shakori hills grassroots festival spring 2012

Muchas gracias to Grant and the Bottom String (although to be fair, Grant pretty much is the Bottom String) for once again allowing me to scoot into the hippie zydeco-jam-band-roots-rock paradise that is Shakori Hills without paying for my ticket; I was out Thursday and Saturday (Sunday’s monsoon precluded my desire to stand in a…

worth getting up for: july

Worth getting up for in July: new sushi restaurants; press passes; promo shoots; a clear mind and big ideas; visiting the lovely lady H. and Dr. N in West Virginia, and the sheer staggering beauty and color of the area they live in; Angry Birds Seasons; Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson novels, Sheila Weller’s Girls Like…

save our arts: a benefit for central park charter school

For the third year running, Heather Cook orchestrated a gorgeous benefit show for the arts programs at Durham’s Central Park Charter School, and it was a perfect kind of local music evening. Good bands, good company, good food (learned: cannot shoot and eat Only Burger at the same time; alas), in a gorgeous new venue…

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” — Eudora Welty