stuff off the top of my head

-- john grantner

Justin Johnson; “Rooster Blues”, 2012

Got enough ivy?

Got enough ivy?

Vintage Trouble; “Gracefully” from the album “The Bombshelter Sessions”

Featuring the art of Robert Vargas & Erin Hammond.

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Grace Potter and Joe Satriani cover “Cortez The Killer” (Neil Young)

With Steve Kimock, Reed Mathis, Willy Waldman and Stephen Perkins at the Jammy’s.

Labor Day

The fact that Americans may work a forty-hour week for a living wage, have paid sick days and vacation, may receive at least partial compensation for health insurance, are assured a reasonably safe work environment, receive compensation for on-the-job injury—in short, the fact that Americans enjoy any basic rights and dignity whatsoever as workers—is because their grandparents and great grandparents fought, bled, sacrificed their personal liberty and even died to win them.

The American national holiday Labor Day is set aside to honor honest labor, and to recognize the brave struggle for workers’ rights. We forget at our peril that even as I type these words, those who profit from others’ labor are working hard undoing the hard-won victories of mid twentieth Century American workers.

The struggle continues.

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Robert Liberace: Painted Sketches

Excerpts from two instructional painting dvds “The Figure in Oil Sketch” and “Alla Prima Portrait”.



It’s called Chicago (sh’KAW-go), dumbass. If you want to broadcast to Chicagoans that the closest you ever came to the place was a half-hour layover at O’Hare, then call it “Chi-Town”.

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