Chapter 3, verses 1-4: And the Lord beheld the land of New Mexico and saw that it was in need of rocking. And lo, he gaveth it to his aging sons of Petra, that they may bring the gospel of tucked-in tank tops and hot keyboard licks to wanderers upon the desert until the end of days. And He saw that it was good.
Monthly Archives: February 2010
I visited Union Station earlier today to snap some photos of the historic Kansas City train station turned would-be tourist attraction. Once inside the main hall, I heard the tinkling of an old-timey bar-room piano.
As if drawn by a phantasmal force, my feet led me toward the sound, and soon I was standing before the strange, musical automaton. And lo, I realized that this was no ordinary baby grand but was, in fact, The World’s Loneliest Piano. I produced my video iPhone and captured a snippet of the ghostly pathos.
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While at the Kansas City Boat & Sportshow in Bartle Hall (see below) last month, I found myself in the middle of a coastal village, ca. 1656, the New World.
The rather shiny replica of a colonial encampment was peopled by a governor in his late ’20s, an older pirate and a very old skeleton in a gibbet. The ragtag Wisconsin troupe had been hired by the Sportshow organizers to provide educational entertainment amid the sportshow’s more commercial offerings. Why? “Pirates are hot,” explained Capt. Edward Low. Here’s what else the pirate king said.
Last month, I attended the Kansas City Boat & Sportshow at Bartle Hall in downtown KC. It’s a consumer’s paradise of campers, boats, jetskis, fishing equipment, RV supplies, into-the-woods getaway vehicles, lodgy home stuff, cooking utensils, moose jerky, and just about everything that falls under both categories of “recreational” and “down home.”
I took my trusty Flip and captured some of the eccentricity. Exhibit A: The “Fly Bi-Nyte” Nut Salesman. Watch how he totally talks s*** and then closes the deal!