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Erland and The Carnival: Best Of 2011

Published on December 19th, 2011 in: Art, Best Of Lists, Books, Comics, Culture Shock, DVD, Movies, Music, Toys and Collectibles, Travel |

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Reissues: Roy Harper, Songs of Love and Loss

Listened to a lot: Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo

Concert: Josh T. Pearson at Union Chapel in London on May 11

Movies: Benda Bilili! (watched on the tour bus), Michael Powell’s The Edge of the World (1937), and The Monk with Vincent Cassel

DVD: Brimstone and Treacle (the BBC TV version, not the Sting film!)

Film festivals: Screening of Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend at the BFI on December 9

Books: Oliver Twist, started reading Michael Horovitz

Art: Grayson Perry, “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman” at The British Museum

Comic books: Anything by Alan Moore

Favorite cities: Dresden, Berlin, and started to enjoy London

Coolest thing found at a vintage or thrift store: A WWI officer’s compass

Best restaurant: The Golden Dragon in London’s Chinatown

Erland and The Carnival‘s latest album, Nightingale, was released on March 29. The band will be playing in Vienna at The Maifield Derby Festival on May 19 and again at The Orange Blossom Festival on May 26. For more on the band, please check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

The Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour

Published on September 29th, 2010 in: Halloween, Horror, Travel |

By Julie Finley

I recently spent a few days in Colorado in and around the Rocky Mountain National Park area, specifically in a lovely area called Estes Park. It’s a small resort-like place northwest of both Denver and Boulder, and even though its considered to be at the foothills of the Rockies, the elevation is almost double to that of Denver. (And considering I live in Cleveland where there are no mountains, this was a major difference in altitude!)

Dublin on A Dime

Published on January 30th, 2010 in: Issues, Kiss Me I'm Irish, Travel |

By Julie Finley

“In Dublin’s Fair City. . . where things cost a lot of money. . . but you can set your eyes on sweet Molly Malone (for free). . . ”
—Sung in the style of the old traditional Irish song, “Cockles & Mussels”

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Julie Finley and Molly Malone
Photo © Julie Finley

Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is quite a charming place, but it can be expensive. However, if you play your cards right (and do some thorough research), it doesn’t have to be.