Saturday, December 16, 2006

Media frenzy

By sheer happenstance, the new local music site More Cowbell also reported on Tim Whalen's show at Le Tigre Lounge on Thursday.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Dig if you will my latest Daily Page article, a report on the weekly performance at Le Tigre Lounge by Madison jazz pianist Tim Whalen.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I have been mulling over how best to rename, in a nonpartisan spirit, the double-blind gift-swapping custom known to some believers as Secret Santa. A friend once reported that she worked at an office where the event was known as: Secret Holiday Elf. That seems cumbersome. More recently my loving partner Ereck told me that at his workplace they call it Secret Snowflake, which frankly is a little eerie.

So what's a better option? My first idea was to strip away all pretense of secularism and call it: Secret Jesus. You must admit that has a ring to it. My coworker Mike suggested the anagram route in coming up with: Secret Satan. Which also has a ring to it.

But Ereck came up with the best solution of all: Secret Santana.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Comedy is not pretty