Saturday, December 11, 2010

lovely lovely lovely

Rare Bluebird Spotted At Bradley Airport
The Hartford Courant

Birders have been flocking to Bradley International Airport since a mountain bluebird was spotted there on Tuesday.

The mountain bluebird, a denizen of the Western United States, is rarely seen east of the Rocky Mountains, according to Milan Bull, senior director of science and conservation at the Connecticut Audubon Society.

"This is what keeps bird watchers on their toes," said Bull. "You never know what you're going to see.".......... 

pic: Birders are a-twitter about a mountain bluebird spotted at Bradley Airport on Tuesday. The bird is rarely seen east of the Rockies. (Rollin Tebbetts / Bradley Airport operations manager)

bert jansch at the wadsworth tonight!

An Evening with Legendary Musician Bert Jansch

Join the Hartford Party Starters Union and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art for an intimate, one evening only performance with legendary folk musician Bert Jansch.
Jansch has recorded at least 25 albums and influenced artists ranging from Paul Simon, Jimmy Page and Neil Young.
Special guests will include Pegi Young and Heirlooms.
Saturday, December 11, doors open at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are almost sold out.
$25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Click here to purchase tickets
Here’s what the Hartford Advocate had to say about this rare performance:
“If one of the world’s legendary guitarists — a man whom Neil Young likened to “Jimi Hendrix on the acoustic guitar” — performed in Hartford and you missed it, you’d feel pretty doggone sheepish, right? Here’s your chance, then, to avoid sheep status. Bert Jansch, an icon of the U.K. folk-rock scene for the past half-century whose influence is admitted by cross-generational acolytes will play a solo acoustic concert at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
It’s a fitting venue for someone whom many would say was a living work of art. Those lucky enough to attend the Wadsworth show — a rare New England appearance for Jansch in an even rarer intimate 284-seat venue — will have many words of praise to pass along to the sheep who stayed away, with the rest of the herd.” – Hartford Advocate, December 8, 2010

Bert Jansch

Pegi Young

Heirlooms [Hartford, Connecticut]

Friday, December 10, 2010

the smithsonian may pussy out

but  real art ways ISN'T chicken

now, i've not seen this and i don't know if i will. the POINT being, i just want to be ABLE to see it if i so wish to. i don't want my art censored especially because of batshite 'religious' valued loudmouth asswipes.

Uncut version of David Wojnarowiscz’s censored video ‘A Fire In My Belly’
Posted by Marc Campbell 

A Fire in My Belly from ppow_gallery on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

perhaps it is a GOOD idea

he retire from west hartford government

is it me or is this story just downright ODD ODD and ODD?

West Hartford Town Councilman Arrested

The Hartford Courant
WEST HARTFORD — Police arrested Town Councilman Rob Durbin on Tuesday after he allegedly followed police officers responding to a domestic dispute and then persistently offered free legal aid to the residents involved.

Officers who arrived at 50 Cortland St. around 1:48 p.m. Tuesday said they became aware of a man trying to open the door of the home that police responded to.

The man, identified as Durbin, 35, said that he had noticed the cruisers' lights and sirens and followed police to the house, authorities said. When an officer told Durbin not to enter the home because they were in the middle of an investigation, the councilman responded that he knew the people involved in the dispute and again tried to enter the home as the officer held the door closed, Lt. Jeremy Clark said.