January 27, 2015

Collectible Minifigure Series 14 rumors

Series 13 just came out three weeks ago. (I sort of went 16 for 16. I'll put a PS at the bottom if you're curious.) The next series, scheduled for May, looks to be the second series from The Simpsons (check the full, rumored list here.)

And, already, we get a teaser list of September's Series 14. Looks like we'll be getting a thematic series: Halloween-themed this time.
  • vampire
  • tiger girl (seen above)
  • zombie accountant
  • zombie cheerleader
  • zombie pirate captain
  • venus flytrap (pic at the link below)
  • werewolf (pic at the link below)
  • witch
  • Frankenstein's rock monster (rock like music?)
  • mad scientist
  • skeleton boy (pic at the link below)
  • five more as yet unnamed
I'm starting to get really curious as to how these Asian folks keep getting the pre-release info on the minifigs and how Lego doesn't smack them down when they leak all the info.

Rumors from here...four pics from here...

January 26, 2015

My concert history

I'm trying to come up with a comprehensive list of every concert I've seen. Let's see...
  • Bob Dylan - Cincy Gardens, Bogart's, Louisville Palace, Kentucky Center for the Arts
  • Richard Thompson - Southgate House (multiple), 21st Century Theater, Aberdeen, Middletown, Madison Theater
  • Yonder Mountain String Band - Southgate House, Madison Theater
  • Dougie McClean - Southgate House
  • Beastie Boys - Rock the Vote
  • Sheryl Crow - Rock the Vote
  • Ben Harper - Rock the Vote
  • Wilco - Aronoff Theater, Taft Theater, Tall Stacks
  • Old Crow Medicine Show - Tall Stacks
  • Freddy Jones Band - Wabash College
  • Prince - 5/3 Arena
  • DaVinci's Notebook - Louisville Zoo
  • Mick Moloney - Wabash College
  • Dave Matthews Band - Riverbend, Cardinal Stadium
  • Willie Nelson - Cardinal Stadium
  • John Mellencamp - Deer Creek, Cardinal Stadium, Freedom Hall
  • Crash Test Dummies - Aberdeen
  • Jimmy Dale Gilmore - Kentucky Center for the Arts (opening for Bob Dylan)
  • Low - Aronoff (opening for Wilco)
  • Jeff Tweedy/Tweedy - Brown Theater
  • Bruce Spingsteen - Rupp Arena
  • Billy Joel - Market Square Arena
  • U2 - Rupp Arena
  • Ryan Adams - Taft Theater
  • Lyle Lovett - Taft Theater, Kentucky Center for the Arts
  • Leon Redbone - Jim Dandy's Good Time Emporium
  • Chris Isaak - Kentucky Center for the Arts
  • John Prine - Palace Theater, Butler's campus
  • Neil Young - Deer Creek, Riverbend
  • Peter Mulvey - Southgate House (opening for Richard Thompson)
  • Jewel Kilcher -Deer Creek (opening for Neil Young)
  • Flogging Molly - Bogart's
  • The Chieftans - Louisville Gardens, Aronoff
  • Warren Zevon - Phoenix Hill Tavern
  • They Might Be Giants - DePauw University
  • Brian Dewan - DePauw University (opening for They Might Be Giants)
  • Tannahill Weavers - Aberdeen, Bellarmine Celtic Festival
  • Ashley MacIsaac - Louisville Gardens (opening for The Chieftans)
  • Amanda Shires - Middletown (opening for Richard Thompson)
Not necessarily concerts I've seen...
  • Bobby Knight - Fraze Pavillion
  • Einstein on the Beach - Ann Arbor
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Aronoff
  • Cinderella Jr - Hamilton Freshman School
  • Guys & Dolls Jr - Hamilton Freshman School
  • some opera - Indiana University
  • Wicked - Aronoff
  • Spamalot - Aronoff
  • Alton Brown - Aronoff
  • A Chorus Line - Aronoff
  • A Chorus Line - New York City
  • Broadway Bound - New York City
  • Grand Hotel - New York City
  • Rosencrantz & Guidenstern Are Dead - Cincy Shakespeare Festival
  • The Tempest - Shakespeare in the Park
  • As You Like It - Shakespeare in the Park
  • Ira Glass - Aronoff
  • Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me - Music Hall
  • Hairspray - Princeton High School
  • My Fair Lady - Princeton High School
  • Twelfth Night - Princeton High School
  • Seussical - Princeton High School
  • Medea - Princeton High School
  • Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Princeton High School
  • Shipwrecked - Princeton High School
  • Aladdin - Princeton High School
  • Coffee House (x3, I think) - Princeton High School
  • Servant of Two Masters - Princeton High School
  • Zombie Prom - Princeton High School
  • Les Miserables - Princeton High School
  • Wonderful Town - Princeton High School
  • Sound of Music - Princeton High School
  • lots of other plays and musicals and PHS
As other things come to me, I'll update this list.

January 23, 2015

Whither Prince?




How can the best music of 1999 not include the tiny, purple one?

January 22, 2015

In 1998, I was teachng in Mt Healthy.




Mount Healthy was an interesting place, and I made a bunch of good friends there. The music of 1998 had very little to do with it, though.

January 21, 2015

Hey there, 1997, how you doin'?




I have no idea who those people are, but they're happy to play 1997's best music for you.