Friday, March 16, 2007

If you're too cool to enjoy the simple pleasure of a maple syrup laced cup of Taster's Choice at The Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association which is holding its fourth annual taste and tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, then maybe you just better go back to East Carson St. Hipster. Feh.

The Warren Library has put The Allegheny Pilot online an 1855 detailed navigational study of the river during the era of early rafting and lumbering online. It's a great project, although since the resolution is a little shaky, I wish they would sell facsimile copies. The Franklin section begins with Map 9.

Best Life magazine says that a Primanti Brothers sandwich is number one on thier list of "The Top 10 Ballpark Foods You Muse Eat Before You Die".

On the other hand, in the same issue, Antoine Fuqua says of his film, "Training Daywas about in-your-face abuse of power—what I dealt with growing up in Pittsburgh."

Not too long ago, I was at a party and ran into my friend, the novelist Ralph Scherder. I hadn't seen him for awhile and when I asked him what he was up to, he gave the statistically least probable answer - hosting an national outdoors TV show. He's always looking for interesting stories - not all of which have to end with the death of an animal, so send him your pitches and tell him Dittman sent you.

Slippery Rock will be the home to a Frontier League baseball team this summer.

NPR has made The Good, The Bad & The Queen (a project featuring Blur frontman Damon Albarn, The Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen and former Verve guitarist Simon Tong)'s live show from Mar. 14 at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club available for download.

The LA County Museum of Art has begun collecting houses as works of art.

Finally, if you must drink green beer this "holiday", might I suggest a Mothership Wit?


Eden said...

Bless you for that NPR download link.

Dittman said...

I like to help.