Yee Haw!

Things I learned: A sound check is a good thing. It helps to be near the percussion. Changing key on the fly is easy in principal, but much, much harder when you are live on stage. If you go to your supermarket wearing a slightly small cowboy hat with a red plastic Sherriff star stapled …
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30 Minute Lunchbox Luau

You’re bummed because it’s crappy typical spring in Seattle weather. Or, you’re stressed out at your desk job on a sunny day and you can’t get outside. Never mind! Plug in your headphones, open a can of pineapple, and tune in to Nerdio’s Lunch Box Luau! It’s half an hour of Aloha from the surprising …
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Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant

Empty restaurant, Friday night We had a big turn out for the Jackson Street Crawl on Friday night, but I was crabby. Maybe I shouldn’t dine out while crabby. See, I found the whole experience more irritating than funny. It should have been funny, but I was just getting impatient with the whole experience. I’m …
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Alas my love, you do me wrong…

Yesterday afternoon the Democratic National Committee called. A nice volunteer somewhere was working the phone lists and trying to squeeze money out of registered Dems for the upcoming campaign. I know the run down all too well. I still feel the pain of the 2004 election. Oh, 2000 was an outrage to be sure; a …
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Top Three Reasons to go to Folklife

Three: It’s free. Doesn’t cost you a nickel. Okay, you can buy a button or a t-shirt, but it’s still free free free. Two: It’s right there. Just THERE. Because it’s right there, you can just take the bus. It’s so easy. Okay, maybe that’s two reasons. Let’s say 2 and 2a. One: I’ll be …
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Small Town Obsessions

“Did you see anything interesting on the way down?” We were standing in the driveway at our destination, 300 miles south of Seattle. Husband and I started to laugh. Centralia is a little place about halfway between Seattle and Portland. If you spend anytime hauling yourself up and down the I-5 corridor, you know it …
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