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Alison Toon
Blackalicious, touring, new album for pre-order… sounds good. Sounds really, really good!

Aug 10, 2015
Blackalicious, touring, new album for pre-order… sounds good. Sounds really, really good!

Blackalicious' Imani, vol. 1Local guys, Blackalicious, are heading off on a national tour, with their new album, Imani, vol 1., due for release September 18th. They headlined at this year's Concerts in the Park a couple of months ago (how did this summ...

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Succulent close-ups at home

Succulent close-ups at home

Lately I’ve been focused too much on the ugly side of summer. But when you ignore the dried up plants and the brown grass and look closer, there’s plenty of beauty to be found. To see what I mean, check out these succulent close-ups I took around the garden in the past week.

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Alison Toon
Echo and the Bunnymen, Sacramento: old, new, borrowed… and very blue

Aug 9, 2015
Echo and the Bunnymen, Sacramento: old, new, borrowed… and very blue

Echo and the Bunnymen, old out at the Ace of Spades, SacramentoA sold-out show, and (I believe), the very first time for Echo and the Bunnymen in Sacramento, California: the setlist a mix of favourite Bunnymen songs from the '80's (Killing Moon, Lips L...

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Alison Toon
Street Urchinz, and I’ve missed seeing these guys. Time to buy that new CD!

Aug 8, 2015
Street Urchinz, and I’ve missed seeing these guys. Time to buy that new CD!

Tommy Norman, vocals and guitar, Street UrchinzBeen far too long since I've seen Street Urchinz, as you will see from the dates in the photo archive.The lineup has changed: still fronted by Tommy Norman, but now with Jonny Shidler on trumpet and b...

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Alison Toon
Ten songs to listen to before Aftershock! Huge lineup!!!!

Aug 7, 2015
Ten songs to listen to before Aftershock! Huge lineup!!!!

While you are (im)patiently waiting for Aftershock Festival, to be held this year at Gibson Ranch, Elverta near Sacramento, the weekend of the 24th and 25th of October, here are ten songs to listen to in preparation for planning your days at the festiv...

Alison Toon
Echo and the Bunnymen: tomorrow in Sacramento, first time?

Aug 7, 2015
Echo and the Bunnymen: tomorrow in Sacramento, first time?

I'm looking forwards to tomorrow evening's show at the Ace of Spades... it's Echo and the Bunnymen, and I believe it's their first time in Sacramento. Don't miss it! May be one or two tickets still available... be quick!In case you need a reminder:

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Mount St. Helens

Aug 6, 2015
Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens, looking a little apocalyptic in a haze created by the Lake Chelan fire currently burning in eastern Washington.  Last year we visited here as the wildflowers were starting to bloom.  This year we overshot, with the main bloo...

Alison Toon
Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Jo Mersa Marley too… One Love!!!!

Aug 5, 2015
Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Jo Mersa Marley too… One Love!!!!

Stephen Marley, SacramentoI don't know anyone who doesn't recognise the Marley name. We've been really lucky here in Sacramento recently: Ky Mani Marley a couple of weeks back at the State Fair, The Wailers at the Ace of Spades next Wednesday... and th...

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Alison Toon
Why you have to listen, and then listen, again. Black Map at the Ace of Spades

Aug 5, 2015
Why you have to listen, and then listen, again. Black Map at the Ace of Spades

Ben Flanagan, vocals and bass, Black MapI like to listen to a band's music, while I'm editing photos. If I don't yet know their music very well, it helps me to pick out the images which best convey the sound, and the energy, of the performance.And if t...

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Farm Fresh Veggies, Right!

Farm Fresh Veggies, Right!

We stopped at the Urban Farm Stand on Lake Washington Boulevard this morning to purchase some beautiful fresh harvest veggies. There are 3 farms located behind the stand in the lot next door to the fire station. They plan to be there selling their fr...

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