Where am I gonna be tonight? Shank Hall in Milwaukee, for Cold Satellite:
Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault has teamed up (for a second time) with poet Lisa Olstein for a set of Americana-inflected tunes that are also damned smart.
Openers tonight are fellow midwesterners The Pines, led by the son of the legendary Bo [...]
Walker, Tosa Ranger
I have never said that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is stupid. I have often complained that he makes bad decisions that have tremendous negative effects on the people he is supposed to represent (we’re number 42!), but he is doing it the smart way. That is, he has become the Platonic [...]
The venerable Cafe Carpe in Ft. Atkinson hosts Milwaukeean Peter Mulvey and a folking ton of his friends every December for what they call “Lamplighter Sessions.” Mulvey and gang take over the joint and offer, in the case of 2012, twelve nights of music over three weeks at the Carpe, with artists swapping songs and [...]
Hello, America. Remember me? Yes, I still have something to say.
When I call Wisconsin bruise-colored, I exaggerate a little bit. After the last couple of years, it certainly feels like Wisconsin has been bruised electorally: I have lost count of the number of times we have just voted, let alone how many other major [...]
Tomorrow night at Shank Hall, right here in Tha M-K-E, the irreplaceable Greg Brown:
For a variety of reasons, I can’t be there. But I want you to be there, because Greg Brown is a freaking legend. Plus he’s got Bo Ramsey with him, and Bo Ramsey is one of the three of four [...]
I always like to link to this song on this day, because, dammit, we need optimism and hope with our remembrance.
Further, this speech, by far the best George W Bush ever gave, needs to be read aloud, twice, by every Republican everywhere (and a lot of Democrats, too, including those rubber-stamping the Drone [...]
Milwaukee County Supervisor, park lover, and friend of the blog Jason Haas is taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the, um, how do you say it, unexpected departure of Sue Black as Milwaukee County Parks Director to host an “unconference” about the Milwaukee County Parks in and around his district. This is happening September [...]
their new logo seems a bit on the nose, aina?
Paul Ryan represents a significant swath of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s readership, so it’s kind of ridonkulous that they are just now getting around to asking questions about Ryan like, “Ideologue or problem solver? Reasonable or radical?”
It is equally ridonkulous that Craig Gilbert [...]
This belief in an epidemic of black-on-white crime that the press and law enforcement conspire to keep secret is an old one, and crazies have been sending newspapers mimeographed manifestos on the subject for years. It’s a common topic of discussion at white supremacist message boards and in the comments sections of newspapers, which are [...]
image courtesy The Paul Ryan Watch
As we get closer and closer to the moment when Paul Ryan may be named veep–mere hours from now we’ll know!–this is just a reminder to everyone, especially the half of everyone who has been Pavlov-trained to worship at the feet of Randian titans of business-slash-”job creators”: Paul [...]