Friday, December 31, 2010

Some practical joker at the airport's a Del tha Funkee fan: "Paging Mr. Bob Dobalina to a white courtesy phone.". (Tee hee hee.)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'm w/ my family, watching a cute film. Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson & their townie friends make a porn: "The Amatuers." Surprisingly adorable.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

We wish you a Merry ChanuKwanzSolstMas, And a hippie, nude dear!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Learned just now how to properly pinch pie pastry. Next, it's the art of mutton roasting and gravy. Someday, I hope to be a good Mom.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Babe: still my favorite film. It's now tied with another perfect film: The Iron Giant.
Shrimp and steak; scallops and cheese plates. What? Is it the effing holidays?
It's all set now. Which can mean only one thing: it's toffee stabbing time!
Toffee is butter and sugar. In other words: good! Mom inherited grandma's toffee pans along w their thousand icecpick-pock-marks.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Perfect visit w/ Mom: up to 3am playing piano, spent today talking about OUR messiah: John Lennon. Now we're eating strange Danish cheeses.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A burlesque first: tonight at Lannie's, Orchid Mei's closer made me cry. What an artist.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Teaching seventh graders, to dully reason Frost/ at break I reach for Coleridge/ lest my yawning Muse gets lost.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm turning over 30sq yards of compost today. It feels good to be back in the dirt!
Breakfasting on popcorn and chocolate milk at noon. Obviously there were no teaching jobs offered today. (sigh)

Friday, November 26, 2010

I just finished "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." Perfect. Thank you Sherman Alexie.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MCing The Cirque de Cheveux tonight at Summit Music Hall. Raising funds for The Lupus Fnd. thanks Retro Room and Tenacit Circus Arts.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

As I tell my students: if you ever find yourself accepting cash in a dark alley, late at night, you better be a musician.
It's a scrambled eggs in bed with The Beatles Antology DVD kind of a day.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Biking to neon knights at meadowlark. Synth pop and electro clash. I love my life.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm teaching a free ukulele lesson, tonight. 6pm -6:30pm at the Children's Museum. Ukes available. Bring the kiddos! (Same time next week.)
I'm pitching live now on Free Speech TV's fall pledge drive. Tune in for a chilling documentary about Monsanto GMOs and pledge support.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

If you miss afternoon sun, share Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orch. song: "Daylight Savings."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Burgled! My barely working Laptop's gone. I need it for everything! How'd a genius degenerate open my car door? Last backup-5 months. Crap!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Shaking my cosmic thing to a B/52s cover band @ Bar Standard, Remembering my first concert! Next: DJrockstar Aaron. "Female Troubles!" free

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I'm now hosting Geeks Who drink tonight (and every Thursday) at Denver's "Freshcraft" (1530 Blake Street). 7pm. Come get your Geek on.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pillow fight on Larimer? Haunted Rhino? 200 mill years @ the Space? Goth @ the Shelter? Rocky Horror? I haven't carved a pumpkin. Advise

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tonight: 29th & Huron. The Justice League of Street Food!! We play at 8pm. Come eat, drink, in da street. Fire. Music. Costumes. prizes.
I'm substitute teaching a high school cooking class. I couldn't find the sugar. So I'm drinking my tea with sprinkles.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gogol Bordello.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday: Denver Zombie Crawl on the 16th street mall. Who's in?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get your Geek on tonight! I'm substitute quizmastering at the new restaurant "Fresh Craft.". 7pm 1530 Blake St. Denver.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Start wearing purple." Wear purple today as an of solidarity against bullying of glbtq young people.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get your Geek on with me tonight. I'm guest quizmastering tonight at "Big Game" (16th and Wazzee). 7:30.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chris McGary, tonight at Swallow Hill! It's gonna be a killer show!

Friday, October 15, 2010

On my way to see "Nowhere Boy" opening tonight. 7:10 at The Mayan Theater. Love you, John.

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's true. I saw 'em last night. 200 ukes in Schenk's living room! 200 more today. Come Sat. help us break the record. 1pm, Ruby Hill Park.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To everyone, but especially all my wizards and witches: happy equinox. Enjoy tonight's harvest moon

Monday, September 13, 2010

All people should avoid lies. But this is especially true for people with poor memories; they forget their lies as fast as they tell 'em.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pink Hawks at The Mercury Cafe!
Tour du Fat Denver. Biking from my house in Five Points to City Park. Come along!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Four tops. I'm under the second tree to the house left of the sound booth.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dead Prez... Live. Now. Eff yeah!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Subbing Geeks Who Drink pub quiz tonight at Rooster and Moon Coffee Pub (955 bannock). Early quiz: 6pm!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tonight: I'm subbing Geeks Who Drink @ 1631 Wazee, 7:30pm "The big game" is the bar's name. Come get your geek on.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

2900 Marion. Denver art genius & dear, dear friend Lauri Lynx Murphy is selling most everything in her studio today-one hour left!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Played in a lake North of Boulder. I Ate, n ate, n ate. I just ran through a fountain in Laffayette. You see, summer isn't over yet.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Uke Loki's Gadabout Orch. Sat 8/22 at Moe's BBQ. With I Sank Molly Brown & Radical Knitting Circle. $5. All ages. 9pm. Please come.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

With six healthy squash plants, it's becoming less like harvesting and more like pest control. Now I'm eating their young. Fried blossoms!

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Many of our fears are tissue paper thin and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them." - Brendan Francis

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hey you, Patty-Pan Squash in my garden. I'm gonna pick you. And grill you. With a bratwurst. Now.
300 bands playing at The Denver Post U.M.S. next week: quite a strain on the service industry. That's every bartender/waiter in town.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tonight only! Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret 8p. My dear friend/former sideshow collaborator, L'il Miss Firefly: Midget of Mischief performs!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Biannual of the Americas exhibit: FREE today!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm looking for a roommate to join our house in Five Points. Think you might fit?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Recording scratch tracks for our new ep at my house today w Michael Musick & his travelling, dazzling home studio. Couldn't be mire pleased!
Back from scrambling Arches w/ nieces and nephews, drinking fresh spring water, strumming my Uke among the aspens, making fires & S'mores.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Heading to our cabin outside Moab to memorialize Granddad. Back Mon night. In the meanwhile, no cell phone or Internet. (Sigh o relief.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

I've said it before; I'll say it again: I only like movies about talking pigs, drag queens, and the unemployable.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gallery opening of a friend at Yum (15th & Blake), then Danceotron at HiDive, then Goth night at Milk Bar (10th & Bway). Fun.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The park across the street from my house (by Manual High) is doing an outdoor cinema in a few. Gin n tonics and a movie in the park?
Denver's on fire. Rubber-neckers on 13th and Vine have a good reason for Lik's Ice Cream.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hot summer night. Shoveling gravel into my rock garden by rope light, lightning, and thunder.
Shovelling gravel into my rock garden by rope light, lightning and thunder.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Raising vegetable beds while Radio 1190 raises a ruckus. It's all Vinyl day! Allen's currently soaking my garden in 80's New Wave.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kudra is sitting with her white belly in a pile of freshly-tilled dirt. This is what she does. Yet she's always a clean kitty by bedtime.
I finished roto-tilling half the yard tonight. Hard work feels good. I'm officially a dirt worshipper. Grilling a porkchop; sipping a G&T.
Any itchy green thumbs out there looking to garden this weekend? I've got lots of fun projects: mound-bed veggies, xeriscaping, chix coop.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I was about to call it a night on my new garden (too dark) when, surprise-the burgler light came on. 9:45pm now. I'm building a compost bin.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Free jazz fest all day in my new hood (5 Points). I'll show you my new house, make you a drink, and maybe even let you pull some weeds.
I just got a 15 min. tutorial on rose pruning. Thanks Christine at Home Depot!
Thought it was just allergies yesterday, plugging up my ears & causing my nose to run. Woke up this am w/ a sore throat and a fever. Blech!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I think I know where the bees went. (Well, one of 'em, at any rate.) He's in my yard. I'll investigate and report back.

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Art teaches nothing, except the meaning of life."- Henry Miller. (Its better when the quote comes from a queen with a glittered moustache).
Hamburger mary's 9pm: drag bingo. $10. Fundraising fun for to The Other Side Arts Gallery. Come!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm interviewing for a Housemate. I love the Victorian house I'm renting in Denver's Five Points. Think we'd be a fit? RSVP today, or asap!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In other words, I love my new neighborhood!
Took a break from varnishing sheet music to my floor; popped down to my neighborhood bar (Mercury Cafe). Swing night. Found 3 dear friends.
I forgot to whom I loaned the movies "Babe" and Le Cage aux Folles." I am moving this week and their absence makes my heart sad. Any help?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thanks all who came out to Paris for our show. What fun!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Uke Loki's Gadabout Orchestra: Sat. at Paris Wine Bar. 8pm doors. (15th and Platte in Denver.) W/ guests Eleanor. New songs! Join us.

Monday, April 19, 2010

By design, contemporary cars crush like eggs. Ask me how I know.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Times like these call for Finding Nemo & Dora's sage advice: "Just keep swimming." (She's as heartbreakingly dear as Chaplin's Li'l Tramp.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tonight at the Fox Theatre, Cannabis Festival. Doors: 5pm. Many great bands! Gadabout Orchestra goes on at 8pm. Don't be late.
Needed: Videographer or two for tonight at Canniball. Fox theatre. Can you help in exchange for tix? We go on at 9. Volunteer fell through!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

1am: Listening to Stravinski's "Soldier's Tale" then Watching Rossini's "La Cenerentola" with Mom: the best way to remember Uncle Gene.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Do you need a roommate (or know of a great sitch) in the $300 range for me and my lovecat? Boulder or Denver? Good peeps and no TV addicts?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy zombie-Jesus day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I'm standing in the dark. My Kudra cat jumps ONTO my back. Now she's walking my shoulder, purring and head butting me! Best cat ever!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Geeks Who Drink: in addition to regular Wednesdays at George's, I am the substitute quizmaster, tonight only, at Conor O 'Neil's. 9pm. Come!
Geeks Who Drink: in addition to regular Wednesdays at George's, I am the substitute quizmaster, tonight only, at Conor O 'Neil's. 9pm. Come!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Nominated "best band" and "best local celebrity" (?!). Vote your hearts:

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm taking suggestions for change, possibly a new living situation, for me and my Kudra cat.
I'm taking suggestions for change, possibly a new living situation, for me and my Kudra cat.
I'm looking for change--possibly a new living situation for myself and my Kudra cat. Any suggestions?

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's a springtime-fresh-in-falling-snow night... go walk in it.
Barefoot yesterday,
today, wearing snow,
Colorado weather
Sends SUVs off the road.

(Not mine, but CA and TX, please learn to drive.)
Oops! Try THIS link for Colorado-made bean sprout ukuleles:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy happy joy! Just now adopting a brand new Bean Sprout Uke, lovingly hand-crafted by Papa Keim of B.A.S.
Reading "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky" in the grass, sun at my back, w a bag of snap peas and a cold Ginger kombucha.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Come to the Tattered Cover on Colfax in Denver, 7:30. @heididurrow is reading from her book, "The Girl Who Fell from the Sky."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Needed: volunteer Web Wizard for The Gadabout Orchestra.

Friday, March 5, 2010

So it would seem my worries were unwaranted. Ask me later for my full review of Alice. For now, I'll simply say: 'twas frabjous.
Tonight in Denver at 7:10, I'm seeing Alice with a stack of kids, age 8 to l4. Keeping my hopes low, in case we have another Wonka "wa-wa."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

$1.50 PBRs at The Sushi Spot, sitting in the sun. About to watch snowboarding jumps in the middle of the street. Boulder doesn't suck.
Boo CSAP testing! An attempt by post-Reaganites to kill public schools, it disables 2 weeks of classtime. And subs like me get no work.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Girl. Scout. Cookies. (Enough said.)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fox Theatre tonight: Boulder Acoustic Society, Dovekins, Fellow Citizen. All ages. $10 all for Haiti. See me for after party: usual place?
Wondering who might have a spare battery for a Mac Powerbook G4 that I could cannibalize. Mine dies if the chord even wiggles!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Subbing band is sad when wild horns stay locked up in their kennels. Today, at Pomona, I'm not letting that happen. Watch out!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I guess I'm about to make my live twit-cam debut. Tweet Queen Martine is cajoling me to be like the savvy Tweeple she knows. So here goes.
No teaching gig makes it a great day for freelance writing. So why am I sitting on the couch in the sun w/ my cat, watching Annie?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Does the unceasing chatter / of our Twitterbird tweets / bring us closer together? / Does it f**k with the bees?
Twitter Queen Martine seems to deem my Tweets to be infrequent; I'll try and be better.

Monday, January 18, 2010

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Found: my camera! (Cat had it at Pete's Kitchen) and my old phone (it was in my cowboy suit). Lost: a game of chess to a ten-year old. Sigh.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Going to the Hi Dive tonight so "I Sank Molly Brown" can rock my face off. (Sponsor my birthday beers if you like; I turn 93 at midnight.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Questionable kim chee; quarter bottle o' leftover dregs; I'm tearing up piles of past-due bills, and glad for the company Tom Waits plays.
Finally Cleaned out last year's fridge. Found some kim chee. That can't go bad... can it?
Today's expedition: discover and explore the surface of my desk. Anticipated obstacles: flocks of hostile papers, CDvalanches.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Geeks: I've missed you. Join me tonight at George's in Boulder. Pub quiz starts at 8:00.
Loving the Chuck Jones exhibit at Phoenix Intl. Airport. Paintings, original cells and Merry Melodies all morning. Back to DIA at 3:30.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sipping tequila pool side in Bucerias Mexico, listening to classics of Argentinian tango, getting schooled about the bandoneon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

In Bucerias (just N. Of Puerta Villarta): every weekend at night, the discoteca in the jungle beats back the ocean with bass.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sandy, sunburnt, sleepy, and sore; full of shrimp; ready to snore.
Last night: under the stars on the beach alone, strumming new songs into my phone.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

11 hours, home in Boulder, no sleep and back to airport land. Goodbye Phoenix, Puerto Villarrta here I come.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Only in Nash: the attorney who defended MLK's Assasin, & the sculptor of the statue of the KKK's founder: same creep. There's his house.
Only in Nashville: musicians carrying instruments board flights first.
Only in Nashville: sparsely populated micro-brew taproom patrons indifferent to Irish jam, hosted by Mark frickin O'Connor.
Only in Nashville: 3 separate groups of strangers singing "happy birthday" in three part harmony.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Who says drugs dont't pay? Vanderbilt U. Currently looking for recreational xtc users age 18-25 for brain scan. $375.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The wheel, the lever, the pulley, the incline plane, and The Beatles Rock Band: making life better for humanity.