After catching up with some family and friends in North Carolina, Jenn and I are now in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future. Thanks so much to Clay, Linda, and Laura for their major assistance in our move. And let me say, this town has a few abandoned structures. This is inside the office area of a massive factory in Port Richmond, Philadelphia.
While down in North Carolina, our time happened to coincide with Raleigh’s annual North Carolina State Fair.
A haunted house, right before Halloween.
We had the opportunity to catch a few shows in NC as well. From left: Chris and Lindsay took us to see Ghosts of Rock at the Pinhook in Durham; Shonen Knife, from Osaka, also at the Pinhook, who performed seven great Ramones covers during their second set; Rich took us to see Tobacco (the DJ from Black Moth Super Rainbow) perform at the One Stop in Asheville during MoogFest; and I was excited to see Greg Cartwright, formerly of the influential Oblivions, performing with The Ettes this time, at Broadway’s in Asheville, also during MoogFest.
Jen and Rich’s newest addition to the family in Asheville, named Cabbage.
Up close and personal with the livestock at the North Carolina State Fair. Unfortunately this year, as with some other years, there was an E.Coli breakout, impacting up to thirty people.
Some colorful bicycles earlier today, near the Italian Market in Philadelphia. I’m very excited to start riding bikes around these parts.
Paris, France, last month.