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The Love Song

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Grants Pass patriot sunset

#redneck @marilynmanson @mmfa

Only rarely do I get involved with politics on the internet, but here goes.

A few months back I was heading to a show at the Rogue Theatre, and there was an amazing sunset happening. As I was about to take a photo of it, I saw this yahoo come out of a liquor store and jump in his bright yellow truck. With country music blaring and an engine putting out far more noise than was necessary he crossed the street and into my shot above. Immediately, his tires screeched to a halt, and he turned his truck in my direction.

He pulled up to me with one hand on his steering wheel and the other on, I can only guess, a gun in his lap. He yells at me, “What are you taking a photo of?!?!” To which I pointed at the sky and respond, “have you not noticed the sunset tonight?” He cussed and drove off, probably to his trailer park to consume his new purchase from the liquor store.

Once upon a time, I’m ashamed to admit, I was fairly right wing in my thinking. I was a proud patriot like this guy (well, maybe not that bad). Then, something happened. I lived in and traveled to many other countries. I found out that America wasn’t nearly as “special” as my upbringing led me to believe. People in other countries were nice, had different ways of thinking, and (gasp) actually had ways of doing things that were better than those in the USA.

“‘Do you love your guns?’
Yeah
‘God?’
Yeah
‘The government?’
Fuck yeah!”
— Marilyn Manson

Controlled burn

Ashland, Oregon controlled burn beyond Exit 14

Last week’s controlled burn in the Ashland watershed was more aggressive than normal. Maybe the winds weren’t anticipated or they are running out of time before the real fire season begins.

Pigs on the Wing @ Rogue Theatre

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Pigs on the Wing (Pink Floyd tribute band) @ Rogue Theatre on May 18, 2018

@pigwingtribute

Anthrax to Ashland!

Anthrax @ 2017 Roskilde Festival on the Arena Stage

@orangefeeling ‏#rf17 @Anthrax @Scott_Ian @LiveAtTheArmory

I’ve mentioned before how the Rogue Valley previously was a regular stop for bands traveling between Seattle or Portland and San Francisco. Now bands frequently take an off day between those dates, or they make the entire 10+ hour trek and play those cities on back-to-back days. This August 25 Anthrax is going old school and making the stop. Better than playing at the Medford Armory, they will be at the Ashland Armory! Tickets are on sale here. I’m guessing that you can buy tickets at the usual places (Music Coop in Ashland or Musichead in Medford–call first to make sure they are selling them) to avoid the online service charge.

More Anthrax photos here.

Zepparella @ Howiee’s

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Holly West

@GretchenMenn @Zepparella @howieesonfront

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Clementine

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Anna Kristina

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Gretchen Menn

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Zepparella at Howiee’s on Front Street (Medford, Oregon) setlist 5/10/18

Actual setlist was a bit different (at the end) than the one above. Clementine broke her snare after The Ocean so they took a break to fix it. When they came back they played Kashmir, When the Levee Breaks, and Whole Lotta Love.

One year ago today…

Hobart Bluff covered in May snow

ION @ Johnny B’s

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Ryan Daniel

One month ago, today, this happened.

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Adam Houmam

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Daniel Perdomo

Wrapping up April (with snow?)

Spring Snow

@whattodoinsoore #whattodoinsouthernoregon #findyourSouthernOregon @Oregon_explored #Oregonexplored

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snows bring?

We went for a hike on Wagner Butte on Saturday, expecting rain but receiving snow. Snow, instead of rain, was far more comfortable on this 10-mile hiking adventure.

I’ve done this trail before in sunny weather. Directions can be found here. Note that the bullet-ridden sign (top image in link) is no longer there so don’t be looking for it.

Snowy Muir Creek

Southern Oregon winter

@whattodoinsoore #whattodoinsouthernoregon #findyourSouthernOregon @Oregon_explored #Oregonexplored

My random, desktop image of the day comes from a hike I took just over two years ago. I nearly died that day. Good memories.

Highway 66 descent

Descending Green Springs Highway

My random, desktop image of the day is this one from a little over two years ago.

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