Erika Wennerstrom Setting Up at One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse & Chartres

I had every plan to finish that article today, so I spent the morning to early afternoon at home, tapping away at the computer, type, type, type, delete, delete, delete. I was trying to write the introductory paragraph to this article I’m working on, and every time I got to the road map part, I just got stuck. I think the problem is that I’m trying to talk about ephemeral categories with language that necessarily fixes categories once it names them, because that’s what language does, so when I try to write through the problem, I just keep getting tangled up in words. Sigh. I took a break for lunch and a quick second line–extra sweaty because somebody left her handkerchief at home. After a few hours of zoning out, I hopped on the bike and headed down to One Eyed Jacks to see the Heartless Bastards on S.’s suggestion, and to work out some frustrations. I snapped this picture as the band was setting up, no idea that when she opened her mouth is was going to be so throaty and wet and and good. It was a great show, but I was tired, and by the time it was over, I was seriously slow-pedaling back Uptown. I’m glad I went out, but the trip would have been better with a little bike rack action. Just saying.

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