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sidewalk wordz

October 26th, 2021

In the crosswalk of our 1-block, red-brick, dead-end street, artist unknown.


land of shuffle, valley of segue

October 25th, 2021

land of shuffle, valley of segue . . .

Colour Blind – Poly Styrene
Egyptian Blues – Ellen McIlwaine
Green Onions – Booker T & The MG’s
5:45 – JJ Sterry w/ Gang of Four
Caravan – Thelonious Monk
Ghost Town – The Specials
Restin’ Bones – Primus
Walking The Floor Over You – Ernest Tubb
(I Can’t Afford) Your Shitty Dreamhouse – Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
All Blues – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans
Elephant Ghost – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains
B. H. Goes To A Freak – Critters Buggin
Rivers – Skinny Puppy
Cold, Cold Heart – Hank Williams
Nothing In Particular – Twig Cinnamon
Fuck Your Acid Trip – Modest Mouse
Lady Doubonette – The Bizarros
Platinum Dress – The Vibrators
Bloody Mary Morning – Willie Nelson
I’m Moving On – Hank Snow


Harpersfield one-lane covered bridge

October 24th, 2021

Harpersfield one-lane covered bridge south of Geneva-on-the-Lake

from the web — Harpersfield Bridge is a covered bridge spanning the Grand River in Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. This double-span Howe truss bridge, one of currently 16 drivable covered bridges in the county, is the third longest covered bridge in Ohio at 228 feet. A flood in 1913 washed away the land at the north end of the bridge, and the steel span was subsequently attached. The bridge features a walkway, added during its renovation in 1991-92. The bridge also features an Ashtabula County MetroPark at its north end, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-19, and it is located approximately 3.4 mi (5.4 km) south of Geneva.

1868 – Bridge constructed.
1913 – Steel span added.
1962 – Bypassed when State Route 534 was rerouted around the settlement of Harpersfield.
1991-92 – Bridge renovated.

Length: 228 feet (69.5 m)
Overhead clearance: 12 feet 9 inches (3.9 m)



This 53 acre park adjacent to the historic Harpersfield Covered Bridge, spanning the Grand River (an Ohio designated Wild and Scenic River), is the first and oldest in the park system.  The property for the park was purchased in early 1961 from the Western Reserve Properties, representing Fred and Beverly Traub.  The park was dedicated by the park board on June 11, 1961 when a flag pole was erected at the park.  In the early 1990’s, a donation by the Ohio Water Service (OWS) of land and buildings adjacent to the original park has brought the park to its present size.  The value of the property allowed the park board to secure a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant to construct a new pavilion and restroom, in addition to replacement of park water lines and installation of new water fountains.The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark has an activity field, woodlands, covered pavilions with picnic tables, and a popular bait and gift shop.  The patrons now enjoy birding, field games, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, wading, photography, picnicking, and the numerous popular events hosted by the Friends of the Harpersfield Metropark. 

The impending Lamprey Barrier replacement by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), potential covered


missed my monthy feature

October 22nd, 2021

Ha! I missed my monthy feature yesterday. Poor poor ego.

“Good morning and thanks, Smith in Cleveland, from us left-coasters, as we all rock with Sisyphus this late October. Always good to have the Wordworksmith waking us up here at the Kitchen table!” – Kathy Kieth editor/publisher Medusa’s Kitchen


no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

October 21st, 2021

no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Whirl Away – Patti Smith
Wet Dream – Wet Leg
Bag’s Groove – Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Hank Williams
Woman on the Tier – Suzanne Vega
Karmacoma – Massive Attack
Fur Elise – Bach / Michael Silverman
Up Jumped The Devil – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Wild Side Of Life – Hank Thompson
Necessary Evil – Debbie Harry
Ice Age – The Bizarros
Dizzy – Tuxedomoon
Puttin’ On The Dog – Tom Waits
#1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Mix) – Garbage
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major – Bach
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
Pay Your Way In Pain – St. Vincent
Money Is King – Van Dyke Parks
Spanish Key – Miles Davis


Facebook afraid

October 20th, 2021

explain this, o great wise Facebook . . .


last night’s shuffleation

October 19th, 2021

last night’s shuffleation

Little Liars – Ida Mae
Terror Couple Kill Colonel – Bauhaus
Never Fuck A Spider On The Fly – Modest Mouse
English Suite No. 1 in A Major – Bach / Vladimir Ashkenazy
The Reoccurring Dream – Joni Mitchell
Me And Paul – Willie Nelson
TV Spot (Apr. 71) – Can
Shoo Lie Loo – Ranky Tanky
Canned Laughter – Twig Cinnamon
Heaven Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Steve Earle & The Dukes
Palestine Texas – T Bone Burnette
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
Peacocks And Blackhawks – Jerry Joseph
Strange Girl – Laura Marling
Smoke: IV. – New Music Detroit
Blue Yodel No 9 – Jimmie Rodgers/Louis Armstrong
Heroin – The Velvet Underground
Never Say Never – Romeo Void
Desolation Row – Bob Dylan


strange shuffle

October 14th, 2021

strange shuffle . . .

Lay Down – Goat Girl
Mexican Radio – Wall Of Voodoo
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Talking, Talking – New Young Pony Club
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Harry Nilsson
Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams
Elephant Talk – King Crimson
If Jesus Drove A Motor Home – Jim White w/Aimee Mann
Ninety Miles An Hour (Down A Dead End Street) – Hank Snow
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch – Courtney Barnett
Speak Out – Rising Appalachia w/ Ani Difranco
Heavy Balloon – Fiona Apple
Blue Yodel No.8 (Mule Skinner Blues) Jimmie Rodgers
Pleasure And Pain – Divinyls
Mother’s Rope – Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band
Poverty Train – Laura Nyro
Deep Dish – Ani Difranco
Johnny Feelgood – Liz Phair
On The Road Again – Canned Heat


little Donnie Dimwit

October 14th, 2021

“in March, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas, removed its Trump waxwork because customers kept punching it.”


shuffle on anon o A.I. D.J.

October 12th, 2021

shuffle on anon o A.I. D.J.

Ain’t Got No Money – Justin Townes Earle
Hell On Heels – Pistol Annies
Down – St. Vincent
Democracy – Leonard Cohen
The TV Made Me Do It – Moon Walker
Leaving Love All Over The Place – George Jones
My Medicine – Snoop Dogg
Birdbrain – Allen Ginsberg & The Gluons
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
I’ve Got A Feelin’ In My Body – Elvis Presley
Fuck That Guy – The Dirty Knobs
M – Music I – Inside C – Curved E-Entrances – Terry Riley
What We All Want – The Dandy Warhols
Platinum Dress – The Vibrators
Not My Idea – Garbage
Ain’t Nothin’ in Ramblin’ – Bonnie Raitt / Steve Freund
Run, The Darkness Will Pass – Shabaka and the Ancestors
You Are My Sunshine – The Dead South


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