Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Today I watched part of A Child Shall Lead Them, Dave MacDonald's mini-revue which I'll be playing three performances of. It features Elaine Lord, the self-proclaimed "greatest drummer in the world"! (She is actually pretty great, having played on Broadway and all over the country.)
At the Goat Roast, Howard Koons provided fabric pens to color the design. Several people added flames under the goat.
People wore nametags that stated where and when they served in the Peace Corps. This guy's nametag said
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Today I played at the Elks Lodge for Buddy Harpham's tribute concert. A truly once-in-a-lifetime congregation. I also met Buddy's current girlfriend, the famous Dolores of "Frank and Dolores' Dance and Accordion Studio", which I used to drive by all the time. Dolores taught Elaine Lord to dance, and Frank taught her the accordion.
A scooter club met at Espresso Metro (for a cigarette break, apparently) before roaring off somewhere.
Joan greeted me with her usual "Hello, Mark Stivers." I commented that she always calls me by my full name while I don't even know her last name. After she left, Paul Basye explained to me that she had had her name legally changed to "Joan." Her driver's license has her down as just "Joan."
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I finally got a cartoon (no idea which one) in the Humor Times, a Sacramento publication openly based on Funny Times, the Cleveland paper that has been publishing me for years. It used to be a freebie, but I think it is now available by subscription only.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I went to Trader Joe's today and at the checkout, the cashier said the employees had a pool on how many people were going to call and ask if they were open (it being Easter). He bet on 77 but thought that would be low. It was only 10 and already 23 people had called. The woman in front of me said, "I'm going to go home and call the store." The cashier said, "Maybe I should call up one of the other stores."
We went to see The Class at the Tower Theatre yesterday. I expected it to be thought-provoking, but I didn't expect it to be so entertaining and funny. Every teacher, parent, and teenager should see it. It got a 92 out of 100 on Metacritic; read the reviews here.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Someone left his underwear, along with a black sock, in the ground cover on the north side of our front yard. Definitely not mine.
It reminds me when during my semester in Rome, one of my classmates used to find handkerchiefs on street corners that men had masturbated into, along with the pornography they used. He would wash the handkerchiefs and use them in collages, which he called "Masculine Napkins."