Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Books, a new studio, and people what help folks like us'n

The story of Coal Oil Johnny, described as "the prodigal prince of Petrolia," has been republished by the Oil Region Alliance . . . [the book] can be purchased at the Oil Region Alliance office in the National Transit Building, the Transit Fine Arts Gallery, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, the Venango Museum, the Venango County Historical Society and Drake Well Museum. The real bummer is, it's not available on Amazon. Assuming they sprang for the ISBN, it's foolish not to put it on the marketplace. There are a lot of people looking to take advantage of that niche, why not make it easier it for them?

A nice movement in Titusville with "[t]he establishment of a community studio for artists . . . at 114 W. Spring St.
They're having an open house tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.
In total there are currently 15 artists whose works are on display at the gallery in the mediums of painting, ceramic works, photography, soft art, sculpture and drawings.

God's Day Off is Meadville-based band that list their influences as David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Drake, The Cure, Mars Volta, among others. They're profiled in the Meadville Tribune.

Finally, someone to blame for Snakes on a Plane, The associate vice chancellor of university development at the University of Pittsburgh

Speaking of Pittsburgh, thank goodness they're able to explain to us ignorant hillbillies what we ought to do what to take care of our land. I grew up about a mile away from this tract, spent my childhood there, and I'd rather see it burnt to the ground and then plowed with salt than to see it continue to become a weekend cottage town of drunken suburbanites.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find the Kentzel's attitude toward us offensive. We have well educated people here and I've never heard the term "mupsters" before. I have to believe they coined that to make us look like ignorant rednecks. I have heard the term da** Pittsburgers a lot of times though and articles like this are the reason why.
Victory twp native and proud of it!