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Posted in music by arcanedufresne on August 31, 2009

Also, Music Monday will be postponed until next week due to my vacationing. Apologies to anyone I may be letting down.

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Posted in photography, travel by arcanedufresne on August 31, 2009

View from our balcony at night on the ranch.

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Back East & POTD

Posted in photography, travel by arcanedufresne on August 30, 2009

If you didn’t know the reason for my hiatus, let me fill you in with one picture, and infinitely more than a thousand words (pause):

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Band of Outsiders Fall/Winter

Posted in clothing/fashion by arcanedufresne on August 25, 2009

Should I plan to stay working in a business casual environment, and actually have to dress appropriately, I absolutely want Band of Outsiders to clothe me for the setting. Hell, even if I don’t need to dress this way, I should because it looks so damn good.

Another great Fall/Winter collection.


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Wooden Donkey Dunny

Posted in art, toys by arcanedufresne on August 25, 2009

My Dunny collecting has been mildly discouraging lately, as the last 4 blind boxes I have picked up have all been repeats and the repeats were some of my least favorite ones from the Olde English series. Nonetheless, this one is fantastically done by Amanda Vissell in the 8″ variety, and I doubt I will be getting my hands on it unfortunately.


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The Kingdom Animalia

Posted in art by arcanedufresne on August 25, 2009

The Lovely Package is becoming one of my favorite daily blog visits, and I really love the simplicity of not only the packaging and box design but also the wooden animal kingdom pieces inside.

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Love Letter

Posted in art, philly by arcanedufresne on August 25, 2009

Steve Powers, AKA ESPO, along with a sizeable amount of collaborators have started the “Love Letter” art project in Philly which will end up encompassing 50 different walls. I knew this was in the works for a bit now, but finally seeing photos of some of the finished products is really cool and makes me want to go on a mission to find them all when the process is complete.


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The Marlboro Man Blues

Posted in music, travel by arcanedufresne on August 24, 2009

The Marlboro Man Blues is still being finalized with some potential last minute additions and re-ordering for maximal flow, but I have constructed a pretty stellar lineup so far. Take a peak.

1. Hank Snow – I’m Movin’ On
2. Roy Acuff – Wabash Canonball
3. Faron Young – Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
4. Patsy Cline – Crazy
5. Lefty Frizzell – Always Late (With Your Kisses)
6. Hank Williams – Long Gone Lonesome Blues
7. Johnny Cash – Five Feet High and Rising
8. Ray Price – Crazy Arms
9. Dolly Parton – Release Me
10. Skip James – Devil Got My Woman
11. Jimmie Rodgers – In the Jailhouse Now
12. Porter Wagoner – My Many Hurried Southern Trips
13. George Jones – Why Baby Why
14. Hank Thompson – Rub-A-Dub-Dub
15. Marty Robbins – Singing the Blues
16. Garth Brooks – Rodeo


Posted in photography by arcanedufresne on August 24, 2009
My brother brought the reign at the CBC.
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Montana Music Monday

Posted in home, music by arcanedufresne on August 24, 2009

For this week’s Music Monday I am going back to my roots. Grassroots. Bluegrass. Bluegrassroots. Country music at its finest in honor of our trip to Montana on Wednesday. Hank Snow, Ray Price, Porter Wagoner, Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, and all of the classics that were introduced to me courtesy of my Gramps, Dave Hawkins. Tonight I am going to work on creating a playlist for the voyage westward but rest assured that the aforementioned cast will certainly be found on the compilation. Check back tonight for the finalized track listing.

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