“My thoughts first turn to

Filed under:General — eric @ 11:11 am

My thoughts first turn to Spring mushrooming when the cottonwoods start to leaf out and release their delightful Spring scents. Along the riverbanks and in other moist areas I begin my hunt for the elusive and well-camouflaged early morels.Morels, Truffles and other Spring Mushrooms: an annotated slide show.

Also in the current Flagpole,

Filed under:General — eric @ 9:54 am

Also in the current Flagpole, of particular interest to Randy:

In related news, The Minus 5 is preparing to embark on a brief tour of the United States in support of a split release with the Young Fresh Fellows entitled Let The War Against Music Begin… Because We Hate You, due out this spring on Mammoth Records. The Minus 5 is fronted by guitarist-keyboardist-songwriter Scott McCaughey who led Seattle·s Young Fresh Fellows to greatness in the ’80s and ’90s and currently performs live with R.E.M. The group - comprised of McCaughey, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, John Bamberg and Bill Rieflin - is scheduled to appear on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” on March 13.

The Flagpole writes up Baby

Filed under:General — eric @ 9:39 am

The Flagpole writes up Baby With the Bathwater.