Stream of Consciousness…

Tomorrow night you could be an extra in a movie being filmed at Jungle Jim's. According to an email I received this morning, "Prior to the Thursday night filming a wine and cheese tasting will be held to benefit the nonprofit Foundation of Joy, an adoption and pregnancy wellness organization. The event will be held from 7-9pm. Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket shoud email

And – I couldn't be more excited to see the Simpsons Movie.


Finally – if you thought your job was random… this guy works just down the street in Erlanger and anyone can tell him what to do.


Nixon in Cincinnati

I'm always impressed by the power required for opera singers to project their voices out over the orchestra without microphones and music hall is always a great experience. Saturday's audience for Nixon in China was a nice mix of the usual opera crowd and some < 40's.


Slice of life is an interesting style for an opera. Most operas involve big dramatic events, murder, kidnapping, weddings, etc. This one kind of moved along and then was over. My favorite part was the pig song in the second act.

Midpoint: Initial Band List Published

The 2007 Midpoint Music Festival has posted the initial listing of bands for this September’s festival. The final listing is expected this month.

Additionally, the festival schedule is out and two pre-party events have artists: Friday Night – Forget Cassettes, Saturday – Oh My God. The artist showcase schedule is not posted yet.

Hip HB’s Rule 14th Street

I have a big music-crush on the Heartless Bastards. I’m making up the term music-crush, so I’ll define it as the kind of infatuation of the live music of a band. I connect to the music when I hear it live more than other bands I really enjoy. I’ve had a lot of experience with crushes, so as far as one sided emotional attachments go, I am safe to say I won’t get burned on this one. When I first read about last Friday’s show, I was excited. The location was inspired and the timing fit this day well.

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