Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bike to Work Day Today

Today is the gramatically challenged Bike Walk to Work Day in the Twin Cities. I had the pleasure of meeting up with 3 co-workers along Summit Ave. at St. Thomas and lead them on a group ride to work in downtown Mpls. I start downtown St. Paul, so I rode the first half of my ride alone before joining up with the other 3. It certainly was plenty windy this morning, but I counted more than 60 other bicyclists along my route and I'm pretty sure that's a record (compared to the other 3 times I've actually counted, I mean).

Another co-worker led in a group ride of Thriventeers from Uptown and there were 9 cyclists in that posse. I was glad that Liz suggested I bring a camera because I got some great shots which I might throw up on here later.

It's great to see this event growing every year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Song of the Day by Damien Jurado

I've listened to this song repeatedly since catching Damien Jurado at the Turf Club a little while back. There's also a YouTube clip of his performance at that show when he played the song by audience request and fumbled through it a bit because he recorded it with a band, but was only solo at the time. It was a charming moment, though, when a performer allows himself to be vulnerable on stage.

Damien Jurado - "Go First"