Power hop

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Looks like Jim’s going to play the show in Minneapolis with me tomorrow. We haven’t played a show together in years. It’s going to be a hoot, that’s what it’s going to be. I finally fixed the tire on my dolly today. It’s the one that G and dad always gave me a hard time […]


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Looks like we’ll be playing a show in Minneapolis this weekend. Come drink with us.

Softball and graduation

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19-8 was the score in tonight’s softball game. It was a late game, but the first we played with a full compliment of girls. We were able to perform much better with the ability to field ten players instead of eight and not and to bat an entire lineup without taking an automatic out. My […]

Archipelago video

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From Bobby T’s in Manhattan, Kansas, on 29 March, 2008, this video of Aaron Traffas Band playing Archipelago features Aaron Traffas, Mason Powell, Chris Goering and Lucas Maddy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVJNKRZ0M58[/youtube] For more YouTube goodness, view this gem. Rob told me about it the other day. It’s for all you asshole racists out there. This shows how […]


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Today I received two copies of Kansas English: The Journal of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English. The twice-yearly-published compendium includes poems, song lyrics and essays from a range of authors in Kansas. This issue featured “Red Dirt Farm” on page 65. Thanks for G to getting it listed and sending me copies. ATS […]

Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

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I’m not a fan of commercials. I know that not really anyone is, but I’m pretty good at being immune to any and all forms of direct and indirect product placement. Yesterday on Facebook, however, I got my ass kicked. Facebook has been experimenting with different kinds of advertising techniques with varying degrees of success […]

Spring shows

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We’re finally getting back on track for the spring tour. The shows this weekend will take us to South Central Kansas and Western Kansas. Friday night, February 22, we’ll be at the newly remodeled Plum Thicket in Kiowa, Kansas. Saturday night, February 23, we’ll be at Professor’s Steak House in Hays, Kansas. More shows to […]

John Edwards

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My guy threw in the towel while he still had a ghost to give. I can’t decide now who to officially hope for. I honestly think that Obama has eight great years as president some day and if the next eight years are his, he will do an enormous amount of good for this country. […]

Manhattan ice storm

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I was reading my RSS feeds this morning. I finished with the most recent post from my friend Rob’s weblog, entitled Dream Not of Today. The blog post was entitled Boobjob. In it, he referred offhand to the “frozen wastelands of Kansas” and I thought to myself, “what a dickish thing to write about my […]