News for June 2009

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I did not surf tonight, but I did play the Turf Club for the first time with Floating Bridge.  I’ve seen some of my all time favorite shows at the Turf Club.  National acts like Ryan Adams (Lucinda Williams stood behind me at that show), Richard Buckner w/ Eric Heywood on steel and mando guitar.  And a billion great local acts – the highlight being Accident Clearinghouse with my buddy Matt Marohl on steel. 

So I’m proud and pleased to say now that I’ve played the Turf Club.  The only spot left in St. Paul that I want to play and haven’t is First Avenue.  I’m holding out for that gig till I can open for some incarnation of Jay Farrar.  But for now I’m a happy man having played the Turf Club.  And it didn’t hurt my ego to have a stranger go out of his way to compliment my tele playing.  And he was sober too!  To Rock and Roll!  To bed.  Thanks Erik, Chris, and Casey!

Posted: June 24th, 2009
Categories: music
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Two Shall Become One

It is official.  We are now a one car/toaster family.

Posted: June 22nd, 2009
Categories: family, transportation, travel
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Summer Shows

Hey – I just got my summer schedule up on the Shows page!  There are lots of camps and gigs playing guitar with the band Floating Bridge.  I’ve got a few more shows in the hopper – should they see the light of day you’ll be the second to know.  Assuming I’m the first.  Though generally I’m the last.  How biblical.

Posted: June 5th, 2009
Categories: Uncategorized
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Art Garfunkel's To Do List

Jodi and I are watching a Paul Simon tribute on PBS.  At the end Paul himself comes out and sings a few hits and then Art comes out and they sing a duet… You guessed it, Bridge Over Troubled Water.  This got us thinking.  Sure Paul’s got it good, but what does Art’s day look like?  We’re guessing he writes a to do list and it looks something like this:

Make Bacon and Eggs

Call Paul.

Leave Message.

Wash Bacon and Egg pan.

Buy new pick.

Look for lost pick… in hair.

Brush up on Bridge Over Troubled Water.  (Big Ending!!!)

Read thoughtful book.

Think about said book.

Consider next solo album.

Make peanut butter and jelly sandwich (today’s grape jelly day!)

Plan second half of day.

…and friends just can’t be found…

we love you art!

Posted: June 3rd, 2009
Categories: music
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My kind of pastors.

But no trinity jokes?  Or references?  All the same, best of luck guys!

Posted: June 2nd, 2009
Categories: bike
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