Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29, 2008

No posts until Monday - I'm off to a reception at the Syracuse University Michelangelo show.

Happy Birthday to local artist Thomas Shreve. Buy Thomas' art here.

A much belated note of the death of a fantastically prolific scholar, former professor of mine, as well as my colleague for a short time, SRU's David Dixon.

The Oil150 website
is up and very nicely designed! They even have lots of classy merch! (Although if I had been asked I would have recommended an Oil 150 thong, an Oil 150 hoodie, and an Oil 150 doggie shirt, I mean, give the people what they want!)

If your business or organization is interested in becoming a sales location of the real Oil 150 products, please contact Oil 150 Director William Wingo, 814 677-3152, ext 104.

John Petkovic, guitarist from Guided By Voices offers a sampler from his 'After Dark Bar Guide' to 168 Cleveland area nightspots

Pittsburgh Mystery Lovers Bookshop is offering Free Shipping to Venangago-go readers from today (Friday) until Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1, Just use coupon code "fsf" when checking out.

Kevin Cogill posted nine leaked songs from an unreleased Guns N' Roses album on his music blog in June. He's now facing felony charges.

A guide to Boston's secret trove of peculiar artifacts:
. . . the BOSTON ATHENAEUM is home to one of the strangest chapters — make that volumes — in felonious history. When notorious local highwayman James Allen knew death was near in 1836, he dictated an account of his misdeeds to the Massachusetts State Prison’s warden, who was also privy to Allen’s last request: to have his sordid life story made into a book with a very special cover treatment — his own skin.

is having a $9 dollar back to school sale on its tees. While I'm not sure I need any more clothes, I am drawn to "Deer Organ", and "I'm Sure I Used to Fit" has loads of free papercraft guitar models.

Free and Legal Downloads:

The Antlers have announced a show at Pittsburgh's Garfield Artworks on October 3rd. And today they have offered “Two”, a completed new track for download . (via)

Hotel Lights Live at Mercury Lounge on August 19, 2008

Xiu Xiu live at the Bowery Ballroom on August 28, 2008

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