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The Month in Music & Books (7/16)

Last month I bought the ugliest LP I’ve ever seen.  It’s Beaches and Canyons by the Summer Hits.  I’d never heard of the band before, but whoever wrote the blurb on the front sticker made them sound like something I’d … Continue reading

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Richard Buckner @ MOTR Pub (8/6/16)

Probably the less said about last night’s Richard Buckner show down in Over-the-Rhine the better.  I arrived late to find him playing to a decent-sized crowd of people, but I soon realized that only about a dozen of them were … Continue reading

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Richard Buckner @ the Columbia City Theater (7/24/16)

Although I’m always looking for an excuse to come out to Seattle, I usually plan my trips around a specific event like a concert or music festival.  I planned this trip around Richard Buckner’s show at the Columbia City Theater. … Continue reading

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The red spines make them easy to find.

Beth and I went to two different branches of Seattle’s Third Place Books yesterday.  As a result, my Books to Read Shelf went from three titles up to eleven in less than a couple hours.  I was particularly happy with … Continue reading

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Mark Pickerel @ Sea-Tac Airport (7/21/16)

I swear I don’t plan my trips to and from Seattle around Mark Pickerel’s appearances at the airport, but I ran into the man there again yesterday.  He was performing as part of Sea-Tac’s City of Music program which features … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney @ U.S. Bank Arena (7/10/16)

After three days of searching, I finally found my Paul McCartney ticket just 21⁄2 hours before the doors opened.  It turned out that one of my cousins had an extra and was willing to sell it to me for face … Continue reading

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I’m gonna go see this guy in concert tonight.

Or rather I’m gonna go see the guy that this guy reminds me of in concert tonight.  If I can find a ticket, that is.  The show is effectively sold out, the doors open in four hours, and I’m currently … Continue reading

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4,289,928 steps

Today is the one year anniversary of the day I got my first Fitbit sports watch-thingy.  The model I own–the Charge HR–measures my heart rate, calories burned, active minutes, and a few other interesting statistics.  The Fitbit is also a … Continue reading

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A Few Words From a Suitcase

Not much is known about my early days.  I’m a suitcase, after all, and don’t have the best memory.  I think I was manufactured in the late 1940s.  The company that made me was called Bon Nalda.  I know this … Continue reading

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Dostoevsky is the new Minotaur.

The same Dostoevsky quote has appeared in both books I’m reading within 24 hours of each other.  The first appearance was in James Runcie’s Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation.  It’s on page 312 in the final story, “Love … Continue reading

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