Last night my son surprised me. He asked for something “new” for dinner. This is huge. Kids on the autism spectrum are generally not too hip to new anything - especially at mealtimes. In this case the new to him food was just spaghetti, with sauce (he’s always consumed his noodles completely plain). Last night he asked for sauce, and for a giant side salad of spinach, piled high with fresh vegetables - but no dressing - and he ate it ALL. Go figure.
Five other good things:
- Last night’s punk bowl at Memory Lanes featured Pop 1280, STNNNG and CLAPS. And the boyfriend talking me into bowling (my high score: 90). Super fun times.
- Yesterday I received airmail from the UK. Nobrow’s The New Ghost. I tore it open and read it immediately. And loved it.
- The next installment of MPR’s WITS features Ted Leo. I’m a long-time admirer but haven’t seen him perform in years.
- Recently the boyfriend got us passes to an advanced screening of Richard Linklater’s Bernie. It was remarkably good. Jack Black as you’ve never seen him before. Seriously, the performance of the year.
- Last weekend was busy, as usual. Friday night we were Art-A-Whirl adjacent at a backyard BBQ in NE. Saturday I had a photo assisting job at a wedding then partied at the Tower of Positivity after. Wrapped up Sunday with a friend’s baby shower, taking the boy to the MCBA Comic Con at the State Fair Grounds and getting Voytek-ed at the Turf (I didn’t pull the camera out for that one).
This coming weekend is the most magical weekend of the year. Memorial Day weekend yes but more importantly HELIOTROPE 9! This year at yet another location, in the Warehouse District, with food trucks. I was just interviewed for MPLS.TV’s “Players Without Instruments” series and made sure to rep Heliotrope as much as possible. I think even more folks should come experience the awesomeness of it (and not *just* those of us involved in the oddball music community).