I’d like to do what I can to promote this publication. They do a wonderful job of keeping locals up to date with great restaurants and the local music scene.
Thought I’d highlight sections every once in awhile. This paper is free. Seriously. Free every Wednesday. But, it can also be delivered. I want to get delivery, but I worry over the delivery hassle for them. I live pretty far out of town. Oklahoma Gazette
Got a good chuckle out of this story Dude, Where’s My Brain?
One of two would be Enid, OK criminals accidentally hit speed dial, dialing 911 on his cell phone. The line stayed open over the next 3 hours and 45 minutes as they drove around town, plotting their theft of a car in order to set it on fire.
Some of the statements recorded… “It’s gonna burn, will they be able to get fingerprints? and “I’ve got the lighter, Dude. Let’s go!” Unfortunately, Enid doesn’t have the ability to trace cell phone calls. The police had to listen and try to find clues. They eventually caught them at the highschool but this was after the car owner rushed out to extinguish the fire that had only burned the front and rear upholstery. They set fire to it IN HIS FRONT YARD.
There’s also an interview with Norman, OK’s The Starlight Mints. This is why I always make it a point to pick up the Gazette. starlightmints Music plays on the main website, so take a couple of minutes to try them out. I did and I like what I hear. Already signed up to order the CD. 🙂 You can listen to more music on their myspace site www.myspace.com/starlightmints Fun video there as well! I’m not terribly good at band description, but for me, I hear influences of Beck, White Stripes and even a hint of Jane’s Addiction… If I didn’t need to get to my “real” writing, I’d dig deeper. I will when I get the CD. Looking forward to it. I may even go to the CD release party at the Bricktown Ballroom.
On Sunday, Nathan Brown, will be reading selections from his 2nd and 3rd poetry books at the Full Circle Book Store in OKC. I’m not familiar with his work, but I am intrigued by this description: The book seems to be less about righteous indignation than it is about the search for a more authentic spirituality…. Suffer the Little Voices, was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in the poetry category.
There is a good article on the growing music scene.
I have to admit, I don’t get out to see live music very often. It’s too much of an effort to knock my husband over the head and drag him to these things. He’s not that into contemporary music. I do have some friends who like similar music, so I’m thinking I might tag along with them more often. I get caught up in kid activities and I have a standing “Italian dinner making and Sopranos night” with friends on Sundays. I do enjoy these. We’ve been cooking with wine so I need to catch up the wine recipes on this blog.
And in wine news, I’ll be bottling a Pinot and a Riesling next week. I’m a little worried about the Pinot because right before I added the clearing agents, I found the airlock had been knocked off. I have no way of knowing how much air got to it, but I think it was only about a day. It should be fine, but I won’t know if it messed with the taste for months. That’s the only downside of making your own wine– waiting for it to age properly. Since I was lazy and didn’t make a lot of wine last year, I don’t have any aged well enough for cooking so I stocked up yesterday.
Today, I have a lot of writing to get done. I’ve been stuck on a scene for over a month and I’m getting frustrated. I just can’t figure out what needs to happen next. I hate when this happens. So, I’m going to… gasp… write past it. Maybe it’ll come to me later and I can go back and fix. It better.