Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Bloomin' 'Hood

Garden in front of the trattoria

Mormon tea (Gnetaceae Ephedra)

Day lilies

Neighbor's roses

Yellow hollyhocks

Lavender and a blue door

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Moe

I just found a couple of videos by my favorite blues band. If get to the Houston area, check them out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It at Least Got a Shot in the Arm

The Austin City Counsel, in an unusual fit of common sense, voted last night to retroactively reinstate Shady Grove's outdoor music permit.

In other news, since it is the anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, I'm gonna listen to me some Hendrix.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Music is Not Dead,Just Mortally Wounded

I have written several posts describing the reasons I love Austin. However, the Austin that I love so much seems to be on life support which is one of the reasons I moved. One of my favorite venues, Shady Grove, was shut down last Thursday night before 8pm because a 'neighbor' complained and the police showed up to enforce the cities new noise ordinance. It appears that this ordinance is only used against live music venues. You can make all the noise you want with your power tools, motorcycle, construction equipment, whatever, just don't play your music any louder than you can talk.

photo from Austin Daily Photos

Friday, June 5, 2009

John and Nanci

I just found one of my all time favorite music videos on Youtube.