The Syd Sydrome

More Scribbles in the Dark, featuring various configurations involving Syd Straw

First was Cindy Lee Barryhill's record launch at McCabe's. (More about that in another post). 
Got autographs!
Next gig involved a mad dash after my Saturday class to the Casbah in San Diego.
Robert Lloyd, Syd, Severo
Syd with an adoring fan. He came from San Francisco for the gig.
Next, Syd at McCabe's:
Lyn Bertels, Karyn Kuhl, Syd, John Moremen, Robert Lloyd, Severo
In closing, here is the song that has crawled into my head and won't leave.
Are you ready to join the Lobster Girl cult?


Ramp Butter Recipe

Super simple and can be frozen. I use those 2oz deli containers.

Ramp Butter

  • Butter at room temperature
  • Ramps, washed and trimmed, finely chopped. OK to use green parts.
(Ratio is your level of Ramp love)


If you don't eat butter, I imagine this would work with Coconut Oil as well.


Stan Ridgway and Friends In Whittier

Has it been two weeks ago already?
Dez, Severo, and I saw Stan at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts in Whittier on February 4th.
Here we are with Stan, helping push the merch. 
The Shannon is a lovely small theater, with nicely raked seating so the sight lines are good.
They also have NO extra service charges on their tickets. Yay!

One drawback is a strict ban on photography and recording devices.
I already knew that, so I took along my sketchbook:
[clean copies of the sketches are over here on my sketch blog]
Tonight, I meet up with Dez again, to see Dave and Phil Alvin. Woohoo!


Consider the Dragon Fruit... or Not

Mr Glutton brought home an "unaesthetic" dragon fruit that wasn't nice enough to justify the $5.99 price tag at his day job.
(It would have gone to the trash, so he "diverted" it to his pocket).
The Google says it's supposed to taste like the intersection of a pear and a kiwi.
It does not.
At least this example didn't.
It tasted like nothing and left a unpleasant aftertaste.

Sure is pretty on the inside, though!
Maybe it was overripe.