2013—Day 243—¡HOT!

My favorite strawberry farm also sells veggies sometimes and today Granny May had hot chiles. I have no idea what they are but she said they are hot. I suspect they are Thai chiles because Granny May is Hmong—Granny May being a traditional Hmong name—so I guess the Spanish exclamation point is out of place in the title of this blog.

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2013–Day 241—Chicago Fire

Acoustic pizza box was a new concept in instruments to me until Thursday evening when Rick Taylor, playing with Lane Baldwin at Famous Mo’s, used this 12 inch pizza box from Chicago Fire (in preference to the 16″ option that was also available) to add percussion to the acoustic guitars of Lane and David Tan. I was fascinated and the sound was great. At the end of the show, I had the band sign the pizza boxes to keep along with their signed poster. After all, this instrument is a bit easier to replace than an entire drum kit!

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