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the 919, another indie hub, home to superchunk, archers of loaf, merge, mammoth, carrboro, shrimp and grits at crooks corner, the university, where I once saw a raushenberg show, yardleys

Goodbye, pork pie plate

Fond memories of shrimp and grits, and spotting indie rock royalty, at Crook’s Corner of Chapel Hill, 1992-2004. Lane Wurster also took me to meet Clyde Jones once. ed-eat-a not that i woujd try this at home but craig claiborne … Continue reading

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Bluegrass girl’s not grey

Candice explained that the design on her arm referenced a song by AFI from their album “Sing the Sorrow.” The lyric mentions soft creatures draped in white and chrysanthemums. The design features a rabbit. She said she is originally from … Continue reading

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‘Brave Dragons’ VS ‘Dragon Hoops’

AKA YARDLEY V YANG One guy is a MacFound Genius Grant laureate who wrote a graphic novel 2020 bleeds black and gold of Bishop O’Dowd, the other was a Page Pirate and Gunn Titan, won a Pulitzer has a book … Continue reading

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There’s a movie about Pavement tonite at The Roxie I will not likely go because it’s sold out, plus I’m old and slow, and because I have tickets to a hockey game tomorrow VS random screen freeze of San Jose singer Jessica Johnson video in Island paradise – -and she sang ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at a Sharks game I and I attended recently

But more to the point: in the Superchunk movie “Take the Tube” they ask Mac what his favorite new band is, and he says “Pavement” but he says it with three syllables, like the word “vehement” — he breathes the … Continue reading

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Awkwafina Golden Globe VS Terry Allen liner notes Grammy nom

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Porteus in the Times VS Yardley of The Times

Matt Porteus the scientist and Jim Yardley the journalist were classmates for one year, 1981, at Henry M. Gunn high school in Palo Alto, California. I don’t know how well they knew each other. Greg Zlotnick might be the only … Continue reading

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Laura The Lege

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Improv trio to crash The Mitch

A trio of improvisational instrumentalists comprising Scott Amendola, drums; Trevor Dunn, upright bass and Phillip Greenlief clarinet convene Friday, October 11 at The Mitch, as part of the ongoing Earthwise Productions assault on the normal comfy tranquility of South Palo … Continue reading

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Gunn – Dartmouth tennis player Emily Zhou is the top ladies player since Rebecca Dirksen

Gunn graduate and Dartmouth recruit Emily Zhou (Gunn 2019, Darmouth 2023) is the best ladies tennis prospect in two decades, since Rebecca Dirksen — two time CCS Champion for Gunn and Wearer of The Green All Time Great at Dartmouth … Continue reading

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3M VS 31 M’s

3M, also known as Minnesota Mining, is an 89 billion dollar corporate conglomerate. The “31 M’s” are the bands booked by Eric Dimenstein and Jim Romeo’s Ground Control Touring of Los Angeles and Brooklyn (but apparently not Chapel Hill or … Continue reading

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