Our Mayor, Herb Bergson, has taken a groundbreaking step of issuing a Proclamation welcoming our GLBT community and proclaiming Sept 3-5 GLBT Pride Days here in Duluth. This is the first time this has ever happened in our community. I urge all of you readers, even if you don't live around here, to contact Herb and let him know that you support his decision to end hate and intolerance by city government in the Duluth area. Here is his contact information:
An internet form you can fill out that sends email directly to him:
He is recieving a lot of hate mail and phone calls from people who disagree with his decision. Let's show our support for him and let him know he is not alone.
The first time the Meat Purveyors came to town we stayed up very late spray painting the walls in my basement. The next time they came the police showed up at their hotel room. I think their partyin' ways may have mellowed some but their music still kicks my ass.
Tonight the Meat Purveyors are back with supporting acts Father Hennepin and Trampled by Turtles. It all starts about 10 and it is worth being tired on Wednesday for.
This weekend marks the 17th anniversary of Duluth-Superior GLBTQAI Pride in Duluth-Superior. We hope you will join us in our festivities! A complete listing of our festivities is located on our website at http://www.dspride.com
At our festival on Saturday this year, we will be featuring Trailer Park Queen and fattypants, among other performers, so it's worth coming out to Park Point just for those ladies!
We are still looking for poets to read at our poetry reading at the Norshor Friday night. If you are interested in reading, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can be straight or gay to read, as long as you're GLBT-friendly.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
I do not know when I will be back for I have another tough year at school with more globe trotting in the works. Please drink a decent pint of brewhouse beer for me while I swill Shiner bock. Thanks y'all.
He was arrested and all of his equipment was impounded. His hearing is set for Friday, the day after the Republican National Convention ends. Isn't that convenient?
Folks, I don't think it's an overstatement to say that our First Ammendment rights are under attack in this country.
Husband: Why don't you just clean your ear with a Q-Tip?
Me: You're not supposed to use Q-Tips in your ear - it says so right on the box.
Husband: That's just like the "Contents may be hot" warning on coffee cups.
Me: There is a big difference between a notice of extreme temperatures, and a warning not to place a product in your orifice. As a general rule, I try to follow all orifice warnings.
Also, I've become addicted to Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse, unfortunately ensuring that LPs first confrontation with his teacher will end in "Who would wanna be? Who would wanna be such an asshohe?"
"i wonder why he's playing that," a bemused starfire said once or twice.
it's the most important of all questions, and making up an answer to it is better than any sort of real work.
we have as guides to our answers only abstract and minimal context clues:
*it was 26 august--that don henley's "boys of summer"-ish time of melancholy, conspicuously shorter days, and impending chill
*edgewood was wearing a black suit, a white shirt, and a black porkpie hat
*humidity was high
*at one table, conversation centered on europeans' (or at least scandinavians') ability to see a naked human body without sexual connotation. this vein of discussion segued into americans' corresponding inability to separate nudity from sex, which further segued into a critique of craig blacklock's photos of his naked wife, honey (ostensibly taken before she was even his girlfriend), in various states of repose in and around lake superior. the consensus: average photos, with a heavy (despite the artists' claims to the contrary) sexual vibe, processed and presented very nicely.
*no other christmas music was played
*around 10:45 p.m., a girl in jeans and a shimmery top approached fitger's, from the west, on the sidewalk along the lower side of superior street. soon she was in the brewhouse, where she made multiple serpentine laps, perhaps looking for someone. soon she left, retracing her route. not once did she stop talking on her cell phone.
there you have it, forensic bloggers.
why did edgewood play "blue christmas"?
What I look for in a webhost:
Cost: not willing to pay more than $15/mo, and won't charge/over-charge if one of my pages becomes slashdotted
Storage: need at least 50mb, but much more is preferred
Database, ASP, FrontPage Extensions: don't need it right now
Bandwidth: don't need a whole lot, just "average"
Uptime: I don't mind a few outages, but not more than .5hr/mo
Ads: absolutely none
And here is an interesting article about language use in the "War on Terror" by linguist George Lakoff which is cool even if you are tired of politics. For instance....- "You've said that progressives should never use the phrase "war on terror" why? There are two reasons for that. Let's start with "terror." Terror is a general state, and it's internal to a person. Terror is not the person we're fighting, the "terrorist." The word terror activates your fear, and fear activates the strict father model, which is what conservatives want. The "war on terror" is not about stopping you from being afraid, it's about making you afraid."-
Just thought I'd let you guys know, setting up ads on your blog isnt as easy as it used to be. PIST.COM is currently un-able to get ads set up from ValueClick the nations most insideous spammer and pop-up broadcaster. We decided to take it all the way and are starting a blog about our efforts to sacrifice ourselves to the gods of internet advertising..and their un-willingness to accept our burnt offerings.
It is very nice to hear from you i always waiting for ypur message just today i have a chance received your lovely note it makes me happy and smile especially get to know that you and your boyfriend have happiness
i stand here wishing you get well all the time and miss you so much as you see i always email to you this modify that i have a feeling to you and your family,
yes i like your picture so much moreover you and your boyfriend take a photo together hope you will share it to me as soon as possible.
truely, i always like it carrot cabage melon and tarot.
this time the whether in my country is so good the water full bank the river all the trees are blue and green it 's lovely.
My address: Maub Nalong
# 3 Wat Unnalom Phnom Penh city, Cambodia.
Wishing you and your boyfriend get well on your job.
Would this be selling out? I am not sure that they would even accept a group Blog, especially one with occasional profanity. Feel free to leave your comments on this matter.
Of all the utilities I pay for every month I gotta say Electricity is the greatest. It rarely goes up or down in price (like natural gas) and it is reasonably priced for all that you get, lights, refrigeration, clean clothes. I spose water comes in a super close second place, what with its life sustaining qualities but it still can't power my Powerbook.
Happy birthday to a true genius; Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays. At once an influence and a deterrence. Your music inspires me and reading about your antics makes me feel somewhat normal. Keep on keepin' on!
(I know it's a day late, but I was too busy yesterday.)
You may have noticed that Julie the Cruise Director has been a bit lazy lately. Well, as always, this is a community, and you can help.
I've reorganized the Cruise Director page, as you can see. The left side consists of links, the right side consists of events posted via a blog, which you can join.
If you are one of those people who tends know what the hell's going on in this city, drop a line to email@example.com and join the Cruise Director. (If you are already a member of PDD, joining is very easy.) Information about events is the top reason people visit this site, and it would be cool to be able to provide accurate, easy-to-find information on a consistent basis.
Also, even if you don't want to join, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for websites to link to, and with any other suggestions for this part of PDD.
By the way, Charlotte is doing great and has received every endorsement she had planned to get - Duluth Central Labor Body, AFSCME, and Progressive Action. You can still get one of her lovely yard signs to grace your lawn or window.
Don't forget to vote in the primaries on September 14! (just three weeks from now)
stolen from back of jen's boy's car. keep an eye out, if you will. pass on
to other locals if you can.
Okay here is the info: Marshall JCM 900 4 by 12 cab aka 1960A/
in great shape except for 2 inch tears on the back. Also stolen: Gallian
Krueger backline bass cab 4 by 10. Also in great shape. John thanks you so
much for your help as do I. If you hear anything call Johnny Yerhot
722-1117. Thanks. love and peace and good shows...Jen
Mark your calendar:
Friday, Sept. 17 | 8 p.m. | Twin Ports Music and Arts Collective
* Paul Lundgren will render aloud selections of his literary works
* The Lake Superior Cacophonic Choir will perform its newest song
* Tony Bennett will sing melodic ballads while playing his acoustic guitar
* DJ Connor will fill in the gaps with fat trax fo’ yo’ ass crax
* The best audience member will win a trophy
Incidentaly, what do you think will happen if it is percieved that Bush & Co steal this election? What will you do if this is a suspicious electon? Will anything happen? People often say "If X wins I'm moving out of country" but it rarely happens. As Rudy Rucker pointed out, the only time that happened was during VNam when the hivemind was bent on killing off mass numbers of people
Chris will present her hilarious slideshow, "My Life as a Cartoonist" at 7 p.m.
Afterward, Chris will sign copies of her book as well as her 18 x 24 inch limited edition, signed-and-numbered print of an original oil pastel painting--the only Chris Monroe fine art print available anywhere! (Scroll down for a peak.) Refreshments will be served.
Following the signing, come on downstairs to the Fitger's Brewhouse for a special Starfire Lounge with Starfire, the Right Reverend Lumpy G., and others spinning music. Master Brewer Dave Hoops and his talented crew have honored Miss Monroe by brewing a stunning portrait of the artist as a beer: Ultra Violet Ale. Enjoy one (or more) in a limited edition, commemorative "Ultra Violet Ale" pint glass.
Hope to see you there!
Tony Dierckins Sally Anderson
X-communication The Bookstore at Fitgers
2. Boadie | This was the name of a swim-teammate of mine in Junior High. He once slugged me in the jaw for making fun of his Australian heritage. Also the nick-name of the roofer on my porch project.
3. Mars | My friend and band mate Bobby Olson wanted to name his son this but was overruled. It sounds very strong and masculine, MARS IS MY NAME, BACK OFF!
4. Raleigh | Its a bike, a neighborhood, a town, what more could you want?
5. Woody | Nuf said.
As always, if it looks screwy on your system, let me know. As far as how well it actually works, well, that's up to the geniuses at Google.
Also, you may or may not notice a little pencil-type graphic next to your posts. These are displayed when you are logged into Blogger, and when you click them, it brings you back to the page where you can edit your post. This is handy when you write something, look at it on the blog, and then realize you messed up.
ps. I have a full functional croquet set as well I could bring to a pdd gathering.
Note to Paul: Please blame "Blogger-of-the-Week" for being a creepy stalker, not me. I only provided this as a service for him.
...can't get your own damn invite to PDD or your own webserver, A.H...
Since this little story made it to the front page of the Duluth News Tribune today, I thought it was a shame that the original post (from Monday night, Aug. 9) about the eBay pantyhose scandal was already in the PDD archives.
That post may have set a PDD record for longest public commentary thread so far (52 comments, as of 3:30 Thursday). So, I thought I'd open things up for further chatter.
Is everybody happy with the outcome, or are some of you secretly sad that such a saucy little morsel of local weirdness has been snuffed out so quickly?
Frisbee on the beach
Enger tower BBQ
Wheelchair races down Lake Ave.
Sound off on your ideas and dates for a PDD get-to-gether.
Now I am going to get back to my porch painting.
Ted Heinonen (on solo Nickleharpa)
Paul Metzger (of TVBC)
The Cathode Rays (Marc Gartman's band)
If you don't make it to any e.t.'s this year, make it to this one. It's Paul Metzger SOLO for cryin' out loud! You won't see this anywhere else at any other time in Duluth, folks. Yeah, sure - they don't have booze. Bring a bottle and drink in the alley if you have to. Just come down - you'll be glad you did. Oh, it's also FREE.
22 North 1st Avenue West
(about 1/2 block up from Jitters)
See you there!
I get to play the opening set for this week's Fat Wednesday at the Luce. I'll even have a bit of a band with me... Hans on drums, my good friend Ren on electric guitar and bass, and hopefully some mandolin by Joe Walsh (our local Joe Walsh, not that other one). Very exciting.
And you already know (or have recently read of) the greatness that is Father Hennepin.
Come on down if you can.
- - -
Wed. Aug 11th, 10pm
Father Hennepin with Jerree Small
Pizza Luce - 211 E. Suprior St. - Downtown Duluth
UPDATE: The auction has been taken down (probably by eBay). But it looks like he's been at this before...
Ok, just one last post of the day...
I just found this on eBay - anyone else completely freaked out??? Those don't look like consenting models.
Pantyhose babes from Duluth, MN /RARE NEVER SEEN/ HOT
If anyone is interested let me know ASAP and and to potential customers I am selling all types of tools, (woodworking, painting, yard and garden, roofing, antique hand tools etc) building materials, clothing, outdoor gear and perhaps some of my thousands of record LPs along with other interesting miscellania.
It will rock more than sitting down at Bayfront Blues Festival with a bunch of obnoxious, drunk blues fans and put a little extra drinking money in your pocket. Thanks.
I need to talk, but I have no one to talk to. So instead of sitting pent up and pretending to work when my mind won’t let me, I’ll talk to strangers. Lucky you.
A brief summary of the plot so far: my dad’s dad (Norman - I don’t consider him my grandfather) walked out on him and grandma when he was 4. Said he was going to California to earn money and would write when he got there to send for them. He never wrote – end of story. The epilogue may be full of a second-guessing grandmother who doesn’t stand up for herself, a dad with anger-management issues and his daughter who gets all of this stupid emotional shit passed on to her, but at least the story is done.
But the book was not content to be finished and forgotten.
A few years ago my sister tracked down Norman and his “new” family. It turns out that he had moved to Arizona, started a family, and had only died just a few months before my sister found them. They don’t know about us and no one tells my dad or grandma about the discovery. The typewriter slows and the story is done once again.
Then my mother decides to contact the new family. She says she just wants to know to get their “medical history” but we all know she’s just stirring shit up. She talks to Norman’s granddaughter, and we all get to hear about how great he was and he was such a nice guy and every summer the family would go on vacation to Minnesota(!) and so on.
Well, how very nice for you. That bastard leaves my family in dysfunctional disarray, and you get tell me about all of your fond memories of him. Great, just fucking great.
My family is all excited to meet their new “relatives” and all I can think about is how the fuck do you guys get to grow up happy with “grandpa”, while I get to deal with the fucked-up family that he caused? Thanks for the consolation prize… Not only do I get to hear all about them, but I get to see them too since I’m the only one who can figure out how make the pictures small enough to email (Norman’s the grouchy bastard on the right). I hate having to look at photos of people that oddly resemble my dad.
But there’s another chapter: I guess Norman was an asshole to his new family too. Huh. That oddly makes me feel better, but now I feel horrible that I feel happy that someone else had a fucked-up family too.
I hate all of this shit. I was more comfortable when my family tree had a branch missing and no one cared. Yea, my dad had a dad, but he’s probably dead, would you like some tea? It was over and done with. The book was written, closed, and put up on the shelf. But now it’s sitting open on the table like a wound and everyone but me is excited to read it.
Sorry for the rant, but thanks for letting me vent – I just needed to get this shit out… or at least a little sedated.
"Let wedding bells sound a chorus,
They ask the bride and groom before us,
To share a kiss of harmony,
and bring true joy to all who see"
And when you rang it, they kissed. It was such a fun event. Alot of people I haven't seen in years, and alot of people I never met.
just an observation...thanks for listening...
If anyone knows anything about Technics SL23 turntables and their quirky speed servos, chime in. I am trying to save mine from needless banishment to the basement.
"I always liked the part of the road right when you can first see the city. Way up top where it kind of shakes all the way down, before you get to all the different tunnels and exits. You can see the different industrial and manufacturing sites. All the lights and then the vast view of Superior- all of this at night. I had a randomly burned CD in, and REM's 'nightswimming' came on right as you see the whole view and I thought, 'hey, what if someone is night swimming in Superior right now?' It would be cold. Real cold. I have that song on my MP3 player here and whenever I hear it this is exactly where my mind goes and I can picture everything perfectly. That's my favorite part of Duluth. It's kind of like I've got a little piece of home I can go to whenever I want."
That's his perfect duluth day.
To all you chickens and skinflints who were either too scared or too cheap to come to the Spirit Valley Days Street Dance last night, I give you this video of Hairball's performance. You missed out on a West Duluth experience of a lifetime.
Hairball [WMV, 3.83Mb]
Also, check out barrettchase.com for exciting still pictures of Paul standing next to people, and more.
The reception is from 7-10pm, with music by Christian McShane and the Party Store Minnows. And oh, Adeline's is in the Building for Women, 32 E. First St.
one pist boss
We've got a helluva nice day on our hands again. A Perfect Duluth Day, in fact. Meet up tonight at the beach, as usual, for hot Frisbee action, etc.
BYOB = Bring Your Own Blatz.
Some PDDers prefer going to 22nd St. S. and entering the beach there. I prefer going all the way to the end. Feel free to argue about this in the comments.
For now, let's say 5:30 p.m.ish by the Beach House. That's all the way down Minnesota Avenue, by the big soccer/softball field. Got it?
Trampled by Turtles | 10pm
Father Hennepin | 11pm
Bottles of Bud 2 bucks
Jack and Jim drinks 2.50
as always, Water is free.
Next week | Jerree Small and friends!!
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