Archive for July, 2009

Beekind Friends

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Live at the Buddicow

Live at the Buddicow


Imagine a flower whose pedals consisted of white dots numbering between zero and six. It is at your feet. What a lovely hookahhouse for our beekind friends!

Gods among us

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Sculptor Abbie Vander Horck’s Poseidon - King of the Sea amazed schoolchildren (and me) outside of the Crystal Court at the Aquatennial “Art of Recycling” contest in downtown Minneapolis last weekend.

Poseidon by Abbie Vander Horck

One Long Bleed

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Sanity Claim

Sanity Claim


The blood tries to heal the sidewalk, filling in the cracks and drying hard. Prostrate boys and prostrate boys’ dreams. An hour before, the boys played “bloody knuckles” rapping each others hands until they were heavy and coloured like swelled watermelon flesh. Who would flinch? The dull knock. Too slow. Gotcha! Too slow.

Transient interlocking symmetry

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Lake Superior in the alley gap.

Lake Superior in the alley gap.

The Rocketeer

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Brandon celebrates his independence.

Brandon celebrates his independence.

Green White Cream

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Pillar Man

Pillar Man

Cello Dreams

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Kathy McTavish wove a sonic tapestry at the Heliphino Festival last year: Kathy at Heliphino (6.3mb mp3)

Kathy McTavish of Cello Dreams

Kathy McTavish of Cello Dreams

Day’s Instrusion Upon Night

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Elements of Smoke

Elements of Smoke

The sun has burned away our time leaving smokey clouds that obscure the moon.

Sometimes a Pointless Reflex

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Vacation At Marlboro Mountain

Vacation At Marlboro Mountain


People are always coughing in Duluth. Is it the taconite dust? The cigarettes? Cough. Cough. And imagine all of the coughing at one time, snipped and condensed/combined to make one large cough and then played with all collective-cumulative volume. Would we become deaf from hearing that cough? And then even if we did clear our throats to speak, who to listen?

This amp kills fascists

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

After a marathon show at Beaners back in February, Sammy Macon pulled off this brave and ragged improvisation the same night at the Blue Crab: Blue Crab Improv (2.3mb mp3)

Sammy Macon plays The Blue Crab

Sammy Macon plays The Blue Crab

Sammy Macon plays The Blue Crab

Sammy Macon plays The Blue Crab