Archive for August, 2008

Funeral for a King

Posted in cripsyduck, music with tags , , on August 29, 2008 by criPSy duck

I did not attend LeRoi Moore’s funeral, even though it took place about a mile from here. It seemed like a good time to let actual friends and family do their grieving. Besides, it was raining really hard and I’m not real paparazzi, I just play one on TV.

But I have a friend who drove three hours in the rain to pay his respects and reported that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies he’d witnessed. Exactly fitting for a beloved and complex man. The only thing that could have made it better, my friend said, would have been the appearance of a true New Orleans funeral band to dance the body to infinite slumber. Continue reading

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LeRoi Moore, R.I.P.

Posted in cripsyduck, music with tags , , on August 20, 2008 by criPSy duck

Wow. Well, after two months of recovery from a brutal A.T.V. accident, LeRoi Moore, local jazz legend and saxophonist for Dave Matthews Band, has died. Rest in peace, brother.

LeRoi Moore, R.I.P.

C.L.A.W. 7

Posted in cripsyduck with tags , , , , on August 15, 2008 by criPSy duck

On Tuesday, August 12, C.L.A.W. took over the back lot of the Blue Moon Diner to raise money for Food Not Bombs, and once again, an outrageously good time was had by all.
Tragedy Ann vs. The School Marm
Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers is the brainchild of Jennifer Tidwell – a.k.a. MC Rosie the Wrist Twister – and for this warped stroke of genius she deserves major accolades. Charlottesville has seen its share of groovy alternative scenes, but C.L.A.W. is, by far, the most entertaining. Not to mention lucrative. And for charity! Continue reading

Dabbling in On-Line Dating

Posted in cripsyduck with tags , , on August 14, 2008 by criPSy duck

I am not a “dater.” I usually meet my mates in a stupor. Something about approaching a stranger and convincing them how cool I am makes me feel super cheesy. Not only that, but I’m a little grossed out by people who are really good at it. Maybe I’m just a wuss.

I am currently in a long-term relationship (please god let it last forever…), but if I weren’t, I’d be tempted to dabble with some dating websites. Why not? My girlfriend did it before we hooked up (I assume it stopped then…), and an old buddy of mine did a lot of on-line dating. His reports were glowing. He claimed to have gotten a lot of action. A WHOLE LOT OF ACTION. Continue reading

Two Strikes and YOU’RE STUPID!

Posted in cripsyduck, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2008 by criPSy duck

I have Conservative friends. People I love but cannot for the life of me fathom. I know Deadheads who call themselves Republican. That’s just messed up.

In the spirit of Bill Maher, I hereby impose a New Rule:

If you voted for George W. Bush twice, YOUR OPINION NO LONGER MATTERS. Continue reading

Two Long Daze

Posted in cripsyduck on August 6, 2008 by criPSy duck

more photos here

Ok. On Saturday, Aug. 2, I was beckoned to Afton’s Cardinal Point Winery to play bass with my old buddies, Junior Moment and the Fun Thieves. The event was a multi-band benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle called Reading Rocks, and the line-up promised a fun-pack of local acts.

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