Saturday, February 27, 2010

A big bite

Nothing says "I love you" like cleaning the dirt & hair out of the furnace filters.

Thinking about Zeus, Hermes, and Pan, because of this new book.

A review to follow after I finish this, so far, exquisite novel.

And, some of you have seen my internet whining about the virus that has wormed its way (yet again!) into my PC. Is this what I can expect when I go shopping for a Mac?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Final Album from The Man In Black

American VI: Ain't No Grave

You can stream the entire album here

A worthy contender

I always say I'm out of the loop when it comes to film, but I really should've known about this sooner. I believe the other four contenders for Best Animated Film are all Hollywood productions; this one's from Ireland. And here's the NPR story. Nice to see that there's some actual history in this one.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A couple of upcoming events and a possible leprechaun sighting

We have a lot to look forward to in Milwaukee over the coming months. Here's a couple of items off the top of my curly head.
Hot on the heels of the release party for their new "Howl Street EP" at Club Garibaldi in Bay View, Juniper Tar will be back at the same location on March 5th. That show on February 18th was a blast and you should definitely check out these fellas.

Planning a little further ahead, we have The Karan Casey Band appearing at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center in Milwaukee on May 22nd. Karan was one of the founding members of the Irish-American supergroup Solas and continues to make astounding music. She has also recently released a CD with another founding member of Solas, John Doyle, a long-time Milwaukee Irish Fest favorite, especially because of his appearances with master fiddler from Chicago, Liz Carroll.

Himself w/Karan at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2003.

Here's a sample of Karan's exquisite voice.

And what's this about a leprechaun? In Mobile, Alabama? You be the judge.

Welcome to where the rough god plays.

Hello and welcome to my blog. I didn't obsess too much over the title and grabbed the name of one of the better songs Van Morrison has created over the years. It also matches up pretty well with my twitter name . I hope Van doesn't sue me, as I've been an admirer of his work for several decades and it's not meant with thievery in my heart.
As soon as I can get some book and music reviews put together, I'll get 'em on here, along with my random thoughts on the subjects in my blog description and much more.
The Midwest's Awake.