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Queen Amaranthine

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  1. My first Tweedy show! So forgive me when I don't get what the amazing occurrence that bbop mentioned--to me, just making it to a show and the whole experience was an amazing occurrence. :-) The Englert is the smallest venue I've seen Tweedy (including Jeff w/ or w/out Wilco) in, possibly excluding Otto's in DeKalb. Beautiful rennovated, theater, though. It's like the Minneapolis Orpheum on a smaller scale. Enough about the architecture, though. Awesome show. Jeff was in good spirits and smiled a LOT, even when he called us assholes, lol (for not applauding enough, if I recall? Sorry, I get
  2. Congrats, ripthisjoint! I can't top Lotti's advice. However, something I've learned from a guy I work with: follow your artistic passion, but pay the bills too. The custodian where I work is first and foremost a professional artist...but he admits it's not enough to pay the bills to live a comfortable lifestyle. Although custodial work might not be glamorous, it pays fairly well and enables him to purchase art supplies and still have time and living comfort level to be an artist and make contacts to be able to sell his work. And he produces genuinely awesome paintings and photographs!
  3. Have a wonderful time at Solid Sound, everyone! It's not in my budget or family's interests (pick your family vacation plan battles carefully, right? ), but someday I'll make it. We have plans to go to the Black Hills this summer. A few weekends here and there in Minneapolis will be fun too. Gardening--last year we wanted something new and thus had our backyard landscaped with lots of flowering plants, and even though we were novices, we did very well with it, even in an extremely dry year (we could use a dry spell now, though--WAY too much rain this spring!). Lots of time with the kid
  4. That would work for me! Or a coffee shop in a bookstore.
  5. Emily Dickinson and Jeff Tweedy! I think they'd have a lot to talk about regarding words and poetry. All three of us are/were introverts but I think they would have plenty to say to each other that I could just sit back and listen (I'm generally beyond terrible at impromptu conversation or verbal chit chat). I wonder where they'd want to meet and what would be on the menu?
  6. That is very, very cool--thanks for sharing that! It's fun to see creativity in action from both Glenn and the Delta company personnel.
  7. Thanks for sharing--great commercial, very creative in both visual and audio. Agree! I've seen him open twice for Jeff, that same year or so. Anytime I see the name Glen with one n somewhere, I think, no no no Mr., your parents spelled that all wrong for you.
  8. That's it, Zamfir! A quick google search reveals that he is indeed not Peruvian. Good idea to not go there... Yes, great idea that fits into folk art and way of life. Movie or book? I found a nonfiction book about it as a terrorist group in a quick online search.
  9. I checked those out on imdb.com and all look really good, especially Days of Santiago and Aguirre--interesting material to spark discussion in many ways. Thanks for all these titles and ideas, everyone!
  10. That book looks awesome! Sometime it's tough getting community college freshman to want to read but visuals almost always get them talking. I'm a believer in expanding visual literacy, another way to analyze and critique. Cusine is an art! What little I know about Peruvian food sounds amazing (500 potatoes?! I feel like my local grocery stores are so limited), and there are some wonderful varieties of Peruvian coffee. And I will have to check out the architecture. Portuguese or Spanish influences, I'm guessing? I will have to check out that David Byrne album and Los Saicos too. Cum
  11. The college I work for has an international project, for which I'm on a committee that organizes cultural, artsy events. Every year is a different country/region, and this year it's Peru. One of my coworkers is friends with an artist from Peru now living in the Twin Cities who can do a short-term art workshop in our town later this year, so we're building our theme around that. In the past this project been open to the community, but for whatever reason it seems to be evolving to narrow in primarily on campus, which is fine. It's easier to manage that way, especially since our jobs are so busy
  12. Yes, my coworkers and I did! I'm trying to think what films we did show...need to think back. I remember we had a book club read of Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You, a fictionalized bio which made a perfect companion to the movie Hotel Rwanda. Black Girl sounds really good and I've added it to my grown-up-must-see movie list for the future. Which reminds me that the next project is Peru and I ought to solicit ideas...
  13. Done for Waterloo. Even though I won't be attending SS, it was nice to contribute in some small way. I do, though, take solace in knowing that in some parallel universe I'm already there, front and center, hearing Waterloo and having a blast.
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