Because I missed it, all right?
Love thy anonymous, absent neighbor
Courtesy of the always fantastic PubDef.net
Here's one charming piece of Blairmont infill property:
2 Cents Plain
The Downtown deli has been gone for a while now, but it looks like a music venue and bar is keeping the name and opening in its place. Since the Creepy moved and Cafe Louie and the Rocket Bar disappeared (and the Galaxy and Side Door are long gone), the area could certainly use one. I know that the city is back, and that I should back it, but I just don't see myself saying to friends, "Hey, let's all go downtown to get some pomegranate-glazed venison and go check out this awesome couch at one of the contemporary furniture stores afterwards!"
I am a jerk, so I sent them a message asking if I can still get a corned beef on rye. They said no.
Omea Reader: Free RSS Reader
Hey you! Do you read blogs? A few of them a day? This - you want this. Internet Explorer's blog/RSS reader is terrible, and a lot of other free RSS readers are pretty glitchy, but Omea does a pretty fabulous job of organizing new posts that you've gotten.
There's a lot of extraneous business too (who subscribes to alt.dot.archaic-style newsgroups in 2007?), but it's not too hard to ignore or remove all of that for how it uses feeds.
Um, hi. I don't know if anyone that used to read this will actually find it, but ah, yeah, kind of in the mood to start blogging again, so there you go.
Incidentally, the Ground Floor in Belleville is for sale. You know how after a whole bunch of the St. Louis nightclubs closed, driving way out to Belleville has become one of a scant few options for seeing interesting music out? Yeah. We might lose that one, too.
Courtesy of a bulletin from their MySpace account:
The Rumors are half true.... The Ground Floor Has NOT CLOSED. It is however for sale and will close on July 15th unless someone buys it before then... MAYBE YOU?
Come out for our FINAL weekend of shows WE GUARANTEE they will be INSANE....