Time doesn't always feel linear. Sometimes I feel like I meet and float in between different ages of myself. Some days, I feel more like the younger me. Some days, I definitely feel like the older me. I s'pose what's really happening is there are times when I feel more like how I defined myself … Continue reading Life is an Adventure
185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison Studio Be 3110 N. Sheffield Ave. $12 in advance, $15 at the door Buy Tickets! Thursdays in March at 8pm 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar The art of improvisation creates stories from thin air, making the unseen seen. … Continue reading The next performance of 185 Buddhas is on March 21
Each of the next six performances of 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar... has a different opening act. I am very excited to announce that the very multi-talented Ed Smaron will be opening for me this Thursday! Ed will be strumming his guitar and singing some of his original songs. Don't miss it! Ed Smaron … Continue reading Ed Smaron opens for 185 Buddhas this week!
Yep, I used the word, "fortnight" in a sentence. It's making a comeback, y'all (if I have anything to do with it). No matter how you say it, it's pretty exciting that 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar is coming up in just two weeks! Another exciting thing is how many awesome opening acts I'm … Continue reading Chicago run of “185 Buddhas” coming in just a fortnight!
Dave Brubeck cleaned my kitchen Patsy Cline made ravioli Hank Wlliams did my laundry but there was a lonesome sock longing for a partner Jason Webley or Etta James or Dar Williams might join me when I paint (well it depends on what I'm painting) Ray LaMontagne helped me pack or maybe wallow or maybe … Continue reading Tonight’s Musical Guests….
I really needed this song today. Just in case you do too, here 'tis: Still I think about myself as a lucky old dreamer. And if you're askin' me to tell, is it worth what I paid? You're gonna hear me say, "Hell yeah, it is."
I love cows. I don't know if any of you out there have spent any substantial amount of time with one or more of these ladies. But I have. Not enough, by any means. For sure, if I had my druthers, I would say that I would like to spend more time with cows. But … Continue reading Jazz for Cows
So, I happened upon this band a while ago. Kinda bluegrassy, kinda folksy, kinda country, kinda right-up-my-alley. Not only are they great musicians, they are doin' it up all green and stuff. Gotta love that. Anyhoodles, here's a new video of their stuff. Environmentally-conscious guys playin' good music? Yes, please. Oh, and if you want … Continue reading Country in Chicago?
So on Sunday morning, I was listening to WBEZ because that's the only radio station I listen to when I'm home. (My old stereo that I bought at Fred Meyer ten years ago is still programmed for all of my favorite Seattle stations. But of course in Chicago, I don't get KEXP, I get static. … Continue reading Art Without a Frame