Archive for topic “My friends”

Nate Martin, now of the Chicago Tribune

Check out my friend Nate‘s big debut in the Chicago Tribune, Creative hosts conjure recession-friendly entertainment. No, this is not Nate’s typical work delving into guerilla warfare, house music, international couch surfing and the intersections contained therein, but hey, it is the eighth-largest daily newspaper in the country. Well done, Nate! Keep digging your fangs into the msm and eventually, you might just seep into their bloodstream!

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Listen to The Resurrectionists

Here Hope Flows Like Blood From The Nose by The Resurrectionists

Here Hope Flows Like Blood From The Nose by The Resurrectionists

The weather in Kansas has turned towards the coveted chill of late fall. The wind has whipped most leaves out of the trees, creating agnostic whirling dervishes all across the lawns. It makes me want to curl up in a window with a mug of hot tea and watch the dance of the dead leaves…and now I’ve got the perfect soundtrack to do just that.

Over the past few days, I’ve been on a reconnection binge with old friends and that turned up a great find from my friend and ethnic Kansan Alex Kissel. As you know, I am fond of pointing you in the direction of my friends that busy themselves by creating things for the rest of us to enjoy. His band, The Resurrectionists, has a new album entitled Here Hope Flows Like Blood From the Nose. It has been described as being “for those who prefer their Americana with a side order of strangeness,” and while that seems apt, I prefer to simply call it “American Gothic”. At least that’s how it will be labeled in my music collection once my CD arrives.

It has hints of Sixteen Horsepower and Tom Waits, but these guys hoe their own road. Listen to “Jersey Devil” below and imagine your nose filled with the scent of burning leaves and blowing flurries. Then, check out more tracks on their MySpace page. If you are lucky enough to be in the Boston area tomorrow night (Saturday, November 22), they are playing at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. I highly recommend checking them out, live, loud, or preferably both.

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The Resurrectionists - Jersey Devil

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The Grant Park experience, first hand

My friend Nate had the good fortune of being in Grant Park last Tuesday evening. He scored a ticket and made his way through the throngs to bear witness to history. He is a gifted writer and precisely the kind of person we all want witnessing history as it unfolds. Take a look at his experience.

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