Saturday, January 31, 2009

Where the Sidewalk Ends

You have to get this book and don't lose it.
The Loser
Mama said I'd lose my head If it wasn't fastened on. Today I guess it wasn't 'Cause while playing with my cousin It fell off and rolled away And now its gone.
And I can't look for it 'Cause my eyes are in it, And I can't call to it 'Cause my mouth is on it (Couldn't hear me anyway 'Cause my ears are on it), Can't even think about it 'Cause my brain is in it. So I guess I'll sit down On this rock And rest for just a minute…
Written by Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Smoking Outside

Anchorage is kind to smokers and non-smokers alike. Providing butt cans is a nice touch.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Joined The Anchorage YMCA

Checked out the saltwater lap pool Monday night. Paid $8 for a day pass before deciding to join today when my unenjoyment check hit the bank. $45 to join and a monthly fee of $45.
I'm not an underwater swimmer. I skim across the water neck up. So far I have not been splashed or dunked. No saltwater has gotton in my eyes...yet.
That wooden box next to the pool is a bunya.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Street Racer

Watch out for this bad boy buzzing around Anchorage.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Freddie jamming with Tom!

2008 Christmas at Neders

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Veronica Page Band

At Blues Central tonight.

This big city life is fun.

The blues are alive and well in Anchorage.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sweet Freddie

Since I'm living in Anchorage I get to see my grand-nephew Freddie more often. He's the little guy on the right. On Christmas I took a video of him jamming on the piano with Tom, a great jazz piano player. Turns out its too big to upload to YouTube or blogger. If anyone knows of good down sizer of a 259 MB AVI Video Format thats 2:31 long please let me know. I would love to show it to you. The kids got talent!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pot Test

1973 Air Force recruiter: Have you smoked pot more than 4 times?
FishTaxi answers: A day?
While job hunting I pass over jobs that require a drug test.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Troll Art

Thank-you DeeDee, from the Gig Harbor Scene blog, for pointing out Ray Troll's art (on the menu cover at Humpy's). See more at Trollart: About Ray Troll.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Downtown Anchorage Only Minutes Away

On the freeeeway!

Cool FishTaxi purse.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Night Out

Ventured to downtown Anchorage tonight to the Pacific Arts Center to see the James Cotton Blues Band.

Humpy's is right across the street. Perfect spot for a burger & brew before the concert.

The front band was the Gordon Tentree Trio minus the big bass player. This was their last show before heading home to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory after a 25 US city tour.

Outside, smoking, I met the Gordon Tentree Trio (-1 ) and got my picture taken with them.

Great live music in Anchortown tonight!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Circa 1955 House

Perfect house for sale by basement dwellers.

New construction in St. Louis, circa 1955: One-owner home that's never been lived in. Via J-Walk Blog. Click here to view more photos

Friday, January 16, 2009

Whoof Arted

The busts are random bronze statues.
Whoof Arted tells what Anchorage has been like lately.
I haven't left the house except for essentials. Beer, pot and cigs.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Seth Freeman Band

Thanks to Seth I was able to get online wireless with his franklin til I got my own today. He is an awesome guitar player, songwriter and teacher. He gives guitar lessons on the side. Check out his myspace.

Getting settled into my new life in Anchorage. Thanks to good friends and good music.

Here is Seth's myspace link:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Dream Job

Australia offers dream job: Lounge on a beach and blog about it. Australia offers up "best job in the world" as part of tourism-promotion campaign: Lounge on a beach near Great Barrier Reef and blog about it

thanks for the tip, Nik!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bubble Fever

Tried the frozen bubble trick tonight. Too bad it warmed up to above zero.

Freezing bubbles,,,Thanks Jonco.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Loose in the City

Freezing cold. The minus kind that makes your clothes feel like paper.
How moose survive I do not know.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sliver of a Moon

New Years Eve moon out the front door of my cabin apartment. I plan on checking out of here tomorrow. My landlord was kind enough to let me stay over a couple of days. The place is clean and I'm leaving it better than I found it so I should get my deposit back.

North to Alaska!