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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A brainchild of Buco, the 40 psi Free Air pump was installed when we switched from an air compressor to a nitrogen generator to push our draft beer. Buco took the beer line and ran it to the back porch and we then commissioned artist David Wegman to fashion a suitably retro air-station from block […]
After a long day on the trail, tumbling along, urging, “get a long, little doggie”, no wait, that’s the daschund parade, anyway, these two are hunkered down on the porch of The Green Parrot for the official after-party, having “survived” the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run. Congratulations to everyone who courageously lined up and took […]