Thursday, July 26, 2012

10/20/2012: JANDEK LIVE IN MANKATO

JANDEK LIVE IN MANKATO
First ever appearance in Minnesota
Saturday, October 20th @7:30pm
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall
Earley Center for the Performing Arts

$20 advance/$25 at the door
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Tickets on sale August 28th
mnsu.edu/music/events or by phone at (507) 389-5549

Three years ago we thought we had maxed out our unobtainable goals.  We brought The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and The Fleshtones to Mankato for one night of unbelievable live music, and after that we sort of figured that was the top.  Nowhere else to go after that.

Well, for the last several months we've been setting this show up, and we're proud to announce that we've achieved yet another unobtainable goal.  KMSU and the Minnesota State Performance Series are proud to present the first Minnesota appearance of Jandek on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 pm.

This is really happening.

You never know what to expect with Jandek, and that's part of the thrill.  Jandek's live appearances are musically diverse one-of-a-kind moments that can never be repeated. The fact that this will be the first Minnesota appearance of Jandek takes the whole affair up another notch.  This evening's performance will include a group of Mankato and Twin Cities-based musicians: Charles Gillett (Electric guitar), Craig B. Mataresse (Electric Bass), Adam Patterson (Drums, Percussion) and Brian DeGayner (Brass).

This is incredibly exciting.  If you aren't that up on Jandek and you'd like to learn more, you should feel free to join us this Saturday night at 9:00pm for the third meeting of the Jandek Study Group.  We'll be listening to the album Glasgow Sunday 2005, our first live album listen, in a theater setting.  The album is a good match for the environment, and with the announcment of the live show this should be the most exciting Study Group we've held so far.  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com for details.


For further information on this historic Minnesota appearance by Jandek, visit shufflefunction.blogspot.com or fffreakout.blogspot.comhttp://fffreakout.blogspot.com/.

Information on Jandek Study Group III.

JANDEK STUDY GROUP THIS SATURDAY!


JANDEK STUDY GROUP III
Saturday, July 28th @ 9:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Album:  Glasgow Sunday 2005

The last JSG meeting was a scorcher, because of the heat AND the amazing music.  Thanks to everybody that attended.  This next meeting will be a little different.  It's going to be our first indoor experience, and it should be ideal for the album we have planned.

Jandek started playing live shows in 2004, and a listen to every released show provides a unique and unexpected experience.  This is a trend that continues through his recent live career, and just recently he played a PUNK SHOW.  Yeah.  No Youtube clips yet, but we're dying to see what the show was like.  CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ A REVIEW!  It sounds like it was pretty kick ass.

We will be listening to Glasgow Sunday 2005 on Saturday, July 28th at 9:00pm in  Wiecking 220 Auditorium.  That's the usual Grind-Fu auditorium, for those of you that attend our film series.  We felt it would be appropriate to have our first live album listening in an actual theater.  This is a pretty haunting album, and the darkened room should be a perfect fit for the tone.  It compares to the track A Dream from the Lou Reed/John Cale album Songs For Drella.



This should be a pretty great listening experience.  Don't sweat it if you haven't attended yet.  The group is pretty informal, and it's just an excuse to hang out and listen to Jandek.  If you are a curious person, this is the group for you.  If you have any questions, drop an e-mail to shufflefunction@hotmail.com, or leave a comment on Facebook for us.

See you there!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICK!


Jagger turns 69 today!  Here's a performance from '69 to get you through the day.

Monday, July 23, 2012

THURSDAY @ SIX: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY!

Listen to Shuffle Function on Thursday, July 26th at 6:00pm for a major announcement.  It's pretty good.  Check this blog for further details.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

POSTCARD TOURISM II

It was so fun posting the Wadena pictures that I thought I'd keep the momentum going and post some more of my favorites from Volga and Strawberry Point, Iowa.  When possible I will include the corresponding postcards that prompted my visit, but often times something else caught my eye. That was part of the fun!

I think I'd like to start off with my favorite building that I encountered during my swing through Eastern, Iowa. It was in the town of Volga. The only postcard that I have from the town features the Olinger Hotel and dates back to 1908.


There is not a lot of town left in Volga, and certainly not this big brick behemoth, but there is this beautiful building. This was love at first site!!
 I sat in front of this building snapping photo after photo while a local pulled up in a pickup and just watched me. He was shaking his head in disbelief, but I think this is one of those cases of not appreciating what's in your own back yard.


Friday night we stayed in Strawberry Point at The Franklin Hotel. This is a notoriously haunted spot in Iowa and I'd hoped to hear some thing that go bump in the night. My Mom insists that she heard footsteps walking on the floor above us at about 2:30 in the morning, only to realize that there was no floor over us, we were on the top floor as far as we knew. But I slept through the ghostly ruckus.




I have quite a few postcards from Strawberry Point, and sitting on the patio of The Franklin after supper and a walk, we were able to match up quite a few of them.



The locals said the postcard photo above was kitty corner from the Franklin Hotel, but that was difficult to see. Below is the same block, but perhaps you can see my disbelief.


I think that this postcard is easier to point out the block seen above.


Much easier to spot was the block down from the hotel. All you had to do was count up the windows and line up the bubble windows to see this was the indeed identical. The Franklin Hotel is visible in the far right hand side of the postcard. This dates 1909.


Here is the same view today in Strawberry Point.


The last postcard that I succeeded in matching involves several residencies on Mission Street. Here is how the block looked in 1907.


Jump in the time machine - and here it is today.


I went for an early morning walk through town - leaving my mother alone in the room with the ghosts and found some wonderful sights down the gravel side streets. I got caught in a shower, but I didn't mind. Here is an old feed building that I fell in love with. The cupola on the roof drew my attention from blocks away.



Across the street from the Franklin Hotel was a unique building that was one of my favorites. It had been an insurance office for decades, but had recently been bought and it's future is uncertain. It was rounded much like the corner of the hotel, but it had a post modern feel with the large windows and curvy roof. I would make it a coffee shop, but hey that's just me.





If you get to Strawberry Point you have to stop for breakfast at Back Home Country Cooking. For six bucks I got an endless cup of coffee and a gigantic Fiesta plate of food. I ordered the #11, which was called something like "GRILL EVERYTHING". It was every breakfast food out there covered in cheese and gravy. The standout was their spicy sausage that they make themselves. They also specialized in pies, with ten different varieties listed on a blackboard for you to choose from. I loved it, and the owners were very friendly and fun.


I still have a few more towns to get to - so come on back tomorrow.

Shelley

POSTCARD TOURISM

Last weekend I traveled through Eastern Iowa with my Mom, hunting down ghost buildings from the past. My Grandfather was a collector of anything and everything, and as of late I have been enjoying his real photo postcards. A moment in time is captured in these simple pieces of paper. Over 100 years later I get to peek at the storefronts and main streets at they appeared then. I decided to see if any of these landmarks remained in the small towns of Iowa, and although many have disappeared over the century, some traces could be found. My first stop was Wadena, Iowa.

Below is how the town appeared in the year 1908.

And this is what the main street looks like today.


In order to enter town from the south on W51 you must cross a bridge. This view has changed dramatically as you will see.


Initially the town Mill was on the left side of the bridge, where a large church now stands. On the right hand side there is a large white barn, that still stands to this day.


The bridge itself had to be replaced when a milk truck managed to loose control and get wedged in the bridge. The driver survived, but the damage was severe and forced the town to destroy the bridge and build a much less ornate replacement. You can learn a lot of history when you talk to locals!


The quilt you see on this barn is a wonderful excuse itself to tour through Iowa - you can see them peppered throughout the state. For more information follow this link.


One of my favorite postcards from Wadena shows the Frey Hotel. There is an "X" marked on one of the rooms, and the correspondence on the back states "This is where I eat and bunk". It is dated 1907.


Here is the Frey Hotel today, as far as I can tell it is simply residential.


Directly across the street from Frey's Hotel is one of my favorite buildings from my trip. I actually spent some time with the owners, who were kind enough to look at my postcard pictures and point out what is what and what is gone, which was a big help.

The owners have had this building for the last 60 years, and it has been a grocery store for most of that time. Now it is their home.


Such an amazing building, and you can see just a tiny bit of it to the right in the postcard that I have of the Wadena Bank from 1908.


Sadly, this bank is no longer there, in it's space is a small gas station that is the one spot in town to buy essential food stuffs and basic goods.


I spoke with several other locals at the town watering spot, Barney's, which building can be viewed on the first postcard that I posted. We were there to early to eat, but they are said to have a great hamburger. I do know they have a fun jukebox (I played CCR "Bad Moon Rising", Johnny Cash "Man In Black" and Kiss "Strutter") and lots of friendly town folk willing to share local stories and history.

It was here that I found out about Wadena's claim to fame, the "Iowa Woodstock" of 1970. After a three day music festival set to be held in Galena, Illinois was cancelled the promoters brought the concert to a small farm outside of Wadena. This tiny town of under 300 people swelled to over 50,000 as music fans flocked to hear the likes of Little Richard, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Albert King, The Guess Who, Poco, The Everly Brothers, Leon Russel, Johnny Winters, The Chambers Brothers and more.

MUCH MORE!!


I know it is hard to read at this size, so this will help:



I will post more pictures of my trip soon (and more from Wadena) but I wanted to spend a little time here with Wadena. I recommend if you are ever in the area to make the effort to go to Barneys and see the posters and pictures on the bar wall. You can hear all about it from the folks who where there, and put some coins in the jukebox to boot!

Shelley

Friday, July 20, 2012

MOONRISE KINGDOM IN MANKATO!


MOONRISE KINGDOM IS
PLAYING IN MANKATO!

Yeah, I know everybody is going to the new Batman movie this weekend, but THE NEW WES ANDERSON IS PLAING IN MANKATO!  So we have the new Wes Anderson and the new Woody Allen movies playing in town at the same time.  That plus the face eating zombie dude in Florida equals end times.  So go see it before The Mayans and the 2012s and such.

Moonrise Kingdom is playing at the Cinemark theater in the Riverhills Mall.  Be there.


REDD KROSS LIVE IN AUSTRALIA!


Watch Redd Kross and other great gigs on Moshcam.

Check out their entire show, as well as The Fleshtones, The Sonics, Hoodoo Gurus and more at moshcam.com!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JULY 9 - 13, 2012

JULY 9, 2012  (2059) BON SCOTT'S BIRTHDAY


1. AC/DC - baby please don't go
2. Can - millionspiel
3. Calvin Johnson - rabbit blood
4. AC/DC - rock n oll damnation
5. Dead Weather - I cut like a buffalo
6. King Tuff - keep on movin'
7. Broadcast - papercuts
8. Ike and Tina Turner - ooh poo pah do



9. Clifton Chenier - ay te te fee
10. AC/DC - whole lotta Rosie



11. Shocking Blue - love buzz
12. Pere UBU - heaven
13. Deerhoof - milkman
14. Bobby Gentry - find em fool em and forget em
15. Mr. Airplane Man - c'mon DJ
16. Quintron - God of thunder
17. AC/DC - T.N.T.
18. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - relaxation
19. The Who - young man blues
20. Ike and Tina Turner - funkier than a mosquitos tweeter
21. Fleshtones - all around the world
22. The Soft Boys - I wanna destroy you



23. AC/DC - it's a long way to the top (if you want to rock n roll)



24. The Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
25. Willis Earl Beal - monotony
26. Victor Lundberg - an open letter to my teenage son
27. AC/DC - rocker
28. Elmore James - rollin' and tumblin'
29. Mark Kennis - heart of the heartland
30. MC5 - high school
31. AC/DC - problem child
32. Tiny Tim - highway to hell

JULY 10, 2012  (2060)

1. Monopuff - the devil went down to Newport (totally rockin' version)
2. Frank Black - you ain't me
3. Hives - walk idiot walk
4. Thee Headcoatees - road runner
5. Marianne Faithfull - no child of mine
6. Happy Mondays - kinky afro



7. Hindu Love Gods - junko pardner
8. A Certain Ratio - do the du
9. James Chance and The Contortions - super bad



10. Blues Brothers - sweet home Chicago
11. Earl Hooker - move on down the line
12. Levon Helm and His All Stars - milk cow boogie
13. Robyn Hitchcock - if you were a priest
14. The Morning After Girls - always mine
15. Sugarman 3 - dirty water
16. Sir Douglas Quintet - she's about a mover



17. The Monks - oh how to do now
18. James Last - giant man
19. Motorhead - ace of spades
20. The Congos - step on you again
21. Roy Orbison - candy man
22. Prince - delerious
23. Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters - baby please don't go
24. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash - I got a woman

JULY 11, 2012  (2061)

1. Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation - shamma lamma bing bang
2. Bear Driver - colours run
3. Keith Moon - don't worry baby
4. Beach Boys - darlin'
5. The Black Angels - I'd rather be lonely
6. Sonic Youth - 100%
7. Cheap Time - more cigarettes
8. The Yardbirds - tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
9. Judson Fountain - Granny sing no more
10. Serge Gainsbourg - requiem pour un con
11. Water "Sandman" Howard - cutting out
12. OFS Unlilited - mystic
13. Linda Bruner - thorn tree in the garden
14. Marion Black - c'mon and get it
15. Four Mints - row my boat
16. Father's Children - phony people
17. Linda Bruner - Wichita lineman
18. Belle and Sebastian - like Dylan in the movies



19. Bikini Kill - rebel girl
20. Grass Widow - hang around
21. The Hentchmen w/Jack Whote - some other guy
22. Tom Waits - I don't want to grow up
23. Frank Sinatra - close to you
24. Fionna Apple - werewolf
25. Rufus Wainwright - the origin of love
26. Pixies - leviatate me
27. Otis Redding - that's how strong my love is
28. Sammy Davis Jr - Shaft
29. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - global warming
30. David Lynch w/Karen O. - Pinky's dream
31. Mary Clayton - gimme shelter
32. The Who - a quick one (while he's away)



JULY 12, 2012 (2062)

1. Nina Simone - Suzanne
2. These United States - never stop falling
3. Gram Pasons - a song for you
4. Arab Strap - dream sequence
5. Patti Smith - Gloria
6. Apples In Stereo -same old drag
7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - my home is the sea
8. Tarkio - Helena won't get stoned
9. Wilco - casino queen
10. Troubled Hubble  the do the build the house
11. Can - deadly Doris
12. Two Hours Traffic - backseat sweetheart
13. T Rex - jeepster
14. Vetiver - can't you tell
15. TV on the Radio - second song
16. Boris - party boy
17. The Darcys - Peg
18. Beck - orphans
19. The Drums - saddest summer
20. The Breeders - bang on



21. Dungen - gjort bort sig
22. The 101ers - key to your heart (version two)
23. The Concretes - fiction
24. The Byrds - lazy days
25. The Black Keys - nova baby
26. Bill Callahan - one fine morning

FRIDAY 13, 2012  (2063)

Greg, Aaron and Pat are the Program Directors for the Day from 6 to 8 a.m. - in honor of Sheldon Brown!!

Pat, Aaron, Greg in the studio
1. The Black Keys - everlasting light
2. Wolf Parade - you are a runner and I am my Father's son
3. The Devil Makes Three - the plank
4. Architecture In Helsinki - do the whirlwind
5. The Cramps - rockin' bones
6. Morphine - Thursday
7. The Not Wells - the asylum
8. Gogol Bordello - go revolutions
9. LCD Soundsystem - dance yrself clean
10. Grandaddy - am180
11. Dead Mouse - some chords
12. Blackalicious - blazin' arrow
13. Dangermouse - basket case
14. Junior Senior - move your feet
15. Paul Simon - Graceland
16. Animal Collective - my girls
17. Primus - natural Joe
18. Michael Jackson - PYT
19. Andrew Bird - fake palindromes
----------------------------------------------------
20. Jack White - missing buttons
21. They Might Be Giants - meet James Ensor



22. Black Sabbath - a hard road
23. Velvet Underground - foggy notion
24. Stereolab - the free design
25. Lee Dorsey - working in a coalmine
26. Faces - flying
27. Bobby Woack - across 110th street
28. Mystery Jets - greatest hits
29. The Majestic Arrows - I'll never cry over another boy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JULY 2 - 6, 2012

JULY 2, 2012  (2054) 
1. Public Enemy - B side wins again
2. Beachwood Sparks -sparks fly again
3. Ben Folds - landed
4. LCD Soundsystem - yeah (crass version)
5. Devo - fresh
6. Gang Of Four - I found that essence rare
7. Dum Dum Girls - lines her eyes
8. Squeeze - pulling mussels (from a shell)
9. Built To Spill - strange
10. Free Design - I found love
11. The Kinks - 20th century man
12. Talking Heads - psycho killer
13. Yo La Tengo - here comes my baby
14. Beck - girl
15. Brady Bunch - candy (sugar shoppe)
16. The Shaggs - Shaggs own thing
17. Black Diamind Heavies - fever in my blood
18. Tom Waits - King Kong
19. T Bone Burnett - seven times hoter than fire
20. William Shatner - common people
21. Belle and Sebastian - the blues are still blue
22. Afghan Whigs - Mr. Superlove
23. Wilco - shot in the arm

JULY 3, 2012 (2055) BRIAN JONES R.I.P.


1. Syd Barrett - opel
2. Rolling Stones = route 66
3. Company - show me you really want me
4. Joe Hill Lewis - big legged woman
5. Acid House Kings - this and that
6. Nina Simone - isn't it a pity
7. Roberta Wolfson - tobacco road
8. Rolling Stones - no expectations
9. Rolling Stones - under assistants west coast promotion man
10. Bombay Sweets - wolf's breath
11. Petra Haden - God only knows



12. Father John Misty - Hollywood forever cemetery sings
13. Nick Lowe - so it goes
14. Rolling Stones - under my thumb
15. The Doors - peace frog
16. Robert Johnson - red hot
17. Captain Beefheart - diddy wah diddy
18. Bobby Womack - teh bravest man in the universe
19. Beck - blue randy
20. They Might Be Giants - if I wasn't shy
21. Evolution Control Committee - rocked by rape



22. Rolling Stones - get off of my cloud
23. Go Home Productions - Shannon Stone
24. Ben Folds - the luckiest
25. Andre Williams - bacon fat



26. Rolling Stones - I just want to make love to you
27. Rolling Stones - Junpin' Jack Flash
28. Rolling Stones - stupid girl
29. Rolling Stones - dandelion
30. Rolling Stones - jigsaw puzzle

JULY 4, 2012  (2056)
1. Donovan - hurdy gurdy man



2. Brian Jonestown Massacre - oh lord
3. Curtis Mayfield - superfly
4. Dukes Of Sratosphere - vanishing girl
5. The Feelies - everybodys got something to hide except for me and my monkey
6. David Bowie - TVC 15



7. Klaus Nomi - total eclipse
8. Nouvelle Vague - love will tear us apart
9. Nancy Sinatra - sugar town
10. Dondero A Capella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - shock the monkey
11. KC and The Sunshine Band - I'm your boogie man/keep it coming love
12. B.J. Snowden - In Canada
13. Bill Cosby - roadrunner
14. Atul Shah - be a toast popper
15. Charlie Feathers - stutterin' Cindy
16. The Shins - pressed in a book
17. The Fleshtones - American beat '84
18. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
19. Cheap Trick - come on come on
20. Komeda - frolic
21. Half Japanese - fire cracker



22. The Creation - making time
23. Nada Surf - love and anger



24. Negativeland - piece of pie
25. They Might Be Giants - yeh yeh

JULY 5, 2012  (2057)
1. David Bowie - growing up
2. Nada Surf - electrocution
3. Guided By Voices - billy wire
4. Leonard Cohen - power of song
5. Lightning Hopkins - cryin' shame (shake that thing)
6. Francoise Hardy - l'eta del amour
7. Sonic Youth - incinerate
8. Jack White - I'm shaking
9. Velvet Underground - I'm begining to see the light
10. Replacements - unsatisfied
11. Beat Happening - Indian summer
12. Mystery Jets - greatest hits
13. The Band - chest fever
14. Jimi Hebdrix - machine gun
15. Jandek - European Jewel (incomplete)
16. Rhett Miller - lost without you



17. Flying Burritto Brothers - hot burritto #2
18. Matthew Sweet - come to California
19. The Band - the weight
20. Charles Bradley - stay
21. Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
22. Leslie Hall - hydrate gyrate
23. Dr. John - lock down
24. Daniel Johnston - The Beatles
25. Beatles - dear Prudence (mono)
26. Jandek - part 8
27. Elliot Smith - the white lady loves you more
28. The Children - this sporting life

JULY 6, 2012  (2058)
1. Velvet Undeground - cool it down
2. Poor Moon - anyplace
3. Lee Fields - moonlight mile
4. Fleet Foxes - Lorelei
5. The Fruit Bats - my unusual friend



6. Kelley Stoltz - to speak to the girl



7. The Zombies - care of cell 44
8. Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs - the warmth of the sun
9. The Minders - don't you stop
10. David Bowie - hang on to yourself
11. Roky Erickson - don't shake me Lucifer
12. Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters - hoochie coochie man
13. Robert Johnson - if I had possession over judgement day
14. Rolling Stones - bitch
15. AC/DC - rocker
16. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - lie down here and be my girl
17. The Good The Bad And The Queen - the good the bad and the queen
18. Serge Gainsbourg and Brigette Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde
19. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's 115th dream
20. New Pornographers - don't destroy this night
21. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a U.F.O.
22. The High Strung - the luck you got
23. Deer Tick - main street
24. P.I.L. - rise
25. Beach Boys - sail on, sailor
26. Chad and Jeremy - a summer song



27. Cyndi Lauper and The Minus 5 - midnight radio

Friday, July 13, 2012

JANDEK STUDY GROUP III: NOT THE IMAX EXPERIENCE


JANDEK STUDY GROUP III
Saturday, July 28th @ 9:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Album:  Glasgow Sunday 2005

The last JSG meeting was a scorcher, because of the heat AND the amazing music.  Thanks to everybody that attended.  This next meeting will be a little different.  It's going to be our first indoor experience, and it should be ideal for the album we have planned.

Jandek started playing live shows in 2004, and a listen to every released show provides a unique and unexpected experience.  This is a trend that continues through his recent live career, and just recently he played a PUNK SHOW.  Yeah.  No Youtube clips yet, but we're dying to see what the show was like.  CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ A REVIEW!  It sounds like it was pretty kick ass.

We will be listening to Glasgow Sunday 2005 on Saturday, July 28th at 9:00pm in  Wiecking 220 Auditorium.  That's the usual Grind-Fu auditorium, for those of you that attend our film series.  We felt it would be appropriate to have our first live album listening in an actual theater.  This is a pretty haunting album, and the darkened room should be a perfect fit for the tone.  It compares to the track A Dream from the Lou Reed/John Cale album Songs For Drella.



This should be a pretty great listening experience.  Don't sweat it if you haven't attended yet.  The group is pretty informal, and it's just an excuse to hang out and listen to Jandek.  If you are a curious person, this is the group for you.  If you have any questions, drop an e-mail to shufflefunction@hotmail.com, or leave a comment on Facebook for us.

See you there!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

FREE MUSIC FROM THE DARCYS!


The Darcys put out a track by track cover of Steely Dan's AJA album this year, and it has been in our regular rotation ever since we received it.  Listeners have been enjoying it, so that's what makes this upcoming bit of news so exciting...

On a whim I went to The Darcys' website to find out more about them.  On the main page they had a field where you could enter your e-mail and get a download link to a free album from them.  I wanted to hear other stuff from them anyway, so that was cool.  Anyway, under the download button for that album was a link in small print that said "click here to download AJA".  If you click on this link you can DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE AJA ALBUM FOR FREE!  So you get TWO albums from The Darcys !



Monday, July 09, 2012

BEST SUMMER MOVIE SO FAR


There is an amazing cinema experience waiting for you at The Heights theater in Columbia Heights. It is the oldest continuously operated Show Room in Minnesota, dating back to 1926. It is a blast to see films there, and right now Wes Anderson's new movie 'Moonrise Kindom' is being screened. I can think of no better place for you to see this wonderful film - so grab some red licorice and soda pop for the road and get yourself up there a.s.a.p. people!!




While I was in that neck of the woods with my camera I hunted down a favorite dive bar I have driven by several times. I have no idea if it is open, I have never seen cars there but I have always been there during the day. I just love everything about this place - the insulation glass, the shiny front door, and of course the amazing signage. If you ever happen by this place and it is open please stop in, grab a cold one an soak up the ambiance for me!


In a perfect world this place would have an amazing juke box plugged into the corner and would be spinning actual 45 vinyl records.


Yep - that is my reflection in the door. Right after I snapped this a neighbor in the house next door yelled out their window at me to "Quit snapping the photo pictures!!" So I did.

Shelley