Archive for May, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

Michael Meldrum

Michael Meldrum

Michael Meldrum, photo by Rose Mattrey

Farewell, Michael Meldrum. Buffalonians will always remember your generosity to musicians, including good friends of mine. On May 9 there will be a celebration of your life at Nietzsche’s, where you hosted legendary open-mic nights for decades. I was there for a lot of  them, and wish I could be there next Monday. Rest in peace, real good guy.

Michael Meldrum and Friends

Michael Meldrum and Friends

Sneaks

I’ve read that shoes hanging from trees or wires indicate that a crack-house is nearby. These are hanging next to Vancouver’s Lord Roberts Elementary school.