One of the best things you can do on a Monday night in Portland is to head on down to Jimmy Mak’s to listen to guitarist Dan Balmer and whatever incarnation of his group is performing. Not only is the music stupendous, it’s also free. That’s right, free! No cover at Jimmy Mak’s on Monday [...]
I happened to be in Seattle on Tuesday night and while perusing the local entertainment guide, I saw that Mose Allison was opening a six night stand at Jazz Alley. I was beyond ecstatic, considering I had missed seeing him last year, Jazz Alley was within walking distance of my hotel, midweek openings were usually [...]
The 45th running of the Atomic Cup. Really hot, lots of noise, the smell of jet fuel in the air. Camped right across from the beer garden. Does it get any better than this? What more is there to say, really. Thanks for the memories.
I was out at the Spring Antique Show at the TRAC in Pasco, WA last week and happened to stumble upon a rather unique booth. Behind the counter, surrounded by movie posters, books and other mementos from her life on the big screen sat Karolyn Grimes, the actress who played Zu Zu in the iconic [...]