Monday, March 31, 2008

Freeing the Hops...

The fight for higher-alcohol-content beer (above 6% abv) continues... We're also pushing for larger container sizes, and legalized homebrewing. We need your help.

Join the fight at Free The Hops.

Some guys I know are fellow homebrewers (which, as stated, is not currently legal in Alabama). A few weeks ago, some of them were interviewed for an article in the LA Times. Well, now it's been reprinted in the Mobile Press-Register and the Boston Globe too.

The higher-alcohol-content beer bill has passed the house, but is not the senate yet...

Friday, March 21, 2008


Attention all Malleteers or other associates of the Mallet Assembly program at the University of Alabama: MalletCon will be held April 4 thru 6, 2008.

E-mail me for more info, or check the wiki.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ani Difranco show Saturday in Birmingham

Cindy and I went to the Ani show Saturday night in Birmingham, at the WorkPlay Theater. Fourth show I've seen of hers, all in Birmingham, all at different venues. It was probably the second best showing of her's that I've seen; the first show I ever saw her do in Five Points Music Hall about 10 years ago being the best I recall. But this show had a lot of the same positives, though the crowd was probably a bit more mainstream than previous shows.

The opening act was also very good; a local guy who's name I forget played solo acoustic (Jon something from Birmingham). Another band was scheduled to open, but had something come up and couldn't play.

All in all, a great show.