Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Bobby Burns

By Tony King  photos courtesy of Jerry Perry and Peter Wedel

It’s been ten years since Midtown Sacramento’s most colorful resident shuffled off this mortal coil.  While Midtown has always had its fair share of eccentric and offbeat characters, none can compare to the elderly hipster who dressed in wild outfits, sang scat as he danced down the street and played the drums like two jackrabbits on their honeymoon. Read more »

Keeping Midtown Janky

By Sarah Singleton   Photo by Scott Duncan

Melanie Dinos created 100 “Keep Midtown Janky” stickers last year and gave them out to friends for fun.  It’s a year later and the plain black and white stickers can be seen on cars, bikes and doors all around town. Read more »

Eatin’ Janky on the Grid

By Becky Grunewald  Photos by Scott Duncan

Much as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said, “I know it when I see it,” in regards to the rather nebulous definition of pornography, defining “janky” can be a bit of a sticky wicket. Read more »

The MidMo Guide to Essential Midtown Characters

Compiled by William Burg, Tim Foster, Becky Grunewald, Guphy Gustafson, Niki Kangas and Liv Moe

While Bobby Burns was the ultimate Midtown character, there are still plenty of folks who contribute to the quirky nature of Midtown in unique and myriad ways.  What exactly makes someone a ‘character’?  We never did figure that out, but we did come up with a list of quintessential Midtowners who do what they do while marching to the beat of their own drummer. Read more »

Phono Select

By Dennis Yudt  photo by Scott Duncan

It was a glorious din even from a half-block away. Was it junk percussionists Einsturzende Neubauten’s seminal Kollaps album or maybe an early slab by Japanese destructo-merchants Hanatarash cranked up to 11? Read more »

Take The Dive

by Sarah Singleton photos by Scott Duncan

I am a proponent of the Dive Bar. Read more »

Wine Picks September 2010

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Art Picks, September 2010

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