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Two Man Gentleman Band

Two Man Gentleman Band

On Thursday night Northampton’s Iron Horse had a cozy, old-timey vibe—the perfect antidote to the cold, wet snowflakes falling outside. The Two Man Gentleman Band stole the show, covering just about every vice in their short set: fancy beer, chocolate milk, girls, prescription drugs, reefer, and tikka masala.

squirrel butt


Friday night The daily Occupy Northampton drumming and chanting starts on schedule in front of Bank of America. Down the street to the group’s left is a harp player, to its right, under the Thorne’s Market awning, is that band with the accordion, and across the street is a fiddler. The Faces Halloween window features […]

would you eat this?

Encounter with a knobbed russet

Six years ago, I joined a CSA and learned, in the name of diversity and supporting local growers, to tolerate things like dandelion greens, kale, and turnips.  Sometimes I even developed an affection for previously spurned produce: beets, brussels sprouts, and apricots. So I try to be open-minded about new food (it’s hard sometimes), but […]