Drone Fest

Doctors Without Borders My friend Luke Heiken organized a benefit show for Doctors Without Borders (donations are still being accepted here). But it wasn’t your usual sort of benefit show. It was a 28-hour long drone fest. And it happened last month at The Cedar Cultural Center. I managed to be present for about half […]

Forward March

Follow the Leader It has been an exceptionally hot and generally dry summer, filled with activities. I’m pausing on this rare rainy day to look back at a subset of these outdoor activities. Marching band parades. One was a dry run along the West Bank, from the Mixed Blood Theatre to The Nomad World Pub. […]

Assemblage

Heliotrope Nine at The Lab Theater I’m still in happy blissed-out mode after three days of Heliotrope – an annual experimental music festival. This year marked its 9th installment. The week before a “Players Without Instruments” interview was posted with me, where I tried to namedrop Heliotrope as much as possible as it really is […]

poisson d’avril

9th Annual Fools Day Variety Show Spring sprang and suddenly it’s April. Which means today is APRIL FOOLS DAY. A day I generally try to ignore (ever since my son learned about whoopee cushions) but this year we were invited to a backyard variety show. Billed as “a time for feeling foolish, and acting on […]

Little By Little

Such a Tease, Such a Flirt Ahh, hazy lazy summer and too many half-formed drafts hanging out over here. Time to post something! July may have been unbearably hot and humid but it was also jam-packed with many lovely musical happenings. Here’s a sampling of what I enjoyed. Rifflord at the Hack Factory’s Handmade Music […]

Pretty In Pink

Isn’t She? The bride really was pretty in (pale) pink. I love that dress! And what a delightful couple to work with. Though we’d all been doing a bit of hand wringing ahead of time. This outdoor wedding had the misfortune of being scheduled smack dab in the midst of near-monsoon rains. But Minnesota-style, of […]

Sweet and Savory

It Isn’t All Cake Last Spring a couple of my friends embarked on a grand adventure, opening a business together. Running a business isn’t easy and life is about change. One of the original owners, Sheela Namakkal, has taken a once in a lifetime position with The Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago. Rather than shutting […]

A Beautiful Sight

Sleigh Bells Ring Last Sunday I had some lovely photo sessions at Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lake Elmo, MN. We couldn’t have asked for better weather! There was still snow on the ground but it was a balmy 42° and partly cloudy. Perfect. Well, we’ve now bypassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Time to […]