Where I stood, listening to the Velvets on ukulele

Thumbs Up shoes

Today Mark and I went to the Cranbrook Art Museum, to see a show of Warhol album covers.  I did want to see the show, but what I really wanted to see was Thumbs Up.  Thumbs Up is Detroit’s premier Velvet Underground ukulele duo.  How can you pass that up?  At one point Steve, one of the Thumbs, tap dances wildly to add percussion, and I managed to get his tap shoes in my feet photo.

Warhol on Vinyl sign

The sign for the show, there was no photography in the gallery.

Thumbs Up 1

Thumbs Up playing their hearts out for us.

One thumb

One Thumb.

Another thumb

Another Thumb.

screen printing

T-shirts were being screen printed on the spot.

me in the forest

Mark and I walked the property a little after the show.



Last night Mark and I went to the Ann Arbor Summerfest Top fo the Park to see Hoodang, and had a great time!photo (99)

After the music, Top of the Park has movies, and last night it was The Blues Brothers.  I wasn’t planning on staying for the entire movie, maybe just some of my favorite parts like when Aretha sing Think, but I asked Mark what his favorite part of the movie is and he confessed that though he’d seen most of it, he’d never seen the whole movie beginning to end.  Well, now he has.

One of the best


We lost a big part of our neighborhood this past weekend.  Hank (the dog) and Jenna (the person) have been best friends for nearly 15 years, and Jenna had to let Hank go.  The entire neighborhood will miss Hank deeply.  There’s hardly a person that knows Hank and Jenna that hasn’t commented that they’d like to be reincarnated as Jenna’s pet.  She did right by Hank his whole life, and Hank returned the favor.  Safe travels, Hank, you will be sorely missed.