Thursday, October 28, 2010

My break from work

Thanks to my boss Bill for hooking me up with a ticket to the Gophers football game.  They totally suck but I hadn't been inside the new stadium yet, so it was fun.  My way upperdeck comp ticket wasn't needed inside.  Many open rows down low so I sat mostly twelve rows up or so on the thirty yard line.  Obama was also in town so it made for an interesting walk down.  The shot of Obama's limos was the last shot my battery had. I turned the camera on a few minutes prior to the arrival and was perturbed to see the battery sign was flashing red.  I quickly set the exposure and turned it off.  When they drove up I turned it on, snapped one shot, and literally immediately the lens went back in and turned off, (on my point and shoot Lumix.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

mmmmm placenta

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Saturday, October 23, 2010


rip soap thursdays
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Monday, October 18, 2010

cold, cold, cold.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Cindy and Fern on the Xtracycle

Got the smallest helmet possible and it fits Fern well.  We didn't think she'd be ready to ride until next spring, but she's so strong and has been sitting up for over two months.  She'll be riding a bike by age 3!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Emmit Nershi Band and Gypsy Lumberjacks

Emmitt Nershi Band put on a high energy and intimate show September 30 at The Cabooze.   The experience of many years of touring with Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident could be felt in a tight connection with each other on stage and with the audience.  Almost as pleasing as the music was the ease and style with which it was delivered as the musicians skills could be fully appreciated with the stripped down classic sound.  From SCI songs “Black Cloud” and “Texas,” to bluegrass traditionals and band originals, the musicianship, picking and harmonies blended beautifully all night. 
Local band, The Gypsy Lumberjacks, got the night started with their own distinct blend of styles.  Things that came to mind were Flamenco, bluegrass, improvisational rock, gypsy jazz and good old-fashioned beer swillin’ music.  An original set featured an interesting rhythm section consisting of two hand drummers, one on congas/bongos and the other on cajon, also known as “The Box.”
All in all a fun night and a good chance to get up close and personal with artists many have seen on much bigger stages around the country and world.