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Sidewalk Ringo…and other pictures from San Francisco and Seattle.

I found Sidewalk Ringo abandoned on the curb with some other garbage.  I set him up, took his picture, and then left him there.  I was depressed for the rest of the night.  Fortunately, I found a really cool fire … Continue reading

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56 CDs and 23 records in a box or on the floor…

The only special release that really interested me for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event was the Miles Davis Blue Xmas 7″ (on blue vinyl).  I strolled into Everybody’s Records close to an hour and a half after … Continue reading

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Attention: People with pets…or people who know people with pets!

I would like to draw your attention to the Hometown Unicorn shop on Etsy.  It opened up a couple months ago and is run by an artist and WP neighbor named Steph.  She specializes in 5×7 Custom Pet Portraits. I … Continue reading

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Phish @ UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL (11/25/94)

I went to my first Phish concert twenty years ago today.  I’m not ashamed to admit that.  I’m not even ashamed to admit that I went to the concert with my parents and younger brother.  It was a road trip … Continue reading

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Death From Above 1979 @ Neumos (11/19/14)

Backstory: cousin, YaWIaM, Chicago, road trip, nope, disappointment, breakup, disappointment, etc. (ten years go by) More backstory: reunion, new album, tour, Seattle date, sold out, disappointment, disappointment, depression, five hours out, StubHub, cheap ticket, fuck yeah, camouflage pants, knit hat, tiny French … Continue reading

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There’s also a cassette in there, but I’m not sure why.

I tried to do a post last Friday night that showed a 3-second video of a dancing neon sign.  The Flickr–>WP connection no longer seems to be working properly and the video showed up as a blank white rectangle.  I … Continue reading

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Gigantic Chocolate Cat…and other pictures from Paris.

This is the third post dedicated to the 1,100+ photographs I took in Paris back at the beginning of October.  Whereas the first and the second posts featured some of the city’s famous tourist locations, this one mostly deals with … Continue reading

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SIBR: A Monthly Column (10/14)

The Paying Guests–Sarah Waters The Paying Guests is a book about a mother and daughter who come out of World War I so close to financial ruin that they’re forced to rent out portions of their elegant London home to … Continue reading

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I guess I’ll give out some candy this year.

It’s been four or five years since I’ve participated in my neighborhood’s Halloween activities.  In recent years I’ve parked my car in the garage, turned off the porchlight, and hidden in one of the back rooms with the shades drawn. … Continue reading

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What’s in the box?!

It’s a mystery.

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