Monday, June 30, 2008

Welcome Kristen to the Blogosphere

Please check out my niece's blog, "One Note at a Time". The URL is

Friday, June 27, 2008

6 bits, not 4

The Atlanta Journal Constitution will be increasing its daily rate on Monday. The price is currently 50 cents and will be increasing to 75 cents. That's an increase of 50%! The Sunday price will remain at $2.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Grand Post

'Grand' in this case, is slang for 1000. This is the 1000th post to Does the fun ever start?

When I started this blog in May, 2004, it was an experiment and it still is. I don't know what keeps it going. Sometimes, I've felt pressured to post when I didn't have anything to say and often I'm surprised at just how trivial the posts are. At the end of the day, I like having a place on the internet. As I've mentioned before, I also have a wildly inflated sense of Ego because of my blog.

So, the experiment continues...

Brown Dog Pizza

Thursday night, we ate at Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride. We went there because on Wednesday, Will played golf with the owner, so he was the one person we knew in Telluride.

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam, originally uploaded by eschulz.

When we were on the road on Wednesday from Grand Junction to Telluride, we were stopped due to a striping/paving project. They closed the road in one direction and then let 100-150 cars go through at once. It seemed pretty inefficient, but while I was looking through my pictures, I really loved this one.

Bluegrass Lineup

Here's the lineup from Bluegrass. I've marked in Bold the acts that we saw while we were there. We missed the others.
Thursday, June 19
10:00am — Gates Open
11:00 - 12:00pm — Darrell Scott
12:15 - 1:30pm — Cadillac Sky
2:00 - 3:15pm — Uncle Earl
3:30 - 4:45pm — Arlo Guthrie
5:15 - 6:45pm — Del McCoury Band
7:15 - 8:30pm — Ani DiFranco Band
9:00 - 10:30pm — Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Friday, June 20
9:00am — Gates Open
10:00 - 11:00am — Spring Creek
11:30 - 12:45pm— Béla Fleck, Duos with Friends
1:15 - 2:30pm — Emmitt-Nershi Band
3:00 - 4:15pm — Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce
4:30 - 5:45pm — Tim O'Brien
6:00 - 7:30pm — Paolo Nutini
8:00 - 9:30pm — Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder
10:00 - 11:30pm — Leftover Salmon

Saturday, June 21 (the summer solstice)
9:00am — Gates Open
9:45 - 11:00am — Band Contest Finals
11:15 - 12:15pm — Steep Canyon Rangers
12:30 - 1:45pm — Tift Merritt
2:15 - 3:30pm — Jerry Douglas Band
3:45 - 4:00pm — Telluride Troubadour
4:15 - 5:45pm — Yonder Mountain String Band
6:15 - 7:30pm — Brett Dennen
8:00 - 10:00pm — Sam Bush Band
10:30pm - Midnight — The Frames

Sunday, June 22
9:00am — Gates Open
10:15 - 11:30am — Solomon Burke
12:00 - 1:15pm — The Duhks
1:45 - 3:00pm — Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
3:30 - 4:45pm — John Cowan & Darrell Scott Band
5:15 - 6:30pm — Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers
7:00 - 8:30pm — The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
9:00 - 11:00pm — Telluride House Band

Sunday, June 22, 2008

When it rains...

We're stil at Bluegrass. It's raining ice. I don't know if this sleet, hail or frozen rain. We're safe and dry in an empty tent adjacent to our tarp. It's only party cloudy, so it probably won't last very long.


This morning, we're in 'church'. Solomon Burke is holding court with an awesome band. It's gospel time!

No helmets

Everyone in Telluride has a bike, but none of them have helmets.

Our chariot awaits...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Amy bought a tuque

For my American readers, it's also called a toboggan.

Throw Down Your Heart

This morning at Midnight, we went to the Nugget Theater in Telluride to see Throw Down Your Heart - Béla Fleck Brings The Banjo Back To Africa. Béla was there to introduce the movie. It was really good, but right now they have no distribution deal, so the only places you can see it are film festivals and music festivals where Béla is playing.

"Throw Down Your Heart follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. Béla's boundary-breaking musical adventure takes him to Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali, and provides a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Africa. Using his banjo, Béla transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground and forging connections with musicians from very different backgrounds."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Greetings from Telluride

(I usually don't take requests, but a loyal reader asked...)

Dusk at Telluride

Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby and Kentucky Thunder just took the stage and they are playing an awesome version of Bruce's 'That's Just the Way it Is'. After burning up all day, it feels nice to put on a fleece jacket.

Point6 - Spread the wool

Point6 is having their product launch at the Telluride Blugrass Festival. They are giving away their great wool athletic socks. Amy and I are wearing ours today and they are very soft and comfortable.

Attention Ladies

The lock is there for a reason!

Got to go 'round...

Spinnin' wheel, got to go 'round...

This woman was sitting beside us yesterday. She's a weaver and brought a portable spinning wheel and made yarn from wool all day long. It was pretty cool.

Colorado Camouflage

This is our rental car in Colorado. It is snow white, so it would be good for camo in this area at certain times of the year.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


We're waiting in line at Bluegrass and this is the view we're seeing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Planet Bluegrass - Telluride Bluegrass

It's June 18th and it's finally here. Our nephew Will graduated from high school this past month. He's an avid golfer and banjo player. It's been Amy's dream for years to take Will on a great vacation for his graduation gift. Over the past year, it's been my dream too. Amy decided on taking him to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and we all agreed. So, for months, Amy has been planning this perfect trip.

Planet Bluegrass - Telluride Bluegrass: "The 35th Annual Telluride Bluegrass coincides with the Summer Solstice and the days surrounding the full moon; the longest day of the year; the beginning of summer. It's a magical time of sun and light, when the the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in 'Bluegrass.'"

Today, we left Atlanta at about 6:30am (Eastern Time) and flew to Denver. Once there, we boarded a smaller plane to Grand Junction, Co. We then drove to Mountain Village, which is where we are staying. We took Will to the Telluride Golf Club so that he could play 18 holes. Amy and I took two (free) Gondola rides across the mountains down to Telluride.

More later.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox web browser

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It's Tuesday and that means Firefox 3 should be available. I've been using the sneak peak versions for a couple of months and have been pleased with its performance. If you want to download it, you can help them reach their goal.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The kids are alright

This was shot at the Mall of Georgia. You should be happy this is a photo and not a video, otherwise you would have to endure the shreiking.

Neighborhood cat

100_0965 (Cropped), originally uploaded by eschulz.

We don't know who owns him, so we needed something to call him. Meet Frank Manischewitz

Check out my new grill!

100_0973, originally uploaded by eschulz.

A week or two ago, I bought this grill at The Home Depot. I finally got it assembled yesterday morning and grilled pork chops and turkey sausage on it last night. Both were edible!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Music Control System Music Control System
I am going to modify this slightly to be our Music Control Systen at our new house. I have just the PC in mind.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday, the 13th

This has traditionally brought me good luck, so I'm not too worried.

How to Block Cellphone Spam

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In case you're receiving cell phone spam, this may be helpful.

Iron Maiden High Tops

Amy and I bought some shoes at Abbadabba's and they had these awesome Van's which I would have bought if i wasn't so....middle-aged.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


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Monday, June 09, 2008

Insane Mountain Bike Trials Riding

This must be seen to be believed. Brought to you from the guys at

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ram Tough.

My favorite beer has a ram's head on the label and my truck has one on the hood. This one is mural under the hood of a burnt orange 1940 Dodge Panel Wagon. We saw it at an antique car show in Gadsden, Al.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Concorde at Twains

A taste of all seven of their beers. Five of them were good and I didn't care for the other two. That's where we ate last night. The turkey meatloaf was really good.