They Will Appear, Behold
July 31, 2009, 4:15 pm
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Have a grand weekend.

July 28, 2009, 10:33 am
Filed under: Architecture


Lines, Surfaces, and Solids via Le Corbusier’s Urbanisme, published 1925.

Le Tour
July 21, 2009, 10:01 am
Filed under: Bicycles

Haven’t been able to watch as much of the tour this summer as I’d like to. In the past  I have spent many summer days lying around listening to the voice of Phil Liggett and Bob Roll as they spew inane facts about the riders and the country side of France. I guess I will have to catch up on the race in the re-runs this evening.

Found some great photos from Brent Humphreys at Project Le Tour. They provide a slightly less seen view of the race and the spectators that show up to watch. One day instead of watching in front of my television perhaps I can go to Le Tour…

Dash Snow dead at 27
July 16, 2009, 8:31 am
Filed under: Art

This past Monday Dash Snow, the critically acclaimed and controversial artist passed away in NYC. Living on the street when he was only 14, he began taking photographs. His photos of candid and “obscene” moments of his NY social scene have received a lot of   attention in the past years. These collages and drawings he began producing in the last few years are particularly beautiful and somewhat less know, these are my favorite.

Rest in peace Dash.

Jack Rose
July 13, 2009, 9:59 pm
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Sorry I missed his recent show in Fredericksburg, VA. Jack Rose, of drone rock band Pelt fame, a man playing guitar from VA.

Some compare him to this man.

America's Birthday
July 6, 2009, 10:54 am
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Thank you Thomas Jefferson for declaring us independent.

Appalachian Strings
July 3, 2009, 8:07 am
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NY Times did a piece on the Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival in Fiddler’s Grove North Carolina. The festival in Fiddler’s Grove looks pretty excellent but sounds even better. A celebration of traditional bluegrass of the mountains of Appalachia, in the mountains of Appalachia.

Old photo from festival, that’s Doc Watson on the right.

Natty Boh
July 1, 2009, 10:49 am
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National Bohemian, the choice beer from the “The Greatest City in America”, Baltimore, holds a special place in my heart. As the temperature heats up, summer time beers become essential to getting through the thick afternoons. While I can’t get Natty Boh down in C’Ville when I make the trip the the Baltimore area or “downey ocean”  I always pick up a case to bring back.

Recently The Washington Post published an article containing the results of a blind taste test of domestic canned beers. Of course National Bohemian, from the land of pleasant living, won. One review went as far as to say National Bohemian had the, “Most assertive and palatable flavor.”