alaska: skagway

Skagway was great. It was an early docking, and we only had an afternoon excursion – next time back we will definitely make a trip to both the Slide Cemetery and Jewell Gardens – and it was the only day where I almost felt we had enough time. We did go dog-sledding in Skagway, though,…

don’t you know that you’re paid to be funny

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a long and complicated history with Comedy; comedy with a big C, a stand-in for amateur and professional improv, sketch, stand-up. For those of you who don’t know me that well, well: I have a long and complicated history with Comedy. I have,…

bristol rhythm & roots reunion 2010

Cost effective and bitchin’, as one of my coworkers would say. Happy 10th birthday, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion! You don’t look a day over seven. You were a highlight of 2009, and you brought it again in 2010. Can’t wait for 2011. “Was that your brother?” One of the best parts of the festival…

in focus photography grant 2010

Two and a half years ago, a virtual stranger — a virtual stranger then — sent me her well-loved Nikon F65 and a drawing by her son, because she was working to pay things forward, and she thought I could use an upgrade from my point-and-click. I did use it. I shot dozens of rolls…

there are some cheerful motherfuckers

there are some cheerful motherfuckers, originally uploaded by minervacat. A year ago feels like five, today. I’m not sure how I ended up where I am, but I think I’m okay with it.

carrboro farmer’s market

carrboro farmer’s market, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: The work of Anthony Earl Smith, especially his Southbound series. The Poetry of Forgotten Places. Drive Into The Sun. A road trip blog, as seen through amazing sketches. Myths and legends die hard in America. — Hunter S. Thompson…

bristol, tennessee/virginia

bristol, tennessee/virginia, originally uploaded by minervacat. you should be next to me in the passenger seat

oversold, more like

oversold, more like, originally uploaded by minervacat. From last August’s Glossary/Lucero show at the 506. It seems appropriate to review these two together — the major label debuts of bands that started small, toured relentlessly, stuck to their sound and their goals, and built enormous, rabid, vocal, fiercely devoted fan bases who’d walk through fire…