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view from the bench

While sitting on the bench across from the bar and adjusting my camera on my lap I inadvertently snapped this shot and recorded this animated, if quizzical look from this passerby.

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by the mirror wall (nee bottle wall) or, another reminder of why I love this city I live in.

  I was walking early this morning  past the city cemetery and past the house fronted by what we used call the bottle-wall.   The wall is knee-high, and was so-named for the dozens of  old bottles troweled into it’s cement. It’s bottles  were long ago broken, (once catastrophically by a car failing to negotiate the turn) […]

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes

One Hundred Years of Solitude: I’m fairly certain this is the edition I had. The one I read and re-read. I say I’m fairly certain only because in the years I was a barman  here and conversations on languorous nights in the saloon would turn turn to letters, which they did more often than one […]

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Bulleit Rye, Available in Green Parrot Package Goods & Spirits

Watching the return of Mad Men the other night naturally got me thinking of those boozy, sophisticated drinks everyone seemed to be ordering back then,  and how, nowadays, thanks to some very highly-crafted bourbons and rye whiskeys now being produced  they seemed to be making a comeback. Add to this trend the fact that mixologists […]

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An Homage to Records and Rogues on National Record Store Day

This Saturday shops across the country observed the eight annual nationwide celebration of in-person commerce known as National Record Store Day. Organized by coalitions of independent record stores, many record labels use the occasion to release collectible vinyl, limited-edition CDs and live material. As a kind of footnote to that blurb: Pictured above is Records […]

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Happy Birthday, Al

Two photos, my dad on the left, me on the right, each of us, I’m thinking, about the same age, early 20′s. Happy Birthday, Al. I don’t want this day to pass without wishing my father a happy birthday on what would have been his 100th.

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Selfie taken in Green Parrot Band House

Doing a walk-through before Entrain arrived I snapped a shot of the place all tidied up. I’ll share some more detailed photos another time.

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month: Thank a Musician Today!

Make it a point to go to see some live jazz this month. No Live jazz nearby? Then visit your favorite musician’s website or Facebook page and leave a message, tell them how much you appreciate what they do for you each day and how much it enriches your life. Tell them the world is […]

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April Uke Out Wed. April 9th

The next meeting of The Green Parrot Ukulele Association will be held on Wednesday, April 9th at 8 PM with co-hosts Jeff Clarke, Tim McAlpine and Jay Gewin.    Following the format as in past shindigs, the meeting will begin with a Workshop for those just starting out on the instrument at that time, basic […]

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