Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sugar Cane Festival


Friday, September 18, 2009

[The Allison Bohl Reel], For Real

The People Of Earth
I Always Do My Collars First
Raised On Rice And Gravy
Congres Mondial Of Acadien

Music By Jon Brion


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Velvet Combo And The 5 Senses: A Scientific Report

After applying the Scientific Method, I have reached a conclusion about the Velvet Combo and the 5 senses.

Method (Scientific)

1.Define the question: Does the Velvet Combo appeal to all 5 senses?

2. Gather information and resources: Recipes, videos, compact discs, reviews, Bunsen burners, Petri dishes, napkins, karaoke machines, forks, headphones.

3. Form hypothesis: The Velvet Combo appeals to all 5 senses (in an enjoyable manner).

4. Perform experiment and collect data: Using recipes, first I made a red velvet cake, but I soon realized that I can't bake; therefore, I had to resort to another way to create a red velvet cake: Albertsons. Then, while eating a slice (slices) of this dessert, I watched and listened to "Black Velvet."

Red Velvet Cake:

Black Velvet Video:

5. Analyze data: There was taste, and my olfactory abilities were heightened through the red velvet cake. Both auditory and visual senses were captured through "Black Velvet."

6. Interpret data and draw conclusions that serve as a starting point for new hypothesis: At first I was like, I've achieved in reaching 4 senses, but what about the 5th sense--feeling? But then, I understood that after eating a slice (slices) of the red velvet cake while watching "Black Velvet," I was able to reach the 5th sense, because I was feeling delightful while doing so.

7. Retest: No need for other scientists to retest this experiment, I am more than happy to perform the retests. Over and over.

As a conclusion: The Velvet Combo is all you need to satisfy all 5 of your senses (hearing, smelling, tasting, seeing, feeling). It's a world of colors.

I do intend to submit my findings to scientific people for approval, including a possible proposal for an infomercial to help spread this joy.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tommy James And The Shondells Cover Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now"

The original by Tiffany:

The cover by Tommy James And The Shondells:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

George Saunders, "On Approaching Writing"

From Konundrum Engine Literary Review:


"I don't believe at all in the Deep Dark Secret theory of literature: this idea that there is a right or a wrong about a given story or a given approach. My own pathetic output is proof that, at least in my case, Mastery is totally elusive. For me, every story is a whole new set of problems, expressed in a whole new language, plus my glasses are out of prescription, and its raining. So I am a very humble writer and a very humble reader, flinchy even."

Friday, September 4, 2009

{Artwork: Terry Grow}


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shelf Life Magazine #007

The latest issue of Shelf Life Magazine (#007) is available at:


It contains works by Gale Acuff, Kevin Brown, Sarah Cavallro, Greg Gerke, Kyle Hemmings, D.J. Kirkbride, Noah Lederman, Ravi Mangla, Jade Ramsey, and Changming Yuan.

Another neat issue edited by Ryan Dilbert, and Messina.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lafayette (Louisiana) Public Library

"The mission of Lafayette Public Library is to enhance the quality of life of our community by providing free and equal access to high-quality, cost-effective library services that meet the needs and expectations of our diverse community for information, life-long learning, recreation, and cultural enrichment."