Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Every day for over 40 years

my mom's cousin Mark Covert has run at least 1 mile.
Every single day. Cheers to Mark.

Here's a video his friends made.

And here's a piece ABC World News ran on Mark's Streak

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Food Post

In pics.
Ham goes in
Champaign Ham from Lobels goes in.

Christmas Kitchen prep
Table preparations by the Lovely Wife.

Ham Done!
Champaign Glazed Ham comes out!

ham carving
Ham Carving

Christmas Table
Christmas Table

Christmas Plate
Christmas Plate...clockwise from Ham, Roberto's Cole Slaw, ML's Squash Timbales and Diana's Artichoke dish.

texas cake
and the Texas Italian Cake.

Thanks to Roberto, Brooke, Diana, Lyn and Mary Lee.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Merry you Know

Hey there.

Merry Christmas is what we said in Batavia, IL.

do yourself a favor and go to Hound Christmas Blog Part 1 and Hound Christmas Part 2 to grab a bounty full of amazing rock and roll
Christmas goodies.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Back and Forth

Couple quick trips. Couple weeks ago I went to visit my folks in Naples, FL.
Went for a nice lunch by the Gulf at the Turtle Club.

turtle club Naples FL
That pink drink was my mom's Turtletini.

Came back and went to Scott Hull's newly acquired Masterdisk to work with Dave McNair on mastering the Bottle Rockets upcoming release.

McNair masters Bottle Rockets
Dave McNair, longtime Bottle Rockets fan gets a crack at the new Bloodshot record to be released late spring '09.

Then later that week I was back at JFK to fly over to Hannover, Germany for the Blue Rose Records Christmas Party Presented by Head Honcho Edgar at the Blues Garage with a bunch of cool musicians and bands from all over including Todd Thibaud, Chris Cacavas, Julian Dawson and the Band of Heathens. On friday night Edgar took a bunch of us out to eat and my lust for pig flesh was satiated.

Hannover Dinner

The next day was time for the big gig. In addition to my food snapshot artist duties I played the whole set with the Bottle Rockets. Seemed to be a lot of Neil going on at the party. Bottle Rockets were no exception.

Lots of things happened including the fact that this vendor who was intrigued by my Wisconsin pronunciation of Bratwurst sold over 800 tubualar swine treats that night.


That doesn't count the ones he was giving away at the end.

Post Gig Snack
Post gig snack w Hefeweizen

Straight back to NYC the next day after 3 in flight Batman movies on the merciful this time Air France.

Lily tried to help ML with the Christmas decorations.

Lily helps

Germany has the beer and the meat but 9th Street has the coffee.

9th St holiday cup
Holiday Macchiato

Monday, December 01, 2008


Scene from great Thanksgiving Dinner uptown.....

Mack watches Carving