1. What a cutie :)

  2. classic-hifi:

    classic-hifi:

  3. A man doing manly things involving his tool,  which in this case is an axe.

*I just realized,  I think this picture might be Peter Orlovsky.  Doesn’t it look like him?

    A man doing manly things involving his tool, which in this case is an axe.

    *I just realized, I think this picture might be Peter Orlovsky. Doesn’t it look like him?

  4. theonion:

NASA Announces Plans To Launch Chimpanzee Into Sun

“Chimpanzees are our closest biological relative, so we can learn a great deal by observing how they react to being deposited into the sun’s plasma core,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, adding that the single-occupant capsule would contain sophisticated instruments that would monitor the effects of the sun’s 27 million-degree interior on the physiological functions of the animal. 

    theonion:

    NASA Announces Plans To Launch Chimpanzee Into Sun

    “Chimpanzees are our closest biological relative, so we can learn a great deal by observing how they react to being deposited into the sun’s plasma core,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, adding that the single-occupant capsule would contain sophisticated instruments that would monitor the effects of the sun’s 27 million-degree interior on the physiological functions of the animal. 

  5. I’ve seen some strange stuff and am pretty jaded but today I saw a 70 year old stoned dude with his hair sticking up like he just rolled out of bed trying to publicly feel up a one-legged 20-something old girl in a trucker hat who was drinking beer out out of what looked like a baby food jar, and then another dude started bumping up and feeling the 70 year old man’s butt and the 70 year old man got all upset and ran away.

    I really don’t know what to think about that.  The girl could dance well on her prosthetic leg though…

  6. The always excellent Spider John Koerner at Palmer’s Bar.

    The always excellent Spider John Koerner at Palmer’s Bar.

  7. Corpse Reviver playing selections from Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music out on the patio ("No crack smoking allowed") at Palmer’s Bar.

    Corpse Reviver playing selections from Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music out on the patio ("No crack smoking allowed") at Palmer’s Bar.

  8. An amazing upcoming show at Saint Paul’s Turf Club for acoustic guitar lovers.  This is the sort of show you rarely see in a lifetime, absolute top-level artists in a small room.  Great to see local legend Spider John Koerner on this bill, flyer by hotlegs and thanks to fruits & flowers/Soft Abuse for making this happen.
Glenn Jones - A 30+-year devotee of the so-called “American Primitive” school of acoustic steel string guitarists, Glenn Jones has been playing guitar since the age of 14. He formed Boston pysch-rock band, Cul de Sac, in 1989 and led it on its 20 year journey to nowhere, leaving nine albums in its wake, including collaborations with guitarist John Fahey and Can’s Damo Suzuki.
Sir Richard Bishop - Released his first solo record (Salvador Kali) in 1998 on John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant label under the moniker Sir Richard Bishop. Since then he has released albums on a variety of labels: Improvika, Elektronika Demonika, and While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (Locust Music), Fingering the Devil (Southern Records, UK), Polytheistic Fragments and The Freak of Araby (Drag City), and many more.
Michael Chapman - The guitar and voice of Michael Chapman first became known on the British Folk Circuit in 1967. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material, he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI’s Harvest label he recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like Rainmaker and Wrecked Again defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound.
Steve Gunn - New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums with GHQ and longtime collaborating drummer John Truscinski represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. A voracious schedule of international performances has cultivated a fervent fanbase for Gunn’s music throughout the world.
Alexander Turnquist - As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, Alexander Turnquist was naturally alarmed when the ulnar nerve in his left hand seized up in 2013, but after a surgical procedure he gratefully started the process of learning to play guitar again. His recovery was cut short when not long after the surgery he was hospitalized with meningitis. Though his recovery is ongoing, and he continues to struggle with a weakened immune system and memory loss, he was inspired to soldier on, rather than being deterred by his physical struggles.
Matthew De Gennaro - Over the past decade, Matthew De Gennaro has quietly amassed a brilliant discography from his home studio in rural Webster Township, Michigan. After a series of collaborative works with Alastair Galbraith, he’s issued a handful of solo releases and worked in collaboration with the likes of Stefan Neville and Scott Tuma.
Spider John Koerner - There are two Spider John Koerner legends. The first is the constantly evolving, rambling account of a young musical genius who influenced a generation of musicians. The second is the story of the contemporary artist who moves folk, blues, and rock audiences alike with his traditional songs and wry original compositions.
tickets here, artist bios from the First Ave website

    An amazing upcoming show at Saint Paul’s Turf Club for acoustic guitar lovers.  This is the sort of show you rarely see in a lifetime, absolute top-level artists in a small room.  Great to see local legend Spider John Koerner on this bill, flyer by hotlegs and thanks to fruits & flowers/Soft Abuse for making this happen.

    Glenn Jones - A 30+-year devotee of the so-called “American Primitive” school of acoustic steel string guitarists, Glenn Jones has been playing guitar since the age of 14. He formed Boston pysch-rock band, Cul de Sac, in 1989 and led it on its 20 year journey to nowhere, leaving nine albums in its wake, including collaborations with guitarist John Fahey and Can’s Damo Suzuki.

    Sir Richard Bishop - Released his first solo record (Salvador Kali) in 1998 on John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant label under the moniker Sir Richard Bishop. Since then he has released albums on a variety of labels: Improvika, Elektronika Demonika, and While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (Locust Music), Fingering the Devil (Southern Records, UK), Polytheistic Fragments and The Freak of Araby (Drag City), and many more.

    Michael Chapman - The guitar and voice of Michael Chapman first became known on the British Folk Circuit in 1967. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material, he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI’s Harvest label he recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like Rainmaker and Wrecked Again defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound.

    Steve Gunn - New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums with GHQ and longtime collaborating drummer John Truscinski represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. A voracious schedule of international performances has cultivated a fervent fanbase for Gunn’s music throughout the world.

    Alexander Turnquist - As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, Alexander Turnquist was naturally alarmed when the ulnar nerve in his left hand seized up in 2013, but after a surgical procedure he gratefully started the process of learning to play guitar again. His recovery was cut short when not long after the surgery he was hospitalized with meningitis. Though his recovery is ongoing, and he continues to struggle with a weakened immune system and memory loss, he was inspired to soldier on, rather than being deterred by his physical struggles.

    Matthew De Gennaro - Over the past decade, Matthew De Gennaro has quietly amassed a brilliant discography from his home studio in rural Webster Township, Michigan. After a series of collaborative works with Alastair Galbraith, he’s issued a handful of solo releases and worked in collaboration with the likes of Stefan Neville and Scott Tuma.

    Spider John Koerner - There are two Spider John Koerner legends. The first is the constantly evolving, rambling account of a young musical genius who influenced a generation of musicians. The second is the story of the contemporary artist who moves folk, blues, and rock audiences alike with his traditional songs and wry original compositions.

    tickets hereartist bios from the First Ave website

  9. Been out and about with my baby having fun and riding bicycle around the city and eating in greasy diners and drinking Southern Comfort and digging the various scenes and pretty much ignoring the internet.  I keep forgetting I have a Tumblr because real life is too interesting.

    I highly recommend disconnecting for long periods of time, it’s good for the soul.

  10. Cut-off jeans and a white turtleneck is always a good manly look.

    Cut-off jeans and a white turtleneck is always a good manly look.

  11. Walking around Uptown Minneapolis on a nice cool summer morning.

  12. I’m obviously being oppressed here…

    I’m obviously being oppressed here…

  13. Minneapolis 2014 Pride Parade

    Minneapolis 2014 Pride Parade

  14. Minneapolis 2014 Pride Parade

    Minneapolis 2014 Pride Parade