Archive for September, 2006

Decorah, Oshkosh, Winona, Asian Lady Beetles?

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Hi All,

Greetings from sunny Decorah. The warm, fall weather the last couple of days has been the perfect opportunity for insects to start swarming all over the front of my cabin. Besides the usual wasps, bees, ants, and other assorted vermin, I am visited by hundreds of boxelder bugs. The first ambassadors of my friends the asian lady beetles have arrived and I’m expecting a mass invasion any day. Additionally, I spotted what I can only assume was a MOUNTAIN LION while hiking near the cabin the other day. Things are getting real interesting here in my little valley.

In non-animal-related news, I will be playing some shows soon…

FRIDAY, SEPT 29, 9pm
Marty’s / Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
opening for JOE PRICE

Blue Heron
Winona, Minnesota
split bill with CHARLIE PARR (we’ll play together too)

In the works is a Decorah house concert tentatively scheduled for October 6th. Also a tentative Jackson Street Polecats show in Oshkosh on October 13th. More soon…

Hope to see you at the shows. Don’t forget to protect yourself from wild animals. I recommend wearing a helmet.

love, Jeff

Turf Club and mindlessness…

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Hello you people.

Here’s a last minute show update…

THUR, SEPT 7TH / 9pm
Turf Club (w/ Peter Bruntnell and Ben Weaver)
St. Paul, MN

This should be a very nice show. I haven’t split a show with Ben Weaver ( in a good long time and I’m looking forward to hearing Peter Bruntnell. Hope to see you all there if you can make it. For those of you who can’t, something to think about…

“Mindlessness, or no mind, does not mean being mindless like cats or dogs or bugs.
It means striving to keep the mind in the realm of clear purity, and having no warped mind.
Vulgar people have no clear pure mind, while people of the Way have no polluted dirty mind. That does not mean they are totally mindless like trees, rocks, cats, or dogs.” -Master Danyang

So you just think about that people.

take care, Jeff