Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Blues!!

Tab Benoit was at Wilbert's in Cleveland last night. I try to get to his concerts whenever possible. He does blues and more, like nobody else. Was by myself last night due to concert being in the middle of the week and Sandy having an early work morning today. Got caught in a traffic jam near downtown Cleveland and wondered what was happening, as Wilbert's only holds a few hundred people, so I knew that all of the cars were not going there. Turns out Celine Dion was performing at the "Q" so I ended up having to pay more for parking than what the cover was at Wilbert's.

Thought I would be late, but I wasn't, in fact I got to chat with Tab at the bar some before the concert and also with his drummer and bass player during the break. Was a fun, happy and drinking crowd , including the band. Lots of Celine Dion jokes and more. I got to meet a couple from Kent that are regulars and New Orleans Jazz Fest and we traded stories and favorite musicians for a while. Really a friendly, relaxed crowd. Music was fantastic as usual. Be sure to put Tab on your must see list.

Enjoy the following clips. He performed both of these songs last night. It felt for a few hours like I was back in N'awlins.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rock Flipping Day - 2008

I discovered Rock Flipping Day a couple of weeks ago as I expanded my search for Birding Blogs and other interesting sites. This year the day was Sunday Sept. 7th. I am behind in my blogging so am several days late in posting my results. For more information on the event and for a listing of people who participated check out:

My results are as follows:

Before FlippingAfterClose-up
As you can see I found a slug and some black muti-segmented crawly thing. This was a really cool thing to do, but I am going to need to brush up on my crawly knowledge before next year.

I thought it might be fun for my neighbors who have twins that just started Kindergarten, so I went up to their house and both of them tried it. We didn't have much success as the rocks were near their house and there wasn't much soil underneath them as the area had been filled with ash/limestone. They had fun I think and I confirmed with them that I was a neat, but strange guy next door.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Pardon My Dust

I am in the process of updating and working on the template for my blog. As a result some of my older posts appear in funny ways and weird formatting. Stay tuned as I hope to have the blog upgraded by next week.