Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Today is a very special day for WRFL-FM, the University of Kentucky's volunteer-operated "alternative" radio station. It is, in total fact, the most important day since the day the station went on the air.
Hi, RFLiens. Shortly after midnight, at 12:10:58, to be precise, with little fanfare, but lots of love, [Program Director] Matt Gibson and I applied our digits to the proper places on the transmitter touchscreen. Then we stood back in silence and awe (well, maybe one of us shouted Holy Shit!) and watched the digital readout climb. Without even beginning to name names, many thanks to everyone who had anything to do with this awesome event, all the way back to 1996, when we first started working on it.
inspects the station's original tower. Photo by Jack Smith
Monday, June 07, 2010
Doing the cocktail thing tonight at Gumbo Ya Ya's with Mecca bellydance! How it that ever a bad time? (pictured: homemade tonic syrup, and a byproduct — cinchona bark "silt." Prepare for the rare and odd twang of gin & tonics with HOMEMADE tonic water!)
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I never saw it, but apparently my old friend Forrest Payne had a business card that categorized him as "general good guy." I 'd like to politely suggest "exceptional" as more appropriate, at this particular time.
In the many years that we spent as close friends, his natural talent for Being always captivated me — He was a master photographer, a gifted improvisational musician and songwriter, a smirking impromptu soothsayer, and a liver of Life with a capital "L."
We shared a high school darkroom in Owensboro, a house in Lexington, and a blue million adventures and insights in between, a span of something like 20 years.