Cheap/Free place to keep a sailboat

I am currently looking for a reasonably priced, or even better yet free, place to keep a sailboat this summer.  The boat is a Phil Bolger designed Long Micro, coming in at just under 20 feet long.  It draws only about 16 inches and would be easily tied to a small dock or the like.  If I was able to find a party that would be interested in helping me out, I would gladly let them use the boat in trade for access.  I am looking to be up the river somewhat if possible, just for protection and I am currently living on that side of town.  If you or anyone you know has access to a unused dock and wouldn’t mind a beautiful boat lashed to it, please let me know!  Thanks! Included are some photos of a Long Micro, very similar to the boat in question.

Haavik @ Chester Creek

I listened to Emily Haavik from a window on the parking lot at the Chester Creek Cafe / Sara’s Table / Whatever They Call It. It was standing room only, all the way out the back of the wine bar, so Paul Lundgren and I went outside, where the windows were popped open, creating a straight line of sight, a warm breeze from the inside, and an opportunity to hear someone whose voice was really just a shortcut to her heart.

Retribution Gospel Choir — “Maharisha”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwfiE_EaWjA&feature=plcp

New Retribution Gospel Choir video by Dan Dresser.

Handy person needed for rental home

I own the non-typical rental home. I am the non-typical landlord. I have a gorgeous 100-year-old craftsman in the east end. It’s my dream home. I’m supposed to be, currently, raising my precious kids there. Unfortunately, there was no job to be had by my husband in the region when we lived there. In an effort to come back someday, we have kept it and are trying to strategically place tenants in there who care for it.

Anyway, I digress … I need to find a reliable, available (on-call for random and unusual “emergencies”), honest, quality and affordable handy person. I want to support a local person. (Read: not a big property management company. Been down that road, got burned hard. Now keepin’ my money local!)

Homegrown at Clyde Iron Works Log

11:15 a.m. – Contrary to rumors, there is no sign of campers at Clyde. (Via: Christa Lawler @DNTAnE)

2 p.m. – Trampled by Turtles plays Live in Studio A on KUMD 103.3 FM with Christine Dean. The band plays “Midnight on the Interstate” live in the studio, interrupted by a test of the emergency alert tone. Second song — “Alone.” Third song — “The Calm and the Crying Wind.”

2:28 p.m. – About 30 people in line at Clyde.

2:50 p.m. – The line starts getting long.

3:30 p.m. Over 400 wristbands distributed. About 600 left. No more line to wait in. Easy process.

4:44 p.m. About 200 wristbands are left. (via J.J. Lee @CarefullyWorded)

5 p.m. Bill Flannagan, the Moon is Down, Batteries and Lookdown Moon live on a two-hour episode of The Local on KUMD.

6:30 p.m. Doors open at Clyde.

7 p.m. About 100 wristbands still available at showtime. Equal Xchange plays an impressive set, but most people aren’t paying attention.

8 p.m. Father Hennepin is in top form. By the way, Starfire hasn’t worn that coat since 1999.

9:15ish Trampled by Turtles start. Things get fuzzy.

Concrete work in Superior

I’m looking to have an old sidewalk pulled out, and a nice new one poured early this spring/summer if at all possible. I’m also considering adding a textured/colored concrete patio to my back yard. Can anyone recommend a good contractor in the area that I could call for a bid?

Bill Meier — “Katelyn”

Video by Tomas Soderberg, with Erin McConnell, Max Moen, Talia and Morgan Martens and Doug Odlevak.

Homegrown Music Fest Twitter Feed #hgmf12

Post your top Homegrown (#hgmf12) tweets in the comments below!

Butt Litter @ Homegrown

So, at Sacred Heart for Homegrown, and outside the doors, right next the a cigarette disposable receptacle, this guy (with a large beard) clearly flicks his still burning cigarette out on the ground, at the church no less.  Now, I’m a smoker too, but is it really that hard to not litter the place with cigarette butts? Gosh, I guess I thought at least people going to Homegrown could care just a ‘wee’ bit better than this … end of rant.

The Little Black Books — “Kozy”

Director and editor: Joshua Carlon
Director of photography: Chris Hadland

Sarah Krueger download special

Homegrown Week Special: Download my latest full-length album for $4.99 this week, because I love you. Get it, share it, get out and support local music this week, and all year, and forever and ever amen. Pass it on!

sarahkruegermusic.com

The People Say Fox — “The Whaler’s Line”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8R41Q4iNOU&feature=youtu.be

Homegrown Music Video Festival entry by Emily Norton.

Bill, where’s your music video?

Bill, where’s your music video?

(Can a PDD “Homegrown” category be added?)

Two new albums from Dirty Knobs

Hello. I released two new albums today. I am so sorry.

You could call them “dark-ambient.” “Electro.” “Drone.” “Doom.” “Soundscape.” “Experimental.” Together they are almost six hours long. Listening to them will probably feel much, much longer. Ug.

You can listen to all of it for free. $1 each to buy them. That’s not very much, but probably enough.

I hope to release four more albums this year. They will not be anything like these. Thank god.

Ghost Geometry
I am Sitting in an Infinite Room

Calling All Community Builders

With a creative answer to the questions below (not actually required), not-for-profit organizations pay nothing to promote themselves and connect with people at this year’s Twin Ports Bridge Festival. And the admission is free for a member of the organization to staff the booth! Since vendors and exhibitors are located in the concert bowl with a view of the main stage, this means a free Jayhawks concert plus a full day of music from other great bands along with community yoga, inspiration and fun for the whole family — all while spreading the good word about the organization.