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Countdown to Gogol Bordello (Again)

Yay! It’s time for another Countdown to Gogol Bordello!

Earlier this week I followed through with a verbal commitment to my brother and bought my ticket to Gogol Bordello! So on June 19th, I’ll be meeting my brother, my brother’s girlfriend and my brother-in-law‘s cousin’s ex-boyfriend for the Richmond, Virginia show at Toad’s Place (anyone else out there going???  Aaron?  You know you want to!).

I’m psyched!

To share my excitement, here is a quick video I took with my camera at the 10/18/2008 show in Blacksburg, Virginia. Yeah, so what if the resolution and the sound aren’t that great? You get to see the energy of the band and how eclectic they are! In this video, you’ll see drums, an accordion, cymbals, a guitar, a violin and the lead singer playing a plastic bucket. Yup, a plastic bucket. How is that for diversity?


If you want better pictures of the band, once again I recommend Aaron Evan’s set from the October 16, 2007 show in Baltimore, Maryland.

As long as my brother doesn’t lose his shoe and his car keys like he did at the New York City show, I think a good time will be had by all!

May 29, 2008 at 1:38 pm 3 comments

ISO: Best Trees in Virginia

Clint's Cousin-in-Law, Eric Mens, sent me a copy of this article.

Looking for the top 100 trees in Virginia

The College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech is ultimately compiling a book of the most remarkable trees in Virginia.  If you go to their website at, you can nominate a tree for consideration.

I nominated Keffer Oak!  It's the largest blazed tree on the Appalachian Trail.  It's over 300 years old and is 18 feet and 3 inches in girth.  To give you an idea of the tree's size, below is a picture of the tree and Henry the beagle.  If you think Henry looks small there, you should see how small he looked when I sent this picture to Sean's cellphone!

Big Tree Little Beagle

 There are additional Keffer Oak pictures on my website.  If you long for a different unit of measurement other than "beagle", you have "lurcher", "four year old boy" and "lurcher and four year old boy" to choose from.

May 4, 2006 at 10:41 pm 2 comments

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