A former student of mine, the noted blogger and blog commentator Matt “Skewgee” Hurst, has noted that I have 666 photos on Flickr. Huh. Didn’t mean that, at all, as my Chicago shots were supposed to be augmented by some Detroit pics, which are still not uploaded.

At any rate, 666 pics are there. Hee.

52nd City: release event and BBQ

52nd City “Sporty” Release Party
Where: Riley’s, 3458 Arsenal, 314-664-7474
When: Saturday, July 28, 3-6 p.m.
No cover, free food and drinks, all ages

This afternoon will mark the release of our fifth print issue, along with our previous effort, the CD “Sound.” The new mag features a variety of St. Louis writers, illustrators and photographers musing on the topic of “Sporty” and will be on sale for $8, with all previous issues available, as well. Expect a few sporting events to be held in-and-out of Riley’s on Saturday. Owner Bill Kapes is generously offering some free food and drink… while supplies last. Our new web issue will also go live on this day.

Chippewa Chapel BBQ Benefit
Where: Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp, 314-773-3363
When: Thursday, August 2, 8-10 p.m.
No cover, BBQ for sale, 21-up after 10 p.m.

The hosts of the Chippewa Chapel and Off Broadway have generously offered to host a BBQ benefit for 52nd City. Bring a few dollars for BBQ and your guitar: enjoy a bite, then sign up for the Chippewa Chapel’s open mic, the most-popular open mic and jam in South City. The open mic ordinarily kicks off at 9 p.m., but we’ll have music on the gorgeous Off Broadway stage beginning at 8 p.m. this evening. Some 52nd City giveaways will be peppered through the evening.

Two spins

Wednesday and Friday this week, 10-close each night, Royale, 3132 S. Kingshighway. Meanwhile, I will card you on Thursday and Saturday. Bring your ID.

Disregard any previous blog posts on the same topic. They was wrong.

The Circuit

For ultimate good, or ill, I do not know.

But I have joined Bill Streeter’s The Circuit.

We’ll see how this goes. A tool for project promotion. Or a regression into teenage angst.

Find out, STL: www.lofistl.ning.com.

Flickr & July clips

a.) Tossing some clips onto flickr after an inexplicable month-and-change of not doing so. How revolting a development.

b.) Clips for July are scant. Sauce Mag’s got my last installment of “Noteworthy,” a look at the Trio Tres Bien’s current activity. I’ve also got six items in the St. Louis Magazine A-List roundup, which you can guess with even cursory study, I’m sure.

And that is all for today, folks.

The Wire: past and upcoming

Last night, Amanda Doyle and I were host to Melanie Adams, part of the new transitional board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools. That’s available via stream or podcast at kdhx.org.

Next week, we have Jake Wagman in studio; the P-D writer will be discussing his recent writings around the “Blairmont issue,” as well as other topics.

A few others shows booked for the summer include:

July 16: Presidential candidate Blake Ashby (!)
July 23: Chris Clark of Cinema St. Louis (tent.)
August 6: Bill Streeter of Lofistl.com