he was a County Legislator for several years, a member of the Parks Commission, a member of the Airport Commission, a World War II vet and a Marine; a Grandfather, Father, and Husband.

I was lucky enough to work with Tony when I was a county employee and get to know him on a more personal basis. Matt and I knew that if we ever wanted homegrown tomatoes that Tony would set aside a few for us from his garden. He was reserved and didn't like to speak up that often, but when he did he always had something good to say.

We'll miss you Tony.



Addendum:

Jamestown Post Journal: Anthony Teresi Dead At 84

Visiting Hours - 2-4 and 7-9, Thursday, October 11th at the Migliore Funeral Home on East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY

Funeral - 10 AM, Friday, October 12th at St. James Church, Jamestown, NY

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Cocopresso

I decided to forgo watching the season-opener for the Sabres tonight and, instead, went to Labyrinth Press Company to hear some live music. Turns out I made the right decision based on what I just read on the BfloBlog open thread. At least I have no delusions going into this season and will be happy if we make the play-offs.

Labyrinth turned out to be a very cool time. I spent several hours chatting with Tara of "Artist Share" and acoustic guitar performer fame. It's good to see that the younger hipsters have adopted the coffee house as a hang out. Even if Tara hadn't been there, I wouldn't have needed my journal to keep me occupied. The self-conscious, yet devil-may-care conversations and antics around me would have provided plenty of entertainment. Entertainment is a word I use loosely. I've always felt more like an observer, even when I was that age. Just taking in the world around me with an element of mirth and awe.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Helping Others Tune Up

Last night, a friend of mine accosted me as I left WRFA and informed me that she wanted me to give her violin lessons so she can brush up on her skills. I was taken off guard a little by the proposition, but offering violin lessons has been something floating around in my mind for a little while.

My main obstacles to going through with it was the fact that I don't have a lot of free time and I wasn't too keen about the idea of being inundated with little kids and their quarter-size violins. However, the idea of giving "brush-up" violin lessons to adults has appeal.

I frequently run into people who played an instrument in school, but haven't touched it since they tossed their graduation hat in the air. I wouldn't say I'm the most studious violinist and lover of classical music. Anyone who regularly reads my blog knows my music taste runs toward the alternative/indie rock segment of the industry. I practice my "craft" but I'm not fanatic about it. I have noticed that there is a shortage of violinists for the local orchestras in Jamestown and Warren. Trying to recruit can be tough when the people feel their skills are too rusty to share with the general public.

My "test student" will hopefully start in the coming weeks once she gets an instrument, and I'll go from there. Business model will be shared in the near future, I hope.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Kick Out Style, Bring Back The Jam

After the Local Music Showcase in September, Matt and I agreed to make a conscious effort to get out to hear more local music. This is a very busy time of year for him, and for me as well at times, but we did get to hear the following acts last month post-LMS:
- GAHU Drum Ensemble
- Tara Lamont Eastman
- The Audience
- London Vs. New York
- The Low Budgets
- Everything Ends


This week we're going to suck it up on a work night, and try to get to Mojo's tomorrow night for the AcousDicks at Mojo's. Salamone tells me they start at 10pm. Also, on Friday night, Unicorns and Mustaches and Vujada will be playing at Labyrinth Press Company at 9pm.

Away, Away

We're on a mini-vaca in an area where they're experiencing forest fires (thanks asshole arsonist). It's an area that makes Clift...