Ah, the wonders of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I went demanding beer, cheese and brats and I was not disappointed. I give it pretty short shrift in this, the first podcast in a while, but I imagine most of you will find that a merciful decision.
I went all legal in this one and used music form Podsafe again. There is a lot of good stuff on there, but boy does it take a while to sift through things. The music here is "Dance of the Burdened" from Kathy Reynolds. I'm not sure I'd just sit down and listen to much of her stuff, but I certainly appreciate her offering it up into the void for folks like me to chop up and talk over.
As promised in the audio, here's a link with more information about mini bowling at Koz's. It'll take you to a well written local Milwaukee blog, Play in the City, which includes some pictures which just may shed more light on the situation, as well as a wealth of other Milwaukee information.
Also from the audio...
The Milwaukee Art Museum.
And ripped from the latest headlines...
Another Important Milwaukee Art Story.
I had an incredible time checking out Milwaukee and ended up scanning the classifieds, trying to suss out the construction job market and shaking my head in disbelief at the quality of housing available for under $200,000. I didn't want to do this, but as a citizen of New York City I am required by local statute to stare at the real estate listings of almost any other city in the country, mouth agape, eyes glassy, trying to fit them into my reality. It's part of what makes us irritating, and "irritating" is a cherished piece of New York City's treasured cultural heritage.
And oh, here it is, hot off the hard drive...some video of the aforementioned mini bowling:
If the youtube version is too grainy for you, right click and download the flash version Right Here. It uses Flash 8 and does a gorgeous job, but you'll need the Adobe Flash Player to watch it.