Because sometimes you need good beer and music.


Tonight’s Sessions live jazz at Luna started off with just a trio, but they sounded sweet.

Sessions at Luna; bass, sax, electric guitar.  Lowell MA
Sessions at Luna; Sven on bass. Sax and electric guitar

Luna Theater
Jackson Street
Downtown Lowell, MA

Good old bleeding-heart liberal folkie


We caught the Roy Zimmerman concert in Lowell tonight. Olde-fashioned left-wing political folk singer songwriter, leading the audience in dreaded sing-alongs about the asshole in the White House and other obsessions.

Roy Zimmerman at the ALL Gallery, Lowell MA
Roy Zimmerman

Thanks Roy!

ALL Gallery
Downtown
Lowell MA

Over 800 candle-lit lanterns were floated down the Western Canal


On a wet and cold Earth Day weekend, hundreds of people from all over the city of Lowell gathered for an evening of art, music, food, and inclusiveness. They decorated 800 paper lanterns with symbols of their heritage, interests, worries, and loves. At dusk, each lantern’s candle was illuminated, and the lanterns were floated down the Western Canal below Ecumenical Plaza.

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Ecumenical Plaza
The Western Canal
Lowell MA

Buy me!


Conveniently located next door to the bike shop, Gallery Z always has works by great local artists that I need. Like this utterly fabulous piece created by Eric Hardy:

Ghoul in the Box, 2nd Chance Metal Art, Gallery Z, Lowell MA
From 2nd Chance Metal Art. It even has a built-in light!

Gallery Z Artists’ Co-op
Market Street
Downtown Lowell, MA

Listening on the Right Side of the Brain


Haven’t been to the Thursday night Luna Sessions in a few weeks, and it felt good to be back tonight.

Before the show, Luna Sessions, Lowell MA
On stage before the show.

Soul Jazz Tonight, Luna Sessions, Lowell MA
First set, soul jazz.

Looney Tunes Intermission, Luna Sessions, Lowell MA
Looney Tunes intermission.

Luna Theater
Downtown
Lowell, MA

Craft beer, great beards, and rocking bands.


The third annual Beards and Brews was held Saturday night, March 11 over at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell…

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Artsy guy with horns.
Artsy head.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Band at Navigation Brewing.
The band at Navigation Brewing.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Band at the Onyx Room.
The band at the Onyx Room.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Judges bribary table.
The judges table.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Beards, beards, beards.
Three beards.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Beards, beards, beards, beards.
Four more beards.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Beards, beards, beards.
And three more beards.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Beards, beards, beards.
These beards should be on an album cover.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Gray beard, graying beard, gray beard.
Gray beard, graying beard, gray beard.

Beards & Brews, Lowell MA.  Beautiful faux beards.
WHISKERINAS: Peacock beard, gummy beard, seashell beard, glass beard.

Beards & Brews
Western Avenue Studios
Lowell, MA

I have a couple of engineering degrees.   This was not in that corriculum.


This squid is attending college at Harvard.

Squid - Museum of Comparative Zoology - Harvard University, Cambridge MA
College-educated Squidward!

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Lowell’s Little Canada is gone, but Poutine lives.


This erotic food vendor was at Lowell’s annual Winterfest this weekend.
(On a record-setting warm February day.)

Vulgar Display of Poutine - Winterfest 2017 - Downtown Lowell MA
Vulgar Display of Poutine – Winterfest 2017

Lowell’s Winterfest 2017
Lucy Larkham Park
Downtown Lowell, MA

The antidote for a wicked bad week.


Haiku for the right side of the brain:
Jazz and dark porter,
Thursday night, Luna Sessions,
Eases the spoilt week.
 

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Tonight’s quartet: hot and smooth.

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Swinging sax and nimble bass.

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Looney Tunes during the break.

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Horn player from the audience, jamming on stage.

Luna Theater
Downtown
Lowell, MA