Thursday, August 21, 2008

Two more nights of music at my favorite bar!

"Cryyyyyyyyyy! I want to see your faaaaaaace. I need you to come hoooooooome."

So, Delmag is tonight at the Ave!

But I also must mention that tomorrow night Rebel Blues plays there and then Addverse (b. meyers) will get us up and movin' on Saturday!

So, there you have it. The Avenue has planned your weekend for you! All you have to do is show up. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Two nights of good music at my favorite bar. Join me!

Mindy booked some shows in AK for these guys, Blood Country, who she met at South by Southwest. They are playing a show at The Avenue tonight that everyone should come check out! Mindy played a couple albums for me and I give them the ol' thumbs up.

Also, Delmag (featuring Erik Braund) is playing the Ave on the following night, Thursday!

Blood Country AK Tour
Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Aug 15 2008 5:00P
Kenai Peninsula State Fair Ninilchik, Alaska
Aug 15 2008 9:00P
The Clam Shell Clam Gulch, Alaska
Aug 16 2008 5:00P
The Kenai Peninsula State Fair Ninilchik, Alaska
Aug 16 2008 9:00P
The Inlet View Ninilchick, Alaska
Aug 17 2008 5:00P
The Kenai Peninsula State Fair Nilnilchik, Alaska
Aug 18 2008 9:00P
Alice’s Champagne Palace Homer, Alaska
Aug 19 2008 9:00P
The Yukon Bar Steward, Alaska
Aug 20 2008 10:00P
The Avenue Anchorage, Alaska

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Super-fast running shoes (A little story)

This morning, on the walk through my downtown Anchorage neighborhood to work, I was suddenly greeted by a small boy, about four years old. He came out of nowhere!

Through the chain-link fence he said, "Hello! What's your name?" I told him and then he propped his shoe up on his hand and told me to take a look at his "super-fast running shoes." They were the type that had odd-shaped soles with ridges through them to make them more aerodynamic or something. The kind he had reason to be proud of.

I was reminded of going to the mall with my dad when I was little to get him some new running shoes. A memory I forgot existed. It would take him forever to pick out the very best shoe, an important chore for a guy who grew up in the 50s and 60s when PF Flyers were guaranteed to make kids run their fastest and jump their highest. I pictured the boy and his dad at the shoe store weighing their options.

"But it rained this morning..." The boy told me.

"Does the rain make it more slippery?" I asked.

"No," the boy answered.

"Nice to meet you," I smiled.

"See ya!" He said.

Then I finished walking to work.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Somebody got the power animal memo...

Or maybe it was ESP? OK, OK, I'll stop.

But everyone should get out and catch one on these ESP shows. Mindy and I are going to Palmer on Wednesday night.

We saw these guys at Vagabond Blues last time they were in town and had a pleasant time. The three have great stage banter. My favorite part was when Easton made fun of one of Phillips' new songs, comparing it to a male enhancement commercial or something, I can't remember. But it was funny. They basically take turns on lead vocals and harmonize well. It's a don't miss! I would even encourage catching the Friday night show at Snow Goose and then making your way over to the party at our place. It would be a perfect combo.

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
12 Aug 2008 3:00 P
KNBA 90.3 FM - LIVE On-Air Performance Anchorage, Alaska
13 Aug 2008 7:30 P
VAGABOND BLUES record release show Palmer, Alaska
14 Aug 2008 8:00 P
HOUSE CONCERT Anchorage, Alaska
15 Aug 2008 8:30 P
SNOW GOOSE THEATRE record release show Anchorage, Alaska
17 Aug 2008 9:00 A
19 Aug 2008 7:00 P
Fairbanks House Concert FAIRBANKS, Alaska
20 Aug 2008 8:00 P

Friday, August 8, 2008

Power Animal farewell to Mindy Kim Graham

Sketch by Lee Post

As all you who love Mindy know, she is leaving soon for Baltimore to become a scientist. We are having one last Power Animal bash over at the apartment for her on Friday Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Wear your Power Animal shirt and with our forces combined we will wish her a safe journey!


Monday, August 4, 2008

'How strange it is just to be alive at all'