A River Runs Through It -Photo by Max Schulte / 040813
We needed some aerials Monday for future stories. I like this photo looking south on the Genesee at all the bridges lined up that run through Rochester.
I love my city - even during the spring thaw when it looks just about as ugly as can be.
I am very sorry to say that I will not be performing in Toronto this evening. We were stopped at the border and sent back to the United States last night, despite our official documentation.
So I’ll be doing a live webcast in Rochester tonight. It’s the least I can do to make up for not being there in person. It’ll just be me in front of a webcam, playing some songs on my little parlor guitar. I wish I could make the Stageit show free but their platform doesn’t allow that, so it’s going to be pay what you want (10 cent minimum). I’ll be performing a couple new songs, and to make up for that 10-cent charge I’ll send everyone a free acoustic track.
Just to be perfectly clear, I love all of my Canadian fans and still wish that I could be there tonight. But it looks that won’t be happening. At least not until one of you proposes to me.
Nataly Dawn is unexpectedly in Rochester tonight and the best we’ll be able to do is watch her on the web. I bet we could easily find a place for her to play within a few hours and get enough fans in the door to put some gas money in her pocket.
From Ontario to Superior, the Great Lakes in mid-March, as-seen from Earth orbit.
I can see myself and so many of the friends who live in my phone in this picture. Hello, everyone!
It’s that guy from The State! (at The Comedy Club)
Andy Gilmore : Quarter Tones
$130 is a big chunk of change, but this would look so nice on my wall, and it’s good to support local artists.
So very tempting.
(Related: I’m proud to call Andy Gilmore a fellow Rochesterian. There is so much talent in this town.)
You can’t make this shit up.
“Since when are Scottish Bag Pipers, that represent the notorious Black Watch Highlanders, allowed to participate in our parades? Now they even are allowed the honor of leading the funeral processions, in many cases, and ironically, for our deceased Veterans. Our American history teaches us that these Scots helped the English fight our American Colonists, killing tens of thousands of our people, during the Revolutionary War. My family had not one, but several, ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary War to help create our country. This is why, when I see these guys blowing into those “doodle sacks” sounding like cats fighting, I become very disgusted that so little respect is shown for our early American history.”
I’ve been reading the “Brighter Side/I Gotta Vent” page of the Penny Saver every week for as long as I can remember, because there is usually some pretty epic “Get off my lawn!” “Dey took err jahhbs!” whinery happening, but this person took it to a whole new level. I suppose if the worst thing you have to vent about is the fact that people aren’t paying their due respects to your colonial heritage, then your life must be pretty damn great overall.
History suggests that I’m more likely to crash when driving reasonably on a warm, clear, and dry night in May than when taking pictures of myself while driving 50mph on freezing, slick, snow-covered highways in the dead of winter.
Anyway. I’m glad everyone around me was being considerate and leaving the Subaru/Audi/Jeep lane open for those of us who are more confident in ourselves and our vehicles. Or… maybe they saw some crazy guy taking pictures while driving through heavy lake-effect snow and decided to save themselves by giving him plenty of space.
Cafeteria | Snow (at Minerva Deland School)
36°F and 1’ of snow? Fireworks! (at Rochester, NY)
That’s a solid 13”. I do believe it’s the highest single-storm snowfall in the 3 years since I bought my house. I loved every minute of the hour I spent outside snow blowing and shoveling. No, I’m not crazy - I’m a Rochesterian!