art all night 2017

20th art all night \ 4/29-30 / 36th street Pittsburgh

there were a number of issues oriented artworks this year at art all night, such as autism <left of jimi hendrix> / thrilled to see artwork on the tardis & bob ross! \ expected to see some trump protest art & indeed there were six of them


didn’t know what to expect / i don’t know the music of drake & would not recognize it even after the concert \  but mashups are creative & fun to listen to if it works / this one does \ some parts felt like listening to opera \ i also couldn’t help but think of queen’s “bohemian rhapsody” / fun to think that the concert brought together some who knew only Tchaikovsky, some who knew only drake & some who knew of both

eastend mile


chanced upon this really good local band at “rock the block” street festival in squirrel hill <mr. rogers’ neighborhood in pittsburgh> on a beautiful full moon evening \ they remind me of the pop fusion | smooth jazz bands of the 80s / so surprising to me that the band is made up of twentysomethings \ whom i assume have an aversion to whatever their parents appreciated in their youth / & especially smooth jazz <think kenny g, ugh> \ but eastend mile is worth a listen / pretty solid band, solid sax player!

2016 HOTO Masters


Allegheny River | Pittsburgh PA

no rain this year! warm & sunny, absolutely beautiful day for HOTO / hope that tomorrow, when the kids race, will be the same \ shells come out of the channel & go around herr’s island <aka washington’s landing> / the race route is towards the point, past pnc park & the convention center  \ the last quarter markers are the “3 sisters bridges” / and ends before the fort duquesne bridge

2016 hoto


30th Head of the Ohio | Allegheny River, Pittsburgh PA | October 1-2, 2016

RACE COURSE: The 2.6 mile course is on the Allegheny River. This year rowers will race downstream, finishing just before the Ft Duquesne Bridge on the south shore of the Allegheny River, just about 500 meters from the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers in downtown Pittsburgh. The actual finish line will be marked by a tent located on the trail beside the river. The start line will return to the mooring cell located near the top of Washington’s Landing on the right descending bank of the island. Rowers will pass under 8 bridges while racing along the same section of the river as the previous 29 years. As the course passes along the south shore of the Allegheny River, spectators can view the race. The course is followed on the north shore by the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. On the south shore the trail is currently open from the Convention Center to the finish line and into Point State Park. In addition, viewing can take place from many of the bridges.