The Carolina Chocolate Drops make their Feel Good Friday debut here at the squirrel’s nest.
It takes them a few seconds to get tuned up, but once they do, it’s top notch and quite possibly the bee’s knees.
Tap your feet and enjoy a little Salty Dog.
Posted in classics, dance, Feel Good Friday, music, Pop Culture
Tagged banjo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Feel Good Friday, fun, live music, Newport Jazz Festival, Salty Dog, traditional music
We’re dealing with some wintery weather here in Tennessee in recent days. Where I’m located, there really wasn’t enough snow to be a factor, but other areas were inundated. It reminded me of something I saw a couple of weeks ago online.
So what do you do with a baseball stadium during the winter months?
The folks in Cleveland figured it out. It’s called Cleveland Snow Days.
They installed an innertube luge run, an ice skating rink and a snowball tossing area along with some other nifty stuff during the weeks before and after the holidays.
Even cooler is that the baseball dugouts were warm-up areas for the chilly visitors. How awesome would that be to hang out in the dugout? Pretty awesome if you ask me.
It brought people back to the downtown area during a time when foot traffic and visitors are at a minimum. Very smart.
And it looks like it would be fun.
So until the first pitch of spring, here’s to Cleveland and their winter baseball wonderland.
Posted in baseball, nature, sports, weather
Tagged baseball, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Snow Days, fun, ice skating, Indians Snow Days, luge, MLB, snow, weather, winter, winter fun, winter in Cleveland
For all my poetry-loving, zombie-killing pals, have I got something for you.
It’s “Zombie Haiku” by Ryan Mecum.
The Web site for the book includes a list of zombie haiku by celebrities including other horror writers, comedians and poet laureates.
Here’s an example of one of the celebrity submissions.
“Back to the buffet
for second helpings-
Care for a rump of infant?”
– Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and author of the lovely Ballistics: Poems
There are also haiku written in the style of famous poets past.
“Zombie Haiku by Robert Frost
Two lobes in the skull.
I eat the bloodier one –
not much difference.”
It looks like a bloody, brainy fun read.
Lots of people give poetry books for Valentine’s Day. Don’t you think Newscoma would appreciate such a gift?
Posted in classics, weird, writing, zombies
Tagged Billy Collins, fun, haikus, poetry, Robert Frost, Ryan Mecum, weird, writing, zombie haiku, zombies
So budget woes have kept you from taking a holiday vacation this year.
Same here for the Squirrel Queen.
For those of us who spend hours watching the Discovery and History channels, this will be a perfect alternative to that whirlwind trip around the world.
Instead of forking over wads of cash to fly your extra bag across the globe, just click on Google Street View’s tour of the ruins of Pompeii.
The tour of the city that Vesuvius stopped in time is cool stuff that can entertain you for hours.
It doesn’t come with a tour guide and you can’t buy tacky souvenirs, but it’s a great trip none-the-less.
Now if I can just find the baths with all the naughty frescoes they always allude to during shows about those randy Italians.
Here’s more Google fun.
Posted in architecture, art, Clicky Clicky, geek/tech, holidays, road trip, television, travel
Tagged archaeology, budgets, Cool, Discovery Channel, fun, Google Street, Google Street Views, history, History Channel, Pompeii, Pompeii ruins, television, travel
I had to go to Jackson to cover soccer for work last night, therefore no Halloween partying for me.
During my drive, I did take pleasure in looking for spooks and haunts out scavenging for candy. I made a mental list that included, in order of appearance, an adult scarecrow riding as a passenger, a convict and a skeleton trick or treating together, an uncreepy clown, a sexy pink bunny, a fairy and a monarch butterfly riding with a ghoul who looked a lot like a zombie Uncle Fester, and a cowboy.
However, I did not spot this awesome family of Wild Things riding the subway.
As posted on BuzzFeed.
Posted in animals, candy is dandy, classics, freaky animals, holidays, kids, road trip, soccer, travel, zombies
Tagged costumes, fun, halloween, Halloween costumes, holiday, Where the Wild Things Are, Wild Things, zombie squirrel
I caught a piece about this band on NPR and I’m loving it.
If you too enjoy brass, then this melange of music from around the globe is for you.
Slavic Soul Party call themselves “New York’s #1 Brass Band for BalkanSoulGypsyFunk.”
For some reason, from this music I’m getting an urge to be a gypsy and hit the road to a spot where I can hear this sort of music wafting out of bars as I meander up and down the streets.