Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Weekend of Walking for Peace--Get Your Excercise

Yes dears,

Since the wonderful folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., DC have not returned us from Afghanistan or Iraq, it is time to get back out in the streets to show our physical opposition to the continued occupations. Please join me this weekend all across the US but particularily in Corvallis, OR at noon on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the Benton Co. Courthouse; and in Portland on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 1:30--Waterfront Park (North of the Morrison St. Bridge at Oak St.). I hope to see you all there.

Now another event to consider for all of you up in the Seattle area, my friend Geoffrey Castle will be playing on Friday the 17th, at the Kirkland Performance Center. Sounds like a rousing good St. Paddy's Day event. Here's his blurb on the event:

"Geoffrey Castle's 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Spectacular!

Geoffrey Castle - 8:00 PM

This beautiful, newly constructed 400 seat theater is in the heart of my hometown, Kirkland, and it's going to ROCK! I'll be bringing a light show by Nth Degree Creative, special guests Finn MacGinty (Suffering Gael's, Setanta) and my good friend Dan Connolly both playing guitar and singing, and there will even be an appearance by members of the internationally award-winning Comerford School of Irish Dance! It will be an evening full of fun, humour, grace, and magic, and I have insisted that they have pints of Guiness available at the concession stand.

Call the box office at:
(425) 893-9900
or check the website:

I'd point you to his website but it's under construction at the moment. He's a great jazzy violinist and a heck of a sweet guy. So raise a pint in his honor at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center.


Friday, March 10, 2006

Heavens to Murgatroid--Snow in March?!

So we woke up yesterday morning to the white stuff, and it replenished itself again this morning. I took a long time today to get off to work. It was just too pretty a picture to hurry through. Now off to a weekend of little cleaning, no following the music or cartoonists and staying up too late, but lots of time to practice the tenor, trying to get the octaves down. Play some music yourselves.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

International Women's Day Special Edition

The storm is upon us, cold rain, wind. I should say we strongly desire more warmth, less wind, etc. We are hoping that the Doug Firs do not crash down on the lowly Pi in the Sky Ranch abode. And that Doppio (the cold '79 VW van) will be able to make it home from work without being blown off the road. I think we'll take the scenic route home.

To those of you who've been bissfully out of U$ during the past few weeks, particularily in Edinburgh (we envy you) the news is that the South Dakota legislature has passed an anti-abortion bill which their governor has agreed to sign. Hence abortion will be illegal in SD. Mississippi is not far on the horizon for the same thing. That's why the coat hanger mailings may need to start again. And to all the Dems who allowed Alito--can you ever again tell me that it's all about the Supreme Court again? Hardly with a straight face!

Seems like you can never quite take a sabbatical from this stuff.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Day Before the Storm

Well me little oysters,

The day is alternately sunny, and hailing, and raining. We are looking forward to more warmth. Please go visit my friends's sites, especially Timothy's and Derek's--buy their CDs. Music is the greatest!

Now a bit about me--I've crossed the half century mark. I play both Tenor and Alto Sax, love Coltrane, Donovan, The Stones, and of course Mr. Bowie. Plus I've got some very special bands/folks I love in the Seattle area; Children of the Revolution for one (more on my Seattle dream band later). I've been an activist since I was 15 or since I was born in the wee town of Bishop, California. It wasn't what was in the water, it was the water.

And do listen to my radio station KBOO (link at right).

If you do go to the Donovan site--you might want to join in a couple of discussion groups/email lists that are really into him--my recommendation is this one http://groups.yahoo.com/group/donovancelticdreamweaver.

Tomorrow is International Woman's Day--to all me lasses--it's damn time to get sassy. Refugees from South Dakota anyone? Get ready for a mass coat hanger mailing. Maybe vasectomies for all male members of the South Dakota legislature and the gov., plus some pre-emptive ones for the same group of folks in Mississippi. What da ya think?

Sweetly yours,


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Post the First

Well Kitties,

Here we are with a blog. Going to Ani's blog http://evolutionrevolution.blogspot.com/ made me create my own so I could post a comment to hers.

Now that I have this look forward to other posts, but it's back to work.