Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dave Alvin and Two Guilty Women - Skipper's Smokehouse

Cindy Cashdollar and vocalist Christy McWilson on stage with Dave Alvin.
A very cold and very entertaining evening at Skipper's.

They Might Be Giants at the Ritz in Ybor City and Iron Man Michael Burks at Skipper's

One of the two John's of They Might Be Giants and his Main Squeeze. What a fun show... sing alongs, hand puppets, and big confetti! Friday, The opening act was Nobody and this show ended around 10pm.
Both Johns:
Michael Burks was in town so we headed to Skipper's and ended the evening rockin' with the Iron Man and his incredible band.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

David Honeyboy Edwards, Michael Frank, Steve Arvey, and Nitro at the Purple Heart, Ft. Myers Beach, FL

94 years young and still playing the blues.

Steve Arvey and Nitro opened the show.

Shelley and Nitro
Saving the best for last... Shelley and Uncle Clyde. :)
I had a fun weekend with Clyde and Ella Mae in WARM FT. MYERS!
Looking forward to the next outing.

Best of the Nest - Azul wins! Florida Gulf Coast University

Half-time entertainment!
I don't know the length of a bb court so I'm not sure of the measurement at 1/2 court. I do know that he was at least an additonal 20 feet past that point - AWAY from the hoop!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

John Lee Hooker, Jr. at the Railhead, Boulder Station, Las Vegas

Please, just ten more dollars... I KNOW I'll win!

At the Rio Casino, Las Vegas.

a few shots of the mountains

...but the pics just don't do them justice.... I enjoyed this drive from LA to LV... although I wouldn't want to make it a regular event!

Remembering Gram Parsons . . .

Dang, this joshua tree is painful. Beautiful but painful.

Ana Popovic at Ace's in Bradenton - Valentine's Day 2010

She is hot AND she plays the guitar. Note to all my male blog readers.... you should go see her when she comes to your town. She's traveling in the states for a few months so now is your opportunity.

All the men were transfixed by her awesome guitar ability.
The women just wanted to dance.
For anyone who wanted to see her foot pedal.

Imitation Elise visits the Valley of Fire - north of LV, Nevada

Peace Lovin, Tree Huggin, Lazy Hippie Like Todd Snider :)

Skipper's Smokehouse...sometime a few weeks ago. I can't recall.

Imitation Elsie makes it thru the California Inspection

It wasn't much of an effort... just slow to 10 miles per hour and wait for the wave to pass on through. What's the point? Oh, more jobs. I get it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eric Lindell, Hermosa Beach, CA

No visit to LA is complete without a musical adventure or two. How lucky were we that Eric was in town?

Elsie and the BIG Chair

Outside an antique shop in LA. I couldn't resist the photo op.

Zzyxx Road in California

How in the world is that pronounced?

Hooray For Hollywood!

This is the suggested spot for viewing the HOLLYWOOD sign. However, being the rebel that she is... .Imitation Elsie insisted that we try to get closer.... closer still.....
Interesting garage door art found on the journey to the sign:
View of the Hollywood Dam and if the pic was just a little better, you'd be able to see downtown LA.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hey friends, do you have a few dollars to help the hounds? I'm collecting for the Parade of Greys

It's time for the 4th Annual Parade of Greys... a walkathon to benefit retired and rescued greyhounds!
Saturday, 2/20/10, From 10:00am-1:00pm
Al Lopez Park, Shelter # 315
4810 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614

Rain or shine, come enjoy a one mile walk, fellowship with other greyhound lovers, and learn more about the different groups that work tirelessly to find homes for retired racing greyhounds!

Click the link to make a paypal donation to GREAT - Greyhound Rescues and Adoption of Tampa Bay.

This is Elsie's cousin Dice. He'll be at the walk along with many other beautiful retired racers.

I know the majority of my blog readers are out of town and cannot come join the festivities. However, you can still help by sponsoring us walkers. Any amount helps. We take dollars, checks, coins, and even paypal.

To make a donation via paypal, click the link:

The following form will appear and after you complete the info, you will be directed to the paypal site to complete your transaction. It takes just a couple of minutes and your support goes a long way in helping our efforts.

You must indicate the name of the walker in the pledge form. Follow the example above or simply type LIZ and your funds will be credited to our team.

If you want to send a check, send me an email and I'll give you my address. Many thanks in advance for any amount you contribute.