the state

– of first aid kit.
Saturday, 6 March 2010, 13:26
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of sound

we’ve featured them before singing this:

and still find them endearing.

those scandanavians.

what can i say.  i have a weakness.


– of wine tasting responsibility.
Friday, 5 March 2010, 11:06
Filed under: -of drink, -of harrisonburg, -of upcoming, -of vino

as if you needed another reason to go to downtown wine & gourmet’s wine tasting tonight:

College wine tastings can prevent alcoholism among pupils, believe French advisers

the theory being that controlled wine tastings can prevent binge drinking.


so, for the good of our community, it is your duty to attend the wine tastings each week.


5-7p tonight!

– of dry soda.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010, 23:55
Filed under: -of drink, -of eats, -of harrisonburg, -of jhumphrey

there were some very exciting new foodstuffs delivered to downtown wine and gourmet today…

including the realization of a special request from a very pregnant woman desperate for a grown-up alternative to cranberry gingerale:


you rock.

– of zinn.
Friday, 29 January 2010, 1:38
Filed under: -of civil rights, -of human rights, -of jhumphrey, -of politik, -of reads


– of the new guard.
Thursday, 28 January 2010, 8:53
Filed under: -of eats, -of jhumphrey, -of localism

we’ve posted about our small obsession with under-the-radar, pseudo-restaurant, dinner parties before.

(we’re hosting one for Friendly City Co-Op in Feb…)

so, i was particularly keen on this:

sounds a hell of a lot better than cuchi guidos to me…

– of dance entertainment.
Thursday, 21 January 2010, 18:12
Filed under: -of film, -of jhumphrey, -of kiddos, -of sound

the most requested video around these parts today:

gregory hines, sammy davis jr., tap dance-off…does it get better?

well.  along dance-theme lines, this was also popular among the 3 year old set:

isn’t that soundtrack (to 1985’s white nights, featuring mikhail baryshnikov, helen mirren, gregory hines, and a pre-blue velvet isabella rosallini) fantastic?  sort of a passionate russian tom waits.  it’s vladimir vysotsky.  here’s more of the bard:

– of interviews.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 23:47
Filed under: -of art, -of jhumphrey, -of reads, -of sound

this week has been red letter for podcasts.

(isn’t that all bloggity of us to push other crazy new-fangled computer media on you?)

however, if you’re feeling nervous, take comfort in knowing that both of these audio suggestions lead directly to new books…

1.) god we love patti.

check out fresh air, terri gross, and patti smith.

2.) and we think michael is damn straight.

now, go directly to on point, tom ashbrook, and michael pollan.