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Hills past an old Samsonite suitcase.
homes are kept up proudly by their owners.
like to leave every single possession it seems. Maybe
they're desperately trying to forget the whole memory of
the Gem City.
spanking each other, whispering into each other's ears
about how they will respect their limits, although that
doesn't stop their craving for...BRAINS!
to the museum of boarding house hobos on
the corner of Wayne and Wyoming, where
cold Milwakee's Best and horseshoes are a
nightly staple of the home's residents.
North towards the Oregon District.
trim, and trucked to Key West.
you are bound to share the road with some wheelchairs.
In the distance you can see a man in his wheelchair coming
underneath the Route 35 overpass.
for the indigent, mentally ill and just plain troubled.
climb walls in an old church building in the Oregon
District at Urban Krag indoor climbing center.
the beauty of a quiet July afternoon in Dayton, Ohio 2007.
the Oregon located at 251 Green Street.
This park in the back of the Oregon District is a favorite
of lovers and late night pot smokers seeking a refuge
from the barrage of alcohol-induced obnoxiousness of 5th Street.
and Breakfast stands the Trolley Stop, one of Dayton's
most beloved watering holes. Here, Daytonians take a few
hours to enjoy live music and cheap beer on a Thursday
socializing, drinking beer and listening to
live music, not necessarily in that order.
"Ain't Nothin' but a G-Thang" that brought the
house down with laughter and applause.
Two beers and two shots of whiskey.
These two fellows were hilarious, and treated me to a
choice story about their simultaneous incarceration at
the Greene County Jail a few years back.
S&V Office Furniture and Supplies still going
strong on Main and Patterson.
in Downtown Dayton, Ohio USA.
attempt at establishing a restaurant in the South Park District.
Heading south on Wayne Avenue.
street is haunted from the ghosts that died atop the hill, an old insane
asylum that is now an old folks home.
For some little reason that probably has to do with gut feelings based
upon my personal experience with the disheveled among us, I doubt he did.
Irish dream of Guinness and a belly full of potatoes.
the corner of Wayne and Keowee. You can get
big healthy blocks of Feta Cheese here for healthy prices.
Also, they sell lots of bulk stuff like beans, lentils, &
coos-coos to keep your grocery bill minimal.
inventive and creative, as opposed to banal,
ignorant and destructive for destruction's sake.
use some touching up with the old paintbrush.
willing to pay $7 a shot for a good martini. That is why
I taught myself the art of martinis!
the loud, strange and orgasmically fantastical
in an alcoholic consumption kinda' way.
about five times every year. Make sure to check back
here for photos from the fun there.
school bands and anyone seeking musical
equipment, repair, or you name it under the
it does look kindof a suburban/masculine/fakey
feel with the overdone wood and pine trees.
Station on Second Street in downtown Dayton.
stands strong despite the fact that our new
courthouse is in a building that very much
resembles a prison, not a structure that belies
institutional greatness. Architecture tells so much
about our times. Unfortunately today, most of it
being built tells us we are a substandard culture.
Main Street in Dayton.
and my girlfriend wakes me up and tells me Rudy Ray
Moore is on the phone. I pick up the phone, ask who it is, and hang up,
thinking it's some joker. Well, long story short, it really was
the real life Dolemite himself, Rudy Ray Moore,
responding to an e-mail I sent his web site. We talked for
about 15 minutes, and the one thing he definately remembered
about Dayton was staying in the Biltmore Hotel in 1963.
He was a really nice fellow. He is getting long in age, but
I'll be able to take to the grave the fact that I actually
spoke with the one and only revolutionary - Rudy Ray Moore.
Schuster Center, until I found out that Mr. Schuster
made a deal with the county to prevent any kind of
competing venue in Dayton, thus erasing any kind of
possibility that Mick Montgomery of Canal Street Tavern
might start booking the kinds of acts that play the Taft
Theatre in Cincinnati, such as John Prine. Nope, the Dayton
Cultural Anglo-European Preservation Society makes sure
that progress is merely an illusion in the arts around here.
be a lot cooler if it were like Red Allen,
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, or even Ed Pittman.