the state


– of first aid kit. by vastate
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.

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– of macrock puzzle. by jhumphrey
Friday, 5 March 2010, 10:53
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of sound

just wondering…

if macrock is is scheduled to happen april 2-3, and only 20 bands have been announced/alerted that they are officially on the bill, how do the organizers expect this thing to fly?

are bands expected to hold the weekend “just in case”?

seems like most bands plan ahead – like more than 3 weeks ahead – for a major event.

i bet that back in the day, you didn’t wait around to inform fugazi, elliot smith, and sufjan stevens that they were invited to perform.

what’s up, macrock?

we really look forward to feeling like harrisonburg is cool like austin once a year.  it’s been good times in years past…

here’s to hoping that it’s just your website that is a little slow this year…



– of dry soda. by vastate
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:

jason,

you rock.



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

r.i.p.



– of the new guard. by vastate
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 bitters. by jhumphrey
Sunday, 24 January 2010, 21:29
Filed under: -of drink, -of jhumphrey, -of politik

and, to top it off, even if we wanted to drink away our tears at the state of the nation, we can’t.

or at least it’s more difficult to obtain the necessary ingredients for a manhattan.

the bitters are suspended.

thanks to the recession, which has reached trinidad & tobago, production of angostura bitters has been halted:

glad we picked up a super cheap bottle (randomly) at teetotaling sharp shopper a few months ago.



– of dance entertainment. by vastate
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: