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Because Everyone Hates A Tourist (+Irony)

Maybe I am posting this because it is a Monday, but definitely for my DJ friend, Superfrye. Maybe the urge for this is because it dawns on me that the 1% is too large a bloc, should be cut in half. Then later that half can be sliced in half and so on but definitely because we all hate tourists. Maybe this is a reaction to the lady who slammed her carry-out bag down at McD's, in a public huff, due to her fries being not fresh enough. Those first world problems will drag a person into madness and what could defy reason more than me posting William Shatner's cover (and it is a good one) of Common People? How about two videos in the name of irony, as in seeing your life slide out of view? The original version by Pulp is a kewl video. And yes, we all still hate tourists.

Oakhurst Porchfest 2016

This past weekend I attended the Oakhurst Porchfest. I had never been to a porchfest before but a friend who was participating invited me down. Essentially, an entire portion of a city is involved and homeowners line up musical artists to play on their porches. Each performer goes for an hour. They stagger the times around so no one is playing over the top of the guy next door and people can mill around, listen to one band or stop and listen to several as you please.

There were thousands of people at this event. Nearly 200 performers took part. There were celebs reportedly in the mix. My understanding was that members from The Walking Dead cast were down the street somewhere and my friend's daughter dashed off to see them. I don't have great photos but here are some snapshots from my Saturday with captions underneath:

We decided this band reminded us of  Portlandia . They were very good and kept adding an Asian flavor to their danceable well-known covers.

We decided this band reminded us of Portlandia. They were very good and kept adding an Asian flavor to their danceable well-known covers.

Lots of bikes, people, and of course beer.

Lots of bikes, people, and of course beer.

The sun was right in my eyes - and the camera lens - for this one. But this was a good group. Had an Americana feel to their style.

The sun was right in my eyes - and the camera lens - for this one. But this was a good group. Had an Americana feel to their style.

Whether you know it or not, you've seen his work on the big screen and the small screen. My Emmy-winning friend Jeff and his wife.

Whether you know it or not, you've seen his work on the big screen and the small screen. My Emmy-winning friend Jeff and his wife.

Where I ate lunch. The burgers are good but the atmosphere not so much. My waiter greeted me with, "What do you want?"

Where I ate lunch. The burgers are good but the atmosphere not so much. My waiter greeted me with, "What do you want?"