Monday, July 21, 2014

FYI: Malware eliminated -- Read On!

I appreciate the heads up Peter. I wasn't sure if that was just something that I was seeing or if it was on the readers' side as well.  An old acquaintance of mine had/has a food blog and I had a link to it that your browsers automatic malware blockers kicked in on. In any event, the link has been removed and I tested from both Chrome, Firefox, & the stock Android mobile browser without any issues.

Have an excellent week!

Sincerely,
mak



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Notes from the Field: The Dirty River Boys live in St.Louis

Pleased to have spent the evening rocking out to some "Outlaw Folk American", their words, with The Dirty River Boys consisting of bassist Colton James, drummer Travis Stearns, and the two acoustic guitarists and vocalists Marco Gutierrez and Nino Cooper last night at The Gramaphone Music Club which has rapidly become one of my favorite chill venues here in St. Louis, MO. A big shout out as always to my friends at KDHX 88.1 FM for the assist with complimentary tickets. Two notes to self here: ALL drummers like to party. And how did I go 29 yrs without hearing about the The Music Fest at SteamBoat as it is not far away at all.

Back to the music, the venue was full but not crowded and the sound both inside and on the back patio are good. I am waiting for the setlist ( and will update later) as I pulled a rookie move and left my notes on the bus. There was a nice mix of songs from all of their albums: Train Station, Long Cold Fall, and Science of Flight as well as their newest single Desert Wind. There were a few that did memorably stick out: Marco said that whiskey could be seen as a common element which led into another bright new track "There's nothing like a whiskey drunk on a Friday." which quickly became a sing-a-long, Carnival Lights, and Boomtown to name a few.



Bottom line is that these guys are the real deal and you should make every effort to go see them. My 2 cents.

Please, bear with me as I work on getting my writing chops back. Practice makes perfect.

Peas & Cornbread,
mak

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sun Sets Over the Mississippi, Plate 2


Sun Sets Over the Mississippi, Plate 2
Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk

Beauty. SSIA!

Monarch


Monarch
Originally uploaded by Dendroica cerulea

Beauty. SSIA!

The Blog | THE AGRARIAN

The Blog | THE AGRARIAN

I am adding this venue to the growing bucket list of dining establishments both here in St. Louis and elsewhere that are tempting my palate. Reviews to follow. If you have been here, then please let me know how the experience went.

---mak

Saturday, August 31, 2013

FYI Heat Advisory & Resources

Last chance to get wet in the L.A. River | The Eastsider LA

Last chance to get wet in the L.A. River | The Eastsider LA

My favorite moving water / kayaking ongoing story of the Summer. (At least, so far.)

---mak

Tulane Football Announces Addition Of Defensive End Jeremy Peeples

Tulane Football Announces Addition Of Defensive End Jeremy Peeples

 Keeping that forward momentum going. Well played. :-)

--mak

Light On Ullswater


Light On Ullswater
Originally uploaded by .Brian Kerr Photography.

My favorite pic from the last few days of shares in a series that brings a smile to my face.

Thank you,
mak

V


V
Originally uploaded by AJ Batac

A pic in a series that brings a smile to my face.

Thank you,
mak